Our beautiful 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bath waterfront Snead Island home also includes a loft game room with a Foosball table and an inflatable bed. It is located on Terra Ceia Bay, and has a dock, boat lift, pool with an attached spa, and an outdoor kitchen. It is a prime location for fishing, boating and kayaking.
Pool is heated in winter to about 80F to 85F, and is included in rental. Rental also includes 4 spa heating session/ week up to 101F.
The home is open and spacious, with incredible views through the back wall of glass. Bird and dolphin watching from the sitting area is peaceful and relaxing. Manatees can occasionally be spotted swimming by the dock.
Snead Island is a small, safe, mostly residential island, located at the confluence between the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay, both of which open into the Gulf of Mexico. Terra Ceia Bay is famous for it's fishing. Emerson Point preserve is a 365 acre park on the western tip of the Island, with hiking and biking trails, and a small "beach"/swimming area. It is a short bike ride from the house. Two bikes are available for guest use.
Terra Ceia Bay Golf and Tennis Club (open to the Public) is located within about 5 miles. It also has a pool and fitness center.
Zugang für Gäste
There is a two person Kayak available for guest use, as well as a single kayak, and they can be launched from the dock. There is also a fishing pole available for guest use.
Two bicycles are in the garage, and are available for guest use.
The pool temperature and spa heat are controlled and monitored remotely by the owner through internet. The pool is heated in winter to between 80F and 85F. The spa will be heated up to 101F as arranged upon rental. Rental includes 4 heating sessions of the spa/ week. Additional heating sessions will incur a $20 per session fee.
Manatee Public beach, and Coquina Beach are beautiful white sand Gulf front beaches, located on charming Anna Maria Island, which is about 12 miles away.
Regatta Pointe Marina, located on the Manatee River, within 5 miles from the house, has charter sailing and fishing trips available, and is home to the Freedom Boat Club.
Another great local area attraction is The Ringling Museum, in Sarasota.
The "smart" TV has Netflix available, for viewing movies and shows. There is also antenna reception (not cable) on the TV which includes the major networks (ABC, NBC, FOX, PBS, and a few more minor networks).
Wi-Fi is also available for guest use.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I am available to guests by phone or text, or email.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Information about the pool and spa use and heat:
The spa is attached to the pool, and when the pool filter is running, water flows from spa into the pool. When the spa is turned (by remote control or internet), the flow into the pool stops, and the spa heater runs for 4 hours to a pre-set temperature. Once the pool filter begins to circulate again, the spa will lose its heated water into the pool. The pool is heated in the winter by a heat pump set to about maintain water temp of 80 - 85F. However, if the outside temperature drops below 45F, the heat pump will shut off automatically, and pool temperature may drop temporarily. It will again start running when the outdoor temperature rises. It would be an extremely rare event for temperatures to drop that low in Florida.
No smoking and no pets are allowed. This is our private home, and we ask that you respect the property and the residential neighborhood.
My wife and I both grew up in the Bradenton / Sarasota / Palmetto area. Although we moved away for career and family reasons, we always go back several times a year. We love the Gulf waters, and the warm tropical environment. We purchased this waterfront Snead Island home because of the beautiful, peaceful location, and its direct access to fishing, boating, and kayaking. We plan for it to be our retirement home in the future.