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1 story Stand Alone Home Steps to White sand Beach & Fishing Dock

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5) Central A/C/heat, WiFi

This STAND ALONE, VERY CHARMING, cottage is in a very peaceful setting with huge brick courtyard. This is not like most other elevated vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island that require you to climb 1-2 or even 3 stories. This is a stand alone ground level home!

We have recently invested in a new kitchen, bathroom, lanai, living area and bedrms. I.e., new granite counters. New Whirlpool dishwasher. New full size Smooth top Kenmore Stove/oven. New kitchen stainless sink & new faucets. New soaking tub, sinks, faucets, lights, italian tile, in Bathroom. Designer decor throughout. High end beds & mattresses. Upgraded refrig/freezer. Virtually every kitchen tool, like home, making Kitchen fully stocked. Everything is MINT, MINT, MINT!

Entire home has tile floors in every room including lanai!

Screened lanai with sliding glass doors for those chilly nights.

Rate includes unlimited calling anywhere in USA & Canada, Wi-Fi, Digital cable, 46 plasma TV & flat screen in bedroom.

You will love our white powder sand beach just around 40 steps away. Peak of Gulf from kitchen. Enjoy turquoise crystal clear ocean water! Walk along the beach just a short way and stop at the great restaurants & live entertainment right on the water. If you like fishing, we have a dock just 40 steps away too.

If you like going for walks, there is a marvelous paved trail across our street that goes for about 2 miles, or so, along the beach. This is a great paved boardwalk to walk or bike along every day especially around sun set! The trail is covered by weeping pines & palms and is simply breathtaking.

Just a quick walk down the road is The Coquina Baywalk at Leffis key where you will enjoy acres of boardwalks built along the Bay. Spectacular scenery.

You will enjoy a wide variety of restaurants all within walking distance incl our favorites on the Pier. Last time eating out on the pier we saw 3 dolphins & a Manatee!

You must see to believe.

There are two bedrms. Sleeps 4 comfortably but with a big queen sleep sofa it will sleep 5 if necessary. There's a big full bathroom. Unlike most rentals with just a shower, this has shower and soaking tub. Big Lanai. Living area. Kitchen. Unique extras include; pillow top mattresses. The best nights sleep so you can spend more time enjoying the day! Large closets including cedar closet in 1 bedrm.

We provide everything including beach chairs and towels. You need only bring your tooth brushes & flip flops. All windows including Lanai have new Tommy Bahama white blinds. Lanai has new comfortable dining set. My wife does all the interior decorating. She has a flare for making everything look so bright & beachy.

The furniture in this home is top of the line Tommy Bahama style. Unlike other owners who rent from a thousand miles away, & are at risk of bank foreclosure, we live nearby most of the year and own property free and clear of bank mortgage. Sadly, many vacation properties are at risk of bank foreclosure. Have peace of mind when you rent from us.

For the health conscious, we have installed a $3000 water filtration system. Unlike other vacation rentals on the island that use public water which is heavily treated with CHLORINE and other chemicals our filtration system filters all this out. So, when you bathe, cook or, drink, know that you have the purest and only chemical free water on the island! Not only is this healthier in every regard but, women will notice that their hair is fuller and skin is softer after washing as their are no chemicals to make the hair limp or to dry out skin!

Area Info

Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria island is just seven miles long and is made up of 3 small cities: Bradenton Beach,

Holmes Beach, & Anna Maria at the north. No matter which direction you come, you must cross water

via a bridge. At the southern tip is the most sought after area of Bradenton Beach. You can head north from Sarasota travel on to Longboat Key and cross over a draw bridge on to Bradenton Beach. There are also two other draw bridges from the main land of Bradenton to come onto Anna Maria island. One way is via Manatee Avenue (SR 64 ) & the other is via Cortez Road.

Watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids of all ages would enjoy a visit to Bradenton to see Snooty the manatee. The area of Manatee/Sarasota counties also has great off shore fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, shopping, museums, & art galleries to explore.

Be sure to observe all the turtle watch rules as the Ridley turtles are building nests from early May & baby turtles are hatching on our beaches. You might even go on a turtle watch tour with our local turtle lady. Look in the paper for her schedule.

The entire island of Anna Maria has many reasonably priced award winning restaurants.I.e., the Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has not only delicious food as in breakfast, lunch, but the owner is a triple time National Pie contest winner. Be sure and stop by.

Of course, check out the local newspaper for the latest events about the island. The A.M.I. SUN is just one. It's free & had lots of info you can use on current happenings.

Holmes Beach is famous for the Beach Cafe, Skinny's a small local hamburger, hotdog storefront plus along Gulf Drive you will locate the island grocery store, Publix and several island strip centers with your last minute beach items such as snacks, lotions, toys, rentals, etc.

OFF THE ISLAND

Mote Science Lab is just a short drive off the island and on to Longboat Key just a few miles to the south. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to this 'hands on' science stop. This is where many of the rescued injured animals, occasional birds, turtles, etc are taken to recuperate and then are returned to nature.

