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Pool-Side Retreat, Gulf Views, Beach, Pool, 2 Kayaks, Paddleboard,Firepit,3BR 2b

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Pool, fire pit, palm trees looking west across street to beach, Gulf + trolley

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Anna Maria Island is Florida's best kept secret: beautiful white beaches, older Florida charm, award winning restaurants, golf courses nearby, and pristine shopping all within easy walking and driving distance, or jump aboard the free 'Anna Maria Island Trolley', which stops 2 minutes from home. The beach is white sugar sand and 7 miles long. The area is known for its splendid sunsets.

Spend the day on the beach at Sunset Park, which is a simple 90 second walk from the of Gulf-View Retreat, or hang out fishing in one of the many great spots nearby or in a boat on the Gulf of Mexico. The Katie Pierola Sunset Park beach area across the street is located right on the 7 miles of unobstructed Anna Maria Island beaches. Sightings along the Gulf of Mexico beach and inter-coastal waterway include Manatees, Rays, Dolphins, many kinds of fish, huge Pelicans, Blue Herons, Egrets, Osprey, Terns, Gulls, and other amazing creatures. Some people even get married at the Sunset Park beach area and stay in the home with family! Common sites along the beach areas include Sea Turtle nests and bird nesting sanctuaries during special times of the year.

While the beach on the Gulf of Mexico is 7 miles of uninterrupted sand with very few people next to our home, if you want crowds of people at the public beaches, you can go south to Coquina Beach at the south end of Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island, or to Manatee County Beach at the west end of Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach, or to Anna Maria Pier at the east end of Pine Avenue for the intercoastal/Tampa Bay access. Anna Maria Pier is a special place where many times you can see fish, rays, dolphins, and manatees swimming underneath you as well as fish from the dock and have a nice meal or an ice cream cone at Two Scoops Ice Cream Shop.

The Herb Dolan Park, an easy five block walk or bike ride on 26th Street North and Avenue A, is an open park area with a terrific view of Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound and Tampa Bay. The Herb Dolan Park features picnic areas, basketball court, playing field, swing set, play structure and a Kayak launch.

After enjoying the beach or park, you can use two outdoor showers next to the pool to wipe the beach sand off before getting in the pool. Kick your feet in the water in the new heated swimming pool with a special sun shelf for toddlers or adults to sit on with Adirondack-style chairs including nice tile siding and multiple sitting shelves. Head up to the Crow's Nest deck and watch the dolphins swim by in the Gulf of Mexico next to the beach. If you're in the mood to tour around the rest of the island, catch the free trolley out the back door and it will take you to any of the beaches, restaurants, shops or grocery stores along Gulf Drive anywhere on Anna Maria Island. Take the trolley one stop down (or stroll along the beach the one mile) to the old historic Bridge Street area of Bradenton Beach to enjoy the Key West style restaurants and shops. If you enjoy painting or photography, the sunsets are among the best in the world.

The new swimming pool includes a large sun shelf where you can place the plastic Adirondack-style chairs in the water and kick your feet around the water, which is about 6-8 inches deep. The sun shelf also includes a fountain. Then the pool has a sitting shelf around 18 inches deep. The rest of the pool is about 3 to 5.5 feet deep. The pool includes two more sitting shelves on the far end that are around 18 inches deep. One of those extra sitting shelves on the far end has a soaker spout to massage bad backs. Use the pool toys provided including water noodles, beach balls, and other throwing balls. The new pool includes lots of deck, yard area, and landscaping to sit around and watch the kids play in the pool.

Surrounding the swimming pool and pool deck is soft grass that is easy on the feet as well as various palm trees of different sizes that increase your privacy including Areca Palms, Queen Palms, Fishtail Palms, and Palmetto Palms. A large Frangipani/Plumeria tree creates beautiful large flower blossom clusters usually in May or June, which smell ideal and are the basis for Hawaiian leas.

The Pool-Side Retreat offers everything you need for your beach stay - bring your own toiletries and food and you're set for a dream week! Beach toys for the kids are available in and around our outdoor shed. Dishes, pots, pans, linens and towels are all provided - just bring your swimsuit and enjoy!

