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ELITE WATERFRONT HOME / HEATED TROPICAL LAGOON POOL & TIKI BAR

Captain Julie Ellis

Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ELITE WATERFRONT HOME / HEATED TROPICAL LAGOON POOL & TIKI BAR

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Bradenton Estate Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Spend your vacation at a spacious, beautiful, pet friendly home on 200 ft. of tropically landscaped open waterfront. Choose the Boater's Package for exclusive, unlimited use of Slow Dancer, Casa Encantada's 21ft Bennington Pontoon boat. Slow Dancer comfortably accomodates 10 and is great for trips to local waterfront bars and restaurants, nearby beaches, fishing spots and uninhabited coves. Or choose the Captain's package which includes the pontoon plus our 10 1/2' hard bottom zodiac for zipping around the bay, fishing and exploring.

Casa Encantada is gated and fenced, with the exception of the waterfront, for your privacy. There is a totally fenced and tropically landscaped area near the herb garden just for your precious dog child, complete with a warm water shower...also with a waterfront view.

Coconut palms, orchids, frangipani surround you. This is not a canal home or a condo. Mangroves and an intimate, private sandy beach on the Manatee River are rare if not impossible to find and make a perfect retreat that your friends, family and water loving dogs will fall in love with. This spacious, beautiful home on the Manatee River has never been offered as a vacation home before. In the town of Palmetto, a virtually undiscovered 'old Florida' historic town just across the 'Green' bridge from Bradenton, you will drive down 6th Street under huge oak trees with hanging Spanish moss. Enter the private gate and begin your one of a kind vacation. Relax at your private tropical lagoon pool with a beach entry, waterfall, baja ledge and swim up cocktail table with relaxing jets. You'll enjoy sunbathing on the spacious pool deck, relaxing in a hammock or sitting under the fan in the shade of your own private tiki hut. The tiki's bar is made from an old ships rudder.

Facing due West on secluded Hookers Bay, just 5 minutes by boat to Tampa Bay, the sunsets are unsurpassed and are a daily main event. As you sit on the deck under the huge banyan tree, enjoy a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail as the show begins. Every evening, thousands of birds fly by at the first hint of dusk, heading home to Emerson Point, a bird sanctuary just 2 miles north. Great blue herons, spoonbill rosettes, sea gulls, cormorants, night herons, skimmers, ospreys, egrets, pelicans often stop by for a snack of baitfish right on your beach, just feet away from you. The thought of all of this wearing you out? Just lay in the hammock where even in a good rain, the banyan will keep the rain drops away.

Right about now is the beginning of the perfect fishing time, usually signaled by a pair of dolphins, Mary Kay and Lola, who routinely cruise through, running fish out of the water, a true spectacle to watch. Hookers Bay is known as the best fishing spot between the Manatee River and Tampa Bay. Snook, redfish, trout, flounder mangrove snapper, even tarpon are plentiful.. The Manatee River is named that for a reason. Your 'front yard' is a legally protected manatee feeding area. Want a closer look? Wade out in water as shallow as waist deep and watch from as close as a foot away. Or you can see them from shore as they come up for air. And don't forget to keep the tradition of ringing the bell at the last glimpse of the setting sun.

Fish, kayak, swim, bike to the marina for lunch. Take a 20 minute ride to Anna Maria Island. Visit the historic fishing village of Cortez. But first you will have to drag yourself away from Hookers Bay, a tough thing to do!

The home itself is large with an amazing cook's kitchen. Two refrigerators, granite countertops, two sinks -- even someone who doesn't cook will want to! The family room, kitchen and wet bar are all in one open room with views of the water and sunsets. The dining room seats 12 overlooking Hooker Bay outside the oversized sliding glass doors. Open the doors for true waterfront dining. The screened porch offers shelter if an afternoon shower happens or casual dining with family and friends. Lounge in the living room beside the fireplace or entertain friends in the open kitchen/living area. In the den you will find the 52' flat screen tv that is easily viewed by everyone in the kitchen and bar that seats 6.

There are three large, comfortable bedrooms, all with water views. The first master is large with a king size bed to die for. The view of Hooker Bay is hypnotic. The bath has a walk in shower. All linens are luxurious. It has a large dresser, dressing table and a flat screen tv.

The second master also has a double bed and a view of Hooker Bay and the lagoon.It also has a flat screen tv. It shares a bath with the third bedroom with over sized twin beds and a view of the lagoon. The twin room has a tv and dvd player. Both of these room's guests fall asleep to the relaxing sound of the waterfall. The entire end of the house can be closed with a pocket door creating a suite. This feature makes Casa Encantada the perfect home for 2 couples. All bedrooms have walk in closets and tvs.

The sofa in the living room, also with a water view, opens into a queen size bed.

There are no stairs - one story only. This home is easy to reach with reasonably priced flights from just about anywhere to Sarasota or Tampa. As cliché as it sounds, this is truly paradise in your own private waterfront home! Discover the 'real' Florida!

