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20 ft to Beach Access, Prestigous North End of Island

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3Bdr with Huge Mstr Suite, 2 Full Baths, Open Concept from Kitchen to Liv. Area.

Coco-Nut's of Anna Maria Island is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home steps from the pristine white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Just walk 60 feet and you are on the beach. Two other beach accesses are located a block to the north and two to the south.

Coco-Nuts in located in the prestigious north end of the island within walking distance to public transportation, shopping & restaurants on Pine Avenue, and access to the fishing piers.There is also a free trolley system on the island.

The master suite is extra large and includes a king bed, a queen size sofa/bed, flat screen TV and a master bathroom suite. Cots are available for additional sleeping. The other bedrooms are equipped with a queen and two twin beds. Both rooms also include TV's and share a hall bathroom.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances that you would ever need. (The owner loves to cook and entertain!)

There is ample family room space for large families with a brand new 52' flat screen TV. This house is an open floor plan with the kitchen opening to the breakfast area, family room, and formal dining area.

There is also a courtyard in back with shower that contains a gas grill ,a charcoal grill with patio tables and chairs. Gated courtyard.

This rental is for the upstairs unit. The first floor unit can also be rented. It is a smaller separate residence great for in-laws or additional guests that may want some privacy. Please call for more details.

Coco-Nuts is our vacation home, not just a rental. We come often so the amenities are many and the warmth and love we feel for the island is seen throughout its walls.

Keywords: Home, House, Beach, Duplex, Open, Bedrooms, Baths

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Jo Cancelmo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Mary Jo Cancelmo

Coco-Nuts is owned by an eighth generation Floridian, who has always had a house on Florida's waters...and who prefers the Gulf Beaches and the quaint, quiet beaches of Anna Maria. There are many times we visit our home for pleasure and to make sure it is maintained for our family and guests.

Mary Jo Cancelmo purchased this house in 2008

Why Mary Jo Cancelmo chose Anna Maria

This property was built and owned by a famous local sports commentator, who did many of his sports fishing news off the local Rod & Reel Pier. Its unique design is probably influenced by his son, who is a well-known Tampa architect. It is a corner lot and the beach access and beach is just across the road.

There are also 4 other beach accesses within a short walking distance - two being directly onto the Bean Point area. Our beach access leads to a wide white sandy beach. There are 3 Bean Point accesses on the northern tip. Ours is on the Gulf side. It is the widest and most deep. It is also the most private. The other two accesses are also only a short walk. The last of the three opens to the bay side.

Our property is the last road on the north end of the island but you can walk to the main street of Pine Ave in Anna Maria where you can catch a free trolley that will take you all over the island.

What makes this house unique

Since the owner also uses this property as often as time allows, Coco-nuts is constantly being up graded and maintained. Hurricane impact windows have been installed and appliances such as large screen TVs, TVs in all bedrooms, refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves are the newer models. Ceiling fans are throughout the house. Both a gas grill and charcoal grill are provided on the back patio.

Beach chairs, umbrellas, a small tent to provide shade for children are provided along with a sturdy beach cart.

The back courtyard is surrounded by a four foot seawall and gates. There are two areas gated so that pets from upstairs and downstairs can remain separated. The courtyard holds an umbrella/ patio table for six and other patio chairs. There is also an outdoor shower to wash the sand and salt off. The courtyard is accessed by the back kitchen doors and the garage door.

Location is right across from a beach access plus within walking distance of 3 other beach accesses. It is in the most private area of Anna Maria on the last expanse of the western Gulf Beach. Walk around the corner and you can be on Tampa Bay. This is the best area to fish from the shore, see the manatees, watch the dolphins swim by. It is within walking distance to the shops and restaurants on Anna Maria. You can catch the free trolley from 7AM to 11PM and go anywhere on the island!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a great time, love Bean Point! Location, Location!
Apr 2016
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Bathroom Shower - outdoor shower
  • Master Bath = double marble sinks, large mirror, bathtub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV in 2nd Bedroom, Ceiling Fan, Overlook Courtyard
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Huge Master Bedroom/Bathroom Suite, Queen Size Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins pushed together, twins or king, ceiling fan, tv,
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), 2 Twin Single Beds Push Together (1), Baby Cribs (1), Queen Size Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fly 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
Two set of stairs - one in front entrance and one in back which leads down to courtyard.


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20 ft to Beach Access, Prestigous North End of Island
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 42 reviews

Coconuts is in a perfect location for ease of beach access and a peaceful stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice stay at Coconuts! The house definitely has everything you need for a nice stay at the beach. I enjoyed my correspondence with the owner Mary Jo Cancelmo and am so thankful for the cleanliness and comfort of her home. There is a wonderful outdoor shower that can be utilized when everyone is calling for the first shower inside 😊 Thank you again for the use of this beautiful home! The Holshouser Family

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 'Enjoyed having you as out guests...come back! Mary Jo
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Awesome location

