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'Serenity' 4BR 4BA - Just Steps to Beach.... Really

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Ilexhurst House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Serenity' is a spacious 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom beach house located on beautiful Anna Maria Island... and 'serenity' is exactly what this home exudes. The 3 story property sits one alleyway from the ocean and is a short 30 second walk to the beach. The beautiful pool grounds, quiet neighborhood, light airy decor and close proximity to the beach makes this a prime rental for a relaxing getaway.

The convenience of the 4 bedrooms and 4 baths is perfect for several couples or families with children. The sizable master suite is located on the top floor with a private balcony facing the ocean, his/her closets, washer/dryer and kitchenette containing mini frig, microwave and stovetop and a new 42' flatscreen tv. The master bath contains dual sinks with an x-tra long counter and large walk-in glass and tile shower. The second bedroom with queen bed is also on the top floor with its own large bath, 37' flatscreen and plenty of privacy. The remaining two bedrooms, a king and 2 twin beds are on the main floor each with their own full bath, televisions and private balconies. The home decor is sophicated Floridian beachy with tile and natural wood floors throughout.

The kitchen is furnished with all necessary cooking appliances and utensils. Whether you want to grill, make a smoothie, microwave a sandwich or throw something in the crockpot... it is all there for you. The granite countertops are unique and resilient. The brand new dining table offers seating for 6 or more and the kitchen bar seats three.

The living area is newly furnished with an amazingly comfy leather sectional and 2 leather swivel chairs. A 52' flatscreen makes movie watching very enjoyable.

The semi-covered pool is a nice size with plenty of lounge chairs, fun ceramic tiles and an outdoor shower. It is surrounded by a 6 ft. stucco privacy fence with tropical gardens and lots of room for grilling and entertainment.

Keywords: Rental Home, Pool House, Beach Home, Villa

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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What makes this house unique

Anna Maria Island has a very relaxed atmosphere and vibe. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Floridian weather and landscape.


based on 6 traveler reviews

'Serenity' 4BR 4BA - Just Steps to Beach.... Really
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Rockford, Illinois


  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Anna Maria Island. We chose to bring our family with and get married here. Seven of us stayed in this house (comfortably), while six others stayed in another house. We actually got married on the patio next to the pool and then took a bunch of pictures out on the beach. We loved everything about it. The house was beautiful and a very short walk to the beach. The covered pool is great for when you've had enough sun at the beach and need a break.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Cloud, FL, USA

One of the better beach rentals

  • 5 of 5

This is my third or fourth beach rental. Before that, we spent vacatiions aboard cruise ships and private sailing yachts.

These beach rentals are the best way to enjoy and relax on a vacation. We chose Serenity because we heard a lot of good things about Anna Maria Island. Located only a few steps from the beach this lovely home even had a swimming pool.

From the third floor balconies both sunrise and sunsets can be seen from this home. A rare find in beach house rentals. Also, the house was well-maintained and very clean. There is a little bit of peeling paint on the outside balcony edge railing and the door locks need a squirt of WD40, but with that, it was presented as the pictures shown here. No negative surprises, just a great get-away home.

Had my two grand children visit for the weekend (of the two weeks we spent here) and they had a blast on the beach and the pool. We spent some time in the island town, eating at the beach front restaurant (very nice) at night, but missed the trolley ride which is free to all. There was simply too much to do, so will have to wait until next September. We will be looking to come back then.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at this beautiful home the fall of 2014 with my kids and grandkids. What a perfect home and location for a family with adult children as well a little ones. The owners have provided a well decorated modern home with many features you don't find in rental properties. The beach is perfect and the sunsets while we were there were breathtaking. Anna Maria has some unique local restaurants that made our evenings eventful. I can't wait to book for the fall of 2015. All in all Serenity is a bargain for its location and amenities.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very memorable family vacation by all

  • 5 of 5

Awesome August vacation rental. The house is in a great location and perfectly suited for entertainment and relaxation! We loved the fact that each of the rooms had separate bath facilities. Loved the sliders in the great room out to the deck, as well as, the comfy leather sectional with big screen t.v. /entertainment center and, lots of space to move around in. It was nice to have a pool to relax in after having having a full day of playing at the beach. The beach is truly only steps from where the house is located and picture perfect. There's a free trolley that can transport you all over the island, though we chose instead to bike around the island to take in all of the great surroundings. The house itself had more than we thought, noodles, boogie boards, beach towels, games and a bunch of amenities too numerous to mention. I would recommend this property to anyone that is looking for a great get-away. Jill is wonderful to work with and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Day Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful. My family and I rented it for the weekend and we enjoyed it very much. I loved how the beach was so close and easily accessible. My girls enjoyed the cool water of the pool after a hot day at the beach. This home is equipped with everything you will need. It had plenty of blankets, towels, dishes, cups, etc. The living areas are very comfortable and I loved that each room had its own bathroom and television. The beds are very comfortable. The owner, Jill, was very easy to work with and very accommodating. We definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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miami, florida, usa

awesome beach house

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many beach houses in the last 12 years. This house was by far the most modern, well designed and maintained property we have visited. The pool was large and heated and the kids had a blast. The bedrooms are very well distributed with each having a private bathroom and lots of closets with lots and lots of towels and sheets etc. The beach is just down a short alley and you can actually see the waves from the balcony, is located just one house away from the beach. Everything was super clean and organized including the landscaping. We enjoyed this property soo much, we will definitely return to it next year...Thanks for sharing this great house with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving '16
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas '16
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan/Feb '17
Jan 14 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
March '17
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
April '17
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter '17
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
April end '17
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring '17
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4 '17
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
July, '17
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer, '17
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Reservation fee $40
Mandatory damage waiver $50
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.5%

Deposits are non-refundable in the event of cancellation. Travel insurance is available and strongly recommended. Deposit amount is applied to final rental payment. Credit card number are kept on file to compensate landlord in the event of damages or excessive cleaning charges. Forfeited deposits will not exceed the rental amount due.

Rates are subject to change until reservations are final. A NON-REFUNDABLE $500 deposit is mandatory for a week rental. For monthly rentals, a $1000 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is mandatory.

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Ilexhurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 full baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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