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50 Steps to White Powder Beach, Priv Dock Fishing gear WiFi Rate sale ends soon!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stunning 2 Bdrm Sofa bed Tub Sleeps 4 Sliding glass/screen rm Air/water purifier

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!

Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach vacation cottage rental. Had full makeover with no expense spared!

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

We have just invested in a new kitchen, bathroom, lanai, living area and bedrms. I.e., new granite counters. New Whirlpool dishwasher. New stainless sink, new faucets, new soaking tub, sinks, faucets, lights, Italian tile, designer decor, high end beds & mattresses stove/oven. Upgraded refrig/freezer. Virtually every kitchen tool, like home, making Kitchen fully stocked. Everything is MINT, MINT, MINT CLEAN!

This vacation home even has UV air purification! We try to offer the little things knowing that you have a lot of choices. We think you will agree, all the little things we offer, add up to make a big difference. We hope these differences will help you reach the decision to rent from us!

Dislike chemicals in your water?? This vacation home has a $3000 water purification system to filter out impurities as well as chlorine from the water! You will immediately notice smoother skin and fuller hair when compared to any other vacation rental without water purification on the island!

Entire home has tile floors in every room including lanai!

Screened lanai with sliding glass windows & doors for those chilly nights.

Rate includes; unlimited calling anywhere in USA & Canada. SECURE Wi-Fi. You have your own password for your secure NON shared WiFi! Digital cable, 46' plasma TV/DVD & flat screens in both bedrooms. Master also has DVD.

We are on the most sought after and narrow part of the island. You will love our white powder sand beach just around 50 steps away in one direction. Enjoy clear turquoise 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 in the other direction. FISHING GEAR INCLUDED 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 and in case one of the four prefers to sleep alone we offer a sleep sofa in the living area. There's a full bathroom that is private to both bedrooms! Unlike most rentals with just a shower, this has shower and soaking tub. Big Lanai with mirrored sliding screened windows. Living area with couch and Lazy Boy recliner. Fully equipped kitchen with food pantry, flat top range and oven. Full size refrigerator/freezer. Large microwave. Unique extras include; pillow top mattresses. The best nights sleep so you can spend more time enjoying the day! Large closets including hand painted cedar closet in 1 bedrm.

We provide everything including beach chairs and towels. Just bring your tooth brushes & flip flops. All windows including Lanai have new white blinds. Lanai has new comfortable dining set. I think you will like the bright & beachy decor.

The furniture in this home is top of the line and includes,Tommy Bahama, Pier1 and, decor includes genuine local wall art.

Unlike other owners who try to handle their vacation rental from another country or, may be at risk of bank foreclosure, or, may have their vacation rental for sale, or may have a management company, who have 1000 other rentals to handle, we are nearby most of the year and own property free and clear of bank mortgage. This property is not for sale and you won't receive a call a week before your arrival date to tell you it's sold. If there is an unforeseen problem we are very responsive and handle the problem personally with a sense of urgency. Our goal is to provide you with a great vacation so that like over 50% of our guests, you return again! Have peace of mind when you rent from us.

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.


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.

More Details


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Very private bathroom with hall separating the bathroom.
  • Soaking tub with glass enclosure. Low wall design for easy entry. Safety grab bar. Private toilet area. Granite sink top. Porcelain tile. Bathroom is not in either bedroom so no one is distracted from sleep when bathroom is in use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bed is a 'california king' which is bigger than standard king. Our mattresses are exceptional quality. We don't skimp so you get a good night sleep and raring to go & enjoy the day! We have a convertible bed (sleep sofa) in Living room for 5th person if necessary. In our continuous effort to bring only the best quality experience to our guests, we are proud to offer superior cleaning of our linens, by our carefully trained cleaning service, to better enhance your enjoyment while staying here. This luxury amenity provides you high quality linens that are in place & ready for your use upon your arrival. These high-quality linens are washed using the latest & best technology in premium commercial washers & dryers. Take the fuss & worry out of packing your private sheets & beach towels knowing that when you arrive to your dream vacation rental, in place are high quality & expertly cleaned luxury bedding, bath towels, wash clothes & beach towels ready for your stay.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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, New Smooth top range/oven, high end Frigidare Refrig/Freezer & extra large Microwave. 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 off our dock! We have a strategic alliance with Bike rentals on Bridge St. You will receive a cruiser bike for just $35 per week. Some places charge almost this per day! Helmets and bike locks included too.


