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Dolphin Cottage - Pet Friendly and Very Close to Beach!

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

It is always summer on Anna Maria Island! We have one of the most pristine, un-crowded beaches you will ever visit. Enjoy a champagne breakfast, Duffy's burgers for lunch, or cocktails at sunset! In addition, there are many other fabulous things to do here - Busch Gardens, Universal Studios and Disney are all within a two-hour drive. World-class restaurants and shopping in Sarasota & St. Armand’s circle are just a short drive south, down to Longboat Key and Lido Key. If you are outdoorsy, the swimming, boating and fishing are unbeatable year-round!

Dolphin Cottage, our 'little house' on Anna Maria Island, is a cozy, charming old-Florida home with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom - perfect for a couple or family. It is very close to the beach, with only two other houses between it and our beautiful, un-crowded beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Anna Maria is less than an hour away from 3 major airports: Tampa (TPA), Sarasota (SRQ) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE). Just a short trip across the Intracoastal Waterway, AMI is easy to get to, and difficult to leave!


The interior of the cottage is pleasantly rustic, with knotty cypress paneling on the walls and ceilings, and brand-new Italian ceramic floor tile throughout the house. It has a cute, galley-like kitchen where everything is within reach. There is also a gas grill outdoors. A central living & dining room makes up most of the house, with a dining table, sofas & recliners, HDTV, extended digital cable, and MP3/ipod music player. High-speed wireless internet is also available.

There are three bedrooms: one has a queen bed, one has two double beds, and the other has two twin beds. Dolphin Cottage can sleep 6 adults. The bathroom recently underwent a well-deserved makeover and now has new ceramic tile on the walls and floor. There is a second toilet and shower stall in the garage, and an outdoor shower also - great for rinsing off the sand and salt!

The beach is a very short walk away. We have many beach chairs, umbrellas & toys. You can also walk or bicycle to the grocery store, other shopping and many great restaurants. There is also a free trolley that runs from north Anna Maria to south Longboat Key (the next island south) and a trolley stop just a short stroll from the cottage.

Dolphin Cottage is pet-friendly. There is a large back yard (no fence.) Dogs are not allowed on the beach or at newly-opened Neal and Perico Preserves, but they can swim at the boat ramp or at the Palma Sola causeway, just a short drive away. Dogs are also welcome at Robinson Preserve, but they must be on leash.

Please note: This is the original Dolphin Cottage in the town of Holmes Beach (not the one in the city of Anna Maria.) The original Dolphin Cottage is personally owner-operated and not managed by a realtor or rental company. While the other one is very cute, ours is better!
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941-705-2637

Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Outdoor shower

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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Season 2017
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,695
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,595

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $90
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

Due to recent issues, security deposit will be required for all new guests.

Pet deposit may also be required.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1963

About the owner: We are Denise & Carol, sisters who love all things Florida, especially our little house on Anna Maria Island. Though we both have real jobs, we would much prefer to be full-time beach bums and spend as much time near or in the water as we possibly can. There is no better place to enjoy this lifestyle than on Anna Maria Island, one of the few remaining barrier islands with little development and lots of old Florida appeal!

Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach, FL, USA:
Our maternal grandmother bought this house and its neighbor in the early 1960’s and both houses have remained in our family ever since. Many, many happy events – parties, reunions, weddings, honeymoons and celebrations – have occurred here over the years. We enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with those who appreciate Anna Maria Island for its slow pace, laid-back ambience and quirky charm. Very little has changed in our neighborhood over the last 50 years and best of all, the beach, the Gulf and those unforgettable sunsets are only a short stroll away!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Everyone who has stayed at Dolphin Cottage over the years appreciates the relaxed, cozy charm of this little house. It has lots of good vibes!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • Dolphin Cottage

    Dolphin Cottage

  • Small secretary desk with Wi-Fi and ipod dock

    Small secretary desk with Wi-Fi and ipod dock

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • Third bedroom with two twin beds

    Third bedroom with two twin beds

  • Outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower

  • Welcome to Anna Maria Island

    Welcome to Anna Maria Island

  • Cottage in 1960's

    Cottage in 1960's

  • Some things never change!

    Some things never change!

  • Abundant wildlife in the waters around Anna Maria Island

    Abundant wildlife in the waters around Anna Maria Island

  • The Gulf is a wondrous place!

    The Gulf is a wondrous place!

  • Everyone gets to swim at the causeway!

    Everyone gets to swim at the causeway!

  • Every sunset is different

    Every sunset is different

  • Living room with new HDTV

    Living room with new HDTV

  • The very efficient kitchen!

    The very efficient kitchen!

  • Front bedroom with two full beds

    Front bedroom with two full beds

  • Dine al fresco for breakfast or supper

    Dine al fresco for breakfast or supper

  • Cool local art - inside and outside!

    Cool local art - inside and outside!

  • Our home is your castle

    Our home is your castle

  • Cottage in 1980's

    Cottage in 1980's

  • Play is good for all of us

    Play is good for all of us

  • Fishing is great in the waters off Anna Maria

    Fishing is great in the waters off Anna Maria

  • Everybody loves a boat ride

    Everybody loves a boat ride

  • The perfect end to a perfect day on Anna Maria Island

    The perfect end to a perfect day on Anna Maria Island

  • Ticky Tacky Tiki Bars

    Ticky Tacky Tiki Bars

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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