Starting at $165.00 a night
750 sqft

Vacation Rental - Surf's Up Retreat

Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Bikes - Dog Friendly

Our vacation rental is a Beachcomber's Retreat!!! We are located only 150 steps from the pristine Gulf of Mexico beaches. This fully furnished one bedroom, one bath upper floor retreat is part of a "quadraplex" located on gorgeous Manasota Key in Southwest Florida in the quiet city of Englewood.

Beachcomber of Manasota Key is an easy minute and half stroll leading to the beach for morning walks, shell and 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. We make it easy for you to relax and enjoy your vacation!

Surf's Up retreat has a fully equipped kitchen with counter top seating,  a dining table, great room, one bedroom with a king size bed, and one bathroom. A queen size sleeper sofa with a memory foam mattress in the great room for added comfort. Sliding glass doors open onto a roomy tree-lined balcony. Perfect for eating, reading a book, or taking an afternoon nap.

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 Surf's Up is limited to four (4) persons (children included). The maximum combination of persons allowed in Surf's Up is:
  • Two (2) Adults or
  • Two (2) Adults and 1 Teenager or
  • Two (2) Adults and Two (2) Children under the age of 12

About Our Amenities

This retreat provides you with all the conveniences to make your stay comfortable and memorable.  Some of the conveniences include a keyless entry door, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator w/ice maker, Keurig coffee maker, cable connected 50" Smart TV in the great room as well as a 30" Smart TV in the bedroom, and free wireless internet.  There is also a laundry room with a standard size washer and dryer 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 a 12 minute walk from our property. Here you can fish, hike the nature paths, launch a boat or kayak, 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 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 in the spacious backyard with plenty of shade. We have two paver patio areas surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. One for dining or relaxing and one with a wood burning fire pit surrounded by the most comfortable Adirondack chairs.This is the perfect place to gather with friends and 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 .7 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
Fold-out Sofa Bed

Local Features:

  • ATM
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services


  • Books
  • Boardgames
  • Satellite/Cable TV


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


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sofabed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soaps
  • Shampoo
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washer
  • Towels
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dryer
  • Central Heating


  • Family
  • Sports/Activities
  • Away From it All


  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Cooler


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

Kitchen & Dining:

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

Attractions & Activities:

  • Fishing
  • Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba/Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Bay
  • Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • 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 $130.00
Damage Waiver Fee - 2 Weeks to 1 Month Stay $100.00
Damage Waiver Fee - 2 to 4 Month Stay $150.00
Damage Waiver Fee - Less than 2 Weeks Stay $59.00
Administrative Fee 3%
Property Fee 5%
Florida Sales & Tourist Tax 12%
Dog Cleaning Fee $150.00
Boat Slip Rental $70.00

Amazing Stay!

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This is an absolutely outstanding property!! We walked in and, within 3 minutes, wanted to give it 5 stars. It's in a perfect location: a 5 minutes bike ride to the state park and a 5 minutes bike ride to the restaurants. Just a couple houses down from the beach on a quiet minimal traffic road. The back yard is a dream: it's a fantastically landscaped jungle that is both secluded and inviting. There were 2 grills, a fire pit and a sitting area. TONS of beach toys for little kids and big kids, bikes, chairs, everything you could want. The owner reached out to me after a day or two to make sure we were comfortable, even dropped off a lightbulb for a lamp that burned out. They had a little snack basket for us at arrival, a binder with Island information. The kitchen was perfectly stocked with equipment. I HIGHLY recommend this property and owner! Enjoy your stay!

Class A Decorated Beach Condo

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We loved, loved, loved this place. Huge 2nd floor plantation like balcony with dining area and Adirondack recliners with plush tropical view. The interior was a professionally done in Florida and “beach” decor. The owner’s equipped and supplied everything in the kitchen one could think of. Clean. Spacious. Comfortable. Quiet. The weather was wonderful. We would go back ourselves and recommend it as a place to go if you want to be well cared for.

Great Relaxing Vacation

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Perfect in every way! We have rented several places over the years and this unit by far was perfect. It was just as the unit was listed.Very clean, anything you needed was there. Beautiful beaches.

Surf's Up

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Great Place! Every detail covered. Many access points to the beach. The bikes were great and a great way to get around! Loved our stay!

Awesome Beach Paradise

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This house was adorable! We were so close to the beach and the property had everything you could need, bicycles, kayaks, beach chairs, shell finders, boogie boards, noodles and much more. We had so much fun on the island. From riding bikes around town, to kayaking with dolphins and manatees. This vacation was beyond everything we could have hoped for! We will definatley be coming back soon!

Great getaway to Manasota Key

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This is the perfect location only steps to the beach ! We loved the outdoor shower & all the sitting areas . The amenities are awesome & you can ride bikes all over town, kayak or paddleboard . The place is stocked with everything & super clean . We will be back & definitely recommend Surf's Up !

Great Property

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Fantastic Place and Service! Carol's Surf's Up was much better than ever expected, clean, super close to beach and restaurants, over the top amenities-from well stocked kitchen and bathrooms to all of the beach toys ready to use and a fantastic outdoor area, cannot be beat. Even had cold beer and wine in the refrigerator when we arrived!! Called to let us know it was ready for early check in and let us have late check out, could not have asked for more. I have used a lot of Air B&B's and VRBO's and this was one of the best yet.

Perfect for an Active Vacation

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Look out Martha Stewart... Carole has her A-Game on when it comes to decorating the perfect getaway. Wow. What a great place. And she's thought of everything... Just bring some clothes and grab some groceries in town. Bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, beach towels and umbrellas. And our personal favorite - everything you need to comb the beach for shells and shark teeth, build sand castles and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. We took great advantage of the beach cruisers, riding them all over the island. Not only were the accommodations beautiful but it was just a few yards from the beach, which was clean and well taken care of with tons of turtle nests, loads of seashells and warm turquoise waters. It definitely wasn't over crowded either! The place was beautiful and had every thing we needed. There's some seriously delicious food in Manasota Key. The shrimp burgers at the local tiki bar were worth fighting for. It's perfect for all ages but without all the tourist traffic. 5 STARS EASILY!!

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 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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