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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

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

Before you book, ask how you can $50!

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.

OFF THE ISLAND

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Owner/Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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 Anna Maria Island

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!

Amenities

Bradenton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

50 Steps to White Powder Beach, Priv Dock Fishing gear WiFi Rate sale ends soon!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
5

Even better than described. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The home was charming and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay here again. Easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants. We watched the sunrise over the marina and sunsets over the Gulf. Beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Excellet location, steps from the beach

  • 4 of 5

nice little get away cottage. Great location, beach steps away. 5 minute walk to downtown area. The Packer Bar great location and excellent food downtown.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Glad you liked our location. Come back again!
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5

Beautiful well located cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything we had hoped for in this well appointed 2 bedroom cottage. Perfect for couples traveling together like us. Loved the beaches and quiet part of the island. But just hop on the free trolley at the end of the street and you can get anywhere you want to go. Mark & Lily thanks for a great week.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and for being great guests. We so look forward to having you back as our guests again!
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5

Now THIS is how you do Thanksgiving Week!

  • 5 of 5

We are very appreciative of the opportunity we had to stay in this cozy getaway in Anna Maria Island. This is our 3rd stay with our host this year. That is because they have treated us so well. 3 different units ... 3 great escapes. They checked in on us to make sure everything was as we needed. They have anticipated most every need and make it really easy to just enjoy the great little town and of course the beach. Great sunsets over Thanksgiving. We are very THANKFUL.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the confidence and trust in us to handle your vacation accommodations. We look forward to having you back for stay #4. We know how important vacations are and treat our guests with the caring attitude that is expected and deserved. Thank you for noticing! We are even more THANKFUL for the privilege to have you as our repeat guests!
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5

Incredibly Magical!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at our rental we were greeted by our Host Mark who made us feel warmly welcomed. He was extremely kind and upgraded our cottage and made us feel like his personal friends.

The beautiful terranced garden sprinkled with magical lights to draw you to relax sit and relax at the many

intimate spaces.

We entered the most clean, beautifully decorated place making it feel like home. There was absolutely nothing we needed. From beach towels, fishing rods, coolers, umbrellas etc. for the beach to the wonderfully comfortable bed and to top it all off everything you could need.

To say we were exhausted when we arrived would be an understatement! Between the beautiful beach and awesome view from the dock all being within a few minutes away we were completely rested when we left.

Mark could not have been kinder to us! We would highly recommend this anyone who wanted to be treated special!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a heart felt review. I'm delighted to read that you were completely rested as a result of our beautiful vacation rental. Thanks too for the kind words about the way you were treated. We simply treat our guests the way we wish to be treated. We know that our guests have challenges in their life and need to relax and recharge their batteries, so to speak. We try to make everything just right so, that you have great memories to last a life time and, leave fully rested. We look forward to having you back again!
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Beautiful cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was Perfect... Nicely decorated, location is the right distance from the beach. Looking forward to our next visit

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that you rated our cottage as "Perfect". I look forward to having you back as our guests again!
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Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Super Peak winter
Mar 8 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$440
$2,250
 
 
3 day last minute opening SALE
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
End of April
Apr 11 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$199
$950
 
 
Mid Spring
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$169
$777
$2,790
 
 
Summer rate reduced $200/week!
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
$990
$4,590
 
 
Winter 2018 (early bird rate)
Jan 27 2018 - Apr 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
$440
$1,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota Int'l Airport. Tampa Intl Airport one hr
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
many
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
over 40 nearby
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
rte 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
many with quick walk including several on beach!
Car: not necessary

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!

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