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The Pelican Cottage in the Fishing Village of Cortez

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The Pelican Cottage located in Cortez Florida in a little fishing village


Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cortez cottage description

This period cottage has just been renovated in November 2013.
Off street parking for 2 cars is available on the large driveway.
The front door has a keyless electronic lock for easy entry.
The living room has refinished Pine floors with three large windows for lots of natural light. The cottage has a beautiful all leather couch which has a pull-out bed. The couch faces the 42 inch HD TV with DVD and Blue-Ray player.
The kitchen has a new stainless-steal refrigerator
complete with ice maker. A new dishwasher, cook-top stove, coffee maker , Espresso maker, coffee bean grinder and microwave complete the kitchen appliances. The floors are Oak and the counter top is made out of the same Oak wood. A wonderful hardwood rolling cart can be a preparation island or serving table. The round maple wood kitchen table seats 4 people .
The hall has a linen closet which is next to the bathroom so can be used as medicine cabinet and pantry.
The bathroom has been renovated with black and white period tile with claw-foot tub and shower. The toilet is a dual flush to conserve water. The pedestal sink has a decorative mirror and make-up mirror with lots of light. A hair-dryer is also provided.
The bedroom has newly refinished pine floors. The double wide closet is spacious and another small closet is redesigned as a computer desk cubby. The cottage has Wi-Fi via Verizon. The bed is queen sized with a new Beauty-Rest plush pillow-top ,mattress. The dresser is a double dresser with a 24 inch HD TV.
The door in the hall opens to the garage where the new washer , dryer and iron and ironing board are located. Also two bicycles are available for your use. The garage open via two sliding glass doors to the back patio. The patio has a sunset view via the open lot behind the cottage complete with citrus trees and Royal Palms. The 6 person glass table with umbrella provides a place for entertainment. A gas grill is also available. Adirondack chairs are on the patio for sunset relaxations.
Around the side yard of the house a two person kayak is ready for use with wheels to roll it to a nearby boat ramp for access to the huge Palma-Sola mangrove bay.
The garage has a light tackle fishing rod for bay fishing and a heavy tackle rod for fishing off of the beaches or Anna Maria fishing pier.
This wonderful cottage is awaiting your enjoyment.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 575 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            The cottage has safety plugs through out and has a queen pull-out couch which sleeps 2 people for an extra charge...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            All pets must remain outside the cottage for this there is a large connected garage and a fenced in back yard....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking allowed in the cottage...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            over 25...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • The bedroom has a queen beauty rest mattress and a 24 inch HD TV. There is a computer desk cubby and large double closet. A queen pull-out couch available in the living room sleeps 2 more people for an extra charge....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • The bathroom has a clawfoot tub/shower with period black and white tile floor and walls. There is a pedestal sink with wall shelf ,designer mirror, make-up mirror and available hair dryer. Toilet is an oval seat toilet with dual flush button to save water....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen has hard wood oak floors and a matching hardwood oak counter top, new stainless steel refrigerator, dish-washer, cook-top stove, round maple dining table,rolling hardwood preparation table...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            There is a place setting for 4 people in the cabinet and full set of utensils in the drawers of the rolling prep cart. A full set of pots and baking pans are available....moreless

          • Dining:

            There is a large maple dining table as part of the large kitchen with 2 maple chairs and two more available chairs....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            A panty is available in the kitchen hallway and olive oil, salt, and pepper are available....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            The refrigerator is a new stainless steel Fridgidare model....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            There is coffee maker, latte machine, and bean grinder,...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            There is a new 18 inch apartment size dishwasher....moreless

          • Stove:

            The stove is a cook-top full size model...moreless


          • Living Room:

            The living room has a leather pull-out queen bed couch. Plus a 42 inch HD TV and a DVR/BLUE ray player. The living room has three large windows allowing in lots of light....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Two sets of 600 count sheets are provided for the beauty-rest queen mattress. An eggcrate topper is available for the queen pull out sofa plus sheets and pillows....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels , hand towels and wash clothes are available. Plus 4 beach towels are there for your use....moreless

          • Heating:

            There is central heating with the thermostat in the kitchen....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            A new whirlpool top load washing machine is in the cottage....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            There is central air with the thermostat in the kitchen....moreless

          • Parking:

            The driveway accommodates two cars ...moreless

          • Garage:

            The garage accommodates one car ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            A clothes dryer is the cottage....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Welcome to the 'village' life.


