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2 Full baths

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 7111804

About the area

Visit 672824 Heritage Harbour Bradenton Located close to Sarasota and Anna Maria Island, some of the best beaches on the Gulf coast, 5 minutes to outstanding outlet shopping in Florida and having a premium golf course in this quiet gated community, This home provides something for everyone. Lots of excellent restaurants in area and only minutes to outstanding outlet shopping and 10 minutes from new huge University Town Center Mall Located just off Interstate 75 exit 220, the development borders the Manatee River and is a short drive from the powdery white beaches of Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Sarasota. The many attractions are also easily accessible ie Busch Gardens / Adventure Island (40 minutes) and Disney / Orlando (80 minutes). For the shoppers bargains are to be found at the nearby Ellenton Prime Outlets with the more exquisite shops, cafes and fine restaurants at St Armands Circle, Sarasota. Needless to say, there are numerous golf courses within 10 - 15 minutes drive all of which are of a high standard and incredibly good value. This area is definitely a golfer's paradise ! Beaches Only about 20 minutes from some of the very best Gulf beaches with their legendary powdery white sand (Anna Maria Island, Siesta Beach) Golf Courses Too many to mention! There are 4 within 5 minutes of the villa each of which is well worth playing and has plenty of wildlife to look at if all else fails! Stoneybrook Golf Course - You're on it, the villa overlooks a lake & the challenging 5th hole. A real test of golf played through mature 'Preserve' landscape, lakes and ponds. River Strand Golf Course - A recently completed Semi - Private course within Heritage Harbour . Is proving very popular and a real test! The Links at Greenfield Plantation - A good public course just down the road with open fairways but plenty of water / out of bounds. Waterlefe - An absolute must ! It really is a challenge for all levels of golfers offering 5 sets of tees. There are some unforgettable holes carved alongside the scenic Manatee River. Shopping Choice of supermarkets within minutes. Ellenton Designer Outlets just across Manatee River whilst fine shops, sidewalks and restaurants within easy driving distance at St Armands Circle. Theme Parks / Places of Interest Busch Gardens / Adventure Island (Tampa) - 45 minutes Disney / EPCOT/ MGM / Sea World (Orlando) - 90 minutes Myakka State \park - 20 minutes Sarasota / St Armands Circle - 20 minutes Ellenton Prime Outlets - 5 minutes Year-round sunshine, surf, and leisure sports lure visitors to Bradenton, a friendly tropical spot south of Tampa Bay on Florida's Gulf Coast. Hernando DeSoto discovered the area in 1539, an event commemorated each spring with the month long Florida Heritage Festival. Stroll along the waterfront downtown, take up canoeing, fish for grouper and mahi mahi, play golf or just relax and watch the sun dip into the sea. Kids of all ages will enjoy visiting Snooty, the South Florida Museum's star manatee

Getting around

25 Minutes from Sarosota Airport 3 minutes to Highway 75

Getting here

Fly into Sarosota, Tampa, St Petes- Clearwater ,Punta-Gorda airports Conveniently located 3 minutes from Highway 75

Interaction with guest

Rhonda & Darryl K. said... Nov 15, 2017 Beautiful Spacious House Date of Stay Oct 7, 2017 Helpful votes: 1/0 Beautiful spacious home ideally located close to shopping, restaurants and golf courses. House has all the amenities of home, you won't be disappointed. The owners are very easy to deal with and will ensure your stay is enjoyable. Owners were great to deal with My Response Rhonda, Thank you for your review I am sorry the garage was so disorganized. After hurricane Irma many items were not put back away in their place I hope to see you again Bruce se to so much but not enough time

Owner profile

Bruce & Claire E.

Tourist License
On rental agreement

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

Canadians who love the Florida life. As past renters we know what our guests expect. Unlike many rental homes we use this home 2 months a year and it shows the second you walk in. Home is very well equipped. We love our private salt water pool with view of pond and Golf course

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Check in time:18:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: King bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (4)

Excellent – based on 4 reviews Excellent
4 reviews

“Ultimate Vacation Rental!”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2016

As soon as I unlocked the door to this property and looked in, I turned to my wife and said, "you're definitely going to be impressed" and needless to say she was!The home was by far the best we ever rented and I would have even rated it higher than 5 Stars if it was possible. We enjoyed many relaxing days and evenings sitting on the pool deck relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view and watching the wildlife. The house was equipped with everything you could possibly need.The area of Stoneybrook golf course was very nice and well maintained. About a half mile from the house was an area known as Central Park which had a mile and a half lake known as Deacon Lake with a walking trail around it. The owners Bruce and Claire were excellent to deal with and always responded to emails and phone calls promptly. After our 3 week stay we hated to leave. We enjoyed our vacation at this property so much that we booked again for next year. Thank you very much Bruce and Claire for allowing us to rent your beautiful vacation home, it was top notch all around!

Owner's reply: Thank you Pat. I feel the same way it's a hard place to leave a great house in a beautiful area. Looking forward to having you back for many years. Bruce and Claire

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Here is how a few pasts guests described our home in 5 star reviews on another site

Nina said...

Apr 27, 2016


Close to so much but not enough time

Date of Stay
April 8, 2016
Helpful votes:0/0
Home was spacious and well furnished with everything we needed. Close to many golf courses, restaurants by the water, shopping and great places to visit. The house is looking over the 5th hole of a golf course with a small pond that is the watering hole for many wildlife that is enjoyable to watch. We enjoyed many nights playing games in the backyard which is protected by a screen enclosure. After picturesque long walks, a swim in the pool was quite refreshing. Can't wait to return next year.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Andrew said...

Apr 24, 2016


Sunshine, Relaxing Pool, Golf, so much more
Date of Stay
April 8, 2016
Helpful votes:0/0
This is a home away from home. Without all the hustle, bustle and stress of work. As soon as you enter the Front Door you get this overwhelming feeling of RELIEF. Sometimes you just don't know what you will find when booking on line, etc. It is a wide open format with bedrooms and bathrooms along one side. Fully furnished and very comfortable. Lots of windows at rear allow full view of the morning sun. We played 3 different golf courses, lots of shopping close by, spent a day on the beach (only 20 minutes away). We had a fantastic, relaxing holiday. Thank you so much to our Hosts !! Definitely have plans to return next year.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
My Response

Thanks Andrew. Looking forward to having you back again.

KO and Cos said...

Apr 25, 2016



Date of Stay
February 1, 2016
Helpful votes:0/0
The sun rose over the fifth hole of the golf course, over the pond and over the pool to greet us in the morning. The house is complete with anything you could want, even a pizza pan! All the rooms are open and full of light, either sunlight or moonlight. We spent hours just relaxing, or playing golf, or swimming or eating delicious meals. The house is close to all, the outlets, the beautiful beaches on the Gulf Coast and the wonderful variety of restaurants. Bruce and Claire were always available with suggestions and answers to any questions we might have. The wildlife kept us entertained all day. This is a perfect place to take a breath, relax, regenerate and enjoy each day and night!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
My Response

See You Next Year!!

Nancy R. said...

Feb 5, 2016



Date of Stay
January 1, 2016
Helpful votes:2/2
We have been visiting the Sarasota/Bradenton area for over 40 years and this is probably the nicest house, overall, that we have stayed in. Everything you could possibly need. Beautiful view out the back (even had a friendly alligator in the pond). Everyone in the neighborhood was friendly. We even met some other people from Virginia right down the street. All the places we love in Sarasota are easily accessed. Bruce was very helpful. Our stay pretty much cemented our decision to relocate to Bradenton when we retire. Love the Lakewood Ranch, Heritage Harbor area.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
My Response

Nancy, We also find it to be a very friendly neighbourhood. I hope we see you back in the future Bruce

John and Eileen B. said...

Dec 28, 2015

Wonderful Retreat

Date of Stay
December 17, 2015
Helpful votes:3/3
Beautiful, well appointed home in a quiet gated community. Well stocked home with everything you could possibly need. Had a problem with a non operating garage door but Bruce had a repair company to the house within 36 hours even during the Christmas holiday season. The home is close to beaches and tourist area's. Shopping is close. The neighbors were kind, friendly and helpful. For all our future visits to the Florida west coast - this home is our 1st choice.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Age 55+
My Response

Thanks Eileen, Your right we have lovely neighbours. I hope we see you again Bruce & Claire

Jim C. said...

Jan 11, 2016

Very nice home - we hope to be back next year!

