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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
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Coronavirus: County regulations currently permit short vacation rental bookings, but only from residents of US states with a low Covid-19 case rate (less than 700 cases/100K residents). Reservations from international travellers will not be accepted. 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 C...Coronavirus: County regulations currently permit short vacation rental bookings, but only from residents of US states with a low Covid-19 case rate (less than 700 cases/100K residents). Reservations from international travellers will not be accepted. 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:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed 27 May 2020

The accommodations were sufficient. The TV cable was out several times and also lost the internet connection numerous times. This is a second floor apartment and no elevator is available therefore difficult to get luggage in and out. Also the beds were too firm. The...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank vacationer918
Reviewed 18 February 2020

The condo is sufficient but all beds have hard mattresses, not comfortable. couldn't get a good nights sleep. The pots and pans were not clean had to wash them before use. Over all the unit was clean. Location is good, 15 minutes to the beach....More

Date of stay: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

Located in Shorewalk with main swimming pool nearby. Plenty or restaurant ants nearby that you can walk to. Very well equipped apartment, with use of beach chairs, cool box. Have stayed here 3 times now and would recommend.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank libbysmith2018
Reviewed 4 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 2 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
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
Suitable For Children Under 5
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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