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Ultra-charming 'Bay Breeze Bungalow'-Just Steps to Beach, Bay & Stump Pass Park!

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property
house
People
3
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Our very popular beach studio with king bed, sofa sleeper,kitchenette-Sleeps 2-3

Perfect beach location! Perfect beach studio with numerous FREE amenities! Fully relax in your adorable 'Bay Breeze Bungalow' beach studio at blue starfish beach resort with a highly desired KING-size bed, sofa sleeper, kitchette with granite counters & bistro dining set, modern bathroom with attractive glass tile bordered shower, all modern conveniences & all new furnishings walkable to so much to do! Or, simply kick back with a mango daiquiri on our stunning beach and do nothing but soak in the Florida sunshine. Sleeps 1 couple (and up to 1 small child). Pack n play, high back booster seat with tray, beach toy set, if you have a little one with you.

* Inviting new heated, courtyard spa-like swimming pool with massage therapy jets & beautiful glass-tiled waterfall on-site in resort's common patio area!

- Our very talented interior designer created our popular Bay Breeze Bungalow on gorgeous Manasota Key (the island just south of Sarasota & Venice, near all Venice attractions but with its own unique island charm). We are only 1 minute walk to our spectacular beach & only 1 minute walk the opposite way to picturesque Lemon Bay at the end of our short quaint street - perfect for kayaking/fishing. Just 5 minute walk to # 1 ranked attraction of Stump Pass State Beach Park (a natural wonderland-so bring your camera!) Only 8 minute walk to 3 very popular beach restaurants with fun island nightlife & live tropical music.

* Walk 8 minutes down our beach to free beach yoga classes which our guests are crazy about. In prime winter season Saturday is our arrival/departure day, full week reservations- like most places in area. (still good value even if you can't stay entire time). Or more flexible on timing in shoulder season.

Guests love our open-concept beach studio which sleeps 2-3 with one full bathroom with shower. Maximum occupancy is 3. (2 adults & 1 child). A romantic retreat for 1 couple to enjoy. We have similar beach cottages in the same great area if your group grows. Reservations are first come, first served and we cannot hold dates. We fill up very quickly. No pets. No smoking. Must be 25 years or older or staying with parents. * We are family friendly & we are also very popular with active seniors. Absolutely no student groups. Low-key, respectful guests only as this is a nice, quiet, upscale beach community. You will sleep well!

*** Just updated by our interior designer, Bay Breeze Bungalow beach studio features a new king-size bed (a rarity in a studio!),new sofa sleeper, gourmet kitchenette with granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, new cook-top range, dishwasher, compact refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, garbage disposal, toaster & blender to make pina coladas & strawberry smoothies. New designer bed linens, 1 full bathroom with shower and new vanity, plus 4 outdoor showers with hot & cold water in common areas. Enjoy your morning coffee and pancakes at our new cute bistro set. Kick back on the new sofa sleeper in inviting beach studio with new Samsung, high-definition, LED flat screen TV. Relax after beach time with all premium movie channels FREE including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ, etc.!

* Chill out in our new patio conversation seating area and enjoy frosty mint mojitos at our new self-serve Tiki Bar in common courtyard. Efficient AC window units. No need to over pack - all linens & beach gear provided. Full size washer and dryer on premises in common laundry room. 4 basic outdoor showers in common area for easy after beach clean up.

* FREE AMENITIES GALORE! New outdoor ping pong has also been very popular with our guests of all ages!

* Get the most out of your vacation stay with our free Insider's Guest Guide & new online Hospitality Suite - loaded with great ideas for local activities, golf/tennis, our favorite restaurants/grocery stores, day spas, fitness, water adventures, fishing, day trips, nature activities, shopping, museums/cultural activities. Free wireless high-speed internet access for guests who bring laptop. (no oversize vehicles). If there are children in your group we have a responsible local babysitter, beach toys & a large playground is walkable. 2 Coleman folding camping-style beach chairs with 'Cooler', boogie boards, light-weight beach towels; popular board games.

** Friendly, caring owners are very easy to work with and absolutely devoted to constantly improving the guest experience and property maintenance. Enjoy!