Date of Stay
November 17, 2015
Helpful votes:3/3
We stayed at Bruce and Claire's house and enjoyed all aspects of our vacation. The house is great with every thing you could possibly need. No problems whatsoever and we hope to return in future. The weather was perfect too! There are several nice golf courses nearby and we particularly enjoyed Waterlefe and Rosedale. Anna Maria Island has a fantastic beach and is not far. We also enjoyed the Riverwalk in Bradenton and the Planetarium at the South Florida Museum ($17). All in all, this rental is a no-brainer! Thanks for letting us enjoy your home.

My Response

Thanks Jim & Linda I am glad you enjoyed your stay!

bill & leona said...

Nov 18, 2015

bill & leona

Date of Stay
October 20, 2015
Helpful votes:2/2
beautiful home on golf coarse,lots of space 3 bedrooms,large living room,nicely decorated,lanai with heated poole.stayed 2 weeks would not hesitate to rent again,2 couples lots of space,owners were very helpful to fix items not working.house in a quiet gated community,which makes it safe.it was a wonderful home
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
My Response

Looking forward to having you back !

JP said...

Apr 6, 2016
Location ,Location, Location

Date of Stay
September 1, 2015
Helpful votes:0/0
My Husband and I have rented in Florida for many years. This home was the nicest yet and was very clean & well equipped. In fact we did not have to go out and buy one item even had good spice assortment. Owners were friendly and helpful . We found Heritage Harbour also very friendly and enjoyed our daily walks immensely. I would recommend this house to friends for sure.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+
My Response

Thank you. I agree It is a great location. I hope to see you back again.

Nina J. said...

Sep 15, 2015
Wonderful Stay!

Date of Stay
July 18, 2015
Helpful votes:2/2
We stayed this villa for a week. It was really convenient as we had family who lived just across the street and we able to spend a lot of time together. The home is fabulous! All the the items one could want in their own home and more. The owners did a terrific job with the accommodations, very spacious and light throughout. The lanai and pool area were great too. There were items for the beach, fishing and bike riding, unfortunately we did not have enough time to do everything, but definitely enjoyed our stay!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
My Response

Thanks Nina and I hope to see you back again

Kristen said...

Aug 5, 2015

Home away from home!
Date of Stay
June 27, 2015
Helpful votes:2/2
We stayed for two weeks with our two young children and the rental was PERFECT. Furnishings and beds were amazing, owners included everything in the home you could think of needing. Owners were helpful and friendly. We have used web many times before and this was by far the nicest rental. Will be back :)
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
My Response

I am so glad you had a great holiday. I look forward to hearing from you again
This house has everything you need

Greg said...

May 25, 2015

Couldn't have asked for more
Date of Stay
May 2, 2015
Helpful votes:2/2
The owners are warm, sincere and genuinely care about your enjoyment. The house is well appointed, warm and inviting. The sun rises over the lanai/pool, that overlooks a pond; which for nature enthusiasts provides great opportunity to watch a myriad of different birds, turtles etc. You are welcome to use Bicycles, Golf Clubs and a variety of pool toys, to enhance your stay, with no need for extra expenses. Quite honestly, we hated to leave; but we will be back again, and again.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
My Response

Greg, Thank-you for your kind words. I agree it is very hard to leave but we look forward to having you back in the future years to come. Bruce & Claire
d said...

Feb 26, 2015
Darlene from Etobicoke, Ontario

Date of Stay
February 1, 2015
Helpful votes:6/6
I loved this house, clean, updated, beautiful view, well appointed house, everything functional. Private back garden, quiet and well secured. The pool was amazing ! Do not pass up this house. The owners are lovely, easy to deal with ! I will return again
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Bogey B said...

Feb 9, 2015

Relax in Comfort
Date of Stay
October 1, 2014
Helpful votes:7/7
We have stayed in this property 3 times over the last 18 months, for extended periods (5-7 weeks). My first comment to my wife (she waited in the car as I opened up and went in) was, "you will not be disappointed!" The house is spacious, well laid out, and everything works. We have had minor problems, but they have always been resolved without fuss, the owners response has always been immediate and effective. The net result for us has been a thoroughly relaxing and carefree stay in a gated community that offers a high degree of security. A good value challenging golf course on site, an outlet centre 5 minutes away by car, and the wonderful Gulf beaches within easy driving range are simply further plus points.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
My Response

We are looking forward to having you back in future

Bogey B said...

