$201 / night
Total guests, Nights

Fabulous Longboat Key - A Mermaids' Oasis 4 minute walk to beach! – Home 11861422 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 30 nights min stay

Fabulous Longboat Key - A Mermaids' Oasis 4 minute walk to beach! – Home 11861422

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 30 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Warm and welcoming 3-bedroom, 2-bath private home on Longboat Key, tucked away on a private lane between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico! The beautiful white sand beach is a 4 minute walk, private boat launch is located at the end of the lane. Enjoy the beach, golf, kayak, bike or explore unique boutiques this home offers it all . Boasting a comfortably furnished interior with a full kitchen, screened lanai, large tropical yard with deck and fire pit, even a fabulous outdoor shower! You'll never want to leave! Your Longboat Key vacation oasis awaits, nestled beautifully between 2 shores, the blissful and beautiful white sand beach just a 4 minute walk to the right and the glistening turquoise water of Sarasota Bay just 300 yards to the left. This private and serene cottage is the perfect vacation spot on Longboat Key for mermaids, sea captains, travelers, and families who want to enjoy spending time as they wish. This lovely cottage is close to all the action, yet tucked away on a quiet private lane so that time at home can be relaxing and stress free, just the way life should be. The Mermaid’s cottage has 3 lovely bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, an open concept kitchen, dining room, living room, screened porch and private tropical landscaped outdoor areas to dine or relax in. Just two houses from the bay, there is a boat ramp bayside if you want to trailer your boat (s) or jet-skis, you can launch right there. On the Gulf-side, in just a 4 minute walk you will find yourself on the most spectacular wide, uncrowded beach that runs for miles. Longboat Key is a vibrant community with great restaurants, unique shops, places of worship, beautiful grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, a medical clinic, tennis courts, pickleball courts, bike paths, nature preserve, what ever your heart desires, you will find it here on Longboat Key. Lots of great activities for children and adults; Parks, playgrounds, Ringling Museum is close by as is the famous Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The vibrant art galleries and restaurants in St Armands Circle are just a quick 8 miles down the road. Kayak , paddle board, bike, golf, play tennis, fish, swim, walk the beach, collect shells, or just unwind island style - you will find it all here.

What will you find inside? Three bedrooms: Master Bedroom with King Bed and en-suite Bathroom with tiled shower, Bedroom 2 with Queen Size Bed; Bedroom 3 with a Twin over Full size Bunk Bed and a separate Twin Bed, These 2 bedrooms share a full size bathroom. with tub and shower. Plus there is also a great outdoor shower for washing up from the beach or just enjoying a warm tropical outdoor experience. All bedrooms have flat-screen TV's. The living area is open concept, great for entertaining and spending family time cooking, dining, relaxing in the living room or on the lovely screened porch. Large Flat-screen Smart TV in the living room.The kitchen is fully stocked with most everything a vacationing cook would need including blenders, coffee pots, rice cookers, electric tea kettles, food processors, mixers, even a slow cooker! A washer/dryer, Iron and Ironing-board is also available, but who wants to do laundry on vacation?

There is a great fire pit in the back for chillin' in the evening, reminiscing about the day or telling old sea tales from days past. There is a large screen TV, wifi, games, puzzles, beach umbrella and chairs, beach towels, fully stocked linens, even umbrellas for the occasional rainy day. So come and join the fun, relax, chill out, and enjoy all that beautiful Longboat Key has to offer.

* We know some people like to travel with their dogs, as do we. We welcome your well-behaved and friendly dogs, just let us know some of the details about your pet(s) on the reservation form. There will be an additional cleaning charge .

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed 2 Twin beds
  • 2 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Getting around

Longboat Key is easy to get around, it is easy to bike, walk, there is access to public transportation or rental cars. The fabulous beach is only a 4 minute walk, and there is access to handicap parking if needed. Shopping, restaurants, grocery, all easily accessible. It is a world class destination where you can relax and enjoy your time away from home in a beautiful home!

Interaction with guest

We are available to answer questions prior to your stay. Check in procedures will be sent to you prior to your arrival. We have a local concierge who will be able to take care of any problems or concerns you may have during your stay and you can also contact us directly if you prefer. We know how important your vacation is to you and your family and we will do our best to make sure your holiday is the best!


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $300.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Min. Rental age 28


About the owner

Donna L.

Tourist License

Average reply time:
51 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
03 Sep 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





4 reviews

Very Good

“We Loved Mermaids' Oasis!”

Reviewed 21 Mar 2021

We loved this little beach cottage! It was perfect for our group of 6, 2 adults and 4 teenagers! We loved the location and how close it was to the beach! The house has everything you could possibly ne… More

“Wonderful location”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2020

We absolutely loved our time at the Mermaids Oasis. The quiet beach was a quick walk and the quiet street was great. The house was laid out wonderfully for the 8 people we had. It didn’t feel li… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for the review, I'm so happy you had a great time. Vacation memories are so precious, and I am happy that you chose our home for your vacation. If you want to return again, I will give you a 10% discount as a repeat renter. All the best, Donna

“Absoulutely PERFECT in every way possible It was , as described , a Mermaid's Oasis”

Reviewed 8 Jan 2020

The location of this beautiful home was fantastic, Private and a true respite There was nothing that could have made this location and home more perfect for the time spent there, everything was thoug… More

Response from the owner Thank you!!!! Come Back again soon! Donna

“Steps from the beach!”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2020

Had a wonderful time staying here ! House was clean and spacious. Great place to stay for a couple or group. Can’t beat the location , not even a 5 min walk to the beach ! House had all the c… More

Response from the owner Thank you!!!

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Donna (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Donna (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Donna (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Donna the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Donna (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Donna (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Donna (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Donna (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Donna (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Donna (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Donna (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Donna (the owner) a message.

If Donna (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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