Starting at $250.00 a night
2534 sqft
Casually elegant, waterfront, and private, the Moorings is your perfect escape to the Gulf Coast of Florida!

Located on the Manatee River, this custom-built dream home offers a dose of the Florida lifestyle that will make it hard to ever leave. With amazing attention to detail, guest comfort and convenience, this home was recently remodeled and is ready to accommodate your dream vacation.

The location of The Moorings is the best of many worlds, with the beaches of Anna Maria Island only 11 miles away by car, St. Pete and Tampa 25 miles, and Sarasota, host of the 2017 World Rowing Championship, only 18 miles away.

The Moorings offers everything a waterfront home should with over 219 feet of water frontage with a dock that allows for a boat up to 40 feet. The intercostal waterways are just around the corner and the Gulf of Mexico not much further. No boat, no problem! Bring your fishing pole and drop a line from the private dock. Bask in the breeze off the Bayou and take in the Old Florida feel as the fishing is plentiful in the Manatee River, home to snook, redfish, and trout.

Enjoy a peaceful float in your private pool, jump into the hot tub, or take an afternoon snooze as you occasionally listen to the sounds of the swaying palms and gently breaking waves lap against the seawall. The evening isn’t complete without a cold beverage, grilling your catch of the day, and watching the game on the outdoor TV.

Natural light fills the home and the kitchen with sliders that open up to the second story lanai, which overlooks the entire canal and bayou. While you may not be inclined to cook on vacation, we have a feeling this state of the art kitchen might just change your mind every once in a while. Cabinet storage is plenty and full of every kitchen gadget you could possibly need to prepare a family meal!

Catch up on some of the movies you have been meaning to see while lounging in the grand living room. From the Florida style art work on the walls to the large sectional couch and overstuffed arm chairs, everything in this room is beautiful and plush. This home comes equipped with cable television and WiFi internet.

After exploring Emerson Point in the morning, swimming in the turquoise blue Gulf of Mexico in the afternoon, and taking an after-dinner walk along the Bradenton Riverwalk, you are going to be exhausted! There are two master suites; one on each floor. Each has a king-sized bed, luxurious en-suite bathroom, and large walk-in closets. The third guestroom on the upper level has two twin-XL sized beds. King bedrooms each have a TV, twin bedroom does not, and all have ceiling fans to keep you super comfortable for a restful sleep.

Pack your bags and get ready for the best vacation of your life! We’ll see you on the water!

Maximum Parking: 3 vehicles
King Size
King Size
Single/Twin Size
Single/Twin Size



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3 - 7 Night Minimum

30% Down Payment at the time of reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Fee Amount
Damage Waiver $50.00
Taxes 12%
Booking Fee $65.00
Cleaning Fee $210.00


  • Satellite/Cable TV


  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool


  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soaps
  • Free Parking
  • Linens
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Garage
  • Towels
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dryer
  • Central Heating


  • Beach Essentials
  • Pack 'n Play


  • Gas Grill

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill

Attractions & Activities:

  • Fishing

Palmetto , FL , United States


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Manatee River Rental

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Excellent vacation home.

Absolutely wonderful

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Absolutely wonderful

Great home & backyard

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Home was as pictured and backyard was a tropical oasis. Enjoyed ourselves so much. Home does have some maintenance issues which have been reported to PM (some kitchen cabinets doors falling off, loose pool tiles, plumbing issues reported in upstairs hall bath & sewage smell a few times in downstairs shower). Also, had trouble operating TVs but Alex was super nice & quick to help. Surprised that Neighborhood is mostly lower income except for waterfront homes. Even with the issues above, the trip was very enjoyable especially being on the beautiful canal & having an incredible outdoor area to enjoy. Home is spacious and furnished nicely for indoor enjoyment as well

Great Location

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First Impression from the front you're not like wow or where it's at if you're not familiar with the area ,BUT once you are there for a little bit, the location is great, nice and quiet,ease of access in and out of the house,it's close to everything, the home on the inside is nice and roomy and I will stay here again when we come. We have family right down the road. Published May 3, 2021

Beautiful Hidden Oasis

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This property was a dream to stay at. Hidden in a quiet neighborhood, it offered privacy and the relaxation time we much needed. The house was very clean, beautifully decorated and had all modern amenities. Everything we needed for a day at the beach was also provided. Bonus was spotting multiple dolphins and sting rays right from the dock! Published Apr 26, 2021

Great family location

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Very impressed ... Great response and no issues. Week passed way too quick Published Mar 15, 2021

Private hidden paradise

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Beautiful, clean, and nicely decorated home. Extremely private. Enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Looking forward to returning Published Mar 7, 2021


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This property was great for rest and relaxation. We had a couple small issues that Alex helped us with (propane for the grill; spa-related questions). The backyard was awesome! We loved all the palm trees and lush vegetation. It was very relaxing to hang out in and by the pool. The canal view was lovely as well. The house is close to a Publix and CVS, which we found very convenient. It probably took us on average 25-30 minutes to get to Manatee Beach. We were a total of 5 people - 3 adults, 2 teens and the set up worked well for us. We would recommend the property. Published Jan 28, 2021

Family Holiday Gathering

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Clean and well-appointed, the Moorings was the perfect place for our family of five to spend Christmas. The heated pool was delightful, and the private backyard/dock area with beautiful palms is a true sanctuary. We couldn't have been happier, and the property is conveniently located to the many local parks and beaches. Published Jan 11, 2021

Great clean family home

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We stayed for 10 days we fished and stayed in the pool everyday. With the Pandemic going on we did not venture around town but this was the perfect house for that lots of card games were played on the out door table.. Super clean Great time. Published Dec 15, 2020

Loved it

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the moorings. The house was decorated and equipped extremely well. The pool, hot tub and outdoor living area was beautiful. The views from the deck and porch were amazing. Published Nov 8, 2020

AMAZING property!!

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We spent the last 9 nights in the lap of luxury at "The Moorings"! It was even BETTER than the pictures! Published Oct 19, 2020

It was amazing !!!

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Well after 2 cruise cancellations we needed a getaway. We stayed at the Moorings for 9 days and we didn't wanted to leave. Beautiful house everything was beautiful decorated. Pool and the TV downstairs we watched games, Nascar races all from the pool or hot tub it was a well deserved vacation in a magical place. Definetly already making plans for next vacation. Published Sep 28, 2020

Quiet and peaceful...

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If you are looking for a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, this spot is perfect for you and your family! The pool is refreshing after a day at the beach, and you can also watch movies as you soak in the jacuzzi. Published Aug 14, 2020

Outdoor paradise

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This home and the outdoor living space are absolutely beautiful! The inside of the home is tastefully decorated. Would be great for 2 adult couples with the downstairs master suite. The layout of the home is very functional. The pool and outdoor living space are fantastic. Plenty of shaded areas. The flowers, trees, and plants surrounding the pool are beautiful. The over look to the river and surrounding homes is serene. The outdoor living space is very private. We enjoyed fishing from the dock, the pool, and dining outside. The home is located on a dead-end street and is very quiet. The property manager was very responsive.

Winter Reprieve

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My wife and I enjoyed a great 29 day break from the frigid winter days of the northeast. We were familiar with the Palmetto area but this was our first stay at the Moorings. It was as advertised and the pictures did not do justice to the actual premise, especially the beautiful landscaping. The heated pool and Hot tub were a welcome treat after golf on many of the surrounding courses. There is great waterfront dining at the nearby ( 10 blocks ) Marina. A short drive away ( 5 minutes) is lovely Emerson Point a free state park with wonderful, biking as well as numerous walking trails and picnic areas. We will be returning in 2021.


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Sometimes pictures can deceive but in this case they were totally accurate. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat. It had everything needed to make the most of our stay in Florida and was very private and quiet. Totally enjoyed our time there.

Sunset Dream!

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Wonderful property. Nicely decorated.

Sorry they didn't accept small dogs.

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Nice place and convenient although there is not that many places in Palmetto to eat we really like "D,s" restaurant and the convenience of the Marina. The pool water was really hot but I don't know what can be done about that. We used the beaches in Bradenton and thought they were great. I kept my boat in the water and docked at the house which made in easy to go to the Manatee River and fish. Overall a nice place and would recommend to others.

Nice Clean House

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Great place so peaceful!

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Everything you need for a peaceful get away. Private waterfront lot in a quiet neighborhood! With a nice pool, hot tub, and awesome covered patio. We will be back! Within 20 minutes of everything. Really nice place... A++ review!

Peaceful Paradise

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Wonderful property with excellent amenities. Could not have asked for better accommodations. House/yard/pool/location all perfect.

Perfect Stay

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Very clean and amazing landscaping and backyard. Hoping to stay again

Great place

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We really enjoyed staying at the Moorings. Great layout. Great pool area. We even caught a few fish off their dock. We bought fishing rod/reel combos before we got there. We left there so that others can use them during their stay. Great area. We enjoyed Emerson Point and Desoto Park as well as Coquina Beach and Lido Key. Lots of great restaurants nearby. Would definitely recommend to a family of four/five or two couples with children.

Super Comfortable Place!

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Thanks to the owners for sharing their place with us. Has everything you need being on the water, and plenty of places to lounge.

Incredible property! Comfortable, clean, beautiful

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This was our 2nd stay at The Moorings. We've already booked our stay for next December as well. This property is extremely well kept, very comfortable and has everything you need. Alex from island dreams realty is always there if you need anything. Even when the weather didn't cooperate, my kids, my husband and I had a great time at the house enjoying the pool and spa. Rooms are very spacious, well decorated and create a wonderful family getaway experience. Highly Recommended!!

Amazing property

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The home couldn't be any nicer and the pool area is amazing!


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We had a lovely week's stay at the Moorings which would have been perfect had the Florida weather not been slightly cool for some of the time we were there. Despite this we were able to make good use of the pool for a couple of the warmer days we had, and the weather did not detract from the beautiful setting of the Moorings on the Bayou. The highlight of the holiday was seeing Manatees and Dolphins in the Bayou from the deck on the last couple of days, the cooler weather must have brought the Manatees back in looking for some warmth. The standard of the accommodation was extremely high, it was very well equipped, had comfy beds and plenty of space and multiple seating areas inside and out. We made good use of the enclosed upstairs Lanai on the cooler evenings. The property was impeccably clean with a basic starter pack left for us which was very helpful. We also arrived to find a brand new highchair and pack n play for our 10 month old granddaughter. Communication with Alex from Island dreams was efficient and effective throughout the whole booking process and our stay. We would highly recommend this property and would have love to come back again in the future.

Amazing house!!!!!

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This beautiful house was more than we expected. Me and my family really enjoyed our vacation. We brought our boat and jet skies because there is plenty of space at the dock and the public ramp, Riverside Marina, is less than 10 minutes away. If i could rate the house with more stars I would definitely do it.

All you need

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Wonderful home, gorgeously appointed. Pool, spa, even an outdoor TV. What more could you want? A throw blanket and perhaps a few books and games would be all I'd add.

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