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Charming BEACHFRONT! Walk to restaurants/state park! Pets OK! No cleaning fee.

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom cottage, sleeps 3, right on the beach.

Charming, bright and sunny, this rustic, down-to-earth cottage is 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 is not a highly polished luxury property. Our style is more rustic and casual so 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, restaurants and boat rentals within walking distance. Grocery shopping, more restaurants and golf courses all just a short drive away.

More Details

Sally Bruggeman
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Sally Bruggeman

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

Sally Bruggeman purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Sally Bruggeman chose Englewood

We bought this house in 2002 because we love the location on the beach. The state park is within walking distance and you can walk to restaurants, too. The whole area is relaxed and laid back. Best of all, you are surrounded by nature!

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.


Englewood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is old-fashioned and clean!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • 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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Charming BEACHFRONT! Walk to restaurants/state park! Pets OK! No cleaning fee.
average rating of 4.8356166 based on 73 reviews
Springfield, Missouri

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous vacation at this gem on the beach! Couldn't have asked for a better place to spend a week! Cottage was clean. Beach is AMAZING and the view from the kitchen/living room is spectacular! The owners were great to work with. Answered all our questions and responded very promptly! Restaraunts and shopping were close and AMAZING! Stump Park Pass is a must see! Just a short walk from the cottage! We saw dolphins every day! Words can not describe the amazing time we had! Can't wait to visit again!!! Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love your use of exclamation points!!!!!
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Cute Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Great week at the beach house..Its just steps from the beach.Perfect location .Loved everything.Very relaxing week .Thank- you

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Llanfairfechan, North Wales

location 5* 1 mile to restaurants along beach, no dishwasher but a beautiful view whilst washing up

  • 4 of 5

Ocean and sunset facing, unit 3 ( of 3) is represented well by the now dated pictures in the ad. The location cannot be faulted, right on the beach near to Stump Pass State Park, with easy access to the gulf and the inland waterway.

Host is friendly, approachable and helpful. The unit was spotlessly clean on arrival throughout although furniture and fittings are a little tired. Entrance access via bathroom which gives poor first impression

The bathroom is very dated but clean and functional, weird small shower delivers a good soaking and can be height adjusted. The kitchen appliances were all modern, clean and there was a sufficiency of pans, bowls and cooking utensils. Crockery and silverware were mismatched but adequate. Dining (for 3) at breakfast bar.

Sofabed in lounge was fine as a sofa! Twin beds were a little creaky and soft but we slept well, bedding tired, missing storage space, a full length mirror, vacuum cleaner, a laundry rack. Shower towels replaced during our stay, beachtowels were thin and old but clean. There was no place to store suitcases.

TV cable and wifi good, cell coverage poor, no landline. Parking covered, great as out of heat and sun

Some facilities shared with other units, yard has nice furniture for enjoying the beach, guests sometimes " reserve" or invite friends to use facilities, yard was crowded occasionally . Laundry is shared, only a cold wash is possible, and access is via balcony of another unit. Line drying available in car port.

Unit has ducted air conditioning/ heating, there is a ceiling fan in the living area and an additional plug in fan in the bedroom. Air Con can be heard at night, but so can the ocean!

We had a very enjoyable stay on Manasota Key, there is everything you need for a peaceful relaxing beach holiday, nice restaurants and bars are within walking distance, there is so much wildlife, kayak and boat rental are close by, the beach is lovely with lots of shells and sharks teeth. Highlights of our stay were a trip to Myakka River State Park, gulf kayaking outside the unit with dolphins and boat rental exploration of Lemon Bay.

I did not give the property the 5* that the location, the host and cleaners deserve, not because it is old, with older furnishings which do give it a certain rustic old Floridian beach charm, but because the little easy to improve things like chipped paintwork, new towels, bedding and crockery had not been attended to, making the property have a tired appearance.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our beach house. The photos were actually taken very recently. They are professionally done and unfortunately they make the place look brand spanking new, even though it's not! Please note that since beachside living is hard on furniture, we purchase all new furniture every 3 years. Thank you for all your great suggestions. Based on your review, we will definitely make the improvements you suggest. We agree that it’s rather odd that the door in the carport opens into the bathroom, but just know that the door can be closed and locked during your entire stay since the primary door opens into the living room. When we installed central air for your comfort, we had to sacrifice some closet space in the bedroom but there is a closet in the kitchen that can be used to store suitcases. Is our beach house perfect? No, but most guests agree that the minor imperfections are insignificant compared to everything else this charming little treasure has to offer. All in all, we're happy you enjoyed the beach, the great location and the friendliness that made us fall in love with this cottage in the first place. Please keep in touch and thanks for your review.
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Awesome Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Right on the beach, quiet, gorgeous sunsets and the Dolphins put on quite the show at sunset. There are several places to eat within walking distance (`20 minutes) ranging from a 2nd story restaurant with a beautiful sunset view to a laid back place with great music. The food store (Publix) is about a 10 minute drive and you have everything you need.

If you're staying in the Venice/Englewood area look no further, heaven is right here.


  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is right on the beach, you are literally step from the beautiful Florida Gulf beach.

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful place to vacation, the ground floor apartment is not what anyone would call spacious but it is exactly as advertised... a studio style rental where you can eat, sleep and clean up. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better place! Falling asleep to the sound of the gulf and being able to have breakfast on the beach watching dolphins and manatee was like a dream. Everything was super clean and stocked very well. We didn't get to stay for the whole week due to hurricane Irma but we are looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.