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Description from owner

Bradon River Bayou Studio Apartment and Cottage on the Braden River

Sarasota/Bradenton area.

Call Bob Batts if you have any questions or would like to make a reservation.

Braden River Bayou Studio and Cottage

~ Studio and Cottage on the Braden River; Sarasota/Bradenton area.

8504 71st Avenue Dr. E.

Bradenton, FL 34202

There are TWO units at this Jungle Paradise. -1 Studio Apt. and 1 Cottage. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY about the one best for you.

- Both are unique, non-smoking and secluded with only a few steps to the Braden River.

- Rent one or both.

THE COTTAGE and the Studio are NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2016 & 2017. Both units have refurbished for 2017.


The COTTAGE is a separate, free standing, 1 room Guest Cottage, approx. 60 steps from the Braden River.

~ It is, a single Non-smoking room with Queen size Sleep Number bed, recliner, table/chairs, closet & shower, (not a tub shower) with free Wi-Fi and large, HD Flat Screen TV and cable service.

~ In the kitchen area is a 4 burner Gas stove with oven and refrigerator with top freezer, microwave, toaster, Keurig Coffee/Tee Maker, cooking utensils and silverware, etc.

~ Gas Grill in common courtyard.

~ Sleep Number bed, (Queen size), with individual firmness controls and Premium linens.

~ Parking within 40 feet. (There No steps from the parking lot to the Cottage or Studio.)

~ Approx. size of Cottage, like the size of a hotel room.

~ In-room massage service. 60 minutes @ $70. 1 1/2 hour @ $90.


~ January 2017; $700 weekly, $2,800 per month, 1 week minimum.

~ Feb. 2017. $700 per week, $2,800 per month. 2 Week minimum for Feb. 2017.

~ March 2017; $700 weekly; $2,800 per month, with 1 week minimum .

~ April 2017, $600 weekly, $2,400 per month, 1 week minimum

~ May through Aug. 2017, Closed

11.5% Florida Tax is INCLUDED.

~ Private Outdoor Patio area with gas grill and fenced Yard.

~ Fishing deck out over the Braden River.

~ A nice residential Area for Walking. ~ Tropical Landscaping, Sunny & Shade. (Mostly Shade)

~ Guests provided key to the Cottage and Gate Opener to the driveway gate to the property.

~ Restaurant, laundry and rentals for Canoes/Kayaks are available next door at Linger Lodge for touring the Braden River or bring your own boat or kayak.

~ Free Wi-Fi; Plasma HDTV; Verizon Cable TV service. ~ RV Parking for mid-size RV.

The STUDIO. It was an Art Studio by the previous owner for her painting and classes.

The STUDIO is a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath with walk-in shower and Kitchen area Studio Apt.

~ Leather Sofa & Chair, Oriental Rug, High Top Breakfast/dinning table.

~ Central Heat & AC and hardwood Floors.

~ Sleep Number Bed (Queen Size) with individual firmness control and Premium Linens.

- Weekly Change and Cleaning or as requested.

~ Parking right at your front door.

~ Studio is non-smoking with approx. 800 sq. ft. (Former Art Studio by previous owners) 60 steps from Braden River.

~ Gas grill in courtyard

~ In the Studio: Full size Fridg./Freezer, 4 burner stove with oven, Microwave, and Mr. Coffee/tea maker, cooking utencils and silverware, etc. in kitchen area. See Pictures.

~ In-room massage service available. 60 minutes @ $70. 90 minutes @ $90.


To reserve the Studio you MUST call or email Bob Batts for reservation.

~ April 1, 2016 through Dec. 2016 @ $700 weekly or $2,800 per month. 1 week minimum.

~ January 2017; $800 weekly or $3,200 per month, 1 week minimum.

~ Feb & March 2017; $1,000 per week, $3,800 per month, with 2 week minimum.

~ April 2017: $800 weekly or $3,200 per month, 1 week minimum.

~ May - Aug. 2017: Closed

*11.5% Florida Tax INCLUCED.

~ No additional Fees.

For a real step back in time, walk next door to the World famous, Linger Lodge.

Named by Forbes as; "Most Unusual Restaurants in the World".

Al Roker says; "one of Top 5 Weirdest Restaurants in America. and proud of it".

Good food, cocktails with week-end live music on their rear deck on the river.

Numerous other restaurants are within 2 miles.

New University Town Center Mall within 5 miles.

Anna Maria Beach 25 minutes; Venice Beach 25-30 minutes;

Downtown Bradenton & Sarasota 15 - 20 minutes;

New University Town Center Mall area 7-8 minutes.

For a you-tube video of a brief ride down the Braden River, search Internet for; Braden River Jungle River Cruise at Linger Lodge.

Anna Marie Island, Siesta Key, Long Boat Key, Bradenton Beach, Venice Beach.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4923332

About the area

Walk next door at the World famous Linger Lodge. Good food, cocktails and week-end music on the river. Numerous other restaurants are within 2 miles. Golfing within 2 miles at Tara Preserve, River Club or Rosedale. Meadows @ 6 miles. Local Exersise Gyms within 2 miles. YMCA in 3miles. Anna Maria Beach 25 minutes; Downtown Bradenton & Sarasota 15 - 20 minutes; New University Mall shopping area and restaurants, 4 miles. Bayou Studio and Cottage is a wonderful place to relax, fish or take an enchanting jungle river cruise. On-site RV parking for mid-size RV Public boat launch next door at Linger Lodge and Lake Ward. Linger Lodge and Restaurant next door with live week-end music. Too numerous to mention.

Owner profile

Bob B.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (6)

Very Good – based on 6 reviews Very Good
6 reviews

“Braden River Bayou Studio”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2016

What a fantastic place. We had the pleasure of staying in Bob’s studio. Bob thought of everything to make our stay as close to home as possible. We couldn’t have asked for more. The surroundings are pure Florida. The grounds near the studio were well manicured and landscaped with an abundance of flowers and tropical vegetation. Situated right on the Braden River, the view is picturesque with trees brimming with Spanish Moss. We befriended one of Bob’s buddies, Charlie the Heron. Charlie greeted us every morning. We also got to meet Bob’s feral cat who usually curled up on one of Bob’s comfy outside chairs. If you are looking for a phenomenal place to stay, away from the amusement parks and the hustle and bustle, but yet close to great restaurants and shopping, this is the place to be. If you treat Bob nice, he might even offer you one of his renowned Margaritas. The best I’ve ever had. Reg and Helen Galvin

Owner's reply: It is always such a pleasure to have such wonderful guests. Thank you. I look forward to your next visit. - Bob

“Perfect cozy place to stay”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2015

Very cozy, clean, nicely decorated studio/cottage. Bob, the owner, was very attentive, helpful and knowledgeable with any questions I had. A quiet and relaxing place surrounded by tropical vegetation. Close to shopping, restaurants, beaches, etc. I really enjoyed my stay for the month and wouldn't hesitate to return. The property and area have so much to offer.

Owner's reply: It is always such a pleasure to meet wonderful people and be a warm winter, tropical hideout. Bob

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

This place is gorgeous. Right on the Braden river. Heavenly kayaking. And Bob Batts is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. The photos don't do it justice. Also there is a very quirky restaurant right next door also on the water called the Linger Lodge restaurant. The food is great and the menu is hilarious. Do ask about the daily road kill specials.