Private, waterfrt, heated pool, pet friendly, boat

private tropical lagoon and  tikiPrivate tiki barbeach entry and swim up cocktail tableTropical heated lagoon with Tiki BarSunset at Casa EncantadaThe huge dining room has water view and seats 12The gourmet kitchen is large and open to the dencook's kitchen and barwaterfront master bedroomBedrooms have beautiful water viewsTwin bedroom with lagoon view Enter paradiseAnother stunning sunset at CasaThere is always a cool breeze under the BanyanA bird watcher's dream vacation!Wade out to watch the magical manatees!Kayak with manatees at sunsetView from the house to the streetYour own private tiki barView from your pets' own dog park!A glimpse of old FL by boat near Terre Ceia BayPalmetto Borealis?A great spot for reading outside the masterEnter the gates to your private estateoutdoor kitchen & living room22ft luxurious pontoon
“ Excellent ”
15 Reviews
2212 6th St W, Bradenton, FL 34221


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per week: $3,200
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Bradenton vacation home rental
Spend your vacation at a spacious, beautiful, pet friendly home on 200 ft. of tropically landscaped waterfront. Casa's BOATER'S PACKAGE includes unlimited use of Slow Dancer, our 22ft. ultra luxurious pontoon that accommodates 12 people. Or choose the Captain's Package which includes the pontoon boat plus our 10 1/2' hardbottom zodiac for zipping around the bay, fishing and exploring. Tropical landscape including Coconut palms, orchids, frangipani,huge banayan, sea grapes, etc.. This is not a canal home or a condo. Mangroves and an intimate, private sandy beach on Hooker Bay at the mouth of the Manatee River are rare if not impossible to find and make a perfect retreat that your friends, family and water loving dogs will fall in love with. This spacious, beautiful private home has never been offered as a vacation home before. In the town of Palmetto, a virtually undiscovered "old Florida" historic town just across the "Green" bridge from Bradenton, you will drive down 6th Street under huge oak trees with Spanish moss waving in the breeze. Enter the private gate and begin your one of a kind vacation. Close to Anna Maria Island,Sarasota, Venice St. Pete and Clearwater Beach. In addition, there are great golf courses and we are an east trip to all the theme parks such as Disney world, Busch Gardens, Universal, Sea World and Lego Land.

Facing due West on secluded Hookers Bay, just 5 minutes by boat to Tampa Bay, the sunsets are unsurpassed and are a daily breath taking event. As you sit on the deck under the huge banyan tree, enjoy a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail as the show begins. Every evening, thousands of birds fly by at the first hint of dusk, heading home to Emerson Point, a bird sanctuary just 2 miles north. Bird watcher's will love the Great blue herons, spoonbill rosettes, sea gulls, cormorants, night herons, skimmers, egrets, pelicans and kingfishers and many more, who stop by regularly for a snack of baitfish right on your beach, just feet away from you.
Right about now is the beginning of the perfect fishing time, usually signaled by a pair of dolphins, Mary Kay and Lola, who routinely cruise through, running fish out of the water, a true spectacle to watch. Hookers Bay is known as the best fishing spot between the Manatee River and Tampa Bay. Snook, redfish, trout, flounder, tarpon and mangrove snapper are plentiful. The Manatee River is named that for a reason. Hooker Bay in front of Casa is a legally protected manatee feeding area. Want a closer look? Wade out in water as shallow as waist deep and watch from as close as a foot away. Or you can see them from shore as they come up for air. And don't forget to keep the tradition of ringing the bell at the last glimpse of the setting sun.
If you're looking for some serious fishing flats fishing guides and deep sea fishing guides are available. If diving is your thing we've got you covered.
Fishing, kayaking, swimming, and biking are all available. If sports are your thing we are minutes from the IMG Academy, Bollettieri and Mckechnie, Field, spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Take a 20 minute ride to the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island. Visit the historic fishing village of Cortez. But first you will have to drag yourself away from Hookers Bay, a tough thing to do!

