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Beautiful waterfront home located on the north end of Anna Maria Island. Located on North Shore Drive, approx 9 houses east of the Rod n Reel Pier and half a mile from the Historical City Pier. Anna Maria Island is a piece of old Florida; it has a very quaint, friendly, and laid back environment. Perfect for family vacations, swimming, and watching the dolphins. 100 ft of private beach is all yours! Relax on the large back deck as you watch the waves and dolphins.
This home is too much fun. It is located within walking distance to restaurants, quaint ice cream shops, great shopping, the trolley, and so much more. You can easily rent a bike and cruise the island, and the garage is always stocked with floaters for play in the water. Nice easy beach, perfect for little children. We enjoy the pine tree in the back which offers shade for those who are sun sensitive and yet still want to be part of the action. With two king beds and a third bedroom with a full and two twins, there is plenty of room for everyone. Attached to both king bedrooms are full bathrooms, which is a great commodity. It is a great place to unwind and have a great time!
Keywords: Waterfront Home
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2.75 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
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Enjoyed our stay, great place
Enjoyed our stay, great place
We recently stayed at this house for 6 nights. The house is a great size, and nicely kept. You'll appreciate the location; this is on the bay side and you can sit on their deck and enjoy the afternoon right at the water. It's within walking distance of the "main" street Pine Ave that has a nice array of stores. Every morning we walked down the street then cut over to the beach at the tip of island. The sand is great, the beach unbelievable. We'd walk about 3 miles out and then on the way back if the timing was right stop at the Sandbar restaurant for a bloody mary and enjoy the outdoor seating. We rented bikes for the stay at Beach Bums and had easy rides down to Bradenton. Found a great little restaurant in Cortez named Starfish seafood. They have a fresh fish store as well. That day they had fresh Pompano so after the bike ride, I hopped in the car and went back they fillet the fish and I brought it back to cook on the grill at the house. Anyhow the point of this was to point out the house is clean, has good space, and is located in a nice area. Lots that you can do around it to have a great vacation.
- Guest frank___ (Rochester)
- Date of stay 02/06/13
- Review Submitted 03/03/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Nice beach house on a delightful island
Nice beach house on a delightful island
We spent Xmas here and had a wonderful time. It's basically a big family beach house. There are windows everywhere, we often saw dolphins gliding, we stepped over the garden wall into the ocean for our daily swim, we rented bikes and played tennis nearby. The beach is narrow on this side so not good for lounging. We found everything we needed in the house. It's kinda retro but that suited us fine. The garage is huge and clean. The owner was very responsive.
- Guest Cat (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 02/26/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities.
I just returned from 6 nights at this property with my husband. We really loved it. The view of the bay is outstanding and you are close enough to hear the waves hitting the shore out front. The house itself is very large and very beach-comfortable. You can't beat having a dish washer and washer dryer in a vacation rental either. We found everything nicely equipped. The location cannot be beat. My husband and I especially liked the larger private yard and very quiet neighborhood.You are on the water overlooking the bay and the Rod and Reel Pier, the gulf side beaches, the City Pier and shopping are all within a few minutes walk. A real find. We would highly recommend the property and plan to return.
- Guest Jim and Deb (Milwaukee)
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 11/24/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
This house was just OK ... As others mentioned, it does have space for spreading out, which is a plus. Some of the furnishings were old so didn't seem as crisp and clean as I would like. The kitchen utensils/cooking items were old (there were only a few teaspoons, cookie sheet was icky, etc.). The closets were really unorganized/unkept and the garage was a mess ... dirty with misc. "stuff" scattered around with no organization. The large bedroom (with twins and full) didn't feel very clean and my son/wife were disappointed that the larger bed was a full instead of a queen (the listing said full in one place and queen in another so they were hoping for a queen). The bathroom that is next to this larger bedroom is in major need up updating. While the bay water was pretty, the beach area where you walk is not very wide and hard to walk on ... lots of small shells. The trees provided needed shade but we got pooped on the head by pelicans two days in a row while sitting underneath. On a positive note, we did see dolphins frolicking around on our last day which was pretty cool. After hanging on the gulf side for a few days, I would definitely prefer to stay on the gulf side next time and think we could have found a better place for the money.
