Beautiful Braden River Waterfront Retreat!

Dock view from the kayakThe house and grounds!Community pool next doorFrom the loftFrontGreat roomBack of the house-fishing or manatee watchingBreakfast areaPrivate dock on the Braden River for relaxingKitchen with granite countertops and a great viewView through great room & lanai to riverDiningNew large lanai overlooking riverLanai hammockAmazing sunrises & sunsets off the dockBeautiful master bedroomHuge ensuiteUpstairs bedroomSecond upstairs bedroomUpstairs loftRendering of new screened lanai in backFishing in  the back yard!!Community playground next door as wellBoat accessible restaurants off the riverClean white sand beaches on June 17 2010Floor Plans
“ Excellent ”
23 Reviews


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per week: $850 - $1,050
Per month: $3,100 - $3,800
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Bradenton vacation home rental
Overlooking the Braden River with it's incredible sunsets, this spacious fully furnished home features a west facing lanai with a hammock, dining tables, WiFi throughout and lounge seating as well as a private dock for fishing, kayaking or watching the manatees and exotic birds. Next door there is also a large community pool, tennis court, volleyball court and playground for the children. Nearby adventures include the beaches of Sarasota and Tampa,the Pirates spring training field and the Orlando theme parks - it is an ideal location!

PS No pet policy due to allergies

FIRST FLOOR has 18 foot high cathedral ceiling, tile & carpet floors.
LIVING-ROOM with 42"flat screen TV,DVD,CD,STEREO with surround sound
DINING-ROOM with table & chairs sitting for 6
BREAKFAST AREA with table & chair seating for 4 & Breakfast bar seating for 3,
KITCHEN large open with Granite countertops,microwave, fridge with ice & water,pantry,PH
MASTER BEDROOM with sliding doors to back yard,(1)King size bed, flat screen TV, Radio/Alarm, Office desk,PH & High speed Fibre Optic connection WiFi, walk-in closet
MASTER BATHROOM with granite top vanity, garden tub, walk in shower & separate toilet room.
COVERED LANAI with dining tables for 8, casual seating area and hammock

BEDROOM #2 (1)Queen size bed, dresser, alarm clock/radio
BEDROOM #3 (1)Queen size bed,dresser, alarm clock/radio
LOFT/BEDROOM #4 (1)Queen size pull out couch, dresser
BATHROOM located between the bedrooms.

Large community pool, children's playground, tennis & volleyball next door
Fishing & kayaking from the backyard
River access in back of house
Security system.
High speed fibre optic internet connection.
Free local calls within USA.
150 channels of TV-Programming.
Filtered drinking water.
30 foot boat dock to use with your own or rented boat.

The house is located:
5 minutes by boat to the Manatee River, 15 minutes to Sarasota Bay & 20 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico
5 minutes walking distance to shopping center, Publix grocery store and restaurants.
10-20 minutes by car to downtown and Public Beach.

2 kayaks & paddles
2 beach bikes
1 Trek road bike
Gas Barbeque
Fooseball/air hockey table
Golf Clubs
Fishing rod
XBox & games
Chess/Backgamon board & other board games
Area Information
This special home is at the mouth of the Braden River at the Manatee, minutes from Tampa Bay and the the beaches of Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Conveniently located between Tampa and Sarasota, a five minute drive from Highway 75, it takes advantage of the cultural, recreational and shopping areas of both major cities. Surrounded by bird santuaries, the Tidewater Preserve, barrier islands with beaches, waterfront restaurants, historic forts, lighthouses, Botanical Gardens, and nearby shopping centers.

Nearby Attractions:

Golf courses with over 60 in the area
Pirates Baseball Spring training
Jungle Gardens
Big Cat Habitat
Tree Umph Adventure Course
Disney & Universal (2+- hour drive away in Orlando)
Parker Manatee Aquarium
The Ringling Museum of Art
Bishop Planetarium
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary
G. Wiz Interative Science Center
Tidewater Preserve
Sarasota Opera
Florida West Coast Symphony
Sarasota Ballet of Florida
Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum
Circus Sarasota
St. Armands Circle - world class shopping
Bollettieri Tennis Academy
J.P. Igloo Ice Rink

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2012 Apr 30 2015 - - $1,050 $3,800 1 Week
May 01 2014 Nov 30 2015 - - $850 $3,100 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.5%
Deposits: Varies with length of stay
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: All costs except cleaning fee are included in the rate!! The cleaning fee & it's tax is $167.50. There is also a 2.5% fee for using Paypal or a charge card for payment.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Lanai
  • Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Bikes
  • Housekeeper
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Kayak
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

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

  • Bicycling
  • Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Ocean
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (5 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (5 miles)
  • Surfing
    (10 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (10 miles)
  • Water Park
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (10 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (10 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Bradenton, Florida

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Gilda Perez

Gilda Perez

Miami, FL

Loved this place

March 16, 2015

Very comfortable, lean home. Close to the beach without the crowding. When we did not want to go to the beach, we had the pool right next door. The dock is super relaxing and so were the river activities. Want to go back soon.

