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BAYFRONT PRIVATE TENNIS COURT, POOL HOME IN BRADENTON

Gavin Fraser

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Gavin Fraser

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2014
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BAYFRONT PRIVATE TENNIS COURT, POOL HOME IN BRADENTON

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Bradenton Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 )

This beautiful 5 bed, 3.5 bath Bayfront Estate Home boasts not only your own private pool and dock but your very own private tennis court! With just under 5,000 sq ft of living space this unique house offers everything for that perfect vacation. Chefs will love the gourmet kitchen with gaggenau steam oven, thermador stove, wine chiller. After cocktails, shoot some pool and watch the sunsets. You have a luxury resort just for you and your family.

Located on Palma Sola Bay you have sunsets 365 days a year, you also have dolphins and manatees as your neighbours. A 2 minute stroll and you have the white sandy beach on the Palma Sola Causeway. A 4/5 minute drive West and you reach the beautiful Gulf beaches of Anna Maria. Only 5 minutes away is the Robinson Nature Preserve over 400 acres of Kayak,canoe, biking and hiking trails. Drive 5 minutes North and reach De Soto Memorial Park, 3000 feet of shoreline set in 26 acres with beautiful trees and flowers. Palma Sola Botanical Park is also 5 minutes drive away it has lush tranquil gardens, lakes and showcases rare flowers, palms and fruits.

There are excellent restaurants, supermarkets and 2 retail shopping plazas within walking distance. There are numerous banks, post office and churches too.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Gavin Fraser (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Bayfront Private Tennis Court, Pool Home in Bradenton
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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Bayfront Private Tennis Court, Pool Home in Bradenton
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337258vb
+1 -18498799424
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Illinois
5

AWESOME RENTAL FOR FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
The pictures don't do the house justice. The kitchen is huge with granite. The main level master is very big with double sinks, walk in closet, priate bath, and awesome views. Two bedrooms upstairs walk out to the balcony and have stairs leading to the pool. Pool has a kid fence that can be put up...was wonderful for our four kids. The pool is huge and tennis courts are a blast! Big laundry room. There is only one bathroom upstairs (although it has double sinks and spacious) for the four big bedrooms, but two others downstairs you can use. My family loved staying here and we had a 6 month old all the way up to 80 year old.

All in all, we were pleasantly surprised with the house. House is better than the pics provided.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bayfront Private Tennis Court, Pool Home in Bradenton
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337258vb
+1 -18498799424
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
UK
5

Beautiful family getaway

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this beautiful holiday home in July and had a fantastic time it was exactly as described and Gavin even sent extra pictures, there was myself, my husband and two grown up children and their partners. It' s a very spacious luxury home with all modern appliances, in a very stunning location. The house was clean and tidy and very well equipped with everything a family needed for a relaxing stay. I personally was very impressed with the steam oven!! There is everything within a close proximity so if you don't want to wander far and have a day playing tennis, lounging by the pool or relaxing in the hot tub you can feel free to do so. My husband is a keen fisherman and really enjoyed the short walk down to the dock to attempt to catch fish!! There are plenty of attractions nearby, a short drive to Anna Marie Island and you can see stunning beaches, take a stroll along the pier or just enjoy ice cream as we did on several occasions!!! The shopping was great and we visited several different restaurants. Gavin was on hand if needed for any questions and was very helpful and prompt in getting back to us .This is a truly wonderful home in a very safe area. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gavin &Shelly and their beautiful holiday home to anyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Bayfront Private Tennis Court, Pool Home in Bradenton
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337258vb
+1 -18498799424
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Clarkston, Georgia
5

Awesome getaway vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
We planned a family vacation with 14 people and a dog. We were interested in Gavin's other property but it was booked for our week. He then introduced us to this property and we gladly accept. In terms of location, it was only 10 minutes from Anna Maria's beaches, and only steps away from a dog-friendly bay. Only 3 minutes from publix.

Gavin gave us a hassle free experience. We booked this property within 4 emails. I sent in my security deposit and got prompt response when it was received. And full payment prior to our stay, all through checks. This property did not allow dogs but Gavin made an exception as we promised our dog was clean and well-trained. It was my first time booking so I was afraid of scams and such, so I bought this site's protection. But I can assure you that money is better spent on souvenirs when booking this property.

As for the property, you can see most of it through the gallery Gavin provided. One thing we did not know was that most things we thought we needed are provided. Ton of swimming things in the filter room for the pool. Tennis rackets for the tennis court, and even a fishing pole for fishing. Too bad we didn't find out about the rod until the last couple of days there. That bay in the back is filled with fish that jumps up practically nonstop in the evening sunset. We even brought inflatable kayak which we didn't use. There so much to do down here that we didn't bother. On a side note, rental kayak are everywhere at a reasonable price here. My advice is to bring your clothes, everything else is provided. More towels than you will ever need. Everything is clean, not a single roach was spotted on our stay. Can't say the same for our houses in Ga. Very spacious kitchen and plenty of storage. We brought our rice cooker and some pots but found out we didn't need that. Again, EVERYTHING you need to cook is here and then some.

