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On The Water - Large Resort Home (sleeps 14-16)

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom, Heated Pool & Jacuzzi, Game Room, And More !

This home is on the bay with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, with spectacular views of the causeway leading to Anna Maria Island. It has five (5) bedrooms, four (4) bathrooms located in northwest Bradenton - less than 10 minutes from the island beaches. The property is surrounded by tropical landscaping, has a heated swimming pool, a large hot tub, and a private dock. A pontoon boat is available at the dock for rental as well.

The home has a large master bedroom, located on the 2nd floor with french doors leading to the deck / balcony area overlooking the bay. It has a king-size Sleep Number bed and large full private bathroom. Note that all of the bedrooms have plenty of closet space, tvs , ceiling fans, etc. Adjacent to the master bedroom is private sitting room. On the other side of the house, there are two bedrooms also located on the 2nd floor with its own stairway access. One is a king bedroom that has a toddler bed, the other is a large bunk bedroom with 3 bunk bed set-ups. There is a twin over twin bunk bed, one twin over full bunk bed and a day bed with a separate trundle bed - so this room can sleep up to 7 kids, if needed. There is a shared bathroom between these two bedrooms.

On the 1st floor, is another king bedroom perfect for grand parents or those who cannot manage the stairs. The 5th bedroom also on the 1st floor, has a queen bed with a crib. The two downstairs bedrooms also share another large bathroom between them, but is accessible to the game room area. The 4th bathroom is located at the rear of the house and doubles as the pool / patio bathroom, as it has two doors, one from the living room area and the rear patio area.

The home has a beautiful kitchen that is fully outfitted for everything you would need. Most bedrooms have its own tv and there is a large tv in the living room.. The entire house has beautiful tiled floors, with the several rooms having wood finished ceilings. The dining room can handle up to 12 guests with two added bar / eating areas in the kitchen. The living room area has seating for 10 to 12 guests. The laundry room has full-size washer & dryer located off the kitchen.

The billiards / pool table room is directly off the main entrance to the house. There are also plenty of board games, variety of books, and a stereo. We have a foosball table and a game table. The outside heated swimming pool and covered patio area is quite large and overlooks the bay. It has plenty of lounge chairs, several patio tables, a large bbq grill area, and a pool refrigerator. We also have a number of beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach and pool toys. We just added an outdoor PingPong table and an outdoor TV.

This property is fabulous and has a large back yard area overlooking the bay. The water is beautiful and has numerous fish, we occasionally have manatees and dolphins right by the dock. There are also a variety of ducks, blue herons, osprey, eagles, and other wild aquatic birds. The dock is great to watch sunsets from, go fishing, or simply enjoy eating out on the picnic table located right on the dock. This vacation home is just 'off island' and you can be on Anna maria island beaches in roughly 10 minutes - depending on traffic. The property is close (within a 5 minute drive) to a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, shops, movie theaters, golf courses, bowling alleys, etc. This vacation home offers everything for that well deserved tropical getaway.

More Details

Mark Rudek & Gail Rose
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Mark Rudek & Gail Rose

My wife and I have enjoyed this home for years - as it was our family home. However, all of the kids are now out on their own and we have decided to down-size to a much smaller home.

Mark Rudek & Gail Rose purchased this house in 2000

Why Mark Rudek & Gail Rose chose Bradenton

Our property is absolutely fantastic ! You will enjoy all it has to offer - from the Bay and sunset views over the water to the vast number of amenities for the house itself. There is a pontoon boat available with the house for an additional fee.

What makes this house unique

This home is very large and will accommodate a large group of guests. The general areas such as the Kitchen and Living Room areas are fantastic, including the covered patio areas, the heated pool and hot tub surrounded by tropical landscaping, and much more ! We have our own dock with a pontoon available for $600/week.

Please take time to learn about our vacation home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We absolutely LOVED our stay. The home is beautiful and perfect for a family vacation. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was perfect. We had an absolutely fabulous time"
Jul 2014
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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - upstairs West Wing - toilet , combination tub/shower , view of Bay
    Guest Bathroom - upstairs East Wing - toilet , shower , share between Guest Bedroom and Bunk Bedroom
    Guest Bathroom - downstairs - toilet , shower , share with Senior Bedroom and Family Bedroom
    Pool Bathroom - downstairs - toilet , shower , access from Living Room and Pool / Patio areas
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Pool & Beach Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Senior Bedroom - downstairs - 1 king , perfect for seniors or guests having problems with stairs
    Family Bedroom - downstairs - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , sleeps 2 to 3 guests
    Master Bedroom - upstairs West Wing - 1 king , sleeps 2 guests - upstairs
    Guest Bedroom - upstairs East Wing - 1 king , 1 child bed , sleeps 2 to 3 guests
    Bunk Bedroom - upstairs East Wing - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , sleeps 7 guests - Twin over Twin, Twin over Full, 2 Twins
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 14 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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On The Water - Large Resort Home (sleeps 14-16)
average rating of 4.821429 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful Home with lots of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The home has a lot to offer to keep everyone busy and having fun. It's right on the water so it's fun to sit on the dock and watch the fish jumping and the scenery. (can't swim there however). It has a pool, hot tub, ping pong table, TV and sitting area outside which was great. Indoors there is a pool table, foosball, and TV room with large comfy sectional. The owners Gail and Mark were easy to contact and communicate with. Everything was clean and comfy. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you return too. It was a pleasure having you.
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Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Prior to arriving, communication from the owner was excellent. When we arrived, we got more than we were expecting based on the pictures. The house is located at the end of a dead end street with plenty of parking. There was plenty of room for our group of 15. The fenced in yard was beautiful and included outdoor seating, a pool, hot tub, ping pong table, and a TV. The sleep number bed in the master was a delight. Our only complaint was that the hot tub had no lights near it or leading to it, but that wasn't a huge deal. We would definitely stay here again if we are ever back in Bradenton.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot! Great space!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 three generation families staying here. We loved how we were able to spread out and all the bedrooms. Access to the water was awesome! The backyard was a fantastic oasis. The foosball and pool table were great to have. The house was well equipped everything was labeled and easy-to-use.

The only negative I would have is the step down to living room so it wasn't a hundred percent wheelchair accessible. With strong adults it was manageable.

I would recommend this house to anyone and everyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning, beautiful, comfortable accommodations

  • 4 of 5

This is the perfect place for a large family or group. Our group consisted of all adults, ages 19 - 82. It is situated on a private and quiet lot. The wood floors and ceiling in the living room and woodwork are absolutely gorgeous. Having a senior bedroom/bath on the main floor is a big plus. The kitchen was wonderful to prepare meals in. All appliances were stainless steel and the refrigerator was huge. A second refrigerator was handy for use outside on the patio. There were more than adequate pots/pans/dishes, utensils, and many spices available for your use. The owners thought of everything you would need. There were plenty of towels and linens including several beach towels, as well as a large sized washer/dryer for your laundry. The pool area and landscaping are magnificent--better than the picture. Gail and Mark were great to communicate with and answered all of our many questions and attended to any problems immediately.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not enjoyable

  • 2 of 5

The inside of the house look like we still in the 80's the A/C didn't really work

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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All great! We enjoyed every minute

  • 4 of 5

House is great for 3 families. We where 6 adults and 5 kids. (Age 3-6). Lots of room for each family with separate bathrooms end enough space if anybody wants some privacy. Pool area is amazing. Great to hang out with table tennis, pool table, soccer table. We also rented the additional boat which was a great thing, to use it anytime even sometimes just for An hour in the evening. Would love to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota / Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Manatee Avenue
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cortez Road
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Manatee Avenue
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Robinson Preserve
Car: necessary

There is a lot to see and do in our area - from the beaches to boating, from entertainment to shopping, from amusement parks to fishing - - we have everything !


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Note that we do not charge for Security Deposits - we are on the "honor system". There are NO additional fees or deposits for pets. We have a simple reservation form that we email you to confirm your stay and we accept credit cards, debit cards, personal and company checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.