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On The Water - Large Resort Home (sleeps 14-16)

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom, Heated Pool & Jacuzzi, Game Room, And More !

This home is on the bay with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, with spectacular views of the causeway leading to Anna Maria Island. It has five (5) bedrooms, four (4) bathrooms located in northwest Bradenton - less than 10 minutes from the island beaches. The property is surrounded by tropical landscaping, has a heated swimming pool, a large hot tub, and a private dock. A pontoon boat is available at the dock for rental as well.

The home has a large master bedroom, located on the 2nd floor with french doors leading to the deck / balcony area overlooking the bay. It has a king-size Sleep Number bed and large full private bathroom. Note that all of the bedrooms have plenty of closet space, tvs , ceiling fans, etc. Adjacent to the master bedroom is private sitting room. On the other side of the house, there are two bedrooms also located on the 2nd floor with its own stairway access. One is a king bedroom that has a toddler bed, the other is a large bunk bedroom with 3 bunk bed set-ups. There is a twin over twin bunk bed, one twin over full bunk bed and a day bed with a separate trundle bed - so this room can sleep up to 7 kids, if needed. There is a shared bathroom between these two bedrooms.

On the 1st floor, is another king bedroom perfect for grand parents or those who cannot manage the stairs. The 5th bedroom also on the 1st floor, has a queen bed with a crib. The two downstairs bedrooms also share another large bathroom between them, but is accessible to the game room area. The 4th bathroom is located at the rear of the house and doubles as the pool / patio bathroom, as it has two doors, one from the living room area and the rear patio area.

The home has a beautifulr kitchen that is fully outfitted for everything you would need. Most bedrooms have its own tv and there is a large tv in the living room.. The entire house has beautiful tiled floors, with the several rooms having wood finished ceilings. The dining room can handle up to 12 guests with two added bar / eating areas in the kitchen. The living room area has seating for 10 to 12 guests. The laundry room has full-size washer & dryer located off the kitchen.

The billiards / pool table room is directly off the main entrance to the house. There are also plenty of board games, variety of books, and a stereo. We have a foosball table, electronic darts, and a game table. The outside heated swimming pool and covered patio area is quite large and overlooks the bay. It has plenty of lounge chairs, several patio tables, a large bbq grill area, and a pool refrigerator. We also have a number of beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach and pool toys. We just added an outdoor PingPong table!

This property is fabulous and has a large back yard area overlooking the bay. The water is beautiful and has numerous fish, we occasionally have manatees and dolphins right by the dock. There are also a variety of ducks, blue herons, osprey, eagles, and other wild aquatic birds. The dock is great to watch sunsets from, go fishing, or simply enjoy eating out on the picnic table located right on the dock. This vacation home is just 'off island' and you can be on Anna maria island beaches in roughly 10 minutes - depending on traffic. The property is close (within a 5 minute drive) to a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, shops, movie theaters, golf courses, bowling alleys, etc. This vacation home offers everything for that well deserved tropical getaway.

More Details

Mark Rudek & Gail Rose
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Mark Rudek & Gail Rose

My wife and I have enjoyed this home for years - as it was our family home. However, all of the kids are now out on their own and we have decided to down-size to a much smaller home.

Mark Rudek & Gail Rose purchased this house in 2000

Why Mark Rudek & Gail Rose chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Our property is absolutely fantastic ! You will enjoy all it has to offer - from the Bay and sunset views over the water to the vast number of amenities for the house itself. There is a pontoon boat available with the house for an additional fee.

What makes this house unique

This home is very large and will accommodate a large group of guests. The general areas such as the Kitchen and Living Room areas are fantastic, including the covered patio areas, the heated pool and hot tub surrounded by tropical landscaping, and much more ! We have our own dock with a pontoon available for $600/week.

Please take time to learn about our vacation home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We absolutely LOVED our stay. The home is beautiful and perfect for a family vacation. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was perfect. We had an absolutely fabulous time"
Jul 2014
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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - upstairs West Wing - toilet , combination tub/shower , view of Bay
    Guest Bathroom - upstairs East Wing - toilet , shower , share between Guest Bedroom and Bunk Bedroom
    Guest Bathroom - downstairs - toilet , shower , share with Senior Bedroom and Family Bedroom
    Pool Bathroom - downstairs - toilet , shower , access from Living Room and Pool / Patio areas
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Pool & Beach Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Senior Bedroom - downstairs - 1 king , perfect for seniors or guests having problems with stairs
    Family Bedroom - downstairs - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , sleeps 2 to 3 guests
    Master Bedroom - upstairs West Wing - 1 king , sleeps 2 guests - upstairs
    Guest Bedroom - upstairs East Wing - 1 king , 1 child bed , sleeps 2 to 3 guests
    Bunk Bedroom - upstairs East Wing - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , sleeps 7 guests - Twin over Twin, Twin over Full, 2 Twins
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 14 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

On The Water - Large Resort Home (sleeps 14-16)
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Ottawa ON Canada

Bradenton Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional house, very clean, comfortable, and well equipped.

We were a group of 7 adults and 6 children and spent two fantastic weeks here. There was plenty of space for us all. The pool and gardens are beautiful, which include a hot tub. There is plenty of green space for the children to play, and the dock offers more space to sit and watch the birds, and the fish jumping.

The outdoor patio is very comforable with plenty of seating, a TV and fridge. We also enjoyed many games of ping pong on the outdoor table, and pool and foosball in the games room.

Located in a quiet residential area, a few minutes drive to the Publix. A short drive to Anna Maria Island and beautiful Manatee beach (great for watching the sunset).

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend this property for a large group and wouldn't hesitate to rent it again. Gail was readily available should the need arise. Thank you Gail and Mark for sharing your lovely house.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa ON Canada

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, comfortable, well equipped and very spaious for our group of 7 adults and 6 children. The pool and gardens are beautiful, with a lovely view out over the bay. Very short drive to Publix and easy drive to local beaches. Lovely sunset on Holmes beach. We highly recommend this property and would have no hesitation renting here again.......Thank you Gail and Mark for the opportunity to spend such an enjoyable vacation at your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained and clean

  • 5 of 5

This our third stay and it gets better every time!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large group for IMG soccer tournament

  • 5 of 5

This home is as exactly described. Our large group attended an IMG soccer college showcase and this house was perfect! The drive to IMG is only 15 minutes, very convenient. We had a group of 13, 7 adults and 6 teenage boys. The boys loved the ping pong, foosball and pool tables! The backyard pool, hot tub and views were so beautiful and maintained nicely. The outdoor dining, living space with extra refrigerator were great for hanging out. The indoor space is very comfortable. The master bedroom suite is HUGE! The other 4 bedrooms are spacious. The kitchen is stocked with all cooking essentials, appliances were all in very good condition and the kitchen is very roomy, seating for at least 13-14 in the kitchen!! Family room with large tv is cozy for tv viewing. The washer/dryer are very large and were very helpful with washing soccer uniforms! This house is conveniently located to Anna Maria island's Manatee beach too! I will definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennsburg, PA

Fun for family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of friends and family. It was a wonderful stay, beautiful setting and lots of fun! Able to have wonderful family cookouts and saw lots of manatees off the dock. Close fishing and a wonderful boat. Also cheap uber rides onto the island. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western New York

Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family vacation! Gail and Mark's home has everything you could possibly need. It's clean and there was plenty of room for the 10 of us and everyone loved the house and had the best time. When the kids weren't swimming or boating they were playing pool in the family room. We're already deciding when we will be vacationing in the area again and we'll surely be staying at Gail and Marks home again.

Loved having the ice machine, it's a very thoughtful touch for the guests. We could easily pack coolers with beverages and snacks for our afternoons on the Pontoon boat. We went out to Jewfish Key Island several days. We did some shelling in the water off Beer Can Island. The water is so clear, you can clearly see the bottom and we got some very nice shells. We also enjoyed some great area restaurants; we especially liked 'The Seafood Shack' and had some great Gulf Grouper and a fabulous Lobster and Shrimp Cobb Salad. Mar Vista's food was also great; try the stuffed Flounder!

The house has a big kitchen with plenty to prepare meals for the family as well. We grilled several times outside on the patio. It was so relaxing to swim in the gorgeous pool and we all loved the tropical back yard as well as the beautiful furnished patio with the big refrigerator and a TV. The backyard is completely fenced which was nice for our little dog.

The only thing I would change for next time is to have our vacation be for 2 weeks!

Thank you,

Karen and family

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota / Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Manatee Avenue
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cortez Road
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Manatee Avenue
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Robinson Preserve
Car: necessary

There is a lot to see and do in our area - from the beaches to boating, from entertainment to shopping, from amusement parks to fishing - - we have everything !


Rates & Availability

Bradenton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 23-May 26
Apr 23 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
EarlyFall 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Note that we do not charge for Security Deposits - we are on the "honor system". There are NO additional fees or deposits for pets. We have a simple reservation form that we email you to confirm your stay and we accept credit cards, debit cards, personal and company checks.

We offer two payment options. You can pay in full via check or Paypal or you can choose a multiple payment plan where we set-up 4 to 6 payments (there are no extra fees or charges applied) and you can make payments between the time you reserved and be fully paid-up 1 month prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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