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side view of property showing proximaty to beachGoing horseback on beach bordering villaMaster bedroom, yes that's an open bay view!Open conceptChef's kitchenBedrm suite #2bathrm 2/3master bath JACUZZIMaster bedMaster - HDTVbedrm  suite 3/3bedrm suite 3/3bathrm 3/3Family room - HDTV Check the million dollar view!!Family roomLots of seatingHDTVAnother wonderful sunsetPalma Sola Beach borders property just steps awayPalma Sola beach sunset just steps away!sit out on my fishing pier2 big covered balconies to watch the dolphins fromHorseback steps away...a memory you won't forgetBack door to beach steps away!Kayak included pic shows Preserve Bayou1 of many trail bridges at Robinson's PreserveRobinson's 5 story Tower at sunset.Mangrove trails at Robinson's PreserveView from Robinson's Nature towerlaundry roomJacuzzi Hot tubLarge Gourmet Chefs kitchenRide bikes to Manatee beach just down same road!Private elevator inside VillaSafe boardwalk to Robinson's & Anna Maria Island! We provide two kayaks free!1st floor foyerArrow points to our villa across from PreserveWorld class Golf courses just minutes away2+ stall finished garage with electric remote doorEa Bedrm suite has privacy, long hall separation!!Open concept allows Chef to enjoy view, TV, familyDesoto National Park FREE Admsn just short drive!Kayak out just a short way & you may see Manatee!Dolphins swim by our Kayak 50' from VillaRide our bikes to top 10 Beach just 2 mi awayRobinson's Pier watch Osprey's fishing skills!Pedal thru mangroves at Robinsons across streetFull bathroom 3 of 3Pool by palms on Bay! Do laps! Child safety fencePrivate LUXURY elevator, with phone inside VillaDine or watch dolphins on 2 Huge covered balconiesdine, & relax sipping on pina colada optionalLuxurious & open concept HDTV, Lots of seating!Others say they have "views". Our view to die for!Big master bath with 2 person jacuzziNew designer lounge set master balcony! No better place in the world to UNWIND!Brand new dining set on 2nd level covered balcony. Seating for 8. Swivel chairsBrand new designer lounge set on Master balcony 3 floor. Plush and comfortable!Dine on covered balcony while watching for dolphins and the daily bird show!
9919 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209

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Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
Type: Villa
Per week: $1,490 - $2,590
Per month: $3,390 - $7,990
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes

Description of the Bradenton vacation villa rental

SALE RATES 4/7 to 6/27! For quote email me directly at no1intheworld@outlookdotcom DO NOT SEND MESSAGE THRU THIS SITE AS I WILL NOT RECEIVE AND WILL NOT REPLY. Would you kindly advise listing number and number in your party.

Rates begin at just $99/night for this MILLION DOLLAR, 3 story, luxury Villa. Rate includes all the best amenities and this property is the best of the best with an open Bay (ocean bay) view to die for! It is in the most serene setting. Easily sleeps 6 and we are happy to add another two beds to sleep two more easily. The downstairs has a full bathroom and those in the extra beds can access this bathroom without going through another bedroom.

Beautifully interior decorated & finely furnished. The layout is designed for ease of living. Private elevator inside villa (not shared) for your personal use to all 3 floors! NO STEPS TO CLIMB unless you want to! You will enjoy first class luxury at a price that is about the same as a hotel or small rental home without the grand Bay view & beach. Don't just take my word for it read the PERFECT 5 star testimonials! My villa is directly on breathtaking Palma Sola Bay. You may never see a more stunning open gulf bay view!

Rates on sale! NO HIDDEN FEES. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN OUR RATES. NO SURPRISES. JUST THE BEST AMENITIES, BEST LOCATION, BEST RATES. Here's some examples of what's included in rates:

High speed Wi-Fi Internet. Access internet anywhere in the villa without having to plug in!

