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Spacious & Clean Private Home with Screened in Heated Salt Water Pool & Spa!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Modern amenities blended with a touch of old Spanish charm! Clean, spacious, cool and comfortable 4-bedroom home, big enough for the whole family to stretch out (1,635 square feet, plus over 1,600 square feet of screened in outdoor space as well).

Enjoy dinner out in the screened courtyard, or sit back with a cold drink by the pool or spa after a long day in the beautiful Florida sunshine! The screened in saltwater pool and spa area offer over 1,600 square feet to stretch out and is a nice reprieve from the flying Florida critters that like to harass in the evenings. And with a solar heated pool, and an option to heat the spa, an evening swim or a relaxing spa session may be in order!

Literally steps away from Palma Sola Bay where you can see Manatee swimming in the marina or grab a rod and reel and sit by the water's edge and relax. Or maybe you'd like to take a cruise around Palma Sola Bay on one of our Beach Cruiser bikes?

If you love to cook, you'll be happy to know that the kitchen is fully stocked with hardly a utensil or need overlooked. Pull out the blender for a homemade Piña Colada or cook a nice meal - you'll have everything you need.

When the day is done and you're feeling content, slide into soft sheets, fluffy pillows, and a big comfortable king sized bed with your favorite book! Or catch-up on your favorite shows with complementary Directv or access your Netflix/Hulu/Amazon account from our smart TV (Master Bedroom).

Tuck the kids and their tired little eyes into one of our three guest rooms. Guest rooms one and two are equipped with two twin beds each (XL twin beds in guest room 2), and guest room three has one full sized bed and a smart TV for Netflix/Hulu/Amazon access.

Palma Sola Retreat is in a wonderful location. Steps from Palma Sola Bay, and a short seven minute drive across the bay to the beautiful white sand Gulf beaches of Anna Maria Island.

On the Bay, be sure to check out the paddle boards and kayak rentals which are on location, rent jet skis or look into beach horse riding!

Nearby Robinson's Preserve is a great place for a hike or bike ride with the family, or maybe a morning run?

Have time for 18? Hit one of the area's many beautiful golf courses!



Publix Grocery is less than a mile away, The Fresh Market is 1.1 miles away, and Richard's Wholefoods Foodporium is 2.5 miles further down the street.

More Details

James & Regan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About James & Regan

We are a family of five and love Bradenton and Anna Maria Island. It's our little corner of paradise! We're always excited for our guests to experience what the area has to offer.

James & Regan purchased this house in 2013

Why James & Regan chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

800 feet from the water and extremely close proximity to all the areas attractions.

What makes this house unique

Solar heated salt water pool with screened enclosure, spa/hot tub, 5 bicycles, 3 televisions, split floor plan, unique outdoor courtyard dining, fishing poles, beach gear, and 800 feet from Palma Sola Bay and the private Marina. We are a family of five and we often host extended family and friends as well, so we understand how frustrating it can be to stay in a home without enough silverware, or dishes, or towels. We go the extra mile to make sure you have what you need, and that your stay is comfortable.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Event parties (e.g. birthdays/weddings) ARE permitted. No house parties that are abusive to our property and/or offensive to neighbors allowed.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En Suite
    Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Pack & Play (portable infant bed) available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Easily push the twins together for one large bed!
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Extra Long Twins can be pushed together for one large bed!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , This room is equipped with a Smart TV for Netflix, etc.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious & Clean Private Home with Screened in Heated Salt Water Pool & Spa!
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews

Perfect relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great experience in such a great home! It provided everything and more, with this being our very first family vacation I hesitate thinking of what more we would need, and this home provided it all! The owners communication made us feel welcoming and was always on standby, even before our travel. The home was beautifully set up, organized and full stocked! We enjoyed the screen in pool and spa, tons of great space indoors and outdoors. The house was located in the center of all our adventures, short drive to all the best places. We would recommend this home to anyone, and will definitely be coming back! 10🌟?'s!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments - we were glad to host your first family vacation! We would love to have you back again one day soon. You're always welcome!
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Beautiful and clean home.

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, comfortable and meticulous. The outdoor pool and hot tub area is amazing! Especially with the screens to keep the bugs away. The owners provided everything needed for a comfortable stay, including plenty of beach gear.

