Excellent

22 reviews

1 / 26 Front of House

Map
Map

Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Sleeps:
10
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

Classic large lakefront family home in upscale gated community just north of Sarasota city line in Bradenton. 3100 sf of light airy openess highlighted with colorful carpets, fabrics, and art prints decorated by architect couple.  Simply smart and elegant. Three lounges: den with 42" TV, formal livng room and dining room, family room with 50" TV (open to kitchen). Four bedrooms utilizing four full bathrooms: large King lake view master suite with ensuite five fixture bath, TV and room-sized closet, Twin guest bedroom with ensuite bath with tub/shower, Queen guest bedroom and another Twin guest bedroom both utilizing hall bath with tub/shower, plus upstairs (open stairs at top, but visually private) large Twin lake view guest suite with ensuite bath with tub/shower, and TV. Large kitchen fully equipped with seating for 6 at table and 2 at bar, with easy clean smooth top range. Separate laundry room with laundry sink and large size machines. Large 18' X 30' pool in oversized screened enclosure, facing south on lake, with generous covered and uncovered lanai lounge space. This property is certainly a cut above - see for yourself in the photos! Even if you do not require this much space, you will truly enjoy the spaciousness and amenities of this property. Verizon FIOS service for TV, internet, and free phoning in US and Canada. We have a local property manager who handles the financial arrangements, your check-in, and maintenance issues. Check map tab for exact location.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 6 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4822253

About the area

Five minute drive to shops and restaurants, and 25 minute drive to Gulf beaches. Minutes to all Sarasota and Bradenton attractions-beautiful beaches, excellent shopping, waterfront dining, museums, water sports, etc. One hour to Busch Gardens and two hours to Disney.

Owner profile

Fred E.
Years listed:
2

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 5: 2 Twin beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Waterfront

Appliances

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

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (22)

Excellent – based on 22 reviews Excellent
22 reviews

“Wonderful Home!”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2017

We had a great experience renting this home in July 2016. House was comfortable, pool area was relaxing, and the lake presented good fishing every morning and evening, from right behind the house. Plenty of convenient restaurants nearby, and Siesta Key, a beautiful beach area in nearby Sarasota, is splendid. I-75 is not far away, either. My only suggestion is for the owner to invest in a working, normal-sized grill...the existing mini-grill, powered by propane, was not for us, and I'm sure most renters will feel exactly the same.

“Beautiful property”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2016

Third year that we have stayed here with friends and this time for three weeks for the second time. Property is beautifully furnished and decorated. Pool and outlook are superb. On a quiet (apart from lawn mowers) and pleasant gated estate. Large comfortable rooms, well appointed kitchen and lovely study if you need somewhere to use your laptop. No negatives at all.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your repeated kind remarks. We personally spend some weeks here at various times every year, and strive to keep everything up to a high and clean standard. The house and the pool, with the view, are outstanding, and we always regret when it is time to leave. We continue to make upgrades, and our repeat clientele frequently make a game of inspecting every room upon arrival to see what improvements have been made since their last visit.

“Wonderful Family Vacation”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2016

We just arrived home from a wonderful week at this beautiful villa! After much time spent trying to find the perfect place to accommodate my family and extended family (whose ages and needs are widespread) this absolutely meet all expectations and beyond! Mary was very responsive to emails and made booking a breeze! The neighborhood was peaceful and offered an abundance of wildlife that I was not expecting. My children thoroughly enjoyed all the different (large) birds that paraded thorough the yard and flew over the lake/pond, as well as the frogs and lizards they discovered around the outside of the enclosed pool area. Getting to all the area has to offer was very easy. Aldi, Publix, Walmart, CVS, all are within quick driving distance, and the beaches on Anna Maria Island are not much further. We enjoyed exploring and visiting with family that lived in the area, but I think my children would have been content to stay in the villa the entire week playing in the pool! That was vacation enough for them, and the pool was their own little world! I also appreciated all of the extras the house has to offer, like pool and beach toys, pack and plays, bed railings and baby toys, just to name a few. The home was very spacious, and allowed all 10 of us to spread out or come together easily. It was also perfect for my elderly grandmother, who was able to make her way easily through the house due to no steps, and a walk in shower. The small step to the enclosed pool area was not difficult either. I cannot recommend this villa highly enough, and we look forward to the possibility of renting this home in the future!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind remarks. We agree with the children; we are happy to just stay home and hang out in the pool area. It is so quiet and private, and the long pond attracts all kinds of interesting birds. In the last couple of years a variety of grocers and pharmacies have opened at the big intersection about six blocks away, which is very convenient.

