HAPPY OURS-Walk to the nearest beaches

“ Excellent ”
15 Reviews
7808 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Villa
Per week: $850
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Bradenton vacation villa rental
Happy Ours is a 4 bed (2000 sf) villa on a tree lined avenue in a very quiet neighborhood.It has been completely remodeled everything including kitchen and pool are brand new.All linens and towels are high end hotel quality. Happy Ours is 5 minutes WALK to the beaches on Palma Sola Bay where you can BBQ your dinner and watch the dolphins play. Watch the awesome sunsets too. Dogs are allowed on the beaches here.Also walk another mile and see the manatees in the Palma Sola marina. A 5 minute drive and you are on the world class beaches of Anna Maria Island.
All the fantastic amenities of Bradenton are close by including shopping malls, fine dining and great golfing.
Disney is 90 minutes drive, Busch Gardens a 50 minute drive.
Area Information
Close by and well worth visiting is the shopaholics fix of St Armands Circle with many high class eateries and boutiques or just sit in the middle of the circle with an ice-cream and people watch.
Take a 10 minute drive to Longboat Key for the golf and to see some of the finest houses in the area.
Tampa and Clearwater are within an hours drive both with excellent beaches.
Check with NASA and see when the next shuttle launch is and take a trip to see it but on a very clear day we can see the shuttle go up here in Bradenton.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 06 2014 May 06 2015 - - $850 - 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.5%
Deposits: 25% of total plus refundable damages bond
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: $250.00 refundable damages bond Pool heating is $150.00 per week if required.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 2 Cribs
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lanai
  • Appliances

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

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

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
There are swings slides and play equipment on Coqina Beach and on Bradenton Beach so you can catch some rays while the children play.
There are many restaurants all within a couple of miles and a great variety including Steakhouses, Italian, Chinese. Thai. Sushi and Mexican as well as Outback, Applebees, Leroy Selmons,Bonefish Grill and Stonehouse.

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Bradenton, Florida

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Christy Tredway

Christy Tredway

Springfield, Oh

sooo nice & soooo worth every penny

August 6, 2014

We looked & looked for the right place to accommodate our families. My husband's & my family came together at thiis beautiful home for our vaca & it just made our stay fabulous. His family stayed in Anna Maria just about 15 minutes away on the beach. There place was right on the beach so it cost more but ultimately we had the "party" place for hosting dinners & such. We were all just amazed by the attention to detail with EVERYTHING! We loved the home. Very spacious, very charming, clean & absolutely everything you need to enjoy your stay we were just amazed at all the things they had their life Beach gear for the kids,chairs for the adults. Just literally everything. Owners were super friendly as well, my dad could have just stayed home from the beach & chat with David :) Thanks so much for the lovely holiday! We will cherish the memories forever!

Michael McDaniel

Michael McDaniel

Brevard County, Florida

Our vacation

July 30, 2013

All I can say is WOW. This house was absolutely relaxing from the word go, from very clean, to very spacious, to the right proximity to shopping, and best of all...the right price for the beach location!! My wife and kids were very excited to go and the reason we chose Happy Ours was the distance from home. With a recent car accident it is hard to travel long distances but Happy Ours also an excellent location for me as well. Thank you David for allowing us to stay in your vacation get-a-way and also for your very helpful directions on where to find some of the best deals around. Thanks again, Mike & Lisa



Latham, NY

Great Family Home

July 15, 2013

Our family had visited this area often, and now that my in-laws live here I guess I will be visiting even more now. This time we vacationed from the end of June right to the 4th of July---hot, hot, hot. This house rental was absolutely perfect for our family. This 4 bedroom house had enough sleeping room for everyone and the pool was just perfect. We loved the screened in patio that is connected to the house & pool areas- it was perfect for the kids to still be outside yet block the hot sun rays. This home is very kid friendly (could use a little childproofing for the toddlers) but has toys & gamed for the children. The pool has some toys to play with & even beach stuff. We loved the gate around the pool for the safety of the kids, very easy to handle when we wanted to just take a swim or close it off so the kids can not enter. We also love how close it is to the shopping centers & just a short drive over the bridge to AMI. David and Gwen (the owners) are such a delight- great people. David stopped by a few times and took care of whatever was needed---great personality-thanks. Our family will definitely be renting again!

Shelly Reuter

Shelly Reuter

Bartlett, IL

Fantastic Accomodations

June 17, 2013

A beautifully decorated home , with every accommodation you could want or need for a vacation stay. Dave , the owner was very informative and helpful with restaurant and sightseeing recommendations. I will definitely keep this property in mind for future trips.

Sharon Mcglinch

Sharon Mcglinch

Ludlow Falls, Ohio

Great Owners and Lovely Home

April 25, 2013

This house is in an ideal location and a very quiet neighborhood. It is very clean and a nice place to come home to after a day at the beach. We always rent houses for our vacation and this one ranks right up at the top of our list. The owners are the best and so very helpful. We highly recomend this one if you want to be close to Anna Marie Island. I also want to add it is very kid friendly.

Walter Baughman

Walter Baughman


Happy Ours

April 11, 2013

My family enjoyed our stay very much- as did our dog. The house is located in a beautiful neighborhood with a nice fenced in yard. Very clean. Very comfortable. Very Spaceous.

David Arrand

Owner's reply:

Thanks Walter, you guys and Mortimer were ideal guests and we would love to have you back again sometime!

Carol Schmidt

Carol Schmidt

Champaign, IL

Great Place!!!

