Shorewalk Vacation Villas

Sarasota, Gulf Coast Beaches

The hotel

These modern villas are spacious and offer exceptional value. They overlook 6 lakes which are dotted around this spacious 30-acre resort. There are plenty of activities for the whole family including swimming pools, Jacuzzis, tennis courts, a play area for kids, shuffleboard and billiards. Near the clubhouse there are barbecue facilities if you fancy getting a sizzler going one afternoon. Within a 15-min drive are miles of white sandy beaches, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, and St Pete is just 45 min away by car. A 5-min stroll from your villa takes you to two major supermarkets, dozens of speciality shops, restaurants, cinemas, a golf course and a bowling alley.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Villa / private house

Where is it

Centrally located in Bradenton, only 4 1/2 miles to the beaches, 35 miles to St Pete Beach and 20 miles to Sarasota.

Hotel information

2-bedroom condos with living room with sleeper sofa, TV, dining room, full kitchen complete with breakfast nook, telephone, air-conditioning, two bathrooms, master bedroom with 1 queen-size bed, second bedroom with twin beds, sleeping maximum five people including a minimum of one child.

2 heated outdoor swimming pools, 2 whirlpools, 2 floodlit tennis courts, 6 fishing lakes, basketball court, children's playground, table tennis, shuffleboard, billiards/pool tables, bocci ball, library, clubhouse games, barbecues (reservations required), golf courses nearby, complimentary WiFi, free on-site parking.

5-minutes stroll to two major supermarkets. Restaurants, golf course, cinema, bowling alley and beauty salon a short driving distance away.

2 nights between 1-31 Jan '19, 1 Apr '19-31 Jan '20 and 1 Apr-31 Dec '20.

7 nights between 1 Feb-31 Mar '19 and 1 Feb-31 Mar '20.

*Denotes local charge.

Please Note: A security deposit of $200 is required at check-in.

Please Note: Equipment rentals for ping pong tables, basketball court, table tennis, shuffleboard, billiards/pool tables and bocci ball require a $20 cash deposit which is refunded once equipment is returned.

Please Note: Guests are required to have a pool pass in order to use the pool facilities. These are allocated to guests at check-in and must be returned at check-out. A $10 fee is charged for lost pool passes.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very good example of a lying property owner.

Feb 27, 2020 Sightseer41432

I made reservation on Tuesday, August 20th for Saturday, August 31st thru Monday, September 2nd. On August 24th Hurricane Dorian quickly evolves from a tropical wave to a tropical storm in the Atlantic. I was aware of the no-cancellation policy and I was hoping I wouldn’t have to cancel due to the hurricane. On August 27th, four days before… Read more
I made reservation on Tuesday, August 20th for Saturday, August 31st thru Monday, September 2nd. On August 24th Hurricane Dorian quickly evolves from a tropical wave to a tropical storm in the Atlantic. I was aware of the no-cancellation policy and I was hoping I wouldn’t have to cancel due to the hurricane. On August 27th, four days before check-in, the forecasted storm track had the hurricane making land fall somewhere in central Florida area. Having lived in Florida and experiencing the damage done by hurricanes in the past to my house, I decided the prudent thing to do was to try and cancel my reservation. At that point I contacted Booking.com by email and received a reply. The reply stated; they received the cancellation request and asked the property to make an exception for your reservation. Their reply added that if I have any further questions, I should contact the property. Having the apparent support of Booking com, my next step was to contact the property directly. I was wanting the property to make an exception due to the extenuating circumstances. On August 28th, three days before check-in, the storm began to strengthen and continued to maintain its track. At that point I emailed the property directly and called the number provided. There was no answer and left a message both times. Both attempted contacts with the property did not produce a reply. On August 29th, two days before check-in, the storm continued to strengthen to a category 2 and further strengthening forecasted to a possible category 3 or 4 and maintained its track towards Florida. At that point I made my last attempt to contact the property and again received no response. I tried again in January finally I was able to talk to a real person who gave me a ph# and email address of the property owner. I emailed them and texted them and finally got a text message from saying they where out of the country and would contact me when they returned. Some weeks later I agained reached out to them again and finally received a response. Bascially they said via text that they don't have my funds because Booking.com is holding because I never checked in to the property. Once I checked in they will get paid. I suggested that since I never checked and already paid for it I could reserved the property for another weekend, but she balked saying I would have to make a new reservation with Booking.com. Finally was able to talk to someone at Booking.com. The representative called the property owner and she said she wasn't going offer me a refund because I didn't canceled in time. So she flat out lied to me!! It was more important for them to keep my money than to do the right thing! I personally will neve make a reservation there again. These property owners are unscrupulous. This is a warning of buyer beware for this property. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating needs a renovation

