5 STAR LUXURY LAKESIDE VILLA WITH POOL. GOOD RATES FOR REMAINING DATES SEP 2014

John & Freda

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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5 STAR LUXURY LAKESIDE VILLA WITH POOL. GOOD RATES FOR REMAINING DATES SEP 2014

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4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Our villa is a beautiful, fully equipped 4-bedroom & 3 en-suite bathroom home in a lakeside setting, landscaped with palms & shrubs. It has a 28' x 14' caged luxury pool and extended deck equipped with sun loungers and comfort pads. The villa has a lanai, with table & chairs for alfresco dining and also has a ceiling fan. There is a dining area next to the kitchen, with table and chairs, and also a formal dining area. The family room, with a sofa and loveseat, has 46inch flat screen cable HDTV with DVD. A separate lounge area, at the front of the house, has a sofa & loveseat.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, flat-screen TV and a large ensuite bathroom, 2 basins, tub & separate shower. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and bathroom. Both bedrooms overlook the pool / lake. The third and fourth bedrooms, both with twin beds, have access to the third bathroom. All bedrooms have dressers or chests of drawers and generous closets, the one in the master bedroom being walk-in.

Extra photographs and a virtual tour: Please use the virtual tour below for further photographs . You may need java to view this. A free download is available from the java.com website. Please note that since this virtual tour was photographed the TV in the front lounge has been removed. There is now a flat screen TV in the master bedroom and a 46inch flat screen TV with PVR in the family room.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
John & Freda (Owner)
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About John & Freda

Our property is owned by two retired couples who have lived in North Norfolk for 35 years but who love to spend time in our Florida home during the winter months.

John & Freda purchased this villa in 2005

Why John & Freda chose Bradenton

We are proud of our luxury villa set in beautiful surroundings overlooking a lake within a small gated community. As we spend many months here each year ourselves we are able to keep it in tip-top condition. A typical guest comment is that this villa is 'by far the best they have stayed in' and that ours is 'top of the list'.

We chose to buy here because of its proximity to Sarasota and all that this city has to offer. It has wonderful beaches, shopping malls, including the new University Town Centre, a multitude of restaurants as well as easy access to many cultural facilities such as cinemas, theatres, the opera house, and concert halls. It is a golfers paradise with courses to suit all abilities nearby. Other sporting facilities include boating/sailing or kayaking on the bay, rowing at the new International Rowing Centre or even watching polo at Lakewood Ranch.

What makes this villa unique

We fell in love with this villa when we opened the front door and saw uninterrupted views to the pool area and the sparkling lake and wildlife beyond. There is a feeling of spaciousness and light throughout the villa that makes for a relaxing stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi John & Freda

Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know that we had a wonderful time staying in Mandalay last week. You villa certainly lived up to all expectations and more. The homely feel you spoke about was certainly evident, particularly when compared to the more sterile villa we stayed in the week before in Orlando.

The location was lovely and the amount of pool and beach furniture you had was perfect for all of us, we even managed to leave you with a couple of fishing rods.

We made sure we left everything as we found it and were certainly respectful of the residential location.

Once again many thanks.
Sep 2014
  • 1 of 4
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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5 Star Luxury Lakeside Villa with Pool. GOOD RATES FOR REMAINING DATES SEP 2014
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
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5 Star Luxury Lakeside Villa with Pool. GOOD RATES FOR REMAINING DATES SEP 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70887
+44 (0)1485 544492
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Midlands, England
5