July 7, 2012

We stayed the week during Tropical Storm Debbie...and still had a great time! House is very nice and clean....we spent alot of time on the lanai....and still swam in the pool. The kitchen is very well stocked. There are an over abundance of towels. There is alot of baby stuff that is very nice, there are plenty of chairs and tables. Our stay would have been perfect if it hadn't of been for the storm. This house is in a very quiet neighborhood, with grocery stores, a super Kmart, anything u need within a few blocks from the house. The owners were fantastic to work with and very nice. I will definitely go here again!!

Pam Davis Wilson

Pam Davis Wilson

Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL USA

Fabulous & Kid Friendly

June 25, 2012

We could not have been more pleased with the home and furnishings! Comfortable beds, roomy kitchen with plenty of space for eating, two separate living areas with additional covered porch area. The neighborhood was quiet and it was an easy walk to the water. The beaches, shops, and restaurants are all within 5-10 min drive. Outlet shopping was great at Ellenton. The pool area is fantastic and our 4 and 2 year olds had a terrific time in the pool and we rested easy with the additional fencing that is provided around the pool (in addition to pool screened area) for safety purposes. The sections easily were pulled back allowing us to play and then "lock it up" for when we were not in the pool! There were LOTS of towels provided--both beach and bath sizes. A basic "bring with me next time" list would include: paper towel, toilet paper, trash bags, dish soap and/or dishwasher soap pods, snack baggies with seasonings for cooking, cooking pan spray, and bath soap. The kitchen is fully equipped and we did not lack anything for cooking at the house. We absolutely loved the location and price. David stopped by to welcome us and provide local directions and we missed meeting Gwen as we were out when she called. The decor is fun and yet comfortable. The "kids'" room was best described by our 4 year old granddaughter when she shouted with glee, "Oh grammie, it''s sooooo colorful!" We had 6 adults and 2 children and were very comfortable! Our family unanimously agreed that we would definitely like to return!

pete grosewald

pete grosewald

NW NJ (4 OF 6),SF AREA((1 OF 6); RAPID SD(1 OF 6)


January 1, 2012

perfectly equipped house in terms of furnishings, accessories (towels,beach chairs,books,local brouchures,games), could have used a few more (bare bones level) staples (paper towels,toilet paper, sugar substitute,etc.) or a list of what was available. Owners were friendly & helpful. Priced right. ( many other similar properties were overpriced). In a quiet, relaxed neighborhood near attractions,shopping and restaurants, from fast food through gourmet.

David Arrand

Owner's reply:

Thanks for your kind words Pete, note has been taken of some basics. Hope to maybe see you again next year.

Carolyn Larson

Carolyn Larson

Minneapolis, MN

Wonderful place to vacation!

December 5, 2011

We stayed at this house and loved it! The house is beautiful, spacious and well-stocked with everything you need for a vacation. The pool was great for our young children, and we were located so close to the beach, that every day we were able to have fun in the pool AND the beach. The owner was friendly and very helpful also. Oh, and there are stores just down the block too for necessities. We plan to come back again!!




vacation on hold

July 11, 2010

Well Our Vacation Had To Be Put On Hold,due To Myself, Had To Have A Hip Replacement,the Owner David Was Real Understanding,let Him No Months In Advance We Would Not Be Comeing,,so We Work Something Out For Next Year,had Him Keep What I Had Paid On,so We Would Be Sure To Get It In 2011,i Have To Say Hes Great At Working With Us,so Thankful ,,,looking Forward To 2011,,

Kimberly Watts

Kimberly Watts

Cape Cod, USA

Fabulous & Family Friendly!

May 6, 2010

Our family truly enjoyed this family friendly vacation home. We have three kids, 6,5, and 2 and there were household items, toys, books for everyone. The house was very spacious so we had both sets of grandparents join us during our stay. The location was convenient to the prettiest beaches I have ever seen and a nice stroll brought you to the Bay beach which you can see dolphins swimming. I want to go back next year. Thanks, Dave & Gwen!!

Marlene Nitschke

Marlene Nitschke

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Not like I had hoped!

January 12, 2010

The property and surroundings were very nice, however we didnt have enough hot water - after two showers...the water began to get cold. The dishes needed to be rewashed - especially the glasses and cooking utensils. The shower in the master bedroom (the door portion) full of mildew. The pool was heated, but with the cold temperature, we could not maintain the heat. There is a pool cover in the garage, however no mechanism to roll and unroll over the pool???? My friends rented a house on Brooklia Drive in Sabal Harbour for much less money and it was just nice. Sorry but I cannot rate this as a 4* accommodation.

Lynn Hedrick

Lynn Hedrick


Yes indeed, Happy Ours!

July 20, 2008

Everything was exactly as described. David was very friendly. We loved the house and the amenities! If you are looking for a nice place to stay where the landlord doesn't bother you then this is it. Also, very nice linens and dishes. Very convenient location for shopping. In fact, one of the nicer houses we have rented in the Gulf region. Thanks David. Pleasure meeting you. One of the Lynn's! (There were 2 Lynn's). (:

Mark  McKenzie

Mark McKenzie

Southgate, MI

Happy hours at Happy Ours

June 26, 2008

What a beautiful place, well situated close to Manatee beach and Anna Marie Island. The home is very nice, the pool was wonderful and we had a very nice time. It was centrally located to everything we wanted to do and we will surely be staying there again in the future. Excellent people to deal with, they made the entire process very easy, highly recommended.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"Paradise Found" from 2 anniversary couples from Canada.
"It is a wonderful world" from family from New York.

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David Arrand

David Arrand

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    St Chads, Wolverhampton England
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    Lifestyle Family Fitness
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