The Vrbo Bear stayed here
We found this property to be beary special
Large House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Canalfront Dock and 200 yards to the beach!
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Splash pool for young children. Splash pool for young children.
No pets - No animals allowedNo animals allowed
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- A contract with your details will be sent to you. It must be signed prior to arrival and include the names of all guests (should we need to evacuate.)
- The pool temperature is set at 80°. The heater turns on at 8.00 am for a max of 12 hours. Tampering with the heater will incur a fee of $300.00.
- If the average air temperature stays below 55°, the heat pump may not operate. Renters unable to use the pool will receive $30/day compensation.
Vrbo Bear Stay review
Spacious, beautiful backyard, close to beach
This house was an amazing home away from home located in paradise. The house was spacious and beautifully decorated with all the amenities. The backyard was secluded with a great pool that was shaded all morning and the huge umbrella over the seating area made it perfect for outdoor living. The walk to the beach was closer than expected! My only caution is that the water at the dock is shallow (1ft at low tide).
CView was nothing short of amazing for our family vacation. We walked in to homemade cookies, wine, & fresh herbs. There was plenty of room to spread out for a big group. We never felt crowded or on top of each other. Loved having the washer and dryer. I didn’t bring any laundry home with me. The outside closet was stocked with a beach wagon, chairs, sand toys, pool floats, & more! We used the grill almost every night. My son and husband took their kayaks to use in the canal. They fished daily and we were able to see a couple of manatees. Everything was wonderful. We had no issues at all. We overpacked, really. We could have left shampoo, conditioner, body wash, chairs, boogie boards, hair dryers, and sand toys at home. Thank you for a week in PARADISE. A great escape.
A 4 1/2 star experience
We loved the quick and easy walk to the beach and very much enjoyed ourselves in the large pool and the sunny backyard. There was an outside closet full of an assortment of beach gear. The kitchen was well stocked with a variety of spices, appliances and utensils. Hair and skin products as well as basic cleaning products were all provided and re-filled when needed. Erin, Julia and Rob all took great care in the cleaning of the home both inside and outside. Any questions or concerns were easily addressed with a quick text message to Erin. The welcome basket of wine and freshly made cookies was much appreciated. When Ann was asked about the possibility of there being a Christmas tree we could borrow, she promptly arranged for Erin to buy us one. That was a very unexpected and thoughtful thing to do. There are lots of shops and restaurants on Anna Maria to try out which we did. The Farmer’s Market at Coquina Beach on Sundays is fantastic. The Living room furniture could stand an improvement. Without bringing chairs from other areas, there was only enough seating for 5 people and we all found this furniture uncomfortable to sit on as the cushions were quite saggy. We did rent kayaks but found it difficult to use them from the dock by the canal as there is no ladder or clearing on land and the water can be very low. We ended up taking them to the beach to use. Other than that we had a wonderful Christmas holiday. Thank you for sharing your house with us!
Great stay over Thankgiving!
House was great size for the 9 of us. Ann was quick to respond to questions, all the house info that was provided was very thorough. Kids loved the pool and the dock came in handy for boat pickup! Kitchen is stocked for anything you may need. Great location as we walked to several restaurants in the area. Thank you for a great stay Ann!! We will return!
Thanks for the review. So pleased you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with us!
Home sweet home
Fabulous house in a nice quiet neighbourhood with all the trimmings. Great cupboards stocked with condiments and a delicious basket of treats in the hallway to greet us. Nice cool drinks in the fridge, you do know how to spoil guests! Can’t think of a single thing you haven’t provided us with 😊
Thanks so much for allowing us to enjoy AMI like a local.
Thanks for being great guests and for the kind review. AMI is a special island and we aim to make your whole stay special.
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.
About Ann Chappell
Originally from Louisiana now Living in England, I spent my summers on Crescent Beach, Siesta Key. Anna Maria reminds me of Siesta Key before any high rise buildings.
Ann Chappell purchased this House in 2008
Why Ann Chappell chose Anna Maria
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.
What makes this House unique
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.