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Mermaid's Purse: Adorable,Comfortable,Unique Cottage,2 Houses to the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property


This Cozy 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Cottage is clean, quaint, and only steps to the beach (2 houses to be exact)! It exudes that 'Island Feel' from the moment you lay eyes on it! Outfitted with multiple areas to take in the Island air. There is a screened lanai just off of the living room and side patio/grill area with plenty of seating options. This is a Great location, West of Gulf Drive in the city of Anna Maria. A short block to the sign of the Mermaid, Slims, Sandbar, other restaurants, ice cream, shops, trolley and more. This little cutie sleeps up to 4 mermaids.

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Property Manager
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Marsha

This property is professionally managed by Anna Maria Island Accommodations, located on the sunny and beautiful Anna Maria Island.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Mermaid's Purse: Adorable,Comfortable,Unique Cottage,2 Houses to the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

What a sweet place.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just right. It was recently renovated, had everything we needed, was comfy, and had a cute lanai and nice outdoor space, too. It is just steps to the beach and close to Ginny and Jane E's, where you can get great sticky buns and other baked goods, wonderful breakfast and lunch items and cool gifts. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Found Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was renovated before our arrival. Everything very tasteful. New appliances in the kitchen.

It's wonderful for a week ore more holiday on this wonderful island. We enjoyed breakfast on the screened lanai.

Just a few steps to the most beautiful beach section of the island.

Thanks to Matt from annamariaparadies for supporting us in everything.

We definitly will come back!

Fritz & Theresa


  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rock Island IL

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Mermaid's Purse! It was so comfortable and had everything you needed. The location was perfect; just two houses from one of the prettiest beaches we have seen. Beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas were furnished, which was great. Check in and check out was easy and fast. We would love to stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone wanting a laid-back, relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

The Perfect Cottage for a Week-Long Getaway for 2 or More

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Mermaid's Purse for a week during Spring Break. We had a 2-year-old and an elderly grandparent in tow and the place was simply perfect for our stay. Grandpa stayed in the guest bedroom and our toddler stayed with us in the master in a crib we rented. (You can rent all sorts of kids stuff on the island). We ate breakfast on the lanai (screened porch) every morning then walked the few yards to the beach for a full day of activities. Before dinner, we wandered back to the beach to watch the gorgeous sunsets.

The location can't be beat. The cottage had everything we needed: beach chairs, sand toys, beach towels and kitchen items we neglected to buy. You can walk or bike to great shops and delis from the cottage.

Although we ate out almost every night, our favorite dinner was the one we made at the cottage. We grilled steaks and asparagus on the grill and roasted potatoes in the kitchen, then ate by candlelit on the screened-in porch. Perfection. And no need to worry about reservations.

The bedding was comfortable and the air conditioner worked great the one night we used it (we prefer to spend our days and evenings without air conditioning and with the windows open, feels more like a vacation!).

The decor was a bit kitschy, which is the only negative in my opinion. The couches, though comfortable, were worn and the house is full of mermaid decor, which isn't my thing, but hey! It fits in with the theme of the island.

We'd definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belmont, MI, USA

Mermaid's Purse

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled that you had a cancellation that made this cottage available to us during the high season! Kristi B. in the previous review could have been writing for us. We also had a 3 year with us who loved the beach. He was so excited to go down and watch the sunset everynight! So close to the water! Plenty of parking. Nice well stocked kitchen, laundry area with beach chairs and sand toys, and screened in porch with room to eat outside. We didn't get a chance to use the BBQ grill, but it was nice to see. The trolley stop was just around the corner. Shops were within easy walking distance. Of course, we fished from and ate one dinner on the Rod & Reel Pier! Wish we could have left our deposit for a return visit next year, but our schedule is not that certain. Suffice it to say, we were very happy with this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brownsburg, IN

Cute beach hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to find this house open during high season! It fit our needs perfectly! It had everything you would need to make meal and kitchen pantry for lots of groceries. We really enjoyed the quaint setting on a quiet street and it's close proximity to the beach! It was an easy walk (even with a 3 year old)!! The screened porch was an added bonus. We are already looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles

Centrally located on Anna Maria Island which gives you the ability to easily enjoy all of the amenities, shops, treats, and eats the Island has to offer. Come once and you will want to come back for more. See what the many great travel magazines and major publications are calling, 'one of the best family vacation spots in the country' for yourself. It will be an experience the entire family will enjoy. See you on Island-Time soon!


Rates & Availability


  • A $500 refundable security deposit is required upon reserving the property. 30 days prior to your arrival, the total of the rental fee, cleaning, and tax of 12% are due. We have a reservation fee of $75 that we add to this total; however, if you pay this by check then we will waive the $75 charge. You will receive a confirmation with all of these details. The VRBO Reservation process places a hold on your requested dates in our system. We will contact you between the hours of 9am - 5pm EST to approve and finalize the reservation process.
  • Damage deposit: $500.00
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , With TV
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The owner of this home takes great pride in every detail and amenity. You will want to come back year after year!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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