Classic large lakefront family home upscale gated

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“ Excellent ”
17 Reviews
4614 61st Dr E, Bradenton, FL 34203


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 10
Type: Villa
Per week: $1,400 - $1,600
Per month: $4,000 - $5,200
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Bradenton vacation villa rental
Classic large lakefront family home in upscale gated community just north of Sarasota city line in Bradenton.  3100 sf of light airy openess highlighted with colorful carpets, fabrics, and art prints decorated by architect couple.  Simply smart and elegant. Three lounges: den with 42" TV, formal livng room and dining room, family room with 50" TV (open to kitchen). Four bedrooms utilizing four full bathrooms: large King lake view master suite with ensuite five fixture bath, TV and room-sized closet, Twin guest bedroom with ensuite bath with tub/shower, Queen guest bedroom and another Twin guest bedroom both utilizing hall bath with tub/shower, plus upstairs (open stairs at top, but visually private) large Twin lake view guest suite with ensuite bath with tub/shower, and TV. Large kitchen fully equipped with seating for 6 at table and 2 at bar, with easy clean smooth top range. Separate laundry room with laundry sink and large size machines. Large 18' X 30' pool in oversized screened enclosure, facing south on lake, with generous covered and uncovered lanai lounge space. This property is certainly a cut above - see for yourself in the photos! Even if you do not require this much space, you will truly enjoy the spaciousness and amenities of this property. Verizon FIOS service for TV, internet, and free phoning in US and Canada. We have a local property manager who handles the financial arrangements, your check-in, and maintenance issues. Check map tab for exact location.
Area Information
Five minute drive to shops and restaurants, and 25 minute drive to Gulf beaches. Minutes to all Sarasota and Bradenton attractions-beautiful beaches, excellent shopping, waterfront dining, museums, water sports, etc. One hour to Busch Gardens and two hours to Disney.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 15 2014 Apr 17 2015 - - $1,600 $5,200 1 Week
Apr 18 2015 Jun 26 2015 - - $1,400 $4,200 1 Week
Jun 27 2015 Aug 28 2015 - - $1,500 $5,000 1 Week
Aug 29 2015 Dec 11 2015 - - $1,400 $4,200 1 Week
Sep 01 2015 Dec 14 2015 - - $1,400 $4,000 1 Week
Dec 12 2015 Apr 15 2016 - - $1,600 $5,200 1 Week
Apr 16 2016 Jun 24 2016 - - $1,400 $4,200 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12% sales and resort tax (just like at a hotel)
Deposits: 25% reservation deposit to confirm dates, balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Registration with credit card required for security deposit.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $ 135 post departure cleaning. Pool heat available for $ 20. daily. Recommended October to April. Credit card transactions incur 5% service charge. The more weeks you stay, the less per week you pay. Example: High season; 1 week = $1600, 2 weeks = $3000 ($ 1500/week), 3 weeks = $4200 ($ 1400/week), 1 month = $5200 ($1300/week).


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 6 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lakefront
  • Patio
  • View (Lake)
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai
  • Porch
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Waterfront
  • Garage
  • Appliances

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

  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (10 miles)
  • Ocean
    (10 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (10 miles)
  • Sailing
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
    (10 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
We have Verizon FIOS service for TV, internet, and toll free calling in US and Canada.

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Bradenton, Florida

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David Cole

Bedfordshire, UK

Fabulous Villa

We stayed at this villa for two weeks with friends and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to stay in a spacious luxurious property. Decor, furnishings and equipment could not be faulted. This property was immaculate, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The position on the lake was perfect and being in a gated community helped to make it very peaceful. The pool was one of the cleanest that we have come accross. The only minor downside of the villa was that there was was no helpful house notes, so finding out how everything worked and what everything was for, became a bit of a challenge. A remote control found in the kitchen had been opening and closing the garage door a few times before we realised it and it was about day 3 of our holiday before we realised that another remote control in the kitchen could be used to open the gates to the estate. Those niggles aside, we could not fault either the villa or the agent (Pauline) who was very helpful and attentive. We had a great holiday at this beautiful villa.

