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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:
May 11, 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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! 4.3/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

The Cottage - Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 16 reviews

Could of been better!!

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The house needs some up keep... The master bedroom a/c was horrible! It was constantly HOT in there! I had to go purchase a box fan to pull the cold air from the living room into the bedroom. The guest bedroom TV didn't work w/the cable TV. I was there for a business conference & took my family. Was great for my pets to come too. Kids loved the pool. Hot tub water needed to be drained & hot tub scrubbed. Water was too slimy & stunk up our bathing suites & no we didn't go in w/sunscreen. The vines & area around hot tub need to be cleaned up, along w/decking replaced/maintained!!! Kitchen was great minus the loose tiles on the floor. The sofa pictured is not what is in there, which was a draw back for us considering 2 teenagers were sleeping in there & write up stated pull out sofa bed *wrong* . There is a sofa & love seat only; So the boys had to make due. The pool table/air hockey table - the air hockey side of table was broken. Hardwood floors need sanding & refinishing. Outside needs maintenance up keep all the way around & inside too in areas. The door leading to the pool sticks & was tricky.

I have stayed at other VBRO properties, this one is the 1st that was disappointing! I have shared w/my business partners & friends not to stay here. Yes, I could of contacted Gail, but I was there on a business vacation & didn't want to be bothered w/repair men & people in & out while I was either there or not there!!

Think about it, you are there for vacation, not grand central station for repair men!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at my cottage. I agree that the floors need refinishing BUT we have so many satisfied guests rebooking that our calendar is always filled. Not much time for cosmetic work that takes weeks. It is on our to-do list, but our guests keep coming. I have airbeds for guests that need more beds. You just had to ask. It would have been there in 15 minutes. I was not made aware of the malfunctioning cable in one room until AFTER you left, and it was another guest that told me. I just had to pick up another cable box. FIXED. Nobody else complained about the air conditioning all summer so I don't know what THAT is about. As far as service people coming to the house, that is just normal business in the vacation rental business. We DO have to spray for bugs, we're in FLORIDA. I changed that spray date just for you after you responded rudely when I advised you the bug people were coming for their quarterly treatment. I had already put you on my list as "do not rent to again. pain in the butt". I wonder what made you write a review 7 months after your stay. I, too, rent a lot of vrbo homes and know enough to call the manager or owner if something isn't right. I don't just put up with inconveniences and then write a bad review. This is a HOME, not a hotel. 5 people stayed 7 nights for $974.00.
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Pinellas Park, FL

Great place for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at The Cottage. The home was sparkling clean and we loved the Pool and Jacuzzi. The photos and descriptions were right on and Gail was Great. She provided us with a new and large crock pot as we like to get it going in the morning and return to a great meal after the beach. We loved returning to a cool home with an ice maker for those evening cocktails. Our Chocolate Labs, Bridget and Devlin, loved the large yard which is fenced to keep them safe. No extra pet fee or security deposit which is highly unusual and much appreciated.

These owners really trust their guests and treat them like family! The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms with showers were well appointed and fully functional. Three TV's, stereos, pool table, air conditioning and many amenities helped make this a memorable vacation.

The Cottage, is very close to many activities, stores and the superb beaches on Anna Maria Island. Provided beach chairs, cooler and umbrella made all the difference for us. Plenty of Towels and a washer/dryer. All this at a very reasonable price! Gail let us come early and a planned boat ride was cancelled so she let us stay later on Saturday so we could attend a rescheduled trip.

Forget the hotels, just stay here in comfort and relaxation. We plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and very nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is very nice and with every thing you will need to make anyone fill like at home, pool area and backyard are very nice, beds are comfortable,houses is dog friendly just be careful while walking the dog in area some homes may have grass a little to high for some dogs and insects could be hidden in there as we experience while visiting. It was a great experience and plesant time at the cottage

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jen Hare & Family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the cottage for 5 nights and had the best time. The kids loved the pool/hot tub and game room. We had everything we needed for our stay. Thanks for making our family vacation a blast! We will def be booking again next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT COTTAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cottage for my vacation for 5 nights and I must say IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! the cottage is absolutely beautiful and very well accommodating! the pool was the perfect size for kids and granddaughter!!!!!!! the hot tub was amazing as well! the only thing I think would've made it better is maybe a crock pot and instructions on the pool light and how to turn the filter pump on as it stopped about 36 hrs before we left...but my youngest son figured it all out...just not quite soon enough! I should've called the owners but hated to bother them because everything was soooooo great anyway!!!!!!!! I'll definitely be back to the cottage! it's in a great location and neighborhood!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had reservations to stay at the Cottage but medical issues came up and we had to cancel. The owner was so great and understanding, no problem, we had our full refund within three days of cancelling. She has been great to work with, we will surely book for next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • 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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