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Pristine! Braden River Tropical Retreat Close to Beach,IMG, 45min-Tampa,90min-Or

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


About the property

3bed/2bath remodeled home, 45min to Tampa, 90 min to Orlando, Tropical

This beautiful 1400 sq. ft. completely remodeled Braden River home is nestled among lush palms and tropical Florida vegetation. The expansive plantings provide privacy and beautiful views of the backyard paradise. The main living area as well as the dining room, kitchen and Master all have views of the half acre tropical backyard where lush palm trees and tropical plants abound. Blue Herons, Sand Hill Cranes, Egrets, Ibis Flocks, and occasional squirrels come out to feed in the backyard. Check out my other homes listings: #912038, #567887, #971939,#718568,and #1187698 for your other vacation options if you would like waterfront property, heated pools, jacuzzi, I have a house for everyone. If your planning a destination wedding, family reunion, family anniversary, I have 6 homes available and can sleep up to 53 guests total. Let me know if your planning a special event as I live locally and can help when planning your special event.

The interior of the home is light-filled and decorated in tropical hues through out. The comfortable living area with two leather sofas has vaulted ceilings, wood tables, a bright woven rug and is tastefully decorated with a tropical theme. There is bar seating in kitchen with three stools overlooking the backyard as well as a dining table with seating for four. The kitchen has granite countertops, new 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 space has four different patio areas one with a metal dining table with six chairs and patio umbrella, the second space has a large aluminum covered pavilion with lounge seating for six for entertaining just off the patio, the third is a grill station with a stainless grill and the last area is just off the master which is the fire pit area with seating for four. There are also five beach chairs provided that can be moved to the backyard for the sun lovers to relax and catch some rays or read a good book. Two shell islands are on both sides of the backyard with lush tropical plants. If your up for tennis or swimming the community pool and playground area is within a short 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the home.

In the master bedroom, you'll sleep comfortably in a king-sized bed with comforter, feather pillows, a large walk- in closet, rattan headboard, dresser, and end tables, Palm leaf fan, enjoy Cable TV, and an en-suite bath with dual vanities and serene rock spa like shower. The split plan offers a second bedroom in the front of the house in white and bright beach hues with two twin beds, small night stand and lamp, and small closet. While the third bedroom has white, turquoise, and yellow hues with a queen size bed with down comforter, small night stand, reading table/lamp, flat screen smart tv with table and small 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 home where sun, fun, and the ultimate Florida life abides!

Family Friendly

Pets: Yes-we welcome well-mannered pets with additional nonrefundable deposit.

Echeck preferred payment method. Credit cards and debit cards additional 3% fee charged see Rates tab.

IF YOUR LOOKING FOR POOLS/LAKE HOME CHECK OUT MY OTHER HOMES LISTINGS: #912038 direct waterfront, #567887 pool/lake, #718568 pool/fenced yard, #971939pool and lakefront, or #1187698 riverfront. Planning a wedding? Rent all 6 homes sleep 53 total. Only the person who has paid for the rental may check in the home upon arrival.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Rhonda

We fell in love with the Bradenton area twenty two years ago and decided to purchase this home as overflow for our other vacation property and for our families to enjoy. 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, community setting, centrally located, close to I-75, beaches, shopping, and close to downtown. Easy to hit the interstate and be at Prime Ellenton outlets in 10 minutes, Tampa in 45 minutes, or Orlando in 90 minutes, and the new mall at University Town Center is 10 min while IMG Academy is about 20 minutes away. This home has plenty of space for the whole family and is located on a back street with a very secluded and private backyard. This home meets all of our extended families needs and there is plenty of room for the family dog to run in the backyard.