Keywords: gulf coast, Florida ,pet friendly, pontoon, 21ft. boat,waterfront estate,beach, private boat,fishing,kayaking, heated pool

private home, single family rental

Disney World, Bush Gardens, Sea World, on the water, manatees, dolphins.private, fenced and gated, central gulf coast, Sarasota, Tampa international, Sarasota/ Bradenton Airport, Pittsburgh pirates,Mote aquarium, Bolleterri Academy,dogs

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Captain Julie Ellis (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks english, spanish

About Captain Julie Ellis

Captain Julie fell in love with the water growing up on the Gulf Coast. She came from a family of fishermen who settled in Florida in the 1800's. She can one hand a 30 ft. sloop and loves to fish, scuba and windsurf. One look at Casa Encantada and she was hooked on the old Florida feel of this amazing home. She loves to take guests out on Beach Music, her 21 ft. Cobia, to local haunts and fishing spots. Every guest who stays at Casa Encantada delights in experiencing everything Captain Julie has to offer at her tropical resort.

Captain Julie Ellis purchased this estate in 2008

Why Captain Julie Ellis chose Bradenton

Captain Julie did not buy Casa Encantada as a vacation rental. She bought a wonderful spot at the beach that is so special she enjoys spending time there and now shares it with her guests. She also loves the town of Palmetto with its marina restaurants, the neighborhood farmer's market and meat shop. The old Florida feel and smell is in Palmetto where the residents are friendly probably because they live by the beautiful water! Casa Encantada got its name because from the moss hanging in the old oak trees to the gorgeous sunsets each evening this home to Captain Julie is truly enchanting.

What makes this estate unique

Your only problem when staying at Casa Encantada is dragging yourself outside of its gated grounds because there is so much to do and see within its gates. Captain Julie provides a kayak, bikes, fishing rods and reels, a hammock under the enormous banyan tree, and snorkel equipment. When staying at Casa Encantada, you have to be willing to share with her unique visitors...dolphins, manatee, herons, egrets, spoonbill rosettes, pelicans, sea gulls, and ospreys! Flounders, red fish, and snook also arrive via your fish hook! If you do leave Casa Encantada, visit all the area has to offer from beachside restaurants to parks and beach entertainment spots. Casa Encantada has everything you need to make this your most wonderful beach vacation ever!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Elite Waterfront Home / Heated Tropical Lagoon Pool & Tiki Bar
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Elite Waterfront Home / Heated Tropical Lagoon Pool & Tiki Bar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206147vb
-(404) 277-4487 (Georgia, USA)
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

An even better vacation at Casa

  • 5 of 5
After staying at Casa 3 years ago, I knew I'd be back. All I wanted for my 50th birthday was to celebrate with my dearest friends at Casa. I got my wish this past week. Some fantastic additions have been made since we were here in 2011 and we were more than pleased. The outdoor grilling area & new furnishings on the screened in porch made cook out time a whole group affair!! The pool & Tiki Bar are still my favorite places - other than the most spacious kitchen where I wasn't allowed to cook or clean this time around. Taking the pontoon out to Passage Key is a memory none of us will soon forget. You can't take a step in the shallow waters without stepping on sand dollars or other shells. We saw 3 different kinds of bait fish swim literally right by us. So close the Pelicans making their dive to feed were less than 10 ft. away. We were in awe!! Seeing the manatees feed right off our private beach was like seeing old friends. We had a little rain each day - the norm here - but it didn't last long. At least 3 mornings in a row we were graced with rainbows to go along with our morning coffee. I wanted to share my "happy place" with my longtime friends & they treated me very special. They are all now as in love with Casa Encantada as I am. It won't be 3 years until I come back again...see you soon Capt. Julie!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Elite Waterfront Home / Heated Tropical Lagoon Pool & Tiki Bar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206147vb
-(404) 277-4487 (Georgia, USA)
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Athens, TN
5

One Of A Kind Experience!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Casa!! We had guests that ranged from 8 to 70 and all age groups enjoyed tremendously!! It is the absolute perfect house for dog owners as the whole area is fenced in (except the water front but the water itself is a fence for my small dog). This is the first vacation my 11 y/o Westie went on and he had just as much fun as the people!! We had awesome adventures kayaking with manatees and dolphins. The dolphins would maintain some distance and we enjoyed chasing after them but the manatees would literally swim back and forth right under our kayaks!! They would come up for air and snort loud in front of us and then you could see their massive bodies swim beside or go under the kayak. Very unique experience to say the least!! We also went to the beach daily and enjoyed the clear waters on Anna Maria. My boys enjoyed the outdoor extras such as the ping pong table and basketball goal as well. The pool is also an outdoor oasis and beautifully decorated. I was disappointed the pedal boat was advertised but not there anymore as I had counted on that as a means for all of us to be able to go out on the water at the same time as I did not rent the boat package. Overall though I HIGHLY recommend!!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Elite Waterfront Home / Heated Tropical Lagoon Pool & Tiki Bar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206147vb
-(404) 277-4487 (Georgia, USA)
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Dothan, AL
5

Great for Family Get-togethers

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with family at Casa during the XMAS holidays and found the place exactly as advertised. It has a great location at the end of the street, right on the Manatee River, with a wonderful tropical area/pool in the back yard and the perfect spot to view the spectacular sunsets. The owner, Capt Julie, is very hands-on and ensures her guests are well taken care of. We had a couple of mechanical issues upon arrival, but she diligently worked to correct them even though it was during a holiday period. Very comfortable, homey place to spend quality time.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Elite Waterfront Home / Heated Tropical Lagoon Pool & Tiki Bar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206147vb
-(404) 277-4487 (Georgia, USA)
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

OMG!

