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Speaks: english

Charming Beachfront Cottage, Directly on the water. Pet Friendly!

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Charming, bright and sunny, rent this fabulous one bedroom cottage located RIGHT ON THE BEACH, just steps from the water. Enjoy the million dollar views and watch the dolphins play from your living room window! Outside, relax on your own, private beach. This unit is beautifully furnished; you'll feel right at home!

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 (Triplex)

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We're your hosts, Jon and Sally Bruggeman. Our family loves the 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 this 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 located in a great location right next to a state park with over one mile of uninhabited shoreline.


based on 46 traveler reviews

Charming Beachfront Cottage, Directly on the water. Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

WOW......what a piece of PARADISE!! The pictures and description of the property were spot on, however, they do not do it must experience for yourself. The owners made sure you would be comfortable......great beds, plenty of towels, all the cooking utensils you could ever use, a blender, beach chairs, umbrellas etc. You could not have asked for a better location......just walk out the door and your feet meet the sand of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I have rented several beach places and without a doubt, this is the one I enjoyed the most! Sally was a peach to deal matter how many questions (and there were many) I asked, she always responded immediately. Will I be betcha and hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is everything they said it would be and more! Talk about close to the surf, wonderful beaches, and restaurants & shops close by as well! Great place to get a grip on relaxation and rid yourself of any stress. Would love to go back for a month next time. Highly recommend this location and rental to couples and/or families.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Loved the place"

  • 5 of 5

It had everything we were looking for in a rental, no stars and right on the beach. Private uncrowded beach and just a few steps from the rental. The kitchen had everything we needed along with lots of towels. We also loved the town it was very quaint and loved that there were no high rises or large hotels.

We found lots of shark teeth and that was lots of fun so all and all we couldn't have found a better place for what we were looking for. The owners were wonderful to rent from and everything was as they said it would be.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Beach Vacation, ever.

  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful, peaceful and tranquil. The beach is right outside your door. The restaurants are top notch. The park down the street is amazing. You can rent kayaks and go paddle boarding. I loved taking long leisurely walks with my dog. The stargazing at night was particularly amazing. I cannot find a single thing to complain about. I'm heading back very soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Altamonte Springs, FL


  • 5 of 5

There is no other place I would rather be than sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico hunting for treasures like shark teeth and shells. Sal's cottage has been my favorite destination for over 10 years. It is such a blessing to have the ocean as your backyard for a week. The only decision I make each day is to turn right or left as I stroll along the beautiful shore for hours at a time. Time no longer matters...only clear water, the salty breeze, relaxing swims, sunbathing, and God's treasures along with His breathtaking sunsets. Thanks for the memories, Sal!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Joseph, MO

The best place to stay in Florida

  • 5 of 5

By far this is the best place that we have stayed in Florida. You literally walk out your door and you are on the beach. The beach house has everything you could possibly need. I loved have the keyless entry. We did not have to worry about losing the keys. The house was so close to everything. One day we rented kayaks and the rental company delivered them to Stump Pass. We just walked down there to get them. So handy. We will certainly rent this house again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles


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
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Dec 24 2016 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Dec 23 2017 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Turnover day is Saturday. 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
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water 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
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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