Paradise with a pool, pier and private beach area

  • overhead from the bay
    overhead from the bay
  • View from the pier at the house with the beach area in the foreground
    View from the pier at the house with the beach area in the foreground
  • View of the bay to the west from the pool deck
    View of the bay to the west from the pool deck
  • pool and lanai
    pool and lanai
  • Kitchen. all stainless. gas range
    Kitchen. all stainless. gas range
  • living room and kitchen
    living room and kitchen
  • Living room with access to lanai
    Living room with access to lanai
  • dining room. table expands to hold 12
    dining room. table expands to hold 12
  • kitchen
    kitchen
  • Master Suite #1 - King
    Master Suite #1 - King
  • Master Suite #2 - King room with full bath, attached to room with 2 queen beds
    Master Suite #2 - King room with full bath, attached to room with 2 queen beds
  • 2 Queen room. Part of master suite #2 through door center in of photo.  1/2 bath is door to right of center
    2 Queen room. Part of master suite #2 through door center in of photo. 1/2 bath is door to right of center
  • King room #3 in side hallway with full bath and Queen room at other end of hall
    King room #3 in side hallway with full bath and Queen room at other end of hall
  • We call this the sunset room.  It is in a suite of rooms with King room #3 and a full bath.  But it is the only bedroom with a direct slider to the pool deck.
    We call this the sunset room. It is in a suite of rooms with King room #3 and a full bath. But it is the only bedroom with a direct slider to the pool deck.
  • One of the back yard patios
    One of the back yard patios
  • The lanai looking into the living room through large sliding doors
    The lanai looking into the living room through large sliding doors
  • Office area #1. laptop not provided
    Office area #1. laptop not provided
  • Office area #2. external monitor IS provided
    Office area #2. external monitor IS provided
  • Master #1 bath
    Master #1 bath
  • Master #1 bath
    Master #1 bath
  • Master #1 walk-in closet
    Master #1 walk-in closet
  • Master #1 outdoor shower
    Master #1 outdoor shower
  • Full Bath, attached to King suite #2
    Full Bath, attached to King suite #2
  • Half bath, attached to room with 2 queen beds
    Half bath, attached to room with 2 queen beds
  • Entryway garden
    Entryway garden
  • full bath with tub. part of Sunset suite of rooms
    full bath with tub. part of Sunset suite of rooms
  • Laundry Room
    Laundry Room
  • fountain in garden
    fountain in garden
  • Front door and gardens
    Front door and gardens
  • View from the pier
    View from the pier
  • Relaxing!
    Relaxing!
  • Inviting!
    Inviting!
  • Gardens at front of home
    Gardens at front of home
  • Not relaxing!(sculls not provided)
    Not relaxing!(sculls not provided)
  • sunset from the pool deck
    sunset from the pool deck
  • Birds and boats!(boat not provided. birds...provided!)
    Birds and boats!(boat not provided. birds...provided!)
  • sunset
    sunset
  • Watersports!(Jet skis not provided)
    Watersports!(Jet skis not provided)
  • sunset(views...provided!)
    sunset(views...provided!)
$549-1,810/night
5 Bedrooms • 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 6-12
Allows pets Accessible Internet Oceanfront Private Pool (more...)

Intercoastal, Blackburn Bay waterfront home with boating facilities near Casey Key and Siesta Key. On a point facing the setting sun. This is simply paradise.

The pier is long, and the water deep enough to handle most boat docking needs. The large, heated pool is a few steps from the screened lanai and the deck beckons "come watch the sunset". And while it won't replace one of the large beaches on the key, you can lay or play on our beach hidden by mangroves, and easily launch kayaks, etc.

Perfect for families, vacationing couples, corporate retreats or corporate rewards!

There is LOTS OF INFO HERE!!! Please read thoroughly before booking - or asking questions. The time it takes to respond might cost you the dates you wanted! It happens all the time!

