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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 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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!





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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1588 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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 be added.
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


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Walk to Beach/Bay of Palma Sola, 3 mi to Anna Maria-Canal w/Dock & Pool
average rating of 4.695652 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful vacation, beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. All the amenities were as advertised. Very roomy, very clean. Pool was great benefit when it was too windy for the beach. We had our boat and it was easy access to the bay and gulf.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Virginia, Thank you for taking the time to review Flamingo Nest, I’m so glad you had a wonderful stay at our home. The screened in pool area is a great place to unwind and watch for wildlife. There is also a gas grill to cook up some burgers or today’s catch. Please reach out to Ellie, Suzanne and Bob when planning your next trip and don’t for get your boat!
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Bristol, UK

Good location

  • 4 of 5

Good location but the property was very old and dated

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tony, Glad you enjoyed the location. We love the fact that we can launch our kayaks from our dock or bring out boat home at any time. Also being so close to Palma Sola Causeway for swimming is a plus and having Robinson's Preserve so close it wonderful as well as having shopping and restaurants right around the corner. We do know the home is a bit old and dated but we do maintain it well and we are doing new things each year we come down to update the home. This year we did all the floors and the bathrooms and next year will be all the windows in the back lanai area. The Kitchen will come after that! Thanks for reviewing our home and please come back to visit!!
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Lancaster, OH

Very nice vacation rental house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great vacation rental house and the location is perfect for the Bradenton, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island area. The pool is so nice and the house is right on a canal with lots of wildlife. It was equipped with everything needed to enjoy our stay. The office and maintenance staff is very responsive and helpful. We had a couple of minor maintenance issues and they were taken care swiftly and competently. We throughly enjoyed our time there and highly recommend this house and the property management company!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debra and Family, The proximity to shopping and restaurants but yet being close to the Island is a big plus! The wildlife in the canal is fun to watch, especially the Manatees when they bring their babies along! If you like wildlife we hope you got to explore Robinson Preserve which is right down the street and has great walking/biking trails, an observation deck with great views of the river and lots of wildlife. Elle, Suzanne and Bob with Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals are the best rental agents around so I am not surprised that they took care of your issues immediately and expertly. Please do come back and visit soon!
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Amazing fun in the sun

  • 5 of 5

this is our second year coming to this property, and it already feels like our home away from home. We had our kayaks on the go early in the morning right from the backyard and out to the bay. This time around I was focusing on fishing some of the great species found throughout the bay and AMI as there are so many on season and also plentiful for those avid fishing people. Kids had a great time catching at the city pier and enjoy the ice cream right across street (2 scoops). Another thing that we got off our bucket list was parasailing. Thanks to the amazing people at Yolo Parasailing on AMI, we were able to get our handicapped child on to the gulf for some fun in the sun. Really an amazing experience to be up there. For those that like fresh seafood like we do, don't forget to visit star fish co. There's a lot to discover here. From dolphins swimming by you, manatees in your backyard and so many other great things unable to describe with simple words. Thank you for another great time, we should be back for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul and Family, So glad you enjoyed Flamingo Nest and having the dock in the back yard. We do kayak a lot and it makes it so convenient to be able to pull right up when returning after a long day on the water. Next action is always a swim in the pool!!! What a wonderful experience Parasiling must have been for your son! I have experienced it and just loved the quiet when you are up there overlooking the beautiful scene on the island. Glad the dolphins and manatee were cooperative also and see you soon!
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Wheeling, WV

Enjoyable rental

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to stay could use some updates and was a bit noisy do to the neighbor putting an addition on his house. But we really enjoyed the pool and seeing the manatee off the docks. Overall this was great for us as the neighbors were really friendly and it was an affordable stay. Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chad, We do apologize about the noise next door but as I am sure you know we don’t have a lot of control over that but they are wonderful folks as you mentioned. The home does need some updates and we have several being planned for the first of September including new windows out on the lanai area by the pool and all new flooring! Hope to see you back to visit with the Manatees!
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11 Westfield court, Catherine road, Surbiton, Surrey, kt6 4hg

The pool is the best part

  • 3 of 5

We thought the house was in great location and the pool was lovely.

All though, the house could do with some tlc.

A little scruffy and lack of attention to detail in places.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hannah, So glad you enjoyed the pool and the location of the property! As we discussed we agree that the home is in need of some TLC and you are one of the last guests before we arrive to redo all the floors and various other things that are needed. Our home is so popular that we have had constant renters and it is very difficult to try to get everything done in the few hours in between. We do appreciate your comments and please come back to see all the improvements we are making in September of this year!
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Guestbook comments from the manager

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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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!


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