Encompassing Bradenton, with its vibrant downtown filled with galleries, shops, and restaurants, Anna Marie Island, an unspoiled, unpretentious barrier island with quaint little beach bars and a wooden pier, and Longboat Key, an upscale resort area just a few minutes south of Sarasota, the Bradenton area offers a wide variety of settings and venues.
There’s no reason to stay in a cramped hotel room in Bradenton when you have so many vacation rental options available. Whether your needs and desires call for a luxury beach house with terra cotta tile floors, exquisite area rugs, plush furniture and high ceilings, a beach cottage a few steps from the Gulf of Mexico or an elegant condominium with a swimming pool, tennis courts and fitness center, we can help you find it in the Bradenton area.
Once you leave the sugar white sandy beaches for the day, there’s a long list of things to do and see in the Bradenton area. Atop your hit list should be Gamble Plantation Historic Park, a former sugar plantation with an antebellum mansion, South Florida Museum, which has a planetarium and Snooty the Manatee, Emerson Point Preserve, where you can hike shady trails through a tropical hammock, and the historic town of Cortez, a tiny fishing village evoking an Old Florida ambiance.
Baseball fans can watch a Pittsburg Pirates spring training game at McKechnie Field in March or a minor league baseball game during the summer.
Those who love to chase the white dimpled ball will rejoice at the twenty championship courses within a 30-minute drive of Bradenton. Some play suggestions include the Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch, an Arnold Palmer designed links-style layout, Buffalo Creek, a Ron Garl design with undulating greens and spacious fairways, and the Manatee County Golf Course.
Playing golf, building sand castles, hiking nature preserves and other Bradenton area activities will, no doubt, have your family looking forward to returning to comfortable accommodations each day. A vacation rental gives you an inviting, airy, and value-oriented alternative to a small hotel room. Better still, fully equipped kitchens in vacation rentals allow you to forego pricey restaurants and prepare money-saving meals your family will enjoy either at your dining room or on a patio or balcony.
Regardless of whether you want a beach, lake, golf course or other setting, we have special deals and discounts on Bradenton vacation rentals in every price range. We’ll provide you with unbiased user reviews and information, so you can book with knowledge and confidence.