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Bradenton : Executive Lakeside Home in a Peaceful Setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 people

The exclusive community is enhanced by a peaceful setting with mature oak trees, royal palms and tranquil lake and is just 20 minutes from the Gulf beaches of Anna Maria Island. Our pool home is furnished to a very high standard and we offer a comfortable three bedroom two bathroom home, fully carpeted throughout. The main living room has two sofas, coffee table, CD player and TV DVD, overlooking the pool deck and lake beyond. Patio doors open up from the living room to the lanai and pool area where there are tables, chairs and sun loungers. A fully fitted kitchen, with breakfast area, further formal dining area, with wooden flooring overlooking the lake. All bedrooms have cable TV and ceiling fans; the third bedroom with Sony Playstation2. The Master bedroom has a KING-size bed with en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has a QUEEN-bed whilst the third bedroom has two single beds.

Desk top computer with broadband wireless internet access for guests use.

Pool and Beach Toys: We have an assortment of pool and beach toys in addition to beach chairs and beach loungers. Towels are also provided for the pool and beach.

A cool box is also available for the beach.

Additional Information: Bed linens, shower and hand towels, beach/pool towels, and T-towels are provided.

An assortment of paper-backs, music Cd's, DVD's and PS2 games are available for your enjoyment.

The pool is Solar panel heated. Electric heating for the pool is available for use in the cooler months at an additional £80 ($100) per week if requested.

The double garage up and over door is electrically operated both push button and remote control from the car.

The gas grill BBQ is available at an additional cost of $30 per week paid locally to our on-site manager.

Our local manager resides on hand in the community and will contact you early after your arrival to assist with any questions you may have.

More Details

John and Lynne
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About John and Lynne

Lynne and I have owned this home since its new build as a model home in 2002. We soon began to rent our home as vacation rental with a very successful outcome.

Why did we choose this area?? As residents of the United Kingdom, we discovered the Sarasota-Bradenton area quite by chance whilst on a vacation based in Orlando. We fell in love with the area's beaches, in particular those on Anna Maria Island, and all what else the area had to offer. So much so, we bought, never looked back and developed our theme that our home is "easy to find, but difficult to leave!"

John and Lynne purchased this villa in 2002

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have spent 2 weeks in Florida. Your villa is 5 star; you have thought of everything we could possibly need. Thank you also for the welcome pack - ideal when coming in late at night.

We have enjoyed meals at : 'Rotten Ralphs' (fish and chips enough to share), 'Outback' on Cortez Road (lovely meal).

Anna Maria Island - fantastic beach - drinks on the pier - friendly dolphins - ice cream at Scoops'.

We hope to return in 2014 and won't hesitate to recommend your villa to friends.

Owner reply :

Thanks for your review - the above taken from our 'visitor book' at the house.

Thank you also for your 5* rating and your recommendations to friends; it is good to know that we have got it right at the house. We are sure your comments will be most helpful to other guests thinking of staying at our home in Bradenton.

Thanks again

John & Lynne
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Regal Oaks in Bradenton

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Hair dryer and hair straighteners are available in the Master bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , shared bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , shared bathroom
  • Cable TV in all bedrooms. Sony PlayStation 2 in the twin bed room.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A telephone is provided in the Family room with an extension in the Master bedroom for FREE local calls,1-800 numbers, USA national and calls to Canada. However, for international calls, a pre-paid phone card will be required and are readily available at the supermarkets and grocery stores for $5 and upwards.


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Bradenton : Executive Lakeside Home in a Peaceful Setting
average rating of 4.962264 based on 57 reviews

Perfect vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a family vacation. All the amenities are supplied. Games, books, movies, coolers and beach chairs, bikes, and so much more were supplied. We loved the back pool area and the spacious house as there were 5 of us staying there. The home location was perfect with so much to do close by. The house was immaculate too. Thanks for listing your home on Homeaway.com. We will definitely be coming back again soon for another visit!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Patrice for taking the time to write your review. Your comments are very much appreciated by ourselves and by our house manager, Carolyn; we feel certain your comments will also be valued by others who are thinking of renting our home in the future.. We are more than happy our vacation home met with your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back in our home in the future. Thanks again, John and Lynne
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Excellent stay in beutiful Bradenton, perfect location for golf, perfect housing for 2 couples

  • 4 of 5

Everything in the house as we wanted except for the BBC. Go for Weber grill

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Gunnar for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased you found the house satisfactory to your needs but also sorry to learn the BBQ gas grill did not meet with expectation regarding its manufactured make; albeit a complimentary provision. John and Lynne
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Burlington, KY

Everything was simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was simply wonderful. The home was perfect, it was home away from home. The area was lovely. The property manager, Carolyn was so kind and helpful. We truly could not have asked for more! We are already planning on returning to the home next year!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeanette, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure to have your family as guests in our Bradenton home. We are so glad you liked the Sarasota Bradenton area and it is very true to say, those who come to the area really do come back. John and Lynne
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Heaven on Earth!!

  • 5 of 5

Over the years we have rented in areas throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. The standard of most rental properties is usually quite good - but there is often some annoying detail which only becomes evident once you arrive - for example:

the nearest restaurant (five minute walk) has been closed for many years;

Overlooking neighbours can be airbrushed from digital photos;

The empty toiletry press is rarely highlighted.


This is no ordinary rental "property" - it is truly a rental HOME.

The location is perfect. Busch Gardens in Tampa is an hour away on the highway whilst both Bradenton and Sarasota are just 15 minutes away. Santa Maria island with wonderful beaches is a 30 minute drive.

