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Elizabeth Walker

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SPOIL YOURSELF! POOL-SPA-DOCK-SEA+ONLY STEPS TO SUGAR-WHITE-SAND. GEM!

Anna Maria Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beachie, Bright and Beautiful. Say no more. You’re there! North end + Gulf-side

Ready to satisfy that oh-my-gosh-we-need-a-vacation? Beach Nest will make you absolutely swoon. Kick off your shoes and throw them in the back of the closet. Promise yourselves to live in bathing suits from breakfast to bedtime! Vacationers, dreamers, honeymooners, would-be family-reunion planners and just plain oglers -- peer into our rooms! Fancifully concocted with the latest interior whimsy. Gaze at flowers, trees, mosses, grasses, ferns, a breathtaking swimming pool, a well-landscaped garden, trellises and furniture that has been collected and restored to transform the yard into a water-lovers’ Eden. Watch the kayaks bob by and the dolphins play. Throw in a line from your private fishing dock. Rent kayaks and explore the mangrove shaded intercoastal waterway. Welcome to Beach Nest! Beach Nest gives the feeling of joyous spontaneity with vivid colors, cushie-comfy furniture and details that are confident and filled with imagination. You can see it in a master bedroom with an antique chandelier, king bed covered with a red, white and blue quilt and an ensuite bathroom with a claw foot tub. French doors open to the pool and water view. The second master is pretty-in-pale-pink, with a European king-sized bed, antique mirror and a white marble ensuite bathroom that makes a special bedroom just a little more special. French doors open to the front garden with views of palm trees and orchids. A flowered crewel bedspread is draped over the four poster queen bed in yet another guest room. The children’s room has a trundle with another pull-out twin and can be decorated for the princess or the prince in your group. All adults? We can do that too! They share a bright and beautiful hall bath. A sparkling clean and light kitchen is outfitted to make the chef in your group happy. Food processor, blender, gas range, Calphalon pots and pans, electric juicer, food processor, electric tea kettle, blender, coffee pot, toaster and mixer plus a stock pot and a good set of carving knives. Dishes: crystal wine glasses, full set of china, colorful serving dishes, brandy snifters, beer glasses, wine buckets, dessert bowls, coffee mugs, etc. plus cook books galore! The dining area seats eight with a view. Over-sized couches surround a flat screen and each adult bedroom has a flat screen. Piano anyone? Or gazing at the stars through the telescope? A desk and lounge chair with a water view are a cozy spot to chat, read a book or pretend to check in with the office. Mangrove shaded water views, a boat dock, outside dining plus a swing on the porch complete the picture.

Within walking distance to shopping and restaurants, Beach Nest is ideally set just 6 houses from the Gulf of Mexico beach on the north end. Whether you dream of a break from the winter cold, a long honeymoon retreat or the perfect family getaway destination, Beach Nest offers you the finest in beauty, comfort and convenience.

Come and experience the true island magic of Anna Maria, one the most un-self-consciously 'hip' islands on the west coast of Florida and one of the few places on earth that offers such peace, serenity and escape from the crowds.

By now you’ve probably heard of Anna Maria Island. And if you haven’t, you will in 5…4…3…2…1 – someone will have mentioned it to you in the time it took to read that. That’s because it’s an uber-fun, absolutely addicting, everyone-who-stays-here-loves-it vacation spot that you just need to know about. You've picked Beach Nest, only 6 houses from the sugar white sand of Gulf of Mexico. Sunsets to die for and dolphin sightings guaranteed! Walk to boutiques, restaurants, ice cream shops or the free trolley. Rent a bike or golf cart and get around the way the locals do!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Elizabeth Walker

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My husband and I have lived on Anna Maria Island for almost a decade. We personally manage everything from securing advance groceries, passing you the keys, making restaurant or bike rental reservations, etc..... until you say good by. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns, give advice or guidance. We look forward to meeting you and yours and helping you have the vacation that memories are made of.