Digital Hi-Def PREMIUM PACKAGE Direct TV! Over 150 channels! DVR! Don't worry about missing your favorite shows. Record them while away and watch them when you return.

UNLIMITED CALLING ANYWHERE IN USA, CANADA, PR!!!!

See 25 reasons to book this villa for your next vacation listed below for other amenities.

If after reading the following description you still need any specific info please let me know.

Property borders white sand Palma Sola beach where you can even ride horses bareback for a raeanable rate. Walk a short distance (across street)or ride our 3 new bikes on the miles of paved trails, or paddle our 2 man kayak to the marked trails at top rated Robinson's Nature Preserve. This is by far the best nature preserve I have ever been to. Watch for Manatee, Bald Eagles, and other endangered species that make Robinson's home. Climb the 5 story nature tower for best nature views in all for Florida. Fish off the long pier on Perico Bayou. Watch the Osprey hunt the fish as they migrate in schools with the tides. Pack a lunch and eat in picnic areas under the mangroves or along the white sand beaches that remind me of bermuda. BEST OF ALL ADDMISSION IS FREE! Located nearby are no less than 47 golf courses. You can play a different course everyday without traveling more than a few miles. Golfers will delight in the challenge and untouched natural surroundings.

No reason to have a confined space & spend more, when you have a property by the beach, private intra-coastal boat/fishing docks with easy access to Gulf, Pool by the palms with child safety fence, stunning open Bay panoramic view & that's just on the outside!

The luxurious interior is just a nice! Three large luxurious bedrooms, suites, 3 luxury full baths ea with granite tops. Master has huge bathroom with his/her sinks, Jacuzzi, family size walk-in shower! Walk out to one of two covered balconies from master bedroom, overlooking the Bay, & relax in what may be the most serene settings you have ever imagined. There's nothing like watching the dolphins swim by, the palms sway in the gentle sea breeze, & the many exotic birds that call my back yard home.

Had a rough day on the golf course? Take elevator directly to the Jacuzzi Hot Tub! Doesn't get better than this! No need to get up to open blinds, turn on lights, make the coffee, they open and turn on by remote control & timer!

For those who love to cook; Gourmet Chef's Kitchen has top of line professional grade stainless appliances, 2 ovens, all new pots/pans, utensil. Automatic coffee maker. Ice maker. Water Purifier.

EVEN COMES WITH 2 PERSON KAYAK! Paddle the marked trails at Robinson's! Highest efficiency A/C & heat, VERY QUIET & efficient. Open concept interior design so chef never feels left out! Living/Dining room combo.My Sale rates are 50% off (or more) of what similar Bay front properties with similar luxury amenities charge! Check out the rest before then check us last and see how much extra we offer without any hidden fees.

25 reasons to book this villa now for your next vacation (all included FREE):

1) Stunning panoramic open Bay view with covered balconies, patio/balcony, family rm, Bedrooms overlooking the Bay. Property directly on the the Bay front.
2) White Sand beach bordering property just a few steps out your back door! More great white powder Gulf beaches within 2-3 min drive!
3) Swimming pool overlooks the Bay and is by the palms.
4) Spacious 3 bedroom suites with 3 private bathrooms (his/her granite sinks).
5) Private intra-coastal fishing/boating dock with easy Gulf access. 44' fishing pier!
6) Gourmet kitchen with Professional grade stainless appliances. Martha Stewart's DREAM KITCHEN! Fully stocked with utensils and right down to the spices and viging olive oil!
7) REMOTE BLINDS! REMOTE LIGHTS! Built-In Auto coffee maker.
8) Full laundry room (incl ironing/sink area). Sink big enough to bath toddler!
9) Stone counters in kitchen & all bathrooms (luxury bathrooms).
10) Finished over-sized two stall garage with additional FREE parking outside garage. Finished space on bottom fl (Garage level) for play area or storage.
11) Owner (me) has outright ownership. NO bank mortgage. Many vacation property owners in this part of Florida are at risk of bank foreclosure. Many renters suffer the consequences.
12) Home is mint, new designer furnishings, bright, and beautiful.
13) Garbage pick up bi-weekly. Meticulously clean Pool, manaicured grounds!
14) PRIVATE ELEVATOR!!!! to all THREE levels!!
15) 2 person Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub!
16) No hidden fees!!
17) Breakfast bar, 2 dining areas, large family room and patio and spacious entertaining areas for friends and family.
18) Security System.
19) Finely appointed with designer furnishings!
20) Two HDTV's! with Toshiba DVD, MP3 hook up, CD sound system!
21) Two stall garage with auto opener.
22) Two person Kayak for your use!
23) Highspeed Wi-Fi Internet. Access internet anywhere in the villa without having to plug in!
24) Digital Hi-Def Cable!
25) UNLIMITED CALLING ANYWHERE IN USA, CANADA, PR!!!!
26) New Keurig coffee maker!
Nothing compares to this property at any price Still not 100% sure? SEE MY PERFECT 5 STAR RATINGS! More avail upon request.

