SPACIOUS & PET-FRIENDLY, STEPS FROM BEACH & BAY, FALL 2014 SALE !!!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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SPACIOUS & PET-FRIENDLY, STEPS FROM BEACH & BAY, FALL 2014 SALE !!!

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2 Bedrooms/2 Full Bathrooms, Big Porches, Steps From Beach, Food & Drinks

The house stands on stilts and has 3 levels. Ground level contains 2 garages that can be used as storage, and a carport for at least 3 cars (plus 5 more parking spaces). In one of the garages, guests will find all beach gears they need – beach carts, chairs, umbrellas, floaters, balls, etc. Each of the units is 1630 square feet (!) living space (that's more than some single family houses!) and has 2 private bedrooms/2 full bathrooms with spacious living room, kitchen, laundry, spacious porches and balconies.

Both levels receive very pleasant breezes that blow across the island from the Gulf. There are many days in a year when guests find the air conditioner unnecessary.

Eastern half of each unit features an open concept, tiled (upper unit) or hardwood (lower unit) living room, kitchen with breakfast bar, and dining room with a big round table and comfortable sofas. Two french doors lead to a very spacious porch furnished with outdoor furniture. Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry room equipped with washer and dryer as well as an iron and an ironing board. Kitchen has a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, stove with oven, double sink with garbage disposer and dishwasher. Cupboards contain plenty of cookware, dinnerware and cutlery for gourmet dining and wining. Entertainment center has a big screen high definition TV (HDTV) and DVD player. There are plenty of fiction and mystery books by best American authors provided for avid readers.

In addition, we provide a WiFi internet connection and free phone calls within north America (optional). Guests can set up a cozy office space using provided table and chairs and telework (that might be hard to do in the relaxing atmosphere of the island :-))!

There are two spacious tiled bedrooms on the west side of each unit. Master bedroom has full bathroom, walk-in spacious closet, night stands, big mirror, chest of drawers, comfortable queen bed, and cable TV. Guest room contains a closet, night stands, big mirror and two twin beds. Large glass sliding doors lead from both bedrooms to the balcony overlooking path to the beach along the West side of the house.

Another full bathroom is located off the hallway. In the hallway closet, guests will find supplies of fresh bath and beach towels, linens, blankets and extra pillows.

In total, the two bedrooms provide comfortable sleeping for family of four; however, there is plenty of sleeping space in the living room for two more persons.

We are animal lovers and consider pets family members who deserve a vacation too. Polite pets are welcome to stay for additional flat fee needed to help us cover extra cleaning expenses. Please note, we are charging a flat $100 fee for small to medium pets (up to 2), and an extra $50 (total $150) for large pets (up to 2) or 3 or more small pets. Inquire with owner for special cases.

If you are making a last minute reservation, we will require you to also add a $30 key service fee, so you could pick up the keys at the local management company. For advanced reservations, we mail the keys with prepaid return envelope to your address of choice at no extra charge.

If you have generated a Booking Request using Book Now button, and some fees are not automatically included, we will adjust the final cost by subtracting the missing fees from the $300 refundable security deposit. Please check with owners if in doubt about applicable fees.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Beach and Bay Retreat manager (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013

About Beach and Bay Retreat manager

We are biologists currently living and working in Maryland. We love Florida, nature photography, clean environment, animals and adventure.

Beach and Bay Retreat manager purchased this house in 2011

Why Beach and Bay Retreat manager chose Bradenton Beach

We always wanted to own a house in Florida. We traveled all over the state from Panhandle to Key West and from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico. Anna Maria Island won our hearts with its white pristine uncrowded beaches, clear calm water of the Gulf, abundance of birds and marine creatures and absence of high risers and strip malls.

We became owners of this house in late 2011. We fell in love with its airy light atmosphere and generous floor plan. From the flat roof, one can overlook long stretches of the island and observe sunrises over Sarasota bay and sunsets over the Gulf. We have made lots of renovations, including new roof and porches, to make sure our guests feel as comfortable as possible both during short vacations, and long monthly rentals.

What makes this house unique

We like that the house does not stay right on the beach front. This creates a more common home-like atmosphere, as if you would live in the city, yet know that you can walk 200 steps and find yourself in a completely different world of the beach, with bright sun over deep and warm white sands. As an extra bonus, it is attractive for people who would like to vacation on the budget, yet be ridiculously close to the beach and the bay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was so great. We are feeling so rested! ...

