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Sunshine Cove 5-Star Resort Villa near IMG, Golf, Beaches; WiFi, Hot Tubs, Pools

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,270 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 60 nights


About the property

Clean and Beautiful ground floor Lakefront Resort Villa





New Kitchen | Free WiFi | Comforts of Home | Air Conditioning | Laundry Washer and Dryer | Free Parking | HD TVs | 2 Heated Pools | 2 Hot Tubs |

Tennis Courts | Screened Porch overlooking Lake | Clubhouse with Pool Table and Ping Pong Table | Ground floor | End unit with extra windows | Handicap Accessible | Park near your entrance door | No stairs to climb

Handicap accessible w/limitations

Safety "Grab Bars" in shower and tub

Parking near your entrance door

Close to IMG Academy

Walking distance to stores and restaurants

Ground floor end unit on 2 lakes

Patio and screened lanai with ceiling fan

Tropical ceiling fans throughout including lanai

Free telephone to U.S. and Canada & Free WiFi

5.5 miles to Anna Maria Island and white sand beaches

Prime season (February, March & part of April) is already booked. Please check calendar for availability.

Indulge yourself in our tropical Sunshine Cove villa in the Shorewalk resort - enjoy a blend of casual Gulf Coast activities and resort lfestyle. Whether it's exploring local fine dining, visiting historical and shopping attractions, lounging on the white sand beaches of nearby Anna Maria Island, or relaxing on the screened lanai while viewing turtles in the lakes, our ground floor Sunshine Cove is the perfect place to soak it all in.

After a hard day of tennis, take a dip in one of the heated pools or soak in one of the whirlpool spas.

Sunshine Cove is a beautiful professionally decorated villa, a sunny, cheerful ground floor end unit in Shorewalk Resort. It overlooks two tranquil lakes. The location is peaceful and quiet. There are 3 ceiling fans (and a 4th ceiling fan on the lanai), or you can open up the screen door and let gentle breezes flow through the condo.

Our 1270 sq. ft. villa has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Sleeps 4. Accepts maximum of 4 guests.The living/dining area and the lanai are filled with sunshine in the winter. Plantation shutters in both bedrooms allow for lots of light or complete privacy.

A 42” flat screen TV with digital HD box is in the living room. Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs with built-in DVD players.

The lovely master bedroom suite has a roomy walk-in closet, en suite bathroom, and a fully equipped desk with a second phone. Both master shower and guest bathtub are equipped with safety grab bars.

Your rental includes free high speed WiFi and free telephone service throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

The 30 acre Shorewalk Resort Complex is located near the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, and the beaches. You can enjoy “catch & release” fishing in one of the resort's 6 stocked lakes. With the lakes and tree-lined streets, Shorewalk is a great place to take peaceful nature walks.

The complex also has two heated swimming pools, two hot tubs, two tennis courts, a half basketball court, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, and a clubhouse with a large TV, ping pong , billiards, grills and other amenities.

Sorry, no smoking. Please smoke outdoors.

No pets, boats, trailers, RVs OR jet skis are allowed at Shorewalk.

Within walking distance: Publix supermarket, Aldi grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, 8-screen movie theater, shopping, bank, AMF bowling alleys

IMG Academies 2.4 miles | 6 minutes

Bradenton Beach & Anna Maria Island 5.5 miles | 12 minutes

De Soto National Memorial 6.7 miles | 16 minutes

Robinson Preserve 7 miles | 16 minutes

Ringling Museum of Art 8 miles | 14 minutes

Sarasota Bradenton Int. Airport (SRQ) 8.5 miles | 15 minutes

Sarasota Jungle Gardens 9 miles | 16 minutes

Ellenton Premium Outlets 11 miles | 20 minutes

St Armands Circle 11.8 miles | 21 minutes

Selby Botanical Gardens 12 miles | 21 minutes

Mote Marine Aquarium 14.8 miles | 27 minutes

Tampa International Airport (TPA) 45 miles | 1 hour

Busch Gardens 56 miles | 1 hour, 3 minutes

Disney World 108 miles | 2 hours

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Marilyn Matecun
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Marilyn Matecun

Before retirement, I was a School Library Media Specialist. Now I'm a snowbird who lives half time in Michigan & half time in Florida. While I am in Florida, I volunteer at Mote Marine Dolphin, Whale and Sea Turtle Hospital. I also belong to the local Audubon Society.

Marilyn Matecun purchased this condo in 2005

Why Marilyn Matecun chose Bradenton

We chose this condo because of its perfect location - views of two lakes with the sun shining in all day long in the winter. We love the exquisite furnishings and the completely remodeled kitchen. We enjoy the friendly people from various countries who stay at Shorewalk and we especially love the peaceful, quiet atmosphere.

What makes this condo unique

Our favorite activities are swimming in the heated pools, exercising at water aerobics in the mornings, relaxing in the whirlpool tubs, and driving a short distance to Anna Maria Island to dine at the waterfront restaurants and view spectacular sunsets over the Gulf. We feel as if we're a part of nature when we are staying in this villa because of the two small lakes, turtles, tropical birds, the sunshine, and the lush landscaping. Sometimes residents get together and walk to the movie theater, the grocery store and restaurants. Many tennis players and families of other athletes stay here because of nearby IMG Academy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful weather! Everything was fun during our 6-week stay. Another great year, Marilyn. We'll be back in 2015. Thank you.
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Bradenton in the Manatee County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1270 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking on lanai or near building (per Shorewalk condo rules)
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • En suite master bath has walk-in closet, dressing area and stand-up shower. Guest bath has bathtub with shower. Handicap "grab" bars are installed in both shower and bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
...Beach towels, beach bags & beach chairs plus rolling wheeled carry-all cooler (holds cold food & drinks & loads of gear) ...Attractive new white plantation shutters in kitchen, dining area and both bedrooms which provide complete privacy and light control ...Bright & sunny with light entering through side window in dining area and extra windows in the kitchen ...View of one pond through dining window, with sun shining in in the morning ...Half of screenend lanai fills with warm afternoon sun in the winter


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Sunshine Cove 5-Star Resort Villa near IMG, Golf, Beaches; WiFi, Hot Tubs, Pools
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

Vacation stay. Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well equipped unit. The location is perfect. The process to rent couldn't be easier. The vacation was rewarding, enhanced by the feeling of coming home each night. A real gem!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved hosting you and your family! We especially appreciated your excellent communications as it is important to us to know that our guests care about our home. Hope you will return soon. Marilyn
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A Place We Would Stay Again!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is well kept and well supplied for everything you'll need for a stay in Bradenton. We stayed three nights for my class reunion and the location of this condo in West Bradenton made things perfect. We encountered no problems while there and the owner was helpful with her directions and suggestions.

John H.

Jackson, TN

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our "well kept and well supplied" Sunshine Cove Villa. We work hard to keep our villa in top condition. Yes, the location is great - convenient to everything, from culture to beaches.
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Very lovely, comfortable condo to relax in

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sunshine Cove Villa for a week and loved it. As soon as you step inside, you feel as comfortable as if you were at home. It is very well decorated, and the kitchen and bathrooms are planned well, and fully furnished. We enjoyed having our morning coffee on the lanai, which overlooks a pond teeming with wildlife. We saw a pair of otters, and numerous types of birds, including a Roseate Spoonbill. (Look it up). There are quite a few good restaurants close by. We really enjoyed the Star Fish Co., and the Rod and Reel Pier and Ginny and Jane E.'s on AMI. The island is just a short, easy drive from the villa. We went there most days. Sunshine Cove is also a good central point to tour the other attractions in the area. We drove down Longboat Key to St. Armands to see the famous roundabout, then went through Sarasota over to Siesta Key. One day we walked through the Robinson Wildlife Preserve, and one day we drove up to Fort De Soto, and took the ferry to Egmont Key. Sunshine Cove Villa is a really nice place to stay, and Marilyn is the nicest person you could ever hope to rent from. We had a great experience, and hope to do it again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hearing about all your fun experiences while you stayed at our "lovely, comfortable" Sunshine Cove. The tropical birds and occasional otters are our favorites, also. We look forward to hosting you again next year.
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Affordable comfoft close to IMG and the Ana Maria Island

  • 5 of 5

Don't judge book by the cover. Let's be honest, Bradenton is not impressive city and Shorewalk is not impressive community. But, that is only the first impression. The beauty of the city and condo is location, close to beautiful and clean Ana Maria Island Beach, IMG academy and sofisticated City of Sarasota. The condo itself is on the excellent location, on the quiet corner where light comes from 3 sides, on the cool first floor.

Sturdy, solid , well maintained building showes no age. It is the old school feeling, nothing is fancy, but works. It is comfortable and convenient and you can feel the owners want you to feel at home. They are immediately responsive to all questions and willing to solve problems....if any. It is a great place to stay a week, a month or more.

The only miss would be the lack of the gym.

We would be back in case of staying in Bradenton.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you found our Sunshine Cove condo an "excellent location" and "comfortable and convenient." We also enjoy the end unit with all the extra light and windows that view two small lakes. We forgot to mention gyms, but there are several gyms within about a mile: YouFit Health Clubs, Shapes, ad Planet Fitness.
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Not a single thing to complain about

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this condo. The location was very convenient to everything including beaches, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and the airport. The owner's communication was excellent. If there had been a problem with the accommodations, without a doubt I know the owner would have corrected the problem immediately. I would definitely stay here again. If you are looking for a property in this area you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree that one of the best things about Sunshine Cove is the convenience. You can actually walk to restaurants, grocery stores , a bank or a movie theater. Yet the condo itself is in a peaceful, quiet location. Thank you for being excellent guests.
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Charming 2 BR condo

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a month in FL for the last several years, and this was by far the nicest condo we've found: beautifully furnished, decorated and maintained; great community pool; friendly and helpful staff at pool and office,. Equipped with everything you might need, from beach towels and beach chairs to tote bags, board games, videos, and a well equipped kitchen. Close to everything, but no traffic noise, and the view from the lanai is nothing but ponds and grassy lawns. Marilyn was gracious and attentive to our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a very special, lovely condo, in a great location – close to everything, yet peaceful and quiet. Thank you for taking great care of it. We are delighted that you enjoyed our home so much that you decided to move to the area permanently.
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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
SRQ - Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
several restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Car: recommended

Publix and Aldi grocery store are within easy walking distance. You can also easily walk to restaurants and a movie theater. It's a short drive (5-6 miles) to the beautiful white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Bradenton, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Peak Season
1 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Peak Season
1 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
December 2019
14 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 2020
1 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Peak Season 2020
1 Feb 2020 - 31 Mar 2020
60 night minimum stay
for 60 nights
Peak Season
1 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2020
19 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2020 - 15 Dec 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
1 Feb 2021 - 31 Mar 2021
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £64.22 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.65
Online booking fee £37.02 + Tax

Smoking is not allowed inside this unit or on the screened porch. Rules of condo complex: No pets, boats, trailers, RVs OR jet skis allowed at Shorewalk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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