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Kimberly Smith

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Completely remodeled gulf front condo with full ocean views, steps to the water.

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Ilexhurst Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4 guests

Completely remodeled gulf front condo located on beautiful Anna Maria Island. Everything is brand new, including all furnishings. 180 degree views of ocean from Living room and master bedroom. Condo is located on second floor and is literally steps from the beautiful blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Private beach. Free trolley that takes you anywhere on the island. Grocery and restaurants very close. Condo is located approximately 20 minutes from Sarasota and 45 minutes to the Tampa Bay area. Island is quaint, 'old Florida' setting. Lots of boutique shops and local restaurants. Come enjoy, relax and watch the dolphins from this beautifully decorated gulf front condo. Explore the laid back setting of Anna Maria Island and its surrounding towns. You will be glad you stayed.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kimberly Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


based on 17 traveler reviews

Completely remodeled gulf front condo with full ocean views, steps to the water.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! This condo was beautiful and right on the beach. It had everything we could want, and was so comfortable. Gorgeously decorated and well supplied, you could not ask for more! Our ONLY suggestion is a mirror for the 2nd bedroom would be nice. Seriously, we have found our new spot to stay on Anna Maria. Just Devine!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place, amazing view, piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Amazing stay at your condo, so relaxing . Couldn't ask for anything more - absolutely perfect

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Location superb with beautiful beach view

  • 5 of 5

Another brilliant stay at this handy conod

So well fitted out ...decor has great atention ot a real beachy feel..master bed so comfy..very important for me ..and good use of the space in the kitchen etc

The best feature is the table and chairs on the terrace...perfect beach view for morning coffee...and then early evening chillout with fabulous sunsets

The least perfect feature is probably the steep steps up to the side of the building which leads to the narrow terrace with condo access..not perfect for carrying suitcases and shopping...but small price to pay for the benefit of the view

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I really appreciate your wonderful comments. Safe travels home and hopefully, you will remember Shell cove on your next visit to Anna Maria. Kimberly
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No reason to stay any where else!

  • 5 of 5

This is going to now be our yearly trip! It was beautifully furnished and decorated, and very comfortable. It was perfect for either a couples getaway or for a family of four. This condo has a flat screen TV in the living room and in both bedrooms. It conveniently has a washer and dryer in the bathroom. The condo included all of the things that you would need for the beach! You can also rent a Kayak from the owner, which we did, but never ended up using! The sunsets were the most beautiful, and we watched them sitting in the beach chairs each night. We would have our morning coffee sitting outside at the table, watching the sun rise! We did rent a car so we could explore the island, but you do have the option of the free trolley. The island has so many wonderful places to eat and the condo is in close proximity to everything! We did end up exploring to see if we could find another place on the island to rent, and without any doubts, we decided that this place is the only place for us to come back to. Its so very peaceful, relaxing, and has everything you need right there! I have been all over the world and I can honestly say that this is the best beach and condo that I have ever stayed at! My husband and I had an incredible time celebrating our anniversary! The owner truly has a beautiful condo that she should never get rid of! Thank you!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the condo celebrating your anniversary. It is a very relaxing spot. I look forward to hearing from you again and booking your next stay. Thank you again, Kimberly
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Amazing place, way better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! My Mom and 2 sisters stayed here for 4 nights and it was perfect. It was clean, nicely decorated and had everything. It even had beach chairs and towels! We would come back and stay here in a heartbeat. The location was perfect, right on the beach, the water was gorgeous blue and perfect for swimming in. It is located on the 2nd floor so we would have amazing sunrise and sunset views!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Fabulous beach front view!!

  • 4 of 5

Amazing condo...and right on the beach ...

Coffee in the morning on the terrace, and watch the pelicans dive, even maybe catch a dolphin swimming past...

Glass of wine early evening and catch the amazing sunsets...

The terrace faces direct west onto the sparkling waters, soft white sand of the gulf beaches

The condo itself has been remodelled with great taste... decor and furnishings are perfect for a relaxing beach stay...the colours are of the sand sea and surf...

This is my second stay and hope to return next year..perfect winter break!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
Car: recommended

Anna Maria island is a quaint little island, with a very laid back atmosphere and beautiful beaches with blue-green waters. There are quite a few little restaurants and small shops, and big city life and shopping are only twenty minutes south in Sarasota and Saint Armands Circle on Longboat key.


Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Deposits are non refundable
Holidays may have additional charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Ilexhurst Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Gulf View
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Flat screen TV in both bedrooms
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
Completely remodeled in 2009. Everything is brand new including furniture. All amenities included. Fully equipped kitchen. Stackable washer and dryer.

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