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6 bedroom and 5 bathroom luxury villa with pool overlooking the bay

Barbara Thornhill

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Barbara Thornhill

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Calendar last updated:
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6 bedroom and 5 bathroom luxury villa with pool overlooking the bay

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Anna Maria Villa Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 12 people comfortably, waterside villa with double boat dock

Luxury very large air-conditioned villa directly on the water. Sleeps up to 12 people in complete comfort. 6 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms consisting of 3 master suites with impressive facilities and 3 further twin bedrooms. Beautiful views overlooking the bay where you can watch the Dolphins and Manatees in their natural surroundings and fish from your own private board walk. The large swimming pool is heatable and set in south facing landscaped gardens. Spacious relaxing living areas, tastefully decorated throughout. The villa is well equipped to accommodate a maximum of 12 people comfortably. Anna Maria's miles of stunning white sandy beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast are only a 10-minute walk away. Plenty of shops and restaurants within easy reach.

Villa Description: This architecturally designed villa is absolutely gorgeous, with the luxury of 3 master bedroom suites, 3 twin bedrooms & 5 bathrooms, it is very luxurious and has stunning rear views. The beach and local shoping is just a 10 minute walk away.

The villa is ideally suited to accommodate up to 12 people.

The villa has a 35’ pool set in large landscaped gardens with fruit trees, there is an awesome dock with broad walk which can accommodate 2 boats, the view from the garden is amazing giving our clients pleasure whether they are swimming in the pool, sun bathing on the well furnished patio, fishing or just soaking up the atmosphere.

The villa itself is fully air conditioned and superbly furnished throughout, the comfort of our clients is paramount and we have installed top quality beds and facilities. As well as the well-equipped kitchen and laundry room the spacious lounge/family sitting room has a spiral staircase leading up to 2 of the king size master bedrooms.

Anna Maria Island: We found Anna Maria Island some 12 years ago and loved the feeling of warmth and belonging, the island has 7 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches where parrots, pelicans, herons, osprey and other sea birds live in abundance.

Dolphins can often be spotted playing along the coastline and in the sheltered waters of Bimini Bay. Manatees can also be found in the sea and shallow waters of the canals mainly between April and October.

Fishing is excellent, whether from the bank of your canal or from the fishing piers and beach (a license is required at a small charge for fishing from the piers or beach). Fishing and sightseeing boat trips are available from either Anna Maria or from the mainland. Boat hire, paragliding and watersports are also available.

There are excellent restaurants to suit all tastes on Anna Maria Island. Superb shopping malls and many fast food outlets can be found in nearby Bradenton and Sarasota including the popular St. Armands circle at Long Boat K

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Barbara Thornhill (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Barbara,



Happy New Year to you and yours!



It's nearly a month now since our family checked into your villa at 529 Key Royale, on Anna Maria Island. And hardly a day goes by that I don't think about our fabulous week there. I wish I were there right now!



The accommodations were a perfect match for our family members in terms of bedroom configurations for adults and children. And we were fortunate to have such warm weather so that we could also take full advantage of the pool. Even if we were just lounging around it while the kids swam every day. Everyone kept remarking on how beautiful, and spacious, the entire house is. And how the open floor plan really made cooking and eating together, as a family, so easy.



Having the pleasant surprise of a fireplace, (for Santa) which the children have at their own homes, really made it "Christmas" for all of us! This may have been the last year that all of the kids still believe in Santa Claus. And, given my parents age, and declining health, it may have been the last chance we had for all of us to be together for a family Christmas. We were all well aware of these factors, so the pressure was on for everyone to have the best Christmas ever. And we did! I think that each of us, at one time or another, actually said, "This is the best Christmas we've ever had!"



And this was due, in large part, to sharing the "perfect" house for our "perfect" family. (Being "perfect" is an old family joke between my mother and myself, as we're both well aware of our imperfections.) The house, however, was indeed perfect for us. It made our holiday! And we all hope to be able to spend more family time together there, again, in the future.



Most gratefully,

Lorrie
Dec 2014
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Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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6 bedroom and 5 bathroom luxury villa with pool overlooking the bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Expansive views, dolphins+ great pool & space

  • 5 of 5

This house and location has a wonderful feel which is hard for the pictures to capture. It's not surprising that the visitors' book is filled with reviews from people revisiting - and we fully expect to do the same.

Initially we were looking at getting very close to the Gulf, but this house has so much to offer above that: for the same money it had so much more space; better interior, a pool you could properly play in, and great, great views of the bay

On top of all this, rent a kayak for the whole time and you will see dolphins every day! In a a day & a half we had 5 encounters sometimes going under the boat, popping up alongside and coming out of the water.