Dec 22, 2019 dutchietraveler Leiden, The Netherlands

we have been here quite a few times over the last 25 yrs.. and to be honest I don`t think a lot has been done in the way of renovation etc. The apartment we were in was old. E.g one of the bedroom lights was fixed with a lot op tape etc.. Kitchen was old, and the coffee machine looks very worndown, as do the kitchen cupboards.. Silverware, cups… Read more
we have been here quite a few times over the last 25 yrs.. and to be honest I don`t think a lot has been done in the way of renovation etc. The apartment we were in was old. E.g one of the bedroom lights was fixed with a lot op tape etc.. Kitchen was old, and the coffee machine looks very worndown, as do the kitchen cupboards.. Silverware, cups etc were old, not one matching set.. Also a safe is missing.. and a laundry rack.. Everytime we are visiting SHorewalk we buy one..and leave it behind. BUt on the other hand.. location is ok (just don`t aware to don`t be put in an hotel close to the supermarket. the airco/trucks of the shop are very loud. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Horrible Customer Service

Dec 6, 2019 Traveler234567890

I NEVER leave reviews but I have just experienced the worst customer service EVER. I am not a hard person to get along with and Im not hard to please. But I just called the number that was on my confirmation email to amend dates for a planned trip that is about one month away (Mind you this number is directly connected to my confirmation meaning I… Read more
I NEVER leave reviews but I have just experienced the worst customer service EVER. I am not a hard person to get along with and Im not hard to please. But I just called the number that was on my confirmation email to amend dates for a planned trip that is about one month away (Mind you this number is directly connected to my confirmation meaning I push the call button and it dials). The lady (Alice Kayhill) that answered was the rudest and most disrespectful person that I have ever in my life encountered! That is no exaggeration. She asked for my name and that was it... she did not even try to look up my booking or confirmation number. She then told me that they did not handle privately owned vbro or booking.com and told me I needed to call them. At that point, I thought maybe I was looking at the wrong reservation email so I once again pushed call on my exact reservation confirmation. The lady Alice Kayhill (not even sure if thats her real name) picks up, hears my voice and immediately says Oh my God. I just told you..... I dont even know what she said after that because I was so distraught. Finally after trying to explain my circumstances while she is continuously cutting me off, I ask to speak to a manager or get a 1-800 number. SHE HANGS UP THE PHONE! I ended up googling booking.com to get the help I needed (Much better experience). Had it not been for the lady I spoke to from booking.com, I probably would have canceled my reservation all together. I am 40 years old and have Never been treated like that before in my life. They should change the direct number that is connected to confirmation emails from booking.com or have the person answering the phone equipped with phone numbers (for example: booking.com 1-470-363-2501) that people can be directed to in order to recieve the proper help they need! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Base for Beaches

