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Fabulous Beachfront Cottage, Directly on the Water!!

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Charming, bright and sunny, rent this fabulous 2 bedroom cottage located RIGHT ON THE BEACH, just steps from the water. Enjoy the million dollar views and watch the dolphins play from the large screened porch or from the huge picture window in the living room. Relax out front on your own, private beach.

Be enchanted with this island where there are no high rises, no traffic lights and no crowds. A two-lane road runs the length of the island with pristine beaches on the west side and Lemon Bay on the east side. We are just steps from Stump Pass state park and wildlife sanctuary where you will discover a pristine, uninhabited shoreline.

Shops and restaurants within walking distance. More shopping, restaurants, golf courses and boat rentals all just a short drive away.

Keywords: House

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

HI! We're your hosts, Jon and Sally Bruggeman. Our family loves our beach house and we know you will, too! Welcome!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2002

Why The Owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We purchased a rental property on Manasota Key because the beach is fantastic and the surrounding area is quaint and uncrowded.

What makes this cottage unique

This house has 3 separate rental units. If you have more than one or two families, we can accommodate everyone! We're in a great location, right next to a state park with over one mile of uninhabited shoreline!


based on 36 traveler reviews

Fabulous Beachfront Cottage, Directly on the Water!!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
Lincolnshire, England

Wow!! A truly fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home to England and we would go back to this house tomorrow if we could. This has got to be the best beachfront setting ever, you are just steps away from the clean white sand. The house is very clean and comfortable, with a modern well-equipped kitchen. From the moment the sun comes up to the incredible sunsets across the Gulf this is an idyllic location. The screened porch makes for great dolphin watching and the chance to cool down in the heat of the mid-day sun. The beach is quiet and there's plenty of furniture and room for everyone in the accommodation to eat out in the evenings. We found the other visitors to be really friendly and sociable and watching the sunset became a ritual with an iced drink in hand! We recommend a visit to the nearby state park (a short walk along the beach) and also suggest that you take time to spot manatees from the bridges to the Key. I'm sure that - like us - you'll soon be addicted to collecting fossil shark teeth along the waterline! Nearby there are good restaurants, a pizza delivery service and a great Farmers' Market in Englewood. Thank you Sally for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan IL

relaxed and rested

  • 5 of 5

We are a married couple who run two businesses with a child in college and one in high school. Not easy to get all four of us together for any length of time. This was perfect.

The screened in porch faces the ocean for a way to get away from the sun yet still feel like you are on the beach.We took our morning coffee and breakfast there and spent many nights just talking and listening to the ocean. Plenty of great places for lunch and dinner within even walking distance. Great place for walks on the pleasant surrounding streets. Close to Sarasota for the Marie Selby Botanical Garden and the Mote Aquirium. Very clean condo with wonderful view and quaint kitchen. We are back in Chicago but feel rejuvinated by the warm air and rest. (Be ready to leave by the checkout time, cleaning staff is there promply at 10:00 a.m.)

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, professional owners

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great time in this cottage. It was just as advertised. Owners were professional, answered all correspondence in a timely fashion, and returned deposit within a week of our check-out date without any reminder or request from us. Cottage was clean and well equipped. The view was awesome, and the beach was literally right outside our doorstep. We loved the screened-in porch. The kitchen was really nice with newer appliances that work well. AC also works well. Master bedroom is a little bigger than it looks in the picture, and there is a small amount of space between the bed and the wall. In the picture, it looks like the bed is up against the wall. The bathroom is small but nice and the medicine cabinet has storage, which gives a good place to keep toiletries. I also liked that the cottage was not overly decorated with owner's family items, as some VRBO places I've stayed. This one was not, so I felt like it was my home for a week. Other renters were great, and the beach is very family friendly. If we get a chance, we'll go back to this exact same cottage. And we drove 22 hours to get there, endured tropical storm Colin while we were there, and still thought it was really worth it. Great place.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakeland Florida

Great view, Great price

  • 5 of 5

We loved the large window in the living room. You can sit in air condition comfort or out of the rain as well as on the screened porch or right on the beach just feet from your fridge and bathroom :-). It doesn't get any better than this at any price. Dolphins and Manatees are common right outside your window. Shelling is great and sunsets are right in your window... or screen. We have stayed on Sanibel and Don Pedro Island all the way up to Anna Maria and St. Pete and I will come here from now on. I have paid much more and not been any happier than I was with your beach home. Thank you so much and we will be back soon. David and Debbie

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about our stay at this location. Everything was just as the owners said it would be. I still can't believe how close we were to the water, and on top of that it wasn't a crowded beach. Very picturesque. When you're here be sure to check out the place where you can buy fresh fish just down the street. Looking forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many vacation rentals and this one is our favorite. The house is bright and sunny and the views can't be beat. We could sit on the porch or in the living room and watch dolphins play in the gulf. It would be hard to find a property that sits closer to the water. We could easily walk to restaurants as well as a state park! The owners were accommodating and very easy to work with. Can't wait to return to this slice of heaven!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tampa or Fort Meyers
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
We are on the beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Englewood Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2016
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Dec 24 2016 - Apr 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Dec 23 2017 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Additional Charge for Holidays. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Florida South Central Gulf Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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