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NO Busy Roads to Cross to Get to the Sugar-White-Sand! Straight walk to beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,208 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed/2 bath Single Family POOL Home, steps to the beach


Stand alone, single family, ground level home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with PRIVATE POOL and "cool to the feet", Travertine tile patio surround. Large open floor plan allows for everyone to be in the same room and enjoy your time at the beach. Sun-room allows for some private time or can double as additional sleeping space with a full-size fold out sofa for extra guests. The newly polished terrazzo floors mean you don't have to worry about dirt on the carpet!

The home is fully stocked with all dishes, cooking utensils, linens, beach chairs, beach toys and outside B-B-Q grill. Just a short walk down 66th Street to the sugar, white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island. Located in a residential neighborhood with NO busy streets to cross make this home very desirable for those with children. Another plus is that there are no houses over single story looking down on you....privacy! The trolley stop is just across the street and the Key Royale Golf Club is just a short ride away. Located mid-island, makes us close to historic Pine Avenue, shopping, churches and restaurants in the heart of Holmes Beach and a trolley ride away from Bradenton Beach & the #3 Rated beach in the World--Coquina Beach!

"Tickled Pink" cottage is just that....Tickled Pink to have you as guests to share the charm of this old-style Florida home.


Pets considered ONLY with 30 day minimum rental, proof of vaccinations, size & weight limits. $500 non-refundable deposit required.


PLEASE NOTE: THE NOISE ORDINANCE IS ENFORCED DUE TO OUR RESIDENTIAL LOCATION. Weekly stays are quoted as a discounted rate off our daily rate, partial weeks pay daily rates.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Susan

I'm a "Snowbird" from Atlanta GA and when I'm out of town, my place is yours! Daughter lives on the island, so I have family right down the street! I love my little pink house...and I love this island!

Susan purchased this house in 2014

Why Susan chose Holmes Beach

Small enough to manage the chores, but big enough for family and friends. Light and bright spaces and NO BUSY STREETS TO CROSS to get to the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico.

What makes this house unique

Travertine patio surrounds my pool, which means no hot pavers under your feet when you are getting in or out of the pool! Private tropical backyard surrounds the pool...bananas fresh of the trees!


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1208 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Owners Suite - toilet , shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 20" TV with expanded cable in room
    Sun Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 27" TV with expanded cable in room
    Owners Suite - 1 king , 32" wall mounted TV in room
  • 2 bedrooms. Owners Suite has king bed and on-suite bath with shower. Guest bedroom has 2 twin beds. Sunroom has fold-out full size sleeper sofa. All rooms have TV in room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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NO Busy Roads to Cross to Get to the Sugar-White-Sand! Straight walk to beach!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Plymouth, Ma

Great Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Tickled Pink Cottage for Feb. and Mar. of both 2016 and 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Susan has been wonderful to work with has provided the rental with everything you need to sit on the beach or relax around the pool. The cottage looks exactly like the pictures on the web site and is well equipped in the kitchen. The location is convenient of bike riding on quiet streets and a short walk to the beach. Anna Maria Island is a charming vacation spot and this rental makes it perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat & Don Thank you for the lovely review and your visits! We will miss you next year but know you'll have a wonderful time in Paris & cruising! Looking forward to having you back in 2019! Be well. Susan
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Tickled pink about Tickled Pink Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stay on this part of Anna Maria every other year or so. We had a lovely stay here and would be happy to return again! Prior to our arrival, Susan was very accommodating and we appreciated the prompt communications. The house was immaculately clean and well stocked with appliances/essentials/beach gear. The beds were very comfortable and bedrooms had plenty of closet space. We appreciated the clear and complete notebook of household and local information. The pool was too cool for us, but we still enjoyed relaxing by it and dipping our toes. The house is centrally and conveniently located. It is a five minute walk of several quiet blocks to the beach. Although it is on the corner of a busier road, the traffic did not bother us.

Our one suggestion would be to check basic cleaning/house supplies (paper towels, laundry soap, bath soap, trash bags etc.) between guests arrival as a "use it/ replace it" policy is encouraged and apparently the folks before us did not replace several items. Again Susan's on site manager was right on it. Thank you Susan for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Getaway House in Central Location of AMI

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Tickled Pink Cottage along with our 9 month old baby in March of 2018. We could not have been happier with our stay. The house was perfect for our family of 3 and could easily support a larger group. Susan and Larry are awesome and were quick to respond to any questions we had. They are great people and couldn't have been nicer. The house itself is an easy 2 block walk to the beach which we did every day. The neighborhood is also great for walking or jogging as we took the baby out for walks in the stroller at least twice a day. The house had everything we needed from kitchen supplies, to towels, to beach gear. We didn't do much cooking because there are so many great restaurants in the area but the kitchen could easily have handled cooking in. The house also has a front porch and a rear pool and patio so we sat outside at every night after the baby fell asleep on one or the other. Overall our stay was fantastic. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and we are already trying to figure out when we can come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of four with 14 year old twin girls loved our stay! The house was immaculate and just as described. We enjoyed walking to the beach every day with a cart to haul things that was provided, chairs included. Sunsets are a daily ritual. The pool was great for afternoons and even though it's not heated we found it refreshing and enjoyable in February. The location is great and really liked the Ugly Grouper down the road. Good food and entertainment and the staff was top notch. A great local find. Bridge street was a fun stop as well and bike rentals from Beach Bums. Everyone was so accommodating and friendly. We left the island once and got stuck in terrible traffic. No need to leave, just enjoy all that Anna Maria has to offer. We can't wait to come back again! Thanks for the memories.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway home! Loved the open floor plan and the home was spacious! Could not have picked a better house to stay in! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morgantown, Pa

Amazing time at Anna Maria Island & the Tickled Pink Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a house through VRBO & we couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. The cottage was lovely, clean & exactly as pictured. The location was perfect & a very easy walk to the beach even for our 2 year old. The added bonus of a beautiful, private pool & outdoor shower made the experience even better. The house had everything you could need for a comfortable stay & plenty of beach items for both kids & adults. The section of beach near the house was very nice & never crowded. We also took a dolphin boat tour through Bradenton Beach Marina which we also highly recommend. We spent our last day at Bradenton Beach where we were lucky enough to experience Mantees swimming right by us.

Susan was responsive & so helpful during the booking process & to answer any quick questions during our stay. Our security deposit was quickly returned. We would definitely stay here again and are happy to recommend the cottage to anyone!

Thank you Susan for sharing your lovely home! We hope to be back & make this a family tradition.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key Royale Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
Beach Bistro @ end of street
Nearest Beach
Just down the end of the street!
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Quoted rates do not include $125 cleaning fee and 11.5% tourism tax. International guests must pay with VRBO payment system or with US funds. Rates may be higher as, quote tool does not take into account any holiday weeks/dates that may be included in your request/inquiry. Owner reserves right to correct rates quoted by VRBO quote tool. Minimum rental required. Any payment made through VRBO requires payment of the internet convenience fee by the TRAVELER. No refunds of deposit for cancellation of reservations. You agree that we have blocked our calendar in anticipation of your stay and the home has been made unavailable for other guests to select your dates. This is covered as damage. NOTE: PETS ONLY ALLOWED WITH 30 DAY RENTAL PERIOD.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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