Lime Cottage Pool Beach House....Ahh, This is it!
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
If your dates are not available, please see our new property, the Lemon Cottage, VRBO 447281 that is just coming online for January 2013.
Anna Maria Island is known for its laid back vibe and old Florida charm. A Lime Cottage beach house, also known as Parrot Eyes, is the perfect place to stay to enjoy all that the island has to offer. The beach house is less than a three minute stroll from the sugar white sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets of the Gulf coast. The property has a private landscaped backyard with heated swimming pool, propane BBQ grill and outdoor shower for rinsing off the beach sand.
With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a Lime Cottage accommodates 4 to 6 people. The newly updated master bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom has a versatile twin over queen bunk bed and has also been newly updated. Both bedrooms have new, quality mattresses to assure restful sleep on new luxuriously soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. There are convertible sofas in each of the living areas. The living room has two new Queen sized sofa beds with premium upgraded spring mattresses featuring a memory foam layer.
The cottage is bright and open with plenty of windows to let in natural light. In the front is a spacious dining area with seating for 6. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge and ice-maker, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, utensils, dishes, cutlery, and yes, right down to a stocked spice rack. In addition to the living room, there is a separate Florida room to relax in. The casual cottage décor is bright and eclectic.
Ideally located on a quiet dead end street, a Lime Cottage is kid safe and away from the traffic and noise of Gulf Drive; yet it is conveniently close to shopping, restaurants, supermarkets and local attractions. For added peace of mind for parents of younger guests, access to the pool area is gated and there is no direct access from the rear of the house.
The cottage is a ground level bungalow with minimal steps and no stairs to negotiate, making it accessible for seniors or those with mobility impairments.
We think our beach house is a terrific mix - conveniently close to local attractions, charmingly unpretentious, bright and airy, not too big and not too cramped. These are the reasons why many past guests come back and stay at this cottage year after year and view it as their second home. We welcome them back and we welcome you to visit as well.
We encourage you to contact us should you have any questions as we’re easily available by email and strive to respond quickly. We look forward to sharing our Cottage beach house.
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- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Limited Accessibility
- Wheelchair Accessible
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
King size beds (1) New quality mattress, high loft premium mattress pad and new super soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets., Twin or Single Beds (1) New mattresses in a trundle day bed that converts to two twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two new Queen sofa beds with upgraded premium spring mattresses with top layer memory foam and new super soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets....morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Wood Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
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Felt Like Home!Guest comment entered by owner
Felt Like Home!
This was my third trip to anna Maria and I was very pleased with the Lime Cottage rental...The owners thought of everything! Just bring your clothes and food and just about everything you need is provided...including umbrellas by the front door! Thankfully we didn't need them...Beautiful weather except for one day (cloudy)...Three flat screen TVs and a phone handset in each bedroom and the LR...The cabinets were stocked with spices, garbage bags, foil, etc...The neighborhood itself was wonderful...very quiet and it was a very short walk to the beach and we made good use of the beach cart and chairs. After the beach we enjoyed the nice warm pool. Even though Chris and Stephanie live far away, he was always available with a phone call...The week went by much too fast...would definitely go back, but I've decided one week is not enough!
- Guest Susan from Cohoes NY
- Date of stay 04/20/13
- Review Submitted 04/29/13
This is a home away from homeGuest comment entered by owner
This is a home away from home
I'm reluctant to rave too much about the Lime Cottage because it's already popular and we want to visit again! Owners Chris and Stephanie have thought of everything that a visitor would need. Located about two blocks between great views of the bay and the amazing Bradenton Beach, the Lime Cottage has its own pool, is close to shopping, restaurants, and recreation. My wife and I loved the homelike feel of the cottage, the laid back feel of the town, and Anna Maria Island's proximity to great Florida locations to visit.
- Guest Randy and Kathy from the frozen north. Indiana
- Date of stay 01/12/13
- Review Submitted 01/22/13
Very chilled and comfortable stayGuest comment entered by owner
Very chilled and comfortable stay
"We had a thoroughly relaxing time here with our toddler. The house is instantly welcoming, well equipped, clean and very comfortable. It is very close to the beach and free trolley bus stop - an excellent location. There was everything that we needed in the kitchen and we found the owner to be incredibly helpful and very efficient in all our dealings. I would happily recommend this property and indeed any other property managed by Chris, given the great service he provided."
