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Braden River Sun & Fun Poolside, By The Lake, Or 9 Miles To Beach,,close to IMG

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Lakefront & Pool, Sleeps 6, 45min Tampa, 90 Min Orlando.

This beautiful completely remodeled Braden River lakefront home is nestled among lush palms and tropical Florida vegetation. The expansive plantings provide privacy and beautiful views of the lake and its abundant wildlife from the backyard pool, and main living areas of the home including views from Master. Blue Heron, Sand Hill Cranes, Egrets, and Roseate Spoonbills are just a few of the birds that make daily appearances at our lakefront home, while fish, turtles, ducks, and an occasional squirrel come out to feed just beyond the pool area each evening. Planning a destination wedding, family reunion, or any other special occasion I own all 5 of my homes. My other homes listing: #912038, #669264, #718568, #971939,or #1187698 for other optional homes for your vacation. If planning a wedding, family reunion, or other special event all 6 of my homes can sleep a total of 53 people.

The interior of the home is light-filled and decorated in tropical hues through out. The comfortable living area with leather sofas has vaulted ceilings, wood tables, a woven palm rug and is tastefully decorated with a tropical theme. There is bar seating in kitchen with three stools overlooking the pool as well as a dining table with seating for six. The kitchen has butcher block countertops, updated stainless appliances, including fridge with ice and water dispenser, glass cook top stove, microwave and every dish and service you will need for dinners in or outside on the patio. The laundry area with washer and dryer is conveniently located just off the kitchen. Entertainment is available with multiple flat screen TV's and WIFI internet for all your wireless devices.

The outdoor pool area has a table with four chairs and additional seating for six, an outdoor grill, and an amazing pool with an LED light that is a tropical lightshow at night(12 settings to suit any mood). The pool has been newly renovated and is the highlight of the house overlooking the lake. A brick paver area is added right outside lanai for sunbathing, fishing, or relaxing around lake area.

In the master bedroom, you'll luxuriate in a king-sized bed with down comforter, a walk- in closet, enjoy Cable TV, and an en-suite bath with dual vanities and spa like shower. The split plan offers a second bedroom in the front of the house in white and turquoise beach hues with two twin beds complete with down comforters and small closet. While the third bedroom has neutral white and khaki hues on a queen size bed also with down comforter and closet. The two front bedrooms share the central bath with updated spa like tub and shower.

Every amenity has been thought of including board games and toys for children and teenagers, a high chair and folding crib/playpen for baby is also available. This community offers a large lap pool, sand volley ball court, tennis court, and playground for small children and baby swings all within a short 10 minute walk. Don't feel like cooking no problem Outback, Appleebee's, Gecko's, Pizza, Migi Sushi located within walking distance as well as Publix grocery, Office Depot, Dollar Tree, and Tractor Supply Store.

We know you will enjoy your stay at this Braden River Lakes retreat pool home where sun, fun, and the ultimate Florida life abides!

Family Friendly

Pets: Yes-we welcome well-mannered pets with additional nonrefundable pet fee paid. Small to medium dog only, must be approved, non vicious breed only, no exotic pets allowed. Fee will be based off size, age and weight of dog. All health documentation is required and must be available at check in. Pet fee will need to be paid cash upon arrival and inspection of pet.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Rhonda

We fell in love with the Bradenton area twenty years ago and decided to purchase this home as a vacation get away for our families. The proximity to Busch Gardens, Disney and the beach is what attracted us to this city. Whether you like to shop, golf, baseball with the Pirates, or enjoying local orange groves at Mixon Fruit Farms Bradenton has something to offer everyone that visits.

Rhonda purchased this house in 2014

Why Rhonda chose Bradenton

This home has it all, lakefront, in a community setting, close to downtown, the beach and easy to hit the interstate and be at Prime Ellenton outlets in 10 minutes, or in Orlando in 90 minutes but not have the hassle of staying at a hotel. This home meets all of our families needs.

What makes this house unique

On the lake where tropical birds are seen daily and fish abide just outside your backdoor. Close to everything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

AMAZING HOME!!! Great family vacation rental. Home is much nicer than pictures show. My family and kids(5) stayed in pool every day rather than go to beach. Owner went out of her way to make sure my kids had everything we needed including special "treats" for each child. Truly amazing stay, we enjoyed every minute of our vacation. Tennis court and park are within walking distance, also strollers were available for our small children. We would stay here again and again!
Jul 2014
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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1)wash all wet towels prior to departure 2)wash all dirty dishes upon departure. 3)take out all trash upon departure.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double vanities
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , single vanity
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , A portable baby playpen is available
  • All beds have plush furnishings including each mattress is wrapped in a hypo allergenic waterproof mattress pad, as well as each bed has a comforter, or coverlet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Activities Available nearby: Wind-Surfing Jet Skiing Parasailing Swimming Kayaking Sailing Snorkeling/Diving Fishing Tennis Golf Trail hiking Water Skiing Cycling Fitness Center Health/Beauty Spa Cinemas Live Theater Lowry Park Zoo located in Tampa, FL Restaurants Theme Parks Busch Gardens (45 min) Disney (90 min) Museums Shopping Sight Seeing Boating Antiquing Wildlife Viewing Shelling Miniature Golf


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Braden River Sun & Fun Poolside, By The Lake, Or 9 Miles To Beach,,close to IMG
average rating of 4.7966104 based on 60 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This home was just perfect for our group. We felt right at home. Would definitely stay here again. Nicely decorated, fresh linens, and a fantastic pool and outdoor area. Toys available for age appropriate boys. The owner could not have been more accommodating and helpful in anticipating our every need. Description and photos were very accurate. A great place for a get away. Thank you for sharing.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, thank you for your kind response it is greatly appreciated. It was a pleasure serving your large group and having everyone enjoy their stay. I'm glad both grandbabies got to swim and enjoy the pool. Thank you so much for the jam, sign in books and other presents you left me. Your group is welcome back anytime.
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An amazing house with great space and pool.

