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Beautiful 3 Be, 2.5 Ba, Pool & Spa, Three-Lake View, in new developing community

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 21 - 30 nights


Minimum Stay
21 - 30 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Bradenton - KESTREL MEADOW

3 Bdrm 2 Bths, Infinite View On 3 Lakes, Close to Gulf and Beach, 2400 Sq. Ft.

Completed in December 2014, this exceptional home has 3 bedrooms, den, great room and a 3-car garage. The split design features an especially large master suite occupying an entire wing of the home. The lanai overlooks three lakes, the view reaches as far as the eye can see with no vis-à-vis, for a great feeling of well-being and peace. the home boasts an open kitchen with all the amenities you can expect in a home of this category. There is also a den. The home has high ceilings which adds to the feeling of spaciousness of the house. All the common areas are tiled and the bathrooms are ample and practical.

We have selected elegant tones of beige from the tiles up to wall and ceilings. It is classy!! Bright and light and from the master bedroom, the breakfast nook, the great room, the kitchen and the dining area, you have a view on the water. The paved lanai and pool deck have been designed to entertain, with lots of room for long-chairs to enjoy the sun all day long as the pool has the right West/South West exposure. Bridgewater in a developing gated community, many new estate properties have been built in the last few months. In the street where Kestrel Meadow is located the developer Lennar has already built other homes and a few are still in a building process.

Lakewood Ranch puts you just minutes from the best of Sarasota and Bradenton, as well as nearby Naples and Fort Myers. A few miles due west will find you at the shore where you'll enjoy your own piece of paradise on the beach, fishing ..... or shopping

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Sheila and Keith Lane-Richardson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About Sheila and Keith Lane-Richardson

We are from the UK and discovered Florida many years ago as a way of getting away from the wet English weather. This is our second home in Florida, this one built with every detail in mind ...

Sheila and Keith Lane-Richardson purchased this villa in 2014

Why Sheila and Keith Lane-Richardson chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We chose the area close to Sarasota, which is a lively small city and where some of our friends live. This time we chose to build our own home and add all the amenities we always miss in a standard-built home. One of our favorite rooms is the huge master bedroom where we can retire in all privacy.

What makes this villa unique

First we fell in love with the view, 3 lakes in a row. Then the distinction of being part of the renowned, resort style master plan of Lakewood Ranch. Residents are nestled in a world of fun and excitement. Choices include championship golf, resort pools with kids area, a complete tennis centre, state-of-the art fitness facilities, a relaxing spa with sauna ..... and for the real athletes in the family, there is the sports campus with fields and facilities for all the most popular sports activities and events.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Since last January 2015, building has been going on at a steady pace in Lakewood Ranch. Beautiful Kestrel Meadows is now surrounded by other villas of the same category, this street is almost complete and everything is quieter and enjoyable. We have now reopened our property for seasonal rental ........ We look forward to welcoming you there.

Sheila and Keith
Jun 2015
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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful 3 Be, 2.5 Ba, Pool & Spa, Three-Lake View, in new developing community
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews
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Beautiful home from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really beautiful house in impeccable condition. It was very quiet and I got some great nights' sleep. The pool and the hot tub were great and the view is lovely especially at sunset. We had a great time exploring Florida, the nearby beaches are beautiful (white sand!) and it's close to Sarasota. You definitely do need a car to get around, but don't have to drive too far. Had a great time and would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in a well kept and quiet area. Looks over a secluded lake with minimal overview from other properties. 25 mins from one of the best beaches in the U.S. Would stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are very impressed with this property. The property has everything you need and is extremely comfortable. The view from the back is out of this world. The back over looks lakes full of wildlife. A slice of paradise.

It is great location for visiting the rest of Florida. We would like to come and stay here again and again.

All impressive. The estate is still being worked on but this street is finished now. It won't be too long before the rest of the estate is finished. It is all very clean and tidy. People are all very helpful and friendly.

There is very little noise if any here from State Road 70.

