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Description from owner

This home was completed in 2002 and became “our dream second home” on 28 March 2012. We have named it “Villa Caranday Palm” after a Floridian Palm Tree.

The home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and will therefore comfortably accommodate 8 people, however, due to there being a queen sleeper in the main living room, the home will accommodate a further 2 people. There is also room for a baby / infant as we have thought of everything and there is a travel cot and high chair which can be used at any of the dining tables.

This home offers a beautiful lakeside view which can be seen from any part of the rear of the property. Guests can also see the lake and watch the wildlife while enjoying a relaxing sit down or sunbathe on the pool deck or even whilst taking a dip in the pool. Both the pool and pool deck are larger than the average rental home and measure a total area of 40 ft x 36 ft for the lanai area, with around a 28 ft x 16 ft private heated salt water pool which is south facing, therefore enjoying the sun from sunrise to sunset. Guests can also enjoy an evening dinner al-fresco under the covered lanai area measuring 28 ft x 10 ft which features a large table seating ten people comfortably. One added feature also of this home is that there are two outside ceiling fans both with lights therefore ensuring plenty of light for outside dining in the evening which is very rare for some rental homes.

The home has been completely remodelled to give it that “modern and contemporary” look, landscaped, painted inside and out and has all new window treatments / blinds on all windows / patio door.

The home features a brand new kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops with tile backsplash, both bathrooms have been upgraded with new sinks / taps, granite countertops and lighting and the utility room has a new washer / dryer. The home also benefits from new flooring with wood flooring in the games and formal dining area and hallway leading to the master bedroom, carpet in all bedrooms and the original tile in the main living room, bathrooms and the hallway leading to the bedrooms and family bathroom. New ceiling fans complete with lights in the family room, all bedrooms and the lanai area.

The home comprises of a master bedroom with en-suite, queen bedroom and two twin bedrooms (one being a Disney theme bedroom for the children and the other a country style themed bedroom for either adults or children). The queen bedroom and two twin bedrooms all share the family bathroom. The home also features a games area, formal dining area, kitchen / breakfast nook, utility room and garage which will fit two cars. The property also features its own private pool and have been tastefully landscaped with black concrete curbing all around the home with white marble rock and a selection of shrubs and flowering plants. We also have a 6 foot UPVC fence in an L shape along the left hand side and rear of the home to offer additional privacy whilst swimming and around the pool / lanai area.

The home is fully air-conditioned and can be switched to heating if required. The home is fully equipped and features additional extras that not all rental properties benefit from. As a four bedroom with an additional queen sleeper it will easily accommodate two larger families making it an ideal home to share or is ideal for the smaller families too. We are sure our guests will not be disappointed with the standard of accommodation offered.

For added security around the pool there is a child safety barrier. A pool blanket is provided on a roller to help keep the heat in the pool, especially during the winter months and also when pool heating is specifically requested / paid for by our guests. The pool deck area also benefits from a screened lanai which is there to help protect the area from leaves, insects etc. The pool deck is equipped with four sun-loungers, two small side tables (and two plastic white side tables too), outside dining table and ten chairs. The table has plastic outdoor placemats and coasters and also cloth placemats. Also guests will find two outside artificial flower arrangement and two ceramic table solar lights on the table and outside table cloths which can be found in the pantry in the kitchen, please remember to return these to their rightful place on leaving for our future guests to use also. Guests will also find an outside clock / temperature guage hanging on the lanai wall together with outside wall decoration. For those guests who enjoy a little light music when sunbathing a separate outside radio / CD player can also be found in the pantry in the kitchen.

Guests will also find a pool light in the pool for the evening swimming. The switch can be located on the wall outside near the dining table. The lighting creates a good ambience as it can be set to one colour or a multiple of colours on a sliding basis.

Guests are reminded that “SMOKING” IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED INSIDE THE HOME, however guests can smoke freely in the lanai area.

The pool deck area can be directly accessed from the main open plan living room. Pool towels can be located in the family bathroom for guest use whilst out on the pool deck area.

Guests also have the option at the time of booking to hire a Gas BBQ Grill.

The luxury / executive property is set overlooking a lake on Sabal Harbour, located in a great sought after area for residents and vacation / holiday rentals.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Cribs

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4831877

About the area

The home is located on a quiet residential community of Sabal Harbour which offers unlimited free access to all its community facilities ie. community pool, tennis courts, basketball, volleyball court, children's play area and much more. The facilities are for residents and their guests only and guests will be provided with one swipe card for access to these facilities during their stay. The home is conveniently located approximately 3 miles west of the SR70 as you come off the I75 South. Sabal Harbour is very close to University Parkway which is centrally located where guests will find an abundance of shops, restaurants and cinemas. The home has several grocery / supermarkets within a short drive away and these being, Wal-Mart, Publix, Sweetbay etc. There are also several beaches nearby with Siesta Key, Lido Key, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beaches. Depending on which beach is visited, guests will be looking at a driving distance of between 14 and 17½ miles with a driving duration of between 25 and 35 minutes. Lido Key is the closest beach to the Community of Sabal Harbour. The IMG academy is also conveniently located with a driving distance of 7 miles with a driving duration of 15 minutes. There are many other activities and amenities within the vicinity of Sabal Harbour that our guests can visit during their stay, these include, golfing, adventure golf, animal zoos and marine life aquariums, car racing, State Parks, Botanical Gardens and Historical Centres and much, much more. Our guests will not get bored during their stay!!

