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30 min to Beach! Amazing Sunsets and Kayaking Adventures

Bedrooms 2
Space 12,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 90 nights


About the property

Forgotten Florida Waterfront

This is a little piece of country right in the city. We are just off of interstate I-75 at SR-70 behind Tara Preserve and Tara Golf Course on the north border of Sarasota. It's a Bradenton address but Sarasota is just across the river. Located approx. 30 mins. from the beaches, 15 mins north of the new world class rowing facility and 30 mins from downtown Sarasota or downtown Bradenton and the outlet malls for shopping (less than 2 hours to Disney!)

This is a unique home on the main body of the Braden River. The river wraps around the front of the house as well for fantastic view all around. Boats for rent at Jiggs Landing right around the corner. Kayaking from the back yard. The upstairs vacation rental is approx. 1200 sq ft of living area with 500 sq. ft of deck overlooking the river in rear of the home and 200 sq. ft. of deck with a river view in the front. You can literally cast a line in the water from the upper rear deck. This is a fresh water river with tournament bass fishing and access to 500 acre Ward Lake. The sunsets are remarkable! There is a tandem bicycle and kayak, BBQ grill and fishing poles for the guests to use. There is a laundry room downstairs to be shared with the guest who stay on the first floor. Off street parking and water front views from all rooms. This area is part of the Braden River Historical Society and is a protected fresh water preserve. The views are fantastic! (MULTI MONTH PRICE DISCOUNT)

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Billy

I bought this home 5 years ago and have poured my heart into restoring it to its original condition with some major improvements. I look forward to sharing it with guest!

Billy purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Billy chose Bradenton

We are conviently located near just about everything florida has to offer. A piece of country right in the city.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Park your fishing boat right outside your back door.


Nearest Airport
13 Miles
SRQ Sarasota or TIA Tampa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Gechos Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Tara Preserve
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Anna Maria Island, Lido and Siesta Key
Car: necessary

My home is minutes off the intersection of I-75 and SR 70 in East Bradenton just behind Tara Golf Course. Easy access to the beaches and located just north of the new world class Rowing Facility is Sarasota. We are just 15 miles from beautiful downtown Sarasota and even closer to the Lakewood Ranch shopping area.

Disney World and Universal Studios are less than 2 hours away.


Bradenton Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bath with large shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Beautifully furnished Bedrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

My little families vacation

  • 5 of 5

I recently stated at this Bradenton home with my two daughters for a week vacation. I couldn't have been more pleased with it! It was like a home away from home! The beds were amazing, there was plenty of space for us, and visiting friends and family. The deck over looking the canal was amazing, kayaking the canal with the kids, and enjoying the wildlife and peaceful surroundings. No traffic, no noise; yet we were within minutes of the grocery/convenience stores AND the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island!

I absolutely loved our time here, and cannot wait until we can return!

Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lingering on the Beautiful Braden River

  • 5 of 5

We just left behind a lovely spot on the Braden River. With the River curling around so that we had nice views of it in front of us and behind us at this quiet spot, we were able to enjoy sitting on decks of both sides of the condo. It is located very close to shopping, and attractions in the area. The home itself was very comfortable, simply decorated, but very homey. We have stayed there twice now, and enjoyed it both times. If we return to the area, we definitely will see if this spot is available for us to stay, and would recommend it to friends. The view from the back deck was most enjoyable, watching fish jump, and alligators float by. Birds of all kinds came to the wildlife refuge directly across the river from us.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Muncie, Indiana, USA


  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time on the river. While my stay was a mix of work and vacation, it could hardly be called "work" while sitting on the deck watching the birds, gators, and turtles! Even saw an otter one day while pedaling around in the pedal boat. Billy was easy to work with and the property was clean and very comfortable. Loved, loved, loved my was far too short. Thanks, Billy!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation,nature watch, river activities (boating, paddle boat, canoe).

  • 5 of 5

Arrived on our first day of winter vaction and unpacked and then right out on a wonderfull deck for viewing of nature at it's best. It wasn't long before the camera was out and I was taking picture of many kinds of birds, on the water, beside the water and in the trees. Judy was relaxing, watching and in between stitches of her quilt she is making and enjoying nature with me. We where happy that shopping was just up the road and in no time had the refrigerator full and ready for home cooking. Very quiet street whitch made for a more relaxing atmosphere. We surely enjoyed our stay and will return for another winter of enjoyment.

Thank you Billy for kind attention and talks.

Art & Judy

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where to Winter in Sarasota

  • 3 of 5

Fantastic view, very private and very quiet. Owner is very helpful and obliging. Attractions in Bradenton and Sarasota are only minutes away via Freeway which is a few miles from house. We managed to get to all the beaches no problem.

We stayed for 5 weeks and other than the neighbours barking dogs and a few minor issues that the owner is now aware of we have no complaints.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David, I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay. As I had stated this is my first year doing the vacation rental and it is a work in progress. I appreciated the suggestions and have addressed them as best I can. As you know we have spoke to the neighbor about his dog and believe that has been resolved. I do hope you will consider staying again if you should travel this way next year.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Prefer 2 months minimum but will consider any inquiry. Multiple month discounts, please call to discuss. Taxes will be added and a 125.00 cleaning fee willl also be applied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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