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450 Ft from the Beach, Spacious, Quiet & Pet-Friendly. Ask If Need Short Stay.

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-21 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Big porches, steps from beach and bay, pets welcome.

!!! For our Upper unit, please submit your inquiries from this listing page: homeaway #3572418 !!!

The house stands on stilts and has 3 levels. Ground level contains 2 garages that can be used as storage, and a carport for at least 3 cars (plus 5 more parking spaces). In one of the garages, guests will find all beach gears they need – beach carts, chairs, umbrellas, floaters, balls, etc. Then, on the second level, there is our Lower unit that we rent through this listing. Our Upper unit is on the third level of the house, and we rent it through a separate listing at . Both units are the same size and have the same floor plan, the upper unit is simply 2 flights of stairs higher, and has better views, as the house stands higher than most of the surrounding houses. Both units though have good views of the intracoastal bay. Each of the units is 1630 square feet (!) living space (that's more than some single family houses!) and has 2 private bedrooms/2 full bathrooms with spacious living room, large walk in closet in the master bedroom the size of a separate room, kitchen, laundry, spacious L-shaped private porches on the bay side and balconies on the Gulf side.

Both levels receive very pleasant breezes that blow across the island from the Gulf. There are many days in a year when guests find the air conditioner unnecessary.

Eastern half of each unit features an open concept, tiled (upper unit) or hardwood (lower unit) living room, kitchen with breakfast bar, and dining room with a big round table and comfortable sofas. Two french doors lead to a very spacious porch furnished with outdoor furniture. Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry room equipped with washer and dryer as well as an iron and an ironing board. Kitchen has a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, stove with oven, double sink with garbage disposer and dishwasher. Cupboards contain plenty of cookware, dinnerware and cutlery for gourmet dining and wining. Entertainment center has a big screen high definition TV (HDTV) and DVD player. There are plenty of fiction and mystery books by best American authors provided for avid readers.

In addition, we provide a WiFi internet connection and free phone calls within north America (optional). Guests can set up a cozy office space using provided table and chairs and telework (that might be hard to do in the relaxing atmosphere of the island :-))!

There are two spacious tiled bedrooms on the west side of each unit. Master bedroom has full bathroom, walk-in spacious closet, night stands, big mirror, chest of drawers, comfortable queen bed, and cable TV. Guest room contains a closet, night stands, big mirror and two twin beds. Large glass sliding doors lead from both bedrooms to the balcony overlooking path to the beach along the West side of the house.

Another full bathroom is located off the hallway. In the hallway closet, guests will find supplies of fresh bath and beach towels, linens, blankets and extra pillows.

In total, the two bedrooms provide comfortable sleeping for family of four; however, there is plenty of sleeping space in the living room for two more persons.

We are animal lovers and consider pets family members who deserve a vacation too. Polite pets are welcome to stay for additional fee. Please note, our pet fees vary from $100 to $150 depending on the number, size and breeds of pets. Please let us know up front in your initial inquiry what pets and how many you are planning to bring with you or your friends or visitors will be bringing. It is very important for us to know all that information to arrange for proper cleaning, as people who will stay after you might be allergic to animals.

If you are making a last minute reservation, we will require you to also add a $30 key service fee, so you could pick up the keys at the local management company. For advanced reservations, we mail the keys with prepaid return envelope to your address of choice at no extra charge.

If you have generated a Booking Request using Book Now button, and some fees are not automatically included, we will adjust the final cost by subtracting the missing fees from the $300 refundable security deposit. Please check with owners if in doubt about applicable fees.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1640 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible renter must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is OK in the car port or on porches as long as smoke does not get inside and butts are disposed off in the outside trash immediately, and never get into the living area....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Up to 3 small or medium pets for a flat fee to account for additional cleaning. Additional fee for large pets. Contact owners and see the Rental Agreement for regulations....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master: 1 queen


  • Guest: 2 twin/ single


  • There are two spacious tiled bedrooms on the west side of each unit. Master bedroom has full bathroom, spacious walk-in closet, night stands, big mirror, chest of drawers and comfortable made-up queen bed. Guest room contains closet, night stands, big mirror and two twin beds. Balcony overlooking the path to the beach with enticing blue water of the Gulf runs along the West side of the house and connects two bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Guest (main): toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Tiled, with window...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Thank you for considering our house for your stay on Anna Maria Island! We are sure once you stay with us, you will want to come back again and again. This is a true home away from home. There are glass drink-ware, open-loop hangers in the closets, and bookcases, filled with books, that are not bolted to the walls. Please observe your children as you would in your own house to prevent injuries and damages. If you are renting for the first time with us, we will need to talk to you on the phone before allowing you access to the property. Please make sure you provide your phone number, especially when sending your prepaid booking requests. Note about extra fees: page describes extra fees that VRBO/HomeAway applies depending on what type of payment you chose for making your booking, or if you are from outside of the United States. We will apply these fees against your security deposit if we get charged these fees, and not you directly....moreless


