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Anna Maria Beach House - Great Water View, Perfect Beach

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Last updated: 06/19/2014

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Anna Maria house description

'Last Chance' is a great place for a family with children who want to play at a calm, shady beach and walk to the Rod and Reel pier for a fresh fish sandwich. There is a playground, picnic tables and barbecue grills in the park and plenty of adult playgrounds in the area as well.

Though technically a bay beach, we are just around the bend from the open gulf, so the water is flushed clean daily and the sand is clean and white. You will very likely see dolphins and manatees; in the summer, loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs right in front of the cottage.

The entire front of the house is windows and the living room, kitchen and screened porch are all open through to a beautiful water view. The furniture is vintage beachy. There is a lawn owned by the town which adjoins the property on the north side and is perfect for dogs and children's games. We have a small but growing book collection and various board games. The landscaping is exclusively native coastal plants in the front and tropical fruit trees in the back.

The city of Anna Maria has no fast food restaurants, no traffic lights and no high rises. It’s Old Florida at its best, when things were tranquil and living was easy. Whether your goal is to finish that good book you’ve been reading, stroll some quaint island shops or gather your collection of seashells, it’s easily accomplished here.

Nature lovers will be amazed at the natural habitat of Anna Maria. Whether you’re a bird watcher, shell collector, fishing enthusiast, or master gardener, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Our sugar sand beaches are strewn with seashells and are well populated by shore birds, sea turtles and dolphins.

Take a minute and picture yourself napping on a beach towel on the warm sand of the bay or Gulf of Mexico, all to the gentle sound of the surf. We look forward to your stay. Please take a look at our numerous '5 star' reviews below, entered by our guests.

Keywords: House, waterview, beach cottage, excellent reviews

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                A well behaved dog on flea meds is welcome with acceptance and $100 non-refundable pet fee...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We thank you for not smoking in the house or on the premises ...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 and over...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Master: New memory foam mattress ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Standard mattress...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Master BR en suite - full bath...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Guest bath ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Garage:

                Secure storage for a canoe, kayak, small boat, scooter, motorcycle...anything you bring....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Fully stocked linen closet including bath and beach towels...moreless

              • Parking:

                Driveway - 2 cars max....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air and heat...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Small sound system with AM/FM, CD, and aux MP3 jack.

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    DVR (digital video recorder) feature in LR...moreless

                  • Television:

                    2 TVs. Flat screen in LR...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Nice screened porch with waterview and a small table for eating and seating for 5. ...moreless

                  • Bicycles

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Beautiful view of the Tampa Bay from the LR/DR, kitchen and screened porch....moreless

                  • Beach View:

                    Beautiful View of the Tampa Bay from the LR/DR, kitchen and screened porch....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Sailing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Boating
                  • Swimming
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Shelling
                  • Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 13 traveler reviews
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                  Peak Season  - Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr   $1575/week ALL INCLUSIVE
                  Summer       - June, July, Aug           $1475/week ALL INCLUSIVE
                  Off Season   - May, Sept, Oct, Nov       $1375/week ALL INCLUSIVE
                            All rates are INCLUSIVE with no additional taxes or fees
                                        **** ONE WEEK MINIMUM STAY ****
                    Fully refundable security deposit of $250 required
                    Thanksgiving holiday week is billed at 'Peak Season' rate.
                    A well-behaved small dog on flea meds, with acceptance + $100 non-refundable fee
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About: Jean Blackburn is a third generation Floridian who grew up on Anna Maria Island. After earning a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Oregon, sailing for several years throughout the Caribbean and Central America and 'homesteading' in interior Florida with family, she realized that the island was sorely missed. When the cottage overlooking Bayfront Park came on the market, she bought it with a phone call the same day. Jean and her husband, Steven Schaefer, recently retired as head of Manatee Co Public Defender's office, are involved in a number of environmental efforts in the area. She is on a land acquisition council for Sarasota County and a state park board and they both are active in manatee research and protection. Jean is represented by Rhea Chile's (FL's former first lady) gallery, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, just a few blocks from the cottage.

                  Why Anna Maria:
                  Our cottage is in one of my favorite areas of Anna Maria. It is across a quiet street from a lovely beach, a short walk from three excellent waterfront restaurants, two historic fishing piers and the magnificent Bean Point for long beach walks and views of Egmont Key. From the living and dining room, kitchen and porch there are views of the bay and Sunshine Skyway bridge. Just a few steps out the front door is a wonderful white sand beach, picnic tables and barbecue grills; perfect for family gatherings.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our cottage is at the end of the island, with no bridge connection to the north. Thus there is very little traffic, mostly bicycles and walkers. It is very quiet, especially during the week. Close by is a wealth of entertainment: the community theater, beachfront restaurants and bars, shopping, yoga and rentals of any watersport equipment or bikes. The island has a free trolley that runs every 20 minutes. The fishing - beach, pier, bay or gulf - is extraordinary.


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                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the property manager

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                  Photos

                  • Welcome to Last Chance cottage!

                    Welcome to Last Chance cottage!

                  • Comfortable and open floor plan living and dining areas with waterview

                    Comfortable and open floor plan living and dining areas with waterview

                  • Relax in queen bed comfort and privacy. Master BR has en suite w/ bath & shower

                    Relax in queen bed comfort and privacy. Master BR has en suite w/ bath & shower

                  • Bathroom 2 w/ tub and shower. Both baths are full baths wtub and shower.

                    Bathroom 2 w/ tub and shower. Both baths are full baths wtub and shower.

                  • Sunset view of Rod and Reel pier from beach directly across the street

                    Sunset view of Rod and Reel pier from beach directly across the street

                  • View of Anna Maria City Pier from directly across the street

                    View of Anna Maria City Pier from directly across the street

                  • The Sunshine Skyway can be seen from the bay, right across the street

                    The Sunshine Skyway can be seen from the bay, right across the street

                  • There is shade to be found at Bayfront Park

                    There is shade to be found at Bayfront Park

                  • Waterview from the LR/DR/ kitchen and screened porch

                    Waterview from the LR/DR/ kitchen and screened porch

                  • Newly updated kitchen complete with waterview.

                    Newly updated kitchen complete with waterview.

                  • 2nd bedroom also w/queen bed.

                    2nd bedroom also w/queen bed.

                  • Screened porch with waterview

                    Screened porch with waterview

                  • There is a large lot on the north side (R) of the house for play & pet relief

                    There is a large lot on the north side (R) of the house for play & pet relief

                  • Access to the gulf beach at Bean Point from the tip of N. Bay Blvd

                    Access to the gulf beach at Bean Point from the tip of N. Bay Blvd

                  • Relax in the bay's quiet waters at Bayfront park, directly across the street.

                    Relax in the bay's quiet waters at Bayfront park, directly across the street.

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                  Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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