Waterfront-Walk to Anna Maria Island, or LBK

Upper Unit available from March 15, 2014.
Lower Unit available from April, 1Enjoy the scenic waterway & back yard dock!Upper unit all new appliances and granite countertUpper dine in or walk to numerous restaurants.Upper unit Bedroom 1Upper unit Bedroom 2
4305 126th St W, Cortez, FL 34215


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
Per month: $1,500 - $2,695
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Cortez vacation cottage rental
We rent our property on a monthly basis. Pets @ 1st floor only.

Upper unit NOT available for 2015.

1st Floor unit available from December 1st, 2014 through January 2015

Still time to book 1st floor for December 2014, Jan. 2015.

Note: "In-Season" Rates:

Lower Unit (900sf) $2175/month +11.5% tax+fees

Cortez Village is one of the last "Old Florida" working fishing villages. Dine waterside, or just enjoy a casual stroll through the "village".

This duplex rental consists of (2) units on separate floors.
Both units are 2 Bedrooms + 1 Kitchen + 1 Bath
Both units have separate keyed entrance ways.

The Upper unit is approx. 1200 sf., with sliding glass leading to rear deck and canal views. Sleeps 4+ guests.

The First floor unit is approx. 900 sf., with sliding glass leading to rear patio and dock. Sleeps 6+ guests. (inc. Bunk beds)

NOTE: (1) One small dog allowed @ 1st Floor unit only. Please add $12.00/day to rate.

You can have the relaxing peaceful time you deserve. This is truly a neighborhood setting, yet just stroll across the Cortez bridge and take advantage of all the Islands amenities.
Disney World and Orlando attractions are close, about 1.5 hours drive.
Area Information
Cortez is a wonderful place to go when you want to experience Florida "like it used to be". Walking through this little fishing village, it's as if you've entered a bygone era. The village is on Sarasota Bay and was originally settled in the 1880s. The early fishermen found a wealth of seafood here, and safe harbor for their fleet. Today you can still enjoy the their bountiful daily catch, fresh from the sea, while dining within sight of the boat it came from. To experience more of the area, simply walk across the Cortez Bridge to Anna Maria Island, or Long Boat Key and enjoy all that Island life has to offer.
Right on a canal ...this vacation rental is within a short walk to everything!!!
Anna Maria Island & Long Boat Key beaches, restaurants, deep sea fishing, guided boat tours, para-sailing, antique shops, groceries, homemade ice cream, pizza and even a Veterinary Clinic.
Fish from the boat dock (gear provided), or paddle your Kayak less than 1 minute to the warm calm tropical waters of Sarasota Bay. Bring your own boat and tie off on the dock @ no additional charge.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 01 2014 Oct 31 2015 - - - $1,850 1 Month
Jun 01 2014 Oct 31 2015 - - - $1,500 1 Month
Nov 01 2014 May 31 2015 - - - $2,695 1 Month
Nov 01 2014 May 31 2015 - - - $2,175 1 Month
Check In: 10 a.m. Check Out: 1 p.m.
Lodging tax: 11.5%
Deposits: A 25% non-refundable reservation deposit is required . We prefer personal check payments, PayPal users please Add 3% to Total.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: $135 cleaning charge-per stay $12.00/day small dog lodging available @1st level unit only. We prefer payment by personal check. If paying with PayPal please ADD 3% to total bill.


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (10 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Disney World and Orlando attractions are approx. 1.5 hours drive. Sarasota's Ringling Museum and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall are about 1/2 hour drive.
Owner Supplied Testimonials

Snowbird Vacation
Guest Nikki (Tennessee) Date of stay 01/01/13Review Submitted 04/12/13
We had a wonderful stay at the 2nd Nest. The owner's are very nice and very accommodating.
The place is very clean and all the things on the listing are correct. There are plenty of places
to sit outside with a nice canal in the backyard. One day while sitting on the dock I saw a manatee
swimming by. I would recommend this place to anyone.
We had a great stay with the only down fall being the traffic caused by the draw bridge and influx
of people for the season which is just part of being close to the beach.
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

Relaxing with nearyby activity options
Guest Paul C. Date of stay 05/25/13Review Submitted 05/30/13
My wife and I stayed in the ground floor unit and it was just what we needed for some relaxing down time. The bed and furniture was comfortable and we took advantage of the outdoor seating too. The shaded patio helped us get just the right amount of shade time and the deck by the canal allowed us to sit in the sun and watch some boats go by. Our primary goal was quiet relaxation and we had plenty. On days when we wanted to go out there are plenty of local options for boat rides, sandy beaches, fishing trips, artsy shopping and lots of restaurants.
The place was extremely clean and it was clear the new owners care about the property and are continuing to upgrade inside and out. They were very responsive to all our questions and quite helpful in suggesting local sites.
We would definitely like to return and even bring the grand kids for a bit. There was a second bedroom with bunk beds too.
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers

as advertised
Guest Sharon (NH) Date of stay 01/31/14Review Submitted 03/07/14
Easy access to AMI. Quiet location. No traffic.
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

Had a wonderful stay at 2ndnest!
Guest Pete and Deb Date of stay 02/11/14Review Submitted 03/25/14
We had a really relaxing stay, we stayed in the upstairs apartment. The accommodation is tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you need. It's located just off the island so evenings are quiet with little traffic noise. Although it's off the island, it's just a short walk or bike ride across the Cortez Bridge and you are right next to historic Bridge Street, in Bradenton Beach. The free trollies are great to explore Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. The beaches on the island are wonderful and there are plenty of places to dine out on the island.
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car.

Date of stay 02/01/13
Review Submitted 03/28/13
I would recommend it to one and all.
We enjoyed our stay immensely and hate to return to the cold weather,
at home. It is still snowy and cold.
The unit is so roomy and the deck was a great place to relax.
We could watch the boats using the canal and see the sun rise (almost)
every morning.
Its a great place to stay and a good location for getting to other
I would recommend it to one and all. Thank you!
Rob and Vi

Date of Stay: December 2012
Our stay at your cottage was wonderful,We enjoyed our stay Everything was excellent.Hope to rent from you again. God Bless Bob an Mary

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do you mean by Upper Unit and First floor units?
A: This vacation property consists of (2) separate levels. which we refer to as Upper unit & First floor unit. Units typically rent out as separate units, but will discount if you have a large party & wish to reserve both units (Family Reunion?). Both units have (2) bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The Upper unit is approx. 1200sf, the first floor unit approx. 900sf. If stairs are an issue please consider the First floor unit. Each unit has its own entrance, and there is no pass-thru between levels.
Q: What's the coolest thing about your vacation rental?
A: This property is directly on a canal that leads to the calm warm Sarasota Bay. That's huge! We have seen Manatee from 6 feet away. You can fish right in your own backyard. Bring your boat and tie off on the dock @ no additional charge. Bring a Kayak and paddle 1 minute to the Bay- see the Dolphins jump right next to you.
Just sit, relax and wave at the passing boats. If none of that matters, simple walk across the bridge (5 min.) and you're on Anna Maria Island. There's a free trolley that runs all day, up and down the Island. Just walk to the end of the street and you can go deep sea fishing, para-sailing, boat tours, rent Kayaks or Sea-doo's, or simple enjoy a cool drink at the restaurant or marina.

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