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Quaint Ground Floor Small Home Three Minute Walk To The Beach Ideal For Couples

Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights


Bradenton Beach House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

You have worked hard and now it is time to escape the cold and relax in the warm Florida sun. No steps to climb, no nosy condo neighbors, just the two of you in a private and lovely home. Garage parking for a standard or compact car. Quiet area and well lit. A three minute walk to the Gulf of Mexico with its wide white sand beaches. Brand new king size bed in master bedroom, one guest bedroom with two twin beds. Two bathrooms. screened front porch. Privacy fence, outdoor shower and secluded patio area. Flatscreen TV and WiFi. Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer as well. Brand new living room furniture. A 1970's home with 1700 square feet of living space, heirloom decor and furnishings. The house is ideal for couples wanting to stay warm this winter. Island amenities include a free Anna Maria Island trolley, a variety of restaurants and entertainment. Grocery store and drug stores 1/2 mile away. Nature parks, Museums, Golf Course and water sports near by. You have waited long enough!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Diederik Tamson + Polly Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016

About Diederik Tamson + Polly Johnson

Photography is my passion and business. I am a resident of Bradenton, Florida now for over 30 years. I remember stepping into the crystal clear waters of the Gulf and exclaiming that I could see my feet! That was all it took, I was hooked and never looked back. My wife and I are engaged in the visual arts. The area has a supportive arts community where we can show and sell our work. We look forward to sharing our unique home on the island with its gulf breezes and relaxing lifestyle.

Diederik Tamson + Polly Johnson purchased this house in 1996

Why Diederik Tamson + Polly Johnson chose Anna Maria Island

This property is now two generations in the family. The furnishings are unique and one of a kind. This is not your typical florida condo. The name is that of my grandmother, Wilhelmina who preferred to go by Minnie. Some of the objects and furnishings are hers. Some of the artwork that hangs on the wall was created by Elsie Tamson a lifelong artist working primarily as an illustrator. Her designs can be seen hanging in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes beach where she was a member for many years. Some of her illustrations are still hanging in the house.

What makes this house unique

Proximity is everything. The house is uniquely located between the two bridges and a three minute walk to the Gulf giving you the ability to get quickly to all island and in town amenities. The house itself is open and airy much like a new orleans shotgun layout. The kitchen is open to the dining table making entertaining easy and sociable. The location is off the main drag making the street a popular route for walkers and biking. Sitting on the front porch with your morning coffee is quite entertaining. The home maintains a cozy lived in charm that will at once make you feel at home. Although the yard is all shell there are trees that stay green year-round surrounding the

home. The island has a variety of non-conventional transportation modes within a few steps from the house. From bike rentals, scooters to a free trolley and restaurant short buses.


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(3 traveler reviews)

Quaint Ground Floor Small Home Three Minute Walk To The Beach Ideal For Couples
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great Getaway !

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at grandmaminnies for 10 days . It was all you could ask for in a house. The house was very clean and unique . The appliances were newer , beds were comfortable, washer and dryer were a bonus.

Plenty of clean linens. If you like to cook it was all there. Everything was close by, food, trolly, and BEACH ! Outside was landscaped simple and felt like your own world. Very peaceful and nice neighbors. The screened front porch is a great place for cocktails and relaxing. The location allowed you to axcess the island from both bridges without driving to far. Everything on one story made it easy to get around. This is truly a home away from home ! I don't think you can find a better pair of owners that are literally a phone call away ! We will go back again !

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grandmaminnies Guest House, a great place to relax !

  • 5 of 5

My wife fell in love with the place as soon as we arrived. Everything we could possibly need was provided, linens ,cooking materials ,washer ,dryer,beach chairs ect... The beds were very compfortable and friends that we had visit while were were there were very impressed with the place. It was very easy to relax,was centrally located on the island and information was provided on attractions in the area. We liked it so much we plan on returning again next year, this rental will not be a secret for long !

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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A little GEM !

  • 5 of 5

Arriving from the hustle and bustle of the grey metropitian northeast the moment I entered the house and put my bag down I immediately began to relax and unwind. The house is light and airy with mix of lovely antiques and comfy furniture. When I cooked in I easily found everything I needed. The bedroom and bath linens were of good quality , having the washer and dryer on the premise was a bonus. I especially liked the French style doors that lead out to a tropical courtyard from the master bedroom. They have screens , so at night I could hear the palm fronds rustle in the evening breeze . Because of the mature trees, shrubs and flowers inside the privacy fence the courtyard was like an oasis , perfect for morning coffee. Another hi lite is the cool outside shower ! LOVED the front screened porch . The furniture is a bit older but still very serviceable. I spent a good deal of time reading out there and it was perfect for evening cocktails when friends dropped by.

Besides being one block from the Gulf , the house is located an easy bike / trolly ride from the action south on Bridge St. as well as the shops and restaurants on the north end of Anna Maria. I highly recommend the Blue Marlin as well as the Waterfront and of course Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key . Always enjoy breakfast @ Manatee Public beach , especially before a bike ride to Robinson's Preserve to see Ospreys and Bald Eagles.

I love AMI and am so happy to have found this GEM of a house ... It's overall " vibe" is so warm and welcoming I plan to return next year !

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blue Marlin
Nearest Golf
6.1 Miles
Manatee County Golf Course
Nearest Train
56 Miles
Amtrak Tampa
Nearest Motorway
39 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blue Marlin
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Walking or biking through Robinson's Preserve. Walking the beaches. A night visit to the Anna Maria city pier. A visit to Bradenton's planetarium and Manatee aquarium to see Snooty the manatee. The Ringling Museum of Art and grounds. The largest collection of Dali paintings in the US is at the Dali museum. Antique shopping throughout Bradenton and St. Pete. Local micro brews for something different. Area art shows and farmers markets on Saturday. Kayaking at Robinson's preserve and many of the local water areas. There is a free trolly for the island that stops at restaurants and grocery areas. Orlando attractions are two hours away. Tampa is one hour away and has Bush Gardens theme park.


Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
high season
Dec 15 2016 - May 18 2017
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $105 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.6%

This is a NON SMOKING unit.

PETS are NOT permitted in the rental unit under any conditions.

DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT - A damage deposit of $500.00 is required.

By Paying your reservation in full, you agree to all terms and conditions of the full agreement.

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.
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Bradenton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , The guest bathroom has a tub and shower arrangement.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The master bath has a shower and no tub.
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Walk in closet, 2 dressers, exit door to patio, new king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , One dresser, closet, window
  • Master bedroom has a new King size bed, and carpet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is a perfect winter home sunny, cozy and comfortable. Not a typical Florida themed condo. It is only a three minute walk to the wide beaches of Gulf of Mexico. Perfect for a stroll on the beach or enjoying the Florida sunsets.

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