Panoramic water views! FREE Bikes, Kayaks and SUPs
Panoramic water views! FREE Bikes, Kayaks and SUPs
There's only one HIGHVIEW on the Island and WE HAVE IT! Get a high view above it all and enjoy. The best sunsets, sunrises, full moons, weather patterns, rainbows and night time star gazing all right here at the best vacation home on the Island.
Just like the real estate people say, Location,location,location! What a location The Highview has. Situated on the southern tip of the Island, you could almost throw a coconut from Gulf to the Bay here. Blue water surrounds you and its only STEPS TO THE BEACH and Stumps Pass. This rental stands high above the rest in every way. When views, quality and cleanliness are important , The Highview delivers all and more!
Each suite sleeps six and rents separately.
Enjoy our beach cruisers bikes and kayaks, there FREE and included with your rental. Kick back in the orange lifeguard chairs and take in the awesome views. Our signature roof top deck is like the Islands light house. Imagine yourself sitting high above it all with a cool drink in your hand.....your now overlooking the entire south end of Manasota Key. Nothing but blue water and blue sky everywhere. The Highview gets two thumbs up from the locals and is a great spot for star gazing in the evening.
Walk freely around the open floor plan and decks. There is high speed wireless internet with boost power, two bedrooms with high quality linens, and three flat screen TVs. Enjoy cooking your favorite meal in the fully equipped kitchen. The comfortable open Living room has a large flat screen HDTV, and beautiful Gulf Views.
If outdoors is your thing you'll feel right at home. Enjoy the Weber grills and picnic tables nestled in shells. While lighting the grill that evening you realize the entire area is softly night lighted. From the Palm trees to the Birds of Paradise.....Dinning alfresco just went to a new level.
Wash your new found shells in the shell cleaning station, enjoy the enclosed open top outdoor shower with blue sky views or just sip a cool drink and be swept away by the lush tropical landscaping that surrounds the Highview.
One of the best things about this home is it's location. It's right next door to Stump Pass State Park. There are 265 acres of sandy walking trails and pristine beaches. You can ALWAYS find a section of beach all to yourself. The wildlife here is amazing. You will see pelicans diving for fish, Osprey in tree tops, dolphins and manatee swimming the shoreline. Sea turtles lay eggs here every year and don't forget to look for prehistoric sharks teeth (not hard to find) and go shelling at the point.
If you've been here before you know it's allure, if it's your first time, get ready for a soul refreshing journey!
Bring your friends and family, the bottom floor may be available. Call or email for Pictures and pricing.
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Panoramic water views! FREE Bikes, Kayaks and SUPs Manasota Key, Florida
Additional Location Information
We are on the southern tip of Manasota Key and overlook the entire Gulf of Mexico. Lemon Bay is right behind us. This home is right next door to Florida's prized State Park, Stump Pass. Walk into the park for an unforgettable nature walk. Grab one of our kayaks and explore the mangroves behind the park. Enjoy the birds, dolphin and manatee sharing this tropical narrow waterway. Take our beach cruiser bikes to the restaurants up the road for some lunch or dinner. These amenity are all free and included with your rental. Providing everything you need for a fantastic unforgettable vacation!
Left on 03/27/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Sherrie, Kay, & JeanneReviewed Mar 27, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
This was a wonderful place to stay! Very clean,well equipped, plenty of room for 3 of us,(but can sleep 6 I think) and all sorts of recreational equipment, (bikes, kayaks, etc.) to keep us busy. Watching the sun go down into the water from the top deck every night was beautiful, as was a hike on the beach every morning. The office people were wonderful and helpful as well, both before we arrived and during our stay. The time frame we asked for was originally unavailable, but when the original party cancelled, the office called us & asked if we were still interested. We had such a good time we reserved it again for next year when we turned in the key, and had to go back to cold Montana!
