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The Big Yellow House: 5 BR / 4 BA in Anna Maria, Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 14

The Big Yellow House on Pine

104 Pine Avenue

Anna Maria Fl. 34216

This home is direct Gulf front with a private heated pool! It has all the perfect ingredients for a wonderful vacation. Enjoy your front row seat to spectacular sunsets from this 5 bedroom 4 bath direct gulf front home. The private heated pool overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. There is a large sun deck with lounge chairs and a swing off of the first floor living room. Stunning Gulf views can be seen from every room in the house!

Dreaming of great beach vacation just a few steps from the beautiful white sand.... then this is the perfect place for you!! Walk off the back deck directly onto the beach with your own private beach path. Listen to the gentle sounds of the waves as they lap upon the shore. There is plenty of room in this 3000 sq. ft home that actually sets up like two separate homes connected. It is the perfect set up for multiple families or extended families getting together. There is sleeping in beds for 10 but can easily accommodate a party of 14. Multiple decks and wide sweeping water views abound from all parts of this home.

This property participates in our Professional Linen Program. In Anna Maria Vacation's continuous effort to bring only the best quality experience to our guests, we are proud to offer a professional linen service at this property to better enhance your enjoyment while staying here. This luxury amenity provides you high quality linens that are in place and ready for your use upon your arrival. These high-quality linens are washed in a commercial setting using the latest and best technology.

Take the fuss and worry out of packing your private sheets and beach towels knowing that when you arrive to your dream vacation rental, in place are high quality and commercially cleaned luxury bedding, bath towels, wash clothes and beach towels ready for your stay. Eliminate the guessing game, free up luggage space and breathe easy knowing that everything is already taken care of for you. This same philosophy extends even to your departure- nothing to wash, dry, fold or having to fool with trying to squeeze into an already tightly packed suitcase! A fantastic "must have amenity" for your AMI vacation experience.

In addition to the unbelievable beach location, it is also prime location to all the options that famous Pine Avenue has to offer- shopping, restaurants, coffee shops and much more! Located directly adjacent to The Sandbar restaurant, it is literally just a few steps away. If they have a wait to dine- no problem- you can take the pager and wait on your back porch with your own cocktail- how convenient is that!! Need lunch for the kids quick while relaxing on the beach? No problem, call from your cell phone while sitting on the beach and then walk next door to pick up when ready- it does not get any more laid back!

The home provides a variety of beach toys and chairs, a stainless steel BBQ grill, plenty of deck chairs and the best private view of the famous AMI sunset you could hope to find. Come see for yourself why The Big Yellow House is one of the premier vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island- it is a place you will want to return to for years to come!

Bedrooms & Bathrooms


This home has 5 bedrooms. Three bedrooms are located on the first level; a master suite with a queen bed and private bathroom. Plus two additional bedrooms; one with a queen bed and the third with two twin beds. The upstairs level has another master suite with a queen size bed and private bath with step-in shower. The fifth bedroom has twin size bunk beds and access to a full size bath with a combo tub/shower. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout with tile floors in bathrooms.


There are a total of four bathrooms. Two bathrooms downstairs and two bathrooms upstairs.


Step onto the deck to soak up the sun or kick back and relax - you're on vacation. There is an outside picnic table and gas grill to use when you want to enjoy the outdoors. There is also a deck that extends the length of the second floor This spacious home will accommodate everyone.

** If you would like to have your pool heated, we kindly ask that you please contact AMV at least 10 days prior to your arrival so that it ensures us ample time to fulfill your request. We do offer pool heat as needed as a courtesy to our guests at no additional charge. All of our pools and pool equipment are closely monitored by the pool company for your safety, we kindly ask that the controls not be tampered with- most of the systems are locked for this reason. Due to the island's strict 10pm noise ordinance, the pool heaters will not run overnight. Please remember, outdoor spas are not hot tubs (some properties have a spa, some have a hot tub). Generally speaking, our winter months are considered from November through April. During these months we do our best to ensure that the pools are heated to a temperature of 82 degrees. However, please be aware that even in Central Florida we do occasionally get cold spells that can send the temperatures down into the 30's for a few nights in a row. This will cause the pool water temperature to draw down to in the 70's and a pool pump will automatically shut down if the outside temperature gets too cold. The pump will then kick back on in the morning and begin re-heating of the pool back to 82, which may take several days depending on the severity of the cold spell. Ultimately, these situations are beyond our control. Other issues such as severe weather conditions, equipment malfunction, temporary loss of use of equipment or amenities due to maintenance purposes or other items do happen for time to time. Please be aware that AMV cannot issue refunds during your stay based on acts of God. However, please know that in the rare event of pool equipment malfunction during your stay, AMV will do everything in our power to expedite repairs as quickly as possible as we certainly want you to enjoy your heated pool and Florida sunshine to the fullest extent possible! Anna Maria Vacations thanks you in advance for your understanding on this issue.

