Available December 20-26! Bring your extended family together for the holidays!
About this rental
Our vacation home is a beautiful sanctuary for families looking for a relaxing getaway to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton. welcome! Anna Maria Island is a short 8-10 minutes drive away, with 7 miles of pristine white sand beaches. At the property, enjoy our backyard paradise: relax in the heated pool, gather under the gazebo, play a game of cornhole or ping pong, roast s'mores in the firepit, & BBQ. Ready for some more action? Walk to manatee hotspot and jet ski rental at Palma Sola Bay!
With over 3500+ square footage of space, our 4 bedroom/2.5 bath heated pool home is an ideal home base for an multi-generation family vacation or 2-3 families traveling together. With total of 10 beds, everyone can be comfortable.
This home has a first floor king master suite, perfect for grandparents or guests who want to avoid stairs.
Pack n Play and highchair are available for guest use. Additional baby equipment can be rented @
Fenced backyard with large heated pool, BBQ grill, lighted gazebo, firepit*, lily pond, and grass area for outdoor games;
Child safety door alarm installed at patio doors- can be turned on or off at guest's discretion.
Media/game room: 75in smart ROKU TV, shuffleboard table, foosball table, assortment of board games
Kitchen with large island for seating and dedicated breakfast nook; full assortment of cookware and bakeware
Large dining table for family gatherings
1 GIG WIFI and complimentary TV streaming for HBO Max, Disney+, Paramount +, Spectrum TV, Peacock premium
Driveway for 2-4 cars
*Firewood can be easily purchased at Publix, 5 minutes from the house. We do not supply firewood as they are easy breeding grounds for mold and bugs*
Games at the property:
*We do not supply firewood as they are easy breeding grounds for mold and bugs. Firewood can be easily purchased at Publix, 5 minutes from the house.
Also available for our guests during their stay:
Linens, towels, and a small supply of pool toys and beach gear (cooler and beach chairs)
Starter supply* of coffee & tea, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, & dish soap
*Starter supply lasts 1-2 days. Guests can easily purchase more at nearby Publix supermarket less than 5 minutes away)
Bikes and golf carts can be easily rented on Anna Maria Island; Canoes and Kayaks can be rented at Robinson Preserve.
Our vacation home is close to everything- beach, golf, and world renown IMG sports academy- all within 10-15 minutes drive from the house. Guests can easily walk to Palma Sola Bay and 2 neighborhood parks, Portosueno Park and Palma Sola Point, both are hotspots for Manatees. Palma Sola Point is also a great place to watch sunrise and sunset. Palma Sola Bay has jet ski rentals and beach horse activities. Robinson Preserve and Desoto National Memorial are both only 3 miles away, great for afternoon kayaking and biking.
Distance from the property to noteworthy beaches on Anna Maria Island:
Manatee Public beach, 4.6 miles, 8 min drive
Holmes beach, 4.6 miles, 8 min drive
Bradenton beach, 6.3 miles, 11 min drive
Cortez beach, 6.8 miles, 13 min drive
Coquina beach, 7.8 miles, 15 min drive
Bean point (north most tip of AMI), 8.2 miles, 17 min drive
Beer Can Island (south end near longboat key), 8.8 miles, 17 min
Distance from nearby airports:
Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ): 21 minutes
St Petes/Clearwater (PIE): 45 minutes
Tampa International (TPA): 51 minutes
Please review and agree to our house rules prior to booking. Rental agreement must be signed to receive check-in instructions. We also require a credit card for a security deposit hold ($500-750) which will be released after check-out as long as our house rules were honored.
1. No parties, or loud music with profanity. Quiet time is from 10PM-7AM per city ordinance and must be followed. Our home is in a very quiet, safe residential neighborhood with older neighbors. We use noise monitoring technology to monitor noise inside and outside our property. Please keep noise at a reasonable level during the day. Parties that break policy or noise complaints from neighbors may be subject to forfeiture of entire security deposit and immediate cancellation of stay with no refunds. Guests will be alerted for excessive noise and we kindly ask for a prompt response.
