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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SALT BOX COTTAGE 300 FEET TO BAY

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This bright, clean, cozy and newly renovated cottage with central HVAC is just steps to the bay and 5 blocks to the beautiful powder-soft, white-sand Anna Maria Island Beach and turquoise gulf water. Enjoy fishing from the Anna Maria City Pier located 500 feet from cottage.

Accommodations include a queen size bed in one bedroom, and 2 single beds in the other. All three beds have new mattresses. The bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans. A full kitchen with dishware, cookware, and utensils, is included for your convenience. Bed linens, bath linens and beach towels and other necessities are provided for your care-free holiday. Cable TV, wireless internet access, stereo CD/MP3-ready is available in the Living Room for entertainment while not at the beach. Plug in your MP3 player, iPhone or ipod and enjoy your music in the cottage. There is telephone with free domestic long distance available for your use.

The quaint Anna Maria island is the perfect get-away destination to relax. The sugar-white, powder-soft beaches are a sight to behold, as is the tranquil, clear turquoise water. The Gulf water averages 84 degrees year-round. Dolphins can often be seen playing. Activities include hiking, biking, fishing, deep sea fishing, jet skiing, sail boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and wind surfing.

This cottage has a bit of Florida history attached. The cottage was barged over from Egmont Key after WWII in the 1950's to 1960's. It served as officers headquarters on the Egmont Key as Egmont proved strategic to protecting the Tampa Port area during wartime. Many years after the barge ride to Anna Marie Island, the interior of the cottage was totally renovated in 2009 The floor plan was opened up in a desirable preferred way, but in keeping with the 'old Florida' look and feel.

There are golf courses on the island, and 45 more courses within a 30 minute drive. There is a free bus service to get around the island, but for your convenience, the Salt Box is only a short walk to island restaurants and a small grocery/deli.

The area is perfect for Biking, Golf, Shuffleboard, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Birding, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Water-skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just back from our wonderful stay at your sweet cottage. There wasn't anything we needed that was not already provided. We had a wonderful week, and loved your cozy and comfortable decor. We never even went to the beach side because of the wonderful new enlarged sand beach on the bay.
May 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Salt Box Cottage 300 Feet to Bay
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Salt Box Cottage 300 Feet to Bay
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Miami, FL
5

COZY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
Excellent stay at the salt box cottage. Cottage was clean, comfortable with all the essentials one could need for a perfect beach get away.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Salt Box Cottage 300 Feet to Bay
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Atlanta, GA
5

A "PERFECT" STAY IN A QUINTESSENTIAL BEACH TOWN!

A "Perfect" stay in a quintessential beach town!
  • 5 of 5
This little bungalow was certainly perfect...had all the "must have" amenities such as washer/dryer, wifi, beach supplies and basic kitchen items...plentiful parking...on a very quiet lot. I especially enjoyed the location of the bungalow to all the "happenings" on Anna Maria's north end of the island...as we could walk to dinner @ the Waterfront restaurant and walked to the city pier along the bay and then onto the many quaint shops on Pine Avenue. If you want to get away from the hustle & bustle of life...please stay @ the north end of Anna Maria...you will cherish this visit!

Enjoy!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Chelsea, Quebec
5

A CHARMING COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a charmed week at this very cute, clean, well furnished historic cottage. 200 steps from the bay side of the island and a wonderful beach right beside the City Pier. We rented bikes and it was a 4 minute bike ride to the Sandbar Restaurant and a stunning gulf side beach with warm water and wonderful waves. This place is charmed. The equipment is new ( washer, dryer, fridge, stove, microwave, TV), the ice fresh and cold for drinks and the location could not be better. The bathroom with shower is small but clean and efficent. Everything else is surprisingly spacious for 2 people given that its an historic cottage. A family of 4 could feel comfortable as well.

Here is one tip - drive back across to the mainland on the bridge to Cortez, eat lunch at Star Fish Company ( grouper!!!) and buy some shrimp ( ours was fresh from Fort Myers). Then stop at the well stocked Publix on the way back and pick up some steak and a small bag of charcoal. Then for dinner you can do steak and shrimp on the small BBQ in the backyard, enjoy a glass of wine and then go watch the sun set.

This is not a super luxury cottagve but it is a truly relaxing and country "old Florida" experience. It is a "luxury" setting in a cottage. Hard to describe but you will understand if you visit. If you are into kayaking or fishing or surfing it would be an amazing location. Golf is less then 30 minutes away in Bradenton. Oh, don't forget to try the free public transit trolley buses.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Dallas, Texas
5

PERFECT COTTAGE, PERFECT LOCATION!!

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect place to stay on the most amazing island of AMI! Everything about the cottage is perfect - from booking with Lynn to the location. It is on the peaceful north end of AMI and close to everything. We rented bikes around the corner and rode them everywhere. The living room is very cozy and the kitchen is the perfect size. There was just two of us staying in the cottage, but we could have fit 4 very comfortably. The beds are extremely comfortable. It was a great place to come "home" to every evening after spending and amazing time on the beautiful beaches of AMI!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Colorado
5

GREAT PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
Saltbox exceeded our expectations. A perfect place for a family with two kids. The location is convenient to everything, and the place was clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. It was great to have umbrellas, a cooler, chairs, and other beach items there at the house. This was our first VRBO experience, and we would definitely recommend this property since everything went so well. thank you!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Ontario
5

PERFECT FOR THE THREE OF US!

  • 5 of 5
We booked this cottage as a last minute get away. Luckily it was available. We absolutely loved it from the moment we arrived. It was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our time there. My son loved fishing at the pier just around the corner. Again it was a wonderful cottage to unwind and relax. We will definitely go back again.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Anna Maria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Winter
May 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$3,150
 
 
High Season
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$130
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
$250.00 refundable security deposit will hold your reservation. Full payment due 60 days prior to your arrival date.
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Security deposit will be returned in 14 days after your departure. Partial funds will be withheld for any damages or if you do not check out by 10am on departure day. Check in 4pm, checkout 10am. No early check in, no late check out.
Accept personal checks written in USDollars and Paypal. Credit cards not accepted at this time.
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Amenities

Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 walk in shower, no bath tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
Notes:
Large well appointed kitchen with new cabinets. Hardwood floors throughout, ceiling Fans. Central HVAC. ipod/iphone dock and MP3 player ready. Free trolley available on island. Trolley stop close by at Pine ave.
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