Designer Furnished 4th floor 2 Bdrm 2 Bath, Panoramic Views Golf, Lakes, River
About Scott Hancock
I moved into River Strand in early 2013. I am active in the community, participate on several committees, play golf and tennis and love it here. I am also a Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker and would be happy to help you find a permanent home in River Strand or the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, or Bradenton, area.
Scott Hancock purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Scott Hancock chose Bradenton
We bought a house in River Strand and love the area so much that we decided to buy the condo.
What makes this Condo unique
Newer condo and furnishings. Golf/Country Club membership included for a transfer fee of $160 which covers your entire stay. Resort setting with Golf, Tennis, Pickleball, Resort Pools, Clubhouse with 2 Restaraunts.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No smoking any time in condo or on Lanai.
Payment Policy - Total payment is due 90 days prior to first day of rental.
Cancellation Policy - if cancelled within 90 days of rental, there is no refund unless the owner can re-rent the unit See attached rental agreement.
A signed lease agreement is required for this rental. Please see attached rental agreement.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Last minute booking
We booked this condo a week before we arrived for a month, and were so pleasantly surprised at how easy it all was. The condo was perfect when we walked in and the golf course and club house staff were so accommodating and friendly. Many of them actually welcomed us back after 2 years of absence - it was incredibly welcoming!
The golf course(s) were all in wonderful condition and River Strand's overall location is very convenient to so many other attractions (beaches, shopping, restaurants). We love this area and would definitely recommend it.
The condo owner was fabulous. We had a small issue with the WIFI connection and he immediately came over to help us figure it out. We were back on line within hours and had no further issues. Scott also was quick to accommodate us when we wanted to extend our stay! Thank you Scott, for everything. We loved it.
Lovely condo with great views
My husband and I loved the little community at River Strand, as well as, the entire Bradenton/Sarasota area. So much to do from beautiful, white sand beaches close by to only a 90 minute drive to Disney World. So many restaurants it was hard to know where to start. The condo is comfortable, especially the King bed in the Master. I had no problems falling asleep on that mattress. We had guests who said the Queen bed in the guest room was also comfortable. Our 5 year old granddaughter slept on the pull-out couch, which was fine for her. I'm not sure it would be suitable for an adult, though. We especially loved the views of the golfers as that could be quite entertaining in itself, but the wildlife below was really entertaining. There is one alligator in the pond that we tried to follow each day; some days there were otters playing, we also spotted a large turtle and the birds were also very interesting with their almost prehistoric noises. Far different than the blackbirds and robins in our yard in Nebraska. This condo is on the 4th floor and we chose to use the steps, coming and going, not only because we needed the exercise but also, the elevator is slow. Maybe we're just impatient people. The condo pool is just down the street, maybe close to a quarter mile walk, but it's a nice, clean pool, with the deepest at 5'6". I never saw any small children there and it was always very quiet with guests mainly sunbathing. The families hung out at the big pool at the clubhouse which is a more kid-friendly atmosphere. As I mentioned earlier, so many places to eat within 10-15 minutes. We were disappointed that the clubhouse and tiki-bar closed by 5:30, which we did not understand, but, consequently, we only had lunch there a couple times but never dinner. One other note on the clubhouse and tiki-bar - there is an automatic 18% tip attached to your bill, regardless of how many people in your party or what you order. Just something to be aware of as it's not advertised very well. Oh, and one thing I never saw mentioned before we arrived, but there is a dress code to golf. No denim and only collared shirts for men and women. I came unprepared and had to make a quick trip to Walmart for proper attire. BTW, Walmart is a very short drive for anything you need. Thank you Scott for a wonderful month away from the cold and snow back home.
Thank you very much for your kind remarks about the condo and community. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for your constructive recommendation for the condo and I have addressed all of them.
A Beautiful Condo in a great Development!
We were lucky enough to spend a month in this gorgeous condo in the River Strand Development of Bradenton. The view was so calm and peaceful overlooking the golf course and Manatee River. Although we do not golf we certainly appreciated the lush scenery, along with the resident turtles and birds in the pond as seen from the lanai.
The condo was the cleanest we have ever encountered in our several rentals, comfortably furnished with nice bedding, ample linens, kitchen utensils and everything one needed to set up a temporary home.
The pools, clubhouse and grounds are so very well maintained. The location was excellent , right off I 75 which allowed us to go to different areas easily.
We had a problem with the USPS forwarding our mail and Scott was kind enough to make a trip to the post office to return our mail back to us. That was so very thoughtful of him to do so. He also checked in on us after we arrived to make sure everything was to our liking. Such a nice personal touch!
We would certainly recommend this condo, the photos are accurate and we truly enjoyed our stay at this property. We would definitely consider renting this unit again.
The VIEW in this condo is amazing! Peaceful and luxurious River Strand!
Definately recommend this condo! We stayed for the month of March--we're NOT golfers, but multiple pools and pickleball and tennis are just amazing here. This condo is well appointed and the view of the beautiful Manatee River makes this location really special. We found the owner to be incredibly responsive to the few questions that we had. There are lots of activities that you can join in if you want to. River Strand is less than 30 minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches (on good traffic days!). The new University Town Center mall and all that surrounds it was great on rainy days. I am spoiled now!
A Great Vacation Lodging
We were so lucky to find this place. Brand new with professional designer furnishings and a picture-postcard view! On top of that, the owners could not have been nicer. River Strand has golf, tennis, fitness facilities, multiple pools including a resort-style one with a restaurant. The location is outstanding. You can get to Bradenton's charming downtown in just fifteen minutes with theatre, museum, farmers' market, restaurants and the new riverwalk. The beach is about twenty minutes farther. You're also an easy drive to Lakewood Ranch's town center which is well worth a visit. I-75 is right outside the entrance to Heritage Harbour of which River Strand is a part, so it's easy to travel to points north or south. The condo itself has everything you need: full kitchen facilities, washer, dryer, multiple flat-screen tv's with a nice movie library, a screened-in balcony great for watching golfers and wildlife. There are more dishes, towels and pillows than you'll ever use. With all the nice designer touches, it feels very luxurious. Scott and Mary (the owners) even provided tennis racquets and beach chairs! This place is a ten!
River Strand is a Resort setting with Arthur Hill 27 hole golf course, Tennis facilities, resort pool and health club and 24/7 gated security entrance.