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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This beautiful completely remodeled Braden River waterfront home has three bedrooms two baths and sleeps up to 8 guests. The home features breathtaking sunsets and beautiful views of the the Braden River which flows right to the Gulf. Sit out and sip your morning coffee while you watch dolphin and manatee swim up the river. You can watch blue herons, snowy egrets and the surrounding wildlife from the all main living areas of the home including incredible views from Master bedroom. The home offers an open split floor plan which is ideal for families vacationing together. Planning a destination wedding, family reunion, or any other special occasion I have 5 other homes available for rent as well. My other homes listing: #912038, #669264, #718568, #567887 and 971939 for other optional homes for your vacation. If planning a wedding, family reunion, or other special event all 6 of my homes can sleep a total of 53 guests.

The interior of the home is light-filled and decorated in tropical tones. The comfortable living area with has one sofa with a queen sleeper and also a matching love seat. The home has vaulted ceilings, wood tables, a woven rug and is tastefully decorated in a beach theme. There is bar seating in kitchen with three stools overlooking the waterfront as well as a dining table with seating for six. The kitchen has granite countertops, fridge, glass cook top stove, microwave,coffee pot,toaster, and every dish and service you will need for dinners in or outside on the patio. The laundry area with washer and dryer is conveniently located just off the kitchen. Entertainment is available with multiple flat screen TV's and WIFI internet for all your wireless devices.

The outdoor waterfront deck area has a table with four chairs and additional seating for four, an outdoor grill, and two loungers for reading or sunbathing. A two seat tandem kayak as well as paddles and life vests are available for guests use to kayak up and down the river and explore the amazing wildlife first hand.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, night stands, breathtaking waterfront views, a walk- in closet, enjoy Cable TV, and an en-suite bath with dual vanities and oversized shower with pebble floor. The split plan offers a second bedroom in the front of the house in tropical hues with two twin beds complete with comforters, night stand, books, toys, and small closet. While the third bedroom has beach hues on a queen size bed also with comforter, night stand, 32" flat screen tv, and closet. The two front bedrooms share the central bath with bathtub and shower combination, granite vanity, and single sink.

Every amenity has been thought of including board games and toys for children and teenagers, a high chair and folding crib/playpen for baby is also available upon request. This community offers a large lap pool, sand volley ball court, tennis court, and playground for small children and baby swings all within a short 10 minute walk about 15 houses away from property. Don't feel like cooking no problem Outback, Appleebee's, Gecko's, Pizza, Migi Sushi, and Culver's burgers and ice cream are located within walking distance as well as Publix grocery, Office Depot, Dollar Tree, and Tractor Supply Store are all located at the front of the entrance to the subdivision.

We know you will enjoy your stay at this Braden River Lakes waterfront retreat home where sun, fun, and the ultimate Florida lifestyle abides!

Family Friendly

Pets: Yes-we welcome well-mannered pets with additional nonrefundable pet fee.

IF THIS HOME IS BOOKED CHECK OUT MY OTHER HOME LISTINGS: #567887, #669264,#718568, #971939. When booking and paying Echeck is the only FREE method of payment. Paypal, Credit Cards, and Bank debit credit cards are charged a 3% processing fee for US cards and 4% International credit cards, which is the administrative fee. If paying via Echeck or sending personal check fee will not be added.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The host Rhonda was awesome and very fast when responding to my emails. We all had a blast and everything you can think of is nearby. From gas station to Walmart and restaurants. The home is decorated very nice with everything you want or need even things for the beach, the beds were very Comfortable and the house is located perfect. I loved the sunsets over the water and enjoyed taking the kayak out for a daily trip up and down the river. I was able to see a manatee up close and personal, rare experience for sure. Pure nature I tell you. I even saved a water snapper turtle from getting ran over and released it back into the water. Awesome home and awesome time and thanks again Rhonda. When I visit my daughter. I'll be back into this house for sure.
May 2018
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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Strict noise ordinance in Manatee County and Braden River Lakes subdivision is 9pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends. Take out trash, wash towels,wash
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , stand up shower does have grab bars installed
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • MASTER BEDROOM - 1 king
    GUEST BEDROOM #2 - 1 queen
    GUEST BEDROOM #3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has king bed, guest bedroom has queen bed, guest bedroom has two twin beds, living room has queen sleeper sofa. Sleeps 8 total in beds.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Activities Available nearby: Wind-Surfing Jet Skiing Parasailing Swimming Kayaking Sailing Snorkeling/Diving Fishing Tennis Golf Trail hiking Water Skiing Cycling Fitness Center Health/Beauty Spa Cinemas Live Theater Lowry Park Zoo located in Tampa, FL Restaurants Theme Parks Busch Gardens (45 min) Disney (90 min) Museums Shopping Sight Seeing Boating Antiquing Wildlife Viewing Shelling Miniature Golf


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.7 based on 14 reviews
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Privacy On The Waterfront

