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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from owner

Experience the finest Florida has to offer while staying in this Premier Home located in the Prestigious Gated Golfing Community of Riverstrand, minutes from the best of everything Florida has to offer!

This exquisite villa is centrally located in the quiet, gated, executive, golfing community of Riverstrand Golf and Country Club

This home is well appointed and very welcoming. It has been executively furnished to provide comfort and enjoyment for a maximum of 6 guests. Walk on into the centrally air conditioned home, right in to the relaxing formal living room and dining area. A large well appointed breakfast kitchen with a host of modern appliances, ample crockery and cutlery to suit your every need. A comfortable family room offers you cable TV and Blu-Ray. You will not be kept out of touch as this home also offers free, secured, and wireless internet access. The utility area houses a large load washing machine and dryer.

The large master bedroom offers a king sized bed, walk in closet, television, seperate entry into screened pool area, and en-suite bathroom with large shower cubicle, deep corner bath, and twin vanity basins and separate toilet. There are a further two spacious bedrooms. A room fitted with a queen bed with television and a room with two twin beds, sharing a bathroom with shower and bath.

Outside a large screened in lanai offers lakeside views where you can relax on a sun lounger and enjoy watching various species of wildlife wander by whilst soaking up the Floridian sun. Cool off in the south facing, a salt water, swimming pool with its crystal clear waters or ease the tension away in the attached spa. The pool can be heated for an additional cost via an electric heater. The outside, screened pool area is furnished with outdoor furnishings so you can enjoy yourselves with a meal al fresco style and recharge your batteries for the next busy day ahead.

The property is located in the back of a quiet gated community and over looks a large lake full of various wildlife to enjoy. This villa has been decorated to such a degree you will feel like royalty. Fully equipped to the highest standards, this villa features everything you can imagine to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. Your dream vacation will be found with this home so perfectly name "Serenity Preserve".

The executive villa is central to Sarasota/Bradenton and therefore is in a ideal location for the white sandy beaches of Siesta Key or Lido Key. Gourmet restaurants,great shopping, and premier golf courses are all just minutes away.

With a heated pool/spa overlooking the lake, tranquility will not be hard to find. The pool area is entirely enclosed to protect the area from loose debris, animals, and insects. There is also a pool cover to help improve heat retention through the winter months. Pool can be heated for a small additional charge and is turned on at guests discretion. There is comfortable casual furniture and multiple lounge chairs that are within the pool enclosure.

Villa is professionally managed to highest quality and management can be readily contacted to address any guest concerns.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4821233

About the area

Riverstrand Golf & Country Club can be accessed by leaving the Interstate 75 at Exit 2120. It is situated in a convenient location with easy access to Tampa, Naples, Orlando, Bradenton etc... and within easy access to local beaches, state parks, supermarkets, local shopping malls / outlets, restaurants, theatres and much more. There are plenty of golf courses in the area and these include, to name but a few: Tara, Greenfield Plantations, University Park, Palm Aire, Rosedale, waterlefe, and Stoneybrook Golf Club. Stoneybrook Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 72, course designed by Arthur Hills one of the worlds top 5 designers and is situated within the Heritage Harbour Community. Guests play through a landscape, highlighted by mature woods, wetland preserves and lakes which create a truly wonderful blend of strategic risk / reward holes. It's a true golfer's course. Although Tampa Airport is the nearest International Airport to the property, other airports are also within an easy drive to the property and these include Sarasota / Bradenton (15 minutes), Orlando (2 hours), and Orlando Sanford (2 hours). If you want to visit the Orlando attractions (eg. Disney, Universal, Sea World etc.) these can be reached by car within 90 minutes Busch Gardens can be reached by car within 50 minutes. University Place has a lot to offer its guests and a descriptive list of these facilities can be found under the Location Section in this property description. This area of the Gulf Coast is a stylish, upscale, art conscious, clean, and beautiful place to vacation to. A very good place to experience all that Florida has to offer. A premier outlet mall is just three stops up the freeway (there are over 250 shops!). There are also many fine dining and casual restaurants all within easy reach of the property! Watching the sun go down with the dolphins and manatees in the bay is a must when you stay here! The famous beaches of Lido Key, Siesta Key, Anna Marie Island are all only a short drive away. The Mote Marine Aquarium and Ringling Museum are also visitor favorites. There are boats to hire, boats to ride - water sports of all kinds!- fishing, snorkeling, shell collecting -the list is endless! You will not be disappointed!!


