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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

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)

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

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.


Manasota Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • limited accessibility
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Charming Beachfront Cottage, Directly on the water. Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.87931 based on 58 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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Million dollar view and great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love staying here and feel that we found a real gem! We are here with our doggies and the beach is amazing, as is the million dollar view of the gulf! The cottage is perfect for us and that it's pet friendly made it so much fun. You can't tell that any other pets have been here because it's very clean and well maintained. We met the owners who are vacationing here, too. They are both wonderful and very responsive. Amazing stay with access to everything, including a walking trail on Stump Pass Beach Park that's really nice and shopping, restaurants, etc. We're very happy with our cottage getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about this cottage. This is our second time to Manasota and we wouldn't stay anywhere else. Literally steps out to your own secluded area of the beach. The fact that it is pet friendly is also a huge plus. Our Labradors loved playing on the beach and swimming in the gulf. The cottage is well equipped with all the amenities and very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed the view of the ocean from the sofa in the evening and had our morning coffee right on the gulf. Owners were great through the entire rental process. We will miss the beautiful sunsets and will be back for sure!!

Maureen S.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I love the downstairs unit we stayed in with a fabulous view. We enjoyed making several of our meals here and walked to local dining couple of nights. Loved watching the surf especially, and the stroll down to Stump Pass. Sally was good to deal with and we had everything we needed, thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place...will return!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I, plus our pup, enjoyed our visit so much. This cottage is just a few steps to the sandy private beach. There were comfortable chairs and plenty of sun or shade of your choice! We had one day of morning rain which gave us an excuse to go exploring the surrounding area. There were some effects of the lingering Red Tide which caused some sneezing and coughing.The beds were too soft for us since we are use to firm mattresses but we made do. Overall we were very happy with the cottage and the area. We will be booking again for next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying in this cottage and as before, I didn't want to leave. We stay incredibly relaxed in this little getaway. The units are modern, clean and cozy. The most beautiful beach is literally at your back door. It is so peaceful and serene. I don't feel like a tourist here. I feel at home. Definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles


Rates & Availability

Manasota Key Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Dec 24 2016 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
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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