  • 5 of 5
The pictures do not do this house (or surrounding property) justice. It is amazing! We had a fantastic week. Perfect location for the relaxing vacation we had dreamed about all year :) The house and grounds were beautifully maintained. The kitchen is to die for.....Our only disappointment was not being able to spend some time with Captain Julie and Pamela - but there is always next year! The restaurant recommendations made by Captain Julie were perfect too. I would (and already have) recommend this house to friends and anyone else wishing to visit the this part of Florida. We've already started to look at the 2014 calendar.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
business
Elite Waterfront Home / Heated Tropical Lagoon Pool & Tiki Bar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206147vb
-(404) 277-4487 (Georgia, USA)
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Sarasota
5

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from this lovely experience and I miss it already. It is a remarkable home that makes you feel so comfortable and homey. I felt like it was my house. The outdoors offers so much to do. We rented the boat and went fishing. My neice caught a shark (let it go of course) and was so happy. We kyaked, and swam in the amazing pool. I could stay in that pool forever. I would recommend this home for anyone really. Everything was clean and exceptionally kept. The kitchen and bar area was ideal to gather at night after a long day. thank you Julie and Pamela for sharing your home with us. S. B.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mission accomplished. I have to say that you, Sherry, were a treat yourself. Our goal is to make our guests feel at home, so much that it feels like their home. We love it when people take advantage of all of Casa's amenities and this family did just that. We know they will become part of our 70% repeat guest family. Looking forward to seeing them again.
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Elite Waterfront Home / Heated Tropical Lagoon Pool & Tiki Bar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206147vb
-(404) 277-4487 (Georgia, USA)
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Lake Worth, Florida
5

What a vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived and like all of the other reviews, the pictures do not do Casa Encantada justice. It was even better in person than in the photos - it's true! The dog run was perfect for our 45 lb shepherd mix, she passed out everyday around 7:30pm from all of the activity, from kayaking, swimming, fishing, sunbathing, to ping pong...wash, rinse, repeat! That was pretty much all we did all day long, and then to the local supermarket Publix, every other day so we could decide what we were going to grill for dinner, then on which grill were we going to grill (there are two grills)! We did take a day trip on a rainy day to Tampa and visited Cigar City Brewery, took a brewery tour $5 per person and sat and each had a free pint in the tap room. Nice to celebrate a local brewery - if you go, get a Growler! We saw dolphins and manatees galore, every morning on our paddle. We even saw spinner dolphins flying out of the water and spinning, it was absolutely awesome, of course, my camera didn't get out fast enough. The house was well stocked with everything you would need. Our second to last day, my husband pulled out a 9lb Snook, we pretty much died, right off the bank, tide was out...it was EPIC!!! They weren't in season so we by law had to let him go, but man was that exciting because those buggers put up a heck of a fight!!! We had zero complaints and cannot wait to pick our week for next year! Thank you Captain Julie and Pam for our best vacation yet!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Ssarasot/Bradenton 2. Tampa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Riverhouse Reef and Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 275
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Riverside Grill
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Encantada
Nearest Point of Interest
Regatta Point Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Emerson Point Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Electra Fitness Center and Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Keller Williams Realty/Greg Owens
Nearest Point of Interest
Jodi Rico's Glamorama
Nearest Point of Interest
Neighborhood butcher and meat market
Nearest Point of Interest
Local Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Cortez Historic fishing village
Nearest Point of Interest
Mckechnie Field
Car: necessary

Water sports from your own private beach, bike or kayak,restaurants. Marina nearby with boat launch;nearby fitness center offers short term options , Boater's Package includes unlimited use of our 20ft Bennington luxury pontoon boat .

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $2,900 Per week

Bradenton Estate Rental Rates

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Jan. - May 2014
Jan 1 - Jun 1
7 night minimum stay
$3,598
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $89
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Boater's Package $975 per week
Captain's Package $1275 per week.
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$100 per week if pool is heated
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Amenities

Amenities

Bradenton Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Beautiful water view. Bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Water view.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Pool view.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa.
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds are in the 3rd bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) There is a pack n play that can be used for sleeping or for play pen., There is a queen sofa bed in the living room and an outdoor couch/futon on the screened in porch. All bedrooms have televisions. Two have water views and 1 has pool view.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private beach, wet bar, fenced, gated entry, huge dining room seats 12, large family area, basketball goal,dead end street means lots of privacy but near beaches, St. Pete, Sarasota, Tampa, Anna Maria and Bradenton. Boaters' package includes 22ft luxurious San Pan poonton. Captain's package includes pontoon plus 10 1/2' hard bottom zodiac.

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