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Get taste of Island Living at Interior Designer-created gem! Untouched by Irma

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,028 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom beach cottage -at highly desired prime Manasota Key spot!

Good news - our beloved Casa pina colada & beautiful beach were untouched by hurricane Irma!

Just steps to our breathtaking beach, our ultra-talented interior designer created Casa Pina Colada as a post-card perfect 3 bedroom, 1 full bathroom charming beach cottage with new furnishings, new granite kitchen and new stainless steel appliances. Casa Pina Colada now has its own new Samsung front loading washer and dryer inside this cottage for guest convenience.

As part of the charming blue starfish beach resort (and the owner's FAVORITE beach cottage!), Casa Pina Colada guests enjoy numerous desirable Free amenities.

A genuine tropical getaway in a prime location on Manasota Key, blue starfish beach resort guests can walk to so much to do or kick back on our spectacular beach with a chilled Margarita and soak up the relaxed island vibe.

Only 1 minute walk to our breathtaking beach. Our beach is one of the best places around to find the treasured prehistoric sharks teeth the area is famous for! Only 1 minute walk opposite way to serene Lemon Bay. Only 5 minute walk to number one ranked attraction of stump pass state beach park - a natural wonderland!

Only 8 minute walk to 4 family friendly restaurants with live tropical music, very popular free beach yoga classes, souvenir shop, convenience store, reasonably priced water sports rentals - parasailing, sunset cruises, etc. It is only a quick 5 minute drive to the short bridge to quickly get on and off the Key. Just an 8 minute drive to the popular Publix grocery store and great breakfast diner.

We treat our guests like family and our proud to say we have many happy repeat guests.

Low-key, respectful vacationers only as this is a nice quiet beach community and you will sleep well. No smoking inside or on the grounds as we provide a healthy environment. No pets.

Our award-winning interior designer created our 6 quaint beach villas in a variety of sizes with the perfect blend of nostalgic beach cottage charm, modern conveniences & 'wish list' amenities. Each cottage is fully furnished with its own beach gear and its own private patio table with oversized thatched island-style umbrella & relaxing seating options.

Flexible arrival and departure dates with a 2 night minimum stay. newer heated swimming pool in resort's common patio area with massage therapy jets and gorgeous glass-tile waterfall. Pool open 10 am to sunset daily.

Casa Pina Colada's Master bedroom offers a very comfortable king bed with new bed linens. The second bedroom features A full and twin bed plus a twin trundle which slides out under the full bed. Cozy cute, small third bedroom features full bed with new bed linens.

Pina Colada sleeps up to 8 maximum occupancy. 1 full bathroom with modern shower with gorgeous tiled shower, attractive glass border & upscale coastal pebbles shower floor. Plus an outdoor shower on the side of cottage & 3 more outdoor showers in common areas great for quick after-beach clean-ups. (the state beach park walkable to us also has numerous restrooms for day time use)

Attractive kitchen with gorgeous granite countertops & new cottage white kitchen cabinets & stainless steel appliances. Cook in if you wish or dine at a wide variety of popular restaurants - we list our favorites in our comprehensive 'insiders guide' to the area. 4 family friendly restaurants with live tropical music are only an 8 to 10 minute walk down our stunning beach.

Many popular amenities are free as we wish to provide very good value for our vacationing guests. Free WiFi. All premium movie channels included free!

2 free parking spots in front of cottage for mid-size cars - or 1 spot for SUV size. Free use of beach gear. Beach towels provided. Free use of laundry room with new front loading Samsung washer and dryers.

Reasonably priced water sports rentals nearby to explore picturesque Lemon Bay and get up close & personal with the dolphins and manatees who frequent our waters. Feeling competitive? Get your game on at our popular on-site outdoor Ping-Pong area.

We are walkable to numerous water sports rentals - jet skis, parasailing, boats, tours, SUPs, etc. at reasonable rates. For little ones we have sand toy kit & the popular big beach playground only 8 minute walk.

Beach memories are priceless and as your hosts we want to make your vacation an amazing experience. Most of our guests are repeats we are proud to say!

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About Amy

My husband Frank's and my favorite memories growing up are of family vacations to Florida's spectacular beaches to visit grandparents. Ironically, we first met each other on one such Florida vacation visiting relatives after college - introduced by grandparents. Frank grew up with fun-filled, memorable annual trips to Manasota Key. I knew how much he loved it so we spent years searching for the perfect location on the key so our kids and guests could be close to our great beach and so much to do. It is also the perfect spot to just kick back and do nothing but watch the waves roll in. We designed the cottages of blue starfish beach resort to offer guests everything our own family would want in a beach escape and then some. We treat our guests like family and are proud to say we have numerous repeat guests to make blue starfish an annual tradition.

