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Steps to Stunning Beaches, Lemon Bay & top-ranked Stump Pass!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Manasota Key - Casa Sangria

Interior-designer-created enticing 3 bedroom beach cottage-just steps to Beach!

Location, location, LOCATION! Casa Sangria is a stand-alone beach house in perfect location - just 1 minute walk to our great, gorgeous beach & 1 minute walk opposite way to picturesque Lemon Bay. Created by our very talented interior designer with all new furnishings throughout, Casa Sangria features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom with shower, plus an outdoor shower on the side of Sangria with hot & cold water. (+ plenty of beach restrooms at Stump Pass Beach Park entrance near us) Designer kitchen with attractive granite countertop, cottage white cabinets, all new stainless steel appliances - range, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, garbage disposal. One bedroom has a very comfortable new king size bed with new bed linens. The second & third bedrooms each have a deluxe bunk-bed set with twin over full bed and a twin trundle slides out under full. Full size new sofa sleeper in family room.

Casa Sangria is part of the exclusive blue starfish beach resort and enjoys many happy repeat guests year after year.

Blue Starfish Beach Resort offers a genuine tropical island getaway with all the comforts of home in one of the best locations on Manasota Key. NEW FEATURE! * Attractive brand new heated, courtyard swimming pool with massage therapy jets & glass-tile waterfall in blue starfish resort's common patio area - enjoy! After beach time, you can relax at blue starfish's on-site self-serve Tiki Bar & comfortable outdoor seating with pina colada's in hand. Or, challenge friends & family to outdoor Ping-Pong tournament.

We are just steps to so much to do for all ages or you can relax with a tropical beverage on our breathtaking beach and do nothing but watch the waves roll in & dolphins jump. (LOTS of dolphins in this area!) 6 neighboring beach cottages created by our very talented interior designer to look like something out of 'Coastal Living' magazine with guest's comfort in mind.

- In prime season we have weekly, Saturday to Saturday stays (more flexible on timing in shoulder season) - low-key respectful vacationers only as this is a nice quiet beach community. No pets. No smoking inside or out as we wish to provide a healthy environment.

- Free use of resort's laundry room. Kick back with all premium channels free on our new Samsung LED flat screens. Only 1 minute quick walk 'til your toes are in the Gulf of Mexico on our pristine beach. Only 1 minute stroll the opposite way to drop the free kayaks into scenic Lemon Bay where dolphins often come up close to check out visitors! We are extremely fortunate to be just a few minute walk to our left to the #1 ranked local attraction - the absolutely magical, natural wonderland of Stump Pass State Beach Park - bring your camera! Only 8 minute walk to area's most popular restaurants with live tropical music & popular free beach yoga classes & reasonably-priced watersports rentals (jetskis, SUPs, boats, parasailing, tours, etc.) across street from Flounders.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Amy

Our favorite childhood memories are from building giant sandcastles, jumping the warm waves, hunting for the perfect seashell & eating tasty key lime pies with our grandparents on sunny florida vacations. My husband & I met on vacation after college in near-by Longboat Key - introduced by grandparents! So Florida vacations have already been near to our hearts. My husband Frank grew up visiting Manasota Key beaches with grandparents. We spent years looking for the perfect location on the Key to call our own & finally blue starfish beach resort was born! It is our absolute pleasure to introduce our guests to this little bit of paradise, perfect for making fond beach memories that will last a life time.

Why Amy chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Casa Sangria is a guest favorite! Perfect location & all new furnishings throughout done by our very talented interior designer with numerous FREE amenities! Casa Sangria is one of our popular 6 quaint beach cottages - just steps to the shore. Created by our ultra-talented interior designer with all new furnishing, Casa Sangria enjoys many, many happy repeat guests. An inviting, open concept beach house designed with all new furnishings on a cute tiny island street filled with palm trees & low-key friendly residents & vacationers. We specialize is weekly stay vacations in prime season (more flexible on timing in shoulder season) with low-key, respectful vacationing guests as this is a nice upscale beach community. We are family-friendly & we actively seek guest suggestions as we are constantly making improvements to enhance our guests' experience. Our house-keepers are the best around! Our beach is one of the best places on earth to find the pre-historic sharks teeth the area is famous for! They make perfect free souvenirs!

