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Beachside Hideaway; A Writer's or Artist's Studio Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Welcome to Peppertree Studio. This private, clean, updated, bright and airy beach-side studio is situated just a couple houses from the Gulf of Mexico beach access. There are no roads to cross in order to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and glorious sunsets on the west coast of Florida. It's here that you will delight in the finest white sand with miles of pristine shoreline, perfect for long walks along the surf.

Calling all writers looking for a quiet, beach retreat...or maybe you're an artist in need of some beach inspiration and time to create alone. If you're looking for a perfect, affordable honeymoon (or second honeymoon) suite, this is it! There's also a 2BR, 2BA cottage on the same property (same owners) available to rent. See VRBO listing #389842 for more info. Reductions available when rented together.

Sit out back on your own private patio and enjoy your morning coffee in lush privacy. Witness sunsets from the beach each evening and be home in moments. During the summer months loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs on these beaches and you will likely see dolphins.

The city of Anna Maria has no fast food restaurants, no traffic lights and no high rises. It’s 'Old Florida' at its best, when things were tranquil and living was easy. Whether your goal is to finish that good book you’ve been reading (or writing), stroll some quaint island shops or gather your collection of seashells, it’s all easily accomplished here.

Nature lovers will be amazed at the natural habitat of Anna Maria. Whether you’re a bird watcher, shell collector, fishing enthusiast, or master gardener, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Our sugar sand beaches are strewn with seashells and are well populated by shore birds, sea turtles and dolphin. Take a minute and picture yourself napping on a beach towel on the warm sand by the Gulf of Mexico, all to the gentle sounds of the surf...just breathe.

Keywords: Bright, airy, updated, private, romantic, beachside studio, adults only

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About The Owner

Roger and I (Katy) have lived in Bradenton for 28 years. Our children have grown up spending a lot of time on this island and loving it. Watching dolphin, manatees and pelicans has become one of our favorite pastimes.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2011

Why The Owner chose Anna Maria

We bought our first beach house in 2000. As time passed, and with the addition of our grandchildren, we outgrew it and were fortunate to find The Peppertree Cottage and Studio. The quiet street and gulf beach access, one house away, sold us! With the house situated on ground level it’s also more comfortable and convenient. Now it's time for the next generation to fall in love with this incredible island.

What makes this studio unique

Every time we arrive on Anna Maria it’s like entering a different world. The charming island atmosphere completely relaxes you. Everyone who visits has a hard time leaving and immediately makes plans to return. The free trolley is also a real plus and allows visitors to see the entire island with someone else taking care of the driving.


Anna Maria Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) New very comfortable with med/firm mattress
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Just a mere couple houses away from Gulf of Mexico beach access; well outfitted; bath has stall shower; quiet, dead-end street with no street to cross to be on an incredible beach!


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Beachside Hideaway; A Writer's or Artist's Studio Retreat
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Duluth, MN

Was a lovely quaint little cottage! Perfect for us with access to the beach, many restaurants, shops

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was a cute little hideaway with everything you need. It was clean, had plenty everyday items and lots of towels for inside and at the beach. The beach is maybe half a block away with a nice pathway. There are bikes, beach umbrellas, toys, floats, you name it. No need to bring all your own outdoor gear. The location is quiet and so close to everything including the free trolley stop. Would come here again in a minute! The welcome basket was lovely! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Peppertree. Liked the fact that it's located on a dead in street. Short walk to the beach. We sat out for hours at a time to relax and read on the little private patio. There was a turtle and her baby that showed up everyday.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff and Linda, Thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Studio.
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Rochester, MN

Great beachside studio experience!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage/studio, situated just steps away from the best part of the Gulf side beach on Anna Maria Island. Studio was clean, brightly colored, and brightly lit. Nice shaded area just outside its door for relaxing break from the beach. Will come back one day!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian and Ronda, Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed Anna Maria and the Studio. The island calls you back!!
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Mooresville, Indiana USA

Peppertree Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my two week stay at the Peppertree Studio. As a solitary etreat for tired bodies and nerves it was excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end, this was a wonderful experience. The house is adorable, and is exactly as described. It's on a quiet, dead-end street. I rarely saw anyone. I was traveling alone and felt completely safe.

I liked that there weren't any chain restaurants or high rises. I'm from Chicago and wanted to get away from it all. This Island is the real deal. I plan to go back and would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape cod,ma

Lovely spot

  • 5 of 5

We discovered this studio last year and came back . It is just a lovely low key spot with everything you need for an island vacation. The beach is literally 3 minutes down a sandy path right outside your door. Dolphin sightings during the day. Spectacular sunsets in the evening! Walk to the Sandbar beach bar and restaurant. Shopping a ten minute walk away. We really enjoyed

a very relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Peppertree Studio
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Ginny and Jane E's Cafe
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Studio at Gulf and Pine Gallery
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The Sandbar Restaurant
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Free Island Trolley Bus Stop
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Captain Josh's Fishing Charters - 941-447-6345
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AMI Community Center
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Anna Maria City Pier & Restaurant
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Rod and Reel Pier & Restaurant


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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