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The Perfect Gulf Front Vacation, Directly on the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Osprey House, Gulf front vacation rental-located on the North end of Anna Maria Island.

Located directly on the beach, this is the perfect relaxing and fun Florida vacation getaway. You can sunbathe in the tropical breeze or watch spectacular sunsets from your own porch.

This private and tranquil three bedroom, two bath home rests on a spacious deck that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico . Each beach themed room is comfortable, private and relaxing. Walk outside onto the sandy white beach to rest and swim. Or unwind on the balcony and take in the breathtaking view of the sand dunes and the blue waters.

Only a few blocks away, Pine Avenue offers many attractions including shops, seafood restaurants and art galleries. Stroll to the Rod N' Reel or City Piers for a bite to eat and take in the magnificent ocean view.

For adventure seekers, there are ample sporting opportunities. From fishing to kayaking or biking, Anna Maria island provides something for everyone to enjoy.

Wake up to the sound of the waves, search the sand for sea shells and delight in the wonders of Anna Maria island right here at OSPREY HOUSE, which was named after the Osprey families that have nested at the top of a Norfolk pine on the property for the last ten years.

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Michael Trauner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The Perfect Gulf Front Vacation, Directly on the Beach!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Highly Recommended Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We just left a perfect week at this beautiful beach home. First let me start by saying Michael gave excellent customer service which made this an easy choice for rental property. The home is a duplex but the other side is kept vacant for privacy. There was no one around us, we definitely had quite the privacy and the beach is just enough of a walk to keep the front patio peaceful and private. We are nature lovers and had our fill seeing shark, manatee, skates, dolphins, horseshoe crabs, geckos, sand dollars, sea stars and tons of shells to name a few. Advice for seashell hunting, go early around sunrise for the best pick, otherwise there will just be smaller shells left. The property had absolutely gorgeous views and was very clean. It is not a huge place, but cozy for a single family. Highly recommend and give 5 stars. PS my artist daughter loved the fun art in the house, especially your daughters tree drawing in the bedroom :)

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This beach house is beyond perfect: amenities, size, location and comfort. Our family of four (2 adults/1 teen/1 pre-teen) had an absolutely wonderful time here. It has enough space without being too big or too small. The two screened in porches were excellent for early morning coffee and reading with beautiful beach views. So grateful for finding this house on Home Away!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 4 of 5

First and foremost, we were very pleased with our stay. We were sad to say good bye to AMI. That being said, we weren't aware the washer/dryer were coin operated (though it does say coin operated IF you hover over the word "washing machine"). It wouldn't have been a huge deal except we weren't prepared and the fact that the dryer took more than 1 cycle. In all, 1 load of laundry cost $6.00. Had we been prepared, we would have simply packed more clothes. Another drawback, the path from the house to the beach was flooded. The only way to walk to the ocean was through about 6" of flood water. Despite all of this, we had a fabulous time. The house is great, the beaches are not over crowded. We made memories that will last us a lifetime! One of the days, the water was so clear, we had fish swim up to us. We found many sand dollars, huge shells and coral. We saw some amazing dolphin play. If you want a true beach experience, this could be the was for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hudson, WI

Our dream came true!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with VRBO, and it couldn't have been better. The owner was responsive and helpful. The house was perfect for our family of 5, including 2 teenagers. The shower stall and separate changing area in the garage are genius, keeping sand out there rather than in the house! The beach towels, toys, chairs and umbrella were essentials for us, especially as we traveled by air. The beach was beautiful and we enjoyed seeing dolphins and rays from shore! We also came across a baby octopus that had been washed ashore and were able to observe natural pleasures like this from up close! (we did return the critter to the water). The house was in a desirable location on the north end of the island - close to restaurants and shopping - but not near the busy public beaches! We hope to return in the future. Great experience!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We love this beach house. This is the second time we have stayed here and it was even better than the first. They have made a few updates/improvements including the steps to the beach. It is conveniently located; secluded, yet still close to restaurants and shops. The owners provide excellent customer service, making us feel very welcome. It was perfect for our family!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

Beach Haven - directly on a beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful location on Gulf-side of Anna Maria Island and we really enjoyed our week stay here! Unit has an upper and lower screened-in porch which is really nice for sitting outside day or night and enjoying the ambiance ... noted the best "seated views" only from the upper porch. One can stand in living room and have a perfectly clear view of the beach. It's an older home, well maintained, and very clean! It had a little too much decorative "stuff" (i.e., hung from a door, and on the refrig top, and table/dresser tops) for my taste, which we had to move out of the way for usable space. Photos on listing accurately depict location on beach and inside appearance of rooms (although only one bathroom pic on listing - they both look the same). Garage has access for one small to medium sized car, which was a real plus. Garage also has very handy shower for rinsing off after the beach and separate dressing compartment. Handy clothes line out back to hang beach wear. Washer and dryer located in garage is coin operated at eight quarters each. Many beach supplies stored in garage, unfortunately we only found two light-weight, non-rusted, workable beach chairs to take near water on beach. Did not find a beach umbrella, so luckily we had brought one. Many beach toys, noodles, and a several boogie boards were a real plus to have available for kids. Owner answered all questions and when not reached immediately, readily returned phone call within a short period of time. I would recommend this property and look forward to renting it again in future.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are located on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The beach house is directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Perfect waterfront property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

Monthly rates by request.;
Maximum occupants: 6
Dates Available: Year Round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund