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No car needed! Grab your suit and hit the beach, 200 foot walk to beach or pier

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, beach rental, 1 minute walk to beautiful beach, pier, swim

The Ballyhoo is a ground floor rental on historic Bean Point in Anna Maria City. 200 feet to the beach, the Rod & Reel Pier/restaurant/bar and its great food and world class fishing . Enjoy panoramic views of Tampa Bay, the Skyway Bridge, historic Egmont Key and lighthouse, and Passage Key. Our beach offers beautiful blue water, with soft white sand perfect for swimming, shelling, fishing, or just relaxing. Take one of our provided bicycles and cruise to your choice of 12 local restaurants, or visit historic Pine Ave.. There you'll find its many shops, pubs, art galleries, Roser Church, founded in 1913 by Charles Roser, inventor of the Fig Newton, Anna Maria History Museum, and the Anna Maria City Jail, all within a 10 minute bike ride. You can also take the free local trolley which runs every half hour to enjoy all that Anna Maria Island offers.

Ballyhoo, a small baitfish highly prized by local big game fishermen.

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Capt. Edward Steenstra, III
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Capt. Edward Steenstra, III

Family owned since 1970

Capt. Edward Steenstra, III purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Capt. Edward Steenstra, III chose Anna Maria Island

Historic old Florida beach community with many restaurants, shops, church, within 10 minutes biking /walking distance.

What makes this cottage unique

Relax and unwind at the beach.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

No car needed! Grab your suit and hit the beach, 200 foot walk to beach or pier
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

Great little place on a nice part of the island.

  • 5 of 5

This place was a perfect little getaway. It was clean, comfortable mattresses, great location and it even had WiFi, which was great for kiddos!! I would definitely stay here again when we come back down to this area.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location and nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly located near the tip of the island, very accessible to the bay or the gulf. Capt. Ed had bikes for our use and the house was equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our time on the island. Would definitely consider staying here again on future visits.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fabulous. The cottage has everything you need.

Spotless. Great communication. Short walk to trolley.

Great, safe area. Bed so incredibly comfy. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanford, FL

Clean, perfect beach location, and equipped with EVERYTHING!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I pulled up in my car, I felt right at home in this perfect beach cottage! Anything and everything you could possibly need is there! The advertisement is so true - just bring a bathing suit and flip flops. While visiting AMI, be sure to check out the yummy food at Eat Here, Ginny's, and Poppo's. Thank you, Captain Ed - we are already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this quaint cottage. It had everything we needed. All we had to bring was food and drinks. The king bed with its soft bedding was great for a good night's sleep. Perfect location!!! 1 block from ocean on bay side and Rod & Reel Pier. Short walk to end of street leads to beach path to Bean Point which is not crowded, peaceful and what I consider the most beautiful place created by God. We so enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice little cottage- perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

I was a little nervous at first because I have never used home away not have I stayed at someone's property before. My first impression was that it was perfect. Nice little cottage, tidy, everything you could possibly need which makes traveling by plane much more easier. To be honest I didn't really need anything but my own bathroom supplies. Ed was fabulous. Provided beach towels, chairs, coolers, cups, cooking supplies, washer and dryer. I loved this property and will definitely stay again and again. In fact I am already planning my next stay with Ed's Ballyhoo!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Car: not necessary

Located on the tip of Anna Maria Island. Enjoy world class fishing, dining, shopping, or just relax on the beach.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%

***CHECK IN IS 4:00 PM, CHECK OUT IS 11:00 AM*** Winter 2016, Monthly/weekly stays, 50% due at booking, 50% due within 30 days of check in, please contact owner for details.*** Property damage protection: choose either the $59.00 policy thru VRBO or a $500.00 refundable damage deposit charged to your credit card and refunded within 3 to 4 days if no damage reported.*** All rates are in U.S. dollars only and subject to change until reservation is made.

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Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have TVs, overhead fans.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fishing poles and tackle provided.

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