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“We stayed at Island House in January-February 2008 and were very pleased. The location, as others have said, is great.” 4 of 5 stars
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2580 N. Beach Rd., Englewood, FL 34223   |  
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“We stayed at Island House in January-February 2008 and were very pleased. The location, as others have said, is great.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

We spent January and February there in 2008 and we are returning for most of the winter in 2010. Island House On The Beach is aptly named. It is practically right on the beach - no streets to cross - the beach is literally steps away from the house. So if being on the beach is your lthing, you can't ask for a better location. The beach itself (Englewood Beach and connecting Stump Pass Beach) is nice - sandy, well-maintained, and stretches for miles along Manasota Key. Very few people on the beach in January; in February it started to pick up. In addition to lounging / reading or taking long walks on the beach, we like to search for sea shells and there are lots of them to be found..From your window in the apartment, you can see and hear the waves coming in which was very nice, .especially as you wake up to the gentle sound in the morning. The accomodations at Island House are good - not ritzy, but clean and comfortable. The proprietors, Ada and Ito Desouza, are very congenial and made us feel very welcome. They went out of their way to help us a couple of times. Manasota Key has two good restaurants, a convenience store, and a couple of beach supplies shops. The adjoining town of Englewood has more restaurants, supermarkets, banks, and most everything else you might need. There are other nearby towns that we enjoyed while at Island House - Venice and Punta Gorda are definitely worth visits. We are told that the Gulf Coast, especially around small towns like Englewood, is quieter than the Atlantic side. This is fine with us. We'll take relaxation over hustle and bustle most of the time. That's why we go to Florida.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

my family and I stay here every year for the christmas holiday and we find it quite amazing. the views are absolutely outstanding. The place is clean and nice. It isn't a 5 star resort or anything, it has high speed internet, AC, TV ect. its just a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2009

We stayed a week and had a wonderful time. The location itself is worth the trip and it's the best vacation value we've experienced in a long time. The accommodations were perfect for us. The place was clean and comfortable. We had everything we needed--good beds, lots of hot water, AC, wireless internet, cable tv and more. It's not fancy, well unless you consider the fantastic views! We'll definitely be back and recommend it to friends and family.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Island House

Address: 2580 N. Beach Rd., Englewood, FL 34223
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Englewood
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Specialty lodging in Englewood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 6 apartments in a quiet building on a beautiful private beach. All apartments come equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and unforgettable stay. Enjoy great surf fishing, shelling, and lots of fossilized sharks' teeth. Feel like you are on your very own private island, yet only minutes away from restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Close to many attractions: Disney World, Bush Gardens, Warm Mineral Springs, etc. Best vacation value you can find. ... more   less 

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