The Pool-Side Retreat features the entire first floor level with a split plan and wonderful terracotta tiles. There are two 2 queen-size bedrooms and a third over-sized bedroom with 2 twin over full bunks. There is an additional pull out sofa in the family room. New kitchen with new Granite countertops, new cabinets, new paint throughout the unit make luxury at your fingertips, and new air conditioning unit. Other amenities to perfect your stay include a:

55-inch high definition LED flat screen TV with ~300 Cable channels
Crows Nest third-floor balcony makes enjoying the sunsets and night-time stars an incredible experience
New Pool with large Sun Shelf and many Sitting Shelf's
2 Kayaks
Paddle Board
Fire Pit with lighted Areca Palms and comfortable chairs
Open lanai and patio
Big Yard
Wireless Internet service with 20MB per second high speeds
New Trane air conditioning unit
1,640 square feet living area

The Pool-Side Retreat is the independent first floor of the home, while the second floor can be rented separately through the Gulf-View Retreat listing (vrbo #557191). Each floor is a completely self-sustaining, independent unit with its own separate BBQ, separate patio furniture and separate entry ways. Both floors can be combined for family reunions, retreats or multiple family vacations if you contact us and includes:

Complete privacy for the entire home
Sleeps 18 People depending on sizes of kids
6 Bedrooms and 2 Sleeper-Sofas in common areas
12 Beds of differing sizes
5 Car Parking Spaces
5 Televisions
3 Bathrooms
2,600 square feet
2 Granite-Countertop Kitchens
2 Washers & 2 Dryers
2 Grills
Private Crows Nest third-floor balcony makes enjoying the sunsets and night-time stars an incredible experience
Private New Pool with large Sun Shelf and many Sitting Shelf's
New Fire Pit with lighted Areca Palms and comfortable chairs surrounding it
Open lanai and patio
Big Yard
Wireless Internet service with 20MB per second speeds
6 Bikes for riding around the neighborhood including kids bikes
2 New Trane air conditioning units
1 Paddleboard
2 Kayaks
And much more...

Our home is much easier to navigate than 3-story duplexes on Anna Maria Island because our first floor is on the ground level and the second floor is one easy set of stairs. Other homes on the island tend to require climbing multiple flights of stairs up or taking elevators because their homes begin on the second floor and go up to the third floor.

If you rent just the Pool-Side Retreat, then there are a few 'common' areas for the two floors including the pool, yard, fire-pit, toys and 3rd story 'Crow's Nest' deck. Contact us for a Reunion Retreat where you can rent both floors including the entire house for special occasions.

In case you would like to look at the Pool-Side Retreat on Google Earth or another mapping program, the physical street address of the Pool-Side Retreat is:

Pool-Side Retreat
2208 Avenue C
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(if you know Bradenton Beach, this location is right near the only S-curve on Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach, which encourages traffic to slow down as well)

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1520 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Bunk room is AWESOME for kids! Or even adults!!!...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    State of Florida law prohibits smoking in rental homes...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Family Room sleeper sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen, reading lamp...moreless

  • Nautical Blue Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Large mirror, white dresser with five drawers, reading lamp...moreless

  • Beach Sunny Yellow Room: 1 queen

    32-inch Cable TV, large dresser, closet, 2 mirrors, 2 lamps...moreless

  • Master Green Bedroom: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom + Bath: Queen bed, TV, dresser, ceiling fan...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Outdoor Shower 1: outdoor shower

    Head shower and feet/leg shower...moreless

  • Outdoor Shower 2: outdoor shower

    Head shower and feet/leg shower...moreless

  • Main Bathroom: toilet, shower

    3/4 bath: shower, sink, toilet, pocket door more work space...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Anna Marie Island Shopping available at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g635970-Activities-c26-Anna_Maria_Island_Florida.html...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Cornhole Bag Yard Game, Beach Toys include 2 Kayaks, 1 Paddle Board, 4 Boogie Boards, Ladder Toss game, Paddleball, Spikeset, 12 Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Squirt Guns, 8 Fun Noodles, 6 Buckets & Shovels...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    High-Definition Bright House Cable with ~300 TV channels on 55-inch HiDef LED TV....moreless

  • Television:

