from $414 / night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
- Pets allowed:
- Wi-Fi available:
- Per night:
- $414 - $865
- Per week:
- $2900 - $5350
Description from owner
NEW PRIVATE TROPICAL LAGOON POOL WITH TIKKI BAR
Spend your vacation at a spacious, beautiful, pet friendly home on 200 ft. of tropically landscaped waterfront. Casa's BOATER'S PACKAGE includes unlimited use of Slow Dancer, our 22ft. San Pan luxurious pontoon that accommodates 12 people.Tropical landscape including Coconut palms, orchids, frangipani,huge banyan, sea grapes, etc.. This is not a canal home or a condo. Mangroves and an intimate, private sandy beach on Hooker Bay at the mouth of the Manatee River are rare if not impossible to find and make a perfect retreat that your friends, family and water loving dogs will fall in love with. Casa is located in the town of Palmetto, a virtually undiscovered "old Florida" historic town just across the "Green" bridge from Bradenton, you will drive down 6th Street under huge oak trees with Spanish moss waving in the breeze. Enter the private gate and begin your one of a kind vacation. Close to Anna Maria Island,Sarasota, Venice St. Pete and Clearwater Beach. In addition, there are great golf courses and we are an east trip to all the theme parks such as Disney world, Busch Gardens, Universal, Sea World and Lego Land.
Facing due West on secluded Hookers Bay, just 5 minutes by boat to Tampa Bay, the sunsets are unsurpassed and are a daily breath taking event. As you sit on the deck under the huge banyan tree, enjoy a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail as the show begins. Every evening, thousands of birds fly by at the first hint of dusk, heading home to Emerson Point, a bird sanctuary just 2 miles north. Bird watcher's will love the Great blue herons, spoonbill rosettes, sea gulls, cormorants, night herons, skimmers, egrets, pelicans and kingfishers and many more, who stop by regularly for a snack of baitfish right on your beach, just feet away from you.
Right about now is the beginning of the perfect fishing time, usually signaled by a pair of dolphins, Mary Kay and Lola, who routinely cruise through, running fish out of the water, a true spectacle to watch. Hookers Bay is known as the best fishing spot between the Manatee River and Tampa Bay. Snook, redfish, trout, flounder, tarpon and mangrove snapper are plentiful. The Manatee River is named that for a reason. Hooker Bay in front of Casa is a legally protected manatee feeding area. Want a closer look? Wade out in water as shallow as waist deep and watch from as close as a foot away. Or you can see them from shore as they come up for air. And don't forget to keep the tradition of ringing the bell at the last glimpse of the setting sun.
If you're looking for some serious fishing flats fishing guides and deep sea fishing guides are available. If diving is your thing we've got you covered.
Fishing, kayaking, swimming, and biking are all available. If sports are your thing we are minutes from the IMG Academy, Bollettieri and Mckechnie, Field, spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Take a 20 minute ride to the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island. Visit the historic fishing village of Cortez. But first you will have to drag yourself away from Hookers Bay, a tough thing to do!
The home itself is large with an amazing cook's kitchen. Two refrigerators, granite counter tops, two sinks -- even someone who doesn't cook will be inspired! Fix a cocktail at the wet bar.Dine al fresco in the dining room that seats 12 while gazing at the water and wildlife outside the oversized sliding glass doors. The screened porch offers shelter in the event of an afternoon shower or casual dining with family and friends and is perfect for sleeping overnight. Lounge in the living room beside the fireplace or the kitchen, bar and den area to watch games on the 52" HD TV. There are no stairs - one story only. This home is easy to reach with reasonably priced flights from just about anywhere to Sarasota or Tampa. As cliché as it sounds, this is truly paradise in your own private waterfront home! Discover the "real" Florida! Owners also have a wonderful mountain home in North Georgia for rent -- listing #38878.
Beds: 2 King Beds, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Crib
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- Air conditioning
- High Speed Internet
- Linen provided
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Parking Included
- Pet Friendly
- Wheelchair users
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- CD player
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- Washing machine
- Boat available
- Cycling Trips
- Games room
- Ping Pong Table
- Water sports
- Horse riding
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Palmetto, United States Have you been a guest of this property? Write a review Reviews (20)
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“Caribbean Oasis Meets Old Florida Charm”
Two days after we arrived, we booked for 2018! Capt Julie and Pamela have made an enchanted, whimsical oasis where you can find a mermaid sitting on a bench in the garden, a charming metal tortoise lounging by the pool and an open, flowing old Florida-style home with a kitchen that chefs dream about. There is every activity that any teenage (and adult) can imagine....we know, we had three who did...kayaks, swimming in the pool and the river, boating, rafting, pool, table tennis, basketball, biking, fishing, board games and sunbathing. And then there are the sunsets....best watched sitting on the waterside deck with a glass of wine or two. Unbelievable! It is much more than a home, it is a destination and we will be back for many years to come! Ginny and Robb
“Southern hospitality at its best....”