It really is a 5 star luxury villa

  • 5 of 5
The details about this villa are absolutely right and when we arrived at the villa it certainly had the WOW factor, a beautifully furnished villa in a wonderful area with
the added luxury of top quality furniture and fittings and instructions and information to make our stay fantastic.
We have stayed in villas many times in Florida, but this was by far the best villa we had rented in this area which was situated between Bradenton and Sarasota and made it easy to get to all the attractions such as Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, state parks and shopping outlets etc.
But if you didn't want to travel far it was just lovely to sit round the pool with the comfortable sunbeds and chairs and listen to the amazing wildlife from the lake
where the monkey sounds made by the frogs made you feel you were sitting in a jungle area, we ate outside every evening so we could just listen to them.
The sunrises were absolutely fantastic and we have loads of photos watching the
sun rise with the sky going from grey to a wonderful red, a photo of which I am going to use on my screensaver.
The only downside was that the holiday went all too quickly and we had to leave
all that luxury behind, but we are planning to come back in the not too distant future
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Helen for taking the time to write such a positive review about our villa. As always, we are delighted to receive feedback from our guests as we value all of their comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed exploring all that this area has to offer as well as taking time to relax around the pool and observe the wild life.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Mandalay very soon.
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5 Star Luxury Lakeside Villa with Pool. GOOD RATES FOR REMAINING DATES SEP 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70887
+44 (0)1485 544492
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

First class

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous time on holiday at Mandalay in no small part down to the excellence of the villa. The quality of the decor and fittings was matched by the tremendous pool and and the great views over the lake. The sunrises over the lake were a joy to behold (or so i'm told). One thing that struck us in comparison to other villas we have stayed in was the high standard to which it was equipped. kitchen utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware, cleaning equipment and towels were all plentiful and of high quality. This is a small thing but it makes a huge difference.

The boys loved the pool area and again I would say the pool is generous in comparison to others. The beach equipment(cool boxes, umbrella, chairs etc.) was also very useful. The kitchen and living spaces were excellent. It's very nice to walk through the front door to a view of the lake.

The local supermarkets were only a short drive away. When the new one is opened nearby that will be perfect.

We had great times visiting the beaches of Sarasota and Bradenton, the villa being ideally placed sort of midway between the two. We particularly liked North Lido but all are great. We rented a boat from Longboat Key which was a fabulous day. The intra-coastal waterway is a great way to see things from a different perspective. Another great day out was Tampa Speed Boat Adventures in St. Petes.

All in all we are sure you would be hard pressed to find a better property. I'm not sure you would. It is certainly the best that we have stayed in.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - thank you very much Mike, for such a positive and comprehensive review of our villa. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable holiday and that you really enjoyed the facilities that we offer. The beaches of Sarasota and Bradenton are wonderful and taking a boat out for a day to explore the Intra-Coastal Waterway is one of our favourite activities too.
We do hope that you return to Mandalay in the not too distant future.
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5 Star Luxury Lakeside Villa with Pool. GOOD RATES FOR REMAINING DATES SEP 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70887
+44 (0)1485 544492
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Truly a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
Let me start by saying we already wanna come back! This house exceeded our expectations. Every need was met above and beyond measure. It was well kept and clean. The pool was inviting and safe for children. The location was perfect! Not too far from the beaches yet tucked away in a safe quiet gated community. The birds and wildlife were very interesting and nice to watch! John & Freda made booking and arriving very easy. My family and usually go to St Martin every year and we have to say this is now our home away from home in the states! With great appreciation, thank you for sharing your home with us!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Towanna, for your kind, appreciative words about our home. We have worked hard to establish a first-rate holiday villa so it is reassuring to know that we have got most things right! It is also good to know that you found the booking and arrival process easy so that your holiday could get off to a relaxing start.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Mandalay in the future.
Kind regards
John & Freda
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5 Star Luxury Lakeside Villa with Pool. GOOD RATES FOR REMAINING DATES SEP 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70887
+44 (0)1485 544492
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

We love this place!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This place was wonderful and exceeded our expectations! Nevertheless, the owners have done an awesome job in making it a home away from home. Every need we had was met above and beyond! It was the perfect location. I personally loved every detail about the house. It was very clean and well kept. I did not want to leave. I am used to staying in St Marten and I have to say this is now my home away from home in the states! Thank you John & Freda for sharing your home with us!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. It gives us great pleasure to know that the villa exceeded your expectations and that you had a wonderful stay. We hope to be able to welcome you back to our home in the future.
Kind regards
John & Freda
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5 Star Luxury Lakeside Villa with Pool. GOOD RATES FOR REMAINING DATES SEP 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70887
+44 (0)1485 544492
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Beautiful Villa.

