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THE COTTAGE - POOL, HOT TUB, GAME ROOM

Gail Rose

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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THE COTTAGE - POOL, HOT TUB, GAME ROOM

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Bradenton House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 6 Sleeps

CANCELLATION! The Cottage is now available from January 3 through April 11, 2015!!!!!This vacation home is cute and comfortable with two (2) bedrooms, two (2) bathrooms, a Queen pull-out sofa bed and a Game Room. It is less than 10 minutes from the Anna Maria Island beaches on the Gulf-of-Mexico. We have a heated swimming pool and a Hot Tub, surrounded by tropical landscaping. The Game Room has a pool table, an air hockey table, electronic darts, board games, etc. We also provide cable TV in all of the Bedrooms, stereos iPad ready, a Netflix box for downloading TV shows and movies, printer / fax machine, high-speed Internet, wireless Internet, free local and long distance phone service. We have a fully outfitted Kitchen, Beach Chairs, coolers, umbrellas, fishing gear, BBQ grill, propane, tiki torches, torch oil, and much much more ! Basically, just let us know if you need anything and we will get it for you !

As you enter the driveway, there is a large front porch with a nice furniture set, overlooking the front yard. You then enter the house thru the Living Room which is quite large, includes a leather sectional couch and a 50' plasma TV - placed directly above the fireplace. Also in the Living Room is the Office area that has a printer / fax / copier machine, etc. We provide 'free' local and long distance service (USA and Canada), an answering machine, and several portable phones in the house. There is also a Queen pull-out sofa bed as well, to accommodate extra guests.

The Kitchen is located on the rear side of the house facing the pool and backyard area. It has granite counter-tops, solid wood cabinets, and a large bar / counter area overlooking the swimming pool. All of the appliances are new and the Kitchen is stocked with everything you would need. The Dining Room is adjacent to the Kitchen with a view of the pool and large backyard area. We have an extra leaf for the table which has seating room for 6 guests, plus the bar area in the Kitchen can handle 4 additional guests as well. We have ceiling fans thru out the house, with recessed ceiling lights and under cabinet lighting in the Kitchen.

The Master Bedroom has a King size Bed plus a large private bathroom, with dual sinks, shower, etc. The Guest Bedroom has a Queen size bed and is located next to the Guest Bathroom. Both Bedrooms have a 32' TV, a stereo system, an alarm clock, ceiling fans, two night stands, dressers, and plenty of closet space. The vacation home can sleep 4 to 6 guests. We also have a crib plus a toddler bed, a high chair, a stroller, etc. for infants and small children.

The Game Room is located on the left-hand side of the house and also has a set of French Doors that lead out to the driveway. There is a pool table, an air hockey table, electronic darts, and a variety of board games. At the other end of the Game Room is the Laundry Room that has a full size washer and dryer. This is also where all of the cleaning supplies are located, an iron and ironing board, etc. The entire house has Air Conditioning and Central Heat.

Located in the rear of the house is the heated swimming pool area with plenty of lounge chairs, two wood deck areas, a BBQ grill area, variety of pool toys, tiki torches, a Hot Tub located under a Gazebo, and more. We also have an outdoor Pool / Beach shower with hot and cold running water, there is fishing gear, beach chairs, beach umbrella, an extra propane tank, etc. We have a crib, a toddler bed, a high chair, a stroller, and other baby / infant items if needed by the guests.

The home has been re-modeled in 2012 and is less than a 10 minute drive to be on the beaches on Anna Maria Island. It is also centrally located and there are over a 100 restaurants within 10 minutes of the house. There are several large grocery stores, a movie theater, a bowling alley, put put course, shopping, fishing, local entertainment, fitness centers, golf course, tennis courts, and more easily available to you.

This home offers everything for that well deserved relaxing vacation.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gail Rose (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Gail Rose

My husband Mark and I have been renting out The Cottage for over 2 years now and it has been a great success. We have lived in this area for over 25 years. We absolutely love it and know you will enjoy staying at our home.

Gail Rose purchased this house in 2012

Why Gail Rose chose Bradenton

It is close to the Beach, but still centrally located to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and more. The home is comfortable and has a huge privacy fenced backyard.

