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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bradenton Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Quaint cottage, King Bed, close to beach and beautiful Gulf turqoise waters.

You will enjoy this adorable newly renovated vacation cottage – The Little Mermaid -- on Anna Maria Island just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and minutes from shopping and attractions on Bradenton Beach’s popular Bridge Street! Your two parking spaces are right at the front door!! This single-family home offers privacy and a spacious landscaped yard for your enjoyment, along with gas grill and outdoor seating areas.

The cozy air-conditioned cottage has a dining area with seating for four, a kitchen with new appliances and 1 ½ bathrooms. The king size bed and queen sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress are made up with crisp fresh linen, which we supply at no cost … bath towels also included. In addition, a complimentary full-size washer and dryer are included for your convenience.

Free high speed internet, nation-wide telephone service, flat screen TV's, and DVD player are provided for your enjoyment.

Your dog is welcome too for a modest pet fee.

Location, location, location … we are across the street from the beautiful blue-green water of Bradenton Beach. To make your beach time more enjoyable, we provide beach towels, umbrellas and chairs free of charge. A short walk will take you to Bridge Street with restaurants, mini-golf, shops and the Bridge Street Pier.

Sight-seeing … the cottage is centrally located, so you can explore the entire island on the free trolley … and the trolley stop is only steps away.

Catch a dolphin tour, perennial favorite for adults and kids!

A leisurely bike ride through our area is perhaps the best way to see the natural beauty on Anna Maria Island. Come enjoy the beauties of our Island and the reasonably priced Little Mermaid cottage.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Betty Ramsey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Betty Ramsey

You can see us above with our rescue Westie, Zoey. We are full-time permanent residents of Anna Maria Island and live only 15 minutes away in event of emergency, and we take great pride in offering a squeaky-clean and convenient place to enjoy your vacation.

Betty Ramsey purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Betty Ramsey chose Anna Maria Island

We bought this cottage because it was a challenge to change it from an ugly frog to the lovely princess mermaid it has become! We knew we could transform the rough jewel into a warm and romantic place for others (many from northern areas) to escape and enjoy the warm climates of Anna Maria Island. It is comfortable and CLOSE TO THE BEACH. We provide all amenities: free Wi-Fi, TV's, washer/dryer, all beach equipment and a beach wagon to haul necessities to the beach. The kitchen is more than adequate for those who want to cook. We have great sunset views and gorgeous Caribbean-looking water. While we do have a three-day minimum, you may check in and out any day of the week that meets your travel plans.

What makes this cottage unique

The Little Mermaid is no more than 50 steps to the beach. It's a compact, well-laid-out cottage. The large bedroom has a king bed, private bath with tiled shower, lots of drawers for your clothes, nice tropically landscaped and fenced yard, private free washer and dryer and private parking ten steps from the front door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes! It's five stars all the way. When you need to re-charge your batteries, and get back to a stress free race, just head for the Little Mermaid and she will look after you! Thanks, Betty
Oct 2015
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average rating of 4.8965516 based on 40 reviews
Liverpool, XX

A little bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

If You fancy being a castaway for a while get your self's booked into The Little Mermaid, Places like this are getting harder to find because they get replaced with new condos and apartments, this is the real deal, If you need to unwind and forget about the world for a while come and say hello to The Little Mermaid, And Betty the owner is just Great, I left my phone and before I realized Betty was making arrangements to ship it to me in the UK, Class act

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you two are the perfect guests!!
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Amazing beach cottage and location!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just got back from our stay at the Little Mermaid. We have had an AMAZING vacation on the island. We loved staying at The Little Mermaid. The location was perfect. You can see the ocean from one of the windows in the living room and the beach is a VERY short walk away. Betty, the owner, was great she was just a text away if we had any questions. We loved our home for the week. It was very private and yet close to everything. It was very well stocked and there was even a smaller building filled with all your beach needs such as beach chairs, floats, a cooler and a handy beach cart. Thanks, Little Mermaid! We Have already recommended this place to a friend! We hope to be back one day. Already wanting to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Everything was provided. Nice to have a beach cart, umbrellas and chairs for the beach. Washer and dryer is great to have at the beach. Cottage decorations are really cute too. Liked having wifi available. Owner met us on the first day and was very helpful with restaurants and a good place to get some fresh seafood. We like to boil fresh shrimp and they were great. Got them from Cortez Seafood. Beautiful sunsets every night we were here. Less than 100 steps to the beach! Weather was really hot everyday and if there was a downside to our stay it was that the two small air conditioners had a hard time keeping up with the heat. All in all a really nice stay! We ate our "last supper" at the Waterfront Restaurant and it was fantastic! A little expensive but worth it to us! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Little Mermaid and AMI in general. The cottage had everything and more that we needed. Can’t think of a time where we thought of something we needed which wasn’t here.

Beach equipment was much used and having the cool box, not that we used it to take wine and beer to the beach, and “wonder wheeler” was a bonus.

Sadly, our last day at the beach was also the last for the blue beach umbrella, as it collapsed. I’m sure it had given much shade over time though.

Hope to visit again in the future. A definite 5 stars from us.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you on Beautiful Anna Maria Island for two weeks. Now we have a new blue beach umbrella!!
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Cozy Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I needed a quiet, relaxing, restful getaway and did not want to stay in a motel, hotel, or condo. I'd been to Anna Maria Island once before and fell in love with it. This cottage really appealed to me and was the right choice. The cottage is homey with lots of natural light in the living room. The beautiful beach a short walk across the street. Grocery store, etc. very convenient. As a woman traveling alone I felt safe. Betty, the owner, wonderful to work with. Will I be back? I hope so.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was our pleasure to have you at The Little Mermaid.
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Seymour Tennessee

Best Beach Cottage Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year to stay at the Little Mermaid. We absolutely adore this cottage with its homey feel, great outdoor space, and convenience to beach, restaurants, etc. It is very clean and stocked with lots of little extras. The free island shuttle is practically right outside the door. We hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, friends. We always enjoy having you at the Mermaid.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton; Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
BeachHouse; Bridge Tender Inn; Island Time
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Bridge Street restaurants
Nearest Beach
Bradenton Beach
Car: recommended

There is much to do .... or not to do ... your choice. Relaxing on the beach located just across the street is very popular; numerous great restaurants located nearby on this 7-mile long island; a short hop over to Bradenton and there are many other choices. Our island has no high rises ... a height limitation of 38', and even though we have many shops and stores, the island is not a "bed of commercialism". Our scenery and eco adventures, fishing and shelling are among other popular past times.


Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Season 4
Sep 16 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Season 5
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Season 1
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Season 2
Apr 2 2017 - May 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bradenton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 604 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Modern and completely updated; hair dryer; shampoo and soap provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Size 12 x 14, private bath w/ tiled shower; two end tables; large dresser; large chest of drawers; pull out queen sofa bed in living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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