|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Remember when you didn't have a care in the world? When your happiness consisted of fun, fresh air, and a sunny day? You will experience that incredibly relaxed, island vibe when you get a taste of our charming 'Villa Mimosa' beach cottage just steps to the mesmerizing blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sleeping up to 6 guests with 2 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms, Villa Mimosa is one of blue starfish beach resort's 6 quaint neighboring, beach cottages just updated by our ultra-talented interior designer. Much more private than a condo, Villa Mimosa is an attractive, single story beach retreat (no one over or under your place!) in a quiet row of 3 charming beach villas - each with its own small private screened lanai with bistro set.
Maximum occupancy is 6.
* Big News - BRAND NEW stunning courtyard swimming pool with Massage Therapy Jets & Glass-Tile Waterfall onsite in blue starfish beach resort's common patio area - Enjoy!
* All of the comforts of home plus loads of free amenities & all new furniture are provided for you. We enjoy a following of many happy repeat guests because we treat our guests like family & really listen and act on their ideas for enhancing their stay.
*** Location can't be beat! Just 1 minute walk to our great, secluded beach. 1 minute walk to Lemon Bay's tranquil waters. Just 5 minute stroll to the magical #1 ranked attraction of Stump Pass State Beach Park - a natural wonderland - bring your camera! Only 8 minute walk down our scenic beach to the Key's 3 most popular restaurants with live tropical music & fun island nightlife with free beach yoga classes across from restaurants. (our guests go crazy over beach yoga!) Teens & all ages love our free use of deluxe body boards, skim board, Ping-Pong, kayaks/canoe. Plus all the reasonably priced watersports rentals near Flounders-jet skis, bikes, boats, sunset tours, parasailing, SUPs, etc.
VILLA MIMOSA DETAILS:
Villa Mimosa features a dine-in, well-equipped kitchen with gorgeous granite countertops; new stainless steel appliances including new dishwasher, cook-top range, full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker & blender to whip up your tropical smoothies.
Enjoy two bedrooms with all new designer linens, 2 full bathrooms (1 bathroom with shower, the 2nd bathroom features tub/shower combination), private small lanai, new sofa sleeper in inviting family room. Relax in your insanely comfortable recliner after beach time with ALL premium movie channels FREE including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ, etc. on our new Samsung high-definition flat screen TV!
** Chill out after beach time with chilled Coronas & Rum Runners at our new self-serve Tiki Bar in our tropical patio seating area.
* Serve casual dinners (or easy take-out food) at our new dining table in kitchen or lanai bistro set. One bedroom has a king-size bed, the second bedroom has a new deluxe bunk set - twin bed over a full bed with a twin trundle that slides out under the full bed to sleep up to 4 in bunks. Efficient AC window units. All linens, bath & beach towels provided. Sleeps 6 most comfortably in beds (including trundle, or as a romantic extra spacious retreat for one couple to enjoy. Maximum occupancy is 6. Free use of our full size washer and dryer in common laundry room. 4 outdoor showers in common area corners are great for after beach time quick clean-ups.
*Saturday is our arrival/departure day during prime season, full week reservations- like most houses in area. (still good value even if you can't stay entire time. more flexible on timing in shoulder season). Reservations are first come, first served and we cannot hold dates in fairness to guests ready to book their vacation dates. No pets. No smoking inside or out as we provide a healthy environment for our guests. Must be 25 years or older or staying with parents -absolutely no student groups; Low-key, respectful guests only as this is a nice quiet upscale beach community. We are quite popular with active seniors and we are also very family friendly - babysitter list, pack n play, high back booster seat with tray, walkable large playground & beach toys.
+++Visit us once and we think you will be back for more blue starfish charm for years to come. Many of our guests make blue starfish an annual tradition - making beach memories that will last a lifetime.
We have similar, neighboring beach cottages in the same great area if your group grows.
