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Bright Open Concept Beach Cottage Newly Upgraded!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday bungalow in Nettles Island - Footprints in the Sand

2 bedroom+den/1 bathroom 740 sq ft open concept beach home

Welcome to Footprints, a 2 bedroom+den (sleeps up to 6),1 bathroom open concept & bright beach cottage in beautiful Hutchinson Island,FL. Home is in Nettles Island, a 5 star Intracoastal to Ocean Island community. Guard gated 24 hrs, 2 heated pools, one oceanside & 1 Intracoastal side. Jacuzzis, kiddie pool, clubhouse/fitness center, mini golf, kids play area,tennis,bocce ball, 2 cafes by each pool, mini market, beauty parlor, restaurant, boutique all inside the Island. Home is in sought after Porpoise Island within walking distance to Clubhouse and amenities and steps to the Intracoastal. The Atlantic Ocean is just across the street from Nettles with private beach access for residents. Nettles has a boat dock, walking paths, fishing & too many clubs/activities to mention. Living room/dining furniture brand new, with one 40" flat screen TV in living and 32" in den area. All new linens/towels, just bring your toothbrush & flip flops, everything else is provided in the home for your relaxation & enjoyment. Nettles is not age restricted & offers something for everyone, be as active as you want or just come to relax. Close by is Historic Downtown Jensen Beach and Stuart, offering shops/antiquing/dining & also close to Treasure Coast Mall. Come and enjoy all the Treasure Coast has to offer in beautiful Hutchinson Island.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Vega
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016

About Mary Vega

For years I have vacationed in Hutchinson Island and fell in love with quaint Jensen Beach and Historic Downtown Stuart.The minute I would cross the bridge into Hutchinson Island it was like leaving all the stress of City life behind. After losing my father to cancer in 2013 his advice on finding time to relax made me take the plunge to search for this home away from home on the beach. I offer this home to those who also need to get away, whether you're coming from up North for a few months or weeks, or to locals that just need an escape. I hope you will enjoy this home and Hutchinson Island as much as I do.

Mary Vega purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Mary Vega chose Florida

Nettles offers so many amenities, people are super friendly, you don't have to leave the Island if you don't want to, everything you need is there. And, if you do want to venture out there's plenty to do in close by Jensen Beach and Stuart. You're 2 hours from Miami, 2 hours to Daytona Beach, Disney Theme Parks and Universal.


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Bright Open Concept Beach Cottage Newly Upgraded!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

So much more than we expected

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time!! Mary was as sweet and helpful as anyone could hope for. The gated community was relaxed and friendly. We had a private beach, several pools, great fishing areas, and a golf cart at our disposal. There were dolphins playing in the marina. The house was bright, open, and sweetly decorated. We were in FL for 8 days and split the trip between this listing and one in the Keys. Our only regret is not booking all 8 days at this place. We had 3 teenagers with us who are hard to impress, and they didn't want to leave.We are already planning to go back next year to this location and would absolutely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tara and family, wow! Thank you for the great review. I am beyond blessed with all the guests I've had in my home. As with many of the others you also left the house in great condition and I appreciate that. So glad you all enjoyed your stay and indeed I so much look forward to having you back in the future. Repeat guests enjoy 10% off! My goal is just that, to have the same guests come back time after time. Have a wonderful Fall Season and I'm sure we will be in touch. My most sincere regards!
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I just want to start off by saying that our vacation was wonderful. We spent a week on Nettles Island. From the moment I walked into the cottage I knew it would be great. The home smelled so clean, everything was so perfectly and beautifully decorated, and it had all I needed! (Beach towels, beach chairs, toothpaste, etc.) When we were coordinating the rental, Mary told me that all I had to do was bring my clothes and toothbrush. She was right! I can't say enough of Mary. She was always available and gave us great information as far as where to eat and what to do. We spent most of our time at the beach which was so relaxing and safe. I can't wait to rent this cottage again in the future. Thank you Mary!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Noemi and Danny, I am so glad you enjoyed your time at Nettles and that you found the home to be as you expected and more. I appreciate the care you also took of leaving it in such great condition. I so look forward to having you guys back anytime in the future.
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the time spent in this cottage, even though it was just 4 days but it fell like it was a whole week vacation with all the things we were able to do. You feel like you are in a resort. Also, Mary (the owner) guides you with so many things to do, places to go specially restaurants, like Shuckers, Crawdaddy's, Jan's Place, Sauder's Landing and Strawberry's. Mary is always available for any questions or concern you might have. I loved the communication she keeps with you from the beginning and all throughout. You can tell she is a person that cares about the people that rents her place. We all loved the island, the beach was beautiful, water was clear. We visited Historic Downtown Jensen Beach and went to the little shops. When it comes to the cottage, I completely fell in love with it, I like the way is decorated, all beach theme and fresh, we fell like it was our home and we treated it like so. . Mary I want to thank you for your guidance, help and support we had from you through all this time, since we starter being interested in renting your place, while the renting process and also while we were there. You were always available and quick to respond.

