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Panoramic Gulf Front Home Anna Maria Florida

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

My home is located at 739 North Shore Drive in Anna Maria. It is on the most beautiful beach in Anna Maria. It is a split plan, the master bedroom and bath on the south end of the house, and the other two bedrooms and one bath on the north end of the house. Every room in the house but one faces the Gulf of Mexico. Two of the 3 bedrooms have a private entrance to the 600 sq. ft. deck. You can see the Gulf the instant you open your eyes in the morning. Two couples renting the house won't have to decide who get the gulf front view. I have a table and chairs on the sand so that you can dine right on the beach. The beach is very private, but yet only a few short miles to activities and shopping. You can walk the shore to one of the most popular restaurants on Anna Maria and eat on their deck barefoot. Also, my beachhouse has been the locale for two TV commercials several years ago. There is ample parking for a boat, RV, or camper with no backing up since there is a circular driveway.


More Details

Shirley perez
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Shirley perez

I am a Florida native having been born in Ybor City, and I presently live in Odessa, Florida. I am retired after working over 25 years as a legal secretary, have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. I enjoy 'hanging out' with my grandkids, traveling, dancing, playing mah jongg and bridge, and recently reconnecting with very old friends from high school, even kindergarten.

Shirley perez purchased this house in 1981

Why Shirley perez chose Anna Maria

I have been coming to this island since I was a little girl. As the years went by, I saw more and more people discovering this piece of paradise, so my husband and I decided to hurry and buy a lot before it was 'all taken'. Now my children and grandchildren and their children will be able to enjoy it. There are no high-rise condos here. I don't have a pool, but that only makes kids appreciate nature by playing on the beach, building sandcastles, feeding sea gulls, chasing ghost crabs, going night crabbing, snorkeling, fishing off-shore, etc., instead of playing in a pool.

What makes this house unique

One of the most unique benefits of being here is that you feel you're right on the shore although you're sitting on the deck. The sunsets are incredible, and the white egrets love to 'drop in' for a treat. Even the storms out in the gulf are beautiful to see. And i love to hear the surf. my house isn't luxurious but has a very 'beachy' charm, so i've been told. i have had tenants coming for over 20 years, a few of whom i've never met face to face. What I believe to be a plus about my home is that 2 of the 3 bedrooms have beach views and access to the deck. you You wake up to a beautiful view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We travel to a different place each year and never rent the same place twice, but this year my entire family is looking forward to renting your house again In January -February. Of 2016.
Dec 2012
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
huge deck =almost every room faces beach - 2 bedrooms have individual access to deck - sugar white sand with crystal blue water - incredible view, of ocean/ gulf


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Panoramic Gulf Front Home Anna Maria Florida
average rating of 4.5142856 based on 36 reviews

Quintessential Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Best view on the island. If you’re looking for fancy (and expensive) this house isn’t for you. It’s an older model. If you are about the beach, the view, location and value, it doesn’t get better.

The A/C is brand new. Shirley, the owner was very accessible and made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, josh, for taking the time to write such a nice review. I try to makesure everyone has all the comforts of home, but at the same time make them feel as tho they are at the beach. And since all the rooms have a beach view, you KNOW you’re at the beach every minute. Hope to see you again. Shirley
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Egg Harbor, WI

Million Dollar View From Your Deck

  • 4 of 5

The moment you stand on this deck you recognize immediately that the view is stunning and sets the tone for your vacation at this beach house. Every day we sat there enjoying the sights and sounds of the gulf. A heron stood on our deck only a few feet away from us several times during our visit. Watched the neighborhood turtle munching on greens in the yard, watched dolphins daily along the shoreline. The sunsets are stunning from this porch. It's a very short stroll to the beach, which is private, soft white sand and pristine waters in amazing colors of blue. We fell in love with the Island too. Shirley is a joy to work with too. The house is dated inside but the sofas are comfortable, the kitchen is large and there's sand toys for the kids. The outside shower keeps the sand to a minimum. We travel with our dog, so we are grateful Shirley permits dogs. Even our dog loved the home and view from the porch. Do note that dogs are not permitted on the beach, but you can walk your dog along the streets and Shirley owns the land up to the larger sand dune, so your dog can lounge in the yard if need be. The photos are accurate of the home and the price for the week is a good deal for the location of this home. This part of the island is absolutely gorgeous and quiet, so Shirley's home is in the best location possible at a very affordable price.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Denice. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Each year I try to do some updating such as the stainless steel appliances this year. But ran into some health problems and that was all I could do last year. I tell people it’s not luxurious but some people like the old Florida feel. Hope to hear from you again. Have a good year
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Smyrna, Georgia, USA

