Spacious and comfortable, Bradenton vacation rentals offer a popular accommodations alternative to small, cramped hotel rooms. In fact, more than 50% of all visitors to the area researched online rental property possibilities.
Whether you prefer to stay near downtown for better access to its art galleries, specialty shops, and restaurants, or whether you prefer to stay near the beach, alongside a golf course, or another setting, a wide selection of possibilities await you.
Forget staying in a sterile hotel room, when Bradenton, FL vacation rentals offer large dining and living areas, a fully equipped kitchen, and numerous luxury amenities. From elegant beach houses with terra cotta tile floors, media rooms, and outdoor entertainment areas, to small cottages with wraparound porches to amenity-rich condominiums with fitness centers, swimming pools, and tennis courts, the vacation home rentals menu is eclectic and extensive.
If you're a golfer seeking a selection of Bradenton home rentals on or near a golf course, you're in luck. There are more than twenty championship 18-hole courses within a 35-minute drive of the city, and many have homes and condos lining the fairways. Popular courses include River Run Golf Links, a public access layout opened in 1987 and recently redesigned by Paul Azinger, Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch, a links-style course, and Manatee County Golf Course, which has four sets of tees for different skill levels.
The beaches always beckon in the Bradenton area, which encompasses Anna Maria Island, an unpretentious barrier island with several beaches, an old wooden pier and funky beach bars, and Longboat Key, an upscale resort island with sugar white sands situated directly south. Other spectacular beaches in the area are located in nearby Venice, Englewood, and on Siesta Key and Lido Key.
For a reprieve from the sun and sands, important sights in the area include the South Florida Museum, which has a planetarium and kid's activities, Gamble Plantation Historic park, where an antebellum mansion is set on a former sugar plantation, the historic town of Cortez, a quaint Old Florida fishing village, and Emerson Point Preserve, a hiker's paradise enveloped by a tropical hammock.
Following a full day of beach, golf, baseball or other activities, one of best ways to relax, re-energize, and plan for the next exciting day is to stay in one of the many Bradenton vacation rentals.