Do you like to vacation together but would still like some privacy? How about 2 king suites on opposite ends of the house, one of which is part of a 'family suite' with an adjoining room with 2 queen beds and it's own half bath. And then another separate area with 2 bedrooms that is essentially Suite #3 - one king room and one queen room - and a full bath between them. A total of five bedrooms, six beds, and 4 baths. Three families or three generations of family could easily vacation together in this fabulous home.

Let's talk about the views. Sunsets from the west-facing pool deck. Cranes, storks, and pelicans that love the private dock and sometimes come right up on the pool deck - and then fly off while you try to sneak closer to take that photo. Wave at the boats and boaters going by that have just come through the nearby passage between the bay and the gulf. Early morning rowing crews out for their workouts while you sip your coffee. Was that a fish jumping out of the water? Yes, it was a mullet and how do they do that?

And how about the important amenities? The pier, the pool, and the private beach?

The pier is private and long, and can handle most boat docking needs. Access to put your boat in the water is nearby, as is the outlet to the gulf. Easy to head up the coast to enjoy the nightlife of Siesta Key or any of the world famous beaches, while knowing you can come back to an exclusive, quiet retreat.

The pier also boasts a dual jet ski lift. To top it all orr, it's a pretty nice place to fish off of as well. The water is clear, you can see lots of fish, and there is a fish cleaning station right on the pier.

The large, heated pool is accessible from the wall of glass doors along the entire back of the house. There is plenty of room for sunbathing after you have finished splashing.

Prefer to layout on sand? Try the beach. Partially hidden behind a stand of mangroves it provides wonderful privacy while you dig your feet in the sand or make sandcastles. And you can access the water for swimming or to launch your kayaks to explore the islands in the bay or for a trip up South Creek into Oscar Scherer State part - right around the corner.

Need more reasons to stay here?

A large kitchen, with all the tools you might need. Large eating, living and entertaining spaces for big families, groups of friends or small business groups.

Two separate office spaces and good wifi for 'workationing'.

The gardens make you feel like you're in a tropical rain forest. From the courtyard as you approach the front door, to the hibiscus surrounding the pool. You'll forget whatever stress you came in with after just a few moments in this little corner of paradise. This oasis.

You'll have the place to yourself with a couple of exceptions. The attached and detached garages are not available at this time. Also, there are 3 locked closets in the main hallway for the owner and housekeeper's use. Don't worry, there are still plenty of closets!

We are available through the app or by phone. We also have staff nearby for any emergencies. And a tablet there with answers to most any possible question.

Located in a cul-de-sac along a private drive with no visibility from the street.

Plenty of parking on the property with the main driveway and a second drive leading to the carriage house.

There is nothing in walking distance, but the mouth of South Creek which leads into Scherer State Park is within easy kayaking distance

Casey Key and Siesta Key beaches are all within a short boat ride from your private dock - or a short drive!

Once your booking is complete, please be aware that we require additional steps to complete your reservation of this property. You will receive a link to our Rental Agreement. Once completed, you will receive a link to our Guest Portal where you will find access to additional information and will be asked to reserve certain free amenities and have the opportunity to purchase "Add ons". A short time before arrival we will also request and require a payment source to reserve a Security Deposit for your stay.

For direct bookings and bookings through services that do not require positive identification in order to book, we will require a photo ID to be provided through the guest portal. This will consist of uploading a scan of your passport or driver's license along with a 'selfie'.

The House Rules are also available for you on the Guest Portal. The House Rules are an easy-to-read addendum to the rental agreement that outlines the information that is applicable to all guests. We will also send you a copy and ask that you download and share this document with all other guests.

We provide additional services offline. We call these Add Ons.

"Add ons" include both certain free amenities and items available for a fee. All can be easily arranged through our Guest Portal. This is the site that you access immediately after you sign our Rental Agreement. We will send you a link. You will be able to: 1) request optional free amenities like setting up a port-a-crib, etc. and 2) select and pay for things like: a late checkout, a supply of breakfast groceries waiting for you in the fridge in case you arrive too late to go to the store, a cleaning by our housekeeper during your stay, electric heat for the pool, etc. If you have questions or can't find these on the guest portal, reach out and ask about any of these items of interest. Our guest portal is a separate system, so purchases will require separate payment (credit card) arrangement.

