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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Elegant condo-- 10 minutes to Anna Maria Island
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 33 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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4

Clean, cozy and convenient. The airport was 20 minutes, the beach 20 minutes and groceries 3 minutes

  • 4 of 5

A surprise trip to Bradenton for a memorial service posed a real challenge. Thankfully Shorewalk condo was available. This 2 bedroom / 2 bath ground floor unit made visiting family and friends a breeze. Our host was very helpful with directions and instructions for the security entrance, tv, laundry, where to shop,etc.

Our next trip to Bradenton will be for fun and sun. This condo will be ideal, so we plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Just fyi for your next visit, if you head straight down Cortez, it is 10 minutes to Anna Maria Island. There you will find Coquina Beach with lots of parking, life guards and changing areas. And the beautiful sugar sand beaches of the gulf.
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5

Beautiful Condo~Clean Comfortable and Convenient to Beaches Restaurants and Shopping

  • 5 of 5

This condo was exactly as pictured. Clean, comfortable and close to restaurants, and shopping. It was a quick walk over the bridge to the pools and only a short drive to beaches. There were nice beach chairs, umbrellas, toys and towels for our use, which we appreciated not having to pack! This was a "girls" trip for us, Grandma, Mom and 2 daughters. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. Hope you'll come back soon.
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5

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Owners are very involved and available.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! My family and I really enjoyed our stay! And the master bedroom mattress was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. So glad you like a firmer mattress. Hope that you will come to visit us again.
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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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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65

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.