Private 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 8) Pet Friendly Home On 200' Of Open Water
Julie Ellis/Captain Julie
- english, spanish
About Julie Ellis/Captain Julie
I grew up on the panhandle of Florida where I learned to love salt water and the lifestyle if offers. After moving to Atlanta, where I lived for 30 years, we bought a house in Panama City where we spent a lot of time. In 2008 we moved to the central gulf coast to get back to the old Florida lifestyle. We found Palmetto and Bradenton like going back in time... Florida the way it was in the 60's.
Julie Ellis/Captain Julie purchased this House in 2008
Why Julie Ellis/Captain Julie chose Palmetto
We are pet friendly. We offer a 24 ft boat option. We are in a small, friendly town that is not on the tourist map. This home is unique. There are not many vacation spots you can visit that are on 200 feet of open water, facing west, and home to manatees, dolphin and every kind of seabird you can name. Unlike most rentals in the area, you have total privacy surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. No neighbors in your space, just solitude in a relaxing environment. No sharing the pool or beach. If you want to be around others, just jump in the car and arrive at Anna Maria in minutes. The house is spacious with many choices of where to spend your time and never feels crowded with your other guests. Sunsets are a must!
What makes this House unique
24 ft. Hurricane deck boat option. Pet friendly. Private, secluded on 200 feet of open water. There are a lot of local water front restaurants. Your only problem when staying at Casa Encantada is dragging yourself outside of its gated grounds because there is so much to do and see within its gates. Captain Julie provides kayaks, bikes, a hammock under the enormous banyan tree, and snorkel equipment. When staying at Casa Encantada, you share only with dolphins, manatee, herons, egrets, spoonbill rosettes, pelicans, sea gulls, and ospreys! Flounders, red fish, and snook also arrive via your fish hook! So be sure to bring your rod and reel! If you do leave Casa Encantada, visit all the area has to offer from beach side restaurants to parks and beach entertainment spots. Casa Encantada has everything you need to make this your most wonderful beach vacation ever!
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We really enjoyed our time at Casa. Julie and Pam were great to work with and always available to offer advice or answer questions. The house is beautiful! They provide many amenities that other do not provide. We were just there and it rained a lot during our week, but we made the best of it enjoying the pool and kayaks. We saw a couple manatees and dolphins in front of the house which was nice to see. During the rain we spent a lot of time playing pool and checkers in the garage. Sitting in the chairs or hammock was very peaceful listening to the waves and enjoying the views. The landscaping around the house is wonderful. We got the boat option but only went out once because of the rain. We would definitely recommend this house.
My 50 th B Day
Amazing house and location . Lots activities for everyone. Beautiful sunset! Best fishing spot ! Loved it so mush !we will be back for sure!
Tropical home away from home
Our stay at Casa was amazing! House was clean, comfortable and Captain Julie and Pamela are wonderful! The view is is beautiful! We spent most of our days in the pool and most of our nights in the tiki hut. The kitchen was stocked with everything you might need. The brand new Weber grill was an awesome addition! I could go and on! Just know if you choose To spend your vacation at Casa you won’t be disappointed! Can’t wait to come back! See you soon!
Casa Encantada was amazing! Once we drove through the gate it was like we had escaped to a tropical oasis. The beautifully landscaped and lush grounds were only surpassed by the serene waters of Hooker Bay. Even though there were unseasonably hot temperatures, the breeze off of the bay kept all of us very cool and comfortable. The tropical pool was absolutely phenomenal! We spent almost every day in the pool from the time we finished breakfast until we had to get out to prepare dinner. Even though the house is an older Florida home, it was full of beautiful and charming art and furnishing. The beds were very comfortable and we were especially grateful to have a nice selection of pillows. The chef's kitchen was incredible with 2 refrigerators and a commercial type sink. Also, we have never stayed anywhere that was so well supplied. There were lots and lots of pots and pans, dishes, silverware, small appliances, even coffee filters and spices for our use. Kayaks were provided for exploring the bay, bicycles for evening rides around the community, and a ping pong table in the garage, which unfortunately was temporarily out of commission due to a dove's nest full of chicks overhead. Captain Julie was extremely accommodating and helped make our stay a true joy. We loved our visit to Casa Encantada and hope to be able to return in the future.
St. Nicholas approved!
My grown children and their spouses joined us for an early Christmas at Captain Julie’s fabulous Hide-Away!
There was plenty of space to spread out. We enjoyed playing games every night at the spacious dining room table, loved the hook game out back and lived in the pool all afternoon. The grill was great for steak and crab or afternoon burgers, stores were conveniently located.
There were a few maintenance issues but a quick call to Captain Julie and a maintenance man was there in no time. We loved our vacation and would highly recommend this beautiful home.
Thank you Annie. When you are at an estate like Casa there are a lot of moving parts. We are grateful to our team that is always on the spot to take care of any issues that might come up. Very happy your experience at Casa was all you expected . Hope to see you back soon.
My family and I had the pleasure of staying in Captain Julie's vacation home over Thanksgiving. We were celebrating my parents 50th and my son't B-day. I can't imagine a home more comfortable and accommodating for a family. The house is fully stocked and wanted for nothing. There was so much to do at Casa it was hard to leave to explore the area. Captain Julie was a wonderful host, and had so many great suggestions for restaurants and places to visit. And the boat was a great addition. Overall is was one of the best family vacations we've had. I highly recommend Casa, and Captain Julie!
Water sports from your own private beach, bike or kayak, restaurants. Marina nearby with boat launch, nearby fitness center offers short term options, Boater's Package includes unlimited use of our 22ft San Pan pontoon boat with 90 hpr 4 stroke motor..