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On the Riverwalk, 2 blks. to Bradenton Old Main St., Manatee River & Pier

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 1/2 bath house is a 10 mile drive to Anna Maria Island Beaches

This 1920 Victoran home has been lovingly updated while maintaining her original coastal charm. Enjoy relaxing on the wrap around front porch or chillin' and grillin' in the back yard tropical courtyard with gas grill.

The 4 bedrooms sleep 8+ and is child friendly with bed rails, Pack and Play, stair gates and high chair. The main floor master suite features a queen bed, private entertainment center, ensuite bath with garden tub, shower room, water closet, twin vanities and two walk in closets. The 'Keys Room' has a trundle day bed and sleeps two. The favorite 'Florida Victorian Room' has a queen bed and the tranquil 'Garden Room' has two twin beds. All with ample closet space. The upper level has a tranquil bathroom with clawfoot tub and shower room. Of course all linens and towels are furnished.

When it is time to come in from play, you will enjoy the comfort of the living room with its' oversized furnishings and 50' high def. TV and DVD player. The extra long sofa converts to twin bed. Cable TV and wireless high speed internet are provided.

There is plenty of room for dining in the formal dining room with a table that seats 10. Of course you will fall in love with the large kitchen and the French doors that open to the back courtyard. Everything you need is ready for you including all new stainless appliances, island bar and table that seats 6. Off the kitchen is a laundry room for those sandy suits and towels. Off the dining room is a powder room for your guests.

There are beach chairs, towels, umbrella, coolers and beach toys for your use should you take in the beach - a MUST. Plus you are within walking distance to Old Main with shops, street market, restaurants and bard. And of course you are at the start of the Riverwalk that features parks, restaurants, biking, museum/aquarium, Manatee Players Theater, boat and segway tours. Do not miss shopping and dining at the Village Of Arts, also in walking distance.

More Details

Gregg or Lori Bittner
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Gregg or Lori Bittner

We grew up in Minnesota and moved to Sunny Florida in 1990. We love boating and have our 53' Hatteras Motoryacht at Marathon Marina and Resort in the Florida Keys. We have lived here long enough to share our area knowledge with you and help you enjoy your stay to the max!

Along with this vacation home, we also have a 1917 historic home near Orlando where we 'work' 3 days a week. But we truly 'live' here in lovely Bradenton.

Gregg or Lori Bittner purchased this house in 2012

Why Gregg or Lori Bittner chose Bradenton

Of course it has the charm and Victorian beauty we have always wanted to own. We really want to give vacationers a great experience with this historical and luxurious property. A taste of Olde Florida you could say.

What makes this house unique

The location alone is the best with this property. Everything is really close for the guests to enjoy, restaurants, bars, live music, theater, galleries, shopping, water sports, beach, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Bob and I are back home in Atlanta. Thanks so much for your hospitality. We loved your house in Bradenton and felt right at home there. Everything was perfect. We lacked for nothing. Our last night we stayed home and grilled. It was a perfect day.
Mar 2013
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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(42 traveler reviews)

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On the Riverwalk, 2 blks. to Bradenton Old Main St., Manatee River & Pier
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 43 reviews

Our favourite home in Bradenton

  • 5 of 5

This was the first property we rented in Bradenton four years ago and it’s still our favourite. It’s the perfect location, close to everything and has a lot of charm and character. The house is well equipped. The backyard and pool are a perfect setting to relax and enjoy. The owners are very accommodating. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can’t wait for you to come back! You are wonderful guests!
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Perfect getaway with kids and grandkids.

  • 5 of 5

This place is even better than the pictures! Gregg and Lori's daughter met us in the drive way and she was amazing. She showed us around the house and property explaining that we should feel like family here. Everything was provided. I mean, everything. Bikes, chairs, floats, towels everything you would have in your own home. House was perfect. Gregg and Lori responded very quickly to any questions. There were no problems but I'm sure they would have been all on it had there been. Old home look but very updated. I think Lori is an interior designer. Master on main is perfect place for grand parents or whoever is paying the bill. Very nice. Upstairs was perfect for the rest of the family. They had their own area. The pool was the perfect temp and very clean. Now we can discuss the location. We walked a block or so and we were at the River Walk. If you like water, boats (Yacht's) beautiful places to hang out, an amazing playground with a water area for the kids and a skate park, then this is the place. We walked a little further and went to Caddy's which is right on the water with great places to sit and the food was fantastic. Had live music one evening we were there. We went twice. One block over from the house was down town and on Saturday there was a farmers market and craft fair. One morning we walked another block or so and ate at Sage biscuit which was also amazing. So bottom line, I don't think you could find a better place to stay if you are visiting the Bradenton, St. Petersburg area. I highly recommend this place. We will be back. It's worth the 8 hour drive from our house.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

House had everything that could possibly needed to make our stay wonderful.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location..Very comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our month stay at Lori and Gregg's beautiful house...Anything we needed was at our fingertips....the pool, the wonderful porch and the great kitchen were super accommodations....The property is close to many good restaurants, theaters, museums and historical sites....Also easy drive to beaches. We would surely want to return again, but we are an elderly group, and two of our group have arthritic problems and had some difficulty managing the stairs to the three bedrooms on the second floor......I highly recommend this home for anyone looking for a really great vacation...,Thank you Lori and Gregg.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in the perfect location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful home just a quick walk from the ocean. The amenities are second to none and we can’t wait to visit Sarasota again so that we can stay in this charming cottage!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on the home! We are always so excited to hear how much our guests have enjoyed their stay. We did wanted to correct one thing for future guests reading this review, it is a quick walk to the Manatee River and Riverwalk along the river. It is a short drive to the Anna Maria Island beaches. Thank you again and we look forward to having you as our guests again!
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Comfortable Florida Home

  • 5 of 5

Gregg and Lori provide everything you can imagine to make your stay feel like you are at home. Very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bradenton/Sarasota International
Nearest Barpub
Old Main Street/Pier 22
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
Old Main Street/Pier 22
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Anna Maria/Brandenton Beach/Holmes Beaches
Car: recommended

A short 10 mile drive to the spectacular beaches of Anna Maria Island with all the restaurants, shops, fishing and water sports you could ask for - even water horse back riding.

This home is on the newly renovate River walk on the Manitee River with parks, festivals, bike/skate park, restaurants, segway and boat tours, South Florida Museum, aquarium, planetarium, marinas and fishing pier. Now home to Bradenton's Seafood Festival, Blues Festival, and Art Festivals. You will be two blocks from historic Old Main Street Bradenton with its' restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and street festivals all of which are pet friendly! Just a short walk away is Village Of The Arts with more quaint cafe's and art galleries.

A 5-10 drive will give you a chance to venture through historical state and national parks full of Florida Native American/Spanish American history.

If you want to fill in some time with shopping, you are just 15 minutes to Ellington Outlet Mall, 25 minutes to the shops and galleries of St. Armon's Circle and Downtown Sarasota. You will definitely want to plan in a visit to the Ringling Museum while you are in Sarasota.

If you ever wanted a taste of Olde Florida at its

slower pace, this is the perfect vacation residence for you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Per person over 8 persons per night $50.00 each.
Refundable Security Deposit of $500.00.
We accept credit cards for payment. Just call for info.
Cancellation policy: 30 days prior to check in -$0
Less than 30 days - amount of deposit.
If you send request and do not hear back in 1 HR please call phone right away

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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