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50 Steps to White Powder Beach, Priv Dock Fishing gear WiFi Rate sale ends soon!

Bradenton Beach, FL, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Stunning 2 Bdrm Sofa bed Tub Sleeps 4 Sliding glass/screen rm Air/water purifier

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!

Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach vacation cottage rental. Had full makeover with no expense spared!

This STAND ALONE, VERY CHARMING, cottage is in a very peaceful setting with huge brick courtyard. This is not like most other vacation rentals that require you to climb 1-2 stories. This is a stand alone ground level home!

We have just invested in a new kitchen, bathroom, lanai, living area and bedrms. I.e., new granite counters. New Whirlpool dishwasher. New stainless sink, new faucets, new soaking tub, sinks, faucets, lights, Italian tile, designer decor, high end beds & mattresses stove/oven. Upgraded refrig/freezer. Virtually every kitchen tool, like home, making Kitchen fully stocked. Everything is MINT, MINT, MINT CLEAN!

This vacation home even has UV air purification! We try to offer the little things knowing that you have a lot of choices. We think you will agree, all the little things we offer, add up to make a big difference. We hope these differences will help you reach the decision to rent from us!

Dislike chemicals in your water?? This vacation home has a $3000 water purification system to filter out impurities as well as chlorine from the water! You will immediately notice smoother skin and fuller hair when compared to any other vacation rental without water purification on the island!

Entire home has tile floors in every room including lanai!

Screened lanai with sliding glass windows & doors for those chilly nights.

Rate includes; unlimited calling anywhere in USA & Canada. SECURE Wi-Fi. You have your own password for your secure NON shared WiFi! Digital cable, 46' plasma TV/DVD & flat screens in both bedrooms. Master also has DVD.

We are on the most sought after and narrow part of the island. You will love our white powder sand beach just around 50 steps away in one direction. Enjoy clear turquoise water! Walk along the beach just a short way and stop at the great restaurants & live entertainment right on the water. If you like fishing, we have a dock just 40 steps away too in the other direction. FISHING GEAR INCLUDED TOO!

If you like going for walks, there is a marvelous paved trail across our street that goes for about 2 miles, or so, along the beach. This is a great paved boardwalk to walk or bike along every day especially around sun set! The trail is covered by weeping pines & palms and is simply breathtaking.

Just a quick walk down the road is The Coquina Baywalk at Leffis key where you will enjoy acres of boardwalks built along the Bay. Spectacular scenery.

You will enjoy a wide variety of restaurants all within walking distance incl our favorites on the Pier. Last time eating out on the pier we saw 3 dolphins & a Manatee!

You must see to believe.

There are two bedrms. Sleeps 4 and in case one of the four prefers to sleep alone we offer a sleep sofa in the living area. There's a full bathroom that is private to both bedrooms! Unlike most rentals with just a shower, this has shower and soaking tub. Big Lanai with mirrored sliding screened windows. Living area with couch and Lazy Boy recliner. Fully equipped kitchen with food pantry, flat top range and oven. Full size refrigerator/freezer. Large microwave. Unique extras include; pillow top mattresses. The best nights sleep so you can spend more time enjoying the day! Large closets including hand painted cedar closet in 1 bedrm.

We provide everything including beach chairs and towels. Just bring your tooth brushes & flip flops. All windows including Lanai have new white blinds. Lanai has new comfortable dining set. I think you will like the bright & beachy decor.

The furniture in this home is top of the line and includes,Tommy Bahama, Pier1 and, decor includes genuine local wall art.

Unlike other owners who try to handle their vacation rental from another country or, may be at risk of bank foreclosure, or, may have their vacation rental for sale, or may have a management company, who have 1000 other rentals to handle, we are nearby most of the year and own property free and clear of bank mortgage. This property is not for sale and you won't receive a call a week before your arrival date to tell you it's sold. If there is an unforeseen problem we are very responsive and handle the problem personally with a sense of urgency. Our goal is to provide you with a great vacation so that like over 50% of our guests, you return again! Have peace of mind when you rent from us.

Area Info

Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria island is just seven miles long and is made up of 3 small cities: Bradenton Beach,

Holmes Beach, & Anna Maria at the north. No matter which direction you come, you must cross water

via a bridge. At the southern tip is the most sought after area of Bradenton Beach. You can head north from Sarasota travel on to Longboat Key and cross over a draw bridge on to Bradenton Beach. There are also two other draw bridges from the main land of Bradenton to come onto Anna Maria island. One way is via Manatee Avenue (SR 64 ) & the other is via Cortez Road.

Watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids of all ages would enjoy a visit to Bradenton to see Snooty the manatee. The area of Manatee/Sarasota counties also has great off shore fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, shopping, museums, & art galleries to explore.

Be sure to observe all the turtle watch rules as the Ridley turtles are building nests from early May & baby turtles are hatching on our beaches. You might even go on a turtle watch tour with our local turtle lady. Look in the paper for her schedule.

