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

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, Canal, Dock, Discounts Offered to small groups.

C-view Florida is ONE of ONLY TWO 5-bedroom homes on Lake LaVista, the canals north of Pine Avenue. Come and enjoy the dock!

Two (2) Summer 2017 weeks remaining so the rates have been discounted:

July 28 to August 5

August 5 to August 12

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 FEW canal houses close to the beach. 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 airfares 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! The properties private 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 pool is ideal for swimming laps or just splashing in the water in its splash deck.

C-view Florida 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 Florida 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.

When you arrive you will be greeted by a personalised welcome basket.



Additional Services which can be provided for a fee 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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More Details

Ann Chappell
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

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 when there were only private homes on Crescent Beach before any high rise buildings.

Ann Chappell purchased this house in 2008

Why Ann Chappell chose Anna Maria Island

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your pictures don't do it justice. The house was just perfect for our family. The kitchen was stocked with the best of appliances, pots, dishes, etc. even a grill outside. The little ones really enjoyed the shelf in the pool. It made supervising them so much easier, and not having to lug beach towels, sand toys, even beach chairs was a huge help. The beach was beautiful and we rented kayaks and it was great having the canal right in our backyard. Thanks for a wonderful week of sun and fun.
Apr 2010
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between Bedroom 4 and Bedroom 5
    Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower , Outside Bedroom 5
  • 3.5+
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom shared with Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bathroom shared with Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bathroom shared with Bedroom 5
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom shared with Bedroom 4 -- Daybed with Pop up Trundle
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Built-in Safe for keeping Valuables


Relaxing at the pool.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Sep 6, 2015

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.

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

Canal Home/Dock/Heated Pool/Nr Bean Point/VRBO Bear Stayed Here!/200 yds to Gulf
average rating of 4.985507 based on 72 reviews

Island Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stay at a lot of vacation rental homes due to having a large family that likes to all be together on vacation, and this was honestly one of the nicest places we have stayed. Well stocked, well maintained, clean, and beautiful! The kitchen had just about everything you can think of to need to prepare meals and feed a crew. The setup was just perfect for our large family. The backyard, pool and dock area was idyllic for a peaceful island getaway! We loved the house and are hoping to be able to come back soon!!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As part of a large family, I know it is important to find a vacation spot where you can enjoy being with one another as well as having space. Anna Maria is a wonderful spot and having a place that works for guests is our priority. Thanks for treating the home with such care. We look forward to having you return and are pleased we were able to accommodate all ten.
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The Perfect Place To Stay In Perfect Anna Maria Island

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house (large, spacious, well equipped, cool in every sense), the garden and pool (great for sunbathing and BBQing), the dock (delightfully shady, restful place to read and contemplate as well as launch canoes, moor your motor boat, see fish jumping and manatees hanging around), the easy (200 yards) access to beaches (the wild and wonderful white sand Bay of Mexico beach - many more birds than people - and the more Mediterranean Tampa Bay side), the bike-friendly distance to The Donut Experiment and Rod and Reel for brunch, and to interesting shops, bars and restaurants, the range of restaurants along the keys (of which the Blue Marlin at Bradenton Beach stands out), the excellent South Florida Museum in Bradenton (with dinosaurs - skeletons - and manatees - very much alive), and the so-easy-to-shop Ellenton outlet shopping mall (120 top quality stores).

NB: this northern end of Anna Maria Island is the place to be. It is a world apart from the more popular areas further south. This is an area where privilege comes as standard.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I think you have covered it all. We were delighted to host your family for your vacation and are pleased you found just a few things to do. We look forward to your return to continue your exploration of this little vacation gem. Ann
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  • 5 of 5

Our first stay at this property will not be our last. Spectacular home, great location and kind and timely owner (Ann) and keeper (Erin). Ann and Erin have taken such care and attention to detail to make your hard earned vacation a wonderful experience. I have yet to stay at a rental (and I have stayed at many in Florida and New England) with so much available--from cold beverages for your arrival to laundry detergent when you need it! This home would be appropriate for so many types of vacationers--families, elderly, reunions, weddings, you name it. We just wanted a quiet and relaxing holiday with family and it was just perfect. Thanks so much Ann and Erin for sharing a little piece of Anna Maria (one of the best places on earth) with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Another Wonderful Stay at C-View

