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The Greatest Little Secret on Anna Maria Island!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

The Merry Mermaid is a complete 1 bedroom addition to the main house. The amenities are first rate with love and thoughtfulness put into the finishing touches of this charming property. The beach is only 100 feet away from your front door which also leads to your private patio! Free trolly rides along with great restaurants and shopping are part of the fun. You can even walk to dinner and shopping! The Merry Mermaid welcomes you to Paradise!

Property Manager
Bruce DuLong
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

The Greatest Little Secret on Anna Maria Island!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Bethesda, MD

Great for two!

  • 5 of 5

As advertised- clean, convenient, lots of great amenities, VERY close to the beach. The owner was super nice and helpful. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again! Bruce and Sharon
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WOW, What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Booked for the first time to escape for a 4 day celebration of my husband's birthday. We were amazed! Bruce made our reservations a breeze, very organized & so accessible either via phone or email with very quick response time (also available during your stay if needed) & he was our welcoming Guru. The cottage was SO amazing , , , CLEAN is always #1 on my list & it EXTREMELY polished. both inside as well as outside. Comfort , , , nothing was lacking & I do mean nothing. Sharon & David make sure you have all the comforts of home , , , they have thought of everything, just bring your food & drinks , , , oh by they way, there is a blender too for margaritas! Extremely convenient to the beach access, nice walk across the street & free trolley rides for seeing the whole island, how could you beat that, , , and the pick/drop off station is right at your cottage's street corner. All 3 of them never minded my "quick" questions, they aim to please. Wonderful individuals, professional, fun to get to know & your happiness is their goal , , , they believe in good ole fashion "customer service", , you can definitely see & feel the love they put into achieving your pleasure. Thanks Sharon, David & Bruce for all your hard work & devotion to this cottage , , , you are the best 3 Musketeers we've ever met! We will see you soon !

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is the first time we have been referred to as the 3 Musketeers! I like it! We are so happy we could make your vacation a special one. We really do try to do just that and we enjoy doing it for you! Thanks, Bruce, Sharon and David
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  • 5 of 5

WOW is all I can say. Sharon & Dave you both are sweethearts. Such thoughtfulness with the fridge being stocked with refreshing beverages, snacks, muffins...more than we could have asked for right down to the beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels. We had everything we needed and then some. The cottage is very cute, clean and comfy and a in a perfect location. Couldn't be more pleased. A VERY SPECIAL Thank you to Dave for taking my flat tire to be fixed and putting it back on without even being asked-So very kind and appreciated.

Craig and Alicia Hughes

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another superb vacation on A.M.I.

  • 5 of 5

So, we have just concluded our three week vacation stay at the Merry Mermaid. This was our third year at Sharon's, and we loved every minute of it. We have posted a review for the other two years we stayed at the MM and nothing has changed in terms our opinion of the unit, its location, the amenities, etc. If you are two people looking for a cute, convenient, across the street from the beach location, look no further. Thanks again to Sharon and Bruce and Dave.

See you next year.


  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10169 Meinert Rd Wexford, PA 15090

The sweet cottage by the gulf

  • 5 of 5

We reserved our week for March 2016 almost as soon as we got home last March 2015 from this great little cottage! Everything you could need is provided and Sharon and Bruce are like old friends right away. We enjoyed morning walks on the beach down to the park and evening walks to Bridge street for dinners. It is both quiet and convenient and the free trolley stops right in front of the cottage if you need anything beyond walking distance. We just love it here and hope to return in 2017.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the Merry Mermaid and we are so happy we can make your vacation a little bit better! Bruce and Sharon
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Another amazing vacation on AMI at the Merry Mermaid

  • 5 of 5

Here we are on our way back to snowy New Hampshire after a wonderful two weeks at Sharon's. This was our second year at The Merry Mermaid. We will be back next year for three weeks. Everything is just as great as we reported after last year's visit. If you are looking for a small but adequate accommodation 30 seconds away from the Gulf of Mexico, where you can park your car and forget about it, this is the place for you. Anna Maria Island is a great winter get - away for you New Englanders. See you next year Sharon and Bruce.....

P.S.....We would like to order the same weather we had this year......

Karen P.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us at our home by the beach! We look forward to seeing you again next year! Bruce and Sharon
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Cleaning fee is $65

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Bradenton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bath with shower and tub combo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom has a queen size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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