About this listing
Only 50 steps from the nicest beach around, this 1957 Vintage mobile home-carport (1 week minimum rental / no pets policy) features a lovely "studio sized" interior decorated in a Caribbean style. Guests of tenant must be 45 to stay one week+. Background application required by park office before arrival.
Located in a clean, safe, sociable (55+age) community across the street from the nicest beach in Florida!
This trailer #312 is unique and is ideal for 1-2 people who would appreciate the vintage decor and "Tommy Bahama" interior furnished with bamboo furniture and island accents collected from around Florida and the Caribbean. On a corner lot, this unit has good air flow, plenty of sunlight and a carport/patio for parking your vehicle, keeping sandy beach stuff stored and for sitting/socializing. Situated on a small lot with grass and tropical flowers...a little natural green space is always refreshing:)
All the amenities of the park: laundry room, library, clubhouse, office manager, grounds keeper, visitor parking for guests, bayside docks and lounge area.
Interaction with guests
Friendly bunch here– renters and residents alike are happy to be here and socialize often in the high season (potluck dinners, happy hours, BBQs). Consider that many of the folks are fleeing the "cold white north" of the U.S., Canada and Europe...when your blood thins out here it makes you energetic and mobile:)
Sandpiper Resort Co-op is a 55+ (renter age requirement) affordable, clean, well maintained mobile home park. Most renters are repeat customers and many of the owners are full-time residents themselves. I can personally attest to the safety and community-minded people who live and visit here. It is ideally located between the inter-coastal bay and Gulf of Mexico, close to Longboat Key (next island south) which then connects to lovely St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota. Nearby are the nicest beaches in Florida, lots of birds and wildlife on the beaches and dolphins and manatees frequently swim along the shoreline...fishing is great too!
There are plenty of places to rent kayaks, boats, jet-skis or day para-sailing outings. The world famous John Ringling Museum and Art School are also nearby in Sarasota (featuring rose gardens, Ringling's winter home and an outdoor café)...a must see!
Walking, bicycles and/or the FREE trolley bus service gets you everywhere on the island. It is available every 15-20 minutes at designated trolley stops (one block from the Sandpiper Resort office) on Gulf Drive. You can get to all parts of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and even Sarasota with a bus transfer...ask the friendly driver for routes etc.
Other things to note
This 55+ park is very clean, well managed and most everyone is friendly and looks out for each other. There is no hired security here but residents feel safe and rarely do things go missing. Most folks leave beach chairs, grills and bicycles out in patios but due to transient traffic from the beach it is wise to lock up your most valued items...the only guarantee we can offer.
No smoking inside and no pets (service animals ok if approved by office manager). The age requirement is 55 plus, may have a guest who is at least 45. This is not a party place, and we ask that music and boisterous behavior be kept to a minimum, especially in the evenings. Please be respectful of other park residents by keeping TVs and noise at a considerate level. Prior to arriving, guests must fill out and submit an information form from the Sandpiper office, including driver's license info, and will also receive a parking permit if driving.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Hi, I'm your host, Erik MacPeek. I am a creative consultant-graphic designer with skills in renovation carpentry – frequently put to good use maintaining the rental listings here on AirBnB. Since we began listing our properties on the site, we have met all kinds of great people along the way!
Originally from southeastern Connecticut, I now live full-time in Tampa, Florida, with my Floridian wife, 3 kids and various pets. We love to travel and explore the world together and with our children, from the Caribbean to China! In the summer, we always migrate up to New England to spend time with family, friends and enjoy the New England coastline and great seafood! There in Stonington – on the southeastern Connecticut coastline – we all try to congregate each summer on my family's 100 year-old summer retreat called Sea Acres. It consists of three cottages on four acres, looking out over a salt-marsh cove and across Fisher's Island and Long Island Sounds. We are backed by a nature conservancy, and love the wildlife we see there every day (chipmunks, dozens of bird species, woodchucks, skunk, fox, deer and an occasional coyote).
In Florida we also have listed 2 little vintage beach trailers on the coastal barrier island of Anna Maria, with white powdery sand beaches. Those are often available summer through fall on Airbnb, but they are always booked a year in advance for the winter months when all the snowbirds come down to flee the cold weather.
As a creative person and stickler for details, I make sure my rentals are unique, comfortable and well stocked. My feeling is that people appreciate the small details, like nice dishes and linens, good hospitality and a little snack when they first arrive. These were not furnished or decorated for the rental market, but as our second homes, and they have unique touches throughout, including pieces such as my great grandmother's sea chest from Ireland, grandpa's ship's wheel and my wife's grandmother's walnut table.
We are gardeners both here and in New England, and over the years have planted more than 1,000 daffodil bulbs at the Stonington, CT property, a real sight to see in early spring.
We have very much enjoyed working with Airbnb, and use them ourselves when we travel. My recent trip to Norway included staying in a fabulous AirBnB apartment near downtown Oslo. It was in a great historic area just a 10 minute walk from downtown... fantastic.
Enjoy your stay and please sign the guest book!