Why Amy chose Englewood

Location, location, LOCATION! Not to mention all new furnishings & updated interior done by our very talented interior designer with numerous FREE amenities!

Steps to stunning beach, serene Lemon Bay, magical Stump Pass State Beach Park & walkable to fun nightlife at Sandbar restaurant and tiki bar & the extremely popular free yoga classes on the beach. In searching for this property, we noticed a number of area beaches 'disappeared in high tide' so we were thrilled to find a prime spot on the key with plentiful sand at all times that never gets crowded because only vacationers & residents can park here. We also love that our beach is one of the best places on earth to find the pre-historic sharks teeth the area is famous for! The ultimate free souvenir!! Our kids have found tons of these thousand year old treasures.

What makes this house unique

Our talented interior designer has worked her magic to create post-card beach cottages mixing nostalgic touches with modern conveniences and a relaxed island vibe just steps to the captivating waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As owners, we are obsessed with constantly improving the vacation experience. We are lucky to enjoy a steady stream of low-key, friendly guests who share our love for this best kept secret in vacation destinations. blue starfish resort is sure to please all ages & take us back to a simpler time of hunting for pre-historic sharks teeth, pretty seashells and jumping waves then returning to our appealing beach cottage with all the comforts of home. Guests enjoy free use of our kayaks & canoe to explore our picturesque shoreline. We are fortunate to be neighbors of the #1 ranked local attraction - Stump Pass State Beach Park & its acres of unspoiled, pristine shoreline & hiking trails. As parents, we know how important it is to offer kid fun features - beach toy sets to build amazing sand castles, outdoor Ping-Pong onsite for fun after beach time plus books, board games & all free premium channels on our new high definition flatscreen TVs. Adults can enjoy tropical cocktails at our self-serve Tiki Bar & grill up the fish they caught to serve in our alfresco dining tables. * Attractive new heated, courtyard swimming pool with massage therapy jets & stunning glass-tile waterfall in common patio area - enjoy! Lots of relaxing seating options for each place.

Try blue starfish once and we think you'll be back for many more years for another dose of our unique island charm & warm hospitality.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Englewood in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1028 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , full bathroom with shower & new vanity & outdoor shower too
  • 1 full bathroom with new tiled shower & new vanity. 4 outdoor showers in common area - including one on the side of Casa Pina Colada. plenty of restrooms at stump pass beach near us.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , all new designer bed linens & brand new comfortable mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Second bedroom features full & twin bed plus twin trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Adorable cozy small third bedroom with full bed
  • King size bed in master bedroom. 2nd bedroom has a twin and full bed plus a twin trundle which lights out under the fall. Small cute third bedroom has full bed.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our beach is one of the best spots in the country to find the unique pre-historic shark's teeth - the ultimate free souvenir! Guests love our new Swim Spa & Waterfall in resort's common patio area with relaxing massage therapy jets!


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Enjoyed our Stay

  • 5 of 5

House/Cottage was super cute (great décor) and perfect for our week long stay in Florida. Beds, couch, kitchen table and chairs, linens, dishes, washer and dryer, tv's and beach supplies were all clean and well maintained. Even with one bathroom for 2 adults and 3 kids we made it work. You really have thought of everything and have provided 99% of things needed when on vacation. Thank you for that!!!

Couple suggestions to the owners (nothing bad).

*The poo/spa was HOT, in the summer time I'd suggest turning the heater off.

* Update the microwave circuit, tripped a few times when we used it.

* Add another window unit in front window (by washer and dryer). Got warm everyday in that space.

* Add a place to hang towels outside near parking area for our cottage or by front door.

Thanks again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed Pina Colada's décor and found it to be clean and well-kept. So happy to hear you had a great week! I will be sure to pass your nice remarks & ideas for the future along to our team. cheers! amy & blue starfish team
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Cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing trip. The cottage was cozy and fit 2 adults and 5 kids very comfortably. Only bad thing about the trip was the red tide on the beach the week we were there. Otherwise, our experience was a memorable one.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and nicely appointed cottage!

