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Edward Goff

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 nights

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BAY HAVEN ON BIMINI BAY -

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 nights

Overview

Anna Maria House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

You will want to come back to this one-of-a-kind 2 bedroom, 2 bath vacation cottage located directly on beautiful Bimini Bay in Anna Maria. Dolphins, manatees and exotic birds are just some of the wildlife you’ll see from the lanai or 60 foot dock. Whether you like kayaking, biking, jogging, sunbathing, beach combing, shopping, or just enjoying the laid back style of Anna Maria, Bay Haven is for you.

Fully furnished with a modern kitchen, washer and dryer, computer with free Internet access and WiFi, and LCD HD TV and DVD with cable reception, Bay Haven is ready for your relaxation and enjoyment. Just unpack, kick back, and enjoy all the comforts of home in this tropical paradise.

Keywords: Anna Maria, vacation cottage, waterfront, boat, dock, quiet, private, dolphins, manatees, bird watching, fishing

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Edward Goff (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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About Edward Goff

My wife and I first came to Anna Maria Island in 1975 and fell in love with the beautiful beaches and laid-back living style. We have come back almost every year since and finally purchased Bay Haven in 1985 with the intent to retire there. We retired in 2007 after teaching overseas for 37 years but decided to live in nearby Palma Sola in order to be closer to aging relatives. We cherish the time we spend on the island and the peace and tranquility of Bay Haven.

Edward Goff purchased this house in 1985

Why Edward Goff chose Anna Maria

Anna Maria Island is old Florida at its best. There are no high-rise condos along the beaches or any place else on the island and you can go to dinner in shorts and flip flops if you want, although fine dining is available. We debated whether we wanted to be on the beach or on Bimini Bay and chose the Bay because it would afford us complete privacy, would allow us to have a boat at our doorstep, and if we wanted to go to the beach, it was nearby. Since Bay Haven is at the end of a cul-de-sac and off a dead end street, South Bay Blvd., there is no street traffic and only an occasional passing fisherman off the dock.

What makes this house unique

We especially enjoy watching the dolphins and manatees, as they glide just feet from the dock (and sometimes under it). We also enjoy watching the pelicans and laughing gulls dive for fish and the giant blue herons strut across the dock, looking for handouts of fish or hot dogs. Occasionally, a flock of noisy green parrots will wing by, as well as many other varieties of birds. Sometimes we kayak in the calm bay waters and up and down the many canals or bike around the island. Our favorite eating place is the Rod and Reel Pier, but there are numerous quaint little restaurants nearby. Our dream was to buy a boat and in January 2010 we purchased a used pontoon boat. Since then we have spent many hours exploring the waters around the island including the Gulf of Mexico,Tampa Bay, Palma Sola Bay, Anna Maria Sound and the Manatee River. Highlights include excursions to Egmont Key to swim and explore the island, three circumnavigations of Anna Maria Island, and a lazy trip up the Manatee River.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We did indeed enjoy the peace and quiet of Bay Haven and liked the island very much.
Apr 2009
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Bay Haven on Bimini Bay -
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 11 reviews
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Bay Haven on Bimini Bay -
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+941 -(941) 795-0504 (Florida, USA)
Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Kissimmee, Fl
4

Great view!

  • 4 of 5
This is a great stay for anyone wanting to dock your boat and be able to fish any time of the day or night. The view is just wonderful. We would love to stay again.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary Jo, for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Bay Haven and we hope you come back soon.
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Lisle, IL
5

A Most Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for sharing this wonderful place with me. The peace & quiet and beautiful setting were so renewing…. great medicine for the past several months of busy work schedule.

Seeing the manatees up close was a special treat. Watching & listening to the birds was great. Observing daily sunsets from the “back yard” was wonderful, and being able to share these attractions with my parents who live in Bradenton made it even more special. As mentioned by phone, my mom cannot navigate steps without triggering severe back pain – so this was the first time in years that I could invite them out to the island for visits. They loved it! We had some peaceful times watching the scenery and reminiscing.

In terms of general conditions and accommodations: the unit was clean on arrival, the owner was very reachable and helpful with questions, all appliances were in good functioning condition, and several excellent restaurants (such as The Waterfront and City Pier) are within a half mile. I would definitely recommend this property to those interested in a quiet setting (and out of respect for this neighborhood, vacationers looking to party loudly might consider other options).

I also appreciated some subtle features that were quite helpful…..
• Phone & answering machine – Free unlimited domestic calling was most helpful because I only use my cell phone on limited basis & have a limited calling plan.
• Computer & printer – Nothing fancy, but very helpful to print boarding pass prior to airport departure & occasional web searches.
• Nice to have headphone jack on TV, so with the headset I brought along I could avoid disturbing the adjacent tenant during late hours. Also great to plug in my own mic/headset with the portable phone for hands-free comfort during calls.

