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Bayfront Cottage Along Dona Bay, Great Views and Private Dock

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Beautiful water views from this bayfront cottage. 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 being just 50 feet from the water.

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.

Enjoy boating, fishing or crabbing on your private dock. Boats and trailers may be accepted with additional fee for docking. Be sure to mention boat or trailer needs when inquiring. Provide boat size, make, outboard, or I/O, and depth needed. The boat lift IS NOT available for use without a significant deposit and/or fee.

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. That is why we have had them as a 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Bryan

We live next door and have since 1994. We bought the neighboring 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 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 Nokomis

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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
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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. Boat lift is not allowed to be used.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Hi def tv in each bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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(24 traveller reviews)

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Bayfront Cottage Along Dona Bay, Great Views and Private Dock
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 reviews

Lovely Waterside Cottage with Dock!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely waterside cottage with a dock on Dona Bay. The view is delightful and location close to everything. It's a few minutes drive to the beaches and restaurants, and an even more special nautical location. Within 5 minutes you are idled to Venice Inlet and all the beautiful sights and moorings of the area. The water is shallow, maybe 3' at low tide, but a surprising amount of larger boats manage to nudge their way into the area's waterside homes. The cottage was a former side-by-side duplex -- now opened -- and has 2 front doors and plenty of space for privacy. It's quaint and dated, which simply adds to the charm. And the owners are world-class hosts. Stay for a week, you'll wish you had months. Lovely!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay on Dona Bay!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our winter vacation on Dona Bay!!

The property was everything and more than described. The cottage was spacious, bright and beautiful. My husband and I love to cook so the kitchen was important to us.

The kitchen was well stocked and easy to use.

We loved the variety of birds that visited right in our yard from the rookery across the bay. We were also able to kayak at a beautiful launch right up the street. I also rode my bike to the beach and along the legacy trail which is nearby. There are also many restaurants and activities nearby in Venice.

Bryan was a perfect host and neighbor. He was very responsive and helpful to any needs we had.

I would highly recommend this property, I felt so fortunate that we were able to spend our winter here!!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good fishing spot

  • 5 of 5

Good location on the water. Had no problem getting our 27ft boat in and out. Less than 10 minutes to open water.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.57
Pet Fee £71.43

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.

Boat dock fees apply if bringing a boat. The boat lift IS NOT available for use (without significant deposit/fee).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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