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Waterfront Dream House In Sunny Palmetto Florida

Palmetto, FL, USA
  • House2150 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 60 nights

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Canal Pool Home By Manatee River Well-Located

Enjoy waterfront living at its finest in conveniently-located Palmetto. Spacious, well-appointed house on pristine canal just off the Manatee River has something for boaters and non-boaters alike. Its 10,000 lb capacity boat lift will have you cruising down the river in no time, or you can simply laze on the dock watching the fish and birds. The waterfront deck boasts a pool, jacuzzi and sauna; if you tire of the sun the covered porch has overhead fans and a retractable awning. Inside, mount a spiral staircase to the private master suite, with a king-sized bed, luxurious bathroom with jetted tub, and huge walk-in closet. Downstairs boasts yet another suite, with a queen bed, a walk-in closet and cozy bathroom. Two more bedrooms have twin sleeping for four, big closets and a large, well-appointed hall bathroom with a tub. Enjoy cooking in the gourmet kitchen, with its granite countertops and loads of storage space. Dine in style in the dining or Florida rooms. For indoor entertainment, the living room has a big screen tv and dvd player. The house has wireless internet and a wireless printer; laundry facilities will accommodate oversize loads. Conveniently located for shopping and recreation, this house is only 3 minutes away from a butcher shop and a fresh produce stand, and only five minutes away from grocery and drug stores, as well as a health club. Nature trails and a bay-side beach are only a few minutes drive to Emerson Point Park. The white sand and clear Gulf water of Bradenton Beach is less than a 25 minute drive; the fabulous Sarasota Beaches only minutes past it. Everything you need for a perfect waterfront vacation is here at your fingertips!


Judith Starr

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Judith Starr

We are D.C.-area professionals who have family in Palmetto, who first drew us to the area. We fell in love with the area when visiting, while relishing the opportunity to spend more time with family members. We love the friendliness of the people here as well as its natural beauty. Our jobs keep us in the DC area most of the year, so we come down when we can and share our dream house the rest of the time.

Judith Starr purchased this House in 2014

Why Judith Starr chose Palmetto

Location, location, location. The location on the water couldn't be better and geographically has the best of both worlds -- a lovely quiet canal street that is also centrally located near everything you need. The house itself is full of light, spacious and comfortable. The location is perfect for exploring the Gulf Coast - convenient to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Bradenton and Sarasota. You can create the Florida vacation of your dreams -- it is all nearby!

What makes this House unique

It is a great place to hang out in, whether you like to swim, sun, take saunas, bird watch, boat, kayak, paddle board or barbecue, and is also a great jumping off point for trips to parks and beaches. There are also loads of cultural activities a few minutes away in Bradenton (Riverwalk, museum, performing arts center), and Sarasota is a reasonable trip as well. Palmetto has a small town flavor, with shopping and parks minutes from the house. The outlet mall is 7 miles away where incredible bargains can be found. We have taken great care to furnish and stock this house with everything to make you go 'wow' and like us, you'll never want to leave!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 sleep sofa /futon, fold-away cot
      • King Suite Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Queen Suite Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 1
        large master suite with king bed, walk-in closet, jacuzzi tub Bedroom 2: queen bed, walk-in closet, 3/4 bath Bedroom 3: 2 twins, large closet Bedroom 4: futon and cot, large closet


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 1
        luxury bath with jetted tub, two vanities, separate shower Bathroom 2: in queen suite, 3/4 Bathroom 3: large hall bath with tub

      Location Type

        • Waterfront
          On a canal on the Manatee River, near where the river enters the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      wireless throughout house, ethernet ports in living room and master bedroom, wireless printer
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      2 woodburning in florida room and master bedroom
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      yoga mat and fitness dvds for guest use
                    • Garage
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      tv and dvd
                    • Parking
                      2 car garage plus rv/boat/trailer carport; driveway is 4 cars wide
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Large kitchen with granite countertops, double sink, much storage, well equipped with crock pot and small applicances
                        • Microwave
                          operates as both microwave and radiant oven
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          blender/food processor, crock pots, fully stocked dishes, pots and utensils
                        • Refrigerator
                          side by side, filtered water and ice through the door
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining room table seats 6; 4 additional seats at bistro table in adjacent florida room
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  tvs in living room, master suite and one over sauna on porch
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      two fans and retractable awning
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      new Weber gas grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          first floor is wheelchair accessible; king suite is not.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                            • Private Pool
                                            • Sauna


                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              16 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great time

                                                              Patrick S.

                                                              The family had a great time. Close to everything we needed. The meat market was great. Would definitely go back again.

                                                              LOVE IT!!!

                                                              April L.Muncie

                                                              OH my!!! We all loved it!!! There was a manatee that swam by everyday around 4:30 and my granddaughter thought it was the neatest thing in the world!!!! The house was amazing!!! Thank you so very much!!! We will come back!!!

                                                              Very nice rental! Stocked with all you need!

                                                              Paul G.

                                                              Excellent experience, would stay again!

                                                              Bright, Clean, well appointed home in a great location!

                                                              Risa B.Tega Cay, SC

                                                              We just spent 5 nights at Manatee Haven and had a wonderful time. The house has everything you need and more. We especially enjoyed the pool and fishing from the dock, my son caught his first snook from the canal. There are great restaurants nearby and it is a short drive to the beaches on Anna Maria Island. The owners and property manager are wonderful and attentive to all needs, and we would definitely stay here again, wish we could have stayed longer!

                                                              Amazing stay!

                                                              Robert A.

                                                              We brought our children down and enjoyed the house, pool, and hot tub. Judith was easy to reach if we had any questions and happy to be of assistance if we needed her. The house is gorgeous and has a unique and fun layout. It was tastefully decorated too. We all enjoyed the view and took a few day and evening cruises while there. I'd recommend this place to anyone. It's a quiet neighborhood, very low key. I can't wait to return! Thank you for the great vacation!

                                                              Very clean spacious home, great pool.

                                                              Jennifer K.

                                                              Very nice house, clean and great pool. Neighbor parked their truck and boat in the driveway which was a bit unnerving coming home late at night. Other than that we had a fabulous time.


                                                              Palmetto, FL, USA

                                                              Palmetto is a lovely waterfront community with a great nature preserve park (Emerson Point) and nice waterfront restaurant. The next-door community, Bradenton, is less than a ten minute drive and has the full range of cultural activities(performing arts center, museum complex) a scenic Riverwalk, and many good restaurants. There are many local marinas to rent boats if you don't bring your own. There are many beautiful beaches at nearby Anna Maria Island (including Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach and ) as well as on the connected barrier islands of Longboat Key and Siesta Key.


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