Vacation Rentals by Owner

A Private Island Tropical Retreat with 300 ft Private Beach and Large Boat Dock

Florida Vacation Rentals By Owners
  • House
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4
  • Minimum Stay 4-5

Property Description

Contact the Owner to see if your dates  are available - Please do not rely on this calendar.

Set on 2 acres of land on a 38 acre private island, this award winning home will provide an island vacation experience for you and your family like no other.

The house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and an outdoor shower. All rooms view out over the azure waters of Longboat Pass, with 300 feet of beachfront, palm trees, shaded hammocks, and private dock.

Boat Access - Reasonably priced discounted local boat rentals are available for our guests from Cannons Marina on Longboat Key or Bradenton Beach Marina - both a short distance away from the Island in protected well marked Inter-coastal waters. Or bring your own boat.

House - The house opens on both the east and west side with 4 pocketing 12 foot sliding doors opening onto large screened decks for lounging and dining.

Sleeping - The main floor Master bedroom deck has an outdoor claw-foot tub with hot and cold water and private bath with large shower. One of the upstairs 2-room bedroom suites sleeps up to 5, and the other sleeps 3. Both have private baths. All bedrooms open onto decks overlooking the azure color of our water and daily sunsets. Bed totals = 4 queen custom made beds with one capable of being separated for two twins + 4 X-long twins. All Linens and towels are provided.

Kitchen - Fully equipped kitchen with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Kitchen Aid Appliances, as well as a Kitchen Aid food processor and Vita-mix blender, coffee maker and Nespresso Machine and Foamer. Sound system with IPad/IPhone docking and High Speed Wifi. Surrounded by fine-dining, one of the prettiest beaches and amazing fishing, there is plenty to keep you busy – or swing in the hammocks and order Pizza to be delivered.

The house faces west for spectacular sunsets. You are surrounded by pristine boating and swimming water the best gulf and bay fishing on the west coast of Florida. You will have use of 2 stand up paddle boards, 2 double person kayaks, 2 children's kayaks and a canoe. We also have a variety of fishing poles but for serious fisherman you should bring your own salt water fly or cast rods.Wildlife. During a typical stay you will see dolphins playing off the beach, manatees often, tarpon, sea turtles and a large array of gulf coast fish. For bird lovers you will see and hear osprey, great horned owls, pileated woodpeckers, great blue herons, egrets, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, screech owls, white and brown pelicans, frigates, cormorants, anhingas and many other sea birds. There are no poisonous snakes or other dangerous wildlife on island....

Fishing. Fly and cast fishing is epic as the waters surrounding the island are nick-names by the locals as "The Kitchen" - and are teeming with gulf coast fish.

Beach-coming is also wonderful on property and along the sandbar. Exploring our private island is fun for all. The kids will enjoy the 200' Zip line.

There is a massive number of family games, DVD's and High speed internet with Apple TV with access to Netflix and other movie options

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  • Internet
  • Pets Welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heater
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Children Welcome
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • TV
  • No Smoking
  • Bedroom 3 (1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Built in Bunk )
  • Bedroom 4 (1 queen, can be split into twins)
  • Master 1 (1 queen)
  • Master 2 (1 queen, 3 twin/ single, 2 room suite with private bath)
  • Bedroom 4 bath (toilet, combination tub/shower)
  • Master 2 Bath (toilet, combination tub/shower, Separate toilet closet)
  • Bedroom 3 bath (toilet, combination tub/shower, Separate toilet closet)
  • Master Bath (toilet, combination tub/shower)
Location Type:
  • Beach (The home is on the western side of the island looking over azure waters the Gulf of Mexico through Longboat Pass and your own private beach and deep water boat dock.)
  • Beach View (The home is on the western side of the island looking over azure waters the Gulf of Mexico through Longboat Pass and your own private beach and deep water boat dock.)
  • Waterfront (The home is on the western side of the island looking over azure waters the Gulf of Mexico through Longboat Pass and your own private beach and deep water boat dock.)
  • Beachfront (300 feet of Private Beach. The home is on the western side of the island looking over azure waters the Gulf of Mexico through Longboat Pass and your own private beach and deep water boat dock)
  • Ocean View (The home is on the western side of the island looking over azure waters the Gulf of Mexico through Longboat Pass and your own private beach and deep water boat dock.)
  • Oceanfront (The home is on the western side of the island looking over azure waters the Gulf of Mexico through Longboat Pass and your own private beach and deep water boat dock.)
  • Water View (The home is on the western side of the island looking over azure waters the Gulf of Mexico through Longboat Pass and your own private beach and deep water boat dock.)
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Catering available
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace (Beach-front fire pit and seating)
  • Parking
  • Internet (Apple TV, Netflix, etc.)
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Telescope
  • Living Room
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher (Kitchenaide 2 Dish Drawers)
  • Freezer
  • Stove (Wolf Cook Top and Remote Hood fan.)
  • Oven (Kitchen Aide Built-in Wall Oven and Microwave)
  • Microwave (Kitchenaid Built in)
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils (Fully Stocked)
  • Coffee Maker (Electric drip for ground coffee with Melita style filters and Warming Caraffe)
  • Refrigerator (42 Inch Sub Zero + Extra Large Cooler on Deck for overflow drinks)
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils (Fully Stocked)
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen (Sub Zero Refrigerator, Wolf Cook Top; Kitchen-aide Wall Oven and Microwave; 2 Kitchen-aide Dish Drawers - White Marble counters, and large 10 foot x 4 foot center island matched up to a custom 10 foot dining table. Lots of Appliances - great for
  • Dining Area
  • Dining (There are two 10'+ dining tables - one teak table on the east side screened porch and one indoor made from reclaimed New England cedar. All chairs and lounge furniture in the home is high grade teak)
  • Comfy seating for 20 people
  • Game Room
  • Television (Apple TV and DIgital TV)
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable (High Speed WiFi)
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Toys (Beach floats, 2 double kayaks, 2 childrens kayaks, 2 stand up paddle boards, 1 canoe)
  • Video Library (Lots of videos in our library)
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Large Cooler
  • Balcony (Large seating balconies off of every bedroom in the house with amazing views of the water and Gulf of Mexico)
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio (Two covered patios flank both the west and east side of the open living and kitchen area with 24 feet of glass that pockets away on both sides -- opening the room up to feel like a pavilion.)
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Tennis (Close by)
  • Golf (Longboat Key Club and many other critically acclaimed courses throughout the local area.)
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub (Claw foot tub on master bedroom deck with hot and cold running water - the most amazing tub and setting you will ever experience!)
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Car Optional
  • Bay/sound
  • Botanical garden
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Theme parks
  • Live theater
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Paddle boating
  • Walking
  • Antiquing
  • Eco tourism
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Sight seeing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Fitness center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Babysitter
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Deepsea fishing
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Wind-surfing
  • Water skiing
  • Scuba diving or snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Equestrian events
  • Sailing
  • Fly fishing
  • Jet skiing
  • Pier fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/bay fishing
  • Surf fishing
  • Water tubing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling/diving
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM



Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly


1 night min stay
$1.00 $1.00 Fri,Sat $1.00 $7.00


1 night min stay
$1.00 $1.00 Fri,Sat $1.00 $7.00


1 night min stay
$1.00 $1.00 Fri,Sat $1.00 $7.00
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 595
Owner's Cancellation Policy :

Please contact the Home Owner

Notes :

Pet fee charged at hotel / condo : $195.00
Cleaning Fee : $580.00 + Taxes
Deposit / Check-Dep



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12th March, 2022
Tropical Vacation for a great price
Kelly March 2022 If you are looking for a tropical vacation for a great price, THIS is your place. It is a great place to get away from the everyday business of life. Stephen was an excellent host and quick to answer any questions that he had while on the island. The house is everything it is described as and more. Great place for a multi family vacation with plenty of space. Great fishing from the pier and plenty of amazing restaurants you can reach from the water. High recommend this house for a family vacation.
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28th March, 2022
A special memorable and magical experience.
Susan March 2022 We had the extreme good fortune and pleasure of staying at Ellis House, March 25-29, 2022 to remember and celebrate our parent's extraordinary lives with our extended family. From the day we first contacted hosts Steve and Catherine, it was clear that providing a special, memorable and magical experience for our family was absolutely paramount to them. As beautiful as Steve and Catherine's photos are, nothing will prepare you for the breathtakingly lavish tropical reality of Ellis House and grounds. We were completely seduced and overjoyed by the accommodations and quiet, ravishing, off-the-grid oasis enjoyed by all in this wonderful home and location. There was something for every age group (18 to 90 in ours) and all had an unforgettable experience. From the glorious sunrise and sunsets, the rabbits and bird life, to the turquoise waters and get-there-only-by-boat seclusion and exclusivity, this was the ultimate getaway for our extended family. If you want to feel the idyllic and peaceful side of tropical island living without traveling to the Caribbean or South Pacific, then Ellis House is for you. There is not a bad view to be had--every room and window frames a paradise. And they often framed one of our family enjoying paradise. Kayaking, paddle boarding, playing ball on the private beach, swimming, shelling and just relaxing on the lovely balconies and hammocks, there was something for all to share and experience. The island path is not to be missed, as is the walk out to the famous sand bar at low tide. Coffee and an early morning stroll are the utmost pleasure. One memorable dawn we saw dogs "running on water" cavorting with happy yelps all over the submerged mid-tide sand bar before they jumped back into their boat and motored away. All unforgettable moments where every day brings a special surprise.
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England, UK
30th April, 2022
Absolutely stunning house.
Barnaby, England, United Kingdom April 2022 This is an absolutely stunning house. Steve really is a wonderful host too, with great knowledge of the local area and always available to advise or help. We can highly recommend this place, just hope we can visit again one day.
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30th June, 2022
It was Perfect.
Jeff June 2022 I wish we could give 10 stars for our week at the island house, it was that perfect. We took our family of 9, 6 adults and 3 children (ages 5, 4, and 20 months) and the house had everything you could dream of... quiet spots, gathering spots, a beautiful view, and a beautiful home. There are so many little seating nooks all over the property, including hammocks, that if you needed time to yourself, it was there. The zip line was a hit with the older two grandchildren, and the adults enjoyed "zipping" them back and forth! So many water activities, close enough to the sand bar to have picnic lunches on the boat while the kids swam. Fishing off the dock and out in the boat, sunset cruises, exploring new restaurants and never getting in a hot and steamy car all week were highlights. I fell in love with the outdoor shower, too! Stephen was the perfect host. He was readily available to answer questions and assist with anything we needed, which was minimal. Our family has decided this will be a regular vacation spot and we can't wait to share it with a FEW friends, We kind of want to keep this gem to ourselves!
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31st August, 2022
We highly recommend this Private Island Retreat
William, Waterford, VA August 2022 A truly great experience. A special week for our family together. Wonderful location, beautifully designed and built house, great advice from host Stephen iro of boat rental, restaurants by boat etc. We highly recommend this Private Island Retreat!! If you're thinking about it...!
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