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Spacious & Pet-Friendly, Steps from Beach & Bay, Summer 2014 Sale !!!

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bradenton Beach house description

The house stands on stilts and has 3 levels. Ground level contains 2 garages that can be used as storage, and a carport for at least 3 cars. In one of the garages, guests will find all beach gears they need – beach carts, chairs, umbrellas, floaters, balls, etc. Each of the units has 2 private bedrooms/2 full bathrooms with spacious living room, kitchen, laundry, spacious porches and balconies.

Both levels receive very pleasant breezes that blow across the island from the Gulf. There are many days in a year when guests find the air conditioner unnecessary.

Eastern half of each unit features an open concept, tiled (upper unit) or hardwood (lower unit) living room, kitchen with breakfast bar, and dining room with a big round table and comfortable sofas. Two french doors lead to a very spacious porch furnished with outdoor furniture. Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry room equipped with washer and dryer as well as an iron and an ironing board. Kitchen has a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, stove with oven, double sink with garbage disposer and dishwasher. Cupboards contain plenty of cookware, dinnerware and cutlery for gourmet dining and wining. Entertainment center has a big screen high definition TV (HDTV) and DVD player. There are plenty of fiction and mystery books by best American authors provided for avid readers.

In addition, we provide a WiFi internet connection and free phone calls within north America (optional). Guests can set up a cozy office space using provided table and chairs and telework (that might be hard to do in the relaxing atmosphere of the island :-))!

There are two spacious tiled bedrooms on the west side of each unit. Master bedroom has full bathroom, walk-in spacious closet, night stands, big mirror, chest of drawers, comfortable queen bed, and cable TV. Guest room contains a closet, night stands, big mirror and two twin beds. Large glass sliding doors lead from both bedrooms to the balcony overlooking path to the beach along the West side of the house.

Another full bathroom is located off the hallway. In the hallway closet, guests will find supplies of fresh bath and beach towels, linens, blankets and extra pillows.

In total, the two bedrooms provide comfortable sleeping for family of four; however, there is plenty of sleeping space in the living room for two more persons.

We are animal lovers and consider pets family members who deserve a vacation too. Polite pets are welcome to stay for additional flat fee needed to help us cover extra cleaning expenses. Please note, we are charging a flat $100 fee for small to medium pets (up to 2), and an extra $50 (total $150) for large pets (up to 2) or 3 or more small pets. Inquire with owner for special cases.

If you are making a last minute reservation, we will require you to also add a $30 key service fee, so you could pick up the keys at the local management company. For advanced reservations, we mail the keys with prepaid return envelope to your address of choice at no extra charge.

If you have generated a Booking Request using Book Now button, and some fees are not automatically included, we will adjust the final cost by subtracting the missing fees from the $300 refundable security deposit. Please check with owners if in doubt about applicable fees.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1640 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is OK in the car port or on porches as long as smoke does not get inside and butts are disposed off in the outside trash immediately, and never get into the living area....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Up to 3 small or medium pets for a flat fee to account for additional cleaning. Additional fee for large pets. Contact owners and see the Rental Agreement for regulations....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Responsible renter must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Master: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Guest: 2 twin/ single

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          • There are two spacious tiled bedrooms on the west side of each unit. Master bedroom has full bathroom, spacious walk-in closet, night stands, big mirror, chest of drawers and comfortable made-up queen bed. Guest room contains closet, night stands, big mirror and two twin beds. Balcony overlooking the path to the beach with enticing blue water of the Gulf runs along the West side of the house and connects two bedrooms....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Guest (main): toilet, combination tub/shower

            Tiled...moreless

          • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Tiled, with window...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Thank you for considering our house for your stay on Anna Maria Island! We are sure once you stay with us, you will want to come back again and again....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Cable TV in the living room and both bedrooms....moreless

              • Books:

                Many fiction and mystery books, as well as books describing local attractions and nature. You will also find binders with useful information about services and dining on the island....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                DVD player is in the living room on the entertainment center...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Budget

