My wife and I had our 14th anniversary January 8th , and only having only 1 day and night to "get away" I actully stumbled across the Tradewinds Resort in Brandenton while looking through the hundreds of ...Snobby chains. :)
I have more of an Old Florida attitude, never being one for..actually Avoiding, the big name places and locations so I took the chance after reviewing the pictures on the Tradewinds Resort website.
Dont let the crowded location at the street fool you , this place is an amazing location , close to home , and although its sandwiched between all the others, the second you pull in the drive , you could never tell your in the middle of Bradenton Beaches Resort row !
Cottages ! Not Rooms or Cubicles,Amazingly clean and fully stocked with all the essentials, full size appliances ,Long front porches, chairs and BBQ areas, Beautiful landscaping, awesome heated pool ,and catch Monster speckled trout right from their private back dock overlooking Sarasota Bay ! Guld Beaches is right across the street with their own privte beach area reserved for guests, and some of the Friendliest, personable staff I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with !
I will Definately be going back when we get the rare chance to get away for a day or 2 !