Starting at $302.00 a night
960 sqft

What A View! Beachfront Retreat

Our What a View Retreat is the perfect beachfront getaway and hideaway!!! Open your back doors and you're just steps to the sandy shores and pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Come and relax on the beach in this fully furnished two bedroom, one bath downstairs retreat located on gorgeous Manasota Key in Southwest Florida. This is a beachfront retreat you will surely remember!

What a View guests have a beachfront backyard where you can literally 'waste the day away' or go walking, shelling or shark tooth collecting, swimming, sit under an umbrella, or watch a mesmerizing sunset. Plenty of shared amenities for everyone...beach chairs, chaise lounge chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, and bicycles available for you to use. Just pack a bag and we make the rest easy for you to relax and enjoy your vacation!

Wake up to the sounds of the surf in this quiet island retreat as you watch the dolphins and pelicans play outside your back door while you enjoy the cool, calming Gulf of Mexico waters. End your day watching a nightly sunset from the living area or step outside on your patio to sit in a comfy chair or take a few steps to the sandy shores of your very own beach. 

What a View! Retreat is part of "7-Plex" property which offers a fully stocked kitchen with a huge dining and living area, 2 bedrooms each with a king size bed, and a 'Jack-n-Jill' shared bathroom with a walk-in shower. Floor to ceiling doors & windows with views of the Gulf of Mexico waters all day long. An outdoor patio runs the length of the retreat with outdoor seating and a hightop table for dining.

We are happy to host your stay at our beachfront retreat! However, we do NOT promote or allow a “party atmosphere” on this property.  REMINDER: No pets are allowed on the property. No children under the age of 16 are allowed to stay on the property overnight.

We are a NONSMOKING property. Smoking is NOT permitted in retreats, on the property 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 What a View is limited to four (4) persons. The maximum combination of persons allowed in What a View is:
  • Four (4) Adults OR
  • Two (2) Adults and 1 Teenager (Must be 16 years of age or older)

Beachfront Retreat 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 43" 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... A front-loading washer and dryer is available in the retreat.  For the cooks in the group, an outdoor gas grill is available. Bikes are on-site, so feel free to grab one and cruise Manasota Key.

After spending a day in the sun, you can take a break and relax on your own patio area in comfortable Adirondack chairs. This is the perfect place to just take advantage of the peace and tranquility of Manasota Key as you watch the sunset.

We also have kayaks and paddle boards available to use at our sister property. 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.

Our Beachfront Getaway Location

The beautiful Stump Pass Beach State Park is less than a 12 minute walk or 3 minute bike ride from What a View Retreat. Here you can fish, hike the nature paths, launch a boat, kayak, paddle board, or just relax on the secluded beach.

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. Manasota 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
King Size


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

Local Features:

  • ATM
  • Groceries
  • Hospital


  • Books
  • TV
  • SmartTV with Streaming
  • Netflix


  • Car Recommended


  • Shared Spaces


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


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofabed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soaps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Free Parking
  • Linens
  • Paper Towels
  • Living Room
  • Washer
  • First Aid Kit
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Hangers
  • Towels
  • Hot Water
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dryer
  • Central Heating
  • Internet
  • Fire Extinguisher

Location Types:

  • Beach Front
  • Beach View


  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Essentials


  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor shower
  • Chairs
  • Patio Furniture
  • Deck/Patio

Kitchen & Dining:

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

Cleaning and Safety:

  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Common surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property cleaned with disinfectant

Attractions & Activities:

  • Fishing
  • Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
  • Ocean
  • Bay
  • Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Golf Course
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Marina
  • Parasailing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Playground
  • Library



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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.

Please Note: The maximum number of overnight guests in What a View is limited to four (4) persons. The maximum combination of persons allowed in What a View is:

  • Four (4) Adults OR
  • Two (2) Adults and 1 Teenager (Must be 16 years of age or older)
No pets allowed at this property.

No one under the age of 16 on this property.

We are happy to host your stay at our beachfront retreat! However, we do NOT promote or allow a “party atmosphere” on this property.

We are a NONSMOKING property. Smoking is NOT permitted in retreats, on the property or around the immediate vicinity of the property as a courtesy to all of our guests

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

What A View!

Date of Stay:

The property is OUTSTANDING!! As the name says...What A View!!! The home has every amenity one could possibly need from the Keurig coffee maker to the chip clips...let's not forget the washer, dryer and accoutrements!!! The house was also stocked with a welcome basket of snacks, coozies and area information. The refrigerator had a bottle of wine, sodas, beer and water. WHAT A WELCOME!!!! Just show up with a swim suit...they have the rest...Thanks for such Amazing Memories

Above Our Expectations!

Date of Stay:

We stay in a lot of properties throughout each year. Often they meet our expectations and we are very happy. Rarely do they exceed our expectations but "What A View!" did just that! Perfect setting, amenities were well thought out and the extra personal touches put this one over the top! The owners also texted to make sure everything was OK. I can't give this a high enough review.... it's awesome!


Date of Stay:

Our first visit was in July, we loved it so much we came back in October. Everything was very clean and everything you need for the kitchen, laundry and bathroom is available. The bars and restaurants are really close, we rode the bikes provided on the property. This place is very peaceful and you basically have the beach to yourself. Carol and Pete are quick to respond to any needs you may have. We will definitely be back!!

Awesome Beachfront Property

Date of Stay:

We spent our honeymoon here and it was perfect! We snorkeled, rode the bikes to sightsee, and ate some of the best seafood we’ve ever had. This place will not disappoint!

Perfect Stay

Date of Stay:

Our accommodations were clean, comfortable and nicely appointed. They thought of everything one would need. We will likely stay there again. The property is quiet and not crowded.

Englewood , Florida , 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, playground, basketball courts, 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 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 shelling, shark tooth hunting, fishing, boating, sailing, and kayaking available. You are also only minutes from golfing, shopping, grocery stores, and hospitals.


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