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Stunning 4 Bed Renovated Lakeside Villa In Bradenton, Sarasota

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lakeview Villa With Private Pool, Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)

Stunning 4 bed newly renovated lakeside villa, with westerly facing heated pool, spa and secluded patio area, ideal for enjoying Florida’s sunsets. Tastefully decorated throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with striking black granite work surfaces and breakfast bar. Facilities include two indoor Jacuzzi baths, telephones, HD Cable TV, Blu-Ray DVD and WiFi internet access. Situated in Sabal Harbour, Bradenton, a beautifully landscaped private residential development. Close to the famous Arnold Palmer Legacy Golf club. Community facilities include the use of a large pool, basketball courts, floodlit tennis, volleyball courts and children’s play area. 15 minutes drive from downtown Sarasota and Keys with it’s glorious white sandy beaches, fishing, water sports, boutiques and restaurants. Nearby are De Soto and Ellenton Malls with their many designer brand outlets. This location has so much to offer, beach, shopping, golf, fishing, theme parks, history, culture and much much more.


Bedroom 1 is the Master Bedroom with a king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe, en-suite with large Jacuzzi and Cable TV. Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed. Bedrooms 3 twin beds with pool access and lake view. Bedroom 4 has twin beds.


Large en-suite bathroom with his and hers vanity units, hair dryer, shaver point, shower and large Jacuzzi corner bath, separate WC. Access to spacious walk in wardrobe. Family bathroom with hair dryer, shaver point, Jacuzzi bath and shower and WC.


Fully equipped with beautiful black granite counters, ceramic hob/cooker/oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer with ice a drink dispenser, coffee maker, juicer, toaster, cooking utensils, tableware, table with 8 chairs plus seating at breakfast bar.

Utility Room:

Brand new washing machine and tumble dryer, iron/ironing board, mop/bucket, vacuum cleaner and approved fire extinguisher.

Living Rooms:

Family room (access to pool) has new spacious L shaped leather sofas, entertainment centre with large flat screen cable TV and Blu Ray DVD player. This area is adjacent to the breakfast area. Front living area includes large dining table for 8 and sofa.


Accessed via the family room is a 40' by 25' screened veranda with pool and remote controlled spa, twin fans/lights, enjoying wonderful lake views. Includes baby security fence, recliners and table & chairs. Double garage.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

All towels and linen are provided, with cleaning carried out on departure.


The 40' x 25' veranda is accessed via the family room and bedroom 3, and is furnished with table and chairs. The lanai and pool decking area have ceiling fans and table, chairs and sun loungers. The pool and spa depth range from 3 ft to 5ft 6'. The pool and spa are electrically heated (at additional charge of US$120 /GB£75 per week) with lights for night time use.

Newly landscaped gardens and lawns in the front and rear, with a mixture of hibiscus, shrubs, bottle brush and citrus trees gently sloping to a 40 ft lakeside frontage with access for fishing. The lake is inhabited by a variety of fish including talapia, bass & turtles and many species of birds including feeding osprey. Early morning up to 1 hour from sunrise, you can often see a locally nesting pair of bald eagles fly over the lake.

More Details

Joseph Tufo & Ivana O'Brien
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017

About Joseph Tufo & Ivana O'Brien

I am a Professional Photographer and Mechanical Services Sales Consultant with an Engineering Sales business based in the London Area. I am married with two adult children. For over 30years I have been fascinated with travel whether for work or business. I enjoy a variety of sports and hobbies including fishing, football, tennis, golf, scuba diving and photography of course. In The UK have a collection of over 100 Bonsai trees and a Koi Pond that I love to sit and watch. I enjoy mainly outdoor pursuits but also love to watch TV and film and the occasional online Playstation moment!

Joseph Tufo & Ivana O'Brien purchased this villa in 2010

Why Joseph Tufo & Ivana O'Brien chose Bradenton

As a Professional photographer having travelled around the world, when we found an opportunity to buy a home in Sabal Harbour, we jumped at the chance. There is so much to see and photograph and I end up spending hours in front of the computer sorting through hundreds of images whether its the amazing wildlife, fauna and flora or underwater images of the many reefs off the Gulf coast. I am a keen sportsman so in Sabal Harbour we have our own tennis, basketball and volleyball courts just a few hundred yards around he corner. Golf is just a short walk to Peridia Golf and Country club. My other passion easily catered to here is Fishing whether it is with a fly on our 40ft lakeside frontage or local sea or river fishing, the famous River Braden & Manatee are just a short Cycle ride away.

What makes this villa unique

With the wonderful year round sunshine I chose Florida over Spain or Italy, our other two potential choices, as the weather is so much kinder here and there is more freedom to express and enjoy your interests. The Floridians are always kind and polite and often willing to assist you without asking. Unlike The Orlando area we have access to great beaches water sports and far more cultural activities. The food here is as diverse as anywhere, with great restaurants including theme restaurants such as the 'Old Salty Dog' and 'Yoders' Mormon restaurant recently featured on Man vs Food just a short drive away. But whatever restaurant the service always seems to be with a genuine Sarasotan smile!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sabal Harbour in Bradenton

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Separate WC - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom equipped with Internet widescreen TV & on suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With chest of drawers, widescreen TV and built in wardrobe
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Stunning 4 Bed Renovated Lakeside Villa In Bradenton, Sarasota
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

FANTASTIC STAY ..................... PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay at the house with 5 friends. Beautifully decorated, spacious with the added bonus of a pool and Jacuzzi. Within easy reach of the beautiful beaches, nothing like watching the sunset whilst sipping a cocktail having spent a relaxing day on the pure, white, sandy beach - heaven. Close to large shopping outlet for a bit of retail therapy.

