Starting at $175.00 a night
1600 sqft
Come and enjoy this beautiful house in the small and peaceful boutique neighborhood “Heron’s Watch” in West Bradenton, only 3 miles from the famous beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.

Villa Sandpiper offers many lovely details. The overall decor is beachy with European touches in calm colors and home owners continue to update the home, most recent changes include new interior paint and floor tile in 2020.

Relax in the bright and airy living/dining area with its high ceilings and watch TV on the 55” screen with sound bar. Free long-distance phone (within the US) and 200 MB Internet WiFi keep you connected to those who had to stay at home.

Sip a drink on the screened-in patio and have a barbecue by the gorgeous new heated pool (fully caged).

After a good night’s sleep in the king size bed step out of the master suite through sliding doors onto the patio/pool area. The large en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower was remodeled end of 2019 and offers a double sink and tub, and together with a walk-in closet makes this bedroom a luxurious retreat.

The second bedroom has a queen bed, dresser and wall closet, the third features two twins in XL size (an additional 5” as compared to normal twin beds) in which adults will also feel very comfortable.

All mattresses are of superior quality, back supporting and with natural, breathable bamboo fiber.

The second bathroom has a bathtub/shower combination, vanity and wall closet.

All towels are of high quality from Pottery Barn and if you need to wash/dry them, use the fully equipped laundry room.

The kitchen is very well equipped with new countertops of elegant granite and the stainless steel appliances are of high quality.

The garage offers space for one car inside, more parking for up to 2 cars is available on the driveway in front of the home. Also available are some pool toys by the outside pool bench, or beach chairs inside the garage.

Shopping for groceries is an easy task, as you will find several big stores nearby. You don’t want to cook dinner? Many of your favorite cuisine restaurants are only a very short drive away. Finally, Sandpiper's location is also ideal for all golfers and athletes alike, as IMG Academy and multiple golf courses are nearby!

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



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7 Night Minimum

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

Fee Amount
Damage Waiver $50.00
Cleaning Fee $170.00
Booking Fee $65.00
Taxes 12%


  • Private Pool


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Gas Grill
  • Screened Porch
  • Chairs
  • Patio Furniture


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soaps
  • Towels
  • Alarm Clock
  • Linens
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dryer

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Dishwasher
  • Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Radio
  • DVD Player

Bradenton , FL , United States


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As advertised

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The property was as advertised. Very clean and well appointed. Very well decorated as well. The beach is very close but during certain portions of the day traffic can become a nightmare this is due to a drawbridge that opens frequently for boat traffic. We had one or two very minor issues while we were renting the property that were very quickly rectified by the rental agency. Highly recommend this property.

Home away from home

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Our stay at the house was wonderful. The house is very comfortable, the furnishings were beautiful and gave you a coastal, comfy feeling. The neighborhood was absolutely quiet. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Very much enjoyed the location and the property. Would like to return in the future!

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This house provided everything we needed.


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So close to the beaches, Close to restaurants and everything you need, pool is wonderful, super clean and a great place to stay! Date of arrival - July 3, 2021


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We definitely loved staying here!! Everything was perfect!! The house, the pool, the cleanliness. We are definitely coming back!! Thank youuuu Date of arrival - April 26, 2021

Kids Want to Move Here

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We had a wonderful stay. The home was clean and just as pictured. We were glad we brought towels for the beach because there were only a couple of towels that we used for the pool. The surrounding area was a bit run down but the neighborhood the house was located in was nice. It was close to the beach and that was an important factor for us. Date of arrival - June 7, 2021

Great location and home!

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The home was very clean and in a great location. It was close to the beach and shopping but wasn't right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Thanks for helping us have a great vacation! Published Mar 13, 2021


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Our stay was great. The house was clean and had a neat theme (sandpiper). Recommend to everyone Published Jan 27, 2021

Beautiful Home

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We stayed at the Sandpiper Villa in December. It’s located in a quiet and friendly neighborhood about 15 minutes away from the ocean. The property was in immaculate condition and beautifully decorated with a coastal theme. Kitchen was fully stocked with plates and utensils. Bathrooms had plenty of towels ready to use. Outdoor area was fabulous: pool is beautiful and heated which is a huge bonus during the colder months. We loved staying at the Villa and would recommend it to everyone. 10/10 experience! Published Jan 25, 2021

