Cozy 2bd on Manasota Key in Florida
Cozy 2bd on Manasota Key in Florida
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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With Lemon Bay and Gulf of Mexico just steps away this is our dream and we're excited to share it with you!

We know you will instantly feel at home here in this cozy, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath space, and hope you'll consider it YOUR second home.

The space

It's super clean, comfy and surprisingly spacious. It is stocked with everything you need for a carefree vacation getaway - including complimentary beach chairs, beach towels and floaties. We have a full kitchen, full laundry and even an outdoor shower for your sandy feet! The giant screen porch is a delight, especially in the cooler winter months. The master suite has a king bed and 3/4 bath (no tub). The 2nd bedroom has two single beds. The central air conditioning works great - so feel free to book a summer trip too!

We have a full kitchen, full laundry and even an outdoor shower for your sandy feet! The giant screen porch is a delight, especially in the cooler winter months. The master suite has a king bed and 3/4 bath (no tub). The 2nd bedroom has two single beds. By the time you arrive, we may have additional sleeping options on the screen porch (oops, 'lanai')! The central air conditioning works great - so feel free to book a summer trip too!

Since we live and work in Madison Wisconsin, it should be obvious why absolutely love our island getaway! John is an avid fisherman and I aspire to be a beach bum - so we love that our little home has deeded 'his and hers' sides of the island! His side is Lemon Bay, a world class sport-fishing destination (and free sunrise daily), my side is the Gulf of Mexico as far as you can see, endless flat beach with a view enhanced by the dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and countless entertaining birds and spectacular sunsets! I will never tire of staring at and listening to the ocean.

When we were house-hunting, our 'must haves' were: easy access from multiple airports (so we would and could come often and easily), laid-back lifestyle and residents (no worries about how you look in a bathing suit, no snooty folks), beautiful white sand beaches (duh) . . . and that's about it. Fortunately, this property and location offered even more. Originally we wanted to be 'on' the water, but quickly saw the benefits of having deeded access to BOTH sides of the island. We have a boat dock on the bay ('sittin' on the dock of the bay') AND a beach, both within a short walk from our front door!

Guest access

Our home has a fully stocked kitchen (w/dish soap and dishwasher soap), full-size laundry (w/soap and dryer sheets), bedding, bath towels and all of the conveniences you'd expect. We even have beach chairs, beach towels, and inflatable floatie rings. Just bring your clothes, swimsuit, and toiletries!

In addition to our 1.5 bathrooms, we also have a refreshing outdoor shower - thanks for rinsing those sandy feet!

Other things to note

Enjoy cable TV and wireless internet at no extra charge. New large flat-screen TV.

This home has never been a rental property before. It was loved and cared for by a long-time owner occupant. We completely redecorated and fully 'outfitted' the home August/September 2014, with all NEW blinds/curtains, bedding, towels, most furniture, new lighting and ceiling fans and entirely NEW contents of the kitchen cabinets. You'll find everything you need to cook here, including a Ninja blender! Or, you could take advantage of the many many great local restaurants, and only use your kitchen for making coffee and cocktails!

Wheelchair accessible

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $179 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Sorry, no pets, no smoking indoors or on the screen porch.
Guests must be 25 or older to rent.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

44 Reviews

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Becky User Profile
August 2017
This quiet beach place is just as pictured. An easy walk one direction to the shared common dock (about 5 houses down) on Lemon Bay and in the other direction, across the one main road and down a little path, to the gulf. We saw a manatee and several dolphins out there. Public beaches are about a mile away. Loved the Sandbar Tiki place for dinner, sunset & live music the best on the island.

The place was exactly as pictured. Really cleaned & fully stocked (including spices, lots of fluffy towels & even detergents). Really comfortable here, great wifi & selection of cable channels. The Kayak, boat rentals & fishing charter boats is only 10 minutes away. They are super hosts for a reason. Highly recommend. Thanks again for everything.

Marcus User Profile
May 2017
This home is great! It fit our family of four perfectly. We were all so comfortable. The beach across the road was amazing. It felt like we were on an exotic island. It was so tranquil and the majority of the time we were alone for miles. I was very happy to be in a residential. The home comes with everything you need. There is a grocery store less than fifteen minutes away, but there's several nice places to eat out for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Dune User Profile
May 2017
Jenny's home is absolutely beautiful and the perfect location. The beaches are very close by and gorgeous. We traveled with our young son and found the house to already be kid proofed and the shed stocked with beach toys, chairs and water noodles. We would stay here again in a heart beat!

Jaimee User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely perfect home away from home! The private beach access was the highlight of the trip. Definitely the best beach on the island for relaxing and collecting shells and shark teeth. We will 100% come back and stay here again!

Rebecca User Profile
May 2017
Everything was absolutely amazing. Jenny provided anything we could possibly need. We were absolutely amazed at the house and location as well as the level of comfort and necessities provided to us. We can't wait to come back next year! Thank you again!

Lisa User Profile
May 2017
A great place to relax and enjoy the Manasota Keys. Location is great! The beach supplies were a great addition. A great affordable place to stay! Thank you!

Middleton, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in September 2014
Jenny User ProfileJenny is a superhost.

We are the Swain Family. We live and work in Madison, WI. Both of us are UW Madison grads and love our lives here . . . until about December.

John is a highschool Earth Science teacher - actually a fairly 'new' teacher, having recently attended UW again as an adult, to follow his dream of teaching. He totally rocks at it and is guiding, parenting and influencing many many young people. It's a beautiful thing to experience through him. Note: being a teacher AND an avid fisherman equals awesome summers off, fishing in Florida!

I have been a Realtor in Madison for 26 years. You should trust that I can spot a good 'location' and good property better than most! I envision escaping to this peaceful place in the slower winter months.

We also hope to 'entice' our adult children and grandchildren to visit us often . . . this beach home should serve that purpose nicely.

We have 5 beautiful children (all boys) and 3 grandchildren. Though you could hardly call any of them 'children' anymore! Our youngest three are juniors in high school, we have one at UW Madison and one who is already deep into his career as a Navy pilot, married with 3 babies of their own.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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