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NEWLY RENOVATED! Gulf/Bay Views! Steps to beach & our fishing Dock. Poles incl!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,390 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Steps to:Beach Bay/Dock Shopping Eateries. Fishing gear included! No car needed!

You've looked at the rest now book the best. Book directly thru this site, in order to secure the dates you want and, at our current great rates. Read on to see what sets us apart from the rest!

NEW LISTING!! Low intro rates in effect! Your search for that awesome vacation rental is over. This is the one! This home sleeps 4-5 persons in 2 bedroom ensuites (bathrooms attached to bedrooms for added convenience and total privacy) and a queen sleep sofa.

Exceptionally bright, cheery, and beachy!

Here's some examples of what makes this vacation rental unique;

There is a screened lanai with outdoor bug free dining for 6 and an outdoor couch and coffee table. Perfect for dining outdoors or just relaxing while soaking in the fresh sea air. Listen to sounds of the birds and the palms swaying in the gentle breeze. Enjoy our game room with screened windows. Play ping pong on our full size ping pong table. Enjoy mini air hockey. Practice your putting, all in our game room. Or relax on our comfortable furniture that is perfect for dining or just relaxing while watching wide screen TV!

The deluxe designer kitchen was just totally renovated with a no expense spared!! Solid cherry wood cabinets & granite tops just 2 of the features. It is fully equipped to make everything from that morning cup of coffee to be enjoyed on the cozy front porch, to a family dinner made up from your catching the "big one" and nearby Farmers Market finds.The fully equipped kitchen has brand new high end stainless appliances. I.e., the stainless on refrig is smudge proof. Full size new oven in case you want to make a family feast. Garbage disposal. Keurig coffee maker, Blender, Toaster, more. Enjoy the freshest tropical fruit from nearby by stores, or, fruit and veggie stands offering fresh local produce. By a fresh pineapple for the best pina colada ever while enjoying the sunset or sun rise from our front porch.

With plenty of seating indoors and outdoors, celebrate the sunshine, sea and our fishing dock on the bay, with family, or friends! Or, enjoy the solitude of our very peaceful screened lanai. Or, enjoy our game room!

All the bathrooms are fitted with a genuine Jacuzzi multi setting jet spray shower head for incredible massaging showers! Showers are not little "telephone booths" like many rentals. These are nice size tiled showers!

Washer & Dryer. Free use! Not coin operated like many places! We even provide the detergent so you can travel light!

Here's what set's our beautiful newly totally renovated rental apart from the rest:

Off road reserved parking right next to your front door.

Plush furniture by Lazy Boy, Pier1, Tommy Bahama, Designer appointments.

Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses. We help you sleep better at night so you can play longer during the day!

Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, full kitchen, Queen sleep soffa in the very big family room....PLUS;

We are just steps away from the Beach, about a 50 second walk to beach access! About a 40 second walk to fishing dock (see pics).

Enjoy our fishing dock. Great shaded Fishing spot and we supply fishing gear!! Enjoy bikes. We provide a discount code so you can enjoy low rates on bike rentals and ride along the safe paved bike/walking path heading south to Coquina Beach. Go under Long Boat Key bridge heading back north to BayWalk at Coquina Beach. This is a fabulous Nature Preserve with acres of board walks that wrap around Leffis Key. Use our discount codes to enjoy kayaking right from our dock. Launch steps away from our dock on the Bay! Do some kayak fishing or, just enjoy the spectacular scenery. Watch for dolphins and Manatee! Our guest from a few weeks ago caught 9 big flounder in 3 hours! If you don't catch a fish you will at least enjoy watching the Egrets and Pelicans in our Bay and see how easy they make it look! The discount code also good for Paddle Board, Segway and Jet ski rentals! Of course, just steps in the other direction is our white powder sand beach which was voted top 10 in the USA! No better way than to spend a day on beach, shelling, building sand castles, reading, or just RELAXING! After a day of fun in the sun, take an easy stroll to one of the many restaurants on and around Bridge street. Also enjoy the boutiques, Pier dining, Pubs, Night life, Mini Golf, Marina, Boat, jet ski, Segway rentals. Parasailing, and much more, ALL WITHIN AN EASY STROLL AWAY!!!

