Beautiful two bedroom. This sleeps 4- 6 with a king bed , a queen bed plus 2 double love seat size recliners in the very large living room. Beautiful decor, Bright and airy, Tropical The décor is Palm trees and monkeys . A happy place! You can see the beach from your kitchen table and your living room. .The master bedroom opens onto a great courtyard and fenced back yard . Very comfortable King size bed. The Kitchen is fully equipped and has double refrigerator with Ice and water in the door, Smooth top full size range and oven and, disposal . Bedroom # 2 has a very nice, comfortable queen size murphy bed. This works well as it can be folded up when not in use for more space to play or use as an office area. Our outdoor area has Lots of seating and a gas grill . , many flowers, fountain, a fenced backyard. A great place to enjoy your morning coffee and a evening under the stars. Everyone loves our outdoor space! We are Just couple blocks from the Cortez Bridge for easy access on and off the Island. My payments are done by Zelle, Check or your favorite bank app. You can also use my pay pal App. if u prefer by just including the fee they charge..
- Cottage1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay28 nights
Spacious and Beautiful, two bedroom 1 bath,very clean and modern,great outdoor
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 23, 2018
I Moved here from the Midwest in 2000, A bit further than I like from my Family but as they are all grown up now I think I get visited more being on this lovely piece of sandy earth than I would now in the Midwest. They all love to visit here.
Betty purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Betty chose Ilexhurst
I first came to Anna Maria to Visit my good friend and was always sad to leave, so one time I just didn't. Best thing I ever did. My entire family Loves this place. My Children and grand children call it our Island. Many special times have been here. My Son Just recently Married on the Beach just across the street. Our Back yard and courtyard hosted a reception of about 80 friends and family beautifully.
What makes this Cottage unique
We are about 100 feet to the beautiful white sand that is Anna Maria Island..This Is a Beautiful Old Florida Cottage style Home. Ground floor, Easy to live in, Just two steps up to the front door. No stairs to climb. Of course it is all modernized now but we saved its charm. Just step out the door to a beautiful courtyard with lots of flowers. Spacious seating and dining areas with A gas grill. Just relax for your morning coffee or the end of the day relaxing under the stars..
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Old Florida Charm
We enjoyed our time in Bella by the Sea. It is old Florida amidst new houses on stilts. The location is great, we walked to Bridge St rather than drive. Traffic on Gulf Drive is heavy . Parking is limited on Bridge st too. Our first couple of weeks were cool so I spent a lot if time in the courtyard rather than the beach. We had a full kitchen so cooking was not a problem. Dishwasher too. Washer/dryer off the courtyard is free. A big plus.
Crossing the street, you are on the beach! Bella has a couple beach chairs you can carry with you. There is a tiki bar nearby so you can spend the day on the beach, have lunch, a drink, use the bathroom, without going back to the house. My husband surf fished many days.
The house is comfortable but not fancy. I would consider it a one bedroom rather than two. The second bedroom is actually the entry room with a murphy bed. Good for 1 person and with the door closed for privacy, no A/C. My son was fine in there as well as a friend later but their stays were short and not during the hottest times. Linens are provided, though there was only 1 beach towel.
We thoroughly enjoyed Betty, the owner. She Is a delight to talk with and gave us many tips for dining, shopping etc....
We will be back to the island next year! Loved the island.
We recently stayed at Bella By the Sea and had a wonderful time. Betty was very helpful in recommending things for us to do and made sure we knew everything about the house. We are not high-rise condo people and her place was perfect. All we had to do was cross the street to be on the beach and her place is not near the public beaches so it was not crowded at all. It is also located within walking distance to the eating places and the trolley stop is less than a block away. Betty is the sweetest and we would definitely stay again, this place is pet friendly and when going for a walk we met Betty's neighbors and they are just as friendly as she was. Thanks Again for a wonderful time! Jackie
Thanks so much for the nice review. Your entire family was so nice. You left my place so clean and cared for. So happy you enjoyed our nice little neighborhood. Thanks again, Betty
Had a faboulous time at Bella by the sea! Betty greeted us on arrival and oh so sweet! 2 bedroom was perfect for the 4 of us ...and needs were met!! Since we flew in were concerned about extras!! From beach towels to washer/dryer access...we actually had MORE features in this eclectic property than in some resorts! Thank you Betty for sharing your property as it is a gem of a place to stay!!!
We will be back with the grandbabies!!
Great location just steps from the beach. Betty was very helpful. I would really only recommend for 2 people rather than 4 as the room with the murphey bed is quite small and right near the front door. Overall great option.
Hi Julie, Thanks for the review. I enjoyed having your family here. Betty
Wonderful place to stay!
This was our first family vacation with our 2 year old, stayed in the one bedroom, Betty had everything we needed and the location was perfect for us! We will definitely be staying here again!
Thank you so much, It was great having your wonderful family here. I look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Betty
Perfect for us!
Had an awesome stay at this property with our family of 5! We stayed in the 2 bedroom unit of this property which had a very comfy king size bed in the master bedroom and a queen size murphy bed in the 2nd bedroom (we brought our twin air mattress along for the 3rd kid and put that in the living room). The unit was VERY CLEAN and well stocked including beach towels for our use which was nice not to have to haul along. It was also super nice to have a washer and dryer available. We went to the beach every day as it was super close to walk to and the weather and gulf were perfect! The location is great for walking and enjoying all AMI has to offer. Betty was very welcoming and accommodating to any needs. We would recommend this property and hope to stay again sometime. Thanks for a good stay!
Please note: there is only one parking spot available for the unit and parking is not allowed on the street, so plan accordingly.
Hi Shelly, Thanks for the review, so happy you enjoyed your stay. It was nice meeting you. Thanks, Betty
An easy walk to the Historic Bridge Street area, Home of many great restaurants and Bars. Live Music every night. Some great Bands. Just to mention a few of the great places, The Blue Marlin, Bridge street Bistro, Wonderful food and sunset view, comfortable Bar, Bridge street historical Pier.. Festivals . Drum circle at the beach cafe . There are jet ski, kayak,sail boat rentals just across the street. The Island Is a block from Gulf to Bay from this property and you can see both.
Additional information about rental rates
Original deposit by bank transfer, zelle, Venmo or whatever your Banks app. is for payments. payment2 can be made by check ,money order or any bank payment app. deposit will be returned if we can get the property rebooked for that time period. Because this is a monthly booking it is more difficult to re-book on short notice.