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Ground Level, Pet-Friendly, Cleaning Included,Canal-Front....

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Willow Landing at 209 Willow Ave. is 1400 square feet of island living designed for couples or families who love the beach or boating or both. And, unlike other rentals on the island, our rent INCLUDES CLEANING.

This ground level house is 200 yards from the Gulf beach (a two minute walk) , 25 steps from our dock, and within walking, biking or free trolley distance from a host of fun activities and shopping. Off-island and within 20 miles are multitudes of restaurants, shopping, other beaches and the arts and gardens of Sarasota.

The master bedroom sports two queen beds and a HD TV. The second bedroom has a queen bed. Two renovated full baths provide a tub or a large walk-in shower. The full-sized washer and dryer are in the two-car garage as is the large freezer. A big beach wagon, chairs and beach towels ensure an easy walk to the Gulf. A flat panel, cabled TV will entertain the stay-at-homes. The fully-equipped large kitchen will ease most kitchen duties, while diners eat at the bar or on the extendable dining room table. And for the one who can't leave work at home, there is broadband, wi-fi and even a printer/fax for those distance office duties.

A screened lanai and a large lighted pergola offer comfortable seating and outside views of the 'trained' wildlife that visit the fish-cleaning station. Charcoal grilling is available also in the large back yard. After launching your boat close by, you may tie-up at Willow Landing's dock and seawall area. Boat, canoe and kayak rentals are available close by as well.

Willow Landing rents for a minimum of one month only.

Keywords: Cleaning included, ground level, short walk to beach, boat dock, pet friendly, child friendly, family oriented, clean, fully furnished, walk to shopping and restaurants, lots of wildlife, biking, kayaking, broadband, wi-fi, printer, cable tv, honeymoon destination, a perfect anna maria vacation place, weekly rental minimum, distance working

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Barb Wallace
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About Barb Wallace

We are the Wallace family, next generation owners of this great house near the most beautiful beaches in America. Our dad completed his stay on Anna Maria after 38 years, and we have re-created the dream with a complete 2009 re-do of the house he and Mom loved. We Wallaces have owned property and enjoyed the island and it's waters since 1958. This is our only property to rent, and we keep it in the lifestyle and condition that lets us enjoy the island to the max.

Barb Wallace purchased this house in 2009

Why Barb Wallace chose Anna Maria Island

We understand the value of island life having committed many holidays, vacations, reunions and, yes, even weddings to this special place in Florida. We see every reason to continue these habits and to share them with those who love to do what we do.

What makes this house unique

Being located on the end of a canal has enabled us to anchor several fishing-style boats for a quick return to the open water any time of the day or night. Open bay waters are an easy ten minute cruise away. A block walk to the beach allows the non-fisherman easy access with the beach wagon for kids and stuff. The ground level design of this house is enabling and safe for toddlers, the elderly, grocery unloading and just more fun for everyone. The spacious garage provides salt-free, dry parking and unloading. We all have small dogs that we enjoy while we're here. There are miles of wonderful walking to be enjoyed, and the tiled floors are perfect for dogs and sandy feet. Newly restored and revived Pine Street shoppes and restaurants are just four walking blocks away. We love to have breakfast at the Sign of the Mermaid on the next block.


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , HDTV flat panel in this room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cabled new flat-panel TV-not HD
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Printer-scanner-fax for quick hook up. I-Pod dock on site. Brand new large hauler wagon for the beach.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Ground Level, Pet-Friendly, Cleaning Included,Canal-Front....
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What an awesome place to stay. This was our third vacation at Willow Landing and we love coming here. The house is gorgeous, spacious, and well equipped. We loved being so close to the Gulf of Mexico and having all the "toys" provided for sun and water. We were blessed with great weather and enjoyed our walks to the beach almost every day.

Sleeping accommodations and cooking facilities made the stay even more enjoyable. The home is kept up beautifully and the new additions of sidewalks and fencing made the property look even more lovely.

We love coming here and hope we can do it again next year. Our hosts were most accommodating and helpful. Everything we needed was provided. We were grateful to have the opportunity of returning this year.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasant stay!! Great communication between the owners and us from the time of reserving the dates, the night of arrival and once during our stay to see if everything was in order. This home was very well suited for our family of 4 plus our dog for a week's vacation. It was so nice to have our dog with us while traveling. For a dog friendly rental this was top notch. From the time we arrived we knew that this was going to be a great getaway from the cold Michigan winter.