ESPECIALLY for kids:

G WIZ is located in Sarasota near the VanWizzel a block off of Tamiami. This is a state of the art Science hands on museum. Well worth the visit. Check it out on line to see what they are featuring. Call for cost.

Day trips:

Disneyworld, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota (the cultural center of Florida) with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and much more!

It's just a 15 minute drive to St. Armands circle. Designer shops and world renowned restaurants just a few examples of what you will experience.

Keywords: Flat, bungalo, beach house, single story home, ground floor home, home with lanai, home with dock, vacation rental, vacation home, beachside home, gulf home, Anna Maria Island. In Bradenton Beach. Near IMG, Siesta Key, Lido beach, Longboat key and Holmes Beach.

More Details

Owner
mark anthony
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2017

About mark anthony

My wife and I have traveled to many vacation destinations & love this area best. The laid back charm, the breathtaking clear emerald water, white talcum powder sand beach is to die for. So are the sun sets and sun rises. We are so fortunate to have found this place we call paradise & think you will feel the same way. My wife and I own this rental property free of bank mortgage. This gives you peace of mind knowing your reservation is secure. No fear of foreclosure. We are nearby for most of the year. Unlike many who rent from abroad or cross country. Try to get support if you have a problem from someone in another country or 1000 miles away can be a challenge. We are retired and in this business because we enjoy working with nice people. We have the time to pay attention to minor details that some others overlook. We have over 50 perfect 5 star reviews. Every review has been unsolicited and every review has been 5 star. This does not happen by chance. We take great pride in making sure the property is the way we would expect it to be if we were on vacation. We have stayed at many 5 star resorts and have learned a thing or two. Most of our customers are now repeat customers. We think you will be too. Hope to see you soon!

Mark & Liliana

mark anthony purchased this cottage in 2011

Why mark anthony chose Anna Maria Island

Location, location, location! I can go on and on but at the end of the day we chose to buy in this location because the location has got the best of all worlds that we value most in a vacation destination.

Our property is:

• Near Golf (over 40 local golf courses!)

• Near Beach (30 steps away)!

• Safe Swimming Beach

• Near Disneyworld - FL 120 Minutes

• Near Busch Gardens 60 Minutes

• Near Boardwalk

• Near Marina

• Near Boat Launch

• Near Shopping

• Near Restaurants

Airport Information

Closest airport is Sarasota airport which is just 15-20 minutes drive. We almost always fly in to Tampa Airport, for best rate

What makes this cottage unique

What is there to do?

Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach & Beyond

AREA ATTRACTIONS

While Anna Maria Island is known for laid back living & relaxation, should you wish to participate in the local scene there's an abundance of activities. If you enjoy biking, Bradenton Beach has a designated bike trail along Gulf Drive. Old Bridge Street has Putt Putt Golf and while you play, there is a misting system so you can stay cool. At the end of Old Bridge Street is a pier for your fishing pleasure as well as a restaurant. There are a variety of restaurants on Old Bridge St making it possible to satisfy every appetite.

Whether it's pizza or French crepes to fish tacos, you can find a meal to satisfy. There are also shops & the US Post office is located here so you can mail post cards to your friends back home.

Naturally you can swim in the crystal clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkeling is also fun or surfboarding, parasailing or kayaking. Several local business will rent you all the necessary equipment. Naturally there are golfing & tennis too.

Location

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Sarasota Int'l Airport 17 miles Tampa Int'l 50 min
Car: not necessary

Location. location, location. Our most sought after area is just about 30 steps to what has recently been named to 1 of the top 10 beaches in USA. Our laid back island & culture is unlike any other. No high rises, no fast food chains, etc. are allowed here. Of course you can drive a mile off the island and find every fast food chain know to man kind if that's what you like. Where can you go and have a private dock to fish from on the Bay, and enjoy spectacular sun rises about 40 steps on one side of property & white powder beach & warm emerald water about the same distance in the other direction? This truly is paradise. Our secluded and relaxing court yard is surrounded by lush tropical garden & several palms, avocado, bamboo, banana trees for privacy and is simply wonderful & inspiring. We have a nice gas grill & private picnic area. Unlike other rentals, never any hidden fees for grill gas, biweekly trash pick up service, wi-fi, unlimited calling, digital cable, etc. So nice you may never want to leave!

