Via Roma Beach Resort

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by reneelarroux on June 24, 2003

Best Things Nearby:
The beach is only steps away. Glorious sunsets. Convenient shopping and restaurants. Art museums, science museums, aquariums, and amusement parks are within 20-90 miles. Bradenton Beach is sandwiched between the gulf and the bay with the island being no more than one mile wide. All sorts of water activites such as swimming, sailing, boating, jet skis and parasailing are available in the area.

Best Things About the Resort:
The pool, gazebo shaded awning overlooking the beach, and the beach are all within 100 yards of each other. It is quite a nice arrangement. The family atmosphere of the unit allows the freedom to grant the permission not generally allowed in the "big city" for children to swim, roam, and associate with others of the same age. Adults also "gather", exchange views, and Bar-B-Que together.

Resort Experience:
This is not a new complex that has top of the line furnishings. It is, however, an older beachside complex that is well maintained, offers comfortable furnishings, daily towel exchange, and friendly staff. This is a two story building containing approximately twenty one or two bedroom units. There is no elevator. Across the street is another two story building with additional 8-10 one bedroom units. The one bedrooms are either gulf front or a short walk across the street. The two bedrooms are all gulf view beach side. All of the two bedrooms overlook the pool and have an unobstructed side view of the beach from the balcony and bedroom windows. TV/VCR in the livng room, second TV in the master bedroom, all the appliances necessary are available in the kitchen, large dining/living space, but only one bath. The picture in the RCI book really shows that the pool, gazebo shaded area and the beach are all within close proximity of each other. Parking and laundry facilities are across the street. Loved the feel of safety walking the beach whether 4am or midnight. Condo offered bikes (highway a little busy) and supposedly fishing gear (never asked about this).

Via Roma Beach Resort
2408 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, Florida, 34217
(941) 778-6691

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