Elizabeth Walker purchased this cottage in 2003
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

21 Reviews Write a Review
Spoil yourself! Pool-spa-dock-sea+only steps to sugar-white-sand. GEM!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Spoil yourself! Pool-spa-dock-sea+only steps to sugar-white-sand. GEM!
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Madison, Wisconsin
5

Wonderful Anna Maria Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We had a fabulous week staying at Beach Nest. We've been vacationing in the area for almost 20 years and this was our most favorite rental home. It's location is ideal, on a super quiet cul de sac at the North end of the Island. We arrived during one of the busiest weeks of spring and while other spots on the island were packed with visitors, our street remained quiet and serene! Liza and Kit were the most courteous hosts and the home exceeded our expectations. It was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed for the week. To our complete delight, we spent hours observing a group of manatees frolicking off the back dock during a spring rain one day! We also took advantage of the gorgeous pool and hot tub everyday. Liza rented our family bikes for the week, which were comfortable and a most convenient mode of transportation. We felt so relaxed and didn't see the need to drive anywhere after our arrival. I would definitely recommend this wonderful home -- it was absolutely perfect! If I could, I'd give it more than 5 stars! We hope to be able to return in the near future. Thank you for everything Liza and Kit!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful week and thank you also for your very kind comments. Our street is quiet-feels as if it hasn't been discovered yet-so you lived like a local for a week!
Pleased you met up with some of our neighborhood manatees. Usually only the animal's nose and nostrils are visible but you saw almost entire creatures- they must really like our sweet mangroves. Although manatees never leave the water they breathe air at the surface. A resting manatee can stay submerged for up to 15 minutes and are not that easy to spot. Called sea-cows, we think they look more like sea-elephants with the way they use their snout to eat!
We agree that bikes are the only way to go-or occasionally a golf cart. Hurry back!
Liza and Kit
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
5

Beach Next

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This home truly IS a hidden gem. It so far and away exceeded our expectations. Idyllic, beautifully decorated/furnished, gorgeously landscaped and perfectly situated. The owners have done a marvelous job of ensuring the needs of their guests are met. From the well appointed kitchen and baths (with the fluffiest towels imaginable), to the charming decor and comfortable furniture found throughout the home. There are several of the most cozy and inviting places to sit/talk/read a book (inside and out), uniquely decorated and oh so comfortable bedrooms, a wonderful open kitchen that was fun to cook and gather in, a gorgeous pool in a tropical oasis of a garden and hands down the best feature of all - a delightful outdoor shower! We would have loved to stay in and around the home but to do that we would have missed being able to walk to the best beach on the island and some of the best restaurants and shops. We had to keep pinching ourselves to believe such a wonderful place actually existed. Ah bliss! Thanks Liza and Kit. We can't wait for our return trip next year!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 8/9
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Wokingham, Berkshire
5

Practically perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
An absolutely beautiful place to stay on this wonderful island. Beach Nest is better than it looks in the pictures. I actually don't know where to start! Everything was perfect. It felt like a hotel. Liza and Kit made sure we could relax and enjoy every minute. The pool and gardens were hard to leave...even though the best beach on the island is two minutes walk away.
The swing seat was a favourite in the morning and evening. I watched an amazing storm while my husband BBQ'd under the cover of the back porch. A manatee swam right up to the dock within an hour of our arrival. Raccoons have a little run along the border every night chattering and staring at everyone in the garden. The children tried to catch crabs right off the dock and were so excited to pull them out each morning.
I would highly recommend hiring the kayak and paddle down to watch the dolphins by the Rod and Reel pier. We saw them every day. Getting around the island was easy but having the bikes meant we could go at our own pace and look at all the other ice cream coloured houses. Make sure you cycle down to The Sandbar for dinner and to watch the huge sunset...it's stunning. Or just take the great beach cart with a picnic and people watch. Everyone goes to watch the sunset but the beach is never full.
I could go on and on.
Thank you Liza, Kit and even Hercules for a week we will never forget.
p.s. I forgot to mention the never ending supply of huge soft white fluffy towels and beautiful bathrooms.
We will most definitely be returning to Beach Nest.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Stop.... we're blushing (...go on!)
Such a sweet and thoughtful review! Sincerest thanks for your kind comments. Kit and I so enjoyed having you and your family stay with us at Beach Nest. Heading into September we are getting late afternoon showers daily which morph into the most glorious sunsets! Hurry back!
Liza and Kit
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Carey, Ohio
5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We spent a week in this home with our children and young grandchildren, and our vacation was perfect. No one wanted to leave. The house is too charming for words and Liz is a fantastic hostess. We appreciated all of her special touches and her help. After a busy day on the beach we would sit on the covered back porch enjoying the fans and watching the kids swim. I was concerned about the Florida heat and the walk to the beach, but without reason. The walk was short and bothered no one, and the breezes on the beach made it quite comfortable. We would return without hesitation.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review. We loved having you and your children plus grandchildren visit with us. It was a pleasure to meet you all!
I agree-summers at the beach are wonderful. The sea is like a bath and the breezes are dreamy. Beach Nest is located on the only cul-de-sac on the gulf-side-north-end so it really is safe for children to go back and forth to the beach on their own. Only 6 houses away! Hurry back...
Liza and Kit
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Anna Maria Anna Maria Island
Florida
5

