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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

We have one final winter opening!

Green Cottage A is OPEN Jan. 26/27 to Feb 10

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.

Rates online are for up to 2 adults/2 children in the Upper unit. If more than 4 guests, you will need to rent the Lower unit also at additional cost.

There are limits to the number of adults, so please email group information 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. It's only a 1 MINUTE WALK to sugar sand beaches!

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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • 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.


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Winter OPENINGS... Historic Waterfront Cottages..Dock..Beach..Family Reunions
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Very nice

  • 4 of 5

All instructions for access were clear. The cabin is adorably decorated. Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable homey beach cottage right on the bay.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have loved it more. Loved the house, the location right on the bay with the dock. Beautiful beach a block away! Exactly as the owner wonderful! Fun little beach town that is laid back and non commercialized.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jane. So glad your family could enjoy this special place! tim
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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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, FL

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: October 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: February 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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. Up to 2 adults and 2 children max.
If the total number of guests exceed 4, then the Lower unit must also be rented at additional cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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