Area Information

You may never find a more beautiful surrounding. We have vacationed all over the world and find this area to be our favorite. We think you will too. You can walk across street or paddle from our dock to Robinson's Nature Preserve which we feel is one of the best Nature Preserves in the southern USA.

A bit further down the same road is Manatee Beach. This beach has cafe on the beach, beach volleyball, playground on the beach, and daily live entertainment. Voted top 10 beach in USA by NY Times and Travel Channel! There is a safe boardwalk that goes from my property to Anna Maria Island. You can visit a new white power sand beach everyday just minutes away! You can even go horseback riding on the beach that borders my villa's property.

Several Fine dining establishments just a mile down the road. Experience dining on the 2 piers just 10 minutes down the road. An experience you won't forget. Of course the best experience of all is right in my back yard on one of my two covered balconies or on my 47' Pier where you can lose yourself to the most serene setting. Where the sounds of birds, palms swaying in the gentle breeze, will certainly be one of the most relaxing experiences of your life.

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Jul 21 2014 Aug 04 2014 - - $1,799 $5,990 -
Aug 04 2014 Oct 21 2014 - - $1,490 $4,290 -
Oct 23 2014 Dec 17 2014 - - $1,690 $3,390 -
Dec 17 2014 Jan 16 2015 - - $1,710 $5,990 1 Month
Jan 17 2015 Jan 31 2015 - - $1,790 $5,990 -
Feb 01 2015 Apr 19 2015 - - $2,590 $7,990 -
Apr 20 2015 Apr 30 2015 - - $1,890 $4,990 -
May 07 2015 Jun 23 2015 - - $1,490 $4,290 -
Jun 23 2015 Jul 21 2015 - - $1,890 $5,990 -
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: For quote email me directly at no1intheworld@outlookdotcom DO NOT SEND MESSAGE THRU THIS SITE AS I WILL NOT RECEIVE AND WILL NOT REPLY. Would you kindly advise listing number and number in your party. Refundable reservation/security deposit $450 or 15% of rent whichever is greater.For your payment security, NEVER WIRE FUNDS! ALWAYS call me before sending funds. MY only valid phone number area code is 603 We accept payment via PayPal and, time permitting, personal check.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: NO HIDDEN FEES like other vacation rentals! FREE UNLIMITED CALLING CALLING ANYWHERE in USA & CANADA! Wi-Fi high speed internet from anywhere in the villa! FREE DIGITAL Hi-Def PREMIUM Cable. 2 HDTV's! No Gas grill fee. No pool fee. No kayak fee. No bike fee. No garbage pick up fee. You can use the hundreds of $ saved in fees for fun times like going horseback riding right on the beach across from our property.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kayak
  • Private Pool
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • Appliances

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

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

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

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Must see Robinson's Preserve just a 5-10 minute walk. Inquire for more details!

Go horseback riding on the beach that borders property. An experience you won't forget!

