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Elegant condo-- 10 minutes to Anna Maria Island

Bradenton, FL, USA
  • Condo1240 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

2 bedroom, 2 bath lakefront condo, new mattresses and shower heads 12/15

Furnished in coastal, island style with touches of IKEA and antiques, Key Lime Condo is designed for comfort and is the perfect spot for a vacation get-away. Located in Shorewalk Resort complex which has the largest and best kept pools in the area, Key Lime allows you to relax on the lanai, sipping your morning coffee while you watch herons wading and turtles sunning by the lake, or you could head to the pool for a swim or to the courts for a game of tennis. You can be as laid back or as active as you like.

Key Lime condo has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and antique writing desk for your laptop with an ensuite bath with separate vanity area and stall shower and the other with twin beds and a bath across the hall with tub/shower combination. The eat-in kitchen is well equipped with all sorts of appliances and kitchen gadgets as the owners are enthusiastic cooks. The open living/dining area overlooking the screened lanai is perfect for informal vacation living. The condo contains 1240 square feet of living space.

Our condo is conveniently located close to shopping, including a new Fresh Market with excellent produce, and a movie theater. Just 5 miles west are the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island where you can take a walk on the 'sugar sand' beach or swim in the warm, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Other attractions close by include monuments and museums, an aquarium and theater, nature preserves and a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities and lots of lots of outdoor sports activities.

A unique aspect of Key Lime Condo is its location in the Shorewalk Resort complex which has so many sports opportunities on site. There are 2 swimming pools one of which has a morning water aerobics class daily which is free and open to all. Both pools are heated to 86 degrees and have adjoining hot tubs. There are tennis courts with balls and racquets provided by signing up in the club house. There is a basketball court and basketballs are also available. Likewise fishing poles so you can try your luck in catching one in the stocked ponds in the 30 acre resort complex.

If you prefer not to drive, Key Lime is a good choice for you. It is close to shopping, restaurants and a movie theater and just a block from the bus that takes you in just 10 minutes to Anna Maria Island. Once on the island you can ride the free all around the island trolley to take you from Coquina Beach in the south up to the City Pier in Anna Maria at the north end of the island, or you can catch a trolley and head south to Longboat Key and St. Armand's Key.

Owner

Margaret Hudgings

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Margaret Hudgings

Jim is a Florida native who vacationed in the Bradenton area as a child. His grandparents built a retirement home on Anna Maria Island in 1941, and his family has enjoyed happy times there ever since. Margaret and Jim met in the third grade, married after college and have three grown children--Graham, Ian and Meg--and 5 grandchildren. Our main residence is in West Chester, Pennsylvania in an 1876 Victorian townhouse. Jim is a mechanical engineer who taught at a community college, and Margaret worked as a school psychologist in an independent school. We have hosted many international students in our home and been involved with exchange programs around the world, especially in Japan and the UK. We retired in 2011 and are enjoying time with family and lots of travel. We recently visited Bavaria and Prague for the Christmas markets. Magical!

Margaret Hudgings purchased this Condo in 2013

Why Margaret Hudgings chose Bradenton

We bought this property in 2013 because of its excellent location, close to the beaches of Anna Maria Island and all conveniences. We particularly like the Shorewalk complex because of its location, friendly atmosphere and diverse activities, from tennis to basketball and barbecuing to bocce. We also enjoy Shorwalk's international atmosphere and on our recent visit heard French, Spanish, German and Norwegian spoken and also English in its Canadian, American and British forms. Located just one block from a bus line, it is possible to walk to shopping and entertainment and just a short bus ride to the beach. Key Lime Condo is located on the ground floor at the end of building so it is light and cheerful. The view from the dining area is of a white bridge crossing the canal and from the lanai you see the lake with its wildlife framed by palms and pines. This is one of the most private locations in Shorewalk and yet close to the activity areas of swimming and tennis. Our special thanks to John van Zandt and Helen and Eric Povey who introduced us to Shorewalk.

What makes this Condo unique

Private location in Shorewalk and excellent privacy within the unit. Furnished in an elegant yet comfortable style with antiques from Pennsylvania including an oak kitchen table, a mission style sideboard housing the dvd player and cable box, an oak writing desk in the bedroom and art work including endangered butterfly prints painted by the owner's friend Catherine Bosna and a color copy of a postcard sent to Margaret's grandmother in 1906 from her cousin who was visiting San Francisco. Unique and interesting. It feels like home with all necessary kitchen appliances, utensils, 2 sets of dishes, many serving plates and dishes, lots of towels, sheets and bed coverings, etc. The unit has always been maintained and updated with beautiful tile floors and a new kitchen and bath suite in the MBR. Newly painted and totally refurnished April 2013. The owners care very much about their property and want you to have a wonderful vacation . Free morning exercise class in the larger pool at 8:30 am is a great way to start the day. There is a lending library in the clubhouse--very convenient.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Adjoining bathroom with stall shower. Writing desk.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Adjacent to master bedroom
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
            • Resort

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Linens Provided
                      multiple sets of bed linens. Comforters and pillows on the bed with extra in the closets. Throws on chairs for comfort when reading or watching tv.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Newly serviced and a ultraviolet cleaner added within the unit to purify the air and eliminate allergens such as mold and dust
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      central heat
                    • Internet
                      wifi--high speed in the unit
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      in unit. Also many hooks and a drying rack for hanging up wet towels and bathing suits
                    • Living Room
                      New IKEA sofa with highest quality covering. 3 occasional chairs including 2 from Pier One. Panasonic flat screen HDTV. Excellent light and view of lake.
                    • Parking
                      Off street in front of unit
                    • Telephone
                      land line with free calls in the US and Canada
                    • Towels Provided
                      including beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      in unit

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                          and espresso pot
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          to a high standard as owners like to cook and bake. 2 sets of dishes including blue and white set from England.
                        • Dishwasher
                          GE Nautilus
                        • Kitchen
                          Glass top stove, 4 slice toaster, coffee maker and espresso pot, blender, heated kettle, grill, 2 full sets of dishes
                        • Microwave
                          High powered built in
                        • Oven
                          in stove and separate toaster oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          with ice maker
                        • Stove
                          glass top
                        • Toaster
                          Four slice one--outstanding.

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              Shabby chic style table and chairs covered in pillow ticking upholstery fabric which is very popular now. From a Pennsylvania antique shop. Pass through from the kitchen.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  Some in unit including Florida guidebooks and small lending library in the Shorewalk Clubhouse with books in English, German and French.
                                • DVD Player
                                  SONY
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Pool Table
                                  In clubhouse
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Hundreds of channels
                                • Television
                                  High definition flat screen and smaller portable that can be used in other rooms
                                • Toys
                                  Beach/sand toys

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Surrounding pools
                                    • Golf
                                      Many courses in the area
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      in the unit overlooking lake with ice cream parlor style table and 4 chairs.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      30 acres of landscaped area in Shorewalk with lakes and paths.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Shorewalk amenity
                                    • Tennis
                                      on site

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              2 pools heated to 86 degrees with adjacent hot tubs
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              two

                                              Attractions

                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              41 Reviews

                                                              Excellent4.7/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great Place - Great Owner!!

                                                              Franklin L.

                                                              I loved staying in Margaret's condo. I have stayed at Shorewalk Vacation Villas multiple times now and I would have to say that this condo was the most updated "cozy" place there. On top of being a nice place to stay, I could not ask for better owners, who took time out of their own vacation to help me with mine. Thanks so much Margaret, my family and I had a GREAT time.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              It was a pleasure hosting you and your family at Key Lime. Come stay with us again!

                                                              Nice property, people, & area. The HOA may want to get all new pool furniture however.

                                                              Michael C.

                                                              Nice property, people, and area. The HOA may want to get new pool furniture.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Hi Michael, Sorry to hear about the pool furniture. You are the first to mention this as a concern. I will check it out next week with the management of the Shorewalk complex.

                                                              Wonderful

                                                              Lise H.

                                                              Enjoyed the unit. Felt like we were home.Would definetely recommend..

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much for the review. Hope you will come back to visit again soon.

                                                              Clean and great location close to IMG

                                                              Michael S.

                                                              Close to heated pool, hot tub and tennis courts. Condo was in good shape with no problems.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the good review, Michael. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

                                                              Great stay

                                                              Noelia F.

                                                              Everything was great.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Glad you liked it!

                                                              Very nice apartment, good location

                                                              Yulia B.

                                                              Great apartment, very cozy and feels like at home! We really enjoyed it, the style is very nice. The moment we entered the door, we absolutely loved it. Plus we had every little thing we needed, inside. Including some stuff to cook. Also very convenient location, Publix is next door, bunch of restaurants and couple of shopping plazas. Right off the Cortez Rd - easy to get.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad that you enjoyed the condo. We try to make it feel like home. One way is to keep a few canned food items, coffee and tea in the cupboard in case people arrive late and want a little something to tide them over. Hope you will come back again when you are in the Bradenton area.

                                                              Location

                                                              Bradenton, FL, USA

                                                              Mote Marine Aquarium--Longboat Key--great sea life viewing and undersea life petting pool for kids DeSoto Monument--history of local exploration and manatee watching F.I.S.H., Cortez--Museum of the history of the fishing village of Cortez; good locally caught fish served out on the dock in an open air cafe Asolo Theater, Sarasota--Florida state theater--includes a tiny Italian theater from the 16th century relocated in Florida from Asolo, Italy--live performances Ringling Museum, Sarasota--mansion, fine arts collection, circus museum on Sarasota Bay Mixon orange groves--learn about the orange crop and sample some fresh squeezed juice Robinson Preserve--nature preserve with trails for hiking and kayak rentals--watch for manatees and dolphins Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach--quaint shopping street and launch site for boat cruise of Sarasota Bay. Outlet shopping, Ellenton Upscale shopping, quaint St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota Amusement parks: Busch Gardens, Tampa--1 hour Legoland, Winter Haven--1 1/2 hours Disney World, Orlando--2 hours

                                                              Availability

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                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              12%
                                                              $94avg/night
                                                              41 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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