Starting at $135.71 a night

Tour of Bay Watch 

Walk to Beach from El Galeon South



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Fee Amount
FL Tax 12%
Damage Waiver $40.00
Cleaning Fee $115.00

A wonderful week - I highly recommend this condo!

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My husband and I had a wonderful week at this condo. The screened porch was a wonderful way to spend the evening after a day on the beach. Everything you can possibly want is available…. if you don’t see something, you’re looking in the wrong place! The owner was even kind enough to arrange a week of 80 degree sunshine

Beautiful water view

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Loved the view. Close to restaurants and beach.

Just as advertised!

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Johns place was just as advertised! Great location.

Enjoyable Stay - Awesome Views!

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Bay Watch is an end-unit second-floor condo on Manasota Key. The condo was clean when we arrived and John was very easy to communicate with. The unit faces Lemon Bay and has awesome views from the screened-in lanai. The private dock looks brand new and there are benches for guests to sit and enjoy the water. There's a grilling area and picnic benches for your use just a short walk away. The unit itself is older. The lanai screen needs replacing and the kitchen floor tiles are cracked, but it looks as if the owners are making gradual updates and improvements. The bedroom is spacious and the king bed was very comfortable. There are plenty of towels, hangers, closet space, and extra pillows if needed. The kitchen is well-equipped with stainless appliances and all the essentials for cooking meals. The bag of coffee from a local coffee shop was a nice welcome gift! The pool area is clean and inviting and access to the private beach is convenient and easy to get to. There are older beach chairs and an umbrella for guest use on the lanai. There is a laundry room adjacent to the condo building. These are coin operated machines. Most of the machines are well-used and older but clean. It costs 2.00 per wash and 2.00 per dryer. It's important to note that the machines only take quarters and there's no change machine or laundry item vending machine for detergent, etc., so you need to come prepared if you're going to do laundry. There are a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues within walking distance. You can hear the music from the condo at night, but it normally quiets down between 10 and 11 pm and didn't bother us at all. Our stay at Bay Watch was during the off-season, so it was very quiet which is exactly what we wanted. It also rained a lot but we enjoyed watching the rain storms from our lanai at night while sipping some wine! Overall this was an enjoyable stay with awesome views!

Definitely Paradise!!!

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Kathy and I were able to have the most amazing time over the past two weeks!!! Thanks to John for making his condo available for us. He is the most accommodating host we have ever experienced and his place is everything thing he said it was and so much more!! I have already told many people that I know and several that we met while staying in Englewood, Florida. Again, I can't thank John enough.

We had a wonderful stay!

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We had a wonderful stay! Nice and clean, plenty of room for the three of us. Everything one would need for a week stay was provided. One day we locked ourselves out, and John had someone there in 5 minutes to help us. Great view of the bay and just a walk across the street to the ocean. Restaurants and bars within walking distance. Stumps Pass Park was great for seashell collecting. We rented kayaks and spent the afternoon in the bay where a dolphin swam under my daughter's kayak and she was able to touch it (that was exciting). I would recommend Yoga on the Beach.

Best location on the keys

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Another wonderful experience at El Galeon. Condo clean, furniture and bed very comfortable, well stocked with dishes, pans and even spices and a gift of coffee! Beautiful views and great location walking distance to food and live music.

Englewood Beach Florida, El Galeon

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My family and I travel to Manasota key every year, This was my 3rd time staying at ElGaleon South on the Bay side. I highly recommend staying at this Condo Unit! Very accommodating and Clean and Beautiful view of the Bay.

Beautiful property, magnificent view

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Very easy, no issues.

Awesome location and view

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It was a wonderful place to stay with a great view and awesome location. Very comfortable bed and has everything that is needed .

Nice area

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Everything was great it was conveniently located to every place I wanted to go.

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It was convenient for every place we wanted to go I loved having the beach across the street our condo was excellent with a great view we will definitely come back next year

100% as advertised. The location couldn't be better.

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Baywatch was 100% as advertised. The location couldn't be better. We loved watching the boating, fishing, and dolphin action on the bay while sitting on the screened in patio. The view of the bay was spectacular! We walked a few minutes to the ocean every day and we never had to fight a crowd. The private beach was very secluded and beautiful. We swam in the pool (which was the perfect temp), used the bbq grill for the fresh fish from the local fish market, and used the laundry facilities. Everything was in excellent working order. The condo was well stocked, we lacked for nothing. The entire complex was very peaceful and friendly. We highly recommend this condo (and John). We are looking forward to going back. There's a reason John's a super host.

excellent property

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excellent property and very close to the beach

Our “home away from home”

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Condo was everything as advertised! Only negative was the weather & obviously owners can’t control that! We’ve already booked Baywatch for a month next year.