2. We allow a limited number of visitors and all visitors must be approved. This property would not be a good fit for guests who plan to invite a lot of visitors. Unauthorized or extra guests on the property may lead to cancellation of the stay with no refunds and forfeiture of the security deposit.
3. No smoking, marijuana or any recreational drug use inside or immediately outside our property. Violation may lead to cancellation of stay with no refunds and $250 extra cleaning fee.
4. We do our best to maintain the quality of our property by taking care of it inside and out. While we ask our weekly maintenance crew to come before guests arrive, sometimes it is not possible due to their busy schedules. Occasionally, you might see our lawncare, pool, and pond maintenance crew on the property.
5. We ask our guests to assist in wheeling out trash bins to the curb for pick up on Mondays and Thursdays. This keeps our property clean and pests free. We will send out a gentle reminder via text on Sunday and Wednesday nights. Thank you in advance for your help!
6. Our pool is heated up to 88 degrees from November to May from 9AM to 9PM. In the morning, it may take a few hours for the pool to get warm due to the cold air at night. There is no extra charge for pool heat. If you would like the pool temperature adjusted, please reach out to me. To protect the heater from damage and excessive wear and tear, we do not allow pool temperature to exceed 95 degrees.
For guests considering bringing their pet:
While we are a pet friendly property, only dogs are allowed, with a max of TWO dogs per stay. We welcome well behaved dogs that are fully house trained, at least 1 year old, & weigh less than 50 lbs. Hypoallergenic breeds are preferred. Pets will need to be approved in advance and guests must agree to our pet house rules below. Extra pet cleaning fee may be taken from the security deposit if evidence of urine is found inside the home or pet feces found inside and/or in the backyard.
Pet House Rules:
1. Pets must be kenneled or crated if left alone at the property. Guests must bring own crate or purchase one locally (Pet Supermarket is 5 minutes drive from the house)
2. When outside the property, pets must kept on a leash (no more than 10 ft in length)
3. Please do not allow pets on furniture
4. Clean up and pick up after your pets. Please, no dog poop or urine stains in our home or backyard
Please note that our properties are privately owned homes, and therefore sometimes appliances or household systems (HVAC, Plumbing, WIFI etc.) may unexpectedly malfunction. While we will do everything in our power to address any functionality issues as quickly as possible, we cannot offer refunds- full or partial, cancellations, or alternate accommodations unless the property is deemed uninhabitable.
Lastly, Florida is a buggy state! The outside perimeter of our home is professionally sprayed regularly to control endemic insects. However, please understand it is not possible to get rid of all bugs, unfortunately. To avoid possible guest adverse reaction/allergies, we do not spray the inside of our home. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to hosting your stay!
Guests have full access to the property except for areas labeled as "Private or Owner's closet"
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 10:00
We have an amazing backyard with beautiful pool, gazebo and pond, perfect for guests to relax and rewind. At 3550 square footage, there is plenty of space for everyone.
Why Kids Love It
Kids LOVE our pool and backyard fun! Families enjoy taking a stroll to nearby Portosueno Park to see the manatees. There are multiple rental places for jet skis and horseback riding- all within walking distance from the property.
Our home is close to everything- Anna Maria beaches, golf, and world renown IMG sports academy- all within 8-15 minutes drive from the house. We are walking distance to Palma Sola Bay fishing pier and 2 neighborhood parks. Guests can easily walk to Portosueno Park and Palma Sola Point to see manatees hanging out in the waters and watch sunrise and sunset. Robinson Preserve and Desoto National Memorial are both only 3 miles away, great for afternoon kayaking, biking, and hiking. Bikes and golf carts can be easily rented on Anna Maria Island; canoes and kayaks can be rented at Robinson Preserve.
