Starting at $192.00 a night
800 sqft
Vacation Rental - Pelican Perch Retreat

Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Bikes - Dog Friendly

Pelican Perch Retreat is the perfect beach rental and has been completely renovated. The perfect tropical setting greets you upon arriving for your getaway and hideaway!!! Located only 170 walking steps to the pristine Gulf of Mexico beaches. This fully furnished two bedroom, two bath upstairs retreat located on gorgeous Manasota Key in Southwest Florida. 

Beachcomber of Manasota Key (South) guests have less than a 2 minute stroll to our deeded beach path for morning walks, shell or shark teeth collecting, swimming, sitting under an umbrella, or watching a beautiful sunset. Plenty of shared amenities for everyone...beach chairs, umbrellas, and bicycles are available and ready to use. Just pack a bag and we make the rest easy for you to relax and enjoy your vacation!

Pelican Perch Retreat offers a fully stocked kitchen with a dining and living area, one bedroom has a king size bed and the other bedroom has a queen size bed. This retreat has two bathrooms with walk-in showers. The living area has a queen size sleeper sofa with an upgraded memory foam mattress for added comfort. Your front door opens onto a  balcony with outdoor seating...perfect for eating, reading a book, or taking an afternoon nap surrounded by tropical landscaping and warm breezes.

We are a nonsmoking property and smoking is NOT permitted in retreats or around the immediate vicinity of the property as a courtesy to all of our guests. 

Please Note: The maximum number of overnight guests in Pelican Perch is limited to six (6) persons (children included). The maximum combination of persons allowed in Pelican Perch is:
  • Four (4) Adults or
  • Four (4) Adults and 1 Teenager or
  • Four (4) Adults and Two (2) Children under the age of 12

About Our Amenities

This retreat provides you with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Some of the amenities include a keyless entry door, microwave, side by side refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, cable connected 55" Smart TV in the living room as well as a 30" Smart TV in each bedroom, and wireless internet access. Be sure to bring your log in information to access all your favorites on our Smart TV's: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, etc... There is also a laundry room with 2 front-loading washers and dryers as well as a folding area. For the cooks in the group, an outdoor gas grill is available.

Beachcomber of Manasota Key is also happy to offer guests the option of traveling with their dog for an additional fee.

Excellent Location

The beautiful Stump Pass State Park is only a 3 minute walk from our property. Here you can fish, hike the nature paths, launch a boat, kayak, paddle board, or just relax on the secluded beach. We also have plenty of shared kayaks and paddle boards to use as you cruise through Lemon Bay or the Gulf Mexico hanging out with the dolphins and manatees or just enjoying the sights and sounds of the osprey and pelicans.

At our sister property, Beachcomber Bayfront, we offer daily, weekly or monthly boat slip rentals for guests wanting to bring their boat. Boat slips include electricity, fish cleaning station w/running water, trailer parking and ice. Be sure to reserve your spot early.

After a day at the beach, you can come back and relax on your own balcony or in the backyard surrounded by lush tropical gardens with plenty of comfortable Adirondack chairs and a large outdoor community dining table. This is the perfect place to gather with friends or other guests or just take advantage of the peace and tranquility of Manasota Key.

Beachcomber of Manasota Key offers you a beach town with no fast food chains and no traffic lights. If your looking for some island food and live music, you can walk or ride one of our bikes or grab a shuttle with Stumpy's Free Ride to our local family friendly restaurants located at Englewood Beach Center (roundabout) just a short .9 miles from Beachcomber of Manasota Key. The center is the hub for restaurants, a gift shop, and convenience store. Here you can kick back, grab a meal, and listen to live music at one of our 4 restaurants.

Free beach yoga classes are available daily at 8:30 a.m. directly on the main beach, Englewood Beach by Loving Light Yoga. The Key has several gifts shop for you to browse through, as well as a 24 hour local convenience store.

You are also only an 8 minute drive (back over the Tom Adams Bridge) away from several grocery stores, shopping, and restaurants. To the south on 776, you will find Publix, Winn Dixie, Walmart, and Walgreens. To the North on 776 and then left on Dearborn St., you will find Englewood's shopping district with antique stores, boutiques, a coffee shop, and additional restaurant choices.
King Size
Queen Size
Fold-out Sofa Bed

Local Features:

  • Groceries
  • Hospital


  • TV
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Books
  • SmartTV with Streaming
  • Netflix


  • Car Recommended


  • Shared Spaces


  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Eco-tourism


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sofabed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Soaps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Hangers
  • Towels
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dryer
  • Central Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hot Water
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • BBQ Area


  • Away From it All
  • Luxury
  • Sports/Activities
  • Family


  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Essentials
  • Cooler


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Gas Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Chairs
  • Patio Furniture
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • Ice Maker
  • Spices

Attractions & Activities:

  • Fishing
  • Bay Fishing
  • Sports Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Bay
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Jet Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf Course



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Reservation Refund is as follows:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

We charge a one-time, nonrefundable property Damage Waiver Fee based on length of stay, which covers loss or damage by guests to Beachcomber of Manasota Key's property or equipment during their stay.

All guests must be 25 years of age or are accompanied by parents.