We loved the house and really appreciate you working with us to get us booked on a last minute vacation.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Spacious & Pet-friendly, Steps from Beach & Bay, Fall 2014 SALE !!!
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Bradenton Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Very spacious and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We are two retired couples in our 60's who really enjoyed our month-long stay in the top unit in March 2014. We loved Anna Maria Island. This house is in a great location - - a very short walk to the beach and only a block from a trolley stop (there is a free trolley that runs the entire length of the island, we LOVED that!). It was relatively cool for the entire month (in the 70's) so we were able to leave the sliding doors open in the bedroom (although it would have been nicer if there were screens in those doors) and left the front doors open, there was a calm breeze blowing through the unit all day long! The living room is HUGE, with 3 sofas but the large porch that overlooked the bay was the best part. It faces west, overlooking the bay and since this house is next to a trailer park, the view to the bay is not obstructed. We saw lots of crazy looking big white birds and even a flock of wild green parrots! We were a little disappointed that we really couldnt fish in the bay at the end of our street, it was too rocky. But we had fun fishing in the gulf off of the beach, caught lots of different types of fish! And the porch....a little piece of heaven... that porch was soooooo relaxing. We spent hours out there just sitting and chatting and reading and watching. It is a very quiet area except for occassional construction noise because of some new homes that were being built down the street... but that was on the east side so we really couldnt hear that from the porch. The people on the island were very friendly, there were some good happy hours, there is a grocery store and drug store only about 1 mile from us (used the trolley if we weren't buying much), and there is a "downtown" area a few miles north (near Anna Maria Pier, don't miss that!) and another one a short drive south. At the south end of the island was a market every weekend during March which we really enjoyed. There is a park on the south end of thisland which we hiked... fishing from the beach... the bike riding was a bit limited since we were not comfortable riding on the main drag. We loved our stay and the owner was extremely accommodating and friendly. The few issues we had (i.e. the remote control for the tv was missing) were quickly resolved. Loved the covered parking and the locked garage where we could keep our beach and fishing and biking equipment. This is a great place to stay! Both units are only accessible via steps so keep that in mind if you have issues getting around.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5
This rental was perfect for our family. It was very neat and clean and was so close to the beach! Our family loved it! Would go back again!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5
This beach home was perfect for our family of 5. The beach is really close and not very crowded at all. The house was clean and had all the things that a "home" away needs. Oh and there were lots of sand toys.. which our kids loved. They are 9, 4, and 3. Fabulous little place. Loved it. The kiddos can't wait to go back to our new "beach house". It was great experience. We made lots of fantastic memories! We are excited to go back.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Great location, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent three nights in this lovely home, enjoying the proximity to both the bay and the gulf. Though it is a bit of a walk (or drive) to most of the restaurants and to 'downtown' Bradenton Beach (a bit over a mile), the walk is pleasant and the beach right by the house is just as good as the beaches anywhere on the island. Parents of young kids will also appreciate the playground on the bay side of the house, just a one minute walk away! My only gripe would be that the bed in the master bedroom seemed to me to be a double bed rather than a queen-sized bed. Perhaps I'm so spoiled by my king bed at home, though, that I'm judging incorrectly.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and your comments. Those are very important and valuable to us. We do strive to make our guests comfortable and always listen very attentively to comments like "the mattress feels smaller", which simply may mean it is time to replace it with the new one. We were planning to replace mattresses and upgrade our beds and will definitely do so shortly.

You are right that major shopping and more popular places on the island are under a mile away (except that we have 24/7 Circle K convenience store just around the corner!). However, we see this as a great advantage for most of out tenants who appreciated being able to live quietly and comfortably away from major crowds. Our beach is indeed as good as in any other place on the island. However, do not forget that its quietness means you will enjoy the nature more. You just need to listen and look closely to see more birds in higher variety, better chance of seeing sea critters, for example loggerhead turtles crawling out to lay their eggs at night, or their hatchlings crawling out of the nests back to the Gulf... It feels like having a lot more beach and nature to yourself around our area.
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A great place to spend January !

