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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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PANORAMIC GULF FRONT HOME

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

My home is located at 739 North Shore Drive in Anna Maria. It is on the most beautiful beach in Anna Maria. It is a split plan, the master bedroom and bath on the south end of the house, and the other two bedrooms and one bath on the north end of the house. Every room in the house but one faces the Gulf of Mexico. Two of the 3 bedrooms have a private entrance to the 600 sq. ft. deck. You can see the Gulf the instant you open your eyes in the morning. Two couples renting the house won't have to decide who get the gulf front view. I have a table and chairs on the sand so that you can dine right on the beach. The beach is very private, but yet only a few short miles to activities and shopping. You can walk the shore to one of the most popular restaurants on Anna Maria and eat on their deck barefoot. Also, my beachhouse has been the locale for two TV commercials several years ago. There is ample parking for a boat, RV, or camper with no backing up since there is a circular driveway.

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  • pets considered
  • children welcome
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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I am a Florida native having been born in Ybor City, and I presently live in Odessa, Florida. I am retired after working over 25 years as a legal secretary, have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. I enjoy 'hanging out' with my grandkids, traveling, dancing, playing mah jongg and bridge, and recently reconnecting with very old friends from high school, even kindergarten.

The Owner purchased this house in 1981

I have been coming to this island since I was a little girl. As the years went by, I saw more and more people discovering this piece of paradise, so my husband and I decided to hurry and buy a lot before it was 'all taken'. Now my children and grandchildren and their children will be able to enjoy it. There are no high-rise condos here. I don't have a pool, but that only makes kids appreciate nature by playing on the beach, building sandcastles, feeding sea gulls, chasing ghost crabs, going night crabbing, snorkeling, fishing off-shore, etc., instead of playing in a pool.

One of the most unique benefits of being here is that you feel you're right on the shore although you're sitting on the deck. The sunsets are incredible, and the white egrets love to 'drop in' for a treat. Even the storms out in the gulf are beautiful to see. And i love to hear the surf. my house isn't luxurious but has a very 'beachy' charm, so i've been told. i have had tenants coming for over 20 years, a few of whom i've never met face to face. What I believe to be a plus about my home is that 2 of the 3 bedrooms have beach views and access to the deck. you You wake up to a beautiful view.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.6
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Panoramic Gulf Front Home
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Valrico FL
5

ANN & GEORGE & FAMILY

ANN & GEORGE & FAMILY
  • 5 of 5
Best Beach House Ever! Our family has enjoyed this beach house for 10 + years. We look forward every year to be able to enjoy this beautiful relaxing place. Panoramic views, unbelieveble beach, great restuarants, no commerical settings, quaint and cozy!!! My children have grown up in this house every summer for many years and hopefully many more to come. It amazing. The deck is amazing, perfect for unforgettable sunsets and a beautiful setting for best morning coffee ever!! Property clean and comfortable. can't say enough wonderful things about this special beach house!! cant' wait until next year!! thank you for sharing your beach house with our family for many enjoyable years!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • 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
Owner's Response: Thanks ann . You've been a great tenant. So happy to be a great part of your girls memories.
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
UK
5

Great beach house, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5
We had a great beach holiday here. The house is fairly old but clean and well maintained but the location is the thing: right on one of the best beaches in Florida. Loved the ocean view from the deck. We even saw turtle hatchlings on the beach one evening. A great place for a family vacation. No complaints at all.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Lakeland, FL
5

Great beach house!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We have enjoyed vacationing for many years at this wonderful beach from house. We feel that there is no better spot on the north end of the island. My favorite part is the deck that spans the entire front of the house and offers a panoramic view of the wide white beaches and blue-green water. The kitchen is well equipped and there are two dining tables; one inside and one outside on the deck. The living room has plenty of comfortable seating and two of the bedrooms have gorgeous gulf views. There is parking directly under the house which also gives convenient storage for all of your beach necessities, such as umbrellas, chairs, kayaks and surfing equipment. The house is in a very convenient location and town is easily accessible by both bike and car. We look forward to our next vacation and stay at Shirley's Place.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Marion County Florida
5

Francine & Family

Francine & Family
  • 5 of 5
I have been renting Shirley's beach house twice a year for the past 24 years.

It's heaven on earth! Clean house, with a open floor plan located on the north end of the
island.

The island has a small town atmosphere, soft white sandy beaches, beautiful water with
lots of manatee's and dolphins seen right in front of the house. We have also noticed
a secure law enforcement presence on the island.

Great location. From this house you can walk to the Rod & Reel pier / City pier or Pine
Avenue where you have lots of restaurants and shops if you want to explore the island.

Tampa and Sarasota are close by with Busch Gardens, Motes Marine, Ringling Museum and lots more to see and do there also. There is something for everyone.

Eating dinner on the deck watching the breathtaking sunsets is what life is all about. That is why we go back twice a year.

Thank you Shirley for many years and years to come of wonderful memories that your beach house has given my family.


Francine & Mark
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Orlando, FL
1

Sanitary/bug issues & nonworking AC

Sanitary/bug issues & nonworking AC
  • 1 of 5
We were a party of 4 adults, mid-30s + 2 infants. There were some positives but we cannot recommend this home based on our experience.

Positives:
1) Beachfront location w/beautiful sunsets from the deck
2) Convenient location

Negatives:
1) Unclean & unsanitary items:
-human excrement residue in a toilet
-numerous insect problems incl. spider webs w/bugs on ceilings, dead insect bodies throughout the house, small black beetles (?) in the carpet/on the ceiling, sugar ants in the kitchen (as noted in a previous review on 8/16/10). One of us was bitten by what looked like a large ant while napping in bed.
-dirty dishes & cutlery in the cabinets
2) Inadequate AC.
When we told Shirley that the house was very hot upon arrival, she told us that it has a big heat load & will never get below 78 degrees during the day. But she kept saying that it would improve & she’d send a repairman (he didn’t come until the 5th day). Throughout that week, it was 83-86 degrees around 4pm (low 80s in the evening). We were miserable & our children could not sleep. Eventually, my husband spent valuable vacation time & gas money driving to buy a portable AC unit for the baby’s sleeping area. We also wasted time waiting for her repairman to service the unit.

We requested help from Shirley upon our arrival, as soon as we noticed the cleanliness & AC issues. This is her response to our feedback (we do not feel it befitting of a VRBO owner):
1) Re. the uncleanliness, she said that her maid was too busy to do a thorough “spring cleaning.” We spent an afternoon waiting for her maid to return to clean up. When she finally arrived, she only cleaned the cobwebs & vacuumed the carpet.
2) Re. the AC, she made excuses & delayed 4 days to send help. She implied that we were being unreasonable expecting below 78 degrees & was shocked that we were uncomfortable w/temps in the 80s.
3) Regarding the ants, she told us to spray them.

I called Shirley after returning home to follow up w/her, hoping she would sympathetically recognize our hardships & negative impact on our vacation. I hoped she might offer us a small refund, considering how much precious vacation time we wasted making the house bearable, & the extent to which we were inconvenienced. She instead became angry because of how much we complained, going so far as to make irrational accusations & yell at me for being such a complainer. It is unfortunate that Shirley was too inconvenienced by our “complaining” to make things right.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: I have had many legitimate complaints over 37 yrs and have quickly resolved them.I just couldn't satisfy this tenant. She complained til she checked out 2 hrs late and 4 days later started hounding me re their sec.dep. even while I was in the hosp.and rehab for hip surgery. I have had REBOOKINGS from satisfied tenants for the mo. Of Apr, 3 tenants for 3wks in May,3 tenants for 3 Wks in June and one wk in July 2015. These tenants needed 73 deg for their baby to nap. shy texted me they got 73 deg in am, 76 at 11am and warm in the afternoon. I called ac co. they tried calling her. she had phone turned off. he went wed.at 5pm-it was 79 in-97 outside. he said there was nothing wrong with ac as bill reflects.I later learned they had setting at 62 while it was 97 outside which caused my compressor to freeze and shut down. they purchased a port.ac so baby could get 73 all day. put it in closet w/baby. they later returned ac to store for refund saying it didn't work after using it all wk. they even brought their own fans from home-had they experienced this problem before.I checked with 3 tenants after them and they were all comfortable. The 4th tenant had a problem because a part had burned up and it was replaced.I had new kitchen cabinets installed.I was there when the maid and 4 helpers cleaned.What maid would not do a good job when the owner is there. I inspected it especially the toilets and they were squeaky clean.If excrement was there, they put it there.I do not require my maid to inspect over 200 pieces of china, etc.I have a 4 hr window between tenants. this is what i meant when i said they didn't have time to do a thorough job as opposed to a springtime 30+ hour cleaning.There was ONE very small web on the ceiling-ONE,I swear.She insisted my maid return to take it down (4 adults(2 men) vs ONE web. when my maid came in mon. Some beetles must have flown into the web.I should have given web more attn but i was busy putting kitchen together. VL texted me and asked if the maid would mind"doing a load of her laundry for her". My maid was nice enough to vacuum for her because she saw that the floor and their toddler was covered in so much dog hair. Florida has mosquitos, noseeums, flies, lovebug,beetles, etc that fly in when the doors are kept open as well as cold air escaping)I have no control over this.As far as sugar ants,I still can't figure out how they got in the cabinets when they were just installed the day before. But I will try harder to control them.
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Virginia
5

Laura and George

  • 5 of 5
2015 will be our third year at AMI, a place we have found to be perfect for us -- unbelievable beach, great restaurants, no high rises, quiet, under advertised and friendly. Shirley's Place, for us, is the perfect match for this environment. It's a "beach cottage ", and a good one! Every room in the house except one bedroom and bath opens onto the gulfside deck, which itself adds 30-40% to the living area, and a very important piece. Shirley's Place is everything we need for beachfront living. If you can find a better place, you best get it.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Aug 16th - Aug.31st
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Sept to Nov 21st
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Nov 29th to Dec 19th
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Dec 20th to Jan.3rd
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
jan and feb
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$7,200
 
 
March 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes rates quoted are base rates for 6 people - there will be an extra charge of $ 50 a wk per person over 6 people
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • golf
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
huge deck =almost every room faces beach - 2 bedrooms have individual access to deck - sugar white sand with crystal blue water - incredible view
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