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Bayfront Cottage Along Dona Bay, Great Views and Private Dock

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Beautiful views from this bayfront cottage. New paint, furniture, and 47' LCD hi def tv are just a part of the amenities. This modest and clean cottage lies along the northern shore line of Dona Bay, enjoying the same views and setting as the neighborhood of multi million dollar homes. The views and atmosphere are spectacular.

The recently remodeled cottage has two bedrooms. One with a pillowtop queen bed and the other with two single beds. Each bedroom has cable tv. There is also a separate dining room, an eat in kitchen, living room, laundry, and two baths. It has Verizon FIOS 47' hi def tv and high speed wireless internet. The home sits about 50 feet off the shore line providing up close waterfront views from most rooms of the cottage. The home also has it's own private dock. Bring your own boat for quick access to the Gulf (dock fee may apply). Rental boats nearby. Be sure to mention boat or trailer needs when inquiring.

Enjoy boating, fishing or crabbing on your private dock. Canoe or kayak from Oscar Scherer State Park. Boat rentals nearby. Beaches within 1.5 miles. Bicycle to the beach or public tennis courts, which are both about one and a half mile away.

Many fine restaurants in the area. Many beautiful golf courses to choose from. Rent a boat, windsurf, parasail or charter fishing nearby. Shell and shark's tooth hunt on the famous Casperson Beach. A ten minute drive to Sarasota and 50 minutes to Tampa (Busch Gardens and Adventure Island), and 1 hour 45 minutes to all of the Orlando attractions. Yes, I mean Disney and much more.

There is no smoking permitted on the property, inside or outside. Pets may be accepted with additional fee and deposit OR credit card on file. Please provide pet breed/info upon inquiry.

The cottage is the downstairs unit of a duplex. The upstairs unit is rented from the first week of January through the end of March to a couple in their 70 s with a standard poodle. They have been renting the upstairs unit for fifteen consecutive years. I live next door and can assure you they are a quiet couple and the dog rarely barks. Otherwise, I would not have had them as my neighbor and tenant for the last fifteen years. The upstairs is not occupied during any of the remaining months. It is then like a single family house from April through early January.

Keywords: Bayfront cottage, house, villa, casita

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 August, 2017

About Bryan

We live next door and have since 1994. We bought the cottage as a rental and have enjoyed meeting different people over the years. You can rest assured that the cottage guests will be well taken care of without ever me being an intrusion. We take pride in the cottage being next to our family home and we go above and beyond to keep every guest happy. If there is a problem, let me know so we can do our best to remedy it.

Bryan purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Bryan chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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What makes this cottage unique

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Nokomis in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Payment made confirms you have read the rental agreement attached below and agree to all terms and conditions of the agreement.
  • No smoking anywhere on the property, inside or outside, is permitted.
  • Pets and boats may be accepted with additional fee. Please provide pet or boat information with inquiry.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Brand new 47' hi def television with verizon fios in living room and each of the two bedrooms. High speed wireless internet service included.


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Bayfront Cottage Along Dona Bay, Great Views and Private Dock
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews

Great location, quiet, unbelievable views.

  • 4 of 5

Great location, quiet, unbelievable views. Bryan was great to work with and very helpful. Cotttage is exactly as pictured on inside and out. The bathrooms could use a remodel but everything worked great. You can't beat the price for this location and view.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family and pet friendly retreat

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is convenient to everything including the dog beach which was our main destination during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clermont, FL

Nice, quiet weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice for us as we had friends from out of state down and we had plenty of space inside and outside. Also, was very nice having a full size kitchen that was well stocked for us to make dinner for two nights. The first night we were able to BBQ outside and enjoy the weather and fishing off the dock and the second night we cooked a big dinner on the stove and all hung out inside (due to the rain). Was nice to have two bathrooms for us and our guests to use. We knew when we rented the property that it was not renovated and was kind of dated so that was not a huge problem for us. It is about a 5-10 minute drive to Casey Key beach. Overall nice, quiet location and nice size just a bit dated.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best convenient yet secluded location!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute booking which at the time we could care less about location as long as we had a place to keep our boat. When we arrived we were surprised big time by how roomy the place was. Everything was perfect! Our favorite part about the house was how close the home was to the Venice inlet and it being a straight shot on a boat. The yard was a great place to picnic at with the perfect grass and fun trees to climb on. We will definitely be back!! Thank you Brian!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boater's paradise

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect if you have a boat and want easy, frequent access to the water. We don't live far away but wanted a weekend of hassle-free boating. It was perfect! The dock that came with the house was just what we needed. Another perk was our dogs were allowed to come, too! We took the dogs everywhere, even out to eat by boat. Everything was just minutes away by water. Bryan was an amazing host, very accommodating and gracious. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us Joe. Your wonderful family are welcome anytime.
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Beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our boat for a nice weekend in the Nokomis/Venice Beach area. Easy access to intercoastal and open waters. Just kept the boat in the water and was a breeze in and out every day. Cottage was bigger than we expected. It's an older place but the owner does his best to maintain it. Had a great time! Crows Nest was great for dinner too!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Nokomis, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season
16 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.82 + Tax
Cleaning £56.87 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pet fee applies per pet per accepted. If more than one month booked, fee applies per month.
If bringing a pet, please provide the breed and weight of each pet.
Owner reserves the right to refuse any pet for any reason.
Holiday weeks may be at peak rate.
If paid by credit card, 5% fee will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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