Please note: I have not been inside any of the properties on this list, therefore they are not recommendations per say, but suggestions of what is available. The list below are properties that caught my eye or had what you call “curb appeal”. The properties here are nothing fancy. Most of the properties available on Manasota Key are older cottages, homes, mom & pop hotels, or condo complexes. There are more properties than what is on this list, however, I chose properties that met a certain criteria of: location to the beach, condition of the property from street view, overall decent reviews, and it is in the average price range. I want to stress again that I have not personally been inside or have stayed in any of these properties so I encourage you to please do your own research. Everyone’s expectations are different so please use this list only as a guide to get started.
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- WannaB Inn – Effiencies, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages available on Gulf and Bay. There are 7 different properties in the group of Wanna B Inn, some with Ocean Front Gulf views, some on Lemon Bay and some views are of Stump Pass. 80 units all together. 2 pools shared between the 7 properties. Pets are only welcome at some of the properties. Not all of the properties are suited for people traveling with disabilities. 2 night minimum stay. September through December rates are the lowest. Weekend rates are higher. Price ranges from $135 for weekday efficiency cottages to $405 per night for 3 bedroom/2 bath. Prices range depends on time of year and day of the week. There are discounts for weekly and monthly stays. They also run promotion specials. Rates are clear by building and unit on the website link provided above. Older property with updates – I think it is one of the Best locations on the key. Colorful buildings. Website is pretty user friendly and is informative. I want to repeat that not all units are set up for the disabled and pets are only allowed in certain properties. Call before you book to make sure you are booking what the right unit to suit your needs. In checking the reviews I found them to be mixed. Some great reviews, some reviews stating that their stay was fine but buildings in need of repair and a couple of very bad reviews of disrepair and BUGS.
- Beachway Bungalows unit # 1519 & Unit 1521– STUDIO – Price is very cheap- starting at $65.00 per night (too good not to include) but limited availability – Good Location 1 block from beach. Only available through Airbnb -4 people maximum No pool, PETS OK Good reviews. Check it out for yourself it Has a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Vacation-Home-Rental/BeachWay-Bungalow-121333802595510/
- Stump Pass Place You have to submit a form for a booking quote however, the amenity list is great. They provide paddle boards, bikes, kayaks, beach supplies etc… all looks to be included in your stay. 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms available. Full kitchens and ground floor patios with grills. Great reviews. Worth getting a quote!!! sister property The Highview has same included amenities. Please be sure before booking if you are on Gulf view or Bay View NO PETS
- Beachcomber of Manasota Key PETS OK 1 and 2 bedroom full kitchens outside grills from $105 – $165 per night depending on unit. Complimentary kayaks and paddle boards available for use. Good Reviews
- Beach croft Hotel NO PETS Full Size fully equipped kitchens, balance due upon check in. Rates are based on two people (each additional person is $20.00 per night & $20.00 additional for Friday and Saturday night rentals only. Check in: 1:00 PM. Check out: 10:30 AM.Arrangements must be made for late arrivals (after 6:00 PM). Deposit required to book. Special events, holidays, and short term seasonal rentals must be paid in full in advance with No refunds – 90 day cancellation policy at all other times; deposit forfeit under 90 days. No refunds on late arrivals and early departures.No multiple room rentals unless pre-approved. Security deposits may be required. Not handicap accessible. All non-smoking rooms.
- Gulf View Cottages of Manasota Key 3 night minimum stay 2 bedroom 2 bath DIRECTLY ON BEACH off season May – Dec. 14th $150 per night Peak season $275 per night Dec 15th – April 30 NO PETS
- Sunset Beach Rentals 1 and 2 bedroom condos from $125 – $200 per night depending on unit. PETS OK Good reviews however overall, no complaints although a couple of reviews did mention a need for updating the units. Pool on Site
- Pelican Shore Cottages From $100 – $172 per night depending on unit. 2 & 3 bedroom units. All cottages have private beach access. NO PETS Host on Site
- Island Breeze condos on BAYSIDE but steps from the beach Pool on site Rates May through December 15th $150.00 per night Minimum 3 night staty. Pets are not mentioned – contact property to find out if pets are allowed.
- Key Condos 3A Book thru Gulf Realty – on the beach from $695 – $850 weekly rate depending on season. Minimum stay of 7 nights during season and 5 nights off season NO PETS
- Air BNB Manasoata Key Providing this link because there are hundreds of properties in the area!!