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Spoonbill Hideaway - Private Pool/Spa/Tropical Oasis/Across from Gulf Beach!!


Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Spoonbill Hideaway - Private Pool/Spa/Tropical Oasis/Across from Gulf Beach!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Anna Maria House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Our house is located on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria Florida across the street from one of the widest and finest beaches on the island near Bean Point on the very desirable north end, in the city of Anna Maria. Come visit our house most appropriately named 'Spoonbill Hideaway' after our favorite bird found on the island, the Roseate Spoonbill. Our house is located on a quiet residential street where there are no high rise buildings or condominiums. It is peaceful and safe and perfect for couples and families alike. We finished renovating it in 2010 giving it all new furniture throughout, a new bedroom, new beds, memory foam pillow top mattresses, a new bathroom, new laundry room and new custom swimming pool and spa.

Our swimming pool is a lagoon style swimming pool with a rock waterfall and an expansive patio for dining or sunning by the pool. It has all the latest high tech equipment for sanitation and heating. We enjoy gardening and have a beautiful tropical garden in both the front and the back of the house with a variety of palm trees and tropical plants. There are 15 different kinds of palm trees! There also is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water to rinse off in after a busy day of play at the beach. Enjoy dining poolside or unwind in the spa with a drink in your hand, after dark under the palm trees in the private backyard. Don't forget to watch the night sky while floating in the pool or sitting in the hot tub. You may see a shooting star.

The house has everything necessary for a perfect beach vacation. You just bring your clothes, toiletries and the sunscreen. You will find new linens and towels for bath, beach and pool, kitchen accessories, and even toys and chairs for the beach. Our kitchen is well equipped with utensils, toaster, waffle maker, coffee maker, blender, plates, cups, flatware, cutlery, and even a garbage disposal. Cook a big meal at the stove and oven or heat up a frozen meal in the microwave. Your choice! Or, cook supper outside by the pool and patio with the barbeque grill. Dine inside at our pub style table or outside on the patio. We have two master bedrooms. One has private French doors leading to the pool and spa area. The other master bedroom is on the opposite end of the house with a brand new bathroom featuring Italian porcelain and split faced onyx in the shower, a shell shaped pedestal sink and new toilet. The third bedroom has two twin beds and plenty of storage in two chests of drawers. The sea oats on the beach and the open sky over the sea can be seen from the windows in this cute bedroom. The home has central air conditioning and heating in all rooms. There is a large 42 inch flat screen high definition screen with BluRay DVD that is located in the living room for more entertainment. A second flat screen TV is located in one of the bedrooms. WIFI Cable internet is provided. A washer and dryer is also provided.

** 2010: Remodel/Addition and Pool completed.

** 2012: New Samsung Front Loader Washer and Dryer with Sanitize cycle.

** 2013: New Grill, New Shutters, More Tropical Flowers and Palms

** 2014: New Super-Sized Heater for Spa and Pool (Spa heats faster), New Pool Pump

Keywords: Home, Cottage, Beach House, Bungalow, Bean Point, Ocean, Sea, Gulf, Beach, Central Air, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Spa, Pool, Central Air, Cozy, Quiet, North Shore, North end, garden, palm trees, luxury, private, tropical, Spoonbill,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melanie (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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About Melanie

We are the Scheuerle family from Austin Texas, who recently moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina. We discovered Anna Maria Island in 1998 when we came for a family vacation with our three children. It was love at first sight! Anna Maria Island has the best beaches in the world and a small town charm with friendly locals. The sand is so white, the water so crystal clear and the wildlife abundant. The beaches are never crowded. We rented a beach cottage on North Shore Drive and had the best vacation of our lives. In the years to come, we would add three more children to our family and rent several other homes, all on North Shore Drive because we believe it to be the most special place on the island. Over the next 10 years we spent every summer in Anna Maria on North Shore Drive enjoying the beach, biking through Anna Maria and riding the free trolley to our favorite restaurants and the mini golf course on Bradenton Beach. Anna Maria is a tradition for our family. We were absolutely thrilled in 2009 when the most perfect beach house on North Shore Drive became available for purchase. We bought the cottage, completely rennovated it and 'Spoonbill Hideaway' was born.

Melanie purchased this house in 2009

Why Melanie chose Anna Maria

Anna Maria Island is a 7 and 1/2 mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico between St Petersburg and Sarasota. It is known for its pristine and natural beaches and 'old Florida' feel with its small town charm and friendliness. Zoning regulations in the city of Anna Maria keep the area pristine and charming. North Shore Drive is in the actual historical city of Anna Maria on the very desirable northern tip of Anna Maria Island where Tampa Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico. It is the meeting of these two huge bodies of water that make our location so special. There is an abundance of wildlife drawn to this area due to the vast food supply and secluded beach areas with very little human interference. Bean Point where the Bay meets the gulf is pristine and very natural. We have seen everything from turtles, manatees, and dolphins, to every species of seabird found in this part of Florida present on the beach near our house. The water is beautiful and clean and so nice for swimming and the sand is sugar soft and white and perfect for burying your toes and building sand castles. If you walk south on our beach you will find yourself at the Famous Sandbar Restaurant where you can dine on the beach and watch the sun set. If you walk north on our beach you will end up on Bean Point where you have a panaramic view of water in every direction and you can actually stand on the tip of the island and watch the sunset and listen to the waves of the Gulf of Mexico crash into the waves of Tampa Bay. It is a magnificent feeling and part of the magic of Bean Point. We also like that we are in walking and biking distance from the Rod and Reel Pier where there is a fabulous restaraunt and excellent fishing and the historic district of the city of Anna Maria where shopping, museums, restaurants and entertainment can be found. A short stroll down the street finds the intersection of North Shore and Pine where the historic district begins and the free trolley can be picked up.

