28 reviews

1 / 20 Dock view from the kayak



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

Overlooking the Braden River with it's incredible sunsets, this spacious fully furnished home features a west facing lanai with a hammock, dining tables, WiFi throughout and lounge seating as well as a private dock for fishing, kayaking or watching the manatees and exotic birds. Next door there is also a tennis court, volleyball court and playground for the children. Nearby adventures include the beaches of Sarasota and Tampa,the Pirates spring training field and the Orlando theme parks - it is an ideal location!

PS No pet policy due to allergies. 4 week min. stay in high season Jan-March!

FIRST FLOOR has 18 foot high cathedral ceiling, tile & carpet floors.

LIVING-ROOM with 42"flat screen TV,DVD,CD,STEREO with surround sound

DINING-ROOM with table & chairs sitting for 6

BREAKFAST AREA with table & chair seating for 4 & Breakfast bar seating for 3,

KITCHEN large open with Granite countertops,microwave, fridge with ice & water,pantry,PH

MASTER BEDROOM with sliding doors to back yard,(1)King size bed, flat screen TV, Radio/Alarm, Office desk,PH & High speed Fibre Optic connection WiFi, walk-in closet

MASTER BATHROOM with granite top vanity, garden tub, walk in shower & separate toilet room.

COVERED LANAI with dining tables for 8, casual seating area and hammock


BEDROOM #2 (1)Queen size bed, dresser, alarm clock/radio

BEDROOM #3 (1)Queen size bed,dresser, alarm clock/radio

LOFT/BEDROOM #4 (1)Queen size bed, couch, dresser

BATHROOM located between the bedrooms.



Children's playground, tennis & volleyball next door

Fishing & kayaking from the backyard

River access in back of house

Security system.

Fibre optic Internet & WiFi

Free local calls within USA.

150 channels of TV-Programming.

Security camera for outside activity

Filtered drinking water.

30 foot boat dock to use with your own or rented boat.


The house is located:

5 minutes by boat to the Manatee River, 15 minutes to Sarasota Bay & 20 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico

10 minutes walking distance to shopping center, Publix grocery store and restaurants.

20 minutes by car to downtown and Public Beaches.


2 kayaks & paddles

2 beach bikes

1 Trek road bike


Gas Barbeque

Golf Clubs

XBox & games

Chess/Backgamon board & other board games

Beds: 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Beds

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 4825802

About the area

This special home is at the mouth of the Braden River at the Manatee, minutes from Tampa Bay and the the beaches of Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Conveniently located between Tampa and Sarasota, a five minute drive from Highway 75, it takes advantage of the cultural, recreational and shopping areas of both major cities. Surrounded by bird santuaries, the Tidewater Preserve, barrier islands with beaches, waterfront restaurants, historic forts, lighthouses, Botanical Gardens, and nearby shopping centers. Nearby Attractions: Golf courses with over 60 in the area Pirates Baseball Spring training Jungle Gardens Big Cat Habitat Tree Umph Adventure Course Disney & Universal (2+- hour drive away in Orlando) Parker Manatee Aquarium The Ringling Museum of Art Bishop Planetarium Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary G. Wiz Interative Science Center Tidewater Preserve Sarasota Opera Florida West Coast Symphony Sarasota Ballet of Florida Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum Circus Sarasota St. Armands Circle - world class shopping Bollettieri Tennis Academy J.P. Igloo Ice Rink

Getting here

The house is very conveniently located off highway 64 and close to highway 75 to get around the area. Easy access to beaches, golf and highways to go to Orlando.

Interaction with guest

You are welcome to contact Carol Williams of Remax should you have any questions while you are staying at the house!

Owner profile

Constance S.
Years listed:
Based in:
United States

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $400.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users


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


  • Bikes
  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (28)

28 reviews

“Peaceful, lovely place”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2017

The location of this house is really outstanding. We enjoyed being on the river, watching the beautiful sunsets daily, watching birds come and go into the inlets. It is a private place within a lovely subdivision with lakes and riverfront. We also enjoyed Bradenton very much. It is easy to get around and there is water everywhere. The people are very friendly and access to healthcare is very good. We definitely want to return to the Braden river house.

