Walk any direction and find a cool waterfront bar/restaurant or just sit on the screened patio and chill in this authentic fishing village.
Located in Cortez, this cozy cottage was built in 1910 and has been completely remodeled without sacrificing the historic charm. Located in the last working fishing village in Florida, you are walking distance to 5 waterfront restaurant bars full of salty “dogs”, local yocals and delicious fresh seafood. Cortez is on the mainland side and at the foot of the Cortez bridge to Anna Maria Island. You are just 1.2 miles to putting your toes in the sand in the Gulf of Mexico on Anna Maria Island, without the AMI rental prices!
The 900 sq feet house lives large with a cute 1940’s kitchen, large kitchen table to play games or cards, sectional couch and 65″ TV with all of the apps. There is a screened in porch with rocking chairs and a screened patio with a large table and chairs for you to chill while you grill your fresh caught fish. Your pup can play close by in the fenced yard while you are cleaning fish or washing off your feet from a day at the beach. The backyard is large enough to park your boat or jet ski trailers, camper or RV.
In case you weren’t so lucky to catch anything, there are two fish markets with one block and a great breakfast spot, Cortez Café. At the fish markets, pick up stone crab, lobster, shrimp, grouper, and any other local seafood that your heart desires. Mornings are best spent at the Café, where you can enjoy breakfast with the regulars. There is so much to do, or so little to do at Blondie’s Bungalow.
- Bedding: 1 king, Trundle (2 twins= King sleep)
- Accessibility: Remote Keyless Entry, ground level (1 stair entry, uneven floors)
- Attractions: Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Dolphin and Manatee watching, Boating, Horseback Riding, Miniature Golf, Outlet Shopping, Photography, Scenic Drives, Deep Sea fishing, Shelling, Shopping, Sight Seeing, Walking
- Sports: Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing, Fishing – Bay, Fishing, Surf, Golf, Hiking, Jet Skiing, Bicycle
- On Property: 2 bikes, beach chairs, rolling cart, fishing tackle box, fishing poles, coolers, DVDs, paperback books
- Technology: 65″ Smart TV in Living room, 42″ Smart TV in both bedrooms; DVD Player, Bluetooth speaker, WIFI
- Essentials: Microwave, Washer & Dryer, Stove, toaster oven
- Location: Cortez Fishing Village, 1 mile to Gulf of Mexico
- Outdoor: BBQ Propane Grill, screened patio, screened front porch
- Pool: No
- Smoking: Not inside
- Pets: May Consider (no cats- and dog limit- $250 pet fee)
- Miniature Golf
- 5 bars within 1/2 mile
- Over 10 Pubs/Bars within 7 minutes
- More than 10 Restaurants within 2 Miles
- Beaches on the Gulf of Mexico
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Wildlife boat tours
- Rental of boats and jetskis
- Fish in Sarasota Bay and tributaries or Gulf of Mexico
- Seafood Market
- Ice cream shops
- Leffis Key Preserve: Island preserve with trails, boardwalks & a 26-ft. hill planted with marsh & dune vegetation. (Dogs allowed) 7 min drive
Welcome to Cortez, Florida on Sarasota Bay in Manatee County. Cortez is the last remaining fishing village on Florida’s Suncoast. Cortez is a small Gulf coast commercial fishing village that was founded by settlers from North Carolina in the 1880s. The community was named after the explorer Hernando Cortes. Cortez, originally known as Hunter’s Point, is located on the northern edge of Sarasota Bay adjacent to Anna Maria Island and its three cities, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Cortez is one of Florida’s traditional fishing villages that has been able to retain its cultural integrity. The population for the 2020 US Census was 4,121.
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The Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez
As a joint project of the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage (F.I.S.H.), the Cortez Village Historical Society and R.B. “Chips” Shore, the Florida Maritime Museum’s mission is to gather, preserve and interpret Florida Maritime Heritage, with special emphasis on the historic fishing village of Cortez as a traditional maritime community within the greater context of Florida’s Maritime History, maritime history in general, and the natural world.