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay! The house was comfortable and cozy. We were close to shopping, parks, great restaurants,...and the beach.! WE rented bikes for the month, and really got to know the area...with many a stop for happy hours at the Beach House , Sandbar, and Anna Marie Pier restaurants. The neighborhood was friendly and a great place to walk the dogs! The owner was most pleasant and helpful, and answered any questions that came up. We look forward to returning next January!
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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5

Beautiful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently stayed here for our Spring Break vacation and absolutely LOVED it! This home is beautifully decorated, spacious, clean and inviting. Has a beautiful view of the bay and a large deck that was perfect for meals. Loved having a washer and dryer on site so that we were able to come home with clean clothes and not the usual endless loads of clothes after a vacation. So close to the beach and trolley stops we never ran out of things to do! Would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone looking for a home away from home! Just cannot say enough about this beautiful home! The owners have done a fabulous job maintaining this property and stocking it with everything you will need to feel right at home!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Sharky's
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Fort DeSoto Beach
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Key Royale Golf Club Inc
Nearest Train
9.5 Miles
CSX Transportation, 1269 26th Avenue East
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Gulf Drive (Florida Scenic highway)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Sharky's
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Anna Maria beach
Car: recommended

Best of both worlds – the bay and the beach! The house is situated in the middle of a narrow part of Anna Maria Island on the boundary of the cities of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. From the house’s porches and balconies, guests can see Sarasota Bay to the East and the Gulf of Mexico to the West.

It's close to water on both sides with constant ocean breezes, magnificent Bay sunrises and Gulf sunsets. The climate is temperate with very few cold days even in the dead of winter.

A beautiful, uncrowned white-sand beach is just steps away across Gulf Drive. The warm waters and gentle surf of the Gulf are perfect for wading or swimming.

On your way to the beach you will pass convenience store that is opened around the clock to pick up your cold beer or an ice cream. There are usually fewer people on this stretch of the beach than elsewhere on Anna Maria. Maybe this is the reason why sea turtles prefer to lay eggs in our dunes and birds choose to nest on our beach. If you are lucky, you will catch a glimpse of how young hatchlings run to the ocean after digging themselves from the sparkling white sand after sunset. This is also a paradise for bird watchers: squadrons of pelicans and frigates flying by, colonies of several species of seagulls and shorebirds fishing and foraging in the surf.

In the water, beach goers can observe groups of skates and other fish, as well as occasional manatee and, of course, dolphins. Shell collectors will be surprised to find many species of beautiful unbroken shells in the sand. Some people find fossilized shark teeth.

The house is located midway between two drawbridges linking the island to the City of Bradenton on the mainland. Gulf Drive, a heritage trail, continues to the south through Longboat Key to St. Armand's circle where there is a third bridge to the mainland at Sarasota.

A large supermarket and grocery store, hardware store, drugstores, restaurants and pubs are within easy walking distance, or a quick ride on a free Island Trolley away, in bordering city of Holmes Beach.

The bustling center of Bradenton Beach is 1.5 miles south at Bridge Street with its marina, boardwalk, historic pier, shops and fine restaurants. Just to the south of Bradenton Beach across a drawbridge is the upscale community of Longboat Key, with its ocean-front mansions and high rise condominiums, followed by trendy shops of nearby St. Armand's circle where a drawbridge connects the island to Sarasota.

Many famous Florida attractions are within easy driving distance:

Sarasota - 35 min, Tampa Airport: 1hr, Disneyworld - 2.5hr, Bradenton - 10 min, Longboat Key 5 min.

Recently Manatee County introduced a Trolley Service, which runs about every 20 minutes. These pleasant old-style vehicles, which are open in the back, travel between Coquina Beach to the South and the Village of Anna Maria to the North. There are many stops along the way including one near the house. This service is presently free and provides connections to the regular bus service to Bradenton.

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Availability & Rates

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Pre-Thanksgiving
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$134
$900
$3,450
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$129
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$149
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$3,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pets (if applies), up to $150 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Key service (if applies) $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Payments by eCheck preferred. Extra 2.5% transaction fee for credit card payments. Please add other applicable fees (pets, keys) when sending a prepaid Request without inquiring first. We will accept your Request immediately, and will subtract missing fees from the $300 refundable deposit. We will refund overpaid fees/taxes. Our Cancellation Policy is in posted Rental Agreement; no exceptions.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bradenton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest (main) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tiled
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tiled, with window
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 2 twin/ single
  • There are two spacious tiled bedrooms on the west side of each unit. Master bedroom has full bathroom, spacious walk-in closet, night stands, big mirror, chest of drawers and comfortable made-up queen bed. Guest room contains closet, night stands, big mirror and two twin beds. Balcony overlooking the path to the beach with enticing blue water of the Gulf runs along the West side of the house and connects two bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Thank you for considering our house for your stay on Anna Maria Island! We are sure once you stay with us, you will want to come back again and again. If you are renting for the first time with us, we will need to talk to you on the phone before allowing you access to the property. Please make sure you provide your phone number, especially when sending your prepaid booking requests.

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