See Ringling Museum 15 minutes away. Inquire for more details!

See Mote Aquarium 15 minutes away. Inquire for more details!

Go to Desoto National Park. 5 minutes away. See the FREE movie. An experience you won't forget.

Go to Manantee Beach just 2 minutes down the same road for daily live entertainment and cafe on the beach. All you can eat breakfast. See how many pancakes you can eat.

Busch Gardens just 55 minutes away! A must see!

Disneyworld 1.5 hour drive.

Here's what recent renters had to say about the local activities;
"My wife and I just returned from what was probably one of the best vacations of our lives in Mark and Lily's magnificent villa. The spacious, beautifully decorated unit exceeded our expectations in every detail. The unit is immaculate and exceptionally well equipped. The condo is a very comfortable home and not a typical beach rental. The immediate area is filled with fun things to do. We golfed, biked, kayaked, fished, dined out, attended "happy hour" sunsets, two concerts, the Ringling Museum and a Sarasota Wine & Food festival. Sunrises and sunsets with dolphins and beautiful birds and gas grilling on the patio made our leisure time at the condo a joy. We both absolutely loved our stay and are anxious to return. We no longer need to explore Florida for the ideal location. We have found it!"

-Bruce & Jan

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Bradenton, Florida

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beth charlton

Halifax Nova Scotia

A Wonderful Place to Stay

Your place is so well situated for everything - easy access to lots of beaches, great biking at the reserve, and wonderful kayaking. We spent hours on the decks and were so happy that they always offered shade and a cool breeze. We're already missing the views, the birds, the jumping fish, and the dolphins.

Raders

Knoxville,TN

A piece of paradise!

This villa is absolutely fantastic!Mark was an extremely accommodating owner. My only complaint is that this isn't my home!!! If you are looking for the perfect vacation spot, you need to stay here!!!

Gail Robinson

Warner Robins, GA USA

Gorgeous View, Serene Setting

Lovely setting for a vacation, Beautiful villa with great view and amenities, Good proximity to Robinson Preserve and Anna Maria Island, Adjacent to Palma Del Sol bay beach-- my family enjoyed our vacation experience at this villa.

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Big Bayfront 3 Flr Villa Priv Elevator Pool Beach Dock Kayak!

PERFECT 5/5 STAR RATING

A REALLY GREAT VACATION
Guest: NONE(THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA)
Date of Stay: 08/01/10 Review Submitted: 08/23/10

tHE LISTING DETAILS WERE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, THE PLACE IS BEAUTIFUL PLUS AND THIS COMING FROM A PALM BEACH INTERIOR MEANS SOMETHING. THE PHOITOS JUST DON'T DO JUSTICE TO THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME. IT WAS VERY CLEAN AND WELL KEPT. I I WOUILD GIVE IT A 5 STAR PLUS ANY DAY OF THE WEEK AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT FOR EVERYONE. YOU JUST CANNOT BEAT IT. MARK WAS ALWAYS VERY HELPFUL ANSWERING OUR QUESTIONS, ETC. HE WAS JUST GREAT IN EVERY WAY, AND WE DEFINITELY WILL RETURN SOON, WE HOPE. WE WOULD RECOMMEND STONEWOODS RESTAURANT FOR DINNER, HAPPY HOUR TILL 7:00, FOOD IS GREAT, ALSO PIZZA DELIVERED IS THE GREATEST FROM AND I CAN'T REMEMBER THE NAME, BUT LEFT THE MENU YOUR REVIEW. THE PIZZA WAS HOT AND ALWAYS CAME SO QUICKLY. I GUESS I AM RAMBLING, BUT EVERYTHING WAS JUST SO PERFECT. BY THE WAY THE ELEVATOR WAS A REAL SPOILER, WE HAVE TROUBLE WALKING STEPS AND IT WAS GREAT. hOWEVER OUR SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW LOVED TO WALK THE STEPS FOR EXERCISE. THANKS AGAIN MARK FOR A GREAT VACATION. MARIE AND BILL E

Owner response: Thanks for the PERFECT 5 STAR RATING and all your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your month at our grand villa. We look forward to welcoming you back this Winter.

