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Just Steps to the Gulf of Mexico's White Sand Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Beautiful Key West Style cottage located just steps from the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the intercoastal waterway. Within walking distance to many restaurants, tiki bars and the free island trolley. Gourmet kitchen. Comfortably sleeps up to 6 people. A perfect pool to relax in and around. Gas outdoor grill. Best rental value on the island! Plenty to do and see. Of course, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world is just across the street. Pet friendly with approval, dogs under 25 pounds please. High speed wireless Internet access and unlimited long distance in the US

Within a thirty minute drive you will find the wonderful city of Sarastota with lots to offer including wonderful restaurants and nightlife. Lots of shopping. The Mote Aquarium is just south on Long Boat Key. Tampa is only a 50 minute drive. Come and experience the wonder of Anna Maria Island!!

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Property Manager
Jan Smith
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are pleased to reflect on our experience at the “Key West Fantasy” cottage in Bradenton Beach.

This past winter was our third consecutive three month stay at the cottage (January, February and March). We love the place! The location is ideal, in the center of the island with easy access to all three bridges to the mainland and only a very short walk to either the Gulf or Palma Sola Bay both of which are visible from the cottage. We feel very safe and secure in a neighborhood that is a nice mix of full time residents and several rental properties. Over the years we have become acquainted with many of the very friendly neighbors, so our annual visits feel much like “coming home”.

The cottage itself is quaint, cozy, clean and comfortable. The remodeling was tastefully done and blends well with the original design of the building. The kitchen has all the amenities, new appliances and a delightful corner dining area that is bright and airy from the many windows. The bathrooms have also been remodeled and are clean and well maintained. The convenience of an on site washer and dryer cannot be omitted.

The newly completed pool, deck and landscaping were a welcome surprise and are particularly useful and inviting. We appreciate the utility of the carport. The television cable and telephone service are also an added benefit. My wife in particular loves the free unlimited long distance telephone benefit since she can keep in touch with her 90 year old mother, sisters and granddaughter at home in Pennsylvania as well as transmitting her medical data to her heart doctors.

We plan to continue our annual visits to the cottage for as long as our health and other conditions permit. We fondly anticipate our return to Florida in January. It is truly our “home away from home”!
Dec 2011
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Bradenton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Just Steps to the Gulf of Mexico's White Sand Beach!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 27 reviews
South Portland

Great home base for a family visit to AMI!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place to stay if you are looking for a cozy home base between trips to the beach! Great access to the best beaches on AMI, a short walk to a variety of restaurants and a quick drive to an excellent Publix supermarket, the Mote Aquarium and more. Perfect for a family with young children. We loved the pool and the grill in the backyard. The property manager lives next door and is responsive to any needs that may arise. I also appreciated that the check-out process is very easy - you do not have a long list of chores to do before leaving.

A couple things to note: (1) This may not be the place for you if you are looking for the most updated, modern amenities. But we loved the "lived in" feel because it made us feel right at home. (2) Those with back problems may have trouble with the mattress in the master bedroom - it is pretty soft. However, there is another full-size bed as well as two singles that are more firm.

We were very happy with our stay and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much that we will be booking again. Our friends loved the pictures so much they want to book as well.. Clean house, beautiful clean pool. Not to mention the beach is right across the street. Very easy to book, key pad waiting for us on door. Again, just a joy to be there. Loved the cast iron BBQ, see you soon :)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Family of four adults relax and unwind in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this beautiful cottage, which was easy to find and about an 80 minute drive from Tampa International Airport.

We immediately felt at home when we walked through the door. Everything was easily found and to hand: Plenty of fresh towels, a well stocked kitchen, lots of hot water, more than ample hangers and hanging space and a great BBQ in the very private, palm draped back yard.

Andy, the manager, introduced himself on our first day and was there if we needed anything.

The cottage is in good order and instructions for housekeeping are easily seen on the fridge door (trash and recycling).

The bonus of a pool was greatly appreciated on the days when we didn't want to walk the 200 yards to the deserted beach :) :). Amazing beach!! Early morning and evening is the best time to top up your tan, with the sun not being so strong.

We have some amazing sunset photo's that I plan to create canvas prints from. Sunsets are truly amazing here.

The cottage is in the perfect location; just close enough to be able to walk and sample the many restaurants that Bradenton Beach has to offer, or stay around your night lit pool with a take-out and long Gin and Tonic. You can also drive to the top of the island where you will find many other restaurants and Anna Maria's old Pier.

There is a handy plaza only a five minute drive away.

This was a magical holiday for myself and my husband and our two sons who are aged 18 and 21.

We will definitely be returning to this idyllic cottage or maybe trying the owners' other equally wonderful property right across the street, which was shown to us during our stay.

A truly wonderful holiday that we will always treasure.

Thank you and see you soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location and Private Pool

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a fabulous location just steps from the beach as advertised. The pool is extremely private and a great bonus while being this close to the beach. It is a great value to say the least. The only reason for 4 stars as opposed to 5 is it does lack some updates. However, I think this is more than made up in the price and I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pearland, Texas

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is even better than the pictures and details. The kitchen is well stocked, great appliances, ac works perfectly, plenty of hot water and lots of room. We enjoyed the pool and grill, the backyard is very private. You only have to walk across the street to get to the beach. There are 2 great resturants just a couple blocks away and just a bit further is Bridge Street where there are more resturants and shops. We visited the north side of the island but much perfer the quieter, less congested Bradenton area. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This little gem is absolutely perfect! I booked this amazing house on Bradenton Beach for a weekend with friends. We live 15 minutes away from this house and it was perfect for out stay-cation. The whole process was extremely easy and stress free. We had the weekend of a lifetime here and can't wait to book again for my going away party when we move to Tallahassee. The only thing I would add would be a little bit of cleaning supplies, like Windex or Clorox spray just to be about to wipe down the counters and table after cooking and eating. Other than that I was perfect. The owner was extremely helpful and nice, she was very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, parasailing, spa, mini-golf


Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $15
management $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

From $1095 Weekly
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Upcharges for some holidays
Discounts for 2 plus weeks rental
$300 refundable security deposit required
One dog under 25 lbs. allowed for additional $15/day.

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