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Beach, Private Fishing dock, Heated Pool, Tropical Paradise

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,630 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

A mere 500 yards (5 min. walk) from sugar sand beaches on a quiet dead end street and a private fishing dock in your secluded tropical backyard. You have the best location Anna Maria Island has to offer, it is also within walking distance to fine dining and boutique shopping. A private spot to call home. Stop winding your watch, turn off your phone and leave your shoes at the door, this Three bedroom, two bath elevated home is a sanctuary of calm. Decorated for a happy-go-lucky lifestyle with comfortable furnishings, Four flat screen televisions, two enormous decks with views of the private HEATED pool and tropical secluded fenced backyard. A Kayak ramp going to the canal. I- POD/I-PHONE DOCKING STATION'S in all bedrooms

The master bedroom encompasses the entire top floor making it very private. It features a private deck, a king bed, large Flat screen TV,Blue Ray Player, walk in closet, double vanity, large shower and private toilet room. One guest room has a king sized bed and flat screen TV.The third guest room has a king bed. Throw a line off the dock, walk to the beach, or enjoy a lazy afternoon lounging by the heated pool. Internet access will keep you connected to civilization…. and free long distance calls to the US. Are we there yet?

Keywords: beach cottage, waterfront, bungalow, fenced yard, secluded beach house,

Please note: until you have a contract signed and deposit made to owner as per contract, your reservation is not complete or confirmed.


More Details

Nedra Townley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Nedra Townley

The owner's Victor, Nedra and daughter Victoria with John Travolta and Kelly Preston.

Nedra Townley purchased this house in 2010

Why Nedra Townley chose Anna Maria

We live in Ocala Florida and have spent the past 9 years renting, we love Anna Maria Island and are so happy to own a piece of paradise! We hope you enjoy our beach house as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

You are so close to everything, but you have a unique advantage to most homes on Anna Maria because of the secluded back yard. You feel miles away but yet so close. I feel as if I am at my own private Hilton and I hope you feel the same.

Guestbook comments from the owner


You have a truly beautiful house! We very much enjoyed ourselves there and all around Anna Marie Island. [and a great time at Busch Gardens]. We swam in pool, fished off the dock, played games on the beach, jet skied, para sailed – what a great vacation!

I hope everyone [including yourselves] enjoy the house as much as we did!


John Foley
Aug 2012
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1630 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , separate toilet room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower , enclosed, with hot and cold water and bench
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) 1king in the master bedroom and 2 king guest rooms,
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private secluded tropical fenced yard, Private fishing dock in the backyard, Beach wagon,toy's chairs, 4 bike's at no additional charge, Blue ray with Netflix and Pandora radio Free calls to the us and canada


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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Beach, Private Fishing dock, Heated Pool, Tropical Paradise
average rating of 4.857143 based on 43 reviews

Gorgeous property and location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at the Tipsy Turtle and we love it! This past year the kitchen was completely and beautifully remodeled as well as new flooring throughout. The pool and patio were also redone. We really love the privacy of the backyard including the heated pool and hot tub. We used the new beach cart to walk 5 minutes to the golf of Mexico carrying chairs, cooler, umbrellas etc. The location on the northern end of the island is a convenient location to get to Pine Street, go for walk or for a bike ride which are included at the property. We used the BBQ 3-4 times a week. The beds, bedding and towels are all first class and little things like shampoo, conditioner and seasonings are included. We are looking forward to returning in 2019!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boyne City, Michigan, USA