Fee Amount
Departure Cleaning Fee $150.00
Damage Waiver Fee - Less than 2 Weeks Stay $59.00
Damage Waiver Fee - 2 Weeks to 1 Month Stay $100.00
Damage Waiver Fee - 2 to 4 Month Stay $150.00
Administrative Fee 3%
Property Fee 5%
Florida Sales & Tourist Tax 12%
Dog Cleaning Fee $150.00
Boat Slip Rental $70.00

Little Slice of Paradise

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We had a wonderful vacation in Manasota Key, largely because of the conveniences of Pelican Perch. We have active sons who enjoyed the bikes, kayaks and SUPs. Having those items at our disposal was perfect. Also, the owners have thought of everything you might need during your stay at the beach and had it available in the condo or laundry room. Beach chairs, umbrellas, carts, swim masks…even bug spray and aloe vera gel! The kitchen had the proper tools to prepare meals. Everything we wanted to do was within a short walking distance or ride with Stumpy’s. Never crowded or touristy, even as the 4th of July approached. Will recommend to all of our friends and family. 7/3/2022 at 6:24 PM

Relaxing Stay on Manasota Key

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We really enjoyed our stay at The Pelican Perch rental. Extremely clean and fully renovated. Fully stocked kitchen and use of bikes, SUPs, kayaks and beach supplies. Close walk to the beach and use of beach carts. Stump Pass beach state park just down the road. The nearby beach is very clean and beautiful. Morning yoga on Englewood beach was great, as was biking up to Blind Pass Beach, visiting the state park, shelling, finding shark teeth, deep sea fishing with Captain Van, swimming in the ocean and eating out at Magnolia's, Lock and Key and Sand Bar. We enjoyed our week long stay very much! The owners are great and very responsive. Nicest VRBO we have stayed in while in Florida, and we've stayed in several along the Gulf.

Great Location, Great Place!

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We had a wonderful time at our Pelican Perch rental! The location was terrific and the rental had everything imaginable for an enjoyable stay! We were so happy to have bikes and beach chairs at our fingertips as well. We will surely be back for another visit next year. I would highly recommend renting from Carol! The rental was spotless and in a perfect location.

Quiet, clean beach house perfect for family

Date of Stay:

Wonderful amenities, clean space, many nice touches upon arrival. Short walk to quiet beach with amazing shelling and shark tooth hunting (our son found >300 teeth over 3 days!). Stump Pass park is a real gem. Good company in neighboring rentals. We will be back!

Awesome vacation!

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A great place to stay, very clean and great amenities. We loved being able to have the option of kayaking or using SUP in the ocean or the channel side. My teenage daughter and her friend liked being to ride bikes or walk to restaurants nearby easily. Would definitely return.

Everything you need for a relaxing vacation

Date of Stay:

I had no idea renting a house could be this accommodating, thoughtful and tidy. You can tell the owners put a lot of thought into making their rental locations the most comfortable, clean and up-to-date vacation properties. We only needed to bring our clothes, which saved me a lot of money in travel costs. There are so many provided included that they don't even tell you about on the website and getting the chance to meet and speak with the owners really gave me a strong positive impression that they are sincere and genuine. Looking forward to my next trip here.


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The Beachcomber is home away from home! From the luxury sheets and towels to the provided entertainment including kayaking, hiking, bikes, paddle boards, beach chairs and beach carts with umbrellas and toys, to the fully functional kitchen, gas grill, etc...... literally all you need to bring is yourself, clothes, sunscreen!!!

Heaven at the beach!

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This home and location were fantastic for our trip! Short walk to the beach daily, excellent access to Stump Pass State Park/Beaches/Trails. Property had everything needed for a vacation both inside and outside. Beach carts, chairs, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, etc. this home had it all! Owners were very welcoming and responsive to questions. We would definitely stay here again!

Magical Stay, exceeded all expectations.

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What a sweet property! This unit was clean, smelled great, and was very well appointed. Everything I needed was there and I found many extra touches like puzzles, cards, kitchen utensils, and toiletries. The lighting in the bathroom and through out the unit was amazing. Proximity to the beach was great and since the unit was tucked in at the back of the property it seemed very private. Also there were wonderful beach tools and toys available. This place really exceeded my expectations. I absolutely loved my stay and am looking to rebook in December. The only issue we had was my older mother had problems getting up the stairs, as it is on the second floor (which I loved).

Exceeded expectations

Date of Stay:

I don't usually leave reviews, but this place was so exceptional that I felt compelled to leave one. It is one of the nicest places I've stayed at. Clean, updated, and full of nice touches and amenities. So often kitchens are minimally supplied, but this one had everything we needed and more. They thought of everything. Kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, fishing poles and more . The location, while not on the beach was very close to it. Just a short walk. Would definitely recommend and hope to stay here again.

Englewood , FL , United States

Manasota Key is located south of Sarasota in the city of Englewood. Manasota Key is 7 miles long with four beaches to choose from. By foot, bicycle, or car Englewood Beach is just minutes away from our Beachcomber’s Retreat. Englewood Beach has a boardwalk, covered picnic areas, and restrooms. Restaurants, bars, shopping, and waterfront dining locations are across the street from Englewood Beach. North of Englewood Beach is Blind Pass Beach. This is another great spot to search for shark teeth or to take a walk on the nature trail through sand dunes and mangroves. Farther north, Manasota Beach offers another spot to explore and is a popular snorkeling area. You are also within walking distance, half a mile, of Stump Pass Beach State Park another Manasota Key treasure. Stump Pass Beach covers the southern end of the key. Countless hours can be spent exploring the mile-long beach or hiking the trails. Visitors have an opportunity to encounter dolphins, manatees, loggerhead turtles, and egrets as you stroll the sandy beach.

You are also within walking distance of Lemon Bay which is the perfect spot to set off in a kayak to get a closer view of the inter-coastal wildlife along the mangrove fringed shoreline. Catch a glimpse of dolphins and manatees as you fish.

Manasota Key has some of the best fishing, boating, sailing, and kayaking available. You are also only minutes from golfing, shopping, grocery stores, and hospitals.


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