From the moment you step into this bright and spacious lakefront property, you will be awestruck by its panoramic water views! This 2 bedroom/2 bath second floor end unit is located in Perico Island, a pristine condominium and villa community located between 'mainland' Bradenton and Anna Maria Island - just minutes to fabulous Gulf of Mexico beaches, close to restaurants, shopping, golf, sightseeing and adjacent to the Robinson Nature Preserve and Perico Bayou.
From the spacious and comfortable Living Room, with ceiling to floor windows, you can enjoy watching water fowl, exotic birds, and turtles. You might even spot an occasional river otter splashing around in the water. You can kick back and enjoy one of three wide screen HDTVs (1 plasma) or power up your laptop and surf the Web at the computer desk, from an easy chair or from the pool area or clubhouse across the lagoon!
About Perico Island - the Area: Perico Island is an area of small connected islands between 'mainland' Bradenton (2 mi.) and Anna Maria Island (2 mi.), FL. The beautiful Gulf of Mexico white-sand beaches are to the west (2.5 miles); Palma Sola Bay, with picnic facilities all along the 2 mile causeway, is to the east; Perico Bayou is to the north separated from the Manatee River by the 487-acre Robinson Nature Preserve. From the 53 foot observation tower, you can view the entire Preserve, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay and even Tropicana Bowl !
About Perico Island - the Community : Our community, simply named 'Perico Island,' is comprised of condominiums, villas and private homes. (Not to be confused with Perico Bay Club, a larger condo/villa complex on the south side of Manatee Ave. (SR64).) The condominium complex, named 'Palm Villas', consists of six buildings, each with 7 units. Our unit is on the second floor and faces west, overlooking a picturesque lagoon. Immediately across the lagoon and a short walk from our unit is the Clubhouse, pool area, fitness center and tennis courts.
Perico Island is on the north side of Manatee Ave. - a very busy road during high season - which is the same side of the road as the Robinson Preserve (a 5 min. walk) and the safest side to ride a bike or walk to/from Anna Maria Island or to/from Palma Sola Bay area. (The only sidewalk that goes the entire 2 mi. distance in each direction is on the north side of the road.)
Recent improvements to the unit: All new appliances (see listing for specifics), tiled throughout, new living room furnishings.
Less than a block away is the Robinson Nature Preserve - a 487 acre saltern natural habitat with miles of walking, biking, and rollerblading trails, as well as canoeing & kayaking trails. A 53-foot observation tower offers 360 degree views of the Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Island, Tampa Bay, the Skyway Bridge, Manatee River, Palma Sola Bay and Perico Bayou - not to mention a 'bird's eye view' of all sorts of wildlife including bald eagles, shorebirds, fiddler crabs, fish, shore birds, turkey vultures, herons, ibis, egrits, roseate spoonbills, and more.
The Palma Sola Botanical Gardens and Desoto Memorial Park are a 6 min. drive. Longboat Key (10 min.), St. Armand's Circle in Lido Key (20 min.), and Sarasota (25 min.) offer a scenic drive south.
Other Activities: Kayaking, boating, health/beauty spa, kite surfing.
McKechnie Field - home of the Pittsburgh Pirates for Spring Training (7 miles)
Golf: Timber Creek Golf Course - 5.7 miles
Manatee County Golf Course - 6.3 miles
Many more listed at: http://www.2fla.com/golf.htm
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Feb 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
|Notes: Plus 11.5% county/state tax. Rental rates subject to change prior to confirmation.|
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