The home itself is large with an amazing cook's kitchen. Two refrigerators, granite countertops, two sinks -- even someone who doesn't cook will be inspired! Fix a cocktail at the wet bar.Dine al fresco in the dining room that seats 12 while gazing at the water and wildlife outside the oversized sliding glass doors. The screened porch offers shelter in the event of an afternoon shower or casual dining with family and friends and is perfect for sleeping overnight. Lounge in the living room beside the fireplace or the kitchen, bar and den area to watch games on the 52" HD TV. There are no stairs - one story only. This home is easy to reach with reasonably priced flights from just about anywhere to Sarasota or Tampa. As cliché as it sounds, this is truly paradise in your own private waterfront home! Discover the "real" Florida! Owners also have a wonderful mountain home in North Georgia for rent -- listing #38878.
Area Information
This unique home is minutes from white, sandy beaches, Anna Maria Island. Beautiful Tampa Bay is a short ride down the Manatee River. The home is on Hooker Bay, famous for its fishing, and just across the bridge from Bradenton. Guided fishing tours are available (redfish, snook, etc). Within 5 miles of bird sanctuaries with hiking and bike trails. Take a boat ride to historic Egmont Cay and tour historic fort sites plus oldest lighthouse in Florida. Ft. Desoto is also close by. Waterfront restaurants are everywhere - Mar Vista is a favorite. Go North and visit St. Petersburg and Tampa or make a day trip to Orlando to visit Disney World and all other attractions. The home is located in historic Palmetto where you can bike or take the golf cart to the marina and nearby restaurants. A fantastic location with every water sport you can imagine. Take the kayak out and watch as dolphin glide underneath you. Or watch the manatees from your deck under the banyan tree.

Nearby attractions:
Disney World & Theme Parks
Sea World
Bush Gardens
Anna Maria Island
Bradenton Village of the Arts
Cortez Fishing Village
Bradenton River Walk
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
The Jon & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Sarasota Ballet of Florida
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary
Asolo Theater Festival
Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium
G. Wiz Interative Science Center
Sarasot Opera
Florida West Coast Symphony
The van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum
Circus Sarasota
St. Armands Circle - world class shopping
Bollettieri Tennis Academy
J.P. Igloo Ice Rink
Golf courses - over 60 in the area
Pirate Spring training

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 - - $3,200 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.5%
Deposits: $500 refundable deposit.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $250.00 cleaning fee. Pet fees, $100 per dog. BOATER'S PACKAGE 22 ft. San Pan luxury pontoon boat w/ 90 hrp Yamaha, $975 6 days of exclusive unlimited use in daylight hours. Captain's Package includes the pontoon plus our 10 1/2 ' hard bottom v hull zodiac for an additional $300.


  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • 1 Double Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Bikes
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • Housekeeper
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Kayak
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Ice Skating
    (7 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (3 miles)
  • Ocean
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (10 miles)
  • Pool
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Surfing
    (10 miles)
  • Snorkeling
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (5 miles)
  • Water Park
    (10 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (5 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Brand new heated pool surrounded by tropical landscaping and just steps from the master bedroom. Tiki bar. Bikes -- ride to restaurants, marina. Private beach with umbrella, chairs, rafts, kayak, fishing equipment. Dining room with water view seats 12. Property is private, gated with dog park. Cook's kitchen w/granite countertops. Large screen t.v., t.v. in master bedroom, house faces West so spectacular sunsets every night, fireplace. Spacious 2 car garage. BOATER'S PACKAGE 20ft Bennington Pontoon Boat, exculsive unlimited use, or Captain's Package which includes the pontoon plus the 10 1/2 ' hardbottom zodiac for zipping around the bay, fishing and exploring.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Bradenton, Florida

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Great Place, very relaxing.

March 7, 2014

Had a great time at Casa. So busy relaxing, boating, watching wildlife, kayaking and cycling, we didn't get time to read a book! Well looked after by Julie, a good laugh had by all. Thank you.

Julie Ellis

Owner's reply:

We love our guests

Mike Pascoe

Mike Pascoe

Dothan, AL USA

Comfy, cosy place that is hard to beat

January 19, 2014

Rented Casa for a XMAS family get-together 21 - 27 December. It was a wonderful, peaceful, secluded property located at the end of the street and situated on the Manatee River. Everything was exactly as advertised on VRBO. Owners take great pride insuring the comfort of their guests. We experienced a couple of maintenance issues discovered upon arrival, but quickly dealt with by Capt Julie - even with Christmas two days away. The home has a great pool, cabana, and just a nice place to sit back and enjoy the surroundings and glorious sunsets.

