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Newly remodeled lovely one story midcentury modern home on the water

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

Tranquil waterfront home that is near to everything for a fun filled vacation

Everything you will need for a tranquil and fun filled vacation in sunny Florida. This waterfront home has been newly remodeled inside and out. It is in a relaxing and peaceful setting. Relax in the morning with your coffee on the waterfront screened in porch while you hear birds singing. Pick fresh fruit, when in season, from your back yard. There is a Ruby Red Grapefruit tree and Naval Orange tree. The spacious layout of this home has 3 different sitting areas in 3 different rooms all with waterfront views that allows for quiet time or a family gathering. This home is on a deep salt water canal and has a dock with a boat lift that is perfect for fishing, sunbathing or just reading a book. Even though this home is located in a peaceful and tranquil setting it is close enough to attractions, amusement parks, museums , aquariums, restaurants and shopping for a fun filled vacation. Near world class beaches. If you are looking for adventure there are places to rent boats, kayaks, paddle boards, jetskis, waverunners, or try kiteboarding, flyboarding or water skiing. In a great location near to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota and Saint Armands Key. The home is a beautiful one story home with Terrazzo floors. Beautiful views from the kitchen, dining room, living room, family room and screened in porch. Two bedrooms and 1 full bath and 1 half bath. Comfortable King size bed in 1 bedroom and 2 comfortable twin beds in another and an air mattress for extra guests. Go fishing off the dock in the back yard. Lift chair in sunroom. Brand new Central Heating and Air Conditioning. Washer/dryer, luxury linens, lighted ceiling fans in each room, fully appointed kitchen with convection oven/ microwave, coffee maker, French press, dishwasher.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

Why Wendy chose Bay Colony

My grandparents built this home and now we are the third generation to lovingly take care of it and enjoy it. We have so many wonderful memories of the good times we had here. We wanted to share this with others.

What makes this house unique

Some of my best memories are of my dad taking all of us out on his boat from the dock on the property. Fishing with my parents and grandparents and of course sunbathing on the dock. My mother and I loved the beach so we would go to the many wonderful sugar sand beaches here. I enjoyed waking up early with my dad and sitting on the screened in porch with our coffee looking out at the water and hearing the birds sing! We went to the amusement parks, museums and there was always something going on locally that we went to that was fun. My husband loves going kiteboarding , flyboarding, jetskiing and paddle boarding.


Bay Colony House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • There is a full bath near the bedrooms and a half bath off the sunroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are two bedrooms. One with a comfortable King sized bed and the other with comfortable Twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For guests staying 1 month or more a complimentary housekeeping service is provided every 2 weeks.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Newly remodeled lovely one story midcentury modern home on the water
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

Excellent This year as last, hope we can rebook for 2019.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Wendy's house is amazing. With it's great window views of the water and watching Pelicans and Gull flying around and Egrets and Ibis walking in the yard. Great fishing from the dock, I caught Snook, Trout, Ladyfish and Spanish Mackerel to name a few. Palmetto Is a fairly quiet town, but as you cross over to Bradenton, you have all you need for your stay. Good shopping, dining, beaches etc etc. We will be back again next March, Thanks again Ron & Gerry Balkit.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house no problems liked location extremely clean. Greatly appreciate you help with shower

  • 5 of 5

We found it streamly clean and well cared for really appreciate your cooperation in the drain in the shower just overall a wonderful time

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, well kept property and friendly neighbours!

  • 5 of 5

We spent February 2016 at this property. The home and furnishings were excellent and had all the latest appliances too, just as described in the listing. Wendy, the owner was very nice to deal with and strove to please with every detail. She even provided a mid-month maid service for us. If you are looking for a quiet neighbourhood home that is close to beaches and attractions, this is it. Be sure to try the Sea Hut restaurant and Kostos restaurants, which are both close by and very reasonable.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay !!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect clean home ! In quite neighborhood , close to highways , Publix just few minutes away , 25 min to Anna Maria beaches , far away from traffic and close enough to go anywhere ! The owner did great job on remodeling the whole house, we had a great time there! Highly recommended! Jack and Ava

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and the house was extremely well maintained.

The view from the living room and sitting room is great. Both rooms are large and very comfortable. We watched dolphins play in the canal from the screened in porch. Great location right on the bay.

I would strongly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

You can fish from your own dock. Tranquil setting but close to everything. Located near world class beaches, Public Golf course, and public boat launch. Near Tampa Bay and Busch Gardens Amusement Park, Aquarium, Adventure Island and much more.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee nonrefundab $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

Once booked the rental fee is nonrefundable. Until full payment is received booking is not complete. If you wish to rent for more than 6 months please contact owner for a special rate. No pets allowed. No smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund