Little Palms. We overlook nothing but the Lake.

Little Palms Villa.
Little Palms Villa.View over Garden from South Facing Pool.Comfortable Living Room.View towards Kitchen.Dining Room.Main Bedroom with King Bed.Fully equipped kitchen.BBQ on tiled pool deck dining area.HD TV in Armoire.'Eat in' Kitchen.Breakfast Hatch.Main Dining area.A quiet place to read.Dining Room with cabinet full of books.Shower Room.Main Bedroom TV and Stereo.Queen Bedroom with T.V.Twin Bedroom with TV, XBox and DVD,
8 Reviews

From $113 / night

4638 Runabout Way, Bradenton, FL 34203
Little Palms. We overlook nothing but the Lake.
3 bedrooms
8 guests
4 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Villa
Per night: $140 - $150
Per week: $980 - $1,050
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Bradenton vacation villa rental
Little Palms Villa is a well appointed 3 bedroom home situated in the peaceful upmarket community of Sabal Harbour. The villa is decorated in a pleasant Caribbean style with new comfortable furnishings throughout. The entrance leads into a dining room with a stereo music system and seating for 6 at the table. The Kitchen is fully equipped and has been recently upgraded with new appliances, 'Corian' counter-tops and has a table seating four and a Breakfast Bar with tall Wicker stools.
The Living Room has very comfortable sofas, Wicker furniture and furnishings, and has a large flat screen T.V.connected to an H.D. digital cable system, Blue Ray player and Bose sound for great entertainment on the occasional night in. High speed (WiFi)Internet access(free connection)and telephone are beside the T.V.
The pool deck leads to the private heated south facing pool under a Lanai with a dining set and pool side loungers. A gas BBQ is located here for the free use of guests.
The Master Bedroom has a King Size bed,new furniture and a LCD T.V. An en suite bathroom is entered from here along with a large walk in wardrobe.
Bedroom two has a Queen bed, furniture and another wall mounted flat screen T.V. and wardrobe space. Bedroom three has twin beds,furniture an LCD T.V./D.V.D.system, X-box and wardrobe space.These bedrooms share a bathroom off the hallway.

Howard Walduck

Area Information
Sabal Harbour is located just 5 minutes drive from Interstate 75 and 20 minutes from the finest beaches in Florida. Little Palms Villa is close to numerous restaurants, shopping outlets, cinemas and activities.
Sarasota can be reached in 25 minutes, the Barrier Islands of Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key are even closer and have fantastic beaches, eating establishments and interesting shopping venues. They are likened to Key West by some and the sunsets are unforgettable.
Siesta Key is our favourite and has a lively town full of beach type bars, restaurants and shops and beaches with sugar white sand and safe bathing in the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Ellenton Mall is ten minutes from the villa, one of the largest in Florida and is set around a street system instead of the usual enclosed type.
Busch Gardens is a 45 minute drive from the home and the Orlando attractions are 1.5 hours away. Many guests have enjoyed days out a Disney from our villa.
Our testimonial page will vouch for the comforts of this home.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Howard Walduck

Howard Walduck

Howard Walduck

  • Work:

    Period Property renovator in the English Lake District.
  • About:

    My wife Pauline and I are very proud of our villa in the sun on Florida's Gulf Coast.

    We purchased Little Palms Villa just over six years ago and we have since visited a couple of times each year to improve and upgrade the home to keep it in the best possible condition for our guests to enjoy. Many...
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2015 Mar 31 2017 $150 $150 $1,050 $3,800 4 Nights
Feb 01 2017 Nov 30 2017 $140 $140 $980 $3,400 4 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.5 included in rates.
Deposits: A 15% deposit is required to secure a booking. We appreciate the full settlement payment being made 8 weeks before a visit.
Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: There are no other fees unless pool heat is required. The pool can be heated for just $70 per week and is recommended during the Winter months. The rate includes all taxes, utility costs, pre and post cleaning fees. There is no charge for phone calls within U.S and Canada or for the WiFi or cable Broadband connections.

