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On The Water - Large Resort Home (sleeps 14-16)

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


About the property

5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom, Heated Pool & Jacuzzi, Game Room, And More !

This home is on the bay with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, with spectacular views of the causeway leading to Anna Maria Island. It has five (5) bedrooms, four (4) bathrooms located in northwest Bradenton - less than 10 minutes from the island beaches. The property is surrounded by tropical landscaping, has a heated swimming pool, a large hot tub, and a private dock. A pontoon boat is available at the dock for rental as well.

The home has a large master bedroom, located on the 2nd floor with french doors leading to the deck / balcony area overlooking the bay. It has a king-size Sleep Number bed and large full private bathroom. Note that all of the bedrooms have plenty of closet space, tvs , ceiling fans, etc. Adjacent to the master bedroom is private sitting room. On the other side of the house, there are two bedrooms also located on the 2nd floor with its own stairway access. One is a king bedroom that has a toddler bed, the other is a large bunk bedroom with 3 bunk bed set-ups. There is a twin over twin bunk bed, one twin over full bunk bed and a day bed with a separate trundle bed - so this room can sleep up to 7 kids, if needed. There is a shared bathroom between these two bedrooms.

On the 1st floor, is another king bedroom perfect for grand parents or those who cannot manage the stairs. The 5th bedroom also on the 1st floor, has a queen bed with a crib. The two downstairs bedrooms also share another large bathroom between them, but is accessible to the game room area. The 4th bathroom is located at the rear of the house and doubles as the pool / patio bathroom, as it has two doors, one from the living room area and the rear patio area.

The home has a beautifulr kitchen that is fully outfitted for everything you would need. Most bedrooms have its own tv and there is a large tv in the living room.. The entire house has beautiful tiled floors, with the several rooms having wood finished ceilings. The dining room can handle up to 12 guests with two added bar / eating areas in the kitchen. The living room area has seating for 10 to 12 guests. The laundry room has full-size washer & dryer located off the kitchen.

The billiards / pool table room is directly off the main entrance to the house. There are also plenty of board games, variety of books, and a stereo. We have a foosball table, electronic darts, and a game table. The outside heated swimming pool and covered patio area is quite large and overlooks the bay. It has plenty of lounge chairs, several patio tables, a large bbq grill area, and a pool refrigerator. We also have a number of beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach and pool toys. We just added an outdoor PingPong table!

This property is fabulous and has a large back yard area overlooking the bay. The water is beautiful and has numerous fish, we occasionally have manatees and dolphins right by the dock. There are also a variety of ducks, blue herons, osprey, eagles, and other wild aquatic birds. The dock is great to watch sunsets from, go fishing, or simply enjoy eating out on the picnic table located right on the dock. This vacation home is just 'off island' and you can be on Anna maria island beaches in roughly 10 minutes - depending on traffic. The property is close (within a 5 minute drive) to a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, shops, movie theaters, golf courses, bowling alleys, etc. This vacation home offers everything for that well deserved tropical getaway.

More Details

Mark Rudek & Gail Rose
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Mark Rudek & Gail Rose

My wife and I have enjoyed this home for years - as it was our family home. However, all of the kids are now out on their own and we have decided to down-size to a much smaller home.

Mark Rudek & Gail Rose purchased this house in 2000

Why Mark Rudek & Gail Rose chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Our property is absolutely fantastic ! You will enjoy all it has to offer - from the Bay and sunset views over the water to the vast number of amenities for the house itself. There is a pontoon boat available with the house for an additional fee.

What makes this house unique

This home is very large and will accommodate a large group of guests. The general areas such as the Kitchen and Living Room areas are fantastic, including the covered patio areas, the heated pool and hot tub surrounded by tropical landscaping, and much more ! We have our own dock with a pontoon available for $600/week.

Please take time to learn about our vacation home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We absolutely LOVED our stay. The home is beautiful and perfect for a family vacation. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was perfect. We had an absolutely fabulous time"
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Bradenton in the Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - upstairs West Wing - Toilet , Bath with Shower , view of Bay
    Guest Bathroom - upstairs East Wing - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , share between Guest Bedroom and Bunk Bedroom
    Guest Bathroom - downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , share with Senior Bedroom and Family Bedroom
    Pool Bathroom - downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , access from Living Room and Pool / Patio areas
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower , Pool & Beach Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Senior Bedroom - downstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , perfect for seniors or guests having problems with stairs
    Family Bedroom - downstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , sleeps 2 to 3 guests
    Master Bedroom - upstairs West Wing - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , sleeps 2 guests - upstairs
    Guest Bedroom - upstairs East Wing - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , sleeps 2 to 3 guests
    Bunk Bedroom - upstairs East Wing - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , sleeps 7 guests - Twin over Twin, Twin over Full, 2 Twins
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 14 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

On The Water - Large Resort Home (sleeps 14-16)
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Everything met or exceeded our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely come back and stay here again. It was paradise! We had s full house, and there was enough room and things to do for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a crowd!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect for our wedding party. Wonderful set up with plenty of room for everyone. Owners very responsive to any request. Beautiful grounds and pool very well maintained. Owners thought of everything....plenty of towels, coolers, ice machine, chairs, extra fans. Dock in the bay with a beautiful view. Not sure it could have been any better. Comfortable beds. Plenty of parking. Enjoyed the bikes. All around great!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ottawa ON Canada

Bradenton Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional house, very clean, comfortable, and well equipped.

We were a group of 7 adults and 6 children and spent two fantastic weeks here. There was plenty of space for us all. The pool and gardens are beautiful, which include a hot tub. There is plenty of green space for the children to play, and the dock offers more space to sit and watch the birds, and the fish jumping.

The outdoor patio is very comforable with plenty of seating, a TV and fridge. We also enjoyed many games of ping pong on the outdoor table, and pool and foosball in the games room.

Located in a quiet residential area, a few minutes drive to the Publix. A short drive to Anna Maria Island and beautiful Manatee beach (great for watching the sunset).

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend this property for a large group and wouldn't hesitate to rent it again. Gail was readily available should the need arise. Thank you Gail and Mark for sharing your lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa ON Canada

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, comfortable, well equipped and very spaious for our group of 7 adults and 6 children. The pool and gardens are beautiful, with a lovely view out over the bay. Very short drive to Publix and easy drive to local beaches. Lovely sunset on Holmes beach. We highly recommend this property and would have no hesitation renting here again.......Thank you Gail and Mark for the opportunity to spend such an enjoyable vacation at your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained and clean

  • 5 of 5

This our third stay and it gets better every time!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large group for IMG soccer tournament

  • 5 of 5

This home is as exactly described. Our large group attended an IMG soccer college showcase and this house was perfect! The drive to IMG is only 15 minutes, very convenient. We had a group of 13, 7 adults and 6 teenage boys. The boys loved the ping pong, foosball and pool tables! The backyard pool, hot tub and views were so beautiful and maintained nicely. The outdoor dining, living space with extra refrigerator were great for hanging out. The indoor space is very comfortable. The master bedroom suite is HUGE! The other 4 bedrooms are spacious. The kitchen is stocked with all cooking essentials, appliances were all in very good condition and the kitchen is very roomy, seating for at least 13-14 in the kitchen!! Family room with large tv is cozy for tv viewing. The washer/dryer are very large and were very helpful with washing soccer uniforms! This house is conveniently located to Anna Maria island's Manatee beach too! I will definitely rent this home again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota / Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Manatee Avenue
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cortez Road
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Manatee Avenue
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Robinson Preserve
Car: necessary

There is a lot to see and do in our area - from the beaches to boating, from entertainment to shopping, from amusement parks to fishing - - we have everything !


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Bradenton, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Week
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
EarlyFall 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Thanksgiving Week 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Years
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £193.26 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Note that we do not charge for Security Deposits - we are on the "honor system". There are NO additional fees or deposits for pets. We have a simple reservation form that we email you to confirm your stay and we accept credit cards, debit cards, personal and company checks.

We offer two payment options. You can pay in full via check or Paypal or you can choose a multiple payment plan where we set-up 4 to 6 payments (there are no extra fees or charges applied) and you can make payments between the time you reserved and be fully paid-up 1 month prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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