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Newly Furnished: Unlimited Golf, Tennis. Golf course view. Gated community

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 29 nights


Minimum Stay
29 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Bradenton - Birdies in Paradise

2 bedroom 2 bathroom. 1260 sq ft. Swimming Pool across street.

** NOTE: We encourage you to contact us directly for an accurate quote **

Welcome to the River Strand gated community.

River Strand includes an Arthur Hill designed 27 hole world class golf course (see Links section for more info), 8 Har Tru tennis courts (Lighted), swimming pools, and a lazy river/resistance pool. (Depends on one's perspective: go with the flow - it's a lazy river, swim against the flow - it's a resistance pool)

The Clubhouse has a 24/7 fitness wellness centre, jacuzzi, two restaurants, and tiki bar.

In addition biking, walking, jogging paths, and softball fields are all nearby.

The new community center offers an even larger fitness center, half basketball courts, pickle ball courts and another pool and hot tub.

Access to all facilities, including the Golf Club and Tennis Center is available to you.

The Golf Club membership is a family membership and includes full playing privileges for both spouses and any children under 18 years of age.

The only additional charges are a one time member transfer fee, and golf cart rental fees.

The member transfer fee is detailed under our Rates section. The golf cart fee may vary but is approximately $23 per round.

Walking the course without a power cart (and thus, no power cart fee) is an option after 3:30 pm.

Our unit is located on the third floor of the four storey condo building, and the elevator is just down the hall.

The 1260 square foot spacious unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The Master bedroom has a King sized bed with ensuite bathroom which includes an oversized stall shower.

The Second bedroom is furnished with two twin beds.

The Second bathroom is also full sized and includes a bathtub.

Each bedroom has an HD television set.

A pull out couch in the living room gives the unit the ability to sleep up to 6. The pull out couch has a more-comfortable-than-you-would-think memory foam mattress.

The screened lanai offers a fantastic overlook view of the 6th hole of the Estuary 9, one of the three nines of the golf course. We have an electric BBQ on the Lanai for your use as well.

The floorplan is the very popular Brookside layout (mirror image from posted picture).

Everything inside the unit is brand new as of the Fall of 2015!

The kitchen has granite countertops and a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and a dinette set in the breakfast nook.

The kitchen is fully equipped and well appointed and should have everything you need. (A pet peeve of ours is kitchens that don't have the 'stuff' that you typically need. We have tried to anticipate everything and provide it for you).

The dining room off the kitchen seats 6.

There are tiled floors throughout the condo, but with carpeting in the two bedrooms.

Other amenities include: 55" UHDTV (4k capable) with soundbar, Blu-Ray(DVD) player, extended cable package (including ESPN/Golf channel and loads of HD channels), Unlimited High Speed (35mbs download) Internet / Wifi, Telephone with unlimited long distance to North America, and a full sized washer/dryer.

The building has an elevator, a secure private storage locker across from unit, and a reserved covered parking space.

In the locker, we have provided two bicycles (with helmets), two tennis rackets, beach chairs, beach toys, and much more all for your use during your stay.

One of the many swimming pools within the community is located literally across the street from the condo (you can see it in the Google Earth Vicinity picture).

Other points of interest in the vicinity include: MLB spring training facilities - NY Yankees (Tampa), Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota)

Shopping: Ellenton Outlet Centre, New Sarasota Mall (UTC), University Parkway

Siesta Key Beach - is 30 minutes away. Siesta Key beach was ranked the #1 beach in the United States by a site we apparently aren't allowed to mention on here... but suffice it to say, they Advise people on their Trips.

Downtown Sarasota offers opera, symphony, ballet, and live theatre as well as many restaurant and entertainment options.

We have a local property manager that is available for any needs that come up during your stay. They are local in the area and are just a phone call away!

Restrictions: No smoking (including Lanai), No pets (we apologize for this, but it is for allergy reasons, and we hope you understand)

Your interest and inquiries are extremely important to us, but we both are usually quite tied up during the day. So we will get back to you, absolutely within 24 hours, and most times it will be the evening of when you sent your inquiry.

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

Jenny and Sean
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016
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About Jenny and Sean

Jenny and Sean live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For those that are familiar with Canada, why we chose to purchase a home in Florida should not come as a surprise. (hint: it can get really cold up here)

Sean is an avid golfer, Jenny is an avid walker, shopper and sit by the pool-er... so this property pretty much covers all the bases.

Jenny and Sean purchased this condo in 2015

Why Jenny and Sean chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Eventually, this is where we want to retire.

Unfortunately, that is still a little ways away.

So in the meantime, we thought it would be a good idea to share the property with others trying to escape their cold winters.

As we were looking around in various locations, this property just had everything we wanted all in one package.

What makes this condo unique

The property, and the entire community, is an oasis for active lifestyles.

Whether it's the golf, the tennis, the fitness centres, the swimming pools, or any of the other multitude of activities in and around, there is no shortage of things to do.

And when you want a break from things to do, it has that to offer as well.

The entire community is very picturesque.

We especially enjoy walking the neighbourhood in the evening, seeing all the underlit palm trees.

Sitting on the lanai, looking out over the golf course, and seeing the variety of birds go by it's just so peaceful.

We love it, and we hope you will love it too.


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Newly Furnished: Unlimited Golf, Tennis. Golf course view. Gated community
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Well equipped condo!

