3 Bedroom/Renovated/Private Pool/30 sec to Beach/Free wifi/4 Flat screens
About Michele Totino
We are a native Toronto, Canada family who fell in love with laid-back Anna Maria Island. Whenever we can get there we love to enjoy the family oriented small beach town feel on the island. Here we get to connect and slow down from busy city life. In our family we have an ocean/beach lover, and a swimming pool lover, and we all enjoy the sun and nature! And Blue Turtle Cottage has it all!
Michele Totino purchased this House in 2013
Why Michele Totino chose Ilexhurst
We loved this house because of it's proximity to the beach, the private pool and the quiet neighborhood. Everyone who stays at Blue Turtle Cottage agrees that there is something magical about it that is hard to put your finger on.
What makes this House unique
When you step outside the front door of the house you can smell and hear the ocean. Turn left then right as you come out the front door, wave at your friendly neighbors walking or biking by, and in 30 seconds you're at the beach. If you have a few errands to run turn right and walk or bike a few short blocks and in a few minutes you're at the stores. Want to go further? Turn left and left and you're at the free trolley stop in a minute. The trolley will take you all over the island. There are few locations on the island that offer all these advantages and conveniences. All this in a quiet, friendly, safe neighborhood.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Getaway from snow and cold
We loved our stay at Blue Turtle Cottage and hope to go back again! There were a few minor maintenance issues but I was always able to get ahold of the owner/ property manager who resolved them.
Thank you for visiting Blue Turtle Cottage.
We take pride in being available and responsive to our guests to take care of any issues promptly.
Hope to have the opportunity to host you again :)
Relaxing Beach Vacation!
This was a great house to stay at if you want the beach and a pool of your own. Loved that the beach was less than a minute walk and that at the end of the day we could float in the pool (just our family!) Beach was also considerably less crowded than other areas on the island. Another plus to the location. Michele was a terrific host responding to our needs quickly! I have never had such an awesome host! Highly recommend the house and all that goes with it. Hope to be back in the near future!
We're so lucky that the beach by Blue Turtle Cottage is not only a beautiful part of the beach but usually much less busy than other areas :)
It was a pleasure hosting you, hopefully you'll be back to AMI in the future! Michele
Great house, Michele was a pleasure to work with.
Property was clean, convenient, had everything we could ask for and was exactly as advertised. The owner was a pleasure to work with and the location was outstanding. Less than 3 minute walk to the beach. Neighborhood is quiet. Great experience all around. We will definitely stay here again.
The proximity to the beach is what our family loves about Blue Turtle Cottage too! I'm so glad you had a great vacation - Michele
Great Family Vacation!
We had a great family vacation once again. Super clean, great access to the beach, wonderful private pool! We will be coming back next year!
Thank you Kristin! It was a pleasure to host you - see you next year! Michele
We loved Blue Turtle Cottage!!!
The location is perfect, the size of the house was great for our family of four but it easily could have accommodated six. We were steps from the beach and coming back to the warm pool was exactly the beach breaks we needed. I couldn’t be happier with Michele and her property. We will be back for sure!!
Loved our stay at the blue turtle cottage!
Had a wonderful time. Cottage was so cute, clean, had everything we needed and so close to the beach and trolley stops. Loved the pool! Short walk to stores, ice cream and beach! Would recommend!
In Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island you will never run out of things to do, and there is something for everyone!
In the immediate area you can walk or sit on the beach and swim in the ocean. There is also always bike riding and swimming in your own pool. The island also has mini putt, restaurants, shopping, para sailing, jet skiing, horse surfing (standing on the back of a horse swimming in the ocean) and countless other activities. You may never leave the island!
If you venture further afield, but not too far, there is aquariums, many many golf courses, outlet shopping, museums, St. Armand's Circle (high end shopping and wonderful dining), and all of Sarasota and it's theaters, shopping, beaches etc..
Anna Maria Island is also within driving distance to many other attractions such as Busch Gardens.