  • 5 of 5

This was the 5th year in a row that our family has stayed at C-View and we loved coming back. Communication with the owner (Ann) is a pleasure and the contact/property manager on the island (Erin) is always prompt and friendly if little issues come up. We arrived to baked cookies and an assortment of soft drinks, beer and wine in the house. The house is wonderful in terms of location to one of the best beach access points on the island (about 2 blocks away), and we have come to appreciate the beach wagon, beach chairs and beach towels that are provided with the rental. We have stayed at many rental properties on Anna Maria island, but once we stayed here, we have kept coming back. The kitchen is well stocked with quality dishes and cooking utensils, and the mattresses on the beds are comfortable - not always the case in rental properties. The pool is wonderful after a day on the beach and is larger than many of the pools at single-family homes on the island. The pier out back is a great spot to sit in the morning or late day. We had manatee come to visit several times during our stay and we launched our kayak off the pier for nice paddles through the canals. We hope to return again on our next trip to Anna Maria Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, GA

Lovely house and gorgeous back yard with pool, privacy, dock and view of waterway.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed all of the extras furnished by Ann. The welcome gift basket was a big hit, laundry supplies, bathroom supplies, soaps and cleaners for kitchen, beach towels, 4 nice beach chairs, a wagon to carry "stuff" to the beach, and pool toys, all included. The kitchen is well furnished with plenty of non-breakable glasses and plates plus pottery dishes and real glasses. We liked the 3 different sleeping areas that included the 3 bathrooms, plenty of parking. It is a longer walk to the beach that we would like, but it was doable. There are plenty of chairs, but a card table would be a nice addition just for games.

The week was perfect for our family, no rain, and beautiful sunsets! Anna Maria Island is my favorite of all beach areas! We all highly recommend C-View! Thank you for a great week!


Athens, GA

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hats off to Erin, too, she pulls it all together for us. Glad the week turned out so beautiful for your stay. We love getting suggestions and will look into the games table. We love our games too! Please do stay with us when you next visit the lovely paradise and thanks for taking time to write such an informative review. Ann
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Lovely home for an idyllic beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

We found this lovely home for our 4th visit to AMI, and had a wonderful family vacation! Anna Maria Island is our favorite place on earth, and we found this home to be located in a quiet area on the Northern end of the island. The location was one of our favorite parts about this home! You have a very short and easy walk to the beach - no busy streets, yet you are located on a canal - wonderful place to have your morning coffee, and still located within walking distance to Pine Ave - great place to get a box of doughnuts (the Doughnut Experiment) or a burrito for lunch (Poppo's) YUM!!

We stayed here with our 4 children, my parent's, and my two adult brothers -who are disabled. We were pleased to find the home very accessible for my brothers mobility scooters. We brought our short portable ramp for the one small step out the front and back door. The scooters could move around the house easily and my brothers liked that they were able to close a sliding door by their bedrooms for more privacy!

The home was spotless upon arrival, and very well stocked. The kitchen even contained utensils that I'd now like to buy for my home! We also loved that there were cleaning supplies in the house ( as we had to buy counter cleaner and ask the rental company to bring a boom and dustpan at the last home we stayed at ) If you are going to stay in a home for a week, you are surely going to need to sweep sand and clean counters....we loved that this home was ready for that, and my mom and I enjoyed taking a time each morning to keep the home tidy!

We had a rain day and were so pleased with all of the kids toys / games / books at the home! My kids loved getting out the puzzles, coloring books, and kids books! Made our rain day fun!

The landscaping was so tropical and the outdoor furniture was high quality. The pool was the perfect size and the slash deck made pool time with a two year old relaxing! No length of time at Anna Maria is ever long enough, but I guess it's good to leave a vacation wanting more! We'd love to return to this relaxing home someday!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting your family. We were pleased your brothers were able to get around with little difficulties. We renovated the house to provide access but each person's requirements vary. You were smart to bring the ramp. We agree with your assessment of Anna Maria and look forward to hosting you on your next visit. Thanks too for your suggestions for the house. Everyone benefits from them. Ann
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Rod and Reel Pier
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Four courses within 30 minutes of the property
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
The Waterfront
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Point of Interest
C-view Florida
Nearest Point of Interest
City Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Rod and Reel Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayview Park and Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bean Point for Sunsets
Nearest Point of Interest
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.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
4th July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Pre-Christmas 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017/New Year 2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Post New Year 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Pre Easter 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2018
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
4th of July Week 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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