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Professionally Decorated Beach Basket Just 4 Homes from the Beach W/Heated Pool!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,175 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

2 Master Suites, 1 King and 1 Queen & Two Twins

2 Master Suites, 1 King and 1 Queen & Two Twins

If you are looking for that Old Florida feel, Beach Basket is located on Oak Ave which dead ends to the white sand beaches and the perfectly clear waters of Anna Maria Island. You are just 5 homes or a 53 second walk to relaxation and sunshine! Built in 1920, this home was restored recently by the owner who is a professional decorator keeping with the classic cottage look. The detail in this home is incredible, from ceiling accents to bead board cabinets with glass doors to the comfortable furnishings by the Pink Pineapple.

The beachy feel continues into both the king master suite with a seating area that leads to the bright and sunny master bath and the queen suite which has a private entrance to the pool area where you will find citrus trees including an Avocado tree and rich tropical landscaping.

Having an occasional guest or bringing the kids? The air conditioned sleeping porch with 2 twins is a perfect place for them or a perfect nook for you to relax and enjoy a good book and a frozen cocktail! Beach Basket is one of our most popular homes so book well in advance to find out why!!

Small Pets Considered!




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Property Manager
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

for providing the perfect location for a special birthday celebration.
Aug 2013
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Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1175 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation-Fees collected will NOT be returned unless the unit is re-rented for the same period. If re-rented all fees will be refunded minus $150.
  • Please include size & breed of animals for permission to bring them. $150 taxable pet fee per pet will we added.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) Guest Suite, Twin or Single Beds (2) On Sleeping Porch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(39 traveler reviews)

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Professionally Decorated Beach Basket Just 4 Homes from the Beach W/Heated Pool!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 62 reviews

We had a wonderful time! Love Beach Basket and Anna Maria Island!

  • 5 of 5

Beach Basket had everything we needed. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly and Brannon, Thank you for taking the time to review Beach Basket, I’m glad you had such a wonderful time staying at our home! I hope you enjoyed staying just steps from the beach and walking distance to several great restaurants. I’m sure that Ellie, Suzanne and Bob would love to hear from you again when planning your return trip!
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Practically Perfect in Every Respect!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd Nov. stay in Beach Basket and we plan to return to this charming and convent cottage for another 2 weeks next year.

It is comfortable, clean and very convenient to the beautiful gulf beach. The cottage has a lot of vintage charm and is thoughtfully decorated. There are plenty of towels, including beach towels, as well as extra sheets and blankets. The kitchen is well equiped.

I would definitely reccommend this property to others seeking a comfortable close to the beach cottage for a romantic getaway or a family vacation!

We enjoy sitting and walking on the Beach, my husband and our adult sons like to swim in the Gulf and this area is perfect for that. The Patio is a perfect place for mid morning tea to read or to paint.

We all like to cook and mostly ate at home but did enjoy the Waterfront one night,take out from Slims one night (delicious fish tacos) and 3 lunches down in Cortez at the Starfish Company for delicious fresh fish for lunch and more from the market to take home and prepare ourselves.

This property is well managed and the staff of Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals are helpful and pleasant.

My special thanks to the owners of this wonderful beach home for the thought and effort they have put into the design and decor of this enchanting cottage and for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane, Thank you for your review and kind words about our home. We love to have returning guests and it’s great that you have made Beach Basket your annual destination! It sounds like you really know your way around the island and take advantage of all the great delicacies. Starfish company is a great place to enjoy locally caught seafood whether you eat dockside or take home from the market to prepare yourself. We feel fortunate to have guests like you and the wonderful team of Ellie, Suzanne and Bob to keep everything seamless. See you in 2018!
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Welcoming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Rest, sun, beach and relaxation was what we were looking for, and we got so much more. Beach Basket exceeded our expectations. Warm and inviting. Ceiling fans, smart TV, private pool, washer/dryer and gas grill. Quiet street. Oh yes, we had to bring our own wine. Location is superb, beach a nano second away. Toasted sunset every night.Walk to Sand Bar restaurant. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Penelope, Thank you for your review on Beach Basket, I am so happy our home exceeded your expectations! We try to provide everything for our guests to feel at home where the only thing they need to bring is themselves and of course the wine. There is a little store called Time Saver just 5 minutes from Beach Basket and they have a great selection of wine at very affordable prices. We look forward to hearing from you again!
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Charming, old school beach house, but beds were too uncomfortable