*** FREE AMENITIES GALORE! Gorgeous new Swim Spa & Waterfall! Island style patio sets for each cottage. Shared use of resort's 2 Kayaks and a canoe just added for our guests to use free! Current guests report the canoe & kayaks have been an amazing, memorable way to explore breath-taking Lemon Bay! Just pop them in Bay at end of our short cute street - lots of dolphins have been around lately so this is a fantastic experience (I tried out the kayaks with my family. I was stunned when a dolphin came up so close we could touch it & then the dolphin dove right under our kayak thrilling our kids- it was quite the experience!:).
Feeling competitive? Challenge friends & family to an addicting game of outdoor ping pong! (very popular with our guests of all ages!)
* Get the most out of your vacation stay with our free Insider's Guest Guide/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.
** Don't want to be out of touch? You can stay in the loop with free wireless high-speed internet access for guests who bring laptops. Post those amazing vacay shots of your group lounging on our sun-kissed beach sipping tropical cocktails on your facebook page to torture your friends back home!
2 free parking spaces for each cottage (no oversize vehicles). If there are children in your group we have a responsible local babysitter, beach toys & a large playground is walkable. 4 Coleman folding camping-style beach chairs with 'Cooler' pocket on sides for your favorite beverage, beach umbrella, boogie boards, skim board, light-weight beach towels; popular board games (plus a great playground, basketball court are walkable). Very popular free beach yoga classes only 8 minute walk down our beach!
** Friendly, caring owners are very easy to work with and are absolutely devoted to constantly improving the guest experience and property maintenance with more than 10 years of vacation rental house experience. Enjoy!
____**WHY THE SAVVY CHOOSE 'BLUE STARFISH BEACH RESORT'...
This vacation villa is part of exclusive Blue Starfish Resort (brand new Swim Spa & Waterfall with only 6 quaint, private 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 palm-tree filled residential street, guests walk just steps to our deeded beach access on a gorgeous Manasota Key beach & steps the opposite way to pop the kayak into Lemon Bay for a picturesque excursion.
Our charming Manasota Key beach resort, blue starfish, offers lazy leisure time along with adventurous fun, plus modernized cottages created by our talented interior designer.
+++blue starfish beach resort's blend of elegance and casual playfulness is owed to its harmonious approach to accommodations. The result is an authenticity the typical modern resort cannot create. Your stay at blue starfish will leave you with the sense you've rediscovered your beloved childhood beach vacation, yet with all the modern conveniences you don't want to be without.
*Whether you stay in a tastefully decorated 2 bedroom villa or in our popular beach houses or darling studio, blue starfish's horseshoe configuration & super quiet neighborhood provides plenty of privacy and peace & quiet. You will sleep well!
*** blue starfish vacation stay options include: one 3 bedroom/1 full bathroom cottage; three 2 bedroom/1 full bathroom cottage; one 2 bedroom/2 full bathroom cottage & one beach studio (open concept with 1 full bathroom & kitchenette). Plus 4 outdoor showers. Swim Spa & Waterfall!
____WHY MANASOTA KEY IS A 'MUST-SEE' DREAM DESTINATION!:
A paradise for vacationers recently featured in 'Coastal Living Magazine,' you will fall in love with the breathtaking beaches and the laid-back attitude of the friendly natives! Manasota Key is known for its sugary sand beaches, scattered with treasured shells and famous for pre-historic sharks teeth, as well as its dazzling sunsets and charming tropical beach restaurants with live tropical music. You'll find your dream beach escape here at a reasonable rate. Should you want to venture out for a day-trip, we are an easy drive to many popular hot spots: take in nearby Sarasota's numerous cultural attractions, 'shop (& dine) til you drop' in neighboring Venice Avenue's charming boutiques & bistros; thrill the kids at Busch Gardens Tampa, LEGOLAND, or Orlando's Disney/SeaWorld...; hop on the KeyWest Express boat ride departing from Fort Myers; search for perfect shells in Sanibel or Siesta; go people-watching at Miami's south beach; or happily stay put in beloved Manasota Key (most don't like to leave this special paradise for a second!)
From wondering the secluded shores of the treasured Stump Pass Park near us, to casually dining on fresh seafood at Flounders, you will simply love hanging out on the Key in our prime Manasota Key location. Visit us once & we think you'll be back to blue starfish for yet another dose of our unique island charm & warm hospitality!