What makes this house unique

We have both a heated swimming pool and a large outdoor Hot Tub, plus a Game Room with a pool table, air hockey table, electronic darts, and board games.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your Cottage with us! This is a great place that we look forward to returning to. The welcome basket was great. Thanks! Maxx & Beau (our dogs) had a great time as well.
Aug 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.2
based on 6 traveler reviews

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The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 7 reviews
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The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443216vb
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
4

Wonderful backyard retreat; close to all you want in Bradenton

  • 4 of 5
We spent two lovely weeks here in early September. I can see why this house seems popular for long-term renters in winter months.
Pros
The house is wonderfully clean and absolutely true to photographs. It has been lovingly renovated (1920's) with hardwood floors and tile, beach decor, is pet friendly, and something I enjoy in a rental - has plenty of storage without too much "stuff" on shelves, in closets, or in drawers. The closets are not huge but have plenty of hangers, the nicer ones you like at home. Each bedroom has loads of drawers; I always overpack and had no problems getting everything put away here. I have asthma and owners changed filters prior to my visit and were available for questions and one issue that arose during our stay. "The Cottage" is close to Bradenton's Riverwalk area which is lovely and has become almost too upscale in our many years of visiting family there. Restaurants and food shopping are easy, including a natural food store within walking distance. For walking the dog, I recommend crossing the street and heading for a hidden little park two blocks away.
Best Pro
Backyard! We used the pool and hot tub almost every day. Breakfast on the well-furnished deck surrounding the pool in the morning was always a delight. The backyard is truly a quiet oasis for swimming, reading, sunning, relaxing, and hot tubbing.
Possible Cons
The street is fairly busy, and you cannot park on the street if, as we did, you have family over for a meal. However, the driveway allows for two cars easily, and side streets are one house away. I wish owners who are now directly managing the property would put together a page about the TV/cable. We only used the TV in the living room (pro for some - new TVs in living room as well as both bedrooms), but it was hard to figure out. Most rentals we've visited have a typed page explaining how to do this. I asked ahead about baking and cooking and was told I'd find all I need. When this did not turn out to be the case, owners were quick to bring a mixer and basic baking needs. The one issue was air conditioning. Again, owners responded the very next day, but we had to keep the air fairly cool in the rest of the house so the master bedroom would be cool at night.
Con:
I had planned a 5-star review until I read owner's response to a reviewer's comment about being short of pots and pans: "I have never cooked there and no one else has ever mentioned it." We discussed this prior to their visit.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: The Cottage is now being overwhelmed with pots, pans, bake ware and coffee mugs. I thought I had enough in there, but we aim to please, so now there is more.
We want everyone to love The Cottage and will do our best to fix it up the way guests want it.
I am glad you had a lovely time.
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The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443216vb
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
North Georgia, Georgia in the Southern USA
3

Good location if you want to be near the Holmes and Anna Maria area beaches

  • 3 of 5
This is a nice place for no more than 4 people. The rooms are large and comfortable. There is no tub for a long soak, but the hot tub might be nice. We did not use the pool, hot tub nor the game room. There is a large yard with several very nice trees. With no fence at the pool, which is right at the back door, you would need to really watch small children. If you are doing basic cooking you have what you need but anything more, as they are short pots, pans, small cereal bowls and coffee mugs, you may not be able to accomplish. There is off street parking for three cars, as there is no parking on the street at any time. The location is also on a semi busy road. For this visit the place was very convention for us to visit family in the area. Food Shopping was very close as is Holmes Beach and Anna Marie Island area.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am updating the kitchen this weekend. Coffee mugs galore!
I will check out the pots & pans situation. I have never cooked there and no one else has ever mentioned it, but more pots are always good.
This home is not geared toward small children at all. Adult couples or adults with children over 8 are more on target. To make the pool area safe for toddlers would take away the ambiance of the back yard.
Thank you for your feedback. Gail
business
The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443216vb
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5
We cannot say enough about The Cottage. It is a clean, well-maintained home with everything that is needed for a memorable vacation. It is situated close to groceries, restaurants, and not far from the ocean. Jack and the owners are friendly and professional... Always ready to fill any need or concern that we had. When we arrived, there was a basket containing some needed items, some great information for first-timers....and a wonderful surprise! We were there for two months...and would have loved to stay longer. If this property was available next year, we would grab it. It was perfect for us! Thank you to Jack, Gail, and Mark for your integrity and for sharing your time and your home with us. God bless you.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
business
The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443216vb
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

This is a great place and is our new Florida vacation home !

