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Dolphin Cottage - Quiet, Cozy, Pet-Friendly, Very Close to Beach!

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Last updated: 07/13/2009

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Holmes Beach house description

April 2015 still available!

It is always summer on Anna Maria Island! Please call to ask about open weeks! Anna Maria Island has one of the most pristine, un-crowded beaches you will ever visit. Enjoy a champagne breakfast, Duffy's burgers for lunch, or cocktails at sunset! In addition, there are many other fabulous things to do here - Busch Gardens, Universal Studios and Disney are all within a two-hour drive. World-class restaurants and shopping in Sarasota & St. Armand’s circle are just a short drive south, down to Longboat Key and Lido Key. If you are outdoorsy, the swimming, boating and fishing are unbeatable year-round!

Dolphin Cottage, our 'little house' on Anna Maria Island, is a cozy, charming old-Florida home with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms - perfect for a couple or family. It is very close to the beach, with only two other houses between it and our beautiful, un-crowded beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Anna Maria is less than an hour away from 3 major airports: Tampa (TPA), Sarasota (SRQ) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE). Just a short trip across the Intracoastal Waterway, AMI is easy to get to, and difficult to leave!

The interior of the cottage is pleasantly rustic with knotty cypress paneling on the walls and ceilings. It has a cute, galley-like kitchen where everything is within reach. There is also a gas grill outdoors. A central living & dining room makes up most of the house, with a dining table, sofas & recliners, HDTV, extended digital cable, and MP3/ipod music player. High-speed wireless internet is also available. There are three bedrooms: one has a queen bed, one has two double beds, and the other has two twin beds. The bathroom recently underwent a well-deserved makeover and now has new ceramic tile on the walls and floor. The half-bath consists of a toilet and shower stall in the garage. There is an outdoor shower also - great for rinsing off the sand and salt!

The beach is a very short walk away. We have many beach chairs, umbrellas & toys. You can also walk or bicycle to the grocery store, other shopping and many great restaurants. There is also a free trolley that runs from north Anna Maria to south Longboat Key (the next island south) and a trolley stop just a short stroll from the cottage.

Dolphin Cottage is pet-friendly. There is a large back yard (no fence.) Dogs are not allowed on the beach or at newly-opened Neal Preserve, but they can swim at the boat ramp or at the Palma Sola causeway, just a short drive away. Dogs are also welcome at Robinson Preserve, but they must be on leash. Perico Preserve will open soon - we hope it will be dog-friendly as well!

Please note: This is the original Dolphin Cottage in the town of Holmes Beach (not the one in the city of Anna Maria.) The original Dolphin Cottage is personally owner-operated and not managed by a realtor or rental company.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Outdoor shower

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Telephone:

                Land-line for local calls only...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Season
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,395
                  Not Season
                  May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,195

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $90
                  • Tax Rate 11.5%

                  Notes:

                  Security deposit and/or pet deposit may be required.


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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1963

                  About the owner: We are Carol & Denise, sisters who love all things Florida, especially our little house on Anna Maria Island. (That's us at our house about 1968!) Though we both have real jobs, we would much prefer to be full-time beach bums and spend as much time near or in the water as we possibly can. There is no better place to enjoy this lifestyle than on Anna Maria Island, one of the few remaining barrier islands with little development and lots of old Florida appeal!

                  Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach:
                  Our maternal grandmother bought this house and its neighbor in the early 1960’s and both houses have remained in our family ever since. Many, many happy events – parties, reunions, weddings, honeymoons and celebrations – have occurred here over the years. We enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with those who appreciate Anna Maria Island for its slow pace, laid-back ambience and quirky charm. Very little has changed in our neighborhood over the last 50 years and best of all, the beach, the Gulf and those unforgettable sunsets are only a short stroll away!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Everyone who has stayed at Dolphin Cottage over the years appreciates the relaxed, cozy charm of this little house. It has lots of good vibes!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Dolphin Cottage

                    Dolphin Cottage

                  • Small secretary desk with Wi-Fi and ipod dock

                    Small secretary desk with Wi-Fi and ipod dock

                  • Master bedroom with queen bed

                    Master bedroom with queen bed

                  • Third bedroom with two twin beds

                    Third bedroom with two twin beds

                  • Outdoor shower

                    Outdoor shower

                  • Welcome to Anna Maria Island

                    Welcome to Anna Maria Island

                  • Cottage in 1960's

                    Cottage in 1960's

                  • Some things never change!

                    Some things never change!

                  • Abundant wildlife in the waters around Anna Maria Island

                    Abundant wildlife in the waters around Anna Maria Island

                  • The Gulf is a wondrous place!

                    The Gulf is a wondrous place!

                  • Everyone gets to swim at the Palma Sola causeway! (Thank you Horse Adventures!)

                    Everyone gets to swim at the Palma Sola causeway! (Thank you Horse Adventures!)

                  • Every sunset is different

                    Every sunset is different

                  • Living room with new HDTV

                    Living room with new HDTV

                  • The very efficient kitchen!

                    The very efficient kitchen!

                  • Front bedroom with two full beds

                    Front bedroom with two full beds

                  • Dine al fresco for breakfast or supper

                    Dine al fresco for breakfast or supper

                  • Cool local art - inside and outside!

                    Cool local art - inside and outside!

                  • Our home is your castle

                    Our home is your castle

                  • Cottage in 1980's

                    Cottage in 1980's

                  • Play is good for all of us

                    Play is good for all of us

                  • Fishing is great in the waters off Anna Maria

                    Fishing is great in the waters off Anna Maria

                  • Everybody loves a boat ride

                    Everybody loves a boat ride

                  • The perfect end to a perfect day on Anna Maria Island

                    The perfect end to a perfect day on Anna Maria Island

                  • Ticky Tacky Tiki Bars

                    Ticky Tacky Tiki Bars

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                  3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 07/13/2009
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