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Adorable Cottage Style Beach Home a few steps from beach and shopping.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,520 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 BR and 2 BA home with large LR, Kitchen and Sunroom. 3 porches and nice yard

Adorable beach home. Lovingly decorated. Immaculate. 5 star reviews. All the comforts of home. Spacious living room and kitchen.Ground level with bar, ping pong and open air dining area and a screened in porch- great for morning coffee! 1 block from beautiful beach!!! Owner provides beach supplies- chairs, umbrella, bicycles, kayak for your enjoyment. Home sleeps 10. Close proximity to island grocery and shops. Free trolley service on the island. Many wonderful places to dine nearby!

Meggan Murphy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2017


Ilexhurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 'Kids BR'
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest BR
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Adorable Cottage Style Beach Home a few steps from beach and shopping.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

It's the place to be!

  • 5 of 5

If location is everything - this is it! Less than two blocks from the beautiful quiet beach ~ a quick drive to the only grocery, two drugstores ~ lots of outstanding restaurants nearby and between the two bridges to the Island. The house is exceptional ~ lovingly decorated, CLEAN and with all the amenities of home. The owner was totally helpful and accommodating. Hated to leave!! And YES we would recommend it to anyone. (Family and friends visited and wanted to stay!)

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this little piece of paradise!! The home had so much character and charm...loved all the homey details and the owner was just as personable and a pleasure to work with. Stayed there with the in laws and all the cousins and it was plenty of space. My favorite was the outdoor shower and the beautiful (very short) walk to the beach. We appreciated the wagon, all the towels and other comforts of home. Honestly, this home could not have been more perfect! We already planning out next trip!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome House!

  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome! Beautifully decorated and spacious, in a quiet and nice community. The house is a quick block and a half to the beach! My family enjoyed our week here, and cannot wait to go back! This was our first time visiting Anna Maria Island, FL and we were very impressed! Lots of different water ways and so many great restaurants. Publix is the only grocery store on the island, and is 1/2 mile away, which was very convienent. The Gulf of Mexico is so pretty and blue, and sunsets are stunning to watch!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice stay and let me know when you want to return to AMI! I appreciate you leaving my home some neat and clean! You were wonderful guests!
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dawn m robertson

  • 5 of 5

this home is just the same as our home its home perfect fit for anybody, the island has everything a

family could ask for

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I had heard February was a cool month..i had hoped you had better weather. Please reach out should you decide to stay again... I replaced the disposal..thanks for letting me know.
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

I went for a week with my family. It is a beautiful area of FL. The Island has everything our family wanted and needed. The owner obviously takes pride in this home. It is artfully decorated and extremely clean. We had use of the beach chairs, fishing supplies, bikes and kayak. The beach is just a block away-nice walkway to the beach. The beach was never crowded and very clean. I am looking forward to our next stay at "Meggan's Retreat".

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Anchor Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Manatee County Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.