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Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Most sought after location! Courtyard, Washer/Dryer Full Kitchen Sleep Sofa ACT!

Before you book, ask how you can save $50!

Our 1 bedroom home (1 Queen bed, 1 sleeper couch), may be the most cozy beach rental on the island! You may not find another spot so close to the beach & bay yet so peaceful & with such ambiance. It is in a peaceful private and most narrow part of the island. This most sought after location is about 50 second walk to/from bay & beach. Nothing soothes like the smell the salt from the sea & sound of the waves. You are almost certain to see Dolphins from our dock or beach! If you like to fish this is fishing heaven!

You will have a private, off road, parking spot.

There is an outdoor storage locker next to your entrance. In the locker is fishing gear, chairs and umbrella.

Use our gas grill. Nothing like grilling the fish you just caught!

There's an outdoor shower. Perfect for rinsing off sand after going to the beach!

We offer basic fishing gear for you to catch the 'big one'

Gas grill is waiting for you to fire it up and grill what you catch. Nothing better than fresh fish on the Barby.

Ride bikes along paved bike paths along the beach. We have a strategic alliance with Bike rentals shop nearby. You will receive a pass code for discount on cruiser bike rentals.

Washer/Dryer, not coin operated like many places. We even provide the detergent!

Relaxing courtyard with outdoor dining area enveloped by tropical lush garden.

There's a paved trail across st that leads to Coquina Beach. If you go all the way to the end you can loop under bridge & find Coquina BayWalk Preserve. You can loop back to the Coquina Cafe for a cold drink & delicious Hamburger or their great grilled chicken sandwich.

This vacation home was recently listed for the first time! You may be hard pressed to find a more cozy and charming vacation rental in such a tranquil location. Entire home has porcelain floors in every room! Big brick outdoor patio awaits you as you step out your front door. Rate includes unlimited calling anywhere in USA and Canada, Wi-Fi, Digital cable, Flat screen TV with DVD. WE ARE CLEAN FREAKS SO REST ASSURED EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN! If you like fishing, fish off our dock just about 50 steps away or walk to Bridge street pier which is about a 10 minute walk. They sell bait and rent fishing gear there too. If you like going for walks, there is a marvelous paved trail across our street that goes for about a 1.5 miles or so along the beach. The trail is covered by weeping pines and palms and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Just about a 15 min walk is Coquina Baywalk (nature preserve) at Leffis key where you will enjoy acres of boardwalks built along the Bay. Spectacular scenery and wildlife. You will enjoy a wide variety of restaurants all within walking distance including our favorites on the historic Bridge St Pier. Watch for dolphins and Manatee! Anyway, I can go on and on but you need to experience our slice of paradise for yourself.

Enjoy 7 1/2 miles of beautiful white sand beaches and spectacular sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico! Just steps to restaurants, shops, para-sailing, jet-skiing, fishing and boating excursions - and convenient to area theaters, museums, parks and airports.Whether it’s a sun and fun filled day at the beach or enjoying one of the many activities Anna Maria Island has to offer, you’ll be sure to have a great day and the memories you make during your vacation will last a lifetime!

For the health conscious, we have installed a $3000 water filtration system. Unlike other vacation rentals on the island that use public water which is heavily treated with CHLORINE and other chemicals our filtration system filters all this out and provide purified water. So, when you bathe, cook or, drink, know that you have the purest and only chemical free water on the island! Not only is this healthier in every regard but, women will notice that their hair is fuller and skin is softer after washing as their are no chemicals to make the hair limp or to dry out skin! The ensuite bathroom features a genuine Jacuzzi shower head with multi massage settings. A very enjoyable shower experience!

This vacation rental has high speed WiFi with your own private(not shared) router and modem. Most vacation rentals have a shared modem and router and that could mean a lack of privacy and if there's a problem you are out of luck. High Definition adds a clarity to your enjoyment viewing pleasure for both TV or DVD viewing!

Need more reason to visit? Our island has miles of unspoiled beaches and old Florida charm! ...You won't need a car but if you have one you will have an off road reserved space. Let us know if you prefer not to rent a car and we can provide you with the contact details of our driver. He currently charges $80 to/from Tampa airport and less to/from Sarasota airport. We are not affiliated with this driver and have no control over rates. There are many transport companies on the island so, you are welcome to hire whomever you like. When you arrive everything will be cleaner than any other vacation rental you have ever been to! We provide sanitary clean linens and towels so you don't have to pack your own! When you arrive, just kick off your shoes, and enjoy the unhurried pace and tropical lifestyle of Bradenton Beach!

The Island has three cities: Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria - all of which are surrounded by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound and Tampa Bay. It’s just minutes to local attractions and theaters. You are also convenient to the Florida Airports and Theme Parks.

