Come getaway at our beautiful 4 bedroom home with stunning waterfront views and direct access to the intra-coastal waterway. Enjoy Florida nature and wildlife and feed the Manatees that often swim in front of our dock! This ideal vacation destination features a large heated pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor grill area w/ fridge, spacious covered patio, sun deck, deep water boat dock, and a fully-stocked game/activity room including billiards table, ping pong, foosball, air hockey, fishing gear, boogie boards, and bicycles.
Bay View has 4 large bedrooms / 3 full baths and sleeps 12-16. The Master Bedroom has a King sized bed and gorgeous views over the pool area down to the water. The Guest Master has a Queen sized bed, private bathroom, and French Doors leading to the patio/waterfront. The Family Room has a Queen bed, fixed-side crib, and extra baby gear including a pack and play, high chair, and stroller. The Kids room has 2 Twin-over-Full Bunk Beds, a toddler bed, a large play area, Playstation3 with lots of games, and direct access to the game room. All of the bedrooms have cable TV, alarm clock/radio, plenty of dresser and closet space, two sets of luxury linens, and lots of extra towels, pillows, and blankets.
As soon as you walk through the front door the Bay View House will wow you with its amazing water views and its ideal set-up for entertaining. Our open concept kitchen features a pass through that allows you to see from the front of the house all the way down to the waterfront. The attached dining area easily seats 10 at our oversized table, and 6 more at the kitchen bar area. The kitchen is fully outfitted with stainless steel appliances, microwave, filtered water, and Pampered Chef cookware - everything you need to inspire family meals. Clean-up is a breeze with dishwasher, garbage disposal, and sink overlooking the water. The living room has a large sectional couch with an additional Queen sized sleeper sofa and recliners for the whole family to gather. Sliding glass doors open onto panoramic views, covered patio, and pool area. From there the patio steps lead down to the dock for excellent fishing, bird-watching, and playing with the Manatees - they love to drink fresh water from our hose and will come right up for some crunchy Romaine lettuce!
The Bay View House has two central AC and heat units, there are numerous ceiling fans throughout, and all utilities are included. We also have an office area with a desktop PC, high-speed Internet access, wireless access and we have Netflix for downloading movies and TV shows. The Bay View House is also a pet-friendly rental with a fully fenced-in back yard.
When you’re ready to venture out from the lush tropical landscaping on the property, the Bay View House is extremely centrally located. The beautiful Anna Maria beaches are just 7 minutes away, Busch Gardens is less than one hour, and Disney/Universal Studios are less than two hours. Within a 10 minute drive you’ll find prestigious Golf courses, major grocery stores, liquor store, gourmet market, restaurants, ice cream parlor, bowling alley, put put golf, movie theater, and amazing local attractions like the Palma Sola Botanical Gardens, Robinson Preserve Nature Park, and the DeSoto National Memorial Park. 30 minutes to the South, our sister-cities of Sarasota and Longboat Key showcase a vibrant arts and culture scene including world-class dining, luxury shopping, the Ringling Museum of Art, and concerts/live events at the Asolo and Van Wezel Performing Arts Halls.
We are so excited to share the Bay View House with you and know it will be the perfect home-base for your Florida visit. We know that your family vacation experience is priceless, and we look forward to making your stay incredible!!...Read more
Left on 03/25/2015 for a stay in March 2015 | Rebecca SReviewed Mar 25, 2015Stayed Mar 2015
This was my second year at Bay View for our annual girls' trip and it was just as great as it was last year! Ben (who you book through) was just as easy going and helpful as he was last year and the Daltons were excited to have us back and were just as wonderful !!!
I wrote a detailed review last year (please read that one to get all the details about the house) but wanted to reinforce that you shouldn't hesitate to rent this property. The house is nice and roomy...and with 14 girls you would think it would be crowded...it never felt that way! It's clean and has all the amenities that you might need. My favorite part of this house is the living room that faces the bay is one big sliding door so you can have that all the way open and if some people are sitting outside and some sitting in the living room, you are all still together...it's the best feature of this house, besides the view of the water and all the playful manatees that hang out all day long! Our weather was absolutely delightful so we spent most of our time in the huge pool!
I cannot say enough about this property!! It's in a perfect location...in a nice and quiet area but only minutes away from any store you might need and not that far from AMI and their great beaches! I hope to be back next year!!!!
Bay View is fortunate to have many quality guests such as you and your group. You guys are organized, neat and respectful. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again next season. Best Regards!
"Peaceful with great views"
Left on 03/11/2015 for a stay in March 2015 | Tom WReviewed Mar 11, 2015Stayed Mar 2015
We recently stayed at the Bay View house and the stay was everything as described. We had extended family of 8 people and everyone had plenty of room. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood but very accessible to the beaches, shopping and restaurants. The patio and pool is where we spent most of our time while at the house and we were entertained almost daily by Manatee's and even had a group of Dolphins one morning. The Owners, Tricia and Ben were very helpful and responsive. The house has everything you need, just bring yourself and your suitcase.
Thanks Tom. We are so glad that you and your group had a relaxing and eventful stay. Hope we can host you again in the future.
"Great for multiple families and kids"
Left on 02/26/2015 for a stay in February 2015 | RichartzbrookeReviewed Feb 26, 2015Stayed Feb 2015
Spacious area, perfect for my family of four plus my parents and 3 sisters! We never felt like we were running into each other and could all sit down for a meal together. Pool was great, my daughter loved swimming. Everything was well kept and clean.
The only down to the whole experience was the area itself, traffic felt like it took forever to go just a short distance. That being said, there was plenty to do in the area and the house was close to grocery store and restraunts so it wasn't a major deal. This mom was A-ok driving for a while in the peace and quiet with a Starbucks.
