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Chris So

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Lime Cottage Pool Beach House.... Ahh.... This is it!!!

22 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Bradenton Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

If your dates are not available, please see our other property, the Lemon Cottage, VRBO 447281. For 360 degree virtual views of the property, enter "Lime Cottage Anna Maria Island" in your favorite search engine.

Anna Maria Island is known for its laid back vibe and old Florida charm. A Lime Cottage beach house, formerly known as Parrot Eyes, is the perfect place to stay to enjoy all that the island has to offer. The beach house is less than a three minute stroll from the sugar white sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets of the Gulf coast. The property has a private landscaped backyard with heated swimming pool, propane BBQ grill and outdoor shower for rinsing off the beach sand.

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a Lime Cottage accommodates 4 to 6 people. The newly updated master bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom has a versatile twin over queen bunk bed and has also been newly updated. Both bedrooms have new, quality mattresses to assure restful sleep on new luxuriously soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. There are convertible sofas in each of the living areas. The living room has two new Queen sized sofa beds with premium upgraded spring mattresses featuring a memory foam layer.

The cottage is bright and open with plenty of windows to let in natural light. In the front is a spacious dining area with seating for 6. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge and ice-maker, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, utensils, dishes, cutlery, and yes, right down to a stocked spice rack. In addition to the living room, there is a separate Florida room to relax in. The casual cottage décor is bright and eclectic.

Ideally located on a quiet dead end street, a Lime Cottage is kid safe and away from the traffic and noise of Gulf Drive; yet it is conveniently close to shopping, restaurants, supermarkets and local attractions. For added peace of mind for parents of younger guests, access to the pool area is gated and there is no direct access from the rear of the house.

The cottage is a ground level bungalow with minimal steps and no stairs to negotiate, making it accessible for seniors or those with mobility impairments.

We think our beach house is a terrific mix - conveniently close to local attractions, charmingly unpretentious, bright and airy, not too big and not too cramped. These are the reasons why many past guests come back and stay at this cottage year after year and view it as their second home. We welcome them back and we welcome you to visit as well.

Our rates are based on a 7 day minimum Sat-Sat stay. We encourage you to contact us should you have any questions as we’re easily available by email and strive to respond quickly. We look forward to sharing our Cottage beach house.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Chris So (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Chris So

Chris, Steph and the girls are a family from Toronto, Canada. As northerners...brrr...we seek warmth…any kind of warmth. You'll find an abundance of all kinds of warmth right on the island - warm smiles, warm breezes and warm water. We've fallen in love with the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere on Anna Maria Island, and we think you will too.

Chris So purchased this house in 2011

Why Chris So chose Anna Maria Island

With seven miles of gulf coast beach, Anna Maria Island is comprised of three cities (not the kind of large scale city most of us would envision) with a combined population of under 10,000 – it feels more like a seaside town. The pace of life is laid-back. Local residents are warm and greet visitors like family. There are no high rise condos blocking beach views and access. Fast food chains are virtually absent, allowing visitors to discover unique local establishments.

I get this euphoric feeling every time I go to Anna Maria. It starts as soon as I arrive at Tampa Airport. It grows with the first pelican I see soaring in the sky, and is followed quickly by the scent of sea air. With each bridge that I cross on the drive down to the Island, I can feel my shoulders start to relax and my tensions fade. Once I’m over the last bridge on Cortez or Manatee, I know I'm in for a treat, because it's finally Island time!

What makes this house unique

The whole family loves the flora and fauna near the beach house. The colors are vivid. Palm trees rustle in the warm breeze. Tropical birds and cute little lizards (that help keep nuisance insects at bay) dart by. Gentle manatees glide by silently in the intercoastal waterway . Sea turtle nests appear on the beach. There's even a wildlife sanctuary just down the street (you’ll recognize it by the bunny rabbits and turtles in the front yard enclosure). Our kids love to visit the bunnies to feed them carrots and lettuce.

