About the property
- Cottage950 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
This is a cute, two-bedroom, one bath apartment with a great, shared heated, swimming pool and a great outdoor shower with Hot Water! The large pool is shared with one other unit. Just steps to the most beautiful beach in the world. Complete with wildlife, sea turtles, and birds. Perfect getaway. This is a great place for the whole family. Kids and pets are welcome.
Anna Maria Island is like stepping back into the 1950s.
This unit is very clean and cozy.
You may rent by the Week or month December 15 - August 15th. And a 3 day Minium August 15 - December 15.
Keywords: Fully furnished apt...just bring your flip flops and beach towel...
Suzzane Butner, Owner
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Suzzane Butner, Owner
We purchased our vacation/retirment home in 2006...Our home is pet and family friendly. The 2 BR 1 BA Apt sleeps 6. We are only 200 steps to the most beautiful White sandy Beach in the world.... Come on down and get out of the cold... Our units have great comfy beds are really clean and nice. Suzzane and Ted Butner
Suzzane Butner, Owner purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Suzzane Butner, Owner chose Anna Maria
We chose to buy this vacation home is Anna Maria as we have been comming here for 30 years...We want to retire here so we purchased a home here that will provide us income when we are at our other home in the winter and part of the summer. We love to have the whole family down the Grand kids and all...Over 20 of us all together...See our other listing in VRBO # 103308
What makes this Cottage unique
All the comforts of home a great Pool and Beautiful White Sandy Beach await you....
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Very quaint home. So convenient to beach and walking distance to many good restaurants and shopping.
Would definitely recommend. Hope to be back next year.
Convenient, easy and relaxing cottage-great escape
My husband and I had an amazing stay at the cottage! We had a friends wedding at the Sandbar and couldn't have asked to stay anywhere more convenient. We parked the car on Friday and didn't need to get back in it until we checked out-everything you could need is within walking distance! The cottage had everything we needed and the heated pool and tranquil back patio was amazing! We're already planning a trip back with our boys!
Perfect cottage for my family of four. Close to beach and awesome pool. Perfect location!
We loved the cottage and location! Was a perfect relaxing stay after our busy Disney vacation. Would definitely stay there again!!!
Nice cozy cottage with a phenomenal pool. So close to the beach, shops & restaurants. You will love it
Perfect location, beautiful patio/pool area
We loved our 3 nights here. The pool and patio area were amazing. We knew we would share it with the other unit upon booking. We ended up only having to share it for one day and it wasn't too much of a problem (other than the previous group smoking and drinking in the pool and we had young kids...but they were very nice and like I said we only shared it for one day).
The location is perfect. A few steps to the beach and in a great spot near restaurants (and donuts!) we could walk to in the morning.
The house was a little dated, but clean. I'm still giving 5 stars because the location and amenities far outweighed any minor inconvienience. We had read a previous review and knew to bring our own toilet paper which was good because none was provided in the unit. The kitchen was small, but we didn't use it much. All in all, a perfect location and beautiful grounds that was a phenomenal value. We had a wonderful stay on Anna Maria Island and the kids are already asking when we are going back!
We have new flooring and some updates scheduled for November. Our property was built in 1958 and is an older property. As we go along we are trying keep it updated. It is always clean. As for the toilet paper I will speak to the cleaning company that is supposed to be supplying it. We are a great location for a great price and are comfortably furnished. We strive to listen to all our guests and take note of their concerns. That is why I manage the property myself. Had I been notified of the issue in the pool I would have addressed it as well. I like all our guests to have a great time.
Great location but tired interior
Pros: Great location and proximity to the beach and shops. Pool and patio space is nice.
Cons: This property is a duplex and the pool and patio are shared. Our host neglected to tell us that a bachelorette group rented the larger, attached unit. This was very inconsiderate of the host not to share this information with us. We would not have rented the property knowing this up front. The group monopolized the pool well into the evenings past midnight and also locked us out of the garage from accessing the beach accessories. Thankfully they left Sunday morning around 10:30 and we were staying on through Monday early afternoon so we at least had a full day without a need to share the space.
Other cons: The cottage interior is very tired and not overly clean. The kitchen lacks good cookware, the food burned easily to the bottom of the pans due to the poor quality, so we ate out more than we planned. There were leftover crumbs all over the top of the refigerator and many of the dishes in the cabinets were not clean. Salt and pepper were the only provided spices.
Bathroom: The bathroom is dated and the sink did not drain, the plug was permanently closed so the water drained at a snails pace and we only had one roll of toilet paper to use, there were not any spare rolls in the cottage. We did find a large amount of red plant pollen on the back of the tub but this supposedly had come through the window during hurricane Irma and was missed being cleaned up prior to our arrival.
Bedrooms: The king was ok but the twin beds were not comfortable at all for adult use. The twin bedroom could use darker window treatments to allow for longer sleeping in the morning.
Misc.: Warped floor boards at front door and ceiling vents were dirty. The outdoor shower head was rusty and the interior was ridden with debris, so we opted not to use it.
Suzanne was accommodating with our arrival and departure times but that is the only positive with regards to communication.
Conclusion: We have rented several vrbo homes over the years and we would not return to this one unless some updating is done. To gain quality repeat clients, it wouldn't take much to improve this property in the way of flooring, a bath and kitchen redo and more comfortable beds. Most importantly, more considerate communication of the shared space... informing us of the bachelorette group would have gone a long way giving us the option to rent a quieter space elsewhere. We loved AMI and hope to return soon.
New flooring and updates are scheduled for November. The beds are two years old. We strive to listen to our guests. We did have a rude bunch of girls in our property that weekend. I have to do a better job screening them. Since vrbo has started with the instant booking I am not happy not speaking direct with potential tenants direct prior to booking. I manage this property my self and strive to listen and make changes to,improve everyone's experience. Been doing this for 12 years and very rarely do we have a problem.
Moat Marine, Ringling Museum, St Armond's Circle, Put Put Golf and much more for family entertainment
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Each Traveler will be sent a rental app in your email and it must be filled out and returned to me with all the information required for us to have on file.