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Spoonbill Hideaway -Big Pool/Spa/Private Tropical Oasis/Across from Gulf Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Our house is located on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria Florida across the street from one of the widest and finest beaches on the island near Bean Point on the very desirable north end, in the city of Anna Maria. Come visit our house most appropriately named 'Spoonbill Hideaway' after our favorite bird found on the island, the Roseate Spoonbill. Our house is located on a quiet residential street where there are no high rise buildings or condominiums. It is peaceful and safe and perfect for couples and families alike. We finished renovating it in 2010 giving it all new furniture throughout, a new bedroom, new beds, memory foam pillow top mattresses, a new bathroom, new laundry room and new custom swimming pool and spa.

Our large swimming pool is a lagoon style swimming pool with a rock waterfall and an expansive patio for dining or sunning by the pool. This is a private romantic oasis that is really unique on the island.

We enjoy gardening and have a beautiful tropical garden in both the front and the back of the house with a variety of palm trees and tropical plants. There are 15 different kinds of palm trees! There also is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water to rinse off in after a busy day of play at the beach. Enjoy dining poolside or unwind in the spa with a drink in your hand, after dark under the palm trees in the private backyard. Don't forget to watch the night sky while floating in the pool or sitting in the hot tub. You may see a shooting star.

The house has everything necessary for a perfect beach vacation. You just bring your clothes, toiletries and the sunscreen. You will find new linens and towels for bath, beach and pool, kitchen accessories, and even toys and chairs for the beach. Our kitchen is well equipped with utensils, toaster, waffle maker, coffee maker, blender, plates, cups, flatware, cutlery, and even a garbage disposal. Cook a big meal at the stove and oven or heat up a frozen meal in the microwave. Your choice! Or, cook supper outside by the pool and patio with the barbeque grill. Dine inside at our pub style table or outside on the patio. We have two master bedrooms. One has private French doors leading to the pool and spa area. The other master bedroom is on the opposite end of the house with a brand new bathroom featuring Italian porcelain and split faced onyx in the shower, a shell shaped pedestal sink and new toilet. The third bedroom has two twin beds and plenty of storage in two chests of drawers. The sea oats on the beach and the open sky over the sea can be seen from the windows in this cute bedroom. The home has central air conditioning and heating in all rooms. There is a large 42 inch flat screen high definition screen with BluRay DVD that is located in the living room for more entertainment. A second flat screen TV is located in one of the bedrooms. WIFI Cable internet is provided. A washer and dryer is also provided.

** 2010: Remodel/Addition and Pool completed.

** 2012: New Samsung Front Loader Washer and Dryer with Sanitize cycle.

** 2013: New Shutters, More Tropical Flowers and Palms

** 2014: New Super-Sized Heater for Spa and Pool (Spa heats faster), New Pool Pump

** 2015: New Central Air Conditioning and Furnace

** 2016: New Built-in Dining Room Furniture, New Grill, More Tropical Plants in Garden

** 2017: New Master (King) Mattress and Box Springs, New Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Refinished Bathtub, New Kitchen Accessories including new Coffee Maker, New Box Springs on Twin Beds, New Pool Filter, More Art, More Tropical Plants in Garden

Keywords: Home, Cottage, Beach House, Bungalow, Bean Point, Ocean, Sea, Gulf, Beach, Central Air, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Spa, Pool, Central Air, Cozy, Quiet, North Shore, North end, garden, palm trees, luxury, private, tropical, Spoonbill,

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Melanie

We are the Scheuerle family from Austin Texas, who recently moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina. We discovered Anna Maria Island in 1998 when we came for a family vacation with our three children. It was love at first sight! Anna Maria Island has the best beaches in the world and a small town charm with friendly locals. The sand is so white, the water so crystal clear and the wildlife abundant. The beaches are never crowded. We rented a beach cottage on North Shore Drive and had the best vacation of our lives. In the years to come, we would add three more children to our family and rent several other homes, all on North Shore Drive because we believe it to be the most special place on the island. Over the next 10 years we spent every summer in Anna Maria on North Shore Drive enjoying the beach, biking through Anna Maria and riding the free trolley to our favorite restaurants and the mini golf course on Bradenton Beach. Anna Maria is a tradition for our family. We were absolutely thrilled in 2009 when the most perfect beach house on North Shore Drive became available for purchase. We bought the cottage, completely rennovated it and 'Spoonbill Hideaway' was born.