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, romantic getaway.

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Big Bayfront 3 Flr Villa Priv Elevator Pool Beach Dock Kayak!

PERFECT 5/5 STAR RATING
Paradise in Every Direction
Guest: Kathy(Hilton Head Island SC)
Date of Stay: 06/12/10 Review Submitted: 08/10/10

My family and I had the pleasure of staying here for a month this summer. I must say there is nothing quite like waking up in the morning to the dolphins playing and feeding in the bay. To be able to sit on one of the two balconies overlooking the bay and watch all of the wild life, storms and boats is incredible. We could hop on the bikes provided and ride to the nature preserve with some of the most magnificent wildlife and photo taking opportunities. You can bike to the tower which is up 5 stories and see 360 degrees. Mangroves, waterways, bridges and paths. The fish just jump out of the water every few seconds which is always fun to see. My husband was on the balcony one afternoon at the house when he saw a huge Manta ray leap out of the water. The wing span was about 4-6 feet. Of course I had just turned my back and did not get to see it. The beaches were just over the bridge on Anna Maria Island (3 miles). There you have your emerald green water, clear and warm. There is plenty of room for everyone there are so many beaches to choose from. We would find off street parking and walk down and path discover different beaches, that way you could avoid over crowding. The town house was comfortable and the view was breath taking. Mark was available for any questions or concerns. He would respond to my emails immediately. I loved having the elevator to bring my groceries right into the kitchen, also to bring my luggage upstairs. The master bedroom has a huge bathroom with a big whirlpool tub. We cooked in the kitchen everyday. There was plenty of storage for groceries and a big refrigerator as well. The greatest thing every is to ride the horses on the beach. Well you only ride on the beach for a few minutes but then you swim with them, they go way out in the bay and you swim with them. It was the most fantastic thing we did the whole time. They only go out 2 times a day so tickets are limited. If you do that one, leave your boots at home and wear your bathing suit. You wont be disappointed. Of course there is the pool which we enjoyed everyday. But one of my favorite pass times in the evening was wading in the bay and picking up all the hermit crabs, snails and shells. We did find some huge clams buried but everyone was returned to their home. So is your looking for a quiet place to hang this is HIGH on my list.

Owner response: It was our pleasure having you stay at our villa on the shores of palma sola. I'm delighted to read that you were daring and went horseback riding/swiming on our beach just steps out our back door. This is always a great memory that is not soon forgotten! Also, glad to read you took advantage of the free entry into the top rated Robinson's nature preserve that abutts our property. This really is as spectacular as you say. Almost like going back a million years in time! We try not to miss enjoying every morning or evening at Robinson's when at our villa.
We look forward to having you back again soon!
Mark and Liliana

Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, romantic getaway.

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Big Bayfront 3 Flr Villa Priv Elevator Pool Beach Dock Kayak!

PERFECT 5/5 STAR RATING
THE AMAZING VILLA IN PALMA SOLA
Guest: Lynnie & Dave(Heidelberg, ON, Canada)
Date of Stay: 02/16/10 Review Submitted: 06/16/10

