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Manasota Key "Bay Breeze"! Bring Your Boat, Walk To The Beach, Relax!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Manasota Key - El Galeon East 105

Picturesque Bay Front Property. 90 Second Walk to Gulf Beach.


Step into this comfortable 1st floor, open floor plan, end unit and make yourself at home. This unit overlooks beautiful Lemon Bay and our end unit position lends to a unique panoramic view. We are less than a two minute walk to the Gulf Beach and just steps away from our heated swimming pool. Enjoy the comfort of overseeing your boat parked at our dock.


Our property is a newly updated one bedroom, one bathroom unit that has been beautifully maintained. The master bedroom features a king size bed, cable TV, DVD player and companion reading lamps! You can comfortably sleep four with the use of our pullout queen size sofa.

Stainless steel appliances, custom kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops in the remodeled bathroom are just some of the many upgrades to this extraordinarily clean unit. Our kitchen is fully functional with a refrigerator / ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, and all the kitchenware necessary for cooking a feast or mixing up your favorite refreshments.

Our living area has an entertainment center with a Smart TV (use your Netflix account as well as other apps) . If you decide not to dine on the lanai, our living area also includes a table that comfortably dines four people. This unit comes with free cable TV and WIFI access as well as a clothes washing machine. The complex also has a laundry room. Take advantage of the abundant storage spaces, throughout the unit, to make for an uncluttered stay.


Here are a few suggestions (please note that most of the below you can do without even getting into your car!):

Start your day by grabbing your coffee and watching a majestic sunrise over Lemon Bay right from your own lanai. Take a short walk and join in on some morning yoga on the beach.

Are you a beach lover? Stroll across the street and go for a swim. Collect seashells and shark’s teeth. Sunbathe and listen to the soothing sounds of the Gulf. Take a long walk on the seven miles of peaceful, unspoiled beach. Fly a kite. Fish in the surf.

Water sports. Bring your boat and park at our dock. Don’t have a boat? Take advantage of the many local boat rental options. You can also rent jet skis, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and more. Take advantage some of the best fishing around, from our dock, a boat or the Gulf Beach.

Food, Drinks and Entertainment. There are several restaurants within easy walking distance. Have a waterfront meal or just some drinks while listening to live music. If you are bold, you may even be able to show off your karaoke skills!

Last, but certainly not least, complete your wonderful day by watching an amazing sunset over the Gulf!

We hope to hear from you soon so we can help you plan your vacation!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John Klein
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About John Klein

John and Maria

John Klein purchased this condo in 2014

Why John Klein chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

John and Maria. We share a love for the beach. During some recent cold winters up north we were compelled to purchase a place that we could always get away to. We finally did and we couldn't be more happy with our choice. Each time we visit our place in Manasota Key, we love it even more than the last.

What makes this condo unique

When we saw this property we immediately fell in love. It has the quiet serenity of Lemon Bay with it's gorgeous sunrises and yet the Gulf of Mexico is less than a two minute walk across the street. The El Galeon complex is so clean and beautifully maintained that it feels like home . When we come here we can park our car and not get back into it, if we so choose. We can walk to several restaurants or pubs and spend all day at the beach. We can go out for a boating or hiking adventure or just relax and collect seashells and shark's teeth and watch the sunset over the Gulf. We love that the beach here is not built up like resort towns yet it has everything we love in those places. We love to go down to Stump Pass State Park, on the south side of the Key, where it feels as though you are on a island in Caribbean. Manasota Key is a well kept secret!


based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Manasota Key "Bay Breeze"! Bring Your Boat, Walk To The Beach, Relax!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Heaven in Manasota Key

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been vacationing at El Galeon for over 15 years. We have stayed in various units but until this past year this unit was owner occupied. This year we were able to book here and I have to say it is AMAZING. It is the nicest of the units we have ever stayed in. It is updated, clean and has the most beautiful views. There is nothing like sitting on the balcony in the morning or after a day at the pool/beach and watching the dolphin play right in front of you or the manatee play around at the piers. The nice thing about staying here is the location. You are only 1-1/2 - 3 hrs from either Busch Gardens, Disney, or Miami if you choose to do a little venturing out. I have to say that we did not do that this trip because we enjoyed the pool and the beach and fishing right off the docks. The owner was a great person to deal with and even though he is in a different state he went out of his way to make sure that all went smoothly with our vacation. If you are traveling to Manasota Key Florida you should definitely make it a point to stay in this unit because I know that this will be out new yearly vacation unit!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim and John, Thanks very much for he great review! Glad you guys had a great stay and look forward to hearing from you in the future!
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Beautiful room and location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for a week for our summer vacation. We could not have asked for a better time! The room was very clean, comfortable, and beautiful. Our balcony overlooked the boat docks so we had a beautiful view from sun up to sun down. The room was very close to the pool but quiet and private as well. Manatees swam up to the dock our first night and all the kids were able to pet them. We went boating and tubing down Ski Alley, played at the sand bar near Stump Pass, saw Dolphins, and fished throughout the week. We could not have asked for a more enjoyable week. We definitely wer not ready to come home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kaylee, Thanks so much for the wonderful review! Glad you and your family had a great vacation. You truly took advantage of all the island has to offer! You guys are always welcome so stay in touch!
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Waleska, Ga