Daniel Stillman

Daniel Stillman

Asheville, NC

Great family vacation

June 26, 2013

Had a wonderful stay at Casa. The location was ideal for us, on Hooker Bay with beautiful sunsets. The pool was lovely, just the right size with a seated section under an umbrella. There was also plenty of seating by the pool with shade. Renting the pontoon boat was also a highlight, we were able to travel to Anna Maria island several times, seeing numerous dolphins along the way. We had several Manatees in our backyard and watching them feed was fun. Caught a nice Redfish that I cooked up on Father's Day, making it the best Father's Day ever. My wife prepared excellent gourmet meals every evening in the fabulous kitchen and the dining room table was large enough to seat everyone and some guests. Downtown Bradenton was just over a mile away and they had a block party one night that was a lot of fun. Great house for family gatherings, especially if you just want to sit outside, enjoy the beautiful breeze, and watch the boats come and go. Dan Stillman

Tang Liang

Tang Liang

Bloomington, Minnesota


June 20, 2013

Rented this house for my girlfriends college graduation and family vacation. Captain Julie is wonderful, she was great every step of the way. I'm bummed that we didn't get to spend more time with Capt Julie. But this home has everything you need!!! everyone in your family including dogs will enjoy this home! We can't wait to go back again!!!

Julie Ellis

Owner's reply:

I feel lucky to have such great guests. I hope to spend more time with Tang when he and his fiance visit Casa Encantada again.

lorna novach

lorna novach


a home away from home

April 9, 2013

WE really enjoyed our week at Casa. The home was very comfortable, the views incredible. The pool area is especially nice with plenty of seating. Its very private too. We used the kayaks, ping pong and bikes. Its nice to have the extra options for the kids. We really liked the large dining room table also. With 9 of us, it was easy to fit all at the large table where we dined almost every night.

Lori Isoardi Biggs

Lori Isoardi Biggs

Prineton IL

something for everyone

July 20, 2012

I have rented homes in Florida previously. This was by far the nicest! You have everything here! Fishing, kayaks, pontoon boat, beautiful home, amazing private pool. Has a very private feel, but Publix within 1 mile. Very easy drive to beautiful white sand beaches, shopping, restaurants. Take Captain Julie's suggestions. She knows the area well and just couldn't be more helpful! Great vacation, home is even nicer than in photos! Hope to return!!

Joan Schumacher

Joan Schumacher

Liberty Township, Ohio

Old Florida at its best

February 2, 2012

At first glance, we were in love with the property. After 2 weeks, we are trying to pretend we are not going to have to pack up, soon. Captain Julie and Pam are gracious hosts who have created an eclectic and whimsical paradise home. Peaceful mornings with coffee on the deck overlooking the river; relaxing afternoons drifting in the pool by the tiki hit; evening meals prepared in the chef-style kitchen and eaten on the lanai- ahhhhhhh.... And, there is lots and lots more that you have to discover for yourself! We feel so very fortunate to have enjoyed the simplicity and tranquility wrapped in precious time spent at Casa Encantada.

Charlene Conrad McCartney

Charlene Conrad McCartney

Houston, Texas USA

A "No Agenda" Vacation

August 2, 2011

"No agenda" was our motto and this house/property was the perfect place to make it happen. The main thing all 6 of us (2 couples with our parents) agreed upon is that the pictures do not do this place justice. The Tiki Bar and pool are perfect for lounging or having a little fun, depending on your mood. This was our most favorite area other than the kitchen. We all love to cook together and the wide open, updated & perfectly equipped kitchen was divine! We fished one day, went out on a kayak one morning, saw dolphins every other day of the week we were there. And then the manatees...nothing can prepare you for the excitement of seeing them come up out of the water SO close to you as they are feeding. We were very tempted to walk out to touch them, but you almost don't want to disturb them while they are gracefully showing you their beauty. We ate at The Waterfront on Anna Maria Island and that is an absolute MUST for a nice, sit down dinner. Food was exquisite and the thunderstorm that blew in just added to the atmosphere. The bedrooms are just the right size-the queen bedroom has its own "master" area at one end of the house with its own bathroom, a king-sized bed in another bedroom at the other end and 2 twin beds in the other bedroom that share a bathroom. Thank you to Capt. Julie for all her help and recommendations. We 1st made contact over a year ago and she remembered us. It's a quick drive from the Tampa airport and once you get there, you may not ever want to leave. The sunsets will leave you breathless...we will be hard pressed not to book this again next summer for our family vacation...we miss the place already!