  • 4 of 5

A group of 5 adults stayed for 5 nights. I will review with my disappointments first, then the nice features following. Disappointments: The entry door was noisy, when puished opened it souned like someone stepped on the puppy (a shrill squeal)! The house was much smaller than the pictures made it look, third bedroom was just a room with windows and a bed (no closet, no electric outlets to be found, no room for a dresser). The washer/dryer created a lot of heat in the cottage and smelled when running as though the dryer was not properly vented. The electric gave us problems when we tried to use the microwave. The breaker tripped cutting power to the microwave, ceiling fans in living/dining/kitchen area and the TV. We were able to reset it and reported it to Amy in case the breaker was going bad (it felt very warm to touch). The pool in the common area would have been great, except we were there when another family of about 10 and then two other cottages with 4 people. This made for quite a competition to get pool time. Nice Features: Location, location, location!! It was just a hop, skip and jump to the beach and a short walk down the short street to Lemon Bay!! The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed!! All the kitchen appliances, cooking pans, dishes, glasses, mugs...EVERYTHING!! The decor was very nice, very clean and comfortable! Everything in the cottage seemed to be either new or gently used. The main bedroom king size bed was extremely comfortable! The other beds were comfortable, but not near as luxurious as the main. Having a private washer/dryer was a great ammenity! There were other washers and dryers in a common area laundry room, but from what we saw these were well used. All in all, we were very happy with our accomodations!!! We hope to return and see if we still have the same feelings!! Thanks to Amy and her staff for the family reunion at the beach!!


  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carolyn - i'm delighted to hear you loved our location, found the beds to be very comfortable, the cottage to be well stocked & that you hope to return! The dryer & electrical fuse, etc. issues were quickly fixed. In the future please try to let us know of any issue during your stay so it can be addressed. You don't need to wait until after your stay to report issues that could be quickly resolved for your comfort. Staff did notice another group bringing non-registered friends who were not staying here to our pool - so they do know for the future only registered guests are allowed in our common amenity areas to keep the environment relaxing and peaceful. best regards, amy
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  • 4 of 5

I took my Girl Scout troop here for a beach retreat. Plenty of room for the 7 of us- 2 adults and 5 high schoolers (although sharing 1 bathroom was challenging, we knew that to begin with!). Any questions or needs were addressed quickly with the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled to hear you had a fabulous beach escape!! best, amy
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Very affordable and comfortable and convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

Very affordable and comfortable and convenient location. Our granddaughters had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rhett, So happy to learn your granddaughters had a nice beach vacation and you found the cottage to be quite affordable, comfortable & convenient. We greatly appreciate your kind remarks. best regards, the blue starfish team
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3 Day Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to vacation. Excellent location, very clean and comfortable. The welcome package was very thoughtful and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barry, So Glad to hear you found us to be very clean, comfortable and in a great location!! I'm also very happy you liked the welcome package. Cheers! amy & team
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
White Elephant Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Englewood Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sandbar restaurant & tiki bar
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Manasota Key Beach
Car: recommended

Manasota Key is one of the best places in the country to hunt for pre-historic shark's teeth! These thousands of year old treasures are plentiful on our beach and make unique souvenirs! Bring them home to share with friends or turn them into cool jewelry. We enjoy a highly-desired prime location on Manasota Key where you can walk to lots to do or kick back on our breathtaking beaches & do nothing at all. Casual Blue Starfish Resort just opened a new "Swim Spa" with gorgeous glass tile waterfall which flows into pool with massage therapy jets - enjoy!! Swim Spa (small in-ground pool with relaxing spa features) is located in resort's common patio area surrounded by mature palm trees. Only 1 minute brief walk until your toes are in the Gulf of Mexico. Only 1 minute walk the opposite way to drop the kayaks into tranquil Lemon Bay to experience dolphins up close. Only 5 minute walk to the magical Stump Pass State Beach Park - #1 ranked attraction locally & a natural wonderland which can't be built on - just acres of untouched shoreline - best explored on foot, by bike


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Englewood, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring/summer/fall 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early January
5 Jan 2019 - 11 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
12 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £85.5 + Tax

good news - We now have flexible arrival & departure days with a 2 night minimum stay. we are mainly short-term stay place-no monthly discounts. credit cards accepted. reservations are non-refundable like most houses. we suggest trip insurance for peace of mind. no pets. no smoking inside or out. no student groups/no noisy groups. Low key, respectful vacationers only as this is a nice quiet beach community & you will sleep well. We are proud to say we have many happy repeat guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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