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Gulf Coast luxury fully air conditioned private villa with own screened pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

3/4 bedrooms sleeps 6. 2.5 bath. Open plan living/dining areas. Full kitchen.

This lovely home is mid-way between Sarasota and St Petersburg and is located at The Fairways, in the heart of the Imperial Lakewoods. This quiet residential community is maintained to a very high standard, and is surrounded by lakes and the golf course of Moccasin Wallow Golf Club. This comfortable home overlooks natural preserves to the front and rear. The private, fully screened pool (29ft x 13ft, depth graduates from 3ft to 6ft) and outside dining area face south-west. Outside lighting makes for great evenings relaxing with family and friends over a meal.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are over 2 floors with air conditioning to both floors and access to the pool from the dining area. The fully equipped kitchen has an electric range, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. All utensils and kitchenware are supplied. There is a separate laundry room with large washer and dryer. The master bedroom features a king size bed and ceiling fan with remote control. It also has an en-suite bathroom with large shower enclosure and bath tub. Upstairs there is queen bed, 2 twin beds and 2 day beds, with a separate bathroom and shower. Four flat screen TVs, Blu-ray and secure Wi-Fi with inkjet printer feature in the home.

Nearby Bradenton has shopping, fishing and water sports. Sarasota is famous for its fabulous beaches and features the Mote Marine Aquarium, the Ringling Museum, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, theatres, boutiques, fine bistros and restaurants. The new Mall at University Town Center is a 20 minute drive south on the I-75.

There are 35 miles of award-winning white-sand beaches half an hour's drive away at St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Watersports are popular along the warm, calm Gulf Coast shoreline with dolphin watches, pirate and sea-life safari cruises, kayaking, kite surfing, windsurfing and snorkelling. There is also fine dining, beach bars and festivals. The Salvador Dali museum can be found in downtown St Petersburg.

A short drive from St Petersburg is the city of Tampa with more shopping, dining and night-life. It features the Florida Aquarium and there are rollercoaster thrills at Busch Gardens, sister park to Sea World at Orlando.

To the south of Sarasota is the world-class Siesta Key Beach, Myakka State Park, Venice, Fort Myers, Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.

More Details

Steve and Jean Swarbrick
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Steve and Jean Swarbrick

Steve and I were born and grew up in the North West of England and we currently live near Preston in the United Kingdom. We have been happily married for 20 years and have been visiting the USA since 1997. Our love of the Gulf Coast area of Florida resulted in the purchase of this lovely holiday home near Bradenton, Florida.

Steve and Jean Swarbrick purchased this house in 2005

Why Steve and Jean Swarbrick chose Palmetto

We liked the location as soon as we visited The Fairways in 2004, when we were looking for a place to buy. We bought "off plan" and the home was completed July 2005.

We like the convenience of being within 5 minutes of the I-75 so we can quickly access our favourite beaches, cafes and restaurants, etc.

What makes this house unique

The Fairways is a lovely, friendly, residential community and offers peace and tranquillity allowing you to relax and unwind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much! We had a great time. The villa was beautiful! It was a great location for us too! Sloan from Ohio.
Jun 2012
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Imperial Lakewood's House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , with hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with twin hand basins
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , En-suite with twin hand basins
  • Bathrooms are well lit with large mirrors and 'Hollywood' wall decor lighting. The downstairs bedroom has an en-suite with large walk-in shower and separate large corner tub. Hair dryer and hair straighteners are available.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 2 twin/ single , Also 2 seater sofa and flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Cot/Crib is a Pack n Play with fitted sheets for mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flat screen TV. Features ceiling fan with remote control
  • The downstairs bedroom, which overlooks the pool, has a large walk-in closet. All bedrooms have closets, lamps and radio alarm clocks. All bed linens, blankets, household towels and beach towels are supplied. The upstairs den has two day beds and can be used as an additional living and/or sleeping area having a 2 seater sofa and flat screen TV. There is also a play pen / cot for a baby.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free wireless internet and free telephone calls to Continental USA and Canada.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Gulf Coast luxury fully air conditioned private villa with own screened pool
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 32 reviews

Great stay, very spacious!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. The location had really easy access to 75 so we could go to any beach easily. Pool was perfect for our kids. They spent many hours enjoying it.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home...

  • 5 of 5

We both enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home immensely. It is situated in a lovely area and everyone we met was very friendly. Within easy reach of shopping and various eating places too. It was nice to 'chill out' by the pool after a trip out and we especially enjoyed the bbqs we had too. We look forward to possibly making a further booking for 2017! Many thanks Jean and Steve. You have a house to be proud of.. Aled and Bev x

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Preston, England

Lovely Family Home

  • 5 of 5

The house lived up to all expectations and we had a lovely relaxing time. It was clean and spacious and the pool is fantastic. We spent hours in it during the day and in the evenings after a day out. It is located in a very nice community and it was great to see children playing and locals gardening, etc. It felt like a very safe place to stay.

