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Marilyn Matecun

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

"Sunshine Cove" 5-STAR Lakefront Villa, Tennis, Wifi, Pools, Near Beach and IMG

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

BEAUTIFUL, PROFESSIONALLY DECORATED CONDO IN SHOREWALK RESORT! Sunny lakefront 2 bedroom, 2 bath ground floor end unit, completely remodeled, beautiful and clean. 5.5 miles to beaches & Anna Maria Island. 2 heated pools, 2 hot tubs, tennis courts, 6 stocked lakes.

Ground floor end unit on 2 lakes

Screened lanai and patio

Tropical ceiling fans throughout

Free WiFi

Free telephone to U.S. and Canada

Handicap accessible w/limitations

Close to IMG

Close to beaches

Prime season (February, March & part of April) is already booked for 2016 and 2017. Please check calendar for availability.

Indulge yourself in our tropical Sunshine Cove villa in the Shorewalk resort - enjoy a blend of casual Gulf Coast lifestyle and resort activities. Whether it's exploring local fine dining, visiting historical and shopping attractions, lounging on the white sand beaches of nearby Anna Maria Island, or relaxing on the lanai while viewing turtles in the lakes, our ground floor Sunshine Cove is the perfect place to soak it all in.

After a hard day of tennis, take a dip in one of the heated pools or soak in one of the whirlpool spas.

Sunshine Cove is a beautiful professionally decorated villa, a sunny, cheerful ground floor end unit in Shorewalk Resort. It overlooks two tranquil lakes. The location is peaceful and quiet. There are 3 ceiling fans (and a 4th ceiling fan on the lanai), or you can open up the new screen door and let the gentle breezes flow through the condo.

Our 1270 sq. ft. villa has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Sleeps 4. Accepts maximum of 4 guests.The living/dining area and the lanai are filled with sunshine in the winter. Plantation shutters in both bedrooms allow for lots of light or complete privacy.

A 42” flat screen TV is in the living room. Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs with built-in DVD players.

The lovely master bedroom suite has a roomy walk-in closet, en suite bathroom, and a fully equipped desk with a second phone.

Your rental includes free high speed WiFi and free telephone service throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

The 30 acre Shorewalk Resort Complex is located near the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, and the beaches. You can enjoy “catch & release” fishing in one of the resort's 6 stocked lakes. With the lakes and tree-lined streets, Shorewalk is a great place to take peaceful nature walks.

The complex also has two heated swimming pools, two hot tubs, two tennis courts, a basketball court, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, and a clubhouse with a large TV, ping pong table, free WiFi, and other amenities.

Sorry, no smoking. Please smoke outdoors.

No pets, boats, trailers, RVs OR jet skis are allowed at Shorewalk.

Within walking distance: Publix supermarket, Aldi grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, 8-screen movie theater, shopping, bank, AMF bowling alleys

IMG Academies 2.4 miles | 6 minutes

Bradenton Beach & Anna Maria Island 5.5 miles | 12 minutes

De Soto National Memorial 6.7 miles | 16 minutes

Robinson Preserve 7 miles | 16 minutes

Ringling Museum of Art 8 miles | 14 minutes

Sarasota Bradenton Int. Airport (SRQ) 8.5 miles | 15 minutes

Sarasota Jungle Gardens 9 miles | 16 minutes

Ellenton Premium Outlets 11 miles | 20 minutes

St Armands Circle 11.8 miles | 21 minutes

Selby Botanical Gardens 12 miles | 21 minutes

Mote Marine Aquarium 14.8 miles | 27 minutes

Tampa International Airport (TPA) 45 miles | 1 hour

Busch Gardens 56 miles | 1 hour, 3 minutes

Disney World 108 miles | 2 hours

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marilyn Matecun (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Marilyn Matecun

Before retirement, I was a School Library Media Specialist. Now I'm a snowbird who lives half time in Michigan & half time in Florida. While I am in Florida, I volunteer at the Mote Marine Dolphin, Whale and Sea Turtle Hospital. I also belong to the local Audubon Society.

Marilyn Matecun purchased this condo in 2005

Why Marilyn Matecun chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We chose this condo because of its perfect location - views of two lakes with the sun shining in all day long in the winter. We love the exquisite furnishings and the completely remodeled kitchen. We enjoy the friendly people from various countries who stay at Shorewalk and we especially love the peaceful, quiet atmosphere.