Reviews (8)

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Bradenton, Florida

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8 reviews
Tom Hosse

Good stay

Tom Hosse

Greensboro, North Carolina USA

Good stay

December 30, 2014

Really enjoyed the stay in Bradenton and at the Little Palms Villa. No complaints. House was clean. Pool was nice. There were some nice additional items there like pool toys, beach chairs, etc. Great neighborhood. And close to the clubhouse for the neighborhood where we played basketball. Master bed was comfortable. The grill was great and convenient. Also the washer and dryer were in a very convenient location within the house with a door that closed for a sound barrier. Everything was great about it. Also, the management company was good. We had noticed that the screen on the pool skimmer (long pole with a screen on the end) was coming apart. Told the management company and they had a new one there, same day.

Howard Walduck

Owner's reply:

Thank you for taking the time to post your review Tom.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our villa and that you took advantage of the facilities at the nearby clubhouse.
Our management company are one of our best assets and we are glad that they were helpful during your stay.

Our best wishes to you for 2015.
Kind Regards,
Howard and Pauline.

Annie Girard

Relax and quiet

Annie Girard

Napierville, Quebec, Canada

Relax and quiet

June 9, 2014

It was very quiet. So, we relaxed a lot. It was clean. This villa is near the services. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you !

Barbara Rempfer

Little Palms Villa

Barbara Rempfer


Little Palms Villa

April 4, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Little Palms Villa very much. The house is nice decorated and in good condition. The pool is gorgeous and very clean. The owners of the house are very friendly and helpful. We already booked again for october. We can really recommend this place.

Howard Walduck

Owner's reply:

Hi Barbara,

So nice to hear that you had a good time in the villa. We hope that the improvements that we are undertaking this year will make your visit in October even more enjoyable for you all.

Enjoy your summer and we will be in touch soon.

Best Regards,

Pauline and Howard.

Louise Bouffard


Louise Bouffard

The Rices, New Brunswick, Canada


March 12, 2013

This house was a great find. Beautiful layout with plenty of room. Spacious bedrooms, very pretty family room. The living room/dining room combo is also fantastic. There is absolutely no way you're stepping on each other's feet in here. The outside is beautifully landscaped, with the private pool being a superb highlight. We were also traveling with our teenaged son and he really enjoyed his room with the gaming systems. The title is very appropriate for this property as we were missing nothing. We would highly recommend this house to others.

Howard Walduck

Owner's reply:

Hello Louise and Ernest,
Very kind of you to send such a nice review about our villa, thank you. Home comforts are important to our guests and we like to hear that people have been happy with what the home has to offer. It is a long journey from New Brunswick but we hope you will consider staying again someday.

All the best,
Howard and Pauline.

Brian Burnet


Brian Burnet

Ontarion Canada.


March 7, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Little Palms. The weather was in the 80's most days so with the pool at 89 it as an enjoyment to use day and night. The view out the back to the lake was very relaxing along with our time spent there. It was a very good location to #75 which would take us north or south at ease. Very close to lots of shopping both high end and all others. Great locations for eating out whether it was on the dock eating fish or great food at a Mexican location. We would highly recommend both the home and location.

Howard Walduck

Owner's reply:

Thank you Brian,

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, it seems as if the weather was kind to you. I agree that the easy access to the I-75 is a great asset for making the best of visiting this wonderful area of Florida.

Our best wishes,
Howard and Pauline.

Pat Cooper Porter

Enjoyed visit

Pat Cooper Porter

Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada.

