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About Us


Rod and I are northern transplants from Ohio and Pennsylvania (respectively) that moved to Florida back in 1990. We have been married going on 30 years and have two wonderful sons- Conor and Quinn who have kept us busy for the majority of these years with school activities, Club soccer and Boy Scouts. Now that they are grown.  We became full time island residents in 2020, which allows us the opportunity to engage with our guest's and share our love of Manasota Key.
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5-Star Review of Manasota Key Beach by tripadvisor
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Bike friendly

Bike lanes for those that want to explore the 7 mile island
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Vacation..Ready Set Go! 

Let us know if we can do anything to make your stay at the Beach Shack more pleasant! 
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Why The Beach Shack?

The love of the beach has brought us together with you. We are excited to be able to share this Gulf Oasis with our friends, family and guests. We want to expand our circle by inviting visitors from all over the US, Canada and World to experience the quiet, serene location we have found at the Beach Shack of Manasota Key. It has given us great peace and relaxation and we have now been fortunate enough to own a piece of this paradise to share with all of you. Ask us about availability for multiple unit stays for reunions, guy/girl getaways etc.  We know you will enjoy our quiet little beach town!  

Unique Benefits

Spending time with friends on Manasota Key led us to fall in love with the island. The quaint community of visitors gives you a sense of belonging. When you drive over the small draw bridge that takes you on to the island your eyes sneak a peak to the water to see if the dolphins are in view - you can't help but let out a breath of calmness as you have entered your relaxing destination. Many travelers come from the North during the winter months to beat the cold weather and stay for months on end- year after year. Others that live in Florida or the warmer areas come to get away from our everyday life even if just a short drive. We are here to make sure your stay is one to remember and look forward to your visit!
While at the Beach Shack you will feel at home whether it is for a weekend -a week -or a month. The warm"Good Mornings" from those on the beach looking for Shark's Teeth (which are abundant if you look) or those you pass while walking/biking just makes you feel like you have found your Home Away from Home. The Beach Shack of Manasota Key will become a favorite and repeat destination for you- Promise!!

Why stay at the Shack?

Its not the Ritz Carlton and we don't want it to be! Vacation is a time to relax and be comfortable. Put your shoes away and grab your flip flops. Hang up your dress shirt and live in your swimsuit. It's time to sit back and breath in the salt air.  
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Size matters....

Staying at They Shack! The Duplex on Gulf Blvd. - Turtle Cay and Seashell Shanty are each 1 bedroom(King)/1 bath units with an additional queen size sofa to allow a maximum of 4 guests per unit.
The Shack Too! - Our Triplex on Stanford Dr. has Flamingo's Nest which is also a 1bedroom(King)/1 bath with an additional queen sleeper sofa for a maximum of four guests. Pineapple Express and Seaglass Inn are each 2 bedroom(King)/ 2 bath units with additional queen sleeper size sofa to allow a maximum of 6 guests per unit.  
Ask us about reserving multiple units to bring additional family or friends. Enjoy the privacy of your own unit but the closeness to enjoy together.  


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