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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 mile 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, 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Bradenton

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.

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 ...
  • Video Library
  • 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 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews
West Monroe, LA

Beautiful home in the perfect location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful home just a quick walk from the ocean. The amenities are second to none and we can’t wait to visit Sarasota again so that we can stay in this charming cottage!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Florida Home

  • 5 of 5

Gregg and Lori provide everything you can imagine to make your stay feel like you are at home. Very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcome Home Charm

  • 5 of 5

My son had an event at IMG Baseball Academy and I looked at the hotel prices and they were outrageous. So I went on VRBO and found this property. It was built in 1926 and it made me feel like I was back at my grandmother's 30 years ago. Lori and Gregg - the owner's - met my son and myself at the home. I have never rented a home before that came with everything you needed except the people and main food supplies. They provide you with everything. Not to mention the private heated in-ground pool. This home maybe almost 100 years old but it is awesome. Thank you Lori and Gregg. We can't wait to rent your home again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The spirit of the house is so warm and friendly

  • 5 of 5

All of our needs were met and this rental far exceeded our expectation. We will be returning.

Very convenient location with lots of good dining nearby.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Was able to enjoy family, beach and area with grandsons from Tennessee. Nice comfortable home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVED our stay and will be back!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough good things about this home. The host's daughter was extremely helpful and nice, and answered any questions we had before, during and after our stay (we left a bag there and it was immediately returned once she found it.) They provide everything you could possibly imagine, aside from yourself and food. You name it, it's there. Every kitchen spice, utensil/bowl/pan, bath and pool towels galore, pillows/sheets, bikes, beach and pool stuff, etc. Basically, the home is fully stocked for whatever you need! The backyard pool area and the wrap around front porch were our hang out spots all weekend (you'll understand why once you arrive). It's a quiet neighborhood, which was wonderful. Close proximity to the water, about 15 minutes to Anna Maria Beach/Holmes Beach which were gorgeous. We rode the bikes to The Pier which was right around the corner. I could go on and on about all the wonderful things about this home and location, but this home was truly beautiful inside and out and we would absolutely come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 mile 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.




Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.