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

Anna Maria, FL, USA
  • House1201 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths,very private garden and pool, no hurricane damage

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, New Outdoor Dining Table and Chairs, More Art, More Tropical Plants in Garden

**2018: New plantation shutters for twin bedroom, New Shell Driveway, New All Terrain Wheel Beach Wagon, New Outdoor Grill in March

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,



Member Since 2010
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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

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Deluxe bathroom for second master

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            Our house is located on a private residential street that runs along the beach on the north end of Anna Maria Island. We are directly across the street from the most beautiful swimming beach.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Luxury sheets are provided on all beds. The linens are used only in this home and are washed by our house keeper.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central Air throughout house.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        *BRAND NEW 2012* Samsung Front-Loader Dryer
                      • Free Long Distance
                        Free calling within continental United States and Canada
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                        Internet via cable modem
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Parking in driveway
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Driveway is wide enough to fit two cars. There is also on street parking available in front of house.
                      • Telephone
                        Telephone and answering machine
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels and beach towels are provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        *BRAND NEW 2012* Samsung Front-Loader Washer with Sanitize cycle
                      • Wireless Internet
                        free WIFI internet access
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Large coffee maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            We have glasses, dishes, utensils, picnic items, etc. We also have picnic trays and other accessories to make it easy to use the outdoor dining area.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Many small appliances plus garbage disposal in sink. Fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, flatware and cooking utensils. Coffemaker, toaster, blender, waffle maker.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, flatware. We also have a waffle maker.
                          • Oven
                            Electric Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Spices and common pantry items. We supply common cleaning items as well.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Electric Stovetop
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 7 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Wide assortment of board games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable HDTV with standard stations
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    2 Televisions
                                  • Toys
                                    Beach and pool toys are provided.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Several children and family BlueRay movies


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Very large patio with outdoor seating and dining areas. The dining area is covered with a large umbrella. Lounge chairs with additional tables are great for relaxing. We have and extensive tropical garden with palm trees. An outdoor hot/cold shower is provided.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Extensive tropical garden with many varieties of palm trees, bromiliads and other tropical plants.
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Private, high-end hot tub surrounded by garden/palm trees.
                                              • Private Pool
                                                High-end, private, heated pool with waterfall and hot tub.


                                                  • marina
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • 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

                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    36 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Fabulous getaway!

                                                                    Sarah L.Peoria, Illinois

                                                                    Spoonbill Hideaway made for a fabulous getaway for the second year in a row! Melanie is so easy to work with and accessible when called. The back yard oasis is a wonderful place to relax and hang out. Beach access is a short walk down the street. The rental is clean, very comfortable, quiet, and has all the necessities. The descriptions of the property on VRBO do not do it justice, beautiful place to stay. We will be back!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We really enjoyed having you a as our guests again this year at Spoonbill Hideaway. Your repeat business is the highest compliment. We hope you return again soon!

                                                                    This is a perfect Florida home.

                                                                    susan s.Glastonbury CT

                                                                    It is in the quiet end of the Island and just a short walk to the beach.

                                                                    The home has a great layout and is up to date with all the amenities. The pool and spa are beautiful and in a private setting. The owners are very responsive and go out of their way to assure your comfort.

                                                                    Amazing pool

                                                                    Cori V.

                                                                    With two small boys, getting out of the house with beach gear is rough. This place is super close to the beach, but the pool is so awesome you can really be happy without ever leaving the yard. It's surrounded by a beautiful garden. Comfortable beds, well stocked. The downside for us was the construction going on on both sides of the house, two three story places will soon flank this tiny cottage, losing some of the privacy of the pool area. All in all a great rental.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are delighted that you enjoyed our beautiful comfortable island home. We boast one of the largest private pools and spa in the area, located in our back yard. Our palm trees and landscape hedges are massive and completely cover the homes next to us. Most Anna Maria homes have tiny front yard pools, so we are very proud of our very large, private back yard pool and garden, and we plan to keep it that way. We will continue to offer a very private and quiet back yard. See pictures for accurate back yard view, as we keep them up to date.

                                                                    Spoonbill Hideaway is a charming, comfortable home on the island.

                                                                    We had a fabulous time on Anna Maria Island while staying at Spoonbill Hideaway! The house is located close to the beach, so we were able to go back and forth throughout the day. The kids loved riding the trolley into town to visit the shops and restaurants. The pool and hot tub were beautiful as well as the surrounding gardens. The kids loved swimming at night. We also rented bikes to bike around the island. We walked to the pier in the mornings to watch the sunrise and watched the dolphins and manatees. The Donut Experiment, on the island, has probably the best donuts I have ever tasted. My girls really enjoyed spending time with their cousins on the island and at Spoonbill Hideaway and look forward to returning to make more great memories!


                                                                    Cindy R.

                                                                    Spoonbill Hideaway was a perfect spot for our vacation. The house was a beautiful, clean beach house. The pool and hot tub were wonderful. We loved walking on the beach in the morning, and watching the sunsets at night. Anna Maria Island, had many fun things to do, and great restaurants close by.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We enjoyed having you as our guests and hope that you will come back to Spoonbill Hideaway very soon! We are delighted that you enjoyed our cozy home and garden by the sea.

                                                                    A perfect paradise!

                                                                    Mark S.

                                                                    We had a wonderful stay. Despite being inside for the first few days due to rain, the house was very comfortable, well appointed and stocked with games and rainy day activities that helped pass the time. When the weather broke, the pool and hot tub were fantastic, and we split time between there and the beach, which was just a very short walk away. We would DEFINITELY stay here again!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We enjoyed having you as our guests at Spoonbill Hideaway. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our cozy beach house. We do hope you come back soon!


                                                                    Anna Maria, FL, USA

                                                                    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

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                    Desirable weeks usually book nine months in advance. Popular seasons require a Saturday check-in and Saturday checkout. Contact owner if you have special requests. We accept longer term (3+ week) reservations, but we require a larger non-refundable down payment.

                                                                    36 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                    For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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