T.j. Jensen

T.j. Jensen

Brown Deer, WI

great get away

July 8, 2014

We stayed there for a week and was more then we expected. plenty of room for 6 of us. very cozy place with lots to do in the area. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Christen Prete

Christen Prete

New York

Beautiful views, great for a family

January 7, 2014

This house was perfect for a family of 5! There was plenty of room for all of us. It was clean and spacious, and the backyard view of the river was beautiful. The kids enjoyed fishing off the dock, and kayaking in the river. Having a grill made it easy to BBQ with family. Would definitely recommended this place and would consider staying here again.

Melody A. Arnold

Melody A. Arnold

Weeki Wachee, Florida

Home Away Retreat

October 16, 2013

My husband and I came in town for a wedding and stayed at the Braden River Waterfront Retreat the first week of October. My husband grew up on the Manatee and Braden River so we wanted to bring our boat and explore the rivers and remember good times from our past. The house was great! We enjoyed the large porch and dock for sunsets. It was great because family could come over and visit us during our stay. I would highly recommend this house.

Elecia Boswell

Elecia Boswell

Lakeland Florida


June 29, 2013

We had a fantastic time while on vacation. We stayed at the Braden River Retreat house. Such a beautiful house, more then what we expected. The pool was shut down for a couple of days we never asked why. Kids had a blast when they were able to go to the pool, playground and fishing from the dock. Went over to the beach a couple of days which isn't far at all. Other the people and groceries this house came equipped with everything a stay at this house needs. We enjoyed ourselves during our stay at this house and would love to come back again in the future. Thank you for allowing us.

Constance Spencer

Owner's reply:

Come back any time-just let us know when!!! Glad that you enjooyed the house!! Thank you, Connie

Rhonda Jolly

Rhonda Jolly

Bradenton, FL

Fabulous Getaway

June 6, 2013

Awesome amazing home directly on the water. This home has it all......... kayaks to tour around the peaceful manatee river, swim in the pool next door, kids play in the amazing park right next door, and you can grill out on the covered deck at night or from the dock and watch the sunset. This home has everything at an affordable price. I rented this house for relatives for my son's graduation and everyone loved it. It is a short 45 minute drive to the airport, and about a 25 minute drive to the beach depending on traffic. You really don't need the beach as this home is on the river and you have a large lap pool at the community pool next door. There is even a tennis court and sand volleyball pit with outdoor grill. The pool has a security guard and they make sure there are no unsupervised kids etc.... at the pool. The home is large and has everything you need. Plenty of space for 8-10 people if there are kids. The home is nicely decorated and completely furnished with all the amenities. Truely worth the price and beats any hotel in the area. Thanks for an amazing stay.

Harmen Terlouw

Harmen Terlouw

Friesland, The Netherlands

Wonderful located villa

May 21, 2013

Stayed 2 weeks in the house with family of four. Married couple with to teenager boys. Very nice spot for fishing, kayaking in the river and a relaxed stay in the house. Buy frozen bait at the Walmart or live bait at the Shell tank station on Manatee Avenue and enjoy fishing from the dock. Dolphins (5 times) and a manatee came close to the dock. Caught 2 gars , one of them 4 feet. Use the community pool or tenniscourt at approx. 200 yards from the house. And discover the area with the nice beaches, outlet shopping centre Ellenton and so much more! Familiy Terlouw

Elisabeth Danger

Elisabeth Danger

Longwood, Fl.

Great Property!

April 21, 2013

I recently stayed in a rental home in Bradenton with a group of co-workers during a convention we were working at. When we got to the house we were blown away by how beautiful the home was inside and out. Gorgeous view, clean rooms and an overall fantastic stay!

Constance Spencer

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much for your great comments! I am so glad that you all had such a good visit as well - it is a really beautiful and unique spot! Come back any time! Connie

Betty jane Giles

Betty jane Giles



March 21, 2013

We totally enjoyed our stay. The house was so bright and clean and everything you needed was there. The chairs down on the dock were great to watch the sunset. We hated to leave.

Joanne Ficker

Joanne Ficker

Ottawa, Canada

Great kayaking

March 2, 2013

Great location on the river. We enjoyed our stay. The house is spacious and comfortable and in a quiet neighbourhood. Coffee on the dock in the morning and watching sunsets from the lanai were a nice start and end to the days.

Denise Dinelle Iampietro

Denise Dinelle Iampietro

Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful home!

January 10, 2013

We stayed at this property from dec 29th to jan 5th this holiday season and it was fantastic. The pictures do not do the home justice. It is filled with light and very warm and inviting. Everything we needed was provided. Two families of 4 adults and four Tweens/teens, lived comfortably. We even entertained another family of 4 one night and everyone was fine. The home is made for watching incredible sunsets, sitting on the dock, cooking in the wonderful kitchen, etc. but we went on daily trips shopping, to Busch gardens, to Clearwater beach and Sarasota and the outlet mall in Ellenton. The agent and owner are very accommodating and easy to work with. We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend this property.

