ELEGANT CONDO--10 MINUTES TO ANNA MARIA ISLAND AND GULF BEACHES

Margaret Hudgings

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ELEGANT CONDO--10 MINUTES TO ANNA MARIA ISLAND AND GULF BEACHES

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2 bedroom, 2 bath lakefront condo

Furnished in coastal, island style with touches of IKEA and antiques, Key Lime Condo is designed for comfort and is the perfect spot for a vacation get-away. Located in Shorewalk Resort complex which has the largest and best kept pools in the area, Key Lime allows you to relax on the lanai, sipping your morning coffee while you watch herons wading and turtles sunning by the lake, or you could head to the pool for a swim or to the courts for a game of tennis. You can be as laid back or as active as you like.

Key Lime condo has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and antique writing desk for your laptop with an ensuite bath with separate vanity area and stall shower and the other with twin beds and a bath across the hall with tub/shower combination. The eat-in kitchen is well equipped with all sorts of appliances and kitchen gadgets as the owners are enthusiastic cooks. The open living/dining area overlooking the screened lanai is perfect for informal vacation living. The condo contains 1240 square feet of living space.

Our condo is conveniently located close to shopping, including a new Fresh Market with excellent produce, and a movie theater. Just 5 miles west are the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island where you can take a walk on the 'sugar sand' beach or swim in the warm, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Other attractions close by include monuments and museums, an aquarium and theater, nature preserves and a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities and lots of lots of outdoor sports activities.

A unique aspect of Key Lime Condo is its location in the Shorewalk Resort complex which has so many sports opportunities on site. There are 2 swimming pools one of which has a morning water aerobics class daily which is free and open to all. Both pools are heated to 86 degrees and have adjoining hot tubs. There are tennis courts with balls and racquets provided by signing up in the club house. There is a basketball court and basketballs are also available. Likewise fishing poles so you can try your luck in catching one in the stocked ponds in the 30 acre resort complex.

If you prefer not to drive, Key Lime is a good choice for you. It is close to shopping, restaurants and a movie theater and just a block from the bus that takes you in just 10 minutes to Anna Maria Island. Once on the island you can ride the free all around the island trolley to take you from Coquina Beach in the south up to the City Pier in Anna Maria at the north end of the island, or you can catch a trolley and head south to Longboat Key and St. Armand's Key.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Margaret Hudgings

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Jim is a Florida native who vacationed in the Bradenton area as a child. His grandparents built a retirement home on Anna Maria Island in 1941, and his family has enjoyed happy times there ever since. Margaret and Jim met in the third grade, married after college and have three grown children--Graham, Ian and Meg--and 4 grandchildren. Our main residence is in West Chester, Pennsylvania in an 1876 Victorian townhouse. Jim is a mechanical engineer who taught at a community college, and Margaret worked as a school psychologist in an independent school. We have hosted many international students in our home and been involved with exchange programs around the world, especially in Japan and the UK. We retired in 2011 and are enjoying time with family and lots of travel. Last summer we went to Germany for the wedding of one of our exchange students and then on to the Czech Republic. This summer we are headed to England, Wales and France.

Margaret Hudgings purchased this condo in 2013

We bought this property in 2013 because of its excellent location, close to the beaches of Anna Maria Island and all conveniences. We particularly like the Shorewalk complex because of its location, friendly atmosphere and diverse activities, from tennis to basketball and barbecuing to bocce. We also enjoy Shorwalk's international atmosphere and on our recent visit heard French, Spanish, German and Norwegian spoken and also English in its Canadian, American and British forms. Located just one block from a bus line, it is possible to walk to shopping and entertainment and just a short bus ride to the beach.

Key Lime Condo is located on the ground floor at the end of building so it is light and cheerful. The view from the dining area is of a white bridge crossing the canal and from the lanai you see the lake with its wildlife framed by palms and pines. This is one of the most private locations in Shorewalk and yet close to the activity areas of swimming and tennis. Our special thanks to John van Zandt and Helen and Eric Povey who introduced us to Shorewalk.

Private location in Shorewalk and excellent privacy within the unit.