Perfect Home Office in Paradise

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We spent three weeks in November at Villa Sandpiper – have been there on quite a few short term visits with family but this time it was just my husband and I – perfect location to work from home (fast internet, USPS and UPS are close by and Zoom calls at the pool can’t be beat). We found a lot of new nature preserves that we went to for our daily walks in addition to the beaches on Anna Maria Island. The location is very convenient. Stores, restaurants and beaches are all only 5-10 minutes of easy driving, lots of options for food delivery if you don’t feel comfortable dining out during Covid. We had nice bbq’s at the pool in the evenings, breakfast at the kitchen bar and a fancy sit down dinner during storm ETA at the dining room table. The kitchen has everything your heart desires. I loved sitting on the little patio in front of the master bedroom with my drink and a good book to end the day. Perfect get away.

Memorable vacation

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I really enjoyed and I recommend anybody to rent in this place

Jan 2020

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Excellent villa in every way. Very well equipped and managers very helpful with the slightest query..

Great house.

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A great house and the photos are very accurate. The kitchen has everything you might need and more ! Very comfortable beds and lots of pool and beach toys. The house is in a quiet, friendly neighborhood and very close to Anna Maria Island. The staff at Island Dreams Realty were very helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

Excellent rental with privacy

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This rental was so clean and had every amenity you could want in a nice quiet getaway. It’s close to the beach and also to stores and restaurants. If you want beach access without being in the middle of the hustle, this is the place!


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This house is fabulous. It is a beautiful home, well kept, equipped w/everything you need and more. We can’t wait to book this home again next year. Our dream is to live down there someday and we hope to be so lucky to find a home like this. Thank you for sharing this wonderful home.

Fantastic time!

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We enjoyed our stay and appreciated the clean house filled with tons of extras - i.e. beach umbrella, beach chairs, pool toys etc. Would definitely stay again!

Great stay

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Lovely property in a great location perfect for access to the beaches of Bradenton or Anna Maria Islands

Wonderful house!

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We really enjoyed staying in your house! It was so comfortable staying here. The house was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay! It was very close to the beach and all the restaurants and stores. We will definitely be back!

Villa Sandpiper exceeded our expectations!

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Our family stayed at Villa Sandpiper for as a Spring Break get away from the Midwest. It was perfect for our family with teenagers, but would be great for families of all ages. The kids took advantage of the pool time in the heated pool when we weren't at the beach. The house was very clean and welcoming. We cooked several times during our stay and appreciated the grill and the kitchen, which had everything you could possibly need to prepare a meal. There were beach chairs and umbrellas that were also handy for our outings to the beach, which was just a short drive away. The house was in great location and close to many restaurants and shops. We would definitely come back!

Beautiful place

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Beautiful place!

Wonderful place to stay

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Great place to stay, excellently equipped furnished, decorated and equipped. Being so close to Anna Maria Island, the location is hared to beat. Alex, our contact for Sandpiper is always attentive and a pleasure to work with. Hope we are able to stay at Villa Sandpiper many more times in the future.


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What a wonderful home, offering everything you can wish for. Great location to get to the beach, shops, restaurants. Absolutely wonderful.

Exceeded my expectations! We enjoyed our stay. I would highly recommend this place.

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We had a wonderful time. It felt like home. The home is very well kept. I want to recognize the cleaning crew because the house was up to my standards of clean. I've rented other places which were not up to my standards of clean and as soon as I get there I would have to clean the place and who wants to start a vacation like that. I would definitely recommend. Thank you.

An Oasis in Bradenton - gorgeous Villa Sandpiper

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When you arrive at Villa Sandpiper you immediately feel all the nice touches and planning that went into this vacation object - everything is first class, perfect kitchen, lovely furniture, comfortable beds and the beautiful gardens with pool. A few minutes drive takes you to the beaches of Anna Maria Island. Shopping and many fun restaurants close by. We've been coming back every year and will continue to do so

Einfach super!

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Wir hatten herrliche Tage in der Villa Sandpiper bei wunderbarem Wetter. Die Lage des Hauses ist perfekt, zum Strand nur wenige Minuten, sehr viele Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants ganz nah. Die Ausstattung bietet alles, was man sich wünschen kann und alles ist blitzsauber. Den schönen Pool nutzten wir mehrmals täglich und es gibt genug Liegen (sogar mit Sonnendach) etc. zum relaxen. Die Betreuung durch Island Dreams war hervorragend. Uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen. Wir kommen ganz sicher wieder.

Excellent home!

