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Best vacation value Most serene spot on Anna Maria! Steps to beach. New remodel!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bdrms Seated shower SleepSofa Sleeps 4 Full kitchen Recliners WiFi Cable Dock

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Our new ground level, 2 bedroom cottage (2 queen beds, 1 sleeper couch) is nothing like any other beach vacation rental. You may not find another spot so close to the beach and bay (about 50 second stroll in either direction) yet, so peaceful and with such ambiance. One of a kind! It is in a peaceful private compound. Nothing refreshes like the smell the salt air sound of the waves, and the breathtaking views. You are almost certain to see Dolphins from our dock or from beach!

Every square inch of this cottage exudes attention to detail. Maybe I'm biased but I think the person who decorates our properties, my wonderful wife, is the best interior decorator around. I think you will agree that the unit is spectacular in every way. With such a serene setting you may never want to leave. Don't just take my word for it. Read the Outstanding 5 Star reviews from our guests. Over half of our guests return again.

Get away from it all!! Barbecue the fish you catch right on our gas grill. Unlike other areas with rocky or grainy sand beach, our beach has a soft white powder sand! Top Rated Coquina Nature Preserve short bike ride away. We have a strategic alliance partner who will supply the bikes to you for just $25/week! That's what some places charge per day! Great night life and restaurants just a short stroll away. Very comfortable Tommy Bahama furnishings with all the luxuries of home. NEW granite counter tops! Grand bathroom with Italian tile and thick glass door shower. Absolutely beautiful!!! No matter who you know, or how hard you try, you may never find a more serene setting at my reasonable rates.

not a single step makes it a breeze to bring in groceries and your luggage. Most other rentals on the island are elevated at least 1,2, or even 3 stories!

Free trash pick up twice weekly.

This property also has a washer and dryer. Private parking space.

It may also give you peace of mind knowing that I have outright ownership. NO mortgage. Never fear that this vacation rental may be sold or lost to bank foreclosure. 10% of our customers come to us after losing the property they reserved due to foreclosure or owner sold out. Don't risk having your vacation spoiled at the last minute.

Bedroom suite has it all! Wide screen TV, phone, Stereo, Wi-Fi, Electric reclining chair, Huge California King bed (bigger than normal king), windows on two walls for great ventilation, two closets. Italian tile floor throughout. Good size Walk-in. Shower. Safety bars.

All extras included FREE for perfect vacation!:

TV's in every room! At least two with DVD!

Screened lanai

Large family room, over 250 digital channels, DVD, Stereo, CD, .

FREE Hi-Speed Wi-Fi Internet!

Free unlimited calling to anywhere in the USA, Canada, PR!

Free gas grill use on our beautiful brick courtyard patio!

Free Garbage removal

Free use of 2 SCHWINN safety helmets.We have a strategic alliance with Bike rentals on Bridge St. You will receive a cruiser bike for just around $25 per week (monthly rate even lower). Bikes delivered to your door and picked up when you're done! Some places charge this per day! Helmets and bike locks included too.

No expense spared right down to the Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses on every bed! My wife and I feel that since 1/3 of your vacation is spent sleeping, you should have the best to sleep on.

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. 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!

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Owner/Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017

About Mark Owner/Manager

My wife and I own this property. 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. Very peaceful. Big courtyard. Plenty of outdoor seating. Tropical landscaping. Nice screened Lanai. Everything to make your vacation enjoyable is included except your flipflops.

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 the new service fee that goes entirely to HomeAway)

*ZERO DAMAGE WAIVER FEE. Our damage deposit is completely refundable after departure.

* 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".

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!!

What makes this cottage unique

We are on best part of island! Steps away from our our BRAND NEW 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! This area offers best fishing I have ever seen and I have vacationed at the best fishing places in the Caribbean!

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.