    3 Televisions with cable channels. The first TV is a 55-inch HiDef LED TV in the Family Room. Another TV is in the Master Bedroom. A third TV is in the Guest Bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    Games, Cornhole Bag Yard Game, and Beach Toys include 2 Kayaks, 1 Paddle Board, 4 Boogie Boards, 12 Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Squirt Guns, 8 Fun Noodles, 6 Buckets & Shovels...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach Views from Crows Nest Deck of Pool-Side Retreat, and only 90 seconds from the property to the sand...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean Views from Crows Nest Deck of Pool-Side Retreat, and only 90 seconds from the property to the sand...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New Trane air conditioning unit as of October 2014...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free 56 Megabit per second Wireless Internet. Wireless Password will be provided in Smart Phone Application and Welcome Binder after Reservation Booking....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Free nationwide phone calling. Phone number will be provided in Smart Phone Application and Welcome Binder after Reservation Booking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you need is here! Just bring your own food!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Amazing Crows Nest balcony above the roof provides beautiful views of the Beach, Gulf of Mexico, waves, sunsets and palm trees! Balcony includes three backed benches for sitting and electric outlets....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    There are 6 bikes, 4 adult and 2 children's bikes...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    8 Adirondack-style chairs and a lanai chair set with table are available for the patio, pool sun shelf, fire pit, and lawn....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Beach Toys include 2 Kayaks, 1 Paddle Board, 4 Boogie Boards, 12 Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Squirt Guns, 8 Fun Noodles, 6 Buckets & Shovels, Life Jackets, Blow-up Arm Bands, and Beach Balls...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    8 Adirondack-style chairs and a lanai chair set with table are available for the patio, pool sun shelf, fire pit, and lawn....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grills and grilling tools are provided....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach Toys include 2 Kayaks, 1 Paddle Board, 4 Boogie Boards, 12 Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Squirt Guns, 8 Fun Noodles, 6 Buckets & Shovels, Life Jackets, Blow-up Arm Bands, and Beach Balls...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Private heated pool for your family and friends if you would also rent the Gulf-View Retreat listed at http://www.vrbo.com/557191 with calender. Otherwise, it is shared with only 2nd floor guest....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    If you would like to also rent the 2nd floor Gulf-View Retreat listed at http://www.vrbo.com/557191, then the pool is private for only your family and friends. Check the other unit calendar for avail...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January 2017
Dec 22 - Feb 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$940
February 2017
Feb 11 - Feb 24, 2017
5 night min stay
$220
$1,590
High Season 2017
Feb 25 - Apr 21, 2017
5 night min stay
$300
$1,790
Spring 2017
Apr 22 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,490
June 2017
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,590

Changeover Day: Saturday

July 4th Independence Day 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,690
Summer 2017
Jul 8 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,590

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,290
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,690
January 2018
Jan 6 - Feb 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,490
February 2018
Feb 3 - Feb 23, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,690
Spring 2018
Feb 24 - Apr 20, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,890
Spring 2018
Apr 21 - May 25, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,590
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,690

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $140 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

We'd love to share our home with you! We have 2 independent self-sustaining units - Pool-Side Retreat (entire 1st floor - http://www.vrbo.com/614098) and the Gulf-View Retreat (entire 2nd floor - http://www.vrbo.com/557191). Both units can be combined for family retreats or multi-family vacations! Each unit shares a few 'common' areas: the pool and yard, the fire-pit, & 3rd floor Crow's Nest.


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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota-Bradenton Int. Airport,Tampa Int. Airport
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Kokonut Hut Bar at Gulf Drive Cafe
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Manatee Golf Course
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 275 to Tampa Airport, Interstate 75 N/S
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sharkey's SeaGrill
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bradenton Beach Sunset Park

Enjoy the best of the Gulf from this property 90 seconds from the beach! Sunset walks along the incredible Gulf of Mexico. Gulf view from our home, closeness to the best beaches in the US. New pool with a sun shelf and fire pit. Great restaurants and the peace and quiet of seclusion are waiting at your Anna Maria Island Retreat!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Growing up in Florida, I enjoyed the best of the beaches. It was always a special time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet with family and friends. I had heard about the beaches south of Tampa where I grew up but did not experience them until I was an adult when I went to Anna Maria Island with my family. We fell in love with the area. And since my husband is from Colorado and we live on a mountain property named Quartz Mountain Ranch, the island beach gives us an incredible contrast to the mountains.

Why the Owner Chose Bradenton Beach, FL, USA:
When we first saw this property, we fell instantly in love with it. There is a warmth in this home and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The proximity to the beach, the unobstructed Gulf views from the Crows Nest deck, the brand new swimming pool, the new Fire Pit with lighted Areca Plams, the paddle board, the 2 kayaks, and the closeness to the trolley stop made this the perfect property to enjoy all that the Anna Maria Island has to offer!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Pool, fire pit, palm trees looking west across street to beach, Gulf + trolley

    Pool, fire pit, palm trees looking west across street to beach, Gulf + trolley

  • 90 seconds to White sand Beaches + Gulf, and fewer people than public beaches

    90 seconds to White sand Beaches + Gulf, and fewer people than public beaches

  • Pool, fire pit, palm trees looking west across street to beach, Gulf + trolley

    Pool, fire pit, palm trees looking west across street to beach, Gulf + trolley

  • Crows Nest Top Deck with many chairs above Roof for Amazing Beach and Gulf View

    Crows Nest Top Deck with many chairs above Roof for Amazing Beach and Gulf View

  • Fire Pit with colorful green and white glass, pavers, chairs +yard/cornhole game

    Fire Pit with colorful green and white glass, pavers, chairs +yard/cornhole game

  • Home layout of Sun/TV Room, Great Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom+Bath, 2 Bedrooms

    Home layout of Sun/TV Room, Great Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom+Bath, 2 Bedrooms

  • 55-inch new LED HD TV with cable & great couch with views to swimming pool

    55-inch new LED HD TV with cable & great couch with views to swimming pool

  • Colorful dining area with 2 dropleafs table to expand to 8+ people and bench

    Colorful dining area with 2 dropleafs table to expand to 8+ people and bench

  • Master Bedroom with Marble Tile Master Bathroom, 32-inch LED TV, Sitting Area

    Master Bedroom with Marble Tile Master Bathroom, 32-inch LED TV, Sitting Area

  • New Master Bath marble tile bathroom, shower & tub, double-vannity, and closets

    New Master Bath marble tile bathroom, shower & tub, double-vannity, and closets

  • Nautical Room with queen bed, large dresser, closet with hangers, and boat decor

    Nautical Room with queen bed, large dresser, closet with hangers, and boat decor

  • Full size brand new clothes washer, dryer, iron, and small ironing board

    Full size brand new clothes washer, dryer, iron, and small ironing board

  • Top Deck Gulf View + Beach View + Anna Maria Island Free Trolley close to home

    Top Deck Gulf View + Beach View + Anna Maria Island Free Trolley close to home

  • Backyard with lighted pool and Christmas lights outlining yard/palm trees/firpit

    Backyard with lighted pool and Christmas lights outlining yard/palm trees/firpit

  • Lighted patio + deck next to heated + lighted pool and fire pit with many chairs

    Lighted patio + deck next to heated + lighted pool and fire pit with many chairs

  • Beach and Sunset over Gulf of Mexico from Pool-Side Retreat Crows Nest Deck

    Beach and Sunset over Gulf of Mexico from Pool-Side Retreat Crows Nest Deck

  • Paddle Board, Kayak,  Wave Boards, Chairs, Umbrellas, Beach Toys, Corn Hole Game

    Paddle Board, Kayak, Wave Boards, Chairs, Umbrellas, Beach Toys, Corn Hole Game

  • Living Room with beautiful views of Areca Palm trees, books, and games cupboard

    Living Room with beautiful views of Areca Palm trees, books, and games cupboard

  • 55-inch new LED HD TV with cable & leather couch with views to new pool/firepit

    55-inch new LED HD TV with cable & leather couch with views to new pool/firepit

  • New kitchen with granite countertops, new cabinets, new range, microwave,frig,dw

    New kitchen with granite countertops, new cabinets, new range, microwave,frig,dw

  • New Master Bath marble tile bathroom, shower & tub, double-vannity, and closets

    New Master Bath marble tile bathroom, shower & tub, double-vannity, and closets

  • Sunny Beach Room with queen bed, 2 dressers/2  mirrors, hard floor, Cable TV/DVD

    Sunny Beach Room with queen bed, 2 dressers/2 mirrors, hard floor, Cable TV/DVD

  • Bathroom with shower, disabled accessibility rod, shower chair, decorative tile

    Bathroom with shower, disabled accessibility rod, shower chair, decorative tile

  • 5-6 cars parking available, rare for a location across the street from the beach

    5-6 cars parking available, rare for a location across the street from the beach

VRBO #614098

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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