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The Great (Sunshine and Sea) Escape

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Our light, spacious, open-plan apartment is in the Shorewalk complex, situated on the beautiful central Gulf Coast of Florida.  Shorewalk comprises 2-story buildings on 30 acre grounds with mature trees.  Paths, well-lit at night, meander around 6 stocked lakes to lead guests to 2 pools and 2 jacuzzis, lighted tennis courts, basketball court, bocce ball (boules), and a clubhouse with billiard room, table tennis, TV, library, games, and a barbecue area.  Supermarket, cinema, restaurants etc are all within walking distance. Drive west along Cortez road to the beautiful Gulf beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, or south down the Tamiami Trail to the galleries, theatres and marinas of cultured Sarasota.  Take a boat at Myakka state park to learn about the alligators, birds and other...Our light, spacious, open-plan apartment is in the Shorewalk complex, situated on the beautiful central Gulf Coast of Florida.  Shorewalk comprises 2-story buildings on 30 acre grounds with mature trees.  Paths, well-lit at night, meander around 6 stocked lakes to lead guests to 2 pools and 2 jacuzzis, lighted tennis courts, basketball court, bocce ball (boules), and a clubhouse with billiard room, table tennis, TV, library, games, and a barbecue area.  Supermarket, cinema, restaurants etc are all within walking distance. Drive west along Cortez road to the beautiful Gulf beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, or south down the Tamiami Trail to the galleries, theatres and marinas of cultured Sarasota.  Take a boat at Myakka state park to learn about the alligators, birds and other wildlife.  Contact the local astronomical society to see whether they are doing a public viewing. Listen to open-air music at St Armand's Circle or Lakeland. More than two dozen golf courses are listed in Bradenton. Visit the renowned Busch Gardens in Tampa for adventure, rides and zoo. PLEASE NOTE that on the complex, the following items are not permitted: pets, trailers, RVs, motor homes, trucks, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, boats or jet-skis.  This is an upper-story apartment and is only accessible via an external stair.    The apartment itself is all on one level. The sleeping arrangements are: master bedroom, 1 queen bed; guest bedroom, 2 single beds. The minimum rental period is 3 nights. Pool table, table tennis, BBQ, tennis, jacuzzi, swimming are not exclusive to apartment. The first four must be booked in the clubhouse. We have: Cable box to a 49' TV in lounge; 31' TV in main b/r with separate box; internet 100 Mbps connexion.More
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About the Owner
Kevin S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
Interaction with guests
You should not need keys. You will be given a code for the entrance door which will be valid from 4 p.m. on the day of arrival until 10 a.m. on the day of departure. There should be no need to contact our local manager or ourselves, but you will be given our numbers to call us if you need to. We leave clear and detailed instructions for TV and internet.
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The location is great,all amenities are close by. Very comfortable place to stay. I loved the fresh clean sheets. The owner was excellent with all information and everything was as he said. We would definitely recommend this place and would stay again.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Marie B
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Very nice condo,very clean.We had a great time.We'll come back next year! Just a recommendation check out should a around noon.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Belky J
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Apartment was easy to find and very conveniently located in close proximity to shops and restaurants. It was airy, clean and spacious and we found everything very comfortable. In particular we really enjoyed sitting out on the lanai in the beautiful weather and looking out...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Barry R
Kevin S, VR Owner at The Great (Sunshine and Sea) Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you, Barry. This is the standard which we wish to enjoy when we ourselves live in the apartment, and we are doubly satisfied when we know that our guests are made happy. Many thanks to our local manager, Flo, who makes sure that all...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

We had a wonderful time at the Great Escape. Everything was as described. The condo had everything that we needed and the location was ideal. Everything was close by. The stores and restaurants were right around the corner. It was just a perfect vacation!

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Dreamer762857
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The grounds are well kept. Our gym L A fitness two miles away. Shopping very close. Now the down side The woman in charge at the pool was very rude.She embarrassed us for not having a pool pass.I didn't know they had them in the...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank salhuk
Kevin S, VR Owner at The Great (Sunshine and Sea) Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

All our guests receive documentation which includes the following: "Before using the swimming pool, visit the clubhouse and obtain a swimming pool pass. Please return it at the end of your stay." Of course I tell people quite a few things about the condominium, and...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Washer
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Game Room
Pool Table
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Bradenton, home to the South Florida Museum, is a busy and friendly residential town. Cortez Road abounds with restaurants, many of them serving wonderful seafood. Anna Maria Island is 10 minutes' drive away, maybe a little longer if the drawbridge is up to let boats pass. We love going to Coquina or Manatee Beach, both of which have cafés. They are great places to watch the sun set over the Gulf. Sarasota, twelve miles south of Bradenton, has some excellent cultural venues: the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and the Asolo Theatre are recommended. Sarasota was the winter home of the Ringling Circus. John and Mabel Ringling's home, their art gallery, and the circus museum are well worth a visit.
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