**For a limited time, book any weekly stay and save. Click on the specials link for more information.** Welcome to Waterside Home - a blue, stilted home on residential Norton Street. This quiet neighborhood on the northern-end of the island of Longboat Key is known for it's peaceful views and serenity. One visit and you will quickly discover why area residents flock to Norton Street as their preferred location on Longboat Key. Gates along the front perimeter allow the backyard of this home to become a peaceful paradise, complete with garden foliage, a private open-air swimming pool, outdoor shower, large dining and grilling area and a wooden walkway leading out to a boat dock and canal views. The backyard is even equipped with a custom, environmentally-friendly automatic misting system to decrease the presence of bugs (around pool and dining areas) - something that can be a great commodity in Florida especially near the water in the summer months. Travel up the stairs to enter Waterside Home and you will quickly soak in the warm beach decor, from the driftwood furniture to the turquoise blues, this home is everything you would want in a vacation home in paradise. The living room includes high ceilings with rustic, wooden beams and opens up to a large, enclosed patio. The master bedroom is off the living room and also includes access to the enclosed patio, with a master bathroom and walk-in closet included. The kitchen is spacious enough for any chef and includes stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and updated appointments. Off the kitchen is large dining room, spacious enough to host any gathering, and a den complete with an over sized sectional sofa that will make you want to melt into it, custom book shelving and most importantly doors to keep the den area private. The two guest bedrooms and guest bathroom are well decorated in the continued beach-island flair. The home also features under-building parking, a large front-yard grassy knoll, wireless Internet access and plenty of charm. When we think of Florida charm we think of blue stilted homes; and Waterside Home does not disappoint!
Accommodations: 3-Bedroom + Den, 2-Bathroom
Location: 625 Norton Street, Longboat Key
Amenities: Private Patio with Canal and Garden Views, Wireless Internet, Full-size Kitchen, Open Air Pool, Outdoor Shower, Outdoor Dining & Grilling Areas, Outdoor Bug Prevention System (at Pool and Dining Areas), Boat Dock, Private Washer/Dryer, Private Location, 4-Minute Walk to Beach, Stilted Home, Under-Building Parking
Bedding: 1 King in Master, 2 Queens in Guest
View: Canal Views
Minimum Night Requirements: Restrictions apply
Other: Additional electric and/or pool heat charges may apply; please call our local offices for details.
Dining: Longboat Key's restaurants boast cuisine and ambiance befitting heads of state. However, visitors seeking flip-flop friendly eateries will take comfort in the key's cafes, diners and ethnic restaurants. Longboat Key restaurants include: MarVista Backside Restaurant and Pub (.3 miles), Euphemia Haye Restaurant (2.6 miles), Blue Dolphin Caf? (2.9 miles), Harry's Continental Kitchen (4.5 miles) or The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill (9.5 miles).
Local Attractions: Although Longboat Key is a locale that prizes its tranquil nights and lazy beach days, it also offers lively vacationers plenty of chances to stir things up with attractions and activities for all age groups. Some of our attractions include: Mote Aquarium (10.3 miles), St. Armand's Circle (11.3 miles), Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (14.3 miles), Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (14.4 miles) or John and Mable Ringling Museum Complex (16.5 miles).