Canal Home/Dock/Nr Bean Point/Heated Pool/VRBO Bear Stayed Here!/200 Yds to Gulf

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Property description

C-view Florida is one of ONLY two 5-bedroom homes on Lake LaVista, the canals north of Pine Avenue.

We are pleased to be the ONLY home in Anna Maria to host the VRBO Bear. Read the Bear's review and all our reviews.

C-view Florida is our Vacation Home and we want you to love it as much as we do. Our personally selected management team will ensure your stay is top notch. See our reviews which will help you decide why this is the Vacation Home for you.

We are located on the north end of Anna Maria, near Bean Point AND we are one of the handful of canal houses close to the beach so you can enjoy the dock and all that allows and the white sand of the Gulf of Mexico.

Why not get together with friends and take advantage of low air fares to Tampa, St Pete/Clearwater, or Sarasota and come enjoy the warm Florida sun and beaches.

Golfers will appreciate the nearby access to four top flight public courses. Florida's weather allows for golfing all year long!

From the family rooms you will be able to enjoy the Canal View! Its own 30 foot dock is perfect for kayaking or boarding a boat for a day out on the water. The large (30 foot) heated family-size, salt swimming pool is ideal for swimming laps or just splashing in the water in its splash deck.

C-view is less than 200 yards from Anna Maria’s famous beaches. You will appreciate the outdoor shower for freshening up after your day at the beach or your day out boating.

The house is within easy walking distance of the local restaurants (Rod and Reel, Sandbar, Waterfront) and shops, as well as the two local piers. No need for a car!

The house is single-story and has large doors to accommodate wheelchairs. Inside you will enjoy all the contemporary furnishings and audio visual treats. The kitchen is modern and easy to maintain. C-View is a perfect place for a perfect holiday.

Additional items you may wish (baby crib, high chairs) can be provided. You let us know how YOU would like to have the house prepared for your stay.

We offer weekly rental discounts for parties of less than 7 guests and a further discount for parties of less than 5 guests. Contact us to learn more.

When you arrive you will be greeted by a personalized welcome basket provided by Provisionaire.

No pets.

Additional Services which can be provided are:
Daily Cleanings
Fresh sets of bedding and linens for the house
Meal Preparation, Serving, and Clearing
Lifeguard/Swimming Instruction/Kayaking Guide
Weekly Bike Rental/Weekly Kayak Rental
A day on a boat for Sightseeing or Fishing (You can be collected from the house!)

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Twenty-five years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Splash pool is ideal for young children. They will enjoy watching birds and manatees from the dock....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No animals allowed...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Single Story Home, Large doors for access...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom with bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Bathroom shared with Bedroom 3...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Bathroom shared with Bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Bathroom shared with Bedroom 5...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Bathroom shared with Bedroom 4 -- Daybed with Pop up Trundle...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Cal King Bed, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, high chair available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 Daybed (Twin Size)with Pop Up Trundle Bed(Twin Size)2 spaces to sleep or made up as a single King size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Between Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Between Bedroom 4 and Bedroom 5...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: outdoor shower

    Outside Bedroom 5...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Built-in Safe for keeping Valuables


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (5) TV in Bedrooms (4), TV in Living Room (1)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:



  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Gulf of Mexico, 200 yards. Tampa Bay, 600 yards...moreless

  • Water View:

    View the Canal from Living Area and Pool & Patio Area...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On a canal from Tampa Bay with a 20 foot dock...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On the Canal with dock ( can accomodate up to 25 foot boat) however from Tampa Bay boats must pass under bridges with a maximum low tide clearance of 9 to 10 feet. Large boats can be kept at Holmes Beach Marina....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table and 10 chairs Counter dining with 3 stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning - 2 zones...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Hi-speed Roadrunner from Brighthouse...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large Family Size...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    With Printer/Scanner/Fax/Copier...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance:

    Long Distance (USA and Canada) Calls...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating - 2 zones...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed Linens are Ironed!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large TV and Stereo System. Ipod Docking...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Up to 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    For Boat/Trailer. No RV's...moreless

  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    (2) Free Local...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Abundant Towels Beach Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large Family Size...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    14 cup Automatic Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Extensive array of Cooking and Serving Items...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place setting for 12. Outdoor setting for 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Large GE dishwasher...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    GE Profile Appliances, Ceramic Cooktop, French Door Refrigerator, Convection Oven...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large capacity...moreless


  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor Seating Area Outdoor Dining Area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Grill with spare tank...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Heated, Splash Deck incorporated into shallow end...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 66 traveler reviews
Relaxing at the pool. 09/06/2015

VRBO Bear stayed here:

Great vacation! We were welcomed with a gift basket full of treats for the whole bear family and a refrigerator with refreshments! The VRBO Bear was in need of a little downtime at the end of the summer. This was the most beautiful and relaxing visit vacation ever.

