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Mark Owner/Manager

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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

21 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Anna Maria Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

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 peacful 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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!

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

50 Steps to White Powder Beach, Priv Dock Fishing gear WiFi Rate sale ends soon!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

Great escape!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property with little notice and it was great to get a quick response from the owner. He was very gracious with a few things we needed to make it work. Upon arrival the property was very well maintained and felt like a world of its own. Very comfortable courtyard to enjoy the weather and grilling area. The unit was extremely clean and was a great place to relax after enjoying the beach/bay life! It is well stocked with the essentials and you can tell there was a lot of thought put into what people need. The washer/dryer available at no cost is a bonus to staying here. We will definitely recommend this vacation rental and we hope to return for another weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Location, hosts and accomodations

  • 5 of 5

What a great location and property for a family getaway. There are a few units are in the complex and share a central courtyard with tables and such. The owners are very hospitable and the property was simply great..I'd recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you excellent review. Thanks for noting what a great location and property we offer for a family getaway. It really is our slice of paradise. We hope to have you back soon!
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5

Sweet little place close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely adorable! Perfect for two people! We never used our car once. You can walk to everything. Beach is a few steps away, lots of fun restaurants and a quiet little street! The king bed is quite comfortable although we brought our own pillows. Nice shower and the small kitchenette is all you need! Great location and quaint beach home. Thank you! We certainly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We appreciate your review even though you actually didn't stay in the 2 bedroom stand alone home. You decided to stay in our smaller 1 bedroom rental next door. I'll send you the review link for the one you stayed in and hope you won't mind doing your review again. Hope to have you back as our guests again soon!
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meticulous and cozy!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was meticulous, and even had coffee filters and coffee to brew. Beds are nice...and bedding/towels fresh and no chemical detergent smells. The pillows in master are flat - but no problem - we shared from the 2nd bedrm - one for each of us. A nice quiet getaway and a serene dock to sit and watch the stars an night. Convenient to Longboat Key and Armand's Circle as well as to Anna Maria Island! Thanks for a memorable visit!

Not sure where bikes were but, next time we will ask. Nice location, esp the cottage stand alone. Loved that it is a NON- Smoking unit. Pillows smelled fresh....and love that the drinking/bathing water was is above par! Nice touch. Can tell you put a lot of work in getting it nice and in keeping it nice too. Toilet seat was loose otherwise all other things functioned nicely. Cozy and slept well,

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your excellent review. I especially apprecite you noticing even the small thing like quality and fresh bedding, towels, pillows and, comfortable bedding. Thanks for noting the pillows which are all new as of 3 weeks ago. We try to mix flat to full pillows since everyone's preference is different. We are placing more of the spate full pillows in the unit as of tomorrow. We look forward to your next visit!
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5

Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

I thought I was in paradise. The properties are well-kept, clean, and comfortable. I couldn't dream of a more ideal location. We were within walking distance of so many things. It is literally about 40-50 steps to the bay side (with fishing pier), and about double that to the gulf beach. We were a few blocks from historic Bridge St. with its shops and restaurants and large fishing pier. I'd return in a heartbeat. Kudos to Mark and Lily for such a great place.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Come back to our slice of paradise soon!
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean and comfortable cottage for a few days getaway. Mark and Lilly could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Perfect location as it is a simple walk across the street to the beautiful beach. Free trolley stop is right at the end of the street and you can easily walk to the center of town where there are many dining and shopping options.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review. Pleasure having you as our guests! Come back again soon.
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer rate reduced $200/week!
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,090
$4,590
 
 
fall (see other rates below)
Aug 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$190
$879
$2,690
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$296
$1,290
 
 
Fall
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$177
$799
 
 
Xmas - New Years
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,490
 
 
Early Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,090
 
 
Peak winter
Jan 20 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$410
$1,980
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

10% adder for period including, Thanksgiving, memorial day and July 4th .

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Amenities

Anna Maria Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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