We picked Palmetto as we had been to Orlando a number of times and wanted to be close to the west coast beaches but also visit our favourite theme park, Busch Gardens. Manatee Beach on Anna Maria Island was our favourite.

For those who want to go shopping there are Malls within easy driving distance and our favourite shop for groceries, Publix. If you want to stay in and get a take away, Papa Johns is a phone call away.

We had a problem with the Iron and after speaking to the Property Manager, Martin, it was replaced the same morning which showed excellent customer service.

Having stayed for 10 nights there are plenty of places we hadn’t time to visit so would love to rent the house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We actually met Tony as he and his family live near us in the U.K. We enjoyed great correspondence with him and appreciated the constructive feed back we received. Martin was able to quickly respond to any requests. We have had a few returning guests this year and we would be delighted to welcome Tony and family some time in the future.
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Another Great Stay At This Family Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this villa, and once again, we had a fabulous time. Everything you need is in the home. The villa was spotless when we arrived. There had been a few changes since we last stayed in 2014. New bed in the master suite, so comfy. The house had been painted outside also, and new electrical goods. The actual neighbourhood it is on is very friendly, lots of people stop and say Hi, or wave as you go by in the car. I would not hesitate to recommend this gulf coast villa to families or couples if you are looking for a home away from home. Thanks to Jean and Steve.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted when this lovely family chose our home once again for their Florida holiday and this great review makes us feel we must be doing something right. We're pleased they liked and commented on the recent upgrades and that they appreciated the peaceful, relaxing and friendly neighbourhood. J & S.
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Great vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good experience and impression of this house. The house is well appointed with everything you would need for your vacation. The pool is great and fairly private. The house is clean and well maintained. It was everything we expected it to be. Only two things could improve this house in my opinion - a gas grill instead of charcoal and a new shower head in the master bath. The location is great - convenient to everything. Steve and Jean were great to work with. We will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review that is much appreciated. We're grateful too for the feedback which is very important to us as it helps us to address the needs of our guests. Steve and I will look into the points raised on our upcoming visit.
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Lovely home in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very pleased with the great amenities of this beautiful home, especially it's location in a golf course community where we felt safe and comfortable. It was nice to go for long walks in the morning and explore the surroundings. We like to cook our own meals and found the kitchen well equipped and the Publix Supermarket only a few miles away in Parrish. We also appreciated being able to get to Bradenton

beaches without having to go on the interstate. Or, with just a short drive on 275 we were able to drive to Fort Desoto Beach which is our favorite. The pool is very nice and our only criticism is that we weren't quite sure what to do with the blanket since we weren't having the pool heated. We wished there had been more thorough instructions about that. Other than that, the book of instructions provided by the management company was one of the best we have encountered in rental homes.

The rental process went quite smoothly and we found Jean and Steve to be a very responsive and accommodating owners. We requested an early check-in as we had a late flight into St. Petersburg and stayed there the night before. There was no problem honoring our request. Super!

We would definitely stay here again. Thank you Jean and Steve.

Karen and John

Harrisburg, PA

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear when guests enjoy their stay in our home and appreciate the location and the lovely surroundings. Jean and Steve.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Moccasin Wallow Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Moccasin Wallow Golf Course Club House
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Bradenton/Anna Maria and St Pete's
Car: necessary

This private, fully air-conditioned home with fully screened pool and outside dining area is situated in the quiet, peaceful community of The Fairways, Imperial Lakewoods.

This luxury home is in a super location. Just 5 minutes from the I-75 it is quick and easy to get to many fantastic places. Ellenton Prime Outlets, for discount shopping, is only 3 miles away. Beautiful Sarasota and great shopping at St Armands Circle can be reached within 40 minutes, along with the fabulous beaches of Longboat, Lido and Siesta Keys. Take the drive down from Anna Maria Island south through Longboat, Lido and Siesta or north-west across the Sunshine Skyway to Tampa, St Petes and Clearwater, all are easily reached from the I-75. The nearest beaches are St Pete's and Anna Maria Island, each within 25 miles. The theme parks of Busch Gardens are just an hour's drive away and Disney and Universal parks in Orlando are only 90 minutes drive on the I-75

Golf: This lovely two-storey home is located at the Fairways, Imperial Golf Course, Palmetto. The 500 acre, 72 par golf course is one of over 85 courses within a 40 mile radius and features many lakes and conservation areas.


Rates & Availability

Imperial Lakewood's House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - May 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 24 2017 - Jul 29 2017
10 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.72

* Reduced rates are available for stays of 21 nights or more - please contact home owner for quote.

* Rates are quoted in British pounds. Please select your own currency to pay securely online. Payment by personal check/cheque is also accepted in U.S dollars and British pounds.

* Rates include taxes at 11%, all utilities and clean.

* Pool heat may be required between the months of November and March. This is optional at an extra £75 per week.

* Security deposit will be returned 14 days after departure (subject to there being no damage or additional cleaning necessary) via HomeAway refunds online or by check/cheque.

* A minimum of two weeks notice is required to book this home.

* A reservation deposit of £200 is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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