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The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, sleeps 5-6 with air beds available.

This vacation home is cute and comfortable with two (2) bedrooms, two (2) bathrooms, and a Game Room. 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. The Game Room has a pool table, an air hockey table, board games, etc. We also provide cable TV in all of the Bedrooms, 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 sectional couch and a 50' plasma TV - placed directly above the fireplace. . We provid 'free local and long distance service (USA and Canada).

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. Both Bedrooms have a 32' TV, a stereo system, an alarm clock, ceiling fans, two night stands, dressers, and plenty of closet space. The vacation home can sleep 4 to 6 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

Gail Rose
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Gail Rose

My husband Mark and I have been renting out The Cottage for over 4 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 Florida South West

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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Bradenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , double sinks, private to the Master Bedroom
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Beach / Pool Shower - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    2 airbeds - in the Living Room
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room
average rating of 4.428571 based on 22 reviews

Best stay ever!

  • 5 of 5

This property is small and cozy... we absolutely loved every moment there! The property is well maintained and the neighborhood is quiet but you wouldn't even notice the world around you while you are enjoying the backyard. The house comes stocked with everything you can possibly need from kitchen appliances to games and books. Even the beds are super comfy. There was nothing forgot about there. It is centrally located to all kinds of shopping and our favorite... the beach! Anna Maria island is absolutely stunning! There are fantastic places to dine and they are family friendly and affordable. We will definitely be booking again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice size beach house with a pool!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Gail was a pleasure to work with. The bedrooms are nice size. We enjoyed the air hockey and the pool. When the evenings would allow we would even get in the Jacuzzi. Location is perfect with quick access to the beach. You can't beat the price for everything you get. The stay was a breeze and we would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location Awesome experience

  • 5 of 5

Gail was very attentive to any and all needs. If you need something don't hesitate to ask, she makes it happen. Rental was pet friendly which was perfect for us! Dog friendly beach and dog park close by. Great shopping and food close also. Pool was fantastic to cool off in and relax. Yard is fenced in which is great for pets. Can't say enough good things, this was a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage, great ameneties!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect get-a-way! Every room was clean and very comfortable. The pool and hot tub were the perfect additions and the reason that we chose to stay at Cottage. They will be the reasons that we come back, too! We were able to enjoy them at night and during the day with a relaxing and quiet atmosphere. The kitchen was well equipped with things we needed for cooking, the plethora of pool/beach towels were wonderful, the beach chairs and cooler were perfect for our beach day, and having a washer/dryer available is always a plus. The Cottage is only minutes away from Anna Maria Island which is a beautiful beach and not very crowded. Gail is very nice to communicate with and I felt that she was genuinely interested in us having an enjoyable stay. Our stay was perfect for us and we cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home! Close to beaches.

  • 4 of 5

This house was a lovely place to stay. It was well worth the price. Gail was more than willing to make sure we had a wonderful time and went out of her way to insure we had a great trip. The house was very clean. Everything is like shown in pictures except for a new couch. There was a list of suggested things to do that we found very helpful. We really enjoyed the pool. The home was within a few miles of several beautiful beaches and was just a short drive. There are tons of restaurants and places to shop within just a few miles. It felt like a home away from home. Have nothing negative to say. The only issues we had were the house got rather warm during the day, but only in the bedrooms- this was not an issue at night. The living room and kitchen stayed very confortable. We also could not get the jacuzzi to work. We also had trouble keeping things cold in the fridge. Overall this house was very nice and Gail was a pleasure to rent from. I would definitely reccomend.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quite nice

  • 4 of 5

This location offers many more amenities than you'd expect for the price. No, its not perfect, but neither is any other place I've ever stayed. Nice touches here and there that make a difference. Other reports of the Master BR being a bit hot are accurate but it turn down the AC and it is tolerable. The pool was nice. Not too big. Not too small. The Hot Tub was an added and unexpected feature. Nice counter tops. TV was a bit difficult to work with but was still OK. Bed was comfortable. Just my wife and I and our two dogs and we all enjoyed it very much.

Gail was very pleasing to deal even when issues might arise. She handled things gracefully.

We had no problems that couldn't be dealt with. We enjoyed our stay. Will come back I think.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota / Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
there are over 60 courses within
Nearest Train
45 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Bradenton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 28 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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