We stayed with Capt. Julie this past week with friends and family. I love that the house has plenty of spread out room where everyone can be together and no one feels on top of each other. The house is located in a very quiet area and on the prettiest street in the neighborhood. Love all the trees and landscaping and the pool area is fantastic and private. Also a bonus that she is pet friendly! At the end of the day, you can rent a home anywhere in this area. But, what makes this one special is the owner and how friendly and accommodating she is! She was in tune with our needs and went above and beyond making sure we were comfortable during our stay. Because we were there for my husband and his friend's pro Redfish Tour tourney, Capt. Julie was even nice enough to come to the weigh in at the marina to cheer our guys on! All us wives were really touched by that gesture. And, apparently she is quite a rock star in town and we could go to several restaurants as her "guests" and were treated wonderfully. Could the house use a few updates in new furniture? Sure, but you quickly forget about it because Capt. Julie is so great to work with!
“Home away from home”
What a lovely home and surrounding area. We had a wonderful holiday in this amazing slice of paradise. Everything you need is there at the home. We had a few little issues which Julie quickly addessed. Wow, let us just say Julie is an amazing host, it's the little things that she did for us. Thank you again for making our holiday one that we will always remember.
Owner's reply: We do everything we can to make sure things are perfect and if something does need attention we get right on it. These guests were so easy going. If it Rained , it's like they are "singing in the rain". Such pleasant personalities and fun loving people. We hope they come back again and again because they are the kind of folks would love to have around. How about the next anniversary folks?
“Had a great time with family”
We had a great time here. The house is beautiful with a quiet private beach, where we can swim, fish, and kayak without going out. The kitchen is large and we cook a lot of good food there. The pool is awesome too. Captain Julie is very nice and have the patience to teach me boating so we could have great time on the water even though I didn't have much experience before. She also called rescue quickly one day that our boat run out of gas. We caught a lot of fish on the boat so every one was very happy. Overall we are very satisfied and will recommend it for sure.
I'm afraid to write this review and reveal this secret paradise! But I will because the owners deserve it ;). Best place EVER. Unique old Florida/Carribbean style getaway. Amazing waterfront with views of birds and wildlife and perfect sunsets. Lush landscaped yard with various areas for entertaining and enjoying, from the heated lagoon pool to the tiki bar to the beach. The house is large and sprawling with a gourmet kitchen open to the family room. Separate living room with fireplace for cool nights. Dining room with room for everyone. We also rented the pontoon boat for the week which was great for exploring. Capt Julie is friendly, responsive, informative and nice! After a 3 day drive to get here, I think our dog thought she died and went to heaven. It was certainly heaven for me! Can't wait to go back.
Owner's reply: I love it when our guests are such a perfect match for Casa. I'm sure we will be seeing other soon. Get those weeks for next year's visit picked out. Can't wait to see you again. Your friend Captain Julie
“Great Place, very relaxing.”
Had a great time at Casa. So busy relaxing, boating, watching wildlife, kayaking and cycling, we didn't get time to read a book! Well looked after by Julie, a good laugh had by all. Thank you.
Owner's reply: We love our guests
“Comfy, cosy place that is hard to beat”
Rented Casa for a XMAS family get-together 21 - 27 December. It was a wonderful, peaceful, secluded property located at the end of the street and situated on the Manatee River. Everything was exactly as advertised on VRBO. Owners take great pride insuring the comfort of their guests. We experienced a couple of maintenance issues discovered upon arrival, but quickly dealt with by Capt Julie - even with Christmas two days away. The home has a great pool, cabana, and just a nice place to sit back and enjoy the surroundings and glorious sunsets.
“Great family vacation”
Had a wonderful stay at Casa. The location was ideal for us, on Hooker Bay with beautiful sunsets. The pool was lovely, just the right size with a seated section under an umbrella. There was also plenty of seating by the pool with shade. Renting the pontoon boat was also a highlight, we were able to travel to Anna Maria island several times, seeing numerous dolphins along the way. We had several Manatees in our backyard and watching them feed was fun. Caught a nice Redfish that I cooked up on Father's Day, making it the best Father's Day ever. My wife prepared excellent gourmet meals every evening in the fabulous kitchen and the dining room table was large enough to seat everyone and some guests. Downtown Bradenton was just over a mile away and they had a block party one night that was a lot of fun. Great house for family gatherings, especially if you just want to sit outside, enjoy the beautiful breeze, and watch the boats come and go. Dan Stillman
Rented this house for my girlfriends college graduation and family vacation. Captain Julie is wonderful, she was great every step of the way. I'm bummed that we didn't get to spend more time with Capt Julie. But this home has everything you need!!! everyone in your family including dogs will enjoy this home! We can't wait to go back again!!!
Owner's reply: I feel lucky to have such great guests. I hope to spend more time with Tang when he and his fiance visit Casa Encantada again.
“a home away from home”
WE really enjoyed our week at Casa. The home was very comfortable, the views incredible. The pool area is especially nice with plenty of seating. Its very private too. We used the kayaks, ping pong and bikes. Its nice to have the extra options for the kids. We really liked the large dining room table also. With 9 of us, it was easy to fit all at the large table where we dined almost every night.
Owner Supplied Testimonials
This is one of the most magical places I have ever visited. Casa Encantada is perfectly furnished with beautiful artwork and furnishings. The view is amazing, the sunsets one of a kind. The water is just outside your door. Sitting under the banyan tree is amazing. All this privacy and yet within minutes of dining, shopping, all kinds of fun! I will definitely make a return visit to this one of a kind vacation rental. You must experience it to believe it!