Lemon Cottage with Pool, Large Screened in Lanai, Ahh This is it V2.0
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Holmes Beach cottage description
Nestled in a quiet residential boating community across from prestigious waterfront homes, you'll come across the Lemon Cottage. It's the perfect place to stay to enjoy all that Anna Maria Island has to offer. Lemon Cottage is a short stroll from the white sandy beaches and stunning sunsets of the Gulf coast. Centrally located just over the Manatee Bridge, the beach house is close to shopping, restaurants and the Manatee Public Beach and Beach Cafe.
With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, Lemon Cottage accommodates 4 to 6 people comfortably. The newly renovated open concept cottage is fully equipped with all the amenities you would expect. The property has a large covered lanai, tropical landscaping including mature pink grapefruit, orange, mango and coconut trees and a key lime bush surrounded by lush palms and a heated plunge pool.
The updated master bedroom features a king size bed topped with premium soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. The second bedroom has a new versatile twin over queen bunk bed and an ensuite bathroom. To ensure a restful night, we've equipped both bedrooms with new, quality mattresses. You also have a choice of one of two new queen sofa beds - one in the living room and one in the Florida room.
The key feature of this property is the sizable outdoor living space. The large screened lanai has ample room for a comfy seating area, dining table for six and the heated plunge pool.
The house features all new furnishings, mattresses, bedding, with a new updated interior, (remote venting skylights, granite counter tops, flat panel tv's etc.).
- 1441 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Living Room seats 6
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Lawn / Garden:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View:
- Car Not Necessary
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Paddle Boating
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- “Paradise without an attitude” is a phrase that has been used to describe Anna Maria Island. About an hour’s drive south of Tampa, Anna Maria Island is widely recognized as a bit of unspoiled perfection. There are no high rises on the Island – the maximum allowable building height by law is three stories. The chain restaurants have stayed on the mainland, not the Island. The speed limit is never more than 35 mph and the sun shines an average of 361 days a year with an average temperature of 84 degrees. With beach cottages and canal homes, the Island has a relaxed charm reminiscent of the Florida of yesteryear The seven miles of un-crowded gulf coast beach are perfect for soaking up the sun during the day and watching breath taking sunsets in the evening. For those hankering to drop a line, the island has three fishing piers. There are also fishing charters for the more adventurous. Dining options on the Island are plentiful with many restaurants offering a picturesque view of the water along with the meal. There are plenty of local shops to explore offering beach supplies, crafts and souvenirs. Visitors can stroll as they search for a memento of their stay made by one of the local artists and artisans. A free trolley service runs the length of the Island and is a convenient way to get around. ...moreless
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Best Experience Ever!Guest comment entered by owner
Best Experience Ever!
All you need to do is unpack your clothes and grab some groceries because the So family has thought of everything. The pool area is quaint and cozy with plenty of room to entertain and take a dip. The house is laid out well and the kitchen is highly manageable. It caught us by surprise just how much room is available inside the house. The location is perfect with beach access just up the street and shopping just around the corner. We've rented vacation properties before but the So's are the best hosts we've ever encountered adding a personal touch to the whole experience which goes a long way. We had a great time and hated to leave but that's OK because we will return to enjoy the Lemon Cottage and the aMI area again. Highly recommended and I give it two thumbs up. Thanks again Chris and Stephanie for a wonderful experience. We just can't say anything negative about our stay and we must say, you really knocked it out of the park.
- Guest Steve and Lisa from Canton, GA
- Date of stay 06/03/13
- Review Submitted 06/13/13
Fabulous!Guest comment entered by owner
We had a fantastic stay at this beautifully-appointed cottage. The location is superb, being a short stroll to the lovely beach and with easy access to essential shops and to main roads. Notwithstanding the ease of access, the area is quiet, and very friendly and we met several islanders who made us feel welcome to the community. The Island is a very attractive place to be and, in our experience, is laid-back and welcoming without exception. The house is spacious, airy and extremely well presented, not only in all the things you'd expect, but also in the smaller details that really make the difference. On arrival, the whole place was spotless and ready for us to enjoy. The information folder helped with all sorts of snippets of information and made it easy for us to feel at home immediately. Chris and family have clearly put considerable thought into both the facilities and amenities and have done a great job in providing a first-rate holiday home. The lanai and pool added a wonderful dimension to the enjoyment of our holiday, enabling us to make the most of the evenings after we'd had a hard day relaxing on the island and beaches. I can honestly say that there was nothing that we would have changed or wanted for. Chris gave us good directions, provided more than ample directions and even contacted us after we'd arrived to ensure that everything was as we'd hoped it would be (it was!). We had some very particular requirements for our holiday home and Chris was extremely helpful even before we signed-up for the rental, taking pains to give us clear and honest information so that we could make the right decision. I'm very happy to say that in renting Lemon Cottage, we did make the right decision. I would tell all my friends to go to Lemon Cottage, but I would (selfishly) want to be sure that it was available for us again if we go back to aMI !