Great Place

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Great Place

Great vacation

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Everything was amazing! This is our second year booking and can’t wait to book for next year!

Relaxing in Englewood

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My wife an I had an outstanding week. The only problem was that it wasn’t long enough! The location was perfect weather you wanted a pool day or beach time. The unit was very comfortable and we loved sitting and having dinner on the porch. John, the owner, was very accommodating and easy to reach. ... and it was a pleasure to meet the property manager Carol! We are definitely interested in doing this again.!

Really enjoyed our stay

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We really enjoyed our stay in this great apartment and our communication with John and his brother Joe! The place is very clean and has everything you can ask for.. even a special shovel for finding shark teeth. The view from the balcony is excellent and never boring! Unfortunately we did not spot any wildlife from the balcony but we saw lots from the beach which is just 2 minutes away on foot! Restaurants are within a short walking distance.. facilities at the building are great... we highly recommend staying here!!

Clean, cozy, great view

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John was excellent at communicating both before and during our stay. The condo was as pictured, and was very clean. Well stocked kitchen. There were beach towels and chairs for the beach which was great. Quick walk to the ocean. Would recommend to a friend.

Manasota Key

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We could not have enjoyed the property more. The condo was so VERY Well equipped, plenty of pots pans and glassware. The place was clean and tastefully furnished. We will look forward to renting it again or maybe one of John's other properties. Thanks John it was just what we needed. LOVED IT Dick & Penny

Loved our stay!

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Great place with a an amazing view!

Very nice place !!!

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Great location. Very easy and accurate description.

A great stay!

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Great property, fully stocked, comfortable and clean. Lovely to sit on the balcony and watch the birds, manatees and dolphins daily. Easy to walk over to the beach, or to the nearby restaurants and shops. I'll be back!

Great condo and location!

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Thank you John. Could not have had a more accommodating host. Condo had everything I was looking for. Cheerful, comfortable, and loved the view of the water. Location was perfect. I’m an early riser so I especially enjoyed watching the sun come up with a cup of coffee. Night views were quite enjoyable too. I would highly recommend your condo to anyone looking to visit Englewood Beach. Hope to be there again in the future.

Manasota Key

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Some loud music from nearby restaurant in evening. Lasted to about mid night. Unit itself was pleasant.

Clean and bright and proved to be exactly as billed!

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My wife and I loved the area this condo is in, it’s nice that you can walk to the beach and all the restaurants. The condo it self was very clean and bright and proved to be exactly as billed. John was a great host, easy to communicate with prompt responses to any questions I had. Our flight in was delayed so we got to the condo very late but with the key pad lock entry getting into the condo was not an issue. We highly recommended staying at this condo !

Million dollar view

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A beautiful piece of paradise: walking distance to beach, very secluded, quiet beach was a nice change of pace; dolphins in bay; loved sitting on the dock and watching the sunrise; local restaurants very hot spots to visit and have beverages / lunch and watch the boats come in and out (and some almost getting stuck on the sandbar); the pool was very relaxing in the late afternoon; Allure Boat close by to rent a boat and explore Stump Pass; loved to sit on screened-in lanai and watch boats/people/birds/fish. Very relaxing, wonderful vacation. Condo had everything we could ask for; will try to schedule again for 2020.

Little Heaven

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We couldn't have been happier with Bay Watch. It was everything the photos showed. It was very clean and homey with everything supplied. You don't need to bring anything but clothes. The screened in porch was the star attraction for us. You only had a very short walk to the secluded beach. Dealing with John and Joe was very easy. Seem like great guys. We can't thank you enough. My wife and I think it was our best vacation we have had and will come again. Thanks, Dave and Paula Fahl

Fantastic condo with a great location and wonderful view

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A fantastic condo with a great location and wonderful view. Easy walk to beach restaurants. John was great host, concerned about us being comfortable and happy and responsive to any questions. Check in was a breeze !!

A Great Place

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Such a nice relaxing place. Bayview. And out the door across the street is the Gulf. Unit well equipped; owner very responsive. Loved it.

Great condo!

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My husband and I loved our one week stay on Mannasota Key! The updated condo was perfect for us. The condo was in a great location within walking distance to restaurants and a short walk to the beach. The condo was well stocked and very comfortable. The view was beautiful. We loved watching all the boats go by from the balcony. We would definitely stay here again.

Great place and easy to get to beach and restaurant

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Well kept property and great view of lemon bay

Great Condo with a beautiful view!

