About the property
- House1300 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Snead Island is surrounded by the Manatee River & Tampa Bay & connected to the city of Palmetto by a small bridge. Fish for sea bass, snapper, snook & grouper in the river as well as in the Tampa Bay & Gulf of Mexico.
This adorable Snead Island cottage is nestled on 2 beautiful acres of majestic oaks, orange trees & coconut palms at the opening of the Tampa Bay. The front yard has beautiful southern Oak trees. Newly furnished with very clean & comfortable bedrooms, living room, dining room, full kitchen, attached laundry room & a screened, enclosed veranda. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and back entrance is wheelchair accessible. Continue down the shell drive 250 ft from your back door onto a 100 ft dock to lounge, watch for dolphins and enjoy the sun setting on the Manatee River. A 35 foot boat slip is also available for a small additional fee, water & elec provided. Just to the right of the dock, is a small private white sand beach, for swimming, kayaking or just relaxing in the lounge chairs, under a beautiful mangrove tree.
The outside world of shopping, grocery stores, malls & waterfront restaurants are all within a 15 minute drive.
Beautiful 365 acre Emerson Point Preserve Beach Park is withing walking or bike riding distance on the island. There are bike trails, nature & birding trails, a canoe & kayak launch, white sandy beaches for swimming, fishing, picnic tables, barbecues, restrooms and a tower climb for an incredible view of the sunshine skyway bridge and gulf of Mexico. Pets on leashes are welcome in the park and on the beach for swimming. A great place to unwind and feel like you've stepped back in time.
Visit Sarasota cultural center, world renowned St. Armand's Circle; less than 1/2 hour to St. Petersburg and the retail shops at Bay Walk; under an hour to the excitement of downtown Tampa: or 1.5 hours to Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal and MGM Studios. Seafood festivals and many other fun activities happen weekly in Palmetto and just across the bridge in Bradenton.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Beverley Smith
Bev has been a Florida resident for 40 year. They both love the area, know it well and are happy to share their knowledge with travelers to our sunny state. Len, inventor of The Tundra Buggy, resided in Manitoba Canada most of his life. He used his invention to take many people on expeditions to view and photograph Polar Bears. Bev is one of the founders and the current VP/Treasurer for Everglades Angels Dog Rescue, an all volunteer charity that rehabilitates and rehomes badly abused dogs dumped in the Everglades.
Beverley Smith purchased this House in 2000
Why Beverley Smith chose Palmetto
Snead Island is a wonderful place for living as well as vacationing. Very friendly small town feel in beautiful surroundings. The entire Island including Emerson Park Preserve is also very pet friendly.
What makes this House unique
Swimming, kayaking, boating, Emerson Point Nature Preserve with many walking trails and swimming, fishing, bait shop on the island, yacht club available for two month trial membership to our guests, which includes use of the pool and all facilities including a boat launch. Snead Island is old florida at it's best. Such a relaxing atmosphere.
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Great two months March&April
This is our 4th year at the property and it has every thing we need. The location is perfect for visiting our friends. Restaurants, shopping and beaches are 15 minutes away. Our 2 goldens max&murf have all the room they need to run and play.The owners treat you like you are family.
We first booked this house about 6 years ago. We have been very happy here every time we stay. Owners are great people to rent from. If we had a problem they fixed it immediately. They are animal lovers and they treated our Sadie like one of the family. Will try to rent here as long as we can. Love the place and the location.
What a great vacation! Th...
What a great vacation! The house is awesome and has everything that you need. Close to shopping, the sights, great restaurants and steps away from a beautiful beach. Can't get much better than this!!
This is a beautiful vacat...
This is a beautiful vacation spot. It is home away from home. I enjoyed watching the sunsets and dolphins jumping. I can't wait to go back.
A 100 ft dock on property for fishing or lounging. Slip available for under 35 ft boat for small additional fee. Island~Salt water at mouth of Manatee River/Gulf of Mexico/Tampa Bay. White sandy beach w/swimming & barbecue. Emerson Point Wildlife state beach park on the island with picnic tables,barbecue, restrooms,nature walks, bike trails, swimming. Walk your dog or ride your bike around this beautiful island.
Additional pricing information
$600. initial payment is required at time of booking. The remaining balance is required 90 days prior to first rental date. If cancelled less than 90 days prior to arrival, rent will be returned, less $100 admin fee, if unit is re-rented.