My most treasured memories from childhood are of our sunny Florida beach vacations to visit grandparents with my parents, two sisters, and cousins. I created blue starfish beach resort's casual island vibe to bring back memories of those care-free vacations of childhood, yet with all of the modern amenities & comforts today's families love. I am absolutely obsessed with constantly improving our guests' vacation experience. I have more than a decade experience with vacation home rentals in southwest Florida so you know you will be in very good care during your sun-filled, fun-filled stay. I am proud to say we have numerous happy repeat guests and I'd like you to become a blue starfish VIP too!
My husband Frank grew up visiting charming Manasota Key beaches with grandparents. We searched for MANY years to find the PERFECT LOCATION on the Key that our family would love & our guests would love. blue starfish beach resort was absolutely worth the wait - just 1 minute walk to both our stunning beach & serene Lemon Bay, 5 minute walk to our local treasure - Stump Pass State Beach Park (We are extremely fortunate to be in this top- rated Park's neighborhood!) & only 8 minute stroll down our beach to our favorite local restaurants with live tropical music. All new furnishings throughout done by our ultra-talented interior designer, Villa Mimosa has MANY happy repeat guests year after year!
My family really loves we can walk to casual Flounder's - we can enjoy the bands while the kids are highly entertained in our close view with fun sand games appealing to all ages. We also love the very popular free yoga classes on the beach across from Flounders & reasonably-priced watersports rentals nearby. A number of area beaches 'disappear' during high-tide we learned, so we carefully chose a beach location with plentiful sand in all tides that never gets very crowded despite dazzling sunsets & stunning shoreline. Our beach is one of the best places on earth to find the pre-historic sharks teeth the area is famous for! We consider it a best-kept secret in must-see vacation destinations!
Beyond one of the best locations on the Key, our very talented interior designer has created Villa Mimosa & our neighboring beach cottages that look straight out of the pages of 'Coastal Living' magazine. Our 6 quaint, private beach cottages are tastefully designed so guests can fully escape everyday life and become an island native in an enticing relaxed environment. We have added every free amenity we could dream up to make our guests' stay special
including attractive new courtyard pool with glass-tiled waterfall feature, free use of our kayaks/canoe, outdoor Ping-Pong area, self-serve Tiki Bar, patio conversation seating & dining, free WIFI, free parking, ALL premium movie channels free on our new high def LED Samsung flat screens, deluxe body boards, skim board, beach toys, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels, popular board games, book library, laundry room, gourmet cottage kitchen with gorgeous granite counters, all new stainless steel appliances, new sofa sleepers, and all new furnishing throughout!
* Appealing brand new heated, courtyard swimming pool with massage therapy jets & glass-tiled waterfall in common patio area - enjoy! Low-key, respectful vacationers welcome. This is a nice, quiet, upscale beach community - you will sleep well and enjoy this very relaxing, peaceful island escape.
Amy was amazing!! She took a personal interest in me. I am a widow and she had the cleaning staff check on me every time they were on property. They were so kind and helpful. If there was a problem Amy took care of it right away!! There was an issue late one night and she came out and took care of it. She didn't send someone else and she didn't wait until the next day. I loved my stay and would stay there again.
Villa Mimosa was perfect for my sister and I. We loved having our own bedroom and bathroom. The beds are so comfortable. The Kitchen had everything we needed plus some. Thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the front porch drinking our coffee. The ocean is so close we sometimes took our coffee out to the beach and sipped on it there. It is definitely a shellers paradise. My sister was in heaven. We enjoyed the small pool in the back and especially the ping pong table. Another big treat for us was the complimentary bottle of wine and the souvenir coasters. Now, whenever I use the coaster, it brings back memories of our great time in MANISOTA KEY! We did have neighbors but all were very nice and friendly and respectful of each other's privacy. The only restaurant we ate at was the Wine Bistro on Beach Street. FANTASTIC! Highly recommend. Try the Cheese platter or their Sliders...oh and their homemade Sangria! Wow...so good. My only recommendations for the owners would be to hang a full length mirror on one of the doors in the bunk bed room and to move the bunks farther away from the closest for easier access. Otherwise, best little cottage ever.
Villa Mimosa is a charming cottage that is professionally decorated in a beachy theme. The kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans, silverware, dishes, coffee maker, blender & toaster. Extras such as the use of a canoe or kayaks, beach towels, boogie boards, beach umbrella and beach chairs are wonderful vacation bonuses! One block to the beach and less than a block to the bay--we took advantage of both during our stay. We enjoyed the Beach Road Wine Bar & Bistro, Zeke's in Englewood and the Lock and Key restaurants. I would highly recommend attending Beach Yoga with Lata at the public beach every morning. Amy was wonderful to work with--very responsive and professional. There is a binder with all sorts of recommendations for restaurants and activities for families in the cottage. We had an amazing time at Villa Mimosa!
We had a super, one-week stay at Villa Mimosa on Manasota Key. We have stayed in many beach towns all around Florida, and this is by far the quietest, which is perfect for us. Also, as the owner has 6 cottages total, we enjoyed interacting with the other families staying the same week. Other than one small convenience store and one tourist shop, we saw no other stores on the island, which helped keep traffic and congestion down. Publix and Walmart are less than ten minutes away, so we could enjoy the isolated feeling of being on vacation and the convenience of shopping just off the island.
The cottage itself is beautiful and has clearly been updated, while still maintaining the charm of a beach cottage from the 50s. Everything was comfortable and extremely clean. While the bedrooms are fairly tiny in this cottage, the space is maximally and efficiently used, and we would definitely choose this cottage again because it has 2 bathrooms. As others have mentioned, the beds are amazingly comfortable and soft, and we all slept soundly every night.
The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, utensils, pans and modern appliances. We brought a crock pot so meals could be cooking all day while we enjoyed the water.
The beach is very narrow compared to others we've visited, but we loved it! Loads of shells and shark teeth. Over the week, my son found about a hundred digging around in the water, and my daughters and I found another hundred sitting at the edge of the water line.
Animals we saw--osprey and other birds up close on our kayak trips, spotted ray at the end of Stumps Pass Beach, newly hatched baby turtles making it to the ocean, manatees in the ocean, dolphins in the bay, loads of sand dollars.
Amy was an amazing hostess. We had a couple of issues soon after we arrived, and Amy quickly handled those for us. She is kind, available, and proactive in making sure guests are satisfied and comfortable.
The staff are friendly and thorough. Elena and Fernando do a great job keeping everything spotless, and Larry very efficiently completed the repairs we needed right after we arrived.
The swim spa is beautiful! We enjoyed it most evenings after the sun had set. It is small, but the jets and waterfall make it like a glorified spa.
In the heat of the day, when it was too hot to be outside, we drove to North Port, 30 min. away, and enjoyed Abbe's Donuts--definitely worth the drive!
We definitely hope to return to this property one day.
We're having a great time in this awesome beach cottage! What a great seaside vacation spot with beautiful beaches and charming shops and restaurants! I can't say enough about the cozy cottage- I couldn't ask for a better place to stay- my family family feels totally at home here!
Five Big Stars For Villa Mimosa! We have not been to this part of Florida before and our family has not stopped talking about how much we loved Villa Mimosa in Manasota Key! The cottage is super close to the Beach and Bay! Just 1 minute walk either direction. This beach cottage was absolutely perfect for our family and exceptionally well cleaned. All furnishings looked new. We really liked the décor. The owners went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. We found tons of pre-historic sharks teeth. My only suggestion would be to add a few more kitchen towels maybe. The cottage just got hardwood floors refinished the owner said and they turned out great. The cottage was very well stocked with kitchen items and beach gear plus all bed linens etc. The turtles are nesting in the area and we learned so much about them from a local environmentalist-very interesting. WE WILL BE BACK! Thank you for sharing your place!