- Guest Robert of Berkshire
- Date of stay 05/25/13
- Review Submitted 06/13/13
You will never want to leave!Guest comment entered by owner
You will never want to leave!
This was our first time staying at the Lemon Cottage and we had a great time. The outdoor living space is phenomenal and the house has everything you could possibly want or need. The pool is on the smaller side (plunge pool), but was perfect for our family of 3. The house provides all modern technological conveniences (wireless, Blu-Ray, Digital Cable, speaker system compatible with iPods/iPhones, etc.), so if you need to do a little work while you are there, you can. The beach is a short walk away, as is a stop for the free trolley that runs on the island. Publix and CVS are also very convenient to the home. Chris, owner of the property, makes the rental experience stress-free and provides lots of useful information prior to your stay. He is easy to contact and very responsive to his renters. He and his family have truly made the Lemon Cottage a tropical home-away-from-home.
- Guest Myra W. from Wayneville, NC
- Date of stay 05/11/13
- Review Submitted 06/13/13
Perfection in the SunGuest comment entered by owner
Perfection in the Sun
We are regular visitors to anna Maria Island. This home is the most comfortable, spacious and well equipped that we've stayed in. The owners provide a very good initial booking service and this is reflected in the standards of fittings and fixtures they provide. Chris is reassuringly readily available by phone or email to answer any query. A lovely, comfortable, quiet, secure home, close to the quiet part of Holmes Beach. The free Island trolley is at the end of the road, some 350yds away. A walk or short drive to Publix supermarket, local restaurants, etc. We really appreciated the oversized screened lanai and comfortable outdoor seating areas by the plunge pool.
- Guest Steve and Janet (Wales UK)
- Date of stay 04/20/13
- Review Submitted 05/10/13
Lovely Lemon CottageGuest comment entered by owner
Lovely Lemon Cottage
Our family loved renting from Chris and his family. Chris manages his property and it was nice working directly him instead of a large rental company. Every question we had prior to the visit was answered and we loved getting a personal phone call shortly after we arrived to ask if we had any other questions. The Lemon Cottage is very comfortable and well maintained. Chris made sure to stock the cottage with everything we could have needed...just like being at home! We would definitely rent from Chris again...at either the Lemon or the Lime Cottage!
- Guest Amy from Michigan
- Date of stay 04/27/13
- Review Submitted 05/10/13
Great Vacation!Guest comment entered by owner
From the moment we arrived till our last day, we couldn't have asked for more. Chris and Stef have decorated the house very beachy and cool. There was not one thing that we needed. The washer and dryer was great so we didn't have to pack so much. The kitchen was equipped very well. The best part was the lanai, plenty of seating and a great pool! We had excellent weather, went to the beach every day, explored Long Boat Key and Siesta Key also. You really don't have to leave aMI at all. Publix within walking distance, plenty of shopping and little unique bars/restaurant. Will definitely be back. The week went too quickly!
- Guest Mike and Tina
- Date of stay 04/06/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Rental property that ticks all the boxesGuest comment entered by owner
Rental property that ticks all the boxes
We absolutely loved our week at Lemon Cottage and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to parties of any age. It is the best equipped rental property I've stayed in - everything is there. From cling wrap to ready-frozen frosty mugs, barbecue skewers to bikes. The weather wasn't kind to us during our stay but in such a well equipped house it didn't matter. We could still grill outside, watch the 3D TV, mess around on the internet and enjoy our home away from home. We would have loved to spend more time outside but unfortunately it was too chilly for that - we will just have to come back! The house is in a quiet neighbourhood so it would be ideal for families with kids or older people. It it close to a supermarket and restaurants so you can stock up with groceries or choose to let someone else do the cooking for you! Any clean freaks need not worry either - the house is spotless! We can't wait to visit Lemon Cottage again and we hope anyone reading this enjoys their stay as much as we did.
