Just The Essentials

Florida Vacation Rentals By Owners
  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Minimum Stay 2

Property Description

It's Island life. 
An Uncrowded Sparkling White Sand Beach is just a short walk from your door. Sip a glass of wine and Relax on your Salt Water Canal Dock in the shade of Mangrove tree as tropical birds glide down the canal. Mangos, bananas and pineapples are within your reach in season.
Clean, comfortable 1st floor kitchenette apartment. Private entrance, off street parking, 1 queen bed in bedroom, 1 bath, ample living area. Enjoy tropical flowers just outside your door.

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The space

This 1st floor Kitchenette Apartment offers a queen size bed and a sizeable bathroom. The living area looks out to covered patio, back yard and dock. Kitchenette includes an Under-Counter Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster and other small appliances. Propane Grill & burner out back deck.


Guest access

Our entire yard is available for you to enjoy. Chairs and table out on the dock. Beach chairs, umbrellas, floaters, etc available for your Beach use. Some fishing gear. Tandem Kayak with Beach launch on property. Bikes available for you. Propane grill.


Interaction with guests

We do live upstairs and are available to answer any questions or help with any needs. It is your time away, to unwind, enjoy the quiet our home & neighborhood have to offer, but don't forget to take advantage of all that this beautiful area of Florida has to offer. Great white sand beaches, Natural Preserved walking parks. Great restaurants. St Armand's Circle. Bike, boat and Segway rentals. Mote Marine Aquarium, Selby Gardens


Other things to note

We are located on the North end of Longboat Key on the Gulf of Mexico between Sarasota & Bradenton. LBK has 10 miles of uncrowded white sand beach. Our island is a mile south of Anna Maria Island. Just remember, You are on an Island connected to mainland only by bridges to other islands 1st.

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  • Wifi
  • Cable TV
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • TV
  • Iron
  • Air conditioning
  • Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper
  • Central heating or a heater in the listing
  • Hot water
  • Free parking on premises
  • Space where guests can cook their own meals
  • Coffee maker
  • Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • BBQ grill
  • Patio or balcony
  • Garden or backyard
  • Waterfront



Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly

Basic Rate

2 nights min stay
$89.00 - $600.00 -
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 100
  • Property Damage Protection $ 200


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Our stay at Betsy and Bob’s was perfect. Betsy greeted us as we pulled in and gave us a tour of the apartment and the garden. The apartment was very clean and had more than what we needed. The garden was lovely, and I enjoyed having Betsy show me around. She even sent us home with a few mangos, oregano, and aloe plant! I could repeat all of the other positive reviews below, but I will say if you are looking for affordable, private, clean accommodation with use of outside space within walking distance of the beach in Longboat Key area, this is the place!


We loved our stay at “Just The Essestials
Betsy and Bob were the perfect hosts!! We loved our stay at “Just The Essestials”! The location was fabulous and we had a blast on the kayaks!! Fishing off the dock in the mornings and evenings was the cherry on top of an already fantabulous vacation. Definitely would stay again❤
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