Melanie purchased this house in 2009

Why Melanie chose Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a 7 and 1/2 mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico between St Petersburg and Sarasota. It is known for its pristine and natural beaches and 'old Florida' feel with its small town charm and friendliness. Zoning regulations in the city of Anna Maria keep the area pristine and charming. North Shore Drive is in the actual historical city of Anna Maria on the very desirable northern tip of Anna Maria Island where Tampa Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico. It is the meeting of these two huge bodies of water that make our location so special. There is an abundance of wildlife drawn to this area due to the vast food supply and secluded beach areas with very little human interference. Bean Point where the Bay meets the gulf is pristine and very natural. We have seen everything from turtles, manatees, and dolphins, to every species of seabird found in this part of Florida present on the beach near our house. The water is beautiful and clean and so nice for swimming and the sand is sugar soft and white and perfect for burying your toes and building sand castles. If you walk south on our beach you will find yourself at the Famous Sandbar Restaurant where you can dine on the beach and watch the sun set. If you walk north on our beach you will end up on Bean Point where you have a panaramic view of water in every direction and you can actually stand on the tip of the island and watch the sunset and listen to the waves of the Gulf of Mexico crash into the waves of Tampa Bay. It is a magnificent feeling and part of the magic of Bean Point. We also like that we are in walking and biking distance from the Rod and Reel Pier where there is a fabulous restaraunt and excellent fishing and the historic district of the city of Anna Maria where shopping, museums, restaurants and entertainment can be found. A short stroll down the street finds the intersection of North Shore and Pine where the historic district begins and the free trolley can be picked up.

What makes this house unique

Besides being located next to one of the best beaches on Anna Maria island, we believe that we have one of the nicest private swimming pools and spas on the island. We had our pool custom built this summer 2010. It a very large swimming pool measuring 30 ft by 15 feet. It has a Caribbean Blue water color due to the Pebbletec bottom which you must see and experience to appreciate. The water just glistens due to state-of-the art filtration and cleaning. The rocks for the waterfall and spa overflow and coping were hand picked for their richness in color and the patio was carefully matched to the natural stone. We even embedded porcelain Loggerhead turtles on the bottom of the pool to remind you the Loggerheads that make their nests on our beach every summer. They look so real, you will believe you are actually swimming with the sea turtles. Our backyard is large and private with beautiful gardens. There are huge pine and palm trees on all sides of the property and the neighboring estates giving the pool and spa area complete privacy. You will feel like you are in your own private paradise when you enjoy the backyard area.


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Deluxe bathroom for second master
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Second Master with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Bedroom has a door to the patio
  • The king and queen beds have pillowtop mattresses. All beds have luxury sheets. The sheets and bedding are only used for this home and are cleaned by our house keeper.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Custom designed brand new very private heated swimming pool and spa with Pebbletec surface, rock waterfall and rock coping were added in 2010. Expansive patios with lawn furniture and dining table and furniture for outdoor picnics in back yard. Patio and Pool are surrounded by palm trees/tropical gardens. The house is across a quiet residential street from one of the least crowded, nicest and widest beaches on the island. We provide beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and beach toys. We also provide a beach cart. A free trolley to tour the island and reach shopping and dining areas can be accessed on Pine Ave. and there is also a store (Beach Bums) where bikes, kayaks and canoes can be rented. Biking is a popular way to tour Anna Maria Island as is walking.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Spoonbill Hideaway -Big Pool/Spa/Private Tropical Oasis/Across from Gulf Beach
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great vacation experience while staying at Spoonbill Hideaway. The house is very nice and well equipped for an enjoyable stay. The backyard features a pool and spa in a beautiful tropical and private setting. White sand beach is just a short distance away. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We look forward to having you and your family come back for another wonderful stay at Spoonbill Hideaway!
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Our return stay at Spoonbill Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The Hideaway is perfect in every sense. We absolutely loved our annual stay as it close to the beach, restaurants and Pine Avenue. Plus a great heated pool and sauna and a comfortable 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. If your looking for a great place to stay in AMI don't think twice about renting. Thanks Ray & Patty