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. 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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

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Vacation Ambience, March 6, 2011

By Jim M (Atlanta)

"Looking for quiet tranquility while at the same time wanting a variety of shopping, excellent dining or just relaxing at the beach, this cozy "honeymoon home" will be your perfect choice. Located near the center of Bradenton Beach, we were within walking distance to all the above activities. Along with the home comes the advantage of having a private boat dock where one can fish or just watch the many birds and wildlife. The owners, Mark and Lillian did an outstanding job in being able to provide all the essentials to make this home as near to your home as possible. With a well stocked kitchen, bathroom etc., their attention to detail made our monthly stay enjoyable and relaxing. We were fortunate to be the every first property renters and as such we wish others the same happiness that we experienced. Jim and Lourine Feb 2011

Feb 2011
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Bradenton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , sit down walk-in shower is handi cap accessible
  • Full big bathroom. Tile floor. Extra wide door wheelchair accessible. Walk-in shower with glass enclosure. Safety grab bar.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , bedrm 2
    Bedroom 3 - sleeper couch living rm
  • All beds are recent & top of the line for great nights rest. In our continuous effort to bring only the best quality experience to our guests, we are proud to offer superior cleaning of our linens by our carefully trained cleaning service at this property to better enhance your enjoyment while staying here. This luxury amenity provides you high quality linens that are in place & ready for your use upon your arrival. These high-quality linens are washed using the latest & best technology in premium commercial washer & dryer, on site. Take the fuss & worry out of packing your private sheets & beach towels knowing that when you arrive to your dream vacation rental, in place are high quality & expertly cleaned luxury bedding, bath towels, wash clothes & beach towels ready for your stay. Eliminate the guessing game, free up luggage space & breathe easy knowing that everything is already taken care of for you. This same philosophy extends even to your departure- nothing to wash, dry, fold.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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 200 Gulf Dr 0.3 There are several more but these are our personal favorites! Bradenton Beach 40 steps Sarasota Bay (our big fishing dock) 40 steps 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. So, when you bathe, cook or, drink, know that you have the purest and only chemical free water on the island!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Best vacation value Most serene spot on Anna Maria! Steps to beach. New remodel!
average rating of 4.827586 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

The bay view from the cottages is beautiful! The location is very convenient with the beach just one block away. Also the location is close to the village area and restaurants, again just a short and easy walk. We enjoyed dining at the Blue Marlin and the Beach House. The La Creperie was great for a brunch. The cottage is clean and well maintained. The decor and furnishings are welcoming. Mark is very friendly and thoughtful. I would recommend staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

The bay views from the condo unit are beautiful! The location is very convenient with the beach just one block away. Also the location is close to the village area and restaurants, again just a short and easy walk.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being our guests and excellent review! THANKS for mentioning our great location and beautiful bay views from our beautiful unit. Our one in a million location has the bay length view, instead of bay width like other rentals. We are so pleased to offer a gulf bay view unlike any place else on the entire island! We look forward to your next visit!
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Perfect winter getaway... We LOVED this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 9 days in this great cottage in February and will definitely come back. This was our first visit to the area and really didn't know whether to stay in the north/Holmes Beach area or more central/Bridge St. SO glad we chose this one -- mostly based on the great reviews here. This is part of an old-fashioned (but totally modern) beach resort with 9 or 10 units. There is a very large, beautifully landscaped courtyard with lots of seating options, from great Adirondack chairs perfect for a quiet reading spot to larger tables for families or groups to enjoy a drink or conversation. It is a very short and easy walk to one of the prettiest beaches I've ever seen, and an equally short walk to the bay, where a large pier with seating provides a tranquil spot to relax and watch the wildlife and boats. The cottage is two nice bedrooms, one bath (en suite in larger bedroom), and a living/dining/kitchen area -- would feel small if you were stuck inside all day, but that's not why you go to Florida! It was perfect for the two of us and would work great for a family of 3 or 4. There is also an attached screened porch, which we didn't use as the courtyard was so much nicer. We were not looking for luxury/high rise/fancy; we wanted charming & authentic and this is it.

Mark and Lilliana provided so much hospitality and comfort: a bottle of wine and coffee on arrival, very responsive to requests for information, very nice linens, plenty of dishes/glassware, starter supplies of essentials like dish soap etc. A very thoughtful "landlord."

We did not rent a car, though the cottage included what we learned was a very scarce assigned parking spot. We were just steps from the free trolley, which we loved and used almost daily, and a very easy walk to Bridge Street, the pier (for rentals, shops and excursions), and bars for great sunsets. Any other trips were easy using uber.

We didn't cook while on vacation so I can't comment much on the kitchen -- nice appliances and plenty of utensils/cookware, good dishwasher; also appreciated the free laundry room, beach chairs/umbrella/cart. Lots of TVs for rare rainy days or late nights.

We'd recommend the Beach Bistro, Waterfront and Blue Marlin restaurants for upscale dinners; Beach House and Sandbar for sunset/drinks; La Creperie; Tide Tables for a fun bay front dinner; paradise boat tours for dolphin watching; Cortez beach; Ringling circus museum ... And this cottage. Wonderful Florida vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all the time you devoted into this fabulous 5 star review. Any time you want to write the script for our listings let me know, lol. It was truly a pleasure having you as our guests. See you again when you are ready to enjoy our slice old florida charm, which I hope will be soon!
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Great Island Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I take a trip for our anniversary every year...and we've taken a lot of them. We agree that this year's trip to Bradenton Beach was one of the best if not THE best. This cute little beach cottage featured a recently remodeled kitchen stocked with everything needed to prepare our own food (if we wanted to), a new bathroom with an exceptionally nice shower, a comfy queen size bed and three flat screen TVs. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Despite being just off Gulf Drive, it was surprisingly very quiet, nestled in a private courtyard with several seating areas and gas grills. It took us about three minutes to walk to the beach and ten minutes to walk the five blocks to Bridge Street for a meal, a beverage and live music. We are already talking about coming back with our family and we've only been home one day!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are absolutely delightful guests and we would feel very fortunate to have you as our guests again! Thank you for the fabulous review!
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Great property for a very enjoyable vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our island getaway at Pelican Cove! The cottage is located in an ideal location just a few steps from the bay on one side and the ocean on the other. The long stretch of beach is beautiful with a nice tree shaded paved path for walking or biking next to the beach. There are many shops & restaurants nearby, no car required. Everything was clean and ready to go when we arrived. Plenty of towels and beach accessories were supplied, including beach chairs with umbrellas, and a cart to haul all of it to the beach. The sofa, recliners & beds were very comfortable. Plenty of kitchen supplies are available. We highly recommend this property, and would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to have you as our guests and thank you for the great review. I especially appreciate your mention of our most sought after location, our amenities, and for highly recommending our property. we look forward to having you back as our guests!
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Clean, Comfortable and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for the two of us. Everything was clean and comfortable, there were ample towels, and the surroundings were quiet. Even though the home is located only half a block from the beach, there was no road noise. So we had the best of both worlds - great location and quiet! We were also just a few easy walking blocks from all the shops and restaurants. I like the fact that there is reserved off street parking right at the home and I love the courtyard in the middle of the units. The tropical setting is just lovely. Mark the owner steadily checked on us to ensure everything was fine and everything was great!! We highly recommend Mark and his properties. You will be in good, comfortable hands.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for mentioning our great & quiet location about 50 second walk to both white sand beach on one side, and our fishing dock on the other. As well as easy walk to all the shops and restaurants. I appreciate your kind words about our guests being in good hands too. Over half our guest return I hope you do too!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
historic bridge st pubs
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
rte 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
historic bridge st restaurants,Beach House, other
Car: not necessary

Location, location, location. The 3 most important things to consider in a vacation rental. Tucked back on a VERY peaceful setting. Brick patio courtyard and outdoor covered patio. Nestled under several palms. About 50 second walk to top 5 white powder beach in USA! About 40 steps to our fishing dock on Sarasota Bay. Sit on the dock & enjoy the scenery, watch for dolphins, do some fishing, read a book, etc. Walk to many of the best hot spots just down the road. Best restaurants, Fishing Piers, historic Bridge St. etc. You have a view of the Beach & Bay from our yard. Enjoy our big screened lanai that overlooks the lush natural garden in our courtyard. This beach cottage is ground level with no stairs to maneuver! It is designed also to accommodate handicapped individuals with wide doors & walk-in seated shower. Paradise awaits!

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Health/Beauty Spa, Boating, Miniature Golf

Golf: Over 45 great golf courses nearby! You may never want to leave!


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 20 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Winter 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Apr 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
departure cleaning $120
Tax Rate 11.5%

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