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Old Florida Cracker Cottage Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property



If you are looking to book a property that has at least 4 bedrooms, you would have to rent both sides of the CRACKER COTTAGES, and if the dates are unavailable, please look at property#630871, NAUTICAL BREEZE.

"Sea Story" features two comfortable bedrooms, each with a king bed. Both have flat-panel TVs in each bedroom. Full bath with a shower sits at the end of the hall between the two bedrooms. You can eat a beach-side breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the famous Gulf Drive Café right at the end of the street. If you choose to cook you'll quickly discover lots of special touches to help you get the job done. At mealtime, eat at the breakfast bar, or pull out the antique kitchen table for more seating. An overstuffed sofa and other comfy chairs in the living room will give you a great place to relax, whether watching T.V., reading a great book, or enjoying cocktails. An entry nook off the living area features a café table and chairs, the perfect place for morning coffee! Outside you'll find fresh herbs in the garden, an outdoor sink for rinsing off your beach finds, and a gas grill. You'll also be able to easily walk to other Bradenton Beach attractions, including the Marina, the Pier, restaurants, shops, and loads of Anna Maria Island fun!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

Why The Owner chose Bradenton Beach

"Key West style of architecture in keeping with the charm of the old Florida Cracker homes. Cracker "more than design. It is a way of life."

Long time regarded as a poor relative in the family of American architecture, Cracker style is now being celebrated for its inventiveness and energy efficiency.

What makes this bungalow unique

100 Yards off the Beach and the Same Distance to the World Famous "Gulf Drive Cafe and Kokonut Hut".


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Bradenton Beach, Florida

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • please remove all sheets and towels and place next to the machine. Please start the first load.
  • Please wash dirty dishes and place back where they were initially
  • No smoking in the home
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
  • A full bath with a combination tub and shower sits at the end of the hall between the two bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term rentals available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Old Florida Cracker Cottage Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 21 reviews

Ideal Holiday Week Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Location could not have been better - right across from the beach. The beach was wide, clean and not a lot of people. The location was also close to the supermarket, restaurants, sea food market and the tiki bar.

Unit was clean, well furnished and very well laid out. Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook a few meals.

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was darling!!!! Super clean, perfect location, had everything we needed to enjoy our annual girls getaway. We had beach chairs, towels, ice, coolers, and a washer and dryer. Location was amazing! Across from the beach and a cute tiki bar with great food and drinks.... the roasted feta dish was my fave..... walking distance from unique shops, and a Farmers Market on Sunday mornings, and a 20 minute drive to the fabulous St Armand's circle in Sarasota. The owner was quick to respond to messages, saved our dinner when she showed up with a new propane tank within minutes of our panicked phone call, and was more than accommodating with regards to our departure time. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this cute cracker cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very hard to reach property owner for access. Place was clean, but amenities were not as advertised.

  • 2 of 5

Also still waiting on deposit refund, been 2 weeks since checkout.

  • Review Submitted: 16/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your deposit was refunded Nov 11th by vrbo. Your check out date was the fifth. This was six days after departure.This is an automatic refund. Please check your records again. Also, You never tried to contact me by either vrbo, email or phone if there was an issue. What amenities are you referring to that were lacking? Sorry if you tried to communicate by another means that I did not see. You were given access instructions as well. Please let me know what else I can do for you. Again, my apologies. Happy Holidays.
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Quaint and Charming

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed two nights in cottage 106 (on the left). The location is very convenient to the beach, and a quick drive to the shops, pier and restaurants on Bridge Street. We had a wonderful dinner at The Beach House, which we highly recommend, and a delicious breakfast at Gulf Drive Café (across the street).

The cottage is bright, charming and the AC works great. The beds are full size, which we found to be a bit small for our comfort (we are not large people). We would have preferred a queen size or larger, and would have loved blackout curtains on the windows - which only have blinds covering them. As others commented, the window pane door on the side of the cottage is not covered, but we never saw the maintenance man - or anyone else - during our stay. The unit was clean, but could use an intense cleaning. It is equipped with everything you need for comfort, however, bring your own beach towels because there aren't any for outside use in the cottage. Also, you will hear every note and beat to the music being played at the bar/restaurant across the street, though it ceased at 10:00 p.m. while we were there.

The beach is clean, absolutely beautiful, and wasn't very crowded. Though we never met Wendy, the owner, she was very communicative and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, clean and close to beach! Maintenance man only down side.

  • 4 of 5

Previous guest was correct about the maintenance man walking by the windows frequently. It's unfortunate if you are looking to enjoy the view yet would like some privacy. We arrived to find the disheveled 'gardner' sitting on the porch with his fly down - he seemed just as surprised to see us and wasn't much help in pointing us to the correct unit. Overall a great location and setup if you can overlook the unexpected maintenance man walking very close to windows.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My apology. He takes care of the maintenance for 12 units so he does his rounds. If you decided to return, I will definitely ask him not to visit your unit while you are there. He is a full time employee who works very hard, in addition to being very helpful to guests. Again, I am sorry he disturbed your stay.Thank you and please come again.
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We had an amazing experience! Definitely recomend it!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this property.

The house is well localized, furnished, cozy and the owner is very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Gulf Drive Cafe and Kokonut Hut
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gulf Drive Cafe and Kokonut Hut
Nearest Beach
Bradenton Beach
Car: recommended

"Sea Stories" Features Two Comfortable Bedrooms, One with a full size Bed, and the Other with a Queen. Both Have Flat-panel Televisions So Everyone Can Watch What They Like. A Full Bath with a Combination Tub and Shower Sits at the End of the Hall Between the Two Bedrooms. You Can Eat a Beach Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the Famous Gulf Drive Café & Tiki Hut Right at the End of the Street. If You Choose to Cook You'll quickly discover a great kitchen in the cottage. Custom-built counter tops with seashells from our beautiful beaches encased in acrylic are fun to look at, Even If You Never Take out a Cutting Board. at Mealtime, Eat at the Breakfast Bar, Or Pull out the Antique Kitchen Table for More Seating. an Overstuffed Sofa and Other Comfy Chairs in the Living Room Will Give You a Great Place to Relax, Whether Watching T.v., Reading a Great Book, Or Enjoying Cocktails. an Entry Nook off the Living Area Features a Café Table and Chairs, the Perfect Place for Morning Coffee!

Outside You'll Find Fresh Herbs in the Garden, an Outdoor Sink for Rinsing off your Beach Finds, and a Gas Grill. You'll Also Be Able to Easily Walk to Other Bradenton Beach Attractions, Including the Marina, the Pier, Restaurants, Shops, and Loads of Island Fun!

Sea Stories and Fish Tales Can Be Combined into One Rental for a Total of Four Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, and Two Kitchens! Please Ask for Details About Special Pricing for This Option!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow on Bradenton Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
5 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
31 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
2 Apr 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
7 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$191.14 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15
cleaning fee AU$184.77 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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