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We enjoyed our stay very much at the Manasota Key condos. We had everything we needed & the kitchen was stocked with more cookware than I’ve ever experienced in other condos. The condo was clean & decorated appropriately with a beach theme. It is a beautiful area with a lot to do. We visited Boca Grande Island, Stump Pass SP, Siesta Key Beach & walked across the street to the beach. Lots of restaurants within walking distance. My husband enjoyed fishing from the dock & saw dolphins close by. We definitely look forward to returning again to such a relaxing & enjoyable place. John is a great person to communicate with. He checked with us the following morning after our arrival just to make sure all was ok & he responded immediately if I contacted him with a question. The week passed too quickly & we hated to leave. Jeanine & Terry

Bay Watch

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Love the place

Condo was beautiful. Owners were amazing!

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Condo was beyond wonderful. It was imaculate. Beautiful decorated. Views were spectacular! Owners couldn't have been any nicer. The property was great! Dock with snook light made evening walks special. Pool was a dream. Restaurants in walking distance. Thank you John and Joe!! This is my hometown. I wanted to come visit family but have a home away from home. Boy' did your condo deliver. This condo had everything from fully stocked kitchen, beach chairs and beach paraphernalia. Extra towels, sheets pillows etc. There should be a higher star rating. I give the condo and owners 10 stars. See you next fall!!

Great location

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Great location..walk to Stump Pass and restaurants..John was very helpful and thoughtful..wonderful view of bay..quiet and clean..Loved it !!

Paradise found!

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Perfect vacation! The beach right across the street from the condo isn’t crowded, the water is crystal clear and so warm. Diving down for sand dollars and collecting shells, yoga on the beach and walking to stump pass for dolphin and manatee watching, it’s the dream life! Restaurants and bars within easy walk and drive. The condo itself has a lovely position, and the keyless access is really helpful when going to and from the beach. John is the perfect host. Can’t wait to be back already.

highly recommend

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We would highly recommend John's place for your next vacation. The condo was clean, great views, walking distance to local establishments and right across the street from the Gulf. Although we didn't use all the amenities that were provided (we ate out mostly), there appeared to be everything that you needed. We did like that there were laundry facilities available as well.

Nice view from the balcony

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Englewood is a very nice place. The beach is calm and not crowded with people. John was a very good host. He answered fast on every question we had. The apartment was clean and had a nice view from the balcony. The pool was great for the chiffren. Our chiffren slept in the sofa in the Livingroom and it worked great. We would love to spend another holiday in englewood and this apartment was very good.

Baywatch Condo

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Great view of the bay from our balcony and from within the unit. Condo is well maintained as is the entire El Galeon property. Location is excellent.

Very nice condo over-looking Lemon Bay

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Very impressed with the condo we rented for the week. Very clean, nice furnishings, layout and a wonderful view from the private screened in balcony. Walk to the corner store for the paper and a short walk across the street for the beach. Nice restaurants were not that far away. Our favorites were Farlows on S.McCall and the Wine Bar/Bistro around the corner and on the bay.

Bay Watch

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Awesome view from the screened lanai of Lemin Bay. Good fishing off of the provided dock. Adequate accommodations for 2 people. Short walk to the beach across the street. Stayed 28 days and saw 25 sunsets. Easy walk to restaurants; laid back area. Small bathroom with updated shower, no sink area. Kitchen well stocked with cookware and utensils. Bedroom has large closet for storage with plenty of dresser space. Small but comfortable lanai. Kitchen in need of update, but owner is planning that renovation for this year. Owner is easy to work with and cooperative. We have signed up to return to this unit next year. Excited to see the improvements to an already conveniently located, well stocked and comfortable unit.

Excellent Condo

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I recently returned from a wonderful stay in the Bay Watch condo.It is spotless and nicely furnished. It is very convenient to the beach and restaurants. John, the owner, is pleasure to deal with; everything went perfectly. In case a guest has a problem or question , John is very willing to assist in any way. The unit has everything one could want or need for the kitchen, beach,pool, etc. I enjoyed the Bay Watch so much I have already booked it for next year !

Great location with a beautiful view!

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We really enjoyed staying here. A We really enjoyed staying here. A great location with a beautiful view. The Condo was clean and had everything we needed. Jeff & Vicki . The Condo was clean and had everything we needed. Jeff & Vicki

We had a wonderful stay!

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We had a wonderful stay! My family of 3 (wife, 11mos old and myself) had a fun and relaxing week at baywatch. John was super quick in responding and was very easy to work with during booking. The condo along with the entire complex were spotless. The neighbors were super friendly and happy to give us local info. Restaurants and bars are just a short walk away. The bay in the back and the gulf right across the street. You really can’t beat it. We’ll definitely be returning to Manasota Key and baywatch!

Great vacation spot!

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This condo is a great vacation spot. Perfect location for beach lovers, boaters, kayakers and anglers. Clean, well accommodated and cozy.

Beautiful View!

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Very clean with a beautiful view and easy walk to the beach. Lots of extra towels and a comfortable king size bed. I always sleep really well here. Will be back again!

enjoyed our stay

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The Bay Watch condo has everything you need for a relaxing & comfortable stay. The view of Lemon bay from the patio was stunning and we ate all of our meals there. The owner (john) was a pleasure to work with making all arrangements stress free & easy.

Lovely condo with amazing view

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We loved our stay at Bay Watch! Very nice condo, beautifully furnished, very clean and well equipped with everything needed for a relaxing vacation. Got to watch dolphins from the balcony several times! Several nice restaurants within easy walking distance. Owners were very nice and helpful - thanks, John, for making this a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

GREAT, loved it

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We love El Galeon! We've already have reserved two weeks next year at BayLife. I had a operation on my knees and wanted the first level. We're home and already miss it!

Beautiful view of Lemon Bay, with the gulf coast beach just across the street

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Great restaurants and entertainment near by.

Exactly as advertised, if not better

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I highly recommend this location if you're staying in the area. It was exactly as advertised, if not better. The condo looked, felt and smelled extremely clean, the bed was big and comfortable (on the firm side), the lanai was great for relaxing on and the walk to Englewood beach is literally just across the street. All of the restaurants down the street are excellent and only a 5 minute walk away. We particularly like Flounders. This place was great, what more can you ask for?

Updated cozy condo

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My stay at Bay Watch was everything I needed it to be. I was at the condo for work and was pleased to come "home" each evening to a comfortable, clean and well appointed place each evening. The updated condo is cozy and the view off the balcony was great for morning coffee or quiet dinner. Having good restaurants within walking distance was a plus, as was having the beach access across the street. The pool was clean and well cared for. I would love to return to this location sometime when I can spend more time on the beautiful beaches. Thank you John for making my trip easy and enjoyable, working with you was a breeze.

630 sqft
Open floor plan, end unit.  This unit overlooks beautiful Lemon Bay. This end unit comes with an additional balcony off the bedroom with a unique 180 degree beach to bay view. Less than a two minute walk to the Gulf of Mexico Beach and just steps away from the heated swimming pool. Enjoy the comfort of overseeing your boat parked at the dock. Newly renovated kitchen. New granite, refrigerator (w ice maker), dishwasher, oven and more.


This property is a well maintained and clean one bedroom, one bathroom unit. The master bedroom features a king size bed and cable TV. The bedroom windows are scenic and bright during the day and equipped with room darkening shades for a good night's sleep. You can comfortably sleep four with the use of our pullout queen size sofa.

The kitchen is fully functional with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, and all the kitchenware necessary for cooking a feast or mixing up your favorite refreshments.

The living area has a "smart" HD flat screen TV . If you decide not to dine on the lanai, our living area also includes a table that comfortably dines four people. This unit comes with free cable TV and WIFI. The complex has a laundry room just steps away from the unit.

We hope to hear from you soon so we can help you plan your vacation!

Manasota Key , FL , United States

Just south of Sarasota, off the coast of Englewood, this beguiling barrier island is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. No traffic lights, no high rises, no deed restrictions, just a two lane protected canopy road leading you to swaying palms, an endless white sand beach, and the warm, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Casually sophisticated, Manasota Key offers a variety of lifestyles. Opulent waterfront estates mingle effortlessly with cozy beach-side cottages and classic winter residences. An eclectic variety of shops populate nearby Historic Dearborn Street and restaurants tempt eager visitors on and off the key.

Nearby sandbars offer soothing relaxation or invigorating water sports while big amenities are just minutes away. Manasota Key is the perfect match for those that would appreciate Century’s old Banyan trees alive with tropical birds, frolicking dolphin, loggerhead turtles, balmy sea breezes, the kiss of the sun, and the magic of the sunset endow Manasota Key with a dramatic, sensual, and serene ambiance. To get away from it all but requires the convenience of nearby airports. If you enjoy casual waterfront dining you’ll love the numerous restaurants, accessible by boat along the Intra-Coastal waterway from Sarasota to Boca Grande. Take family and friends 5 minutes south to Stump Pass and swim with the dolphins, hunt for pre-historic shark’s teeth and fossils, grill out, or just watch the sunset into the Gulf of Mexico. We assure you this is the most natural barrier island remaining on the west coast of Florida.


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King Size
Fold-out Sofa Bed


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports/Activities

Local Features:

  • ATM
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Satellite/Cable TV


  • Car Recommended


  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco-tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sofabed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating

Location Types:

  • Beach Front
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Beach Chairs


  • Balcony
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Screened Porch
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Dock / Boatslip
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Attractions & Activities:

  • Fishing
  • Bay Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba/Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
  • Ocean
  • Bay
  • Beach
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Restaurants
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf Course

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