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Comfortable Village of the Arts Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Walk to Downtown Bradenton

My cute cottage is well situated in the Village of the Arts near downtown Bradenton. Walk to galleries, restaurants, downtown farmers market, Riverwalk, microbreweries, LECOM Park (Mckechnie Field), winter home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the library. Sleeps up to 6 with 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds and a daybed with trundle. Open plan living room and modern kitchen. Cable tv and wifi. Washer & dryer. Private back yard. Non-smoking premise.

If you are looking for a white bread and mayonnaise neighborhood, don't come here. This diverse urban neighborhood is an eclectic mix of working class neighbors, galleries, studios and restaurants. It's kitschy with character.

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Claudia Wizner
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Claudia Wizner

I'm a displaced northern girl from the Catskill Mountains of New York. I've been in Florida over 12 years. I live in the Village of the Arts and love the closeness of the community and the friendliness of the people. Everyone is welcome here. If you come, I hope you will enjoy the hospitality and the small town feel of the neighborhood.

Why Claudia Wizner chose Village of the Arts

15 years ago people had a vision for this neighborhood. At that time it was blighted and boarded up. Then people came and began the transformation from blight to kitsch. The neighborhood has come a long way from it's beginnings. It's still in transition. But I believe in the vision and that's why I have this property. I love the people who live here and the art they create. It's a great place to live and I hope you will enjoy it, too.

What makes this cottage unique

The village of the arts is walkable. You can stroll around the corner and visit galleries and studios. A little further and you can dine in some fabulous restaurants.. There are two bakeries here. There are two microbreweries on the village perimeter. The stadium is 4 blocks away. In the other direction is downtown Bradenton with the Riverwalk, the library, the farmers market in the winter. If you want a place with character instead of a cookie cutter condo, this is it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Claudia's cottage was the perfect hideaway for a few of us that were in town for a conference. She met us at the cottage and gave us the tour. There were some baked goods in the fridge, and menus for some local restaurants that she recommended. We absolutely loved the Arte Cafe (Italian) around the corner for lunch, and the brewery up the street for a cold drink. We had problems with the air conditioning after a power outage one day, Claudia had a repair company dispatched right away and the house was cool again before we went to bed. Would gladly stay there again.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Village of the Arts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Daybed with pullout trundle bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Comfortable Village of the Arts Cottage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 11 reviews

Nice place and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 adults and a dog came to help me move. The cottage was very clean and convenient to the beaches and shopping. The fenced in back yard was very nice, private and great for the dog. Claudia was fantastic to work with throughout the process.

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you and host your family. I'm glad everyone had a good time.
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Clean, comfortable and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable place. Really enjoyed staying here, Claudia was very helpful and the cottage had everything you need in a home away from your home. Thank you Claudia.

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you and host you and your family. Thank you again for the mangos!
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Nice home convenient to all areas around Bradenton

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great stay at Claudia's home! Walking distance to many cafe's and right in the Village of the Arts! We traveled with 2 adults and 4 children and the home fit us perfect! Everything you need is already there and the backyard is very peaceful! We will stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was very clean, tidy, and comfortable the owner was extremely helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage over the Fourth of July weekend. We went to the local beaches which are a short drive away and our family of 6 felt very comfortable there and it was a very enjoyable place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved Village of the Arts Cottage!

  • 4 of 5

The owner, Claudia, met us upon arrival and was so sweet and helpful! She showed us where to find everything we needed. The cottage was very neat and clean and we loved the outdoor space...very private! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you. I'm happy your enjoyed your stay in the cottage.
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Beautiful house, ltotally renovated. There was nothing additional needed in the kitchen.

  • 4 of 5

We loved having the fenced in backyard for our dog. Claudia and her husband were very accommodating and supplied us with suggestions to local restaurants and things going on in the neighborhood. Convenient location to downtown Bradenton and the Riverwalk was less than a mile.

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and Hoover. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
Motorworks Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Tamiami Trail
Nearest Restaurant
Arts & Eats
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bradenton Beach
Car: recommended

My cute cottage is well situated in the village of the arts. Walk to galleries, restaurants, downtown farmers market, riverwalk, microbreweries, mckechnie field, winter home of the pittsburgh pirates, and the library. The village of the arts is an eclectic mix of people and things to do. If you are looking for a white bread and mayonnaise neighborhood, don't come here. This neighborhood has come from blighted to where it is now in 15 years. It's kitschy with character.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$103.33
Pet Fee AU$137.77
Property Damage Insurance AU$81.28
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$275.54

Please contact me prior to booking if you want to bring your pet. Please let me know the breed, age and weight of your pet. I don't accept certain dog breeds. Cats must be declawed to be considered. All pets must be neutered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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