More Details

Property Manager
Anna Maria Reservations Team
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Anna Maria Reservations Team

We are Anna Maria Vacations, rental management company for over 200 select rental properties on Anna Maria Island.

What makes this house unique

One of the very few direct Gulf front, luxury homes with a private heated pool- and it is beachside. See the sunsets from every different spot around the home!


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • There are a total of four bathrooms. Two bathrooms downstairs and two bathrooms upstairs.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom # 1 (Queen), Bedroom # 2 (Queen), Bedroom # 3 (2 Twin), Bedroom # 4 (Queen), Bedroom # 5 (Bunks)
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
One of the very few large, luxury, direct Gulf front vacation rentals on AMI that has a private heated pool. Centrally located, 30 second walk to the famous Sandbar beachfront restaurant.


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The Big Yellow House: 5 BR / 4 BA in Anna Maria, Sleeps 14
average rating of 3.25 based on 4 reviews
Tampa, FL

Wonderful home, great location, needs work

  • 2 of 5

This is our second year in a row here on the 4th of July and I can honestly say that the home location is second to none. It's next to the Sand Bar restaurant, plenty of parking, a covered pool, with 4th of July fireworks directly behind the house. Additional upside, large home with multiple bedrooms and a pool. Great for multiple families. And a personal favorite, on the same street as the 'donut experiment'.

The downside, the home needs to be updated. Furniture is in various stages of aging. The plumbing in the upstairs master backed up when taking a shower. Gross. The deck needs to be redone or someone is going to need a tetanus. The walking path to the beach needs to be cleaned up. The side of the house and yard needs gardening. The chair upstairs at the table was held together by a 'car hose clamp' that broke when my child sat in the chair. Trash from former guests needs to be removed prior to new guests arriving. And finally, the place is DIRTY. It smells clean due to the solvents but looking at the blinds, the cushions, and the corners. It's very dirty. The first day we sat on the couch downstairs we had bug bites. Within 10 minutes of arrival. We threw a sheet on the couch to sit on it and we didn't get another bite.

I don't want to sound bitter, but when you're at such an amazing place it'd take a small amount of TLC to keep it magical. And for the price paid it should be kept up. I'd consider the home again due to the location and home type but I want to see how the reviews go from here to determine booking again. Finally, we were assured prior to renting the second year that these concerns would be addressed. We were told by quote, "the owners don't care to make updates to keep it family friendly". Since we have kids we can appreciate a 'messy' home, not a dirty dilapidated one.

To be transparent, we rented via Anna Maria Island Rentals and not VRBO. My hope is that the owners see this and don't blow it off as we were told they would. This is truly a 5 star home and should be treated as such.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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72 1
Winter Haven, Florida


  • 5 of 5

We were in awe when we walked in. The house was so clean, as was everything in the house. It was our family Christmas Gift to our kids and grandkids. Were 12 of us staying and plenty of room for all. My wife and I were the fist to arrive and we both just said WOW.. As the kids all arrived that was exactly the way each one reacted. Would recommended this house for anyone looking for a Great beach house. The beach is just a stones throw from the house and the views are breathing taking from each room. Beautiful sunset and even had a dolphin put on a show one night... Our family ages ranged from 13 to 67 and ALL had a GREAT TIME

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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20 8
Bogart, GA


  • 5 of 5

This beach rental house is RIGHT on the beach. My family and I invited another family along to come and we enjoyed it so much together! We rented bikes at Beach Bum and visited Anna Maria Donuts... oh my gosh! SO GOOD! The pool was fun at night and beach during the day. There was plenty of room for everyone and the sunsets were so worth going!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom

Disappointing house, exceptional views and location

  • 1 of 5

First thing I want to say if you want stunning views over the gulf you cannot get better than here. It also right next to the Sandbar, which is a must visit.

However we stayed here last summer and we were left so disappointed. We had stayed in the house three years earlier and loved it, its styling it's old Floridian. It would seem in those 3 years no one had cleaned the house and when things broke they would just be taped or or left on the floor, there were rips in the furniture, legs on tables screwed back on but still wobbly, taped up arms chairs.

The linen in the house was awful, dirty and worn, first day we had to take it back off the bed and wash it. One of the beds had a bed skirt on, and it was smeared with blood.

The microwave was broken, the oven thick with grease, as was the BBQ.

The swimming pool looked filthy and we could not use it, the furniture around the swimming pool was also filthy, the chairs had black body outlines on them. There were also cockroaches dead around the pool, and also a dirty knife on the poolside.

The management company did come in about 4 times after constant complaining from us, they took some of the random items left (for example CRT TVs left on the floor that had obviously been replaced with flatscreen TVs), they also brought fresh bedding and towels in the end, and swapped the microwave.

Overall we were left very disappointed with this property and for the cost it was not worth the money, or hassle that we had to go through to get the management company to sort the issues. All it needs it a really deep clean and also replacement furniture (where broken or ripped) and linen.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • $2795- $7995 + taxes and fees
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