Returning Again!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have made our reservation to return for a third year - this is our once a year family vacation of choice!!! We have three sons in their twenties with girlfriends and there is something for everyone to do! This house is located on a most gorgeous spot on the beach and close to all the special things in Anna Maria by foot or bicycle. We use our car to airport, grocery store and that is all. We rent a bike for everyone and everyone can be on their own to explore the island. The house is laid out so well to accomodate all types of sleeping arrangements and has a wonderful common area to gather as a group! You can watch the sunset from your very own deck- so private! We love that this house has the feel of old Florida with grown vegetation- it has all you need- so comfortable!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I love knowing that my tenants love my home as much my family and I do. It really is a special place in the sun. Glad to accommodate you again next year. Shirley
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Breathtaking view! Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we have stayed at Shirley's Way and I can't say enough about how much we have enjoyed it. From the minute we stepped onto the porch we were in awe of the gorgeous view. The house was perfectly clean and cozy. We have felt at home the entire week. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking. The beds and furniture are comfortable. The house is stocked with beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas. We would most definitely recommend Shirley's Way if you are looking for a home away from home with a beautiful beach right outside your door. The sunsets are amazing and can be seen from anywhere in the house. We have truly had a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We looked for the perfect place, that would be big enough and yet private too. We found Ms. Shirley's property three years before booking it. We booked it for a week so we could relax as well as have our 25th Wedding Vow Renewal there as well. First the house was so warm, relaxing and plenty of room for us and company to stay a few nights. Everyone that came to visit us while we stayed, went on and on how amazing the house was and the views. We had a really relaxing time, and did not want to leave. We discussed it, and decided that this is where we would like to spend a week every year for our anniversary! BAR NONE, the most beautiful setting, location and Ms. Shirley was so friendly and helpful! All was simply heavenly! WE WILL BE BACK!! for many many years to come!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Sharon Thank you for your glowing review. I am so glad your week was perfect including the weather I ordered for you. I hope to see you next year, God willing. Shirley
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Our "Happy Place"

  • 5 of 5

Shirley's Place was just what we needed! This lovely beach house is comfortable, quiet and clean and just oozes peace. The view from the porch is stunning, and it's heaven to sit out there and hear the ocean waves just a few steps away. Making reservations and checking-in were simple and stress-free, just as a vacation should be. The house has everything one might need to cook meals, there are plenty of games and beach accessories(chairs, towels, umbrellas, boards, noodles) available and internet and cable tv are provided (not that you even need it with such an amazing beach outside your door). The beds were very comfortable and we all felt very at home. It was very nice to have a master bedroom and bath on one end and two other bedrooms sharing a bath at the opposite side of the house, providing privacy. The beach is just a few steps away, down a path and through the dunes. The dunes gave us the feel that we had our own private beach, and also blocked the wind on a gustier day. Shopping and restaurants are very close by, and the quiet streets make for a nice walk, if you prefer. We walked to "town" for donuts early one morning, and it took less than 10 minutes. We didn't have our bikes with us this time, which would have made it even more fun! Next time. There will be a next time at Shirley's as it will be hard to stay away for too long!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

rates quoted are base rates for 6 people - there will be an extra charge of $ 50 a wk per person over 6 people
Cancellation policy: if I get a rental for the same period at the same rate, there will be a full refund less $75 cancellation fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.