Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Directly on the Beach! Beautiful Ground Floor Condo

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is a beautifully updated clean condominium inside and out. The complex just completed a major exterior renovation. You will love our professionally decorated two bedroom condo.

Shell Cove Condominium sits directly on the beach. No kidding, four steps and your feet are in the sand! Wake up to the sound of waves breaking right outside your front door. Watch the sunsets and dolphins play as you sit in the living room. This is truly Old Florida.

Enjoy Anna Maria Island's white sandy beach, waterfront restaurants, quaint shopping and even a local theater.

The free trolley has a stop across the street and invites you to visit the entire Island.

Please feel free to email or call me for any questions you may have.

Check in time is 3:00 p.m.

Check out time is 11:00 a.m.

We do allow one pet under 20 pounds. We reserve the right to have the pet removed to a kennel if there are noise complaints from other owners/renters. There is a pet fee that is non-refundable of $200. The guidelines for size of the animal is a condominium association rule so no exceptions are permitted.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Courtenay

We are from Cazenovia, NY and have been vacationing on the island since 1981. We also have a place 2 miles down the road from this rental property.

Courtenay purchased this condo in 2009

Why Courtenay chose Bradenton Beach

Anna Maria Island gives you the Old Florida feeling that high-rises and new construction cannot deliver. The location is tough to beat. 4 steps out the door and you are on the white powder sand of the beach!

What makes this condo unique

Enjoy the free trolley that stops right across the street. There are many very unique restaurants like Mr. Bones BBQ @ 3000 Gulf drive or try the new Caribbean feel of Jam-Rocks @ 1800 Gulf Drive. For more restaurants ask us for we address.


Bradenton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

63% Complete
21% Complete
10% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
Directly on the Beach! Beautiful Ground Floor Condo
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 19 reviews

Great location, needs updating

  • 3 of 5

My family stayed here for 6 days. It was a great location, close to restaurants and right on the beach. The inside had a nice layout, but needed some detailed cleaning. The couches had visible black dirt marks and the towels were ripping. If the condo gets a good scrubbing and updated furnishings it would be great.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A little dirty

  • 3 of 5

Great location. Easy parking. Nice view and convenience to beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely breathtaking!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location, close to Bridge Street shops and eateries! The ocean view from the condo and sunsets were stunning! Definitely a place we will remember when we return to AMI next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Glasgow, Kentucky

Extraordinary Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our week on Anna Maria Island was extraordinary. Shell Cove is absolutely perfect. Our check-in was seamless, everything was clean, neat, refreshing. The condo had everything we needed. We cook quite a bit while vacationing and the kitchen was well-equipped. The beach/ocean was truly right outside the door ... and the entire complex was very-well maintained. The other occupants (some of which were owners) were super-nice and prompted several nice dinners on/around the island. The one and only downside to this condo is the mattress in the master bedroom; it was rather noisy as if some plastic material was built into the underside. It was a nuisance with the slightest movement. However, I have contacted the owners about this. We have already booked Shell Cove for September '17. I don't think we could have found a better complex!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Memorable Anniversary Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible place to stay - the closest we have ever been to the ocean of any beachfront condo my husband and I have booked. The water is just a 30 second walk from your feet. This condo unit is also mostly centrally located and a 5-10 minute drive to restaurants, other beaches, bay piers, etc. This was mine and my husband's first trip to Anna Maria Island; it was for our 3 year anniversary, and it has been one of our favorite vacations. We would love to stay in this condo again!!! Also, we left a valuable item in the condo by accident at check-out, and Courtnay was great in accommodating us to make arrangements to have this returned to us. Things to be noted for the owners: dryer does make a loud squeaking noise when running a cycle, and this may need to be looked into; the frame of the bed in the master bedroom could be improved. Any slight movement made on the bed causes creaking/noise from the frame.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 2 of 5

We stayed in this rental during July 2016. There had been no cleaning handover. We appreciate that mistakes are made, however the way it has been handled by Courtenay is unacceptable. She promised a refund of 1 night's rental, which we accepted, however some 5 months later she has failed to reimburse us and is not replying to our correspondence.

Because the premises had not been cleaned we contacted Courtenay to resolve the matter. She informed us that she was unable to contact the Cleaning company so that we should search about for clean bedding and tidy up as best we could, and that she would arrange for the property to be cleaned the following day. Because of this we found that the mattress protectors were soiled and grubby. On searching drawers for spare bedding all we could find was grubby, scrunched up curtains /sheets in the twin bedroom. This was disgusting. We then had to purchase laundry detergent in order to wash the bedding left on the floor. We then spent about 2 hours cleaning the apartment, disposing of a large quantity of foodstuffs from the refrigerator and worktops, and refuse left in and beside the bins. We also noted that the carpets in the 2 bedrooms were badly stained, as were the sofa and armchair. The Cleaning company unexpectedly arrived after 21.30 hours that evening and finished the cleaning. They were also unable to find suitable spare bedding, and reused the bedding which we had freshly laundered. We would like to say that the Cleaning company staff were very pleasant and efficient. All this meant that we were unable to go for our evening meal, which resulted in us attending the Walmart about 23.15 that night to obtain food.

All of these issues (plus some others) were highlighted to Courtenay. She stated that the property was due to be refurbished during Autumn 2016. She also stated that we would be refunded for one nights rental, which we accepted.

Upon our return to the UK, we messaged Courtenay through VRBO. We corresponded with her through to September 2016, which was a very trying experience. She would mostly not respond to the first e mail, without being prompted, and even then would sometimes take up to 2 to 3 weeks to reply. We forwarded our PayPal details to her and also arranged for VRBO to inform her of how to reimburse us through their site, to no avail.

The 2 stars are for the rental location. Courtenay has proven herself to be unprofessional and unprincipled in her dealings with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
11 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Payment fee through $100
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties