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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle
  • 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 ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 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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(43 traveler reviews)

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On The Water - Large Resort Home (sleeps 14-16)
average rating of 4.837209 based on 44 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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We absolutely loved your house. It is perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Your house is perfect!!!! We had a absolutely wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Roomy

  • 5 of 5

It’s nice to go into a house and have everything you need!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a blessing

  • 5 of 5

Gail worked with us and helped with all our special requests.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time with family

  • 5 of 5

This home has plenty of room for everyone, and lots to do. We had a great time with family swimming, playing pool, doing puzzles, and playing games. The view is spectacular, and the beach is so close.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family really enjoyed this amazing house. Lots of room, games and pool made our vacation special!

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful house with all the amenities you could ask for your kids and adults. The beautiful pool was so nice and relaxing for all of us. The grounds and pool are well maintained and the covered patio has lots of fans and a TV for rainy days. My kids thought this was one of our best vacations to date!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: 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

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $300 + Tax


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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