Gavin also provided information, need-to-knows, suggestions, and contacts etc in a neat little binder for our use. There instructions for anything and everything you need to know about everything around the house. WiFi is super fast, enough to play online games on it. I tried to hide it from my fiance's cousin as I knew he League everyday. But gave in when he complain what kind of vacation home doesn't have internet :) Got him offline for 2 days. I proposed to my girlfriend on this trip on the white beach of Anna Maria. I'm running out of words. Anyway, thank you for a great stay Gavin. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bayfront Private Tennis Court, Pool Home in Bradenton
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337258vb
+1 -18498799424
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Georgia
5

Superb vacation and home

  • 5 of 5
We just want to thank Gavin for delivering more than we expected......his home is spectacular, private, very clean, beautiful large pool and great hot tub. We love to cook so the kitchen was perfect for us.....we adored the steam oven for our catches from the bay.
Our family has reserved again for next year.......we loved it so much. Next time we will arrange for tennis lessons as we lost a few balls into the bay.
A real piece of tranquility yet plenty to do for all the family.
We also love the horse riding in the bay and the beach just 1 or 2 minutes away.
I will certainly recommend to my work colleagues and family.
Awesome home Gavin!!!!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from 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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Bayfront Private Tennis Court, Pool Home in Bradenton
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337258vb
+1 -18498799424
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Ohio
5

The perfect family vacation home in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at Gavin and Shelley's homes a few times before but this home has everything you could possibly wish for.....privacy, views, sunsets, dolphins, fishing, tennis, huge heated pool ( ideal for adults and children ) spacious, beautifully furnished, pool table for the boys, wine chiller, huge kitchen dining area ( there were 12 of us ), hot tub, and a second living area ideal for reading/internet or just relaxing. The home is huge with 5 beautiful bedrooms.......what a view from the upstairs balcony!!!!!! The beach is just 1 minutes walk and the island 3 minutes drive......the horse riding in the bay in fun.
Gavin is always available if you need help or advice......the only drawback......... was that we had to return to the cold and snow. Roll on next year!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Bayfront Private Tennis Court, Pool Home in Bradenton
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337258vb
+1 -18498799424
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
1

Owner not trustworthy

  • 1 of 5
Unfortunately, we did not have a great experience with the house or the owner Gavin.. When we arrived at the house some of the rooms were clean, but others were in very poor condition. The living room furniture was FILTHY and the carpet had Hugh FILTHY stains all over. We were unable to use this room. The wood staircase was gouged all over and there were Hugh starches on the wood bedroom floors. The carpet on the stairs was also very dirty and had a hole on one of the steps.

The contract had numerous rules and regulations, which we followed. One of the rules was that we were to leave the BBQ clean IF we used it. That would have been fine if we could have used it. Upon arrival I found the BBQ grates to be all RUSTY and dirty. I would not want to feed my family the rust that would have come off on the food I cooked on the BBQ .

The biggest problem and the most disappointing to my family was that the pool was not usable. Before we were to arrive I asked Gavin to heat the pool, an extra cost is involved and the pool is not heated until requested. At that time Gavin was at the house and aware that the heater was broken and would not be fixed for several weeks. He did not tell me that the pool heater would not be working. The weather was cool and the pool water was freezing . The reason I rented the house was so that we had a pool on the property for my family to enjoy. Gavin said SORRY, use the hot tub!!! A hot tub is NOT a pool The contract stated that if an appliance was broken he was not responsible and he considered the pool an appliance! I do not think a pool is an appliance. He also refused to compensate me for the non-working pool. The pool was also full of leaves and dirt when we arrived and needed a good cleaning. Not having a clean, heated pool required us to leave the house every day to find other activities and swimming for my family. I feel that Gavin mislead me and did not own up to a major problem at his house. When I contacted him about the heat he made all kinds of excuses and finally days later told me he was waiting for a part and that the pool would not be fixed for two weeks.

I would not have rented a house without a pool for my families vacation and felt that Gavin was not honest with me. We took Very good care of the house and then was hit with a deduction In the returned deposit instead of compensation for the pool. I have pictures of the condition of the house.

Do NOT BELIEVE this site or Gavin
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Map

The perfect getaway location.......sunsets every night, dolphins in the bay!!!!!!!!

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Bradenton Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
fall
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
$9,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - May 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,200
$11,500
 
 
May
May 3 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,800
$9,000
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,200
$12,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $250
Tax Rate 11.5%
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Amenities

Amenities

Bradenton Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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$1,450 - $1,650 per week
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5 night minimum stay
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