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Peaceful, luxurious, Private Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Perfect destination for family fun and relaxation

A dramatic residence. 12 ft. ceilings, 4-5 spacious bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Enjoy a fully upgraded kitchen and a large, open family room. Windows and French doors open to the screened lanai with resort style pool, outdoor cooking and entertaining areas.

River flows along the rear perimeter of this secluded property. Beyond the adjacent pond is a view of the golf course. It's a nature lover's retreat with an additional wooden deck, yet it's only 5 minutes from I-75.

This home is convenient to all that Florida has to offer. It's located near downtown Lakewood Ranch which offers shopping, cinema, restaurants and night life. It's also convenient to downtown Sarasota, Ringling Museum, Crosley Mansion, St. Armand's Circle, etc., where world class dining, theater and music venues are popular. The award winning beaches of Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island are easily accessible, as well. The newly completed Benderson Rowing Recreational Area is only 5 minutes away. The Bollittieri Soccer Fields are nearby. The new, upscale University Town Center Shopping Mall beckons.

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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (4), Futons (2). One queen sleeper sofa is located in the master bedroom and another is located in the den which has doors to convert to a bedroom. Two futons are located in the upstairs bonus room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful, luxurious, Private Home
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 34 reviews

Perfect property for our group's annual spring training trip!

  • 5 of 5

This house was spacious and gracious yet felt like home from the moment we walked in. It is located in a beautiful neighborhood and very convenient to I75. Our group of six visits the Sarasota area each year for our annual spring training trip. Normally we would rent 4 hotel rooms. This was MUCH better and less expensive. What a treat it was to be able to come "home" each day, take a dip in the pool or relax in the spa, or just kick off our shoes and sit in the living room enjoying each other's company. Having a fully equipped kitchen and outside grille gave us the option of eating in and saving money on meals. The house met our needs perfectly. It had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. Marilee, the owner, was very cooperative and responsive. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

This house will not let you down it has beautiful pool and hot tub. Everything about the house was easy to find or figure out. Met the home owners and one of the other guys called after our visit and they were very nice and very appreciate.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Vacation! Thanks!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 had a wonderful time during our too short stay in this beautiful home. It is dramatic, as described, and we were reminded of something out of the old south when we initially drove up. The location is convenient to restaurants and shopping, but we chose only to leave to spend one afternoon in St. Armand's Circle (wow, what fun!), as we all thoroughly enjoyed the beauty and quiet of the home, and especially the incredible outdoor area and pool. The pictures of the lanai and pool really don't do it justice. Each one of us spent an inordinate amount of time in the pool, including our 2 grandchildren, and there were tons of pool toys available in the garage for our use. The home is well appointed, the bedrooms lovely and comfortable (the master bedroom and bath are huge), the upstairs has another very large living area and the kitchen, with upgraded appliances, was stocked with everything we needed. There's also an additional gas grill outside, which we made good use of. The owner, Marilee, made things so easy for us from the initial conversations regarding our stay, to stopping by to make certain we had everything we needed. It's difficult, with everyone's hectic lives, to schedule time away together, so when we searched for a home to rent for our vacation, we looked for perfection and a place to create some wonderful memories. We did that, easily, in this home. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience. The house is great, and the neighborhood is quiet, peaceful. Watching and hearing wildlife around the back yard in the mornings: priceless!!! Perfect place for resting... Owner is very friendly, helpful. We definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disappointing Stay

  • 3 of 5

Spacious? Yes. Private? Yes. Luxurious? Faded Grandeur, maybe. Had we got out of the car when we drove past last September and saw the pool area, we wouldn't have booked. Like much of the rest of the property it is in need of some TLC. We are very easy going Brits who aren't folk to moan or complain, which the owner will vouch for. The dishwasher not working was not an issue for us, some lights and fans didn't work either, again not an issue. When the upstairs toilet leaked through the ceiling the owner was quick to have people in to look at it. (Stains show it has happened before) This left a musty smell downstairs for the remainder of our rental. In fairness the owner, living only 2 doors down was quick to respond and indeed was getting quotes to update the pool area. Lakewood is a lovely area with nice restaurants, shops and bars and only 40 minutes from some gorgeous beaches. Wildlife is abundant and varied around the home too. For the money spent, we just feel the whole place wasn't as good as it could have been. Back to rentals on AMI for this family!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We take pride in our home and the pictures on this site are current and accurate. We offered the services of a cleaner to keep the home up to standard during the month of this renter's stay. After the first couple in the party arrived I was told they were very happy with the home and would not require the cleaning service. Unfortunately, after four weeks of their own guests coming and going, up to 12 people at a time, with frequent beach visits, I have to agree, it truly looked in need of some TLC by the time they left. Our cleaners were put to task! Regardless, now that the high season has come to an end, our scheduled pool resurfacing project and lanai improvements are underway. Additional enhancements arriving this week in the form of new carpet throughout all the bedrooms and in the upstairs game room. This home is 5000 sq. ft of well planned, fully upgraded, Florida living. I regret the inconvenience of a dishwasher under repair. It is a specialty, foreign brand and it required parts from Germany which caused a short delay. We were successful at getting it up and running for the second half of this family's visit. Regarding the leak, I was told that someone had plunged the toilet too vigorously and damaged the wax ring. The leak was repaired the same day but I waited to begin the ceiling project until the family's vacation was over, out of courtesy to them. There had not been any previous leaks. I was not informed of any odor by the renters nor did I notice an odor when the repair work was happening. If I had known what they were thinking I would have continued with the ceiling repair before their rental was over. I've since had the ceiling opened up, any water damaged building materials have been replaced and the area is like new again. The next renters, who arrived the day this family left, stayed for the next week. They offered lovely comments about their stay and the property. They made no mention of an odor and wrote they will be back next year if we will have them. We value all input and strive to provide a quality, memorable experience for guests of all kinds.
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Excellent home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The home is very large, well laid out. It had everything one could ask for. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed . We were minutes from golf courses, shopping (UTC) and restaurants. The owner was available within minutes to respond to a couple of very minor issues which made our stay even that much more pleasurable. Definitely recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

Why Anne chose Bradenton

The quality interior rooms, furniture, beds and linens provide for a refreshing and relaxing retreat. The private backyard is a perfect backdrop for the large heated pool. Multiple south Florida attractions are within an easy driving distance.

What makes this house unique

This house has it all! The luxury of an executive home in a Golf Course Community, the privacy of natural surroundings, the attraction of first class beaches and the convenience of I-75. Convenient to Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton. The beautiful master bedroom has a king size bed and a convertible queen sofa bed on the first floor with its own entrance from the lanai. Another Lazyboy convertible sofa in the separate den provide for an additional sleeping area on the first floor. Three, spacious bedrooms, plus a great room, on the second floor and perfect for additional guests and children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family spent Thansgiving at this beautiful house and it was perfect! One of our favorite things to do was sit out on the lanai in the sun. The furnishings are gorgeous and we had a really memorable stay. Thank you! (Guest book comment)
Nov 2012
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Centrally located in a golf course community with easy access to I-75. Nathan Benderson Rowing complex and Bollittierri Soccer complex are nearby. Award winning beaches and restaurants of Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island are a 20-30 minute drive. Myakka River State Park, one of Florida's oldest and largest state parks, is popular for hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife observation and also within a 20-30 minute drive. Sarasota arts and culture, 15 minutes away. St. Pete and Tampa museums and attractions are easily accessed 25-50 minutes via I-75. The popular Disney and MGM theme parks in Orlando are day trip destinations. The posh, new, University Center Shopping Mall is 5 minutes away, as well!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to changed until reservation is confirmed. If reservation is cancelled, a 5% service charge. The deposit less 5% will be refunded, according to terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.