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed Anna Maria Island, and especially this north end where Mary Jo's home is located - a very short walk and we'd be on the white sands of the island's wide beaches. Every evening many people gathered on the beach to watch the sun set, which was always gorgeous! The location is all residential with a few local shops and eateries. Mary Jo was very responsive and informative and provided great details about places to eat and other things - only a phone call away. We cooked alot, and the kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans, casseroles, baking dishes, as well as glasses of all sizes, plates, bowls and silverware. We did notice a slight musty smell that lingered on our clothes - possibly due to the home being so close to the water.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Polly. Will check on water softner supply...on city water. Enjoyed having you, come back again!
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We absolutely loved our stay here on Anna Maria Island! Comfy, clean, and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Coco-nuts was perfect for our family of five! It was very clean and comfortable. Everything we needed was provided along with access to beach wagons and beach umbrellas! The location was ideal...almost like being directly on the beach with the beach access walkway right across the street! We loved walking all over the North End of the island and to the bay side...just beautiful! The beaches are huge on this part of the island...plenty of room to spread out and enjoy! We definitely will be back to stay at Coco-nuts! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, hope you had some quslity family time before school started. Mary Jo
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Had A great time

  • 5 of 5

house is big and spacious we rented two and bottom and where very happy.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Enjoyed having you as a guest.
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Very Very Close To Beach And Just As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

This upstairs unit is exactly as advertised. Furnishings and kitchen equipment are good. The master bed is comfortable. The layout: awake areas all on one end...sleeping areas all very close together. Good for kids.

Very nice selection of beach gear and when we were there they even had a cooler for beach trips. We could not believe the value we got in combination with location and very attentive owner. We wanted a mix of comfort and value where we did not have to be on constant alert in fear that our children would break something extremely fancy and that is what this place provides. Just perfect for families. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great people....Idaho seems to have an abundance of lovely families!
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Amazing Location

  • 4 of 5

Our over all experience was wonderful. The weather was perfect for 2 weeks and our host was very accommodating. The location was the best and our duplex was comfortable and user friendly. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you....hope you returned north relaxed and tan! Mary Jo
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota, Tampa International, St. Pete/Clearwater
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Rod & Reel, Waterfront, Sandbar, Slims, Rod & Reel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Numerous Public Courses, Key Royale on the island
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstte 75, US 41, SR 64
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Walking distance to Pine Ave, Rod & Reel, Sandbar,
Nearest Beach
Bean Point, N.End of Island, steps to Beach Access
Car: recommended

Coconuts is located at the southern tip of Tampa Bay.and on the prestiguos, quiet, north end of AM Island. Accessible by 2 bridges from the east, SR 64 (Manatee Ave.) and Cortez Ave. bridge. South bridge of AM leads to Long Boat Key, St. Armands Key, Sarasota area. St. Armands is the Palm Beach/Worth Ave. of the west coast of FL. provides a bit of heaven to the shopaholic, great restaurants to the food-aholic, and quaint areas to people watch with a glass of wine or sangria from the famous Columbia restaurant.

Sarasota is the home of the Ringling Museum of Fine Arts and John Ringling's home, which is open to the public. Wenzel Music Hall offers an array of concerts by musical artists and groups from all over the world. Tyler Arboretum offers a paradise to botanical lovers.

Visitors to the small island (6 miles in length) find 3 towns...Bradenton Beach is the southermost,...more "touristy" with one main commercial area which dead ends into its city pier. The pier will have a new restaurant in January, a fourth Anna Maria Oyster Bar, one of our favorites. It also has a nice little jewelry shop and a crepery - perfect for late morning brunch Holmes Beach, the middle township, has three little shopping areas, the first of which houses a Publix, CVS & Walgreens, a hardware store, and several eateries and a Subway. Further out on the island on Marina, there is the Holmes Beach Shopping Center anchored by a hardware center, several gift shops, a resort ware shop Irene's( which we recommend). Off from there is a Mimi's cafe, a favorite among the locals) and a beer and wine shop around the corner bend. Further down North Gulf drive, you will find the Beach Bistro, which is excellent, but pricey and noisy.

The White Egret and Egret in Anna Maria is a decorator's dream. On down to the northern tip and Anna Maria. One main shopping street..Pine Ave. Salon Salon is great for your beauty needs., several boutiques, and six or more eateries... We recommend you try them all....the kids love Two Scoops and the Donut Shop. Adults love the Sand Bar, Ginny and Janies, Slims, and the Waterfront(pricey).

Pine Ave. dead ends into the City Pier..great fishing and a little restaurant up top for various fish specialties...medium price range.

Take a right and go to the dead end. You end up at Gallati's Marina...Walk among the docks and the Yachts. Eat sushi at the Marina.

Take a left at the dead end of Pine. Hand a right onto North Bay Blvd. You will come to Rotten Ralph's Restaurant and City Pier. You will also find a play park for the kids...right on the beach, complete with public facilities. Again good fishing and a great medium priced breakfast, lunch, & dining experience can be found on North Bay Blvd.(2 blocks from Coconuts)..everyone has to go at least once....and its walking distance from Coconuts as is all of Pine Ave. North Shore is the last street north before the Gulf....quiet and most sought after....join us for that "It's five o'clock somewhere" will relax and soak in all that Florida used to be!

Free trolley runs the length of the island from Pine Ave. to Cocquina Park. Usually runs until 11pm. In addition you can catch another trolley for a minimal price and travel on down to St. Armands Key, the "Palm Beach/Worth Ave." of the west coast of Florida.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday Rates ( Thanksgiving, Xmas, New Years,) are winter season rate. Cleaning Fees for Monthly Rental Rates are $200 per month. Check in time 4:00PM; check out - 10:00PM. No exceptions. Time is needed to clean from check out at 10AM and 4PM Occupancy over 6 will be charge additionally.Maximum 8 people.

Instructions for entry into unit will be sent via VRBO the week before arrival date. Notebook with information pertaining to use of rental, restaurant suggestions, etc. will be inside the unit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.