Sep 28, 2019 bargainchris Wythall, United Kingdom

We stayed here over Christmas and really enjoyed our stay, he didnt get off to the greatest start they allowed us to check in a bit earlier, however the unit was not cleaned very well, and the air conditioning was broken and set on 68 which we couldnt change,so we were very cold. The staff were great and sorted out our issues in 24 hours, after… Read more
We stayed here over Christmas and really enjoyed our stay, he didnt get off to the greatest start they allowed us to check in a bit earlier, however the unit was not cleaned very well, and the air conditioning was broken and set on 68 which we couldnt change,so we were very cold. The staff were great and sorted out our issues in 24 hours, after that we really enjoyed our stay. 15 -20 mins drive to lovely beaches of Anna Marie Island, walking distance to supermarket (Aldi & Publix) and also places to eat 30 mins to the outlets. The Complex had a lovely clubhouse & 2 pools. The condo was really spacious and everything you could want for your stay. We stayed over the xmas period and alot of owners were holidaying, and we were invited to a few parties which was really nice. We also spent Xmas day on Anna Marie Island beach and that was wonderful, most people dressed up. We would definately return, despite our initial problems staff were all great. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Horrible experience

Aug 12, 2019 Brandi V

Well sorry for the rant but it all started with semi clean rooms and 1/4 of a roll of toilet paper! The pillows had other persons hair on them. Then we found hairs literally hanging off the toilet seat as if someone cleaned their hairbrush!  Not to mention the dirty hair brushes and other personal items left in the cubicles in the guest bedroom… Read more
Well sorry for the rant but it all started with semi clean rooms and 1/4 of a roll of toilet paper! The pillows had other persons hair on them. Then we found hairs literally hanging off the toilet seat as if someone cleaned their hairbrush!  Not to mention the dirty hair brushes and other personal items left in the cubicles in the guest bedroom that I had to discard. The a/c never got cooler than 74 it was miserable. Now moving on to the kitchen the fridge has black mold coming out of the ice dispenser on the door and wouldn't get cold enough to chill our drinks. I reserved the room for 8 people and was only given towels for 4 people so needless to say i added towels to my shopping list as i had to get garbage bags, dish soap snd toilet paper also because staff was gone and owners out of town so i was told when i called the first time. We rented a condo that promised a pool bar however there is NO POOL BAR AND NEVER HAD ONE! A large majority of out plans included this amenity. We also were told we would have 1 king ,2 double beds and a pullout couch. Guess what no pullout and when i called i was first told to just go buy a air matress and email the receipt. I refused do that so around 8pm someone left one at our door. Housekeeping never showed up again for nothing And there were no free toiletries as listed on hotels.com when I rented the facility! I'm very upset at this entire experience! Even the air fresheners were beyond old and needed to replace them. The carpet in the living room is filthy and there is a severe ant problem had to go get spray as our donuts got attacked by the ants! Lets not get started on the fact that my calls weren't returned For long periods of time and then when I called about all the other minor things I got no response whatsoever even when i called about most of this. I did not have time to waste worrying about this so i just handled it myself. Worst experience ever. Felt so bad for my friends sleeping on the floor @170.00 a night! Also there is an alarm on the fridge that continues to go off at random times. Sorry to complain so much but im just so upset about this experience. Again i should never have to put someone on the floor and should never have to go shop for something as common as towels and toilet paper.  Also your master bathroom door is broken you can't close it so anyone showering there can be seen by anyone who walks in the bedroom. Half the light bulbs in the light fixtures are blowed in the guest bathroom. At this point I'm requesting a refund as this entire experience has been a disaster. I have attached photos that show you the mold in the refrigerator also I wanted to show you the photos from hotels.com that show I rented a condo for a people with a pool bar with a pull out couch and none of those amenities were provided for me that I paid for.  And what I'm truly most upset about is I budgeted for a great weekend and I had to spend a good portion of my money to go out and buy towels so that everyone could bathe and not have to share towels and I had to go out and buy toilet paper and all the minor little things that should be provided like garbage bags and dish soap. And yes I did get a little irritated that your only answer was to put my guests on an air matches who does that when you promise Certain . Considering my guest recently had back surgery so we gave up our bed for them and I had to sleep on the air mattress a $170 a night Im really not happy about it.  I understand this is a rental and you probably don't see it very often but though cleaning staff needs to step up their game and there is a lot of repairs that need to be made to this condo minor things that could be done and none of this could have taken place. Read less