|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This beautiful 6 bedroom, Bayfront Estate Home boasts not only your own private pool and dock but your very own private tennis court! With just under 5,000 sq ft of living space this unique house offers everything for that perfect vacation. Chefs will love the gourmet kitchen with gaggenau steam oven, thermador stove, wine chiller. After cocktails, shoot some pool and watch the sunsets. You have a luxury resort just for you and your family.
Located on Palma Sola Bay you have sunsets 365 days a year, you also have dolphins and manatees as your neighbours. A 2 minute stroll and you have the white sandy beach on the Palma Sola Causeway. A 4/5 minute drive West and you reach the beautiful Gulf beaches of Anna Maria. Only 5 minutes away is the Robinson Nature Preserve over 400 acres of Kayak,canoe, biking and hiking trails. Drive 5 minutes North and reach De Soto Memorial Park, 3000 feet of shoreline set in 26 acres with beautiful trees and flowers. Palma Sola Botanical Park is also 5 minutes drive away it has lush tranquil gardens, lakes and showcases rare flowers, palms and fruits.
There are excellent restaurants, supermarkets and 2 retail shopping plazas within walking distance. There are numerous banks, post office and churches too.
Please note the tennis court is not lighted.
Our party of 10 adults and 3 children fit comfortably in this lovely home.Plenty of space so there is no need to trip over each other. We chose not to rent a car and were able to easily hop public transportation at the end of the road and ride daily to Anna Maria Island and beaches/restaurants/stores galore. Publix is within walking distance/short cab ride.The pool at the house is large, tennis courts/pool table extra fun. The house is clean. Renting long distance I always worry about legitimacy and get worried about getting contracts in hand immediately, directions, etc. Be aware Gavin has a time frame that he operates within. But he comes through as promised. And we had FABULOUS weather. So much better than the cold winter in Maine.
We had a great family vacation in this home over thanksgiving. Open, comfortable floor plan that was perfect for our group. Plenty of bedrooms, heated pool, large updated kitchen made for easy thanksgiving prep. Would definitely recommend for families and larger groups.
The pictures don't do the house justice. The kitchen is huge with granite. The main level master is very big with double sinks, walk in closet, priate bath, and awesome views. Two bedrooms upstairs walk out to the balcony and have stairs leading to the pool. Pool has a kid fence that can be put up...was wonderful for our four kids. The pool is huge and tennis courts are a blast! Big laundry room. There is only one bathroom upstairs (although it has double sinks and spacious) for the four big bedrooms, but two others downstairs you can use. My family loved staying here and we had a 6 month old all the way up to 80 year old.
All in all, we were pleasantly surprised with the house. House is better than the pics provided.
We stayed in this beautiful holiday home in July and had a fantastic time it was exactly as described and Gavin even sent extra pictures, there was myself, my husband and two grown up children and their partners. It' s a very spacious luxury home with all modern appliances, in a very stunning location. The house was clean and tidy and very well equipped with everything a family needed for a relaxing stay. I personally was very impressed with the steam oven!! There is everything within a close proximity so if you don't want to wander far and have a day playing tennis, lounging by the pool or relaxing in the hot tub you can feel free to do so. My husband is a keen fisherman and really enjoyed the short walk down to the dock to attempt to catch fish!! There are plenty of attractions nearby, a short drive to Anna Marie Island and you can see stunning beaches, take a stroll along the pier or just enjoy ice cream as we did on several occasions!!! The shopping was great and we visited several different restaurants. Gavin was on hand if needed for any questions and was very helpful and prompt in getting back to us .This is a truly wonderful home in a very safe area. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gavin &Shelly and their beautiful holiday home to anyone.
We planned a family vacation with 14 people and a dog. We were interested in Gavin's other property but it was booked for our week. He then introduced us to this property and we gladly accept. In terms of location, it was only 10 minutes from Anna Maria's beaches, and only steps away from a dog-friendly bay. Only 3 minutes from publix.
Gavin gave us a hassle free experience. We booked this property within 4 emails. I sent in my security deposit and got prompt response when it was received. And full payment prior to our stay, all through checks. This property did not allow dogs but Gavin made an exception as we promised our dog was clean and well-trained. It was my first time booking so I was afraid of scams and such, so I bought this site's protection. But I can assure you that money is better spent on souvenirs when booking this property.
As for the property, you can see most of it through the gallery Gavin provided. One thing we did not know was that most things we thought we needed are provided. Ton of swimming things in the filter room for the pool. Tennis rackets for the tennis court, and even a fishing pole for fishing. Too bad we didn't find out about the rod until the last couple of days there. That bay in the back is filled with fish that jumps up practically nonstop in the evening sunset. We even brought inflatable kayak which we didn't use. There so much to do down here that we didn't bother. On a side note, rental kayak are everywhere at a reasonable price here. My advice is to bring your clothes, everything else is provided. More towels than you will ever need. Everything is clean, not a single roach was spotted on our stay. Can't say the same for our houses in Ga. Very spacious kitchen and plenty of storage. We brought our rice cooker and some pots but found out we didn't need that. Again, EVERYTHING you need to cook is here and then some.
Gavin also provided information, need-to-knows, suggestions, and contacts etc in a neat little binder for our use. There instructions for anything and everything you need to know about everything around the house. WiFi is super fast, enough to play online games on it. I tried to hide it from my fiance's cousin as I knew he League everyday. But gave in when he complain what kind of vacation home doesn't have internet :) Got him offline for 2 days. I proposed to my girlfriend on this trip on the white beach of Anna Maria. I'm running out of words. Anyway, thank you for a great stay Gavin. We'll be back!
We just want to thank Gavin for delivering more than we expected......his home is spectacular, private, very clean, beautiful large pool and great hot tub. We love to cook so the kitchen was perfect for us.....we adored the steam oven for our catches from the bay.
Our family has reserved again for next year.......we loved it so much. Next time we will arrange for tennis lessons as we lost a few balls into the bay.
A real piece of tranquility yet plenty to do for all the family.
We also love the horse riding in the bay and the beach just 1 or 2 minutes away.
I will certainly recommend to my work colleagues and family.
Awesome home Gavin!!!!!!!!!!
The perfect getaway location.......sunsets every night, dolphins in the bay!!!!!!!!
Pool heat is $200 per week if required.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.