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This home is exactly like the pictures. Everything was beautiful and clean. We stayed there for the month of March. The house is conveniently located closes to beaches, shopping, and restaurants. It is easily accessible to major highways for traveling. Also, the beaches are simply beautiful. The sand is pure white and clean. There is 3 mile walking path next to beach. The only down side to the location of the house is that there is a short street you need to take to get to the house which has a few duplexes that are run down. Other than that I highly recommend this rental!!

Great time

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Ein tolles Hause,sehr sauber , sehr nah zu den Stränden auf Anna Maria Island. Perfekt ausgestattet, ein kleines küchenradio wäre noch schön. Wir kommen gern wieder

Zweiter Urlaub in der Villa Sandpiper

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Wir hatten nur ein einziges Problem und das waren Mücken oder diese winzigen Stechfliegen die es auch durch die Fliegengitter schaffen. Das lag aber nicht am Haus denn hier war alles in Ordnung und wir würden es jederzeit wieder buchen.

Wunderbares Haus zum Verlieben !!! 5⭐️+++

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Wunderbar gepflegtes Haus in perfekter Lage! Liebevoll eingerichtet! Würden dieses Haus sofort, so wie es ist kaufen

Very happy with our stay! clean! comfortable!

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Spent most of our time in the pool! Very clean! The neighbors are very nice!

Quiet, Convenient Location in Bradenton

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Clean, well-maintained/equipped, lovely furnishings, very comfortable beds. Convenient location for access to Anna Maria Island by bicycle ( very slow by car at peak times in March). A 5 to 10 minute drive to grocery stores. Excellent fish market West on Cortez. Great tennis facilities at G.T. Bray Recreation Centre about a 10 minute drive from house.

Awesome Property!

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This property has everything you need! Very well maintained. Family loved the pool and very short drive to the beach. We look forward to renting this property again. Highly recommended!


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We absolutely LOVE this house! Our stay was exactly what we wanted it to be. The home is beautiful, the neighborhood is nice and quiet. You're in a remote area. We joked about buying this home if it became available in the next year or two. We absolutely love it and are wanting to move to Bradenton area after our stay.

Villa Sandpiper

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Our stay at Sandpiper exceeding our expectations. The house was immaculate and was just as the pictures showed and with about every amenity you could imagine. The kitchen was fully stocked and we we were pleasantly surprised the garage had beach chairs, a cooler & sun umbrellas to use for the beach. It was conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood close to food, shopping, grocer, etc. and only a 10-15 min drive to the beach. Megan was great to answer all questions regarding the property and we appreciated her recommendations for places to go and things to do that the locals treasure. I only hope that our review doesn't inspire all to book and the property not be available to us for our trip next year!

ItWorks Adventure

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The house was beautiful. Very comfortable and was everything we expected from the pictures. Would love to stay here again and again (we actually didn't want to leave)

Wunderbares Sommerziel!

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Wie gerne sind wir in die Villa Sandpiper zurückgekehrt und wir waren wieder total begeistert. Die Besitzer tun alles, damit die Gäste sich wohl fühlen, die Ausstattung ist einfach toll, das Management ist sehr professionell und freundlich, das Wetter hätte besser nicht sein können, hochsommerlich mit wunderbarer Brise am Strand. Diesen hatten wir fast für uns und jeden Tag gab es Delfine und ganz viele Vögel zu sehen. So ein schönes Fleckchen Erde! Entspannung pur. Für Unterhaltung ist bestens gesorgt, wir schauten Olympia live am großen TV, verbrachten einige Abende In der Bar des Bridge Street Bistro in Bradenton Beach, wo es tolle live Musik und sehr gutes Essen gibt (der Cobb Salad ist fantastisch). Auch die Anna Maria Oyster Bar auf der Cortez Road ist ein Lieblingsrestaurant geworden, den Oysters Rockefeller kann man nicht widerstehen! Und natürlich kann man jederzeit in den hauseigenen Pool springen, besonders schön bei Sonnenuntergang. Alles in allem wunderschöne Ferien in einem perfekten Domizil. Wir kommen wieder!

