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Stunning 4 Bed Renovated Lakeside Villa In Bradenton, Sarasota

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Lakeview Villa With Private Pool, Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)

Stunning 4 bed newly renovated lakeside villa, with westerly facing heated pool, spa and secluded patio area, ideal for enjoying Florida’s sunsets. Tastefully decorated throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with striking black granite work surfaces and breakfast bar. Facilities include two indoor Jacuzzi baths, telephones, HD Cable TV, Blu-Ray DVD and WiFi internet access. Situated in Sabal Harbour, Bradenton, a beautifully landscaped private residential development. Close to the famous Arnold Palmer Legacy Golf club. Community facilities include the use of a large pool, basketball courts, floodlit tennis, volleyball courts and children’s play area. 15 minutes drive from downtown Sarasota and Keys with it’s glorious white sandy beaches, fishing, water sports, boutiques and restaurants. Nearby are De Soto and Ellenton Malls with their many designer brand outlets. This location has so much to offer, beach, shopping, golf, fishing, theme parks, history, culture and much much more.


Bedroom 1 is the Master Bedroom with a king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe, en-suite with large Jacuzzi and Cable TV. Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed. Bedrooms 3 twin beds with pool access and lake view. Bedroom 4 has twin beds.


Large en-suite bathroom with his and hers vanity units, hair dryer, shaver point, shower and large Jacuzzi corner bath, separate WC. Access to spacious walk in wardrobe. Family bathroom with hair dryer, shaver point, Jacuzzi bath and shower and WC.


Fully equipped with beautiful black granite counters, ceramic hob/cooker/oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer with ice a drink dispenser, coffee maker, juicer, toaster, cooking utensils, tableware, table with 8 chairs plus seating at breakfast bar.

Utility Room:

Brand new washing machine and tumble dryer, iron/ironing board, mop/bucket, vacuum cleaner and approved fire extinguisher.

Living Rooms:

Family room (access to pool) has new spacious L shaped leather sofas, entertainment centre with large flat screen cable TV and Blu Ray DVD player. This area is adjacent to the breakfast area. Front living area includes large dining table for 8 and sofa.


Accessed via the family room is a 40' by 25' screened veranda with pool and remote controlled spa, twin fans/lights, enjoying wonderful lake views. Includes baby security fence, recliners and table & chairs. Double garage.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

All towels and linen are provided, with cleaning carried out on departure.


The 40' x 25' veranda is accessed via the family room and bedroom 3, and is furnished with table and chairs. The lanai and pool decking area have ceiling fans and table, chairs and sun loungers. The pool and spa depth range from 3 ft to 5ft 6'. The pool and spa are electrically heated (at additional charge of US$120 /GB£75 per week) with lights for night time use.

Newly landscaped gardens and lawns in the front and rear, with a mixture of hibiscus, shrubs, bottle brush and citrus trees gently sloping to a 40 ft lakeside frontage with access for fishing. The lake is inhabited by a variety of fish including talapia, bass & turtles and many species of birds including feeding osprey. Early morning up to 1 hour from sunrise, you can often see a locally nesting pair of bald eagles fly over the lake.

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Joseph Tufo & Ivana O'Brien
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Joseph Tufo & Ivana O'Brien

I am a Professional Photographer and Mechanical Services Sales Consultant with an Engineering Sales business based in the London Area. I am married with two adult children. For over 30years I have been fascinated with travel whether for work or business. I enjoy a variety of sports and hobbies including fishing, football, tennis, golf, scuba diving and photography of course. In The UK have a collection of over 100 Bonsai trees and a Koi Pond that I love to sit and watch. I enjoy mainly outdoor pursuits but also love to watch TV and film and the occasional online Playstation moment!

Joseph Tufo & Ivana O'Brien purchased this villa in 2010

Why Joseph Tufo & Ivana O'Brien chose Bradenton

As a Professional photographer having travelled around the world, when we found an opportunity to buy a home in Sabal Harbour, we jumped at the chance. There is so much to see and photograph and I end up spending hours in front of the computer sorting through hundreds of images whether its the amazing wildlife, fauna and flora or underwater images of the many reefs off the Gulf coast. I am a keen sportsman so in Sabal Harbour we have our own tennis, basketball and volleyball courts just a few hundred yards around he corner. Golf is just a short walk to Peridia Golf and Country club. My other passion easily catered to here is Fishing whether it is with a fly on our 40ft lakeside frontage or local sea or river fishing, the famous River Braden & Manatee are just a short Cycle ride away.

