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Waterfront - 2/2.5 Private House on Gulf of Mexico - Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,928 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Formerly named Manasota Sunset

Enjoy your own private home right on the Gulf. There are two buildings on the property.

There is also a guest house next door with 2 rental apts. Please see our other VRBO rentals # 895527 and 920813.

This 2 bedroom 2.5 bath home has spectacular gulf front views. The unit will be appointed with the finer amenities (dishes, bed linens, towels, etc.) one would expect at a high end hotel or B&B.

There is a screened in gulf front patio with spectacular, panoramic, unobstructed, pristine views of the Gulf of Mexico. The unit overlooks the gulf and offers a serene setting with waves crashing onto the rocks just steps from your door.

Manasota Key is known for its lush vegetation and white sandy beaches just off the coast of Englewood. Kayaking, jet skiing, snorkeling, parasailing and various other activities are available on this quaint island. Its location is within comfortable driving distance to Sarasota, Tampa, and Fort Myers. Sarasota airport is closest (45 mins.) Fort Meyers airport is an hour and 20 mins. Tampa airport is an hour and 40 mins. Sarasota and Tampa have the best car rental rates.

NO NEED TO LUG MAJOR ITEMS TO THIS UNIT. Beach umbrellas and chairs are free to take to the public beaches. We have plenty of beach towels and coolers as well and pretty much anything you'll need to make a day at the beach comfortable. Just ASK before you come to see if we have it!

Smoking outside only. Pets Negotiable.

More Details

Francine Campanello
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1928 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Second Floor Master
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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Waterfront - 2/2.5 Private House on Gulf of Mexico - Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Awesome girls trip!

  • 5 of 5

5 ladies came here for a girls trip July 9-14. We loved sitting outside taking in the gorgeous scenery and incredible sunsets after spending the day swimming in the Gulf or reading and playing cards in the screened in porch. Fred and Francine were wonderful and responsive to any questions we had. The sleeper sofa in the living room isn't really comfortable for a grown person. We made do but it's really more suitable for kids. We wished the house had been cleaned more thoroughly before we got there, but we did some straightening up ourselves and it was fine. The bedsheets were clean and that's the most important thing! We highly suggest going kayaking in Lemon Bay if you're interested in seeing dolphins, manatees, and several bird species. Overall we had an amazing trip and we're so grateful to Fred and Francine for opening up their home to us. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house and Location were perfect. Beautiful sunsets,Like having your private beach right behind the home. Perfect for fishing. Very relaxing not like some of those other very busy summer vacation hot spots. Definitely will book again

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You were a wonderful family and so happy you want to come back! Thank you again for taking such great care of our home! Francine
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Awesome stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my family and had a great time. It was really nice to stay in such a great, clean, well-maintained property. Francine and Fred did a great job !👍�we will come back again s.

Lan and family

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our family went the first week of June and the weather was perfect! The convenience of being steps from the water from your door is priceless! Fred and Francine have provided chairs and toys for the beach and even beach towels, so you really can simply walk out and sit down and enjoy! We loved eating our meals on the screened in patio overlooking the ocean! We spotted a couple manatees and a few dolphins during our trip! The house was perfect and our hosts have thought of so much! We truly had one of our best vacation experiences!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Lacey! Your family were wonderful guests. Thank you so leaving our home so nice. Glad that you enjoyed your stay . Hope to see you back again soon! Francine and Fred Campanello
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Beautiful gulf front house

  • 5 of 5

This house is actually on the Gulf of Mexico and did not fail to meet our expectations, and along with the owners made our stay absolutely delightful. Pictures of the sunset don't do justice to the real thing which was while sitting out on the balcony with a drink and watching the sun set made for a perfect end to the day. The house has everything you could ask for and we must admit it was very hard to leave. Manasota Key has the feeling that you are in a place that oozes tranquility and yet has everything for everyone from deserted beaches to lively bars and really fine dining.

Francine made the booking extremely easy and was a very attentive host and should we have needed anything I am sure would not have hesitated in helping.

Would without a second thought recommend a stay in this house and location as you will not be disappointed. We will be arranging dates for a return visit as soon as possible.

A big thanks to Francine and husband Fred for a very memorable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We just love our slice of paradise and enjoy having guests that love it as much as we do! Thanks for taking such wonderful care and hope to see you back soon Ian ! Francine Campanello
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Amazing oceanfront view!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful oceanfront property with amazing views! The owners Fred and Francine were so nice and very accommodating to all of our needs! The house is a great layout and setup for 4 people or more with great space and had everything we needed! We cooked Christmas dinner there for 6 of us and it was perfect! I would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We love sharing our home to such a great family. Very happy you enjoyed it and hope to see you back soon! Fred and Francine Campanello
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95.6
Pet Fee £57.36
Refundable Damage Deposit £229.44

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.