June Schell Straub


Fabulous Home

Everything about this home and our vacation in Bradenton was without a doubt the best vacation my family has ever taken. The home was gorgeous, but felt homey. We were in the middle of everything, whether it be the gulf, fishing, dining, shopping it was all there at our fingertips. From the time we made our reservations until we left we felt welcome. It was the vacation of our dreams come true. This was much more than five stars. Thank you to the Ebelings and thank you Vacation Home Rentals.

Fred Ebeling

Owner's reply:

We are so happy that our vacation home rental makes for so many pleasurable vacations for our many guests.

Joanne Hamilton

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada

Lovely home!

Two couples stayed at this home for a two week period. We found our stay very relaxing and comfortable. The home is located in a quiet and well kept neighbourhood. The heated pool was delightful and quite private. There was lots of room inside the tastefully decorated home to stretch out and feel at home. It was well equipped and clean so our stay was a pleasure. We had a small issue with the screening on the lanai and it was dealt with the next day. The property manager was helpful and approachable....thank's Pauline. I can speak for all of us that everyone enjoyed our stay there. Thank you to the owners for sharing this lovely home.

Daphne Nicolle

Calgary, Alberta; Fredericton, New Brunswick; & Twillingate, Newfoundland

Great stay, great service

Thank you for providing a great base of operations for our family reunion / getaway in Florida. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From the central location, proximity to stores and attractions, and customer service from the management company (thanks Pauline), we loved every minute at Mandalay 2. We have rented homes and condos while vacationing in the past, and have never experienced a better equipped/stocked home than this one (in terms of dishes, towels and linens, small appliances, chairs, pool accesories, etc.). We were able to meet all our needs, and because everything was so convenient, we actually only ate one meal out. Spending time with family in the comfort of our own home away from home was much better than meeting in restaurants nearby. The neighbours we met while taking morning walks were all very friendly. It was fun to watch the variety of birds, turtles and geckos in the pond behind the house. The only thing that could have been a little better would be a supply of basic goods like toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, etc. We had to go find these items right away. Not a really big deal, but something that everybody thought was lacking a little. Thanks to Chris next door for coming over to fix a minor air conditioner issue also. He introduced himself the first day we were there, and it was great knowing we had support nearby, if required. Thank you Fred and Mrs E. for sharing your wonderful home.

Terri Sharpe

Arizona, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Florida

Family Reunion

We held our family reunion here and were very happy with everything. The kitchen and dining room tables had enough room to accommodate all 7 of us comfortably and the bedrooms were well spaced for privacy. The owners, Fred & Donna were very responsive to our emails and calls and overall we had a very enjoyable time. The Sharpe Family

Roger Sprenger


Thank you!

The house had everything we needed for a relaxing golf week in Florida. the house was very nicely furnished and large enough to give us the room we needed to be comfortable for the week. Very centrally located to some great golf courses.

Fred Ebeling

Owner's reply:

We are happy that our house worked so well for your group. Thank you so much for your positive feedback.

Lisa Williams

Galloway, Ohio

Amazing House!

My family and I stayed at this amazing house March 1st-March 8th. It's absolutely beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. Everything we needed was there to make our stay perfect. We would defintiely reccommend this house 100%. We had plenty of room for my husband and I and our adult children as well. Perfect!

Fred Ebeling

Owner's reply:

Another 5 stars - thank you! Perhaps we need new pictures, but we are always delighted when guests report that our house exceeded their expectations.

Sherry Lambert

Newfoundland, Canada


Our family spent 2 weeks here and we were in love with it. The house was beautifully decorated and had plenty of space for our large group of 9. The pool/pool area was also very large and we thoroughly enjoyed it too. The gated community was very quiet and mad us feel very secure while we were there. We would definetly recommend this vacation home to anyone who is interested...a 5 star indeed!!! Also the owners were very easy to deal with and answered any questions/concerns that we had...thanks again Fred and Donna!!

