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Lovely lakeside condo, close Gulf beaches, shops, restaurants, and IMG

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

1250 Sq Ft Condo, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Overlooking Lovely Lake

Shorewalk was built around 30 years ago when ample space and quality were just as important as profit. The spacious grounds and mature trees are meticulously kept and give an air of peace and tranquility hard to find in more modern resorts. The location is ideal, close to IMG, beaches, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, golf courses, cinema and bowling. Facilities include two heated swimming pools, each with a separate Whirlpool spa, two lighted tennis courts, table tennis. The six lakes are stocked for fishing, and the clubhouse has billiards/pool tables, and library, nearby table tennis, childrens' playground, and outside grills for bbq's.

Our condo is an upstairs unit with cathedral-style ceiling making it light, bright and airy. Master bedroom has kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom and guest bedroom has twin beds and separate bathroom. The views are better upstairs, it is more private than the ground floor and with no worries about someone clumping round above your head, especially at night. The lanai looks out across the nicest lake in Shorewalk, and turtles, ducks, geese, herons, egrets, and roseate spoonbills are all frequent visitors.

It has been redecorated throughout, renovated and updated. At the end of 2013 we replaced the vinyl with ceramic tiles in the bathrooms, kitchen, hallways and lanai. The living and dining areas have new carpet as have both bedrooms, making it more homely than ceramic and, actually, easier to keep clean. The kitchen units and counter tops are brand new along with a new range with ceramic hob, wall-mounted microwave oven, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer. The master bedroom has new king-size bed, pillow top mattress, new bedroom suite, and 32 inch flat screen tv. The guest bedroom has new twin beds and mattresses. Both bathrooms have new vanity units and all fittings and furnishings are of good quality.

We have new comfy sofas and an elegant dining set and the living room has a new 42 inch HD SMART tv. Brighthouse provides hundreds of tv channels, high-speed wireless internet and free phone calls throughout USA and Canada.

It's only a few minutes walk to Publix and Aldi supermarkets, shops, stores, restaurants, bars, hairdressers, dry cleaners, cinema and bowling alley. Our favourite beach is on Anna Marie Island which is less than fifteen minutes drive as is Longboat Key with the famous shopping area, St Armands Circle.

My wife and I are very proud of our re-modelled condo and hope you will enjoy staying there as much as we do.

More Details

Edwin and Pearl Coombes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, Thai
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Edwin and Pearl Coombes

My wife and I were owner/managers of a small vacation resort in the south of France for over twenty years from which we have now retired, although we still live there much of the year. We built up a very loyal clientele, many of whom are still our friends. We feel that this experience has helped us to offer a very special condo which we hope you will want to visit time and time again, and we promise to do everything in our power to make your visits as happy, memorable, and worry-free as humanly possible.

Edwin and Pearl Coombes purchased this condo in 2004

Why Edwin and Pearl Coombes chose Bradenton

My wife and I had our first vacation at Shorewalk in 1998 and were frequent visitors until we bought in 2004. We have been to many similar resorts in the USA and elswhere around the world but none could match the combination of location, facilities, environment, ambiance and value that Shorewalk offers.

We really liked this particular condo due to its ideal location, close to the pools, tennis courts and clubhouse but far enough away not to be disturbed by them. It also enjoys the evening sun and lovely views across the lake. We knew it was for sale and on one visit we were sitting in the lanai, sipping a glass of wine as the last rays of the evening sun slid across the lake and set the sky on fire, producing one of the most memorable sunsets we have ever seen. We watched, enchanted, as the ducks flew home to roost across the scarlet lake, poured another glass of wine (us, not the ducks !) and decided to buy there and then. We were hooked, and have been ever since.


Bradenton Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity unit with granite top
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanty unit
  • Master bedroom has en-suite bathroom with wc, vanity unit with granite top and shower. Guest bathroom has wc, vanity unit and bath with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Guest bedroom with separate bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Two bedrooms, master with kingsize and en-suite bathroom. Guest bedroom with two twin beds.
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Lovely lakeside condo, close Gulf beaches, shops, restaurants, and IMG
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

A home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Edwin for being so accommodating. Your home was wonderful to come back to after a long day of exploring the beautiful beaches in the area. It was well kept and clean. There were plenty of towels and linens. The kitchen was well stock with pots, pans and utensils.

If we have the opportunity to come back to the area, we will certainly want to come and stay at your home again.

