Looking for a taste of ‘Old Florida’ with space for up to 5 people?
The Cottage started life in the early part of the last century somewhere North of Tampa Bay and was transported down to Anna Maria Island by barge to house construction crews working on the first bridge to the mainland, which opened in 1921.
It was later sold, and moved to a new beach front location, where the new owner had a bad experience during a storm in the 1930’s. He quickly decided that it would be safer away from the water and moved it to its central island location, raised it on poles to protect it from possible flood water and here it stands today.
The Cottage covers almost 775 square feet. There is a kitchenette, a small lounge area, bathroom and a separate bedroom that can be closed for additional privacy if needed. The central section offers a sleeping area with a Queen bed. The small lounge area has a Queen Futon and incidental chairs. The Cottage is accessed by a small flight of stairs.