- Guest FeeMAC
- Date of stay 12/08/12
- Review Submitted 12/15/12
Experience exceeded our expectationsGuest comment entered by owner
Experience exceeded our expectations
This was our first trip to the island and a Lime Cottage was better than expected. when we arrived and walked in there was an immediate warm, comfortable feeling and we felt at home. There was nothing we needed to purchase except for perishables. Chris' cofee table book was exceptional as was his information book about the house and island. Having stayed in many rental homes in other locations we can say Chris and Stephanie did this the right way. We were fortunate to have met Chris while we were there and he was a very gracious "host." We have already booked next year as this feels like our home away from home.
- Guest Susan and Gary
- Date of stay 11/09/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
RelaxingGuest comment entered by owner
Excellent service from the owner who has thought of everything that you could possibly need to use in there cottage ,which was also spotless and very wellcoming.It is ideally placed with a very short walk to the beach 3-5 minutes.All beach items that you might need are provided by the owner.We visted the restaurants nearby Beachouse restaurant,Rod and Reel and Lobstahs all very good.Food shopping choice Publix and Farmfresh everything you need close by.Anna Marie Island is a very relaxing place to go for a holiday and we will be returning back to Lime Cottage in the near future.
- Guest Wendy and Eddy
- Date of stay 09/14/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
Great place to stayGuest comment entered by owner
Great place to stay
As soon as we walked in we knew it was going to be great. The house was furnished with everything you could need for your stay, except food, drink, and personal stuff. The house was wonderful inside and out and the pool was perfect, clean and the right temperature. With the beach only a couple of blocks away we walked the beach every morning with coffee in hand and even at nite a few times. Watching the sun set was so relaxing, it made us feel great and the fishing right on the beach could not be beat. We only went out to eat a few times to some of the "places" and were not impressed. Maybe not the right time I don't know. Just to tourist oriented. The prices were high and the food was not worth the cost. One place (no names) had a clothes shop you had to go through to get a table and the service was as horrible as the food. I'm sure there are good places to go we just didn't find them. There are some great places to explore around the island and tons to do. The owner was great, he keep in touch and left contact numbers if any problem arose. We had a wonderful time and plan in coming back, that is a first for us. Almost don't want you to read this, we want to keep this place our little secret.
- Guest Dave N Ester
- Date of stay 08/17/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
Exactly what we were hoping for!Guest comment entered by owner
Exactly what we were hoping for!
We just returned from our two week stay at the So family's Lime Cottage in Bradenton Beach. I cannot begin to express how pleased we were with both the house and the attentiveness of the owner. As a family of 3 (my daughter being 3 years old) this house was absolutely perfect for us...spacious enough and extremely reasonably priced. The house had everything (and I mean everything!) we needed, so much so that we truly just packed suitcases full of clothes and that's about it! The house has pool toys, beach toys, floats, towels, beach chairs, and even a wagon to easily get it all to the beach. Heck, Chris and Steph even try to supply most of the essentials (i.e. toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc) to at least get you started for the first few days...what other owner does that? The location is wonderful...a two minute walk to the beach and right across from a beach access point; the grocery store is less than 5 minutes away. Chris takes his job as host very seriously, and was super in tune to making sure we had everything we needed, including instantaneous advice via email when I wanted to know where to take a tired, antsy 3 year old for dinner! This was, by far, one of our best vacations on record, and we look forward to staying at a Lime Cottage again when we visit anna Maria Island in the future!
- Guest Cammie S
- Date of stay 07/20/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
Great placeGuest comment entered by owner
We stayed for the first a couple weeks ago for the first time at the. our first impression was how clean it was. we have rented several other homes mainly in the outer banks, and none have been close to this clean and well stocked. everything you would need was at the house. the owners we wonderful to deal with. i was sent an email mid week to "just check to make sure we were alright and did not need anything." location was also great, and the pool was clean and wonderful. i would recommend the house to anyone and we look forward to our next trip back.
- Guest Jeff
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
Perfect in Every WayGuest comment entered by owner
Perfect in Every Way
This house is the perfect place to spend a relaxing vacation in Florida. Only two blocks from the beach and it also has very private backyard with a pool. The house is very well equipped so there was nothing we could think of that was missing. It has a very charming interior. The owner answered emails almost immedeatly and gave us a lot of helpful information about retaurants and shops in the area. Everything in the house was extremly clean and in great conditions. What a great vacation thanks to the Lime beach house!
