|Minimum Stay||3 - 60 nights|
* 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Large Living room and also a Family room.
* 2 Car Garage and Brand New Washer and Dryer
* Fenced Pool, no cage makes it warm year round
* Only 5 miles to the most beautiful beaches in the world.
* The Beach is great, but vacation is so much better when you can get to everything you want to do! Shopping, Restaurants, Theme Parks are closer.
* Sit on the Pool Deck and drink your coffee in the morning.
* Watch the sunset while floating in the pool, after grilling some good steaks.
* This is the best vacation you will ever have!
Quoted price includes everything, no surprises!
John and Terrie have been in the Bradenton Sarasota area since 1978. Having a golfing family brought us to this area. We raised our children and now grandchildren near the most beautiful beaches in the world. We own our business in this area and travel a lot. This is why we decided to purchase a home for a vacation rental. We want others to experience the real Florida, be comfortable and make our home yours. That's right, you will be renting Santa's Vacation Home!
Terrie and John purchased this house in 2013
Our Vacation Home is in West Bradenton close to beaches. We are surrounded by every amenity that Florida living has to offer. The Pine Lakes neighborhood has sidewalks, manicured yards, easy access to public transportation and only a short walk to Schools, Parks, Hospital and Churches. We chose this area because we live here and know this area best suites travelers, without being penned in by hotel, condo and villa life. When we travel we choose this type of vacation rental, and have always been so pleased and we never forget those vacations.
Our home has a great open airy feeling. The Florida room overlooks the pool. The kitchen is spacious and has easy access to dining and breakfast nook areas. Our living room is huge. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. We have a 2 car garage and access to a bathroom from the backyard pool area. This is a bright cheery home!
Terrie is an exceptionally nice host and extremely pleasant and easy to communicate with. She was very flexible with us, allowing us to check-in early. The day of check-out we called to see if we could check-out late, but the place was booked so we couldn't. Terrie however, was very gracious about it and did let us have some extra time in the house while she cleaned around us, which she certainly did not have to do, so we really appreciated that. The house was exactly as described- absolutely "sparkling clean"- and it was very comfortable to stay in. Plently of towels for bathing and the pool. The pool in back was perfect for my 3 year old and the house had noodles and other pool toys as well. The pool is well shaded in the morning too, which made it the first thing we did each day. The house is a great location and a short drive to the beach- and the house had beach stuff like towels, chairs, umbrella, sand toys. Awesome! All in all, it was a great stay and I'd definitely return and stay again if the place is available. I really can't say enough about how friendly Terrie is- she has a really great energy about her. Thanks for a great vacation! Kara”
Terrie and John were the most generous host and hostess, they allowed us to check in early and were very attentive to our needs. I had a question and Terrie called me right back on the house phone. The deciding factor for me was that their listing of the property was exactly as stated along with fees and security deposit, which was refunded the very next day. I couldn't have asked for a better HomeAway situation.
The home was exactly as described: clean, spacious, well maintained and very comfortable. The pool, outside dining and grill area were a plus. The home was set-up with the right touch of everything for a family to be comfortable after a long day of traveling with children/teenagers. The best part was you didn't have to worry about anything being broken, everything was sturdy and not many unnecessary "knick knacks" everywhere. I really liked the simplicity and style in which the home was furnished. Also, the master bedroom was on the other side of the house if a couple needed privacy. I was in Florida for a Lacrosse Tournament at IMG.The house was maybe a ten minute drive from the IMG Academy. More affordable than reserving two hotel rooms. The grocery stores and restaurants were not far and the neighborhood was quiet. I would definitely stay again when in the area and recommend you do the same!
We loved our stay! The layout of the home is open and accessible. I was most interested in this house because of its location, lack of steps, and fenced backyard. This home met our needs perfectly. We spent a great deal of time in the backyard by the pool with our dogs. The yard was open and gave them plenty of room to play and explore. The patio seating and tables offered plenty of space for eating our meals, reading and relaxing. Inside was just as inviting. It was spacious and offered plenty of seating in all areas. Yes, I definitely recommend this wonderful home. Woody and Diane
In one word, INCREDIBLE ! Terie and John's house was perfect! Everything we needed was there. They even provided bath soap and shampoo in case you forgot yours. If you needed to go to a store, the house location was close to all the chain stores and the mom and pops. Their wonderful home is spacious, nicely furnished and the best part, a nice covered patio with an awesome pool. Definitely bring your bathing suits. If we had any ?'s, Terie called back in a timely manner. (i.e. PROMPT)! We had 6 people who stayed with us and we all were in agreement. The house felt like home. Another plus is, it is located in a nice neighborhood. Terie and John, thank you again for sharing your home with us. Please call them if you are going to visit Bradenton. p.s. the price was spot on. The Garcia's !
