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'Elegance' 100 Steps From The Beach

Bradenton Beach, FL, USA
  • House1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Elegant Unforgettable Beach-house With Outdoor Pool With Theatre

An elegant beach-house that redefines the idea of island comfort, built with love and an extreme attention to detail. Every room of the house has a unique ambiance combining color, textures and accent lighting. The outdoor area is one of the most spacious on the island with a large heated free form pool, plentiful seating, tropical greenery and a private outdoor movie theater with a 144” screen.

The house is located in a quiet neighborhood in the narrow part of Anna Maria Island. You can see the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Intercostal Water from the windows. Being just steps away from a wide and never crowded beach allows for plentiful beach trips throughout the day. The free island trolley is close-by.

This two-story 1980 sq. ft. house comfortably sleeps five. It has two bedrooms, each with a King size bed and a large closet, and a loft with a convertible sofa. All the furniture around the house is brand new as well as towels and bedding.

The dining area and the kitchen with a granite counter-top are elegant and welcoming incorporating colorful details as the main ingredient. All the appliances and dishware are new and plentiful. The kitchen is fully equipped with anything you might need.

In the laundry room you will find high-efficiency Samsung washer and dryer and a utility sink.

The living room area on the first floor of the house offers a 55” smart TV, while the living room on the second floor has a 70” smart LED TV. Both are connected to Netflix. A fast internet at 30Mb/s is available throughout the house.

A must-see feature of the house is a two-story castle with a spiral staircase that takes you to the upstairs loft.

Smart electronic technologies are implemented throughout the house such as motion activated lights, decorative night lights, electronic lock on the main door, four individually controlled climate zones and programmable color-changing LED light in the pool.

The outdoor area right next to the pool in furnished with a large patio table set, a brand new grill and lounge chairs. Bluetooth sound system plays music from your smart phone or tablet. A private outdoor movie theater right next to the pool makes the evenings at Happy Island Castle truly magical.


Shawna Gauger

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Shawna Gauger

We found Anna Maria Island during a RV trip to Bradenton, FL. Just one bike ride across the Cortez bridge and we knew we had found home. Such a friendly "old Florida" feel. There is nothing better than an island FULL of locally owned small businesses.

Shawna Gauger purchased this House in 2015

Why Shawna Gauger chose Bradenton Beach

We love this place. There is no place like home, but wait till you come here. It is tucked away, fantastically private, and full of entertaining perks. I mean, who wouldn't want to enjoy a favorite movie projected onto a 144" screen while floating in a pool. Relaxation at it's finest.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon, In loft


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Ocean View
              We are so close to the ocean yet an ocean view is visible from the castle loft. Just steps from the Gulf and the Bay.
            • Water View


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Updated kitchen perfect for your entertaining enjoyment
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Stainless Steel French Door
                            • Stove


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Outdoor Patio Table with 6 chairs and two pool lounge chairs.
                                        • Golf
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          1 Burner Propane Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Available to rent nearby. Accessible by free trolley.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Enjoy your own heated private pool with an outdoor theater for your viewing pleasure.


                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • marina
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • shuffleboard
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  37 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Perfect place

                                                                  Kurt D.

                                                                  We loved the house, pool, and location.

                                                                  The owners were very nice to deal with.

                                                                  Best family vacation ever!

                                                                  Tierney D.

                                                                  This house was absolutely perfect for our family of 5. Shawna was wonderful and even warmed the pool to a higher temp because she knew we were traveling with little ones. She had lots of beach chairs and toys there for our use, as well as a couple wagons to cart our gear across the street to the beach. Between the white sand beaches (steps away), the private heated pool, and our own private outdoor movie theater, I think this trip will be a hard one to top.

                                                                  Great place! All you could want in a vacation rental.

                                                                  Stephen L.Waterloo, ON, Canada

                                                                  We loved our stay in the "Castle". Shawna and Jeff are courteous and responsive owners. Highly recommend!

                                                                  Just wonderful!

                                                                  Our second stay and just as wonderful. A perfect location, great for kids and adults alike. Perfection.

                                                                  Great house, great location.

                                                                  Cindy V.

                                                                  First time renting a house on AMI. I did a great job finding this house in the neighborhood I like. The house itself is really adorable. The pool and yard were especially nice and we all felt at home here. Appliances were great, mattress upstairs needs replacement but other than that everything was really nice. I had 5 people in the house but my older daughter had to sleep on the sofa because the bed In the loft wasn't gonna cut it for her. The owner was helpful when we needed pillowcases for the extra pillows and always a text message away. Definitely would stay here again.


                                                                  Mark R.

                                                                  The house was everything and more...... great place to stay on Anna Marie Island :)))Thank you so much


                                                                  Bradenton Beach, FL, USA


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