              • Television:

                There is a 42 inch HD TV in the living room and 24 inch HD TV in the bedroom...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                There is a DVD and BLUEray player...moreless


              • Telephone:

                verison land line with free domestic long distance...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                There is a 2 person kayak and wheels to walk it to a pay boat ramp to paddle the Palma-sola mangrove bay. Also a light tackle fishing rod is provided for bay fishing and a heavy tackle rod for pier...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                There is a large patio with a view of citrus trees, royal palms, and the sunset in the empty lot behind the cottage. A entertainment table, chairs, and umbrella is provided. Also 2 Adirondac chairs...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                There are two 21 speed bikes provided for the easy bike to Bradenton beach or the Cortez Kitchen bar....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                There is a large back and side yard which is enclosed for a pet....moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Sports & Activities
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Village:

                Cortez is a quaint little fishing village. Originally established in 1860 and still functioning today. The houses are classic fishing village cottages with construction dates predating 1930s....moreless

              • Water View:

                The Inter-coastal Waterway is less than 1/2 block away at the end of 124th St Ct W ...moreless


              • Botanical Garden
              • Fitness Center
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Medical Services
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Parasailing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Tennis
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Synagogues
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Miniature Golf
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Fishing
              • Hot Air Ballooning


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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $400 $1,200
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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              • Tax Rate 11.5%

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 07/13/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
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              6 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              sarasota regional
              40 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              ft meyers to key west
              200 Miles
              Nearest Train
              sanford florida
              10 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 75
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              anna maria island
              0.01 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              cotrez kitchen-8 blocks
              2 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Nearest Restaurant
              star fish-2 blocks

              Car: Recommended

              Cortez is a quaint fishing village established in 1860 and still functioning today. Just walking around an observing the old Florida fishing cottages with their large yards(for drying nets) is interesting Then there is the local restaurant and fresh fish store Star Fish (2 blocks), the Cortez Kitchen bar with live music( fri.sat,sun) which has excellent food, and the sword fish grill, all with in easy walking distance. Then there is the Cortez café for Sunday breakfast(or any day) next to the post office where you have to walk to get your mail. The Cortez market is across the street next to one of the many local antique and coastal art shops of the area. Then there are the beaches (coquina-all shells,Bradenton ,Holms,and Anna Maria) which are some of the best beaches in the world. Then there is Anna Maria fishing pier on the pass into Tampa bay.

              Then there are the miles of mangrove creeks on the Inercoastal Waterway and Palma Sola Bay( 2 persons kayak provided) Then there are many kinds of water sports boating ,jet skiing , para-sailing,and sailing. Then there is downtown Sarasota with its many restaurants and live theaters. All in all the pleasant year round temperatures and quaint atmosphere make Cortez wonderful.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About the owner: I am a retired pharmacist who grew up in Decatur Illinois then went to school at Ohio State University and then graduated from the University of Illinois school of Pharmacy in Chicago. I spent most of my adult life in Key West ,Florida but now reside in Highsrpings, Florida.

              Why the Owner Chose Cortez:
              I originally came to Cortez in 1974 and worked in a local boat yard for 3 years until I got my Florida pharmacy liscense. I fell in love with 'the village' and villagers and decided to return last year

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              The Pelican cottage has that old florida costal cottage style. The cottage is located in the village atmosphere and has hard wood floors and period furnishing harkening back to a world of peaceful coexistant with ones environment.

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              Speaks: english



              • The Pelican Cottage located in Cortez Florida in a little fishing village

                The Pelican Cottage located in Cortez Florida in a little fishing village

              • Just renovated fishermans cottage 500 feet from the intercoastal waterway

                Just renovated fishermans cottage 500 feet from the intercoastal waterway

              • patio


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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

              $60 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

              View calendar: Updated 07/13/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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