What makes this house unique

Remember when you didn't have a care in the world? When your happiness consisted of fun, fresh air, and a sunny day? You can have all that and much more at blue starfish beach resort. Reliving those carefree days is easy when you can kayak or canoe (for free) with dolphins jumping nearby in Lemon Bay, hunt for pre-historic sharks tooth treasures plentiful on our stunning beach, get your game on with outdoor Ping-Pong family tournament, or relax with a good book in your inviting beach cottage with margarita in hand.

* Attractive brand new heated, courtyard swimming pool with Massage Therapy Jets & Glass-tiled Waterfall in resort's common patio area - enjoy!

We treat our guests like family. We put every 'comfort of home' into these charming beach cottages so guests can fully relax. We are proud to say many of our guests are repeats - making blue starfish an annual beach tradition. We fill up rapidly with mainly repeat guest, so be sure to snag your favorite vacay dates quickly before someone else is chilling in your beach chair!


based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Steps to Stunning Beaches, Lemon Bay & top-ranked Stump Pass!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Awesome cottage by the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four loved Casa Sangria! Plenty of room for us and perfect location with the beach only a few minutes walk away.

We really loved the area - we had a section of the beach all to ourselves each day and had great food at Flounders and a few other places. Manasota Key is definitely very relaxed and quiet, but that's exactly what we were looking for.

The kids (2 and 4) really enjoyed the pool/spa and it was a great size for them.

It was so nice having our own grill and sitting area right outside so we could bring the baby monitor out and enjoy a cocktail outside while we grilled.

We had an amazing vacation here and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just left after 2 weeks at the beach and everything was wonderful! The house is very well maintained and the owners make sure everything is perfect, they go so far as to contacting the guest to make sure everything is perfect.

We have rented beach houses for 15 years and the condition of the property, amenities and support are like none other. Even the maintenance and cleaning teams have personalized service.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy and ridiculously cute!

  • 4 of 5

The Casa Sangria is an adorable cottage style house that is cute and decorated very nicely. The beds were comfortable and place was clean. A bottle of wine and two glasses greeted us at the door! We loved that it had ample towels including beach towels for our use and it was a minutes walk to the beach or Lemon Bay. Washer and dryer and an outside shower was very nice to have. No need to hunt anyone down or find an "office" for a key because they give you a code to get in. There is an air conditioner in every room. The sound drowns out any noise from your close neighbors. Besides a few minor issues that were resolved quickly, the only other thing that we could have used for 6 people was a larger living area and bathroom (and a second bathroom). Everything we needed, including beach chairs, umbrella and boogie boards to appliances and closet space was there! Amy was the best part! From the very start, she was personable and phone friendly. She did everything to make our stay comfortable and relaxing and answered all our questions. She has a binder there with all kinds of detailed information in it and worth taking the time to read. She is very pleasant to work with and doesn't mind you calling her. I was impressed with her ease and comfort and pleasant communication. I gave it 4 stars ONLY because the size of the living room is quite small for 6-10 people (there is a couch and side chair), and the bathroom sink area is tight - shower; no tub). We made it work just fine with 4 adults and two small children. I would recommend this place to visit keeping in mind those above things I mentioned. There are also other cottages she has available to consider that have these things. I would give my rating as a 4.7!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a very relaxing and wonderful vacation. The cottage was perfect for us, and the beaches were beautiful and just a short distance away. We were able to glimpse dolphins while on the beach. There were no crowds on the beach. Just perfect for relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shirley - I'm so happy to hear you had a wonderfully relaxing vacation at Casa Sangria with your friends! Manasota Key attracts so many dolphins! It is one of my favorite things about this charming beach area:). I also love that our beaches never get crowded. It is also quite easy to find the pre-historic shark's teeth that make awesome free souvenirs. Big Thanks for being fantastic guests. You are welcome back any time:). Best regards, Amy & the blue starfish team
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Nice little beach cottage for the family