  • Books:

    Many fiction and mystery books, as well as books describing local attractions and nature. You will also find binders with useful information about services and dining on the island....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player is in the living room on the entertainment center...moreless

  • Television:

    TVs in the living room and both bedrooms....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Gulf of Mexico peeks from bedrooms' balconies. You can see the house while standing in the water on the beach -- it is that close!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Gulf of Mexico peeks from bedrooms' balconies...moreless

  • Water View:

    Great Inter-coastal Waterways ('Bay') view from the spacious and private porches (completely separate for each unit) you will love to hang around on....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Big round table with chairs, adjacent to spacious living room with comfortable sofas, coffee table, entertainment center (TV, DVD player)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    We provide one lockable garage for tenants to store their beach gear, kayaks, bicycles, etc. In this garage guests will find umbrellas, beach carts, chairs, and beach toys....moreless

  • Heating:

    The A/C doubles as a heat pump, so it will warm up in cold months. You will need to set the thermostat to Heat....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Also provided are blankets and extra pillows and bath rugs...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious and comfortable. Two sliding glass hurricane-resistant doors lead to a very spacious porch overlooking the bay. Porches are furnished with outdoor furniture....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking. Three cars will fit in the under-house carport,4 more can be parked on the 2 driveways on both sides of the house....moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels (white) and beach towels (colored)...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    10-cup capacity...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Various cookware, glassware, dining ware and cutlery, kitchen towels, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Electrical heat....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, salt, pepper, coffee filters, plastic wrap, paper towels, soap, Initial amounts provided for convenience. Please purchase your own supplies, replenish and leave any leftovers behind....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large 2-section refrigerator with top freezer....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Bay-side porches are furnished with outdoor furniture - table, chairs, and chaise lounges. Please stack chairs and chaise lounges and place them by the wall in the porch's nook before leaving....moreless

  • Golf:

    A couple of miles away there are world class golf courts on Longboat Key and several other places within reach. Many people stay with us specifically for golf destinations....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill is located in the carport area. Tenants are expected to buy the propane - please exchange the existing propane tank for a full tank if you used the grill extensively....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring-summer 2017
Apr 25 - Aug 15, 2017
6 night min stay
$135 $152
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,010 $4,140
Oct 19 - Dec 13, 2017
7 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,040 $4,390
Dec 14 - Apr 24, 2018
21 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,119 $4,640
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$135 $149
Fri, Sat, Sun
$975 $4,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Deposit (refundable) $300
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pets (refunded if none) $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.5%


We accept payments only through HomeAway/VRBO, which is your most secure way of paying for your rental. No personal checks or payments directly to us; we do not handle any of your financial information. Our preferred method of payment is eCheck, which does not incur any additional fees or surcharges and will be presented to you by default on the payment page. Please refer to the following page for the list of fees that HomeAway/VRBO may charge: They might also add surcharges for international transactions or if your payments are not in US dollars. If the fees and surcharges are not applied directly to you, but instead transferred to us, we will be subtracting these fees from your security deposit. We will refund overpaid fees/taxes. 100% payment due for spring-fall reservations made less than 2 months prior to date of arrival. Winter reservations: 50% due to book, 50% remaining due 6 month prior to arrival. Only eCheck payments accepted for winter reservations. Any bad check fees are charged to renters, so be attentive to detail when setting up eCheck payments. Our Cancellation Policy (no exceptions) is included in the posted Rental Agreement that you will be able to download and review before making your payment. Consider shopping for cancellation insurance, or you will be offered a policy by HomeAway at the time of booking. Damage protection insurance(included in the quote) is required; no substitutions.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
90 Metres
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort DeSoto Beach
2.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Key Royale Golf Club Inc
9.5 Miles
Nearest Train
CSX Transportation, 1269 26th Avenue East
95 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Gulf Drive (Florida Scenic highway)
90 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
125 Metres
Nearest Beach
Anna Maria beach

Car: Recommended

Best of both worlds – the Bay and the Beach of the Gulf of Mexico! The house is situated in the middle of a narrower part of Anna Maria Island on the boundary of the cities of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. From the house’s porches and balconies, guests can see Sarasota Bay to the East and the Gulf of Mexico to the West. It's close to water on both sides with constant ocean breezes, magnificent Bay sunrises and Gulf sunsets.

The climate is temperate with very few cold days even in the dead of winter. A beautiful, non-crowded white-sand beach is just steps away. The warm waters and gentle surf of the Gulf are perfect for wading or swimming. On your way to the beach you will pass convenience store that is open 24/7 to pick up your favorite drink or ice cream, as well as some supplies.

