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Terrific BEACHFRONT. Walk to restaurants/state park! Pets OK. No cleaning fee.

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

You will love it here!!

Charming, bright and sunny, this down-to-earth cottage is located RIGHT ON THE BEACH, just steps from the water. Enjoy the million dollar views and watch the dolphins play from your living room window! Outside, relax on your own, private beach.

This is not a highly polished luxury property. Our style is more rustic and casual, so you'll feel right at home. This cottage is one of 3 private units in a large house (it's a triplex).

Be enchanted with this island where there are no high rises, no traffic lights and no crowds. A two lane road runs the length of the island with pristine beaches on the west side and Lemon Bay on the east side.

We are just steps from Stump Pass state park and wildlife sanctuary where you will discover a pristine, uninhabited shoreline. Shops, restaurants and boat rentals within walking distance. Grocery shopping, golf, and more restaurants all just a short drive away.

More Details

Sally Bruggeman
Member since: 2003
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Sally Bruggeman

HI! We're your hosts, Jon and Sally Bruggeman. Our family loves our beach house and we know you will, too! Welcome!

Sally Bruggeman purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Sally Bruggeman chose Englewood

We bought this house in 2002 because we love the location on the beach. The state park is within walking distance and you can walk to restaurants, too. The whole area is relaxed and laid back. Best of all, you are surrounded by nature!

What makes this cottage unique

This house has 3 separate rental units. If you have more than one or two families, we can accommodate everyone! Just send me an email to find out more.


Englewood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , You can push the twin beds together to make one big bed!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Terrific BEACHFRONT. Walk to restaurants/state park! Pets OK. No cleaning fee.
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
Enid, Oklahoma

Exactly as promised!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can only say positive things about this wonderful beach house! The pictures DO NOT LIE!! You literally walk out the front door onto the beach, which is clean and full of shells and shark teeth. The house itself was GREAT!, very very clean, and had all the amenities that you could possibly want in the kitchen. The beds were very comfortable, and the stocked towels, including beach towels were a plus. I was a little concerned about having units above and next door, which were rented out, but that turned out to be a moot point, as it was very quiet and we felt like we had the house and beach to ourselves. The only negative I can possibly think of is that we had to leave. We have already and booked the same unit for next April, and have a countdown on our phones. The owner was very easy to work with and responded very promptly. Thanks Sally for very and much needed vacation for these 2 work stressed Texans!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you loved out beach house!
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Had to stay away due to the toxic red tide algae!!

  • 1 of 5

We were not able to vacation at this home due to the toxic red tide algae that is invading this area. I have heard news of respiratory issues, skin rashes, hospital visits, and large fish kills (even manatees, turtles, sharks, and dolphins washing up on Englewood Beach and the surrounding areas). Local residents on Facebook told me to stay away, conditions were terrible, and the beaches were closed. Neighbors who vacationed at a nearby beach told me they started coughing as soon as they got out of their cars and had to drive as far north as Clearwater and St. Petersburg to find better conditions. They said there wasn't anyone on the beach. Hardly what I expected to deal with in my beachfront rental on the supposedly beautiful beaches of Southwest Florida. The owner downplayed the situation stating that only those prone to respiratory issues were affected. Even though government officials have issued a State of Emergency for this county and are warning people to stay away from the dangerous conditions, the owner told me none of the other owners on the beach were giving refunds. However, since she said she wanted to "work" with us, she offerred to transfer a mere $550 of the almost $1400 I spent on the house to one of 3 weeks of her choosing. I tentatively booked a week but after hearing this current red tide has lasted 10 months and past incidences have lasted 17 months and 21 months respectively, I am not eager to waste more money on a vacation to a toxic beach nor risk the health of my family. Although I appreciate the efforts of the owner, given the circumstances I think it is reasonable to expect a full refund of the rental. I would expect to protect their customers by supporting this.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Marys, Ohio

Great location and beautiful view from the condo every morning! Steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and met great people renting other units in the house who became friends throughout the week.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful as always

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week as always. The unit is always clean and well equipped. We won't stay anywhere else on Manasota Key.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laid-back perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This one BR unit was just as advertised. It was very clean, the furnishings were nice and comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking meals in, and there aren’t adequate words to describe the view! About 40 steps to the sea wall; another 40 steps, and your feet are in the water!! We couldn’t have asked for better weather... we enjoyed long walks on the beach, finding TONS of shark teeth each day and kayaking in Lemon Bay—we launched from the state park barely a 5 minute walk away ($2 fee for walk-in guests), and then there was a gorgeous sunset each evening! We also enjoyed getting to know our upstairs neighbors (the unit next door wasn’t rented the week we were there); we each did our own thing during the day, but met up at the coconut tree for wonderful conversation each evening!! The only drawback is the distance from the triplex to our home (545 miles), but even so, we really hope to visit again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, convenient and cool

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Englewood Beach. The apartment was fully equipped and very comfortable. We had a great view of the beach and gulf. Our neighbors were friendly and so were their dogs. We all gathered in the yard to watch the sunset every evening. Convenient to the state park and local restaurants. We've already reserved for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
You can walk to restaurants
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $0
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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