Take FREE trolley anywhere you want to go on the island! There's so much to see on the island. Two public beaches nearby offer free entertainment and eat right on the beach! You can take another trolley at Coquina beach. This Trolley goes to Sarasota and MAKES SEVERAL STOPS, INCLUDING MOTE AQUARIUM and St Armand's circle! Please keep in mind that we have been rated top Vacation Rental owners by TripAdvisor and over 50% of our guests return. We know you have plenty of choices. We think our proven record of making vacations spectacular, i.e., absolutely the cleanest rental anywhere, excellent amenities, superb beach and bay location, Discounted use of kayaks, bikes, paddle boards, jet skies, Segways, etc. Discount also good on tours and boat rentals! FREE (not coin operated) washer/dryer. Unlimited calling anywhere in USA and Canada. WiFi, Cable. Linen and towel set up. Trash removal. Beach towels, umbrella, chairs, cart. All these things will help you choose our vacation rental.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Owner/Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Mark Owner/Manager

My wife and I have traveled to many vacation destinations & love this area best. The laid back 'old florida' 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 and the home is NOT for sale like so many other rentals. This gives you peace of mind knowing your reservation is secure. No fear of foreclosure. We are always nearby or, just a phone call away. Unlike many who own vacation rentals and manage from abroad or cross country or, have a Realtor or a Management co who handles 1000 other properties. Try to get support if you have a problem from someone in another country or 3000 miles away or from a Realtor who handles so many other properties and gets no extra pay to handle any of your concerns. This can be a frustrating. On the other hand, we always provide prompt personal attention. We are retired and in this business because we enjoy working with people. We have the time to pay attention to minor details that some others overlook. We have other rentals and know what we're doing! Voted top rental owners! 99.9% of our reviews are perfect 5 star reviews. Every review has been unsolicited and virtually 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 Owner/Manager purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Mark Owner/Manager chose Anna Maria Island

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

Our property is:

• Near Beach (about 45 second walk)!

. Short walk to a great fishing dock on Bay (about 30 second walk) !

• Beautiful turquoise water and white powder sand Swimming Beach, voted #3 in USA!

• Near Golf (several local golf courses!)

• Near Disneyworld - FL 120 Minutes

• Near Busch Gardens 60 Minutes

• Near Boardwalk

• Near Marina

• Near Boat Launch

• Near Shopping

• Near Restaurants nearest just a few blocks away!

• Near Massage/acupuncture just short walk away!

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 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 Turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkeling is also fun or surfboarding, parasailing or kayaking. We even provide a discount code allowing you to save big on bike, kayak, paddle board, and Segway rentals! Naturally there's golf & tennis courts nearby too!