There are usually fewer people on this stretch of the beach than elsewhere on Anna Maria. Maybe this is the reason why sea turtles prefer to lay eggs in our dunes and birds choose to nest on our beach. If you are lucky, you will catch young turtle hatchlings run to the ocean after digging themselves out of the sparkling white sand one warm summer evening. This is also a paradise for bird watchers: squadrons of pelicans and frigates flying by, colonies of several species of seagulls and shorebirds fishing and foraging in the surf.

In the water, beach goers can observe groups of skates and other fish, as well as occasional manatee, and of course dolphins. Shell collectors will be surprised to find many species of beautiful unbroken shells in the sand. Some find fossilized shark teeth.

The house is located midway between two drawbridges linking the island to the City of Bradenton on the mainland. Gulf Drive, a heritage trail, continues to the south through Longboat Key to St. Armand's circle where there is a third bridge to the mainland at Sarasota.

A large supermarket and grocery store, hardware store, drugstores, restaurants and pubs are within easy walking distance, or a quick ride on a free Island Trolley away, in bordering city of Holmes Beach.

The bustling center of Bradenton Beach is 1.5 miles south at Bridge Street with its marina, boardwalk, historic pier, shops and fine restaurants. Just to the south of Bradenton Beach across a drawbridge is the upscale community of Longboat Key, with its ocean-front mansions and high rise condominiums, followed by trendy shops of nearby St. Armand's circle.

Many famous Florida attractions are within easy driving distance: Sarasota - 35 min, Tampa - 1hr, Disneyworld - 2.5hr, Bradenton - 10 min, Longboat Key - 5 min.

Recently Manatee County introduced a free Trolley Service, which runs about every 20 minutes. These pleasant old-style vehicles, which are open in the back, travel between Coquina Beach to the South and the Village of Anna Maria to the North. They are very convenient for shopping and eating out, so you would not need to drive around the island. There are many stops along the way including ones near the house.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are biologists currently living and working in Maryland. We love Florida, nature photography, clean environment, animals and adventure.

Why the Owner Chose Bradenton Beach, FL, USA:
We always wanted to own a house in Florida. We traveled all over the state from Panhandle to Key West and from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico. Anna Maria Island won our hearts with its white pristine uncrowded beaches, clear calm water of the Gulf, abundance of birds and marine creatures and absence of high risers and strip malls. We became owners of this house in late 2011. We fell in love with its airy light atmosphere and generous floor plan. From the flat roof, one can overlook long stretches of the island and observe sunrises over Sarasota bay and sunsets over the Gulf. We have made lots of renovations, including new roof and porches, to make sure our guests feel as comfortable as possible both during short vacations, and long monthly rentals.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We like that the house does not stay right on the beach front. This creates a more common home-like atmosphere, as if you would live in the city, yet know that you can walk 200 steps and find yourself in a completely different world of the beach, with bright sun over deep and warm white sands. As an extra bonus, it is attractive for people who would like to vacation on the budget, yet be ridiculously close to the beach and the bay.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Kitchen in lower unit with view of the bay.

    Kitchen in lower unit with view of the bay.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Hallway: master bedroom on the left and guest bedroom on the right

    Hallway: master bedroom on the left and guest bedroom on the right

  • Laundry room with washer and dryer, iron & iron board

    Laundry room with washer and dryer, iron & iron board

  • Bay from the porch in the upper living room (same in lower, but one floor below)

    Bay from the porch in the upper living room (same in lower, but one floor below)

  • Stairs: one flight to the lower unit and 2 flights to the upper unit

    Stairs: one flight to the lower unit and 2 flights to the upper unit

  • Our gorgeous beach (re-nourished early 2014).

    Our gorgeous beach (re-nourished early 2014).

  • Our beach - re-nourished in 2014, waters are  usually very calm

    Our beach - re-nourished in 2014, waters are usually very calm

  • Gulf of Mexico

    Gulf of Mexico

  • View of the house from the beach

    View of the house from the beach

  • Lower unit's living room and porch offer view of the bay and tropical plants

    Lower unit's living room and porch offer view of the bay and tropical plants

  • Living room in lower unit, two sleeper sofas.

    Living room in lower unit, two sleeper sofas.

  • Lower unit's master BR  with wooden queen bed, TV,  balcony, and walk-in closet.

    Lower unit's master BR with wooden queen bed, TV, balcony, and walk-in closet.

  • Guest room in lower unit

    Guest room in lower unit

  • Bathroom  in hallway

    Bathroom in hallway

  • Porches offer panoramic view of the Bay

    Porches offer panoramic view of the Bay

  • View from upper unit's guest room's balcony - all the way to the beach.

    View from upper unit's guest room's balcony - all the way to the beach.

  • New bridge over the dunes

    New bridge over the dunes

  • House as viewed from the inner bay

    House as viewed from the inner bay

  • Our beach at sunset

    Our beach at sunset

  • Plan of first floor &  of the units (1st & 2nd floors). This unit has a crib!

    Plan of first floor & of the units (1st & 2nd floors). This unit has a crib!

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