Vacation Rentals

There’s no better place to vacation than right here, on the water, just steps from the marina.

Beautiful Bradenton Beach Cottage

Rent this fully equipped 1 bedroom home just steps away from the marina. Check it out on AirBnB

Floating Cottage

This cottage is an original and was designed and built by the Bradenton Beach Marina. We call the cottage “The Flo” and is entertaining guests who long to be on the water and to be lured into its soothing gentle rock.

More cottage than boat, she rests on multiple pontoons and boasts all the luxuries of home with a fireplace in the living room, big screen TV complimented by satellite programming, darling kitchen, queen bedroom and closet, washer/dryer in the laundry closet and the cheery bathroom, featuring a full bathtub with shower. You’ll love her high ceilings with bright blue trusses and the hand crafted floor, tiled throughout with teak mosaics imported from the forests of Thailand. Her every detail affords convenience, comfort, privacy and adventure!

Throw out a fishing line from the front or back sundecks and grill dinner on the spot at your personal wharf. Sun, read, cocktail or join the sunrise in progress with your morning coffee. She’s you own private deck for watching the birds, dolphins and manatees who visit the marina sea basin. Looking north your view includes the bascule bridge as it raises and lowers to clear passage for intracoastal vessels of all types. To the south, the view takes in the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier, and in the horizon, all of Sarasota Bay.

Located at the west end of the Cortez Bridge, you can’t miss her gingerbread trim and signature hand-cut fish deck railing docked next to the high & dry. Soon to be outfitted with engines, she will eventually motor her way to a private anchored mooring accessible only by her sidekick and matching pontoon boat. Talk about getting away from it all!

Be one of the first to experience “The Flo”. If you’re a local, float on over here for a weekend get-a-way or a cozy honeymoon escape.
Visit our Floating Cottage Listing on VRBO


“Absolutely a wonderful cottage on the water. My wife and I wanted an adventure: Life on a boat at a marina. We spent the month of January 2011 having the most fun we have ever experienced. Talk about location. Being at the Bradenton Beach Marina on Anna Maria Island in Bradenton Florida provided us with restaurants north and south on the Island. Allan Bazzy, the owner, and his staff made us feel like part of his family! The floating cottage, called the Floridian, provided all the comforts of home with cozy living room, kitchen, fireplace, bedroom, full size bathroom WIFI, and a 42″ plasma cable TV. Close to the beach, Bradenton Public Pier, Rotten Ralph’s and Bridge Tender restaurants to mention a few. At evening my wife enjoyed sitting and reading out on the deck while I was fishing. I personally have caught more fish off the front deck than I have caught in my life! Dolphins play in front of the deck and lots of boat activity in and out. Interest galore! As the sun went down we prepared for a good night’s sleep looking to the next day with great expectation and adventure. We would recommend this floating cottage to anyone looking for a great water experience.” – Ken and Marvina Kastner