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Get away to the Sun and Sand of Florida’s Gulf Coast Cortez Coastal Cottage, a charming 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom cottage, is located 400 feet from the Sarasota Bay waterfront and a short walk to the beaches of Anna Maria Island. The spacious and charming ‘Old Florida’ cottage is fully furnished and has been lovingly restored. Located within Cortez Park, an active yet peaceful 55+ bayfront community, guests have access to a private fishing pier and waterfront seating for spectacular sunsets and wildlife watching. The cottage is professionally managed and cleaned. Fly direct from Chicago to Sarasota/Bradenton. Cottage amenities include: large livingroom which opens onto the lanai; 2 spacious bedroom suites with well-appointed bathrooms; wood flooring; private garden deck with seating, dining and grilling areas, and an outdoor shower; well-equipped eat-in kitchen; laundry/mudroom; all linens for beds, baths, and kitchen, as well as beach towels (and chairs); WiFi, phone line, and DirecTV; carport; Heat/AC, and more. Many local attractions are within walking distance of Cortez Coastal Cottage including more than seven miles of white sandy beaches with crystal clear blue waters for boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, sailing, shelling, and other water sports. Also within walking distance are museums and galleries, bicycle rentals (including e-bikes), as well as parks and nature preserves. Local wildlife includes manatees, dolphins, rays, shore birds, raptors, and sea turtles. Anna Maria Island offers a free trolley for visits to Bean Point, the City Pier, shopping, farmers market, beach market, community theatre, and more.
Twenty years ago, a young professional couple with two toddlers decided the rat race was no longer for them… there were critics, but they pushed on, and Harvest Moon Cottages was born. After purchasing 42 acres in our favorite area of Ohio, we began planning, building, and furnishing four cottages within one crazy year. Eventually we added our beautiful lodge, which now accommodates family reunions and intimate groups of friends for relaxing and reconnecting. We are proud of the fact that 80% of our guests return, and we have made many friends over the years. My father, who owned a small hotel when I was young, once commented, “you have been successful because you sell memories, not just rooms.” I love that. We look forward to being part of YOUR memories!