Dolphin Cottage - Pet Friendly and Very Close to Beach!(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- 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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Member since: 2007
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Outdoor shower
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $90
- Tax Rate 12%
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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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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Small secretary desk with Wi-Fi and ipod dock
Master bedroom with queen bed
Third bedroom with two twin beds
Welcome to Anna Maria Island
Cottage in 1960's
Some things never change!
Abundant wildlife in the waters around Anna Maria Island
The Gulf is a wondrous place!
Everyone gets to swim at the causeway!
Every sunset is different
Living room with new HDTV
The very efficient kitchen!
Front bedroom with two full beds
Dine al fresco for breakfast or supper
Cool local art - inside and outside!
Our home is your castle
Cottage in 1980's
Play is good for all of us
Fishing is great in the waters off Anna Maria
Everybody loves a boat ride
The perfect end to a perfect day on Anna Maria Island
Ticky Tacky Tiki Bars
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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