What makes this villa unique

With the wonderful year round sunshine I chose Florida over Spain or Italy, our other two potential choices, as the weather is so much kinder here and there is more freedom to express and enjoy your interests. The Floridians are always kind and polite and often willing to assist you without asking. Unlike The Orlando area we have access to great beaches water sports and far more cultural activities. The food here is as diverse as anywhere, with great restaurants including theme restaurants such as the 'Old Salty Dog' and 'Yoders' Mormon restaurant recently featured on Man vs Food just a short drive away. But whatever restaurant the service always seems to be with a genuine Sarasotan smile!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)


Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely villa in a very good location . Just walking distance is an Aldi and Publix for groceries and a large Walmart 5 Mins away by car . The villa was extremely clean as was the pool and very well equipped . Beautiful beaches all within 30 mins away . The pool overlooked a lovely lake and we loved watching the different types of bird life throughout the day in and around it . We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone wanting to stay in the Bradenton / Sarasota area .

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful bliss on the Gulf Coast

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six spent two wonderful weeks at this very comfortable, well equipped villa (with great beds!), situated in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood, with shops, restaurants and superb beaches all within easy reach - even a cinema just up the road. Our favourite restaurant was O'Bricks on Main Street in downtown Bradenton - great food and value and definitely worth booking a table. Ivana was friendly, helpful and a delight to correspond with throughout the booking process - I would whole-heartedly recommend Snowbird Villa and hope that we can return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Don, it's great to hear about what people have been up to while they've stayed at the villa. We went to O'Bricks ourselves to try it out last night and loved it, we have now added that to our list of recommendations. Many thanks and hopefully you'll come back soon :) Ivana and Joe
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Great villa!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a weeks stay in Snowbird villa. We had a great time, the villa is modern, clean and very well equipped. It backs onto a beautiful lake and is so peaceful. The surrounding area is lovely and the communal pool is well maintained and provided a nice change from the villa pool. We went on day trips to Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Sarasota all of which I would recommend. My communication with Ivana has been seamless throughout and any queries I had were addressed very quickly. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Snowbird villa for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review, a lot of our guests often comment on the fact that we are lucky enough to be central to not only the beaches and bars etc but also the shopping !! As you say having the communal pool in addition to the villa pool within walking distance is also a great bonus for avid swimmers:) Thanks once again and we look forward to maybe one day welcoming you all back to snowbird villa. Ivana and Joe
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So Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd stay at Snowbird Villa and it felt a little like " coming home".

The area is ideal for us as we are within easy reach of shops, restaurants , beaches and the tourist attractions that Sarasota and the surrounding area has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed the Sarasota Bay Cruise and even got to see Manatee in their natural habitat.

The villa has everything you could possibly need for your stay even a couple of bikes for the energetic and young at heart.

The excellent wifi allows you to keep in contact with family at home, our grandchildren enjoyed 'seeing' the American Way of Life.

The pool area especially gets a lot of use from morning till night, we love watching the different birds that visit everyday and the "night heron" that visited as dusk fell.

Ivana makes it so easy with full instructions on the rental process.

We highly recommend this villa, so much so we are returning next year.

Jane and Malcolm

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jane it was a pleasure to have you stay again and we are looking forward to welcoming you both back next year :) Best wishes Ivana and Joe
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Good Times in Florida

  • 5 of 5

First impressions of the Villa was the well kept gardens with striking plants.

The inside of the Villa was just as described, clean and airy with the air conditioning giving the place a lovely cool feel. The patio has a nice size table for late dinner to watch the sun set. The pool was a godsend after a hard days fishing to gently ease the pains along with the Jacuzzi.

The Villa's equipment was better than I expected. We lacked for nothing in the kitchen or bathroom.

Our primary reason for visiting the area was the sea fishing. Although not on the coast we were within a short drive of numerous piers, jetties etc to fish from or hire boats to travel further afield.

The Villa is also close to shops , restaurants & malls so the shopaholics & foodies will also love the place.

Kevin Doherty

All in all a wonderful base.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, very clean and spacious villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at snowbird villa, everything was as described and the owners were a pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, it's really nice to know that people are enjoying the villa and having a great holiday!
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter / Spring 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Spring 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn / Fall 2017
24 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter / Spring 2018
31 Dec 2017 - 21 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

All prices shown include all taxes, only other mandatory fee is for cleaning at the end of your stay after departure which is US$110 (GB£80). An optional extra would be the pool / spa heater not essential June to September, but useful through November to April the cost for this is US$120 (GB£75) per week. For stays of four weeks or more we are pleased to offer a discount of 10%, if a booking is six weeks or longer we would include cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sabal Harbour in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Separate WC - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom equipped with Internet widescreen TV & on suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With chest of drawers, widescreen TV and built in wardrobe
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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