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Palm Cottage on Anna Maria Island

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 sleeper sofa, 1 full bathroom, one half-bath bathroom, sleeps 6

Palm Cottage is located on peaceful, gorgeous and unspoiled Anna Maria Island in the city of Anna Maria, one minute walk to stunning white sandy beaches and crystal clear Gulf waters. Anna Maria retains a village atmosphere with a true 'island feel', unlike many other Florida beaches, there are no high rises here. Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to spend your hard earned vacation resting, relaxing, riding bikes, swimming, fishing or kayaking on the quiet Gulf or Bay waters. Many couples and families have discovered Anna Maria Island for their weddings or family reunions. Palm Cottage is a large home with a cottage feel, has a large, well-equipped kitchen, dining room, three bedrooms and family room, all decorated in a tropical theme. The home has one full bath with a shower and one half bath. There is a large screened porch and patio, spacious back yard and BBQ to relax in privacy. It is a short walk to the Gulf beaches, community center, two fishing piers and a multitude of dining choices. Anna Maria is near Bradenton and one hour from Tampa, 2 hours from Orlando theme parks

Geoffrey Sugden
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Geoffrey Sugden

My wife grew up on Anna Maria Island and we enjoy spending time with our family at this special place.

Geoffrey Sugden purchased this house in 1988

Why Geoffrey Sugden chose Anna Maria

This is family home passed down through generations. Anna Maria Island has a family atmosphere and there is fun and relaxation for all ages.

What makes this house unique

Palm Cottage is an Island original. It is a real beach cottage with a laid back Florida Island feel. We strive to keep the original character of the home while adding modern and comfortable amenities.


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • One queen fold out couch in the living room for the younger ones
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large and clean, spacious, bright home. Three bedrooms include 1 queen, 1 full, 2 twin beds and a sleeper sofa in the living room. Awesome accomodations for families, weddings or family reunions. Outside shower; bikes, lawn chairs and beach chairs. Seperate dining room and dining area in kitchen. Outside patio table and chairs, BBQ grill and large tropically landscaped yard. Entertainment center including, Wifi, DVD, flat screen TV and stereo with CD player. Please call for additional photos.


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Palm Cottage on Anna Maria Island
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented this home for the month of March 2015 - what a great place - short walk to the beach and only 1/2 mile to the bay. The house was immaculate and the kitchen was well stocked with all the necessities. One street away from Pine Street with shops and restaurants. Returning next year and can't wait!!!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
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Perfect! Fabulous beach cottage get away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Palm Cottage! It was the perfect place for us. It had everything we needed and had a great atmosphere for our whole family to hang out in. And you can't beat the location, 2 blocks from The Sandbar and their fabulous beach, and around the corner from a adorable, funky little coffee shop, and 1 block off Pine Ave, where all the shops are. Perfection! And the owner Geoff is delightful and happy to help in any way he can. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it here!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was wonderful, best location on the island! The house was great, very clean, fully equipped kitchen, large family room, a big porch, large backyard with clothesline, bicycles, nice dining room to have guests over, quiet neighborhood. More like a home than a cottage! I know the island well, have been coming for 25 years and would highly recommend this location, so near the beach, restaurants, trolley stop (free island

transportation). Owner was wonderful and really wanted our feedback to make sure everything was fine! Stay here, you will love it!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Location and great rental

  • 4 of 5

We have come to AMI now for 5 years and this place was fantastic. Best location we have had; you can't get much closer without being on the beach. Great space -- MUCH larger than you might think by looking at pictures. Layout was great. Geoff was as available as we needed and not intrusive. Highly recommended. Next time I take my family to AMI we will be booking this place.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Going Back!

  • 5 of 5

Last year was our first time renting Palm Cottage. We could not have been more pleased! We are a family of 6 and were more than comfortable in this quaint Florida home. It was very clean and well stocked. The location was exactly where we wanted to be. It is so close to the beach that running back when we forgot got something only took minutes. All of favorite places to eat are within walking distance. Plus, several of our friends are on the island at the same time of year and we were located very near to them. It is a family favorite and we plan on going during the summer every year. We have been looking forward to it since we left last year.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Florida

  • 5 of 5

when we retired, we were looking for the perfect place to spend the winter months after suffering with the snow and cold in syracuse, ny for a lifetime....we fell in love with the picture and asked a teaching colleague to check it out when she was in sarasota....her review made us take the leap to sign a contract with geoff and kevy and we haven't regreted it....we're in the best location on anna maria with the small and quiet city hall and sherrif dept right next door....take a right out of the driveway and you're in heaven....small restaurants and bars with live music, great little shops and only a 200 meter walk to the greatest beach I've ever seen....the quiet at night combined with the salty air is intoxicating.....turn left out of the driveway and it's a 600 meter walk to tampa bay where I like to hang out on the fishing pier day or night, it's the shark fishermen doing their thing....palm cottage is old florida with tile floors and a cottage feel that is similar to the cottages we've always loved in the finger lakes region of upstate NY....we have our tv that allows us to watch the syracuse orangemen basketball team all winter and enough cable choices to even watch the NCAA wrestling championships....there's so much room that we sometimes have to 'work' to use it's cool even on the hottest days and if anything goes wrong geoff is right on top of it....they're great landlords who have even provided two new bikes that my wife and I use twice a can get anywhere from palm cottage in no time....the neighbors are all great and it's a two block walk to the rec center for a workout....the furniture and beds are good...the kitchen has it all for us...and there's life all around to enjoy....we've found that most of our time is spent outdoors and the evening walks are the best....just a block away is pine ave where merchants are all exemplary with their services and their terms of provisions, we haven't really needed anything....geoff and kevy keep it clean and have provided updates each of the four years we've stayed there...I write this in late september and we can't to get back down there this season....and if you're lucky, like we've been, you'll make great friends with some huge birds who will walk right up to the front door while politely waiting for some meat to be tossed their eay....we love Palm Cottage....we couldn't have retired to a better location....

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota or Tampa International
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Gulf Beach
Car: recommended

Activities on Anna Maria Island include shelling, walking and relaxing and swimming at the beach, rollerblading, tennis, kayaking, boat rentals, jet skis, para-sailing, fishing, biking, shopping, antiquing and fantastic dining. Nearby Sarasota offers Ringling art museum and grounds, art galleries, shopping boutiques and malls, Asolo theatre, Van Wezel theatre, live music, watersports activities and Jungle Gardens. Bradenton offers shopping and dining within 15 mins. drive and the new UTC Mall is a 30 minute drive. Tampa is a one hour drive and offers shopping, and various theatres and dining options and Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. The Orlando Theme parks are only 2 hours drive.

Other Activities: Weddings, Family Reunions, Relaxing on the Beach, Boating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 6 persons maximum. Additional charges for holiday periods. Minimum 7 nights rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.