|Minimum Stay||7 - 10 nights|
This lovely home is mid-way between Sarasota and St Petersburg and is located at The Fairways, in the heart of the Imperial Lakewoods. This quiet residential community is maintained to a very high standard, and is surrounded by lakes and the golf course of Moccasin Wallow Golf Club. This comfortable home overlooks natural preserves to the front and rear. The private, fully screened pool (29ft x 13ft, depth graduates from 3ft to 6ft) and outside dining area face south-west. Outside lighting makes for great evenings relaxing with family and friends over a meal.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are over 2 floors with air conditioning to both floors and access to the pool from the dining area. The fully equipped kitchen has an electric range, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. All utensils and kitchenware are supplied. There is a separate laundry room with large washer and dryer. The master bedroom features a king size bed and ceiling fan with remote control. It also has an en-suite bathroom with large shower enclosure and bath tub. Upstairs there is queen bed, 2 twin beds and 2 day beds, with a separate bathroom and shower. Four flat screen TVs, Blu-ray and secure Wi-Fi with inkjet printer feature in the home.
Nearby Bradenton has shopping, fishing and water sports. Sarasota is famous for its fabulous beaches and features the Mote Marine Aquarium, the Ringling Museum, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, theatres, boutiques, fine bistros and restaurants. The new Mall at University Town Center is a 20 minute drive south on the I-75.
There are 35 miles of award-winning white-sand beaches half an hour's drive away at St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Watersports are popular along the warm, calm Gulf Coast shoreline with dolphin watches, pirate and sea-life safari cruises, kayaking, kite surfing, windsurfing and snorkelling. There is also fine dining, beach bars and festivals. The Salvador Dali museum can be found in downtown St Petersburg.
A short drive from St Petersburg is the city of Tampa with more shopping, dining and night-life. It features the Florida Aquarium and there are rollercoaster thrills at Busch Gardens, sister park to Sea World at Orlando.
To the south of Sarasota is the world-class Siesta Key Beach, Myakka State Park, Venice, Fort Myers, Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.
Steve and I were born and grew up in the North West of England and we currently live near Preston in the United Kingdom. We have been happily married for 20 years and have been visiting the USA since 1997. Our love of the Gulf Coast area of Florida resulted in the purchase of this lovely holiday home near Bradenton, Florida.
Steve and Jean Swarbrick purchased this house in 2005
We liked the location as soon as we visited The Fairways in 2004, when we were looking for a place to buy. We bought "off plan" and the home was completed July 2005.
We like the convenience of being within 5 minutes of the I-75 so we can quickly access our favourite beaches, cafes and restaurants, etc.
The Fairways is a lovely, friendly, residential community and offers peace and tranquillity allowing you to relax and unwind.
Thank you very much! We had a great time. The villa was beautiful! It was a great location for us too! Sloan from Ohio.
We both enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home immensely. It is situated in a lovely area and everyone we met was very friendly. Within easy reach of shopping and various eating places too. It was nice to 'chill out' by the pool after a trip out and we especially enjoyed the bbqs we had too. We look forward to possibly making a further booking for 2017! Many thanks Jean and Steve. You have a house to be proud of.. Aled and Bev x
The house lived up to all expectations and we had a lovely relaxing time. It was clean and spacious and the pool is fantastic. We spent hours in it during the day and in the evenings after a day out. It is located in a very nice community and it was great to see children playing and locals gardening, etc. It felt like a very safe place to stay.
We picked Palmetto as we had been to Orlando a number of times and wanted to be close to the west coast beaches but also visit our favourite theme park, Busch Gardens. Manatee Beach on Anna Maria Island was our favourite.
For those who want to go shopping there are Malls within easy driving distance and our favourite shop for groceries, Publix. If you want to stay in and get a take away, Papa Johns is a phone call away.
We had a problem with the Iron and after speaking to the Property Manager, Martin, it was replaced the same morning which showed excellent customer service.
