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Red Fish Cottage @ North Point Ami-Rod and Reel Pier Across St

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

THIS IS THE BEST LOCATION AND BEST PRICE FOR LOCATION, COMFORT, AND CONVENIENCE. Enjoy our remodeled and comfortable island original, located at the prestigious north point of Anna Maria Island across the street from the landmark Rod and Reel Pier. This pier has one of the best restaurants on the island serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner while offering deck seating overlooking experienced anglers catching a wide variety of fish. Wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, pelicans, etc. can be seen while enjoying dinner. Meet new and old friends at the friendly and eclectic bar downstairs where reasonably priced libations and snacks are served. Crab cakes, clam chowder, and grouper sandwiches are the best on the island and don't forget to try their Pier

The pier also provides fishing equipment rentals, daily fishing licenses for sale, and bait. There is no excuse for not trying your hand at angling. If you catch a keeper, walk across the street and cook it on the house grill or ask the chef at the pier if they would prepare if for your dinner that evening.

Sugar sand beaches filled with shells, sand dollars and star fish are across the street on the Bay side or 3 blocks away on the Gulf side. This beach house is located in the most popular area of the island where you can enjoy all aspects of the island without getting into your car. Don't forget to walk to the north point to experience the most spectacular sunsets you'll ever see.

The beach house has fully insulated new hurricane windows that provide energy efficient protection from winds, rain, heat and cold. A library of fictional books are available for reading along with an Amazon firestick to access Netflix and other movies.

Keywords: Cozy, Beach House, on Ground Level

More Details

Sharon McManus Comkowycz
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Sharon McManus Comkowycz

Paul and Sharon Comkowycz have been married for 43 years and currently reside full time in Winter Haven, Florida. We spend every available weekend at Anna Maria Is with our grand daughter, family, and friends. We've been enjoying this island paradise for 34 years as we found this beach location we love after moving from New Haven, Ct. Our plans are to retire to this beach community and in the meantime, we rent our house to guests during the winter season and occasional weeks at a time during the off season and summer.

Sharon McManus Comkowycz purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Sharon McManus Comkowycz chose Anna Maria

Anna Maria is only 1 hour 45 minutes from our home in Winter Haven. The beaches are the finest in the world. Close proximity to Tampa, Sarasota, and Bradenton added to the quality of life we experience when vacationing on the island. We are not far from the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, St. Armand's Key in Sarasota, and the Mote Aquarium and research center in Bradenton. We chose our current beach house after owning another on the gulf side of the beach but preferred the location near the Rod and Reel Pier and the size of our 3 bedroom 2 bath house.

What makes this cottage unique

Bike Riding, Kayaking, Fishing, Reading, Walking, Naping, Watching Movies, Meeting new People, Eating out at some of the best restaurants in Sign of the Mermaid, Sand Bar, Beach Bistro, Rod and Reel.


Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • no bathtub. Each bath has a shower only. There is a wonderful outside shower with hot and cold water that is fully enclosed allowing for full showering outdoors. Very enjoyable.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 sets of twins at this time. Den may be remodeled at a later date. please inquire with questions., Baby Cribs (1) fold up crib available, Murphy Beds (1) Queen size
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
First floor, outdoor hot/cold shower, walk across street to beach, restaurant, fishing pier, friendly bar, 40' LCD TV, leather furniture, remodeled guest bath and kitchen, screened front porch to watch the world stroll by, hard wood deck with gas grill out back, see dolphins, manatees, sting rays and other ocean wild life from neighboring pier.


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Red Fish Cottage @ North Point Ami-Rod and Reel Pier Across St
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews

A great week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our month at the Red Fish Cottage. The weather was fantastic. We really didn't need to drive far while we were there other than to Publics which is just a few miles down the road. We took walks around the neighborhood everyday. We walked to Bean Point to see the sunset and walked to the beach . We walked to to the Rod & Reel Restaurant on the pier. Over the month we tried breakfast, lunch and dinner there...the food and people were great. We also watched some of the people fishing there and just gazed at the view. There are several good restaurants close by including the Waterfront down the street and the Sandbar on the other side of the isle (a great sunset place). There were several shops close by on Pine Ave that we visited and also a nice ice cream shop. The house was on the smaller side but perfect for us. We had another couple visit us for a couple of days and we had room. The kitchen and much of the rest of the house had been recently remodeled and upgraded. We enjoyed using the grill on the back deck to cook some fresh seafood. The screened in front porch was probably our favorite part of the house. We spent time each day there for morning coffee and evening cocktail. A great place. We have already booked the Red Fish Cottage for next February.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a good time. We look forward to hosting you in the future.
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What a great way to start 2018!!!!