  • 5 of 5

Jenny and Sean were great to work with! Everything is so organized. The local manager was so responsive when I had a small problem with the AC. The location of the unit is perfect and I loved sitting on the lanai every morning with my coffee. Looking forward to a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location Location Location.....

  • 5 of 5

Top quality condo, top class golf course, and best beaches a short drive away. Siesta Key Beach is fantastic. A resort pool and outside bar that is as good as any I have seen, and a pool next to the condo for convenience. It was also easy to get to local grocery stores, shops, outlet mall, and simple to upscale restaurants.

River Strand is a hidden gem in my view. The pre-planning before the trip and overall condo rental management was first class.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Both the condo and the River Strand community were terrific!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed a full months stay in this condo. This 3rd floor apartment was extremely fresh, clean, and comfortable! We enjoyed most meals on the screened-in porch which gave a wonderful view of a pond and trees, as well as regular entertainment of folks teeing off :) Firm king sized bed, very well equipped kitchen, nice master shower, and attractive and new furniture in the living room all made the visit very positive. We also loved having access to two bikes for riding to the pool or the gym. Owners, Jenny and Sean were amazing with respect to checking in with us before and during our stay and assisting with any minor glitch.

We met so many nice people at River Strand. The golf course staff were welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Folks we met in the gym and pools were great too. There was just such a pleasant, positive atmosphere throughout River Stand. We would definitely recommend a stay at River Strand and this condo in particular!

Marilyn (Simsbury CT)

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

we spent March 2016 in this condo and it was wonderful. We can't say enough good things about our stay there. Beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Even nicer than it looks in the pictures. Anything we needed we found in one of the cabinets or drawers. Plenty of kitchen supplies, beach equipment, bikes even extra golf balls. River Strand is a great community. The golf courses are in excellent condition. There is a pool right across the street and there are plenty of other activities. Jenny and Sean were extremely helpful and thoughtful to us while we were there. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. Looking forward to next year

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully Appointed Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a two-month stay in this lovely condo, located in the wonderful River Strand Golf and Country Club community. Sean and Jenny, the owners of the condo, could not have been any easier to work with!! They are quite personable people along with their professional approach to the details, leaving no stone unturned. They have spent a great deal of time putting together a manual that is located in the condo and provides answers to almost any question that you might have. This was very reassuring to have something like this at our fingertips!! They made it clear that we should feel free to contact them if we had any questions or needs during our stay. They did make contact via email to welcome us and make sure we had everything that we needed, and then the place was ours for two months! The condo was very fresh, clean and organized. This condo is VERY well-appointed and decorated beautifully. Sean and Jenny have thought of everything, and they put a lot of time into insuring that it was ready for our arrival. We needed nothing! There is an abundance of towels in each bathroom, even beach towels and beach bags. A pleasant surprise was to find the closets full of high-end hangers. The kitchen is stocked with all of the dishes, pots & pans, baking dishes, etc. that you could need. You should also know that they have provided most things that you will need for outdoor activity such as beach chairs, umbrella, tennis, bikes. I cannot mention everything, but I hope this gives you an idea of the thought and concern for detail that Sean and Jenny have put into their beautiful home that they are opening to us, the renters!

The River Strand community itself is beautiful and very well manicured. All of the offerings at the club allow for a very active lifestyle, should that be your desire. It also offers very peaceful surroundings with the ponds and the birds and wildlife to watch.

Sean and Jenny were just THE best to work with! You will not be disappointed!

We will surely return!!

Jim and Deb Warren

Findlay, Ohio

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deb and Jim, thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate the faith you put in us as you were our first ever guests. Our primary goal is to exceed the expectations of all our guests.
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
River Strand clubhouse
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
River Strand Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-75 (exit 220)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
River Strand clubhouse
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Anna Marie Island / Holmes Beach
Car: recommended

Unit is within the River Strand gated community.

Includes 27 hole world class golf course, 8 Har Tru tennis courts (Lighted), swimming pools, lazy river

Clubhouse has 24/7 fitness wellness centre, jacuzzi, two restaurants, tiki bar.

Biking, walking, jogging paths, softball fields all nearby.

MLB spring training facilities nearby: NY Yankees (Tampa), Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota)

Shopping: Ellenton Outlet Centre, New Sarasota Mall (UTC).

Siesta Key Beach awarded #1 U.S. Beach in 2015 by a certain site we aren't allowed to name... but it's not too tough to find.

Downtown Sarasota offers opera, symphony, ballet, and live theatre as well as many restaurant and entertainment options.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2016 Fall
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
2016 December
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
2017 High Season
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
2017 April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
2017 Fall
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
2017 December
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
My Standard Rate
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Property Damage Protection £48
Country Club Transfer £164 + Tax
End of Stay Cleaning £123 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

50% deposit to reserve.
Outstanding balance due 45 days prior to rental period.
If using Paypal, Paypal service fees will be added to the total owing.

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom, walk in closet, flatscreen TV.
  • Queen sized pull out sofa in Living Room.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Country club clubhouse includes a business centre, full library, pool, card room, game room, gourmet and casual dining, cocktail and poolside tiki bar, a full activity center and meeting rooms. Separate locked private storage adjacent to the unit for storage of sporting goods, etc. We have bicycles and tennis rackets (with balls) for you to enjoy during your stay. Cooler and two beach chairs provided.

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