What makes this house unique

Besides being located next to one of the best beaches on Anna Maria island, we believe that we have one of the nicest private swimming pools and spas on the island. We had our pool custom built this summer 2010. It a very large swimming pool measuring 30 ft by 15 feet. It has a Caribbean Blue water color due to the Pebbletec bottom which you must see and experience to appreciate. The water just glistens due to state-of-the art filtration and cleaning. The rocks for the waterfall and spa overflow and coping were hand picked for their richness in color and the patio was carefully matched to the natural stone. We even embedded porcelain Loggerhead turtles on the bottom of the pool to remind you the Loggerheads that make their nests on our beach every summer. They look so real, you will believe you are actually swimming with the sea turtles. Our backyard is large and private with beautiful gardens. There are huge pine and palm trees on all sides of the property and the neighboring estates giving the pool and spa area complete privacy. You will feel like you are in your own private paradise when you enjoy the backyard area.

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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Spoonbill Hideaway - Private Pool/Spa/Tropical Oasis/Across from Gulf Beach!!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Indiana and Florida

Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Our second time to visit Spoonbill Hideaway! We are 6 retired nurse all pushing 80 years of age. The place was very homey and comfortable. The back yard and pool area felt very peaceful and private. The foliage was beautiful!! The info that Melanie made available to us was great, and we could not ask for better hostess!!

We would rate this place as TOP OF THE LINE!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Like home, only better!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth trip to Anna Maria Island, and our second stay at Spoonbill hideaway - it's become a family tradition. Beautiful, peaceful beach - we watched a school of dolphins play in the water in front of us for 2 hours. When our little boys had a bit too much sun, we spent the rest of the day by the pool and enjoyed the beautiful palm gardens. Close to lots of great restaurants - found a great local fish market this time too. Melanie and Rich are fantastic, and this home is a gem!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Love Spoonbill Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th trip to Anna Maria and our 2nd stay at Spoonbill Hideaway. You can't beat the location, the house and especially the back yard and pool area! Comfortable beds are important to me when I vacation and the "no stairs" is definitely a plus. Melanie is very accommodating!! We are already starting to plan next year's trip and hoping it will be at Spoonbill Hideaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Absolute Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful this home, this island and above all, these owners are. This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island, but definitely not our last!

This home is just perfect. The first word that come to mind is WOW! Melanie is just wonderful to work with. I feel that not only did we find a great vacation spot and home, I found a great friend. Melanie makes sure her guests feel welcomed and have everything that they need. She certainly goes above and beyond all expectations.

This home is gorgeous and extremely clean. The pool is fabulous. The owners have done a very good job at making the home very private as well. A beautiful garden surrounds the property. It is absolutely lovely.

The beach right across the home is stunning with crystal clear water and white beautiful sand. It was tough, however, getting there solely because my two daughters were in love with the gorgeous pool at the house! We rented bikes for the week at Beach Bums and explored the island on bikes. It is a great method of transportation. We saw many on golf carts and there is also a trolley that runs to take you to the different parts of the island.

This island was a true paradise to vacation in. And having Melanie as our host made all of the difference. I can honestly say that this is the very first time that we all felt we did not want to leave our vacation.

Thank you, Melanie, for a vacation we will always remember. We will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Truly Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Sponbill Hideaway on our second visit to Anna Maria. What a beautiful home! It was even more lovely than described. It had every amenity you would want, and was extremely clean. We felt right at home. The pool and backyard were amazing, especially at the end of a long day at the beach. And the beach was more beautiful that one could imagine. Crystal clear turqouise waters, and sunny skies . . and a very short walk to get there. Melanie was extremely accomodating, making sure our stay was perfect. The locals are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Rod and Reel, and Skinny's were our favorite hang outs. I would highly recommend this home to family and friends, and we will definitely be staying again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

nice house great location and beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

the house was a great location just a couple of houses from the beach and walking distance to town and peir. the backyard is very nice, private and nice for the kids to unwind from the beach or dinner. Loved the place and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Famous Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sandbar Restaurant - Cozy barefoot stroll on beach
Nearest Beach
Across the Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Bean Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Rod & Reel Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Trolley Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Street Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
City Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

The island is small and friendly. Jogging, biking and walking the island are popular activities. Cute shops and restaurants are plentiful. The free Island Trolley is a great way to travel. Make sure to take advantage of the live music at the local hot spots.


Rates & Availability

From $1,800 Per week

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Week 2015
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Jan 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter-Spring 2016
Jan 30 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Desirable weeks usually book nine months in advance. We accept longer term (3+ week) reservations, but we require a larger non-refundable down payment.
The security deposit is paid when the reservation is made. The rest of the payment is required 45 days prior to your visit. The security deposit is returned after your stay. Please inquire by phone or email, and Melanie will reserve your visit.
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Deluxe bathroom for second master
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Second Master with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Bedroom has a door to the patio
  • The king and queen beds have pillowtop mattresses. All beds have luxury sheets. The sheets and bedding are only used for this home and are cleaned by our house keeper.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Custom designed brand new very private heated swimming pool and spa with Pebbletec surface, rock waterfall and rock coping were added in 2010. Expansive patios with lawn furniture and dining table and furniture for outdoor picnics in back yard. Patio and Pool are surrounded by palm trees/tropical gardens. The house is across a quiet residential street from one of the least crowded, nicest and widest beaches on the island. We provide beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and beach toys. We also provide a beach cart. A free trolley to tour the island and reach shopping and dining areas can be accessed on Pine Ave. and there is also a store (Beach Bums) where bikes, kayaks and canoes can be rented. Biking is a popular way to tour Anna Maria Island as is walking.

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