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Privately Owned Vacation Homes on Florida's Gulf Coast - independently owned, locally managed and operated

About Bradenton / Sarasota

Sophisticated Sarasota Bradenton - close to the islands of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Siesta Key

Secret Places - Private florida vacation rentals, villas along the Gulf Coast of FloridaSpring training home of Baseballs Pittsburgh Pirates and longtime home to both The David Leadbetter Golf Academy and The Bollettiere Tennis Academy. Enjoy world class shopping at St Armands Circle, championship golf courses and gourmet dining. Explore the antique shops and bookstalls of “main street” Sarasota and the magnificent gulf beaches of Anna Maria Island and Siesta Key.

From Tampa and St Petersburg take the great Tamiami Trail and the dramatic Sunshine Skyway to reach Bradenton and Sarasota. Explore the string of narrow islands that hug the wonderful stretch of coastline south of Tampa Bay.

If you are already planning on staying in an Orlando Vacation home, Bradenton and Sarasota are located just 2 ½ hours from Orlando, and the Disney theme parks, and 1 hour from Tampa and Busch Gardens.

A Bradenton vacation rental on the Gulf Coast offers an extensive array of cultural and vacation activities including golf, art festivals, fishing, water sports, boating, shopping and fine dining. When you choose to vacation in the area Secret Places offer a wide selection of houses to rent in Bradenton, where you can stay and relax in an affordable vacation home with private pool or any of our other lifestyle vacation homes in Bradenton or stylish holiday rental villas by owner.

All our Bradenton rentals are within easy driving distance to Anna Maria Island and it’s sister Island Siesta Key which has won awards several times for the "world's finest, whitest sand" and has been named "One of the Best Walking Beaches in the USA".

Another popular side trip for your Florida Gulf Coast holiday rental is Bradenton Beach, which is located at the very south end of Anna Maria Island. Bradenton Beach is a small and friendly community that has retained its old Florida charm. Fishing is very popular here and there are also a number of beachfront parks. For sheer convenience your Bradenton holiday villa can offer the perfect stress-free alternative to staying in a Siesta Key Hotel or a Sarasota Hotel.

Bradenton's new “Riverwalk” offers visitors a multitude of fun activities for the whole family including concerts, art festivals, volleyball, educational events, yoga, youth theater and a family fun zone with splash fountains and playground. The Village of the Arts is a charming and walk able neighborhood of restored 1920's homes, where the artists live and work together.

Don’t forget to stop by the Ellenton Premium Outlet Mall for exclusive shopping at any of the mall's 130 stores. For those who are looking for that extra special gift to take home, Sarasota's St. Armands Circle with its unique collection of boutiques and shops, will be sure to delight. St. Armands many art galleries, casual and fine dining establishments will make for a very memorable vacation.

Whatever your pleasure, whether it's shopping, sunbathing, fine dining, water sports, boating or fishing, we look forward to helping you enjoy your Secret Places Florida vacation rental.