Canalfront ‘Caribbean Retreat’ w/Pool & Boat Dock

Sleeps 63 BR2 BA


Enjoy an island escape right here in the States at ‘Caribbean Retreat,’ a breezy Bradenton vacation rental on Palma Sola Bay. For some peace among the palms, look no further than the canalfront backyard boasting a brand new, color-lit pool and furnished deck. Experience coastal living from the comfort of home or venture 3 miles out to Bradenton Beach for a change of shoreline. Also minutes from this 3-bedroom, 2-bath abode is Anna Maria Island, home to beautiful beaches and unique boutiques!


  • Kitchen
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Private Outdoor Pool
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

LOCAL HOTSPOTS: Cortez Clam Factory (0.2 miles), Fire & Stone Pizza (0.6 miles), Cortez Kitchen (1.6 miles), Swordfish Grill (1.6 miles), Tide Tables Restaurant and Marina (2.0 miles), Beach House Restaurant (2.7 miles), Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier (2.9 miles), Shore Longboat Key (5.4 miles)

BEACHES: Bradenton Beach (2.6 miles), Cortez Beach (3.0 miles), Coquina Beach (4.1 miles), Anna Maria Public Beach (4.9 miles), Manatee Public Beach (4.9 miles), Beer Can Island (5.1 miles), Longboat Key Beach (7.3 miles), Bean Point Beach (8.6 miles)

GOLF COURSES: Timber Creek Golf Course (3.0 miles), Manatee County Golf Course (4.2 miles), Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Course (4.4 miles), IMG Academy Golf Club (5.6 miles), Sara Bay Country Club (8.6 miles), River Run Golf Links (10.1 miles), Longboat Key Golf Club (14.6 miles)

ATTRACTIONS: Florida Maritime Museum (1.5 miles), IMG Academy (5.2 miles), DeSoto National Memorial Park (6.4 miles), Escape Bradenton (6.7 miles), The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature (8.4 miles), Riverwalk (8.7 miles), Manatee Village Historical Park (9.8 miles), The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (10.6 miles), Sarasota Jungle Gardens (11.9 miles), Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium (15.2 miles)

HIKING AREAS: Leffis Key (3.9 miles), Neal Preserve (7.3 miles), Robinson Preserve (7.0 miles)

AIRPORTS: Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (11.8 miles), Tampa International Airport (52.0 miles)


19 reviews
  • Convenient to beach


    Great house in quiet residential neighborhood. Private pool. Canal access. Short drive over the drawbridge to beach.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Leslie A.
    Published May 18, 2022
  • Nice place with a couple issues


    Rental process was easy and smooth. Home is nice with a great pool area, although it is very clear that this is purely a rental property for the owners. The furniture throughout is fairly uncomfortable, including the pool furniture, which consists of some plastic lounge chairs and a very small and upright seating area - no way to lie down and relax. The mattress in the master bedroom is shot and sags badly towards the middle. We were charged to heat the pool, but the property manager refused to heat the pool above 85 degrees (90 is pretty standard for this time of year), so even after being charged the pool was really too cold to use (the weather was cloudy and windy, so not ideal conditions). The kitchen is very nice and well stocked and the property was immaculately clean.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Tim M.
    Published December 1, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Tim, we're glad you found this property clean and enjoyed your stay overall! We passed your feedback onto the homeowners, who would like to share the following:
    - The entire house was professionally designed and decorated (including furniture), and we received nothing but wonderful reviews on the quality of the furnishings, including the mattresses.
    - The pool area features resort-style loungers with adjustable backs.
    - We are sorry that we were not able to heat the pool to your desired temperature. The recommended factory settings on the heater are no higher than 85 degrees, as anything higher can cause the chlorine to wear out and affect the chemistry of the water.
    - We have updated the listing to reflect that the pool is not heated past 85 degrees.
    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are confident that future guests will continue to enjoy five-star stays here!

  • Love it


    The house is just as described. The family absolutely loved it!!! I hope the next family vacation this house will be available!!! Thank you

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    April L.
    Published November 8, 2021
  • What a beautiful place, very clean and spacious and we brought our boat and docked it there


    Quiet and relaxing canal with not much movement. Very close to Bean point with only a 25 minute boat ride and about the same to Jew Fish Key and Beer Can Island.Can't wait to do it over as soon as the property becomes available again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Mario V
    Published October 26, 2021
  • best one yet!!


    The home was beautiful along with the pool. All was very clean. Out of all of the properties we have stayed at this one is the best. Definitely recommend! We did end up leaving a day early tho :)

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 6, 2021
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