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1 story Stand Alone Home Steps to White sand Beach & Fishing Dock

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4, Central A/C/heat, WiFi

This STAND ALONE, VERY CHARMING, cottage is in a very peaceful setting with huge brick courtyard. This is not like most other elevated vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island that require you to climb 1-2 or even 3 stories. This is a stand alone ground level home!

We have recently invested in a new kitchen, bathroom, lanai, living area and bedrms. I.e., new granite counters. New Whirlpool dishwasher. New full size Smooth top Kenmore Stove/oven. New kitchen stainless sink & new faucets. New soaking tub, sinks, faucets, lights, italian tile, in Bathroom. Designer decor throughout. High end beds & mattresses. Upgraded refrig/freezer. Virtually every kitchen tool, like home, making Kitchen fully stocked. Everything is MINT, MINT, MINT!

Entire home has tile floors in every room including lanai!

Screened lanai with sliding glass doors for those chilly nights.

Rate includes unlimited calling anywhere in USA & Canada, Wi-Fi, Digital cable, 46 plasma TV & flat screen in bedroom.

You will love our white powder sand beach just around 40 steps away. Peak of Gulf from kitchen. Enjoy turquoise crystal clear ocean water! Walk along the beach just a short way and stop at the great restaurants & live entertainment right on the water. If you like fishing, we have a dock just 40 steps away too.

If you like going for walks, there is a marvelous paved trail across our street that goes for about 2 miles, or so, along the beach. This is a great paved boardwalk to walk or bike along every day especially around sun set! The trail is covered by weeping pines & palms and is simply breathtaking.

Just a quick walk down the road is The Coquina Baywalk at Leffis key where you will enjoy acres of boardwalks built along the Bay. Spectacular scenery.

You will enjoy a wide variety of restaurants all within walking distance incl our favorites on the Pier. Last time eating out on the pier we saw 3 dolphins & a Manatee!

You must see to believe.

There are two bedrms. Sleeps 4 comfortably but with a big queen sleep sofa it will sleep 5 if necessary. There's a big full bathroom. Unlike most rentals with just a shower, this has shower and soaking tub. Big Lanai. Living area. Kitchen. Unique extras include; pillow top mattresses. The best nights sleep so you can spend more time enjoying the day! Large closets including cedar closet in 1 bedrm.

We provide everything including beach chairs and towels. You need only bring your tooth brushes & flip flops. All windows including Lanai have new Tommy Bahama white blinds. Lanai has new comfortable dining set. My wife does all the interior decorating. She has a flare for making everything look so bright & beachy.

The furniture in this home is top of the line Tommy Bahama style. Unlike other owners who rent from a thousand miles away, & are at risk of bank foreclosure, we live nearby most of the year and own property free and clear of bank mortgage. Sadly, many vacation properties are at risk of bank foreclosure. Have peace of mind when you rent from us.

For the health conscious, we have installed a $3000 water filtration system. Unlike other vacation rentals on the island that use public water which is heavily treated with CHLORINE and other chemicals our filtration system filters all this out. So, when you bathe, cook or, drink, know that you have the purest and only chemical free water on the island! Not only is this healthier in every regard but, women will notice that their hair is fuller and skin is softer after washing as their are no chemicals to make the hair limp or to dry out skin!

Area Info

Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria island is just seven miles long and is made up of 3 small cities: Bradenton Beach,

Holmes Beach, & Anna Maria at the north. No matter which direction you come, you must cross water

via a bridge. At the southern tip is the most sought after area of Bradenton Beach. You can head north from Sarasota travel on to Longboat Key and cross over a draw bridge on to Bradenton Beach. There are also two other draw bridges from the main land of Bradenton to come onto Anna Maria island. One way is via Manatee Avenue (SR 64 ) & the other is via Cortez Road.

Watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids of all ages would enjoy a visit to Bradenton to see Snooty the manatee. The area of Manatee/Sarasota counties also has great off shore fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, shopping, museums, & art galleries to explore.

Be sure to observe all the turtle watch rules as the Ridley turtles are building nests from early May & baby turtles are hatching on our beaches. You might even go on a turtle watch tour with our local turtle lady. Look in the paper for her schedule.

The entire island of Anna Maria has many reasonably priced award winning restaurants.I.e., the Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has not only delicious food as in breakfast, lunch, but the owner is a triple time National Pie contest winner. Be sure and stop by.

Of course, check out the local newspaper for the latest events about the island. The A.M.I. SUN is just one. It's free & had lots of info you can use on current happenings.

Holmes Beach is famous for the Beach Cafe, Skinny's a small local hamburger, hotdog storefront plus along Gulf Drive you will locate the island grocery store, Publix and several island strip centers with your last minute beach items such as snacks, lotions, toys, rentals, etc.


