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"Ocean View Avenue Retreat" Private Pool and Poolside Theatre

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

A perfect place to relax. Enjoy a new pool, outdoor theatre and an oceanview!

Enjoy a beautifully remodeled Anna Maria Island home with a taste of history. This 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home was once the center for AMI's phone services. Make this landmark home part of your ultimate family vacation retreat. Enjoy an ocean view from the ground floor as well as from a large upper deck off the upper bedroom.

A fantastic, free form pool offers a sitting ledge perfect for all ages to enjoy. The poolside outdoor theatre is sure to be a big hit and is 1 of only 2 outdoor theaters on the island!!!

Friendly for guests of all ages, the master bedroom and bath is conveniently located on the ground level. The second room on the ground level is geared to our younger guests offering a twin over full bunk bed. The last room, and will probably be the house favorite, is located up the spiral staircase. This room offers a comfy queen bed as well as a full bath. The expansive sliding glass doors provide access the large patio with a perfect ocean view.

Pick up some fresh fish and enjoy your own gourmet dinner here at home. Modern kitchen has stainless appliances with a breakfast bar as well as a dining room. Or Grill on the back patio while enjoying the poolside outdoor theatre.

It stands to reason you are not visiting to do your laundry, however, you will find a new washer and dryer ready and waiting for towels upon your return from the beach .

Enjoy the 60" Smart TV in the Family room on the rainy days. A wide range of channels are available for your viewing pleasure. If you enjoy board games, you will find several here! Of course, we offer wireless internet!

Beautifully decorated to calm, the reading nook in the front entry is sure to become your favorite spot. The chaise lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy a good book and a cup of tea.

Although there is parking for two vehicles, there is no need for one here on the island. The free trolley will get you any place you would like to go.

Truly a slice of heaven here on Anna Maria Island. We look forward to having you and your family stay out our home for your next family vacation.

More Details

Shawna Gauger
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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 2016

Why Shawna Gauger chose Bradenton Beach

This is a wonderful corner lot location with an ocean view from both floors. We have spent hours watching the water from the upper deck and have even seen dolphins! Originally built to house AMI phone services, it is an Island Landmark now available for everyone to enjoy


Bradenton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , a relaxing nautical theme with plenty of storage space.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Full Baths and a half bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Enjoy luxurious bedding and custom LED lighting
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Bedroom is up a spiral staircase with ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk bed
  • The Master Suite with Ensuite master bath is located on the lower level , enjoy stairfree access. Luxury linens provided for your comfort.. Plenty of closet and drawer space. Stay with us enjoy the comforts of home.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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"Ocean View Avenue Retreat" Private Pool and Poolside Theatre
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews

Great location and house had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! House has plenty of space for our family of five and had everything we could possibly need. Owner very helpful and accommodating. We had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, The house was so perfect, I am not convinced that you even stayed! Thanks so much for picking OceanView Avenue Retreat! Please come back next year!
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Roanoke virginia

Loved the location of this property!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this beach house. Location was perfect. Entire house was clean and organized. The owners were very helpful with a very small problem we had,they came right away and changed the batteries in the smoke detectors. Will rent this again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Black Mountain, NC, USA

Best Honeymoon Trip...Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed here for our honeymoon and we couldn't be happier we chose AMI or Shawna's house! From the moment we booked our stay, Shawna was in communication with us all the way up until our arrival. The first thing I noticed about the house was the close proximity to the beach! Just one street back. The house was so clean and inviting and plenty of space for just the two of us! The master bedroom bed was the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in...we couldn't stop raving about it! The private pool was on our must have list and this pool didn't disappoint! Having the beach wagon to pull all of our stuff to and from the beach everyday was a huge help! Sunsets from the top deck were amazing or just take a quick walk to the beach across the street for an uninhibited view. We knew the only choices we wanted to make while on our honeymoon was: beach, pool, food, drinks, naps and we definitely did just that! I could go on sum it up....BEST honeymoon ever! The island is so spectacular and full of beauty. We will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Myself along with 5 other gals came to Anna Maria island to celebrate our friends 40th birthday! This house was perfect and was everything we were looking for. The beach is literally 1 block away. You can see it from the room upstairs. It was such a pleasant view when waking up. There is also a wagon with some beach chairs that are there to use. The pool along with the outdoor projection system also came in handy for late night swims and movies under the stars. The house is also close to the grocery store as well as some restaurants. We enjoyed with Wiked Cantina and Ginny's & Jane E's for breakfast. Both are a must when visiting. Shawna and Jeff were at the house when we arrived to show us around and give us some inside info which I thought was a wonderful touch! They made it so easy on us all! Thank you for that and looking forward to hopefully visiting again!!!


Kristy, Jeni (bday girl), Halee, Rhonda, Stacy and Ellyn

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this home and the location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from 6-11-18through 6-15-18

6 ladies including myself on a girls trip to Anna Maria Island!! We loved the home! Everything from the private pool to the rooftop deck to the location to the beach, trolley etc! We had a wonderful time here and hope to be back in the future. I have already informed my husband this is our new vacation spot. Would be perfect for 3 couples as well! The owners were wonderful and available for any issues although we only had one with the door lock but that was solved immediately so no complaints at all. The beach is just beautiful and a 5 minute walk if that. Trolley stop is a block away and the monkey bus is right there as well. Park your car and don't use it till you leave. :)

Also my deposit was refunded very quickly!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. My son enjoyed the outdoor projector and complimentary Netflix. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several within walking distance!
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Free Trolley on Island
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several within walking distance!
Car: not necessary

Our favorite places:

Skinny's - enjoy the best burgers on the Island with an beer served in a frosty mug. Happy hour 3-6 $1 beers.

The Sign of the Mermaid - the best breakfast in town. Open Wed - Sun. Be sure to order the Stuffed Creme Brûlée French Toast. Amazing!

Coquina Beach Concession - Try the fish tacos, my husbands favorite on the island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.