OUR LOCATION... This vacation beach studio is part of exclusive Blue Starfish Beach Resort (only 6 quaint beach cottages in prime Key location) in highly desired South-end of the Island location. This central island location is close to everything! Located on a quaint, short residential street, guests walk only 1 minute to our deeded beach access on a gorgeous Manasota Key beach. Unlike other area beaches with erosion problems, our beach is plentiful and sand does not disappear in high tide! Walk the same 1 minute distance the other direction to picturesque Lemon Bay where you can fish for dinner, or take a serene kayak excursion. Only 5 minute walk to the breathtaking Stump Pass nature preserve with acres of secluded shoreline, kayak launches, and hiking trails. Take a longer 8 minute walk to Manasota Keys most popular restaurants & bars including Flounders, White Elephant, Lock n Key with live tropical music; boat/kayak/water-sports rental stores; plus a convenience store and large fantastic public beach across the street with Pavilions, great playground, basketball court, and very popular free beach yoga classes. Golf, tennis, & reasonable bike rental options in our guest guide. Guests absolutely love this prime island location!

** OPTIONAL AWARD-WINNING HEALTH-CLUB & JR. OLYMPIC OUTDOOR HEATED POOL & SPA OFF-SITE-only 5 minute drive from us available for very reasonable weekly rate paid directly to club (only about $60 for week family membership access with 1 free trial day & free Red-Cross certified childcare white you work out.

**WHY THE SAVVY STAY AT BLUE STARFISH BEACH RESORT...

**Our charming Manasota Key resort, Blue Starfish, offers lazy leisure time along with adventurous fun, plus modernized villas created by our very talented interior designer. Blue Starfish's blend of elegance and casual playfulness is owed to its harmonious approach to accommodations. The result is an authenticity that the typical modern resort simply cannot create. Your stay at Blue Starfish Resort will leave you with the sense that you've rediscovered your beloved childhood beach vacations, but with all the modern conveniences we don't like to live without. Whether you stay in a beautifully decorated two bedroom villa or in our darling studio, Blue Starfish's horseshoe configuration provides plenty of privacy. Blue Starfish's neighboring private beach cottage options include: One 3 bedroom/1 bathroom beach house; three 2 bedroom/1 bathroom cottages; one 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage; & one 1 cute open-concept beach studio with 1 bathroom & kitchenette. Community amenities on site: stunning new Waterfall & Swim Spa with massage therapy jets; outdoor conversation seating; self-serve Tiki Bar set; 4 charcoal grills; outdoor bistro sets; laundry room. Get your game on with new outdoor Ping-Pong area. Get ready for an exciting adventure with reasonably priced water sports rentals near by. We just added all new cookware, new bake set, new place settings, extra folding chairs, new stainless steel range, new stainless steel refrigerator/freezer. Quiet, respectful low-key vacationers only as this is a nice upscale residential beach community. You will sleep well! Popular day trips include Venice Island, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Sanibel, Naples, Orlando's Disney/Seaworld/Universal Studios; Legoland, Busch Gardens Tampa; Miami; Key West Express boat trips from Fort Myers down to Keys.

*** WHY MANASOTA KEY IS A MUST-SEE VACATION DESTINATION...

Manasota Key, Florida, is a charming beach town in southwest Florida, just 25 miles south of Sarasota along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. A paradise for vacationers, you will fall in love with the beaches, and the laid-back attitude of the natives! Our blue starfish beach resort beach cottages on Manasota Key are all fully furnished, with free wireless Internet, all linens and towels, a washer and dryer in shared laundry room, new Samsung high definition LED television, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beautifully furnished and perfectly maintained, they offer more than the comforts of home & are much more private and quiet than condos. You'll find your dream beach escape here at a reasonable rate. Manasota Key is known for its white sand beaches, scattered with shells and sharks' teeth, as well as its lovely sunsets and charming tropical beach restaurants with live music most days. The old, palm tree-filled streets evoke a simpler, less hectic time, and this attitude is reflected in the friendly locals, too. You'll love exploring our beaches. From wandering the secluded shores of the magical Stump Pass Beach State Park to listening to live tropical music at near-by Flounders, we think you'll be hooked on our unique charm!

More Details

Owner
Amy
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Amy

Hi! My husband Frank had fond memories visiting Manasota Key Beach with his grandparents every year. We later met each other after college on a Florida vacation - introduced by grandparents! We knew we just had to find a special place on they Key some day. We spent years looking for the perfect place in the perfect location & Blue Starfish Beach Resort was born:).

