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Walk to Beach/Bay of Palma Sola, 3 mi to Anna Maria-Canal w/Dock & Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,588 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Pool, Canal with Dock and walking distance to the beach! 2/2/

Flamingo Nest is located on beautiful Flamingo Cay and is a 2/2 with canal views from every room! This pet friendly home is convenient to the Bradenton/Sarasota area for shopping and restaurants but yet only 2.8 miles from Anna Maria Island and its famous beaches but priced affordably. From your private dock you can access Palma Sola Bay and Anna Maria Island and then on to the Gulf of Mexico!

The home boasts a king master suite, a queen guest room, guest bath and another small guest area with a futon. Relax on the recently purchased and comfortable living room furniture and enjoy the Flat Screen TV, CD player and Wi-Fi Internet access.

Palma Sola Causeway beach & boat launch area are within walking distance from the home. There you can enjoy kayaking, jet skiing, paddle boarding, Horse Surfing and just plain old walking your dog as it is the only pet friendly beach in the area! Not enough to do? Walk to Robinson Preserve, a 600 plus acre salt marsh, home to jumping Mullet and hundreds of other species of fish and marine life. Hiking paths, bike trails, kayak and canoe waterways, bridges, picnic spots, mangrove forests and a 53 foot tower with an incredible view of Tampa bay await you.

Finally had enough? Take your boat back to your private dock and relax by the large caged pool with your frozen Margarita in hand! If you bring your boat we must be notified and your trailer must be of a size to fit in a standard garage. Trailers cannot be left in the driveway!





More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Frankford, Mo. Beth Trautwein and Richard Scott (not the governor) had a most pleasant staff. Heidi, (15 years) and Mr. Finkerbean (7 years) felt right at home and we think your selection of this neighborhood is just perfect-we may be back before you know it. Your neighbor John was so helpful and sailing was very lovely-first time we could anchor and just go out when we wanted. Hope you have many happy years here!
Jul 2013
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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1588 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation-Fees collected will NOT be returned unless the unit is re-rented for the same period. If re-rented all fees will be refunded minus $150.
  • Please include size & breed of animals for permission to bring them. $150 taxable pet fee per pet will apply.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master with Shower and Guest with Shower/Tub Combo
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Double Futon on Bottom and Single on Top
    Bedroom 2 (TV) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 (TV) - 1 king
  • King Master Suite, Queen Guest Room and a Bunk with a Double Futon and a single on Top.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Walk to Beach/Bay of Palma Sola, 3 mi to Anna Maria-Canal w/Dock & Pool
average rating of 4.875 based on 18 reviews

Lovely position

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here. So close to Anna Maria island.the villa was spotless and everything was well kept.our only fault was main bathroom so small. All chairs for beach supplies.pool eacsuoerb

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Suzanne, Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed your stay at Flamingo Nest. We certainly enjoyed having you and that you found the home clean and ready with everything you needed. I believe you mean the en suite bathroom in the master when you are referring to the small bathroom. It is a bit small but ample for our needs with a good size stand up shower. We do have plans to update it after the coming season so please come back and visit.
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Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazingly located near every thing the gulf has to offer. kayaking, jet ski, boating and any type of water sports you're attracted to. The beach is just a few minutes away where you could spot dolphins swimming along peacefully. Manatees come see you almost every day in the backyard. They aren't enough words to describe how beautiful this place is. This has truly been by far the best experience we had as a family vacation. We'll be back for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, Thank you for reviewing Flamingo Nest, I’m glad you found our place the perfect vacation home! It’s nice to hear that you took advantage of some of the many things our home has to offer. We love when the manatees come over to visit us by the pool and we would love for you to come back and visit anytime! We hope you also got to enjoy Robinson Preserve which is just across the street and offers some incredible wildlife viewing while hiking or biking along the numerous trails. There's also an observation tower with great views of the Manatee River and surrounding Bay area!
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William W.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent canal home,we found it just right for us ( 4 adults ) good size bedrooms,great kitchen and lounge. Outside the pool and space is fine, bar-b-que is provided .The home is quiet and easily accessible,we met some very friendly neighbors. We would use this home again,

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: William and Family, I’m glad that you enjoyed your stay at Flamingo Nest and had the opportunity to meet some of our friendly neighbors. We love our home for the same reasons that you do; it’s easy to get to, very peaceful and yet so close to Anna Maria Island! We really like walking around the area enjoying everything that nature has to offer. Sometimes we are lucky enough where nature finds us in the form of manatees swimming in our canal! We look forward to your return!
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Perfect Vacation Destination.........

  • 5 of 5

Flamingo's Nest has everything you need in a vacation home in a wonderfully quiet neighborhood, a perfect place to simply relax. Just a short bike ride to Anna Maria Island and Robinson Preserve, this location provides many opportunities to spot various shore birds and other wildlife. The sparkling pool and boat dock in the canal answered all our water needs and we had manatees visit us in the canal several times during our stay. The location couldn't be better. Easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, and the beach. Thanks to Ellie for always making things easy and always leaving us wanting more. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy, As a happy return guest to our property you do know how wonderful the location is! As you mentioned you are a short distance to town for everything you could possibly need but also a 5 minute ride to the white sand beaches of Anna Maria. Having the pool is an added attraction that we just can’t do without. Robinson Preserve is also one of our favorite spots in the area for walking, biking kayaking, bird watching and just plain relaxing! Did you know it is an easy paddle by kayak or by paddleboard to the preserve right from the dock at Flamingo Nest? Talk about visiting with Manatees…that is the way to do it. We have had them come right up to our kayak on many occaisions and it is a wonderful way to see the Preserve. The preserve also offers evening guided tours if you are looking for something different. We know Ellie and her team are the best and we’re thrilled that you think so too! See you soon.
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Hamburg ny

very awesome place

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect everything you need is there . it was very clean. the pool was perfect the neighborhood is very quiet you could here a pin drop wich made it great to watch all the fish jump in the canal. seeing manatees right in the back yard was great to. location is awesome to 10 mins to beach and 10.mins to stores bank or gas cant wait to go back. it was very nice for ellie to call us to tell we could check in early, thank you folks for a great time

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time! Isn't it a nice neighborhood? We love it there. Like you said, it is very peaceful, yet so close to everything. It's amazing to watch the manatees in the canal. You probably got to see some babies too during this time of year. And the fish you saw jumping are mullet, a local favorite. The smoked mullet is a must try! Wonderful to hear Ellie was able to give you an early check-in. We think she and her staff do an excellent job with our guests! Hope you get to come back again soon!
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Cincinnati, OH

The Perfect Place !

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our 2 week stay in this house. We found it very comfortable and clean. The pool was great because it was scorching hot outside everyday. We brought bikes, kayaks and fishing gear and the garage was nice for storing the toys. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful and made for very easy access to the Island for beach days and to town for food and shopping. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable in the home. The cleaning crew does a great job, we couldn't be happier! The pool is so nice to have in Florida, especially in the summer! Isn't the neighborhood great? So peaceful and quiet, but close to everything you need at the same time. We love the location! Great to hear you will be coming back!
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Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Palm Sola Causeway or Anna Maria Island
Car: necessary

Anna Maria Island is located on the Central West Coast of Florida nestled between the tropical blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Tampa Bay to the North. Once a best –kept secret among local Floridians, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'…

The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton Beach being the southernmost, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria City on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique and charming shops and restaurants.

Anna Maria Island has miles of sugar white sand beaches, sand dunes, sea oats and Australian Pines lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. This destination is a natural choice for tropical vacationers looking for golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, plus many cultural and historical attractions. Located close to all the major attractions, yet far from the maddening crowds make the Gulf Island Beaches the ideal vacation spot.

Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day…

You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a Free Trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise!


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Policy $49
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Administration Fee $85 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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