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Seagrape Cottage - Wonderful Gulf and Sunset Views!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 29 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Seagrape Cottage is a charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath beach cottage with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico and just 35 steps to the white sand Gulf beach. Located at 601 Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island, it is a privately owned turn-key furnished “Old Florida Style” beach house that's shaded by large Seagrape trees. The cottage has been updated with new appliances, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, tile, sofa, beds and furnishings. Seagrape Cottage still has the feel of a “beach house” while having the amenities guests have come to expect.

Seagrape is a 2 story cottage. Upstairs, there is a bedroom which has windows on all 4 sides that provide a panoramic view of both the Gulf and Bay. This upstairs bedroom has two twin beds, a flatscreen tv and lots of storage. Also upstairs is a bathroom with shower.

On the main floor, there are two bedrooms, one with a Queen size bed and flatscreen tv with dvd and one with a twin with trundle. The main floor has a full bath with tub/shower combination, a big living/dining area with large windows and flatscreen tv and a large dining table that seats eight. A fully equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove with oven, most of the small appliances you could need plus a breakfast bar which seats four and a nook with views of the beach. In the living room, there is a sofa and loveseat. The sofa pulls out to a full size bed. Seagrape has free WiFi and cable.

One of Seagrape's favorite features is it's large wrap-around porch overlooking the Gulf. It's great for watching the Gulf, beautiful sunsets, eating outside or just relaxing.

So come and have a very enjoyable, memorable stay at Seagrape Cottage on Anna Maria Island!

More Details

Dan Keitel
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

Why Dan Keitel chose Anna Maria Island

This 'Old Florida' style 3 bedroom charming, comfortable cottage is 35 steps to the Gulf beach and a short walk to the bay. The huge front porch offers unobstructed views of the Gulf and amazing Sunsets. A short walk brings you to Bridge Street, with its restaurants, shops, bars and the pier. The location is fantastic and we know you'll have a wonderful time at Seagrape Cottage.

What makes this house unique

Huge front porch for viewing the Gulf and amazing Sunsets!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)


A most perfect get a way!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we knew we found the place we had been searching for for years! Quaint, homey and clean, this beach cottage is the most comfortable and well equipped place for a relaxing get a way. The beach is clean and beautiful and provided a daily spectacular sunset! Walk to the pier and many fine eateries. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. You described the cottage, the beach and the many things to do within a short walk. So glad you stayed and look forward to your return visit. Thanks! Renea & Dan
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Charming, relaxing, & convenient!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Seagrape Cottage for an extended weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is an authentic, historic beach bungalow located steps from the beach, a few blocks from the pier, shops and restaurants and a stones throw from the free trolley stop. I was a little nervous about the traffic and noise but neither were an issue. Previous reviews had indicated the upstairs bedroom was a little warm, so we brought a fan and were

perfectly comfortable. There are no shades upstairs which doesn't pose a privacy issue (b/c the windows are high) but the light does come in pretty early. It wasn't an issue for us since our young child wakes up before sunrise anyways!

All in all, it is a unique home with lots of charm. I am so glad Dan and his family are preserving a property like this so visitors can receive an authentic old Florida beach experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review. You captured the feel of an authentic, historic Old Florida beach cottage with updates to make it charming and comfortable. The location and view from the wraparound porch is special. It was great having you stay and we look forward to your return. Thanks! Renea and Dan
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Perfection from start to finish! Seagrape beach cottage is the epitome of old Florida style!

  • 5 of 5

We had spotted this charming beach cottage on a previous trip to Bradenton beach. When we decided to make a quick visit back to the beach I was excited to see that Seagrape was available for a few days and quickly made a reservation. Heard back from Dan within a few hours and packed our bags!

The cottage was absolutely perfect for us. First the location. Directly across from the beach so the view is quite spectacular. Early morning beach walks or watching the beautiful sunsets are a few steps away. There are many restaurants within walking distance so you can enjoy a cocktail and not worry about driving.