  • 5 of 5

I was very happy with the house. It had plenty of space that fit all of our family. Very quite neighborhood. Plenty of things near by like grocery store, gas stations, restaurants,that was great. I give the house a 5 out 5 because it was a great place to stay. There was plenty of toys and games for the kids. The house was in great shape. I would highly recommend this house for your next stay in Florida.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

I was concerned about going to a place we had never seen. Rhonda was great at communicating with me before and answering any concerns I had. When we drove up to the house and walked inside it surpassed all of our expectations! This vacation couldn't of been more perfect. The house was clean and everything worked well. It is well located to restaurants and close to grocery stores. It took about 20 minutes to get to the beach. So much fun. I would highly recommend this house or any properties owned by Rhonda. Would definitely do this again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for me and my family of 7. Everything was perfect and we didn't have to go far for anything. Rhonda was the best and answered any questions we may have had and we received a response within 5 mins or less from her. My kids absolutely loved the screened in pool! In fact they preferred to stay in the pool and not go to the beach. The view of the lake was beautiful especially the Spoonbills. I will definitely be reaching out to Rhonda again for our next vacation. I'd recommend her home to everyone! Thank you again for everything Rhonda!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to grocery store, gas station, restaurants and about 9 miles to beaches. Clean screened in pool. Nice size kitchen with all the amenities. Great wifi, tv service and secure feeling area. Great price.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Properties and Owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a destination wedding where we had our whole family down to Florida and we could not enjoyed both properties anymore. Both were very clean with all of the amenities and supplies to get us started. The owner, Rhonda could not have been more pleasant to deal with before, during and after and she promptly returned all of our deposit money with a big thank you for taking care of their properties. The location was great and the pools at both were awesome. We'd highly recommend these properties and this owner and have already talked about returning in the near future. Thank you Rhonda for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tampa International or Sarasota Airport (30min)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Outback, Applebee's, Gecko's, Patywagon Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
River Strand Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Outback, Applebee's, Gecko's, Casa Di Pizza
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach
Car: recommended

Bradenton is a very diverse area from golfing, fishing, museums, and local wine tasting events you can find it all within a few miles of this home. Located 45 min. from Tampa airport and 20 min. from Sarasota Airport nothing is lacking in this community. If you like to shop Ellenton Outlet Mall is one exit North. If you like the beach Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island are located 9 miles west. If you like to sample the local winery and local oranges of Mixon fruit farms it is 4 miles south west. If your a thrill seeker Busch Gardens Tampa is 45 minutes North or Disney is 90 minutes North East. If you like relaxation it's right at your doorstep! Nothing is lacking in Bradenton you can visit the local South Florida Museum or take on a riverboat cruise right from the local fishing pier. If seafood is your favorite visit the local Starfish Company for the most amazing fresh catches from local fisherman. The beach at Anna Maria is one of the most fabulous beaches and only 9 miles away or travel a short 30 minutes south to visit Siesta Key beach. Everything is at your fingertips in Bradenton. This home is located within walking distance of Outback, Applebee's, Gecko's grill and pub, Migi Sushi, or if Italian is your favorite you must visit Gianni's located in the Publix shopping center. Tom Bennett Park is located a short 3 mile drive east in which there are kayak launches, walking and biking trails, sand volleyball courts, a well as a huge jungle type playground with handicap equipment for special needs children. If you like horses there are plenty of riding facilities as well as the famous Sarasota Polo Club.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $250

This property speaks for itself. We hope you enjoy the comfort
and benefit of reasonable pricing in our family home.Taxes not included. Echeck is the preferred method of payment and the ONLY FREE form of payment unless you are sending personal check for the reservation.
A 3% fee is deducted from $200 deposit/Administrative fee for using cards. International Credit Cards a 4% fee is deducted. Debit cards are processed as credit card payment. Only the person who pays for the rental may check in the home upon arrival. Parent's may not rent the home and turn over the home to their children, family, or friends. No subleasing allowed. Upon arrival a copy of your drivers license and car tag will be taken and sent to the Home Owners Association. NO ONE may check in the home prior to the named guest on the reservation.
Min. stay 3 days. Cancellations made less than 90 days in advance will loose all money paid.
Bookings prior to 30 day check in must be paid in full at time of reservation.
Pets MUST be approved by owner prior to booking. Small to medium dogs only non vicious breeds. Pet addendum must be filled out and non refundable pet fee paid. There is additional $10. per night charge on groups of more than 6.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund