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Cottage on sailboat water, walk to beach, bring the family!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 7 Sleeps

This home is called the Sea Lion Cottage offering the cozy charm of a beach cottage in a stylishly updated mid-century canal-side home . From the moment you drive down the street you will begin to relax. This quiet street is unique because it has homes on one side of the street and a mangrove preserve on the other side providing privacy. A canal out back complete with sailboat depth water and a dock to sit and watch the fish jump = perfect vacation! Add in a short walk to the beach (5-7 minutes) to watch the beautiful sunsets and a clear blue swimming pool covered with a screened lanai and you won't want to leave. A newly built outdoor shower and built-in charcoal grill complete this beach home. Linens and all utensils and appliances are provided. You will feel like you are home from the minute you open the front door.

The home opens onto the living room with a fireplace and flat screen tv. Beyond that you can open the sliding doors to the world outside to let in the warm breezes or hear your family splashing and giggling in the pool. The kitchen and dining area are to the right. There are two bedrooms to the left and a third bedroom area off the kitchen.

The master bedroom features a king size bed complete with an en suite bath and roomy closets. Sliding doors open from the master onto the pool deck. The second bedroom features a queen size bed and an additional day bed for extra guests. There is a full bathroom complete with walk in shower right outside the door. The third bedroom features a set of bunk beds and has nearby access to a 1/2 bath and the outdoor shower.

Longboat Key is on the West Coast of Florida, near Sarasota and one hour south of Tampa. Longboat Key has some of the most unspoiled beaches in the area. Our access is only three blocks away from our home where you have the feeling that you have your own private beach. Longboat Key is a ten-mile long barrier island attached at each end by a bridge to the mainland. In a matter of minutes you can be on Anna Maria Island- so popular for it's charming, unpretentious attitude and beautiful beaches or St. Armand's Circle, a shopping paradise. If you would like to go to theme parks - we are one hour from Busch Gardens of Tampa Bay or two and a half hours from Disney and Universal Studios. Galleries, museums, and live theater are within a 25 minute drive.

More Details

Michael Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 4 - Private Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen bed with a day bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunkbed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
* High Speed Intermet Access * Flat Screen Cable TV (3); DVD Player * Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer * Linens Provided * Boat Dock * Washing Machine & Dryer * Wood Fireplace * Air-Conditioning * Pool (extra fee for heat) * Outdoor shower * Charcoal Grill * Garage * Beach/pool toys and supplies


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Cottage on sailboat water, walk to beach, bring the family!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Family fun at Sea Lion Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Sea Lion Cottage and already miss it! This house was perfect for my family of 5! We went for Christmas and Michael was nice enough to have the place decorated for our arrival. I have a 5, 7 and 10 year old, there was plenty of room for us to stay. There is a pool and it was perfect for my kids. It was on the lanai but all doors locked easily if you had small children. The cottage was clean and decorated nice. It is an older house but looks as though it has been recently redone. They left some of the "vintage" touches which added to the charm of the cottage. The kitchen had every kind of pot, pan and plate you could image and there were plenty of towels. The garage had boogie boards, noodles, and chairs for the beach with a wagon to bring it down. We walked to the beach daily which was beautiful and not crowded, about a half a mile walk. We rented and fished off the dock so we really enjoyed that feature. If anything came up the owner was very easy to get in touch with helpful. Over all a great stay and we would defiantly look into staying there again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation in this lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving 2016 and the following week in the Sea Lion Cottage. The home had everything we cold possibly need. Very comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen and fantastic pool and patio area. This was an excellent location on the canal with a dock for our boat. We were in a quiet area, but near great restaurants, shopping and fun activities. Nice décor and more. Because of the care of the owners, we had a very enjoyable stay in this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. November is one of the nicest months of the year on Longboat Key, and we hope that you'll return again soon!
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Orlando, FL

Perfect Home, Clean, Private Pool, Boat Dock

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect! We loved it so much, on the drive home, my wife emailed the owner to see if we could reserve the same time next year. This is a large 3 bed 2.5 bath that was more than enough room for me my wife and our young child along with another couple and their little one.