We really loved this villa, as we were centered halfway between Anna Maria Island and Bradenton! It was so easy to drive to either location, and even bike there if you are ambitious enough. If you enjoy bicycles, there are 3 great ones in the garage (with helmets and a lock!), and the "preserve" is about 5 min. away! It's SO picturesque at the preserve, and especially the morning and evening views from the villa's balconies or patio/backyard/dock. Each morning, we looked forward to opening the electronic blinds and sitting out on our balconies having coffees, breakfast and telling great big fish, Olympic hockey and grandchildren stories!!!! What a treat! We enjoyed barbecuing, and looking out over the bay for birds, dolphins and other wild life. The pictures on site don't do this villa justice--it is gorgeous, very clean, well maintained with many unexpected little touches as well. We just loved the area!! This past winter was exceptionally cold, so the pool water was a little chilly, but the pool is in a great location for lots of day-time sun and less wind, and is a very good size for swimming. All neighbors at the complex were friendly, warm and informative. The owners of this villa were extremely helpful, accommodating and answered all of our questions and concerns (bring your cell phones). We would definitely recommend this villa to our friends and relatives - in fact we already have!! Wow!!! We enjoyed the many restaurants on Anna Maria Island, Cortez Road, in Venice on the Beach and in Sarasota. Shopping was great on the "Circle" Longboat Key in Sarasota, & super at the Ellenton Outlet Mall just off hwy. 301, and eclectic on the island. When shopping for groceries, we recommend the Chop Shop for meat (on the left of Manatee) and the grocery store (on the right) on Manatee Ave. heading towards Bradenton. The grocery stores on the island are a little pricey, and you could get caught in traffic.Tarpon Springs is worth the trip north, if you enjoy Greek food and a small-town fishing village to walk around in!! Quite interesting. There are many great beaches close by such as Anna Maria Is., Venice, Siesta Key, and Englewood. Going further south Manasota Key and Boca Grande are great beaches and you can have great fishing there too (red fish/tarpon etc.)!! We especially enjoyed Jazz Sat. and Sundays on Siesta Key and the 3rd Thurs. of each month at the Ringling Museum dances on the terrace there, in Sarasota. SO much fun by all!! GO now for sure!

Owner response: Lynnie and Dave,

Thanks for your perfect 5 star rating. It was our pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again soon! Your positive comments are very much appreciated. This motivates us to strive even harder to offer the most unique vacation experience possible. One that you will remember for a lifetime and discuss with your friends. Word of mouth advertising now results in most of our business! Also, you will be very happy to know that we now offer unlimited calling anywhere in USA and Canada! So, you can leave your cell phone at home next time you visit.

With warm regards always,

Mark and Liliana

Recommended for: Adventure seekers

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Big Bayfront 3 Flr Villa Priv Elevator Pool Beach Dock Kayak!

PERFECT 5/5 STAR RATING
THIS WAS THE BEST VACATION EVER! DESERVES MORE THAN 5 STARS!
Guest: L&D5/1/10(Nova Scotia, Canada )
Date of Stay: 05/01/10 Review Submitted: 06/15/10

Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 8:59 PM Subject: My Review We returned home last week after spending four week in May at your lovely villa. As our home away from home it was everything we could want. The unit was bright, comfortable, nicely furnished, well maintained and had every convenience you would want or need in a home. The location was ideal. Close to all shopping and the great Gulf Coast beaches. We spent a number of our days at the beach and some evenings watching the beautiful sunsets at Anna Maria Island. Having the use of the bikes was an added bonus. We biked through Robinson's Perserve a number of times and enjoyed watching the numerous waterfoul and the people fishing from the bridges in the Perserve. We enjoyed a visit to the Botonical Gardens. Our daughter, son and their spouses were in the area also at the same time. We celebrated anniversaries and a birthday at a wonderful restaurant at Anna Maria Island, "The Sign of the Mermaid" I would recommend this place for a special occasion or any occasion. The food and service was top notch. We also dined at other great restaurants in the area. Sarasota being a short drive away , we were able to take in some of the art galleries. The villa being next to a beach made it enjoybale for beach walks. Also being right on Palma Sola Bay we were able to watch the dolphins who came right up to the boardwalk. The villa would be ideal for seniors or anyone who may have a problem with stairs since it had its own private elevator in the unit. Great for bring up groceries or luggage. While there we had the pleasure of meeting Mark in person. He was able to answer any questions or concerns we had and we were able to call him any time we had a question. Mark is a very nice, friendly person. We had a wonderful experience renting the villa and would recommend it highly. Les & Del Nova Scotia, Canada

Owner response: It was our privilege to have such wonder people enjoy our villa! We look forward to having you back soon!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, romantic getaway.

