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Luxury home with Private Pool in Gated Golf Course Community

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 27 nights

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Minimum Stay
27 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Bradenton - Gecko Manor

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, lakefront home with open floor plan

Beautiful lakefront home in gated community. This bright designer styled home offers the highest standard for your stay in the Florida Sun Coast. Home has every amenity you would possibly need to make your time here a memoriable stay. The house has central air conditioning and heat, and ceiling fans indoors and I outside for your total comfort.

Living Area: Open floor plan and 4 sliding doors open to screened lanai and pool to create a truly indoor/outdoor environment. The room includes a 51' high def TV with cable and DVD player. The formal dining area seats 6 comfortably.

Kitchen: Granite counter tops, breakfast bar, and fully equipped with stainless steel appliances. Includes coffee maker, toaster, crock pot, tea pot, and all dishes, utensils, and cookware to create many memorable meals.

Master Bedroom: king size bed with large walk-in closet and 32' HD TV with cable package. The room also has a sitting area with two luxurious chairs that create the perfect place to curl up with a book and enjoy some quiet time. Sliders go out to the screened lanai and pool area. Master bathroom is finished to a very high standard and includes a walk-in shower, soaking tub, and his and hers vanity sinks.

Guest Bedrooms: Second bedroom has queen bed and 32' HD TV with cable package. Third bedroom has two full size twin beds and 32' HD TV with cable package. Second and third bedrooms are located adjacent to guest bathroom equipped with tub/shower combination.

Pool: Home has a private pool located in a spacious, screened lanai. The south facing exposure will ensure your sun tan will be the envy of your friends back home! The lanai provides ample shade all day for those inclined to enjoy the views while staying out of the sun. A gas BBQ grill is also available. The lanai has sun loungers and dining table with seating for 6 to enjoy out door dining, your early morning tea or coffee, or late night drink while enjoying beautiful views and gorgeous sunsets.

River Strand is a gated, private community within Heritage Harbour. Heritage Harbour includes miles of biking and walking trails, and children play areas open to all residents.

For rentals of at least 30 days, the River Strand country club membership can be transferred to renters. This allows for the use of the 27 hole golf course (you pay only cart fees), recreational facilities, club restaurant, pools, tennis, and fitness rooms.

E-mail manager regarding inquiries for stays less than 27 nights.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Peter Ingraffia
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

About Peter Ingraffia

We love the sun coast area and after several winters in the area, escaping the Chicago winters, we decided to purchase a home for our own and our guest's enjoyment.

Peter Ingraffia purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

Home is conviently located near major shopping centers. Ellenton Outlet shops is one exit north on

I-75, and University Town Center is just two exits south. We are also surrounded by great golf. River Strand continues to rank first in best places to golf.

Anna Maria Island with its several beautiful beaches is just a 20 minute drive.

Heritage Harbour/River Strand has miles of scenic biking, walking, jogging trails.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I enjoyed my stay in your lovely home! It is beautiful and was very comfortable. I was able to visit Sarasota, enjoyed eating at Cha Cha Coconuts as well as sunning at the beach. Anna Maria Island is great, too. I really liked the Bradenton/Sarasota area.

Thank you much for sharing your lovely home!
Sep 2014
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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury home with Private Pool in Gated Golf Course Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here and really appreciated the open floor plan and the pool. As other reviewers have said, it was sometimes hard to leave the house! My husband plays golf and loved the River Strand course. Bradenton is a great town...much more laid back than Sarasota. There is an arts district we enjoyed and many great restaurants right in Bradenton. Of course, the beaches are very close by, too. A+ rating!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments. We are pleased you enjoyed not only our home but also the area. We too enjoy the Bradenton area. There's something for everyone and not as "touristy" as some other nearby areas.
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Downers Grove IL USA


  • 5 of 5

Staying in this immaculate house made it very difficult to want to leave and see the beaches, shops and restaurants. The owners spared no cost in this property. It was very cozy and just a pleasure to be in. Thank you so much for letting us bring our dog she was very comfortable in this house. (unlike a hotel room). The house is also conveniently located to 75 incase you did venture away. We definitely will return. Thank you for making our vacation absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear our home was to your liking and that your dog enjoyed everything as well! Thank you for choosing our home for your holiday.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this great home. It is beautifully decorated and so comfortable. We had everything we needed to make our stay a pleasure. As well the owner and property manager were a pleasure to deal with.

The location was perfect. Lots of golf shopping and eating! Close to 75 so it was easy to get anywhere and far enough away from the spring break congestion.

Our days at the beach were also memorable and we enjoyed some great sunsets.

Overall everything was perfect and we'll definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and we're very happy our home helped provide a memorable vacation.
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Huntersville, NC

River Strand/Heritage Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Home was very comfortable. Beds slept great. Owner and management company were very easy to work with. Nice pool and lanai with view of pond. Residence is convenient to interstate and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Pleased to hear all was well.
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Winnipeg, Canada

Bradenton vacation

  • 5 of 5

Due to mechanical difficulties and weather issues at our connecting flight, we arrived in the middle of the night. It was no problem to access the lock box to get the gate pass, garage opener, and instructions to locate the home. It was so pleasant to walk into this beautiful clean home at the end of a stressful day! We appreciated everything that the homeowner did to make our stay comfortable. Letting us know about areas to visit and telling us to use the beach chairs in the garage. Checking to see that we arrived safely and confirming everything is to our liking. The fully equipped kitchen! We took some of his recommendations for restaurants and they were great! We always like to seek out restaurants that are not chains, local specialties not available at home. Gianni's pizza on SR 64 was fantastic! We look forward to returning to the area and staying at this home again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive comments. We're pleased to hear that our home provided some respite after your travel challenges and that the home and furnishings lived up to your expectations. We too love Gianni's. The garlic knots, meatballs, and of course the pizza are our favorites. Glad to hear you tried some of our recommendations!
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St. John's, NL

Patricia & Paul

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a gated community - While the picture online were good, we were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived - the home was even more beautiful. Loved the pool and hearing the waterfalls was soo relaxing. The area was very convenient for us - golf and shopping close by and the beaches not too far away. Peter was a pleasure to deal with, very attentive to our every need. Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments and we're very pleased you enjoyed spending your holiday at our home.
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
River Strand (private) and Stoneybrook (public)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I- 75
Car: necessary

River Strand is a private community located within Heritage Harbour. Heritage Harbour is one of the most prestigious communities in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bradenton, Florida Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall Special
18 Sep 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
27 night minimum stay
for 27 nights
4 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
27 night minimum stay
for 27 nights
Peak 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
27 night minimum stay
for 27 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
27 night minimum stay
for 27 nights
My Standard Rate
27 night minimum stay
for 27 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £103
Pet Fee £123

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Bradenton in the Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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