- Guest Sharon (Hannibal, MO)
- Date of stay 09/21/10
- Review Submitted 10/11/10
Great vacation! House was better than advertised. Don't let the front exterior discourage you. You open the front door to a bay front beauty. Awesome location. Spacious, well-decorated, comfortable home right on the bay. We watched the dolphins, sting-ray and even a pair of parrots who nest in the back yard pine tree from the deck, found live sand dollars, snails, fish and shells in the bay. We rented a kayak from just-4 fun (they delivered immediately and picked up on time). We kayaked around the rod n reel pier to Bean Point and saw our first up close and personal manatee sighting, they seem much larger up close! A little intimidating even though they are gentle creatures. Lots of rays at Bean Point. Another day, we took an inland fishing trip with Mark at Legends (at Annie's marina). We are inexperienced fishing people so it was exciting to catch grouper, shark, red fish and our son even caught an endangered Jew fish. We realeased them all b/c of the strict size/weight laws, but it was still an incredible experience. My favorite day was going to the public beach in Anna Maria, swimming out to the sandbar and finding dozens of sand dollars. We ate dinner out most evenings although we did use the gas grill a few times, it worked well. We found two favorite restaurants on the island. The best we found was the Island Gourmet. It has New Jersey/New York style Italian that is out of this world! Great wine selection, fresh salads, delicious pizza and authentic Italian food. The eggplant parmesian was memorable! So reasonably priced too. The other eatery we found on the day before we left. My husband ran over to the city pier, less than a mile away, and picked up some lobster bisque and a mahi-mahi sandwich. Very nice! FYI, we went to the Publix on Anna Maria Island to do some grocery shopping - just the basics since we planned on eating out most evenings. We could not believe the prices! I am very willing to spend my hard earned money on a nice place to stay and memorable adventures but I hate to spend it on groceries! We asked one of the workers at Publix if the prices were higher on the island than the inland stores, she said yes, so we left, drove about 5 miles down Manatee and found an inland Publix, saved about 30 percent! Sweet Peas was a fun place to shop during an afternoon rain storm as well as the Island Egert. The house is located in the residential area of the island at the tip. You can see Egmont Island and it's lightho
- Guest Ginny Miles (Louisville, KY)
- Date of stay 06/09/09
- Review Submitted 06/09/09
This is a very large house, that will well acomodate 2 families. The 3rd bedroom is huge, perfect for teenager to share the room. It is also in a separate wing of the house and has a 1/2 batch, that inldues a shower. Very close to pier, bean point beach and troley stop. The pine tree was really helpful in the afternoons, when we've already have enough sun!
- Guest diana21 (Kalamazoo, MI)
- Date of stay 06/03/09
- Review Submitted 06/03/09
Jan and Feb .. $2200/week .. $7200/month March-April 2400/wk Rentals run Saturday to Saturday in Spring and Summer May-July 2000/wk Plus 11.5% Florida rental tax, Plus $145 housekeeping August 1800/week Sept/October 1700/wk Nov 2000/wk
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Greetings, aspiring travelers! My name is James Kohlmann, and I am the owner of this property. Currently, I live in Illinois with my family of five. I am a practicing orthopedic surgeon, and love what I do. In the year 1999 I decided to buy this gem of a property because I had fallen in love with this quaint island. Years later, I still enjoy this home and the island, and want to share it with others. With the help of my daughter, Christina, I manage the property. I hope that you love it as much as I do! If you have any questions about the house or the island feel free to call or shoot an email.
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Back deck with amazing views.
Alternate view of living room to front door.
The attached bathroom to the second king bedroom.
Third bedroom with two twins and one full bed.
Who minds dishes with this view?
Back den area. Just an extra room with great views. Cozy and comfy couch.
Beach shoreline perfect for swimming. This photo taken from back home.
Living Room. Flat screen tv to the right. Open floor plan.
Second private king size bedroom with it's own attached full bathroom.
King size bed in bedroom one. It has a full attached bathroom.
Close up view of twin beds in third bedroom.
Private retreat off of master bedroom. Second tv in here.
The front of home. Don't worry, the inside is really cute and views are amazing
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3 Bedroom / 2.75 Bathroom
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