LET YOUR CARES DRIFT AWAY AT DAYDREAM COTTAGE!!

Bill Schmitt

Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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2.5BR/2BA With Brand New Heated Saltwater Pool

If you are dreaming of a vacation where you can kick back and relax then look no further than 'DayDream Cottage' on charming Anna Maria Island!

DayDream Cottage is a wonderful place to enjoy all Anna Maria Island has to offer. Less than a three minute stroll from the white sandy beaches and stunning sunsets of the Gulf coast, the property has a landscaped, private back yard with heated salt water swimming pool, outdoor shower for rinsing off beach sand and a propane BBQ grill and cast Iron Patio table that comfortably fits six. There's even a Sunsetter awning over the front patio where you can relax and take in the surroundings of the Island.

New to the rental market in the Fall of 2012 this adorable, newly updated single family cottage comfortably sleeps six and offers all the conveniences of home. DayDream Cottage accommodates 6+ people with 2+ bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The freshly updated, spacious master bedroom features a luxurious King sized bed, vaulted ceilings and connected office and laundry area. The second bedroom has a new versatile twin over full size bunk bed and another single bed with pull-out trundle. A flexible third bedroom/kids TV room has a trundle daybed that converts to either 2 singles or a king sized bed. To ensure a restful night’s sleep we equipped all beds with new, quality mattresses and quality linens. There is also another full sized sofa bed in the living room.

The cottage has lots of windows and doors to let in the natural light. The bright airy eat-in kitchen features seating for six. The fully equipped and recently updated room includes custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, fridge with filtered water and ice-maker, Bosch dishwasher, electric cook top with gas oven, microwave, coffeemaker(s), powerful KitchenAid blender for fruit smoothies or frozen Margaritas, quality utensils, dishes, cutlery and crystal stemware (as well as plastic stemware for all those sunsets at the beach you won't want to miss!)

Daydream Cottage is the perfect place for a family vacation. It is located on a private cul de sac away from the traffic of Gulf Drive while still being close to shopping, restaurants, supermarkets and local attractions. For your entertainment - inside there are three HD flat screen TVs including a 46' Samsung, a Blu-ray player, Denon amplifier with surround sound and easy to operate remote, two DVD players in the kids rooms, a VCR, plus several movies, games and books for the kids. There is also a portable docking station for your iPod or MP3 player to enjoy in any room or out on the patio.

Just outside the Florida room awaits your new private heated saltwater pool nestled among luscious tropical palms. For your convenience the pool house/large shed in the back contains two adult bikes, three kid’s bikes, helmets, beach chairs, umbrellas, and a beach cart to make the short walk easy. Beach (and bath) towels are included inside master bedroom's spacious closets along with new he front load washer/dryer and an iron. The quiet, white sandy beaches and the Gulf's emerald green waters are only a short block and a half stroll away. To enjoy all the amazing sights of the island, Anna Maria offers a free trolley for you to easily get around which stops literally steps away from your front door.

The house will feel more like a home away from home than a rental property once you unpack and stock the main frig and wine frig with all of your favorites; or if you prefer - dine out at one of the many quaint bistros or beachfront dining spots that the Guest Book provides you information on. We have also included brochures on many local attractions including Aquariums, Marine Rescues and Turtle Hatching & Island Sea-Bird Wildlife tours. The cottage is an hour from Tampa's Busch Gardens and Water Parks, (and Orlando is only an hour and 45 minutes away!).

Get your dream vacation started and set your watch to 'Island Time' at Daydream Cottage!!

Keywords: Beach, Bay, Gulf, Remodeled, Close to Shopping, Close to Beach, Pool, Walking Distance, DayDream cottage, day dream cottage.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Bill Schmitt (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english

About Bill Schmitt

We live in NJ and have two children.

Bill Schmitt purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Bill Schmitt chose Holmes Beach

We love coming to Anna Maria Island for it's 'Old Florida charm' and 'laid back vibe'. We fell in love with the cottage for the open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, private back yard, landscaping, and spacious master bedroom. Home has been newly renovated with new heated saltwater pool and paver patio, high-end appliances and quartz countertops through out.

What makes this cottage unique

DayDream cottage is a wonderful place to enjoy all the island has to offer. Less than a three minute stroll from the white sandy beaches and stunning sunset of the Gulf coast, the property has a landscaped, private back yard with heated swimming pool, outdoor shower for rinsing off the beach sand and a propane BBQ grill.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Let Your Cares Drift Away at DayDream Cottage!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Time runs fast!

  • 5 of 5
Time runs fast when you stay one week at Anna Maria Island and in the DayDream Cottage. The island is more or less a hidden treasure which is highly recommended. The beach, only a 5 minute stroll away, has set a new standard to a perfect beach to us and it was not crowded at all. One day dolphins were almost on the beach. The sunset is beautiful from the beach, as well as from several restaurants at the island.

The cottage is beautifully decorated, the owners (Bill and Trish) obviously have good taste and they have made a successful job creating an authentic cottage by the sea where you feel very much welcomed. The layout is perfect with several rooms to relax and also plenty of games and videos/dvds for the kids. The backyard with the swimming-pool was perfect for swimming both in the morning and in the evening. The shed had all the necessary equipment you need both in the pool and on the beach. The description as well as the pictures of the cottage are no exaggeration, but give a very good impression of the quality of the place and how it really looks like.