In addition, you are just a short distance to downtown Bradenton, which provides all sorts of indoor and outdoor fun, including a history of natural museum, aquarium, and planetarium. There is also a performing arts center, an enchanting park that rambles alongside the Manatee River, and a bustling marina!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Palma Sola Bay- Rose Park and Portosueno Park
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Dec 05 - Dec 05 2022
Dec 06 - Dec 06 2022
Dec 07 - Dec 07 2022
Dec 08 - Dec 08 2022
Dec 09 - Dec 09 2022
Cleaning Fee: $330
Pet Fee: $100
Tax Rate: 12%
Florida State and Manatee county Sales Tax: 7.00%
Manatee Lodging tax: 5.00%
Last updated on December 04, 2022
Hosted by Carol Garrean
Member since 2022
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Guestbook comments from the host:
This property will not disappoint ! It is truly a playground for kids as well as adults .
My family of 10 stayed here Thanksgiving week and loved it. It’s close to everything if you want to explore. Plenty of beaches nearby to enjoy .
We Simply settled in like it was our own house and found it a pleasure to be here for a week. Would definitely return !
Stayed here while in FL for a family wedding. House was great, back yard is amazing. Host easy to communicate with. We had no problem with the neighbors. Keep in mind, the circle part of the pool is not a spa/hot tub. It is same temp as pool with no jets etc. The pool was heated all week which was awesome as weather was cooler due to Hurricane. The garage is loaded with pool toys and beach gear (cooler, wagon, chairs, etc). Definitely recommend this house for large family groups.
We had an amazing time at this family fun location! My sons wedding was on Anna Maria Island. The home was 10 minutes from the wedding location. This home offered endless opportunities to make life long memories. The setup was better than the pictures. Carol was attentive to any questions or concerns. We can’t wait to come back again!!
Best Location, everything is perfect!
Mi estadía fue muy agradable, la casa es bonita y bien equipada, la dueña siempre disponible para responder cuáles inquietud . La recomiendo 100 %
Comfortable home and kind host. Walking distance to a manatee hotspot, jet ski rental and swimming with horses. Short drive to AMI. I was worried that our 6 kids would be too loud for the neighbors but we didn't have any problems.
This house was hands down the best vacation property I have stayed at. Not only do the pictures not do this house justice (the backyard is incredible), but this property is so well stocked and organized, it literally had everything we could think of needing. The host was great at communicating from start to finish and was really there for anything we needed. This house was worth every penny! The only small downside was the neighbors were hyper sensitive to all activities taking place and were clearly not happy with renters next store. But trust me, this house is a 10/10 and that would not stop me from staying here again!
Better than we expected! Plenty of room for our 3 grown sons and families, grandparents and one aunt. Lots of places to congregate and relax, outdoor gazebo, screened in lanai, large kitchen where we mainly gathered. Pool bigger than we expected and we all spent lots of time in pool area.
This home is perfect for family gatherings. It had all the necessary and extra amenities one would need in a trip to Florida. The host was sweet and very helpful/accommodating! They had pool toys, beach equipment and everything in between to make our family trip memorable! Caution, the water toy guns can lead to intense fun times! Thanks Carol for hosting us!
This tropical hideaway is truly just that! Private, quiet and all the comforts of home inside and out! We played at the beach and spent quiet mornings and evenings in the backyard oasis. Carol was very helpful with recommendations to purchase good seafood for our cookouts on the grill. She was also incredibly helpful with preparations for fun things for our family to do during our stay. Will definitely return!
Loved the property! Big enough for 3 families and the backyard is wo relaxing. Spent a couple days just hanging out in the pool! Location is great and just about a 15 minutes drive away from everything!
We loved this house. There were 12 of us which included 4 kids under the age of 8. The bay was within walking distance and there were jet ski rentals and horseback riding there. The gulf beach was a car ride away, straight down the causeway from the house. The pool was wonderful after a long morning at the beach. Management was very accessible via email.
Hosted by Carol Garrean