Mote Science Lab is just a short drive off the island and on to Longboat Key just a few miles to the south. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to this 'hands on' science stop. This is where many of the rescued injured animals, occasional birds, turtles, etc are taken to recuperate and then are returned to nature.

ESPECIALLY for kids:

G WIZ is located in Sarasota near the VanWizzel a block off of Tamiami. This is a state of the art Science hands on museum. Well worth the visit. Check it out on line to see what they are featuring. Call for cost.

Day trips:

Disneyworld, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota (the cultural center of Florida) with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and much more!

It's just a 15 minute drive to St. Armands circle. Designer shops and world renowned restaurants just a few examples of what you will experience.

Keywords: Flat, bungalo, beach house, single story home, ground floor home, home with lanai, home with dock, vacation rental, vacation home, beachside home, gulf home, Anna Maria Island. In Bradenton Beach. Near IMG, Siesta Key, Lido beach, Longboat key and Holmes Beach.

More Details

mark anthony
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

About mark anthony

My wife and I have traveled to many vacation destinations & love this area best. The laid back charm, the breathtaking clear emerald water, white talcum powder sand beach is to die for. So are the sun sets and sun rises. We are so fortunate to have found this place we call paradise & think you will feel the same way. My wife and I own this rental property free of bank mortgage. This gives you peace of mind knowing your reservation is secure. No fear of foreclosure. We are nearby for most of the year. Unlike many who rent from abroad or cross country. Try to get support if you have a problem from someone in another country or 1000 miles away can be a challenge. We are retired and in this business because we enjoy working with nice people. We have the time to pay attention to minor details that some others overlook. We have over 50 perfect 5 star reviews. Every review has been unsolicited and every review has been 5 star. This does not happen by chance. We take great pride in making sure the property is the way we would expect it to be if we were on vacation. We have stayed at many 5 star resorts and have learned a thing or two. Most of our customers are now repeat customers. We think you will be too. Hope to see you soon!

Mark & Liliana

mark anthony purchased this cottage in 2011

Why mark anthony chose Bradenton Beach

Location, location, location! I can go on and on but at the end of the day we chose to buy in this location because the location has got the best of all worlds that we value most in a vacation destination.

Our property is:

• Near Golf (over 40 local golf courses!)

• Near Beach (30 steps away)!

• Safe Swimming Beach

• Near Disneyworld - FL 120 Minutes

• Near Busch Gardens 60 Minutes

• Near Boardwalk

• Near Marina

• Near Boat Launch

• Near Shopping

• Near Restaurants

Airport Information

Closest airport is Sarasota airport which is just 15-20 minutes drive. We almost always fly in to Tampa Airport, for best rate

What makes this cottage unique

What is there to do?

Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach & Beyond


While Anna Maria Island is known for laid back living & relaxation, should you wish to participate in the local scene there's an abundance of activities. If you enjoy biking, Bradenton Beach has a designated bike trail along Gulf Drive. Old Bridge Street has Putt Putt Golf and while you play, there is a misting system so you can stay cool. At the end of Old Bridge Street is a pier for your fishing pleasure as well as a restaurant. There are a variety of restaurants on Old Bridge St making it possible to satisfy every appetite.

Whether it's pizza or French crepes to fish tacos, you can find a meal to satisfy. There are also shops & the US Post office is located here so you can mail post cards to your friends back home.

Naturally you can swim in the crystal clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkeling is also fun or surfboarding, parasailing or kayaking. Several local business will rent you all the necessary equipment. Naturally there are golfing & tennis too.


Bradenton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is not in one of the bedrooms it is located for privacy of both bedrooms. Bathroom has soaking tub!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Screened Lanai with sliding windows perfect for bug free dining even on chilly nights, Big quite brick courtyard with gas grill, Total makeover includes granite counters in kitchen and bathroom, soaking tub, wide screen tv's, dvd, californa king bed in master, biggest bed made! Pillow top mattresses, Tommy Bahama Beach decor, New whirlpool Dishwasher, Queen Sleep sofa, Lush outdoor tropical gardens, Lots of palms in courtyard. Let the the sound of the waves put you to sleep at night! Fishing gear supplied. Fish of our dock! For the health conscious, we have installed a $3000 water filtration system. Unlike other vacation rentals on the island that use public water which is heavily treated with CHLORINE and other chemicals our filtration system filters all this out. So, when you bathe, cook or, drink, know that you have the purest and only chemical free water on the island! Not only is this healthier in every regard but, women will notice that their hair is fuller and skin is softer!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1 story Stand Alone Home Steps to White sand Beach & Fishing Dock
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews

Good Vibrations

  • 5 of 5

Comfy , pretty , quiet and great location for walking to beach and to a bit of Margaritaville . Hosts Mark and Lilliana were very pleasant and accommodating. Their son Marcus [ @10 years of age ] was incredible playing with my 3 year old grandson . There are several units surrounding a beautiful patio and the property is taken care of by a lovely young family who we sat with often and shared pizza and good conversation .

