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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

La Mer

306 Ponsettia Drive

Anna Maria, FL 34216

We are pleased to introduce you to one of the most fabulous, luxurious and impressive rental properties on Anna Maria Island. Within walking distance of the most picturesque and beautiful stretches of shoreline on the entire Island, this home offers breathtaking views of both the Gulf of Mexico and its stunning sunsets and Tampa Bay.

This home is a truly magnificent three-level, six-bedroom home offering spacious accommodation in one of the nicest locations on the Island, around its northernmost tip which is blessed with unspoiled white sandy beaches, an abundance of marine life and is so peaceful and tranquil that it would have you believe that you are alone on your own private island. Not only is this home located on a large corner lot on an exclusive residential street but it is just a short walk from the beaches of Bean Point along the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Rod and Reel and City Piers along Tampa Bay to the east. This house is the perfect accommodation for everyone from a small family to a multi-family vacation to a wedding party.

In this house, you will see luxury at its finest but also feel the comfort ideal during any vacation. The home is beautifully and tastefully furnished and decorated with no expense spared. It has marble and wood floors throughout and granite countertops in both the kitchen and bathrooms. It also has ample parking in the enormous driveway.

The surrounding area is like a tropical garden with mature trees and plants offering privacy and shade. Pull up a chair and relax next to a heated lagoon pool, with an abundance of seating, hot tub, grotto-style and cave. A barbecue grill is provided for outdoor cooking. A spacious poolside room with a plethora of recreation including pool and ping-pong tables and access to the first floor of the home.

On the first floor is an open-plan kitchen, lounge area and dining area, with double doors leading out onto a spacious, covered balcony overlooking the pool and containing a staircase leading down to the pool area. The comfortable and flexible living area is casually but elegantly furnished with a huge flat-screen TV, DVD player, stereo system and luxurious seating. The dining area contains a large wooden dining table with seating for eight offering plenty of room for family meals and conversation. The luxurious kitchen is fully stocked and equipped with all of the modern amenities you need to prepare your meals including cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, bake ware, dishes, utensils, toaster, coffee pot and blender. The kitchen also contains state-of-the-art major appliances including a French-door-style refrigerator complete with water and ice maker, dishwasher, range and microwave.

One of the two master suites is also on the first floor, which contains a balcony with seating, king-size bed, flat screen TV, walk-in wardrobe and large bathroom complete with spa tub. Next to the first master suite is an office, containing desk and a sofa that converts into a queen-size bed. Nearby is a half bathroom, huge closet and laundry room complete with state-of-the-art washer and dryer.

Four further bedrooms are found upstairs, which include one additional master suite with a balcony with seating, king-size bed, flat screen TV, walk-in wardrobe and large bathroom complete with spa tub; two queen bedrooms, with bathrooms; and another bedroom which contains two twin day beds with trundles. Each bedroom contains luxurious linens, an abundance of storage space, walk-in wardrobes, modern furniture and beautiful decor. A fifth room functions as an additional living room or game room with wet bar, wine refrigerator, huge flat screen TV and sofa which converts into a queen-size bed. This room also has doors opening to an additional covered balcony overlooking the pool and containing a spiral staircase leading to a rooftop deck with breathtaking panoramic Gulf to Bay views. One further bathroom and huge closet complete the upstairs area.

Keywords: Beach, house, pool, luxurious, spacious, new, estate, view, bay, pool, spa, jacuzzi, gameroom, sunset, large, table, billiards, grotto, ping-pong, family, bbq, wedding, mutli-family, reunion

