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Just Steps to the Gulf of Mexico's White Sand Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Beautiful Key West Style cottage located just steps from the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the intercoastal waterway. Within walking distance to many restaurants, tiki bars and the free island trolley. Gourmet kitchen. Comfortably sleeps up to 6 people. A perfect pool to relax in and around. Gas outdoor grill. Best rental value on the island! Plenty to do and see. Of course, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world is just across the street. Pet friendly with approval, dogs under 25 pounds please. High speed wireless Internet access and unlimited long distance in the US

Within a thirty minute drive you will find the wonderful city of Sarastota with lots to offer including wonderful restaurants and nightlife. Lots of shopping. The Mote Aquarium is just south on Long Boat Key. Tampa is only a 50 minute drive. Come and experience the wonder of Anna Maria Island!!

More Details

Property Manager
Jan Smith
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are pleased to reflect on our experience at the “Key West Fantasy” cottage in Bradenton Beach.

This past winter was our third consecutive three month stay at the cottage (January, February and March). We love the place! The location is ideal, in the center of the island with easy access to all three bridges to the mainland and only a very short walk to either the Gulf or Palma Sola Bay both of which are visible from the cottage. We feel very safe and secure in a neighborhood that is a nice mix of full time residents and several rental properties. Over the years we have become acquainted with many of the very friendly neighbors, so our annual visits feel much like “coming home”.

The cottage itself is quaint, cozy, clean and comfortable. The remodeling was tastefully done and blends well with the original design of the building. The kitchen has all the amenities, new appliances and a delightful corner dining area that is bright and airy from the many windows. The bathrooms have also been remodeled and are clean and well maintained. The convenience of an on site washer and dryer cannot be omitted.

The newly completed pool, deck and landscaping were a welcome surprise and are particularly useful and inviting. We appreciate the utility of the carport. The television cable and telephone service are also an added benefit. My wife in particular loves the free unlimited long distance telephone benefit since she can keep in touch with her 90 year old mother, sisters and granddaughter at home in Pennsylvania as well as transmitting her medical data to her heart doctors.

We plan to continue our annual visits to the cottage for as long as our health and other conditions permit. We fondly anticipate our return to Florida in January. It is truly our “home away from home”!
Dec 2011
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Bradenton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(31 traveler reviews)

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Just Steps to the Gulf of Mexico's White Sand Beach!
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 32 reviews

Loved the pool, proximity to the beach, and overall location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cute little house for a family vacation with our 2 daughters that was 17 years or so in the making . We were joined by our soon to be 5 year old grandson. We were there to make memories and relax and this house helped us to accomplish that goal. For the money we were more than pleased with the house. The beach was just minutes away and we loved the pool and the privacy it offered. We met Andy, the property manager and he was great!! He lives next door and wanted to make sure we had everything we needed. He recommended great restaurants right down the road close enough to walk if that is what you like to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quaint, convenient, great!

  • 4 of 5

Great location! Easy to walk to restaurants and beach. Plenty of room. Really nice to be in a house instead of a hotel. I will look to stay here again. Property manager mentioned it is scheduled to upgrade furniture to new.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Love love love this little bungalow. 3 minute walk to the beach (from front door to water). Very quiet neighborhood. Incredible pool. Lots to do and see on the island. Well equipped kitchen. Plenty of towels. Management was awesome. Even mailed me items I forgetfully left behind. Oh, and let's not forget the most beautiful water and sand! Lovely! Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Another for the Fourth of July at AMI and had a wonderful time here. The house has everything one might need. Well supplied kitchen but could use a crockpot I love to cook, very nice pool area in yard, good size car port for the boat, good size bedrooms. All together family had a very nice time here with friend that we're staying down from us came to eat dinner together. Only thing I would have to say is the half bathroom is very cramp but made it work.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute house a walk from everything you want

  • 4 of 5

House was cute with everything that you need to enjoy. Pool is nice, and you can walk to the Ocean. We loved that we could bring our dog. The back room near the laundry is a little odd but has its own window AC unit so stays really cold. Kitchen has all necessary appliances and things to cook with. Other two rooms are cute. There is a little library for the book worm who forgot his/her book for the beach. We did have an instance where we were cooking breakfast and the breaker for the kitchen cut off. Was a quick fix, just had to turn it back on from the breaker box outside. The neighbor over sees the property and was extremely helpful and friendly. Overall would come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home base for a family visit to AMI!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place to stay if you are looking for a cozy home base between trips to the beach! Great access to the best beaches on AMI, a short walk to a variety of restaurants and a quick drive to an excellent Publix supermarket, the Mote Aquarium and more. Perfect for a family with young children. We loved the pool and the grill in the backyard. The property manager lives next door and is responsive to any needs that may arise. I also appreciated that the check-out process is very easy - you do not have a long list of chores to do before leaving.

A couple things to note: (1) This may not be the place for you if you are looking for the most updated, modern amenities. But we loved the "lived in" feel because it made us feel right at home. (2) Those with back problems may have trouble with the mattress in the master bedroom - it is pretty soft. However, there is another full-size bed as well as two singles that are more firm.

We were very happy with our stay and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, parasailing, spa, mini-golf


Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $300

From $1095 Weekly
Inquire about last minute discounts
Upcharges for some holidays
Discounts for 2 plus weeks rental
$300 refundable security deposit required
One dog under 25 lbs. allowed for additional $15/day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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