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Red Fish Cottage @ North Point Ami-Rod and Reel Pier Across St

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Last updated: 05/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-30 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy our remodeled and comfortable island original, located at the prestigious north point of Anna Maria Island across the street from the landmark Rod and Reel Pier. This pier has one of the best restaurants on the island serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner while offering deck seating overlooking experienced anglers catching a wide variety of fish. Wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, pelicans, etc. can be seen while enjoying dinner. Meet new and old friends at the friendly and eclectic bar downstairs where reasonably priced libations and snacks are served. Crab cakes, clam chowder, and grouper sandwiches are the best on the island and don't forget to try their Pier Burger...awesome.

The pier also provides fishing equipment rentals, daily fishing licenses for sale, and bait. There is no excuse for not trying your hand at angling. If you catch a keeper, walk across the street and cook it on the house grill or ask the chef at the pier if they would prepare if for your dinner that evening.

Sugar sand beaches filled with shells, sand dollars and star fish are across the street on the Bay side or 3 blocks away on the Gulf side. This beach house is located in the most popular area of the island where you can enjoy all aspects of the island without getting into your car. Don't forget to walk to the north point to experience the most spectacular sunsets you'll ever see.

The beach house has fully insulated new hurricane windows that provide energy efficient protection from winds, rain, heat and cold. A library of fictional books are available for reading along with a library of DVD movies.

Keywords: Cozy, Beach House, on Ground Level
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/05/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 sets of twins at this time. Den may be remodeled at a later date. please inquire with questions., Baby Cribs (1) fold up crib available, Murphy Beds (1) Queen size...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • no bathtub. Each bath has a shower only. There is a wonderful outside shower with hot and cold water that is fully enclosed allowing for full showering outdoors. Very enjoyable....moreless

Other Amenities

  • First floor, outdoor hot/cold shower, walk across street to beach, restaurant, fishing pier, friendly bar, 40' LCD TV, leather furniture, remodeled guest bath and kitchen, screened front porch to watch the world stroll by, hard wood deck with gas grill out back, see dolphins, manatees, sting rays and other ocean wild life from neighboring pier....moreless


  • Books:

    Extensive library of novels-over 200...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    one in the living room one in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Games:

    games and jigsaw puzzles available in the Elton John room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Brighthouse with an extended number of channels than the basic services If anything else is used that costs additional money, we expect you inform us and the cost will be deducted from your deposit....moreless

  • Television:

    40 or 42" flat screen in the living room 36" flat screen in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    kayaks and bicycles...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Our beach house is across the street from Tampa Bay. From the kitchen window, you can catch a vision of the bay between the two houses on the beach. There is a public access two houses down....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    When walking two blocks west and two blocks north, you will arrive at the most beautiful beach in the WORLD...Bean Point on AMI. This is where the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay come together....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table with chair with leaf for expansion When expanded, table can squeeze an extra or two on the ends. Porch table with 5 chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    available in the garage...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    only within the continental US. Out of country calls will be deducted from your deposit...moreless

  • Garage:

    Used for storing the kayaks, bikes, beach chairs etc. Not for a car. Locked room behind for owners things....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat and central air...moreless

  • Internet:

    password: 8634128198...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    L shaped leather sofa 2 Scan Design chairs and ottomans ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway parking for 4 if everyone pulls up. Parking in front of the house as well that is public...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    4 spaces in driveway: 2 and 2 ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided:

    yes for showers. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    available in the garge...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    password: 8634128198...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    In the backyard with chairs to sit around the Mexican stove top wood stove....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee and Keurig...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    knives spatulas wisk spoons garlic press wine opener...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    2 complete sets of dishes for 6 and 8 all utensils for cooking measuring cups cutting boards pots and pans ceramic cooking pot...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Completely remoded eating counter granite counters: only granite counter cleaner Italian stone backsplash...moreless

  • Microwave:

    wall mounted above the wall mounted overn...moreless

  • Oven:

    separate mounted in the wall...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    waffle maker blender slow cooker electric pressure cooker mixer toaster...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French Door with filtered water tap inside Full size wine/soda refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    glass counter top drop stove: needs special cleaning product only to clean. downward vent ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    In the appliance pantry...moreless


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Awesome front porch with eating table and porch swing. The most relaxing place to watch the world go by. Back deck with grill and outdoor eating table...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two adult and 1 child kayax...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive front garden that buffers the front porch. Royal palms, other palms, hybiscus, roses, other flowered bushes, bird of paradise, crotens, decorative rocks, and other interesting tropical shrub...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    webber with flat grill adaptor...moreless



from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
New Years 2017
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
Jan 2 - Jan 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,750 $4,000
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018
27 night min stay

Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,500 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 10%


