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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 3 - 7 nights


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 beautiful 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 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 and an outdoor TV.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

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 Bradenton

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • 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


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On The Water - Large Resort Home (sleeps 14-16)
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful Home with lots of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The home has a lot to offer to keep everyone busy and having fun. It's right on the water so it's fun to sit on the dock and watch the fish jumping and the scenery. (can't swim there however). It has a pool, hot tub, ping pong table, TV and sitting area outside which was great. Indoors there is a pool table, foosball, and TV room with large comfy sectional. The owners Gail and Mark were easy to contact and communicate with. Everything was clean and comfy. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you return too. It was a pleasure having you.
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Loved your home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a 4 generation family gathering, 2 months to 75, and it was perfect! Our visit included Tropical Storm Alberto but there was still plenty for the family to do. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, ping pong table, foosball, the large back grass area for our annual wiffle-ball tournament, and the gas BBQ. Rose was very accommodating to our schedule, even refunding the payment for the pontoon boat as it was too stormy to use. Dave was also extremely responsive when we called to track down a light bulb, our only issue!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Memory making vacation

  • 5 of 5

There is not enough we can say about this home. It is absolutely perfect for so many reasons. Gail and Mark are very accommodating and have thought of so many things that make it a great stay. The pool table, foosball table, endless books and games, ping pong table etc make rainy days perfect! The tropical landscaping is gorgeous and makes for a relaxing day by the beautiful pool. The location on the water and table to sit on the dock and enjoy the sunrise/set is hands down the best. So much more can be said but we highly suggest you plan a vacation at this home and see for yourself.

We just got home and can't wait to go back!!! Thank you again Gail and Mark (and Dave lol) !!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in Sunny Bradenton

  • 5 of 5

After 2 years we returned to the area of Bradenton and again to this lovely house.

Bradenton has a lot to offer, we love the fact this house has a Ponton boat and we took it out a lot. Really added value to your holiday. But staying at "home" is great as well. the house is good organized well equipped has a super nice garden with pool. Marc and Gail are always there when you need them, and very relaxed in letting us be and feel at home in their home. we did not see them on arrival nor on departure. great trust. We had a wonderful fam.Holiday.

Fam.Berendonk the Netherlands

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a really great time was had by all.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family of two sets of grandparents, two sets adult children and spouses and seven grandchildren.The house was was warm and inviting, equipped with everything we needed. The grandchildren all shared a room which was exciting for them. The heated pool was a real bonus that kept our seven grandchildren entertained for hours. It was easy access to great Gulf Beaches. We had a wonderful family time in this lovely well situated house. It far exceeded our expectations. The owners were readily available and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun for a large family

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the property was fantastic! We had a large group of 12 that included grandparents, adults and kids. We had plenty of room for everyone as the house comfortably slept us all. The amenities are fantastic and include a beautiful pool, hot tub, and dock. I would definitely recommend renting the pontoon boat. The area is great for boating. We went to a huge sandbar at Jewfish Key and saw more dolphins than I can count! Also, the owners Gail and Mark were very friendly. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: 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
Summer 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
26 Aug 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Years
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter/ Spring 2019
2 Feb 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
28 Apr 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Thanksgiving 2019
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall 2019
1 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Years 1019-2020
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150.74
Pet Fee £75.37
Cleaning fee £226.11 + Tax


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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