House, 3/3 en suite, Steps to Gulf, Private Heated Pool, 17 Waterfalls
Owner of Sunset (417775) and Sunrise (24779) Cottages
About Owner of Sunset (417775) and Sunrise (24779) Cottages
I love old fashioned direct communication. Call anytime. At Sunset Cottage, we're serious about your relaxation. We keep things simple so you can dream about your beach vacation, not complicated paperwork. You'll receive complete information about Sunset so you'll know what to expect when you arrive. We answer all questions promptly and treat you the way we would want to be treated. We extend a special welcome to our wonderful overseas guests - we promise to do everything we can to make you happy when you come so far to visit our beautiful island. Our goal is for all our guests is to remember Sunset Cottage as their home away from home on Anna Maria Island.
Owner of Sunset (417775) and Sunrise (24779) Cottages purchased this House in 2009
Why Owner of Sunset (417775) and Sunrise (24779) Cottages chose Holmes Beach
We purchased Sunset Cottage because of the feeling you get driving across the island/mainland bridge. It’s the beginning of the rainbow. Sunset cottage is the pot of gold awaiting you.
What makes this House unique
Staying in a cottage provides privacy while offering guests an opportunity to be part of a small community of friendly people who truly value their quality of life on the island. From the cottage guests can walk across the street to the beach to catch a spectacular sunset or walk one block in the other direction to peruse the many shops or enjoy the restaurants. Two guests once left in the morning to walk to breakfast and didn’t return until late afternoon because they strolled from shop to shop, enjoying wares and conversation with shop owners. It's nice to attain at least a temporary respite from fast food joints, high rises, and traffic - at Sunset Cottage it doesn't take long to convert to 'island time'.
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Guest are invited to smoke outside on the patio.Guest are invited to smoke outside on the patio.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
We enjoyed our time at this home. The pool was lovely. Beds and dining room chairs weren't too comfortable. Liked the set up of the bedrooms with each having it's own bathroom. The beach was close by and gorgeous. It was great having the beach towels, chairs and wagon.
The property is very well maintained inside and out and is very quiet and private. The next time we go we will be sure to bring the grand kids they would love it. This property is very centrally located to shops, restaurants, the free trolley 150 ft from the house, which runs every 20 minutes and goes from one end of the Island to the other. The pool is a real bonus, spent a fair amount of time in the pool. Only had one issue which could happen to anyone, a failed washing machine. Called Loren and it was fixed immediately. The interior is supplied very well in all rooms, kitchen,baths, and bedrooms. If you are going to the beach which is about 300ft away Loren has supplied beach chairs and a wagon to pull them in. There is also an outside shower with hot water so you can rinse off when you get back from the beach or out of the pool. Enjoy- we sure did.
very rude owners and underwhelming property
Yikes, I've stayed in a number of vrbo and other short term rental properties and never experienced such an unpleasant owner! On the first day, our shower clogged with 3 inches of standing water, and she told me to 'just go to the store and buy Draino'. The weather happened to be on the cold side and pool was frigid (probably 68- 70). She insisted that it was a great temperature for swimming, and when I mentioned that my kids looked blue after 5 minutes in there, she asked 'why do you think I care how your kids look?'. Also, per the pool, the heater is very old and mostly broken, so she does set the temperature to 83, but only runs it for an hour or two each day, meaning the pool temperature is about 1-2 degrees above air temp. Finally, there were a few other unpleasant things about the property - when the pool filter runs in the morning, it seems to fill the master bathroom with exhaust, so the smell is unbearable. The mattresses are very saggy, and the house is a bit musty. On the plus side, the outside property has lovely plants, and is very close to the beach access. Overall, I would generally avoid if you want a warm pool or a pleasant interaction with the owner.
Luck Christmas/New Year Vacation
Lauren was absolutely wonderful. The home was gorgeous and the location to the beach was great. We walked to the beach everyday, lounged out by the pool and ate meals outside and inside. Very relaxing and plenty of space for us all. Definitely will be booking again!
Perfect Just Perfect!!!!
Great location to the beach and not to mention the liquor the store🤗the house was perfect couldn’t ask for anything more!
Walk 150 yards and your toes are in the Gulf of Mexico...
This cottage is so centrally located that it is within 200 yards of the Gulf of Mexico, restaurants, shopping, art galleries and a gym, yet the cottage itself is a private tropical oasis nested inside Florida's finest flora.