|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A ground floor apartment, close to 2 swimming pools and overlooking a lake. It is situated on a fully landscaped condo complex with 6 small fishing lakes. Amenities on the complex include the swimming pools, 2 Jacuzzis, a basket ball court, free tennis and shuffle board courts. There is also a clubhouse which offers table tennis, a billiard room, BBQ grills and a large screen TV. Free WiFi Internet access is also available at the clubhouse. There is a golf course close by as well as a cinema and a bowling alley. The 1120 sq ft apartment has 2 spacious bedrooms and a walk-in wardrobe area, a fully equiped kitchen with dishwasher/fridge/freezer and a washer/dryer. It has a screened Lanai giving a view of a lake. It is fully air conditioned. There is a large wide screen T.V and a CD/DVD/BluRay player with surround sound and Smart TV functions in the lounge and smaller tv's in each bedroom with a DVD/BluRay player in the master bedroom and a DVD player in the second bedroom. Free wifi is included in the condo. The TV in the lounge is connected to Google Chromecast
Shorewalk at Bradenton is in a very good position: handy for the excellent, clean beaches at Anna Maria Island; close to local shops and restaurants and just a short drive to Sarasota for more shops and restaurants; and close to a fast motorway to Tampa for even more shopping, and Orlando for theme parks.
The complex itself is clean and well maintained, with good facilities, including two very good, small swimming pools, tennis courts and a clubhouse, and with attractive grounds. There's plenty of wild life around, including ducks, geese, herons, turtles, and squirrels. Wi-fi was free at the clubhouse, or you could pay a small amount per week for wi-fi in your condo.
The condo that we rented was large and airy, with a well stocked kitchen/diner; a good sized lounge with a large dining table and comfy sofas; a very good sized master bedroom with en-suite toilet and shower, and huge walk-in wardrobe; another good sized second bedroom; and a separate bathroom. There was also a nice enclosed veranda with padded chairs and a table with views over one of the lakes. It was nice and clean, well maintained, and very comfortable with the all-important air-conditioning to keep us cool.
For the nights when you don't want to cook, there are plenty of good local restaurants and fast food takeaway places within a few minutes drive, and branches of Applebee's and Outback are within walking distance. The best pancakes we've ever eaten were found at the First Watch cafe at the 71st Street shopping centre on Cortez Road, a couple of miles west of Shorewalk - huge, but light and fluffy, and delicious. We also loved the donuts at Bradenton Donuts, a vintage cafe on 14th Street on the way to Sarasota.
The owners were very helpful and friendly, replying quickly to any questions I had, and the local agents for the property were also very helpful. The only, minor, problem I had was that the agents wanted payment in either cash or by money order, which was not as convenient as paying by debit card. It was easy enough getting cash before I traveled, but it meant carrying a large sum of money with me on the flight from the UK. As I say, only a minor problem, but allowing payment by debit card would have made the entire rental process completely trouble free.
In conclusion, this was a perfect holiday spot for me and my family, and I would not hesitate to recommend this condo for families looking for a good self-catering holiday, and a wide range of holiday activities.
The condo is on a well maintained landscaped complex with lakes, trees, 2 swimming pools, jacuzzis and tennis courts. The gulf beaches are only 10 minutes away and Disney and Orlando attractions about 2 hours. Excellent fishing areas on Anna Maria Island are also only a short drive away. There are restaurants, supermarkets, cinema and bowling close by.
Rental rates include local taxes, currently 11.5 per cent.
A one off $100 cleaning fee is payable per stay on top of the rates quoted
For example 2 weeks stay is $600 per week totalling $1200 plus $100 cleaning = total $1300
1 week equals 7 nights which is the minimum stay, part weeks are available at $90 per night
20% security deposit on booking which will be returned after you have vacated the property.
Full payment due 31 days before rental period.