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Let Your Cares Drift Away at DayDream Cottage!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

2.5BR/2BA With New Heated Saltwater Pool

If you are dreaming of a vacation where you can kick back and relax then look no further than 'DayDream Cottage' on charming Anna Maria Island!

DayDream Cottage is a wonderful place to enjoy all Anna Maria Island has to offer. Less than a three minute stroll from the white sandy beaches and stunning sunsets of the Gulf coast, the property has a landscaped, private back yard with heated salt water swimming pool, outdoor shower for rinsing off beach sand and a propane BBQ grill and cast Iron Patio table that comfortably fits six. There's even a Sunsetter awning over the front patio where you can relax and take in the surroundings of the Island.

New to the rental market in the Fall of 2012 this adorable, newly updated single family cottage comfortably sleeps six and offers all the conveniences of home. DayDream Cottage accommodates 6+ people with 2+ bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The freshly updated, spacious master bedroom features a luxurious King sized bed, vaulted ceilings and connected office and laundry area. The second bedroom has a new versatile twin over full size bunk bed and another single bed with pull-out trundle. A flexible third bedroom/kids TV room has a trundle daybed that converts to either 2 singles or a king sized bed. To ensure a restful night’s sleep we equipped all beds with new, quality mattresses and quality linens. There is also another full sized sofa bed in the living room.

The cottage has lots of windows and doors to let in the natural light. The bright airy eat-in kitchen features seating for six. The fully equipped and recently updated room includes custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, fridge with filtered water and ice-maker, Bosch dishwasher, electric cook top with gas oven, microwave, coffeemaker(s), new anodized aluminum cookware, powerful KitchenAid blender for fruit smoothies or frozen Margaritas, quality utensils, dishes, cutlery and crystal stemware (as well as plastic stemware for all those sunsets at the beach you won't want to miss!)

Daydream Cottage is the perfect place for a family vacation. It is located on a private cul de sac away from the traffic of Gulf Drive while still being close to shopping, restaurants, supermarkets and local attractions. For your entertainment - inside there are three HD flat screen TVs including a 46' Samsung, a Blu-ray player, Denon amplifier with surround sound, docking station and easy to operate remote, two DVD players in the kids rooms, a VCR, plus several movies, games and books for the kids. There is also a portable docking station for your iPod or MP3 player to enjoy in any room or out on the patio.

Just outside the Florida room awaits your new private heated saltwater pool nestled among luscious tropical palms. For your convenience the pool house/large shed in the back contains two adult bikes, three kid’s bikes, helmets, beach chairs, umbrellas, and a beach cart to make the short walk easy. Beach (and bath) towels are included inside master bedroom's spacious closets along with new (he) front load washer/dryer and an iron. The quiet, white sandy beaches and the Gulf's emerald green waters are only a short block and a half stroll away. To enjoy all the amazing sights of the island, Anna Maria offers a free trolley for you to easily get around which stops literally steps away from your front door.

The house will feel more like a home away from home than a rental property once you unpack and stock the main frig and wine frig with all of your favorites; or if you prefer - dine out at one of the many quaint bistros or beachfront dining spots that the Guest Book provides information on. We have also included brochures on many local attractions including Aquariums, Marine Rescues and Turtle Hatching & Island Sea-Bird Wildlife tours. The cottage is an hour from Tampa's Busch Gardens and Water Parks, (and Orlando is only an hour and 45 minutes away!).

Get your dream vacation started and set your watch to 'Island Time' at Daydream Cottage!!

Keywords: Beach, Bay, Gulf, Remodeled, Close to Shopping, Close to Beach, Pool, Walking Distance, DayDream cottage, day dream cottage.

More Details

Bill Schmitt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Bill Schmitt

We live in NJ and have two children, (and three dogs, a bunny and a bird :-)).

Bill Schmitt purchased this house in 2012

Why Bill Schmitt chose Holmes Beach

We love coming to Anna Maria Island for it's 'Old Florida charm' and 'laid back vibe'. We fell in love with the cottage for the open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, plentiful windows, private back yard, lush landscaping, and spacious master bedroom. The Home has been newly renovated with new heated saltwater pool and paver patio, high-end appliances and quartz countertops through out. You'll fall in love with it's charm just like we did.

What makes this house unique

DayDream cottage is a wonderful place to enjoy all the island has to offer. Less than a three minute stroll from the white sandy beaches and stunning sunset of the Gulf coast, the property has a landscaped, completely private back yard with heated swimming pool, outdoor shower for rinsing off the beach sand and a propane BBQ grill.


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Full
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king , Master bedroom with king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk bed and another twin bed with trundle
    Convertible Den - Bedroom 3 - Daybed that converts from 2 singles to a king size bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 5 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

DayDream was absolutely wonderful AGAIN!!

  • 5 of 5

Our second time here to Daydream, we stayed two weeks this time and it was incredible. The house is perfect for our family of 5. Pool is perfect and private, house is well-stocked. Short walk to the amazing beach. AMI, well, it truly is paradise. Cannot wait to come back and thank you again Bill and Trish...greatest hosts ever!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay on the island.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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This property has everything you need for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Minutes to the beach. Amazing pool. All the amenities of home. Owner is great to deal with. We will be back! Nice neighborhood and a quick walk or drive to shopping and great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, beautiful location - could not be more highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glasgow, Scotland

Great home with a perfect location on Anna Maria Island

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a wonderful holiday at Daydream Cottage on Anna Maria. The house had everything we needed and the pool and outdoor space are fantastic! We enjoyed being at the pool especially after a day at the beach and made good use of the excellent bbq, also enjoyed sitting out at the front of the house - nice area in a lovely quiet street. The location of the cottage is perfect, so close to the lovely beach and we always found that part of the beach not to be too busy, plenty space around to use all the very handy beach equipment brought round in the cart. Highlight of holiday was being able to wander round in the evening to sit and watch the sunset, to practically have this on your doorstep is fantastic and missed by all of us since returning home. Cottage is perfect spot too for catching the Island trolley - just round the corner, which we made good use of for seeing the island/eating out. All in all a great holiday on Anna Maria in a lovely home with a great location and all booked easily with great communication from the owners. Wouldn't hesitate to rebook this cottage on return to Anna Maria in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for a family with young children!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with Daydream Cottage. The place is roomy (even with 4 kids), has a beautiful pool, awesome grill, a shed stocked with everything you need, and is a short walk to the beach. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tampa International/or Sarasota
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

$75 cleaning fee + $250 refundable security deposit.

Holiday weeks may be subject to a premium. Please ask. Rates subject to change.

If needed due to weather expected during your visit (usually October to April), we can provide heating of the pool at a cost of $100.00/week for a constant temperature of 84 degree Fahrenheit (weather condition can affect this if extremes cold experienced).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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