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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


About the property

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

You've looked at the rest now book the best. Book directly thru this site, in order to secure the dates you want and, at our current great rates. Read on to see what sets us apart from the rest!

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, DVD, Phone (unlimited calling anywhere in USA and Canada), Stereo, Wi-Fi, Electric reclining chair, Plush bed, 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

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). Some places charge this per day! Bikes delivered to your door and picked up when you're done! You can keep bikes in one of our several bike racks next to this unit.

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
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

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 Bradenton Beach

*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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 , Renovated walk-in shower Jacuzzi massage shower head!
  • Full big bathroom. Tile floor. Extra wide door. 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 ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 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!


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Best vacation value Most serene spot on Anna Maria! Steps to beach. New remodel!
average rating of 4.864865 based on 38 reviews

Island Getaway says it all.....

  • 5 of 5

"Most serine spot on AMI says it all"

This cottage has all you need, walk outside to a tropical island feel courtyard and steps to the left is a beautiful beach, steps to the right you can relax on a bench sitting on the dock and watch for dolphins in the bay!

The owners have this place looking and feeling tropical, won't want to leave. The unit is tastefully decorated, everything is clean, kitchen and bathroom are very modern and updated, look brand new! Comfortable furnishings and the extra personal touches make you not want to leave. Location is perfect, walking distance to everything!! Owners could not be nicer, seriously 5 stars are not enough to describe this place!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. Great having you as our guests and look forward to having you back again!!
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Awesome! Location, location, location.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I came down from Michigan for a long weekend. We loved our cute little cottage. It was perfect for us, very cozy and quiet. Great location steps from the beach and the Harbor. Also within walking distance to the shops and restaurants on and near Bridge Street. The cottage was beautifully decorated and very clean. Would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything I wanted!

  • 5 of 5

This was definitely a great choice. Anyone thinking of booking you won't be disappointed. I hope to do it again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We know you have many choices when deciding on a vacation rental. So, when a guest says our vacation rental was everything they wanted and it was a great choice, nothing pleases us more. we look forward to having you back again!
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Cute Clean and Quiet Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The unit is very modern and decorated very cute. The location is so on point for both the bay and the sea. You couldn't ask for any better. The stove oven and dishwasher was all in working order. There are two shared washer and dryer units on the property no coins needed only some HE detergent which we bought from up the road at a dollar tree. They are very modern and work well. The owners do have some beach towels, chairs and even a nice umbrella with auger to help get it in the sand. People have left spices and different types of condiments here and there. Bathtub is modern and shower head has many settings so its modernized as well. I would stay again and definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cute Clean and Quiet Home away from home! Thanks for your five star review! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Thanks especially for your mention that our The unit is very modern, well decorated, and that you couldn't ask for any better location steps from both bay and beach. You mentioned you bought detergent but we actually do provide He detergent next to the machine, just for your future reference as I am happy to see you will be returning. Thanks too for recommending to family and friends. This is appreciated!
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Exactly what we had hoped.

  • 5 of 5

Two years ago I fell in love with AMI.

This year my husband and I decided that we would visit again. This would be the first extended vacation that we would take just the two of us.

We booked our stay and found out that the accommodations had already been booked but the calendar on VRBO had not been updated. Mark quickly responded and offered my husband and I another larger property for the same rate as the one previously booked. I had mentioned that we were celebrating our birthdays and our anniversary! Our stay was AMAZING!!! The property was beautiful and exactly represented on the website. Mark and his beautiful family were there upon our arrival and took the time to show us around and answer our questions!

I hesitated to give such a great review because I wanted to keep this little place a secret. If I could give 20 stars I would. Mark was wonderful to work with and prompt in his communication before our arrival.

We hope to make this an annual trip to celebrate "us"!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is my first 20 STAR review, lol. So happy you had an AMAZING birthday and our anniversary celebration at our beautiful vacation rental. Look forward to seeing you celebrate life with us again for your next anniversary and birthday!
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Exactly what you see in the pictures. Very clean and neat.

  • 5 of 5

The property is fantastic. We stayed in unit 7. Very neat and clean. It has everything you need. The owners stopped by to make sure if everything was fine, which was very nice. Close to the beach and restaurants. We had a rental car but you can walk to a lot of places. I would recommend staying in any unit on the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Especially appreciated is your mention, "exactly what you see in the pictures. Very clean and neat." We do have the cleanest vacation rentals on the island. Thanks for also mentioning our great location, easy walk to the activities.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $200

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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