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50 Steps to White Powder Beach, Priv Dock Fishing gear WiFi Rate sale ends soon!
average rating of 4.875 based on 40 reviews

Wonderful cottage. Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved being in Bradenton Beach and the cottage was just what was promised. It is comfortable, spotless, full kitchen, outdoor courtyard, cozy. Delightful! Has everything you need. Even fishing rods! Highly recommend it if you are looking for a perfect location on Anna Maria Island. Can walk or bike everywhere!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! I appreciate your mention of how comfortable, and that our newly made over kitchen, with solid cherry cabinets and granite tops, had everything needed. We try to give you all the comforts like you have at home. We have the cleanest rentals on Anna Maria Island so, also really appreciate your mention of how "spotless" our cottage is. Come back again soon!
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Clean place, really close to the beach. We found what we were looking for :)

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The place was clean and had all what we needed for the four days we stayed there. No complaints, I truly recommend this cottage. It seems that some remodeling was done lately ... and it shows!. This review is short and sweet .... because we spent most of the time in the beach!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for truly recommending our immaculate cottage and for noticing the recent makeover we did. Delighted that you loved our most sought after location steps from the beach. Even more happy that you will be returning as our guests!!
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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: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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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  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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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Property Manager

Mark Owner/Manager
Member since: 2009
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Mark Owner/Manager

My wife and I are retired. We have vacationed all over the world and fell in love, with our private spot on Anna Maria Island, so much that we decided to invest here. We are either going to be on site or just a phone call away. Unlike renting from a Realtor or rental agent who handle another 1000 rentals, or from an owner who is 2000 miles away. Be assured if while renting from us there is any problem you will receive personal and prompt attention. Also rest assured that you will not ever find a vacation rental so MINT clean as ours! Our cleaning person works exclusively for us and must meet our extremely high standards. We also provide options that are typically not available anywhere else such as a $3000 water filtration system. Other rentals have high levels of chlorine in their water. Ours is filters and better for your skin and hair and general heath.

Why Mark Owner/Manager chose Bradenton Beach

Location, location, location! Steps from beach on one side and bay on the other. Easy to walk to all the activities! Free trolley picks you up about 100 feet away and brings you anywhere you want to go on the island and to Sarasota! No need for a car. Fish off our dock just steps away!

The master bedroom has a special California King bed. A little bigger than regular king bed. Bathroom is private to both bedrooms and provides a soaking tub. Full sleep sofa in living room. Big Lanai with massive sliding glass windows for fabulous airflow. Or keep windows closed and enjoy the daytime privacy of one way glass! Private off road parking right in front of the home.

What makes this cottage unique

This home has had a total face lift which includes; Central A/C and heating system with built in UV air purification, new kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, windows, doors, blinds and all furnishings and appliances! Gas grill, Washer & Dryer, Well equipped kitchen, Fresh linens, Beach chairs, umbrella, fishing gear. Bikes available for low reduced rate by our nearby strategic alliance partner! Outside the home is a big courtyard that is surrounded by tropical plants, palms, and fruit trees. Just steps away is our fishing dock.. We provide the fishing gear too! Over $5000 invested in water and air purification. We spared no expense to provide purest drinking water instead of the chemically treated public water offered at other vacation rentals. We also spared no expense to water and home bound allergens. provide state of the art air purification for those with asthma or allergies. These are just some of the things we do to make sure your vacation is as healthy and pleasant as possible!


Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota Int'l Airport. Tampa Intl Airport one hr
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
over 40 nearby
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
rte 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
many with quick walk including several on beach!
Car: not necessary

15-20 min from Sarasota airport. 55 min to Tampa airport.

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, 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 turquoise water about the same distance in the other direction? This truly is paradise. Not to mention our secluded court yard enveloped by lush tropical garden & several palms, avocado, bamboo, banana trees 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!


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
Winter 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
SALE- summer
31 May 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak winter
31 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer rate reduced $200/week!
24 May 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Departure cleaning £89.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £143.38
Tax Rate 11.5%

Before you book, ask how you can save $50! Add $100 for July 4th.
$20/night fee for fifth person regardless of age. Fifth person must me approved by owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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