Enjoyed visit

May 8, 2012

We have stayed in many rentals and this was one of the best. We had problems with the wifi and it was fixed immediately. Smoke detecter beeped every 30 seconds one night but battery was replaced the next day. The home was very clean and basically had everything available to cook with including a barbeque which was free to use if you bought propane. One drawback is that there is no privacy on the lanai as the other homes are very close. One suggestion if it is possible is to have the exterminator ( who comes every 3 months) spray the house at a time when there are no tenants in in for at least a day or two. He came when we were there and because of severe allergies, we had him only spray outside. However in the middle of the night, I had a terrible allergy reaction and had to go to the hospital. We figure it was perhaps because I had gone out by the pool but not until a couple of hours after it had been sprayed. The people at Gulf Coast Rentals were cordial, especially a young lady by the name of Ashley and were certainly wanting to make your stay special and have all run smoothly. The home is certainly central to all shopping, beaches and restaurants. We would certainly recommend this home to anyone.

Howard Walduck

Owner's reply:

Thank you Patricia for taking the trouble to post a review for our villa. We agree that the pest control can easily be undertaken when we do not have guests staying and will ensure that our management company are aware of this problem for people with severe allergies. Gulf Coast Property Care have looked after our home in our absence wonderfully well for over six years now, and it is good to hear that they tried to take care of you during your stay.

From your other correspondence to us it is clear that you enjoyed you visit to Bradenton and the coast and we hope you will consider returning to Little Palms Villa sometime in the future.Thanks for being great guests.

Kind Regards,
Howard and Pauline.

Michele Avery

July vacation

Michele Avery

Indiana, USA

July vacation

July 26, 2011

We loved the house and enjoyed our stay very much. Everything we needed was provided. We brought food and clothes and we were all set. The owners were very nice and easy to work with. I spoke to her once on the phone and then we emailed back and forth. We even ended up staying a couple extra days. The house was very beautiful and very accommodating for our family of 6. The kids loved the pool area and ate many meals at the outside table. There was a grill available to use also. This is someplace we would definitely come back to when we vacation here again!

Edward Brown

Nice home and great pool

Edward Brown


Nice home and great pool

April 3, 2011

would rent again

Owner Supplied Testimonials

2012 Guest Comments

"Fabulous villa and fantastic holiday"
Anne and Steve Leitch. Cunbria, U.K.

Hi Howard and Pauline, Just wanted to say thanks for letting us stay in your lovely Florida home. As returning guests we were pleased to see that the villa was even better than we remembered. It is very spacious and comfortable, spotlessly clean and well maintained, and has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay. The tv and bose sound system are great and we particularly loved the pool and outside dining area. It's a lovely place to sit with a coffee in the morning, or a glass (or two) of wine in the evening - just watching the wildlife around the lake. We thought the villa was an ideal base from which to explore the Gulf Coast beaches and surrounding areas. We particularly loved Anna Maria Island. Watching dolphins from the beach at Bean Point will be one of my happiest memories and we can recommend 'Feeling Swell' for the best burger on the island. We had a fantastic holiday. We can't wait to go back and we will definitely choose Little Palms Villa for our next visit. Anne and Steve (England)


August 2011. Paul Sharp. Southampton U.K.

Hello Pauline.

We had a fantastic time and found the villa absolutely perfect. I would like to thank you both for all the thought you have so clearly put in to ensuring any holiday is enhanced by all the extras from the area information you sent me prior to our stay to allowing me to borrow your cool box when going to the beach, it really makes a difference.

I am currently being nagged by the family to book next years holiday which I would love to spend at your villa so once I know how next year is likely to be for me I will be in touch should Florida be a possibility.

Thanks again and best regards.

Paul ( Sharp.) Southampton UK.

July 2011. Michelle Avery. Warsaw, Indiana.

We loved the house and enjoyed our stay very much. Everything we needed was provided. We brought food and clothes and we were all set. The owners were very nice and easy to work with. I spoke to her once on the phone and then we emailed back and forth. We even ended up staying a couple extra days. The house was very beautiful and very accommodating for our family of 6. The kids loved the pool area and ate many meals at the outside table. There was a grill available to use also. This is someplace we would definitely come back to when we vacation here again!

August 2011. Edward Marquez. Ocala Florida.