Beautiful Condo, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. The views of Lemon Bay were fantastic. We enjoyed watching the boaters, the sea creatures, and the fisherman. Very comfortable for two people. Beautifully furnished. John was great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Virginia, Thank you very much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to hear from you again in the future!
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Fripp Island SC

Just what we hoped for and much more

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a winter trip to the west coast of Florida where we had not been. Friends suggested Englewood Beach. We googled VRBO and we're lucky enough to find this terrific condo. We spent 10 wonderful days and have already booked for next year. The condo is roomy, clean, decorated beautifully, and has every comfort of home. We had a problem with the t.v. And next day had a new one. The owner John is wonderful , and is very concerned that his guests are happy. Short walk to beach, great restaurants, and beautiful sights. Thank you John see you next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brenda, Thank you so much for the great review. It was a pleasure to host you and look forward to having you again next year!
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Best rental so far!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I own a house in North Port and plan to retire there within the next year. Since it's leased to a long-term tenant, we stay in a condo during our trips down 2-3 times a year. This one was our favorite so far! Lemon Bay from the front lanai, beautiful Gulf beach a SHORT walk away, pool for a quick dip - and a very clean & pleasant condo. We walked to dinner every evening and were never disappointed (Lock n Key was exceptional!). A couple of other favorites in the area were Captain Jack's for charter fishing, Farlow's for a delicious dinner, Stump Pass for a nice hike, and the beach for stunning sunsets every single night!! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katrinka, Thanks very much for the very positive and informative review! Glad you loved it! We look forward to hearing from you again!
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Great place, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This was an anniversary treat for my husband, and it did not disappoint. The location was exceptional and what views to wake up with each morning.

We found the home as described and well maintained. Kitchen was well kitted out for ease of cooking, although there are many good restaurants within walking distance, you are on holiday after all :-)

Fishing was plentiful on the dock below the balcony and the beach just across the road for the stunning sunsets.

Our 5 days went by all too quick and we would definitely recommend it and return.

John was a pleasure to communicate with from the time of booking. Very quick in responding to emails and always very helpful.

Thanks again for sharing your home with us

Karen :-)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, Thanks so much for the great review. We are impressed with your successful fishing performance from our dock! Thanks again and keep in touch!
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
White Elephant Pub
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Lemon Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
White Elephant and Flounders
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico
Car: necessary

Just south of Sarasota, off the coast of Englewood, this beguiling barrier island is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. No traffic lights, no high rises, no deed restrictions, just a two lane protected canopy road leading you to swaying palms, an endless white sand beach, and the warm, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Casually sophisticated, Manasota Key offers a variety of lifestyles. Opulent waterfront estates mingle effortlessly with cozy beach-side cottages and classic winter residences. An eclectic variety of shops populate nearby Historic Dearborn Street and restaurants tempt eager visitors on and off the key.

Nearby sandbars offer soothing relaxation or invigorating water sports while big amenities are just minutes away. Manasota Key is the perfect match for those that would appreciate Century’s old Banyan trees alive with tropical birds, frolicking dolphin, loggerhead turtles, balmy sea breezes, the kiss of the sun, and the magic of the sunset endow Manasota Key with a dramatic, sensual, and serene ambiance. To get away from it all but requires the convenience of nearby airports. If you enjoy casual waterfront dining you’ll love the numerous restaurants, accessible by boat along the Intra-Coastal waterway from Sarasota to Boca Grande. Take family and friends 5 minutes south to Stump Pass and swim with the dolphins, hunt for pre-historic shark’s teeth and fossils, grill out, or just watch the sunset into the Gulf of Mexico. We assure you this is the most natural barrier island remaining on the west coast of Florida.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Manasota Key, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
14 Aug 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
25 Dec 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
20 Aug 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £69 + Tax
Damage Waiver £33 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Manasota Key in the Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 610 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is fully updated with granite counter tops. Tiled shower with glass door. Stainless steel sink. Shower has rain style shower head.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom has king size bed, custom cabinetry, cable TV, DVD player, closet space, abundant storage behind and under bed, updated decor, companion reading lamps and nightstands.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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