The Waterfront Cottage is a self-contained house with all the comforts you won’t find in mere sleep-only motels. All the comforts of home, located in paradise!
You’ll be sitting pretty on the back patio of our quiet, quaint cottage just steps from the water. That’s a big plus when it comes to a Florida vacation. The water is your back yard…No walking, no parking hassles, no need to change clothes. Complete privacy to enjoy the best that our sunny tropical Florida offers.
Start your day early in the outdoor patio with morning coffee in hand, watch the birds soar; the pelicans dive, the fish leap and the crabs scurry to and fro beneath the sea grasses. You’ll even enjoy your own private deep water fishing dock on which to watch the spectacular sunrises, throw out a hook n’ line, or dock a boat!
Inside the freshly redecorated white-on-white cottage, you have a wall of windows to take in the view. A well stocked kitchen allows you to set your own eating schedule.
Jetski Complimentary Discount Package: Brand New Yamaha WaveRunners! Great for up to three people per machine! We offer guided Eco Tours that will get you out into the local waters to see the native marine mammals, plants, and animals. Our tours will take you to a beautiful beach area where you can get off the machine and into the water for shelling and beach fun! Or we offer Freestyle Rentals where you operate the Jet Ski in our large riding area. Jet Skis rent by the half hour, hour, or half day.
Parasail Discounts: An adventure unlike any other: See the beauty of Anna Maria Island from 500 feet!!!
Gently floating high above the clear, blue water of the Gulf of Mexico, you'll see dolphins, turtles, rays, fish and stunning views of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Lido Key. Parasailing with us will be the most exciting thing you do all year! One, two or three can fly together side by side. You'll have a dry take off from the back deck of the boat and return to the back deck, so you never get wet unless you want your feet dipped in the water as you return to the deck. Our courteous, experienced Coast Guard licensed crew enjoys making sure you have the experience of a lifetime!
• Anyone Can Parasail - All Ages
• Gentle, Dry Takeoffs & Landings from The Parasail Boat
• Fly Single,Tandem or Triple Flights
• Parasail trips depart on the hour, all day
• Parasail flights depart all day, 7 days a week, year round, weather providing
• Great Family Fun
• We can take observers
• Private Charters available- any occasion
Rental Boats & Kayaks: Get ready for a day of Fun in the Sun! There's no better highlight to a Florida vacation than to 'get on' the water. All boats are well maintained, equipped with sunshade bimini tops, comfortable and easy to pilot. We make certain that you are prepared for your day on the water with navigation pointers, places to go and see, directions to best shell beach, dockside restaurants, local fishing haunts and more. A tank of gas will last you all day. and the memories for years to come. There's just nothing like Florida boating.
• Half Day or Full Day Rentals Available
• Open 7 Days per Week
• Boat Rental Packages
• Multiple Day Discounts
• Gift Certificates Available
This cottage was all that we hoped for! It was very cute, very clean, two blocks away from the main strip where there are restaurants, ice cream shops, etc. (This is also where the entrance to the beach is). The cottage has everything you need, including a very private and peaceful feel to it. There's a little patio in back with a grill, and beyond that there's the dock-- which always has birds perching and fish swimming by. On our last day, we even saw a pair of dolphins swim by as we looked out the window of the living room! The weather was pretty good, but even though it wasn't great, it didn't matter because we were so close to the beach that we could bounce back and forth at our leisure. We were very impressed, and Mike and Brent were so inviting and helpful, we didn't want to leave! We definitely want to come back.
We really enjoyed this charming little cottage. Everything was provided: linens, basic kitchen necessities, beach chairs, etc. It was very clean and had wonderful bayside view. The dock out in back was charming and the beach was a few steps away. Wireless internet was available and there was a large-screen TV with limited basic cable. We highly recommend this place and really enjoyed the location in the heart of historic Bradenton Beach. The local trolley makes it super easy to travel up and down Anna Maria Island.
My wife and I spent our Christmas 2009 vacation here. The owner and his staff were more than happy to make us feel right at home. This was our first trip to "the island" and we had plenty of questions. This property is owned by the same person who owns the huge marina next door. Very down to earth people here that are very familiar with the area and willing to point you in the direction of whatever you may be interested in.The house is very clean with large tile floor throughout, internet, and a large flat screen tv. Free use of a jet ski was a huge perk! I wish the weather would have been warmer for it. They have jet ski tours from the marina and you will be invited along.
The location of this house is really neat. You can walk out the door and the water is only fifteen feet away! You have your own pier to fish from too! Nothing beats getting up in the morning, watching the sun rise from the bay water, then walking over to the beach that evening and watching it disappear into the gulf! The boats that go through the bay are really neat to watch and the drawbridge is interesting. Everything you need is within walking distance and the island is very narrow in this area, making the beach quite close. At the opposite side of the bay is the village of Cortez, which has fresh caught seafood in little mom and pop markets. The charter fishing boats leave from there also. In summary, I would recommend this house to anyone who is looking for a great island experience, I know ours was!
Anna Maria Island is a renown 'Destination Island' which makes the Waterfront Cottage different from other resorts. Our location is the gateway to the Island with all of its beauty. Within 2 short blocks are sugar-white sand beaches, restaurants, convenience stores, motels, boutiques and more. Bradenton Beach Marina is just steps away and is your boating-jetskiing-parasailing headquarters while you're here. With each booking, you receive DISCOUNTS on marina watersports packages.
The free trolley stops every 20 minutes just a few short blocks away and provides transportation to the forty-plus restaurants that serve the island.
The Waterfront Cottage is located next to the historic district with all of its history and charm in the City of Bradenton Beach, where you'll find the City Pier for fishing, more restaurants, shopping, mini-golf, post office and lively taverns.
Other Activities: watersports: jetski, parasail, rental boats available on site:Discounts with booking
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