Come share in our dream. We want to show you the cutest house in adorable, friendly Englewood just steps from a breathtaking beach. A few years ago we came to visit a family friend and fell in love- we think you will too!
The Starfish Inn is a true old Florida charmer, built in 1962 and remodeled in 2014. We are a VRBO Premier Partner, please see our 4 dozen reviews which are all excellent-
For the outside- The oversized, fenced lot is full of mature tropical landscaping providing an inviting yard complete with multiple outdoor gathering spaces. The huge screened 2 story lanai off the side of the house is perfect for early morning coffee and includes eating & lounging areas. The large raised backyard deck provides the perfect place for rinsing off in the outdoor shower after a day on the nearby beach. It’s also a great spot for grilling fresh seafood complete with grill, loungers for sunbathing, dining table and seating areas. Or spend quality time in the evening with your family around the beautifully landscaped fire pit under the stars. Last but not least is the adorable front porch overlooking the quaint shell road, another beautiful spot for morning coffee. And don’t forget the constant Gulf breezes that complete every Florida beach vacation!
For the inside- This house has 2 units, 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs, connected by the covered 2 story lanai with exterior staircase. The upstairs has 2 bedrooms (queen, 2 twins) and one full bath with a large kitchen, den & dining area plus a huge covered lanai. The downstairs has 2 bedrooms (queen, 2 twins) and two full baths with cozy kitchen, den and dining plus lots of outdoor spaces. The house has been loving decorated in a comfortable beach style and is the quintessential beach house. It is stocked for long term rentals, so you'll have all the comforts of home! The kitchen and baths are fully loaded with supplies (pots, pans, crock pot, tupperware, cooking utensils, flatware, kitchen towels/washcloths, bathroom towels/washcloths, beach towels, top quality bed linens, etc). We have a terrific cable and wireless internet package. There's also an guest book inside the house loaded with recommendations for area restaurants, bars and activities. It includes great information about Englewood/Manasota Key and surrounding areas. The house has many original charming features, such as hardwood floors, but has been updated to include new bathrooms and kitchens. Also, you can take the 5 minute walk to the beach with all you need, because we provide beach bag, coolers (with wheels), beach towels, beach toys, beach chairs, umbrellas and shark tooth sifters. The furniture and mattresses are top notch as well.
Manasota Key is less than 5 minutes away- on foot!! The road to the beach is a few feet away as our house is only 1 from the corner of Manasota Beach Rd. There are three major county park beaches at the north (Manasota Beach), middle (Blind Pass Beach) and south end (Englewood Beach) of the Key, as well as Stump Pass State Park which, at the very south end of the Key, offers absolutely stunning views and access to the bay, the pass and the Gulf. Englewood Beach, just down from Stump Pass, is adjacent to several interesting shops and good restaurants.
To the north, it is only 10 minutes to the town of Venice, with extensive shopping/dining, and only 40 minutes to Sarasota, with all of this and its additional cultural attractions including award-winning Siesta Key.
Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 10:00 am.
Pack n Play available upon request.
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