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If we ever change the name of our beautiful vacation rental it will be, “Good Vibrstions”. Thanks for your great review and great vibes. We look forward to having you back as our guests again.
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It was clean and well equipped. Very cozy and within walking distance to many places.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great location. Mark and Lilly were lovely and very accommodating. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage. Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved being in Bradenton Beach and the cottage was just what was promised. It is comfortable, spotless, full kitchen, outdoor courtyard, cozy. Delightful! Has everything you need. Even fishing rods! Highly recommend it if you are looking for a perfect location on Anna Maria Island. Can walk or bike everywhere!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! I appreciate your mention of how comfortable, and that our newly made over kitchen, with solid cherry cabinets and granite tops, had everything needed. We try to give you all the comforts like you have at home. We have the cleanest rentals on Anna Maria Island so, also really appreciate your mention of how "spotless" our cottage is. Come back again soon!
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Clean place, really close to the beach. We found what we were looking for :)

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The place was clean and had all what we needed for the four days we stayed there. No complaints, I truly recommend this cottage. It seems that some remodeling was done lately ... and it shows!. This review is short and sweet .... because we spent most of the time in the beach!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for truly recommending our immaculate cottage and for noticing the recent makeover we did. Delighted that you loved our most sought after location steps from the beach. Even more happy that you will be returning as our guests!!
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Perfect for our needs and then some.

  • 5 of 5

The property sits on one the thinnest parts of Anna Marie Island. So a very short walk and your on a shared pier on Sarasota Bay. Little bit long but still very short walk you are on The Gulf. The two bedroom one bath was exactly what we needed. The decor was very cute beachy feel and small dishwasher is very effective. We did bring some food to fix but so many awesome restaurants in the area. We did fish off the pier on the ocean and the shared pier. The unit was clean and everything worked properly. It was also helpful to have a washer dryer on the property not in unit but still it is there and modern and it is not coin operated we just went to the dollar tree and bought some HE trial size tide. There was soap there but we hate to use other people's stuff and I couldn't find HE on it. If you are looking for a great unit at great price with options to cook or dine out where you can utilize bay or sea fishing this is the place for you. I also would like to add that the owner of this property is very accessible and kind and will assist you. We only had one question and he was very quick to respond. I would recommend this to anyone and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review especially the part about owner being "accessible and kind", lol. Glad you enjoyed the fishing on our most sought after and thinnest part of the island where you can fish off our dock on Bay or Jetties on gulf within a few min walk of each other! Not many places in the world where you can do this. We look forward to have you back again as our guests!
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  • 4 of 5

Close to white sandy beach kids had great time....

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Sarasota Int'l Airport 17 miles Tampa Int'l 50 min
Car: not necessary

Location. location, location. Our most sought after area is just about 30 steps to what has recently been named to 1 of the top 10 beaches in USA. Our laid back island & culture is unlike any other. No high rises, no fast food chains, etc. are allowed here. Of course you can drive a mile off the island and find every fast food chain know to man kind if that's what you like. Where can you go and have a private dock to fish from on the Bay, and enjoy spectacular sun rises about 40 steps on one side of property & white powder beach & warm emerald water about the same distance in the other direction? This truly is paradise. Our secluded and relaxing court yard is surrounded by lush tropical garden & several palms, avocado, bamboo, banana trees for privacy and is simply wonderful & inspiring. We have a nice gas grill & private picnic area. Unlike other rentals, never any hidden fees for grill gas, biweekly trash pick up service, wi-fi, unlimited calling, digital cable, etc. So nice you may never want to leave!

Enjoy 7 1/2 miles of beautiful white sand beaches and spectacular sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico! We are perfectly situated at the south end of Anna Maria island Walk steps on one side to the white powder sand beach and turquoise water. Walk steps on the other side, on a quiet street, to our dock on Sarasota Bay. We have a BRAND NEW FISHING DOCK! Just steps to restaurants, shops, parasailing, jet-skiing, fishing and boating excursions - and convenient to area theaters, museums, parks and airports.Whether it’s a sun and fun filled day at the beach or enjoying one of the many activities Anna Maria Island has to offer, you’ll be sure to have a great day and the memories you make during your vacation will last a lifetime.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
departure cleaning $120
Tax Rate 11.5%

Add $100 for Thanksgiving week.
$30/night fee for fifth person regardless of age. Fifth person must be approved by owner before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund