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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
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About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Anna Maria

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Panoramic Gulf Front Home
average rating of 4.3913045 based on 23 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: 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
Brandon, Fl USA
5

Just a little piece of paradise!!

  • 5 of 5
Another great week at AMI.
Shirley's Way has been "ours" for 15 plus years. Always in great shape, clean and ready to go. Not a Five Star hotel, but a Six star Beach House.
Always fun and always accommodating!!
Have fun and we will see you next year!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve
Thank you so much for your glowing
Review.
I didn't realize that you had rented for so
Many years. Time certainly does fly.
Since we usually use the house before you rent,
I have seen your family grow so much.
Again, thank you and we'll see you again next
Year.


Shirley
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Where do you live?
4

Great beach house for our family vacation!

  • 4 of 5
We rented Shirley's beach house for a family vacation during the first week of August and had a great time! We all will look forward to a return visit! The location is ideal and my grandkids had a wonderful time playing in the surf and observing wildlife. There are gorgeous views from the deck and that is where I spent a lot my time, watching sea birds and dolphins and amazing sunsets. We found the house to be clean, homey and comfortable. The west facing bedroom got a bit warm in the afternoon sun (temp was high 90s outside) but cooled off quickly - the AC seemed to work fine during our stay, even with kids running in and out. Unlike one prior guest, we saw no mold or bugs. I had no hesitation in using the bathrooms or bedrooms as they were left - and I am a RN and my daughter is a nurse practitioner, both very aware of cleanliness. The only slight issue I found was that a few dishes seemed a bit greasy but I always wash dishes before use in any vacation rental. Thanks, Shirley, for sharing your home with us. Nancy K and family
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi nancy

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a
Wonderful review.

I'm so glad that you can understand
What a terrific heat load the house gets when that sun
Hits the windows. The real heavy drapes in the living
Room help tremendously when they are drawn.


I'm going to have that dishwasher checked and perhaps
Put a note up to guests to make sure the dishes they put
Away are clean.

Thank you again

Shirley
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Gainesville Ga
4

Julie

  • 4 of 5
Great location on the island by far! Best deck of any house that I have ever stayed. We loved it and will definitely rent again.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hello Julie

Thank you so much for your great review.

You were one of the three guests that were renting when
I was in the hospital for three weeks.
Thank goodness there were no problems to take care
Of while I was in there. And thank you for your
Concern.


Thanks again

Shirley
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This is our families home away from home every year. My parents raised us on Anna Maria as children and as parents our family has gathered here for many years. This beautiful beach front home is very large and comfortable. We have had no issues ever - the house is always clean and ready for our week. Shirley has always made sure her home was ours. The beach access and large porch make watching the beautiful Gulf of Mexico perfect. The house is spacious, cozy and the view is awesome.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hi Nell

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

you have been such a loyal tenant and I think I
Only met you once.

I am so glad that you love my beach cottage as
Much as my family and I do. The memories are
Fantastic, aren't they.

Since I usually go in after you, maybe I can catch
You next time.

Give my regards to all your family.

Thank you again

Shirley
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Miami, FL
1

A/C didn't work-Mold & bug issues-Not sanitary-Poor resp from owner-Too many complaints to ignore

A/C didn't work-Mold & bug issues-Not sanitary-Poor resp from owner-Too many complaints to ignore
  • 1 of 5
AWFUL EXPERIENCE! I hope this saves some renters the money & disappointment. A/C was broken. Several calls to owner, Shirley & she made excuses-finally conceded, but put the responsibility on us to call & wait for repairmen. We spent 3 full days with no a/c at all, miserable for us & kids. We had to sleep on couch & floors-rooms were too hot. After “repair” a/c still didn’t cool well & the repairman said, “entire a/c unit in need of replacement & attic is a mess.” Heard a previous guest suffered the same, and Shirley did nothing to resolve between guests. Shirley returned calls EARLY a.m. & asked us to wait another day for repair. 4 days of wasted vacation? Lots of MOLD on the ceilings. Between heat from the non-working a/c & mold, we felt at risk for our health. Daughter ended up in Urgent Care. There were bugs crawling out of a/c vents, under the bed & closets - the home needed an exterminator. The carpet was extremely dirty, smelled awful & in great need of replacement, or at least good steam cleaning. Kitchen counters were in the middle of repair-unfinished pieces of wood, sharp screws sticking out & no breakfast bar, which was NOT DISCLOSED until after final payment was made! Closets & under beds are packed with junk (adding to bug problem). No room to hang clothes. On our last day, Shirley called at 845am & asked me to launder all the sheets "for the maid". This was the most disappointing vacation rental we have ever had. It appears that Shirley has done the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM to maintain this home, charging hefty rental income. We were able to contact previous guests & all had varied complaints about the property & none of their issues were addressed when they tried to contact Shirley. Shirley took a month & certified letter to respond to our concerns & pics we sent. She completely denied any issue, took no responsibility & made excuses for everything, not even an APOLOGY. We requested a refund for 3 days. She refused. We took pictures of everything – I’d be happy to provide those to anyone who asks. We spoke with neighbors on the island, & they all have heard the complaints about “Shirley’s House” before. Shaking their heads, they said best thing that could happen is a storm knock it down so it can be rebuilt. I don’t disagree. I hope that Shirley takes some responsibility & does right by those of us who work so hard to put together the time & money to spend on a vacation, & not leave us feeling deceived, cheated & lied to.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have gone 4 yrs. without a bad review.Now I have 2.I realize how bad this looks,so at the risk of also ranting and raving, I'll try to respond to the complaints. The first woman reported me to the Div.Of Hotels.They thoroughly inspected my home and it passed with flying colors-NO MOLD,INFESTATION OF ANY KIND-NOTHING.(just smoke alarm for hearing impaired. Please consider the fact that I'm almost booked up in advance in 2015(70% satisfied tenants who have REbooked. If you would filter the vrbo website,there are only 3 GULFRONT houses acceptimg pets (one $700 more me) I'm sure Brian researched this, and I was the "LUCKY" one-they chose me. The tone of Max' review indicates that she has obviously become obsessed and vindictive towards me tho I spoke to her only 3 times re the ac. She wants 3 days refund when 10 people & a pet stayed 7 days?She states that she had "NO AIR AT ALL FOR 3 DAYS" A tenant in July told me the temp registered 105 on the deck.That meant it would have been appr. 110 deg in the house. NO ONE could stay in a house that hot. (exaggeration?)
FACT:Max called mon. am (2 days after she moved in)saying the ac wasn't cooling at night.I called & arranged appt. but she couldn't do it then, so I asked her to call and coordinate another time (is this wrong?) The tech changed the filter etc. got cool air and needed a part to get cooler air. she said she was SATISFIED and didn't want them to return.I didn't know about any other complaint besides the air-until 7 days after the first review was submitted.I checked with my 3 tenants who rented between them and the ones after, and they had no complaints. She states she had to take her daughter to Urgent Care? I'm sorry if my house was really the cause of this, but what mother would take her daughter back to a house that made her sick? She chose to stay in the GULFFRONT house knowing that newer houses were available inland??The BUGSare tiny beetles (l in pic)that fly in like mosquitoes and flies when the doors are opened.The pix of MOLD are popcorn ceiling patch jobs.The inspector said the watermark around the vent was not mold She states that I have done the "bare minimum"?? What does she call new kitchen cabinets,flooring, new master bath, stairs,etc.She contacted my previous tenants and neighbors??? This is insane! I welcome constructive critiquing,but she has overstepped the boundaries of a review.The mere length,time & energy she spent shows it is more a malicious attack to ruin my reputation.
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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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Amenities

Amenities

Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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