Thank You so much. We had a lovely time in your beautiful home. It was a pleasure doing business with you and the management staff. My wife and kids had a great time.

Again Thank You

Edward Marquez

May 2011.Tony and Diane. Newfoundland, Canada.

Hi Pauline and Howard.

We had a wonderful vacation. Your villa is stunning. The pictures on your site not do justice to how beautiful your villa is. The view from your pool area is so nice. We watched the turtles and birds everyday. We loved every minute of it and we never had any trouble with anything. We never even had to call the management company once. We treated your house as if it was our own. We cleaned it from top to bottom before we left. All the sheets were washed and dried and there was only one load of towels in the washer when we left. The weather was so nice and hot. We ate every meal out by the pool. We will definitely contact you if we ever want to stay in the Bradenton area again.

Thank you again for renting of your villa. It really is magnificent.

Take care.

Diane and Tony Ennis

April 2011. Jim Jennings, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Howard and Pauline,

Now back in miserable wet Scotland (funny how the rain started on the drive up from Manchester, just hitting the Lake District!). I would like to thank you for the opportunity to stay in your lovely place again. Your willingness to accommodate the early entry and late departure made a huge difference. Hopefully again next year, if the flight prices don't keep going up!

A small issue was that the waste disposal unit kept conking out. I managed to re set it on a couple of occasions but on the last day it was giving up the ghost!- like me just now, not having slept since yesterday morning! It was all worth it however.

Regards, Jim.

April/May 20011. Carly and Rolph. Berkshire, UK.

Hi Howard and Pauline.

We had a lovely break and the wedding went well. There was a storm forecast for the afternoon of our wedding but luckily it was slow moving and didn't come through until the early hours! The villa was very clean and as we remembered it from last year. Rolphs parents loved it too and enjoyed sitting round the pool most days.

Have a great holiday!! We're already thinking about next year so will be in touch when we have some dates.


Carly & Rolph

February / March 2011. Barbara and Denis,Ottowa, Ontario, Canada.

Howard and Pauline,

Our winter vacation is coming to an end and we would like to thank you very much for the use of your beautiful home in Bradenton.

We've enjoyed ourselves. We couldn't have asked for better weather and we've had no rain at all.

Your home is very well situated and we have seen quite a bit of the area and many of the beaches. We travelled all the way down to Alligator Alley and Billys swamp in the everglades, up to Tampa and over to Lakeland.

Even with all the travelling we were able to use the house and the pool every day. The heated pool is an excellent size and perfect for our Aquafitness every mornig. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting out for hours watching the various birds arriving and departing on the lake. A huge turtle walked from the front street, slowly passed us in the lanai, down to the lake one day. Fantastic views and thoroughly entertaining. We walked around the community and it seems very safe and secure. Everything we needed was available nearby.

When we arrived 1st feb we opened the front door and were extremely impressed with the openness and size of your home. It is very well laid out and well equipped. The beds are clean and comfortable and it is nice to have two bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped and it is very easy to eat outdoors as well. I think that the thing we appreciated the most about our february rental wes the fact that you provided a North American long distance plan for us. That way we were able to keep in touch with home, that was great.

Barb and Denis.


October 2010. Nicki and Chris, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Hello Howard and Pauline,

We just loved staying at your home and wanted to tell you it was perfect!!!

We enjoyed all of the pretty decorations and very comfortable furniture. We would love to stay again, the next time would be at the end of April and the first week of May.

Thanks again,

Nicki and Chris.

September 2010. Gina and Dwight. Battersea, London.

Hi Howard and Pauline,

We would like to extend our thanks. We have enjoyed our stay and the family very much liked the villa, great pleasant place and location....we enjoyed it so much we are planning a reunion/wedding anniversary in a couple of years with all the family, hopefully your villa will be available to us!!

The weather held up very nicely for our wedding day as did the rounds of golf at Peridia, in fact Peridia GC itself proved a very nice venue for our reception.

