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Gulf Beach Apartment - with Pool & Beach Access - Autumn special rate of $700 WK

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Pristine,spacious1 bedroom apartment sleeps 4, only steps to the beautiful white sandy beach of Anna Marie Island. Freshly decorated, brand new well equipped kitchen, huge king size bed, queen sleeper in lounge, large flat screen T.V., wi-fi broadband.

large and quiet pool - only 10 apartments on site,large laundry room on site, the free trolley runs the length of the island and the bus stop is 10 yards away

Great shops and restaurants all close by including the famous Sandbar restaurant, a noted wedding venue.

A great location in the heart of Anna Marie Island, visit us once and you will want to return again and again.

More Details

James Ferguson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About James Ferguson

We are a Scottish couple who visited Anna Marie Island 5 years ago and fell in love with it. We really appreciated its unspoilt nature, fantastic beaches and beautiful weather.

it has enough shops and restaurants to cater for all tastes without being busy or overcrowded, it is known locally as 'Paradise' and we wholeheartedly agree.

James Ferguson purchased this apartment in 2011

Why James Ferguson chose Ilexhurst

Quite simply - Location, Location, Location !

It is just steps to the most gorgeous white sandy uncrowded beach.

It is a small complex with only 10 apartments located on the famous Gulf drive with all amenities to hand.

It is the perfect spot for couples to enjoy

What makes this apartment unique

This is a beautiful apartment with peeks of the ocean and yards from the beach. It has a unique combination of unspoilt beauty with modern amenities. its not a cliche - it truly is 'paradise'


Ilexhurst Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Gulf Beach Apartment - with Pool & Beach Access - Autumn special rate of $700 WK
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

Great apartment at a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, clean and very well equiped apartment. Perfectly located less than 100 meters from the beaches. Easy access to explore the area and close to shops and restaurants. James is very helpful and gave us good advises about the surrounding. We highly recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome from the get-go!!

  • 4 of 5

Anna Maria Island is awesome, but so is this Palm Cay apartment. The location is the most convenient on the island to shopping & restaurants and even to the public beach. The apartment is literally just steps from the beach (150 of my steps, including the stairs!) so not only is it is close to get to the beach, it is close to run back for a quick snack, bathroom break, or to see the awesome sunsets! The courtyard & pool area is one of the prettiest & best on the island, and being a small complex, there is never a problem finding a chair or room in the pool! The pool is large, and the temperature is kept at about 85 degrees, so it is wonderfully comfortable for winter swimming or floating. The other guests are always very friendly, too. The apartment has everything you will need - the kitchen is well-stocked with necessities, the furnishings tasteful and the bed is comfortable. There is never noise from neighboring units, either. We found our month there just wonderful and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay on AMI!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a find!!

  • 5 of 5

Must be our best stay in Florida by far. The condo was superbly finished. Everything that you could want was there.

The other neighbours/owners were all very friendly, the pool was really warm plus we were only 200 yards from a superb beach. Local eateries were a bit higher priced than we have been used to, but you can't have everything, can you?

Anna Maria is fairly close to everything so I would thoroughly recommend this place.

Peter Miles

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and comfortable condo

  • 4 of 5

We arrived after sunset so were pleased to find pizza menus as we had travelled from the UK via Philadelphia and Tampa so had not had a chance to find our bearings.

We were impressed on arrival how clean and well equipped the condo was with everything you could possibly want. It was great to get out and explore as it was our first visit to AMI and made use of the free trolley bus as we don't drive.

Beach was lovely but it would have been a godsend to have had cabanas and beds like other beaches that we have stayed at on the Gulf coast so we made more use of the pool.

There were a number of families jostling for the beds and one of the two umbrellas on offer around the pool so spares would be useful.

The afternoon sun on the balcony was lovely and nice to have the chairs and table to sit and have a nice cool drink during the sunsets.

James was a pleasure to work with and could not have been more accommodating and helpful and we would love to return at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location on AMI, Clean and Inspiring decor

  • 4 of 5

Apt is cheery, bright, clean. Tiled flooring throughout keeps it cool and easy to sweep sand away throughout the week. Kitchen spacious with toaster, blender, coffee pot and electric kettle. We cooked all our breakfasts here. You can see the Gulf through the trees out the dining nook window. Comfy and bigger than the pictures show, this place is perfectly located on this great island. Near everything, yet quiet, except for the sound of the Gulf waves rolling. Had the beautiful, warm courtyard pool to ourselves many times. Use James' white, Shakespeare Tiger pole and live shrimp to catch fish off Bradenton Pier. We caught grouper, flounder, sheepshead, catfish, cowfish, ladyfish and pinfish. So much fun! Don't miss Bean Point at the northern tip- very beautiful! Rent 3G bikes from AMI rentals for smooth cruisin' all over the island- two blocks walk away. James is the best owner to communicate with and will reply to your emails quickly. I find him to be trustworthy. If you need an affordable, one bedroom with great location, king bed, pool and fishing poles- this is the one!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Condo in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Charmingly appointed in many respects. Very convenient access to the pool, beach, laundry and trash disposal facilities, Publix grocery store and area restaurants. Since the Palm Cay property does not have an outdoor grill, it would be nice to have a George Foreman indoor grill provided in the apartment.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful unit with us! Enjoyed our stay!

Terry & Kay Carlson

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Mr Bones Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Longboat Key
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Manatee Avenue
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Mr Bones
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Holmes Beach
Car: not necessary

Anna Marie Island is a beautiful unspoilt part of Florida with stunning white sandy beaches. It is not overcrowded or over commercialized , and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. It offers Island life with fabulous cuisine, especially local caught fish and shellfish, it has a good variety of specialist shops and for all your daily needs, has a Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy and a large Publix supermarket within walking distance.

If you like antiquing or visiting consignment stores , there are plenty of bargains to be had.

The city of Sarasota is only a 20 minute drive, where you will experience the vibrancy and buzz of one of Florida's premier city's which hosts the famous Ringling museum and number 1 voted beach Siesta Key, though we consider Anna Marie's beaches to be on a par.

We hope you will come and visit us soon and are confident you will want to come back time after time.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

A security deposit waiver of $50 (non refundable) is available if guests do not wish to pay the security deposit (refundable) on their booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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