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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Salt Box Cottage 300 Feet to Bay

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Anna Maria Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This bright, clean, cozy and newly renovated cottage with central HVAC is just steps to the bay and 5 blocks to the beautiful powder-soft, white-sand Anna Maria Island Beach and turquoise gulf water. Enjoy fishing from the Anna Maria City Pier located 500 feet from cottage.

Accommodations include a queen size bed in one bedroom, and 2 single beds in the other. All three beds have new mattresses. The bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans. A full kitchen with dishware, cookware, and utensils, is included for your convenience. Bed linens, bath linens and beach towels and other necessities are provided for your care-free holiday. Cable TV, wireless internet access, stereo CD/MP3-ready is available in the Living Room for entertainment while not at the beach. Plug in your MP3 player, iPhone or ipod and enjoy your music in the cottage. There is telephone with free domestic long distance available for your use.

The quaint Anna Maria island is the perfect get-away destination to relax. The sugar-white, powder-soft beaches are a sight to behold, as is the tranquil, clear turquoise water. The Gulf water averages 84 degrees year-round. Dolphins can often be seen playing. Activities include hiking, biking, fishing, deep sea fishing, jet skiing, sail boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and wind surfing.

This cottage has a bit of Florida history attached. The cottage was relocated from Bean Point after WWII in the 1950's to 1960's. It served as officers headquarters on the Point and proved strategic to protecting the Tampa Port area during wartime. Many years after the barge ride to Anna Marie Island, the interior of the cottage was totally renovated in 2009 The floor plan was opened up in a desirable preferred way, but in keeping with the 'old Florida' look and feel.

There are golf courses on the island, and 45 more courses within a 30 minute drive. There is a free bus service to get around the island, but for your convenience, the Salt Box is only a short walk to island restaurants and a small grocery/deli.

The area is perfect for Biking, Golf, Shuffleboard, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Birding, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Water-skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing.

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just back from our wonderful stay at your sweet cottage. There wasn't anything we needed that was not already provided. We had a wonderful week, and loved your cozy and comfortable decor. We never even went to the beach side because of the wonderful new enlarged sand beach on the bay.
May 2012
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Salt Box Cottage 300 Feet to Bay
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 17 reviews
Columbus, OH

Our Favorite Spot

  • 5 of 5

We were so glad to return to the Salt Box for the fourth year! I rave every year about our trip and every year I find a new reason to love it. The Salt Box is a home away from home. With beaches within walking distance (both the Gulf and the Atlantic), an array of beach supplies and everything you could need for a beach vacation, you truly can just pick up and take off for the day. And, when you have had too much sun (if that is ever a possibility), the Salt Box is a perfect respite. Free Wi-Fi, cable, a full kitchen and an on-premise washer and dryer make it the PERFECT spot on the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

Most relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our girls stayed at the Salt Box Cottage and found it to be exactly what we were looking for. It was the perfect size for the four of us. The location was also great so we were able to walk to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf within just a few minutes. The restaurants near by are excellent as well. The cottage is a hidden gem on this beautiful island.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was awesome. Loved the location. Had everything we needed, even a cooler, beach chairs and umbrellas. Very clean and neat. Had a really relaxing time with beautiful weather. Would recommend it to anyone with 4 people or less. There were 2 of us and it was perfect. The Sandbar, The Waterfront, Lobstah's are good places to eat. The free trolley is such a nice service and gets you anywhere you want to go on the island. But, the weather is so beautiful we walked at least 30 miles while we were there. Owner is great to work with. Very helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Three Years Running-our Favorite Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited the Saltbox three times and we absolutely love it! In many senses it feels like our second home. You want for absolutely nothing; the cottage has it all. It is steps to the trolley, the beaches and still tucked back in a quiet spot for when you need down time. The open concept and high efficency washer and dryer on site makes it feel like you are at home. Lynn, the owner, is extremely quick to respond to questions and makes your vacation go as smoothly as possible. This truly is the hidden jewel of the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, FL

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay at the salt box cottage. Cottage was clean, comfortable with all the essentials one could need for a perfect beach get away.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A "Perfect" stay in a quintessential beach town!

  • 5 of 5

This little bungalow was certainly perfect...had all the "must have" amenities such as washer/dryer, wifi, beach supplies and basic kitchen items...plentiful parking...on a very quiet lot. I especially enjoyed the location of the bungalow to all the "happenings" on Anna Maria's north end of the we could walk to dinner @ the Waterfront restaurant and walked to the city pier along the bay and then onto the many quaint shops on Pine Avenue. If you want to get away from the hustle & bustle of life...please stay @ the north end of Anna will cherish this visit!


  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
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Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
December 1-14
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
December 15-31
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Pay $55.00 Insurance to cover $3000 damages or $1000.00 refundable damage protection. Cancellation fee is $150.00. 25% of your total reservation rental fee down, holds reservation.

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Anna Maria Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 walk in shower, no bath tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large well appointed kitchen with new cabinets. Hardwood floors throughout, ceiling Fans. Central HVAC. ipod/iphone dock and MP3 player ready. Free trolley available on island. Trolley stop close by at Pine ave.

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