Stay warm in our pool! Short stroll to beaches; amenities galore! 3 night min.
Dan and Lori Goose Pekarek
About Dan and Lori Goose Pekarek
We love to travel. We love to meet other travelers. We love cats and dogs. We love islands. We love fun people. We love to laugh. We love baseball. We love fun. Isn't fun the best thing to have?
Dan and Lori Goose Pekarek purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Dan and Lori Goose Pekarek chose Anna Maria
Good island vibes brought us to Anna Maria Island. Great local motion encouraged us to move here. Awesome pool attracted us to this home. Amazing cottage charm and sweet location sealed the deal.
What makes this Cottage unique
Short walk to the Rod & Reel Pier and all beaches. The backyard pool and spa = a total tropical delight! All ground level with a large front porch.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Small events less than 15 will be considered.
Smoking and vaping are expressly prohibited.
Pets must be approved. Pet Form must be completed.
Well behaved children are always welcome!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Quiet time in our residential neighborhood is from 10pm until 8am.
To drive the golf cart, guests must be age 25 or older and provide a copy of their driver's license and proof of auto insurance, as well as waiver.
Guest age 18 or over must sign the Amenities and Equipment Waiver.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Relaxing and great location
What a great little cottage for our stay. Dan and Goose thought of every little thing you would need for a beach house. Great location just two blocks from the most beautiful beach. The golf cart and bikes were so great to have as part of the package. We loved the remote, northern part of the island. We will definitely be back!!
Another great experience!!
This was our second time, this year, staying at Castaway Cottage! And as soon as I walked in the door I felt as though I was home! And of course the owners, Lori and Dan, were there to greet us upon our arrival! We had such a blast with all of the amenities: pool, hot tub, paddle boards, golf cart.... The list goes on and on! We will never look anywhere else when visiting Anna Maria Island and plan to tell all of our friends about this place. The owners are truly great people and after this second stay, we feel as though they are our friends now! Can't say enough great things about them or Castaway Cottage!
2019 proved to be a very tough year for me having lost my mom suddenly to cancer. My sister-in-law, cousin and I decided to take a little trip to "get away from it all" and we could not have asked for a better trip. Anna Maria Island was just the ticket with beautiful weather, beaches and such an overall friendly island. We chose to stay on the quiet north end of the island but understand there is some nightlife on the south end (maybe next time!)
The icing on the cake was our stay at Castaway Cottage! Easy to get to via Uber from PIE and it had everything we could possibly ask for to make this an unforgettable trip! Every little detail, even some we wouldn't have even thought of, were taken care of by Goose & Dan. And sometimes it's the little things that count! Beautifully decorated and clean cottage, comfy beds and plenty of room for us. Getting around the island was so easy and we really appreciated the golf cart which saved us on not needing to have a rental car!
We definitely will be visiting again and are 'considering' taking our husbands with us next time. :) I rate this place an absolute TOP TEN and highly recommend it!!
Missing Goose and Dan already, especially now back in Iowa where it was single digit temperature last night!! ♥♥
Exceptional in every way!
We have stayed in a lot of VRBO rentals and the level of customer service, genuine kindness, and, professionalism we received from Goose and Dan was by far the very best we have encountered. The cleanliness of the property and coziness of the cottage made our first stay on Anna Maria Island perfect. Having the golf cart was wonderful. Goose and Dan thought of everything when stocking the property with beach stroller, umbrella, towels, coolers, etc everything you need. The special touches of adding fresh ice and being so thoughtful to leave an anniversary gift and sweet treat was the cherry on top and it made the week so memorable. The inside style and shabby chic design of the cottage made us instantly feel like we were at home. We didn’t want to leave. And, we look forward to returning.
More time here please
Had an excellent stay at the Castaway Cottage!
As listed, Goose and Dan provide pretty much everything you need. We took advantage of the cart for getting around the island most days. We also enjoyed launching the kayak from a nearby park, returning to nice hot outside showers, then swimming in the pool. Time didn't allow for us to take some of the bicycles out, but there are plenty of places close by to ride to.
The location was perfect for us too. Its super close to Rod & Real and several beach access points.
We would definitely come back to Castaway Cottage on AMI!
We had a fantastic stay here! This was our first time on AMI and really didn’t know what expect. We were SO happy to be in the peacefulness of the north end! Bean point beach was our favorite, it can be a hike but the beach wagon the house provides and golf cart made it so easy! Now for the house, The pool is even more gorgeous in person! We golf carted, biked, played in the pool, walked or rode to rod and reel right down the street twice for lunch! So much fun! Wanted to paddle board but ran out of time! Dan and Lori couldn’t have been better, they were super responsive and would respond to texts and messages immediately! We had a super early flight and lori worked with us on checking in. They live right next door but we hardly ever saw them unless we needed something- they thought of everything! Beach wagon, coolers, tons of beach towels, sunscreen! This is the PERFECT place if you want a quick getaway and don’t want to pack much! We shared it with 2 other couples and we all couldn’t get over how nice everything was. Definitely go to waterfront for dinner, rod and reel for lunch and sandbar for dinner as well! Can’t wait to return!!