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Massive Lakeside & Golf Villa

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This home is regarded by local agents as a 'Premier Property' . Its delightful rear aspect overlooking the lake and exceptional furnishings makes this home extremely desirable. It has floor space in excess of 2500 square feet and offers two separate living rooms and a games room. Cable TVand DVD are all standard in this property which is a short drive from a choice of several of the most beautiful beaches in South West Florida. The large pool area compliments by extended decking area for sunbathing and entertaining. River Strand has community facilities offering a pool, tennis and basketball courts and of course 27 holes of Championship Golf - wonderful holiday accommodation!

Keywords: Quiet Relaxing Fishing Golf Walking Sailing Dining Theme Parks Disney Family Friendly Handicap Access

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Property Manager
Robin Pearson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

About Robin Pearson

I am a property developer with interests in London, USA, Turkey & Spain. This property is our favourite holiday home

Robin Pearson purchased this villa in 2008

Why Robin Pearson chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We chose to invest in Sarasota owing to the all year sunshine and access to over 50 golf courses. The city itself is very cosmopolitan with outdoor dining and a very European atmosphere.

What makes this villa unique

The property is located in River Strand which boasts a fantastic clubhouse with first class tennis courts, 27- hole golf course and a superb resort style swimming pool together with excellent dining facilties. No need to drive after the accidental 'one cocktail too many'!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have stayed at this Villa TWICE this year.

The location is excellent in a newish development - River Strand , which is within the Heritage Harbour golfing communities.

The villa itself is first class - well furnished (inc a pool table)

Great Air - con and a huge pool which can be fenced off for child safety.

The location is near to major supermarkets and a few miles from Ellenton Outlets and De Soto mall.

The pool overlooks a lake/pond at the rear with plenty of wild life.

Great sunsets at night, and 20 mins from the best beaches in the world ( really)

Great location for visiting Sarasota, tampa, St petes,

The owners have been very helpful when renting - dont book too often - we want to go back !!
Jan 2011
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Bradenton Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Massive Lakeside & Golf Villa
average rating of 4.625 based on 12 reviews

2 families 1 amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just checked out of the villa. Being 2 families of 4, the set up was perfect. Plenty of space for all of us. The pool was great, we chose to have it heated and the kids loved it! The villa is close to grocery shopping and a Walmart. We went to the beach nearly every day. 20 min and you can be at any beautiful beach. We also chose to have a grill. It was a bit small for cooking for 8 people, but we made it work. Our grill did not come with a cleaning brush (be sure to notify the management company if yours doesn't). They do charge for not cleaning the grill at the end of your stay but waived it for us as it was not possible. Also double check the propane tank before cooking. It should come full with the grill, ours was empty. They did reimburse us for the cost of filling it. Robin was amazing to work with from booking and all through the stay. My husband now wishes we had paid the $250 membership transfer as we didn't get to enjoy the other areas of the gated community. We would recommend and stay at Robin's villa again. Fun, relaxing, and stress free vacation success!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very kind review Tarnya, it was a pleasure having you as our guests.
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South Bend, IN

Great house for large group

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and spacious house, great for a large group or family. Nice pool, well heated. The house is furnished adequately, although decorated sparsely. Location is very good. Close to beaches, nature preserves, grocery, malls, and access to all Tampa and St. Petersburg have to offer. The management company was very responsive to a problem we had with the ice maker. Renters should be aware the owner uses a pass through company in Ireland for rental payments. Robin said this has never occured before, but my Visa card charged a 1% foreign transaction fee because the payment went overseas. It did not matter that the transaction was in dollars. That said, I would recommend the house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Location of house was in a quiet spot , away from the golf course. Community environment was very conducive to walking, riding bikes, swimming at house and clubhouse facilities. Various activities were offered, such as, zumba and yoga exercises, line dancing , and special clubhouse events during the month, such as, Valentine Day party, italian night, etc. Accommodations for sleeping could have been more comfortable. Interior is showing signs of aging, such as cracked floors, ice maker not working properly, replacement of some kitchen utensils, and rugs better taken care of.

Owner provided quick assistance if there was a problem.

Within a 10 mile radius there are plenty of shopping, eateries, and entertainment activities.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topinabee Michigan

Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a large and comfortable house. The pool was so beautiful and I enjoyed a relaxing swim every afternoon. Any problems arising were promptly addressed and taken care of. I will be returning in future winters.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House / Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 guys on a golf trip. Having done this before on 5 different occasions this was by far the best accommodations we have had. The pool was clean, the house had everything and it was also very clean. The cost was comparably the same as the other 4 times. The only small criticism I would make is reflective more on the management company and that. Is with such a beautiful location and property you should really upgrade your BBQ rentals. The price of BBQ's today should allow for it. Otherwise great trip and Robin was fantastic to deal with, very prompt with his replies. We had absolutely no issues requiring maintenance calls and that was a first. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Canadian Snowbirds

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family had such a great time. River Strand is beautiful- so much so that we are looking to book again but sadly we weren't quick enough to grab it for next year. There is so much wildlife and the song birds were lovely, but i have to admit that i never saw the Resident Alligator- he must have moved to another pond. The weather was great, the pool was amazing, house had everything provided and more. Any dealings with Robin, the owner, have been nothing short of fantastic and having never been there, Robin offered up many suggestions of how to make our visit more pleasurable. The management company was also great to deal with and we never felt bothered by the few visits we had to ensure the property was in order. Thank you for allowing our family to have a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellenton Premium Outlets
Lee's Crab Trap I
Anna Maria Oyster Bar - Ellenton
San Remo Pizza & Pasta
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Golf
River Strand
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bradenton Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Golfers Season
Sep 15 - Dec 14
7 night minimum stay
Dec 15 - Dec 31
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Golf transfer available at $250 per family of two adults and two children for the duration of your stay.
Pool heat at $150 per week. BBQ at $5 per day plus $25 delivery and cleaning charge. Crib & High chair $5 per day plus $25 delivery and cleaning charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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