So, many thanks to the owners for a memorable vacation! Already looking forward to my next visit.
Best wishes & much appreciation...
  • Submitted: May 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Easton, NH
5

The Wonder of Bay Haven

  • 5 of 5
We have been fortunate to have spent Jan & Feb of 2011 & 2012 enjoying the relaxation and comfort of Bay Haven.
The cottage is "old Florida". The owners are delightful and thoughtful. The highlight for us is the lanai and 60 foot dock
on Bimini Bay. This year birds and dolphins were plentiful and even manatees came for a visit. Walks on Tampa Bay beach,
great dining choices, bicycling around the island, kayaking, golfing, and spectacular sunsets on the dock are every day occurrences. Once you've stayed at Bay Haven you're spoiled. There's no other place like it.

Dick & Kathy
Easton, NH
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dick & Kathy for your great review. We enjoy sharing our little piece of heaven with those who really appreciate it. Bay Haven is a very special place.
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Wesley Chapel, Florida
5

Gracious hosts and wonderful home. Fishing awesome. Weather Beautiful.

  • 5 of 5
Manatees, dolphins, Tarpon's, sharks, conch shells, snorkeling, perfect time perfect weather perfect hosts. Thank you so much for sharing paradise with the Paradine's.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dave and Terry, for your kind review. We love Bay Haven and are very pleased that you do too.
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Lake Leelanau, Michigan
5

March 2011 at Bay Haven

  • 5 of 5
Spending the month of March at Bay Haven on beautiful Anna Maria Island, after a Northern Michigan winter, was as close to heaven as one can get. The location on the Northern end of the island was ideal, offering quiet evenings and yet close to restaurants, beaches, and shopping. We were blessed with gorgeous weather 29 of 31 days as well as beautiful sunsets almost nightly. We felt right at home in Bay Haven, but will admit we spent most of our time on the dock enjoying an abundant array of sea and bird life. Almost daily we were entertained by manatees, dolphins, and a special blue heron, fondly named "Horace". We fished off the dock, biked around the island, walked on gorgeous beaches, ate grouper daily, read, and simply relaxed. We will be counting the months until our return March, 2012. Pete and Mary p.s. the owners were wonderful!
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks Pete and Mary. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you will be returning next year. We think Bay Haven is a comfortable, relaxing, and beautiful place and we are delighted that you feel the same way.

Ed and Barbara
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Bay Haven on Bimini Bay -
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Easton, NH
5

Bay Haven, Bimini Bay, Anna Maria, FL

  • 5 of 5
Very comfortable & relaxing. Everything you need is here.
Beautiful sunsets. The dock is great for morning coffee & afternoon cocktails.
Lots of wildlife: all kinds of birds, lots of fish, even dolphins once in a while.
Tampa Bay beach at the other end of the street. Restaurants, parks, preserves
are all nearby. Very quiet at night. Great place to walk or bike. Glad we found out.
Can't wait to come back in 2012.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thanks, Dick and Kathy, for the review. We are very happy that you enjoyed vacationing at Bay Haven and look forward to seeing you again next January and February.

Map

Boat and kayak rental available nearby as well as bicycle rental. We have compiled a 'Guest Information' manual with a list of local attractions, favorite restaurants, maps, and other helpful information including a comprehensive restaurant list. Dolphins and Manatees may often be seen from the lanai or dock. Fishing is great as is bird watching.

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Rates & Availability

From $123 Per night

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
January
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$3,400
 
 
February and March
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Payment must be made by personal check, cashier's check, or money order. Checks must be payable in U.S. funds; otherwise any bank fees to convert to U.S. funds will be the guest's responsibility. No post-dated checks will be accepted. Returned checks will be charged according to Florida law up to $300 or 5% of the amount of the check, whichever is greater.
Monthly and multi-month rentals require a 25% rental payment 90 days prior to occupancy. The balance of the rent is due 15 days prior to occupancy. Shorter rental periods will follow the same payment schedule unless the 90 day and 15 day prior to occupancy time limits have already passed in which case payment is due immediately. See "Terms and Conditions: http://goff-club.com/510A/Rates-Terms.htm
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Amenities

Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1155 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has a modern well lighted vanity and shower. The second bath has a foll sized bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) In second bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cable HD LCD HDTV w/DVD. Two relaxing recliners. comfortable chairs for watching the beautiful sunsets from the dock. Large picnic table.

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