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SUDDENLY AVAILABLE! The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub,

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, sleeps 7 with Pack n Play available..

I had this rented out to a visiting nurse for all of January, February and March, but the local hospital cancelled her contract. If you haven't made your vacation plan for this winter yet, gives us a look!

This vacation home is cute and comfortable with three bedrooms and two (2) bathrooms with showers. It is less than 10 minutes from the Anna Maria Island beaches on the Gulf-of-Mexico. We have a heated swimming pool and a Hot Tub, surrounded by tropical landscaping. We also provide cable TV, wireless Internet, free local and long distance phone service. We have a fully outfitted kitchen, beach chairs, coolers, umbrella, BBQ grill, propane, and much, much more ! Basically, just let us know if you need anything and we will get it for you !

As you enter the driveway, there is a large front porch with seating, overlooking the front yard. You then enter the house thru the Living Room which is quite large, includes a leather couch and loveseat and a 50' plasma TV - placed directly above the fireplace.

The Kitchen is located on the rear side of the house facing the pool and backyard area. It has granite counter-tops, solid wood cabinets, and a large bar / counter area overlooking the swimming pool. All of the appliances are new and the Kitchen is stocked with everything you would need. The Dining Room is adjacent to the Kitchen with a view of the pool and large backyard area. We have an extra leaf for the table which has seating room for 6 guests, plus the bar area in the Kitchen can handle 4 additional guests as well. We have ceiling fans thru out the house, with recessed ceiling lights and under cabinet lighting in the Kitchen.

The Master Bedroom has a King size Bed plus a large private bathroom, with dual sinks, shower, etc. The Guest Bedroom has a Queen size bed and is located next to the Guest Bathroom. The bunk room has a full bed on bottom bunk and a single bed on the top bunk. The vacation home can sleep 7 guests. We can provide a pack n play, a high chair, a stroller, etc. for infants and small children.

The Game Room is located on the left-hand side of the house and also has a set of French Doors that lead out to the driveway. There is a pool table, an air hockey table, electronic darts, and a variety of board games. At the other end of the Game Room is the Laundry Room that has a full size washer and dryer. This is also where all of the cleaning supplies are located, an iron and ironing board, etc. The entire house has Air Conditioning and Central Heat.

Located in the rear of the house is the heated swimming pool area with plenty of lounge chairs, two wood deck areas, a BBQ grill area, a Hot Tub located under a Gazebo, and more. We also have an outdoor Pool / Beach shower with hot and cold running water, beach chairs, beach umbrella, an extra propane tank, etc.

The home has been re-modeled in 2012 and is less than a 10 minute drive to be on the beaches on Anna Maria Island. It is also centrally located and there are over a 100 restaurants within 10 minutes of the house. There are several large grocery stores, a movie theater, a bowling alley, put put course, shopping, fishing, local entertainment, fitness centers, golf course, tennis courts, and more easily available to you.

This home offers everything for that well deserved relaxing vacation.

More Details

Owner
Gail Rose
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Gail Rose

My husband Mark and I have been renting out The Cottage for over 5 years now and it has been a great success. We have lived in this area for over 25 years. We absolutely love it and know you will enjoy staying at our home.

Gail Rose purchased this house in 2012

Why Gail Rose chose Bradenton

It is close to the Beach, but still centrally located to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and more. The home is comfortable and has a huge privacy fenced backyard.

What makes this house unique

We have both a heated swimming pool and a large outdoor Hot Tub, plus a Game Room with a pool table, air hockey table and board games.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your Cottage with us! This is a great place that we look forward to returning to. The welcome basket was great. Thanks! Maxx & Beau (our dogs) had a great time as well.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , double sinks, private to the Master Bedroom
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Beach / Pool Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk room - 1 bunk bed , single bed upper, full bed lower
  • Pack N Play available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Each Bedroom has a TV, a stereo system, alarm clock, and closet hangers. We provide high-speed Internet service with wireless connectivity throughout the house (all at no extra charge). TV service has numerous channels, sports, movies, etc. The home has ceiling fans, whole-house AC, plenty of linens, beach towels, and more. For entertainment, we have numerous board games, beach and pool toys, a Pool Table, an Air Hockey Table, and electronic darts.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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average rating of 4.5625 based on 33 reviews
5

Comfortable and cozy - Everything needed is here.

