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Stunning 3 Bed Home with South Facing Heated Pool at Tara Golf

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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1 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday bungalow in Tara Golf & Country Club

Bungalow, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom solar heated pool home backing on to 1st fairway of Tara Golf Course. If you choose, your rental comes with a nominal golf membership option at Tara. Relax by the southern exposure pool with a drink after dinner or dine at the club in one of the best restarants in the area.

Recently purchased in 2010 the home has been completely renovated with new furniture, kitchen appliances, floors and paint. The rental also includes cable TV, broadband internet and long distance telephone use in North America

The master bedroom includes a TV, king bed with walk in shower and closet while the second bedroom includes its own shower and double bed. The third bedroom features two single beds with walk in shower.

The home has two living rooms with one featuring a pull out couch for extra sleeping, a large flat screen HD TV as well as a separate dining area with comfortable seating for eight.

The clubhouse is a short walk from the lanai and includes besides fabulous dining a state of the art fitness area and spa.

Keywords: A beautiful home featuring a large private lanai with heated pool and spa looking out on one of the best locations on the course between the first tee and 9th green at the Tara Golf and Country Club. There are 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 6, with full bathrooms and showers for each bedroom. The master features a king bed, large garden tub with walkin shower and closet. There is a second living room with a pull out sofa and large flat screen TV. The home was recently purchased and remodeled in 2010. It is a lovely home with a fully equipped kitchen new appliances (stove ,fridge, micro wave, dishwasher) and new furnishings. The home also comes with a 2 car garage, DVD, Wi-Fi, Internet, cable TV, washer, driver, new air conditioning and humidity control system..

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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About The Owner

My wife and I are two semi retired executives with 2 daughters and 3 young grandchildren who love visiting are beautiful home in Florida. We have been coming to Florida for the past several years with the intention of increasing our time as our professional schedules permit.

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why The Owner chose Bradenton

We chose to buy at Tara after having rented on several prior occasions. We also chose to accept the advice and recommendations from freinds who were well established at Tara and who had as well made recent purchases for their homes.

What makes this bungalow unique

Our home has arguably the best location on the golf course. It is a short walk to the amenities of the clubhouse and the practice range as well as next to the 9th green and 1st tee. We also enjoy the proximity of the ocean and the city of Sarasota with its many world renowned cultural activities.


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning 3 Bed Home with South Facing Heated Pool at Tara Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

As the weather turns colder here at home, my family is remembering our Florida vacation and we can't wait to go back. Thank you so much for letting us come and stay at your beautiful Florida home. Everything is provided so that all we had to bring was food (and there were even things in the pantry to help us get started!!). Our kids love the yellow room with the single beds, there own private space made them feel special. It's important to us when going on family vacations that they are affordable and this house/location really delivers. the rates are very good, and everything we needed is provided. The house is VERY CLEAN, the decor is lovely, the entire home is updated and tastefully decorated and doesn't feel like a tacky hotel, but rather a real home, with comfortable beds/couches, bright rooms with pretty pictures, and lovely linens and towels to use.

Access to groceries, outlet shopping, fun activities for the kids are all just minutes away. my boys love the used bookstore at the end of the road, and heading off to the beach, but most of all just wanted to swim in the amazing pool all day. nice and warm, and big enough to have fun in, the back lanai and pool are perfect for adults and kids. my husband and i could sit at the outdoor dining table and watch the kids in the pool after dinner...it was hard to get them out of the pool to go to bed!

thanks again for the lovely vacation rental. We are definitely going to book here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just completed a wonderful 9 days in this amazing villa after a week of Orlando parks. As we opened the front door to the villa it was a 'wow' moment! A real gem, ideally located to many of the beautiful gulf coast beaches, restaurants and shops. We particularly liked the restaurants in St Armands Circle, and Siesta Key beach. The owners have been very thoughtful and as soon as you arrive you have everything you need to start your holiday immediately. The villa is stunning and furnished and equipped to a very high standard. A very peaceful, private setting, over looking the golf course with much wildlife to spot as you relax by the pool. The children loved the pool and the comfy beds! We would definitely love to re-book when we return to Florida. Thank you Pauline and Stu.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melanie and thank you so much for your very supportive review. We are proud our home and happy that you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back anytime. The gulf experience is fabulous with so much going on in the area. Another favourite of mine is sitting by the pool with a drink in the evening watching the sunset slowly ebb away. Tranquil and gorgeous....Cheers...Stu and Pauline
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great villa

  • 5 of 5

we stayed in the villa for 2 weeks and it was perfect for us, as it is finished to a very high standard. the pool is excellent and overlooks the golf course. the villa is in a superb location as it is close to local shops and restaurants. it is easy to drive to the beaches of the gulf coast. it was an easy process to book and pay for the rental of the villa with the owners, who are very helpful. as someone who has stayed in many rental villas in Florida in the past, this villa is the best we have stayed in. the villa is an ideal location for access to events in Tampa where we attended the baseball, soccer and music concerts. we will use this villa when we return to Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your thoughtful and very positive comments about your recent stay at our Villa. We're glad you enjoyed our comfortable and well appointed home, convenient location and serene setting. We look forward to welcoming you back for a future holiday!
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Cheltenham, England


  • 5 of 5

If you want a lovely spacious property, with south facing, always in sunshine, swimming pool, close to amenities yet so quiet that you could be in the country, this is the place!

