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Popular amenities for Bradenton Beach vacation rentals

Stay near Bradenton Beach's top sights

Cortez Beach22 locals recommend
The Beach House Restaurant152 locals recommend
Moose Lodge Anna Maria Island4 locals recommend
Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier69 locals recommend
Wicked Cantina Bradenton Beach45 locals recommend
Gulf Drive Cafe50 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Bradenton Beach

  • Total rentals

    810 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $70 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    19K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    610 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    200 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    580 properties have a pool

Your guide to Bradenton Beach

Welcome to Bradenton Beach

Perched along the narrow southern reaches of Anna Maria Island, this little seafront stretch is beloved for its Old Florida vibe and abundance of beach cottages. Until the early 20th century, the only way to arrive in the scenic fishing village was by boat, but after a rickety wooden bridge started welcoming some of the nation’s first cars in the 1920s, the vehicles never stopped coming.

Today, the bone-white, powder-fine sands and unobstructed views of the Pacific — not to mention the sunrises and sunsets — remain the top draws. But there’s plenty to do beyond the beach. You can stroll the avenues and peek in on shell shops, play a round of mini-golf, or indulge at one of the funky cocktail bars or atmospheric seafood restaurants that line the revamped Bridge Street Pier, right where that rickety bridge used to be.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach is hot and humid for much of the year, particularly in the summer, when the area also sees some rain. Still, lots of visitors show up knowing they can cool off in the ocean, and that the warm evenings are pleasant. The weather here becomes milder and drier in the fall and the number of visitors tapers off, making this an optimal time to plan a vacation here. And although temperatures continue cooling off in winter, this tends to be the busiest season, with many travelers coming in from colder places. Spring is also a fine time to visit, with little rainfall and smaller crowds starting after Spring Break. Regardless of the season, be sure to pack flip-flops and an umbrella.

Top things to do in Bradenton Beach

Coquina Beach

This long, flat beach is at the southern end of Bradenton Beach, where grasses and sea oats tremble in the breeze and unobstructed ocean views go on for miles. The soft white sand is ideal for sunbathing and also for nesting sea turtles, who come ashore to lay eggs. If you’re lucky, you might stumble on unique shells and sand dollars.

Leffis Key Preserve

A small but lovely nature preserve with footpaths and boardwalks through a mangrove forest, along with a 26-foot hill (that’s high for Florida!) offering 360-degree views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Wildlife viewing and fishing are popular in this undeveloped swath of the island, and it’s especially appealing for birdwatchers.

Bridge Street Pier

Once the only way onto the island, this bridge is now a revamped fishing pier and home to tasty restaurants, funky shops, farmers’ markets, and other community events. It’s a perfect spot to watch the boats pass as anglers cast their reels and pelicans swoop into the sea.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Bradenton Beach?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 330 vacation rentals in Bradenton Beach featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Bradenton Beach?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Bradenton Beach. Choose from more than 200 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there Bradenton Beach vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 580 vacation homes with pools in Bradenton Beach, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do condo rentals in Bradenton Beach have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 40 condo rentals with a gym in Bradenton Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cottage rentals in Bradenton Beach have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 cottage rentals with a bbq area in Bradenton Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do condo rentals in Bradenton Beach have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 380 condo rentals with wifi in Bradenton Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in resort rentals in Bradenton Beach?

    Experience the best of Bradenton Beach with our resort rentals, starting at about $230 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Bradenton Beach?

    Bradenton Beach has more than 220 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

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