Why Amy chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Location, location, location - Bay Breeze Bungalow is our charming beach studio created by our very talented interior designer with KING-SIZE bed!, new sofa sleeper & cute kitchenette with granite counters & stainless steel appliances just steps to our great beach! Numerous FREE desirable amenities. We noticed a number of area beaches disappeared in high tide & we loved how our beach is plentiful with sand at all times and never gets crowded - it is our little bit of paradise which we are thrilled to share with our guests. We love that we can quickly walk to so many activities. Just one minute walk and we our sipping mimosas with our toes in the ocean. One minute walk the opposite way & we can drop the kayaks in to the calm, tranquil waters of Lemon Bay & be amazed as dolphins come up so close to you in these waters. Only 5 minute walk to our left is the magical, #1 rated local attraction - Stump Pass State Beach Park - acres of secluded shoreline. Ready for some fun night-life- walk just 8 minutes down our beach to the key's 3 most popular restaurants with live tropical music, comfy outdoor seating & casual dining plus free beach yoga classes & reasonably priced watersports rentals - jet ski, parasailing, boating etc.

Our beach cottages were just renovated to offer everything we like to have when on a beach vacation - all the comforts of home are included plus free amenities galore. We want each guest to have an amazing beach vacation with memories to last a life time. It is our absolute pleasure to be your hosts!

What makes this house unique

Beyond enjoying one of the Key's most popular locations, our very talented interior designer has outdone herself by creating an array of inviting cottages with the right mix of modern conveniences, attractive & comfortable all new furnishing, & special coastal accents. Our team works hard to create a special, relaxing vacation escape for our guests - many of whom return each year as a family tradition. We are constantly improving & many of our enhancements come from our guest ideas. Our much sought-after location, casual vibe, modern conveniences, free amenities & friendly atmosphere keep our guests coming back for another does of 'blue starfish' year after year. * Attractive brand new heated, courtyard swimming pool with massage therapy jets and glass-tiled waterfall & plenty of Island-Style patio sets in common patio area.

Come explore our little piece of Paradise...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Ultra-charming 'Bay Breeze Bungalow'-Just Steps to Beach, Bay & Stump Pass Park!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
4

Clean

  • 4 of 5

Very nice we enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I rented the bungalow. We were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was, given the price. It was just as it is pictured, and then some. Kitchenette had all we needed. And the pool is nice, too. This isn't a luxury suite. But that's not why we rented it. The property is a block from the gulf, which we thoroughly enjoyed. And we walked down the road to the bars at night. There was a binder full of valuable information, including answers to some questions that we had, and where to eat. We ate at Landy's which is just on the other side of the bridge, and everything was delicious! I called the owner on her cell, for help with my keycode, which she answered right away and got me into the room. There were only a couple things we disliked about this rental. The air conditioner would run for a few minutes and then shut off, even though it was turned down low. And the ceiling fan is very low. It wasn't a problem for me, but my fiance is 6'2, and that fan about chopped him in the head. Woah. Overall, the room was just what we were looking for. I recommended this property to my mom, who was looking to rent in the spring. Thanks for helping make our vacation great!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, comfortable and a great get away.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! Cannot wait to return. A short walk to the beach, plenty of seashells, the bungalow was spacious, clean and chairs for the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boynton Beach, Florida
5

Quaint. All a couple could want.

  • 5 of 5

Very cute. Very quaint. My wife and I had all we needed. Very clean. Short stroll to the beach. Quiet and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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4

4 StarRating

  • 4 of 5

My experience in staying at the Bay Breeze Bungalow was extremely satisfying. Amy met every request I made and was readily available. I wouldn't hesitate staying there again in the future.

The listing description was accurate in all regards. The property and surroundings were clean and well-maintained. The owner provided excellent customer service.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

Amy was the best host ever. I really don't think any other VRBO can compare. From the moment I first communicated with her- I knew this was the place for us. She was extremely thorough with directions, room accomodations, & parking. She made excellent suggestions for choosing the right room for us. There is easy check in any time of day.. with key code door locks. I rented the Bungalow for my in- laws. This was the perfect size for them to have quiet time away from our younger children. But it was only 10 steps from our back door to their front door along a paved walkway - when we meet up for a swim, a game of ping pong, or to head to the beach. This room had a Beach cottage feel and a color palette that is pleasing to the eye. It is obvious time and money has been spent to update the quaint room.

We made use of the new spa pool which is fabulous. Perfect size for this settling. This is a quiet retreat- not for the party animal! If you are looking for rest and relaxation to recharge a stressed out body. This is the place... At night there is low street lighting do to turtle nesting- which makes for amazing star gazing. A 5 minute walk to the beach one direction a two minute walk the other to the bay. Easy access to both. Plenty of beach chairs, toys, umbrellas, boogie boards for each room.

We also rented a pontoon boat from a company just up the road - one that Amy recommended. She was spot on about this company as well. Nice dependable boats, fair prices.

Looking forward to a trip back to this gem at englewood beach.