This is the best and most beautiful place I have stayed in the United States.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awful Road Noise and Lack of Privacy on Lanai

  • 1 of 5

We are currently renting this home and are extremely unhappy and felt it only fair to let future renters know what to expect.

One of the problems with the location of this home is road noise from State Road 70, which is the main artery leading to this property. The road noise is awful when on the lanai or in the pool. There are 3 large ponds between State Road 70 and the home, with not a single tree or other sound absorbing foliage. It is very distressing when sunning or trying to enjoy a meal on the lanai.

To make matters worse, it is like being in a fish bowl while on the lanai or pool as there is no landscaping that separates the homes. All the surrounding homes have identical landscaping packages; none of which will yield any type of privacy. There is not one single tree or bush between the homes to eventually provide some small amount of privacy screening.

Then there is the construction around the property. Directly across from the home is a huge area of wide open undeveloped land. Earth movers have arrived creating a constant, very loud din all day long, except Sunday, beginning at 7 a.m. It will be years before this area is complete with homes. Not to mention the constant parade of trucks that drive up and down this street during the day, as most of the homes are under construction except for about 3 homes.

We have talked to the property manager and owner via email to express our distress and to request a partial refund due to the misleading information, mainly the lack of information, about what the conditions really were around this home. They have refused.

We felt it was only fair that future renters be aware of the road noise issues and privacy issues as the construction will some day be complete, but these other problems will always be present.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Here is my reaction to Deborah's and James' comments, our current guests who I understand are not totally happy. We have had 3 groups of guests before who have had praise and appreciation for our home. It is a brand new beautiful large home, tastefully and elegantly furnished and I understand they have no qualms with that part. We never hid the fact that Bridgewater at Lakewood Ranch was a community in development. We were in constant contact in writing and by phone with Deborah since she rented the property back in September when the home was not even finished building and she was aware that other homes were built on our street. Our home is well within the community, half a mile from the highway and, as she mentioned herself, 3 large lakes away. The trees are saplings that have just been planted will grow with time. Privacy: there is an unobstructed view from the pool over 3 lakes right to the horizon with beautiful sunsets. The closest home facing from the lanai is over the first lake and there neighbors on either side of us ... which is to be expected in a Community. It is true that houses are at various stages of building around our home and I understand there may be some inconvenience during the day but again, we never hid the fact that this home was in an area in development which we understand will be for the next year or so. Because of this home's circumstances the rental rate was set well below standards for this type of property and gated community. Deborah and James requested a 50% refund which we considered shocking and unjustified. Sheila
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New Home

  • 4 of 5

I think my wife & I were the third group to stay here. The house is new and clean with comfortable furnishings. Once we figured out how to use it, the pool/hot tub was fun. There were 25+ houses being built on the street while we were there. We were gone much of daytime, the neighborhood was quiet at night. It was a good home base for exploring Lakewood Ranch and the Tampa/Sarasota area. Great beaches and things to do. The VRBO folks were friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Longboat Key, Sarasota Bay
Car: necessary

Lakewood ranch Bridgewater is a developing community, many new estate properties will be build in the future months. In the street where Kestral Meadow is located the developper Lennar has already build & started to build other homes, it will be an quick developing executive community with all gorgeous estate homes . Punctuated by an enviable location just minutes from the Gulf, Lakewood Ranch is one of Southwest Florida's most complete and diverse, amenity-rich communities. It is dedicated to those who appreciate having everything under the Florida sun at their doorstep. In addition, residents will enjoy proximity to beautiful beaches, boating, fishing, exceptional shopping, dining and a number of sports and cultural events.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Apr 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
21 night minimum stay
for 21 nights
6 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
26 night minimum stay
for 26 nights
1 Feb 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
16 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £143
Refundable Damage Deposit £204
gate pass £20
Pool/spa fee - per week £132
Tax Rate 12.0%


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Bradenton in the Florida

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2394 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , bathroom in master suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , guest bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , pool bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , guest bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , guest bedroom
  • one sofa hide-a-bed in office/den
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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