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The Pelican Cottage in the fishing village of Cortez

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 30 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Cortez - The Pelican Cottage

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2,queen sleeper sofa available

This period cottage has just been renovated in November 2013.

Off street parking for 2 cars is available on the large driveway.

The front door has a keyless electronic lock for easy entry.

The living room has refinished Pine floors with three large windows for lots of natural light. The cottage has a beautiful all leather couch which has a pull-out bed. The couch faces the 42 inch HD TV with DVD and Blue-Ray player.

The kitchen has a new stainless-steal refrigerator

complete with ice maker. A new dishwasher, cook-top stove, coffee maker , Espresso maker, coffee bean grinder and microwave complete the kitchen appliances. The floors are Oak and the counter top is made out of the same Oak wood. A wonderful hardwood rolling cart can be a preparation island or serving table. The round maple wood kitchen table seats 4 people .

The hall has a linen closet which is next to the bathroom so can be used as medicine cabinet and pantry.

The bathroom has been renovated with black and white period tile with claw-foot tub and shower. The toilet is a dual flush to conserve water. The pedestal sink has a decorative mirror and make-up mirror with lots of light. A hair-dryer is also provided.

The bedroom has newly refinished pine floors. The double wide closet is spacious and another small closet is redesigned as a computer desk cubby. The cottage has Wi-Fi via Verizon. The bed is queen sized with a new Beauty-Rest plush pillow-top ,mattress. The dresser is a double dresser with a 24 inch HD TV.

The door in the hall opens to the garage where the new washer , dryer and iron and ironing board are located. Also two bicycles are available for your use. The garage open via two sliding glass doors to the back patio. The patio has a sunset view via the open lot behind the cottage complete with citrus trees and Royal Palms. The 6 person glass table with umbrella provides a place for entertainment. A gas grill is also available. Adirondack chairs are on the patio for sunset relaxations.

Around the side yard of the house a two person kayak is ready for use with wheels to roll it to a nearby boat ramp for access to the huge Palma-Sola mangrove bay.

The garage has a light tackle fishing rod for bay fishing and a heavy tackle rod for fishing off of the beaches or Anna Maria fishing pier.

This wonderful cottage is awaiting your enjoyment.

feel free to contact me directly with any questions at 3862882647 OR ALTERRX11@YAHOO.COM


More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Robert S. Baker
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Robert S. Baker

I am a retired pharmacist who grew up in Decatur Illinois then went to school at Ohio State University and then graduated from the University of Illinois school of Pharmacy in Chicago. I spent most of my adult life in Key West ,Florida but now reside in Highsrpings, Florida.

Robert S. Baker purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Robert S. Baker chose

I originally came to Cortez in 1974 and worked in a local boat yard for 3 years until I got my Florida pharmacy liscense. I fell in love with 'the village' and villagers and decided to return last year

What makes this cottage unique

The Pelican cottage has that old florida costal cottage style. The cottage is located in the village atmosphere and has hard wood floors and period furnishing harkening back to a world of peaceful coexistant with ones environment.


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

The Pelican Cottage in the fishing village of Cortez
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pelican Cottage!

  • 5 of 5


My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pelican Cottage last week.

We were very impressed by all the facilities available at the cottage. We were very comfortable there, and our only regret is that we did not arrange a longer visit! Maybe next time we will!

Some friends who were staying on Anna Maria Island who had visited us there were also impressed with the setup. I have already given them one of your business cards - they are regular visitors to this part of Florida, and would be very surprised if they did not contact you to hire Pelican Cottage some time in the future!