**If you would like to rent a golfcart for your stay, please contact our office at (941)-216-3793.


** If you would like to have your pool heated, we kindly ask that you please contact Beach House Real Estate at least 10 days prior to your arrival so that it ensures us ample time to fulfill your request. We do offer pool heat as needed as a courtesy to our guests at no additional charge. All of our pools and pool equipment are closely monitored by the pool company for your safety, we kindly ask that the controls not be tampered with- most of the systems are locked for this reason. Due to the island's strict 10pm noise ordinance, the pool heaters will not run overnight. Please remember, outdoor spas are not hot tubs (some properties have a spa, some have a hot tub). Generally speaking, our winter months are considered from November through April. During these months we do our best to ensure that the pools are heated to a temperature of 82 degrees. However, please be aware that even in Central Florida we do occasionally get cold spells that can send the temperatures down into the 30's for a few nights in a row. This will cause the pool water temperature to draw down to in the 70's and a pool pump will automatically shut down if the outside temperature gets too cold. The pump will then kick back on in the morning and begin re-heating of the pool back to 82, which may take several days depending on the severity of the cold spell. Ultimately, these situations are beyond our control. Other issues such as severe weather conditions, equipment malfunction, temporary loss of use of equipment or amenities due to maintenance purposes or other items do happen for time to time. Please be aware that Beach House Real Estate cannot issue refunds during your stay based on acts of God. However, please know that in the rare event of pool equipment malfunction during your stay, Beach House Real Estate will do everything in our power to expedite repairs as quickly as possible as we certainly want you to enjoy your heated pool and Florida sunshine to the fullest extent possible! Beach House Real Estate thanks you in advance for your understanding on this issue.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Beach House Real Estate


What makes this house unique

Every luxury amenity to make your stay one of the most memorable vacations for your family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a cute house in the perfect location. It was close to shops and restaurants along with being in a quiet neighborhood and a short distance to the beach. . We had everything we needed and felt like home. We didn't want to leave! Needless to say we'll be back!
Dec 2017
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 5.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
Grotto-style heated pool, some books, small games and CDs, Walk to the Beach and Bay


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.4375 based on 17 reviews

Great House/Location

  • 3 of 5

The house is very spacious and great for accommodating a large group/family.

Short walk to the Rod and Reel Pier, Donut

Experiment and the beach.

We enjoyed watching the sunrise from the Crows Nest.

The house does need some TLC which was brought to the attention of the Property Management team to share with the owner.

Need extenders for the WiFi

This was our second time to Anna Maria Island and looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anna Maria family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home with amazing views and perfect location. Erica and Amanda were very easy to work with and made sure we had everything we needed for a perfect vacation. Thank you Beach House RE for making our vacation one we will never forget. We can’t wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on house not being properly maintained

  • 3 of 5

House was in ideal location, in a quite neighborhood. Some issues.

Frontdoor key holder with combination was difficult to use. Took at least 10 minutes to open and could not be used for balance of our stay.

Below are some comments from one of our couples.


-Orange mildew on shower curtain ( 2nd floor ) -VERY Loud noise when toilet flushes ( 2nd floor Queen room front of house)

-Towels: not enough per person to avoid doing laundry and in very poor condition.


- mattress pads and pillows stained

- mattresses very soft and unsupportive. Made crunchy noise with movement. One king bedroom on 2nd floor too hard. ( back corner over pool)

- sheets stained ( 1st floor master suite)

Living Room Furniture worn and dirty.


-Washing machine has mildew

- chairs by pool table: filthy, black with mildew -Dishwasher leaked -there were no teaspoons in kitchen drawer -keypad was tough to operate -Pool control labels hard to understand -Sliders very hard to slide, lock

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mary Poppins....practically perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

A five star rating has been rewarded to this property because the space lent itself to allow my family, total 7, and extended family, total 6, the space to be together as well as alone. The many bedrooms with on-suites, gave all of us the space to be completely comfortable as if we were staying in a resort! The house is equipped with all the comforts that make a home. The pristine hardwood floors and sturdy construction helps to sound proof the rooms, while the quaint decor is comfortable and homey. It's not over the top, making all of us extremely cozy, from the youngest,16 to the oldest,50+. The location is residential, but close enough to walk to many of the quaint shops, services and restaurants. We took full advantage of the beaches, many decks with fabulous views, pool and hot tub as well as the game room. The nicest part of sharing this home for the week was watching all of our family members play games, chat and low key the TV! The island was breathtaking with white sand beaches a couple of blocks away! The locals are very friendly and safe atmosphere was felt by all. The plus to this home, I have rented others, was the property manager! He was the best to work with a true plus to the property. Make your next memory at the "Big Yellow House"!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous, Fun Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

