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Spectacular Pool Home in Historic Fishing Village

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12, private pool

The Captain Billy Fulford House is a one-of-a-kind home with 20' x 40' private, heated pool, located in the Historic Village of Cortez just steps from Sarasota Bay and a mile from spectacular Gulf beaches. Built in 1907, this home has been beautifully renovated. Very large home features a spacious eat-in kitchen, expansive great room and dining area, Handicap accessibility and private, fenced yard with lush, tropical landscaping surrounding the pool area. Deep sea and inland fishing practically at your doorstep. Enjoy the charm of Cortez Village from the large covered front porch. Sleeps twelve with two queen size beds, two double beds, three twin beds, and two pullout couch. This house is ideal for family reunions and longer stays.

More Details

Owner
Paul Dryfoos
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Cortez in the Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Handicapped-accessible shower
    Downstairs bedroom - Toilet
    Poolside shower - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Downstairs - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs front - 2 Single Bed
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private bathroom
    Pool view 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Pool view 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Five bedrooms, plus a family room with a double pullout sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In addition to the five bedrooms, there are pull-out sofa-beds in the living room and the Florida room.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Spectacular Pool Home in Historic Fishing Village
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
4

Nice home and close to many activities

  • 4 of 5

The house was large with plenty of room

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fortville, Indiana
4

Perfect place for our family!

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect place for our family - we had 12 people staying in the house and had plenty of room. Only complaint about the house was the bathrooms were pretty small. Loved walking 1/2 block to fishing pier each morning to see the sun come up over the bay and watch pelicans "dive" for food. The food at The very popular Star Fish Company at the pier was very good. Also enjoyed The Sea Hag a few blocks away - very unique. Ana Maria Island and all its beaches, shops, Restaurants were a short drive across the bridge.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie- Thanks for your review, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We love Cortez and we're happy when our guests appreciate its unique fishing village atmosphere. Sorry you found the bathrooms small. Yes - the upstairs bathrooms are on the small side, but the downstairs master bath is quite large with a big handicap accessible shower. We hope you will stay with us in the future. Best-Paul and Cindy
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5

Very Accomodating

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 people stayed in this house. The house is huge and easily accommodated all of us and also allowed some of us to escape for a little peace and quiet. The pool is huge and the water was warm so we had a great time in the pool. One of the features we really noted about the property is that it is well stocked. The kitchen has an abundance of appliances, dishes, silverware, & pots & pans. This is probably one of the best stocked kitchens in any rental in the area. Additionally, there are plenty of pool and beach toys and equipment. The house is located in the Fishing Village which is an interesting place to visit and tour. The area is quiet at night and there was very little traffic on the road in front of the house. We did experience an electrical problem with a light switch, and to the credit of Island Vacation Properties, they had someone over immediately to repair the light switch. We are considering renting the property for next year because it accommodated our need; we liked working with the owner; and Island Vacation Properties was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Edward- Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will stay with us in the future. Best wishes- Paul And Cindy
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Great Barrington, MA
5

Nice spot for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Unique house in a historic fishing village. Very comfortable for a large group, beautiful pool, great living space, nice screened porch, very private yard. Quiet neighborhood, except some hubub around the excellent Star Fish restaurant at the end of the street. Worth it though, because it's a a fantastic restaurant, featured on Emeril's Florida Hidden Gems. Fresh seafood right off the boats served on picnic tables overlooking the beautiful Cortez harbor. Only downside is it's a mile to the beach, but it's a beautiful walk, and there's plenty of parking if you want to drive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation Home For All.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the Billy Fulford House over the 4th of July weekend thru the 10th. We found the house very well supplied and clean through out, the pool area is very nice and clean as well. The only thing we found a problem, was the maintenance crew. There were a couple of jobs to be finished, but we were not notified on their arrival. If we would have been notified, there wouldn't have been a problem, the gentlemen did not Identify themselves as employees, and just jumped over the pool fence, not stating who they were. All in all, had a great time and looking forwart to visiting the home again next year.......very pleasent. The Marina is just a stone throw away and has very good food, as well as a fresh seafood market there as well. We couldn't wait to tell everyone how great the house was. A wonderful stay for us all. Plenty of room for everyone, without getting in everyone's way. The area looks a little run down, but the people are very nice in the area. Glad we chose this home. Thank you so much for a great vacation and visit to the village.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the wonderful Captain Billy Fulford House for two weeks in March and it was perfect.The home is very large, more than enough room for everybody to spread out, and also very cozy and charming. There are big enough tables for large group dinners inside and out and plenty of dishes, silverware etc. to go around. The amount of towels in the house is unbelievable, you will never run out! The large yard behind the house is beautiful and lush, the pool very private and there are always both sunny and shady spots to pick from.One of the best parts is the location in a quiet neighborhood in Cortez, still close enough to walk or bike to the beach on Anna Maria. Originally we were looking for a rental on Anna Maria Island but were grateful not to be stuck amongst all the traffic and bustle of the island.The one issue we had (connecting to the web, and it turned out not to be an issue at all!) was solved with a phone call to the very polite and efficient people at the rental agency. The house was very clean upon our arrival but it would have been nice to have a few more cleaning supplies to use during our stay.We are already talking about our next trip and hope to have a chance to stay at the Fulford Home again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Robinson Preserve
"Robinson Preserve is a wonderful tidal wetlands preserve with kayak, walking and biking trai..."
Anna Maria Island
"Anna Maria Island has miles of beautiful gulf beaches, good restaurants, walking and biking ..."
Star Fish Company
"Star Fish Company serves grouper, mullet and gulf shrimp fresh off the fishing boats. Beauti..."
Florida Maritime Museum
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-75
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Coquina
Car: recommended

Located in the Historic Village of Cortez, a designated National Historic District that is the last remaining traditional working fishing village on the Florida Gulf Coast. Site of the Florida Maritime Museum, and the Florida Institute of Salt Water Heritage, which offers wooden boat building workshops and sponsors community events such as the Cortez Fishing Festival. A short drive or bike ride over the bridge to the spectacular Gulf beaches, restaurants and shopping of Anna Maria Island. Nearby boating, fishing, golf, tennis. World-class shopping and cultural amenities available in nearby Sarasota, Saint Armand's Key and Longboat Key.

Other Activities: boat-building classes at Florida Maritime Museum; boating, fishing and kayaking.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Cortez, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 5 nights
From
£241
£1,910
£5,919
 
 
July 4th week
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,626
for 5 nights
From
£280
£2,186
 
 
Summer/Fall
9 Jul 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 5 nights
From
£241
£1,910
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,757
for 5 nights
From
£307
£2,370
 
 
Late Fall
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 5 nights
From
£241
£1,910
£5,919
 
 
Christmas/New Years
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,370
for 7 nights
£2,370
 
 
Early Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,494
for 5 nights
From
£254
£2,002
£7,058
 
 
Presidents' Week
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,370
for 7 nights
£2,370
 
 
Late Winter
24 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,648
for 5 nights
From
£285
£2,217
£7,671
 
 
Easter Week
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,524
for 7 nights
£2,524
 
 
Spring
7 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,582
for 5 nights
From
£272
£2,125
 
 
Late Spring
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 5 nights
From
£241
£1,910
£6,795
 
 
July 4th Week
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,757
for 5 nights
From
£307
£2,370
 
 
Early summer
7 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,582
for 5 nights
From
£272
£2,125
 
 
Late Summer/Fall
28 Jul 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 5 nights
From
£241
£1,910
£6,795
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 5 nights
From
£241
£1,910
£6,795
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £117.34 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £61.8
Cleaning £144.72 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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