Owner profile

Amanda O.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available


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


  • Cycling Trips
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (5)

Very Good – based on 5 reviews Very Good
5 reviews

“Retirement Vacation”

Reviewed 5 May 2015

My husband and I stayed at this home in April 2015. This was our first visit to the Bradenton area. It has become a favorite to visit again. The property is very quiet and close to grocery stores and shopping centres. We visited the beach at Anna Marie Island and some of the golf courses nearby. The property owners have thought of a lot of extras. The home is well laid out and they have organized and labelled everything you would ever need. They have catered to vacationers of all ages. Many pool, beach and kids toys have been provided. The kitchen is well equipped with dishes, cooking utensils and granite counter tops. The appliances are high end stainless steel . The pool and lanai are wonderful. We spent a lot of time by the pool enjoying the sun. The home is very clean and well maintained. We would recommend anyone wanting to have a relaxing vacation in a homey atmosphere to stay here. It is a home away from home. We had a great time.

Owner's reply: Thank you Barbara for such a nice review, much appreciated. We hope you and your husband enjoyed your stay and we would have no hesitation in welcoming you back to our home in the future. We stay at the home frequently ourselves so we like to have every home comfort hence we didn't equip or furnish it like the standard rental home.

“A perfect holiday”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2014

The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need for a vacation stay. Any time we needed something, they took care of quickly. The pool is perfect for the entire family, our kids were in it everyday and we joined them a few times also. We enjoyed it so much, we booked it for this Dec/Jan too! Would recommend this property to anyone.

“Touch of Paradise by the Lake”

Reviewed 27 Nov 2012

This is a fantastic home. It is spacious, well appointed, and in a wonderful location. The outdoor area is lovely and the home is in wonderful condition. It was a great experience.

“Exactly As Promised”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2012

Being the first people to rent this home, we were very happy with all that it had to offer. The homeowners truly thought of everything you might need in order to make your stay comfortable. The location of the home was close to restaurants and grocery stores. The beaches were also accessible with a 20-30 minute drive. We really enjoyed having our own pool at the house and also being able to access the large community pool for free. The homeowners did a nice job of returning phone calls and/or e-mails. We would definitely consider returning to this home in the future.

Owner's reply: Thank you Jennie for such a lovely recommendation. It was always our intention to make our home family friendly and to ensure that guests have all they need to make the home, a home from home but with the vacation feel to it too. We have been vacationing in the Florida area now since the early 1990's and have always stayed in private rental villas and always said when we eventually had our own second home then we would ensure that it was fully equipped with everything a family needed as well as catering for non families too. We love our second home and looking forward to visiting it again this year. We definitely look forward to welcoming you and your family into this home again in the future.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Beautiful home, would visit again as we do try to come every year so I may be contacting you next year again.

The property was beautifully finished and although we only used the basics, it was probably the best equipped we've seen. We had a fabulous week and enjoyed the villa.

You have done a great job stocking your home. I brought bathroom and kitchen items from home but would have been nice to have toilet paper and dish soap as these are not small items to have to pack.

Your home is in an excellent location, close to shopping, beach and food. We loved having the umbrella, cooler and beach chairs to use at the beach.

Belle villa et bon sejour. Translated: Beautiful Villa and Good Living.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your lovely home and look forward to a return visit.

Your home is wonderful, clean and perfect for us.

We truly enjoyed our time in your home and had a fabulous time. I was able to entertain some friends of mine that live near Tampa and also have my in laws over for dinner one night. We all really enjoyed the pool. Thank you so much for everything.

Thanks again for letting us stay in your home. Your home was so well equipped that we could enjoy a festive Christmas feast with all the trimmings! We really appreciated that the pool was heated to a temperature that made it warm enough to swim even though the days were not always that hot. The pool area is lovely, the sunsets over the lake were beautiful. The kids loved all the board games and we played many rounds of pool. It really was the most relaxing Christmas holiday I have ever had. We have stayed in Sabal Harbour five times and your home was the best equipped, best pool of them all. We didn't want to leave.

We are very excited and happy with all. What a beautiful home you have here.

The house was exactly as described and it went above and beyond fulfilling our expectations.

We really enjoyed our stay and your home is beautiful.

Great villa / home. Pool and lanai area was lovely, had a great outlook and very private. Kitchen very well stocked. Overall excellent. We have already confirmed and booked with the owners to return in 2014.

Had a great time in Florida. The house had everything we could possibly use. The house was clean and stocked with towels, linens and every utensil possible.

This property was fantastic and had everything you could possibly need. The location was perfect.