Anna Maria Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We loved our week at Beach Nest! The house decor is absolutely fabulous and we all loved the salt water pool! My grandsons enjoyed fishing from the dock as well. All the restaurants in the area serve delicious, freshly prepared food - not the usual fried fair- at surprisingly reasonable prices. We grilled out at the house one night, but tried a different restaurant every other night. The Mermaid, Waterfront Cafe, and the new Taco place were our favorites. We are all into running - so a morning run on the beach was a great way to start the day. Thank you, Liza, for making us feel welcome in your beautiful home!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: And thank you for your helpful review! We love bright, clean, cheerful and beachie-chic surroundings and are pleased you also felt at home with our decor. Running on the beach is a fabulous way to start the day but so is a walk to the new donut shop--homemade fresh donuts-yum! Dolphin sightings this morning and at sunset again tonight! Hurry back!
Liza and Kit
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Map

Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway I-75
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rod and Reel
Car: not necessary

OBSESSED. By now you’ve probably heard of Anna Maria Island. And if you haven’t, you will in 5…4…3…2…1 – someone will have mentioned it to you in the time it took to read that. That’s because it’s an uber-fun, absolutely addicting, everyone-who-stays-here-loves-it vacation spot that you just need to know about. You've picked Beach Nest, only 6 houses from the sugar white sand of Gulf of Mexico. Sunsets to die for and dolphin sightings guaranteed! Walk to boutiques, restaurants, ice cream shops or the free trolley. Rent a bike or golf cart and get around the way the locals do!

Want a break from the sun? Disney and Universal are only a couple hours drive and Sarasota, the cultural Center of the Gulf coast is only 45 minutes away.

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Availability & Rates

Anna Maria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring Season
Apr 5 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$4,802
7 nights
 
 
Off-Season
May 1 2014 - May 30 2014
$357
2 nights
 
 
Summer Season
May 31 - Jun 27
$615
2 nights
 
 
Summer Holidays
Jun 28 - Jul 4
$5,103
7 nights
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 5 - Aug 15
$615
2 nights
 
 
Fall Season
Aug 16 - Nov 21
$357
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 29
$729
2 nights
 
 
Holiday
Nov 30 2014 - Jan 9 2015
$5,100
2 nights
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 10 2015 - Mar 20 2015
$686
2 nights
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 21 2015 - Apr 10 2015
$5,100
7 nights
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 30 2015
$686
2 nights
 
 
Pre-season
May 1 2015 - May 30 2015
$357
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$357
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning Fee $200.00
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , Claw foot soaking tub.
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , White marble bathroom with sky light.
    Guest - toilet , shower , Double shower heads plus pedestal sink make it special.
    Outside Cabana - outdoor shower , Sunburst shower head for washing the sand away.
  • Three full bathrooms plus outside cabana to wash the sand away under the stars!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master 1 - 1 king , French doors to the pool, canal and dock.
    Guest room - 1 queen , Beachie-chic four poster bed.
    Children's room - 2 twin/ single , For boys, girls or adults!
    Master 2 - 1 king , French doors to the orchid and palm tree filled garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Beach nest has a work area (with a water view) just in case you want to pretend to check in with the office!
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