Beverly Auteri Austin

Beverly Auteri Austin

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

A Slice of Eden

July 26, 2011

Where to start, the pictures just don't do this home justice. You can't put how the home makes you feel in pictures. This was a true home , you could feel the love that came from each piece of furnature selected, to the art decor on the walls. The owners truly made this house a home of relaxation and peace, comfort and joy. The oneness with the nature outside was amazing, all the birds , lizards , fish, the sounds of the waves as they rolled onto the beach and the sand crabs that scurried. I felt in my morning prayer by the Banyon tree that I was all alone and one with my God, at peace and close as I ever could get in this world.The pool , AMAZING!! you felt like you were on your own Island, Tiki Bar included. The grandchildren had so much fun , including the teens that took advantage of the kayaking in the Bay. Highly recomended for all ages, and hope to return. Don,t hesitate on this one , it won't disapoint. Thanks Julie and Pam for an amazing vacation!!!



Birmingham, AL USA


September 7, 2010

The place was great and very private. The pool was terrific and it was only a short ride to the beach on Anna Marie Island. The beaches there were great. If your are looking for a relaxing vacation this is the place to go.

patty magee

patty magee

Rochester, NY

5 STAR Beach house!

May 3, 2010

We can't say enough about this place.. everything was 5 star. The house itself is amazing, from the kitchen to bedrooms...but outside is even better. The views, beach, sand, kayaks & swing would have been enough - but the beautiful lagoon pool & tiki bar put this place above our expectations. We never wanted to leave! We dragged ourselves away for a few afternoons on Anna Maria Island (which was really great) but couldn't wait to get back to the house. If you are searching for a wonderful place, this is it. We have 2 small children & the pool was perfect for them, with 2 areas to wade in.. not to mention sand to dig in while you're sitting by the pool. We hope to be back sometime & we'll bring more people to share it with!

Kevin Wilck

Kevin Wilck

Madison, WI

Perfect Beach Home

April 12, 2010

If you are looking for a great beach home with a multitude of activities in one place, Casa Ecantada is the place Terrifc outdoor living space with fishing, kayaking, great views and a terrific pool to be enjoyed by the whole family. Inside the house is well appointed with a large kitchen. We stayed for a week and never went out for single meal as the best views and best seats in town were right in our backyard. Very relaxing and just what the doctor ordered, plus with all the options, your kids will have plenty to do and you don't have to wait in line to do it. We will definietly be back.

Renee Harbeson

Renee Harbeson


Renee from Atlanta

July 7, 2009

I usually don't write reviews but this place is definitely an exception to my rule. Some friends rented Casa Encatada for my Birthday and we stayed there a week. I really don't know where to begin; the house is comfortable and very beachy, the view and the sunsets are amazing (which you can see from the back window of the house). The place is teeming with nature everywhere you look, several varieties of large birds, manatees, porpoise and jumping fish. The town of Palmetto is very charming and the pace is just what you need when you want to slow down and relax. We went to several awesome restaurants on the water and had so much fun. All in all, I think it was my best Birthday yet. Please tell the owners Renee sent you (and maybe I will get a discount the next time I go). Ha Ha.

Debi Smith

Debi Smith

Orlando, Florida


May 25, 2009

My sister booked Casa Encantada from this website. Words cannot explain what a beautiful, awesome, relaxing time my family and I had while staying at Casa Encantada! This place has it all and we will never forget our trip to Palmetto, FL. We will surely refer to our friends/family and hopefully be able to come back for years to come! Thank you! Debi Smith, sister of Laurie Adams

Dick and Dianne Nielsen

Dick and Dianne Nielsen


Look No Further

May 14, 2009

After looking at scores of Florida rentals we chose this one. It had everything you desire and then some. The sunsets on the private beach were the ultimate, the kitchen a dream, and the views are the best! If privacy is what you want this is the place, yet close to all the shopping and restaurants you desire. We can't say enough and will return year after year. Thank you for the best, we will never look any further for our vacation getaway!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

This is one of the most magical places I have ever visited. Casa Encantada is perfectly furnished with beautiful artwork and furnishings. The view is amazing, the sunsets one of a kind. The water is just outside your door. Sitting under the banyan tree is amazing. All this privacy and yet within minutes of dining, shopping, all kinds of fun! I will definitely make a return visit to this one of a kind vacation rental. You must experience it to believe it!

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