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Capt. Bob Willard

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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

21 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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 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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Capt. Bob Willard (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

'Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment on 2 Acre Lot
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Springfield mo
5

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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5

Far from the maddening crowd, yet so close

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clearwater, FL
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Southwest Florida at its best!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River View

  • 5 of 5

Last May my husband and I stayed a few days for my son's graduation. We took our small boat and we had a great time!. The tree house was fantastic equipt with every thing needed in a house. Bob and Cathy were friendly and helpful. I would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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

Palmetto Apartment Rental Rates

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season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$130
$800
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.5%

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 March are month only rentals.

25% down is required to reserve. This deposit is held as a security until departure. We accept cash or checks. The full rent is due on arrival.

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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.

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