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Historic Cortez Fishing Village, home to THE WILLIAM GUTHRIE HOUSE, hugs the coast of Sarasota Bay on the Gulf Coast of Florida and is only minutes to Anna Maria Island. The traditional “cracker house” was built in 1915 and has been lovingly restored. It is a charming 1200 sq. ft. self-catering holiday cottage, 100 yards from Sarasota Bay, 0.3 mile from Bradenton Beach and minutes from Anna Maria Island. This self-catering rental cottage with sun deck, screened porch with new outdoor furniture in 2013 and BBQ sleeps 1-4 persons, has 2 bedrooms, 1 traditional sleeping porch, 1 large family shower room, open plan living/dining area with new sofa in 2013 and cook’s kitchen all with central heat and air conditioning. The hardwood floors, bead board walls and fireplace are just a few of the original features. In addition, The Shack, a studio cottage is an additional 280 sq. ft. with air conditioning, sleeps 1-2 persons, on 1 sleeper sofa and has 1 complete shower room.
About the Village of Cortez: Historic Cortez Village hugs the coast of Sarasota Bay and is one of the few surviving fishing villages on Florida’s west coast. The waters offshore are known as “The Kitchen” because of the bounty of fish harvested from these waters in the early days. Today Cortez has become a haven for artists, writers and fisherman who enjoy the unspoiled environment and slow pace of life.
Cortez is really a world all its own. In many ways, it is like taking a step back in time. You will be charmed by the old bungalows and cottages, many dating back to the 1920s, situated along short, narrow roads dotted with palm trees.
There are neighboring commercial fish houses on Sarasota Bay, where anglers dock their fishing boats and unload their fresh catches each and every day.
Bradenton: Bradenton is a friendly town offering historical attractions and outdoor activities for the young, and young at heart. It is located on the southern most part of Tampa Bay between St. Petersburg and Sarasota. From the dazzling white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, to the banks of the Manatee River, Bradenton offers swimming, fishing, boating, parasailing, canoeing or kayaking. A half dozen beautiful golf courses are located in Bradenton, where the weather is not an issue and you can play sun up to sun down.
The Orlando attractions such as Disney World, MGM Studio and Sea World are just an hour and a half away from Bradenton.
Anna Maria Island: Anna Maria Island is located off the west coast of Florida between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. It’s accessed by two bridges from the mainland and is the northernmost of a string of barrier islands that stretch south to the Florida Keys. Anna Maria Island supports three cities, Anna Maria at the northern end, Holmes Beach in the center and Bradenton Beach at the southern tip. The island boasts a seven-mile long beach rimmed with tall and graceful Australian pines, some as high as 60 feet. There are three fishing piers, charter and sailboat rentals, as well as any number of beach activities to enjoy. Parasailing is a fun way to get a unique look at the island, and there are public tennis courts in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. If golf is your game, Anna Maria Island is just a short drive to more than 45 championship courses.
There are many beachside restaurants, just a bridge walk away, with wonderful views where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean.
The cottage is 1200 sq. ft. with central heat and air conditioning and sleeps 1-4 persons and has two charming cottage bedrooms decorated in an island style and a traditional sleeping porch with trundle bed housing two single mattresses.
The cottage was completely restored in 2006; Sun deck; Screened Dining Porch; Parking space for 1 boat with trailer; WIFI; Cortez cottage is a a quiet historic, tropical island fisherman’s cottage 100 yards from Sarasota Bay and 0.3 miles to the Bradenton Beach and minutes from Anna Maria Island.
The Shack, completely restored in 2007, is an additional studio cottage which provides a further 280 sq. ft. of private space with air conditioning. It sleeps 1-2 persons with full-size sleeper sofa, bathroom with shower and has it own private entrance along with outside access to the deck. NOTE: The Shack is not available for rent on its own....moreless
Cottage Family Shower Room includes large shower enclosure measuring 4’ x 2’6”, full size clothes washer and dryer, toilet, large washbasin.
The Shack Studio shower room includes walk in shower, toilet and wash basin....moreless
Summer 2014/15 May 1 - Aug 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall 2014/2015 Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter 2015/2016 Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2016 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Cleaning$100 + tax
Maintenance Fee$50 + tax
Security Deposits: There is no security deposit required. Taxes: All Florida sales and hotel taxes apply in addition to your rate. Note: Prices are for guidance only. Please confirm rates when booking, until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice. Special Offers: please contact us for special pricing that may be available.
Please contact us for deposit and payment details. Damage Deposits: There is no damage deposit required. Taxes: All Florida sales and hotel taxes apply in addition to your rate. Note: Prices are for guidance only. Please confirm rates when booking, until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice. Special Offers: please contact us for special pricing that may be availatble.
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Attractions: Anna Maria Island, Mote Marine Aquarium, Selby Botanical Gardens, Bishop Planetarium, South Florida Museum, Parker Aquarium, John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Nick Bolletieri Sports Academy, Desoto Speedway, Antebellum Gamble Mansion, Desoto National Memorial, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Crowley Museum and Nature Center, St. Armand’s Circle. Within 2 hours drive is Busch Gardens, Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, MGM or Universal Studios, Cypress Gardens, Sea World, designer and value outlet shopping. Beaches: Coquina, Bradenton, Siesta Key, Lido. Golf: 2 golf courses within 5 miles and many more in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Tampa Intl Airport Tampa Total drive approximately Drive: 53.6 miles, about 1 hour. Sarasota Bradenton Intl Airport Total drive approximately 13.9 miles, about 26 minutes. Orlando Intl Airport Total drive approximately 127 miles, about 2 hours.
Other Activities: Bird Watching, Boat Rental/Charters, Eco-Tours, Jet Skiing, Historical Areas, Live Theater, Manatee Watching, Cinemas, Museums, Opera
Golf: Located on the west coast of Florida, Bradenton, a large residential and resort community in southwestern Florida, is known for it's nationally protected state parks and wildlife, as well as it's large tourism and vacation economy. It is home to at least 25 golf courses. There is a good mix of public and private links to choose from in Bradenton, and with the city's proximity to Tampa to the north and Sarasota to the south, there are at least another 50 golf courses for golfers to access.
Bradenton boasts several signature-designed courses by familiar names in the sport such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin.
The Concession Golf Course features 7,470 yards designed by Nicklaus and Jacklin. The private course is complemented with natural surroundings such as oak and pine trees, and was named the 'Best New Private Course of 2006' by Golf Digest Magazine. Another signature-designed course in Bradenton is The Legacy Golf Club created by Arnold Palmer and kept open to the public. Each of the 18 holes along these links, which cover 7,067 yards, are accompanied by sand and water with 360-foot wide fairways.
Sarasota county (Sarasota), just south of Bradenton, boasts over 30 public, semi-private and private, plus several more sprinkled along the Sun Coast, you’re sure to find that at least one of these Sarasota Florida golf resorts has the right look and feel for your level of play.
Year Purchased: 2006
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Cortez is one of the last working fishing villages in the state of Florida. It is a piece of history that has not been allowed to die. The locals are proud of there homes and and the unique place it has in Florida's fishing history.
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