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Luxurious contemporary lakeside villa with pool/spa in a gated golf community

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,038 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lakeside Villa overlooking the golf course. 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms. Sleeps 8.

Our luxurious family home is situated on the exclusive River Strand Golf & Country Club community and has been furnished to a very high standard, as previous renters will confirm. From the white leather suite to the memory foam mattresses the contemporary designs of the interior make this a home away from home. The delightful rear aspect, where one can experience the sun rising and setting and overlooking a preserve, lake and golf course, coupled with the exceptional furnishings makes our home extremely desirable.

The 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home offers Cable with 40' LED Flat screen TV, surround sound DVD player, FREE WiFi, and FREE national calls. Our pool/spa area complimented by the extended decking area, sun loungers and BBQ is ideal for sunbathing and entertaining with the lanai furnished with table and chairs and outdoor fan to escape the warm rays of the sun.

River Strand with its wonderful community facilities, 2 pools, tennis, soccer and baseball courts, a children's play area together with a fishing lake is only a short drive away to several of the most beautiful beaches.

Our villa is furnished and maintained to a very high standard with the pool, lawns and plants tended weekly to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. There is air conditioning throughout with ceiling fans in all 4 bedrooms and living room.

The swimming pool area is completely caged and enjoys lovely views to the rear of a natural preserve where you can enjoy the sunset, lake and the golf fairway. It is equipped with a filtration system and electric pool heater (optional). Whilst the pool naturally maintains an enjoyable temperature in the summer months, it will obviously be cooler in the winter. A pool blanket is provided and we suggest you use this both in the summer and winter months. However, during the winter if you require a warmer pool we can turn the heater on for you for a nominal charge. This service can be ordered at the time of booking.

PLEASE NOTE: We strongly recommend that you take advantage of our membership transfer program (Fees mentioned in our rates). This permits you to play golf, tennis and have use of the gym plus all the other amenities which River Strand Golf & Country Club provides. Even if you are not a keen golfer or tennis enthusiast the club facilities are fantastic, as good as any 5* hotel. Just laze back enjoy good food, excellent service and a couple of cocktails without the worry of driving.

A 10% deposit is required to secure your booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.

More Details

Jan, Robert, Karen or Simon
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home for 5 fabulous weeks we have had a truly memorable time. The weather and surroundings have been fabulous. We have been coming to this area for some 12 years but we have never stayed in such a beautiful well maintained and tastefully decorated house, with everything you could need. Our family came out to join us for 2 weeks and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves; they loved the pool and were rarely out of it.

Thank you once again and I am sure we will be in touch with you with a view to staying in your home again.

Ray and family 2013
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Bradenton in the Manatee County

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3038 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Our bathrooms are furnished to a very high standard. Both white house and navy pool/beach towels are provided for your comfort.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Flat screen TV, Ipod Dock Station/radio/clock alarm
    Twin - 2 Single Bed
    Family Master 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Flat screen TV.
    Guest - 1 Double Bed , Flat screen TV, Ipod Dock Station/radio/clock alarm
  • All bedrooms are furnished to a high standard with memory foam mattresses, pillow and mattress protectors, and T.V.'S for your comfort. 2 sets of bed linen have been provided for each bed along with comforters. White house towels along with navy pool/beach towels have been provided to support the standard and quality of our home. All bedrooms have wardrobe space.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Luxurious contemporary lakeside villa with pool/spa in a gated golf community
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Just beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful 12 days in this delightful and tasteful family home. Everything was as we had hoped, from the photographs - and more! So peaceful. We paid extra to have heating for the pool and took full advantage of it - even though there were some chilly November evenings. As the home is in easy reach of the '75' we had easy access to everywhere we wanted to visit. Shopping, beaches, fabulous restaurants - and my birthday meal at 'Jack Dusty' at the Ritz Carlton - superb. Also enjoyed an 'Air Boat' ride on the Peace River, near Arcadia - saw plenty of 'gators, turtles and river birds there. No 'gators in the lake overlooked from the house - perhaps a good thing! Thank you to the England family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We just loved this Villa

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely. It looks nicer in real life. Very clean and exceptionally well stocked with everything you could possibly need to cook or take a trip to the beach. The owner was extremely helpful and answered email questions promptly. The pool area has a perfect exposure for both sun and shade all day long. We found the location perfect for golf, shopping and outings to the beach. We wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What lovely feedback, thank you so much. We try very hard to maintain our home to a high standard, taking care of details for an enjoyable holiday and a home away from home, so glad you appreciated this.
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everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your new home with us, we had a great time and everything was perfect.  The pond and golf course make it a beautiful view, and of course I had to take advantage of the golf course.  Also, thank you so much for the wine and gift card, not sure how you knew we only drink merlot, and that we would not touch your Jack Daniels, but it was safe with us. Again you have super new home and grateful that you let us stay.