Enjoy 7 1/2 miles of beautiful white sand beaches and spectacular sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico! We are perfectly situated at the south end of Anna Maria island Walk steps on one side to the white powder sand beach and turquoise water. Walk steps on the other side, on a quiet street, to our dock on Sarasota Bay. We have a BRAND NEW FISHING DOCK! Just steps to restaurants, shops, parasailing, jet-skiing, fishing and boating excursions - and convenient to area theaters, museums, parks and airports.Whether it’s a sun and fun filled day at the beach or enjoying one of the many activities Anna Maria Island has to offer, you’ll be sure to have a great day and the memories you make during your vacation will last a lifetime.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bradenton Beach in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is not in one of the bedrooms it is located for privacy of both bedrooms. Bathroom has soaking tub!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Screened Lanai with sliding windows perfect for bug free dining even on chilly nights, Big quite brick courtyard with gas grill, Total makeover includes granite counters in kitchen and bathroom, soaking tub, wide screen tv's, dvd, californa king bed in master, biggest bed made! Pillow top mattresses, Tommy Bahama Beach decor, New whirlpool Dishwasher, Queen Sleep sofa, Lush outdoor tropical gardens, Lots of palms in courtyard. Let the the sound of the waves put you to sleep at night! Fishing gear supplied. Fish of our dock! For the health conscious, we have installed a $3000 water filtration system. Unlike other vacation rentals on the island that use public water which is heavily treated with CHLORINE and other chemicals our filtration system filters all this out. So, when you bathe, cook or, drink, know that you have the purest and only chemical free water on the island! Not only is this healthier in every regard but, women will notice that their hair is fuller and skin is softer!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1 story Stand Alone Home Steps to White sand Beach & Fishing Dock
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews
5

Perfect for our needs and then some.

  • 5 of 5

The property sits on one the thinnest parts of Anna Marie Island. So a very short walk and your on a shared pier on Sarasota Bay. Little bit long but still very short walk you are on The Gulf. The two bedroom one bath was exactly what we needed. The decor was very cute beachy feel and small dishwasher is very effective. We did bring some food to fix but so many awesome restaurants in the area. We did fish off the pier on the ocean and the shared pier. The unit was clean and everything worked properly. It was also helpful to have a washer dryer on the property not in unit but still it is there and modern and it is not coin operated we just went to the dollar tree and bought some HE trial size tide. There was soap there but we hate to use other people's stuff and I couldn't find HE on it. If you are looking for a great unit at great price with options to cook or dine out where you can utilize bay or sea fishing this is the place for you. I also would like to add that the owner of this property is very accessible and kind and will assist you. We only had one question and he was very quick to respond. I would recommend this to anyone and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review especially the part about owner being "accessible and kind", lol. Glad you enjoyed the fishing on our most sought after and thinnest part of the island where you can fish off our dock on Bay or Jetties on gulf within a few min walk of each other! Not many places in the world where you can do this. We look forward to have you back again as our guests!
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Nice

  • 4 of 5

Close to white sandy beach kids had great time....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was very clean and everything we needed was there. The owners were awesome and very helpful.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed what the area offered, had an awesome vacation. I would recommend anyone to come and stay .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review and delighted you found everything to be awesome including us! Thanks too for recommended our beautiful vacation rental to others.
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5

Clean home, great location, considerate owners

  • 5 of 5

My husband, toddler and I stayed here last month and were so pleased with this rental. Everything we could have possibly needed was provided for, down to the beach towels and sand toys. On site laundry was a big help, too. We did have to toddler-proof when we arrived, but nothing more than the expected. The unit is in a larger complex, but our cottage still felt private and was generally pretty quiet both day and night. Great location, too, although the road to cross to access the beach is very busy, but nothing that gave us too much trouble.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your excellent review of our stand alone cottage. Delighted that you will be returning. We look forward to seeing you again!
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5

Nice, clean, short walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertised. A nice welcome from the owners with lots of information. The unit was clean and as advertised. It was the perfect weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect and relaxing cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

We checked in on a Friday evening and were looking forward to a lovely and fun weekend. First thing we'd noticed about the cottage was how clean and organized it was. There were two tidy bedrooms with a queen size bed in each. A bottle of wine and bowl of candy were on the coffee table along with TV and WiFi ready to go. The kitchen had everything we needed for a stay in for a surf and turf dinner. This place is centrally located, walking distance to all the various bars/restaurants on Bridge Street, short drive to Publix supermarket in Longboat Key, and not too far from downtown Sarasota. Although the beach is across a busy 2 lane road and it can be packed with cars during the afternoon, the cottage is located far enough from the road to hear any sort of noise. We met Mark and Liliana before we left and can tell that they work hard at making guests feel welcome. We look to visiting Bradenton Beach soon and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Glad you found our beautiful rental "Perfect and relaxing". You were here during busiest period of the year. The road is usually not nearly as busy but, even when busy it's nice to have the safe crosswalk. We look forward to having you back again!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bradenton Beach, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£531
for 3 nights
From
£147
£761
£2,432
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£846
for 3 nights
From
£252
£1,173
 
 
End of Fall
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£531
for 3 nights
From
£147
£761
 
 
Christmas/New Years
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£795
for 3 nights
From
£235
£1,173
£4,279
 
 
Jan
2 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£670
for 3 nights
From
£193
£888
 
 
End of jan
27 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£929
for 3 nights
From
£280
£1,223
 
 
Peak Winter
3 Feb 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,085
for 3 nights
From
£332
£1,643
£5,958
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£581
for 3 nights
From
£164
£909
 

Additional pricing information

departure cleaning £90.34
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.56
Tax Rate 11.5%

Add $100 for Thanksgiving week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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