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ray and Patty for the nice review. Your repeat business is the highest compliment! We hope to see you back soon at Spoonbill Hideaway!
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Perfect Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfectly named...the backyard pool and spa are sheltered by a beautiful tropical garden! You will have your own little oasis! Short walk to the beach. Four girlfriends stayed for a week and we found it clean, comfortable, and all we could hope for. You will not be disappointed! Melanie is very helpful and responds quickly. We have already booked another stay next October!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for being guests at Spoonbill Hideaway. We are delighted that you enjoyed our home and garden and are excited that you will joining us again next year for another tropical vacation. We look forward to your return, and you can be sure there will be new surprises in the garden since we enjoy adding new interesting and beautiful plants to the yard.
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Wonderful house with superb pool and garden in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

What's not to love.

The house is clean and well equipped and has everything you need for a relaxed and enjoyable stay.

The garden is beautiful, tropical and private.

The pool is large and perfect for swimming and playing.

And, the location is wonderful with the shortest walk to the magical white sandy beach.

The owners are friendly, helpful and happy to offer help and advice to get the best from the island.

This was our second visit to the property and we will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Spoonbill Hideaway and we hope that you return again soon.
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Another perfect getaway at Spoonbill

  • 5 of 5

Third time to Spoonbill Hideaway, and it never disappoints. Spent mornings at the beach, and afternoons in the pool, shaded by the beautiful palms. Enjoyed visiting nearby favourites - restaurant at the Rod and Reel Peer, mini-golf, Beach House restaurant. This cottage is close to the beach, and has all the amenities you need in a beach vacation - lots of beach and pool toys, a spa, and a fully equipped kitchen. Would highly recommend Spoonbill to families with young kids. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review, and good information and useful tips for our future guests.We are delighted that you have chosen to return to our cottage three times. This is the highest compliment of all. We look forward to your next visit at Spoonbill HIdeaway.
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Maine gal

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at Spoonbill Hideaway! The house is well equipped. The pool and spa are very nice and the close proximity to the beach make this the perfect getaway. We had a few windy days when the gulf was too wavy for swimming but a short walk along the beach took us to the gulf which was calm and delightful. This property is close to everything. We enjoyed dining at the Waterfront restaurant, the Rod and Reel pier and the Bridge Street Bistro in Brandenton Beach. Beach Bums is the closest place for bike rentals and has free pick up and delivery. We also can highly recommend ABC rentals for any baby equipment. It was delivered and picked up free and was in excellent condition. You won't be disappointed if you rent this property. The owners are very pleasant and have really thought of everything.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind remarks. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Spoonbill Hideaway. I hope you visit again ! Melanie
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Famous Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sandbar Restaurant - Cozy barefoot stroll on beach
Nearest Beach
Across the Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Bean Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Rod & Reel Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Trolley Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Street Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
City Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

The island is small and friendly. Jogging, biking and walking the island are popular activities. Cute shops and restaurants are plentiful. The free Island Trolley is a great way to travel. Make sure to take advantage of the live music at the local hot spots.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late April 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Week 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Feb 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Feb 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Winter 2018
Feb 17 2018 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Desirable weeks usually book nine months in advance. We accept longer term (3+ week) reservations, but we require a larger non-refundable down payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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