Left on 06/22/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Brian B.Reviewed Jun 22, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
The Highview on Manasota Key was great place to stay. Stump Pass Park was less than a block away. The beach right out the front door was loaded with sharks teeth (one of the reasons we came to the area). The condo was well maintained with many extra features. We made daily use of the very private outdoor shower and shell cleaning station next to the shower. The top view was perfect for watching the sunset, sunrise and late night star gazing. The outdoor eating area was excellent with a barbeque for our use. The laundry room has all you need for the beach(chairs, toys, umbrellas, carts, masts and snorkels). With bikes, paddleboards, kayaks and all the other extras; you really can't go wrong staying here. A wonderful, well stocked condo in a great location. The owner, Pete, and the realty company were great to deal with.
Left on 03/14/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | JimReviewed Mar 14, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
Pete and Mary Jo,
Well, we're back in New York and the realities of winter. Woke up to 4-5 inches of snow this cloudy morning. It is beautiful, however, much different than opening the sliding door at The Highview to 80 degrees and sunny. We enjoyed our stay very much. You have thought of everything any guest would want. As the realtor said, "It's like your own resort."
Once again, thanks for helping to make our stay on Manasota Key very pleasant.
Left on 12/15/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Kansas CoupleReviewed Dec 15, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
Our stay here was absolutely amazing! Home was immaculate and had every amenity that we could possibly need! We absolutely loved the home and the island. The overlook top-deck was phenomenal! The home was perfectly furnished and very tasteful and not cheaply done at all! All of the extras that were provided made this the perfect home on the island to rent! Bicycles, kayaks, more beach gear than a family could ever use...and the shell cleaning station was the best!
The island was extremely quiet and peaceful and the beach was never busy. We ventured down to the Stump Pass Preserve every day to walk trails and enjoy the beach. The few restaurants/bars on the island were wonderful and there was plenty of shopping nearby...including a super Walmart for those of you that rely heavily on those!
This home was perfect and we have decided we will be back every year at this time and we are going to have family rent the bottom portion, so we can all enjoy Thanksgiving together on Manasota Key!
“We loved the Highview so much we rebooked immediately.”
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 1, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
My husband and I have been vacationing on Manasota Key for many years and by far the Highview is nicest home we've rented in our price range. The home is super clean and the landscaping is beautiful and well maintained. The landlords provided plenty of extras that made our stay even more fun. We toured the Key on bikes in the morning, explored the intracoastal by kayak in the afternoon. And when we were all sunned out we enjoyed our cocktails and the sunset on the very cool third story observation deck. The home is a short walk to the beach and Stump Pass State Park where shells and fossils (shark teeth) are abundant for the beachcombers. As I said in the title we so enjoyed our stay in april 2011 that we rebooked for 2012 before we left. Can't wait to return to Manasota Key and The Highview. Pam Starnes Ingleside IL.
Left on 11/20/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | NadjaReviewed Nov 20, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
My husband and I enjoyed the use of kayaks and bikes and drinks at sunset on the roof.If you like clean, as we do, this place is immaculate! Quiet neighborhood and easy beach access. We met Pete and Mary Jo, the owners, who were very accomodating. Would love to come back. Nadja & Tim
Left on 11/18/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | MichelReviewed Nov 18, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
Rented The Highview site unseen only through pictures and do pictures say a thousand words. The minute we arrived, it felt like home. The accommodations were as stated, the view was and is spectacular. If you just want to relax and enjoy the scenery, the Highview is the place. The first day we arrived, there was a message in my email welcoming me and my wife to the Highview. Later in the day a surprise came to us - will not say what the surprise was as it would ruin the surprise. When I was reserving The Highview, I asked if there was a coffee grinder, Peter replied that there was none but that there would be one when we got there. Guess what, there it was one the counter. Peter and Mary Jo are excellent hosts. The amenities around The Highview are excellent for a beach area. We stayed a month (March 2011). A definite destination to consider when planning your winter get away. One last item. There is a new restaurant called "The Flounders" which serves a real mean blackened grouper...deeelicious. Enjoy, c'est fantastique!!!
Left on 11/18/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Danielle GuzzettaReviewed Nov 18, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
My husband and I took our two girls here for July 4th weekend and had the most amazing time. The house is incredible, the view spectacular. The bikes, outdoor grill and kayaks were a wonderful bonus that we took full advantage of. The view from the top deck was unreal and we we watched dolphins swimming at sunset. I would return here before ever consider hopping a flight to Hawaii - thank you so much! We will be back.
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