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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 30 nights

About the property

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

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 Burger...awesome.

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 a library of DVD movies.

Keywords: Cozy, Beach House, on Ground Level

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Sharon McManus Comkowycz
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2017

About Sharon McManus Comkowycz

Paul and Sharon Comkowycz have been married for 40 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 Island

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.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Red Fish Cottage @ North Point Ami-Rod and Reel Pier Across St
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

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: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time at Red Fish

  • 5 of 5

Coming from upstate NY, my wife and I rented the cottage sight unseen, except for the website photos, for the month of March.

In short, it was great!

We had a constant stream of visitors, including twin 3-year old grandsons, and everything worked out wonderfully. The location is superb... just an easy 20-30 minute walk to the village and some great (and funky) shops and restaurants. More importantly, it's right across the street from the Rod and Reel Pier restaurant, which is, itself, a treat and, literally, just minutes from the beaches (and sunsets!).

The cottage itself was in great shape. Everything worked well and the owners allowed us to borrow some of the beach things stored in the garage.

One of the things that our family enjoyed the most was the fact that it is a beach cottage and is extremely comfortable and unpretentious. We could relax and enjoy it without feeling that we were in a museum.

Probably the best endorsement we can offer is that we've already booked next March as well and, along with our family, are already looking forward to our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This cottage was wonderful! The interior was beautifully decorated, and the owner was wonderful to deal with. The backyard was better than anticipated; it was not manicured by any means, but lovely to sit on the back deck or to barbeque. And the location was perfect! It was just a few minutes to a gorgeous beach. The lanai was our favourite spot to read a book or just relax with out coffee in the morning. The beds in the third bedroom were very uncomfortable, but I'm told they're being replaced. This bedroom also has the only access to the backyard, so it must be walked through to get there, which was mildly inconvenient. The traffic on the island is also horrendous. Between 10 and 5 it was a headache to get anywhere. We were there for two months and had very little concerns, all of which the owner handled wonderfully. All in all a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terri - Winter Haven Fl

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here August of 2011. The house is perfect for a family, plenty of room for everyone. It was very clean and the new bathroom and kitchen are great. My teen son loved the WiFi, so he could play his video games. I loved that is is so close to the beaches. You just grab your towel, snorkel and mask and walk just a block in either direction and you are at the most beautiful beaches in the world. My husband loved that the fishing pier was right across the street and loved the gas grill on the back deck. We all loved to eat over at the pier and loved to see the dolphins playing right in front of us. We also saw manatees, starfish, sand dollars, sea snails and stingrays. No need to go to the aquarium, it was right across the street. Look forward to our next trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Most Relaxing Vaccation ever

  • 5 of 5

Once you step through the gate to this cozy cottege, you feel the relaxation taking over, and you forget the busy outside world. The interior of the cottage has been renovated with a beautiful spacious kitchen, and custom touches throughout. Everything is very clean. There is plenty of space to lounge around, and it is big enough that you don't fall over each other if you have a large family. The outside landscaping is very colorful and gives you a sense of privacy.The Rod and Reel Pier is literally steps away, and eating there is something that we always look forward to. Wildlife is everywhere, and a beautiful and shady beach is just a short walk down the road. There are many other great restaurants on the island, and cute shops to visit. I have recommended this place to all my friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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not so goo

  • 2 of 5

Having stayed there for for a month in 011, this property was not advertised truthfully.No wireless wifi.Filthy carpets with stains all over them. Could not use the backyard because of trash and fleas. The brand new kitchen was beautiful, as was the new bathroom. Rest of the place was not taken care of. We should have known better, being there was no rental lease available.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Red Fish Cottage is located in the premier location of Anna Maria Island at the north point which 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 serves three meals per day 7 days/week with 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

Anna Maria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 29 2017 - Feb 28 2017
25 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
25 night minimum stay
New Years 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
27 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
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