Also rented to Villa Mojito see review if interested in a slight my larger unit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
White Elephant Pub
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Englewood Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Flounders
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Manasota Key Beach

Location, location, location! Perfect location at highly-desired blue starfish beach resort on gorgeous Manasota key -walk to so much to do, or kick back on our great beach and do nothing but watch the waves roll in sipping a tropical drink. Only 1 minute walk to our breathtaking Manasota Key beach. 1 minute walk the opposite way to kayak along serene Lemon Bay (free use of our kayaks & canoe!). Only 5 minute walk to Stump Pass State Beach Park (#1 ranked attraction) Hungry? Only 8 minute walk to the 3 most popular restaurants with live tropical music & fun nightlife on the key. Walk to free Beach Yoga classes a big hit from our guests. All ages will love to hunt for the pre-historic shark's teeth the area is famous for - they are plentiful on our beach!

Blue Starfish Beach Resort offers new high definition flat-screen TVs with all premium channels free; self-serve Tiki Bar, outdoor ping-pong, free use of kayaks/canoe, deluxe body boards, beach toys, beach chairs with soft cooler pockets on the arm for drinks or beach reading, beach umbrellas, etc.. Kids will love the walkable big playground at main beach. Teens will love the basketball courts & numerous water sports rentals at reasonable prices. Parents & grandparents will love the low-key, quiet, friendly guests & inviting interior-designer created interiors with all new furniture & updated kitchens with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, etc.. Cook at your beach house or enjoy the many restaurants suggested in our guest guide.

A number of great fishing spots near us, plus golf and tennis options.

*** OPTIONAL award-winning health club with Jr. Olympic heated outdoor swimming pool & spa - only 5 minute drive & very reasonable $60 per family weekly membership with free trial day for all - very popular with guests (free red-cross babysitting while you work out)

OUR PRIME KEY LOCATION...

This vacation villa is part of exclusive Blue Starfish Resort (only 6 quaint beach cottages in prime Key location) available for weekly, Saturday to Saturday vacation stays in highly desired South-end of the Island location. This central island location is close to everything!

* WHY MANASOTA KEY IS A MUST-SEE VACATION DESTINATION...

Manasota Key, Florida, is a charming beach town in southwest Florida, just 25 miles south of Sarasota along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. A paradise for vacationers, you will fall in love with the beaches, and the laid-back attitude of the natives! Our blue starfish beach resort beach cottages on Manasota Key are all fully furnished, with free wireless Internet, all linens and towels, a washer and dryer in shared laundry room, new Samsung high definition LED television, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beautifully furnished and perfectly maintained, they offer more than the comforts of home & are much more private and quiet than condos. You'll find your dream beach escape here at a reasonable rate. Manasota Key is known for its white sand beaches, scattered with shells and sharks' teeth, as well as its lovely sunsets and charming tropical beach restaurants with live music most days. The old, palm tree-filled streets evoke a simpler, less hectic time, and this attitude is reflected in the friendly locals, too. You'll love exploring our beaches.

From wandering the secluded shores of the magical Stump Pass Beach State Park near us, to casual dining with fresh seafood at Flounders, you will love simply hanging out on the Key. We have many happy repeat guests and we want you to be one of them!

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cleaning fee £74 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Good news! we just lowered ALL rates to more than offset this website's new service fee! (even though it is NOT OUR FEE) credit cards accepted. reservations non-refundable like most houses - travel insurance suggested for peace of mind. mainly a short-term stay place -no monthly discounts. Rates subject to change until booked. We are very popular and fill up quickly! low key respectful vacationers.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , new vanity
  • A full bathroom with new vanity and shower make after beach clean-up a snap. Or try our 4 outdoor showers with hot & cold water
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , the studio is open concept with king bed, sofa sleeper
  • Our adorable beach studio features a king size bed with new designer linens & comfortable mattress -- it is hard to find king beds in studios so enjoy! Sleeps up to 1 couple or 1 couple with small child. Plus a sofa sleeper. enjoy this cute beach studio just steps to beach & bay
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our housekeepers are wonderful - you will enjoy a very clean environment! We are constantly improving our cottages so don't be surprised if next year's stay is even better. We listen carefully to all guest feedback & quickly act on all reasonable suggestions. Our cottages are designed to provide outstanding value & comfort for your special beach escape. We know you look forward to your vacation all year & we want to make it great. We know the area very well & we also know fun day trips - our special guest guide is loaded with insider secrets on the best places to dine, visit, shop, tour, etc. so you know you will be in good hands. We have MANY repeat guests we are proud to stay - try us out once and we think you will be hooked on our island charm!

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