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Spoonbill Hideaway -Big Pool/Spa/Private Tropical Oasis/Across from Gulf Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Our house is located on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria Florida across the street from one of the widest and finest beaches on the island near Bean Point on the very desirable north end, in the city of Anna Maria. Come visit our house most appropriately named 'Spoonbill Hideaway' after our favorite bird found on the island, the Roseate Spoonbill. Our house is located on a quiet residential street where there are no high rise buildings or condominiums. It is peaceful and safe and perfect for couples and families alike. We finished renovating it in 2010 giving it all new furniture throughout, a new bedroom, new beds, memory foam pillow top mattresses, a new bathroom, new laundry room and new custom swimming pool and spa.

Our large swimming pool is a lagoon style swimming pool with a rock waterfall and an expansive patio for dining or sunning by the pool. This is a private romantic oasis that is really unique on the island.

We enjoy gardening and have a beautiful tropical garden in both the front and the back of the house with a variety of palm trees and tropical plants. There are 15 different kinds of palm trees! There also is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water to rinse off in after a busy day of play at the beach. Enjoy dining poolside or unwind in the spa with a drink in your hand, after dark under the palm trees in the private backyard. Don't forget to watch the night sky while floating in the pool or sitting in the hot tub. You may see a shooting star.

The house has everything necessary for a perfect beach vacation. You just bring your clothes, toiletries and the sunscreen. You will find new linens and towels for bath, beach and pool, kitchen accessories, and even toys and chairs for the beach. Our kitchen is well equipped with utensils, toaster, waffle maker, coffee maker, blender, plates, cups, flatware, cutlery, and even a garbage disposal. Cook a big meal at the stove and oven or heat up a frozen meal in the microwave. Your choice! Or, cook supper outside by the pool and patio with the barbeque grill. Dine inside at our pub style table or outside on the patio. We have two master bedrooms. One has private French doors leading to the pool and spa area. The other master bedroom is on the opposite end of the house with a brand new bathroom featuring Italian porcelain and split faced onyx in the shower, a shell shaped pedestal sink and new toilet. The third bedroom has two twin beds and plenty of storage in two chests of drawers. The sea oats on the beach and the open sky over the sea can be seen from the windows in this cute bedroom. The home has central air conditioning and heating in all rooms. There is a large 42 inch flat screen high definition screen with BluRay DVD that is located in the living room for more entertainment. A second flat screen TV is located in one of the bedrooms. WIFI Cable internet is provided. A washer and dryer is also provided.

** 2010: Remodel/Addition and Pool completed.

** 2012: New Samsung Front Loader Washer and Dryer with Sanitize cycle.

** 2013: New Shutters, More Tropical Flowers and Palms

** 2014: New Super-Sized Heater for Spa and Pool (Spa heats faster), New Pool Pump

** 2015: New Central Air Conditioning and Furnace

** 2016: New Built-in Dining Room Furniture, New Grill, More Tropical Plants in Garden

** 2017: New Master (King) Mattress and Box Springs, New Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Refinished Bathtub, New Kitchen Accessories including new Coffee Maker, New Box Springs on Twin Beds, New Pool Filter, More Art, More Tropical Plants in Garden

Keywords: Home, Cottage, Beach House, Bungalow, Bean Point, Ocean, Sea, Gulf, Beach, Central Air, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Spa, Pool, Central Air, Cozy, Quiet, North Shore, North end, garden, palm trees, luxury, private, tropical, Spoonbill,

More Details

Owner
Melanie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Melanie

We are the Scheuerle family from Austin Texas, who recently moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina. We discovered Anna Maria Island in 1998 when we came for a family vacation with our three children. It was love at first sight! Anna Maria Island has the best beaches in the world and a small town charm with friendly locals. The sand is so white, the water so crystal clear and the wildlife abundant. The beaches are never crowded. We rented a beach cottage on North Shore Drive and had the best vacation of our lives. In the years to come, we would add three more children to our family and rent several other homes, all on North Shore Drive because we believe it to be the most special place on the island. Over the next 10 years we spent every summer in Anna Maria on North Shore Drive enjoying the beach, biking through Anna Maria and riding the free trolley to our favorite restaurants and the mini golf course on Bradenton Beach. Anna Maria is a tradition for our family. We were absolutely thrilled in 2009 when the most perfect beach house on North Shore Drive became available for purchase. We bought the cottage, completely rennovated it and 'Spoonbill Hideaway' was born.

Melanie purchased this house in 2009

Why Melanie chose Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a 7 and 1/2 mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico between St Petersburg and Sarasota. It is known for its pristine and natural beaches and 'old Florida' feel with its small town charm and friendliness. Zoning regulations in the city of Anna Maria keep the area pristine and charming. North Shore Drive is in the actual historical city of Anna Maria on the very desirable northern tip of Anna Maria Island where Tampa Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico. It is the meeting of these two huge bodies of water that make our location so special. There is an abundance of wildlife drawn to this area due to the vast food supply and secluded beach areas with very little human interference. Bean Point where the Bay meets the gulf is pristine and very natural. We have seen everything from turtles, manatees, and dolphins, to every species of seabird found in this part of Florida present on the beach near our house. The water is beautiful and clean and so nice for swimming and the sand is sugar soft and white and perfect for burying your toes and building sand castles. If you walk south on our beach you will find yourself at the Famous Sandbar Restaurant where you can dine on the beach and watch the sun set. If you walk north on our beach you will end up on Bean Point where you have a panaramic view of water in every direction and you can actually stand on the tip of the island and watch the sunset and listen to the waves of the Gulf of Mexico crash into the waves of Tampa Bay. It is a magnificent feeling and part of the magic of Bean Point. We also like that we are in walking and biking distance from the Rod and Reel Pier where there is a fabulous restaraunt and excellent fishing and the historic district of the city of Anna Maria where shopping, museums, restaurants and entertainment can be found. A short stroll down the street finds the intersection of North Shore and Pine where the historic district begins and the free trolley can be picked up.

What makes this house unique

Besides being located next to one of the best beaches on Anna Maria island, we believe that we have one of the nicest private swimming pools and spas on the island. We had our pool custom built this summer 2010. It a very large swimming pool measuring 30 ft by 15 feet. It has a Caribbean Blue water color due to the Pebbletec bottom which you must see and experience to appreciate. The water just glistens due to state-of-the art filtration and cleaning. The rocks for the waterfall and spa overflow and coping were hand picked for their richness in color and the patio was carefully matched to the natural stone. We even embedded porcelain Loggerhead turtles on the bottom of the pool to remind you the Loggerheads that make their nests on our beach every summer. They look so real, you will believe you are actually swimming with the sea turtles. Our backyard is large and private with beautiful gardens. There are huge pine and palm trees on all sides of the property and the neighboring estates giving the pool and spa area complete privacy. You will feel like you are in your own private paradise when you enjoy the backyard area.

Amenities

Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Deluxe bathroom for second master
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Second Master with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Bedroom has a door to the patio
  • The king and queen beds have pillowtop mattresses. All beds have luxury sheets. The sheets and bedding are only used for this home and are cleaned by our house keeper.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Custom designed brand new very private heated swimming pool and spa with Pebbletec surface, rock waterfall and rock coping were added in 2010. Expansive patios with lawn furniture and dining table and furniture for outdoor picnics in back yard. Patio and Pool are surrounded by palm trees/tropical gardens. The house is across a quiet residential street from one of the least crowded, nicest and widest beaches on the island. We provide beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and beach toys. We also provide a beach cart. A free trolley to tour the island and reach shopping and dining areas can be accessed on Pine Ave. and there is also a store (Beach Bums) where bikes, kayaks and canoes can be rented. Biking is a popular way to tour Anna Maria Island as is walking.

Reviews

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Spoonbill Hideaway -Big Pool/Spa/Private Tropical Oasis/Across from Gulf Beach
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
5

Wonderful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great vacation experience while staying at Spoonbill Hideaway. The house is very nice and well equipped for an enjoyable stay. The backyard features a pool and spa in a beautiful tropical and private setting. White sand beach is just a short distance away. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We look forward to having you and your family come back for another wonderful stay at Spoonbill Hideaway!
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5

A perfect paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Despite being inside for the first few days due to rain, the house was very comfortable, well appointed and stocked with games and rainy day activities that helped pass the time. When the weather broke, the pool and hot tub were fantastic, and we split time between there and the beach, which was just a very short walk away. We would DEFINITELY stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as our guests at Spoonbill Hideaway. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our cozy beach house. We do hope you come back soon!
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5

Private and perfect for our 6-member family

  • 5 of 5

Clean, meticulously kept, private, comfortable...I could go on. If we ever return to Anna Maria, we will request this property again. Our family did not want to come home from the best vacation we've had to date!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home, amazing pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Spoonbill Hideaway. The pool and hot tub were great and the plants/landscaping was amazing. The house is a quick walk to the public beach access at Sea Grape Ln across from Newton Ln. Due to the landscaping the house is very private, and the north end of the island is very quiet so the location on North Ave never got too busy. All the beach toys (umbrella, chairs, wagon, ect) were in good condition as well. Melanie was easy to work with and very responsive to any questions I had. Thanks again and we will be back.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our return stay at Spoonbill Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The Hideaway is perfect in every sense. We absolutely loved our annual stay as it close to the beach, restaurants and Pine Avenue. Plus a great heated pool and sauna and a comfortable 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. If your looking for a great place to stay in AMI don't think twice about renting. Thanks Ray & Patty

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ray and Patty for the nice review. Your repeat business is the highest compliment! We hope to see you back soon at Spoonbill Hideaway!
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5

Perfect Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfectly named...the backyard pool and spa are sheltered by a beautiful tropical garden! You will have your own little oasis! Short walk to the beach. Four girlfriends stayed for a week and we found it clean, comfortable, and all we could hope for. You will not be disappointed! Melanie is very helpful and responds quickly. We have already booked another stay next October!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for being guests at Spoonbill Hideaway. We are delighted that you enjoyed our home and garden and are excited that you will joining us again next year for another tropical vacation. We look forward to your return, and you can be sure there will be new surprises in the garden since we enjoy adding new interesting and beautiful plants to the yard.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Famous Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sandbar Restaurant - Cozy barefoot stroll on beach
Nearest Beach
Across the Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Bean Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Rod & Reel Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Trolley Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Street Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
City Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach
Car: recommended

The island is small and friendly. Jogging, biking and walking the island are popular activities. Cute shops and restaurants are plentiful. The free Island Trolley is a great way to travel. Make sure to take advantage of the live music at the local hot spots.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Desirable weeks usually book nine months in advance. We accept longer term (3+ week) reservations, but we require a larger non-refundable down payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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