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Jan Opening....Historic Waterfront Cottages..Dock..Beach..Reunions

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Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 14 nights


Bradenton Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Bath (Sleeps ~ 14)

**Please contact us before trying to book on-line.**

Waterfront compound featuring 3 Historic & Charming Cottages (4 units). Can accommodate 1-15. There are 4 units...Main Cottage Up, Main Cottage Down, Cottage A, and Cottage B.

Rates are based per unit, with discounts offered for multiple units (not during high demand winter, spring break season, or Holidays).

Enormous 50 foot dock on deep water...tie off poles...great for pulling up a jet ski or a boat,.....or fishing, or swimming, or just watching the dolphins swim by!

Please SEE our Stunning 2-unit BEACH to BAY COTTAGE...Sleeps 4 in 1BR Beachside unit & 6 in 2BR Bayside unit..104 7th St. S.....great views of the beach just 100 feet from your door!! Go to HOMEAWAY #952038

MAIN COTTAGE - Lower unit (aka Hemingway House).... largest unit, queen bed in the BR, queen sofa bed and twin rollaway bed in living room. It has the largest full kitchen, dishwasher. Lots of windows....Large private deck just 20 feet from the water. Sleeps 2-5.

MAIN COTTAGE - Upper unit...Expansive views....all the way to Sarasota! Private Deck! Plush queen bed, sofa bed, bath with tub/shower, vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, mini kitchen with dishwasher. Sleeps 2-3. Best for single, couple, or couple with 1 child.

**Both the upper and lower units of the main cottage can be combined. **There is a spiral staircase inside that can be used....double doors at the top, or just use exterior deck steps.

COTTAGE A (green cottage in the middle)....colorful decor with surfboards in the rafters. Plush queen bed, plus a extra long twin bed with a twin bunk above. Bath with tub/shower. Screened porch. Full kitchen. Sleeps 4. Great for a couple, or small family of 4.

COTTAGE B (red cottage)....plush queen bed in the BR, sofa-bed, Spacious walk-in tiled rain forest shower, breakfast bar around kitchen. Screened porch. Full kitchen. Sleeps 2-4. Best for a single, couple, or couple with child.

Free on-site Laundry. Flat-screen TVs, Free Wi-Fi. Beach gear, outdoor tables for dining. Huge Private Dock!

Simply the best waterfront island vacation!!! Less than a motel with million $$$ location!!!

1 minute walk to gorgeous sandy beaches. Better than the Carribbean!

We can accommodate singles, couples, or family reunions up to 15!.


Our family has lovingly restored this HISTORIC 1939 FISHING CAMP located on beautiful Sarasota Bay. You'll be surrounded by water living on the narrowest point of Anna Maria Island. The BEACH IS LESS THAN 1 BLOCK AWAY!

3 Unique Cottages (4 units)....the main cottage has an Upper and Lower Unit. Rent 1 or all! We know you'll fall in love!

Located at 115 South 7th Street .... the most beautiful property on the entire island

True Island Escape: You'll never want to leave this incredible waterfront retreat!!

Come for a couples retreat, family getaway, or family reunion.

Located at 115 South 7th Street, the cottages have a very private yard which extends out into the bay, giving expansive unobstructed views of the historic clock tower and pier, the sailboat harbor, draw bridge, and the skyline of Sarasota. The large dock can easily accommodate two boats, and is great for fishing, or just watching the boats go by.

The gorgeous sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are just steps away!!!!

This is a true island vacation!!!! Come enjoy!!!

MAIN COTTAGE: The MAIN COTTAGE, sleeps up to 5, in the Down Unit, and sleeps 2-3 in the Upper Unit.

Wonderful queen bed in the bedroom. Large open and bright kitchen with full stove, built-in microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. Relax in the alligator leather chairs in the spacious window-filled front room. Patio doors lead out to the front deck with porch swing (from our great-grandma's house).

A queen sofa bed and twin roll-away are also located in the front room.

A spiral staircase connects the two units and works great when rented together with a family and grandparents.

The completely separate UPPER UNIT sleeps 2-4. Bright and open layout. Vaulted ceilings. New queen bed, and an extra queen sofa bed. Lots of closet space. Nice clean kitchen with dishwasher. Gorgeous DECK overlooking the water....Views all the way to Sarasota! Flat screen TV with cable.

COTTAGE A in the middle sleeps 2-4.....It's a Cool and refreshing place. Very unique.... We opened up the walls and ceilings exposing the original framing of the house. It's all finished in white with a sky blue ceiling. The original pine floors are simply gorgeous. The bathtub/shower is finished with blue and green glass tile accents, along with the original 1939 sink. There is a queen bed and built-in twin bunks in the back bedroom. Surfboards hang in the ceiling rafters. Flat screen TV with cable.

COTTAGE B on the end sleeps 2-4.... open exposed ceilings. Wonderful bedroom with Queen bed. Tiled bath featuring a large, walk-in shower with Rain-Forest shower head. Kitchen features great breakfast bar.

Large patio doors open up to the airy screened porch. Flat screen TV with cable.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Tim McGlennen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Tim McGlennen

Owning these historic cottages is a family affair. My wife and I (and our sons), along with my parents, all living in Minnesota, have lovingly restored these cottages. It has taken many trips over the past few years to revitalize this wonderfully unique place, but the result has been stunning and rewarding.

So much, that we have recently completed another fantastic renovation on the same street, our wonderful 2 unit Old Florida 'Beach to Bay Cottage.'

Tim McGlennen purchased this cottage in 1999

What makes this cottage unique

This is a truly unique and special place. Originally built as a Fish Camp in the 1930's, these cottages are a reminder of the wonderful historic past of Anna Maria Island. These types of places just don't exist anymore.....phenomenal waterfront location, quaint cozy cottages with everything you need, & beautiful beach just a minute away. Our guests return time and time again.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed until sunset on Friday and all the grandkids (6), plus 2 friends took one last dip in the four foot waves for a final splash in the Gulf before heading north to Michigan.
Mar 2010
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Jan Opening....Historic Waterfront Cottages..Dock..Beach..Reunions
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Bradenton Beach is beautiful! Cottage B was cute and clean, very nice. The shower is amazing, the bed is comfortable. We brought our boat & kept it at the dock, which was very convenient, but head straight across the little bay through the sailboats, and not along the shoreline or you may get stuck. The fishing was great! The beach is across the street & wasn't crowded. The water was amazing. The location is close to lots of attractions. The only downsides were the tiny family room with tiny TV - At the end of a day of boating & fishing, there's no real comfy area to hang out in, but we knew that going in. Also, there are dishes & cooking utensils, but we had to buy everything else, including salt & pepper and a sponge for washing up. The laundry room is shared between 3 cottages, which wasn't clear in the listing, so there was some waiting. Overall, we had a great time, and the price was right for a last minute getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place is what I personally call my little slice of Paradise. Woke up to beautiful sunrises every morning and a sunsets every evening, from just about anywhere. Access to everything you recommendation......Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vermilion, Ohio

Best place on the island

  • 5 of 5

Returning in 2015 for our fifth stay at Bill's Fish Camp. Have made some good friends and we really enjoy the area. Relaxation is our # 1 priority and the cottage lends itself to that objective. The sunrises are as spectacular as the sunsets. Everything we need is close by.

Joe and Linda, Vermilion OH

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Tim for this little "island-refuge"! We enjoyed our stay so much and came back to Germany as much relaxed as even possible! We will come back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house, area, location. 200 steps to the beach! Back yard has a open view of the Bay. There is a dock for fishing; which we caught spotted trout, catfish, grunts, etc. We watched the sting rays, dolphins, big snook swim by.... Very relaxing. Hammock in the back yard. A picnic table which we used to eat grilled meals. The shower downstairs was very nice after a day at the beach! I can't say enough about our stay and how much we loved it! The owner was amazing! Excellent communication and very nice. He even accommodated our travel dates. I recommend any/all of these rentals, not just because they are awesome but because of the owner as well. We will def be back! Thank you so much for everything!

DJ and Gretchin Allen

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Building Memories

  • 5 of 5

We rented all three cottages(4 units). The cottages are perfect, very clean, very well maintained. I made contact with Tim(the owner) a number of times before renting with questions and he always responded quickly and was so very helpful. We had four Generations with us on holiday. Each and every one of us loved our week and did exactly what we wanted to do. We went swimming with the Sting Rays(not because we paid money to do it they just wanted to swim with us). We saw Dolphins, the kids flew thier kites at the beach, went fishing, shopping and rented a pontoon boat to do a little exploring. Not to mention St. Armands Circle is a must for shopping. Many resaurants to choose from. The neighbors are all very friendly. We would like to make this a annual event.

The Ashley/Gatti Family

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your family had such a great time! Looks like it was a very busy and exciting week. See you again next year. Tim
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: not necessary

True Island Living!! You'll be surrounded by water. The immense Anna Maria Island Sound to the east, and Gulf of Mexico to the west.

Other Activities: Fish directly off your dock, as well as trap stone crabs and blue crabs.


Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 27 2017
14 night minimum stay
Feb 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 24 2017
14 night minimum stay
March 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 25-May 2
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer July & August
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 25-July 8
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates listed are for the Upper unit - Main Cottage. Other units are higher.

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Bradenton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Room 4 - 1 queen
  • All of the beds are new queens. Very comfortable. Sofa beds have new mattresses.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large 10 foot wide deep water dock accessible to large boats/sailboats. Direct views of Historic Main Street Pier and drawbridge and Sarasota skyline.

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