10 Vacation Rentals By The Beach In Manasota Key, Florida, USA - Updated 2021

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The island of Manasota Key is a contrast to the other major tourist destinations in Florida. Unlike other places that boast nonstop party scenes, this area is relaxed and quiet, allowing travelers and locals alike to soothe their bodies and minds away from the noise and confusion of more fast-paced cities. There are four beaches that people can choose from in Manasota Key: Manasota Beach, which features a long stretch of sandy beaches; Blind Pass Beach, which is at an isolated location and features plenty of wildlife; Englewood Beach, which comes with rental services for a variety of beach equipment and games so you don’t have to lug these around; and Stump Pass Beach State Park, which features fantastic spots for snorkeling, sunbathing and picnicking. Take your pick from these vacation rentals by the beach in Manasota Key, Florida, and give yourself the opportunity to be close to the central attractions of the island.

1. One-bedroom condo unit close to the beach (from USD 122)

Water lovers will love this destination. This condo unit, which fits four, is just a few steps away from the beach. It comes with a dock where you can secure your boat for free. This rental is a dream vacation home if water relaxes you, because of the views you can enjoy from here. The property has a lanai where you can rest and enjoy the sights of manatees, seagulls, and dolphins. Restaurants and the various entertainment options offered by Manasota Key are all within walking distance from here.

Picturesque Bay Front Property - 90 Second Walk to Gulf Beach
Englewood, Florida, United States
18 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the unit was clean with all the necessities to get our stay started off well
Host:
john was a great host
Location:
great place convenient location awesome view of lemon bay and close to the beach
we usually stay at a ocean side location but we really liked overlooking the bay
great stay amazing location great host highly recommended
just park your car and enjoy
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2. Fully furnished unit opposite a private beach (from USD 135)

Want to feel like you and your party are all alone in a tropical paradise? Consider staying at this rental, a one-bedroom condo unit that gives you access to the private beach just across the street. Besides this perk, it also comes with a dock and a barbecue area just behind the building, which guests are welcome to use. They can also use either of the two heated pools on the property. Do be aware that the rental is open only to adults who are 28 years and older.

Best of both.. Gulf on one side bay on the other!!
Englewood Beach/Manasota Key, Florida, United States
13 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything was perfect beautifully decorated very clean and many thoughtful touches
Location:
great location steps away from both the beach and great fishing on the back dock
restaurants gas stations and beach shops all super close free shuttle in the area also
if you are looking for a beautifully decorated condo in the perfect location then this is it
great place amazing location great hosts
great little place for a getaway or family vacation
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3. Homey guest penthouse (from USD 150)

Ever wondered what it’s like to have your own personal beach? This guesthouse allows you to experience just that. This rental, which fits up to four people, gives guests access to not just a swimming pool but also a private beach where they can swim or just spend time relaxing on the shore. The house is fully furnished and it even comes equipped with a barbecue grill. Do make sure that children are accompanied by adults when they head to the pool or the beach as there are no lifeguards on duty there.

PRIVATE BEACH, unit w/Pool Sandy Toes Penthouse
Englewood, Florida, United States
223 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and couch were very comfortable
the views from the balcony were wonderful and the apartment was great even for our family of 4
loved the sandy toes' penthouse extremely well equipped and comfortable with amazing views from the outdoor deck
every kitchen appliance you could think of and lots of staples like oil spices etc
our children 11 and 9 slept comfortably on the pull-out couch and separate pull-out twin bed
Cleanliness:
timely communication clean well run property
everything was very clean
place was clean and well put together
everything in the penthouse unit was clean and well kept
the pool was clean and the pool water was so nice
Host:
louise is a wonderful responsive host
host was very nice and informative
the owner is super nice and fast to answer any questions
don who stays on site very helpful as usual and we are already planning to return
louis was very sweet and a wonderful host
Location:
perfect location on beautiful beach
the location is perfect
the location was perfect
location is absolutely the best possible
the location of the property is amazing
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4. Cozy cottage in a tropical paradise (from USD 190)

Staying at this rental will make guests feel as though they are spending every minute in a tropical paradise. Peeking through the windows will reward them with views of leaping dolphins. Should tenants head to the water, they may catch sight of manatees and stingrays swimming close to the shore. The cottage is cozy and comes furnished with the essentials, including a full kitchen and laundry facilities. Restaurants are a stroll away from the property.

INCREDIBLE BEACH FRONT AND GULF FRONT COTTAGE!!
Englewood, Florida, United States
41 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was cute and comfortable great views of ocean
the beds are very comfortable and they helped us get a perfect night’s rest
Cleanliness:
this cottage is a paradise very clean and had everything that we needed
Host:
cynthia was responsive to any questions we had
first off the host is outstanding with communication
the view is absolutely amazing the host and property manager were both very easy to get along with
cynthia is a fantastic host that will ensure that your stay is very comfortable
Location:
privacy location and breathtaking sunsets
perfect place to “socially distance” as beautiful beach is pretty far from public access
the location is amazing and i couldn’t of asked for a better place to stay
wonderful state park at the end of the island
the place is just like the pictures
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5. Beautiful house for four (from USD 224)

This beautiful house is located just a few steps away from Stump Pass, one of the four beaches of Manasota Key. Meanwhile, the Bay Side, where you can try a variety of activities such as fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing, and jet skiing, is just across the street. If you wish to bring your own boat, you will love the fact that there is a dock where you can park your vessel. The house is fully furnished and the host supplies guests with toilet paper, bathing soap, detergent, and trash bags. Special monthly rates are available for long-term tenants.

SPEC AUGUST 30-4 $200 per night BOOK NOW FOR FL BOAT RACES NOV PARYT WEEK
93 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean and well equipped property
condo was super clean
and it's a clean and wide beach
the place was a very clean comfortable and welcoming unit
house was very nicely decorated and clean
Host:
darlene was a gracious host and property is less than a minute walk to the beach
the locals were very friendly
we could not have asked for a kinder or more helpful host
Location:
great location with beach just steps away
restaurants and bars are in walking distance or free shuttle can be ordered
with only a very short walk to the beach the location was perfect for what we needed
absolutely a beautiful place to stay within walking distance from the beach
close to the beach and a friendly community
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6. Luxury gulf-front condo unit (from USD 240)

This rental is the perfect accommodation for you if you’re set on enjoying a luxurious holiday in Manasota Key. This three-bedroom penthouse unit, which is spacious enough to fit as many as seven people, has the necessary amenities to allow tenants to prepare their meals or do their laundry. Guests are welcome to use the amenities in the complex, including the heated swimming pool and the grill. The rental is just a few steps away from the beach.

Gulf Front & Direct Lemon Bay View 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths Top Floor! 2 Lanai
46 reviews
condo 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
oh and the a/c works great
master bed was comfortable the jetted tub awesome and nice view even from shower
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and a lot larger than i thought
clean and well thought through with anything you may need for your stay
Location:
neighbors were extra friendly and area very nice and walking distance to local restaurants
it has a welcoming feel and its location is perfect
loved walking on beach shelling and relaxing thanks for sharing this special property
place is very beautiful
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7. Family home close to Stump Pass (from USD 188)

This two-bedroom home can accommodate up to six people, which means that this property has enough space for a family on holiday and it even welcomes pets. The house was recently renovated and it comes with all the amenities that you can expect from a holiday home, including beach toys, books, games, and high-speed WiFi. Kayaks and bikes are available for guests’ use at no charge.

BEACH IS OPEN, 120 steps to beach, free kayaks and bikes
89 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
nothing fancy but comfortable clean and was perfect for our stay
really appreciate how clean this property was especially during this time
inside was very clean and contains newly remodeled kitchen and baths
everything was sanitized and was very clean we felt very safe staying here
Host:
linda was very helpful and kind
we loved the quick response of the owners anddebbie was also very nice
we enjoyed all of the beach things and the bikes the owner has provided
the owners have thought about so many details to make the stay enjoyable
Location:
great location close to everything
location is perfect with just a few steps away to a beautiful beach
beautiful property good location great time
location was great and house was too
beach is so close walking distance (120 steps) dogs enjoyed the back yard will be back
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8. Luxury rental with gulf views (from USD 198)

Stay in this rental to truly feel like you are spending your holiday in a tropical paradise. This newly decorated condo unit boasts high ceilings and tasteful decorations. It features two balconies, both of which provide guests with gorgeous views of Lemon Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The complex where the property is located is furnished with some creature comforts such as a heated pool and a hot tub. There is a park nearby that comes with a playground, a basketball court, and beach volleyball courts, making this a perfect location for families on holiday that want to have fun outdoors. The beach is right across the street from here.

Three Bedroom Condo with Elevator and Views of Gulf and Lemon Bay - Boat dock
15 reviews
condo 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s furnished with everything you could ever need and more including a fabulous fully applianced kitchen
Cleanliness:
condo was exceptionally clean and well stocked
it was clean modern well equipped with everything that we needed
our kids really enjoyed the pool as it was clean and kid friendly
we loved our stay on manasota key the condo was super clean and delightfully decorated
the kitchen was very spacious and well stocked and the beds were surprisingly comfortable
Host:
owner checked with us several times to be sure our needs were met
mike is a great manager of the property and very attentive
Location:
exceptional condo in a great location
the location was the best
we all enjoyed our stay and location
right across the street from beach access and close to some great restaurants
there are several good restaurants within walking distance
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9. Beachfront cottage close to restaurants (from USD 185)

This beautiful comfortable cottage sits right on the beach, which means that guests will only need to take a few steps before they can dive into the water. While small, the pet-friendly house is furnished with the essentials, including a kitchen and laundry facilities. Stump Pass State Park is within walking distance from this property, as are a number of shops and restaurants.

Charming BEACHFRONT! Walk to restaurants/state park!
148 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is well equipped and the new mattresses are excellent
Cleanliness:
beautiful place and very clean
great location clean and comfortable
Host:
the owners were very nice people
the owner response was always responsive very quick
friendly locals directed us to restaurants etc
Location:
very nice property and excellent location
on the beach and in a good location close to restaurants and night life
it was a great location the beach was wonderful
we had a great time loved the location house was clean comfortable and we'll maintained
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10. One-bedroom retreat overlooking Lemon Bay

This rental, which is located on the second floor of a building, provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy views overlooking Lemon Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. The tastefully decorated unit is furnished with practical amenities such as a kitchen, a washing machine, and a dryer. It is located in a complex that has its own heated pool that guests can use. The beach is just across the street. Some restaurants and local entertainment are also just a few steps away from the property.

Best Stay on Lemon Bay! - Manasota Key
44 reviews
condo 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
unit was clean quiet and comfortable
condo was just as described and was clean and organized
Host:
owner was easy to work with and responded quickly to any questions
owners very easy to communicate with
owner/manager very easy to work with and responsive to communications
easy process and owner very nice and responsive
owner is very helpful and condo was comfortable
Location:
it was a great location
the el galeon was a perfect location
some fun restaurants within walking distance
easy walk to the gulf across the street and a short walk to rent kayaks
easy walk to the beach and restaurants
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Have a relaxing holiday in Manasota Key

Manasota Key is unlike other tourist destinations in Florida, and that may actually be a good thing for some people. While this area does have its own share of restaurants and shops, it is primarily a residential area, allowing locals and visitors alike to savor the stillness and relax their senses. Take the first step to a relaxing holiday by booking one of these vacation rentals.

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