As I said, we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

wonderful vacation once again

  • 5 of 5

once again we had a Blast on our vacation here in anna Marie Fl. This home is a great place to stay when vacationing with friends or a very large family. The children love to wake up and in the pool they go. Walking distance to the beach and close to shopping. having a private pier in your back yard is a plus as well. we rented a bout for our whole stay. Barbara is more like family when you stay in this lovely home. we wanted a charcoal grill and although there was a gas grill, she arranged it to be there during our stay. Fantastic ,fantastic , fantastic vacation. I cant wait to return

Thanks again for a great vacation

kelly,

Washington dc

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Summit NJ USA
5

Perfect for our large group

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 45th anniversary here along with ten old friends and family. The place was perfect. Everything was as shown on the website...or better.

It was comfortable and convenient, making for an easy walk to the beach and to the fabulous Beach Bistro restaurant. Most of us have traveled extensively and approached the house with a certain wariness. All of us left totally impressed with the excellent time it afforded us, including good beds for all twelve.

Coffee around the pool, looking out over the lagoon, was a perfect way to start the day. Cocktails in the company of a great white egret was also a thrill, especially when he (?) decided we were good company and began to mingle. Unfortunately, we saw only a single dolphin in the lagoon during our stay. (Which is one more than any of us see at home on any day.) Flights of bright green parrots overhead added to the atmosphere.

Both the owners and their management agent were accommodating to our needs. One minor problem was fixed within an hour after a simple phone call.

The house is close to the City of Anna Maria, on the north end of the island. This is quintessential Old Florida. From the charmingly funky business district to the tree-lined beaches, it is Florida at its best, with nary a highrise nor a shopping mall in sight. Holmes Beach, in the middle of the island, is a more contemporary place, with typical Florida stores and services: less attractive, but very convenient.

There is also the opportunity to compare the hamburgers at Duffy's and at Skinny's.

Current controversy on Anna Maria Island concerns construction of oversize houses and their effect on neighbors. I was pleased that this house, while large, fits organically into its neighborhood.

We would recommend a stay here to any well-behaved large group.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Family fun in the sun!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had an abundance of space in the lap of luxury to enjoy our vacation in your lovely home! From the spacious indoors to the beautiful outdoors we enjoyed every last minute in its entirety. A short walk to the beautiful beach or the short stroll to the glistening pool made our vacation amazing. We had all kinds of visits from waterfowl who were very entertaining. Also saw dolphins and a little puffer fish right off the dock. The morning sunrises as they topped the trees were simply amazing. Anna Maria Island has many things to do and many restaurants to enjoy. Caught rides on the free trolley to tour the island. We felt very safe and comfortable in your home. Considering the ordeal we went through with a last minute cancellation, Barbara (the owner) was both very accommodating and very supportive in helping us secure her vacation rental. She made the entire process stress free and enjoyable. We would highly recommend this vacation property and will certainly be back! Thanks again for giving us vacation memories to last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Gainesville,FL
5

Great house for a family get-together..

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 stayed in this beautiful house for a week, celebrating our mother's 80th birthday. The bedrooms & baths were spacious so there was plenty of privacy for all. The water view was great with daily sightings of dolphins & manatees. The house was very clean & tastefully decorated. I highly recommend the property & would love to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Anna Maria
5

House Review

  • 5 of 5

This has been our second vacation in this beautiful property and yet again we were not dissapointed!! We had extended family and everyone had tons of space and house amenities were excellent! We rented a boat for the week which was great fun and with the boat dock on property we had many great fishing stories!! Yet again Barbara Thornhill was a great contact and accomodated our needs. 10 out of 10 for overall great time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Beach Bistro
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Longboat Key
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Beach Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: necessary

Anna Maria Island is unspoilt by fast food outlets, it is 'old Florida ' at it's best, miles of white sandy beaches, local shops and restaurants to suit every taste and pocket, enjoy the free trolley bus that circles the island every day.

Clients return year on year,

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Rates & Availability

From £1,700 Per week

Anna Maria Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid season
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
£7,500
 
 
High season
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
£9,500
 
 
Low season
Aug 22 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
£6,500
 
 
Mid season
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
£7,500
 
 
Low season
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
£6,700
 
 
High season
Dec 12 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
£10,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Plus US taxes ( 6.5% Florida state tax plus 5% Manatee County resort tax ). Pool heating not included. Price includes exit clean.
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Amenities

Anna Maria Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 master suites with stunning views. large closets, fully furnished 6' beds, all master suites have walk in shower, bath tub and his/her basins.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Exterior smoking only

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