What makes this condo unique

Our favorite activities are swimming in the heated pools, exercising at water aerobics in the mornings, relaxing in the whirlpool tubs, and driving a short distance to Anna Maria Island to dine at the waterfront restaurants and view spectacular sunsets over the Gulf. We feel as if we're a part of nature when we are staying in this villa because of the two small lakes, turtles, tropical birds, the sunshine, and the lush landscaping. Sometimes residents get together and walk to the movie theater, the grocery store and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful weather! Everything was fun during our 6-week stay. Another great year, Marilyn. We'll be back in 2015. Thank you.
Feb 2014
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"Sunshine Cove" 5-STAR Lakefront Villa, Tennis, Wifi, Pools, Near Beach and IMG
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Fabulous Shorewalk Condo

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy vacationing in this beautifully furnished condo. It has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. It is always very clean and neat.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it is a beautiful condo. I know you enjoyed the new white plantation shutters in kitchen and dining area. I'm looking forward to your return next spring.
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  • 5 of 5

Accessible to everything. Clean, convenient, ground floor, washer & dryer a plus, pool & hot tub great, price very reasonable. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree that one of the best things about Sunshine Cove is its close proximity to everything - grocery stores, restaurants, a movie theater and beaches. And that is in addition to the onsite pools, hot tubs, tennis courts and peaceful lakes. Thank you for being fantastic guests. We look forward to your return.
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

Wonderful Stay at this Fabulous Shorewalk Condo! Will Come Again

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about this 2 bed + 2 bath condo that was our home for part of December. The unit was beautifully furnished, had wireless internet, several televisions, a washer and dryer, and the kitchen area had everything we needed to cook pseudo-gourmet meals now and again when we weren't eating out. And it's on the first floor of a 2-story complex so we had no worries about stairs. The complex is great too --- 2 swimming pools, 2 hot tubs, 2 tennis courts (lighted too, so we played at night!), ping pong, pool table, bocci ball, shuffle board, ponds you can fish in (we didn't though) --- basically too much to mention. Oh, and it's only a 10 minute drive from the beaches. A beachfront condo or hotel would have likely cost us 3-4 times as much, which we couldn't have afforded, and we probably wouldn't have had all the extras that are here. Would we stay again? Absolutely!

P.S. While there were only two of us this time the condo was probably 1200-1300 square feet so we could have easily had four of us stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree! Both Sunshine Cove and this complex have everything, especially close proximity to the islands and beaches. We work hard to update our villa often and to keep it well supplied. We are so glad that you had a wonderful vacation here.
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Great condo rental experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Turtle Cove. It had everything we needed for a great family vacation. Beach chairs, towels and coolers were all available. The property was clean and a great location! Would highly recommend the condo!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you loved your active vacation! We hope you will return again next April.
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Niagara Falls Canada


  • 5 of 5

Spent the last two weeks of January 2016 at the beautiful bright condo beautifully decorated.. we especially enjoyed the lanai which was sunny and warm even on a cool day. Marilyn is so accomodating and very easy to contact if there is a problem or for information on sights to see in Bradenton. The condo is very assessible to Publix grocery store and to the cinemas if you have a rainy day. All is a short walk away. My sister enjoyed water arobics in the morning at the pool near the recreation centre and met many nice ladies. We also enjoyed Bealls outlet store also walking distance on Cortez Rd.

We loved preparing good meals in the beautiful kitchen which was well equipped. The dinning area had a nice atmosphere where we enjoyed good food good company and good wine!!!

We will definitely be in touch with Marilyn to arrange another stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I love the brightness and all the sunshine in this "awesome" condo, too. I'm picturing you smiling again in the future while sitting on the lanai basking in the sun.
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Shot of Sunshine

  • 5 of 5

We always look forward to visiting this "shot of sunshine" condo. It is bright and airy and outfitted with everything you need for a Florida vacation, i.e., beach chairs, towels, etc. The location is fabulous with grocery and movies within walking distance and the beach a short 10 minute drive. We cannot wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My favorite thing is watching B. enjoy himself while fishing in one of the small lakes almost every day. I'm looking forward to having you as guests again next year. Marilyn
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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
SRQ - Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
several restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Car: recommended

Publix and Aldi grocery store are within easy walking distance. You can also easily walk to restaurants and a movie theater. It's a short drive (5-6 miles) to the beautiful white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.


Rates & Availability

Bradenton Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 29 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Prime Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Online booking fee $49 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Smoking is not allowed inside this unit or on the screened porch. Rules of condo complex: No pets, boats, trailers, RVs OR jet skis allowed at Shorewalk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1270 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • En suite master bath has walk-in closet, dressing area and stand-up shower. Guest bath has bathtub with shower. Handicap "grab" bars are installed in both shower and bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
...Beach towels, beach bags & beach chairs plus rolling wheeled carry-all cooler (holds cold food & drinks & loads of gear) ...Attractive new white plantation shutters in both bedrooms which provide complete privacy and light control ...Bright & sunny with light entering through side window in dining area and extra windows in the kitchen ...View of one pond through dining window, with sun shining in in the morning ...half the lanai fills with warm afternoon sun in the winter

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