Come enjoy a taste of Old Florida river charm in our spacious, historically restored 1925 home. Original heart pine floors throughout and beautiful staircase with all the vintage interest and every modern convenience. This home is an elegant example of a bygone time in Manatee County’s past. Recently refurnished, painted and immaculately clean and ready for your visit!
Located in Bradenton’s quaint downtown on our mile wide Manatee River. This home is just steps from Old Main Street with it’s many restaurants, pubs, boutiques and shops. Do you like history & culture? The Manatee Art Center, the S. Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium, the brand new Manatee Players Theater,and the Village of the Arts (shopping & dining in restored 1920's cottages where local artists reside and create) are just a short walk from our Riverhouse.
Downtown Bradenton also boasts a variety of festivals throughout the year such as Taste of Manatee, Bluesfest, lots of craft and art fairs, The Seafood Festival, Winter Wonderland, Fireworks, Annual World Class Regatta Races, Weekly concerts, and so much more! As if that is not enough Bradenton is home to local breweries: Motorworks Brewery, 3 Keys Brewery & Darwin's.
If you prefer simpler delights the Central Library, Farmers Market, massage therapists, salons, and the new Riverwalk with it’s children’s water park, fishing, swings and lounges to sit and watch the river boats and dolphins go by, as well as a skateboard park are all within easy walking and biking distance. And yes, we provide the bikes for you as well! If you decide to drive west on Manatee Ave about 8.5 miles you will end up at Holmes Beach. Turn north and travel another 2 miles and you will reach Anna Maria Island & Bean Point with all it’s beauty and fun in the sun.
If all this activity leaves you tired, simply return to your Riverhouse Retreat and relax on the hammock or rockers on our very Southern front porch and sip sweet tea while you enjoy people watching. Want to read, play a game or work a puzzle?Check out our game nook. Rather curl up in the spacious great room and watch a movie? That’s always an option. Ready for a swim or want to sunbathe? Enjoy the saltwater pool and screened deck complete with patio furniture and grill. If you’ve sampled enough of our local eateries and want to stay home then cook to your heart’s content in our well appointed kitchen and enjoy your family around our large farmhouse table.
We pride ourselves on offering you all the small touches that will make your stay effortless so don’t be surprised when you realize that our Riverhouse has a fully stocked coffee bar, a snack station, paper products and condiments, two sets of washer/dryer(one set upstairs and another downstairs-and yes, we’ll set out laundry detergent for you). We provide beach towels in addition to bath towels, complimentary soap and shampoo, paper products for the kitchen and so much more! All five of our bedrooms have the finest 100% cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows and bedding. You will love how we pamper you! And if you should still lack something we are always close by to help in any way we can.
We want your time at the Riverhouse Retreat to be a wonderful memory maker! Come enjoy all that Old Florida and New Florida have to offer in one vacation that we hope you’ll want to repeat again and again!
*Please let us know if you are active in or retired from the Fire Service, Military or Law Enforcement. We would like to honor you with a special welcome gift! From our family of career Firefighters to yours-thank you for your service!