Constance Spencer

Owner's reply:

Thank you Denise!! I am so glad that you and your family had such a good time - come back any time! Connie

Kayleen Jones

Kayleen Jones

Fairfax, VA USA

Braden River House

January 4, 2013

This house was perfect for our family. The dock, fishing equipment, kayaks, gas grill, lanai, hammock, bikes - we enjoyed it all. Our family consisted of a 17 year old grandchild, adult children, and (grand) parents. The home was certainly more than adequately equipped for cooking and just hanging out together. We had ample space to set up a large puzzle and an additional "craft" area that did not need to be disturbed when it was time to cook or eat. We had planned on a few excursions to Orlando attractions but found ourselves rather enjoying our activities at the house and only made it to Orlando once. So it served us very well. The only downside would be a lack of a half bath somewhere in the house but it was a minor blip for us and we all agree that this house and our experience in Bradenton was a two thumbs up for us!

Constance Spencer

Owner's reply:


Thank you very much for the great review and I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed the house! Come back any time!! Connie

Nicole Ferris

Nicole Ferris

New Brunswick Canada

It is a beautiful waterfront retreat!!

May 5, 2012

My husband and I rented the Braden River house the last week of April and we were extremely happy with the property. Beautiful house, grounds, and our favorite spot was out in the screened in porch and out on the deck over looking the river. The house had everything we needed for the stay with a grocery store, very close by and very beautiful beaches a short drive away. I highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to visit the Sarasota/Bradenton River-Beach area. You will not be disappointed!!! 5 stars and more! We hope to return to the area again soon. Nicole

Peggie Ravida

Peggie Ravida

Bethany Beach, Delaware

Lovely month

February 6, 2012

Tthe weather was so wonderful in January. We used the kayaks and took a bike ride. Sunsets were beautiful, medical students next door were very friendly and the beds very com fortable. Approx. 20 minutes to the beaches and close to 75 for traveling to Sarasota.



Orlando fl


December 5, 2011

We had our family Thanksgiving here, great location, very peaceful, close to everything, we were supplied with everything we needed and more. My family had a wonderful time and would reccomment to anyone. Thank you

Fred Young

Fred Young

Dalton, Ga.

Great Vacation

June 25, 2011

My wife, daughter and her friend, my son and his friend, and myself had a great time. The house was beatiful, the surroundings with the river at the back, the access to the swimming pool was very convientant, and we all felt very comfortable and secure. I would strongly recomend the vacation spot.





April 10, 2011

Excellent home for a vacation rental. The river is beautiful, home and location perfect.

Larry Felten

Larry Felten

Sheboygan, WI USA

Beautiful Place in a Perfect Location

March 29, 2011

The Braden River Home is a beautiful home located in a great location. Located in a residential neighborhood but right on the Braden River, it was like we had the best of both worlds. Out the back the views were gorgeous especially at sunset. We enjoyed fishing off the dock and watching nature. The home was very clean and everything was just as advertised. We stayed with our two college daughters and two of their friends and there was something to do for everyone. The location was great with Anna Maria Island beaches and Siesta Key Beach both within a half hour. If we didn't get to the beach we were able to use the pool and tennis courts right next door. If we come to Florida again, we will definitely try for the Braden River Home again.

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

Ontario, Canada

Loved it

March 3, 2011

This is a lovely spot for a very relaxed holiday for those who enjoy sitting back and enjoying a lovely quiet scene. You are in a quiet residental area but all essential services are close by - nice restaurants and good grocery shopping. More exoctic attracions are within reasonable dstance. We visited the beaches. and enjoyed, the beaches a couple of time and especially enjoyed the Ringling art and circus museum. For reference, we are seniors around the 80 year mark. Don't want to be too enthusiastic as we would love to reture if we can.

Paula Clifford

Paula Clifford

Byron Center, MI

Braden River property review

February 2, 2011

Beautiful! Gorgeous home with everything you need to make your vacation enjoyable! Would definitely recommend it to our friends.

karl sanft

karl sanft

Henderson, Nv USA

get away from it all ...

December 23, 2010

Our family had a wonderful, relaxing stay at the Braden River home. My husband and teenage son fished every chance they had, our two girls loved sitting on the dock watching them. We spent a lot of time on that dock enjoying the peaceful river view. The home had everything we needed, minutes to Publix, WalMart and I-75. After being out most of the day it was always nice to return "home". Beautiful sunsets .....a great vacation home!



Charlotte, NC USA

Wonderful Home!

August 26, 2010

"I can't believe we have this whole beautiful house for us!" my daughter said. We had a great week in this gracious, spacious home. As advertised, it had everything we needed for our stay, except for us and our clothes! When we tired of hanging around the house or visiting the neighborhood pool just yards away, the beaches of Anna Maria Island were just a short drive to the west. The house is also very convenient to the interstate (which made it a quick trip north to the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area or south to Sarasota) and to shopping and other amenities. We have been to Florida several times before, but never to this area, which is welcoming to visitors yet less built up than some others. I cannot recommend it -- and this house -- enough.

Diane Parent

Diane Parent

Fort Mill, SC


June 6, 2010

Great place to stay... Great access to the river off of the dock connected with the house. Spacious rooms and all the necessities needed such has linens, pots and pans, dinner ware. located near stores and interstates for site seeing. It is like home away from home ... with a great view ...

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