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 used towels upon departure and run dirty dish cycle 2) take out all trash upon departure 3)IF you used the grill you must clean or $75 fee
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Guest bathroom has porcelain vanity with under cabinet storage, toilet, medicine cabinet, and tub with a shower. Master Bathroom has walk in tile and stone shower, and dual vanities with storage cabinet over toilet, and medicine cabinet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Queen blow up air mattress, and baby port a crib available
  • Master Bedroom has king size bed, dresser, two night stands with drawers, lamps, palm fan, large walk in closet where a baby port a crib can easily fit, sitting chair for reading, and flat screen T.V. 2nd bedroom has queen bed, night stand with lamp, small closet, Flat screen T.V. and ceiling fan with light. 3rd bedroom has two twin beds, night stand, and small closet, ceiling fan with light.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf 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, 45min Big Cat Habitat, Sarasota Sarasota Jungle Gardens Restaurants Theme Parks Busch Gardens (45 min) Disney (90 min) Universal Studios (90min) Museums Dali-30min,Ringling 30min, Shopping Sight Seeing Boating Antiquing Wildlife Viewing Shelling Miniature Golf: Fishing Hole 15min Beginning essentials provided in home.


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews

Our Stay At Bradenton

  • 5 of 5

Rhonda, We really enjoyed our stay at your house. It is a beautiful property. We were really happy with the accommodations. The location of the property was very convenient for us since we came there primarily to watch baseball and it is not far from the fields but it is also close to I-75 which was handy for some of the other things that we did which were north of Bradenton. It was also very convenient since a variety of restaurants and grocery stores were right there. We are looking forward to coming back next year. Thank you for allowing us to stay there. Art & Cindy Albright

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was just as described, bright and cheerful with a great backyard and comfortable furnishings.

  • 5 of 5

Rhonda was great to work with, responded promptly and very helpful. I needed to work while I was here, the internet speed was more than adequate. a very relaxing stay, will be back if I can.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home was conveniently located near services and had a lovely backyard.

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent renters of VRBO and HomeAway. We have seen many homes. This one was in a very safe and quiet neighborhood which is not always the case in Bradenton. Bed was very comfy with nice linens. Excellent climate control in the house. Our only negative comment would be that house was not well supplied with everyday items such as toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper towels, and garbage bags. We purchased some of these for our own convenience.

Overall, we had a pleasant stay and we would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Lori, thank you for your excellent review and for taking great care of our home and furnishings during your stay. It is always a pleasure to have great guests such as yourselves and you are welcome back to any of my five homes. In regards to “everyday” items these are not something I supply nor is it listed on the website that I supply them. I only stock guests beginning items so that you do not arrive at the house with nothing. Most homeowners and property managers do not stock those items in homes as hotels do. The majority of my guests, as you can read from previous reviews, are pleasantly surprised when they arrive and find I at least stock your beginning roll of toilet paper, soap, one roll paper towels, coffee filters, salt and pepper, and one trash bag. I try to accommodate every guests requests as much as possible but cannot supply everyday items for everyone. I am able to offer a clean comfortable home with affordable pricing to vacationers looking to visit Florida. The amenities my homes offer such as cable, WiFi, beach toys,coolers, accessorie, beach towels, toys for kids, books, games, etc.....far surpass most of the vacation homes in the area.
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Nice Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay with the family of four. the house was cozy, the owner provided everything we needed. we felt very comfortable and welcomed. the area is nice too. kids park was an added bonus. beds were comfortable. good size house for vacation. Rhonda was super friendly! When in Bradenton, would for sure be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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awsome rental

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property to stay at. Convenient location and a very nice house

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing! Clean, bright and well maintained. Close to all the good stuff around and not too far away from the beach. I could not recommend this house any more. It’s a must stay at place!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Outback, Applebees, PaddyWagon, Gecko's,
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Tara Golf, River Run, Stoneybrook, Waterlefe Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Outback, Applebees, Geckos, Casa Di Pizza, Sushi
Nearest Beach
9.5 Miles
Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
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. When paying for reservation ECHECK is the ONLY FREE form of payment unless you will be sending a personal check.
A 3% fee is deducted from $200. deposit/Administrative fee for paying with credit card. International Credit Cards 4%. Debit cards are processed as credit card. Cancellations made less than 90 days in advance will loose any money paid. When paying with credit card only the person whose name is on the credit card may check into the home upon arrival. Parent's may not rent the home and turn over the home to their children, family, or friends. Upon arrival I will get a copy of your driver's license and car tags of all vehicles at the home. NO ONE will be allowed to check in before the reserved guest arrives. Additional $10 per night is added for groups over 6.
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 only non vicious breeds allowed. Pet addendum must be completed and nonrefundable pet fee must be paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund