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Highlights Manasota Key

  • Sandy beaches
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Watersports
  • Historic sites
  • Fine dining
  • Nightlife

Best Vacation Rentals in Manasota Key

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Manasota Key, Charlotte County
Vacation Rental • 1593 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(18 reviews)
The best shell and shark tooth beach on the planet!Your vacation time is precious a special time to share with family and loved ones, our beach house gives you the most convenience than any other vacation spot. Why spend most of your vacation time traveling we are easy to get too, and no hassles. There's 'No' walking down stairs, taking elevators, crossing streets, no packing, lugging coolers or driving, don't have to trek to a bathroom, it's all right here. Every morning you wake up and open your door onto this beautiful beach right at the Gulf of Mexico waters, take a long walk on the bea...
from $372 / night
Manasota Key, Charlotte County
Vacation Rental • 990 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(106 reviews)
Charming, bright and sunny, rent this fabulous two bedroom house located RIGHT ON THE BEACH, just steps from the water. Enjoy the million dollar views and watch the dolphins play from your living room window! Outside, relax on your own beach. This unit is beautifully furnished; you'll feel right at home! Be enchanted with this island where there are no high rises, no traffic lights and no crowds. A two lane road runs the length of the island with pristine beaches on the west side and Lemon Bay on the east side. We are just steps from Stump Pass state park and wildlife sanctuary where you wi...
from $173 / night
Manasota Key, Charlotte County
Vacation Rental • 1690 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
(19 reviews)
See VIDEO for walk-through views! Tropical island private home with pool on Manasota Key, with access to your own beach on the Gulf of Mexico and fishing (not boating) dock on Lemon Bay (less than a block from each). Newly screened-in pool; gas grill; House has tile floors throughout; Central air and ceiling fans in every room (or turn off the A/C, open the windows, and listen to the sea); all kitchen appliances and washer/dryer; Beds include one king, one queen, two full, and the sun-room's pull-out couch makes a queen size bed; Master Suite is connected to the main house, but has its own ...
from $352 / night

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Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Manasota Key

$298for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
$404 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Manasota Key

29%for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
39% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Manasota Key

Hit the sunny beaches for a winter or spring break

Manasota Key is secretly known for its hidden beaches and laid-back vibe. There’s plenty of local wildlife meandering around the beaches and mangrove forest. And the close encounters are part of what makes this lively landscape so magical. The four beaches include Manasota, Blind Pass, Englewood, and Stump Pass. Be sure to visit all four to enjoy their signature experiences. Dining and shopping is a must for those special finds and delightful culinary experiences. But, if you’re here for a party and relaxing on the beach, it’s perfect for that too thanks to the rentals’ location right on the beach!

Gorgeous rentals in paradise

Enjoy your dreamy beachside rental with all the amenities. These accommodations are lovely to look at, spacious and independent. Along with beach and nature views, guests will enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, tv, gardens and patio. Our Manasota Key rentals are suitable for couples, families and small groups. Sit out on the terrace and enjoy the stunning view. Or, relax by the pool with a martini in hand. Whatever your traveling style may be, these rentals will definitely make your holiday wishes come true!

Vacations in Manasota Key

The area and getting around

Be a beach bum, it’s good for your health!

Enjoy a variety of laid back beachside social vibes on all four of Manasota Key’s remote beaches. Stump Pass is the most remote and usually accessed by boat from Englewood where rentals are readily available. Or you can plan a picnic and take a hike starting from Englewood’s hiking trails. Manatee’s, Loggerhead Sea Turtles and Dolphins are often sighted here so it’s worth the trip. If you just want to cast your line and hope for a good catch Blind Pass has excellent fishing activities. Kayaking and bicycling are also recommended, especially through the enchanting mangrove forest.

Explore the history

The Manasota Key area has a diverse history that you can access via Lemon Bay Historical Society. You’ll discover the Green Street Methodist Church from 1928, the Lemon Bay Cemetery filled with pioneers from days gone by. Ancient historical artifacts from the Calusa Indians’ occupation of 12000 years ago is another bunny trail of historical significance to discover. Then there are fossils from sea animals and plants that wash up on the shoreline to examine. Recently a 7000-year-old burial site was revealed in the Gulf from Native Americans that used a marsh style of burial. This is just a glimpse into the vast archives of historical finds here.

Travelers and activities

Manasota Key for History enthusiasts

Manasota key is loaded with exciting historical treasures. As far back as 12000 years ago there were Native Americans from the Calusa tribes thriving here. It was a land teeming with wildlife to hunt and rich fishing beds to keep the people well nourished for centuries. Numerous wars were fought in this region and the treasure was stashed under the deserted beaches. Due to hurricane gales, it is a famous shipwreck area with Spanish treasure to discover. The Pirates of the Caribbean Sea were also frequent visitors who left their stories behind in the Lemon Bay Historical Society’s archives which you can explore while you’re here. And so much more!

Manasota Key for Leisure lovers

A visit to Snook Haven restaurant is a must for its unique character, smokehouse meat specials, banjo music and more. Try the Gator Bites appetizer and homemade beer while discovering its unprecedented historical treasures. Flounder’s Restaurant and Tiki Bar is another hotspot for live music and culinary delights. Be sure to book a sunset tour for spectacular photo ops and maybe you’ll catch some dolphins showing off too! Collecting shells that wash up on the beach is another favorite. Then, the shopping is loaded with unique items that only Southern Gulf Coast Florida can offer. This is a vacation of true leisure!

Originally Manasota key’s shoreline extended 70 miles further out. As a result, fossils regularly wash up on the beach.

Top 5 travel tips in Manasota Key

1. View the sandy beaches from a Parasail

Manasota has an abundance of beautiful white sandy beaches that are secluded from the crowds. You can get a thrilling adventure flying with the birds of the sea while overlooking the beautiful vistas of Manasota Key.

2. Spend the day frolicking in the ocean

You’ll be spoiled for choice at Beach Road Watersports where you can spend the day in the gulf waterways. They offer boats, waverunners, and paddleboards for rent. Or visit the dolphins on a fabulous sunset cruise.

3. Hit the greens at Oyster Creek

This may be your once in a lifetime hole-in-one opportunity! These luscious greens are perfect for the avid golfer or newbie. Take the day for sunshine and leisurely exercise while being competitive and enjoy a sunset dining experience at hole 19.

4. See the coral without a snorkel

If you are not comfortable swimming with a mask and tube, try renting a glass bottom kayak. Glass Bottom Rentals offer an excellent tour with glass bottom kayaks so you can enjoy the coral and beautiful marine life without getting in the water.

5. Catch the Gulf Vibe

The White Elephant Pub is situated next to the Gulf in the Caribbean Sea, you can take a boat and enjoy the ocean too. They boast live music and interesting entrées. Try the blue cheeseburgers, they are highly recommended!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Manasota Key

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Manasota Key last year?

Last year, rentals in Manasota Key had an annual average price of around $296 per night.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Manasota Key?

]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Manasota Key are September ($257 the average per night for accommodation), October ($259), and June ($268).

When does the price of vacation rentals in Manasota Key go up the most?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in Manasota Key, the highest prices are found in the month of March (with an average of $373 per night), followed by February ($371), and then April ($329).

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Manasota Key well in advance?

If you decide to put Manasota Key on your bucket list, we recommend planning your visit ahead of time because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 87% of rentals booked the previous year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

Last year, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Manasota Key were September, August and October, with average availabilities of 37%, 35%, and 33%, respectively.

How many vacation rentals are there in Manasota Key?

Holidu works with 2 different partners to give you a choice between 90 properties we have in Manasota Key.

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