Lu & Gerald Blackford


  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Anna Marie
Car: necessary


From the world famous white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island, Sarasota Bay & Longboat Key, only a 20 minute drive away, where one can spend the day swimming, fishing or sampling the many local water sports in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, or just lazing on the beautiful white sands to the many shops and malls, Bradenton has it all.

If shopping is your idea of a holiday, this area is ideal. There are numerous shops and malls in Bradenton and Sarasota plus one of the largest outlet malls in Florida. Only 15 minutes drive North on the I75 is Ellenton, a shopper's paradise. There is also the exquisite St Armands Circle, a beautiful island in Sarasota with gorgeous beaches. Whether you're looking for a new outfit, jewelery or something a little bit special then St Armands has it all. The restaurant '15 South' is one of many restaurants/bars with live music, the food is exceptional, atmosphere great. Then top off your visit with an ice cream from Kilwins, whilst watching the famous waffles cones and fudge being made.

Across from Ellenton Mall, situated overlooking the beautiful Manatee River is Woody's with live bands most evenings. Enjoy an atmospheric cocktail or beer and extensive bar food.

For those who require some exhilaration, Busch Gardens is under an hour’s drive away and the various theme parks of Orlando are less than a 90 minute drive.

Other worthwhile local attractions include:

MOTE MARINE AQUARIUM. This is great fun. There are three giant screens and surround sound to let you see and experience life as a shark. Guests can explore exhibits of over 200 marine animals.

MARIE SELBY BOTANICAL GARDENS. There are 15 lovely gardens and over 20,000 plants from around the world. The gardens include more than 6,000 orchids, hibiscus, and bromeliads.

LAKE MANATEE RECREATION AREA. Lake Manatee is the perfect place for recreation. Located 15 miles east of Bradenton on State Road 64, the lake offers fishing with catfish, bluegill, bass and perch. There is a swimming area and boats can normally be rented.

McKECHNIE FIELD. Fancy some American football? The Pittsburgh Pirates play their spring training games at this 6,200 seat stadium.

ED SMITH STADIUM. This is the new spring training home for the Cincinnati Reds.

VAN WEZEL PERFORMING ARTS HALL. The hall opened on January 5th 1970 with a performance of Fiddler on the Roof and has since presented a mixture of theater and music. The 1,761 – seat hall also plays host to many of Sarasota’s cultural organizations, including Florida West Coast Symphony orchestra.

RINGLING MUSEUM OF ARTS. Internationally recognized, the Ringling Museum features significant holdings in European and American art. The Ca’ de Zan is a magnificent 32- room Venetian Gothic mansion. It has recently completed its multi million dollar restoration and is once again open for tours.

MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK. For nature lovers of all kinds this park is great. Whether you walk in the Tree Top Canopy walkway, ride the Airboats to see the alligators or just take a picnic, the scenery is out of this world. 'Watch out for the squirrels, they're cheeky and may nab a sandwich if they can'.


Whilst our home lies within a 27 hole golf complex, there are many other equally good and challenging courses within literally a 20 minute drive.

If you wish to give them a try, we would certainly recommend the following:-

Water Lefe

Misty Creek

Heritage Oaks

Heron Creek

Legacy at Lakewood Ranch

Links at Greenfield Plantation

Myakka Pines Golf Club

University Park County Club

and for those 'FUN GOLFERS' there are a number of nearby Crazy Golf attractions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Bradenton, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Tax Rate 5.0%

OPTIONAL GOLF CLUB BENEFITS includes car transponder to access gated community @ £150

Optional Pool/Spa Heating : £75 per week.

We are unable to accept weekly bookings, the minimum rate is given for those wishing to book in multiple weeks.

We give the weekly rate for those wishing to rent for more than the required 4 weeks.

CHECK IN: AFTER 4PM CHECK OUT: LATEST 10.30AM (Unless prior agreement with the owners)

We require a 10% deposit on booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure plus £300 security deposit, which can be via a separate cheque and not cashed (for those in the UK) unless our Management report any damage. Please read our Terms and Conditions.
Bank transfers are also accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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