- Guest Michelle and Laura
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 04/14/13
Beyond our expectations!!!Guest comment entered by owner
Beyond our expectations!!!
We are novices to the electronic search for beach rentals; and after our initial email to Chris So re: the Lemon Beach House, AMI, Florida.. we were sold! From our correspondence were confident that this rental would meet our high standards. Chris and Steph are wonderful hosts. They have made their beach house comfortable, cheerful, immaculate w/ thoughtful ammenties. The only disappointment is..we can't book the entire winter @ the Lemon Beach House!! We will be returning as often as we can and look forward to continuing our relationship w/ Chris and Steph
- Guest Diane and Tom
- Date of stay 03/02/13
- Review Submitted 04/14/13
Wonderful place to stay!Guest comment entered by owner
Wonderful place to stay!
We had a wonderful time at the Lemon Cottage! It's a short one-hour drive from the Tampa airport. The cottage is in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood situated very close to food shops, restaurants, a 10-minute walk to the beach and a short drive to other beaches on the island. We loved the cottage as soon as we saw it - it was so quaint and inviting, and very clean. We loved the open plan and the brightness from the skylights in the family room and kitchen. The kitchen is well equipped - just buy your food and you'll feel right at home. We also loved the screened-in patio and pool. Chris is very detail-oriented and provides excellent service to his guests. We can't wait to return!
- Guest Rick and Anita from Toronto
- Date of stay 02/23/13
- Review Submitted 03/18/13
Perfect Location and HouseGuest comment entered by owner
Perfect Location and House
This is our second trip to the island but first time in this house and loved it. The lanai and plunge pool was a perfect place to sit and enjoy the day. The house is colorful, bright and airy and the automatic skylights were perfect in letting the fresh warm air in the house. Beds and furniture were very comfortable with plenty of seating and eating areas. Loved the computer desk, the shelving and the decorating style. Easy access to shopping, eating and enjoying the beach. There was nothing we needed in the way of dishes or cooking utensils. Chris, as always, was very helpful and he and Stephanie thought of everything. Would definitely stay there again just to enjoy the screened lanai.
- Guest Susan, Carmel, Indiana
- Date of stay 01/12/13
- Review Submitted 01/23/13
Special offer: $100 off posted rate for available weeks in Dec and Jan
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Rentals are Sat 4 p.m. to Sat 10 a.m. 7 day minimum January 4, 2014 - April 26, 2014 7 nights minimum $1,450. April 27, 2014 - Labor Day 2014 7 nights minimum $1,275 FALL 2013 Sept 7, 2014 - Nov 10, 2014 low season $1075 $85 cleaning fee + 11.5% Fl Resort Tax $250 to $500 refundable security deposit Holiday weeks may be subject to a premium. Please ask. Rates subject to change.
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Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Chris, Steph and the girls are a family from the Toronto area in Canada. 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 Holmes Beach:
Slide open the 12 foot patio doors to the covered lanai, then at the touch of a button, open two large Velux remote venting skylights in the vaulted ceiling and let in all that deliciously fresh island sea breeze. This house opens up to bring in volumes of that Florida sunshine, Gulf breezes and warmth that you traveled so for far to get.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
From initial contact to check out, we want you to have the most positive experience possible. We've hand selected each individual item that went into the house for comfort, quality, and function. This means that you can relax in both comfort and style so that you get the most out of your stay with us.
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The Cottage features lush tropical plants and is located on a quiet street loop.
A generous living area with open concept & vaulted ceiling for a spacious feel.
A single of over queen bunk bed is perfect for kids and adults alike.
The living area has 3d internet capable smart TV with 3d BluRay/DVD player
Bring your laptop or tablet. We are completely WiFi wired to keep in touch.
Grill that memorable meal or put another shrimp on the barbie.
The kitchen comes complete with everything you need.
Our plunge pool has optional heating with our new heat pump.
Side of the house
Front of the house
Comfy new mattresses feature soft premium 500 thread cnt Egyptian cotton sheets
Additional seating area has one sleeper sofa.
Leisurely explore the neighborhood on 2 adult bikes provided.
The leaf table can expand.
Have a scurvy free vacation with fresh picked fruit from our garden. (Jan Feb)
Sun or shade, the choice is yours.
Another seating nook to enjoy a cup of morning coffee outside the yellow bedroom
Your sun hat should hang here soon. :-)
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