Now the cottage. So charming! Very clean; comfortable bed; AC kept us nice and cool; great beachy decor - little touches everywhere that shows a lot of thought went into making this cottage a home away from home!

It's time to finish loading our car and head back to real life. But the next time we need a beach escape we will certainly head back to the Seagrape. It's truly a gem!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you so much for the wonderful review. You captured the essence of Seagrape Cottage: Charm, Beachy Decor, Spectacular View, Amazing Location for beach and dining. To quote you, "It's truly a gem! It's folks like you that make it all worth it. Renea and Dan
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Great location within walking distance to the beach, shopping, and restaurants.

  • 4 of 5

Three friends shared the cottage and agree on the following:

a. the cottage needs updating/freshening,

b. mattress pads would add comfort to the plastic covering on the mattresses,

c. traffic is noisy,

d. second floor is very warm.

We enjoyed our stay and the suggestions above and in the category of nitpicking (other than b.). Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Most everybody loves Seagrape Cottage. It is a special place. It has that Old Florida charm that is increasingly hard to find. Big porch overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, lots of wood, ceiling fans and character and central air and three flatscreen tv's. The location is amazing, 35 steps to the beach. A four short block walk to Bridge Street with lots of restaurants, bars, shops and the pier. The free trolley stops nearby for rides up and down the island, without having to use the car. Staying so close to the Gulf and beach is exciting and convenience. If complete quiet is what one is looking for, the beach is probably not the place although it is very relaxing. Mattress pads are usually on all beds, but like anything else, if you need something, just ask. We are always doing things to update the cottage and will continue to so families can continue to make wonderful memories at Seagrape Cottage.
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Wonderful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to Seagrape Cottage. We love the old Floridian feel of the home, and all that amenities that it provides. We love having direct beach access from across the street, with gorgeous sunset views. We enjoy the close proximity of the restaurants and of course the local ice cream shop. Our family makes memories here each year, that will last a lifetime, we will continue to make Seagrape our returning vacation spot for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. It will help future guests get a feel for Seagrape Cottage through your description. We are so glad you stayed a second time and look forward to your family returning and enjoying Seagrape Cottage for many years to come. Renea & Dan
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Charming and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We were at Seagrape for twenty five days in March, 2016. This is the fourth time we rented through vrbo and we were not disappointed. The cottage is very accurately portrayed in the pictures but what is missing are all the charming small touches that Dan and Renae have added. It was extremely comfortable and we felt immediately at home. The beach across the street was not crowded and several times we saw dolphins right from the beach. We could walk to Bridge Street, many restaurants and the new pier. One thing I did not realize was how small the street is. You are very close to the bay and the gulf---sunrises on one end and sunset on the other. One morning I woke early and the moon was shining on the water. It was a moment I will treasure. Thank you for restoring this beautiful cottage and sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Seagrape Cottage is charming and has a very comfortable Old Florida feel to it. The location is great, with the gulf in front and the bay so close by. Spotting a dolphin is extra special. You can watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Its an easy walk to Bridge Street and all the restaurants, bars, shops, ice cream and the pier. The free trolley stops nearby to take you to many parts of the island. Easy and enjoyable living. Thanks so much for staying and for writing a wonderful review.! Renea & Dan
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 31 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Weekend 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late December 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
27 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 30 2018
29 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is a maximum rental length of 29 nites, 27 nite maximum in Feb.

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.
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Bradenton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Turn-key furnished meaning all of the following are provided: - Linens including beach towels - Pots, pans, dishes, eating utensils - Kitchen appliances include the following - Refrigerator with ice maker - Range - Dishwasher - Microwave - Disposal - Small appliances such as coffee maker, toaster, can opener. - Telephone - 3 flatscreen TV's - Central heat/air - 4 ceiling fans - Barbecue propane grill - Iron and ironing board - Beach chairs - Outside shower to wash off sand from the beach - Coin operated Washer and Dryer on property - Dining table & chairs on the wraparound porch - Plenty of additional casual seating on the porch

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