Manatee Beach is really close by (about 5 miles away) and easy to get to. That was our favorite beach on Anna Maria Island because it has plenty of parking, restrooms, a restaurant, a bar, and a gift shop. Watching at least one sunset on the beach is a must. Excellent photo opportunity ;)

The best part was watching the manatees swim around right at the end of the block, steps from the house. We visited them everyday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay - it always makes us happy to share our little corner of paradise. Please come back and see us again, you are always welcome!
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Perfect vacation home in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at Palma Sola Retreat was perfection. James and Regan anticipated every need of their renter and had the appropriate amenities to accommodate and then some. The home was very well stocked with toiletries and household items. The decor and cleanliness of the home also did not disappoint and showed a great attention to every detail. James and Regan were wonderful at checking in with us and making it known that they were available any time if the necessity arose.

After searching hundreds of vacation homes, we are so glad we chose Palma Sola. We will definitely be returning for a future visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place - attentive owners

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival everything was nice and neat and very clean. Everything you could need was provided. Several pool towels, beach towels, and bath towels! We paid extra for the spa and there was an issue with the spa and it was broken our entire stay. The homeowner did everything in his power to have it repaired. There were multiple attempts to repair it during our stay. Which was great but at the same time, every day sometimes multiple times a day we were interrupted by the repair guys and couldn't use the pool. The homeowner refunded our spa payment immediately.

The air was a bit of an issue a few nights and several people complained of being hot. It was frustrating not to be able to turn the air down and cool off. The first 3 nights were great, then something changed.

Overall we did not allow the bumps to dampen our trip. The space was great for our family, the kitchen was supplied with everything, the extra beach chairs and coolers were so nice to have. The large driveway was great for multiple cars. The screened in pool area is was very nice for evenings and no bugs. Every meal the kids sat outside at the large table - they loved it.

The homeowner was at our fingertips every time we had a question or issue.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're embarrassed that as our guest you did not have a 5-star experience. It is rare, but as with any home, things crop up once in a while that cannot be controlled or be anticipated and we do our very best to address it straight-away. An item got sucked into the spa drain that could not be easily removed. In our haste to correct the problem as quickly as possible for you, we neglected to ask you your preference (repair now, or after your stay) so as not to disrupt your stay, and for that we sincerely apologize. The air conditioner has been serviced now - thank you for letting us know.
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Charming and Spacious!

  • 5 of 5

The pool and spa area was great for relaxing, enjoying morning coffee and the late evening snacks. The lighted outside dining area was really nice for having dinner and not having to worry about insects. Just down the street was a fantastic place to sit and watch Manatees and enjoy the view. We also enjoyed riding the bikes in the area and taking the bikes to Robinson's Preserve, which is only a short drive away. OH! the house is well stocked with beach towels, which was wonderful!! Thanks James and Regan for the opportunity to visit your house!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! We were very happy to host you and your family. You are welcome back any time!
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James and Regan are the perfect hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming down to the AMI and Bradenton, FL area for 16+ years. We have wonderful memories, and search each year for the perfect property to stay in. This year was the first year that we used an on-line booking mechanism, and after working with James and Regan, we will come back to this site for future vacation rentals! James and Regan are so responsive to all of our inquiries – and always so friendly! When making our final payment they alerted us immediately that we had made the reservation for 2018 and not 2017. Our vacation could have been ruined – but they immediately checked the calendar of a friend’s property – called them right away, and worked with them to accept our reservation dates and match the price we were paying. There are few people in the world that would go out of their way to make sure your vacation doesn’t fall apart – even when it means refunding your money – and moving to another property. THANK YOU JAMES AND REGAN! I encourage everyone to check out their property – you will be happy you did!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Cheryl, and you are very welcome. We were so stressed out for you, as that was indeed a nightmare scenario! We were so excited when we realized the other property was available and would price match us. What a relief!!! You are welcome to our home anytime Cheryl! -James & Regan
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
In Cahoots (1.5 Miles) & Beach Bistro (AM Island)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Olympic Cafe & Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
The Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Holmes Beach - Bradenton Beach
Car: recommended

Steps away from Palma Sola Bay. Watch the Manatee swimming in the marina or go fishing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, jet skiing, kayaking or simply go swimming at Palma Sola Bay Beach. (Surfer bus has paddle boards and kayak rentals on location, coastal water sports AMI for jet skis - also check out Beach horses). From there it's only a short 7-minute drive across the bay to Anna Maria Island and the beautiful white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico! Have time for 18? Hit one of the area's many beautiful golf courses!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Bradenton, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Nightly Rate
30 Aug 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter/Spring Peak Season
17 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £135.94
Damage Deposit £233.04

Although the pool and spa are heated via solar at no extra cost to you, we offer OPTIONAL gas heat to heat the spa to traditional therapeutic spa/hot tub temperatures. The fee for this amenity is seasonal based on our average cost per the season in which the guest is booking - please let us know if you would like to add this comfort to your stay!

Cancellations: Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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