About the property
- Villa2000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - + Den - Sleeps 6
This fully equipped 3 Bed / 2 Bath home is on a larger than usual plot and in the prestigious gated community of Heritage Harbour. It has its own heated pool offering great South / South West lake and golf views and features a 35' wide screened lanai / pool / deck which is ideal for swimming or just lazing around watching the plentiful lakeside wildlife and golfers struggling to tame the tricky 5th hole of lovely Stoneybrook Golf Course.
The villa has full air conditioning / heating, is spacious and airy and features many upgrades. There is a large central lounge / fully fitted open kitchen with breakfast area, dining area, den, laundry room (washer & dryer) and a 2 car automatic garage. High grade carpets and tiles have been used throughout.
Further Details: Ideal for 'Snowbirds', active families, golfers or those just wishing to relax in the Florida sunshine in great surroundings.
Golf Courses in Sarasota / Bradenton area: This area is, without doubt, a golfers paradise with over 50 courses to choose from within the Sarasota / Bradenton area !
Neil or Lesley Beard
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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The villa is very quiet, well maintained and the pictures on the web site don't do it justice. It is very spacious, the living space is great as the tv has its own sitting area, and the bedrooms are huge. We had an issue with the tv remote which Gary from the management company sorted out immediately. We enjoyed sitting by the lovely clean pool and watching the golfers across the beautiful lake, not to mention the various birds swooping over. The kitchen was very well equipped and it was nice not to have to out to buy absolutely everything as in some villas. The villa was immaculately clean and the sofas very comfortable. Very important when you have a bad back!We loved the location as there are 2 grocery stores within a 5 minute drive. We ate at Beef O'Bradys and Wolves, both of which were excellent and near Publix at Lakewood. There were plenty of eating options within a short drive and we ventured into Sarasota one evening which is 20 minutes away and also to Anna Maria Island which is 30 minutes, for a gorgeous sunset and food at Harry's Grill. Overall we had a wonderful holiday in an area we hadn't visited before, and Neil was extremely helpful in the booking process. We would definitely visit again. Highly recommended.
Many thanks for the kind review, Christine. We have owned this home for 12 years now and still love returning there ourselves .... home from home ! As you say , it is in a nice home in a great position.
Thanks again and look forward to welcoming you back soon .
House was very clean and the kids absolutely loved the pool. Neil was a pleasure to work with! Will be staying here again without question. New favorite vacation rental! Thanks Neil!!
Thank you very much for the kind feedback . Always look forward to welcoming back 'regular' guests .
The home was very clean,with everything we needed
Everything we needed was available to make our stay very comfortable. The area was nice and quit and the pool was very warm. The owners contacted us to make sure everything was ok. The only thing we would have liked was a better tv and a coffee pot that shut off automaticlly
We have stayed in this villa for the past 7 years and have booked again for this year. The web site was accurate, the villa was well maintained, very clean inside and so was the pool, the management company sorted out a minor problem very quickly. Very easy to book and the owners very helpful. I would certainly advise anyone to book who wants a quiet holiday on a golf course. Plenty of good restaurants within an easy drive,
First class villa on a first class golf course
It was exactly as shown on the web site. We stayed 5 weeks Sept/Oct 2009 and have already booked for this year. Villa was clean, pool was hot, the sun was shining. A lot of information was in the villa, the owners were very helpful. We have stayed at Heritage Harbour many times but last year was the first time in this villa and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends
We were very happy to read this review. Interestingly, we now have quite a few repeat guests who stayed for 29 weeks in 2009.
We really do enjoy helping our guests make the most of their stay.
Delightful Stay in Bradenton Villa
We spent 10 days in Neil and Lesley's villa over the Easter period. The property is quite new and in tip top condition. It is large and airy with a good standard of fittings, including cable TV. The swimming pool looks out over a small lake which has its own resident bird and pond life, herons, cormorants, ducks and turtles. Large hawks circled overhead and we were told that there was also an alligator but we never saw it. The property is surrounded by golf courses and we watched as golfers teed off on the far bank of the pond. The villa is situated on a high class gated community on the outskirts of Bradenton. The town centre has little to enthuse about but is well placed for some fabulous beaches and has excellent links to surrounding towns and cities. Wall Mart and Publix Supermarkets are a 5 minute drive away as are countless restaurants. The outlet shopping mall at Ellenton is only a short drive and the big malls around Tampa are about an hour away. In addition to sunbathing and shopping Busch Gardens at Tampa is well worth a visit and in the opposite direction Sarasota, Venice and the Myakka State Park are easily reached. We enjoyed our stay very much and got the chance to meet the owner Neil who is a very nice chap.
There are numerous golf courses within 5 - 15 minutes drive, all of which are of a high standard and incredibly good value. This area is definitely a golfers paradise !
Golf: This area is, without doubt, a golfers paradise with over 50 courses to choose from within the Sarasota / Bradenton area ! Four of the very best are within 5 - 10 minutes ie Stoneybrook , River Strand, Waterlefe and The Links each of which is well worth playing and has plenty of wildlife !
Green fees vary by season / time of day (often cheaper after 2pm) but are very good ($30-$80).
Stoneybrook: you're on it, the villa overlooks a lake and the challenging 5th hole! A real test of golf played through mature 'Preserve' landscape, lakes and ponds. The Links at Greenfield Plantation: good public course just down the road with open fairways but plenty of water / out of bounds.
Waterlefe: an absolute must! It really is a challenge for all levels of golfers and offers 5 different sets of tees.There are some unforgettable holes carved along side the scenic Manatee River. River Strand: Although new, already 27 holes of some of the best golf in the area with the latest 9 holes winding their way alongside the Manatee River.
As a keen golfer myself, I am more than happy to give recommendations/advice to guests on where/when to play.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
This villa is particularly suitable for longer rentals -'snowbirds' are very welcome. Very preferential rates are available for monthly (plus) rentals - on request. Price includes: cleaning after departure, local taxes, water, gas, electricity, telephone calls made within US / Canada, broadband internet access. Gas pool heating is available at an extra $100 / week