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Barry & Patty Shea

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Berrywinkle South ...Fun In The Sun At River Strand

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Bradenton Condo Rental Photos and Description

Brand new (Aug.2013) 2 bed 2 bath (plus queen sleeper) condo.

Our home away from home is a beautifully furnished 2 bed, 2 bath plus den unit in the luxurious River Strand community. River Strand offers everything that you could want on your vacation including a 27 hole championship golf course, eight lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a 39,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with formal and casual dining, a 3500 sq. ft. health and fitness spa with a resort style pool, as well as pool and cabana facilities throughout the community. Our condo is conveniently located on the 2nd floor overlooking the 6th hole of the Estuary course, with water views from the screened in lanai. The unit is bright and open with a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, 4 stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar and spacious dining area. The den has a queen size sleeper sofa and the adjoining living room has a 47 inch flat screen 'Smart t.v.' The spacious master bedroom has a king size bed, 32 inch flat screen t.v., walk in closets and ensuite with large walk in shower. The guest room also has a 32 inch flat screen t.v. and the 2 twin beds can be made into a king if preferred. The guest bath is located conveniently across the hall and has a shower as well as a soaker tub. For the convenience of our guests we have WiFi, free long distance phone calls to Canada and U.S., and a washer and dryer in the unit. We also have our storage room stocked with beach chairs, beach umbrella, cooler, and push carts for the golfers who enjoy an afternoon game walking the course.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Barry & Patty Shea (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Barry & Patty Shea

We are a retired Canadian couple who love to golf, and love the Bradenton/Sarasota area and everything it has to offer. Due to family commitments we are unable to be in Florida as much as we would like,so we rent the unit when we can't be there, in hopes that others can enjoy life in paradise .

Barry & Patty Shea purchased this condo in 2013

Why Barry & Patty Shea chose Bradenton

We chose this property because of the friendly community setting , quality golf, and the beautiful landscaping throughout the entire neighbourhood.There are many social activities to enjoy at the clubhouse and it is in close proximity to a huge selection of excellent shopping and dining, as well as less than 30 minutes to the beautiful sandy beaches of the gulf coast. We just love it !

What makes this condo unique

We chose our particular unit in River Strand because of its bright open concept and a view of the golf course that we really enjoy. The 2nd floor is very convenient because no time is wasted waiting for the elevator and our front door is only steps from the stairway. Our building is close to the back gate, so it is a convenient alternative when running out for a quick errand; and one of the pools is located directly across the street from our building, so there's no need to get in the car if you feel like taking a pool break. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation is right at your finger tips.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Berrywinkle South ...Fun In The Sun At River Strand
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for January 2015. The condo was excellent - new, very well equipped and tastefully decorated. The golf course is excellent - 27 challenging holes and very friendly club house and players. Enjoyed the golf and other activities at the club house.

The owner was great to work with - answering all my questions and doing a couple of special favours as well.

Would definitely recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best to date

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing but praise for this unit, in its decor and furnishings. Kitchen so well equipped it was hard to maintain our diet throughout our stay. Convenient heated swimming pool for a dip after a round of golf on 5 star course across the street. Owners are super friendly and accomodating. Looking forward to our return next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this condo. The coastal theme decor feels professionally done. Everything was brand new spotlessly clean and best quality. View of Estuary golf course from lanai was breathtaking and conducive to relaxing on comfortable patio furniture. Thoroughly enjoyed three nines of Arther Hills designed golf course and practice facilities. We enjoyed a sumptious dinner at the beautiful club house. Close proximity to great shopping and beaches. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
River Strand Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
River Strand Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
River Strand Clubhouse
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: necessary

River Strand is a golf and tennis community located just off I-75. It has 27 championship holes, excellant practice facilities and 8 Har-Tru tennis courts. There is a 3500 sq. ft. fitness center, billiard room and card room located in the clubhouse. There is a beautiful resort style pool as well as a resistance pool and 4 other pools throughout the neighborhood, as well as numerous walking and biking trails.The beautiful sandy gulf beaches are less than 30 minutes away, and the Bradenton-Sarasota area offers live theatre , concerts and local performing arts, as well as the Bradenton River Front Boardwalk . Stroll around the famous St. Armands Circle or enjoy the sights of quaint downtown Sarasota . If it is professional sport you enjoy Tampa has NFL , MLB, and NHL depending on the season . Closer to home the Pittsburgh Pirates training camp is a short drive away in Bradenton .


Rates & Availability

Bradenton Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
Winter Shoulder
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Fee $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Membership Transfer Fee $200
Tax Rate 11.5%

There is a one time departure fee of $130 and a one time resort membership transfer fee of $200 . The resort transfer fee covers all amenities including golf , tennis , etc. ( golf carts are required and there is a charge of $23 per person per 18 holes . Later in the day carts are not required and there are push carts available in the locker .

A deposit of $500/month of rental is required immediately and is fully refundable up to 60 days prior to check in . The balance will be due 60 days prior to check in and is non-refundable unless the condo is re-rented for the same period . The refund percentage will be subject to the amount collected from new renter . Rates and expenses are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed .

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Bradenton Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be put together to be King
  • Both bedrooms have 32 inch flat screen t.v.s
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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