Waterfront Home w/ Pool, Dock & Kayaks!

Property ID: 489044PalmettoFLUS
Sleeps 103 BR2 BA


Be amazed by stunning water views when you stay at 'Sailor's Retreat,' a 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental in Palmetto, Florida. Take a kayak for a spin on the Manatee River, directly from the home’s boat dock, or dip in the private pool. Later, prepare a meal in the spacious dream kitchen or fire up the grill. This home also features 2 outdoor dining areas, 4 flat-screen TVs, and a charming children’s bedroom. Going out? Cast a line at a nearby fishing charter, hit the beach, or visit a museum!


  • Washer
  • Kitchen
  • Near Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Private Outdoor Pool
  • Oceanfront
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

NEARBY FISHING: Owner's Fishing Charter (on-site), Captain Rachel (0.7 miles), Florida Fishing Charters (2 miles), Green Bridge Fishing Pier (4 miles), Tailing Tales Fishing Charter (7 miles)

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Palmetto Historical Park (2 miles), Emerson Point Preserve (3 miles), DeSoto National Memorial Park (9 miles), Terra Ceia Preserve State Park (9 miles), Palma Sola Botanical Park (10 miles), Myakka River State Park (34 miles)

THINGS TO SEE: Manatee County Agricultural Museum (2 miles), The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature (3 miles), Riverwalk (3 miles), The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (12 miles), Sarasota Jungle Gardens (13 miles), Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium (19 miles), Point of Rocks (23 miles)

BEACHES: Anna Maria Public Beach (12 miles), Manatee Public Beach (12 miles), Cortez Beach (14 miles), Coquina Beach (15 miles), Longboat Key (18 miles), Siesta Key (22 miles)

AIRPORT: Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (14 miles)


12 reviews
  • Needs some Love and Attention



    -Beds need replaced, as not comfortable in both main rooms

    -Pool heater only worked 2 nights of the 6 nights we stayed

    -toilet paper and trash bags were not supplied

    -sprinklers ran every evening

    -kitchen supplies were limited and hard to find (not organized) ex: no tin foil, no good usable spices,

    -t.v.s were very hard to get to work

    -outdoor furniture and interior couch needs replaced


    -beautiful location

    -beautiful pool

    -great dock

    -owners were responsive with communication

    -lots of amenities

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published February 22, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Matt, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
    - Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent stay at our property. We value all input from our guests and appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns.
    - First, we apologize for any discomfort experienced with the beds and pool heater during your stay. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests, and we regret any inconvenience caused. Regarding the pool heater, we can confirm that it was working correctly upon your arrival, and any issues that arose may have been due to adjustments made to the settings during your stay. We appreciate your patience as we addressed these concerns promptly.
    - As is standard in the vacation rental industry, we provide a starter amount of toiletries and other essentials, which includes, 1 toilet roll per bathroom, i paper towel for the kitchen, and 1 trash bag per trash bin, and once that amount is out, it's typical for the guest to purchase more supplies.
    - We also apologize for any inconvenience caused by the sprinklers running in the evenings. We will review and adjust the irrigation schedule to minimize disruption to our guests in the future.
    - In terms of kitchen supplies, we regret that you found them limited and disorganized. We will take steps to improve organization and ensure that essential items such as tin foil and spices are readily accessible for our guests.
    - As for the difficulty with the TVs and the condition of the outdoor furniture and interior couch, we appreciate your feedback and will assess these areas to ensure they meet the expectations of our guests.
    On a positive note, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful location, pool, dock, and the responsiveness of our communication. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we're glad to hear that you found many aspects of your stay enjoyable.
    We do all we can to make the best possible stay, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests.

  • Lovely property!


    We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home! The location is fantastic and the view is spectacular. We enjoyed taking the kayaks out, exploring the neighborhood and observing local wildlife. A rare find!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published February 2, 2024
  • Many issues without anyone to contact


    The good...Location, view, and house setup was great!

    THE BAD!!

    1. The biggest issue was not being able to talk to anyone about issues. In the check-in book there is two phone numbers and an email. We emailed twice and called both numbers many times to inquire about the issues. Never got an email back and no one answers the phone for either numbers. Tried text but I think both numbers are landlines. 0 stars on communication.

    2. Sprinkler system starts at 5pm and does not end until 6 or 7am. So if you want to walk outside in front or back after 5pm prepare to get wet. Cannot enjoy the pool, dock, grill, patio furniture, or even walk to your car without getting wet. It was the biggest inconvenience of our trip and we were infuriated that no one would respond with a resolution. It sounds petty but the water sprays EVERYWHERE!!! Its horrible!

    3. Shower head in master is super moldy and gross.

    4. Ants ALL over the counter. There is ant traps everywhere but doesn't help!

    5. They removed the batteries from the remote that you need in the master for the TV so you have to move batteries from one remote to the other. Normally wouldn't be a big deal because we would be enjoying the back porch and yard at the end of the day instead of watching tv. Without being able to go outside at end of day due to sprinklers it was aggravating not being able to use the tv.

    6. They only supply the trash bag that is already in the can so be sure to bring extra trash bags.

    7. In the middle of the night one night the fire alarm in the bedroom went off for like 45 seconds for no reason. Not a big deal just an alarm malfunction just wanted whoever visits next not to freak out if it happens to them.

    8. Wanted to bump the temp of the pool up a few degrees to make it bearable. Not a big deal but again no response from owners throughout the entire stay!

    Would give the stay 4 stars if we had any communication from the owners.

    Published January 15, 2024
  • Dolphin cove


    Everything and more. Very pleasant stay, wish itcould have been longer. Breakfast on dock in morning with several dolphins swimming back and forth, jumping out of the water next to us. Enough said!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 11, 2024
  • Great property and location!


    Everything was exactly as advertised and the property was great! The dock was awesome for our boats and we all enjoyed our stay very much. The owner stopped by for a few minutes, she was very friendly and made us feel very welcomed. Great rental, we would definitely like to rent it again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 10, 2023
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