Jan 25, 2015

Great Golf holiday!

Date of Stay
October 1, 2014
Helpful votes:10/10
Many courses within 15 minutes House was clean and comfortable Not a swimmer usually but we loved saltwater pool almost therapeutic after golf. Great restaurants but we enjoyed staying home and cooking our own with BBQ. Location was quiet yet close to all we needed. Would recommend to friends.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+
My Response

As golfers we also appreciate the many courses in the area.

Louise said...

Jan 25, 2015

Relaxing and beautiful

Date of Stay
March 8, 2014
Helpful votes:12/12
Went with my boyfriend, my sister and brother and law and had an awesome time. Beautiful open concept home with lots of space and right on the golf course. I loved reading my book by the refreshing salt water pool. Looking forward to my next vacation as I'm heading back here in April
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
My Response

We love the pool also! Looking forward to having you back. Bruce

B & C said...

Jan 25, 2015

A perfect home away from home!

Date of Stay
March 1, 2014
Helpful votes:12/12
5 years ago we started renting this lovely home March and April. The minute we walked in it felt like home. It has an open concept design which is extremely functional. The home is well decorated with quality luxury furnishings. The master suite is large with a comfortable King size bed, new flat screen tele visionwith ample closet space, soaker tub and walk in shower. We got spoiled by the his and hers sinks. We found the house always clean and well kept. It was exactly as described in listing. The guest rooms were also comfortable with the second bedroom also with King size bed and new flat screen television. I was in the salt water pool daily with no chemical smell when you get out. The location was perfect with golf, restaurants, malls ,beaches and 3 airports within an hour. Not to mention so many attractions Florida has to offer. I could live in this house. We liked it so much we bought it!

Perfect villa good central location.
Very nice and luxury home, beautiful pool and all things you need for a sunny holiday.

This house is great! What you see in the listing is what you get. Has everything you need for a great sunny vacation. The pool is such a great amenity. The house is equipped for any activity you want...golf, ride bikes, go to the beach - you name it. I think the best thing about the home is that it is situated right next to a protected wetland and we had the opportunity to see so many different birds.
A great place to stay! We come from UK and will be back!

Outstanding Vacation Getaway.
My wife and I stayed in this well decorated, well maintaned home for a month. It was exceptionally clean and the location is excellent for all vacation needs. Community is very well maintained and quiet. Facilities including recreation center and golf course are excellent. We liked this home so much we are returning next year.

Great vacation house,
My family and I stayed here this past summer..and found everything we needed there! The house is very comfortable and the setting is beautiful. Heritage harbour has a great location... Close to the highway, Sarasota, beaches, shopping, restaurants, etc. but the setting is very private.

Fun in the Sun
My wife and I have rented many places in this area, this property was very tastefully decorated and by far the cleanest place we have stayed. The golf course that the property is on was great, and shopping and restaurants are minutes away.We would certainly stay there again.

Truly a Home Away from Home
This property is exactly as it appears in the photos. (Experience has taught me that this is not always the case.) Tastefully furnished, impeccably clean, privacy, lovely vista from lanai overlooking water and golf course. Owners are friendly and have provided golf clubs, bikes, beach equipment, Location is great. Away from the heavy traffic, but yet close to the major highway, Rt. 75 which is Ideal for baseball fans, golfers, shoppers and beach lovers. Without reservation, I would recommend this property.Excellent vacation getaway!

My husband and I had a great time in this lovely decorated and spacious home.
It is situated in a quiet residential area with golf at your doorstep.
There is a lake view from the back providing a very nice outlook with wildlife and in the mornings it is nice to watch the sunrise while having your coffee.
The private salt water pool was absolutely great. I had never been in a salt water pool before. If you like to cook you are in luck with a fully equipped kitchen.
The beds are comfortable and the 2 bikes in the garage were used a lot.
We had some great bargains at the Ellenton Outlet mall nearby.
We love the beaches, specially at Anna Maria Island.

This property was exceptionally clean and very well appointed. As an avid golfer being on the golf course was great! Proximity to the beach and some good outlet shopping and wonderful restaurants when we wanted to dine out was nice as well

We loved your home,
Bob and I only regret not staying longer.
What a wonderful winter get away spot.Open concept bungalow with saltwater heated pool

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