Elisa, Robert and my son Bryan

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elisa and Robert, thank you so much for your wonderful review. I also have to say that I was impressed to see the way you left the home, it was impeccable! Thank you....I am so glad you enjoyed your time at Nettles and that you took my advice on the places to visit. I sincerely look forward to having you guys back in the future, you were also a joy to work with. And, remember repeat guests have 10% off the rates! My best to you! Regards and Blessings!
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Hialeah Gardens, Florida. USA

The Best Footsteps in the Sand

  • 5 of 5

I am considered a beach freak. All my life I have loved the beach and has been my favorite getaway now that I'm older. Every year I may vacation anywhere but regardless where I go, I always spend a week at the beach. This year I'll spend three weeks in hotels on the beach. I have visited most resorts on the Florida cost. I guess you can say that I'm not easily impressed by a house on the beach. However, Footsteps took my breath away. It's the combination of good things that made Footsteps a great vacation. The people over the whole resort where awesome. Everyone from the security guard that gave me directions to the employee that tends to the miniature golf. The house was perfect, modest and well equip. The owner thought of everything the I might need in the house the make me and my family very comfortable. Two (not crowded) pools and a beautiful private beach puts the icing on the cake. My family and I had a great time. Our week went by quickly an soon we were ready to return home. It was one of those unforgettable vacations.

Thank you Mary for the wonderful time we had, for sure we will return.

God bless!


  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gus and Elena, thank you so much for your review, I am glad that you enjoyed your vacation and had such a nice time. I am beyond blessed to own this home and like seeing others enjoy this blessing as well. The home is currently undergoing a few improvements that I know my guests will enjoy and I continue to strive to make this a home away from home for my guests. Have a blessed summer! thanks, Mary
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Burns, TN-just west of Nashville


  • 5 of 5

I was in urgent need of a place on/near the beach for a "surprise" visit from sons. Mary graciously worked with me to make this happen. We took advantage of many of the amenities Nettles Island offers, tennis, pools, beach-just to mention a few. We had dinner at Shuckers (just across the road at main entrance) and my personal favorite, The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House(Mary Frances Langford's former estate), just a short drive away. Mary makes herself available for total communication and guest comfort. We had plenty of room and items needed for a wonderful visit. My need was spontaneous and dates not so flexible. Mary went above and beyond in working with me on this. I look forward to staying in her slice of paradise again. I highly recommend "Footprints"! Thank you, Mary!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Terry, it was my pleasure having you guys stay at the home and you were such a blessing to work with as well. I look forward to having you back anytime in the near future. The home is now undergoing some very nice improvements that I am positive you will also enjoy when you return. Look forward to hearing from you again and remember repeat guests have 10%!!! Have a great summer. Regards...
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Best Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

The house is so cozy with refreshing beach colors and decor; fully loaded with electronics and appliances to make one`s stay convenient. The communication with the owner from the inception was exceptional, she made everything so clear and simple to understand, even offering insight into the recreational and dining spots nearby. With the main house and pool in walking distance there`s always something to keep everyone occupied. Highly recommended vacation cottage for a couple or the entire family!! Looking forward to visiting again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, thank you so much for the great review. I was happy to hear about all the fun you had during your stay. Seems that fishing, sunset watching and the use of the amenities was greatly enjoyed. I look forward to having you back anytime. Best Regards,
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Nettles Island, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205

Contact owner for last minute deals/specials. House will be cleaned prior to arrival, if renters want additional cleaning service during their stay it may be provided at reasonable additional cost. Military personnel get 10% off rates with valid ID.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Nettles Island, USA

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with tiled walk in shower and skylight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Trundle bed/sleeps 2
  • Main bedroom with double bed sleeps 2; second bedroom area with trundle bed sleeps 2, den area has sleeper sofa sleeps 2.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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