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Beach Cottage 2 Homes from the Gulf! 2/1 Completely Remodeled!

Bedrooms 2
Space 847 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

SeaHorse Crossing is a completely remodeled 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage only steps from the Pristine White Sand Beaches of Anna Maria Island. Walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, shopping and the free trolley!

After a soothing day at the beach, continue relaxing in a completely private screened-in front porch and experience the incredibly breathtaking sunsets that Anna Maria Island is famous for! This immaculate cottage is located on a street that dead ends at and is only two houses away from the Gulf of Mexico. Hardwood floors, stainless appliances and a Jacuzzi tub are only a few of the amenities, together with hot/cold outdoor shower and hot/cold outdoor sink with cooking area. King Bed in the master and a Queen in the guest.

Small Pets considered!! We do not discriminate against kitties, they are welcome too!




More Details

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

So well kept and furnished down to the last detail, that we could well have been the first-ever guests. Thanks for providing such a nice week! Our best beach vacation in our 53 years of marriage.
Sep 2013
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Ilexhurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 847 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation-Fees collected will NOT be returned unless the unit is re-rented for the same period. If re-rented all fees will be refunded minus $150.
  • Please include size & breed of animals for permission to bring them. $150 taxable pet fee per pet will apply.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jacuzzi Tub and Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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


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Beach Cottage 2 Homes from the Gulf! 2/1 Completely Remodeled!
average rating of 4.875 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We just got back from an 8 night stay and it was heavenly! The house was cozy and comfortable and the location was unbeatable--we've already booked to come back in April! We especially enjoyed the bright, beachy decor, the comfortable bed, and the outdoor shower! The management team is very pleasant and extremely responsive and made us feel secure that if any issues popped up they'd be readily available to us; of course there were no issues. Thanks again and see you in 6 months!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gina D, Thank you for your review on SeaHorse Crossing, we’re very happy that you enjoyed your stay! It was our goal to give our home a beachy vibe and it sounds like we hit our mark! We enjoy being so close to the beautiful beach and just a 5 minute walk to stores and restaurants. Tht’s fantastic that you are coming back in 6 months, see you in April!
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Perfect location, perfect beach, perfect house

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I loved this house. It was the perfect size for us. The house was just a few steps from the beach. It had everything you need in a rental home. My favorite part was sitting on the porch, enjoying the breeze and listening to the sea. We loved it and if we come back, we would definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Raneve, SeaHorse Crossing is the perfect size for 1 or 2 couples or a couple with 1 or 2 children. Being so close to the Beach is one of our favorite features as well. We don’t even pack a cooler to go to the beach as it’s only a few steps back to the fridge for another cold one!! The screened porch is another of my favorite things about SeaHorse Crossing also. Whether it is day or night that is where we spend most of our time when we are at the cottage. Hope you got to discover the Free Trolley and the rest of Anna Maria as well. As you know we are super close to the grocery store but there are so many great restaurants it is difficult not to eat out every night! Please do come back and visit soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodations!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie, I woman of few words but you certainly got your point across!! Thanks so much and hope to see you again soon!
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Awesome week!!

  • 5 of 5

A second great year of fun in the sun at Anna Maria for my family of 4! Seahorse Crossing has everything you need for the week, clean, perfect location, and we wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Thank you for your review on SeaHorse Crossing, we’re so glad that you and your family enjoyed staying at our home for the 2nd year in a row! We love being so close to the beach yet still such a quick walk to the stores, restaurants and of course ice cream! I’m sure that Ellie, Suzanne and Bob would like to hear from you to help book your 3rd year in a row!
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Perfect, Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this great cottage and it was just as great as last year. The cottage just ticks so many boxes making it a great place to stay. It is literally seconds from Holmes Beach and the cottage is stocked with beach towels and chairs/sun loungers. Within walking distance there are places to eat and shop for groceries. The trolley bus is fabulous on the Island and the bus stops are a very very short walk from the cottage. The other great thing about the cottage is the privacy it offers you.

A couple of great places to eat are Solos pizzas, Island Spice and for a lovely breakfast, the bagel shop which tends to be a bit quieter than Peaches. All these are in the main shopping plaza. Up at Anna Maria, Ginny and Jane E's do a fab breakfast/brunch. Hurricane Hank's also do lovely food and it's a great chilled out place. Ella's Greek food and fire & stone pizza on Cortez road are also worth a trip. Only about five minutes over the bridge.

All in all, we had another amazing holiday at Seahorse crossing and will definitely be returning! 😊?

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claire, What more can be said?? Thank you so much for taking the time to review SeaHorse Crossing. It sounds like you have it all covered…Steps to the Great Beaches, Close to all the amenities you could possibly need and the privacy. Only think I might add would be the incredible sunsets that Anna Maria is famous for. I am sure you took advantage of the beaches in the evening as well as the day time. See you soon!!
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Cozy Beach house

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here. Close to beach,sunny weather, comfortable "cottage feel" to this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, Thanks for reviewing SeaHorse Cottage and we are very happy that you enjoyed our cottage. Hope you had the chance to explore all the restaurants and shopping within walking distance and the free trolley that stops right at the end of the street. Please do come back and visit.
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Publix Super Market - Holmes Beach
"From all food items to beer and wine and any other household items!!"
Anchor Inn
"The Anchor is the best place on the Island to meet the locals. If you’re looking for a hurri..."
Skinny's Place Incorporated
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Ocean Star
"Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar GREAT FOOD!! Try the Seaweed Salad!!"
Mr. Bones
"Interesting BBQ Place-You have to try just to say you did!!"
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Beach Access For SeaHorse Crossing
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Bridge St
"Lots of shops and restaurants and things to do including miniature golf, a fishing pier and ..."
Blue Marlin Grill
"My favorite Restaurant on the island. Looking for Fresh Fish? You got it! Looking for a grea..."
Walgreens Store Holmes Beach
"This complex has a Walgreens Pharmacy, all the beach essentials you need, a Hardware Sore an..."
Gulf Drive Cafe
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Holmes Beach Citgo
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton 14 Miles or Tampa TPA 50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance (See Map)
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
No Ferry but a Free Trolley just steps away
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance (See Map)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Holmes Beach (Steps Away)
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island is located on the Central West Coast of Florida nestled between the tropical blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Tampa Bay to the North. Once a best –kept secret among local Floridians, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'…

The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton Beach being the southernmost, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria City on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique and charming shops and restaurants.

Anna Maria Island has miles of sugar white sand beaches, sand dunes, sea oats and Australian Pines lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. This destination is a natural choice for tropical vacationers looking for golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, plus many cultural and historical attractions. Located close to all the major attractions, yet far from the maddening crowds make the Gulf Island Beaches the ideal vacation spot.

Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day…

You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a Free Trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise!

SeaHorse Crossing is Walking Distance to Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Drug Store and Liquor Store and steps to the Gulf of Mexico Beautiful White Sand Beaches!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Policy $49
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Administration Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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