I love my house in Bradenton. For the house itself. And for the great location.
Location: You can reach so many places with such ease. The Beaches - just seven straight miles to be on Anna Maria island with some of the best beaches you will find anywhere in Florida. No high rise here. Just beach houses, restaurants and beachy things like yoga studios and beach stores and miles and miles of beautiful beach. For some culture,, drive across the Skyway Bridge to St.Petersburg for some stunning museums and other city life. (25 mins from my house to downtown St. Pete). Or drive south for 30 mins to reach the lovely city of Sarasota with its great main street, restaurants and cultural life. Or do you like to watch the Spring Training? McKechnie field is just 10 mins from my house. On Saturday morning go to the Farmers Market in old fashioned downtown Bradenton. Walking or cycling, or kayaking - try the beautiful Robinson Preserve (15 mins) or several other preserves closeby. And the necessaries - Publix, Fresh Market, CVS are just five minutes from the house.
The house is in a quiet neighbourhood with school kids walking by in the morning.
For sailors: St.Pete YC is 30 mins drive, Davis Island YC is 65 mins drive, and Sarasota Sailing Squadron is about 45 mins drive.
For tennis - we are just 10 mins drive from the IMG Tennis Academy.
Back at the house you will pad around barefoot on the cool ,shiny terrazzo floors. You can cook great meals in my fun kitchen. Have your breakfast on the shady front patio. Take your evening drinks is on the outside terrace beside the palm trees. After the beach go to the walk- in shower in my laundry/bathroom room. Hang your swimming things to dry on the inside line or the big outdoor line. The second bathroom (pink tiled in that old Florida way) has a brand new bath tub for a good soak when you feel like it, plus good showerhead.
Bedrooms: Both bedrooms are simple, comfortable and relaxing, with plenty of closet space and good wall lights for night time reading.
Beds are made up with good quality cotton linens and good pillows.
Bathtowels and also beach towels are provided.
The living room is spacious and includes good size tv, fat armchairs, and a sofa bed
The indoor dining area has space for four, or six if you want to squeeze.
The house has a cute and bright corner office where you can set up your laptop and get some work done.