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Suzanne and Tony Ratchford

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Beautiful resort like living, it's all here! Book now for summer rates!

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Vacation Home, Ground Level, Located On The Golf Course.

Our beautiful new condo is located in this fabulous gated golf community which offers beautiful views of the golf course. We are happy to offer our golf membership via transfer fee per family which includes unlimited golf on this 27 hole championship golf course. Our condo is newly furnished and fully equipped with everything you'll need to make your vacation complete. All you need is your clubs. The kitchen boasts beautiful new stainless appliances, granite countertops and open concept dining, which may be extended to the lanai for private dining with a view. The newly furnished master features a king size bed, flat screen TV and two very large walk-in closets, as well as your own personal ensuite, with very large walkin shower. The second bedroom features two twin beds which may be pulled together to form a king with memory foam. The room also has a flat screen TV. The second bathroom is fully equipped with fresh new linens. Our sofa is a queen size sleeper for your convenience. We provide a washer and dryer so you can take fresh laundry home after your holiday. We provide a locked storage area and two covered parking spaces in front of the building.

This unit is smoke and pet free.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Suzanne and Tony Ratchford (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Suzanne and Tony Ratchford

My husband Tony and I purchased this new property last week. We are in the process of furnishing it this weekend and will post photos asap. We are golfers and decided this is the place to be. We have a second property on Anna Maria Island which we fell in love with the first time we visited. We are Canadians and in our 40's. We would be happy to share our condo with you and would be very pleased to assist with your vacation plans. Our familiarity with the area enables us to do so. We own two additional rental properties here in Canada and have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful guests. We look forward to meeting many more through this exciting new rental opportunity.

Suzanne and Tony Ratchford purchased this condo in 2012

Why Suzanne and Tony Ratchford chose Bradenton

We chose this property for so many reasons. It's a beautiful golf community with so many amenities. We are very active, fit people and the range of choices is endless. The community is perfectly situated, brand new, gated and a wonderful investment opportunity. We see ourselves spending time here later in life as our children grow up.

What makes this condo unique

The condo is gorgeous, from the crown molding to the kitchen cabinetry, the golf views, to the granite. It's the whole package. The eight lit tennis courts, trails, pools, 3500 sq/ft fitness center, clubhouse and spa provide other activity options. This place has it all. You can choose to be as active and social as you please. There are so many benefits to renting at River Strand, the list is endless.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Beautiful resort like living, it's all here! Book now for summer rates!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Second North River, N.B., Canada

Fabulous location to shorten your winter!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been thoroughly impressed with the owners, we dealt with Suzanne, she is so approachable, she has surpassed all of our expectations. We feel as if we have known each other for sometime.

The condo photos are exactly what you have seen on the site. It is decorated in a nautical decor, very tasteful and comfortable. You will feel right at home. It is very well equipped for your needs.

The golfing, pool, hot tub, etc. are excellent. The grounds are beautifully manicured. We enjoyed the entire River Strand experience. It now is one of our favorite places to be. We will definitely return!!.

You are only 25 mins. to the most beautiful beach in the U.S., Siesta Key, Sarasota.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review of our vacation home! It was our pleasure hosting you! We are thrilled you will be returning next year 😄
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Eddyville, KY. USA

Great winter escape!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the wonderful accommodations. Your condo was beautifully decorated, clean, and very comfortable. We felt right at home. We enjoyed the golf, the pool, and the wonderful area to take our morning walks. All of the River Stand amenities were excellent. We hope to get to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing our vacation home. It was our pleasure and we hope to see again soon! Best regards, Suzanne and Tony
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New Brunswick, Canada

Our full Florida experience

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful accomodations. With a family of five, which includes a 16 yr old, the accomodations were perfect. The 16 yr old staked a claim to the pull out couch and had all good things to say about her sleep (Considering we had to wake her up everyday, she must have slept well!). The condo is close to all the amenities that you would want. A Publix grocery store is within 5 mins as well as a Walgreens pharmacy for any emergencies. Factory outlet stores are also only a 10 mins drive. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking and the electric bbq was very useful for some wonderful seafood treats that we enjoyed. Onsite amenities were also very good. We used the large pool by the clubhouse and we had to pull the kids away. We didn't get a chance to golf, maybe next time, but considering the view from the lanai, the course looked fantastic. Looking forward to enjoying that next time.

Trips to the beach were also quicker than we thought. Once outside the complex you take a right onto State route 64 and don't stop until you see Gulf Dr and the AMI beaches. It's a quick 20-25 mins depending on traffic and it's worth it. Seeing some Dolphins jump or the odd Manatee will make it all worth it.

Thanks again for the letting us enjoy your home away from home. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed. Looking forward to your return!
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Moncton, NB, Canada


  • 5 of 5

The vacation home was very clean and beautiful I would highly recommend this vacation home for families or couples River Stand is a fabulous golf course and the amenities where excellent.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this review we are so happy you enjoyed your vacation and look forward to your return another time.
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  • 5 of 5

Have nothing but nice things to say regarding the host, they were fingers tips away to be reach, extremely helpful whenever I needed them, would not hesitate in renting from them in the future..

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. It was our pleasure. Hope to have you again! Best regards, Suzanne and Tony
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Lancaster Ohio

Bill and Patty from Ohio

  • 5 of 5

We found the condo at River Strand to be as shown and described. The location is close to restaurants, shopping and a fabulous golf course. Restaurants near by include Outback, Applebee's, Anna Maria Oyster Bar and the Cracker Barrel. Anna Maria Island is close by with beautiful beaches.

The condo was new and nicely furnished. The view looking onto the 6th tee of the Estuary Golf Course was great. This is a golfer's dream place. The owners were so nice and were very helpful in making our stay at their condo enjoyable. We had all the comforts of home.

We would highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
on site, clubhouse
Nearest Golf
on site, Riverstrand Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
routes 75
Nearest Restaurant
on site, clubhouse
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Anna Marie Island
Car: necessary

Our condo is ideally located off route 75, which is a quick trip from St.Pete's/Clearwater airport, approx 50 min, or 60 min to Tampa I'ntl airport. The property boasts a 27 hole championship golf course. This is a gated community with 24/7 security. The state of the art club house has a fabulous on site restaurant and bar. The tennis club is one of a kind and the resort like setting also provides jogging, cycling and walking paths, bocci courts, softball fields, 3 Olympic size pools, an extremely well equipped fitness/wellness center with spa and many organized activities.

We are just one exit from fabulous outlet shopping at Ellenton. Theme parks of Disney are approx 2 hours away. The pristine beaches of Anna Maria Island are just 18 miles away.


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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
golf transfer fee $200 + Tax
cleaning fee $120
Tax Rate 11.5%

Visit and play one of Manatee county's most beautiful golf courses. This resort like atmosphere has something for everyone. From golf, to the 8 lit tennis courts, numerous walking and cycling trails, the lake for fishing and boating to the fabulous fitness center. We have it all at Riverstrand, you have to experience this.

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Bradenton Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master equipped with full ensuite bathroom. Second fully equipped bathroom, both with fresh new linens.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 king bedroom with ensuite, flat screen tv and two large walk in closets. The second bedroom is equipped with two twin beds which may be pulled together to create a second king size bed with memory foam provided. This room also has a flat screen tv with plenty of closet and storage space.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is an onsite medical facility should the need arise

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