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!
A most perfect get a way!
About the Owner
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!
(24 traveler reviews)
A most perfect get a way!
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!
Charming, relaxing, & convenient!
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!
Perfection from start to finish! Seagrape beach cottage is the epitome of old Florida style!
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!
Great location within walking distance to the beach, shopping, and restaurants.
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.
Wonderful Vacation Spot
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.
Charming and spacious
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
Seagrape is located directly across the street (35 steps) from the white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island. Beautiful views of sunrises over the Bay and Sunsets over the Gulf! Watch dolphins play in the gulf as the many bird species enjoy the water. The Island offers 7 miles of white sandy beaches that you can walk. In Bradenton Beach, there is a jogging, biking trail that extends much of the length of the beach across from the house.
Some of the activities available are: boating (numerous boat ramps), boat/kayak/jet ski, Segway and moped rentals, deep sea fishing trips and charter boat excursions, sunset cruises, swimming, snorkeling/diving, canoeing, sailing, water-skiing, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, shelling, rafting, fishing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, tennis, racquetball, basketball, skateboard park, golfing, nature preserves with trails and boardwalks through mangrove habitats, museums, children's parks, shopping and much more!
Anna Maria Island - A Brief Description:
This beautiful Gulf Coast Island has beautiful white sand beaches and a “small town” atmosphere, but is conveniently located near “city” amenities. It has a Free Trolley that runs the length of the Island and is fun to ride to the restaurants, shopping, fishing piers and many other attractions that are located on the Island.The Island is easily reached from major roads I-75, I-275, US-41 and US-301.
Tampa International, St. Petersburg-Clearwater and Sarasota-Bradenton Airports are all within an hour's drive.
Attractions - Some of the local (Anna Maria Island/Bradenton/Sarasota)attractions
The Bishop Planetarium/Museum/Parker Aquarium featuring “Snooty” the Manatee, Asolo Theater, Island Playhouse Theatre, The Riverfront Theatre, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine Laboratory, Skyway Fishing Pier, St. Armands Circle(World Famous shopping), Manufacturers Outlet Malls.
Manatee Historical Park, Anna Maria Historical Museum, Tingley Library is just a few blocks away, Sarasota Classic Car Museum, DeSoto Dragstrip and Racetrack, DeSoto National Memorial, Historic Spanish Point, Museum of Asian Art, Gamble Plantation Historic State
Park, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Florida West Coast Symphony, Sarasota Opera, The Players Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Myakka River State Park, McKechnie Field (Baseball), and many others as well as over 50 golf courses for your golfing pleasure.
Attractions located within a 2 hour drive:
Busch Gardens, Disney World, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Cypress Gardens, Universal Studios, Major League Baseball Spring Training Camps and more.
There is so much more that we could list but it's best if you just experience Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas for yourself. We can't guarantee the weather, but it, like the fishing and other recreational activities are usually great! Call or email us today to come and see for yourself. You'll be glad you did!
Additional information about rental rates
|Pet Fee||$35 + Tax|
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.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Huge front porch for viewing the Gulf and amazing Sunsets!”
- Air Conditioning
- pets considered
- Beach View
- Water View
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Outdoor Grill
- 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