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Beach Cottage 2 Homes from the Gulf! 2/1 Completely Remodeled!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


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House, 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

SeaHorse Crossing is a completely remodeled 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage only steps from the Pristine White Sand Beaches of Anna Maria Island. Walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, shopping and the free trolley!

After a soothing day at the beach, continue relaxing in a completely private screened-in front porch and experience the incredibly breathtaking sunsets that Anna Maria Island is famous for! This immaculate cottage is located on a street that dead ends at and is only two houses away from the Gulf of Mexico. Hardwood floors, stainless appliances and a Jacuzzi tub are only a few of the amenities, together with hot/cold outdoor shower and hot/cold outdoor sink with cooking area. King Bed in the master and a Queen in the guest.

Small Pets considered!! We do not discriminate against kitties, they are welcome too!




More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

So well kept and furnished down to the last detail, that we could well have been the first-ever guests. Thanks for providing such a nice week! Our best beach vacation in our 53 years of marriage.
Sep 2013
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based on 26 traveler reviews

Beach Cottage 2 Homes from the Gulf! 2/1 Completely Remodeled!
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 32 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our first year staying at Seahorse Crossing was fabulous! We have been coming to Anna Maria for 9 years, and this is one of the best little cottages we have stayed at. Great little place for our family of four(2 adults, 2 teens) plus our two fur babies(loved the fenced back yard!) to stay. The house was stocked very nicely, from kitchen to linens to beach supplies! Location was perfect! (30 sec walk and you are in the Gulf waters!) Shopping and dining just a short walk away. Located at a dead end street sure cut down on traffic compared to so many other place we have stayed. We did have a small issue with one of the air conditioners BUT, the team jumped into action and took care of it quickly! Big thanks to all involved that day. We look forward to renting again in the future for sure. You can't go wrong with Seahorse Crossing!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug and Family, We are so glad your family (including the very important fur babies!) found SeaHorse Crossing to your liking! We do try to provide all we can think of for our guests but if you ever think of anything just let us know and we would be glad to comply! The location can’t be beat with the proximity to the beach and to the shopping center! Hope you also got to enjoy some of the fabulous restaurants within walking distance also. One of favorite things to do is to walk down the beach to Blue Marlin Grill on Bridge Street and to watch the sunset on the way. On the way home we get to enjoy the moon and the stars! Glad Ellie, Suzanne and Bob, our management team took good care of you and straightened out your problem immediately. Hope to see your soon!!
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Home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting this adorable home. We love coming here. The home is adorable and its the perfect beach cottage! It has all the comforts of home. No need to pack any extras as it was provided (for the beach too!). The owners are super sweet and a joy to do business with. We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leigh, Thank so much and glad you found everything you needed at the cottage! We do love our return guests like you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!!
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Seahorse Crossing for two weeks and we loved it. There were only two of us so we found the place ideal for our needs, however I could see the challenge for more adults with just the one toilet/bathroom. That aside it was great for us. There is an outside shower which is ideal for when you have returned from the beach. The owner has provided beach chairs/beds & towels and the beach is literally a stones throw from the front door. Also in very close proximity and ideal to walk to are a number of stores, Publix, Walgreens, Hardware store, beach store (plus many more) and a great place for breakfast/brunch called Peach's. We walked to a couple of restaurants that are also nearby, our favourite was Island Spice (20 min walk) but the location of the cottage is ideal for getting to all places on the Island.

The area offers a free trolley/bus service and the bus stops for this service are a very short walk from the property which is great if you fancy a day off from driving. However the beaches at Anna Marie, Coquina, Bradenton, Siesta Key & Lido are all within a short driving distance.