We have purchased Damage Protection Coverage on your behalf. This policy covers the first $1500 worth of accidental damage. It excludes damage by unregistered pets, and linens. Please let us know right away if anything happens. You would remain responsible for anything beyond this coverage. Please note, while booking you may be offered a 'trip interruption' policy. It's not a damage policy, but may be a good purchase if you are worried about events that might lead to cancellation. We especitally recommend it to all of our long-term guests because of the alternate cancellation policy for long-term stays.

For long-term stays during the months of January - April we have a specific cancellation policy. The first 30 days is the deposit. It is due at booking and is non-refundable. The remaining dates are refundable until 60 days before check-in. To reiterate, we recommend that anyone considering a long-term stay purchase a trip interruption insurance policy. Ask and we can refer you.

Because of issues with parties and disruptive events, at this time, Airbnb does not allow gatherings of more than 15 people - even just during the day. We're in agreement with that. If you have a larger group, and you were hoping to make it easier to share the cost of an exclusive home like ours - we're sorry. We aren't interested in alienating our neighbors or having our listing suspended for you.

If you've ever had a pool, you know it can take more work sometimes than a once-a-week visit from 'the pool guy'. If you're staying for more than a few days you will need to do a few maintenance things to ensure that it is available when you want it. For example, chlorine evaporates, and if there is a heavy rain, it can impact the water chemistry more than the experts may have anticipated and now algae is growing and the pool is getting cloudy, etc. The easiest thing to say is, let us know and we will talk you through what you can do. And none of it is hard. There is more about maintenance in the house manual.

There are security cameras on the front door, the driveway, and near the pool screen doors. But definitely none inside - that would be creepy! We had to install the cameras, not for burglars but because we've had guest counts that exceeded what was reserved. This is not nice. Please be honest. We price based on how many are staying in the home. And we make sure it is a good value for either a retired couple of snowbirds or a big family on an adventure-filled vacation. And, even though you will leave our home as clean as when you arrived, the size of the group still makes a big difference in how much time and work our housekeeper has to do with laundry, etc. to prepare for the next guests.

And then there are pets. Please don't try to sneak any in without including them in the booking. All pets must be crated if left alone in the house.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 15 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 15 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

We are Mike and Krista with ERESDIRECT. We manage this home for its owners and we love having the opportunity to share it with you. Occasionally we get to bring our kids and grandkids here, and it's perfect for us. So, we hope it's perfect for you. This is what we do for a living. We have a couple of homes that we share and we manage homes for other people doing the same. If you're wondering about buying a vacation home and want to consider sharing it with others, please message us, we'd be glad to talk you through it. If you have a vacation home or a rental home anywhere in the US and wonder if it would make a good vacation or short-term rental, we can help you figure that out as well. Let us know how we can help.

Osprey, Florida

Property Type Villa
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In Smart lock
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Other events allowed
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Near Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Ski In/Ski Out
  • Waterfront
  • Bay View
  • Garden View
  • Harbor View
  • Marina View
  • Pool View
  • Sea View
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Ethernet
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Clothes Drying Rack
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Seating for 10 people
Bathrooms 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half)
  • Master Bath – Outdoor Shower, Shower, Toilet
  • 2 Queen 1/2 bath – Toilet
  • Suite 2 bath – Shower, Toilet
  • Main bath – Shower, Toilet, Tub
Sleeping Arrangements 5 Bedrooms, sleeps 6-12
  • Master Suite – 1 King bed
  • King 3 – 1 King bed
  • 2 Queens of 2 Room Suite – 2 Queen beds
  • Sunset Room – 1 Queen bed
  • King of 2 room Suite – 1 King bed
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Games/Board Games
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Changing Table
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Beach Essentials
  • Private Yard
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Boat Slip
Pool/Spa
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Other
  • Cleaning Before Checkout
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind Surfing
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Cameras/Surveillance
Accessibility
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
  • Flat Smooth Pathway To Front Door
  • Disabled Parking Spot