  • 5 of 5
When we arrived at the Villa, we found that it was everything as advertised and every bit as good as shown in the photographs and description.The property was very clean and tidy and well maintained. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything that you would need whilst at thevilla. The furniture and fittings are well above average for a rental property and there is also a good supply of linen and towel's. We found thatthe owners were very helpful and easy to deal with. On our arrival, two days before the Christmas Holiday, we even found a very nice Chistmas
tree with lights and decorations, in the villa, which was a very nice surprise. This is a very quite neighbourhood and a pleasant area, which gives
easy access the Interstate road system and to all of the other things in the local area that you would need. The view from the patio/dining area, isover the pool and lake and very pleasant. Key collection and return is easy, albeit we were aware of the location, as we have previously rentedvilla's in this area and collected key's from the same management office. The villa is very spacious and well presented.
I saw twenty four different species of the local birdlife from the patio, including watching a Bald Eagle trying to catch one of the Blue Winged Tealduck flock, which was on the lake at the time.
My wife and I have previously rented a lot of properties in the U.S. and we would say that this is the best villa that we have rented so far. We do
hope to be able to return to this villa again sometime in the near future.
Thank you John and Freda, for sharing the villa with us.
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Star Luxury Lakeside Villa with Pool. GOOD RATES FOR REMAINING DATES SEP 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70887
+44 (0)1485 544492
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Tyne & Wear, England
5

A Relaxing Stay.

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Mandalay. We arrived at 6.00pm to find the villa extremely hot inside, the aircon was not working. We phoned the management company and they sent an engineer out and had it fixed all within an hour, very efficient. We stayed for 4 weeks with no other problems, a good time was had by all. The pool was used every day. The villa had everything we needed for our holiday, plenty of space for the five of us. The property was well maintained. We would recommend this villa to everyone who wants a quiet relaxing time away from home, with the comforts of home. If we were to return to this area in the future we would not hesitate to choose this villa again.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for providing such positive feedback about your stay at our villa on Mandalay. We are pleased that you found the villa to be spacious and well equipped as we do work hard to maintain it to a high standard. We were particularly pleased to hear that our management company dealt so efficiently with the repair to the air con system on your arrival. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to our villa at some time in the future.
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Map

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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
University Parkway / Interstate 75
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Lido/Bradenton beach
Car: recommended

Mandalay is situated on the Sarasota border allowing easy access to both local theatres and the Van-Wezel Concert Hall. The world famous white sandy beaches of Anna-Maria Island, Sarasota Bay and Longboat Key are only a short drive away. Relaxing days can be spent swimming, fishing or participating in the many local watersports in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There are several nine and eighteen hole golf courses nearby which are available for visitors to use. If you enjoy shopping this area is ideal. There are numerous shops and malls in Bradenton and Sarasota plus one of the largest outlet malls in Florida only 25 minutes drive away, at Ellenton. There is also the exquisite St Armarnds Circle, closeby, where there are numerous boutiques and restaurants.

Other attractions include Busch Gardens which is about 45 minutes drive and the various theme parks of Orlando which are only 90 minutes drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Bradenton Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£600
£2,000
 
 
High
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes ALL RENTAL RATES INCLUDE TOURIST TAX, LINENS, TOWELS AND FINAL CLEAN. NO HIDDEN COSTS!
POOL HEATING £65 or 100 US Dollars PER WEEK.
Highchair, cot, PlayStation, barbecue etc. available for hire from our Management Company.
Reductions available for bookings of longer than 2 weeks or for SMALL PARTY BOOKINGS OF FEWER THAN 5 PEOPLE.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bradenton Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2320 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The home has three bathrooms. Bathroom two is also accessible from the pool area. Bedroom three and four share bathroom three.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom, with king size bed, has a large ensuite bathroom with 2 basins, tub and separate shower. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and is next to the pool bathroom. The third and fourth bedrooms, both with twin beds, have access to the third bathroom. All bedrooms have dressers or chests of drawers and generous closets, the one in the master bedroom being walk-in.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • library
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Pool and beach toys/inflatables available. Eight beach chairs and two parasols (UV50+) with stands and picnic mat for fun days at the beach. We have built up an extensive collection of quality film DVDs for guests to enjoy in the evening if they so wish. Or while away the hours with a good book from our wide selection available.
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