There’s also a variety of restaurants and eateries, within close walking distance, to choose from including; The Beach House Restaurant, Oma’s Pizza, Maestro Italian Restaurant, Banana Cabana, Bridge Street Bistro, Sun House Restaurant, Rotten Ralph’s, Gulf Drive Café, Island Creperie, Joe’s Eats & Sweets, and Bridge Tender Inn.

If you’d prefer some local diving, Sea Trek Diving is located in Bradenton Beach with easy access to the Regina Wreck Underwater Preserve — or you can spend some relaxing time with a good book at Tingley Memorial Library (2nd St N), find a favorite spot (so many to choose from—at the beach, on the dock, in the garden, on the pier, on a boat…), and just enjoy!

The Island Trolley (free!) can transport you around Anna Maria Island to Holmes Beach and Anna Maria—or use our rental discount code for a discount on a motor scooter or bicycle rental and do your own exploring. You’ll find more great restaurants including Eat Here, Beach Bistro, & The Sandbar, as well as more great shops and galleries. Island Players Theatre, Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, Anna Maria City Pier and tennis at Anna Maria Community Center or Holmes Beach City Courts as well as a skate park are also great places of interest. Just take the free trolley to any of these great destinations.

Venture west over the Cortez Road Bridge to Cortez Fishing Village on mainland Bradenton (about a mile or two away) and you’ll find two marinas offering a variety of boating excursions, sailing cruises, fishing charters, canoe/kayak rentals, pontoon boat rentals, ultralight rides/tours, parasailing and jetski rentals. Cross the bridge from Anna Maria Island to Longboat Key (less than a 3/4) and you’ll find MarVista Dockside Restaurant, Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant, Mote Marine Laboratory, Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary, and The Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Bike riding and rollerblading are popular on the 11 mile island of Longboat Key. St. Armands Circle at the southern end (by Lido Beach) is a delight for shoppers with its exclusive specialty shops, restaurants and horse and carriage rides.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Owner/Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Mark Owner/Manager

My wife and I own this property. We are retired and available should you need any help during your stay. We have no mortgage so you can have peace of mind knowing it won't be foreclosed on or sold. We take great pride in making sure that everything is spotless. We think our location is second to none on Anna Maria Island, for peace & tranquility and, easy access to Beach steps on one side and Bay just steps on the other. Big courtyard. Plenty of outdoor seating. Tropical landscaping. Everything to make your vacation enjoyable is included except your flip flops.

Mark Owner/Manager purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Mark Owner/Manager chose Anna Maria Island

*ZERO STAIRS! Unlike most rentals on Anna Maria Island that are elevated by up to 3 stories (that's a lot of stairs when carting luggage, beach chairs, groceries, etc.) Our beautiful vacation rental is ground level.

* ZERO BOOKING FEE, except for a service fee that HomeAway now charges our guests and this fee does not go to us.


* ZERO HEADACHES. When there is an issue, it is personally, promptly and politely handled by the owners (my wife or I). Unlike most rentals who operate through an agent who handle way too many other rentals and hate to deal with "problems".

Having traveled to many tropical vacation destinations we found ourselves returning to this area over & over. We found that we no where else can compare with the Anna Maria Island sunsets, the warm, calm, crystal clear turquoise waters and, the abundance of wildlife at 2 nature preserves.. Anna Maria Island is a small community of beach houses and condos. It is one of the few places you can go to without high rise hotels or fast food joints. There is a great 'old Florida' charm on this island. We love it so much we decided to invest and live here during most of the year! We are always happy by how many families have become our repeat guests.

What makes this bungalow unique

If you are looking for a truly relaxing beach get-a-way, our newest beach home is it! Located on a narrow part of the island, the water is on both sides! Enjoy an evening cocktail on your brick courtyard underneath the tropical palm canopy. Walk just a few steps & watch the sun set over the Gulf Of Mexico or walk just a few steps in the other direction & watch the sun rise over the bay while relaxing on our big bench on our dock!

This unit is NOT elevated on stilts like most homes on Anna Maria Island. So, you can walk into your ground floor home without the hassle of lugging groceries and luggage u/down any stairs! You will have a private parking space right outside your unit. We offer an outdoor shower. Perfect after a day at the beach! We also offer a full size washer/dryer. Not coin operated like some places! You will have a private storage bin where you will find umbrellas, chairs, fishing gear & toys.

You will find a cozy living area with full sleep sofa & reclining chair. This unit is very clean & tastefully decorated with genuine Tommy Bahama furnishings. Living room has a sleep sofa. There is one full bathroom. The ensuite shower features a genuine Jacuzzi shower head with multi massage settings. A very enjoyable shower experience! The fully equipped kitchen is also fully stocked with all the pots, pans, plates & dining area & living room with big, comfy couch. For your indoor entertainment there's a flat screen tv with stereo DVD CD & wireless internet.

