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Anna Maria Island/Cortez Beach - Abundant Privacy in our Coastal Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, Exclusive Pool & Spa, Private Garage

Our community requires "30-day minimum stay." Ask about our longer-term discounts!

Application required; please see details below. Contact the owner to apply now!

At the foot of the drawbridge leading to internationally-renowned Anna Maria Island, nestled in the picture-postcard, gated neighborhood of Harbour Landings within the quaint fishing village of Cortez, this lovely home is a beach house without the beach congestion! Super-conveniently located in walking and biking distance (less than 1 mile) to the Island's sugar-sand beaches and gin-clear waters, it's a spacious 3-bedroom/ 2-bath / 2-story semi-detached villa with PRIVATE pool and spa (exclusively for this home!) The villa is not only elegant but also family-friendly, with a built-in "kiddie pool" and also a "baby barrier" pool safety fence, easy to set up and remove. The pool is surrounded by a 2-story lanai (screen enclosure) which also encompasses the balcony overlooking the pool, creating the ideal indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

Upstairs, you'll enjoy the comfortable main living area with split-plan bedrooms, and relax on the oversized balcony, where you'll find a propane BBQ grill convenient to the granite/stainless kitchen, which is well-equipped with service for 6, a dishwasher, glass cooktop, wall oven, microwave, blender, toaster oven, coffeemaker and more. The aquarium window in the breakfast nook provides a tree-top view of the lush, tropical landscaping (there's actually a green view from every window!)

Downstairs, the finished bonus area provides access to the pool deck through a wall of pocket-style sliding doors. When all the balcony and the deck sliders are opened up, this light-filled home is the essence of breezy, sunny Florida living. The master suite has a queen bed, walk-in closet, jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The second bedroom has a queen bed, and the third bedroom has twin beds. The laundry room is separate from the kitchen, enhancing the peace and quiet provided by this superior floorplan, more spacious than other vacation rentals in Harbour Landings. You'll appreciate the visual serenity of this well-appointed villa, with elegant travertine tile in the bathrooms, and brand new carpeting in all the bedrooms!

Best of all, this coastal retreat offers much more privacy than a typical condo unit ever could. You'll enjoy a single-family residential experience, with a common wall adjoining only 1 other residence, and a circle drive on our corner lot that is not adjacent to the attached home's driveway, plus your own private 2-car garage. When you feel like socializing, take a short stroll to the clubhouse, with tennis court, community pool and fitness center. Live like a local, near shopping, boating, jet skiing, fishing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and para-sailing. Play golf on the Island and other nearby courses, too! Although you will not have sole use of a dock on the Harbour Landings private marina, you can enjoy the view. Wander past the docks in the common area, on your way to the local seafood restaurants, where the day’s catch is fresh off the boat in the historic Cortez village, celebrating over 100 years of commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

This is an ideal snowbird nest for the whole winter ... OR ... Moving out of your home while renovating? Sold your home and building another? Traveling for work and need a corporate rental? Kids enrolled at the IMG Academy? Longer-term tenants welcome!

Please Note: Approval of renters is a formality required by the Homeowners Association ($100 application fee for US/$150 for non-U.S). The application form says 30-days' notice is required, but the process actually takes about 14 days. The application is designed for annual residency, and is more detailed than necessary for short-term vacationers. So if you have any concerns about the form, please contact the owner. Application must be emailed to the owner before submission to the HOA's management company.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Yetta

This wonderful villa has been our primary home for 9 years. (Our redbone hound, Leo, learned to paddleboard here!) Now we have moved to a new home a bit closer to our family's Outfitter store on the northern tip of Anna Maria Island, and we are renting our former home to visitors who are lucky enough to discover Cortez Village! Our Island is world-famous, but how many travelers have discovered our hidden gem of Cortez? (Psst...villa guests will be VIP's at our shop, Anna Maria Island Outfitters Coastal Gear & Apparel ...paddleboard or kayak, anyone?) Also, we will be close by if you need to contact us during your stay.

Yetta purchased this house in 2008

Why Yetta chose Cortez

Our family have been full-time residents and homeowners in various neighborhoods on, or nextdoor to, Anna Maria Island for the past 31 years. The Island is quintessential "Olde Florida," and we can't imagine living anywhere else in the U.S.! Every day in our shop, we meet visitors who are experiencing "our paradise" for the first time. Every single one of them is spending part of their vacation looking for the home they'll rent when they return. Well...look no further!

What makes this house unique

We love our corner lot, with an "Eden-like" yard of oleanders, coconut palms, Birds of Paradise, banana trees, hibiscus, Jamaican starflowers, and a myriad of other tropical shrubs and trees. The lush beauty of our garden emphasizes the truly tropical lifestyle!

As a gated community, Harbour Landings is EXTREMELY quiet and peaceful, tucked away from the hustle & bustle of beach life, yet you can faintly hear the music of the various Island entertainment venues across the water at night! We like to say, "near enough and far enough," it's the best of both worlds!


Cortez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pool and spa heat not included in rent; pay-per-use propane charges additional. Water/electricity combined usage cap $200/mo.
  • Rental rate does not include 12% tax. Discount available for a stay of 3 months or longer. No tax required for a stay of 6 months or longer.
  • Completed application & photo of check (payable to HOA's management co.) must be emailed to owner for pre-approval. Rental Agreement w/owner also req.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2nd bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master suite - 1 queen
    2nd bedroom - 1 queen
    3rd bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $300
Damage Deposit $550

The HOA requires a minimum 30-day rental period.

Approval of renters is a formality required by the Homeowners Association (U.S. application fee $100/non-U.S. $150). The application form states 30-days' advance notice is required, but the process actually takes about 14 days. The application is designed for annual residency and is more detailed than necessary for short-term vacationers; so if you have any concerns about the form, please contact the owner. Application must be emailed to the owner before submission to the HOA's management company. Further instructions provided when you request to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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