Thanks again

Wallie G.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wally, Thanks so much for your kind words. I really do appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Hope to have you stay again some time in the future. Very best wishes, Edwin
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Loved this Condo and the owners !!

  • 5 of 5

I did a lot of research on the condo's in the Shore walk and this condo from the pictures just seemed so comforting and once I communicated with the owners it was a no brainer. Because I have a special needs child I had many questions and the owners answered all questions and were so kind. They also had everything we needed when we arrived and the extras made a hugh impact (toys for the pool, chairs & toys for the beach, umbrellas.... beach towels and so on ! We didn't have to run out the minute we arrived for items and we were asked to replace only the items we used...toilet paper, soap, dish soap and so on. Plus shopping...restaurants were right down the street and the beach was literally 10 minutes away with a ton of shops and water activities. We were there for a baseball tournament and other families stayed in the Shorewalks - best place for the boys to hang out at the pool and the club house - they loved the basketball court - very safe & friendly place for them to hang together. Meeting by the pool and having a BBQ almost every night was so relaxing. THIS PLACE WAS VERY VERY VERY CLEAN AND I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE MASTER BEDROOM - THE BED WAS SOOO COMFORTABLE !!! I would stay here in a heart beat again ! Thank you to the owners for great vacation place and for being so kind !! Thank you again - the Granata Family !

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rich and Dawn, Thanks you so much for your excellent review. It was very generous of you to spend so much time and effort in writing it. Pearl and really do appreciate it and are so glad to have had you and your family visit our condo. Let's hope it won't be another 14 years before your next visit ! Very best wishes, Edwin & Pearl
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The condo was very clean and confortable

  • 5 of 5

If we return to the Shorewalk we gone rent the same condo

Thank you

Francine and Claude

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci bien Francine et Claude, c'est gentil. Tres cordialement, Edwin
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Shorewalk condo

  • 4 of 5

Property was just as described everything was perfect including weather and Edwin the owner was very helpful and a delight to deal with

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert, Thanks for that, much appreciated. Hope you had a good trip home. Best wishes, Edwin
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Comfortable, convenient, close to everything and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We did not lack anything in this condo. It is well stocked with towels, dishes, beach chairs, cooler and beach toys. We went over to AMI everyday and the drive/traffic wasn't too bad. It was nice that our GPS gave us a few options on how to get over there.

Over on AMI, my sister had an ocean front cottage - while nice to be directly on the beach, coming back to the Coomes CLEAN and spacious condo was a pleasure.

We enjoyed our vacation stay very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stacie, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review. It all takes an effort and is much appreciated. It is also very helpful for people looking to choose a condo. I look forward to having you stay again at some future time. Thanks again and very best wishes, Edwin
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Great vacation location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked with Edwin and Pearl last July based on the photos and positive reviews. We arrived on March 1, 2017 and found the condo to be exactly as shown in the listing photos. It was spotlessly clean and well stocked with linens, cooking equipment, soft towels, etc. And the huge bed in the master bedroom is very comfortable. Shore Walk is an older community but very well maintained with a nice club house, two pools, two hot tubs, two shuffle board courts and a pool table in the club house. It is also ideally located close to Anna Maria Island, shopping and restaurants. We've been here almost a month now and are enjoying our stay very much. We'll come back to this condo in the future if it ever becomes available for when we want to come to Florida.

I haven't met the owner, Edwin Coombes, but through our many e-mails I feel he is a friend. Making the financial arrangements for the rental were easy. His detailed instructions for getting to and into the condo were great. He provides a loose leaf book in the condo with answers to just about any question a guest might have about the condo. Even how to get connected to the internet.

Bottom line: We highly recommend renting this condo and this location. Its a great place to spend your winter vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill, I know I replied directly to your splendid review but I should also reply on the website. Thanks again for taking the time to write this. Even us retired folk are always busy so I really appreciate it, and it is very helpful to others thinking of booking. Pearl and I wish you and your wife a very pleasant spring and summer and we would be delighted to welcome you back to our condo at some future time. Very Best wishes, Edwin & Pearl
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Car: recommended

Close to golf clubs, beaches, cinemas, theatres, De Soto memorial museum and park, Ringling Museum, Riverwalk, Mote Marine Aquarium. 30 mins drive to Manatee Viewing Centre, 1 hours drive to Busch Gardens and 2 hours to all the theme parks in Orlando.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Unlike other owners, our rates include all taxes, fees, final clean etc. Nothing more to pay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.