“We felt totaly at home”

Reviewed 7 May 2016

We stayed for one week with our 5 children and felt totally at home. Everything was simply perfect and the owner friendly and the communication fast and easy. Kids loved the pool and we loved the view with the lake. Highly recommended. We defenitely would rent it again!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind remarks. We strive to run a first class operation. Our rates may be a little higher than some others, but our testimonials illustrate the difference.

“Highly Recommended”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2015

My wife and I, together with two friends stayed at this property last year and liked it so much that we decided to stay here again in 2015, but this time for three weeks. The property is spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished, and has all of the facilities and equipment that you would expect to find in such a beautiful home. The study was a bonus, with a beautiful desk, TV and internet facilities and sumptuous carpets that were echoed throughout the villa. The view from the large pool is one of the best that we have experienced in Florida, overlooking a tranquil lake populated with an abundance of wildlife that we never tired of watching. We occupied the master bedroom with its very large bathroom with large shower and walk in wardrobe and our friends had a bedroom diagonally opposite and because of the scale of the villa we each enjoyed our own absolute privacy. The villa is situated in a gated community and the area is generally very peaceful and quiet and shrubbery on either side of the pool enclosure means that it is quite secluded. We requested pool heating which was absolute bliss. To find fault is difficult, but the lack of a remote control (which was available last year) for the main gates was a nuisance and meant that it was necessary to pull the car up close to a keypad to tap in the code in the dark and sometimes in heavy Florida downpours. Poolside sunbeds that will lay flat, and a new kettle would be a recommendation but other than that all was perfect.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind remarks. Sorry that the remote controls were not put out for your use.

“Fantastic”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2015

A group of six stayed in this beautiful home. There was nothing more to ask for. It was all there. The furniture,the bedding,the dishes,the pool,the weather. Pauline was wonderful. So was the next door neighbor. We would have liked to rent it for a longer time next year but it was already rented.It was a ten to all of us

“Great home for extended family getaway”

Reviewed 3 Apr 2015

This home was a great choice for our family vacation. The rental process was easy, Pauline was very good to work with. We had plenty of room for everyone. We spent the majority of the daytime around the pool. It was close to the ball parks which the guys took advantage of. Not quite so handy for beaches, but we did make the trip a couple times. We would highly recommend this home and would consider using it again in the future.

“Fabulous Villa”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2014

We stayed at this villa for two weeks with friends and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to stay in a spacious luxurious property. Decor, furnishings and equipment could not be faulted. This property was immaculate, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The position on the lake was perfect and being in a gated community helped to make it very peaceful. The pool was one of the cleanest that we have come accross. The only minor downside of the villa was that there was was no helpful house notes, so finding out how everything worked and what everything was for, became a bit of a challenge. A remote control found in the kitchen had been opening and closing the garage door a few times before we realised it and it was about day 3 of our holiday before we realised that another remote control in the kitchen could be used to open the gates to the estate. Those niggles aside, we could not fault either the villa or the agent (Pauline) who was very helpful and attentive. We had a great holiday at this beautiful villa.

“Fabulous Home”

Reviewed 29 Jun 2014

Everything about this home and our vacation in Bradenton was without a doubt the best vacation my family has ever taken. The home was gorgeous, but felt homey. We were in the middle of everything, whether it be the gulf, fishing, dining, shopping it was all there at our fingertips. From the time we made our reservations until we left we felt welcome. It was the vacation of our dreams come true. This was much more than five stars. Thank you to the Ebelings and thank you Vacation Home Rentals.

“Lovely home!”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2014

Two couples stayed at this home for a two week period. We found our stay very relaxing and comfortable. The home is located in a quiet and well kept neighbourhood. The heated pool was delightful and quite private. There was lots of room inside the tastefully decorated home to stretch out and feel at home. It was well equipped and clean so our stay was a pleasure. We had a small issue with the screening on the lanai and it was dealt with the next day. The property manager was helpful and approachable....thank's Pauline. I can speak for all of us that everyone enjoyed our stay there. Thank you to the owners for sharing this lovely home.

Review 1-10 of 22
Have you been a guest of this property? Write a review