About This Listing
UNIT# 312 has a 1-week minimum rental period and is 100 steps from the nicest beach on the Florida Gulf Coast. This 1957 vintage trailer with carport is in the 55+ (renter age) Sandpiper Resort Coop. Long-term rentals accepted, office requires personal info form ($16 fee per) and parking pass.
Located in a clean, safe, sociable (55+ long-term tenant 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) otherwise the rest is common courtesy. The walls are thin in these trailers so loud music and boisterous behavior must be kept to a minimum....especially in the evenings. Younger guests other visitors must be respectful of those residents around them by keeping TVs and noise at a considerate level. Residents are responsible for putting out their recycling and garbage curbside and keeping their patios clear for ease of passage in case of emergencies or if utility maintenance is required around the trailer.
I drove down to this perfect getaway from Kansas and when I arrived was able to relax right away. Erik had everything ready plus there was beer in the fridge ☺️ that evening I ran across the street and was able to watch the sunset on the beach. I was on holiday for a week and the location of unit 312 was absolutely perfect. Being able to grab a chair, towel, hat and book and just walk right across the street to spend the day on the beach was amazing. I took a day trip to St. Petersburg and a couple trips to Sarasota. Also being able to walk a block or so over to a local eatery was great in the evening. I definitely had an excellent experience and if I ever am down in the area would not hesitate to stay here again.
My wife and I had a great time at Erik's trailer during a July visit. Really, it couldn't have been better. We never met Erik in person but did meet his wonderful wife Janet - both were helpful above and beyond the call of duty. The trailer isn't large, but it's very comfortable and the location is great - we hope to be back again in the future.
Thank you for saying that! Perhaps next time you all might want to take the larger unit. #312 where you stayed is my personal favorite because it is so darn cute, but it is petite for sure! #202 is larger. But it was a pleasure meeting you and chatting, and we hope to see you all again! Best regards, Janet
Erik's beach trailer is fantastic! We enjoyed the tasteful tikki design and the proximity to the beach and the bay. The community is friendly and the laundry machines are affordably priced. Thank you, Erik, for helping us realize my dream of staying in a beach trailer park!
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About the Host, Erik
Hi, I'm your host, Erik MacPeek. I am a creative consultant-graphic designer with skills in renovation carpentry which I 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!
I am originally from southeastern Connecticut, but my wife (a native Floridian) and I live full time in Tampa, Florida, with our family and pets. We have three children, ages 18 to 21, and love to travel with them, from China to the Caribbean! In the summer, however, we migrate up to New England to spend time with other family and friends and enjoy the great New England coastline. Our place up there has been in my family for almost 100 years, and consists of three cottages on four acres, looking out across Long Island Sound. We are backed by a nature conservancy, and love the wildlife we see there every day, from birds to fox to deer.
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 and pier mirror. Nothing from the big box stores!
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. Our next Airbnb stay will be at an apartment in downtown Oslo, Norway, and it looks fantastic.
Enjoy your stay and please sign the guest book!
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