The charming town of Ellenton is home to just 310 people. The community is nestled on the banks of the delightfully named Manatee River, and manatees do indeed call this river “home”. Ellenton is just minutes from Bradenton and Sarasota which offer plenty of shops, banks and restaurants. The beach communities of Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key offer a host of options on this beautiful coastline. Renting a vacation home in Ellenton is the perfect way to enjoy the nearby attractions whilst relaxing in this quiet old-Florida neighbourhood.
This is one of the most popular pastimes for those staying around Ellenton. There are several marinas and the nearby waterways give easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. It is also the perfect place to do some fishing. Beaches
Head out to Anna Maria Island where the unspoilt beaches run for miles. Relax and get a suntan, collect shells as you walk along the shore or go swimming in the warm safe Gulf waters. Golf
Florida is all about golf and more golf. There are more than 30 golf courses in Manatee County and the figure is growing, so bring your clubs or rent a set when you get here for some sunny relaxation.
This is the only surviving plantation home in South Florida and the only Confederate Memorial in the state. Once a working sugar plantation, the 3,500 acres surrounds the 1890s plantation home which still has its antebellum furniture.
This attraction is not just another pizza parlour. It is the retirement home of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ which once accompanied the silent movies in the 1920s. It now provides entertaining music as you sample delicious pizza.
This internationally acclaimed museum in Sarasota is just a short drive from your vacation villa in Ellenton. The museum showcases a fine collection of contemporary and baroque artworks, sculptures and bronzes. As John Ringling was the founder of the Ringling Circus there are plenty of circus artifacts too.
Ellenton has hot summers and mild sunny winters making it very popular with visitors almost all year round. Winters are dry and sunny with average daytime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) while summers reach a hot and humid 33°C (92°F) in July and August.
The nearest airport to your Ellenton vacation home is Tampa International Airport which has many national and international flights daily. It is an easy 31 mile drive from the centre of Ellenton.