Owner's reply: We are so glad that you had such an excellent time at the house! We look forward to your return!

“Beautiful place to stay”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2016

We stayed in the house for 20 nights , it's a beautiful house . Lots of space and nice and clean . It's a lovely peaceful area but not far from the beaches , shops and restaurants.we enjoyed fishing on the dock and kayaking in the river .

Owner's reply: Thank you Diane - I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay!

“Loved this place”

Reviewed 16 Mar 2015

Very comfortable, lean home. Close to the beach without the crowding. When we did not want to go to the beach, we had the pool right next door. The dock is super relaxing and so were the river activities. Want to go back soon.

“great get away”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2014

We stayed there for a week and was more then we expected. plenty of room for 6 of us. very cozy place with lots to do in the area. I'd recommend it to anyone.

“Beautiful views, great for a family”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2014

This house was perfect for a family of 5! There was plenty of room for all of us. It was clean and spacious, and the backyard view of the river was beautiful. The kids enjoyed fishing off the dock, and kayaking in the river. Having a grill made it easy to BBQ with family. Would definitely recommended this place and would consider staying here again.

“Home Away Retreat”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2013

My husband and I came in town for a wedding and stayed at the Braden River Waterfront Retreat the first week of October. My husband grew up on the Manatee and Braden River so we wanted to bring our boat and explore the rivers and remember good times from our past. The house was great! We enjoyed the large porch and dock for sunsets. It was great because family could come over and visit us during our stay. I would highly recommend this house.


Reviewed 29 Jun 2013

We had a fantastic time while on vacation. We stayed at the Braden River Retreat house. Such a beautiful house, more then what we expected. The pool was shut down for a couple of days we never asked why. Kids had a blast when they were able to go to the pool, playground and fishing from the dock. Went over to the beach a couple of days which isn't far at all. Other the people and groceries this house came equipped with everything a stay at this house needs. We enjoyed ourselves during our stay at this house and would love to come back again in the future. Thank you for allowing us.

Owner's reply: Come back any time-just let us know when!!! Glad that you enjooyed the house!! Thank you, Connie

“Fabulous Getaway”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2013

Awesome amazing home directly on the water. This home has it all......... kayaks to tour around the peaceful manatee river, swim in the pool next door, kids play in the amazing park right next door, and you can grill out on the covered deck at night or from the dock and watch the sunset. This home has everything at an affordable price. I rented this house for relatives for my son's graduation and everyone loved it. It is a short 45 minute drive to the airport, and about a 25 minute drive to the beach depending on traffic. You really don't need the beach as this home is on the river and you have a large lap pool at the community pool next door. There is even a tennis court and sand volleyball pit with outdoor grill. The pool has a security guard and they make sure there are no unsupervised kids etc.... at the pool. The home is large and has everything you need. Plenty of space for 8-10 people if there are kids. The home is nicely decorated and completely furnished with all the amenities. Truely worth the price and beats any hotel in the area. Thanks for an amazing stay.

“Wonderful located villa”

Reviewed 20 May 2013

Stayed 2 weeks in the house with family of four. Married couple with to teenager boys. Very nice spot for fishing, kayaking in the river and a relaxed stay in the house. Buy frozen bait at the Walmart or live bait at the Shell tank station on Manatee Avenue and enjoy fishing from the dock. Dolphins (5 times) and a manatee came close to the dock. Caught 2 gars , one of them 4 feet. Use the community pool or tenniscourt at approx. 200 yards from the house. And discover the area with the nice beaches, outlet shopping centre Ellenton and so much more! Familiy Terlouw

“Great Property!”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2013

I recently stayed in a rental home in Bradenton with a group of co-workers during a convention we were working at. When we got to the house we were blown away by how beautiful the home was inside and out. Gorgeous view, clean rooms and an overall fantastic stay!

Owner's reply: Elizabeth, Thanks so much for your great comments! I am so glad that you all had such a good visit as well - it is a really beautiful and unique spot! Come back any time! Connie

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