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Dear Mark and Lilliana,

We have been home for less than 48 hours and all I am thinking of is how soon can we go back to this wonderful area and stay at what was the perfect condo! I can't imagine a better holiday for 5 seniors!
The elevator was a boon for my 85 year old brother-in-law who has fairly severe arthritis in his back. Every day we spent quite a long time enjoying the sea-birds and even dolphins, not to mention a lovely egret that visited a couple of times and was very relaxed as we went in and out of the balcony - though we didn't feed it. The sheltered southern exposure of the balcony meant that even though the weather was sometimes unusually cool in the low 60s we could still sit out and read with the sun warming us.

The location of the condo is such a boon - convenient to shopping and beaches and all destinations that we wanted. Every day we did something else - a little inclement weather couldn't slow us down. We golfed 4 times and especially loved the Stonybrook Course, enjoyed the Sarasota Opera (even the back row is good) and the Asolo Repertoy Theatre (back row was excellent there). Obviously tickets are in high demand and we felt lucky to get them. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the Outlet Mall at Ellenton, the DeSoto Historic Site, the Mote Aquarium and of course the whole Ringling experience filled our days and left us just enough energy to come home and cook some delicious meals in your incredibly equipped and spacious kitchen.

We were extremely lucky to have chosen the sunniest and warmest day to book our chartered fishing boat to do some fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The water was calm and the colour gorgeous and the fishing was superb! Captain Rick Gross took us to an artificial reef, baited our lines for us and didn't sit down for an hour as he kept taking the fish off the line and putting more bait on. We finally said we had more than enough so he took us on a little tour of the area as we headed home. He cleaned the fish for us which was an experience in itself, since a couple of dozen pelicans and a huge blue heron waited for the scraps! What did we catch? Here goes: white and red snapper and grouper that were released since they were out of season; 2 sheep heads (one being the first fish I have ever caught); 1 hog fish; grunts, porgy; and a really ugly fish called a toad fish. We had enough for 2 big dinners! Bravo to the Catchers Marina on Anna Maria Island.

The only frustrating thing about our holiday is that we still had at least 10 things on our "to do" list so we are already thinking of how we can return next winter. We never had a chance to use the kayak or the bikes because we had so many other things planned and just ran out of time. So, next year we will rent for a longer period!

Thank you so much for sharing this very special place. We could not have asked for a better family holiday!

Sylvia Gill and family
Ottawa

02/06/10
Positive Rating
Bruce & Jan , My wife and I just returned from what was probably one of the best vacations of our lives in Mark and Lily's magnificent villa located directly on the shores of Palma Sola Bay. The spacious, beautifully decorated unit exceeded our expectations in every detail. The unit is immaculate and exceptionally well equipped. Three new bicycles and a two man kayak allowed us to explore the scenic Robinson Nature Preserve almost daily. Check out the preserve online! The villa is a very comfortable home and not a typical beach rental. The immediate area is filled with fun things to do. We golfed, biked, kayaked, fished, dined out, attended "happy hour" sunsets, two concerts, the Ringling Museum and a Sarasota Wine & Food festival. Sunrises and sunsets with dolphins and beautiful birds and gas grilling on the patio made our leisure time at the villa a joy. We both absolutely loved our stay and are anxious to return. We no longer need to explore Florida for the ideal location. We have found it!

Homeowner Response:
Thanks for the perfect 5 star rating. We always try to follow one rule when renting our properties, and in life, treat others the way we wish to be treated. We look forward to having you back soon. Mark & Lily

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mark anthony

mark anthony

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    My wife and I are both retired. We are always available should you need us. We have vacationed all over the world and like this area best. That's why we chose to invest here.

    We own this property free and clear of bank loan. We do not have this property for sale. We have rented to 3 families in the...
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