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'Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment on 2 Acre Lot

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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 cleaestory 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

More Details

Owner
Capt. Bob Willard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Capt. Bob Willard

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

Why Capt. Bob Willard chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

It's been in the family since 1974. We lived in the apartment, now we live in the main house.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Amenities

Palmetto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Lazyboy with Queen air mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Private dock on the property with easy access to the Manatee River ,Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Citrus grove with free fruit in seaaon.

Reviews

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'Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment on 2 Acre Lot
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the treehouse was one of the best experiences we have had in Florida. The grounds were beautiful old Florida. The treehouse had everything you would want. Capt Bob and Kathy were a pleasure to and hear their stories. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We would rate it 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at the Tree House. Bob and Kathy communicated well and everything went smoothly. This is a tropical paradise with years and years of love and care evident everywhere you look! Pictures don't do the area justice. The tree house had everything we needed. We'll definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Month in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful stay at the Tree House. Bob and Kathy are such wonderful, generous hosts. We look forward to coming back next year for our third year.

Bill, Mary Pat and Winnie

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Spot

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pictures do not do the tree house justice!!!

  • 5 of 5

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 :)

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $10
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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