Quick Spring Get-Away

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With the late AA flight from DCA to Sarasota and back early (before work!), paradise is just a little bit over two hours away. Villa Sandpiper was beautiful as ever, the Bougainvillea blooming, pool a balmy 82 degrees and the beaches of Anna Maria island close and full of interesting birds to see. (don’t forget the peanuts – the squirrels in the park close to Longboat Key bridge are fun to feed) We found a new go-to place for Fish Tacos – Swordfish Grill off Cortez on the bay (split an order of Mahi-mahi and Firecracker Shrimp!). During lunch they were unloading the fishing boat next door and the pelicans were putting on quite a show of fish thievery. We also took a boat ride in the bay – had a couple of dolphins following us along with their two babies. The house was in pristine condition as always, we love to cook our own meals and the kitchen is so well equipped. Alex from Island Dreams Realty was very easy to work with and even dropped by to make sure everything was alright. Also new - and best of all for busy Washingtonians – faster high-speed internet.

Einfach perfekt!

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WIE SCHÖN! Villa Sandpiper ist sehr ruhig gelegen, extrem gut ausgestattet und super sauber. Man kann kaum glauben, dass man so ein schickes Haus als Feriendomizil mieten kann, Einrichtung und Deko sind wunderschön. Insbesondere auch die sehr guten Matratzen trugen zum Wohlbefinden bei, ebenso der super große TV mit tollem sound, Bücher und Spiele. Und in nicht vielen Ferienhäusern hat man eine große Garage zur Verfügung. Da wir gerne kochen, haben wir die bestens ausgestattete Küche sehr oft benutzt, es ist wirklich alles da und alles vom Feinsten. Pool und Terrasse sind eine Erholungsoase und zum Traumstrand von Anna Maria Island sind es nur wenige Minuten. Die erste Fahrt über die Cortez Bridge zur Insel bringt sofort richtiges Florida Feeling. Die Lage in dem kleinen und super gepflegten Wohngebiet Heron’s Watch ist perfekt, um schnell viele Restaurants und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten zu erreichen. Man ist auch schnell in Ellenton (großes Outlet!), Sarasota und Tampa, wo wir bei einem großen Freiluftkonzert waren. Ohne Einschränkung zu empfehlen, 5 Sterne.

Summer Dreamin...

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This was our third visit to beautiful Villa Sandpiper. It is impressive how well taken care of the property is and it is getting even better. There are always some new touches, like little ottomans in the twin bedroom, the plants in the garden have grown in and make it even more private. The owners are doing a great job to make their guests very comfortable. We spent our mornings walking on the beach, enjoying the nice breeze, then we'd stop for a quick lunch (love the new Cuban place on Cortez), have a little siesta, a swim in the pool and then do some reading or shopping. Bradenton has really become a nice destination in itself and has a lot to offer. We saw a wonderful performance of "Cats" - there is something for everyone. Was a bit cautious about going to Florida in summer, but the weather has been so much nicer than in the Mid Atlantic where we live. Highly recommended for a summer visit!

Villa Sandpiper

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Had a great time. Looking for another.

Wedding Wonderland

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Our daughter was getting married on Ana Maria Island and we needed a home for our family to stay at while preparing for the island wedding. We wanted to rent a home so the family could have a local base of operations that felt more personal than a hotel. The Sandpiper was perfect for our family of 6. First of all, the property is gorgeous. The home was so clean and well maintained. The beach décor was so warm and inviting. We were in awe at the beautiful nautical touches placed so strategically throughout the home. Whoever decorated the home is a genius. The home is so bright and airy. The pool/patio area was well used by us. And when we wanted to go to the beach, it was just a short 10 minute drive. Restaurants and stores were also conveniently located within a 5 minute drive. The rental management for the Sandpiper was a Godsend. We had a hiccup with the wedding and they went above and beyond to make sure that our family was able to keep the Sandpiper as our base of operation for the wedding. I don't know what we would've done without their generosity. I would recommend a stay at the Sandpiper for anyone interested in having a relaxing beach getaway in a breath taking home.

Great getaway

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From check in to check out, all was well. Sandpiper is 5 minutes away from the beaches, but the pool kept us at the house. Very nice, well laid out place. Blu Ray player in the unit connected to the home theater. Go to Cortez for laid back restaurants and happy hours. The "beach" bars are overpriced and over rated for food.

Great Location and Accomendations

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We spend 3 weeks in Jan 2015 at this location. The house was extremely clean and very well equipped. The information folder is a very nice touch, highlighting all local restaurants and attractions. We had some minor issues with Refrigerator however the service company was very responsive in getting this repaired

Extremely pleased with the home

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This home was furnished and cared for beautifully. Exceptionally well equipped with anything and everything you could need. The close location to the beaches and the beautiful Anna Maria Island was wonderful. Would stay there again for sure. Thanks for a wonderful vacation.....

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