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $400.00
No smoking at this property



  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 3 Full baths

Reviews (12)

12 reviews

“Beautiful home !!!”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2016

My stay was from July 2- July 16 and I absolutely loved it. The rooms and bathrooms were super clean. Kitchen has all the appliances you needed it, home came with shower towels and amazing air conditioning through the vents. The neighborhood was amazing and well kept. Plus the sunsets were so gorgeous to just take a walk at night and see it all. The pool was warm to my potential of liking. The grill worked amazing. The beaches were only 5-25 minutes away depending where you wanted to go which was either Naples Beach or Marco Island. The grocery stores were all as well nearby 5-10 minutes. There's a Walmart and Publix nearby. One of my favorite places to eat at were at Buffalo Wild Wings and Fabio's Pizzaria. Both amazing places. Parking in the garage was easy and great as well. I highly recommend this home to anyone who wants to have an amazing time away from stress. The gated community made it feel extra safe and special as well. Weather was great. I hope anyone who visits has just as great as a time that I did. Great area and the owner answered back to emails right away whenever I needed him which was lovely and convenient for me and my family. Thank you !!!

“Great Location & Value!”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2016

First of all, we look forward to returning to Bradenton and this well-maintained rental home. The location was ideal for any travel within Bradenton / Sarasota and had several places to shop nearby. The only things keeping this vacation home from being a 5 star is the internet speed (1mb down, 10mb up; yes I know that's opposite from the norm), lack of TVs in bedrooms 2 & 3, and the pool (due for resurfacing). Other than those minor details, we have some great memories from the experience and highly suggest this home for its overall value. I highly recommend it.

“Bradenton Home”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2016

We have never rented through VRBO, but have travelled extensively and stayed in many resorts throughout the world. We stayed 2 weeks at this home in Bradenton. Prior to our arrival, the owner called and sent excellent directions to the home. Accessing the house was easy and straight forward. Upon arrival, the home was exceptionally clean which is very important to me. There was a welcome binder which included photos and instructions on household equipment (such as thermostats, the pool heater, the grill, even household appliances). Numbers on whom to contact in case of mechanical or repair issues were also included. Listings of local grocery stores and shopping areas with addresses were also in the binder. Explicit instructions for expectations during our stay (garbage, where to set the thermostat, laundry, cleaning the fridge) were delineated including what to do on check-out day. The house was well furnished, the beds were comfortable, the linens and towels were nice. The owner had movies available (although we never watched TV-too much to do), bicycles and beach equipment in the garage. There is a covered lanai with a dining set and a nice pool fan which allowed us to enjoy the hot afternoons. There are 2 easily accessible golf courses which my husband and son enjoyed. This was a wonderful home base for exploring Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Coquina Beach, St. Petersberg, and Venice. The community is gated and quiet and well maintained. There is a small pond across from the lanai and we enjoyed watching snake birds, an alligator, herons and cranes. The owner called on check in day and the day before check out just to make sure everything was going well. Bruce is very accommodating and personable. We had a fantastic 2 weeks and would do this again. Thank you to Bruce and Clare.

“Loved this home. It has everything”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2014

The house was wonderful. It had everything we could have thought of and even some things we did not think of but were happy to see. The home has many nice features including 2 living rooms and nice master suite with private bathroom. It was also nice to be able to close doors to section off different areas of the house. Very comfortably sleeps six and allows everyone to have their own space. It has a great location. It was very peaceful and private but very close to shopping and close to beach. The pool, game room and jacuzzi were wonderful. We wished we could have stayed longer. We had so much fun. We hated to leave. The owners and property manager are very nice and attentive. I would highly recommend this home and location, especially for families with children.

“Perfect summer holidays”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2013

We have spent 4 weeks in this beautiful home. Plenty of space, huge lanai, top notch furnishing and the matresses in all of the beds are very comfortable. We loved the pool and the outdoor kitchen and with the 2 ceiling fans on, it was never too hot. Chris was available the few times we had a question and helped us out immediately. Thank you, Chris.


Reviewed 12 Jun 2013

We have been holidaying in Sarasota for several years and this is by far the best property we have rented. The outdoor kitchen is amazing with a huge barbeque. We ate outside most nights. Really nice quiet neighbourhood but still close to all the local attractions. The house itself is huge, beautifully furnished and is fully equipped with everything you would need.

“Great Home”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2013

Beautiful home and the accommodations were great. Larry and Mike were very attentive, as well as Jeff Morris. Would highly recommend this property.

“Summer in Florida”

Reviewed 22 Mar 2013

We was in this villa for 4 weeks and the villa was very fine, inside and on the pool area. We had a wonderful time, but the last week we had no heat in the pool and not in the spa, something was wrong. We would like to come back to this villa again.

“Wonderful house!!!”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2013

We had a nice vacation. The view form the house was very nice, very relaxing. The house was beautiful, very clean. I can recommend it. We will back soon.

“River Strand Vacation Rental Review”

Reviewed 31 Jan 2011

We have stayed in many vacation rental homes, but this home was by far the best we have ever rented. It was spacious, beautifully decorated, clean and organized. They thought of everything! The lani was huge with an outdoor kitchen equipped in high end appliances with the largest flat screen television I've ever seen. The home featured many upgrades including special lighting in the pool area that was fantastic at night. The location is perfect, close to I-75 and 15 minutes to the gulf. We will definitely return.

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