  • 5 of 5

I loved the property but the weather absolutely did not cooperate. Coldest week in a long time. The property is not new or fully updated but I absolutely loved it's charm. Game room was not there because of previous destruction but we were able to work through that. The back yard, pool and hot tub would have been perfect if the weather had been better.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and worth the money

  • 5 of 5

First of all I would have given 4 stars for the general shabbiness of the interior, but the owners were great! Eg... Changed their plans around for us. And had the house ready a little early and let us know. And I left my KEYS! they were nice enough to mail them back for me! Thanks Gail!

Pros

It was very clean and well stocked

Central location

Publix only 5 min away

Great back yard

Amazing pool

Pool heater worked very well. Took a while so it should be something u do immediately and check everyday.

Hot tub was clean and heated up fast. I needed to add a bit of water to it at first. No heavy chlorine smell.

The queen bed has the best mattress I've used in my travels.

Plenty of activities eg games, swimming, playing in the back yard etc.

Cons

It was a little run down.

Eg... Some of the swimming towels were frayed.

The master bed frame had a broken piece on the top.

The neighborhood was a little run down as well, but very quiet and seemed safe. We took several night time walks.

The grill was unusable. It's totally rusted and was missing the hose to connect the propane. But the propane was full :)

Needs more plastic water glasses. Only 2...

The master bed was ok but if u have a bad back u may need to buy a topper. We had to for my hubby. We spent 40$ and just doubled it up for his side.

Needs curtains for dinning window! It gets uncomfortably hot in the sun there. We had to move the table or sit outside.

That's all I can think of.

Overview

For the price you won't find a better place at a better location. The main reason to stay here is the location and the pool, hot tub. The owners are great, the neighborhood is quiet, it's clean and well stocked, and the pool and hot tub are great. With a few new towels, some glue, and a new grill this place would be pretty perfect :)

We enjoyed our stay very very much. I like to give complete reviews for future reference. I hope this helps!

For a great fish market and restaurant go to starfish in cortez

Beach go to anna maria island

Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosemary, thanks for the feedback and for the 5 star rating. Nobody else has told me about the grill. We will be replacing it tomorrow! I will be buying a super duper topper for the King size bed. I guess we can just describe The Cottage as shabby chic now. Gail Rose
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4

Great location if you want to do a variety of activities, great back yard

  • 4 of 5

This home’s location is great if you’re going to be doing a variety of activities - 15 minutes to Holmes Beach, 15 min to Robinson Preserve, Emerson Point and DeSoto Park for kayaking and hiking, minutes to Publix and near to lots of restaurants. The pool, hot tub, grill and big back grassy yard are great for relaxing between outings. If you’re there in the summer, there’s plenty of shade from the palm trees so you can enjoy being outside all day. The house has nicely upgraded bathrooms and a nice kitchen. Supplies provided for laundry and for cleaning dishes were a nice surprise. Beds adequate. 3 beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, pool toys, books and games were provided.

We had an issue with the pool heater which took some communication back and forth to resolve. Ended up needing a repair, and Gail graciously issued a credit to compensate for the pool’s downtime.

Overall, a nice place and I will likely try to book for my next stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outside large yard pool hot tub

  • 5 of 5

The house was ,clean and great location ,outside we have best time big yard ,pool ,hot tub ,,,,,. ROSE G. was very helpful and very professional. If I'm ever in the area I would definitely would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy little house, close to beaches & downtown.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, organized, great amenities. Gail and her husband were awesome and very accommodating. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great time , great place

  • 5 of 5

Rented, the end of august, was rainy but the house is great, and Gail is a great host. We will definitely plan another vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota / Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Smitty's
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
there are over 60 courses within
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-75 Interstate
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chinese Buffet
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
DeSoto National Park
Car: necessary

The vacation home is less than a 10 minute drive to be on the beaches on Anna Maria Island. It is also centrally located and there are over a 100 restaurants within 10 minutes of the house. There are several large grocery stores, a movie theater, a bowling alley, put put course, shopping, fishing, local entertainment, fitness centers, golf course, tennis courts, and more easily available to you.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.