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                Gulf of Mexico peeks from bedroom balconies. You can see the house while standing in the water on the beach -- it is that close!...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Gulf of Mexico peeks from bedrooms' balconies...moreless

              • Water View:

                Sarasota Bay view from living room's porch...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Jet Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Big round table with chairs, adjacent to spacious living room with comfortable sofas, coffee table, entertainment center (TV, DVD player)....moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bath towels (white) and beach towels (colored)...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking:

                    Up to 5 cars...moreless

                  • Garage:

                    We provide one lockable garage for tenants to store their beach gear, kayaks, bicicles, etc....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    High-speed wireless...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    (optional)...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Also provided are blankets and extra pillows and bath rugs...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Spacious and comfortable. Two French doors lead to a very spacious porch overlooking the bay. Porches are furnished with outdoor furniture....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Electrical heat...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Large 2-section refrigerator with top freezer....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Sugar, salt, pepper, coffee filters, plastic wrap, paper towels, soap, Initial amounts provided for convenience. Please purchase your own supplies, replenish and leave any leftovers behind....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Various cookware, glassware, dining ware and cutlery, kitchen towels, etc....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen with breakfast bar sitting, fully equipped....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Golf:

                    A couple of miles away there are world class golf courts on Longboat Key and several other places within reach. Many people stay with us specifically for golf destinations....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Grill is located in the carport area...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Pre-Thanksgiving
                  Oct 1 - Oct 21, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $129
                  $810 $3,300
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $129 $149
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $900 $3,850
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $100 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                  • Pets (if applies), up to $150 + tax
                  • Key service (if applies) $30 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11.5%

                  Notes:

                  Payments by eCheck preferred. Extra 2.6% transaction fee for credit card payments. Please add other applicable fees (pets, keys) when creating a Request without 1st inquiring with owners. We will accept your Request immediately, and will subtract missing fees from the $300 refundable deposit. We will refund overpaid fees/taxes. Our Cancellation Policy is in posted Rental Agreement; no exceptions.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                  Location

                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Fort DeSoto Beach
                  9.5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  CSX Transportation, 1269 26th Avenue East
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Gulf Drive (Florida Scenic highway)
                  150 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Anna Maria beach
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Sharky's
                  2.6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Key Royale Golf Club Inc
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Sharky's

                  Car: Recommended

                  Best of both worlds – the bay and the beach! The house is situated in the middle of a narrow part of Anna Maria Island on the boundary of the cities of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. From the house’s porches and balconies, guests can see Sarasota Bay to the East and the Gulf of Mexico to the West.

                  It's close to water on both sides with constant ocean breezes, magnificent Bay sunrises and Gulf sunsets. The climate is temperate with very few cold days even in the dead of winter.

                  A beautiful, uncrowned white-sand beach is just steps away across Gulf Drive. The warm waters and gentle surf of the Gulf are perfect for wading or swimming.

                  On your way to the beach you will pass convenience store that is opened around the clock to pick up your cold beer or an ice cream. There are usually fewer people on this stretch of the beach than elsewhere on Anna Maria. Maybe this is the reason why sea turtles prefer to lay eggs in our dunes and birds choose to nest on our beach. If you are lucky, you will catch a glimpse of how young hatchlings run to the ocean after digging themselves from the sparkling white sand after sunset. This is also a paradise for bird watchers: squadrons of pelicans and frigates flying by, colonies of several species of seagulls and shorebirds fishing and foraging in the surf.

                  In the water, beach goers can observe groups of skates and other fish, as well as occasional manatee and, of course, dolphins. Shell collectors will be surprised to find many species of beautiful unbroken shells in the sand. Some people find fossilized shark teeth.

                  The house is located midway between two drawbridges linking the island to the City of Bradenton on the mainland. Gulf Drive, a heritage trail, continues to the south through Longboat Key to St. Armand's circle where there is a third bridge to the mainland at Sarasota.

                  A large supermarket and grocery store, hardware store, drugstores, restaurants and pubs are within easy walking distance, or a quick ride on a free Island Trolley away, in bordering city of Holmes Beach.

                  The bustling center of Bradenton Beach is 1.5 miles south at Bridge Street with its marina, boardwalk, historic pier, shops and fine restaurants. Just to the south of Bradenton Beach across a drawbridge is the upscale community of Longboat Key, with its ocean-front mansions and high rise condominiums, followed by trendy shops of nearby St. Armand's circle where a drawbridge connects the island to Sarasota.

                  Many famous Florida attractions are within easy driving distance:

                  Sarasota - 35 min, Tampa Airport: 1hr, Disneyworld - 2.5hr, Bradenton - 10 min, Longboat Key 5 min.

                  Recently Manatee County introduced a Trolley Service, which runs about every 20 minutes. These pleasant old-style vehicles, which are open in the back, travel between Coquina Beach to the South and the Village of Anna Maria to the North. There are many stops along the way including one near the house. This service is presently free and provides connections to the regular bus service to Bradenton.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: We are biologists currently living and working in Maryland. We love Florida, nature photography, clean environment, animals and adventure.

                  Why the Owner Chose Bradenton Beach:
                  We always wanted to own a house in Florida. We traveled all over the state from Panhandle to Key West and from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico. Anna Maria Island won our hearts with its white pristine uncrowded beaches, clear calm water of the Gulf, abundance of birds and marine creatures and absence of high risers and strip malls. We became owners of this house in late 2011. We fell in love with its airy light atmosphere and generous floor plan. From the flat roof, one can overlook long stretches of the island and observe sunrises over Sarasota bay and sunsets over the Gulf. We have made lots of renovations, including new roof and porches, to make sure our guests feel as comfortable as possible both during short vacations, and long monthly rentals.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We like that the house does not stay right on the beach front. This creates a more common home-like atmosphere, as if you would live in the city, yet know that you can walk 200 steps and find yourself in a completely different world of the beach, with bright sun over deep and warm white sands. As an extra bonus, it is attractive for people who would like to vacation on the budget, yet be ridiculously close to the beach and the bay.


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                  Photos

                  • View from the bayside

                    View from the bayside

                  • Living room in upper unit

                    Living room in upper unit

                  • Guest bedroom in upper unit with peek of the Gulf

                    Guest bedroom in upper unit with peek of the Gulf

                  • Kitchen in the lower unit

                    Kitchen in the lower unit

                  • Guest room in lower unit

                    Guest room in lower unit

                  • Guest (main) bathroom

                    Guest (main) bathroom

                  • Hallway is similar in both units - master's on the left & guest's on the right

                    Hallway is similar in both units - master's on the left & guest's on the right

                  • View of the Gulf from balcony in the bedroom

                    View of the Gulf from balcony in the bedroom

                  • Broad white & uncrowded beach; the beach was re-nourished in winter 2013

                    Broad white & uncrowded beach; the beach was re-nourished in winter 2013

                  • View of the path over dunes to the beach

                    View of the path over dunes to the beach

                  • Kitchen in upper unit

                    Kitchen in upper unit

                  • Master bedroom in upper unit

                    Master bedroom in upper unit

                  • Lower unit's living room

                    Lower unit's living room

                  • Master bedroom in lower unit

                    Master bedroom in lower unit

                  • Master bathroom

                    Master bathroom

                  • Laundry room with iron & iron board in each unit

                    Laundry room with iron & iron board in each unit

                  • View of the bay from the porch in living room

                    View of the bay from the porch in living room

                  • Beach at end of the day; beach was re-nourished in winter of 2013

                    Beach at end of the day; beach was re-nourished in winter of 2013

                  • Beach at sunset (taken in May 2014)

                    Beach at sunset (taken in May 2014)

                  $129 - $149 per night (USD)
                  10

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/28/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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