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying at Casa Sangria. We all went to the Sundown Ceremony every day and spent a lot of time at the beaches. We fished from the canoe and played ping pong. The little spa pool was very nice. We used the barbecue grill often and enjoyed movies on the cable TV. We liked the quiet neighborhood and fellow guests at the other houses were friendly. The Internet was a little sporadic but a minor problem. All in all we were very pleased with our contact with Amy and our stay at the beach bungalow.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice time at Casa Sangria & enjoyed our new swim spa, the bbq grills & all free premium movie channels on DirecTV! Good news -our tech guy added a new internet device for the cottage for a strong consistent internet signal. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. best regards, Amy & blue starfish Team
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Family of 6

  • 4 of 5

The location was perfect - only a block to the beach. Felt very comfortable with our older kids walking down by themselves. The house offered everything a family needs - we always expect less and therefore overpack. Nice to have all the beach stuff and the pool was an added touch. Had a couple issues with equipment (kayak and internet service) but Amy was quick to respond and try to make things right. Unfortunately incurred a pest issue, but she immediately sent out housekeeping to assess the issue, clean the house, and had a repair person sent to fix the problem. Would definitely consider staying there again. We left with great memories, some great shells, and hundreds of sharks teeth.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim - We love hearing about your family's fishing & pre-historic shark's tooth hunting success! We are so happy you had a nice family beach vacation & enjoyed the new blue starfish courtyard pool. Thank you so much for being great guests, for taking the time to leave helpful feedback so we can improve & for quickly letting us know of any issue that came up (& any questions) during your stay so our team could quickly address it for you so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Elena really enjoyed meeting your family! - Best regards, Amy & the blue starfish team
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Englewood Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Manasota Key Beach
Car: recommended

Free use of our 2 kayaks & canoe! Hunt for pre-historic shark's teeth the area is famous for. Fortunately they are plentiful on our beach & make the perfect free souvenirs! Get your game on with popular outdoor Ping-Pong on site or chill out with margaritas at our self-serve Tiki Bar & comfortable outdoor seating area. Grill the fish you caught at Lemon Bay with our 2 bbq grills & dine alfresco at our patio tables out back. Catch the waves on our deluxe body boards or build the perfect sand castle with our beach toy sets. Optional outdoor Jr. Olympic Swimming Pool & award winning health club & Spa - only quick 5 minute drive & very reasonable family or individual weekly fee & free responsible Red Cross Certified childcare while you work out (very popular with guests! only about $60 per week family pass & free trial day)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
13 Aug 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving Week 2016
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early-mid December 2016
26 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Week 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year's Week
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan7-27, 2017 weeks
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Prime winter weeks 2017
28 Jan 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
spring/summer/fall 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £89
Tax Rate 12.0%

Good news! We just lowered ALL rates to more than offset this website's service fee! (even though it is not our fee-it is being charged by this website) mainly a short-term stay place-sorry no monthly discounts. no student groups or noisy groups - this is nice, quiet, relaxing vacation community. Full payment needed to reserve dates.credit cards accepted. Reservations are non-refundable like most houses so we highly suggest travel insurance such as www.insuremytrip.com with low rates

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1025 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • Full Bathroom with new shower & vanity. Plus outdoor shower on side of Casa Sangria with hot & cold water great for quick after-beach clean-up. Lots of restrooms at Stump Pass Beach entrance near us.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , designer bed linens
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Bunk Bed , Deluxe bunk set-twin over full bed & twin trundle under full
    family room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , New sofa sleeper in family room with LED Samsung TV
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Bunk Bed , deluxe bunks - twin over full bed & twin trundle under full
  • New king bed in master bedroom with all new bed linens. Deluxe bunk set in both the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms sleeps up to 3 in each bunk room with upper twin over full bed & twin trundle slide out under full bed. Plus new sofa sleeper in family room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are thrilled to provide our kayaks & canoe so our guests can tour our breathtaking shoreline and the stunning nature preserve of Stump Pass State Beach Park -the #1 ranked local attraction! We provide free amenities galore to offer outstanding value to our guests. * Inviting brand new heated, courtyard swimming pool with massage therapy jets & glass-tile waterfall in common patio area - enjoy! All premium TV channels included free to enjoy on our new high-definition flatscreens. Beach toy set, beach towels, beach chairs all provided. Popular on-site outdoor Ping-Pong area, self-serve Tiki Bar, free high speed wireless access, 2 parking spots each - ALL FREE!

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