AMI Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you are seeking peace and tranquility on your next visit to AMI, look no further. The Tipsy Turtle offers its guests the best of what AMI has to offer. Located at the north end of Anna Maria Proper, you will enjoy great dinning experiences, wonderful sightseeing opportunities, and lavish in the flour white sands of the Gulf, which are all just a short walk away. The accommodations are wonderful, clean and most welcoming. You literally need your swimsuit and sunscreen, Nedra will provide the rest. We spent our mornings on the back deck sipping coffee and enjoying the lush tropical gardens of the backyard, which feels like its own private resort. Afternoons included time spent on the beach using the umbrellas, beach toys and lounging on the beach chairs which are all provided. During the early evenings we took short walks and enjoyed the sunsets at the Sandbar restaurant and appreciated cocktails at the City Pier Restaurant. On our walk home from the City Pier we found ourselves stopping at Two Scoops for Ice cream (Salted Caramel Ice cream YUM). While on your stay don't miss the cinnamon rolls at Ginny's & Jane E's (incredible). The Tipsy Turtle is a Fantastic vacation destination and its evident that Nedra takes great pride in providing a first class experience for her quests. This is why we have already rebooked and can't wait to visit again :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fun pre-Easter week in this friendly island home. The location on the canal made exploring the waters by kayak a highlight. Our grandchildren loved seeing the manatees up close. Located on a dead end street, 3 blocks from the beach, the cheery home has every amenity. The lush tropical backyard has a heated pool, outdoor shower, and even a quaint "outhouse." Don't miss the donut shop or Ginny & Jane's, both easy walks. And The Waterfront, a favorite, has carry out. We will definitely be Back!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fell in love on our first try

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house in October 2016 and could not have asked for anything more. It was our first visit to Anna Maria and we found the perfect spot on our first try. The owner was very responsive to questions. I text her several times during our stay and she responded quickly each time.

The beds were comfortable and there didn't seem to be anything the owner did not think of providing. The kitchen and bathrooms are stocked and pool and beach supplies are provided. My family loved the bikes and went on many bike rides. There are also two sets of washers and dryers so it was nice to not have to wait for one to be available.

The backyard was amazing we spent most of our time back there in the pool and hot tub, laying in the hammock or fishing from the dock. We loved just sitting on the back porch off the kitchen just looking at the backyard. It really made you feel like you were in paradise.

We look forward to returning to Anna Maria every year and hopefully be able to stay in this same house or in one of the owners other properties. It is comforting to know the owner will respond to any issues or questions you may have.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Property and wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults) had a great time at the Tipsy Turtle as we were there from 2/18 - 3/20/17. We especially loved the backyard seclusion and landscaping including the pool and hot tub which we used everyday. We also used the provided bikes (4) and beach cart most everyday. We packed the beach cart every afternoon with the supplied beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and cooler. The location was perfect; near restaurants, bars and the Gulf of Mexico and is located in the best part of the Island. The nearby beaches exceeded our expectations. The house has everything you need for cooking, comfort and we also grilled 4-5 days a week. There are also two local churches within walking distance. The owners are easy to work with and we were so happy with our stay we booked it again for the same time next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Townsend, DE

Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our vacation week. So many great things have been said before and I agree with all of them. The inside of the house was very clean and had everything you would ever need including all pots and pans, a bullet for making frozen drinks and a juicer for making fresh orange juice. The top floor is just the master bedroom and suite so is very private. You have access to a double garage for storing anything that might need locked up. Inside the garage are four beach cruiser bikes and a child's 18" bike. She provides everything for the beach such as several beach umbrellas, numerous chairs, boogie boards, skim boards and a huge wagon to pull it all with. The backyard feels like a resort with all of the landscaping and the pool. If you need to stay out of the sun like we do, there is always shade on one side of the property because how tall the trees are. The dock is great if you have any fisherman in your group and you can launch kayaks off the side of the dock with the kayak launcher that moves up and down with the tide. The beach is a close walk toward the gulf side, we rode bikes to the two piers on the bay side and there are many businesses close by on Pine St. The first morning we were there, I went to Jinny and Janes and surprised our kids with the biggest cinnamon rolls I have ever seen (and they were delicious). This was our first time on the island, but you simply can't go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant
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Ginny's and Jannie
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Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant
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The General Store
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The Waterfront Restestaurant
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City Pier
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Rod and Reel Pier
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Community Center
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Beach Bums Rentals
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slim's Restaurant
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Shopping Center
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Art Gallery
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Boutique Shopping
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Feeling Swell


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

******Holiday rate for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and 4th of July week is 3000.00******
Refundable Damage Deposit is due upon initial booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.