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'Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment on 2 Acre Lot

Capt. Bob Willard

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Capt. Bob Willard

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Calendar last updated:
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'Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment on 2 Acre Lot

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Palmetto Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This is a unique piece of old Florida on Snead Island. We remodeled the apartment in 1997 with hickory floors in the living/dining room. The kitchen has hickory cabinets with granite countertops and a slate floor which flows into the bathroom. The bedroom is carpeted and has a select comfort queen size bed with cherry furniture, including a desk, TV and VCR. Living room and bedroom have cathedral ceilings and clear-story windows. Living room has plenty of seating to enjoy the 46' HD TV, DVD, VCR or CD players, along with a gorgeous view. New Laz-Z-Boy queen air hide-a-bed with matching love seat.

The apartment 'tree house' is nestled amongst hundred year old oaks on two acres which include a citrus grove and pond. When in season, you can enjoy tree ripened mangoes and citrus. While having breakfast on the porch, you'll have a beautiful view of the Manatee River. In the evening, watching the sunset while having cocktails by the fire will provide a chance to see the manatees swim past the boat dock, or you may choose to watch the sunset from the Jacuzzi.

We are 1 1/2 hours from Disney World, and hour from Busch Gardens and Mote Marine, a world class aquamarine research facility which gives tours.

Keywords: Above Garage Apartment

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Capt. Bob Willard (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Capt. Bob Willard

Cathy's grandparents settled on Snead Island in 1957, she's called it home ever since. We've been married since 1980, at which time we moved aboard our 32' sailboat. For the next 20 years we lived and worked on private, corporate and charter boats, Bob as Captain/Engineer, Cathy as 1st Mate/Cook. We now enjoy racing our 22' Morgan sailboat and riding our Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

Capt. Bob Willard purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Capt. Bob Willard chose Palmetto

It's been in the family since 1974. We lived in the apartment, now we live in the main house.

What makes this apartment unique

The water, view, wildlife, weather, gardening, working the property. Nature peserve within walking distance and good fihing all around. Easy drive to the Orlando and Tampa theme parks.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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'Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment on 2 Acre Lot
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Southwest Florida at its best!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently were lucky enough to discover the Tree House on Snead Island! Such a wonderful place to stay to unwind and relax! The accommodations were immaculate, comfortable, and beyond what we expected, even as VRBO owners ourselves! Everything you could possibly imagine needing was provided, with a very comfortable bed and wonderful living room. We enjoyed having coffee out on the porch, gazing out on the Manatee River, watching ducks come up to the house for Kathy's morning treat, mullets jumping in the river, birds chirping, and squirrels attempting to rob the bird feeders! Kathy has created an awesome botanical gardens on the grounds over many years, and is happy to share with you! This spot is a true gem, and we not only hope to return one day, we would love to move to this awesome island!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

River View

  • 5 of 5

Last May my husband and I stayed a few days for my son's graduation. We took our small boat and we had a great time!. The tree house was fantastic equipt with every thing needed in a house. Bob and Cathy were friendly and helpful. I would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bloomington IN
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the week of Christmas and enjoyed every minute. Very peaceful and just a great feeling while you are here. Capt. Bob and Cathy were very cordial and warm personalities that we enjoyed sitting outside around the fire and talking to. Jeff & I really enjoyed the park that is very close to the property. If you like to walk or hike this park is perfect for either. We would recommend this "peaceful retreat" to anyone that wants to get away from the high rises and the busy part of Florida. Thanks again Capt. Bob & Cathy for an enjoyable time.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Just "Beautiful"

  • 5 of 5

Bob, Cathy & Jessie were wonderful hosts and our visit could not have been better. The "Tree House & Grounds" are just beautiful. Enjoyed our morning coffee down at the sea wall and on the porch. The "Sunsets were awesome". Emerson Point Preserve was a added bonus (walking trails and beach). Hope to return soon, R, T & Mollie

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This "tree house" was great for a quiet week away from it all. House had everything we needed; kitchen was well stocked with tools and appliances. Enjoyed sitting by the river and the porch.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Regina (North Carolina)

  • 5 of 5

I had decided to do the skipping Christmas thing this year and subsequently had one of the loveliest Christmases ever. The tree house is a very lovely and welcoming home away from home. It is very comfortably furnished and extremely clean and modern. Captain Bob built a fire by the water every morning and I enjoyed talking with him and Kathy by the fire while having my coffee. There were schools of dolphins, pelicans and many other birds, ducks and wildlife that I didn't know the names of. (I'm sure Bob and Kathy did if I would ask) This is a wonderful place for adventure or peace and solitude, whichever you are in the mood for. I spent 10 wonderful days there and it went by much to fast but I have every intention of returning. I don't think you could find a lovelier or more welcoming place on the gulf.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Emerson Point Park is a short walk from our property and takes up the entire NW tip of Snead Island rather than the small area shown on Google map.

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Rates & Availability

From $120 Per night

Palmetto Apartment Rental Rates

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winter
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$130
$825
$2,800
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$120
$750
$2,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.5%
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Amenities

Palmetto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Lazyboy with Queen air mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Private dock on the property with easy access to the Manatee River ,Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Citrus grove with free fruit in seaaon.

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