We can take a barefoot early morning walk to the beach and see the dolphins cavorting in the ocean. And we can return in the evening to watch the sun go down. Every sunset is different - sometimes the sky is filled with dramatic puffy clouds and every shade of crimson, magenta and blue and other times the sky is clear as the fiery orange ball drops below the horizon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was my third trip to anna Maria and I was very pleased with the Lime Cottage rental...The owners thought of everything! Just bring your clothes and food and just about everything you need is provided...including umbrellas by the front door! Thankfully we didn't need them...Beautiful weather except for one day (cloudy)...Three flat screen TVs and a phone handset in each bedroom and the LR...The cabinets were stocked with spices, garbage bags, foil, etc...The neighborhood itself was wonderful...very quiet and it was a very short walk to the beach and we made good use of the beach cart and chairs. After the beach we enjoyed the nice warm pool. Even though Chris and Stephanie live far away, he was always available with a phone call...The week went by much too fast...would definitely go back, but I've decided one week is not enough!
Apr 2013
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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House.... Ahh.... This is it!!!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 50 reviews
5

Chilled :-)

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Lime Cottage was just what we expected. Charming, cosy and convenient. Great location for the beach and what a great beach! The cottage itself was very comfortable, kitchen had every appliance if you wanted to cook. We found a few great places to eat out. Rod and Reel, the Boat House and the German Resataurant Hamburg. We spent most days by the very private pool watching the small lizards going about their daily business. Chris the owner was always quick to answer any questions you might of had. If we ventured back to AMI we will be sure to book cottage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the lime cottage was a pleasure. The cottage was just as it appears in the pictures. It is on a quiet cul de sac a block and a half away from both the Gulf and the bay. Saw beautiful sunrises and sunsets! Chris was so on top of everything and easily accessible for any concerns. It is very evident he takes great pride in this property and tries to think of everything to make the stay there comfortable and seamless. So appreciated the attention to detail. The pool was a huge bonus for us. It is private and very quaint. Our girls loved it. We hope to return again ASAP. Thanks Chris for a great spring break week on Anna Maria Island.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magic

  • 5 of 5

I was blessed to be able to spend two weeks at the Lime Cottage. What a vibrant neighborhood, I met so many interesting people as I walked each day. A very short walk to the beach and close enough to walk to restaurants and shops in Bradenton Beach.

The pool area is beautiful and a wonderful place to hang out.

I so agree with everything positive that previous renters have said sbout this property and working with the owners.

Chris is unbelievable. Always available ( quickly) to answer any questions/address issues..

I definitely will be back. Count yourselves lucky if you're able to book either property owned by Chris-you won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bath NY
5

Love this cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage with everything you could need for your stay! The home is tastefully decorated and the owners have have gone to great lengths to be sure you have a comfortable stay. Pool area is awesome! Def will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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northern kentucky
5

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

First I want to thank Chris and his family for allowing my family and I to stay at there wonderful home. I cant even imagine staying any where else but the Lime Cottage when we go back to Anna Maria Island. What a beautiful home, perfect in every way, so clean and comfortable and plenty of room for my family and I. Every thing you need is there, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, toys and buckets, shovels to build sand castles, which my husband a daughter used to build some unique art in the sand with a little help from my son because he preferred to just hang out in the ocean.Also any question we had all you need to do is call Chris and he is there for you. I have to say my time there will be some of my best memories with my family.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstock, Georgia
5

Charming Lime Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Lime Cottage and our second time to Anna Maria Island. We can't wait to go back again! It was cozy and comfortable from the minute we pulled in the driveway and opened the front door. The yard, cottage and pool are all beautifully maintained to high standards. Chris provides very detailed information prior to arrival and he is easy to work with. We loved being able to take the wagon to the beach and it's an easy walk. Having a pool in the backyard is a real bonus! We have already booked for 2016!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall pre Christmas
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,535
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,535
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Apr 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov Dec 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

departure cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are based for up to 4 person occupancy. Budget $10/person per night for 5th and 6th person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Bradenton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) quality mattress, high loft premium mattress pad and new super soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets., Single over queen bunk bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two Queen sofa beds with upgraded premium spring mattresses with top layer memory foam and new super soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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