'LE COTTAGE ENCHANTE' STEPS TO BEACH $600-900/WK

ANNEMARIE

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

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'LE COTTAGE ENCHANTE' STEPS TO BEACH $600-900/WK

Anna Maria Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enchanted Cottage Steps to Beaches

Find this bright, quaint, cozy cottage a few steps from the white sand and aqua water, Bay beach, fishing pier and just a short walk to the beautiful soft, white-sand of Anna Maria Island Beach on the Gulf of Mexico with it's perfect turquoise clear enticing water.

The cottage is surrounded by a small tropical garden with the sounds of nature all around.The perfect place to get away from it all!

Accommodations include a king size bed in the fairly large master bedroom and 2 trundle beds in the smaller 2nd bedroom,plus a queen size convertible sofa in living room.

Every room is equipped with ceiling fans. A full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, stove, large fridge, dishware, cookware, and utensils, is included for your convenience as well as a washer and dryer.

Bed linens, and other necessities are provided for your care-free holiday.Basic Cable,with flat screen TVs, is available in the Living Room and the Master bedroom.

WIFI Internet is also available.

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

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

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

The cottage has kayaks, beach accessories such as, beach umbrellas, beach chairs, floaters, sand toys etc... all these items are extras and are not reflected in the rates they are provided for free and are as is.

There is a bicycle rental shop around the corner.

WE SPEAK ENGLISH,FRENCH AND SPANISH.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
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Apr 17

VRBO from HomeAway



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Hi Anne Marie,

We arrived (and so did our bags this morning). All is well. We love the cottage and AMI!

Thanks.

Jill

OWNER COMMENT-THESE GUESTS STAY WAS RIGHT AFTER THE (BAD REVIEW) GUESTS STAY...-
Apr 2014
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ANNEMARIE

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I AM ORIGINALLY FRENCH BUT HAVE LIVED MOST OF MY ADULT LIFE IN FLORIDA.I HAVE BEEN A RENTAL PROPERTY OWNER SINCE 1983.

I TRY TO MAKE MY RENTALS VERY SPECIAL AND PUT A LOT OF PERSONAL TOUCH IN THE DECORATING ETC...

REALLY QUAINT OLD FLORIDIAN COTTAGE BUT ENTIRELY UPDATED INSIDE,PROVIDING MODERN LIVING AND KEEPING THE OLD AND THE NEW SIDE BY SIDE TO PRESERVE THE CACHET OF THE COTTAGE.

SO CLOSE TO THE BEACH AND PIERS..LOCATED AT THE NORTH END OF THE ISLAND WHICH IS THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER BECAUSE IT IS A MORE OR LESS TRAFFIC FREE ARE,.SAFE FOR CHILDREN ON THEIR OWN,HAS ALL THE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS A FEW STEPS AWAY AND BECAUSE OF IS AMBIANCE PARTICULAR TO THAT AREA.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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4.4
based on 15 traveler reviews

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'Le Cottage Enchante' STEPS TO BEACH $600-900/WK
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews
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'Le Cottage Enchante' STEPS TO BEACH $600-900/WK
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p194595vb
(941) 779 9781 (Florida, USA)
Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Bradenton, FL
5

LE COTTAGE ENCHANTE IS TRULY AN ENCHANTED COTTAGE!

  • 5 of 5
Steps from the beach and restaurants! We stayed here for 3 nights last week and had the best time. Anne-Marie was a pleasure to meet and very accommodating to anything we needed. The kids loved getting ice cream right around the corner and my oldest son and I could walk down to the pier and fish in the evenings! If you're looking for an "old Florida feel" that seems off the beaten path, yet close to restaurants, shops, ice cream cafes and convenient stores, this is your place! Seeing the church right through the kitchen window just adds to the charm of this place! My 3 children, wife and I along with our pet had plenty of room and the kids loved playing in the front court yard. They even found a little box turtle!

Don't be discouraged by previous negative reviews. This was our first visit and was wonderful!
Thank you again Anne-Marie! We will definitely be back to the cottage soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: THANKS NICK.YOU AND KORTNEY ARE VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE AND I'LL BE PLEASED TO HAVE YOU BACK ANYTIME.
KINDEST REGARDS,
ANNE-MARIE.
business
'Le Cottage Enchante' STEPS TO BEACH $600-900/WK
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p194595vb
(941) 779 9781 (Florida, USA)
Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
5

GREAT PLACE AT A GREAT DESTINATION

  • 5 of 5
The house is great, great location, clean and very comfortable. Stayed for a week with my 4 kids and plenty of room and amenities. Would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I AM REALLY GLAD THAT YOU AND THE GIRLS HAD A GOOD VACATION TIME AND I AM EVER SO THANKFUL THAT YOU TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW.THANK YOU KINDLY.ALL THE BEST TO YOU ALL.
ANNE-MARIE.
business
'Le Cottage Enchante' STEPS TO BEACH $600-900/WK
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p194595vb
(941) 779 9781 (Florida, USA)
Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Harfsen
5

FABULOUS AND ENCHANTING

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with our 2 children and loved it! The property was clean and everything was exactly as it appears in the pictures. We absolutely loved the location, close to both beaches and plenty of cute shops and good restaurants. The owner was extremely helpful and we felt very welcome and completely at home. We would definitely recommend this to friends and are planning to stay here again the next time we visit Anna Maria Island. You really can't do better than Le Cottage Enchante!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Heather,

It is always a pleasure to have guests such as yourself and your family.
I am glad that you had such a good time and I'll be more than happy to have you back anytime.
Thank you kindly for taking the time to show your appreciation in spite of your busy schedule with the twins...
And thank you for your patronage.

Kindest Regards,
Anne-Marie
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'Le Cottage Enchante' STEPS TO BEACH $600-900/WK
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p194595vb
(941) 779 9781 (Florida, USA)
Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
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5

CHARMING ISLAND COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We are looking to buy property on Anna Maria, and I drove by this cottage a few weeks ago and noticed the sign for sale. I contacted the owner Anne-Marie directly and was able to visit the cottage in between renters on Saturday, May 3rd, a very rainy day. I was a bit concerned after reading the negative review posted a couple of weeks prior. I would like to share that I was more than pleasantly surprised when I entered the property. I was happy to see it as charming as I imagined and felt love at first sight. Anne-Marie let me take my time and visit alone to really get a feel for the place. The cottage is adorable - it is small, but cozy and cheery - I honestly did not want to leave. It was a terrible rainy day outside, and I felt content and comfortable indoors. The garden area to me was beautiful - lush and tropical...I felt like I was truly on vacation.

The photos accurately portray the home - it is a charming 'old Florida' cottage with hard wood floors and bead board ceilings, yet has been updated and has a cute kitchen and bath with all that one needs for a stay on the island. It has personality and is sweet - I personally found it enchanting. I would think anyone looking for a unique, cozy cottage, nestled in a small tropical setting would love this home.

The location cannot be beat. It's around the corner from the Waterfront Restaurant. It literally takes 1 minute to walk to the water, and another minute or so to walk to the City Pier for great sunsets, fishing and drinks. From the back, you are able to cut through to Pine Ave. and its shops and cafes. Such a great spot.

I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to stay somewhere with character and charm in an excellent location. I am completely baffled by the negative review in April. Anne-Marie has also been absolutely lovely and a pleasure to speak with and email. She has been nothing but helpful, cooperative and a delight.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
'Le Cottage Enchante' STEPS TO BEACH $600-900/WK
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p194595vb
(941) 779 9781 (Florida, USA)
Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Tampa,Florida
5

GREAT COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
For the past 4 years I have been coming to this cottage. I love the location and the cottage is truly enchanted,Old Florida at it's finest.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
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'Le Cottage Enchante' STEPS TO BEACH $600-900/WK
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p194595vb
(941) 779 9781 (Florida, USA)
Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Liederbach
1

VERY BAD EXPERIENCE WITH COTTAGE AND OWNER!

  • 1 of 5
We rented this cottage because the photos appeared to show a nice cottage in a good location. When we arrived we were sadly disappointed and realized that the photos must be already very old.

The cottage was in WORST CONDITIONS. The interior of the cottage was mostly old and damaged. The cottage was NOT CLEANED before we arrrived and everything was COVERED with a BULK OF DUST. Under the sofa we even found 1/2" of dust. The kitchen was analogously smudgy. The extendible bed could hardly be extended because the bedroom was so small that the cupboard blocks the bed. Inside of the cottage there was a HORRIBLE MOLD SMELL from the air conditioning.

Outside the nightmare continues. The enchanted garden with flowers was an untended brushwood in the front and more a GARBAGE DUMP on the backside of the cottage. The outside barbeque was completely rusty weber grill.

According to our opinion the cottage is UNINHABITABLE!

We decided not to stay there even though the cottage was already fully paid for 2 weeks. We stayed the first night in a motel in Bradenton and found another cottage on the next day by a local rental broker.

The real conditions of the cottage were the oposite of the description of the cottage. NEITHER LOVELY, NOR ENCHANTED, NOR QUAINT, NOR COZY. The owner denied the real conditions of the cottage in long e-mails in which she describes how lovey and enchanted everything is. Since the cottage was not handed over by the owner, but by the house keeper, we knew the the owner has not seen the cottage for months. Therefore, we sent the owner the photos we had taken. After that, OUR E-MAILS WERE NO LONGER ANSWERED by the owner.

... but we should have known all that earlier! Please read the 2-star review dated 31-May-2010. We completely agree with this review, but the conditions must have even worsened since 2010. But who wrote all these 5-star reviews? Please take a look at the date of them. MOST 5-STAR REVIEWS ARE DATED 16-JUNE-2010. JUST 2 WEEKS AFTER THE 2-STAR REVIEW!

We are sure that very soon we will see a lot of 5-star reviews that tell us how lovely and enchanted the cottage is!

By the way: The first we noticed when we arrived was the sign "FOR SALE". After some internet search we found that the owner tried to sell the house at least since August 2010. Guess why!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is absolutely nothing wrong with my cottage.The family of 4 who booked right after these guests, loved the cottage & were very happy with it.except for this 1 other complaint in 2010 which also was from an irate customer & was also unfounded,(you may see my posted response.)I have had nothing but compliments on my cottage. It is booked back to back most of the year, with a number of repeat customers.many guests will book 1 year in advance in order to secure a reservation. All these facts should speak for themselves.The cottage has been entirely renovated & combines both the convenience of the modern & the charm of the old.we are very dedicated to make it a very comfortable & enjoyable place to all our guests.we treat all our guests with the same courtesy & kindness.These people took pictures of the floors & complained that they were not new...the floors are beautiful wood
floors from the 30's that have been refurbished.they are one of the first features that people notice & love about the cottage.it seems that this type of beauty was foreign to them...what it all is about in te end, is a matter of difference in taste & maybe culture.but unfortunately people will have recourse to all kind of false accusations, in order to justify themselves.It is not true that the cottage is run by a house keeper,these guests were taken care of,_not_by my cleaning crew (which they never met) but by my manager who is a very capable person and happens to be the head maintenance for our community center on the island. It is not true that i haven't been to the cottage in months as i was there, end of february, before i left for a trip, just a little over 1 month, before these people checked in.they also are insinuating that the reviews posted on vrbo site are fabricated.all the many good reviews that are there, are genuine or would not have been posted by vrbo.these false accusations, were made because i found that these guests complaint was unfounded & they have no other object but to be defamatory & damage my reputation & business. I offer a good product at a good value and many people can see and appreciate that.Should the threat of getting a bad review make one say something different from what they know to be true..these guests didn't even give us a chance to re-rent the cottage.they had decided to stay & told us so but they left without letting us know..i hope that the fact that many people love my cottage & keep booking it speaks for itself.thank you kindly.
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access to a kayak and trampolin,bycicles,beach chairs, umbrellas,floaters etc... these items are not reflected in the rates they are provided for free.

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Anna Maria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
JULY 2014
Jul 5 2014 - Jul 12 2014
1 night minimum stay
$130
$750
 
 
AUG 2014
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$130
$850
 
 
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 06,2014
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 6 2014
1 night minimum stay
$130
$750
$2,800
 
 
OCT 25/NOV 30,2014
Oct 25 2014 - Nov 30 2014
1 night minimum stay
$130
$800
$2,800
 
 
DEC 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
1 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$3,000
 
 
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
APRIL 2014
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$130
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125.00
30% AT BOOKING.
BALANCE 4 MONTHS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
THIS CAN BE FLEXIBLE DEPENDING ON CIRCUMSTANCES.
Notes PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT RATES VARY ACCORDING TO CIRCUMSTANCES.
ALSO RATES VARY ACCORDING TO HOW MANY GUESTS WILL STAY.
PET FEES ARE FOR 1 WEEK AND MAY BE WAIVED IN CERTAIN CASES ESPECIALLY WITH SMALL DOGS.
DAILY RATES ARE FOR DATES THAT FILL IN BETWEEN OTHER BOOKINGS.
GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR FEES INVOLVED IN SENDING PAYMENTS.
APRIL/ MAY 1 NIGHT RATE SPECIAL $100.
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Amenities

Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Trundle Beds (2), queen size sofa convertible bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • shuffleboard
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • racquetball
  • wind-surfing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
Notes:
Beach umbrellas,chairs,floaters,sand toys etc...Access to kayaks...all these are available for free but are as is..
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