Fred Ebeling

Owner's reply:

We strive to provide 5 star accomodations and service to our wonderful guests.

Betty Bazinet

brooklyn ct


this is our third year at mandalay and we enjoyed it all. The house had some new additions to it and was spotless when we arrived. Every day we had super weather -only had rain a couple of nights. we love the area and mandalay is a very quiet gated community -all the residents have a yard sale in March but this year they did not have it so we did miss that -you also get a chance to chat with the people who live there hopefully we can back next year - thank you Fred and Donna for letting us enjoy your beautiful home

Theresa Johns

Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful Home, Awesome Vacation

The home was huge and beautifully decorated, and very clean. Kitchen was spacious and equipped with everything you could need. Bedrooms were large, beds were very comfy. Closets were stocked with lots of linens, including towels for the pool. Nice laundry facilities. Pool was warm, and the outside area overlooking the lake was great for entertaining. Pictures do not do the house justice. We felt very much at home. The house was central to great shopping and restaurants and easy to get around. We had a wonderful vacation.It was the first time we had rented a home for a week, it was a great experience... a week was definitely not long enough. Would love to do it again. Thank you to Pauline for answering any questions and to Fred and Donna, you have a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Tony Cinnamond

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

5 Star Florida Vacation

A fantastic house. Although not on the beach the pool and patio with lake view more than compensate. Easy to get to off I75 and close to shopping and restaurants. Good golf within 15 minutes. We hope to return next year.

Fred Ebeling

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your kind review. We agree with you regarding our lakeside heated pool vs. the beach. Unless one is directly on the beach (very high rent), you need to drive and tote your stuff there. In the winter months the Gulf water is freezing cold, and you have to use the local concessions and public restroom facilities. We are close to a number of restaurants, the outlet mall (SOF, Brooks, Polo, etc.) is two exits away on I-75, and there are ten golf coures nearby. We are happy that our house fit your needs nicely, and hope to host your return visit. Thanks again!

Robin Powell

Springfield, MO USA

Beautiful home, wonderful vacation!

We LOVED this house!! The pictures don’t do it justice. The house was very clean and the furnishings are beautiful. Looked like everything was brand new. There was more than enough room for four single women who are used to their own space. Bigger families or groups would have plenty of room, too. We loved each having our own bathroom and bedroom and our own part of the house. Plenty of space to go and get away if we needed to. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a few meals in. The pool area was beautiful. The pool itself was large and the there was plenty of deck space for hanging out or eating outside. There was interesting wildlife out around the lake. The neighborhood was quiet and we felt perfectly safe. The location was great. Convenient to several beautiful beaches, lots of shopping and close to grocery stores, Wal-Mart, etc. Lots of stuff to do in the area. The owners were easy to work with and we appreciate them letting us use their home for a week!!

Rick Killion

Richmond, IN

Roomy and Upscale

We had 8 guys use this place for a golf trip and had lots of room. We never felt crowded at all. This place is very upscale decorated and in a nice gated community. Communication with the owner and managing group (Pauline) was great and made the reservation very easy. I would definetly use this place again and higly recommend it to others! Rick

Tony Izzo

St. John, In

Great place to stay

We rented this home in March for 7 great days in Bradenton/Sarasota area. This beats staying in a motel/hotel by far. Very clean it has it all. Thanks,



Great Home Rental

What a nice home. Very clean ,well furnished,and in a great location. Six golfer guys staye here for a week and lovedathe house and all the furnishings.The owners were super to deal with and very kind in describing the house and the surounding area. A SUPER RENTAL AT THIS LOCATION. JRL


Griffith, IN

Great House

The house was great and location was ideal for restaurants and golf.

Laurie Ankrum


fantastic home

We stayed April 2009. The owners and management were wonderful people. the house was more than we expected. We plan to return every year and would not stay anywhere else but here.

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