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Large Heated Pool FREE WiFi & Trolley Close to Beach Dock your Boat Dog Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


You and your family will love staying in this beautiful three-bedroom, three-bath home nestled on the banks of Lake LaVista, just one block north of Pine Avenue in the village of Anna Maria. Everything you're looking for in a vacation rental home is right here...a lovely view, a large heated pool (pool heat is extra!), updated kitchen and bathrooms, lots of privacy, and super easy access to our island attractions!

With over 2100 square feet of ground-floor living space, you'll have plenty of room to relax and enjoy your surroundings. The large dining room table is the perfect spot for family gatherings, and the expansive, well-equipped kitchen will make it easy for everyone to pitch in when it's time for meal preparation.

Two bedrooms and one bathroom are located down the hallway and can be closed off for additional privacy, while the master bedroom features a King Bed, an en suite bath, private patio area, and beautiful views over Lake LaVista.

Although every room in the house is beautifully decorated with coastal design, the prettiest part of this house is, without a doubt, the large backyard. Loads of windows and sliding glass doors provide a terrific view from most rooms, along with easy access to this inviting oasis. The large heated pool is child-friendly with a shallow area at both ends. And stretching the length of this extra-large property is Lake LaVista, a beautiful meandering waterway that leads out to Tampa Bay. The property has a boat lift that is available for use as well as a dock. Boaters, please keep in mind that the one fixed bridge between the house and Tampa Bay allows only a 7 foot clearance at high tide.

When you're ready for the beach, an easy walk or bike ride will take you to the Sand Bar Restaurant by the Gulf, or to the Historic Anna Maria City Pier near the Bay. You'll find shops and restaurants en route, along with the Anna Maria Community Theater and the Anna Maria Historical Society Museum, as well as fun street festivals several times a year. A stop for the free Island Trolley is just at the end of the street when you're ready for adventures a little further down the island!

Sleeps 8 in beds, but there's plenty of room if you'd like to have bring in a couple of rollaway beds for the kids.

Need more room? Rent the adjacent property, Lakeview Cottage, to accommodate 4 more people. Please ask our staff for details!

More Details

Property Manager
Edward G DeLosh Sr
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

Why Edward G DeLosh Sr chose Anna Maria

Our location is absolutely wonderful; I can walk to the Gulf beaches at the Sand Bar, or over to the Historic City Pier in 5 or 7 minutes, with shops, restaurants, the theater, Post Office, and everything else in between, including a stop for the free trolley at the end of the road. And, of course, you can't beat the double-sized yard, big pool, and beautiful views over Lake LaVista.

What makes this house unique

Our canal is called 'Lake LaVista' because when early settlers came to the island in the late 1800's, it was really a lake, complete with a very large alligator! Developers a few decades later dredged an opening from Tampa Bay to the Lake by the Historic Anna Maria City Pier. The alligators, by the way, are long gone, but we see fabulous displays of nature, including the occasional manatee cruising by, as well as every imaginable island bird. As a matter of fact, the house is named for a great blue heron that we call 'Max,' and a white heron he named 'Denise.' Max and Denise are still frequent visitors to our home, along with Mavis & Madge, ducks who occasionally splash in our pool, and Winky & Moe, starfish who live by our seawall.


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , There is a bunk bed and a twin bed in this bedroom.
  • You may rent a roll a way bed to accommodate the 8th guest with special approval. This home features a modified split plan, with two bedrooms and a bath located down the hallway. A pocket door can be closed to create additional privacy for this area of the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for this house. We enjoyed the serene outdoor setting very much and the house had everything we needed. We enjoyed fishing from the dock when we had too much sun at the beach and pool. Very close to the local piers, The Donut Experiment and Two Scoops ice cream shop. One suggestion would be to add lighting to the dock area in case someone wants to fish in the evening. Otherwise, everything was wonderful with the house!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! This is a great location--we love The Donut Experiment, Two Scoops, and all the other great local food! We have noted your suggestion about lighting as we are always working to improve our properties. Hope to see you again soon! --Candy and Ed, Owners, BeachRentals
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Winchester, UK

Frong and back!

  • 5 of 5

As you approach this one storey property from the front it is, frankly, fairly standard. Go inside and all that changes. It has masses of space, is superbly finished and has stunning light from huge glass section. Outside is as good maybe better. A huge pool, the biggest we have seen in 25 years visiting AMI. Lovely garden and then shingled area overlooking a wide part of the waterway, it's like having your own mini beach. Great location just North of Pine with easy walking access to several of the best restaurants. Loved it, thanks.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We love this property for its spaciousness, location, and wonderful decor. We will look forward to hosting you again soon! -Candy and Ed, Owners, BeachRentals
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Beautiful Home and Property

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful we really enjoyed our stay . Close proximity to the beaches . The kids enjoyed the pool . The backyard is very peaceful and beautifully landscaped. We had a heron visit us three times a day it really was amazing.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Wildlife sightings are one of our favorite things about Anna Maria! That, and the peaceful pace of island life. We look forward to having you back again soon! -Candy and Ed, Owners, BeachRentals
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Perfect getaway

  • 4 of 5

The house met our family's needed perfectly. It's large, spacious, bright and very well decorated. It was well stocked with all the necessities. It's situated in a nice neighbourhood, with canal backdrop and close to the AMI village on Pine. It's 4 of 5 stars because it appears the street is experiencing some electrical surges, so in the evening lights would flicker and this also impacted the internet stability- but again we heard from neighbours who were also experiencing these challenges so we don't believe this is something the owners can address. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We will look forward to having you back! Florida Power and Light has been working on finding a solution to the issue with the power surges. -Candy and Ed, Owners, BeachRentals
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Bensalem, PA

Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Our family had never been to the gulf coast before, and we were very impressed. We stayed at the end of August for a week and would come again. It was hot and rained once each day, but that's Florida in the summer. The house was centrally located-----3 blocks to the beach/shops and bay, the donut place has great coffee and Two Scoops had great ice cream. My son enjoyed seeing all the marine life off the dock each day, as well as birds and geckos. We had a white heron who visited us twice daily, my son named him Phil.The pool is very private with all of the lush foliage. We had a problem with the automatic vacuum and they sent the pool guy out right away. The house was very clean, comfy and well appointed. Beach towels, beach buggy, nets, chairs, sand toys, coolers, etc...Kitchen was well stocked and we even had starter d/w detergent, dish soap, paper towels, etc.... Plenty of bath towels, linens, etc...Neighborhood was quiet, beach was family friendly and peaceful which was just what we were looking for. Food store, pharmacy, etc...are about a 20 minute drive....not far but you need a car to get to them.

The only thing negative was the pocket doors in the bathrooms --they need to be replaced, a bit difficult to open and close.

Thank you for sharing your home, our stay was fantastic and we love AMI!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed our stay and that you found the Gulf Coast to be enjoyable.We are also happy that we were able to fix any issues you had such as responding to the need for pool maintenance. Top-quality customer service is a priority for us. The BeachRentals team looks forward to creating another wonderful vacation for you again soon! -Candy and Ed, BeachRentals Owners
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
The Sand Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.03 Miles
Anna Maria
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key Royale
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Sign of the Mermaid
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Anna Maria
Car: not necessary