The house is supremely comfortable and absolutely spotless. No detail is overlooked.

We have never met the owners (John & Lynne) but would have no hesitation in giving their home our highest recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Mark for taking time out to write those very kind words regarding our rental home in Bradenton. The gratitude is also extended to our local manager who is diligent in ensuring cleanliness of our home to meet with guest's expectations. We are so pleased you took advantage of all the Sarasota Bradenton area has to offer. Thanks again John and Lynne
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Warrington, Cheshire, UK

A truly excellent vacation home

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent vacation home....full of the homely things that you meant to pack but somehow forgot. We believe this property is in an excellent location to reach the Bradenton and Sarasota beaches as well as all the Bradenton and Sarasota shopping Malls have to offer...also near to the I-75 which gets you anywhere in the state quite easily.

Everything is there as is mentioned on the website and the home is scrupulously clean throughout. Excellent pool furniture, toys and for us, the essential lanai (covered area) in which to relax, eat or just get out of the sun for a while.

We were lucky to meet John and Lynne on our final day as they had just arrived....we cannot thank them enough for their kindness and ease to deal with. Perhaps one day we will meet again as we plan to return to their house next year all being well.... for 1st time visitors there is loads to see and do in the area. Just look in the guest books in the house for comments from previous guests and there are more than enough suggestions there.

Thanks again to you both for the use of your Florida home and (trust me folks), you will be pushed to find a better home in a better location in the Bradenton and Sarasota area.

Dave & Lyn Gordon (Warrington, Cheshire, UK)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Dave and Lyn for taking the time to write a very thoughtful review of our home in Bradenton. In so doing you have confirmed what we have been saying for the 14 years we have been renting the house; that is the Bradenton - Sarasota area has So much to offer for that valued vacation in Florida. We, supported by our house manager, strive to maintain the house presentation to the highest standards expected by our guests. Hence it was a pleasure to note you found the house "scrupulously clean". Yes, you are quite right that we endeavoured to provide in the house everything that guests may require (and more) to make the holiday all the more enjoyable. It was a pleasure to meet you, all be it briefly, and hope we can welcome you back again to soak up all the area has to offer. Thanks once again for choosing to book with us. John and Lynne
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A lovely property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

After a hectic week in Orlando we were ready for some r+r on the Gulf Coast. We immediately felt at home in the villa and the welcome pack was a lovely touch and very much appreciated, thank you :) The villa is spacious and decorated in calming blue hues and is so well stocked from beach chairs and umbrellas, games, books, cd's to the little things you forget like herbs and condiments - and the kids had a brilliant time using the body boards on the various beaches. Publix and a post office is about 3 minutes away whilst Walmart a mere 5 mins in the other direction. The villa is about 20 minutes away from the coast - head to City Pier on Anna Maria Island for a drink and you may be as lucky as we were to see some wild dolphins! Magical! Had lovely meals at Woody's River Roo in Ellenton and Old Salty Dog at Lido Key which is also a great beach for watching sunsets and the finest white sand you'll ever see! We visited Busch Gardens, Clearwater Marine Museum (both about an hour away) and The Ringling in Sarasota is definitely worth a visit. Ellenton Premium Outlets is quiet compared to Orlando's and the University Mall in Sarasota is very nice too. We had a fabulous time at this lovely villa and would highly recommend. Thank you John and Lynne for making the booking process so smooth - we would love to return in a couple of years and are starting to save now!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to the Johnson Party for taking the time to write their review. It is a very thoughtful and considered review which imparts quite a lot of information for guests considering booking with us. We endeavour to ensure that all guest's needs are taken care of and that our house has all that is required for that enjoyable holiday. Our house manager maintains our high standards of cleanliness in presenting our house to best advantage which does lead to guests returning year on year. So it will be a pleasure to welcome the Johnson party in a couple of years. Thanks once again for letting us know your visits and tips. John and Lynne
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Beef O' Bradys (less than 5 minutes)
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Peridia Golf Club (5 minutes)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I75 (junction 217)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beef O' Bradys (less than 5 minutes)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lido Key beach (20 to 25 minutes)
Car: necessary

Our home in Regal Oaks is easily reached by leaving the Interstate 75 at Exit 217, and takes a mere 7 minutes to drive there along the State road 70. It is situated in a convenient location with easy access to Sarasota, Tampa, Naples and Orlando, and within easy access to local beaches, state parks, supermarkets, local shopping malls / outlets, restaurants and theatres. Airports within easy drive to the house are Sarastota / Bradenton (15 minutes), Orlando (2 hours) and Orlando Sanford (2 hours) and Tampa which is the nearest major airport being 50 minutes. Downtown Disney can be reached by car in just over an hour whilst Busch Gardens can be reached in around 50 minutes. So peaceful yet close to the action our house is easy to find …… but difficult to leave!!!

Other Activities: shopping, eating out, segway hire, theatres, zoo, aquarium

Golf: There are numerous golf courses in the locality; the nearest being Peridia a mere 2 miles away. Other golf courses in the Sarasota/Bradenton area are 5 miles and upwards away from the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Regal Oaks, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
All Year
1 Feb 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2018 Special
14 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
All Year
29 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
All Year
28 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £108.31
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pool electric heating for the winter months at $100 (£80) per week if required.
US$ rate at $950 per week plus 12% Florida taxes

Minimum non refundable deposit of US$100 to secure the booking. A security deposit of $150 is required refunded 7 days after departure upon satisfactory inspection of the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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