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Directly on the Beach! Beautiful Ground Floor Condo

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

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

This is a beautifully updated clean condominium inside and out. The complex just completed a major exterior renovation. You will love our professionally decorated two bedroom condo.

Shell Cove Condominium sits directly on the beach. No kidding, four steps and your feet are in the sand! Wake up to the sound of waves breaking right outside your front door. Watch the sunsets and dolphins play as you sit in the living room. This is truly Old Florida.

Enjoy Anna Maria Island's white sandy beach, waterfront restaurants, quaint shopping and even a local theater.

The free trolley has a stop across the street and invites you to visit the entire Island.

Please feel free to email or call me for any questions you may have.

Check in time is 3:00 p.m.

Check out time is 11:00 a.m.

We do allow one pet under 20 pounds. We reserve the right to have the pet removed to a kennel if there are noise complaints from other owners/renters. There is a pet fee that is non-refundable of $200. The guidelines for size of the animal is a condominium association rule so no exceptions are permitted.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Courtenay

We are from Cazenovia, NY and have been vacationing on the island since 1981. We also have a place 2 miles down the road from this rental property.

Courtenay purchased this condo in 2009

Why Courtenay chose Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island gives you the Old Florida feeling that high-rises and new construction cannot deliver. The location is tough to beat. 4 steps out the door and you are on the white powder sand of the beach!

What makes this condo unique

Enjoy the free trolley that stops right across the street. There are many very unique restaurants like Mr. Bones BBQ @ 3000 Gulf drive or try the new Caribbean feel of Jam-Rocks @ 1800 Gulf Drive. For more restaurants ask us for we address.


Bradenton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Directly on the Beach! Beautiful Ground Floor Condo
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews


  • 2 of 5

We stayed in this rental during July 2016. There had been no cleaning handover. We appreciate that mistakes are made, however the way it has been handled by Courtenay is unacceptable. She promised a refund of 1 night's rental, which we accepted, however some 5 months later she has failed to reimburse us and is not replying to our correspondence.

Because the premises had not been cleaned we contacted Courtenay to resolve the matter. She informed us that she was unable to contact the Cleaning company so that we should search about for clean bedding and tidy up as best we could, and that she would arrange for the property to be cleaned the following day. Because of this we found that the mattress protectors were soiled and grubby. On searching drawers for spare bedding all we could find was grubby, scrunched up curtains /sheets in the twin bedroom. This was disgusting. We then had to purchase laundry detergent in order to wash the bedding left on the floor. We then spent about 2 hours cleaning the apartment, disposing of a large quantity of foodstuffs from the refrigerator and worktops, and refuse left in and beside the bins. We also noted that the carpets in the 2 bedrooms were badly stained, as were the sofa and armchair. The Cleaning company unexpectedly arrived after 21.30 hours that evening and finished the cleaning. They were also unable to find suitable spare bedding, and reused the bedding which we had freshly laundered. We would like to say that the Cleaning company staff were very pleasant and efficient. All this meant that we were unable to go for our evening meal, which resulted in us attending the Walmart about 23.15 that night to obtain food.

All of these issues (plus some others) were highlighted to Courtenay. She stated that the property was due to be refurbished during Autumn 2016. She also stated that we would be refunded for one nights rental, which we accepted.

Upon our return to the UK, we messaged Courtenay through VRBO. We corresponded with her through to September 2016, which was a very trying experience. She would mostly not respond to the first e mail, without being prompted, and even then would sometimes take up to 2 to 3 weeks to reply. We forwarded our PayPal details to her and also arranged for VRBO to inform her of how to reimburse us through their site, to no avail.

The 2 stars are for the rental location. Courtenay has proven herself to be unprofessional and unprincipled in her dealings with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Anna Marie Island is our go-to place to reset from a long year of teaching. The condo was better than expected. Updated appliances in the kitchen and a washer and dryer was a plus that we used daily. We had a small issue and the owners responded promptly to ensure our comfort. I am looking forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

The Condo is exactly as described! Everything works great! It was a step from the ocean front and the condo was very quiet, laid back, clean and relaxing! I would have given this five stars; however a few of the bathroom mats need to be updated as well as the master bedroom comforter. That's just me being picky though. Overall it was a great stay and we plan to come back next year! Courtnay was very helpful as well! Thanks Donella's for sharing your condo with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waking up to a beautiful beach.

  • 4 of 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful week at the beach. The condo was clean and just what we needed. I could not believe we were right on the beach with a very short walk. The view was wonderful during the day and at night. A very relaxing place. We enjoyed others that were renting at that complex and appreciate the coziness of the place. It was clean inside and out and well maintained. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun N Sun Revisited

  • 5 of 5

Yet another year in this lovely condo!!! We keep coming back because of how wonderful the owners are as well as the area. We love this quiet little island getaway. Every year we meet wonderful people in the complex and couldn't be happier with the amazing ocean views. We can't say enough about the location, the condo itself and the wonderful experience we have every year. Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in this little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A large value slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

A charming two bedroom with a spectacular location. We really enjoyed staying here and I would be hard-pressed to find a better value for my dollar. The sand was clean, the water was cool and the sunsets were beautitful. I hope to go back to this same place next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Payment fee through $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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