What makes this cottage unique

Peace tranquility and serenity. Sleeps 4. This home has had a $100,000 face lift which includes new kitchen, appliances and bathroom upgrades, bedroom upgrades and furnishings, new roof, etc. Also comes with Gas grill, Washer & Dryer, Fully equipped kitchen, Fresh high quality linens, Beach chairs, umbrella, fishing gear, etc. Outside the home is a big screened deck surrounded by tropical plants, palms, etc. Also a screened rec room with roof in case of rain. Perfect for relaxing dining, socializing, reading, games. Just a 30 second walk to our fishing dock. We provide the fishing gear too! WE ALSO PROVIDE, A DISCOUNT PASSWORD FOR YOUR DISCOUNT ON: BIKES, KAYAKS, PADDLE BOARDS, AND SEGWAY RENTALS, JUST DOWN THE ROAD! Kayak right from our dock area! Kayak deliver to your door! WiFi, Unlimited Calling, Cable, Dish Washer & Dryer, Jacuzzi showers jet/spray head, Gas grill, fishing gear, common fishing dock, just some of the free amenities we offer!! Most importantly, Unlike many beach rentals that do a quick 15 min "clean" our rental is always completely and thoroughly cleaned until spotless, and sanitized, before every new arrival.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1390 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , full bathrm with relaxing soaking tub & REAL Jacuzzi shower!
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Genuine Jacuzzi multi setting Jetted Massage shower head!
  • Two bathrooms ensuites. All bathrooms feature genuine Jacuzzi multi setting massage shower jet head! All have tile and in the smaller ensuite there's a wonderful soaking tub in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom suite 1of2 - 1 Large Double Bed , BIG bedrm. Queen bed, Love seat TV Big closet Big bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Big bunk bed-double+twin. sleeps 2 adults or 3 kids
  • Bedrm suite #1 (Master). There are 2 bedroom ensuites (each has there own bathroom). The Master bedroom has Queen bed with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress, flat screen TV, Jacuzzi multi level Jet head shower, fully tiled bathroom, stone vanity top, and the room is very large! There is also a sleep sofa in the big living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You may not find another spot so close to the beach & bay yet so peaceful & with such ambiance. Nothing like the sea air & sound of the waves & palms to relax & unwind to. You are almost certain to see Dolphins from our dock! If you like to fish this is fishing heaven! On some days the big fish are so plentiful you can catch fish them with a net! Don't worry, we provide basic fishing gear. Every square inch of this vacation home exudes attention to detail. Maybe I'm biased but I think the person who decorates our properties, my wonderful wife, is the best interior decorator around. The pix shown on this listing do not reflect the completed decorating. You may never find a more serene setting! You may never want to leave. During the INTRO RATE SALE you will receive a password for rental discounts on cruiser bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, & segways, at a rental shop just a short walk down the road.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
La Grange, Kentucky

Review for our stay in April 2017

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our teenage daughter and friend stayed in Mark's rental our spring break 2017. Mark was extremely accommodating and responsive. The description and pictures of the rental are very accurate and it was extremely clean. The updated kitchen was well equipped and stocked with all necessary utensils. Both bathrooms were also updated and very clean. We really enjoyed having the beach cart with umbrellas and boogie boards. We used them nearly everyday. The beach was clean and not crowded. We also enjoyed that we could walk to many restaurants and shops. A few of the restaurants even had live music. The latter part of the week was very windy so unfortunately we were not able to parasail as we had planned but we enjoyed fishing and jet skiing. Our vacation was very relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you Mark for sharing your rental with us and your excellent customer service (and the bottle of wine)!! We highly recommend this rental!

Roy and Becky

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. Hope you get to parasail when you come next time. I appreciate your mention of all our amenities, and especially our "extremely clean" accommodations! Beside offering such a superb location, amenities, we are very proud to offer the cleanest vacation rental anywhere. We look forward to having you back next Spring break or, why wait, summer break will be here soon!
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It was very clean and fit our needs perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the accommodations. The description of the property was accurate, so our expectations were met. I was very happy with the cleanliness, especially being so close to the beach. Thank you for a great experience; we would recommend this to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice review. Thank you for noting the cleanliness of our beautiful vacation rental. We pride ourselves on having the cleanest vacation rentals anywhere on Anna Maria Idland. Thanks too for noting our most sought after location steps from beach and easy walk to all the best restaurants and entertainment. Come back soon!
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Review for our stay in July 2017

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is very cute and clean. It is well stocked with towels, beach towels and everything you need in the kitchen. (however, the freezer does not have an ice maker, fyi) It was very roomy for our family of 4. The street it is on is quiet and is very close to the dock for fishing and maybe a 2 minute walk to the beach. You do have to cross the street to get to the beach. We actually drove down to Coquina Beach and it was wider and prettier in my opinion. The only thing that I would add is that the screened dining area feels really disconnected from the cottage. You have to walk through the shared game room and around to get to it so we didn't use it but not a big deal. There is a small front porch for sitting and a tiny side deck going to the courtyard. We were happy with the place and enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was so cute right in between the bay and the Gulf. Walking distance to anything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 5 days at this home. It has been the first place that had everything you needed as if you were at home. We had an issue with the AC unit the 2nd night and the homeowner had someone there on the 4th of July holiday weekend and had it fixed within 2 hours. It truly was a relaxing and fun place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review and for mentioning that our rental was the first place you've been to where you had everything you needed, just like home. Thank you for also mentioning our responsiveness to the A/C issue you had. From time to time there may be unforeseen issues. Whether these issues occur on July 4th or Christmas, we have the same sense of urgency to address so that your vacation is most enjoyable and relaxing.
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The Feel of Old Florida