You are literally steps to the beach & a few blocks from a waterfront park, offering playground & a new kayak launch. They rent kayaks there too.Just around the corner on Gulf Drive is a Trolley stop. This is a free trolley that runs the length of Anna Maria Island providing fun access to shopping & dining. You can walk to the historical Bridge Street area & pier with its many restaurants & shops.

Let this be your home away from home! Come for 3 days, a week or a month


Bradenton Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Full bathroom sink, genuine Italian marble vanity, shower
  • Pictures don't show but this has a full bathroom with full shower, toilet, sink, vanity, soap incl. This shower features a genuine Jacuzzi shower head with multi massage settings. A very enjoyable shower experience! Shaded window in bathroom for natural lighting added to the warm electric bathroom lighting. Timer light (behind shower door) provides more light an a small boost of heat when exiting the shower. Slow release lid on toilet and multi setting shower head, just a few small features that shows the level of attention we give this vacation rental.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 2 - sofa in living room
    master bedroom - 1 queen , New Premium memory foam mattress. #1 Orthopedic award
  • Master Bedrm is beachy, bright, & beautiful!The pictures do no justice. The bed is plush Queen bed. The furnishings are top of line Tommy Bahama. There is front to back & side windows for exceptional cross ventilation. This is one of the safest places in America! There is a cozy sofa in living room. We provide professionally cleaned linens, quality high thread count sheets, etc. for bed. Just bring your toothbrush.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For the health conscious, we have installed a $3000 water filtration system. Unlike other vacation rentals on the island that use public water which is heavily treated with CHLORINE & other chemicals, our filtration system filters all this out. So, when you bathe, cook or, drink, know that you have the purest & only chemical free water on the island! Not only is this healthier in every regard but, women will notice that their hair is fuller & skin is softer after washing as there's no chemicals to make the hair limp or to dry out skin! Other points of interest: Points of Interest you can walk to: Name Address Distance(+/- Coffee Shops Cafe on the Beach 2200 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach 1.2 Restaurants Maestro Little Italy Southern Italian Ristorante 101 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach 0.2 Island Creperie 127 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach 0.2 Bridge Tender Inn 135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach 0.2 Banana Cabana Caribbean Seafood & Grill 103 Gulf Dr 0.2 Beach House Restaurant


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Best deal on AMI-Fishing Dock/gear Grill 2 TV's WiFi Cable No limit calling DVD
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

Everything you need and more!!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage was a perfect fit for the quiet, relaxing, beach vacation that we were looking for. Mark, the owner was very kind and nice to work with. He was very welcoming and quickly responded to anything we needed. The cottage was the perfect size for us with a well stocked kitchen, comfy bed and very nice beach decor! There was a basket of information provided on local activities and places to go. The courtyard is a beautifully landscaped, private, quiet and relaxing place to sit or do some grilling. We really appreciated the beach towels and cart with umbrella and chairs! We used them daily for our short walk to the beach. Free laundry was also a plus!! Wonderful location....only steps to the bay and the gulf! Restuarants and shops and the free trolley were all in short walking distance! We barely used our rental car!

We loved this place and would highly recommend it! We will not hesitate to return in the future!

Thank you Mark and Liliana for providing a wonderful vacation get-away!

Barb and Ron from Ohio

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your exceptional review and kind words. It was a pleasure having you as our guests. We are very happy to know you will be returning!
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Blown away, met expectations and beyond...thank you, thank you...I will be back again.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, quiet, relaxing, captivating, rejuvenating, peaceful...This location is a place you go when you want to get away and just unwind. sandwiched between the bay on one end and the beach on the other, both walking can experience a beautiful sunrise at the bay and a spectacular sunset at the beach...did I mention all within walking distance? The patio area is well arranged, community gas grill with tree covers that make it look like a picture on a postcard. Amazing restaurants all over and also walking distance...If you are looking for a peaceful retreat with your significant other or just some time alone to recharge this it the place, I was so sad to have to leave but I know that I will be back...Pictures and words don't do it much justice, you have to be there to experience this beautiful Oasis at Bradenton beach.

Quick shout out to the both are amazing, friendly and just genuine people and we appreciated your accomodation...Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, and great location on Anna Maria Island.

  • 5 of 5

Clean unit, very well furnished and appointed. Wonderful courtyard. Quiet and great location within walking distance to everything you need on Anna Maria Island. Very happy with our rental experience here.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. You are 5 star guests and we look forward to having you back again next winter!
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It was perfect !!!

