Luxuriously Furnished Executive Villa with Privacy

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Front of HomeLiving Room / EntranceLiving RoomKitchenBreakfast BarFormal Dining AreaFamily Dining AreaViewing RoomStudyMaster BedroomMaster BathroomBedroom #2Twin BedroomOutdoor AreaPool
“ Excellent ”
8 Reviews



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per week: $1,500 - $1,800
Per month: $5,000 - $6,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Bradenton vacation home rental
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 newly built, platinum, luxury villa is situated within the prestigious River Strand gated golfing community at Heritage Harbour. The house is situated on a pristine lake full of wildlife. A massive 3200 square foot 3 bedroom/3 bathroom, plus outdoor shower, this home will ensure your comfort is met and exceeded. With 2 bedrooms fitted with premium king size mattresses and 1 room fitted with two twin beds, this home can accommodate 6 people. The large open planned home boasts 5 TV sets equipped with Blu-Ray disc player as well as a conventional DVD player. If you cannot leave your work behind, lose yourself in the comforts of the study and work away! The outdoor area is unremarkable, with an outdoor shower, 8' diameter hot tub, swimming pool with southern exposure, covered outdoor lounging area, w/sound/fans/augmented lighting and bar sink plus BBQ, 30' x 60' screened lanai with custom finished rear of house, travertine tile on lanai, nebula lighting on cage (16 LED lights with dimmer), pool/spa lighting (multi colored). The house is fully air conditioned and has been fitted with stylish custom shutters. Golf / Tennis membership is available for a small transfer fee which will entitle you to use all community features (27 hole Golf, Tennis, Pool, Dining, Entertainment) free of charge (cart fees still apply). You don't want to miss this. Come, Enjoy, and Relax in the finest accomodations this community offers. To view the virtual tour of this home, please enquire for link.

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 large 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, Outdoor wet bar, multiple lounge chairs, and outdoor shower that is located within the pool enclosure.

Villa is professionally managed to highest quality and management can be readily contacted to address any guest concerns.
Area Information
University Place can be accessed by leaving the Interstate 75 at Exit 213. 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!!

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 20 2015 Nov 27 2016 - - $1,800 - 1 Week
Dec 01 2015 Apr 15 2016 - - $1,800 $6,500 1 Week
Apr 16 2016 Nov 19 2016 - - $1,500 $5,000 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: inclusive in price
Deposits: 10% deposit to secure booking. $500-Security Deposit due with final balance. Balance must be received in full within 6 weeks of arrival.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Pool heating is an additional $150 per week. Rates are typical but can vary according to vacation duration, premium holiday periods and placement of other bookings in the calendar.



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

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

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

  • Basketball Court
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (15 miles)
  • Surfing
    (15 miles)
  • Children's Pool
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (15 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (15 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (20 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Racquetball
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (20 miles)
  • Lake
  • Miniature Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Ocean
    (15 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (20 miles)
  • Park
  • Movie Theater
    (4 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (15 miles)
  • Winery
    (20 miles)
  • Playground
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Sailing
    (15 miles)
  • Zoo
    (20 miles)
  • Pool
  • Canoeing
    (10 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (15 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (12 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (15 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The GATED community offers activities for the whole family: golf, swimming, basketball, baseball, soccer, fishing, tennis, and biking. Upscale outlet shopping is one exit away.

Reviews (8)

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“ Excellent ”
8 reviews
Rene Brown

Rene Brown

South Carolina

Loved this home. It has everything

June 24, 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.

Eveline Stählin

Eveline Stählin

Zurich, Switzerland

Perfect summer holidays

August 11, 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.

Lisa Leveridge

Lisa Leveridge

Angmering, West Sussex, UK


June 12, 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.

Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Fort Wayne, IN USA

Great Home

April 7, 2013

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

Torill Riise

Torill Riise


Summer in Florida

March 22, 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.

Chris McIver

Owner's reply:

Unfortunately there was an issue with the pool heat the last week of this guests stay. The guest was refunded the additional charge for the pool/spa to be heated for this week.

Bozena Kielbasa

Bozena Kielbasa

Wes from Chicago, IL

Wonderful house!!!

January 7, 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.

Donna Dame

Donna Dame

Evansville, IN

River Strand Vacation Rental Review

January 31, 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.

Julie Hamilton

Julie Hamilton

Ashland, KY USA

The best vacation home ever!

January 9, 2011

This home was so amazing we did not want our vacation to end. We loved the beautiful lights over the pool at night, they look like stars in the sky. I also enjoyed relaxing by the pool in the mornings while eating breakfast. We have rented a house in this area every april for four years and this house has been the best.

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