About the House: The kitchen was supplied with all the necessities for preparing and serving meals. The beds were quite comfortable and the house was spotless. Oh! and the shower head in the master bedroom was awesome. We enjoyed grilling steaks out back on Christmas day and having drinks under the lighted pergola.

The location: The house was in a perfect location on the Island. We took evening walks every night around the neighborhood and down Gulf drive. You are just a block and a half away from the Gulf of Mexico and the beautiful sugar sand beach, great for your morning walks! Take a stroll to Ginny's and Jane's for breakfast or lunch. They have great homemade baked goods and handmade sandwiches. We did rent a golf cart from a local rental place off the island. They deliver and pick up right at the house, but be sure to make reservations in advance. Too fun! We have vacationed in Florida for the past 20 years and usually stay in Sarasota or Siesta key for the beaches. This was a refreshing vacation to stay in a place with a home town atmosphere. Very relaxing vacation, love the beach (walking, sunsets) the pier (fishing and people watching also dolphins) and the downtown boutiques (5 minute walk from house).

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a Lovely Spot

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to stay for a week this April. Willow Landing is the perfect Anna Maria get-away. The location was wonderful...just a short stroll to the beach! It is also just far enough from Pine Ave to be super peaceful and quiet.

The house is well equipped and furnished so well, and we love to cook---the kitchen is definitely for the traveling chef! Our dog, Harry, made himself home right away, and was quick to find a furry fox in the dog toy bin.

We look forward to staying again, and are thinking about extending our stay for more than a week.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming for 3 yrs to this property and absolutely love it. Home is comfortable, well equipped, close to beach & all amenities & owners have been wonderful. So nice to be able to include our dog in our vacation. We are looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Aileen - You are so sweet. Thanks for a great reveiw and for taking care of our non-renter's problem. The place looks great. Glad you enjoyed it, too. Barb
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Portland, Connecticut

Anna Maria Canal Front - JUST LIKE HOME

  • 5 of 5

WOW… This place is OUTSTANDING! We hesitant to give it THE REVIEW IT DESERVES as it may now give us competition booking next time. If only we could move in permanently. The pictures provided were accurate but did not do it justice. The place is clean, comfortable, and relaxing. ...Not to mention beautiful .There was more than ample space for 2 adults, 2 18 yr. olds and two small dogs to live in comfort. The area was such that we are SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING a move there. It has everything you could want. Sun, sand and water just steps away.

Thank you Barbara and family for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for the great review. Let us know your next date! Barb
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Sharon, MA

Clean, comfortable and fully equipped Anna Maria.

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled to find this nice Anna Maria/Holmes Beach ranch on short notice as they had just the week we wanted open! Lucky. Once we arrived we saw why it's often booked. Clean, lots of home items so you aren't lacking anything. Plenty of kitchen space, comfortable beds, big TV and on a quiet residentail street not far from the beach. A quick stock up at Publix and you're set. Lots to do besides the nearby beach - eat at Hurricane Hanks, the Lazy Lobster, and Basils (sigh) for ribs. Hit the Red Barn flea market for veggies and trinkets. Thanks Barb!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review, Dick. Thanks much
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Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. End cleaning is included in rent.

The damage deposit of $400.00 is required to confirm and hold reservation within 7 days of booking. Full amount of rental is due 30 days before date of arrival. Please pay by check or through PayPal. Call 239 823-4135 for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Sandbar Restaurant
Waterfront Restaurant
"Great food and wonderful view of Sunshine State Bridge and the City Pier at sunset."
Sign of The Mermaid
Hurricane Hank's
Eat Here
Vinny & Cheryl's Italian Kitchen
"Take out the best Italian food you've every tasted. Fresh bakery and deli."
The Donut Experiment
"Watch your donut being made and customize your own toppings."
Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store
Rod & Reel Pier
"Great location for hearty breakfasts for sure."
Peach's Restaurant
"Great breakfast and lunch in a friendly, efficient environment."
Island Players Theatre
Publix Super Market - Holmes Beach
"Only grocery on the island, accessible by trolley and car. Quality food."
Anna Maria City Pier
OMA Pizza & Italian Restaurant
"Great eat in or they deliver until Midnight!"
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key Royale
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sign of the Mermaid
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Anna Maria
Car: recommended

Antiquing and art colony in nearby Bradenton.


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