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The Great (Sunshine and Sea) Escape

Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Bradenton, Florida
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...
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Listing #HL225704
About the Owner
Kevin S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
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 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 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 belkyjusino
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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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 7,119 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning after completion of rental: ₹ 5,340 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bookings of 30 days or more enjoy a discount of 20% on the relevant nightly rates. A single charge of $75 is levied for cleaning the apartment after you depart. Manatee County tourist tax of 5% and Florida tourist tax of 7% (new in 2017) are levied. A refundable damage deposit of $100 is charged; this is refunded as soon as the local managers confirm that there is no damage or loss (normally within 2 days of departure).
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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.
Getting around
We send you a comprehensive and highly detailed description of the area after you have paid the deposit and the balance.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: TPA - Tampa International Airport: 76.0 km
Sarasota/Bradenton Airport is the nearest airport, but it may be more convenient to fly to Tampa depending on your point of origin. From UK:
Fly Gatwick to Tampa; pick up and return car at Tampa airport. (NB you can fly to Sarasota/Bradenton airport, but you will need to change at e.g. Atlanta.) Local: Drive south on I275 over Sunshine Skyway Bridge (toll). At junction 2, take US41 Tamiami Trail south (turn right). About 7 miles south of junction, US41 bends right (west). When it turns left at lights towards Sarasota, continue west on Cortez Road W (SR684) towards beaches. Turn left on 43rd Street W. Do NOT turn right at the Shorewalk sign, but take the next right onto 47th Ave W. Turn right into the last courtyard.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 12.0 km.
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