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Historic Waterfront Cottages..Dock..Beach..Family Reunions

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms + 4 Sofabeds, 4 Bath (Sleeps 2-14))

If you're planning a family reunion, and need multiple cottages, we can help. Please email me your family information, including the number of family groups, adults, kids, grandparents, and what you need for beds.

Up to 14 can stay at our Waterfront Cottages, and up to 10 can stay at our Beach to Bay Cottage.

There are limits to the number of adults, so please send info first.

Our family has lovingly restored this HISTORIC 1939 FISHING CAMP located on beautiful Sarasota Bay. You'll be surrounded by water living on the narrowest point of Anna Maria Island. The BEACH is just A 1 MINUTE WALK!

Located at 115 South 7th Street, the cottages have a very private yard which extends out into the bay, giving expansive unobstructed views of the historic clock tower and pier, the sailboat harbor, draw bridge, and the skyline of Sarasota.

Our large private dock can easily accommodate your boat, and is great for fishing, swimming, or just watching the boats go by.

Main Cottage features both an Upper & Lower unit, each with it's own bath and kitchen.

Please see our other two adjoining Waterfront Cottages>>>

GREEN Cottage A (HOMEAWAY.COM/4423788),


RED Cottage B (HOMEAWAY.COM/4424503)

Have an even larger group? Please SEE our Stunning BEACH to BAY COTTAGE...104 7th St. S.....great views of the beach just 100 feet from your door!! Sleeps up to 10. Go to HOMEAWAY #952038

Free on-site Laundry. Flat-screen TVs, Free high speed Wi-Fi. Beach gear, outdoor tables for dining. Huge Private Dock!

Simply the best waterfront island vacation!!! Less than a motel with million $$$ location!!!


More Details

Tim McGlennen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Tim McGlennen

Owning these historic cottages is a family affair. My wife and I (and our sons), along with my parents, all living in Minnesota, have lovingly restored these cottages. It has taken many trips over the past few years to revitalize this wonderfully unique place, but the result has been stunning and rewarding.

So much, that we have recently completed another fantastic renovation on the same street, our wonderful 2 unit Old Florida 'Beach to Bay Cottage.'

Tim McGlennen purchased this cottage in 1999

What makes this cottage unique

This is a truly unique and special place. Originally built as a Fish Camp in the 1930's, these cottages are a reminder of the wonderful historic past of Anna Maria Island. These types of places just don't exist anymore.....phenomenal waterfront location, quaint cozy cottages with everything you need, & beautiful beach just a minute away. Our guests return time and time again.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed until sunset on Friday and all the grandkids (6), plus 2 friends took one last dip in the four foot waves for a final splash in the Gulf before heading north to Michigan.
Mar 2010
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Bradenton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All of the beds are queen size. Lower unit has a brand new mattress, & very comfortable futon bed in living room. Upper unit has a sofa bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large 10 foot wide deep water dock accessible to large boats/sailboats. Direct views of Historic Main Street Pier and drawbridge and Sarasota skyline.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Historic Waterfront Cottages..Dock..Beach..Family Reunions
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! View from the upper main cottage was beautiful. Restaurants, shops, and beach were within walking disntance.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Bradenton Beach is beautiful! Cottage B was cute and clean, very nice. The shower is amazing, the bed is comfortable. We brought our boat & kept it at the dock, which was very convenient, but head straight across the little bay through the sailboats, and not along the shoreline or you may get stuck. The fishing was great! The beach is across the street & wasn't crowded. The water was amazing. The location is close to lots of attractions. The only downsides were the tiny family room with tiny TV - At the end of a day of boating & fishing, there's no real comfy area to hang out in, but we knew that going in. Also, there are dishes & cooking utensils, but we had to buy everything else, including salt & pepper and a sponge for washing up. The laundry room is shared between 3 cottages, which wasn't clear in the listing, so there was some waiting. Overall, we had a great time, and the price was right for a last minute getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place is what I personally call my little slice of Paradise. Woke up to beautiful sunrises every morning and a sunsets every evening, from just about anywhere. Access to everything you recommendation......Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vermilion, Ohio

Best place on the island

  • 5 of 5

Returning in 2015 for our fifth stay at Bill's Fish Camp. Have made some good friends and we really enjoy the area. Relaxation is our # 1 priority and the cottage lends itself to that objective. The sunrises are as spectacular as the sunsets. Everything we need is close by.

Joe and Linda, Vermilion OH

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Tim for this little "island-refuge"! We enjoyed our stay so much and came back to Germany as much relaxed as even possible! We will come back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house, area, location. 200 steps to the beach! Back yard has a open view of the Bay. There is a dock for fishing; which we caught spotted trout, catfish, grunts, etc. We watched the sting rays, dolphins, big snook swim by.... Very relaxing. Hammock in the back yard. A picnic table which we used to eat grilled meals. The shower downstairs was very nice after a day at the beach! I can't say enough about our stay and how much we loved it! The owner was amazing! Excellent communication and very nice. He even accommodated our travel dates. I recommend any/all of these rentals, not just because they are awesome but because of the owner as well. We will def be back! Thank you so much for everything!

DJ and Gretchin Allen

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bridge Street
Car: not necessary

True Island Living!! You'll be surrounded by water. The immense Anna Maria Island Sound to the east, and Gulf of Mexico to the west.

Other Activities: Fish directly off your dock, as well as trap stone crabs and blue crabs.


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
April 25-May 2
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer July & August
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 20 2018 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 9 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
14 night minimum stay
March/April 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates listed are for the Upper unit - Main Cottage. Other units are higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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