  • 5 of 5
It was even better than what we had read or seen on the web site. The place was cute and comfortable. We had everything we wanted for our stay and both the property management staff and the owners made us feel right at home ! My wife actually wrote a nice poem on our stay and we placed it in a frame for the owners to keep at the house. We will definitely be coming back and are already looking forward to our next vacation.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443216vb
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

The Cottage rocks !!

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from our 1 month stay at The Cottage in Bradenton. We had such a great time. The house is so cute & everything you need is right there. We spent a lot of time in the jacuzzi & pool. Plus our dog loved the yard complete with squirrels & geckos to chase. I would recommend this house to anyone. It is very convenient to shopping and about 15-20 minutes to great beaches.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443216vb
Bradenton Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Milford, IL
3

Nice home but lacking hospitality

  • 3 of 5
We stayed at this vacation rental from the end of November to the end of December. The home, pool and jacuzzi were very nice but the customer service however was lacking. The owner would show up unannounced after being asked to give a courtesy call to make sure we were not using the pool when he arrived. The day of our departure the doorbell began to ring shortly after 9am even though checkout time was 10am. The owners, property manager and 2 others went into the home after we still had some things to remove from the property. I realize this was close to the holidays but they could have been a little more courteous and respectful of our time, giving the amount of income generated from our stay. We have stayed in numerous vacation rental properties in the past and never encountered these types of issues. I think the property mgr/owners could prosper in this industry with better customer appreciation and service.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We did respect their wishes not to be on-site without a prior call or notification during their entire stay. This issue was only from the day of check-out. We communicate to all guests that check-out is 10 AM and there are no exceptions. This is on our web sites, our forms, and all email correspondence. We had guests checking in later that afternoon - so with a 10 AM check-out and a 3 PM check-in, that only gives us roughly 5 hours to prepare the vacation home for the next guests.

Our cleaning crew is scheduled to arrive at the vacation home at 9 AM on check-out day and begin work "outside" if the guests are still finishing loading their car, etc. However for this particular guest, they were no where near to being ready for checking out - at 9 AM as they had not even started to pack.

We spoke with the Husband - who was not there at the time and gave them until 11 AM, which was what he asked for. He said they would be out no later than 11 AM. Our cleaning crew and now the owners came back at 11:30 AM and the guests were still no way near being able to leave the house.

At this time, we are now getting very anxious. The next guests would be checking in within just a few hours and the current guests were potentially several hours from being able to leave. So - we asked if we could help and they said ok. The cleaning crew and the owners then assisted the guests in packing, getting their 2 dogs ready, packing up the kitchen and groceries, loading their car, etc.

In the end, the previous guests left the vacation home (with our assistance) by 1:30 PM. This of course left us only 1 hour or so to clean and prepare the entire house. So - we actually find it quite offensive that this "guest" would comment negatively on their stay due to their lack of respect in checking out for the arrival of our next guests. We actually paid for the next guests dinner, so we could have ample time to prepare the house for their stay. The next guests were able to check-in around 6 PM that day. We should have charged the previous guests an additional fee for the extra costs we had to incur.

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota / Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Smitty's
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
there are over 60 courses within
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-75 Interstate
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chinese Buffet
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
DeSoto National Park
Car: necessary

The vacation home is less than a 10 minute drive to be on the beaches on Anna Maria Island. It is also centrally located and there are over a 100 restaurants within 10 minutes of the house. There are several large grocery stores, a movie theater, a bowling alley, put put course, shopping, fishing, local entertainment, fitness centers, golf course, tennis courts, and more easily available to you.

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Rates & Availability

From $900 Per week

Bradenton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Jan - April
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,400
 
 
Late Spring
May 2 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$900
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
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Amenities

Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , double sinks, private to the Master Bedroom
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Beach / Pool Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sofa Pull-out Bed - 1 queen , in the Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Each Bedroom has a TV, a stereo system, alarm clock, and closet hangers. We provide high-speed Internet service with wireless connectivity throughout the house (all at no extra charge). TV service has numerous channels, sports, movies, etc. and we also have Netflix for downloading an unlimited number of movies and TV programs. The office area has a printer / fax / copier, and reading books. The home has ceiling fans, whole-house AC, plenty of linens, beach towels, and more. We provide soap, laundry detergent, firewood, and a Welcome Basket. For entertainment, we have numerous board games, beach and pool toys, a Pool Table, an Air Hockey Table, and electronic darts. We also provide fishing gear, coolers, beach chairs, boogie & skim boards.

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