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The Great (Sunshine and Sea) Escape

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The condo is at the top right, in an established area with trees, shrubs, and overlooking a lake.
A comfortable lounge with two leather sofas.  The far sofa converts into a double bed if required.
The swimming pool looking quite inviting in the early morning.
1 of 17The condo is at the top right, in an established area with trees, shrubs, and overlooking a lake.
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Coronavirus: Please consult latest rules for Manatee County, Florida and US. 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.  T...Coronavirus: Please consult latest rules for Manatee County, Florida and US. 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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Kevin S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Good location within walking distance of supermarkets and restaurants. Only 5 minute walk to both. Very well equipped condo with plenty information of what to do and where to go. Anna Maria Island is a must though it was beautiful, so relaxing and the water...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank TheSmithsHawick
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice condo. Excellent view of evening sunset and pond. Very close to both pools. All furniture and beds very comfortable. Very well furnished from plenty of towels to well stocked kitchen. Superb local management. Would recommend !!

Date of stay: June 2017
2  Thank Sally E
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Stayed at Shorewalk many times as we love being able to walk to places. Very handy for AMI too. Condo was clean, pleasantly furnished and comfortable. Had a couple of minor issues which were sorted promptly and pleasantly. Our only negative would be the limited...More

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank lovebug
Management response:Responded 11 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We provide at least two folding beach chairs, and I think that there may have been three when you were there, but they wear out quicker than most items. We could go to four, but they take up room on...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

very quiet well maintained gardens everywhere around the pool very tidy handy for supermarkets and a few bars and restaraunts

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank lorrainemurdoch
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Easy location to get to from Tampa airport, as well as to nearby beaches, movie theater, grocery shopping, and restaurants.

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank FrequentFlier429170
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Beautiful, fresh, clean Apt with everything one could ask for. Washer and dryer, full kitchen, spacious living room, dining room, bedrooms and balcony. We especially loved the beautiful safety of that balcony with our 3-year-old twin granddaughters! Shopping close to apt, crisp and clean inviting...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank LoveTravel668315
Management response:Responded 20 September 2016

Dear C and R. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. J and I, and our managers, shall try to keep the standards high. All the best, Kevin

Reviewed 4 July 2016

We needed to rent a condo or hotel in Bradenton, Florida without much notice. Kevin was great, working with us to rent the condo on short notice. The condo was very clean and spacious. The description of the condo is exactly what to expect. The...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank MaryTomK
Management response:Responded 5 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review. As you know, I was away sailing when your first request for a rental came. It was not easy getting a good internet connexion, but we eventually worked it! I have sent a copy of the review to...More

Reviewed 30 April 2016

My husband stayed in this lovely apartment for 6 nights and wish we could have stayed longer! It is very clean and equipped with everything you might need, while also being very homely. It is situated on a well looked after complex and within walking...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank louie52
Management response:Responded 1 May 2016

Wow! Thanks for that. We have put a lot into the apartment, and are very happy when our guests have a good stay. We shall copy this to our managers. You remarked on the cleanliness, and that is all down to them. Thank you, S...More

Reviewed 21 October 2015

Hi Kevin. I just wanted to give you some feed back which I will also put on the Web site. We have stay at several different appartments at shorewalk all of differing levels. Spent three days trying to pick fault with yours and this is...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank rupert1959
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Arrived at the apartment and can only say it was a delight to stay here. The apartment is very bright and clean with all amenities. Two swimming pools are a 3/4 minute walk away and beaches a 10 minute car journey. Plenty of information of...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank TheSmithsHawick
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Children's Pool
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Tennis Court
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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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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