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In 1539, the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto sailed in from the Gulf of Mexico to the mouth of the Manatee River determined to find gold. Though he was unsuccessful in his quest, what he found was no less valuable: a lush, moss-draped coastal landscape rich in natural resources, a portion of which would later become the town of Bradenton. 

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Bradenton vacation rentals for every getaway

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No Hurries, No Worries 3D Tour
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

No Hurries, No Worries - Bradenton, FL

From $109
Vardon Terrace View 3D Tour
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Vardon Terrace View - Bradenton, FL

From $74
Carlton Arms View A4 # B 3D Tour
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Carlton Arms View A4 # B - Bradenton, FL

From $150
Carlton Arms View B1 # A 3D Tour
2 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Carlton Arms View B1 # A - Bradenton, FL

From $150
"Almost There" 3D Tour
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6 (4 Adults Max)

"Almost There" - Bradenton, FL

From $250

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Recent Bradenton vacation rental reviews

This home is absolutely gorgeous!! We had an awesome 12 days in this gorgeous home.. This home has everything you need to be at home! .. My 2 sisters and I will be back for sure.. also just to add Vacasa was so great to work with during our stay… Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful home with us.. By the way this is located very close to beaches and places to eat.. and shop… Isn’t that what everyone to do plus RELAX!!
Kathy J. | Jun 2021
Stayed for the week of Memorial Day. The house was amazing. Extremely clean. Spacious. Comfortable beds, bedding, and towels. The kitchen is very open and nicely updated. Lots of unique appliances in the kitchen, such as an instapot. Appreciated the full size washer and dryer. But the real gem of this property is the backyard/pool!! It was the best part of the home. My wife was in the pool everyday. House has plenty of beach towels (and extra bath towels) for guest to use and there were a number of pool floats available as well. Gas grill (Weber) and fire pit had full tanks of propane and were easy to use. There was also an electric smoker available outside and a yeti-like cooler guest to use. The only recommendation we have is for a guest user guide. The house has some pretty nifty features, we figured some out, had to ask Vacasa about others, and then there were a few we just left alone (such as how to connect to the Bose sound system that was throughout the property). The bug spray system was a nice touch since the pool is not screened in. We saw it go off about 4 times a day. We were told it is an organic mist so we felt comfortable being outside when it went off. Would 100% book this property again. Oh! And Vacasa was extremely responsive and left us a hand written note upon arrival. Nice touch.
Sean C. | Jun 2021
We stayed here while attending a wedding. It was very convenient to the beaches and shopping. The house was exactly as pictured. Having a pool in the back yard was awesome - being able to swim whenever we wanted to cool down was an added bonus. Beds were not as comfortable as other places we have stayed. Overall it was a great place for the 5 of us to stay and I would stay again especially if there were new mattresses!
Rachel F. | Jun 2021

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In the spirit of De Soto’s expedition, venture out from any of our charming vacation rentals in Bradenton to encounter the city’s centuries-old history beside modern day attractions – and discover a new favorite destination along the way! 

Where is Bradenton, FL?

Located on the southwest end of Tampa Bay, our Bradenton vacation rentals lie between the mid-size cities of Tampa and Sarasota on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Bradenton is the Manatee county seat, a county which also includes Sarasota and Venice. With a population of 54,000 year-round residents, it’s smaller and more suburban than its neighbors to the north and south.

Family activities in Bradenton, FL

Bradenton is a town where new and old collide in a fun mix anyone can appreciate. One such example is the long-running De Soto Heritage Festival, which celebrates the town’s Spanish-influenced past with activities like a road race, a seafood festival, a bottle boat regatta, and a parade with participants dressed up as Spanish conquistadors.

History is also on display at the De Soto National Memorial, a site commemorating the 1539 expedition with guided kayak tours near the mouth of the Manatee River and historical demonstrations in a recreated sixteenth-century native village. But Bradenton’s Spanish ties aren’t only in the past – in fact, much of its mission-style buildings reflect the modern day architectural aesthetics of its sister city, Barcarrota, Spain.

For a scenic stroll close to your vacation rental, head downtown to the Riverwalk. A one-and-a-half mile path along the Manatee River featuring parks and botanical gardens, a public boat dock, an amphitheater, a fishing pier, a family-fun zone with a splash pad (sure to be a hit with your kids!), a tidal marsh preserve, beach volleyball courts, and more, the Riverwalk has something for everyone!

Other fun daytime diversions include strolling through the eclectic art-centric community at Village of the Arts (only a short stroll from the Riverwalk), soaking up sun rays on Bradenton Beach, cheering for home runs at a Marauders minor league baseball game, and touring the gorgeous mansion at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park.

Outdoor adventures in Bradenton, FL

With a handful of nearby state parks, coastal preserves, and barrier islands, Bradenton offers many opportunities to explore the great outdoors. One great place to start is the Robinson Preserve, a 600-acre coastal salt marsh where you can meander along a bridge pathway under lush coastal canopy, snap photos of nesting egrets, and even reel in mackerel and other aquatic species to batter, bake, or fry later on in your vacation rental!

Continue your outdoor exploration at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 10 acres of palm gardens and tranquil lakes that are home to herons, turtles, raccoons, snakes, alligators, and other animals. The environmentally sensitive 100-acre preserve at Cortez Fishing Village is also worth a visit to see a shining example of conservation and successful resistance against commercial development interests.

Day trips from Bradenton, FL

A stay in one of our Bradenton vacation rentals isn’t just a front-row ticket to the city's most exciting attractions--it’s the convenience of a home base with unequaled access to all the best of Tampa Bay, also. Sports enthusiasts will love the options available in Tampa, which has teams in the NBA, NFL, and NHL. The arenas for all of these teams are within 60 miles of our vacation rentals, making a weekday trip into town for a game entirely possible.

If beach time is on your mind, take your pick from a handful just a short drive away, including Sarasota’s award-winning Siesta Key Beach, playful Madeira Beach, and upscale Clearwater Beach.

If you’ve brought along kids, take them for a day of amusement park fun they won’t soon forget at Busch Gardens, about 50 miles north in Tampa. Or take them to spot alligators, snakes, turtles, and other native wildlife at Myakka River State Park (about 32 miles south). 

A charming city chock full of fascinating history, one-of-a-kind attractions, and year-round tropical temperatures, Bradenton is a fun-filled destination with options for every age. Experience it all with an unforgettable stay in one of our comfortable vacation rentals!