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Newly Renovated 3/2 Close To The Beach with Pool, Mermaid's Basket Has It All!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,711 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bath Newly Renovated, Sleeps 6

3 Bedroom/2 Bath Newly Renovated, Sleeps 6

Mermaid’s Basket is sure to please! Just 2/10 of a mile from the white sand beaches and the perfectly clear waters of Anna Maria Island you will feel right at home in this newly renovated oasis of relaxation and sunshine! The owner who is a professional decorator has made this her latest project and it has been furnished by the Pink Pineapple as the other Baskets are with that great Beachy Feel!

Mermaid’s Basket is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with plenty of open living space to enjoy the island lifestyle. The kitchen offers 42' cabinets, Granite counters and recessed lighting. Marble floors throughout and Ceiling Fans in every room for that great Island Feel. Outside there is a Brick Paved Patio, Hot and Cold Shower and a heated pool!

The King Master suite is located on the opposite site of the living area from the Queen Bedroom. This Queen bedroom can function as a second suite with a door to the bedroom and also another “pocket door” after the second bath to create an en suite area! Leave the pocket door open and there is access from the living area or the third bedroom to the bath! The third bedroom has two twins with a private entrance to the pool area. If you don’t need a third bedroom this room can function as an office or den or just a private nook for you to relax and enjoy a good book and a frozen cocktail! All of the bedrooms offer privacy as they are each located in a different area of the home.

Mermaid’s Basket has become one of our most popular homes so book well in advance to find out why!!

Small Pets Considered!




More Details

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
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Holmes Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1711 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 be added.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Guest Twins - 2 twin/ single
    Guest Suite - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Newly Renovated 3/2 Close To The Beach with Pool, Mermaid's Basket Has It All!!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Loved that the house was so close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Just 1 block from the beach. House had everything that you would need, loved the open floor plan. House was clean, could use some new towels. Beds were comfortable. Had an issue with the air conditioner but it was resolved quickly. Had 2 bikes to use in the garage but 1 had a flat tire so we couldn't use them. I would rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home just as pictured. This home makes you feel so at home. Loved how it was decorated and the bedrooms were all separated from each other and the beds were so comfortable. Lots of room to relax inside and out. Enjoyed having the pool also. Close to the beach and stores.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy T, Thank you for your review on Mermaid’s Basket, we’re so glad you felt right at home! We aimed to give our home that beachy but modern feel and it sounds like we have achieved our goal. Mermaid’s Basket is located in great area for riding bicycles and you have the heated pool to cool off afterwards. Please come back and stay with us again!
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Beautiful house & great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful & spacious house! We enjoyed our stay & would definitely stay again. The king bed was the most comfortable bed we have had on vacation yet & we've been coming to Anna Maria for many years.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and Family, Please do come back and visit with us and we’ll make sure your comfortable bed is waiting for you! We love our return guests! Thank You.
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Tega Cay, SC

The inside of house was very clean and beautifully furnished and decorated.

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed staying in the house so much it was tearful to leave. Plenty of room in the kitchen and living room. Updated appliances to use. Beds were extremely comfortable. Outside patio and pool beautiful. Even an outdoor shower. Bathrooms are beautiful. Nice having a garage to keep all the chairs and floats. Stores and gift shops close by. Block and 1/2 to the beach. Took about 5 minutes or less to walk to the beach. Beautiful pink flowered tree on side of yard. Enjoyed all the tropical plants and trees.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yvonne and Family, Wow!! So glad you enjoyed Mermaid’s Basket and thank you for all the nice comments. We do try to make it enjoyable for our guests and always appreciate your comments and suggestions. Being so close to the beach and the shops and restaurants is the thing we enjoy the most when we are there. Come back and see us soon!
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Arlington Heights, IL

Just Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We love Anna Marie Island and everything the island has to offer! The house is beautiful and so comfortable. Every thing is very well maintained. Loved having access to the garage and all the beach toys and the trolley.

Pool as so nice, very clean and again well maintained. The house could use some additional plastic drink wear, to use by the pool! The layout of the house is perfect!

Plus you are in great hands with Gulf Island rental associates. WOW they are amazing!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Anna Maria is a magical place and I thank my lucky stars every time I drive over the bridge! Glad you found our home well maintained and had all the beach items that you needed. We will make sure to add some plastic drink wear to the home for use by the pool. Thank you for that suggestion. We also enjoy the layout as all 3 bedrooms are separated so there is maximum privacy for all! Have to agree on our Management team! Ellie, Suzanne and Bob of Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals are the BEST!!!
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Another perfect paradise holiday and winterscape in a great location...

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year at the house. Everything went well, we really enjoyed our 6 weeks stay. We're sorry we won't be back to this house since it's on the market for sale. Hopefully the ew owners will continue to rent. I can't say enough about Ellie and Bob from the Gulf Island Rental, they were, as always, were very nice and addressed all of our minor issues promptly and completely to our satisfaction. We'll be back and work with Ellie and her team to find our next fantastic vacation place. AMI, although might frustrate with its busy traffic, still one of the best places to relax and enjoy a fantastic island experience without having to leave the country. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our property. We know your time is valuable and it is appreciated. We are contemplating taking the home off the market as we do love the home and we are having 2nd thoughts! You will be the first to know if we do so! Ellie, Suzanne and Bob with Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals do a fantastic job for us and that is one of the main reasons we are reconsidering. With such a fantastic rental team it keeps our life simple! Anna Maria Island has been discovered so the traffic can be a bit much in the very busy high season but in most times of the year it is not a problem at all. We do hope you come back to see us for next year!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa TPA 50 Miles or Sarasota Bradenton SRQ
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
No Ferry but the Free Trolley is close!
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
2/10 of a mile!!

Anna Maria Island is located on the Central West Coast of Florida nestled between the tropical blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Tampa Bay to the North. Once a best –kept secret among local Floridians, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'… The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton Beach being the southernmost, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria City on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique and charming shops and restaurants. Anna Maria Island has miles of sugar white sand beaches, sand dunes, sea oats and Australian Pines lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. This destination is a natural choice for tropical vacationers looking for golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, plus many cultural and historical attractions. Located close to all the major attractions, yet far from the maddening crowds make the Gulf Island Beaches the ideal vacation spot. Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day… You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a Free Trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise!


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