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Elegant condo-- 10 minutes to Anna Maria Island

Margaret Hudgings

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Margaret Hudgings

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Calendar last updated:
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Elegant condo-- 10 minutes to Anna Maria Island

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Bradenton Condo Rental Photos and Description

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 (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Margaret Hudgings

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. We recently visited Bavaria and Prague for the Christmas markets. Magical!

Margaret Hudgings purchased this condo in 2013

Why Margaret Hudgings chose Bradenton

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

It 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.

The 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.

The owners care very much about their property and want you to have a wonderful vacation .

Free morning exercise class in the larger pool at 8:30 am is a great way to start the day.

There is a lending library in the clubhouse--very convenient.

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

4.7
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Elegant condo-- 10 minutes to Anna Maria Island
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
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!
Grand Rapids, MI
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for, all of our needs were taken care of. Close to everything we wanted to do & where we needed to get To.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Glenn, for your kind review. So glad to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Key Lime Condo. Hope that you will come back soon. I know that your teenage daughter was really looking forward to a break from the cold. Glad it worked out well for all of you. Margaret and Jim
Tigre, Buenos Aires
5

We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to your condo and everything was simply perfect!!! The apartment is really warm and comfortable. We are very happy of staying there.

Thank you very much for your hospitality!!!

Regards, Angie and Leo

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie and Leo, Thanks so much for the great review--and in English too. Thanks for making the effort to write it! Jim and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back--any time. Hope that your trip home to Argentina went smoothly and when you come north again you will be in touch. Warm regards, Margaret
5

New Years in Bradenton

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the accommodations! It was very clean comfortable and very convenient to everything. Our girls loved the pool and the hot tub. One of favorite things was the black out shade for the kids room! We would highly recommend this vacation rental to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, So glad that you enjoyed the holiday at our condo. I made the blackout curtain and hung it up at the back of the closet in the kids' room to be taken out and hung over the window in the second bedroom at nap times and overnight to keep light out of the room. The goal is to help little ones sleep longer and, therefore, make parents and kids happier. Glad that it worked well for you! Hope you'll come back again to stay at Key Lime Condo. Happy New Year, Margaret and Jim
5

Bradenton ??

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from this lovely condo, which is ideally situated with shops and restaurants in walking distance. Plenty to do with golf courses and fishing nearby. Will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Colin from London, So glad you enjoyed your stay at Key Lime Condo. We will be happy to welcome you again another year. Margaret and Jim
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

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sarasota; Tampa--45 miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Appleby's
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Anna Maria Island
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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Rates & Availability

From $700 Per week

Bradenton Condo Rental Rates

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Off Season
May 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Winter 2015-2016
Dec 19 2015 - Apr 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$800
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bradenton Condo Accommodation and Amenities

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

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