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The Pelican Cottage in the fishing village of Cortez

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2,queen sleeper sofa available

This period cottage has just been renovated in November 2013.

Off street parking for 2 cars is available on the large driveway.

The front door has a keyless electronic lock for easy entry.

The living room has refinished Pine floors with three large windows for lots of natural light. The cottage has a beautiful all leather couch which has a pull-out bed. The couch faces the 42 inch HD TV with DVD and Blue-Ray player.

The kitchen has a new stainless-steal refrigerator

complete with ice maker. A new dishwasher, cook-top stove, coffee maker , Espresso maker, coffee bean grinder and microwave complete the kitchen appliances. The floors are Oak and the counter top is made out of the same Oak wood. A wonderful hardwood rolling cart can be a preparation island or serving table. The round maple wood kitchen table seats 4 people .

The hall has a linen closet which is next to the bathroom so can be used as medicine cabinet and pantry.

The bathroom has been renovated with black and white period tile with claw-foot tub and shower. The toilet is a dual flush to conserve water. The pedestal sink has a decorative mirror and make-up mirror with lots of light. A hair-dryer is also provided.

The bedroom has newly refinished pine floors. The double wide closet is spacious and another small closet is redesigned as a computer desk cubby. The cottage has Wi-Fi via Verizon. The bed is queen sized with a new Beauty-Rest plush pillow-top ,mattress. The dresser is a double dresser with a 24 inch HD TV.

The door in the hall opens to the garage where the new washer , dryer and iron and ironing board are located. Also two bicycles are available for your use. The garage open via two sliding glass doors to the back patio. The patio has a sunset view via the open lot behind the cottage complete with citrus trees and Royal Palms. The 6 person glass table with umbrella provides a place for entertainment. A gas grill is also available. Adirondack chairs are on the patio for sunset relaxations.

Around the side yard of the house a two person kayak is ready for use with wheels to roll it to a nearby boat ramp for access to the huge Palma-Sola mangrove bay.

The garage has a light tackle fishing rod for bay fishing and a heavy tackle rod for fishing off of the beaches or Anna Maria fishing pier.

This wonderful cottage is awaiting your enjoyment.

feel free to contact me directly with any questions at 3862882647 OR ALTERRX11@YAHOO.COM


More Details

Robert S. Baker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Robert S. Baker

I am a retired pharmacist who grew up in Decatur Illinois then went to school at Ohio State University and then graduated from the University of Illinois school of Pharmacy in Chicago. I spent most of my adult life in Key West ,Florida but now reside in Highsrpings, Florida.

Robert S. Baker purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Robert S. Baker chose

I originally came to Cortez in 1974 and worked in a local boat yard for 3 years until I got my Florida pharmacy liscense. I fell in love with 'the village' and villagers and decided to return last year

What makes this cottage unique

The Pelican cottage has that old florida costal cottage style. The cottage is located in the village atmosphere and has hard wood floors and period furnishing harkening back to a world of peaceful coexistant with ones environment.


Cortez Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a clawfoot tub/shower with period black and white tile floor and walls. There is a pedestal sink with wall shelf ,designer mirror, make-up mirror and available hair dryer. Toilet is an oval seat toilet with dual flush button to save water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a queen beauty rest mattress and a 24 inch HD TV. There is a computer desk cubby and large double closet. A queen pull-out couch available in the living room sleeps 2 more people for an extra charge.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Welcome to the 'village' life.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

The Pelican Cottage in the fishing village of Cortez
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

AAA great place

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 weeks in Cortez

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 2 weeks at the Pelican Cottage in Cortez. Very nicely appointed, good, quiet location. The cottage contains everything you need, including a tandem kayak, beach chairs and umbrella, and even beach toys and fishing rods. It also includes a bait fridge in the garage. It is within short walking distance to several fine Cortez restaurants, and a five minute drive to Anna Maria beaches. You can't go wrong with this one.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks tom looking forward to your return thanks steve
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pelican Cottage!

  • 5 of 5


My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pelican Cottage last week.

We were very impressed by all the facilities available at the cottage. We were very comfortable there, and our only regret is that we did not arrange a longer visit! Maybe next time we will!

Some friends who were staying on Anna Maria Island who had visited us there were also impressed with the setup. I have already given them one of your business cards - they are regular visitors to this part of Florida, and would be very surprised if they did not contact you to hire Pelican Cottage some time in the future!

Thanks and regards,

Jeff Barney

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your great review looking forward to having you back as guests thanks steve
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Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

As I was going through VRBO to plan this years spring break vacation, I came upon Pelican Cottage and realized I never posted a review! This home is hands down the BEST rental I've ever booked on VRBO, and I've stayed in handfuls of beach rentals. We fell in love with the home as soon as we pulled in the driveway. The home has been thoughtfully and lovingly restored and updated, it's just beautiful! Everything you need is provided, you really don't need to bring anything but your clothes! I used the grill out back daily, we lounged on the hammock and took long walks around the neighborhood every morning. We loved the convienence of how close we were to the beach, jump in the car and you're there in 2 min. The quaint beaches are gorgeous and not crowded, which is just how we like it! I also met a couple of the neighbors, and they were just so nice! We hated to leave. It really felt like home to us.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you liked the Pelican cottage ,I think it is great too. Thanks. Steve.
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Wonderful place in the middle of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start?

House description: fully equipped cottage with everything you may need and more, from a Kayak to Ibuprofen. Everything is just wonderful, I’ve stayed in many places and this cottage by far takes the price. Cortez is a wonderful fishing village full of artists, hardworking people and character.

The beaches of Anna Maria Island are a quick 5-7 min bicycle ride away or 2 mins by car, want to walk? 10-12 mins. There are several restaurants nearby, but I recommend you head to the Star Fish company fish market, buy some and cook it in the cottage. The star fish restaurant itself, highly rated on yelp and other sites, honestly is overrated. The long wait is not worth the soggy mess you get 2 hours later. Buy the fish and cook it!

Back to the house, bikes, laundry, cable tv, wifi, comfortable bed, sofa bed, two fridges, coolers, sand toys, everything you need to have a good time while you stay in Cortez.

To summarize everything: don’t wait and book your stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A great cottage in a great little fishing village.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
sarasota regional
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
cotrez kitchen-8 blocks
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
ft meyers to key west
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Miles
sanford florida
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
star fish-2 blocks
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
anna maria island
Car: recommended

Cortez is a quaint fishing village established in 1860 and still functioning today. Just walking around an observing the old Florida fishing cottages with their large yards(for drying nets) is interesting Then there is the local restaurant and fresh fish store Star Fish (2 blocks), the Cortez Kitchen bar with live music( fri.sat,sun) which has excellent food, and the sword fish grill, all with in easy walking distance. Then there is the Cortez café for Sunday breakfast(or any day) next to the post office where you have to walk to get your mail. The Cortez market is across the street next to one of the many local antique and coastal art shops of the area. Then there are the beaches (coquina-all shells,Bradenton ,Holms,and Anna Maria) which are some of the best beaches in the world. Then there is Anna Maria fishing pier on the pass into Tampa bay.

Then there are the miles of mangrove creeks on the Inercoastal Waterway and Palma Sola Bay( 2 persons kayak provided) Then there are many kinds of water sports boating ,jet skiing , para-sailing,and sailing. Then there is downtown Sarasota with its many restaurants and live theaters. All in all the pleasant year round temperatures and quaint atmosphere make Cortez wonderful.


Rates & Availability

Cortez Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
december ..january
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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