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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House.... Ahh.... This is it!!!

Chris So

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015
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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House.... Ahh.... This is it!!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Bradenton Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

If your dates are not available, please see our other property, the Lemon Cottage, VRBO 447281.

Anna Maria Island is known for its laid back vibe and old Florida charm. A Lime Cottage beach house, also known as Parrot Eyes, is the perfect place to stay to enjoy all that the island has to offer. The beach house is less than a three minute stroll from the sugar white sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets of the Gulf coast. The property has a private landscaped backyard with heated swimming pool, propane BBQ grill and outdoor shower for rinsing off the beach sand.

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a Lime Cottage accommodates 4 to 6 people. The newly updated master bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom has a versatile twin over queen bunk bed and has also been newly updated. Both bedrooms have new, quality mattresses to assure restful sleep on new luxuriously soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. There are convertible sofas in each of the living areas. The living room has two new Queen sized sofa beds with premium upgraded spring mattresses featuring a memory foam layer.

The cottage is bright and open with plenty of windows to let in natural light. In the front is a spacious dining area with seating for 6. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge and ice-maker, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, utensils, dishes, cutlery, and yes, right down to a stocked spice rack. In addition to the living room, there is a separate Florida room to relax in. The casual cottage décor is bright and eclectic.

Ideally located on a quiet dead end street, a Lime Cottage is kid safe and away from the traffic and noise of Gulf Drive; yet it is conveniently close to shopping, restaurants, supermarkets and local attractions. For added peace of mind for parents of younger guests, access to the pool area is gated and there is no direct access from the rear of the house.

The cottage is a ground level bungalow with minimal steps and no stairs to negotiate, making it accessible for seniors or those with mobility impairments.

We think our beach house is a terrific mix - conveniently close to local attractions, charmingly unpretentious, bright and airy, not too big and not too cramped. These are the reasons why many past guests come back and stay at this cottage year after year and view it as their second home. We welcome them back and we welcome you to visit as well.

Our rates are based on a 7 day minimum Sat-Sat stay. We encourage you to contact us should you have any questions as we’re easily available by email and strive to respond quickly. We look forward to sharing our Cottage beach house.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Chris So (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015

About Chris So

Chris, Steph and the girls are a family from Toronto, Canada. As northerners...brrr...we seek warmth…any kind of warmth. You'll find an abundance of all kinds of warmth right on the island - warm smiles, warm breezes and warm water. We've fallen in love with the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere on Anna Maria Island, and we think you will too.

Chris So purchased this house in 2011

Why Chris So chose Bradenton Beach

With seven miles of gulf coast beach, Anna Maria Island is comprised of three cities (not the kind of large scale city most of us would envision) with a combined population of under 10,000 – it feels more like a seaside town. The pace of life is laid-back. Local residents are warm and greet visitors like family. There are no high rise condos blocking beach views and access. Fast food chains are virtually absent, allowing visitors to discover unique local establishments.

I get this euphoric feeling every time I go to Anna Maria. It starts as soon as I arrive at Tampa Airport. It grows with the first pelican I see soaring in the sky, and is followed quickly by the scent of sea air. With each bridge that I cross on the drive down to the Island, I can feel my shoulders start to relax and my tensions fade. Once I’m over the last bridge on Cortez or Manatee, I know I'm in for a treat, because it's finally Island time!

What makes this house unique

The whole family loves the flora and fauna near the beach house. The colors are vivid. Palm trees rustle in the warm breeze. Tropical birds and cute little lizards (that help keep nuisance insects at bay) dart by. Gentle manatees glide by silently in the intercoastal waterway . Sea turtle nests appear on the beach. There's even a wildlife sanctuary just down the street (you’ll recognize it by the bunny rabbits and turtles in the front yard enclosure). Our kids love to visit the bunnies to feed them carrots and lettuce.

We can take a barefoot early morning walk to the beach and see the dolphins cavorting in the ocean. And we can return in the evening to watch the sun go down. Every sunset is different - sometimes the sky is filled with dramatic puffy clouds and every shade of crimson, magenta and blue and other times the sky is clear as the fiery orange ball drops below the horizon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was my third trip to anna Maria and I was very pleased with the Lime Cottage rental...The owners thought of everything! Just bring your clothes and food and just about everything you need is provided...including umbrellas by the front door! Thankfully we didn't need them...Beautiful weather except for one day (cloudy)...Three flat screen TVs and a phone handset in each bedroom and the LR...The cabinets were stocked with spices, garbage bags, foil, etc...The neighborhood itself was wonderful...very quiet and it was a very short walk to the beach and we made good use of the beach cart and chairs. After the beach we enjoyed the nice warm pool. Even though Chris and Stephanie live far away, he was always available with a phone call...The week went by much too fast...would definitely go back, but I've decided one week is not enough!
Apr 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House.... Ahh.... This is it!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
Rochester, MN USA
5

Great rental!

