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Seagrape Cottage - Wonderful Gulf and Sunset Views!

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 27, 2016
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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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23 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)


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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  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time vacationing in Anna Maria Island. Our 1st stay was at the Island Inn which was wonderful, so we decided to come again but this year we stayed at the Seagrape. When I opened the door I felt like I was at home, it was very charming, we loved everything about this cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed the porch, it was nice to have our coffee out there in the morning and lunches in the afternoon and just relax out there at night. I can't say enough about the Seagrape, I would highly recommend it. It's walking distance to multiple restaurants and what you can't walk to you you can always take the FREE trolley. And best part of all it is right across the street from the beach! Thank you Dan & Renee for sharing your home with us, we can't wait to come back again. Sincerely; Jim & Brenda

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and Brenda, thank you so much for the wonderful review of Seagrape Cottage. The cottage is very comfortable. It has the "Old Florida" beach charm that makes you feel at home. The porch overlooking the gulf is a favorite place to have coffee in the morning, read or enjoy a beverage at Sunset. We are glad you stayed and welcome you back soon. Thanks, Renea & Dan
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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

Nearest Airport : Sarasota Bradenton Airport at 16 Miles

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!


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late December 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
27 night minimum stay
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 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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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Updated: Nov 27, 2016
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From the Owner

Huge front porch for viewing the Gulf and amazing Sunsets!

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Water View


  • 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


  • 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

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