Overall and fantastic stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in a beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time here. Exactly as described and had everything we needed for 2 families totalling 8. Pool and hot tub was used daily and enjoyed watching all the birds come and go from the lake. Lovely neighbourhood to go for walks and made use of the well kept basketball courts, tennis courts and playground. You can not find another place to compare for this price. We would definitely recommend visiting myakka state park and take the boat tour to see the alligators.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jill, as mentioned before we're really pleased that guests have a great time at our home. We understand how precious holidays are to families and do what we can to ensure you have a great time :) Thanks again, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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A stunning spacious house in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Had the best week ever! The house was in a lovely neighbourhood with local shops and restaurants. It was very spacious, extremely clean and had all the mod-cons. The pool was a real bonus where we would lie at each end of the day sipping cocktails! The many beaches were just a short drive away where we spent many hours on long white sandy beaches - paradise! I can't think of anything negative at all as everything was there for the perfect holiday! Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is just as the pictures show. It is very comfortable and clean. The kitchen has all the items to eat in without hassle. The pool is great & warm, and had many toys. The lanai was a perfect place to eat quiet dinner or play a game of cards. We really relaxed and enjoyed our stay and would love to return someday. The area has much to offer. One hidden treasure was the Red Barn Flea Market. Many great restaurants too.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for your lovely feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the tip about the Red Barn Flea Market, we'll definitely pass that onto our guests. We hope to one day welcome yourself and Vicki back to snowbird villa in the mean time take care. Ivana & Joe.
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Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely villa in a very good location . Just walking distance is an Aldi and Publix for groceries and a large Walmart 5 Mins away by car . The villa was extremely clean as was the pool and very well equipped . Beautiful beaches all within 30 mins away . The pool overlooked a lovely lake and we loved watching the different types of bird life throughout the day in and around it . We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone wanting to stay in the Bradenton / Sarasota area .

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful bliss on the Gulf Coast

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six spent two wonderful weeks at this very comfortable, well equipped villa (with great beds!), situated in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood, with shops, restaurants and superb beaches all within easy reach - even a cinema just up the road. Our favourite restaurant was O'Bricks on Main Street in downtown Bradenton - great food and value and definitely worth booking a table. Ivana was friendly, helpful and a delight to correspond with throughout the booking process - I would whole-heartedly recommend Snowbird Villa and hope that we can return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Don, it's great to hear about what people have been up to while they've stayed at the villa. We went to O'Bricks ourselves to try it out last night and loved it, we have now added that to our list of recommendations. Many thanks and hopefully you'll come back soon :) Ivana and Joe
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Sarasota Airport & Tampa Airport at 50 miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Peridia Golf & Country Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Peridia Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Peridia Golf & Country Club
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Bradenton Beach & Siesta Key (15miles)
Car: recommended

Coast / Beach

Approximately 15-20 minutes to the beautiful, white sandy Gulf Coast beaches of Bradenton, Holmes, Longboat and Anna Maria Island and the US's number 1 beach of Siesta Key just 25 minutes away. Great sea and river fishing with the River Braden and Manatee nearby. A variety of great reef and diving locations are within easy reach. For photographic enthusiasts, a wide variety of fauna and wildlife exist from Bald eagles nesting across the road to turtles and osprey feeding in the lake.


In addition to golf courses, within easy walking distance of the property ( 1mile Peridia Golf Club) , there are in excess of 30 private and public courses in the locality including the renowned Arnold Palmer Legacy golf course.

How to get there

Sarasota Airport is 10 minutes. Tampa Airport, 40 minutes. Busch Gardens, 45 minutes. Orlando and attractions, 90 minutes. Will need car hire to reap the benefits of the Gulf Coast.


Great Beaches within 20min drive. You are never more than a short ride from supermarkets, shops, banks & restaurants less than 2 miles from the villa. The DeSoto Sq Mall with Macys is just 5 miles. The designer outlet mall at Ellenton just 13 miles and 20 mins, the famous John & Mabel Ringling art museum, and the antique and clothing shops of Sarasota are all within a half hour drive. The amusement parks of Orlando are 90 mins drive away, with Busch Gardens and Tampa Airport are only 40 mins.

A Pair of Bicycles are left in the Garage to be used at the guests risk, there is a cycle pump, safety helmets should be worn, but may not be available.

Please note the security Deposit figure quoted is shown as a cost per week.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sabal Harbour, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter / Spring 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn / Fall 2017
24 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter / Spring 2018
31 Dec 2017 - 21 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

All prices shown include all taxes, only other mandatory fee is for cleaning at the end of your stay after departure which is US$110 (GB£80). An optional extra would be the pool / spa heater not essential June to September, but useful through November to April the cost for this is US$120 (GB£75) per week. For stays of four weeks or more we would be pleased to negotiate a discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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