Thanks and regards,

Jeff Barney

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your great review looking forward to having you back as guests thanks steve
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Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

As I was going through VRBO to plan this years spring break vacation, I came upon Pelican Cottage and realized I never posted a review! This home is hands down the BEST rental I've ever booked on VRBO, and I've stayed in handfuls of beach rentals. We fell in love with the home as soon as we pulled in the driveway. The home has been thoughtfully and lovingly restored and updated, it's just beautiful! Everything you need is provided, you really don't need to bring anything but your clothes! I used the grill out back daily, we lounged on the hammock and took long walks around the neighborhood every morning. We loved the convienence of how close we were to the beach, jump in the car and you're there in 2 min. The quaint beaches are gorgeous and not crowded, which is just how we like it! I also met a couple of the neighbors, and they were just so nice! We hated to leave. It really felt like home to us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you liked the Pelican cottage ,I think it is great too. Thanks. Steve.
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Wonderful place in the middle of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start?

House description: fully equipped cottage with everything you may need and more, from a Kayak to Ibuprofen. Everything is just wonderful, I’ve stayed in many places and this cottage by far takes the price. Cortez is a wonderful fishing village full of artists, hardworking people and character.

The beaches of Anna Maria Island are a quick 5-7 min bicycle ride away or 2 mins by car, want to walk? 10-12 mins. There are several restaurants nearby, but I recommend you head to the Star Fish company fish market, buy some and cook it in the cottage. The star fish restaurant itself, highly rated on yelp and other sites, honestly is overrated. The long wait is not worth the soggy mess you get 2 hours later. Buy the fish and cook it!

Back to the house, bikes, laundry, cable tv, wifi, comfortable bed, sofa bed, two fridges, coolers, sand toys, everything you need to have a good time while you stay in Cortez.

To summarize everything: don’t wait and book your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A great cottage in a great little fishing village.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful, quiet getaway after a long flight from Seattle. The location was perfect for exploring the region and every thing in the cottage was as advertised. Would love to go back for an extended stay. My only complaint would be the furniture for watching tv in the evenings was uncomfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, i appreciate you. Thanks. steve.
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Another Win

  • 5 of 5

I don`t know what else I can ad, that hasn't already been said. But once again we had another great time staying here. Lots of upgrades has been made since our first visit to Pelican Cottage, it just keeps getting better! Still super clean and has everything that you need, and everything is in perfect working order. I honestly can not think of a single thing that I would suggest changing or adding. Plus you can walk to the Starfish! This is a big win in every way, with ZERO complaints from us. Steve, sorry for the slow review. And it was nice finally meeting you. Hope your arm is all heal up. See you next trip! Jesse

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Jesse. Good rreview mean so much. Steve.
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
sarasota regional
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
cotrez kitchen-8 blocks
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
ft meyers to key west
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Miles
sanford florida
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
star fish-2 blocks
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
anna maria island
Car: recommended

Cortez is a quaint fishing village established in 1860 and still functioning today. Just walking around an observing the old Florida fishing cottages with their large yards(for drying nets) is interesting Then there is the local restaurant and fresh fish store Star Fish (2 blocks), the Cortez Kitchen bar with live music( fri.sat,sun) which has excellent food, and the sword fish grill, all with in easy walking distance. Then there is the Cortez café for Sunday breakfast(or any day) next to the post office where you have to walk to get your mail. The Cortez market is across the street next to one of the many local antique and coastal art shops of the area. Then there are the beaches (coquina-all shells,Bradenton ,Holms,and Anna Maria) which are some of the best beaches in the world. Then there is Anna Maria fishing pier on the pass into Tampa bay.

Then there are the miles of mangrove creeks on the Inercoastal Waterway and Palma Sola Bay( 2 persons kayak provided) Then there are many kinds of water sports boating ,jet skiing , para-sailing,and sailing. Then there is downtown Sarasota with its many restaurants and live theaters. All in all the pleasant year round temperatures and quaint atmosphere make Cortez wonderful.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Feb 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £82
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cortez in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a clawfoot tub/shower with period black and white tile floor and walls. There is a pedestal sink with wall shelf ,designer mirror, make-up mirror and available hair dryer. Toilet is an oval seat toilet with dual flush button to save water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom has a queen beauty rest mattress and a 24 inch HD TV. There is a computer desk cubby and large double closet. A queen pull-out couch available in the living room sleeps 2 more people for an extra charge.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Welcome to the 'village' life.

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