Highly-desired, Prime Manasota Key location! blue starfish beach resort is only 1 minute walk until your toes sink in our sugary warm sand. Just 1 minute walk to fish for grouper or kayak along tranquil Lemon Bay in search of dolphins. 5 minute walk to experience the sights and sounds of the treasured Stump Pass State Beach Park - the #1 ranked local attraction! Take a quick 8 minute walk to try the most popular local restaurants with live tropical music. Walk to the very popular free beach yoga classes across from restaurants. Jet ski/SUPs/Boat/parasailing rentals also near us at reasonably rates. Free use of our kayaks and canoe to explore scenic Lemon Bay, the Stump Pass nature preserves and likely see dolphins jump real close! New outdoor ping pong also is very popular with our guests! Self-serve Tiki Bar; conversation seating, 2 grills on our patio. Free laundry room. Free Insiders Guest Guide - loaded with great ideas for local activities, golf/tennis, water adventures, day trips, nature activities, museums/cultural activities.
We have one of the best beaches around which does not disappear in high-tide like some in the area - our sandy shores our plentiful! We also are lucky to have one of best spots to find the pre-historic sharks teeth the area is famous for! (it is easy to find them with your hands on our beach! They make awesome free souvenirs!)
**WHY THE SAVVY CHOOSE BLUE STARFISH BEACH RESORT...***
This vacation villa is part of exclusive Blue Starfish Resort (only 6 quaint, private 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! Located on a quaint, short palm-tree filled residential street, guests walk just steps to our deeded beach access on a gorgeous Manasota Key beach. Only steps the opposite way to pop the kayaks in Lemon Bay for a picturesque excursion.
Our charming Manasota Key beach resort, blue starfish, offers lazy leisure time along with adventurous fun, plus modernized cottages created by our talented interior designer.
+++the blue starfish blend of elegance and casual playfulness is owed to its harmonious approach to accommodations. The result is an authenticity the typical modern resort cannot create. Your stay at blue starfish will leave you with the sense you rediscovered your beloved childhood beach vacation, yet with all the modern conveniences you love.
*Whether you stay in a tastefully decorated two bedroom villa or in our popular beach houses or darling studio, the blue starfish horseshoe configuration and super quiet neighborhood, provide plenty of quiet privacy. You will sleep well!
*** blue starfish vacation stay options include: one 3 bedroom/1 full bathroom cottage; three 2 bedroom/1 full bathroom cottage; one 2 bedroom/2 full bathroom cottage & one beach studio (open concept with 1 full bathroom & kitchenette). Plus 3 outdoor showers with hot and cold water!
____WHY MANASOTA KEY IS A MUST-SEE DREAM DESTINATION!:
A paradise for vacationers recently featured in Coastal Living Magazine, you will fall in love with the breathtaking beaches and the laid-back attitude of the friendly natives! Manasota Key is known for its sugary sand beaches, scattered with treasured shells and famous for pre-historic sharks teeth, as well as its dazzling sunsets and charming tropical beach restaurants with live tropical music. You will find your dream beach escape here at a reasonable rate.
Should you want to venture out for a day-trip, we are an easy drive to many popular hot spots: take in numerous cultural attractions at nearby Sarasota; shop (and dine) til you drop in the charming boutiques and bistros of neighboring Venice Island; thrill the kids at Busch Gardens Tampa, LEGOLAND, or Disney/SeaWorld in Orlando; hop on the KeyWest Express boat ride departing from Fort Myers; search for perfect shells in Sanibel or Siesta Key; go people-watching in Miami; or happily stay put in beloved Manasota Key (most do not like to leave this special paradise for a second!)
From wondering the secluded shores of the treasured Stump Pass Park near us, to casually dining on fresh seafood at Flounders, you will simply love hanging out on the Key in our prime Manasota Key location.
Visit us once and we think you will be back to blue starfish for yet another dose of our unique island charm and warm hospitality!
|cleaning fee||£82 + Tax|
Good news-we just lowered ALL rates to more than offset this website's new service fee! (Not our fee.) Credit cards accepted. Reservations non-refundable. We suggest trip insurance for complete peace of mind. Primarily short-term stays- no monthly discounts. 25 Years of Age or older or with parents. No smoking. No pets. Low-key respectful vacationers. Rates subject to change until booked. We are proud to say we have many happy repeat guests