Kind Regards,

Gina and Dwight.

August 2010. Melanie and Christian. Lauffen, Germany.

Hello howard and Pauline,
We need to say that we realy enjoyed our time in yur house. We had a great time even during the days with quite some rain. Your pool is fantastic- it was hard to get our girls out. The community pool was a lot of fun too. Even though we liked it 'at home' we were several times at different beaches. Siesta Key was our favourite beach.

I am not sure if you have ever been to the Fort De Soto beaches. We were there in the past and were there again. The beach itself is not as nice as Siesta Key, but the whole area is great to relax. This year we had dolphns very close as we swam there. They were less than 10m away from us either playing or hunting. This was a new experience for us.

We did plenty of other things too and had a wonderful sunset dinner at the Beachhouse Restaurant.

Since we have visited several houses with and without a local management we have experienced quite a few things and we want to say that your house was outstanding in many terms - especailly the cleanliness. We also want to let you know that we liked your lovely arrangements a lot. It has a personal touch that well feeling homes just have.

The people at 'Gulf Coast' rental were friendly and very supportive. I almost forgot to thank you for the great suggestions you have in binders provided to your guests. This is an extra plus (we had it only once as good).

Of course we do not know yet what we will do next year for vacation but if we consider Florida again your house would be on top of our list. If it is up to the girls the decision to go to florida and your house is already made. Thank you again for leaving your propery to us.


June 2010. Kim Jackson and family. Colorada, US.

Hi Howard,

Well, life has been very hectic since our return from Florida. We spent a week in Orlando after we left your house. Entirely too hot and humid for my tastes.
I wanted to thank you for the use of your home. It was everything you said it was and more!

It is more spacious than than the photos give it credit for! Gulf Coast is doing a great job maintaining it for you. It was exceptionally clean, ( a big concern for me! )

We hosted a dinner party one evening out on the patio. Our friends who live in Palmetto were amazed at what a great place it was and kept asking how we found it. I told them and they said when they have another family come to town, instead of a hotel, they will refer your villa to them.

Thanks for everything. We had a great stay!

Kim Jackson and family.

June 2010. Sienna and family. California, US.

Hello Howard,

Thank you for your follow up email. We loved the house, it was perfect for our family.
The beaches, local parks and restaurants were all amazing! Thank you!

Best Regards,

The Ginns.

May 2010. Roy and Carole. Cheshire, United Kingdom.

Hi Howard and Pauline,

The house was perfect for us and we would have liked to return to it for four weeks in April next year but unfortunately it was not available. We have however managed to book into another house on Sabal Harbour.

We will certainly keep your house in mind should we return there in 2012.

Many thanks & Kind Regards,
Roy and Carole.

April 2010. Tony and Joanna. Cumbria, United Kingdom.

Hi Howard and Pauline,

Just a quick e-mail to thank you for the hire of your villa. We really enjoyed the week there and were very impressed with everything in the villa.
Joanna's already talking about a return trip next year.

Thanks again,

April 2010. Ultan and Family. Belfast, Co Antrim.

Hi Howard/Pauline,

Just a quick note to say we arrived safely and all is well. Your home is so beautiful, clean with all the facilities we could need. My folks in particular are in their element! You must be proud to have such a lovely home.

It's overcast today but still mild and no doubt the sun will break through over the next two weeks we are here!

So just a quick email to say thanks again and talk soon.

Kind Regards,

March/April 2010. Whitney and Family. Kansas City.

Pauline and Howard.

Thank you!
We had a wonderful time in your villa - we have stayed in other places in Florida ( mainly Orlando) and yours was by far the most well cared-for and best equipped.
You obviously care about the people who stay there and want them to be comfortable. You also must have a very good management company. We never had to call them!

We will definitely choose your villa again if we return to the Gulf for a holiday.
Thanks again and enjoy your time there in June.

All the best, Whitney, Matt, Jack and Ave.

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