|Space||750 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 28 nights|
This is a unique piece of old Florida on Snead Island. We remodeled the apartment in 1997 with hickory floors in the living/dining room. The kitchen has hickory cabinets with granite countertops and a slate floor which flows into the bathroom. The bedroom is carpeted and has a select comfort queen size bed with cherry furniture, including a desk, TV and VCR. Living room and bedroom have cathedral ceilings and clear-story windows. Living room has plenty of seating to enjoy the 46' HD TV, DVD, VCR or CD players, along with a gorgeous view. New Laz-Z-Boy queen air hide-a-bed with matching love seat.
The apartment 'tree house' is nestled amongst hundred year old oaks on two acres which include a citrus grove and pond. When in season, you can enjoy tree ripened mangoes and citrus. While having breakfast on the porch, you'll have a beautiful view of the Manatee River. In the evening, watching the sunset while having cocktails by the fire will provide a chance to see the manatees swim past the boat dock, or you may choose to watch the sunset from the Jacuzzi.
We are 1 1/2 hours from Disney World, and hour from Busch Gardens and Mote Marine, a world class aquamarine research facility which gives tours.
Keywords: Above Garage Apartment
Cathy's grandparents settled on Snead Island in 1957, she's called it home ever since. We've been married since 1980, at which time we moved aboard our 32' sailboat. For the next 20 years we lived and worked on private, corporate and charter boats, Bob as Captain/Engineer, Cathy as 1st Mate/Cook. We now enjoy racing our 22' Morgan sailboat and riding our Harley Davidson Motorcycles.
Capt. Bob Willard purchased this apartment in 2009
It's been in the family since 1974. We lived in the apartment, now we live in the main house.
The water, view, wildlife, weather, gardening, working the property. Nature peserve within walking distance and good fihing all around. Easy drive to the Orlando and Tampa theme parks.
The location of the apartment on the river was quite beautiful. The grounds are large and well-groomed. Another big asset is the nature preserve located just next door. The apartment itself was large, comfortable and well-equipped. The bed was very comfortable. The hosts were friendly and helpful but also provided a good level of privacy.
My husband and I recently stayed at the Tree House for 4 days. We absolutely love this property!!! The view was amazing especially at sunset. We love Bob and Cathy's hospitality and feel like we have made new friends. They shared so many life adventures with us which was the icing on the cake. We will be back!!!!
Thank you for everything.
Rick and Karen
We recently stayed at the Snead Island Tree House apartment for our 1 year wedding anniversary. It was a WONDERFUL trip and could not ask for better accommodations! Booking was very easy and just emailed Capt. Bob Willard and he set our reservation up! We arrived to the property and was surprised we even got our own parking spot in the garage and was greeted by Kathy who explained EVERYTHING about the property ! The apartment was SUPER cute and had super comfortable furniture. The kitchen and bathrooms seemed to be recently renovated and they provide everything you could think of for your stay. The only regret we have is that we should have stayed on the Island more to enjoy the walk to the state park and relax on their 2 acre land right on the water!! Overall, this was definitely a 5 star rental!!!!!! Thank you for your amazing hospitality Kathy and Bob! We will be back for next year's anniversary :)
Recently spent 4 days in the trees while attending my daughter's graduation. While we were busy with family and activities, it was heaven to relax in the trees and enjoy the view. A little bit of old florida tucked away in Palmetto.
We stayed at the Snead Island Tree House for a quick weekend getaway, and NONE of us were ready to leave by the time the trip came to an end! The place was PERFECT for myself, my fiance and our 1 year old lab. You truly feel like you're away from it all, while still being just a quick 15 minute drive from restaurants and shopping. Captain Bob, Ms. Kathy and Jessie were incredibly kind, helpful and hospitable. The property was GORGEOUS. It's like it's own little oasis! The county park was well within walking distance away, you can fish off of the break wall, and they even have a wonderful bench swing overlooking the water to relax on. We really can't say enough great things about the Snead Island Tree House. We will DEFINITELY be planning a trip back soon!
My husband and I recently were lucky enough to discover the Tree House on Snead Island! Such a wonderful place to stay to unwind and relax! The accommodations were immaculate, comfortable, and beyond what we expected, even as VRBO owners ourselves! Everything you could possibly imagine needing was provided, with a very comfortable bed and wonderful living room. We enjoyed having coffee out on the porch, gazing out on the Manatee River, watching ducks come up to the house for Kathy's morning treat, mullets jumping in the river, birds chirping, and squirrels attempting to rob the bird feeders! Kathy has created an awesome botanical gardens on the grounds over many years, and is happy to share with you! This spot is a true gem, and we not only hope to return one day, we would love to move to this awesome island!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Winter stays over the seven day minimum will be at $130.00 per night. Shorter stays will be accepted if no reservation has been received. January through April are month only rentals.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Emerson Point Park is a short walk from our property and takes up the entire NW tip of Snead Island rather than the small area shown on Google map.