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Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom; 1 Bath; GULF FRONT-Ground Floor; End Unit

This beautifully decorated, PRIVATE, ground floor beach front condominium is your ideal get away to enjoy the warm Florida sunshine, gulf waters, white sandy beach, and breathtaking daily sunsets on Anna Maria Island. As featured in a recent Wall St. Journal article, Anna Maria Island has luscious waterfront dining and quaint shopping nearby, all accessible with a FREE trolley! It is 'old style Florida' at its best! Local grocery stores, library, churches, swimming, fishing, and just relaxing make it possible to never leave the island.

Direct Beachfront 2 Bedroom Condo: Directly on the enlarged BEACH with gorgeous gulf front views. Relax and enjoy yourself as the gulf and sand beckons you to unwind and stay forever. Shell Cove has just been totally renovated inside and out. Enjoy the luxury and brand new furnishings in this private, ground level END unit. ***(PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT RENT ON CRAIGSLIST.)*** Special needs and requests are considered for your further enjoyment. All new appliances and furnishings make your stay exceptional.

We are offering a special rate for January 2018-7 nights for $999 plus cleaning and taxes. The stay will NOT be pro-rated into a nightly rate - you must reserve for 7 nights to get the special rate. Any stay less than seven nights will pay the per nightly rate of $190.

***PLEASE CONTACT US AT or 315-399-9728 to discuss full rental cost PRIOR to making payment through this or any website!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Why Wendy chose Bradenton Beach

Because we love the area & the beach is just like the Caribbean!

*****Please note that this unit was formerly owned by Sandy King, Homeaway listing # 255888. We have worked closely with Sandy during this transition, and we will maintain the unit in the same immaculate condition that she did! Contact us today!

What makes this condo unique

VERY PRIVATE ground floor END unit-just steps to the beach from the patio of the unit. Free trolley around all of Anna Maria island stops right across the street.


Bradenton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has a ceiling fan and mirrors.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
total RELAXATION in our unit that is DIRECTLY on the Gulf of Mexico


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this perect condo. Just as before, the unit was exceptonally clean, well-equipped and well-maintained. The taste level is a step above most places we have rented. Another big "thank you" to the owners, Wendy and Bill, who are helpful and responsive, yet unobtrusive - quite professional yet down to earth. We highly recommend this condo to anyone who wants an above-par, hassle-free rental that provides just about everything you need. The central location on the island and the closeness to the beach really score big points with us. Five stars again!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your return visit to our unit and taking such good care of it! It was a pleasure to share our piece of paradise with you! Please keep us in mind for your next visit! All our best to you! Wendy & Bill Hessnar Properties LLC
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Beautiful Condo and Beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Shell Cove. The unit has a fantastic view - right out to the ocean. The unit is very clean and tastefully decorated. We enjoyed visiting with our neighbors and soaking up the sun. We talked to the owners about one small problem and they had it fixed quickly. We would certainly recommend this property to family and friends. Thanks for sharing your property with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second visit for my best friend and myself. We are both seniors and getting older and slower on moving around. This place meets all of our needs.

It's a corner, first floor unit that makes it so easy to bring in luggage and groceries. It also has plenty of Windows, which makes it so bright. More important is the view outside your front door and window, sand and water!!

Wendy has everything you need in the unit, from pots and pans to beach chairs and fishing poles. Having a washer and dryer means you don't have to pack a lot, which means your luggage is lighter!!

The condo is on the quieter side of the island and we have always felt safe here. You are close to Publix in one direction and Cortez Rd which takes you into Sarasota and Bradenton. Also we always find plenty of shells in the park on Cortez Beach.

Wendy is always available to answer questions or help you with something else you might need.

We will definitely be back in the future!

Thank you Wendy for having such a great place to stay!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU for your visit! We are so glad that you enjoyed all that the area has to offer. We look forward to your next stay with us!
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  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our Shell Cove condominium. We knew it was 'right on the beach,' -- but it was more than that. The beach was heaven, the sense of peace was expansive. We opened the door to our new unit -- and what a delightful surprise to have a perfectly appointed home all to ourselves. Modern and updated, tasteful and well-stocked. And the place was spotlessly clean! Having a washer-dryer in the unit was an extra plus. All beach equipment was right there: great beach chairs and umbrellas. The patio furniture was also comfortable for hanging out in the shade. Probably the nicest touch of all: the owners are great! We enjoyed total privacy, but if we needed ANYTHING, they were right there. We would go back in a second. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay & taking such great care of our unit. Please come back to see us again!
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Beautiful Beach Condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful condo on the beach and could not believe our good fortune! It was the end unit so it had an additional window that the other condos in this 12 condo unit did not have. That allowed for extra light. Another feature of being on the end was privacy. We felt very much like we were the only ones there. That was great!!

The beach is right outside the door and everything other than the beach (shops and restaurants) are within walking distance.

The condo is well kept, very clean and fully stocked with dishes, towels, cookware and utensils. There is a full size fridge and a stove for those that love to cook! It also has a washed and dryer. Gotta love that!

The owners take pride in their condo and it shows! I would definitely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and your visit! We are glad you enjoyed the unit and the area! Please come visit us again!
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  • 5 of 5

The location was beautiful, just steps from an absolutely perfect beach. We watched the sunset every night and they were exceptional, with endless colors, now embedded in our memory. All this from our little table right outside the condo door, with our very own natural landscape of sea grapes, sea oats and other beach vegetation. It was so convenient, and such a privilege, to be able to enjoy the proximity of that beach and those sunsets. I walked the gorgeous beach every day and will always remember it.

As far as location on the island goes, it was just right: centrally located on Anna Maria and just the right distance to Bridge Street, Cortez Road, grocery shopping and all other necessary conveniences. Everything was within just a few minutes' drive.

Inside the condo, it was home away from home. Very clean. Very comfortable. Very well equipped. An above-average unit with updated, tasteful and pleasant décor.

We particularly enjoyed being part of a condo with just a few units. No noise, no crowds, just twelve units: a small community of beachgoers in a pleasantly low profile, unassuming building.

The booking process went very smoothly and the owners were great to deal with, checking in by phone to see if we needed anything, but respecting our privacy nonetheless.

We are owners of a vacation home we rent to others, and we hold to a high standard for our visitors. Also, we very often rent homes for our own vacations. So, take it from us, this unit is well above par. We would hope to return as soon as the next opportunity arises. Highly recommended. Five stars well deserved.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your reservation and we are so glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise! The area is truly amazing and we are thrilled when we get to share it with people who appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the beach life! We look forward to your return visit to AMI!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mr. Bones
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
El Conquistador/MG
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Beach House & The Wicked Cantina
Nearest Beach
Bradenton Beach-within steps from the door!
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Dining, Shopping, Relaxing

Golf: There are 8 Golf courses located in the Bradenton area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Deposit $500

***PLEASE CONTACT US AT or 315-399-9728 to discuss full rental cost PRIOR to making payment through this or any website!

Holiday weekends-minimum stay of 3 nights. NO exceptions!

Check in time: 3 pm on day of arrival
Check out time: 10 am day of departure

Please note that 1/2 of your rental payment is due 60 days prior to arrival and the balance of the rental cost is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.