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Luxury Top Floor 2 Bdrm 2 Bath Brookside Model Includes Golf *Summer Discount*

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 29 nights


About the property

Designer Furnished 4th floor 2 Bdrm 2 Bath, Panoramic Views Golf, Lakes, River

Newer top floor 2 bedroom 2 bath, designer furnished condo that sleeps 6. Beautiful views of golf course, lakes and Manatee River. Includes River Strand Golf/Country Club membership. River Strand includes Arthur Hill designed 27 hole golf course, tennis club with 8 Har Tru courts, clubhouse with 2 restaurants, resort style pool facility with lazy river, Hot Tub, Tiki-bar and 24/7 fitness center. Second Resort Pool with 24/7 fitness center and 8 Pickle Ball courts. Magnificently landscaped grounds with jogging, biking and walking paths. Community pool within walking distance. The building has an elevator, private locked storage area, and reserved covered private parking at front entrance. The condo is located on the 4th floor and is designer furnished with elegant and comfortable furnishings. The open layout includes a foyer leading to the kitchen/living room area with magnificent panoramic views. Kitchen includes new stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, and eating counter with bar stools. A separate dining area is surrounded by bay windows and the living room has sliding glass doors that open to the screened lanai with incredible views. Living room includes Smart/HD/TV with full cable channel line-up, DVR player and WiFi, den includes queen sleeper sofa and desk/chair. A large master suite with king bed, walk-in closet, large smart TV, and bath with oversized stall shower. Guest room with queen bed, closet and TV, and guest bath with shower/tub. Includes washer and dryer. Upscale extras include fixtures, paneled wood doors and crown molding. Rent includes all utilities water, electricity, trash pick up, cable TV, WiFi, phone and answering machine. Property is located near the NY Yankee and Baltimore Orioles spring training facilities, Ellenton Outlet center, and new Sarasota mall. Siesta Key, St. Armand Circle, and downtown Sarasota are with in 30 minutes. Other destinations include Epcot, Disney World, and Sea World in Orlando, and Bush Gardens in Tampa. The following restrictions apply: No Smoking ever and no pets. For reservations please contact owner.

Scott Hancock
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 April, 2018

About Scott Hancock

I moved into River Strand in early 2013. I am active in the community, participate on several committees, play golf and tennis and love it here. I am also a Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker and would be happy to help you find a permanent home in River Strand or the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, or Bradenton, area.

Scott Hancock purchased this condo in 2014

Why Scott Hancock chose Bradenton

We bought a house in River Strand and love the area so much that we decided to buy the condo.

What makes this condo unique

Newer condo and furnishings. Golf/Country Club membership included for a transfer fee of $160 which covers your entire stay. Resort setting with Golf, Tennis, Pickleball, Resort Pools, Clubhouse with 2 Restaraunts.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Bradenton in the Manatee County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Two baths, one with large stall shower, other with tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom had king bed, walk in closet, attached bath with large stall shower and 42 inch Smart/HD TV, second bedroom has queen bed, closet and TV.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Top Floor 2 Bdrm 2 Bath Brookside Model Includes Golf *Summer Discount*
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Norfolk NE

Lovely condo with great views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved the little community at River Strand, as well as, the entire Bradenton/Sarasota area. So much to do from beautiful, white sand beaches close by to only a 90 minute drive to Disney World. So many restaurants it was hard to know where to start. The condo is comfortable, especially the King bed in the Master. I had no problems falling asleep on that mattress. We had guests who said the Queen bed in the guest room was also comfortable. Our 5 year old granddaughter slept on the pull-out couch, which was fine for her. I'm not sure it would be suitable for an adult, though. We especially loved the views of the golfers as that could be quite entertaining in itself, but the wildlife below was really entertaining. There is one alligator in the pond that we tried to follow each day; some days there were otters playing, we also spotted a large turtle and the birds were also very interesting with their almost prehistoric noises. Far different than the blackbirds and robins in our yard in Nebraska. This condo is on the 4th floor and we chose to use the steps, coming and going, not only because we needed the exercise but also, the elevator is slow. Maybe we're just impatient people. The condo pool is just down the street, maybe close to a quarter mile walk, but it's a nice, clean pool, with the deepest at 5'6". I never saw any small children there and it was always very quiet with guests mainly sunbathing. The families hung out at the big pool at the clubhouse which is a more kid-friendly atmosphere. As I mentioned earlier, so many places to eat within 10-15 minutes. We were disappointed that the clubhouse and tiki-bar closed by 5:30, which we did not understand, but, consequently, we only had lunch there a couple times but never dinner. One other note on the clubhouse and tiki-bar - there is an automatic 18% tip attached to your bill, regardless of how many people in your party or what you order. Just something to be aware of as it's not advertised very well. Oh, and one thing I never saw mentioned before we arrived, but there is a dress code to golf. No denim and only collared shirts for men and women. I came unprepared and had to make a quick trip to Walmart for proper attire. BTW, Walmart is a very short drive for anything you need. Thank you Scott for a wonderful month away from the cold and snow back home.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara, Thank you very much for your kind remarks about the condo and community. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for your constructive recommendation for the condo and I have addressed all of them. Thank you, Scott Hancock
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A Beautiful Condo in a great Development!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to spend a month in this gorgeous condo in the River Strand Development of Bradenton. The view was so calm and peaceful overlooking the golf course and Manatee River. Although we do not golf we certainly appreciated the lush scenery, along with the resident turtles and birds in the pond as seen from the lanai.

The condo was the cleanest we have ever encountered in our several rentals, comfortably furnished with nice bedding, ample linens, kitchen utensils and everything one needed to set up a temporary home.

The pools, clubhouse and grounds are so very well maintained. The location was excellent , right off I 75 which allowed us to go to different areas easily.

We had a problem with the USPS forwarding our mail and Scott was kind enough to make a trip to the post office to return our mail back to us. That was so very thoughtful of him to do so. He also checked in on us after we arrived to make sure everything was to our liking. Such a nice personal touch!

We would certainly recommend this condo, the photos are accurate and we truly enjoyed our stay at this property. We would definitely consider renting this unit again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkhart, IL

The VIEW in this condo is amazing! Peaceful and luxurious River Strand!

  • 5 of 5

Definately recommend this condo! We stayed for the month of March--we're NOT golfers, but multiple pools and pickleball and tennis are just amazing here. This condo is well appointed and the view of the beautiful Manatee River makes this location really special. We found the owner to be incredibly responsive to the few questions that we had. There are lots of activities that you can join in if you want to. River Strand is less than 30 minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches (on good traffic days!). The new University Town Center mall and all that surrounds it was great on rainy days. I am spoiled now!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford, NJ

A Great Vacation Lodging

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to find this place. Brand new with professional designer furnishings and a picture-postcard view! On top of that, the owners could not have been nicer. River Strand has golf, tennis, fitness facilities, multiple pools including a resort-style one with a restaurant. The location is outstanding. You can get to Bradenton's charming downtown in just fifteen minutes with theatre, museum, farmers' market, restaurants and the new riverwalk. The beach is about twenty minutes farther. You're also an easy drive to Lakewood Ranch's town center which is well worth a visit. I-75 is right outside the entrance to Heritage Harbour of which River Strand is a part, so it's easy to travel to points north or south. The condo itself has everything you need: full kitchen facilities, washer, dryer, multiple flat-screen tv's with a nice movie library, a screened-in balcony great for watching golfers and wildlife. There are more dishes, towels and pillows than you'll ever use. With all the nice designer touches, it feels very luxurious. Scott and Mary (the owners) even provided tennis racquets and beach chairs! This place is a ten!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

River Strand is a Resort setting with Arthur Hill 27 hole golf course, Tennis facilities, resort pool and health club and 24/7 gated security entrance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Bradenton, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
May - Sept 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
Oct - Dec 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
Jan - March 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29
Golf Membership Transfer £142.86
Cleaning turn around £107.15
Tax Rate 12.0%

Terms and fees will be flexible for rentals of 60+ days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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