Having stayed for 10 nights there are plenty of places we hadn’t time to visit so would love to rent the house again in the future.
This is our second stay at this villa, and once again, we had a fabulous time. Everything you need is in the home. The villa was spotless when we arrived. There had been a few changes since we last stayed in 2014. New bed in the master suite, so comfy. The house had been painted outside also, and new electrical goods. The actual neighbourhood it is on is very friendly, lots of people stop and say Hi, or wave as you go by in the car. I would not hesitate to recommend this gulf coast villa to families or couples if you are looking for a home away from home. Thanks to Jean and Steve.
We had a very good experience and impression of this house. The house is well appointed with everything you would need for your vacation. The pool is great and fairly private. The house is clean and well maintained. It was everything we expected it to be. Only two things could improve this house in my opinion - a gas grill instead of charcoal and a new shower head in the master bath. The location is great - convenient to everything. Steve and Jean were great to work with. We will stay again.
My husband and I were very pleased with the great amenities of this beautiful home, especially it's location in a golf course community where we felt safe and comfortable. It was nice to go for long walks in the morning and explore the surroundings. We like to cook our own meals and found the kitchen well equipped and the Publix Supermarket only a few miles away in Parrish. We also appreciated being able to get to Bradenton
beaches without having to go on the interstate. Or, with just a short drive on 275 we were able to drive to Fort Desoto Beach which is our favorite. The pool is very nice and our only criticism is that we weren't quite sure what to do with the blanket since we weren't having the pool heated. We wished there had been more thorough instructions about that. Other than that, the book of instructions provided by the management company was one of the best we have encountered in rental homes.
The rental process went quite smoothly and we found Jean and Steve to be a very responsive and accommodating owners. We requested an early check-in as we had a late flight into St. Petersburg and stayed there the night before. There was no problem honoring our request. Super!
We would definitely stay here again. Thank you Jean and Steve.
Karen and John
The house in Palmetto is great! We thoroughly enjoyed our entire stay and are already looking forward to next year. The location is convenient for all of our p
purposes and the neighbors we met were very friendly. I highly recommend this property to anyone who wants something a cut above the rest!
Bob & Judy Cossaboom, Lakeville, MA.
This private, fully air-conditioned home with fully screened pool and outside dining area is situated in the quiet, peaceful community of The Fairways, Imperial Lakewoods.
This luxury home is in a super location. Just 5 minutes from the I-75 it is quick and easy to get to many fantastic places. Ellenton Prime Outlets, for discount shopping, is only 3 miles away. Beautiful Sarasota and great shopping at St Armands Circle can be reached within 40 minutes, along with the fabulous beaches of Longboat, Lido and Siesta Keys. Take the drive down from Anna Maria Island south through Longboat, Lido and Siesta or north-west across the Sunshine Skyway to Tampa, St Petes and Clearwater, all are easily reached from the I-75. The nearest beaches are St Pete's and Anna Maria Island, each within 25 miles. The theme parks of Busch Gardens are just an hour's drive away and Disney and Universal parks in Orlando are only 90 minutes drive on the I-75
Golf: This lovely two-storey home is located at the Fairways, Imperial Golf Course, Palmetto. The 500 acre, 72 par golf course is one of over 85 courses within a 40 mile radius and features many lakes and conservation areas.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
* Reduced rates are available for stays of 21 nights or more - please contact home owner for quote.
* Rates are quoted in British pounds. Please select your own currency to pay securely online. Payment by personal check/cheque is also accepted in U.S dollars and British pounds.
* Rates include taxes at 11%, all utilities and clean.
* Pool heat may be required between the months of November and March. This is optional at an extra £75 per week.
* Security deposit will be returned 14 days after departure (subject to there being no damage or additional cleaning necessary) via HomeAway refunds online or by check/cheque.
* A minimum of two weeks notice is required to book this home.
* A reservation deposit of £200 is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable.