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Vacation in the Sun in Palmetto

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Bay Colony

4 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

This beautiful vacation home has a spacious open plan living area with full view of the deep water canal and glass doors opening onto the screened-in pool deck from the master suite and open great room.

The saltwater canal is adjacent to pristine Terra Ceia Bay with easy access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy boating, canoeing, fishing, and bird watching while vacationing at this quiet location close to many popular destinations. The home is tastefully decorated throughout, with tile and carpet floors, a galley kitchen with modern appliances, and a large open area for eating. Relax over morning coffee or evening beverages while lounging on the pool deck, dock patio or in the spacious sun room overlooking the water, before or after a day of fishing, boating, shopping or touring.

Centrally located with ready access to world class beaches, Florida's grandest attractions and tropical nature preserves.

A short drive or boat ride to your choice of many beautiful beaches including Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, St. Petersburg and Clearwater beaches. Great shopping locally as well as Sarasota and St. Petersburg areas nearby. There are several exceptionally well maintained and reasonable priced public golf courses and tennis courts close by.

Exceptional fishing from your own dock, close local public piers and of both inshore and offshore access readily available by boat.

Other great attractions Include:

Tampa Bay Area- Tampa Aquarium, Busch Gardens amusement park, Adventure Island, MOSI, Channelside Sea terminal and Professional Sports venues.

St. Petersburg/ Clearwater areas- Downtown Historic district, Salvadore Dali Museum and Tropicana Field home of the Tampa Rays professional baseball team as well as multiple baseball spring training locations.

Sarasota/ Saint Armands Key- Mote Marine Aquarium, Ringling Art and Circus Museums, Great shopping and cultural events throughout the year.

Orlando- Walt Disney World and all of the major tourist attractions are less than two hours away for an easy day excursion.

Peace and tranquility, far enough away from the crowds and congestion yet close enough to an unlimited variety of entertainment and tropical adventure. You can enjoy Florida in it's fullest abundance right from your vacation home!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Vacation in the Sun in Palmetto
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

An Amazing Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Our family headed to this property as a central point for our travels in the region. We got married on Treasure Island and it was perfect. For the review...First off.. I never write reviews because I prefer reading other people's words. However, because this place has everything you could possibly ever need..seriously she has every kitchen, toiletry, bathroom, amenity you could ever need in this house. In fact, when we buy a house in FL and rent it out we will follow exactly this model. The pictures don't really do this house justice. Its spacious, lots of room for a large family, screened in pool, and fit our family of 7 plus easily. The kids room was perfect, decked out in cool colors with tons of stuffed animals and games.

The property is located on the canal, we fished daily (lots of catfish if you have your bait on the bottom), sink for cleaning the fish on the dock. We loved the Sarasota, Anna Maria Island area and would recommend beach visits to Coquina Beach. We saw stingrays, dolphins and manatees daily.

The owner Susan sent us tons of things on the area, assisted with our wedding and when the fridge went kaput had it fixed that day. Don't hesitate booking this place. All the best, Dan & Jen

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very accomodating for our corporate stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for our crew that worked on a landscape installation project in Palmetto, Florida for two months. The guys enjoyed coming back after a grueling day to unwind in this beautiful, relaxing home. They enjoyed the quiet neighborhood, fishing on the canal, the pool and the spacious layout of the house. The owners were extremely accommodating, very pleasant and easy to work with on every detail of our stay. If we ever work in this area again, we will definitely try to stay here. We highly recommend this rental property for both a corporate or personal refuge.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is perfect for large families!!

  • 5 of 5

I normally don't consider houses that are pet friendly because of allergies in our family. This house seemed so perfect, and after I spoke to Susan I decided to give it a try. She did extra vacuuming, and to my sons delight there were no allergy issues!! We loved the house and there was something for everyone. The house has everything you could possibly need! We used the fishing poles a lot. My kids favs were the canal and the pool. Susan was very gracious in answering my many questions and checked in on us to make sure we didn't need anything. I highly recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several vacation homes but none as comfortable as this one. This was such a relaxing place to be and we hated to leave. The property was immaculate - well maintained and beautifully landscaped. There were many wonderful personal touches including a little good-bye gift from the owner for myself and my two adult daughters. There were eight of us, my husband, myself, our three adult children and their significant others, and our aged poodle. We all were so comfortable. There were plenty of towels, seating, beds, bathrooms, and the pool. There were also bicycles, fishing equipment, and anything you would need at the beach. A fenced in yard that was also fenced from the dock which kept our little poodle away from the water but he could still watch the mullet jump in the water. It was also close to shopping and attractions. I would recommend this property to anyone needing to relax and a true break from the hustle and bustle of the tourist traps. Would rent this place over and over again. Publix and Walmart are close by, also many great restaurants, and also the Premier Outlets, The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a short drive away and beaches are close by. Truly a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Family Gathering Place

  • 5 of 5

The owner is so friendly and accommodating. She even left little surprises around the home for the children. It was hard to want to leave the house during the day because it was so relaxing and so easy to entertain everyone. A canoe, a kayak, bikes, a pool, toys for the kids, a tree house and a lot of nice rooms to read and socialize with the group. The location was great for visiting our family, but we also found it close to two of our favorite places to visit, DeSoto Beach and Emerson Point. We highly recommend families stay here. It is spacious, clean and very inviting.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in vacation homes from Hawaii to Bar Harbor to Sorrento, Italy and this was without a doubt the most welcoming home we have been in. The property was impeccable yet comfortable and inviting. The house was spacious and their was plenty of room for 5 adults, 3 kids and the dog. We came for a family Christmas vacation and Susan put up a tree for us to decorate and left little touches of Christmas all over the place. There were games for kids aged 1 to 101. The location was perfect on a cul de sac in a quiet family neighborhood situated right on one of the canals leading to the Bay. We all agreed this is a vacation home we would return to.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
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Car: necessary

A short drive away, there are several sandy white beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, including Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Lido beach, and Siesta Key.

Just to the north, is pristine Fort DeSoto Park, St.Petersburg beach and many more.

Great shopping at the outlet mall in Ellenton is 15 minutes away and upscale designer malls are located in Tampa and Sarasota.

There are several public golf courses close by.

IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida is approx 20 minutes drive.

Other great attractions include:

Tampa Bay area: Tampa Aquarium, Busch Gardens, MOSI, Adventure Island, historic Ybor City, Lowry Park Zoo, Channelside.

Sarasota area: Mote Aquarium, Gwiz, St Armands Circle, Ringling Art and Circus Museums and mansion.

Winter Haven: LEGOLAND Florida

Orlando: Disney, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Sea World, Wet-n-Wild and more popular attractions and great shopping.

Other Activities: Boating, Shelling, kayaking, and biking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bay Colony, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off Season 2016
1 May 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 2017
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £164
Pet Fee £61

* Off Season Rentals 2016 (May 1st, 2016 - November 30, 2016)
* $1,250.00 week (USD)
* $3,600.00 month (USD)

*Seasonal Rentals 2017 (December 1st, 2016 - April 30, 2017)
* $1,450.00 week (USD)
* $4,400.00 month (USD)

Reservation Deposit required at time of booking.
Cleaning fee $200.00 (USD) and (plus) security deposit apply
*11.5% taxes included in pricing.
Reservation deposit is non-refundable.

Additional Night $195.00 per night
Pet Fee $75.00 - $175.00

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bay Colony in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom located off bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Pool bathroom/located on pool deck
  • Jacuzzi Tub, two stand up showers, separate pool bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Baby Crib with linens included in rental.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rental agreement must be completed and signed by party member at least 25 years of age.

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