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Beautiful Florida Riverfront nestled on 3 pristine acres on the Braden River.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Over 1,000 square foot private first floor apartment; 2BR one Bath with 50 foot long fully screened porch with alfresco dining. Amazing surroundings, lush natural landscaping. Owners reside on the second floor. At this peaceful refuge, you will awaken to the sound of exotic Florida birds such as Limpkin, Gallinule or perhaps a feeding Osprey.

Cast a line for largemouth bass or take a stroll down the pathway leading to the river and across a small bridge to the island where a hammock with your favorite book beckons. This home was featured in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Style magazine. 'The Braden River is tranquil, reflective and deep along the property, filled with fish, turtles and water birds. Ken Kinzie and Jeanne Chinnis enjoy their peaceful haven within surburbia' The luxury apartment has the following amenities; two bedrooms, one bath, private entrance, full kitchen, private laundry, icomfort memory foam mattress, WiFi, outdoor grill. Kayaks, Pedal boat and bicycles are available for guests enjoyment Fishing rods provided for guests. Comfortably sleeps 3.

jeanne Chinnis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

Why jeanne Chinnis chose Florida South West

For the extraordinary privacy in an old Florida riverfront setting with it's own private island.

What makes this apartment unique

Close to Sarasota and Bradenton, one interstate exit from upscale shopping and dining at University Town Center. Minutes from LeCom Medical School and less than 10 miles from IMG Academy. Short drive to area beaches.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Florida Riverfront nestled on 3 pristine acres on the Braden River.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Excellent property very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Great property very nice owners. Feels like home. Very comfortable and restful

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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San Francisco Bay Area

Idyllic and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay for a few days! My husband and I succeeded at finding the perfect location to both relax and easily access much of the Tampa bay area and beyond. We cannot thank Jeanne and Ken enough for sharing their beautiful location along the Braden River.

The house is beautifully decorated and very well equipped; the bed is so comfy and rejuvenating; the setting is wonderfully lush with plants and wildlife - it seems like paradise. I admit it was difficult to not spend hours in the screened porch, sipping coffee in the morning (or wine in the evening) and just soaking everything in! But as I mentioned, accessibility to the entire area was a big plus for us as we wanted to explore this part of the SunCoast.

Do not miss out on this amazing place. I assure you that you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester UK

So Pretty

  • 5 of 5

This was our first holiday in the Bradenton area, so we were looking for somewhere conveniently located and we were delighted with our choice. The property and location are truly wonderful. All of the areas attractions are easily reached, yet the property is placed in its own Oasis.

We spent much of our time enjoying the wildlife in the garden and the Osprey were a special bonus!

Though the photographs on the site are excellent, they somehow don't do the interior or exterior full justice. The garden and outdoor facilities are first class and they both display the touch of an artist.

Ken and Jeanne were excellent hosts, being both friendly and available.

if you are visiting the area this would be an ideal base for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Long Island NY

A Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a whole month at this home away from home. Everything was wonderful. We loved it. The place was very nicely decorated with two nine foot sliding doors into a big screened in porch. The backyard is a beautiful landscaped preserve. There are kayaks and a pedal boat to explore the Braden River. Lots of comfortable places to sit and relax. We loved grilling and eating on the porch. It's in a great location with lots of things to do nearby: biking, golfing, beaches, museums, shopping, and restaurants. Jeanne and Ken were very accommodating but we hardly knew they were there.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Wonderful “Beach” Holiday Alternative -

  • 5 of 5

After spending most of our vacation on Florida's Atlantic coast, we wanted to end our trip on the Gulf coast. Instead of choosing our typical beach condo, we chose instead this apartment in Bradenton and were both amazed and delighted. In the midst of this busy tourist area, we found “Old Florida” replete with tropical foliage, a slow meandering river (and kayaks to experience it on) and a very private, beautifully decorated, comfortable living space. Just minutes away from Sarasota and Anna Maria Island, we could enjoy both and then escape the traffic and crowds on our lovely sunporch and enjoy the beauty around us. Our hosts (upstairs) were there to show us the “toys” at our disposal – paddle boats and kayaks – and (at our request) to tell us about the wonderful original art throughout the apartment as well as some of the exotic flora outside – otherwise totally inobtrusive. I felt this time we had it all! A great rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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A comfortable, stylish home in an unusually unspoiled setting

  • 5 of 5

We are an older North Carolina couple who were seeking a warmer, sunnier spot within a long day's drive for a week in early January . We hedged our bet on the weather by choosing what appeared to be an exception to the many condos and golf club residences available. This home easily compensated for our week of mediocre weather. Almost hidden among standard Florida golf-centered developments, this place surrounded by towering palms and bamboo clusters, at the edge of a broad, quiet river, with short, private trails, even a small private island, with a paddle boat and sit-on kayaks and fishing gear included, transports one away from the cares back home.

Within its long, screened porch facing the river, one could live most of the day quite comfortably reading in mild weather, even grilling the fish you might catch nearby. The inside living area is well fitted and spacious with good views to the garden. Birds were scarce while we were there. It had been unusually mild and wet; migrating birds were off schedule. But we recommend to those looking for unspoiled Florida to explore the many small parks and preserves throughout Manatee County. There are many long and short trails, board walks, biking paths and kayak put-ins. At Neale Preserve we photographed an osprey trying to eat a gar fish, frustrated, apparently, by the fish's long beak and slim pickings. Emerson Point and the federal De Soto Memorial Park close to Harrison Preserve merit any visitor's attention. But again, for a gentle kayak excursion, the long, unspoiled Braden River is right at the edge of the property.

The hosts do live upstairs in this spacious house, but they were invisible and inaudible except when we called for assistance. They are charming, energetic and responsive. Ideal.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tara Preserve
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Car: necessary

The Braden River is excellent for kayaking or boating with a very short drive to boat ramp. Within easy driving range to Sarasota & Anna Maria Island beaches and golf courses. The apartment is minutes from the Lecom Medical School Campus. Other close attractions include the Mall at University Town Center and the new world class rowing center at Nate Benderson Park, scheduled to host the national rowing championships in 2017. One and a half miles from I-75 and Twenty minutes to Sarasota Airport. Forty Five minute drive to Tampa International and 30 minute drive to St. Pete/Clearwater airport.

Owners reside on second floor of residence and are available as needed to greet guest's and provide information about the area and nearby attractions, such as Selby Gardens, Ringling museum and other outstanding cultural attractions.

The neighborhood is in the Sarasota & Lakewood Ranch area, only 3 miles from University Parkway, University Town Center & Nathan Benderson Park. Guests will enjoy a very private, relaxed wooded environment. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy professional baseball, pro football, soccer and hockey, all less than one hour away.


Rates & Availability

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Oct 16 2016 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 15 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $70
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rate is for 2 adults; $15 dollars per day per person (after 2) with maximum of 4 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Bradenton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with shower, custom tile work.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom has queen size bed with i comfort memory foam mattress & sliding glass door to screened porch with chaise lounge for two.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • tennis

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