Every year, for the last 41 years, on the Saturday and Sunday in the month of December, four carefully selected local residents graciously open their beautifully decorated homes and allow to the community to take a peek inside (and sometimes enjoy the spectacular views) to assist Entre Nous Club, with raising funds for our largest fundraiser, The Tour of Homes.
Now in our 42nd year, we continue the tradition, and are proud to present four beautiful homes rich in history. These uniquely styled in holiday décor by current owners will not disappoint. You'll visit a meticulously restored historic waterfront Victorian home that boasts six fireplaces located in Palmetto, and after touring the beautiful Victorian home, you'll find a variety of vendors that will be selling holiday gifts, check out the *Entre Nous booth's handmade cards, each lovingly made by the Entre Nous elves. Once you've traveled over the bridge into Bradenton, you'll step into a vintage mid-century ranch home with oversized rooms located on Riverview Blvd.
Around the corner is a stunning 4 bedroom home located on McLewis Bayou that not only has a guesthouse, but also covered boathouse. There you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a tasty treat or a light lunch at the *Sweet Shoppe run by the Life Members. These treats are available for purchase the delicious assortment of lunch items will I homemade sweets are irresistible! The fourth house will not only wow you with its holiday cheer, but with an impressive garden located between Warner’s Bayou and Manatee River in Northwest Bradenton.
Don't pass up on the opportunity to buy *raffle tickets for a wine collection (Tickets are $15.00 each or 2/$25.00), or for the gorgeous OOAK (one of a kind) handmade holiday themed quilt (tickets are $5 each) that is made especially for our Tour.
*All proceeds go back to the Tour.
Check out our Club’s Facebook page, Entre Nous of Manatee County for detailed information about the homes, raffles, Sweet Shoppe menu, and items available for purchase at Elf Alley.
House Tour tickets are $20 each, and can be used on both days.
Tickets will be available for purchase online through Eventbrite until December 6, 2019, and the Tour Book will be available for pick up at the Scheid home located at 708 Riverside Drive in Palmetto.
You can also purchase a tour book through Active Club members, or at one of the following retail shops:
Crowder Brothers (Ace Hardware) 5409 Manatee Avenue, West
Flowers by Edie 4607 Cortez Road, West
Paper Inn 5917 Manatee Avenue, West
Manasota Commercial Construction 1310 Fourth Avenue, West
Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St, West
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 6696 Cortez Rd,
Anna Maria Island:
The Island Cabana, 403 C. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Palmetto Village Thrift Shop 333 10th Avenue West
Palmetto Ace Hardware 1118 8th Avenue West
Ace Hardware 7028 US Highway 301 North
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 1525 51st Ave East
Crowder Brothers (Ace Hardware) 2401 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
The Holiday Tour of Homes is a large undertaking and to successfully achieve our goal, it requires not only the Active members, but a large group of Life Members, student and adult volunteers, local businesses, and of course incredible and accommodating homeowners.