Furnished in an elegant yet comfortable style with antiques from Pennsylvania including an oak kitchen table, a mission style sideboard housing the dvd player and cable box, an oak writing desk in the bedroom and art work including endangered butterfly prints painted by the owner's friend Catherine Bosna and a color copy of a postcard sent to Margaret's grandmother in 1906 from her cousin who was visiting San Francisco. Unique and interesting.

feels like home with all necessary kitchen appliances, utensils, 2 sets of dishes, many serving plates and dishes, lots of towels, sheets and bed coverings, etc.

unit has always been maintained and updated with beautiful tile floors and a new kitchen and bath suite in the MBR

Newly painted and totally refurnished April 2013

Owners who care very much about their property and want you to have a wonderful vacation

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Elegant condo--10 minutes to Anna Maria Island and Gulf beaches
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
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Elegant condo--10 minutes to Anna Maria Island and Gulf beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472480vb
610-692-3849
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Great Place - Great Owner!!

  • 5 of 5
I loved staying in Margaret's condo. I have stayed at Shorewalk Vacation Villas multiple times now and I would have to say that this condo was the most updated "cozy" place there. On top of being a nice place to stay, I could not ask for better owners, who took time out of their own vacation to help me with mine. Thanks so much Margaret, my family and I had a GREAT time.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you and your family at Key Lime. Come stay with us again!
business
Elegant condo--10 minutes to Anna Maria Island and Gulf beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472480vb
610-692-3849
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

A perfect family condo

  • 5 of 5
We where in Florida during christmas and new year, and spend 2 weeks in this condo. It was very clean, comfortable and the owners where the most friendly and helpful people you could wish for. The atmosphere at the resort where so friendly, and our kids at 2 and 8 had a wonderful time .
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Elegant condo--10 minutes to Anna Maria Island and Gulf beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472480vb
610-692-3849
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
West Chester, PA
5

Just the ticket!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I escaped the cold north and and found comfort and sunny days at this condo. True, the temperature rarely reached 70 but, hey, it was January! I found a gym within walking distance which I could join by the week and my husband founds LOTS of golf courses. Publix was wonderfully close as was a lovely German coffee shop and lots of restaurants. The condo was clean and cozy and very private. We loved the beach motif! The owners thought of everything and we even entertained some friends during our stay. The kitchen was great! When it was chilly out, the condo was wonderfully warm. My favorite activity was sitting on the screened porch with my coffee (or wine) and listening to the fountain while reading. I could sometimes hear other visitors in the distance having a rousing game of bocce. My husband, the swimmer, used the pools daily and then finished off immersed in the hot tub. The pools and hot tub were immaculate and the grounds well maintained. When I ran out of books, I went to the clubhouse and exchanged mine for new ones. All in all, just the right spot to be lazy or to enjoy lots of local activities.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. Too bad you were in Florida at the time of the "polar vortex"--but glad that you still got outside--in the pool and lanai. Please be in touch if you would like to return. You were excellent tenants. Margaret and Jim
business
Elegant condo--10 minutes to Anna Maria Island and Gulf beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472480vb
610-692-3849
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Toronto, Ontario
5

Comfortable and Clean Condo!

  • 5 of 5
we have been staying at shorewalk for the last 5 years for tennis tournaments and this was the first year we've stayed at this particular unit. we were very happy about the unit size, cleanliness, and location. it was by far, one of the favourites for my husband and son. they loved the ceramic floors and how easy it was to keep clean, especially as they both have allergies. they are definitely coming back next year!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming your family back to Key Lime condo very soon.
business
Elegant condo--10 minutes to Anna Maria Island and Gulf beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472480vb
610-692-3849
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Philadelphia, PA
5

Best condo, fabulous family vacation

  • 5 of 5
My family of 4 (kids 3 & 7) tremendously enjoyed our stay at this Condo in Shorewalk. Especially big hits were the two pools (kids favorite) and the blackout shade in the kids' bedroom (parents favorite). Both pools have a shallow step covering most of the side, good for little ones who can't swim yet. It was great being in such a central location; easy to go to the movies, visit shops, and try out new restaurants but also a quick drive from the beach, which we went to most days.
The internet was fast and the layout of the condo is very conducive to family interaction; you can easily keep an eye on the kids while cooking due to a pass-through from the kitchen to the dining/living area. We also liked that the kids' bedroom was on the opposite end of the condo from the TV and from the parents' bedroom - which meant that we could watch TV after the kids were in bed without worrying that we would wake them.
We met quite a few people vacationing in Shorewalk. Everyone was friendly and the kids made several new friends to play with during our stay.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so pleased that your family had a wonderful stay and hope you will return again soon.

