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Beautiful Florida Riverfront Nestled on 3 Pristine Acres on the Braden River.

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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Over 1,000 square foot private first floor apartment; 2BR one Bath with 50 foot long fully screened porch with alfresco dining. Amazing surroundings, lush natural landscaping. Owners reside on the second floor. At this peaceful refuge, you will awaken to the sound of exotic Florida birds such as Limpkin, Gallinule or perhaps a feeding Osprey.

Cast a line for largemouth bass or take a stroll down the pathway leading to the river and across a small bridge to the island where a hammock with your favorite book beckons. This home was featured in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Style magazine. 'The Braden River is tranquil, reflective and deep along the property, filled with fish, turtles and water birds. Ken Kinzie and Jeanne Chinnis enjoy their peaceful haven within surburbia' The luxury apartment has the following amenities; two bedrooms, one bath, private entrance, full kitchen, private laundry, icomfort memory foam mattress, WiFi, outdoor grill. Kayaks, Pedal boat and bicycles are available for guests enjoyment Fishing rods provided for guests. Comfortably sleeps 3.


Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    No ramp but very small step ups....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Master Bedroom has queen size bed with i comfort memory foam mattress & sliding glass door to screened porch with chaise lounge for two....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Tub with shower, custom tile work.


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Beautiful Riverfront on Braden River, includes private island with nature trail, hammock; great kayaking, boating and fishing river....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Inside dining seats 4, outside dining seats 4 to 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large living room with leather sectional and separate reading area. 42 inch HD TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    Designated parking for two cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with range, dishwasher, microwave. Granite counter tops. Complimentary coffee & tea available & complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    fully equipped...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks available, restricted to experienced kayakers...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    50 foot private screened porch with view of river....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Natural landscaping with bamboo, natural ferns and winding walkway to river area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Fishing equipment provided....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Nov 15, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 16 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $70
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Rate is for 2 adults; $15 dollars per day per person (after 2) with maximum of 4 guests.

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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tara Preserve
45 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 75
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Anna Maria Island

Car: Necessary

The Braden River is excellent for kayaking or boating with a very short drive to boat ramp. Within easy driving range to Sarasota & Anna Maria Island beaches and golf courses. The apartment is minutes from the Lecom Medical School Campus. Other close attractions include the Mall at University Town Center and the new world class rowing center at Nate Benderson Park, scheduled to host the national rowing championships in 2017. One and a half miles from I-75 and Twenty minutes to Sarasota Airport. Forty Five minute drive to Tampa International and 30 minute drive to St. Pete/Clearwater airport.

Owners reside on second floor of residence and are available as needed to greet guest's and provide information about the area and nearby attractions, such as Selby Gardens, Ringling museum and other outstanding cultural attractions.

The neighborhood is in the Sarasota & Lakewood Ranch area, only 3 miles from University Parkway, University Town Center & Nathan Benderson Park. Guests will enjoy a very private, relaxed wooded environment. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy professional baseball, pro football, soccer and hockey, all less than one hour away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

Why the Owner Chose Lakewood Ranch:
For the extraordinary privacy in an old Florida riverfront setting with it's own private island.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Close to Sarasota and Bradenton, one interstate exit from upscale shopping and dining at University Town Center. Minutes from LeCom Medical School and less than 10 miles from IMG Academy. Short drive to area beaches.

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Speaks: english



  • Entrance & Parking area

    Entrance & Parking area

  • Enjoy pedal boating on the Braden River.

    Enjoy pedal boating on the Braden River.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 50 foot screened porch w sliding glass doors to Master Bedroom & Living Room

    50 foot screened porch w sliding glass doors to Master Bedroom & Living Room

  • Kayaking on the River

    Kayaking on the River

  • Large screened porch

    Large screened porch

  • Kitchen Area

    Kitchen Area

  • For outdoor relaxing.

    For outdoor relaxing.

  • Walkway to private Island.

    Walkway to private Island.

  • living room with view to kitchen

    living room with view to kitchen

  • View from river.

    View from river.

  • Walkway to River.

    Walkway to River.

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Master bedroom with screened porch.

    Master bedroom with screened porch.

  • Guest Bedroom w Queen size bed.

    Guest Bedroom w Queen size bed.

  • Inside dining area

    Inside dining area

  • View of the River

    View of the River

  • Reading & WiFi area

    Reading & WiFi area

  • Kayaking on the Braden River

    Kayaking on the Braden River

  • Morning Coffee & Birdwatching

    Morning Coffee & Birdwatching

  • Kayaking upriver

    Kayaking upriver

  • Searching for Bass!

    Searching for Bass!

  • Walkway to private apartment entrance.

    Walkway to private apartment entrance.

VRBO #600196

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