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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:
June 23, 2017


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1208 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 -
(32 traveler reviews)

NorthEnd Luxury 2/2 Cottage, Bay View-Beach Access, Heated Pool, Cabana w/TV
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews

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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Great home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The home was new, clean, well kept and in a great location. Visitors will find this home to be very well decorated and modern for a beach rental. We arrived and found everything was as described with three levels of living area. The downstairs pools area was very nice and gives visitors the option of sitting outside on rainy days in a nice covered area with a TV. The kitchen was very well equipped and modern with views of the water from a bank of windows over the sink. There was a nice sitting area to eat in the kitchen that allows for nice views also (seating for four). The bedrooms upstairs both accessed a deck area that was also covered and offered a pleasant view. Both baths were very modern and nicely decorated. The gate off the pool area leads you to a 100 yard walk to the beach. The beach area was nice as there were mature pine trees that allowed those not wanting sun to sit in the shade. There was always a lot of activity on the water to view. The only improvement we felt was needed were more HD channels on the TV and brighter lighting in the bath areas. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing Whispering Winds, I’m glad you enjoyed the décor of our home. We are fortunate to have Ellie, Suzanne and Bob looking after our home’s upkeep. I also enjoy the shade provided by the pine trees, nothing beats lying in the shade after a refreshing dip in the water! We are also blessed having the option of Bean Point just a 5-minute walk away to enjoy the best sunsets on the Island. We will look into the brightening up the bathrooms and the HD channels. I’m sure our management team would love to hear from you to book another stay!
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Karin & Chris

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy to see that the photos and information about the house was all true. It's a beautiful house and location. We enjoyed as many beaches on the island as possible. Bean point for sunsets was closest, but driving to cortez beach was also fun for sunset and followed up by dinner at the island time restaurant or Gulf Drive café.. Kokonut Hut. My husband especially loved going in the heated pool which was very clean and well maintained. We enjoyed cooking in the beautiful kitchen as well as barbequing in the deck area. We have a small dog that was able to enjoy freedom in the pool area because it was enclosed by a nice white fencing. We met a few neighbors in the area who were very nice.

There was only a few things that we have a complaint about: There was construction going on a few houses away which isn't nice to listen to but it seems like the whole island has construction going on every few blocks. Also, we experienced a cold night so we turned the heat on which set the fire alarm off, probably because it's never been used before. Luckily we quickly turned it off and opened the windows which stopped the alarm system. Our over all experience was good. We were lucky to have good weather most of the 2 weeks we were there. What we enjoyed most was that there was no need to really drive anywhere far away. So many beautiful beaches, piers, shopping, restaurants within walking distance from the house. We would definitely come back for vacation here again and would recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karin and Chris, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing Whispering Winds and I’m glad our home lived up to your expectations. We enjoy being a short walking distance to Bean Point and Pine Avenue. It’s good that you took advantage in the many things that Anna Maria Island has to offer. One of the reasons we bought a home here is it has something for everyone! Since we have been blessed with such great weather this winter, that was probably the 1st night within the last year that the heat was used. I’m sure it was simply dust burning off the coils and would have stopped in a minute, but in the future please don’t hesitate to call our management team as I’m sure they would have been glad to have a look. It sounds like you really enjoyed staying at Whispering Winds and we’re glad that the noisy part of the construction down the end of the street is over! Please call Ellie, Suzanne and Bob to plan your return trip.
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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

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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