We refer to this vacation home as 'The Palms'. It is a single story home surrounded by tropical landscaping - with numerous palm trees. It is quaint, comfortable - that perfect vacation home setting.
This is a 3 bedroom / 3 bath home that was remodeled in Fall 2011. As you enter the vacation home, there is a large Dining Room area with seating for 8 guests and has a view of the swimming pool. This is located next to the Kitchen that has granite counter-tops, solid wood cabinets, stove - dishwasher - garbage disposal - microwave - double door frig, and is fully outfitted with everything you would possibly need..
The Master Bedroom is located on the rear right-side of the house, with sliding glass doors overlooking the pool area. It has a Queen Bed, dresser, etc. with its own private Bathroom. On the other side of the house is the Guest Bedroom which has a Queen Bed, dresser, etc. and shares a Bathroom with the Bunk Bedroom - which has a Twin over Full bed set-up. There is also a Queen pull-out sofa bed in the Living Room, which can actually be turned into a 4th bedroom. All of the bedrooms have TV's.
The Living Room has a large sectional leather couch and is seperate enough (it has a closet as well) to be used as another 4th bedroom area. It has a large plasma TV, a games library, a unique pull-up eating / coffee table, and access to a side outdoor patio area. There is also a separate laundry room with a full size washer and dryer. The enclosed (under air) Lanai is another seating / entertainment area that is adjacent to the pool deck. It has a large plasma TV, stereo system for the pool area, and houses the Office area.
There is a quaint front porch area with wicker furniture, a side patio / seating area - again with a wicker furniture set-up, and finally the screened in pool area, with a dining table, chairs, lounge chairs, etc. The swimming pool is heated and there is a large outdoor Hot Tub. Next to the Hot Tub area is another patio / dining area and a Sun Deck area. To the right of the pool is the new Game Room area that has a billiards / pool table, an air hockey table, a ping pong table, a foosball table, electronic darts, and more. The outdoor Kitchen is located next to the new Pool Bathroom, the pool frig, and the propane BBQ grille area. There is also a shed area that contains: bikes, fishing gear, beach chairs, coolers, pool and beach items, boogie boards, skim boards, and so forth. The entire back and side yard areas are surrounded by a 6' high wood privacy fence.
The house has central AC and heat, there are numerous ceiling fans throughout the home, and all utilities are included. We also have an office area with a laptop, printer / fax / copier machine, high-speed Internet access, wireless access, a telephone system with free local and long distance service (but not out-of-country), and we have Netflix for downloading movies, etc. The yard has tropical landscaping and the vacation home is centrally located for everything you would want to do during your stay. There are numerous restaurants, a movie theatre, a bowling alley, several large grocery stores, shopping, etc.
Keywords: resort home, heated pool, swimming pool, hot tub, game room, beach, pool table, fishing, boating
Our family - Matt, Lana, and our Daughter Jora are from Canada where the Winter months can get to 40 below ! We fell in love with the Anna Maria / Bradenton area on our very first trip ! We remodeled this vacation home and are looking forward to many years of wonderful vacations in Florida.
The Owner purchased this house in 2011
It is a peaceful area, the beaches are beautiful, there is a lot to do in the area, the local residents are very nice, it is very safe - there is little to no crime, and it is very affordable !
We especially enjoy the location, we are within 5 minutes of everything that you would want or need !
Lovely home with so much to do you won't want to leave! This is a very comfortable place, with a great layout and access to the pool, hot tub, and game room area from the den and master bedroom. Beds are very comfortable, furnishings are comfortable, a desk and computer is provided. Really, everything you think you might need on vacation is available! And if you can't find something, both Chris and Carol are extremely helpful and efficient.
The pool is simply MARVELOUS! No freezing temps from owners too stingy to keep the heat on. It's perfect. The hot tub is large with great jets and plenty of heat as well. We love this place and will be back again.
Stayed here with my wife and 15 month old daughter! Its located great not to far from the beach and all your shopping and dining within blocks.Place is great when our kid would go to sleep me and the wife would have something to do (swim,hot tub,ping pong,play pool ) instead of being stuck in a hotel room! Well worth the money and if anything goes wrong you have the property manager on call!!
During our recent trip to Bradenton for a family wedding, we decided to rent this home rather than a hotel. Traveling from Indiana, we were unsure if the pictures and description posted here were accurate. Since we had never rented a vacation home before, we were a little apprehensive about giving our money to someone we didn't know for a home we couldn't see and verify its condition. But we took the jump and it was well worth it! We arrived just 1 hour before we were to be at the wedding, and Chris was waiting to let us into the home. He showed us around and then promptly left to allow us to hurriedly prepare for the wedding. As the previous person posted, the pictures do not do the house justice. Everything needed for a relaxing week was provided. It was so nice to be able to purchase groceries and prepare meals at home when we wanted. The patio & game areas were great when we had family over for a family cook out! Do not hesitate to consider renting this house when visiting Bradenton. It is close to everything, shopping, eating and fun, and just 15 minutes away from the beautiful beaches in the area. Carol and Chris were easy to contact and were willing to help when we needed them. Do not hesitate to rent this home, it is money well spent! In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, "We'll be back!"
Now, let me just say the description doesn't do this place justice! It is an older home, but has been thoroughly and lovingly remodeled and updated. All the furniture was comfortable and of good quality. Everything you could possibly need to enjoy your vacation was provided, including a gift basket with everything from coffee to candles inside. The home was spotlessly clean, linens were plentiful, and the kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need. We especially enjoyed the "den" with large flat screen TV, fireplace, comfy leather couch, and computer that's right off the swimming pool patio.
But our favorite thing was that we lived almost completely outside all week! The heated pool was the perfect temperature to spend countless hours floating around. And I especially loved that it was salt water rather than chlorine. Much easier on my hair and skin. We also spent many hours in the hot tub, which is easily adjusted to suit your temperature preference. The "romance" lighting in the tub was wonderful, and after soaking in it every evening my husband's bad back was on the mend. The outdoor gaming area didn't get as much use as we expected but we loved having it nearby for a quick round of ping-pong or pool.
We are natives to Florida and knew the home wasn't on the beach, so we didn't really expect to experience the "tropical" ambiance. And that's what surprised us so much and convinced us the name needs to be changed to "The Oasis." :) The contrast between the busy world outside and the lovely decor inside and very tropical back yard was amazing. We didn't leave the home much during vacation, we just enjoyed relaxing, swimming, and spending time together at the home.
We found one problem after we arrived, the cd player that pipes music out to the pool area had quit working. We called and within hours Chris arrived with a brand new stereo system and we were able to enjoy our music indoors and out, all week. Thank you for the quick response time! We are parrot heads and no vacation is complete without Buffet.
The privacy was also wonderful, it is completely enclosed in a high privacy fence, and we enjoyed sunbathing undisturbed, and ready the paper out by the pool in our pajamas. :) Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us, we look forward to returning!