|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
The condo, completed in August 2013, is the Brookside model which is the brightest of all those available. It offers some 1,300 square feet with an open concept and has been professionally decorated and furnished with all available upgrades.
The view from the lanai is outstanding as it overlooks the 5th green and 6th tee/fairway on the Estuary course. The entire golf facility consists of 27 holes designed by Arthur Hills carved through the Florida wilderness - a peaceful setting and suitable to golfers of all levels. There is also a full service practise area with aquatic range, putting green and chipping green with bunkers - a golfer's dream!
Along with the above there is a 39,000 square foot Tuscan style clubhouse with a 3,500 square foot fitness centre, billiards room, casual and formal dining ( and the food is really good! ), and a large pool with spa, resistance pool, and tiki bar offering food and refreshments.
For those who enjoy tennis there is a tennis club featuring 8 Har Tru courts. Oh, there are also 4 pools satellite pools ( there is one across the street from our unit ). We have 2 bicycles and beach chairs for guest use.
We have taken great care to ensure the unit is well equipped with furnishings and features so that our guests enjoy the comforts of home. The photos will hopefully illustrate the brightness of the unit as we experience sun all day in the living and kitchen/dining area.
We have installed a 55' smarttv with Netflix in the living area, sound bar with bluetooth capabilities, Wifi, the enhanced cable including sports package and PVR's, an unlimited North American telephone package and if the guest wishes the daily paper delivered to the door.
The kitchen is fully equipped with new stainless steel appliances, toaster, Kuerig coffeemaker and all cookware necessary. There is also a washer and dryer in the unit.
The master bedroom has a king bed, 50' wall mounted television with PVR, walk in closet and private bath. The second bedroom has 2 single beds.
Last and possibly best is the screened lanai where one can have meals, refreshments or just sit and watch other vacationers play and/or listen to the varied sounds of the wildlife and relax.
Riverstrand is maybe 10 minutes from the Sarasota airport and 45 minutes from the Tampa airport. Additionally the Ellenton Outlets, beaches, restaurants and major sports events are nearby.
We are somewhere between semi retired and retired. As such our time in Fl is for now not set so we have decided to make it available for rent when we are at home.
We have always said that we could not expect to rent something that we would not be totally comfortable in so this was our thought when we bought and furnished the unit. Additionally, we are aware that there are other units available for rent in Riverstrand so wanted to offer guests premium accomodations.
Doug Stewart purchased this condo in 2013
We last operated a seasonal business from 2001-2009 which gave us the opportunity to spend much of the winter in Fl. As you might expect we have seen many properties over the years and were long term residents at our last property.
However, when we visited friends last spring the decision to be residents of Riverstrand was made quickly. Why - it is fresh, gated and safe, clean, beautifully manicured, offers many activities, is close to any other activity you choose, the residents are friendly, the golf is tremendous, the on site restaurant is great etc .
You know, almost too good to be true!
Since anybody reading this is considering a rental opportunity let's assume we were looking at renting.
We play golf so if renting the golf membership can be transferred meaning one plays an awesome golf course for cart fees only along with having all the benefits of membership - dining, pools, fitness, tennis, programs etc. If one is fitness oriented there is the fitness center with classes of all types and miles of roads on which to cycle or walk.
Then when you are done with the above you can sit in the lanai, relax and discuss the days activities.
We enjoyed a month in this beautiful condo. Very nicely decorated, comfortable and well appointed! A golfer's paradise! We don't golf but enjoyed watching the golfers from the screened-in lanai. The grounds are impeccable and we walked many miles around the area. There was a pool just up and across the street. Convenient location just east of I 75...not as close to Anna Maria Island as the map shows but not too far! Would we stay again...absolutely! Owners were very easy to work with. Thanks for letting us enjoy your home!
We would like to first point out all the positives about our stay in River Strand at Doug and Donnas apartment .
The apartment itself is brand new and so well furnished. it is all high end and well thought out. it has all the upgrades and it has been custom painted so not only do you get a feeling of luxury but you also get a warmth that you rarely get in a vacation home. this home is so welcoming.
The negatives .NONE.
Doug and Donna have done everything to make our stay here perfect , the apartment is stunning and the community here is beautiful. it has everything we need from amazing pools and a gym to a tennis clubhouse as well as a restaurant on site. a tiki bar and a snack bar . there is also a satellite pool across the street if you don't feel like walking the 5 minutes to the large pool clubhouse.
all in all this vacation has been wonderful and it was made all the better by the beautiful apartment and excellent community of river strand. i would highly recommend this apartment to anyone and we hope to stay again sometime soon.
Thank you Doug and Donna.
Terrific condo wonderfully situated in a golfing community. No matter what your interest, the area offers it to you. The condo is supplied with everything you need including beach chairs and bicycles and is impeccably furnished. Rent with confidence that you will have a terrific stay.
I was looking for a place for my mother to spend the holidays closer to us as well as enjoy her 70th birthday. We got that and more with Doug's unit. Doug was so personable always getting back to me to make sure we had everything we needed. The unit was much more than I ever expected. The kitchen was any chef's dream ,the bedroom were all gorgeous and extremly comfortable with alot of space. We also had a lovely enclosed porch overlooking the golf course. We visited the Clubhouse with a large pool ,gym and of course golf course and dining area. Doug made sure every step of the way that my mother was comfortable. My mother had the time of her life.
|Golf membership transfer||$200|
|Cleaning - one time||$100|
The cancellation policy is a full refund with 30 days notice. The damage deposit will be refunded once the unit has been inspected by the owner or his representative.
We would like $500.00 at the time of booking and additional months 30 days in advance.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.