  • 5 of 5

The house came equipped with everything our family needed to enjoy the area's attractions - fishing, kayaking, and the beach. The kitchen is well equipped and the enclosed outside area is shaded - great for Bar-B-Qing then dining on the screened-in deck.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your excellent review and for being an excellent repeat guest. We look forward to having you back again and again.
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Lovely weekend, great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little house, nicely updated. Lots of space, and everything was SO well stocked. Little things like coffee filters, salt and pepper were already there. So nice not to have to worry about these things. Thoughtful details, like lots of night lights were great, too. The linens were very nice, the beds were comfortable. Fully stocked with all the beach equipment you would need, including towels. Short, 2 minute, walk to the beach. House is on a lovely quiet street. The main street you cross to get to the beach is busy, but manageable. Loved walking to Bridge Street and the Beach House! We never had to drive anywhere.

Oh! And one more thing - Mark was VERY prompt and responsive from the very beginning. That doesn't always happen and it is really appreciated. Thanks so much, Mark!

P.S. House comes with a friendly neighborhood kitty - bonus! My girls were thrilled.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and for visiting from Europe. It was a pleasure having you as our guests! Thanks for noticing all the little things we do to make vacations at our rental a most enjoyable experience! Come back again and again!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota 15 min (St Pete 45 min, Tampa 60 min
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
several nearby
Nearest Restaurant
a few minutes walk!
Nearest Beach
Bradenton Beach across St under 50 second walk
Car: not necessary

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. Armand's circle. Designer shops and world renowned restaurants just a few examples of what you will experience.

Our property is:

• Near Golf (over 40 local golf courses!)

• Near Beach (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 minutes drive. We almost always fly in to Tampa Airport, for best rates, which is 50 minutes away.

Not in the mood for a beach day? Not to worry. There is so much to see and do on Anna Maria Island. Spend the day at one of our many art galleries, museums or aquariums in the area. The Trolley will take you there FREE of CHARGE! Learn the history of Anna Maria Island or the sea life large or small living in our natural wonder of the Gulf of Mexico. Our unique barrier island is surrounded by nature parks and beautiful naturally landscaped paths. Bring your walking shoes, we will provide a bicycle, and enjoy your very own eco-tour! If you are looking for a bit of low key competition then walk 5 minutes to Put-Put golf for the day is a perfect get-a-way. If you work up a sweat playing a little miniature golf then stop off for another treat at one of many ice cream shops. My favorite is Joe's Homemade ice cream also less than 5 min walk away. If you prefer less participatory sports then take in a professional or semi-professional baseball, football or hockey game. I like to watch my Boston Red Sox when they visit Pirates stadium in Bradenton. Enjoy our kayaks! Paddle out on our Bay and enjoy the spectacular scenery!!! Go parasailing on our beach. Go Horseback riding a few miles away on the shore of Palma Sola Bay! Take Segway or Paddle Board tour. We even give you a pass code that enables you to a substantial rental discount! Anna Maria Island has the perfect activities for the entire family! ENJOY!


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
HUGE Fall rate SALE ends soon
5 Aug 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
End of Fall
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
XMas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Winter
1 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Winter
27 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
Departure cleaning £90.98 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Before you book, ask how you can save $50! There is a $20/night charge for 5th person (regardless of age) for one week or $25/night for bookings of less than 1 week.
Add $100 for July 4th

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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