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Your Boutique Beach Cottage In Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom, One Bath & Private Patio 25ft from the Ocean

This is a fabulously styled cottage is just 25 yards from the Gulf ocean, and the white sandy beaches that make Anna Maria Island so famous.

One house off the ocean with large open rooms, this cottage has lots of sunlight and a charming style that kickoff the perfect vacation. The modern kitchen is fully loaded with dishwasher, microwave, stove and fridge...and of course there's an ice maker! Lots of storage for longer stays makes this cosy kitchen easy to enjoy.

The comfortable living room offers a great place to relax indoors from the sun. Wifi and television will also keep you occupied. Fans in the living and bedroom mean you can enjoy the perfect weather without sacrificing air flow. Naturally if you like it cooler, AC is always available.

The bathroom has a tub for soaking and a marble topped vanity as well as custom one-of-a kind touches. The fluffy towels are all 100% cotton and will give you that fresh hotel feel.

Your bedroom comes with a king sized bed that's not too firm, not too soft, and 450-thread count cotton sheets. Naturally there are bedside tables lamps, a large closet and of course your own private television.

Just think... when the waves pick up, you can hear the ocean from your private patio, which is a great place to relax all day long when you're not out on the beach. Feeling like a BBQ? Kick on the grill and kick back. This house has everything you could possibly need to enjoy time by the sea.

Your boutique chic, adorable cottage is just a 2 minute walk to coffee shops, the only late-night watering hole on the island, the local Walgreens, and a bike rental store so you never need to drive anywhere. But if you did want to head out, the free trolley that runs up and down the island make getting all over a cinch!

Lastly there is a washer & dryer located on the back of the property— it's shared by our two cottages (we have a sun and a surf cottage which you can see on our website if you google us!)

More Details

Property Manager
Postcard Cottages
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2018

About Postcard Cottages

A world traveler, Jennifer has lived in countries like Japan, Hong Kong and Sydney. And yet this glob trotter fell head over heels in love with Anna Maria Island. She's blessed to work with Julie who helps manage the Postcard Cottages and will make your stay a restful delight.

Postcard Cottages purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Postcard Cottages chose Ilexhurst

Heartbreakingly cute. There is no other way to describe this boutique chic, utterly perfectly furnished cottage. Your time off is precious - so make the most of it when you stay in somewhere this charming.

What makes this cottage unique

Everything else this close to the beach is a lot more expensive. So why not stay and relax one house off the ocean in one of the cutest place me you'll find on the island.


Ilexhurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Full tub and shower tastefully decorated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • One king size bed, and the florida room has a twin bunk bed. See the photos!
  • Books
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Your Boutique Beach Cottage In Paradise
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Great place and location!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for my husband and I. They provide everything you need and if you need something special you are within walking distance of grocery and drug store and even a Dollar Store. Great beach access and close to so much. The home itself is decorating adorably and very homey. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vanesa I am delighted your stay was special and enjoyable. That’s exactly what we want to hear! I hope we can host you or your friends in the future.
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Cottage was as advertised.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. The cottage very clean and quaint. It's a short walk to the beach, shopping, and restaurants. The free island trolly was great for traveling up and down the island. We would definitely book this rental again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, KY

Cottage was clean and beautifully decorated. Definitely want to return for a longer stay.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage. Close proximity to the beach and Publix.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for my wife and me. Centrally located, short walk to beach on a quiet street. Cottage was clean and like new. Had everything we needed. We would definitely stay again if the need arises.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed to get away and simply relax. We couldn't be happier with this place. A short walk to the beach. A few people on this beach, but not crowded at all. The house was extremely clean and very well decorated. Recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerry, we're so glad you had a great stay and thank you for taking the time to write us a five-star review. We were so very pleased you had an excellent and restful time.
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Cheerful, beachy, tastefully decorated....relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The Surf Cottage was delightful. It had everything needed for a beach getaway. The wagon was indispensable for getting chairs, etc. to and from the beach. It is a short walk down the street...a 3 minute walk. We found it easier to walk the street rather than out the back gate. Marveled at the beautiful beach area. Clean and not very populated. So very relaxing. If you like to walk the beach everyday, this is the place! Miles of beach. The location of the Surf Cottage is perfect...close to everything-the trolley, Publix, Walgreens, and a nice little strip mall with a good breakfast place and pizza place. Thank you Jennifer and Julie for providing such a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan i am so delighted you had a wonderful time. We absolutely strive to offer our guests the most relaxing and enjoyable environment to recharge. We love our beach too (we are so biased) so it's so good to hear you loved it too! Please follow us on instagram @beachlifepostcards for discounts and come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Anchors Inn (Only late night bar on the island!)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Skinny's Burger Joint
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Deposit $250

Please email or call to discuss our Pet Policy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.