The entire island of Anna Maria has many reasonably priced award winning restaurants.I.e., the Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has not only delicious food as in breakfast, lunch, but the owner is a triple time National Pie contest winner. Be sure and stop by.

Of course, check out the local newspaper for the latest events about the island. The A.M.I. SUN is just one. It's free & had lots of info you can use on current happenings.

Holmes Beach is famous for the Beach Cafe, Skinny's a small local hamburger, hotdog storefront plus along Gulf Drive you will locate the island grocery store, Publix and several island strip centers with your last minute beach items such as snacks, lotions, toys, rentals, etc.


Mote Science Lab is just a short drive off the island and on to Longboat Key just a few miles to the south. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to this 'hands on' science stop. This is where many of the rescued injured animals, occasional birds, turtles, etc are taken to recuperate and then are returned to nature.

ESPECIALLY for kids:

G WIZ is located in Sarasota near the VanWizzel a block off of Tamiami. This is a state of the art Science hands on museum. Well worth the visit. Check it out on line to see what they are featuring. Call for cost.

Day trips:

Disneyworld, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota (the cultural center of Florida) with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and much more!

It's just a 15 minute drive to St. Armands circle. Designer shops and world renowned restaurants just a few examples of what you will experience.

Property Manager

Mark Owner/Manager

Member Since 2009
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
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About Mark Owner/Manager

My wife and I are retired. We have vacationed all over the world and fell in love, with our private spot on Anna Maria Island, so much that we decided to invest here. We are either going to be on site or just a phone call away. Unlike renting from a Realtor or rental agent who handle another 1000 rentals, or from an owner who is 2000 miles away. Be assured if while renting from us there is any problem you will receive personal and prompt attention. Also rest assured that you will not ever find a vacation rental so MINT clean as ours! Our cleaning person works exclusively for us and must meet our extremely high standards. We also provide options that are typically not available anywhere else such as a $3000 water filtration system. Other rentals have high levels of chlorine in their water. Ours is filters and better for your skin and hair and general heath.

Why Mark Owner/Manager chose Bradenton Beach

Location, location, location! Steps from beach on one side and bay on the other. Easy to walk to all the activities! Free trolley picks you up about 100 feet away and brings you anywhere you want to go on the island and to Sarasota! No need for a car. Fish off our dock just steps away! The master bedroom has a special California King bed. A little bigger than regular king bed. Bathroom is private to both bedrooms and provides a soaking tub. Full sleep sofa in living room. Big Lanai with massive sliding glass windows for fabulous airflow. Or keep windows closed and enjoy the daytime privacy of one way glass! Private off road parking right in front of the home.

What makes this Cottage unique

This home has had a total face lift which includes; Central A/C and heating system with built in UV air purification, new kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, windows, doors, blinds and all furnishings and appliances! Gas grill, Washer & Dryer, Well equipped kitchen, Fresh linens, Beach chairs, umbrella, fishing gear. Bikes available for low reduced rate by our nearby strategic alliance partner! Outside the home is a big courtyard that is surrounded by tropical plants, palms, and fruit trees. Just steps away is our fishing dock.. We provide the fishing gear too! Over $5000 invested in water and air purification. We spared no expense to provide purest drinking water instead of the chemically treated public water offered at other vacation rentals. We also spared no expense to water and home bound allergens. provide state of the art air purification for those with asthma or allergies. These are just some of the things we do to make sure your vacation is as healthy and pleasant as possible!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Master bed is a 'california king' which is bigger than standard king. Our mattresses are exceptional quality. We don't skimp so you get a good night sleep and raring to go & enjoy the day! We have a convertible bed (sleep sofa) in Living room for 5th person if necessary. 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, 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 washers & dryers. 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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower, Very private bathroom with hall separating the bathroom.
      • Soaking tub with glass enclosure. Low wall design for easy entry. Safety grab bar. Private toilet area. Granite sink top. Porcelain tile. Bathroom is not in either bedroom so no one is distracted from sleep when bathroom is in use.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          Most sought after & narrow part of island. White powder sand beach, rated in top 5 in USA just steps away (about 50 second stroll) on 1 side. Our fishing dock on bay 40 second stroll on other side!