- Guest Thomas B
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
A Sweet Dreams Vacation HomeGuest comment entered by owner
A Sweet Dreams Vacation Home
Our parents live in this area, so we were searching for a nice home at a reasonable price.We stayed at Chris and Steph's wonderful cottage for two weeks, and were totally delighted. Chris even made sure the sun shown for us every morning and the Gulf water remained a very comfortable 82 degrees.( He made sure Debby held back, until we left) :) We don't know how he did it, but he did! Their home is not only lovely but comfortable and uniquely detailed. My son, Chris loved the pool and spent much of his time in it, while we were fishing off the beach. There was nothing missing from this vacation rental. Our stay was relaxing and stress free. We especially liked the Keyless entry, which eliminated the worry of losing or forgetting keys. When we had any questions, Chris was just a call away. It really felt like home. We enjoyed fishing off ana Maria Pier, eating at the Sandbar, Gulf Cafe and Philippi Creek. We also enjoyed some great burgers at Duffy's. They have the old time small coke bottles, that even my teenage son, still enjoys. Just sitting around the pool reading a book, was enjoyable.We have been visiting this area for over 15 years and we can honestly say that this year was one of our most pleasurable stays. The Lime Cottage, Chris and Steph made it very special. Thank you for sharing your special, little piece of paradise with us! Ted, Zeida and Chris Rohrs...Nyc
- Guest Rohrs
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
Rentals are 7 day minimum, Saturday 4:00PM to the following Saturday 10:00AM WINTER SPRING 2013 Jan, 7 - April 28, 2013 SOLD OUT SPRING SUMMER 2013 April 28 - Sept 7, 2013 $1175/wk FALL 2013 Sept 7, 2012 - Nov 10, 2013 $990/wk WINTER SPRING 2014 Jan, 4 - April 26, 2014 $1350/wk Holiday weeks may be subject to a premium. Please inquire. Please budget $250 refundable security deposit, cleaning fee and 11.5% Florida tax
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Chris, Steph and the girls are a family from Toronto, Canada. As northerners...brrr...we seek warmth…any kind of warmth. You'll find an abundance of all kinds of warmth right on the island - warm smiles, warm breezes and warm water. We've fallen in love with the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere on Anna Maria Island, and we think you will too.
Why the Owner Chose Bradenton Beach:
With seven miles of gulf coast beach, Anna Maria Island is comprised of three cities (not the kind of large scale city most of us would envision) with a combined population of under 10,000 – it feels more like a seaside town. The pace of life is laid-back. Local residents are warm and greet visitors like family. There are no high rise condos blocking beach views and access. Fast food chains are virtually absent, allowing visitors to discover unique local establishments. I get this euphoric feeling every time I go to Anna Maria. It starts as soon as I arrive at Tampa Airport. It grows with the first pelican I see soaring in the sky, and is followed quickly by the scent of sea air. With each bridge that I cross on the drive down to the Island, I can feel my shoulders start to relax and my tensions fade. Once I’m over the last bridge on Cortez or Manatee, I know I'm in for a treat, because it's finally Island time!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The whole family loves the flora and fauna near the beach house. The colors are vivid. Palm trees rustle in the warm breeze. Tropical birds and cute little lizards (that help keep nuisance insects at bay) dart by. Gentle manatees glide by silently in the intercoastal waterway . Sea turtle nests appear on the beach. There's even a wildlife sanctuary just down the street (you’ll recognize it by the bunny rabbits and turtles in the front yard enclosure). Our kids love to visit the bunnies to feed them carrots and lettuce. We can take a barefoot early morning walk to the beach and see the dolphins cavorting in the ocean. And we can return in the evening to watch the sun go down. Every sunset is different - sometimes the sky is filled with dramatic puffy clouds and every shade of crimson, magenta and blue and other times the sky is clear as the fiery orange ball drops below the horizon.
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The front view of the Lime Cottage Beach House vacation rental.
The newly updated master bedroom features a King sized bed with new mattress.
The 2nd bedroom has a versatile new twin over queen bunk bed with new mattresses
Raining out? Surf 200 HD channels on our new 42" LCD panel on new Queen sofabeds
A comfy brand new Queen sleeper sofa in the Florida room with central Air Condt.
The pool area is easily closed off from young children by a gate and side door.
"Fish hooks" to hang and dry your towels by the pool.
Dock and charge you iPod/iPhone while listening to your tunes.
Tropically landscaped private back yard features a 'bone shaped' pool, gas BBQ
Master bedroom has a sea side theme.
The bright, airy dining room features wrap around windows and has seating for 6.
The newly updated kitchen withgas stove, dishwasher & sink erator.
The turquoise blue waters at the beach near our house.
And this is what it's all about. Less than a 3 minute walk from our door.
An abundance of beautiful wildlife is everywhere like this dolphin in the bay.
We supply everything for the beach including a wagon to take it all.
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