My family stayed for an extended weekend and it was fantastic. We went to the beach less than we anticipated we would; we went only one time! The pool was so clean and refreshing and convenient that my little girls just wanted to stay and play. We ate at a few local eateries too. There are plenty of great places to visit and all of them are within 5 to 15 minutes from this house. Thanks for the memorable weekend!
Before we arrived, Terrie was very accommodating, allowing us to check in early and check out late do our event in town. The house is in close proximity to everything you can need - supermarkets, malls, beaches, pharmacy. Close to Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg for day trips. The house was very clean and very spacious even for 5 adults. The backyard with the pool made for great family times in the evening. Will definitely come here again. Thank you so much Terrie for lending us your vacation home and greatly appreciated you warm personality.
The home was beautiful, roomy, clean, has a wonderful pool, the dogs loved the fenced yard and it's perfectly located. It feels very "homey" and welcoming. As soon as we walked in and looked around, my wife wanted to move in permanently. Unfortunately, since she only had 4 days to look, she was unable to find a Bradenton job for me so that we could do that. LOL. Almost everything we needed was there. All we needed to get were the groceries. We were in Bradenton to attend my niece's wedding on the beach. My sister-in-law used to be a wedding planner so she was doing all of the flowers and decorations for the wedding. They don't live in Bradenton so they had rented a place in town to get all of this done. After they saw Terrie and John's home, they realized we had a lot more room than the place they rented so we made all of the decorations, flower arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres, etc at John and Terrie's home. We had plenty of room for everything. We loved the pool, back yard, and covered patio. This was especially welcome because it rained several times during our stay. We could let the dogs go out to take care of business without us getting wet or worrying about them wandering off. Then, when they were through, we could wipe off their feet without getting wet before we let them back in.
John and Terrie were both awesome to work with! Very welcoming and helpful. My brother (who wasn't even in our party) had an unexpected situation come up. I called John and Terrie to ask a question regarding his situation and they completely solved his problem themselves and saved him a lot of money. They went far above and beyond what I would have expected from a property owner. My brother asked me to please let them know how much he appreciated all they did to make his daughter's wedding a huge success! We have relatives that wouldn't have done what they did.
When we come back to Bradenton, we will be staying here if it is available.
Bradenton/ Sarasota are home to many activities and attractions. Some National Parks and Museums include: South Florida Museum (home of Snooty the Manatee) and Bishop Planetarium, Mote Marine, The Desoto National Memorial, Gamble Plantation and the Ringling Museum to name a few. Theme Parks are a must go to in this area and many of the world’s best are within an hour and a half drive of our home. Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and LEGOLAND are the most well-known. The Hard Rock Casino is in Tampa only 45 minutes away and is one of the largest in the world! You can also board many cruise ships at the nearby Port of Tampa for cruises to the Caribbean and Mexico. Theatre and the Performing Arts include: The Asolo and Van Wezel located within 8 miles of our home, and venues in Tampa and St Petersburg only 35 minutes away include The Straz. Major Concert Venues include Tropicana Field, St Pete Times Forum, Ruth Eckerd Hall and The MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Sporting includes more Golf Courses than I can count. Within a 3 mile radius of our home are 7 Golf Courses and in the Sarasota/Bradenton area there are 54 Golf Courses. Bradenton is home to The Pittsburg Pirates Spring Training only 2 miles and the Orioles, Yankees, Phillies, Rays, Red Sox’s, Twins and Tigers in nearby cities. Tampa Bay Rays are only 28 miles away located at the Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Buccaneers are located in Tampa about 49 miles away. The Tampa Bay Lightening are also in nearby Tampa. Tennis Clubs include IMG Bollettieri Resort only 3 miles away and several other clubs within a 5 mile radius. Other must sees are the Manatee Viewing Center and Hydro Harvest Farms, just 20 minutes north of Bradenton as well as the beautiful drive across the Sunshine Skyway bridge over Tampa Bay. Events happen all year round, too many to mention. The Florida State Fair, Gasparilla Pirate invasion, Kumquat Festival, Strawberry Festival and Clearwater Jazz Festival are just a few.
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Refundable Damage Deposit is due at booking. We will gladly refund after inspection of home. We love pets but we charge a small fee for each pet. House sleeps 6, but there is an $25.00 per week, additional charge for all guests over 6and 8 max.. You must be over 28 years old to rent this home.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.