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'Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment on 2 Acre Lot

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This is a unique piece of old Florida on Snead Island. We remodeled the apartment in 1997 with hickory floors in the living/dining room. The kitchen has hickory cabinets with granite countertops and a slate floor which flows into the bathroom. The bedroom is carpeted and has a select comfort queen size bed with cherry furniture, including a desk, TV and VCR. Living room and bedroom have cathedral ceilings and cleaestory windows. Living room has plenty of seating to enjoy the 46' HD TV, DVD, VCR or CD players, along with a gorgeous view. New Laz-Z-Boy queen air hide-a-bed with matching love seat.

The apartment 'tree house' is nestled amongst hundred year old oaks on two acres which include a citrus grove and pond. When in season, you can enjoy tree ripened mangoes and citrus. While having breakfast on the porch, you'll have a beautiful view of the Manatee River. In the evening, watching the sunset while having cocktails by the fire will provide a chance to see the manatees swim past the boat dock, or you may choose to watch the sunset from the Jacuzzi.

We are 1 1/2 hours from Disney World, and hour from Busch Gardens and Mote Marine, a world class aquamarine research facility which gives tours.

Keywords: Above Garage Apartment

More Details

Owner
Capt. Bob Willard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Capt. Bob Willard

Cathy's grandparents settled on Snead Island in 1957, she's called it home ever since. We've been married since 1980, at which time we moved aboard our 32' sailboat. For the next 20 years we lived and worked on private, corporate and charter boats, Bob as Captain/Engineer, Cathy as 1st Mate/Cook. We now enjoy racing our 22' Morgan sailboat and riding our Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

Capt. Bob Willard purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Capt. Bob Willard chose Palmetto

It's been in the family since 1974. We lived in the apartment, now we live in the main house.

What makes this apartment unique

The water, view, wildlife, weather, gardening, working the property. Nature peserve within walking distance and good fihing all around. Easy drive to the Orlando and Tampa theme parks.

Amenities

Palmetto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Lazyboy with Queen air mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Private dock on the property with easy access to the Manatee River ,Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Citrus grove with free fruit in seaaon.

Reviews

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'Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment on 2 Acre Lot
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews
5

Charming apartment with water views.

  • 5 of 5

We came to town to see some baseball, big Rays fans! Clean, comfortable bed, built above a garage with a hot tub downstairs! Complete privacy, even with a house on each side. Celestial windows allowed us to see the full moon at night and tropical 🌴? trees and plants throughout the day. Full kitchen, big bath, large comfortable living room and outside wood deck. Lots of land to walk our dogs and even take them off the leash for a while. Highly recommend, we will be back, owners Bill and Kathy were lovely💜?💙?

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming place to stay and I'm so glad that I did!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

The property is so serene and beautifully kept. We loved walking around with the property with dog and having access to the Preserve and the trails without having to get into the car. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful vacation escape!!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the treehouse on the Manatee River. The property was beautiful and peaceful. It was a great location to explore the surrounding area. Our dog had a great time too. We would definitely like to return someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful the perfect place to get away

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to unwind! Capt. Bob and Cathy are wonderful hosts and there if you need something. The beautiful setting you can’t get enough of. There’s a wonderful preserve at the end of the road that’s great for walking, fishing or taking a bike ride...our dogs loved it too! Will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My husband, brother-in-law and I stayed at this property when we went on a recent fishing trip.

  • 5 of 5

The view of the River from the living room was excellent. We had everything we needed for our short stay there. The accommodations there were way more than what we expected. We plan on staying there again and hope to see Capt. Bob and Cathy soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Emerson Point Park is a short walk from our property and takes up the entire NW tip of Snead Island rather than the small area shown on Google map.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Winter stays over the seven day minimum will be at $130.00 per night. Shorter stays will be accepted if no reservation has been received. January through April are month only rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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