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

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gregg or Lori Bittner (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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 Twin Dolphin Marina, just two blocks from this home. That is close 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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based on 26 traveler reviews

On the Riverwalk, 2 blks. to Bradenton Old Main St., Manatee River & Pier
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of the Best

  • 5 of 5

I want to keep it a secret, but I know that wouldn't be fair to the owners or the rest of the travelers looking for a temporary home in the Bradenton area. This lovely, lovely place was everything and more you could hope for. Great location. Utterly beautiful inside and out. Every comfort, and more, of home. Great little pool. I want to go back TODAY!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best VRBO ever!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gregg and Lori for a wonderful experience! We would return in a minute! Your home is so lovingly cared for, and it's obvious how much you care about your guest's experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, this is where I want to stay whenever I come to Bradenton!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this house for a wedding party. We lived here close to 20 years and this location is Central to the county. So, we can go to the beach hang out downtown and visit our friends in the east side of the county quickly. It's a lovely comfortable home and a wonderful pool and I recommend to everyone to rent this place if they want to stay and visit Bradenton.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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A Great Three Month Stay

  • 5 of 5

Gale and I (Charlie) just finished a three month stay (January, February, and March of 2016) and this is the best rental property we have ever stayed in. The house is very well maintained and has everything anyone could possibly need. For our lengthy visit it was nice to feel that we were “at home” and not really in a rental property. The location is great as you can walk to the Riverwalk, Old Main Street, Village of the Arts and the Pirates Spring Training Field. It was easy to go a few days at a time without having to use the car. Bradenton is also a great location to explore this part of Florida as Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Anna Maria Island are only short drive away.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your stay and look forward to having you as our guest again.
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This house is amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our trip and this home was perfect...Greg and Lori are great and were a pleasure to work with, as was their daughter! The house was incredible and so warm and welcoming I can't even explain...there was NOTHING at all that we could have needed that wasn't already provided by them. Thank you so much for renting us your home, it was our best vacation ever!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special Rates
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Special Rates
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
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 11.5%

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

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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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