If the renter cancels 60 days prior to their check in date, and the landlord is able to rent the cottage, the canceling renter will receive 50% of their money returned. If the cottage is not rented, no money will be refunded. If the renter cancels 59 or less days before arrival, no money will be returned to the renter.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/05/2017
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The Red Fish Cottage is located in the premier location of Anna Maria Island at the north point which is north of Pine Ave. The house is located directly across from the Rod and Reel Pier where visitors can fishing from the pier where fishing licenses and bait may be purchased. The Rod and Reel serves three meals per day 7 days/week with wonderful breakfasts such as eggs cooked to order and specialty omelets such as their famous seafood omelet. Lunch and dinner feature fresh fish entrees and their notable Pier Burger served with fries or yummy onion rings. Downstairs locals and out of town guests share $1.50 draft beer and wine while enjoying good tunes, sports TV, friendly bar tenders, and the opportunity to meet and make new friends from around the world.

The Rod and Reel Pier is GREAT for entertaining the kids and adults but to me, the most amazing benefit from renting or beach house is that you are only 3 blocks from the most beautiful sunsets and bird watching on Bean Point, the northern most point of the island. Here you can watch competing tides provide food for all varieties of birds while you walk leisurely along our world famous sugar sand beaches. These relaxation and special energy you feel is unparalleled by any other beach you have visited. The experience is memorable and uniquely special.

Finally, the shopping and food you will encounter while exploring Bud Chiles project to revitalize the Pine St. scene is enough to round out the magic of the north section of Anna Maria Island.

If you wish to leave the island to expand your vacation experiences, you couldn't be located in a better place with Sarasota and St. Petersburg are only 45 min. to 1 hour away. Bradenton Beach and the city of Bradenton are only 20-30 minutes away with cinemas, other restaurants, shopping, etc.

For the kids and ocean lovers, Mote research and museum are available for exploring and learning about ocean life and how to preserve our fragile coastal areas.

if you decide to stay at our Red Fish Cottage and find other things your greatly enjoyed and were made available to you during your stay on the island, please communicate your discoveries so that I may post them into my site.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: Paul and Sharon Comkowycz have been married for 40 years and currently reside full time in Winter Haven, Florida. We spend every available weekend at Anna Maria Is with our grand daughter, family, and friends. We've been enjoying this island paradise for 34 years as we found this beach location we love after moving from New Haven, Ct. Our plans are to retire to this beach community and in the meantime, we rent our house to guests during the winter season and occasional weeks at a time during the off season and summer.

Why the Owner Chose Anna Maria, FL, USA:
Anna Maria is only 1 hour 45 minutes from our home in Winter Haven. The beaches are the finest in the world. Close proximity to Tampa, Sarasota, and Bradenton added to the quality of life we experience when vacationing on the island. We are not far from the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, St. Armand's Key in Sarasota, and the Mote Aquarium and research center in Bradenton. We chose our current beach house after owning another on the gulf side of the beach but preferred the location near the Rod and Reel Pier and the size of our 3 bedroom 2 bath house.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Bike Riding, Kayaking, Fishing, Reading, Walking, Naping, Watching Movies, Meeting new People, Eating out at some of the best restaurants in Sign of the Mermaid, Sand Bar, Beach Bistro, Rod and Reel.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/05/2017

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  • 878 North Shore Drive

    878 North Shore Drive

  • Living room

    Living room

  • guest bathroom

    guest bathroom

  • night shot of the Rod and Reel Pier across the Street

    night shot of the Rod and Reel Pier across the Street

  • Master Bedroom with King Bed

    Master Bedroom with King Bed

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • guest bathroom

    guest bathroom

  • View of Rod and Reel from Bay side public beach

    View of Rod and Reel from Bay side public beach

  • Kitchen


  • Front Garden Yard

    Front Garden Yard

  • Location of Beach House on highly exclusive north point of Anna Maria Is.PERFECT

    Location of Beach House on highly exclusive north point of Anna Maria Is.PERFECT

  • Remodeled Kitchen

    Remodeled Kitchen

  • guest bedroom-twin beds

    guest bedroom-twin beds

  • Guest Bedroom with twin beds and fold down queen Murphy bed

    Guest Bedroom with twin beds and fold down queen Murphy bed

  • Guest Bedroom with set of twin beds

    Guest Bedroom with set of twin beds

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Front lanai

    Front lanai

  • Walk in guest shower

    Walk in guest shower

  • View of Livingroom from Kitchen island

    View of Livingroom from Kitchen island

  • Front garden yard

    Front garden yard

  • Enclosed outdoor shower with hot & cold water for convenient washing.

    Enclosed outdoor shower with hot & cold water for convenient washing.

VRBO #296694

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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