Large Old Florida Family Home Near Manatee River & Lewis Park [#356724] | View Property
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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)
From $600 to $800/Wk & $2000 to $2600/Mo
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This is a keeper!
This is a keeper!
I needed a place to de-stress from a job that I retired from and this home did it! I cannot say enough good things about this home - it has a very large living room and dining/enclosed porch area, and for me, a nice small kitchen with everything in easy reach, the house is spacious and clean - more than enough room. If I had a question, the owner (Peggy) responded very quickly. I really enjoyed talking with her and hearing of the history of the house when I first arrived. I planned to stay 3 weeks and was very excited to be there. The description of the rental was right on, no surprises. Peaches is a nice, homey restaurant with numerous locations throughout the county and island. The backyard is fenced which I needed for my small dogs (they enjoyed their vacation, too). The house is in the perfect location - a couple blocks from the River that made for a nice walk each morning; a short driving distance to Anna Maria Island and beautiful beaches and attractions,in close proximity to the airport and to Sarasota, lots of shopping (especially antiques and thrift stores) - what more could anybody ask for? I could go on and on, I highly recommend this vacation.
- Guest Kacky W. (Where do you live?)
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/08/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation, and felt comfortable in the house. It is good place, and I can't wait to get back there myself.
Good and Bad
Good and Bad
While there are several things to recommend this property there are also several things that recommend against it. What it has going for it: In a wonderful historic neighborhood on the Manatee River Close to beaches, Sarasota, St. Pete, Ana Maria Island, Historic Palmetto Owners who are easy to deal with, very helpful and knowledgable of area Reasonably priced Convenient ot excellent restaurants and grocery stores if want to eat in Greeted with Gelveta coffee A.C. units get nice and cold While not a big kitchen, a well stocked one for cooking What the problems are: Unfortunately "old Florida" meant old everything One bicycle with huge holes in seat and one bicycle with only one working brake Furniture that is worn and uncomfortable Mattresses that are hard Pillows that are thin and sheets that are thinner (thread count felt like 100, maybe) Toilet paper thinner than the sheets One bathroom shower had more water spray from the faucets than the showerhead Bathrooms are very, very tiny Bedrooms and beds smelled musty Three different kinds of roaches and large spiders found in one bath and one bedroom (and I'm from Florida and am used to a few bugs) Some restaurants we enjoyed: Peaches for breakfast Rod and Reel on pier on Ana Maria Island Sandollar for sunset on Ana Maria beach Columbia on St. Armand's Circle for lunch Hickory Hollow for the best bar-b-que ever! Ringling complex - home, circus and art museums and grounds are a must see Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota Ana Maria beach one of the most beautiful we've ever seen Salvador Dali Museum in St. Pete Gamble Antebellum Mansion Stroll through historic neighborhood in Bradenton and Palmetto, across the river Bicycle along Riverview Drive
- Guest Izzy (Florida)
- Date of stay 10/11/12
- Review Submitted 10/27/12
Manager response: The house was built in 1952, when bathrooms were small. It has not been "updated". It is clean, comfortable, and family friendly. If you are looking for the modern house in a new development, this is not the place for you. The above reviewer, when she contacted us, had said she was attracted by the old house with an attic fan, so she should have known that if you open the windows and turn on the fan you can change all the air in the house in an hour. She also asked to use our bikes. One has a woman's seat, which has a well placed hole in the middle, and does have one tear, and it will be replaced. The house is regularly sprayed for bugs. Our family prefers firm mattresses, Scott toilet paper, and cotton sheets. There are so many pillows in the house, with a variety of thicknesses and shapes, you can find the one to your liking. The furniture is not new, but comfortable, and not worn. Our house has old Florida character, good energy, great location, and plenty of space. If you are looking for "new Florida", please look elsewhere.
Home away from home!
Home away from home!
My family and I recently stayed @ this wonderful home. The home is so cozy. Our group consisted of 6 adults and 2 children. We had ample room and were very comfortable. There was plenty of sleeping space and seating so we never felt crowded. There was something for everyone to do. My children played board games, my mother, grandmother, and I read from the collection of books (local history, novels, and cookbooks), my brother used the wifi, my husband relaxed in a recliner and watched TV, my dad walked around the yard. The yard is beautiful...we loved sitting outback at the patio while enjoying the tropical plants and trees. We used the grill and ate together in the large screened dinner area. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and utensils; there wasnt anything I needed to prepare a meal that wasnt provided. Peggy was extremely helpful and provided me with lots of information and suggestions for the local area. The home is very close to the beach, Publix, and many other stores and restaurants but is set back away from the hustle and bustle. We would love to stay here again next year. Thank you Peggy!
- Guest Angela (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
- Date of stay 04/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/08/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
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We love it here in the “Day House.” Everything is so cozy, child friendly and quiet in this neighborhood and Bradenton is beautiful. We fell in love with the Manatee Beach in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach farther towards Cortez. We loved watching the sunsets and swimming in the 80 degree heat. We ate dinner at the Star Fish Company in Cortez and the Anna Maria Oyster Bar in Cortez. Yum. We also visited DeSoto Park near St. Petersburg. Very beautiful beaches, with lots of walking and biking. We enjoyed bike rides from this house to the Robinson Nature Preserve and back (about 16 miles round trip.) Thank you for the accommodations. We hope to be back next February.
- Guest Lynley
- Date of stay 02/06/10
- Review Submitted 05/10/11