Overall we loved it and we would definitely go back and stay at this wonderful cottage.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claire, Thank you for your review and I’m glad that you enjoyed your 2 weeks at SeaHorse Crossing. We love the location of our home and how it is so close to everything especially the beach! In my haste to soak up some sun on the beach I sometimes forget something back at the house which is no problem because it’s only steps away! We love to take the trolley down to Bridge Street to enjoy some shopping and a bite to eat, next time you come you should try Blue Marlin Restaurant you won’t be disappointed. To my knowledge we have never had guests having a problem with having 1 bathroom as most do take advantage of the outside hot and cold shower! Most of our reservations have been either 1 couple or a small family of 3 or 4. Thank you again and we would love for you to return to SeaHorse Crossing!
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Life at the Seahorse Crossing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I made our annual trek to Florida and stayed at the Seahorse Crossing on Anna Maria Island. We've stayed here many times before and love it so much we keep coming back! The cottage is cute, clean, comfortable and offers all the amenities you can get at home. There are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed, the other with a queen. It is located a stone's throw from the beach (like maybe 3 houses away) on a quiet side road off the main drag. It is in walking distance from anything you might need (i.e. grocery store, pharmacy, hardware store, beach store, restaurants, etc.). The area is great for taking walks, jogging, or heading to the beach for fun in the sun and watching the sunsets - they're beautiful! There are many restaurants close by, all great food! If you book this cottage, you'll definitely want to make a return trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome back to Anna Maria and to SeaHorse Crossing! The cottage is in the perfect location…close to grocery stores etc. but steps to those incredible white sand beaches and awesome sun sets that Anna Maria is famous for. Although the cottage is well equipped it is difficult not to want to be pampered a bit while you are on vacation and enjoy some of our fabulous restaurants! It certainly sounds like you made the most of your time on your vacation. Hope to see you on your next adventure!
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Great location and pet friendly

  • 5 of 5

This property was ideal for our needs. We wanted to be close to the beach and also be able to provide for our pet. The accommodation was quite comfortable, with a lovely front screened porch. One bathroom for 4 adults was a challenge but we often took advantage of the outdoor shower!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your pet enjoyed SeaHorse Crossing and hope you’ll come back to visit soon. The screened porch is one of our favorite features and to be quite honest with you we use the outdoor shower more than we do the indoor one! It is just so convenient and no worries about sand from the beach! Thanks again for visiting with us and taking the time to review.
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Amazing beach cottage that permits some pets

  • 5 of 5

For 15 years we thought we lived in paradise but after staying at this lovely beach cottage, we found we were very mistaken. The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly want and more, just bring your personal items and you will be ready for a vacation that will linger in your mind for years to come. The dogs enjoyed the lovely screened in porch and fenced in yard while the humans enjoyed the view, peace and quite and the sounds of the beach just 2 houses away.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful to hear you thought it was paradise! We certainly do too! Nothing like a stroll on the beach with a cup of coffee in the morning. And we love the sound of the waves and the seagulls while sitting on the porch in the evenings. Happy the dogs enjoyed staying as much as you did! Hope you make it back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton 14 Miles or Tampa TPA 50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance (See Map)
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
No Ferry but a Free Trolley just steps away
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance (See Map)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Holmes Beach (Steps Away)
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island is located on the Central West Coast of Florida nestled between the tropical blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Tampa Bay to the North. Once a best –kept secret among local Floridians, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'…

The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton Beach being the southernmost, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria City on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique and charming shops and restaurants.

Anna Maria Island has miles of sugar white sand beaches, sand dunes, sea oats and Australian Pines lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. This destination is a natural choice for tropical vacationers looking for golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, plus many cultural and historical attractions. Located close to all the major attractions, yet far from the maddening crowds make the Gulf Island Beaches the ideal vacation spot.

Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day…

You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a Free Trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise!

SeaHorse Crossing is Walking Distance to Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Drug Store and Liquor Store and steps to the Gulf of Mexico Beautiful White Sand Beaches!


Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst Cottage Rental Rates

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Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
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Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
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Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
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Jan 7 2017 - Jan 31 2017
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High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
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May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
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Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
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Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
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Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Administration Fee $85 + Tax
Property Damage Policy $49
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Ilexhurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 847 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jacuzzi Tub and Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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