Margaret and Jim
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Elegant condo--10 minutes to Anna Maria Island and Gulf beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472480vb
610-692-3849
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
1

The facts on my stay

  • 1 of 5
1. Ants all over the kitchen, the ants ruined about $100 worth of groceries.
2. The smell of mold everywhere, closets could not be used due to the strong odor- probably a safety issue as well.
3. WIFI internet did not work till the second day- lost 2 days of working remotely
4. One of the toilets had remnants sitting on the bottom
5. Cable did not work till second day
6. Owner offered to lengthen my stay for free, but we had obligations, kids back in school, etc. and could not stay- somehow this unrealistic offer was perceived by the owner to be enough to make up for the problems. No refund was given.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, his wife and 3 children moved into our condo on October 3. Although we have a limit of 4 persons, and he informed us that there were 2 adults and 2 children in his party, he arrived with 5. We overlooked this issue, not wanting to disrupt the family's trip.

When he arrived, Robert contacted us complaining of issues with the condo. We immediately sent our cleaning lady, Beth, over to see what was amiss. She found 3 ants in the kitchen which she sprayed, and no smell of mold. (The unit has an ultraviolet light in the air handler to address the mold problems often found in warm, damp climates like Florida.) The bathrooms were clean, as was the rest of the condo. (See other reviews and also refer to the reviews of our other vrbo property 400506, also cleaned by Beth). Wifi and cable were having difficulties so we contacted Bright House Networks, and the problems were fixed.

My husband Jim and I did our best to please Robert, immediately responding to his complaints by sending Beth over to re-clean the condo, giving him a bottle of wine and offering a couple of extra free days. We try hard to make sure our guests are happy-- with their questions answered before their stay and issues addressed immediately if they arise during their stay. We are available by phone and email and respond promptly to any concerns.

We thought all was well with Robert and family after the first full day at the condo as we heard no further from him. After his departure, however,he contacted us saying that we had offered him a refund and he wanted his money. We cannot give into someone who is acting as a bully and threatening a bad review so he can avoid paying for his stay.

Robert has not been honest either in making his reservation or in his negative comments.

Sincerely, Margaret and Jim
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sarasota; Tampa--45 miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Appleby's
Car: recommended

Mote Marine Aquarium--Longboat Key--great sea life viewing and undersea life petting pool for kids

DeSoto Monument--history of local exploration and manatee watching

F.I.S.H., Cortez--Museum of the history of the fishing village of Cortez; good locally caught fish served out on the dock in an open air cafe

Asolo Theater, Sarasota--Florida state theater--includes a tiny Italian theater from the 16th century relocated in Florida from Asolo, Italy--live performances

Ringling Museum, Sarasota--mansion, fine arts collection, circus museum on Sarasota Bay

Mixon orange groves--learn about the orange crop and sample some fresh squeezed juice

Robinson Preserve--nature preserve with trails for hiking and kayak rentals--watch for manatees and dolphins

Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach--quaint shopping street and launch site for boat cruise of Sarasota Bay.

Outlet shopping, Ellenton

Upscale shopping, quaint St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota

Amusement parks: Busch Gardens, Tampa--1 hour

Legoland, Winter Haven--1 1/2 hours

Disney World, Orlando--2 hours

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Availability & Rates

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Bradenton Condo Rental Rates

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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,036
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $88 Nightly
 
Winter
Dec 15 - Apr 30
7 night minimum stay
$800
$2,900
 
Discounts: 90 nights or more: $90 Nightly

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bradenton Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Adjoining bathroom with stall shower. Writing desk.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shuffleboard
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • freshwater fishing
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