This beautifully furnished condo was our instant dream home for the month of March. We 5 seniors (69-89) enjoyed every aspect of the condo, from the perfectly outfitted kitchen, the spacious living room and sunny balconies, the extremely comfortable beds and linens...the list goes on and on.
This was our third visit to Bradenton and we much prefer being towards the mainland than stuck in traffic on Anna Maria Island and this is the best of both worlds. The narrow beach on Palma Sola Bay is a 1 minute walk and the swimming was calm and fine for those who didn't want to use the pool, but the big beach was only about a 3 minute drive. This was the best for long brisk walks early in the morning followed by a breakfast at the Holmes Beach restaurant right at the beach (eg. all you can eat pancakes!) We kayaked and explored different areas we hadn't had time to visit before, although we hesitated to use the bikes since we had not brought our helmets. Of course we golfed (badly) and played a little tennis at a nearby park.
A favorite aspect of the area is the plentiful culture: Sarasota Opera, the Asolo Theatre, the good local Manatee Players in a lovely new theatre, special attractions at the Van Wezel - the list is truly endless.
We enjoyed heading out for lunch and then cooking dinner in the spacious and very well equipped kitchen and then settling into the most comfortable funiture, including 3 recliners! Not many of us made it to the late night shows.
Rachel could not be a more helpful owner, quickly responding to any questions or minor problems. Thanks so much, Rachel, for making our holiday from snow and cold about as perfect as it could be! We can't wait to come back!