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Elegant condo-- 10 minutes to Anna Maria Island

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,240 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Margaret Hudgings
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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 Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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

Bradenton Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Adjoining bathroom with stall shower. Writing desk.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Elegant condo-- 10 minutes to Anna Maria Island
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews
5

Great Place - Great Owner!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you and your family at Key Lime. Come stay with us again!
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Saint Cloud Fl
5

Everything about the location and condo was great for our weekend here!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great about our stay at Shorewalk. The owners were also very nice and easy to accommodate us

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Key Lime Condo. Margaret and Jim
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3

Very nice

  • 3 of 5

I am not a fan of Star Ratings so read on. My wife and I stayed in this condo for the month of May, and we had two minor problems which were dealt with as quickly as possible by the owner. This is a clean, spacious and well equipped condo and if you want a nice place to stay then this will do you fine! My wife and I have a nice home and like nice accommodation wherever it is. We would rent this condo again, so you cannot get a better recommendation from two grandparents rapidly approaching 70 years of age!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Condo

  • 5 of 5

Cute condo in the middle of Bradenton. Only 15+ minutes from some of Florida's best beaches. Worked perfectly for our family of three on our 5-day soccer trip. Much more economical and much more space than staying in a hotel. Everything clean and functional. Some things were a little worn, but there is everything you could need for your time away. Walking distance to Publix and some restaurants. I would recommend this condo to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Very good but few issues

  • 3 of 5

Condo was in an excellent location with swimming pools, play area and tennis courts in the community easily accessible and available for guests who rented the condo. Beautiful beaches were closer by too. Condo was clean and good for our family. However, the drawbacks were the sink in one of the bathrooms used to get clogged and required some maintenance. Secondly, the mattresses were bad so my husband had a kind of disturbed sleep with a painful back all the 4 days we stayed. Overall, I would say a very good condo with all the required amenities for a family but just a few small replacements required.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goodness. What a surprise to hear your comments about the mattresses. They are new, and we have heard great praise for them from other recent visitors. They are firm, so perhaps you would prefer a softer mattress. As you can tell from all of the tv advertising, mattresses are very individual with husbands and wives often not able to agree on the perfect mattress. Sorry that you did not enjoy your stay.
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nice place to stay while on vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sarasota; Tampa--45 miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Appleby's
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

Bradenton Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2017-2918
Dec 23 2017 - Apr 14 2018
14 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Winter 2018-2019
Dec 22 2018 - Apr 13 2019
14 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$94
$562
$1,875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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