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our stay at the Lime Cottage and we were very happy with our visit. Everything was perfect from the cleanliness of the cottage to the amenities provided. Everything looked exactly like the pictures. We loved the location of the cottage which is centrally located to everything on AMI and the proximity to the beach(approximately 2 blocks). We spent many mornings and evenings walking on the beach. We also enjoyed the heated pool and beautiful landscaping surrounding it. When we didn't eat out we were able to utilize the well stocked kitchen or the grill. We appreciate the ease of contacting the owners if/when we had any questions and their fast response.

We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a vacation home, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

What a Christmas gift!

  • 5 of 5

The first time ever our family choose to spend Christmas away from home and what a delight! We were overjoyed with the opportunity of renting A Lime Cottage as it had everything you could ever need for a happy and successful Christmas getaway. Its a short walk to the beach so their was no chance of missing an amazing sunset on the gulf and the backyard pool is a beautiful setting for a afternoon swim and cocktail. Just bring your suitcase because everything else is there at at your finger tips. The owners have taken great pride in preparing a home for others to enjoy as we did. We love the feel of AMI and staying at the Lime Cottage made our experience that much more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brookfield, Wisconsin
5

Can't Wait to Visit Again!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Lime Cottage for our first family vacation with our little ones and it was perfect! The house was comfortable and clean with all the details well thought out. It felt like home from the first time we walked through the front door. The pool was amazing and landscaping beautiful. The beach was a block away which made for a quick 2 minute walk. We did not spend much time at the popular big beaches on the island because the beach down the street was quiet and perfect. It was very convenient having the beach wagon to pull all the supplies provided by the owners such as the umbrella, chairs, sand toys, cooler, beach towels. The outdoor shower was great for washing off the sand after a day at the beach. The towels and bedding were extra soft. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the dishes, pots, utensils etc and some pantry staples. The washer and dryer in the cottage also came in handy. Lime cottage is tucked back in a quiet neighborhood but conveniently located near cute shops, restaurants, mini golf and there is a local grocery store nearby with a great selection. Mote Aquarium was a quick drive to the next island, great for adults and kids. We also arranged a boat ride with Captain Kim who picks up just south of the cottage, very reasonable pricing with lots of exploring options. We had such a great time at Lime Cottage we plan on going back in the near future. The owner is knowledgeable, friendly and super easy to work with. He was easy to reach by phone when we did have a quick question for him. It is nice to know that he not only cares about his vacation home but that the stay is pleasant and enjoyable for his guests. We can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Augusta, GA
5

Private Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience of renting this private cottage was excellent. We have no complaints what so ever! The cottage is immaculate, organized, great location to bay and gulf and has a beautiful private large pool. It is truly a home away from home.

Thanks for furnishing an awesome place to stay! We had a wonderful relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Poland, Ohio
5

Great week at the Lime Cottage

  • 5 of 5

As a repeat patron of VRBO, I rely heavily on reviews and am very appreciative when I arrive at my rental and find that the reviewers were accurate and honest. No worries here at the Lime Cottage. All photos of the cottage are current and are a true representation of its personality—clean, cozy, well maintained and equipped with everything you need except food and drink! It was apparent from the first email communication that Chris and Stephanie truly care about their guests and their vacation home. Chris was very responsive to emails. I never waited more than a few hours for an email response and he was also immediately available by phone. The reservation, payment and check-in processes were seamless. The keyless entry was programmed for us when we arrived and we never had to worry about a key for the week. Our favorite feature of the Lime Cottage was the private pool. We traveled with my 2-1/2 year old and 1 year old grandchildren who adored the pool and watching the “little wizards” run around the property. We felt a great sense of security about the safety of the babies around the pool because the pool could not be accessed from the house and the latch to the high gate entering the pool was well over 5 feet high. We loved the personality of the island and the fact that the beach, restaurants and stores were a short walk. I recommend Oma’s pizza. I especially enjoyed my evening walks in the very peaceful friendly neighborhood. The weather was incredible....7 days of blue skies and high 80s. Chris happened to be on Anna Maria Island toward the end of our stay and he stopped by to meet us. It was nice to meet him after dealing with him from afar. We’ve met a new friend and I hope to visit the Lime Cottage again. The weather was incredible....7 days of blue skies and high 80s.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Pool Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay at Lime Cottage! Everything went smoothly from the signing of the contract to the follow-up email from the owner after our stay. Chris and his wife have done a great job making sure the place is well equipped and comfortable. The best part of this home is the private pool that is not only a good size, but is in a nicely landscaped setting. It is close to the beach access (2 short blocks) and on a dead end road so there was very little traffic. Views of the bay can be seen on the block behind the house. GREAT place...great island community!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $1,071 Per week

Bradenton Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Summer
Apr 25 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,075
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
Fall pre Christmas
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,075
 
 
Christmas New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
Spring 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$153
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

departure cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Rates are based for up to 4 person occupancy. Budget $10/person per night for 5th and 6th person.
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Amenities

Bradenton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) New quality mattress, high loft premium mattress pad and new super soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets., Twin or Single Beds (1) New mattresses in a trundle day bed that converts to two twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two new Queen sofa beds with upgraded premium spring mattresses with top layer memory foam and new super soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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