The house is straight out of a designer magazine, updated, bright and airy, soothing and relaxing colors, hardwood floors throughout and super spacious. Large sliders open the whole house up to the gorgeous back yard pool and canal dock. It's located in the quiet residential end of Anna Maria Island away from the day trippers.

This bear enjoyed spending mornings at the beach a short 2 blocks away, afternoons relaxing on the large outdoor patio enjoying the beautiful landscaping surrounding our large 30 ft saltwater pool, and evenings eating on the patio and picnic table followed by quiet time on the private dock watching the sunset and waiting for the resident manatee to appear.

The bear family found everything they needed was provided for - hotel quality towels, linens and bath amenities, the most organized and efficient kitchen ever, beach towels, beach cart, beach toys and floats. For rainy days, there were plenty of supplies - books, crayons and puzzles. There was even a canoe!

Two separate wings and a separate master gave all of us privacy. The older cubs had their own wing with 2 bedrooms and a shared bath. A pocket door allowed Mama and Papa bear to close out noise. It would be perfect for a holiday visit with our whole family.

The Bear family loved this house. I think Mama Bear cried as we drove away.

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Break 2016
Oct 15 - Nov 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$400 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Fall Season 2016
Nov 5 - Nov 19, 2016
4 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
Pre Christmas 2016
Nov 28 - Dec 20, 2016
4 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Christmas 2016/New Years 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Post New Year 2017
Jan 7 - Jan 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Pre Easter 2017
Jan 25 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Easter 2017
Apr 8 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring 2017
Apr 22 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

4th July Week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jul 8 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall Season 2017
Aug 26 - Oct 13, 2017
4 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall Break 2017
Oct 14 - Nov 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$400 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Restocking Fee/week $50 + tax
  • Cleaning & Linens/week $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Fee is Based on 8 guests.

Payment Terms: 50% of rental fee at booking, remaining rental fee and security deposit ($400.00 for stays of less than 3 weeks, $800.00 for stays greater than 3 weeks) due 1 month prior to arrival.


Cleaning -- $200.00/week (includes fresh, ironed bed linens)

Restocking -- $50.00/week (bath gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, toilet paper, tissues, laundry detergent, dishwasher tablets, dish washing liquid, trash bags, foil, plastic wrap, sponges, paper towels, salt, pepper, cleaning products for kitchen and bathrooms, propane for barbecue grill).

Discounts offered for groups of less than 7.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota Airport
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Rod and Reel Pier
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Four courses within 30 minutes of the property
600 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Waterfront
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico

Car: Not Necessary

Busch Gardens in Tampa, Tampa Bay Baseball at Tropicana Field (45 minutes) in Clearwater, Opera/Performing Arts in Sarasota, Museums in Sarasota, Shopping on St Armands Key.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Originally from Louisiana now Living in England, I spent my summers on Crescent Beach, Siesta Key. Anna Maria reminds me of Siesta Key when there were only private homes on Crescent Beach before any high rise buildings.

Why the Owner Chose Anna Maria, FL, USA:
The Gulf Coast's white sand beaches are highly-regarded and known worldwide for their beauty. Anna Maria is unique because it is not built-up like many other areas of Florida. It is old Florida, not some new area trying to be old Florida! It is relaxed and friendly. We chose the house because it is on the canal allowing access to various water activities and yet is 200 yards to the beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
If you want a relaxing vacation, you can choose to never leave the house and have a wonderful time swimming, fishing and enjoying the view. You can walk to most restaurants in the area or take the free trolley. If you want an active vacation, you can jet ski, water ski, sail, parasail, kayak, deep sea fish, bike, golf, swim, horseback ride, tennis, shuffleboard, paddle surf all within 5 miles of the house. You can go further a field for theatre (Sarasota)or theme parks (Busch Gardens in Tampa). If you have to work while on vacation, the house is fully equipped with a computer, fax/scanner/printer, and high speed wireless broadband. The post office is within walking distance if you need to send items. Free phone service is provided and includes low cost international service as well.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Pool Area Choose Sun or Shade

    Pool Area Choose Sun or Shade

  • Entrance of House

    Entrance of House

  • Queen Bedroon

    Queen Bedroon

  • View of Canal from Back of House

    View of Canal from Back of House

  • Heading out to fish

    Heading out to fish

  • Property Layout

    Property Layout

  • Tampa Bay beach 600 yards from the house.

    Tampa Bay beach 600 yards from the house.

  • Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico

    Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico

  • Master Guest Bedroom with Queen Size Bed

    Master Guest Bedroom with Queen Size Bed

  • Photo taken by guest!

    Photo taken by guest!

  • Canal View from Dock

    Canal View from Dock

  • A guest enjoys fishing from the dock

    A guest enjoys fishing from the dock

  • Everyone celebrate the 4th of July

    Everyone celebrate the 4th of July

  • December 2009 Gulf of Mexico Beach

    December 2009 Gulf of Mexico Beach

VRBO #216122

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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