            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central A/C
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Microwave
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          never worry about utensil, plate, pots and pans. We have it all just like home!
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          fully stock kitchen with every appliance such as; dishawasher, refrig/freezer, microwave, stove, oven, toaster, mixer, coffee maker, etc.
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          modern flat top stove.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining in enclosed lanai with one way sliding privacy glass!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DELUXE! 200+ Channels! including HBO®, SHOWTIME®, CINEMAX®, NFL RedZone®, NFL Network®, STARZ®, STARZ ENCORE®, EPIX®, The Movie Channel™ Lots of On Demand free movie choices! Pay per view not incl.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Wide screen and DVD and small dvd library.
                                • Video Library
                                  Classic DVD movie collection.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      We have a strategic alliance with Bike rentals on Bridge St. You will receive a cruiser bike for just $35 per week. Some places charge this per day! Helmets and bike locks included too.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      you can rent kayaks, Segway's, and paddleboards also with a nice discount to our guests only!
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Brand new as of 1/16/14! 4 burner and side burner! Professional grade grill!
                                    • Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • cinemas
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • sight seeing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Screened Lanai with sliding windows perfect for bug free dining even on chilly nights, Big quite brick courtyard with gas grill, Total makeover includes granite counters in kitchen and bathroom, soaking tub, wide screen tv's, dvd, californa king bed in master, biggest bed made! Pillow top mattresses, Tommy Bahama Beach decor, New whirlpool Dishwasher, New Smooth top range/oven, high end Frigidare Refrig/Freezer & extra large Microwave. Queen Sleep sofa, Lush outdoor tropical gardens, Lots of palms in courtyard. Let the the sound of the waves put you to sleep at night! Fishing gear supplied. Fish off our dock! We have a strategic alliance with Bike rentals on Bridge St. You will receive a cruiser bike for just $35 per week. Some places charge almost this per day! Helmets and bike locks included too.

                                                              46 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great mother/daughter trip!

                                                              Jean H.

                                                              My daughter and I really enjoyed our stay. Mark couldn't have made our stay any more enjoyable. Really loved the bottle of wine waiting for us as we entered our home.

                                                              Loved Anna Maria Island

                                                              Julie D.

                                                              Our place was great. Easy walk to the beach, the bay, and to restaurants. You can take a trolley - trolley stop near by. Our place was clean, quiet, and decorated so cute - beachy. King size bed was very comfortable. We met the owner - very friendly. They had wine and chocolates waiting for us when we got there. I would recommend this place.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the very nice review! Glad you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful vacation rental. Thanks for mentioning the great location, steps from beach on one side and our bay front fishing dock on the other. Steps from trolley stop that takes you anywhere on the island for free, and something we take great pride in, offering the cleanest vacation rental on Anna Maria island! We look forward to having you back soon!

                                                              Great location in Bradenton Beach

                                                              Gerald L.

                                                              We enjoyed our stay at this property. The proximity to the beach was great. Liked that we could walk to restaurants. It was quiet at night. We met the owners and they were very welcoming. Has a nice little courtyard where guests can gather and onsite free laundry is always a plus. There are two very nice bedrooms, which could accommodate four adult guests. However, the kitchen, living and bath areas are tight so if your group has four, be prepared to be pretty cozy or spend lots of time at the beach where there is plenty of room. For two adults, it was fabulous.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for your nice review. We enjoyed having your group of 4. Thanks for mentioning our great location, steps to beach, bay and easy walk to the hot spots. We are looking forward to your next visit.

                                                              Simple, clean and convenient location!

                                                              Tom G.

                                                              Great location - can walk everywhere.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Three great words to describe our beautiful vacation rental, especially "clean". We perform a deep thorough cleaning for every new arrival and have bragging rights to the cleanest vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island. Delighted that you will be coming back!

                                                              Good Vibrations

                                                              pamela B.

                                                              Comfy , pretty , quiet and great location for walking to beach and to a bit of Margaritaville . Hosts Mark and Lilliana were very pleasant and accommodating. Their son Marcus [ @10 years of age ] was incredible playing with my 3 year old grandson . There are several units surrounding a beautiful patio and the property is taken care of by a lovely young family who we sat with often and shared pizza and good conversation .

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              If we ever change the name of our beautiful vacation rental it will be, “Good Vibrstions”. Thanks for your great review and great vibes. We look forward to having you back as our guests again.

                                                              It was clean and well equipped. Very cozy and within walking distance to many places.

                                                              Roy H.

                                                              We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great location. Mark and Lilly were lovely and very accommodating. Thank you!


                                                              Bradenton Beach, FL, USA

                                                              15-20 min from Sarasota airport. 55 min to Tampa airport. Location. location, location. Our most sought after area is just about 30 steps to what has recently been named to 1 of the top 10 beaches in USA. Our laid back island & culture is unlike any other. No high rises, fast food chains, etc. are allowed here. Of course you can drive a mile off the island and find every fast food chain know to man kind if that's what you like. Where can you go and have a private dock to fish from on the Bay, and enjoy spectacular sun rises about 40 steps on one side of property & white powder beach & warm turquoise water about the same distance in the other direction? This truly is paradise. Not to mention our secluded court yard enveloped by lush tropical garden & several palms, avocado, bamboo, banana trees is simply wonderful & inspiring. We have a nice gas grill & private picnic area. Unlike other rentals, never any hidden fees for grill gas, biweekly trash pick up service, wi-fi, unlimited calling, digital cable, etc. So nice you may never want to leave!


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Before you book, ask how you can save $50! Add $100 for July 4th. $20/night fee for fifth person regardless of age. Fifth person must me approved by owner.

                                                              46 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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