DayDream Cottage is highly recommended for a family of 3-6. We will definitely consider returning another year.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5
Our family recently had the pleasure to stay at Daydream Cottage. The owners (Bill and Trish) were professional and easy to deal with - you can tell they take a lot of pride in their house. The online description and pictures very accurately reflect the actual condition of the house, although the pool was bigger in real life than it seemed in the photos. The house worked out well for our family of 6 (with four kids ages 3-12). The beach is just a short few minutes away, and the pool-side shed is packed with chairs, floats, umbrellas and a great big wagon to haul everything. Location is very convenient, with an ice cream shop, pizza place, and stores a short walk or bike ride away. We highly recommend this property and would here definitely stay again.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Knoxville, Tennessee
5

An excellent private getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This is an excellent rental for family or friends. The walk to the beach is very easy and close. There are two living spaces which provide plenty of room for everyone to have a good time and not feel cramped. The private pool area is just perfect. The awning on the front of the house really makes for nice additional outdoor space. The large windows/doors in the front really bring the outdoors indoors. The neighborhood is pretty and quiet. The renters are very attentive to detail and are very caring about maintaining the property and clientele. We (a group of adult ladies) cannot think of one negative thing to say about the property or the island. Great BIG thanks to Bill and Trish for such a wonderful, comfortable week. We recommend dinner at The Seafood Shack on Cortez, ice cream at Tyler's, The Ringling Museum, and a trip to Egmont Key with Island Adventures. And did I mention how close the beautiful beach is?!!???
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Absolute relaxation and enjoyment

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Daydream Cottage July 2014. It was just my wife, 10 year old daughter and myself.
The house looks exactly like the pictures, and the owners were very nice and it shows that they take pride in the property. Everything seemed up to date and there was not one single thing that we saw that looked out of line or out of date or in need of replacement.
The pool is fabulous and you can see out there from the bedroom, master bathroom, and the TV room so your able to monitor the kids. The storage shed was loaded with EVERYTHING you could possibly need to have fun at the beach, on a bike ride, or in the pool. The pool area is totally fenced in so its very private.
The home is clean and located on a quiet dead end street with very little traffic. The front patio has an electric awning that spreads out really far, creating a great spot to have a morning coffee, or an evening wine or beer. The pool has all the lounge chairs you and your guests could need and also provides a nice vibe to hang out in with palm trees and beautiful landscaping. My daughter loved chasing the tiny lizards, crabs, and frogs that would visit.
There are not alot of food/dining options within walking distance so a car or scooter is benefit that wouldn't be wasted with so many options on the island, and they do have a trolly/bus that goes back and forth regularly so you would not be trapped without transportation.
The beach is about a 3-5 minute walk from the house. There is a wagon in the shed to load up your gear and haul it to the beach, very convenient. There are beach chairs and umbrellas as well as coolers and floaty things to relax in the water on.
All in all, it was an extremely relaxing vacation, and we are already talking about booking next years visit. July was a great time to visit because there were no crowds or traffic at all.

Thanks for everything Bill and Trish!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 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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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
chesterfield va
5

vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a terrific vacation on Anna Marie island. House was perfect for our family and looked just like the pictures. The storage shed was a life saver it had everything you need for the beach. The beach was wonderful and great for kids and a short walk from the house. The owner was great and answered any question we had. My husband and son rented a sailboat for the day and had a great time. We also went to Disney which was a short 2 hr drive. Looking forward to going back.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Amersfoort
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
Having stayed on AMI a couple of times before in condos and a small cottage, we found this gem. It's a beautiful versatile house, we really loved the floorplan and the different places to sit. Sitting by the pool, on the front terrace with a little wind or laid back in front of the TV, it's all great.

The house is in a quiet dead-end street, lots of plants giving some coolness. It's all beautifully taken care of. We really loved the all day mockingbird singing for us.
And of course we did (being dutch and practically born on one) use the bikes.

The stroll to the beach is very short, only one street to cross and you have access to a beautiful large (recently replenished) beach where you can enjoy the Gulf with all its wildlife. We saw dolphins, rays, some whales even and lots of birds.

Breakfast and afternoon snacks were eaten on the front patio. I was even able to show my daughter where and how a coconut grows, one of the big trees threw us one. And a nice cat from your neighbours' neighbour made us feel less homesick from our home lifestock.

It was the best we had on AMI. If we return we sure want to use the house again.

Things we did this year apart from doing nothing on AMI: visit Myakka park for a boatride and a trip on rented bikes, Marie Shelby's garden in Sarasota, Manatee village historical park in Bradenton (small, but free and a hidden treasure), Big cat habitat in Sarasota (ligers!), shopping in Ellenton.
Eat at the Village idiot pizzeria in Cortez, have the best icecream or milkshake next-door at Tylers. Or book a boatride with Captain Kathe!
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Holmes Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Early Winter 2014
Sep 7 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,075
 
 
Winter/Spring 2014/2015
Dec 20 2014 - Apr 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Spring/Summer 2015
Apr 25 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes $75 cleaning fee + $250 refundable security deposit.

Holiday weeks may be subject to a premium. Please ask. Rates subject to change.

If needed due to weather expected during your visit (usually October to April), we can provide heating of the pool at a cost of $100.00/week for a constant temperature of 84 degree Fahrenheit (weather condition can affect this if extremes cold experienced).
Deposit of 30% required to reserve week(s). Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Holmes Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Full
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king , Master bedroom with king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk bed and another twin bed with trundle
    Convertible Den - Bedroom 3 - Daybed that converts to a king size bed
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
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