Thanks for you kind review. We really enjoyed having you stay with us this year. Hope you keep us in mind for your next get-a-way.
"View is incredible!"
Left on 01/27/2015 for a stay in January 2015 | Smile681Reviewed Jan 27, 2015Stayed Jan 2015
Imagine sitting on the deck sipping your morning coffee and seeing a manatee swim almost up to your dock! The view from the deck and from inside the house through the wall if glass is spectacular. The house is loaded with any and all of your needs - plenty of bedding and pillows, cupboards full of glasses, dishes and pans and an abundance of towels. Game room for the kids kept them busy, as well as the adults. Great place for a multi-generational gathering. Had 4 generations there;)
Thanks for the kind words. We really enjoyed having you stay with us again this year and hope you stay with us during your next vacation.
Best Wishes, The Daltons
Left on 01/04/2015 for a stay in December 2014 | Lisa PReviewed Jan 4, 2015Stayed Dec 2014
The house was great and so was Tricia Dalton. We have rented many houses and this was the first time the owner was on-site to ensure we had everything we needed. Clean and well stocked for anything we wanted to do. Great neighborhood too. It was a wonderful vacation for our daughter and her best friends before they graduate! Thank you so much!!!
Left on 03/28/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Rebecca5481Reviewed Mar 28, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
I do a girls' vacation every year and this past year we found home!! There were 13 of us all together and Bay View could not have been more perfect for us!
First, Ben (who handles the rental) and Tricia (the owner) are first rate! Both Ben and Tricia were incredibly gracious and answered all of my millions of questions before our trip. We had one or two very slight problems while we were there and Tricia took care of them right away!
The house is a lot bigger than it looks. With 13 girls, we never felt cramped! There are 4 huge bedrooms and 3 big full bathrooms. The couch in the living room opened into a bed as well so there was plenty of sleeping room. Lots of bedding and towels! The whole house has a very open feel to it. The kitchen was well stocked...we didn't need for anything. Everything was squeaky clean when we got there. It was great having the computer station with printer there...we used it more than we thought we would!! There was also a game room but in all honesty, the weather was perfect while we were there so we never really used it!
Of course our favorite place, and were we spent 90% of our time was outside on the back patio. The view was spectacular!! We saw manatees every single day! We also saw dolphins a few times! You cannot beat that view! The pool and hot tub were awesome! The pool was as warm as the hot tub at one point! It also had a full fridge (which was perfect since there were so many of us we used it to put all of our beverages in) and a grill.
The house is in a great location! Nice quiet area but very close to everything shopping you would need!
If you are looking for a spacious home, with fantastic views, that has everything you need, this is it! Like I said, Ben and Tricia are great!! Don't hesitate to stay here!!! We want to book Bay View for our girls trip for next year and we never stay in the same place twice!!
Left on 01/12/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | JulieReviewed Jan 12, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
I normally do not give 5 stars on rentals however this one was wonderful. We had a total of 13 people stay here(2 families) and was room enough for all of us!
Pros: Clean and Bright, great neighbors(Very friendly), quiet but able to make some noise without the feeling of having to be quiet. great fishing, beds super comfortable, close to all shopping but far enough away to feel you are on vacation, cozy home, pool table and all gaming a huge hit with our 9 kids ranging from 13 to 21 years old. The bay was gorgeous. Daily walks in and around the neighborhood was safe, clean and fun to see the different types of houses since we live in NY. The outdoor covered area was amazing! Sat out there most of the time! Simply gorgeous looking over the Bay!
Cons: Weather could have been warmer but that is no fault of Bay View! Since it was cooler, we saw manatees on 2 brief occasions. They didn't peek there heads up like we were hoping. We went to the local manatee aquarium and got to see them up close and personal so we were all happy! The price made this affordable and was very pleased once we arrived.
This is not a lavish home which we were looking for. The Bay View house is more of a laid back environment. If you are looking for a cozy, fun, great view of the Bay, great fishing, and a great time then I recommend the Bay View House! We felt that we could kick back and relax, make a mess(ofcourse clean it up at the end)and just enjoy ourselves. We had a blast!
Beach towels are there even beach chairs, kitchen stocked with everything you need and more! Fishing poles ready to go,Grill on premises too. Alls you need to do is bring your clothes and food! Everything is there for you to relax and enjoy!!!
Left on 03/24/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 24, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
the house was very wonderful, everything you could ask for!.if you needed any amenities the owners were more than accomodating. The views were amazing and the manatees were a treat to see!..we highly recommend this house to anyone.
Left on 02/18/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Lala MTReviewed Feb 18, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
The owners were helpful and friendly. The home was nice and comfortable. We enjoyed hanging out there, but there was plenty of sightseeing and recreation nearby to partake in. We liked the peaceful morning view of the bay and the show put on by the birds. Everyone of the dozen people staying had a positive reaction to the house and amenities. Our criticisms were minimal. The home is nice enough to make it special, but not so nice as to make one feel like they can't let loose and relax.
Left on 02/15/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | BarbaraReviewed Feb 15, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
We had a great time at Bay View House.There was four couples that stayed at the house.The house was large ,clean and a great kitchen where we did some great cooking and had everything we needed.We spent a lot of time in the pool and hot tub.We really liked the area,close to any where we wanted to go.
Left on 04/19/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Shane BloomstonReviewed Apr 19, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
This house was beautiful and the perfect location for our family vacation. We were within 10 minutes of the beach, and the best part was coming back to the big heated pool and outdoor shower at the end of the day. They weren't kidding about the Manatees- they were in the canal every day and my son loved feeding them lettuce. Everything was very clean and comfortable and we highly reccommend Bay View. We have already re-booked at this same spot for next year.
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