  • 4 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at the Red Fish Cottage. Sharon & Paul could not have been any more helpful in making our stay the best ever. The location was perfect for us. We found everything we needed at the cottage to make our stay enjoyable. Looking forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of the Red Fish Cottage. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Please let us know how we might be able to improve your stay. Thank you. Sharon
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Winter Haven, Fl.

Great location & comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

Everything is there. Wonderful front porch for relaxing, reading, people watching, and good conversation.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

We always enjoy our visit to Anna Maria Island, this being our third. We stayed at Red Fish Cottage for a month and found that everything we needed was there. The cottage is very well situated for a short walk to the beach, the Rod and Reel Pier and Restaurant and for spectacular sunsets at Bean Point. The screened front porch was very pleasant. If there was any disappointment, it was the back yard furniture (unable to sit on it, rusty) and the back yard but in all fairness the landlord (Sharon)warned us about the back yard. In conclusion, Sharon was very pleasant and accommodating to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shipshewana, IN

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

This is the 2nd year we have rented the Red Fish Cottage on the north end of Anna Maria Island, Florida. We must have missed the notification that VBRO changed it's procedure for renting... we wanted it for next year but found out from the owner it had already been spoken for. How disappointing. Sharon was great to work with and we really enjoyed being there. The location can't be beat!! The cottage is very comfortable and handy to the Rod and Reel Pier, beach walking, shell collecting, and shops/activities on Pine Ae.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guest.
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Iowans Enjoying Second Year at Red Fish Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We love Anna Maria Island and Red Fish Cottage offers a prime location to visit Bean Point Beach, Rod & Reel Pier,

Anna Maria Pier, Trolley, & shopping within walking distance. We enjoy the front screened porch, and sunning and

cooking on the back deck. The new kitchen and bathroom are great. The cottage is comfortable & homey. The owners are friendly and pleasant to deal with. The cottage is quaint and totally fits the Anna Maria vibe!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Red Fish Cottage is a FIND at this price at the highly coveted north point of AMI. The located is in the premier location of Anna Maria Island where both the gulf and bay beaches can be accessed. North end is north of Pine Ave. The house is located directly across from the Rod and Reel Pier where visitors can fishing from the pier where fishing licenses and bait may be purchased. The Rod and Reel provides great fishing and the opportunity to sit on the water and enjoy a drink while watching birds/fish/ocean habitat and to meet people from many different locations.

They serve wonderful breakfasts such as eggs cooked to order and specialty omelets such as their famous seafood omelet. Lunch and dinner feature fresh fish entrees and their notable Pier Burger served with fries or yummy onion rings. Downstairs locals and out of town guests share $1.50 draft beer and wine while enjoying good tunes, sports TV, friendly bar tenders, and the opportunity to meet and make new friends from around the world.

The Rod and Reel Pier is GREAT for entertaining the kids and adults but to me, the most amazing benefit from renting or beach house is that you are only 3 blocks from the most beautiful sunsets and bird watching on Bean Point, the northern most point of the island. Here you can watch competing tides provide food for all varieties of birds while you walk leisurely along our world famous sugar sand beaches. These relaxation and special energy you feel is unparalleled by any other beach you have visited. The experience is memorable and uniquely special.

Finally, the shopping and food you will encounter while exploring Bud Chiles project to revitalize the Pine St. scene is enough to round out the magic of the north section of Anna Maria Island.

If you wish to leave the island to expand your vacation experiences, you couldn't be located in a better place with Sarasota and St. Petersburg are only 45 min. to 1 hour away. Bradenton Beach and the city of Bradenton are only 20-30 minutes away with cinemas, other restaurants, shopping, etc.

For the kids and ocean lovers, Mote research and museum are available for exploring and learning about ocean life and how to preserve our fragile coastal areas.

if you decide to stay at our Red Fish Cottage and find other things your greatly enjoyed and were made available to you during your stay on the island, please communicate your discoveries so that I may post them into my site.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400

If the renter cancels 60 days prior to their check in date, and the landlord is able to rent the cottage, the canceling renter will receive 50% of their money returned. If the cottage is not rented, no money will be refunded. If the renter cancels 59 or less days before arrival, no money will be returned to the renter.
Check in 4:00pm Check out 10:00am NO VARIATIONS!!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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