The SpaceThis is a private bedroom in a single family home with a queen size bed. You have access to your own bathroom and we will provide towels and toiletry items. You can cook your own food in our fully stocked kitchen and there is an outdoor propane grill available as well. We can provide great suggestions for seafood markets, grocery stores, and even a local butcher. You are also welcome to enjoy the bounty of our organic garden and fruit trees.
The location is close to great fishing and Anna Maria Island. You can explore the beaches or one of the several nearby nature preserves. This is a wonderful area for hiking and bird watching. Great shopping is available on Anna Maria Island, in Bradenton, and in Sarasota. Come on the weekend to enjoy our farmer's market or the Red Barn Flea Market. You can also see several of the near by museums including the Ringling Museum of Art or the South Florida Museum. If you enjoy fishing there are several excellent local guides who lead trips from a marina right down the road. We can freeze your catch for you. Our location is also close to IMG Academy, New College of Florida, State College of Florida, USF Sarasota-Manatee, and the convention center.
Guests have free access to wireless internet, beach towels, beach chairs, a beach umbrella, rafts, and many outdoor games such as bocci ball, bean bag toss, paddle ball and bad mitten. I also have a tandem and a single sit on top ocean kayaks which guests can use to explore Robinson Preserve or other local waterways if you are comfortable doing do.
I happily assist my guests with anything they may need. I provide maps of the area and will point out local hotspots based on your interests. I work from home frequently but like to give my guests plenty of space and private time.
My home is in a quiet neighborhood on a dead end street. It is a beautiful area for morning and evening walks or jogs. My home is just minutes away from some of the most beautiful beaches on the Gulf. There are several grocery stores nearby including The Fresh Market, Publix, and Winn Dixie. There are also several excellent restaurants in the area.
Public transit (bus) to Anna Maria Island, downtown Bradenton, and Sarasota is available right up the street.
Well behaved pets will be considered to stay at my home. However, they must get along with my animals a small pug (Beetle) and a cat (Molly). Your pets must be house trained and free of fleas as we do not accept those critters here. Guest AccessKitchen, large backyard, bedroom, private bathroom, internet, TV, outdoor equipment, ect. Interaction with GuestsWe see our guests everyday and are happy to provide recommendations for the area. We do give our guests privacy but are available any time for assistance or general conversations. The NeighborhoodIt is quiet, serene and beautiful. It is close to the beaches which is a great thing during our "season" when traffic can be an issue. Getting AroundThere is a bus station right up the road. Buses take commuters to the beaches on Anna Maria Island and to locations throughout Bradenton and Sarasota. Other Things to NoteWell behaved pets will be considered to stay at my home. However, they must get along with my animals a small pug (Beetle) and a cat (Molly). Your pets must be house trained and be treated for fleas. We do not accept those critters here.