LIME COTTAGE POOL BEACH HOUSE....AHH, THIS IS IT!

Chris So

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LIME COTTAGE POOL BEACH HOUSE....AHH, THIS IS IT!

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 that came online January 2013.

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.

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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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
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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Chris So

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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

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!

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House....Ahh, This is it!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House....Ahh, This is it!
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Bradenton Beach Anna Maria Island
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bradenton Beach Anna Maria Island
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House....Ahh, This is it!
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Bradenton Beach Anna Maria Island
Onalaska, WI
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5
The Lime Cottage on Anna Maria Island was a delight! The owner has thought of everything that would make a stay in his property comfortable, welcoming and relaxing. The property was in a great location and offers privacy that can't be found in most locations. The house was equipped with everything one would need, the pool was warm and a good size. The location convenient.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House....Ahh, This is it!
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Bradenton Beach Anna Maria Island
Illinois
5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Reserving the cottage, getting the keys, the process is very easy . Also the cottage has plenty of room for a family or 2 couples to share. The beach style you've created makes it even more inviting and with it being so close to the Gulf and beach you'll just want to spend time at the beach. Of course having the luxury of watching a sunset every evening .Having a heated pool to get into when ever you want is a big plus.There are so many places to visit and see. The one week we were there was too short even though this was our second stay and are hoping to return soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House....Ahh, This is it!
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Bradenton Beach Anna Maria Island
5

The perfect laid back getaway!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage exceeded our expectations. It's well maintained and beautifully decorated in a quiet neighbourhood. The beach is an easy 5 min walk and the provided wagon and beach things make for a relaxing time there. The pool is enclosed by beautiful landscaping which makes it very private. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms up to date. The cottage is laid out in such a way that if bad weather were to force you indoors there is lots of space for everyone to do their thing.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House....Ahh, This is it!
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Bradenton Beach Anna Maria Island
Waynesville
5

Perfect, as always!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I have had the pleasure of staying at the Lime Cottage several times, It has always been great, and this trip was no exception. Early October is a lovely time to visit the island; beautiful weather and not crowded. Chris and his family are wonderful hosts. He is always available to answer any questions and is so thoughtful and kind. It's also easy to come to the Lime Cottage because everything you need is there (beach towels, linens, beach and pool toys for the kids, etc.). I recommend the Lime Cottage without reservation!!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bradenton Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
Fall pre Christmas
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
Christmas New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Easter
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$141
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
departure cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
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Amenities

Amenities

Bradenton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
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
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
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