  • 5 of 5

The unit along with the grounds were very clean and well maintained !!! The unit was decorated so well and provided a great "beach feeling". Everything was so well thought out, it was equipped with everything that would be needed. We will definitely have a return visit. The owners were so kind and welcoming. We have a wonderful, relaxing and fun week !!! Thanks so much to Mark and Liliana !!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice review! Especially your mention of owners being kind and welcoming, lol. We are delighted to learn that you will be back! We look forward to that!
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Perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

Cozy cottage. Clean and nicely decorated .Easy walking distance to town and restaurants. Comfortable bed and well stocked kitchen. Really appreciated the free laundry and beach chairs. Mark was very helpful and responded quickly to an issue with the TV. The reason for not giving five stars is that the bathroom is really small.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Right after your departure we did a complete makeover. All new premium furnishings, including bed with supreme memory foam mattress. The bath sink vanity now has twice the storage space and genuine marble top and designer faucet. This vacation rental was beautiful before and now simply gorgeous! Thanks for mentioning our spectacular location! We look forward to having you as our guests again.
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Very nice,love the location

  • 5 of 5

Close to entertainment and good food

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your FIVE STAR review. Glad you like our fabulous most sought after location on the island.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota Intl 20 mi Tampa Intl 55 mi
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Steps away to 4th best beach in USA!
Car: not necessary

Location, Location, location. Walk or ride our bikes to all the activities, National Nature preserve with long boardwalks that wrap around bay for breathtaking views, beach front restaurants where you can eat on the white powder sand, Marina's, huge fishing pier, parasailing, Segway rentals, pubs, entertainment, outdoor markets, and much more. Free trolley picks you up on our street corner and takes you anywhere on island and another brings you to see the sites of neighboring Sarasota! NO NEED FOR CAR!!

We are on best part of island! Steps away from our our dock on the bay where you can fish, kayak, or just enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Watch for manatee and dolphins! Return home and grill what you catch on our gas grill! On the other side of property is our incredible beach which offers white powder sand and warm Turquoise water! Ride our bikes a short ways to Coquina Beach and enjoy all the public beach offering i.e., outdoor grills, beach volleyball, shopping, cafe on the beach and more! Just across street is the great Preserve called Baywalk at Coquina beach. COME be our guest and join the many who have become regulars.

What is there to do?

Anna Maria Holmes Beach Bradenton Beach and Beyond

A few examples of AREA ATTRACTIONS

While Anna Maria Island is known for laid back living and relaxation, should you wish to participate in the local scene there's an abundance of activities. If you enjoy biking, Bradenton Beach has a designated bike trail along Gulf Drive. Old Bridge Street has Putt Putt Golf and while you play, there is a misting system so you can stay cool. At the end of Old Bridge Street is a pier for your fishing pleasure as well as a restaurant. There are a variety of restaurants on Old Bridge St making it possible to satisfy every appetite.

Whether it's pizza or French crepes to fish tacos, you can find a meal to satisfy. There are also shops and the US Post office is located here so you can mail post cards to your friends back home.

Naturally you can swim in the crystal clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkeling is also fun or surfboarding, parasailing or kayaking. Several local business will rent you all the necessary equipment. Naturally there are golfing and tennis too.

There's really a wide range of things to do here, if you want to have an action packed time you will find plenty. Of course you can always stroll along the shore collecting shells and then watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids would enjoy a visit to Bradenton to see Snooty the manatee. The area of Manatee/Sarasota counties also has great off shore fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, shopping, museums, and art galleries to explore.

Be sure to observe all the turtle watch rules as the Ridley turtles are building nests from early May and baby turtles are hatching on our beaches. You might even go on a turtle watch tour with our local turtle lady. Look in the paper for her schedule.

The entire island of Anna Maria has many reasonably priced awarding winning restaurants.The Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has not only delicious food as in breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but the owner is a triple time National Pie contest winner. Be sure and stop by.

Of course, check out the local newspaper for the latest events about the island. The A.M.I. SUN is just one. It's free and had lots of information you can use on current happenings.

Holmes Beach is famous for the Beach Cafe, Skinny's a small local hamburger, hotdog storefront plus along Gulf Drive you will locate the island grocery store, Publix and several island strip centers with your last minute beach items such as snacks, lotions, toys and beach towels.


Mote Science Lab is just a short drive off the island and on to Longboat Key just a few miles to the south. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to this 'hands on' science stop. This is where many of the rescued injured animals, occasional birds, turtles, etc are taken to recuperate and then are returned to nature.

ESPECIALLY for kids:

G WIZ is located in Sarasota near the VanWizzel a block off of Tamiami. This is a state of the art Science hands on museum. Well worth the visit. Check it out on line to see what they are featuring. Call for cost.

Day trips:

Disneyworld, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and Selby Gardens.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
mid spring
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
memorial day weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
PEAK Summer rate sale
May 30 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
End of Summer & Fall
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
labor day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Winter 2018
Feb 2 2018 - Apr 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
departure cleaning $85
Tax Rate 11.5%

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