Very Good

6 reviews

1 / 16 Braden River Bayou Cottage.



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

Description from owner

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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.