  • 5 of 5

This property is a great private location with a great water view and sunsets. The shrubbery blocks out neighbors on both sides while on the back deck. The house is spacious with an eating bar with a granite countertop. It has been updated and was clean throughout. The garage has enough space for a car or suv. The neighbourhood is quiet with full time residences predominantly. For families, be aware there isn’t a backyard for kids to play in. Anna Maria beach is a short drive away. The house location is very central with Hwy 75 just out of the development as well as services like Publix, Walmart and restaurants adjacent. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, thank you for the awesome review especially since you were the family staying immediately after the guest that said the “home fell short of her expectations”. It is important for future guests to read reviews like yours that the home is neat and clean and actually better than pics show. The home has been updated and renovated with granite, new paint, new fixtures, has an amazing view of water and sunsets with a great deck and that you felt safe and the neighborhood was quiet. Also as equally important is that the beach is only about 9 miles and you felt it was a short drive. We strive for five stars with every guest and welcome your family back anytime.
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Bradenton, FL, USA

Wonderful, Quiet Oasis on the Braden River

  • 5 of 5

I brought my Mom to stay here for a little Mother's Day weekend getaway, and we could not say enough nice things before we left. Rhonda was amazing to work with and really went out of her way to accommodate requests and answer questions. The home was very clean, smelled great, and looked great. It really is a stunning home with upgraded finishes and terrific beachy decor. The kitchen was fully equipped. The view of the Braden river was gorgeous from the deck; the perfect place for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Cannot recommend this property and Rhonda enough! We will be back! Tip - Pay with echeck so you don't get hit with a 3% fee for the return of the refundable deposit.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful, relaxing vacation home - suited us perfectly. Recently updated, everything looked and smelled new and fresh. Visiting family nearby, we had all the amenities of our home away from home. Beds were very comfortable. Loved relaxing and grilling on the deck waiting for sunset - a spectacular view from the deck. Having early morning coffee on deck, we watched a manatee playing in river. Could relax on deck, under umbrella for shade, read a book, and get as much sun as I wanted. Community pool is very nice and within walking distance. Could have taken Kayak out - but we ran out of time. Convenient to lots of restaurants, Publix Grocery, and Bradenton Beach. Owner provided everything we needed - and then some! Very safe, quiet neighborhood. Price fit our budget and we were totally pleased! Loved the get-a-way and relaxing vacation this home provided us. WE WILL RETURN!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing mornings and quiet evenings

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and tidy. Location was in a neighborhood, but the home was situated in such a way that we never knew there were neighbors nearby.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Evelyn, thank you for your review. It is always great to hear from guests, first hand, that the home is clean, nice, neighbors are great, safe neighborhood, and that the home is exactly as pictures show.
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Ein vollkommen gelungener Urlaub.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandra, It was a pleasure hosting your large family in our home. We are glad the kids got to enjoy all that Bradenton and the river property has to offer.
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Fell Short of Expectation

  • 2 of 5

The home has been recently painted inside and out. However areas of outside were unpainted (missed). Blue masking tape was left on outer bedroom window, and upper gable end was missed. Windows need replaced, holes in window screens, patio screen door bent and would not close properly, also wooden blinds inside are broken. Dining room chairs heavily stained. River inaccessible, no dock. No deck shade or umbrella, hard to sit out with the sun beaming down. It was a nice quiet neighborhood, but 45 minutes to beaches due to traffic. Will not return, too pricey for the location.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jayne, We appreciate all reviews and are saddened to hear you felt the home fell short of your expectations. We always strive for five stars and our guests comfort and concerns are always a priority. Should you have contacted me during your stay we would have addressed your issues. This home does not have a dock nor do I advertise there is a dock. There is a path to the left of the mangroves that is a clear cut path that many guests take out the kayak and enjoy fishing and kayaking up and down the river. The umbrella that is for the back patio is located in the garage and is easy to put up for shade. All other items mentioned are cosmetic and should have in no way negatively affected your stay. The home has been completely updated has new furnishings, new granite, new fixtures, and is a fantastic location and vacation rental as evidenced by the other 5 star reviews. The home is everything as advertised.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gecko's, Outback, Applebee's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Outback, Gecko's, Applebees, Culver's, Migi Sushi
Nearest Beach
9.5 Miles
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, Manatee, Bradenton
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Additional Guest Fee $10
Pet Fee $250

This property speaks for itself. We hope you enjoy the comfort
and benefit of reasonable pricing in our vacation home.Taxes not included in nightly rate.When paying for the reservation ECHECK is the preferred method of payment and the ONLY FREE form of payment unless you will be sending personal check.
A 3% fee is deducted from $200 deposit/Administrative fee for using cards. International Credit Cards a 4% fee is deducted. Debit cards are processed as credit cards. Only the person who pays for the rental may check in the home upon arrival. Parent's may not rent the home and turn over the home to their children, family or friends. No subleasing allowed. Upon arrival a copy of your drivers license and car tag will be sent to the Home Owners Association. NO ONE but the name guests on the reservation may check in early.
Min. stay. 3 nights. Cancellations made less than 90 days in advance will loose all money paid.
Bookings prior to 30 day check in must be paid in full at time of reservation.
Pets MUST be approved by owner prior to booking. Small to medium dogs only non vicious breeds. Pet addendum must be signed and a non refundable pet fee paid. Additional $10. per night charge for groups over 8

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund