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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Booking Now for 2017

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 60 nights


Cortez House Rental Photos and Description

Walk to beaches, or fish right off the backyard dock!

Sand & Surf right down the road. Fish off the backyard dock, or stroll across the Cortez bridge to the Islands. Safe, relaxing and peaceful. Come warm up at our '2nd Nest'.

Upper Unit:

2 Bedrooms (Queen beds/1 Bath w/shower)

The 1200 sf open floor plan is fully equipped with new appliances in Kitchen, including dishwasher, granite counters, Wi-Fi high speed internet, and FLAT-screen TV. Sliding glass doors open to large rear deck. overlooking the canal and dock-tropical views and perhaps Manatees.

1st Floor Unit: Booked March & April 2017

Remodeled in 2012, this spacious vacation rental home consists of a 1200sf second floor unit. (2) Bedrooms with Queen beds, (1) Bathroom, with walk-in shower, kitchen with new appliances, (granite counters ), and individual A/C controls.

Please feel free to bring your own boat and/or Kayak and tie off on our Dock ($250/month for boat/Free for Kayak). It's about 800 feet to Sarasota Bay/Gulf, and less than 1 minute paddle. Within a 5 minute walk you'll find a homemade ice cream shop, Annie's bait shop, great Pizza, gift and antique shops, Para-sailing, deep sea fishing, and guided boat excursion cruises, kayak and jet ski rentals, Ocean front dining, and don't miss out on the chance to take a leisurely stroll through the 'fishing village'- it really is authentic old Florida! Just a short walk to white 'sugar sand' beaches, Anna Maria Island/ Long Boat Key, restaurants, bait, gift and antique shops, a free island trolley bus whisks you from one end to the other on a regular schedule with frequent stops.

Minimum Length of Stay:

Off Season-(1) month minimum (June 1-October 31).

In Season- (2) month minimum (November 1 -May 31)

Fish off the backyard dock, or stroll across the Cortez bridge to the Islands. Safe, relaxing and peaceful. Come warm up at our '2nd Nest'.

For the total Florida experience:

Disney World .... 1.5 hours

Sarasota............ 30 min.

Sarasota-Bradenton Airport ... 25 min.

Tampa International Airport.... 1 hr.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Jon (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Jon

We prepare to host others as we ourselves wish to be hosted and strengthen our future through repeat and referral guests.

We will maintain our property with high standards of cleanliness and comfort and become the first choice in lodging for discerning travelers to the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Jon purchased this house in 2012

Why Jon chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Close to the beaches, but away from the traffic. Relax in a quiet neighborhood.

Walk to & enjoy the beaches, then return to 'Nest' for peace and relaxation. Sea-side dining, home made ice cream, and excellent pizza are all within a few moments stroll.

What makes this house unique

You'll stay directly on an ocean canal 1 minute Kayak paddle to Sarasota Bay. Fish off the dock (gear provided), or bring your boat. Walk to deep sea fishing, para-sailing, tour boats, home-made ice cream and great pizza! The Islands are a short stroll away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This apartment had a beautiful open concept, nicely decorated. The place was supplied with nice quality furniture and cooking apparatus. Quiet and right on the canal, close to everything. Owners were above and beyond for help, and just a click away. Clean and never even seen a bug. I would recommend this place to everyone. Thanks for the stay.
Nov 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
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average rating of 4.875 based on 10 reviews
Syracuse, NY area

"2ndNest" -- A Cozy Resort Residence

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed staying at the "2ndNest". It was very clean, comfortable and well equipped for a private vacation residence. The owner showed us all the nice things about the residence, and was very helpful with any questions that we had about the property. We enjoyed watching the birds and marine life in the adjacent canal. It was very close to Anna Maria Island where we have spent several years vacationing. It is also very close to several nice restaurants both in the Cortez area and on the island, and close to shopping in the Bradenton area. Overall we had a very relaxing and interesting vacation at the "2ndNEST". We would gladly stay there again on future vacations.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbiana, Ohio

All You Could Want-Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I wanted to have a place that felt like home yet you knew you were at the beach. This home was perfect. We stayed in the upper unit and it was equipped with everything you need and more. It was uniquely and beautifully decorated. The owners have put their own touch on this unit making it warm and inviting. If you are looking for relaxation and beach time, look no further, you will not do better than the 2nd Nest!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This adorable, spacious place was heaven sent to a Vermonter who had had it with winter! The property is in a very quiet neighborhood, bordering the canal that leads to the bay. Just up the road is the Cortez bridge that takes you across to the beautiful gulf beaches, quaint shops and numerous restaurants, all a 15 minute walk. Closer by is the charming Cortez Fishing Village with two fish markets and several more restaurants.

The owners have done a spectacular job making this duplex a very comfortable and delightful place for vacationers. The kitchen is well equipped with everything a cook could want. It was well stocked throughout with supplies so I didn't have to run to the store first thing. Thoughtfully toiletries are plentiful in case you forgot something. Every attention has been paid to detail making this a wonderful home away from home!

I will certainly return!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful stay at 2ndnest!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really relaxing stay, we stayed in the upstairs apartment. The accommodation is tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you need. It's located just off the island so evenings are quiet with little traffic noise. Although it's off the island, it's just a short walk or bike ride across the Cortez Bridge and you are right next to historic Bridge Street, in Bradenton Beach. The free trollies are great to explore Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. The beaches on the island are wonderful and there are plenty of places to dine out on the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Easy access to AMI. Quiet location. No traffic.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing with nearyby activity options

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the ground floor unit and it was just what we needed for some relaxing down time. The bed and furniture was comfortable and we took advantage of the outdoor seating too. The shaded patio helped us get just the right amount of shade time and the deck by the canal allowed us to sit in the sun and watch some boats go by. Our primary goal was quiet relaxation and we had plenty. On days when we wanted to go out there are plenty of local options for boat rides, sandy beaches, fishing trips, artsy shopping and lots of restaurants.

The place was extremely clean and it was clear the new owners care about the property and are continuing to upgrade inside and out. They were very responsive to all our questions and quite helpful in suggesting local sites.

We would definitely like to return and even bring the grand kids for a bit. There was a second bedroom with bunk beds too.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bradenton-Sarasota International (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Best locals only secret...behind Annie's Bait Shop
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Too numerous to list!
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Seafood Shack - 1 minute walk
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
White sand, miles long on Anna Maria Island & LBK
Car: not necessary

Listen to the Laughing Gulls, feel the ocean breeze, and soak up the sun, fish from the backyard dock, Kayak the canal or calm waters of Sarasota Bay. Just a short walk to white 'sugar sand' beaches, Anna Maria Island/ Long Boat Key, restaurants, bait, gift and antique shops. Scenic guided boat and Eco tours, Para-sailing, and Deep Sea fishing just a minutes walk away. Disney World and Orlando attractions only 1.5 hour drive. It's all right here, in the quaint fishing village of Cortez, Florida!


Rates & Availability

Cortez House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In-Season (2nd Flr.)
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
60 night minimum stay
In-Season (1st.Flr.)
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
60 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Use of boat Dock $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Cleaning 1x per stay $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.5%

call or text (802) 839-0747 for additional information.

payment terms are 25% (NON-REFUNDABLE) upon reservation confirmation, balance due 30 days prior to arrival via personal check. Check must be from US Bank please.

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Cortez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Upper Unit - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , There is an outdoor shower in the back of the property.
    Bathroom Lower Unit - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have ceiling fans, windows, tile floors, and extra large showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 -Upper Unit - 1 queen , Canal view
    Bedrooms 2 - Lower Unit - 2 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • All Bedrooms have large closets. Queen size Beds: Upper Level has (2) Queens in (2) bedrooms. Queen & Bunks in Lower Unit
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Boat owners and paddlers, here is a rental with direct Gulf access from the back yard! Our canal is less the 1 minute to the gulf. More time for you on the water...

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