  • 3 of 5

We’re from the Anna Maria area, so the location of this home is excellent. Short walk to the beach and the Sandbar rest. House is very charming, an old school beach house. It is very well stocked and the washer/dryer is a nice bonus along with the pool. Pet friendly and a ranch (no large staircases) were the major points for us. The drawbacks are the second bedroom and bathroom. The dbl bed is too small as is the shower. The outside shower by the pool was what we used. The other drawback was the comfort of the mattresses. Both couples found the beds extremely uncomfortable. Still, very charming and can’t beat the location.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elisa, Thank you for reviewing Beach Basket, I’m glad you enjoyed its charm and location being just 5 homes from the beach. Beach Basket is also just a short walk to several restaurants and historic Pine Avenue. There is also a private fenced in back patio area with a pool and plenty of room for lying in the sun or enjoying cooking on the gas grill. There is a king-sized bed in the master and a queen (not a double) in the guest room. Granted the shower in the guest room is small but unfortunately these older homes do not have the space in the bathrooms that some of the newer homes have. I think we’ve all become a bit spoiled when it comes to the size of the homes we live in these days! As you mentioned there is a large enclosed private Hot and Cold Shower by the pool area that most people enjoy using on a regular basis. We do replace the mattresses as needed, but we have found the firmness of the mattresses is just be a matter of personal preference. We do have guests that tell us how comfortable the beds are!! We do hope you come back and visit in the future and we will do our best to accommodate your mattress preference.
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Cozy comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was a girlfriend getaway and we couldn’t have found a better place to stay. We were very impressed at the professional decor and how clean it was and had everything we needed. We wished we could have stayed longer as it was so inviting!! Would definitely stay at the Beach Basket again. We loved it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’ve used the home many times for girl’s getaways as well and had a ball! Hope you had time to enjoy the proximity to the beach and the shops and restaurants. Anna Maria has some of the best restaurants and within walking distance. Please do come back to visit soon!!!
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Great Week at Anna Maria

  • 5 of 5

The location is fantastic. Everything was very comfortable and welcoming. The house is decorated so cute, and contains everything that you need. There is even a beach tent and cart, etc. available for renters. We rented a golf cart also, and were able to run to get dinner - snacks - shopping & go to the piers easily . Everything was so cozy and comfortable that we didn't want to leave. - - - for families with small children, there are a lot of shells and little decorative things sitting around, so head's up

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia and Family, Beach Basket is located so close to one of the best beaches on the island and we do take full advantage of it as well. Being walking distance to the shops and restaurants is another of our favorite things about the home. Glad you found everything you needed and enjoyed the décor and found out home comfortable. Please do come back and see us soon!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton 18 Miles or Tampa TPA 50 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.04 Miles
Oak Ave dead ends to the beach! 53 seconds or 246'
Car: not necessary

This home is located on Anna Maria Island, a quaint barrier island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico south of Tampa Bay. Here is one of the only places you can find where the 'old' Florida charm still exists. Seven miles of pristine white beaches awaits you and beautiful sunsets grace the island with their presence every night. The Island has every convenience needed including a Publix grocery store, CVS pharmacy, and Walgreens. There are multiple award winning restaurants that call the island home, such as the Beach Bistro, Sandbar, Beachhouse, and Sign of the Mermaid. Others not to miss are Rod and Reel Pier, Anna Maria City Pier, and Ginny and Jane-e's at the Old IGA. There is plenty of shopping available with hot spots such as the historic Pine Ave and Bridge Street areas. With the beach and the bay just minutes away from your front door, there is plenty to do in the water. Kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, jet-skiing, paddle boarding, and para-sailing are popular activities around Anna Maria Island. With the Island only being seven miles long, there is no need to drive when almost everything is within walking or biking distance. There is also a convenient Trolley Service that runs the length of the Island every day, and is free for everyone to ride. Anna Maria Island has something for everyone, and everyone who comes to visit falls in love with the Island, we are sure you will too.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • $1400-$1800/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $1,400-$1,800/week (7 nights minimum)
  • Monthly Rates $4760-$7200 (based on a 4 week month)
  • Pricing reflects rental rate only - taxes and additional fees will apply.
  • Rates may vary based on specific dates

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