Home was very clean and on a quiet street, everything was in working order and more. We were excited to see bicycles in the garage, a beach wagon, beach toys, pool toys and more! Plenty of plates, cups, silverware, towels, sheets, cooking utensils, and a full size washer and dryer it was all there!

Beach access was a short walk away and we loved being able to keep out boat in the water tied up to the dock.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the amenities that Sea Lion Cottage offers. No one likes to arrive at a property to find the barest of household items, so we have tried to ensure that there is more than enough of what you need for a comfortable vacation. And there is no better review than a return visit, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Longboat Key next year.
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A much needed relaxing retreat! It was a great location and the description of the house was very accurate. It's on a very quiet street with little traffic and very private. Everything was clean and there were plenty of linens, etc. provided. It was so nice being able to come back from the beach and swim in the pool, and the teenagers LOVED the outside shower. We spent alot of time on the porch and even used the grill. We brought our boat and kayaks, so being able to leave the canal and be in the intercoastal was fantastic. My husband was excited he caught fish every time he went out. Correspondence with the owners went very smooth and they replied immediately to any questions we had. We will definitely come back again and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lindenhurst, N.Y. 11757

yearly Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by stating, I am familiar with Longboat (LBK) and surrounding area and my family and I have been vacationing the first two weeks in July on LBK, for quite some time…. The property, house, location and it’s feature facilitated a pleasurable time spend during our stay. I bring my 20 foot jet Boat down and the dock behind the house on the canal accommodates my boat, no problem. We enjoy taking the boat, going to the beach or cruising to a restaurant for dinner in the evenings. The location is perfect, for this “boat to restaurant” activity. Even if you do not have a boat, there are many fine restaurants and shopping available to the location of this house. The house itself offers more than enough room and the pet friendly status allows the whole family to be together for our yearly event. Bedrooms are well appointed, clean, and large enough and furniture, linens are above grade and in very good condition, like new. The pool is perfect when we come back from a day on the water and at the beach. We love to take the boat to the northern most tip of Longboat, anchor in the crystal clear water and enjoy the beach, sights as Dolphins and manatees occasionally pass by. Back to the house, the split design of bedrooms to the left and the extra small bedroom off the kitchen/dining room works well when six people need to sleep. The third half bathroom and outside shower near the pool is also a very functional and comfortable feature. Got to say it's like being at home, the house has all the amenities which supported a very comfortable and pleasurable stay. A/C works great, as did all the appliances. A very pleasurable, rewarding experience for my entire family. Just want to make one more comment and observation....setting up my rental agreement and communications with the principals was easy and non-eventful. Everybody was polite and attentive to the details which made my time at 616 Lyons Lane a memorably and easy experience. A great house, overall great experience.

Best regards, hope to stay here again next year…..

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when people enjoy our house! Thank you
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Tampa, FL, United States

Most Relaxing Vacation in YEARS!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend a week unwinding and relaxing. We absolutely loved spending our days lounging in the pool, sunsets at the beach and evenings grilling and drinking wine on the lenai. The house is nicely appointed with everything you need to make yourself at home. I highly recommend the Sea Lion Cottage for groups of friends, families or even couples. We had a blast and cannot wait to book for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Sea Lion Cottage is indeed a peaceful retreat by the sea, and we are glad that you found it relaxing too.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Sunsets at the beach.

* boating - 5 minutes from the gulf.

* Swim in your private pool.

* great restaurants.

* close to Anna Maria Island.

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

on site or nearby:

Beach, Hiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness

Center, Gym, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Wildlife

Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums,

Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Boating, Sailing,

Waterskiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Rafting


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Longboat Key, Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
January 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 May 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Thanksgiving Week
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
8 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays 2018
16 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £108.75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £42.78
Pool Heat Optional £72.5
Pet Fee £108.75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Weekly Rate : $1,800
* Jan: $5,100 per month / $2,000per week
* Feb/Mar/Apr: $6,200 per month / $2,200 per week
* May thru Dec. 14th: $4,300per month / $1,800 per week; Thanksgiving Week $2,000
* Dec. 15 - Jan 1st: $2,200 per week
Cleaning fee of $150; Taxes of 12%; $59 non-refundable damage protection fee (covers up to $1,500 accident insurance, purchased through www.vacationprotection.com.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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