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

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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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More Details

Capt. Edward Steenstra, III
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 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.


Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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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No car needed! Grab your suit and hit the beach, 200 foot walk to beach or pier
average rating of 4.818182 based on 44 reviews

Laid back comfort!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved the house! It was all we needed to enjoy our trip to AMI, nothing too extravagant, fancy, or uptight. The bikes were probably our favorite amenity. We either rode bikes or walked everywhere we went (except the quick trip to Publix). The northern location of the house provided an appreciated quietness. There were sidewalks that made morning runs easy, as well as many breathtaking views. Captain Ed checked on us daily, he truly made us feel welcome. One last note- be sure to visit Rod & Reel Pier, it is less than a 5 minute walk and the food was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as described

  • 4 of 5

Super friendly host. Great location. Cute little house with comfortable beds. You will need to bring beach chairs if you want the reclining type. Found an umbrella but I was more for a patio table not your typical screw in to the sand type. The charcoal grill is very small like a table top size that could only cook 4 burgers at a time.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, clean and adorable cottage. Everything you need and nothing you don't.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay will be a memorable one. Location of cottage is close to everything. Only a few steps away to beach access and Rod & Reel Pier. Captain Ed is very accommodating, he is only a text away if needed. We would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all I want to say how amazing Captain Ed is!! He made our vacation so much easier! Before we arrived he had sent us an email of all the great places to eat and of the best places to visit and they were all great! Also, he had the little cottage spotless! It was just like home! He even had sunscreen for us to use. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Comfortable bed and close to everything.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our time at AMI

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at this rental. House is just as pictured, was very clean, and had everything we needed. So nice to have beach chairs, mats, cart, bikes, and coolers. The house was very comfortable with plenty of room. Beds slept great. Owner was very attentive to us both before we got there, and while there. Bikes were great to ride around the island - we didn't move the car several days. Lots of great restaurants close by. Incredible sunsets on the beach.. did not miss a one. We would love to go back again soon.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

***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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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