The house has everything anyone could need for a home-from-home holiday. A major supermarket is about 3 mins away by car, so no need to plan for groceries before you arrive. If you are into shopping, there is plenty of choice, from the "Dollar" shop, through to an outlet centre 15 minutes away. We joined a gym, just down the road, so were able to offset the fabulous living with regular keep fit! Relaxing at the end of a hard day's golf or beach is easy, either by the pool or in the comfy TV room.

Hard to fault this house, we are looking to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive comments about your holiday at our home. We are glad you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and the sunny poolside dining as well as the convenience of nearby shopping and recreation. As well as fitness classes, there are theaters, art galleries, beautiful gulf beaches, golf and tennis to add to the pleasure next time you come.
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Munich, Germany

Best out of 3 Florida stays so far!!

  • 5 of 5

We - my wife and our two teenaged daughters - spent two lazy weeks in Pauline's and Stu's wonderful villa. Everything was better than expected (and expectations were high!). Literally everything which is needed to have a really carefree vacation time right from the start is being provided. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and all of the house is absolutely clean and in an excellent condition. The furnishing is tasteful and inviting. We really liked the atmosphere of the open and spacy architecture.

The pool is spacious and also is the BBQ! We loved the place and spent many evenings on the beautiful terrace! Americas No.1 Beaches are within only 25-30 minutes reach and with all the stuff provided in the garage (beach-chairs, parasol, cooler) you can go for the beach immediately after your arrival. There are lots of opportunities to do the shoppings. So if you want to cook or eat out - no problem: everything (as well publix etc. as all kinds of restaurants) is less than 5 minutes away.

Communication with the owners has been/is always a real pleasure. Thank you, Pauline, for all the flexibility and patience! All in all I can state that out of our three Florida vacations up to now this was the best rental home we had. Definitely 5 stars!!!

Best, Markus

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your great five star review, Markus. You and Claudia and your daughters were a pleasure to have as guests in our home and we're delighted that it was a memorable vacation for you. You took advantage of the beautiful beaches, restaurants, handy outlet shopping and of course endless swims and relaxed BBQ dinners in the sunshine. We hope you are able to come again and discover the many cultural and sporting attractions in the Sarasota area as well! All the best, Stu and Pauline
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If you do not love this place........Check you have a pulse!!!

  • 5 of 5

One could wax lyrically forever about this home and it`s location within the Tara community.

There could be no better recommendation than to answer "YES IN A HEARTBEAT" to the question of would you like to come back here.

I would like to say we took advantage of the numerous cultural attractions the area has to offer, alas relaxation was the number one priority on this occasion, and here........that was easy. We did however take a couple of trips to St Armands Circle in Sarasota. A very upmarket area for shops and restaurants..........it`s Fabulous.

Being English, we quite like our pub culture. Again this proved to be a perfect location, with two (maybe more) pubs within a five minute walk.......Gecko & Bogeys, both friendly and welcoming.

Throw in a quality golf course into that mix, and Tara is a quality golf course. Then for us Utopia has been attained.

In conclusion the owners, Pauline and Stu could not have been more attentive, and were a pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ray, it is a pleasure to hear that you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday in our home and Tara community. We appreciate your positive feedback about the highlights that made it memorable for your family and we agree the pubs/restaurants, shopping and our golf course are the bonuses. The beaches are also world class. Hope to see you again.We'll keep the pool warm for you...Cheers...Stu
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota 10 mi. Tampa 40 mi.
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Tara Preserve-public, Tara-private 30 day stay req
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Italian, Chinese and family
Nearest Beach
15 Miles

Access to our home is outstanding as it is located right next to I 75. The Ringling and antique auto museums are must-see attractions. Live theatre and multiple cultural attractions and restaurants available in Sarasota as well. The best beaches in the world located a short drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Tara Golf & Country Club, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
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1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
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1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £327
Cleaning Fee £106
Tax Rate 11.5%

50% payment required to book reservation with 50% remainder paid 90 days before stay

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 bungalow in Tara Golf & Country Club in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bath contains walk-in shower, large tub, two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed in master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed in bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Two single beds in bedroom 3 plus crib
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fabulous location on golf course between 9th green and 1st tee with a short walk to the clubhouse.

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