This year we may have started a new family tradition - a Beach Thanksgiving!! We started with an inspiration to spend time together and lived it out in this wonderful home on Anna Maria Island. The house was fantastic. We had three generations in the house and everyone had plenty of space to be together or find their own space for a personal 'time out'. The fact that 4 of the 5 bedrooms have an en suite bathroom makes this home perfect for multiple families.

If you ask the kids (ages 6-15), their favorite part of the house was the pool and hot tub, followed by the game room. The adults would also agree. In fact, the pictures do not do the pool and hot tub justice. The landscaping makes it your own private oasis. We loved it! The game room was perfect for our kids who mastered ping pong and pool in short order.

The beach is a short walk away but we would recommend renting a golf cart to tool around and to haul chairs to the beach. We all took turns We even took it out to dinner at the Sandbar restaurant (beautiful sunsets) where we dropped it off at the valet! The kids thought that was cool.

The property manager Dennis was very nice and responsive if we had questions. The house was very clean and well stocked with everything you need in the kitchen or the beach.

We took two excursions while we were on Anna Maria that are worth mentioning. 1. Mixon's Fruit Farm - -Not only do you get to see citrus growing they also have an animal sanctuary where you can even pet an alligator! The kids loved learning about the various animals found in Florida. They also have a huge gift shop and snack bar/restaurant that we enjoyed for lunch It's about 45 minutes from the house but worth the trip! 2. Kayaking with Shane of Happy Paddler - The entire crew enjoyed a beautiful time kayaking and learning about the local sea life from Shane who is a Master Naturalist. We say conch, sea urchin, sting ray, horseshoe crab, and a baby puffer fish! The kids of all ages truly enjoyed our outing and knew we were in great hands with Shane out on the water.

We certainly had a great time on Anna Maria Island and loved calling this house our home base!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs some changes made

  • 2 of 5

When we arrived to the home on Saturday we arrived to a full black, green and blue trashcan and approx. 6 to 7 bags of trash on the ground. The vacationer across from the home came over and commented what a shame it was to pay a big price for a home and arrive to smelly trash, he also stated the previous renters missed the Thursday pickup and put all the trash out there on Friday ( trash pickup in Mondays and Thursday's) so this was trash from all week that we had to come in to. Text off and on all week about the trash to Dennis but nothing was done the trash truck came as scheduled. so the next renters came to one full trash can which was better than we had it. My suggestion would be for a 6 br that the trash only runs 1 x per week ( recyclables runs one day and garbage one day) to have 2 green cans instead of 1 ( green is for garbage). Then once we all got settled in on sat from our long day of travel we realized we had 3 wash rags to bath with for 14 people and a 5 bathrooms. I texted Dennis and was told he would arrange for delivery of more. On Sunday we went to the beach and around 5 that afternoon text him to say none had been relieved and was told it would be Monday when the office was open. So I guess if you run into trouble on the weekend you are on your own. We used hand towels for 2 days as wash rags. Next, as one of the other guess mentioned Wi-Fi very spotty have to be in certain areas of home and it is a little ways to the beach and there is NO view what so ever of the beach from this home, uncomfortable mattress in some of the rooms and TV only in 2 bedrooms. A lot of money to pay to have to deal with smelly trash and no rags. A lot of nice Homes in Anna Maria to have to deal with this and other company's that have some one you can call on the weekends. Would advise you to check around before booking here.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was requested to bring more wash rags and we have made sure we have an ample supply here on hand so this won't happen again. The garbage situation was unusual and hasn't happened before or again. For some reason the collectors were by passing us for several pickups. I was on the phone with customer service several times everyday and the situation was finally resolved.
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  • $2800-$5000/wk
  • US Dollars
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