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NorthEnd Luxury 2/2 Cottage, Bay View-Beach Access, Heated Pool, Cabana w/TV

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,208 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The best of the best on Anna Maria!

Look for us on the 2015 Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes!!

Whispering Winds is a brand new custom built home that was just completed in August of 2014 by Kimball Construction the premier builder on Anna Maria Island!

This home has it all; no detail has been over-looked from the stainless appliances to the crown moldings and the heart pine planked flooring.

You are just steps to the direct bay beach access from the pool courtyard and cabana areas where you will enjoy many evenings while experiencing the cool breezes from the Bay on the desirable North end of Anna Maria Island. You are also just steps from the Rod N Reel Pier and Bayfront Park. Venture a bit further and you can enjoy the great shops and restaurants on Pine Avenue and have access to the free trolley! 3/10 of a mile to the Gulf Beaches!!

Up one flight of stairs you will find the exquisite kitchen and tastefully furnished living area featuring tongue and groove ceilings and you will experience incredible views of the bay and the beaches. The eat-in kitchen features stainless appliances, Cambria solid surface countertops, glass tile backsplash and plenty of storage area. The comfortable living area features a large flat screen TV if you ever get tired of looking at that view! There is also a full bath on the main level.

If you thought the views were great from the kitchen and living room wait until you see them from the top level where the 2 Queen Bedrooms are located along with another full bath and balcony.

Whispering Winds is the ideal place to kick back and relax with all the comforts of home but if you must stay in touch with the real world there’s flat screen TV’s and High Speed Wi-Fi Internet access.




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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1208 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 apply.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Master - 1 queen , Beach Views
    Queen Guest - 1 queen , Beach Views
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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NorthEnd Luxury 2/2 Cottage, Bay View-Beach Access, Heated Pool, Cabana w/TV
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband and my 4th visit to Anna Maria Island and we had the perfect vacation. The house is beautiful and beyond our expectations. The access to the bay side beach was very convenient and the location of the house is close to the City Pier, Pine St and Gulf Dr and on the quiet end of the island. I cannot say enough about how much we loved the house, the decorations and the pool, but my favorite part is the cabana. We used that alot to read, to rest and just to talk. With the ceiling fan on and the breeze off of the bay it was so relaxing. There were beach and pool accessories such as floats, noodles, chairs, beach towels, you name it and it was there. I was very sad to leave at the end of our week and felt like I was leaving my own house. Thank you for sharing this dream vacation house, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marsha, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing Whispering Winds, I’m happy you found our home the perfect place to vacation! It sounds like you were very comfortable there. We also spend most of our time in the cabana by the pool sitting in the shade and enjoying the breeze off the bay. We love being just steps from the tranquil bay beach and still just a couple minutes’ walk to Bean Point. I’m sure Ellie, Suzanne and Bob would love to hear from you when planning your return trip.
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our week at this lovely home. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth and Family, Whispering Winds does aim to please so we are happy that your family enjoyed your vacation in our home and thank you for your recommendation. We would love to have you return as Ellie, Suzanne and Bob of Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals mentioned how well the home was kept during your stay. Thanks for that!!
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Wonderful Stay Summer 2017

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Whispering Winds in early June and while it rained most days, the private pool and beautifully decorated accommodations made all the difference. We had an exceptional stay and would definitely book again. Loved the fresh, coastal decor. Great view from the balcony as well as the main living floor. Comfortable beds and seating arrangements - perfect for a small family. Everything was within walking distance - beaches, bay, shops and our favorite Two Scoops Ice Cream (suggest a daily visit to Two Scoops). With all the storms and rain, many sea animals washed up close to shore - so we saw starfish, sea urchins, crabs, hermit crabs, sea snails and found shells and starfish too. So many birds and saw dolphins too - enjoyed seeing all of the wildlife. You can walk across the street to the bay and walk along the bay coastline to Bean Point and beaches - lovely walk by the Rod and Reel Pier and charming bayside homes. Opportunities to rent paddle boards, golf carts and beach gear if needed. And plenty of grocery stores nearby. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lola, Wow, it sounds like you did it all!! I just love people like you with such a positive attitude. Even with the rain you found the positive side of it like the sea creatures coming to shore. Good for you!! So glad you enjoyed Whispering Winds and we will look forward to your return visit!
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Island rental

  • 3 of 5

House was very nice. Cleaning crew need's work or training ( not very clean ) house needs to be stocked up with more house hold items. We had to buy a non stick frying pan and a cork remover. Outside trash was full so we had to wait until next trash day. Sink had some issues but bob did a great job lining someone up to fix it to fit our schedule. We do not discourage people from renting this great house. We just would like it to be more comfortable for the next renters. We rent our house in upstate New York and it's a turn key operation

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan, Thank you for taking the time to review our home. We’re glad Bob was able to help you with the sink issue but we are disappointed that you didn’t let the Management team know about any other issues you were having. If the home was not up to your standards when you checked in we certainly would have sent a cleaner there immediately. There is of course supposed to be a cork screw and a frying pan in the home as we do have a fully stocked kitchen. Unfortunately things do “disappear” at times and need to be replaced. In the future please call as we would have brought the items to you immediately. We do not expect you to purchase items for our house and would gladly reimburse you for the items. The trash is another issue. Since the home is continually booked as it is very popular there is no way to avoid the next guest taking out the trash just like the guest after you would take out your trash. We are not allowed to put trash out to the streets before the actual day of pick up which is Monday and Thursdays and check in day is Saturday so the trash being full on arrival day is unavoidable. Most guests so understand and have no problem bringing the cans to the street on pick-up days. Please do come back and see us as you seemed to enjoy the home when you were here and hope to see you again soon!
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Spring Break 2017

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week in April 2017 for Spring Break at Whispering Winds and we loved every minute of our stay! When we arrived, the cleaning staff was leaving and they left the house impeccably clean. As a previous reviewer said, the kitchen and living area had everything we needed for our stay. The upstairs bedrooms both connected to the balcony for an awesome view of the bay. The pool area was perfect for our girls (10 and 14). We loved that it was sunny for part of the day to warm the waters but then shaded so we could get out of direct sun for a while. The under-house patio area off the pool was perfect for hanging out, eating lunch, watching TV.

We would definitely recommend this home for a family vacation. It is so close to both piers, the Bayfront park, Pine Avenue. We biked and/or walked everywhere! And the trolley was super convenient for hitting the other end of the island.

Definitely a five star rating for Whispering Winds!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise and Family, Spring Break at Whispering Winds sounds like a great time for you and your family! It sounds like you managed to fit in a lot of the wonderful things Anna Maria has to offer. Please come back soon and we would love to help you explore the island some more!
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Fabulous Family Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at this home for our spring break. Everything was just as listed in the description. The home was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed, and the grill was clean and ready for use. We loved the pool area. Our kids (5 and 6 years old) were content swimming and playing for much of the day. We had sun over the pool in the AM then could walk across the street to the beach access or take a longer walk to the uncrowded Bean Point. We were pleasantly surprised with all of the beach gear provided- cart, chairs, umbrella, toys. The location is great if you are looking for a quiet area. It is a very quick walk to Pine Ave and the cute shops and restaurants there.

We would definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly and Family, Whispering Winds is a charmer and we are so glad that you found it to be everything you expected! We do try to make sure we represent our home exactly as is. We do have to credit Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals with their team of Ellie, Suzanne and Bob for making sure the home is clean and they go that extra mile to make sure the grill is clean along with the pool area and even make sure the beach equipment is clean! Sounds like you took full advantage to all that Anna Maria has to offer but still had some time to relax. We look forward to your return visit.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton (Tampa 50 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
No Ferry but the Free Trolley is close!
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Several in Bradenton
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bay Beaches .1 Gulf Beaches .3
Car: not necessary

Anything to do with water & sunshine! We have it all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Property Damage Policy $49
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Admin Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund