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On the Riverwalk, 2 blks. to Bradenton Old Main St., Manatee River & Pier

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 1/2 bath house is a 10 minute drive to Anna Maria Island Beaches

This 1920 Victoran home has been lovingly updated while maintaining her original coastal charm. Enjoy relaxing on the wrap around front porch or chillin' and grillin' in the back yard tropical courtyard with gas grill.

The 4 bedrooms sleep 8+ and is child friendly with bed rails, Pack and Play, stair gates and high chair. The main floor master suite features a queen bed, computer station, private entertainment center, ensuite bath with garden tub, shower room, water closet, twin vanities and two walk in closets. The 'Keys Room' has a trundle day bed and sleeps two. The favorite 'Florida Victorian Room' has a queen bed and the tranquil 'Garden Room' has two twin beds. All with ample closet space. The upper level has a tranquil bathroom with clawfoot tub and shower room. Of course all linens and towels are furnished.

When it is time to come in from play, you will enjoy the comfort of the living room with its' oversized furnishings and 50' high def. TV and DVD player. The extra long sofa converts to twin bed. Cable TV and wireless high speed internet are provided.

There is plenty of room for dining in the formal dining room with a table that seats 10. Of course you will fall in love with the large kitchen and the French doors that open to the back courtyard. Everything you need is ready for you including all new stainless appliances, island bar and table that seats 6. Off the kitchen is a laundry room for those sandy suits and towels. Off the dining room is a powder room for your guests.

There are beach chairs, towels, umbrella, coolers and beach toys for your use should you take in the beach - a MUST. Plus you are within walking distance to Old Main with shops, street market, restaurants and bard. And of course you are at the start of the Riverwalk that features parks, restaurants, biking, museum/aquarium, Manatee Players Theater, boat and segway tours. Do not miss shopping and dining at the Village Of Arts, also in walking distance.

More Details

Gregg or Lori Bittner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Gregg or Lori Bittner

We grew up in Minnesota and moved to Sunny Florida in 1990. We love boating and have our 53' Hatteras Motoryacht at Marathon Marina and Resort in the Florida Keys. We have lived here long enough to share our area knowledge with you and help you enjoy your stay to the max!

Along with this vacation home, we also have a 1917 historic home near Orlando where we 'work' 3 days a week. But we truly 'live' here in lovely Bradenton.

Gregg or Lori Bittner purchased this house in 2012

Why Gregg or Lori Bittner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Of course it has the charm and Victorian beauty we have always wanted to own. We really want to give vacationers a great experience with this historical and luxurious property. A taste of Olde Florida you could say.

What makes this house unique

The location alone is the best with this property. Everything is really close for the guests to enjoy, restaurants, bars, live music, theater, galleries, shopping, water sports, beach, etc. Plus with our yacht being so close we will offer day cruises when available.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Bob and I are back home in Atlanta. Thanks so much for your hospitality. We loved your house in Bradenton and felt right at home there. Everything was perfect. We lacked for nothing. Our last night we stayed home and grilled. It was a perfect day.
Mar 2013
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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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On the Riverwalk, 2 blks. to Bradenton Old Main St., Manatee River & Pier
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews
Seminole, florida

Great house large enough for all of us. Kitchen was amazing and the kids loved the back yard.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The owners daughter was super nice and the house had everything we needed. Lots of room but very cozy. All the kids loved it and had a blast.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Lots of Room and a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at the Bradenton house, where everything was included for a memorable family vacation. We spent a lot of time in the spacious kitchen, front porch and pool area. The location is great, being only blocks to several unique restaurants, and the scenic river walk area. You are only a couple blocks to Route 41 (either direction). The hardest part may be to find the house because 3rd avenue stops and starts several times (our GPS got confused), and Bradenton decided to re-use the same street numbers multiple times.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Best VRBO rental ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this rental. The house was literally equipped with everything we needed and much more, not to mention the fantastic decor and furnishings. The location was prefect being walking distance to restaurants and bars and only a 10 minute ride to beautiful Santa Maria Island beach.

The owners were extremely accommodating and a pleasure to work with.

We would love to stay at this property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, amazing location, the best hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I’ve stayed at a few other rentals and this was easily the best experience. Gregg and Lori and really set up this house to feel like home for anyone. The welcome food items were much appreciated since we arrived fairly late and didn’t have time to shop for the next day’s food. Thank you! Very thoughtful. The home is beautiful, well maintained, immaculate, and stocked with everything you need. Our family spent much more time at the house that we were anticipating simply because it was so enjoyable and relaxing to be there! But it was great to be so close to the downtown main street (walking distance) and the river walk, which was only a couple blocks away. There were even bikes available to take a quick ride around and check out the nice homes along the river. The pool is heaven-sent. We used it every day and appreciated how clean it was. Of course there were pool toys and even goggles to use.

I just can’t speak highly enough about the quality of the home, the location, and the amazing hosts. I’m sure we’ll be back in Bradenton. This is the only place we’ll stay going forward.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 4 of 5

Great home, the pictures did not do it justice. The house is well equipped. Fantastic location and the owners are lovely and helpful. We enjoyed the pool and the restaurants that are in walking distance. Would love to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house, hosts, and great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding experience - Gregg and Lori were super hosts and didn't miss a detail. Great location. Well equipped home. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bradenton/Sarasota International
Nearest Barpub
Old Main Street/Pier 22
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
Old Main Street/Pier 22
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Anna Maria/Brandenton Beach/Holmes Beaches
Car: recommended

A short 10 minute drive to the spectacular beaches of Anna Maria Island with all the restaurants, shops, fishing and water sports you could ask for - even water horse back riding.

This home is on the newly renovate River walk on the Manitee River with parks, festivals, bike/skate park, restaurants, segway and boat tours, South Florida Museum, aquarium, planetarium, marinas and fishing pier. Now home to Bradenton's Seafood Festival, Blues Festival, and Art Festivals. You will be two blocks from historic Old Main Street Bradenton with its' restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and street festivals all of which are pet friendly! Just a short walk away is Village Of The Arts with more quaint cafe's and art galleries.

A 5-10 drive will give you a chance to venture through historical state and national parks full of Florida Native American/Spanish American history.

If you want to fill in some time with shopping, you are just 15 minutes to Ellington Outlet Mall, 25 minutes to the shops and galleries of St. Armon's Circle and Downtown Sarasota. You will definitely want to plan in a visit to the Ringling Museum while you are in Sarasota.

If you ever wanted a taste of Olde Florida at its

slower pace, this is the perfect vacation residence for you.


Rates & Availability

Bradenton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special Rates
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Special Rates
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Special Rate
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Special Rate
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
One Time Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Per person over 8 persons per night $50.00 each.
Refundable Security Deposit of $500.00.
We accept credit cards for payment. Just call for info.
Cancellation policy: 30 days prior to check in -$0
Less than 30 days - amount of deposit.
If you send request and do not hear back in 1 HR please call phone right away

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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