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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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. Your booking will be accepted and confirmed once we have a completed and signed lease agreement from you.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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Chris So
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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 Bradenton Beach

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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Bradenton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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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Lime Cottage Pool Beach House.... Ahh.... This is it!!!
average rating of 4.935484 based on 59 reviews

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Love the Lime Cottage! We traveled down from Kansas to enjoy the New Year and some family time and we were not disappointed! The house was clean and fully stocked and ready for our arrival! It's a comfortable house with a beautiful landscaped yard and pool. The location is perfect with just a quick walk to the beach. Unfortunately for us the weather was colder than normal and rainy but with Sarasota nearby we stayed busy. But we can't wait to come back and enjoy all the island has to offer when the weather is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the lime cottage. We enjoyed everything the cottage had to offer. The pool was great and the location was the perfect spot. Bradenton beach was a VERY short walk. It was a joy being able to walk to the beach every morning and enjoy fresh coffee. Chris was a pleasure to work with. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Cottage Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on AMI and enjoyed our stay in this cute cottage.

The location is perfect - walk to the sound to see the beautiful sunrises and walk to the Gulf to see the gorgeous sunsets! The backyard is an oasis; we loved sitting by the pool in the very lush & private setting.

Chris is an amazing host who truly enjoys sharing "his" island with guests. He is extremely prompt in returning emails and phone calls and is very accommodating. We would highly recommend renting from Chris and visiting AMI!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property. Many amenities and the pool is awesome! Chris is great to work with. There are so many things to do on Anna Maria Island. We loved the home and enjoyed our stay! Looking forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lime Cottage has alot to offer

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week at the lime cottage and wish it was longer. The house is stocked with almost everything you would need. The location is close to the beach. Pool at the house is very relaxing and secluded with lots of nice palm trees. Plenty of space in the house for everyone to stretch out. Would recommend Lime Cottage in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

My family of four recently stayed at the Lime Cottage for a week. We loved the location and it was only a couple of minutes to walk to a wonderful beach. The Lime Cottage had plenty of room for the four us. The home owner was very responsive to questions and had great communication leading up to the trip. We loved the pool and had fun watching the tiny lizards on the trees and bushes. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed for the most part including some essentials to get our trip started. There were a few things that we brought up to the owner after we left that needed attended to. He thanked us for letting him know and that he would take care of them. Lime cottage is a little dated but well taken care of and very clean. The price is reasonable for this cottage and it would be hard to beat the location. Our only true complaint was the matress in the main bedroom. It was just too hard and uncomfortable for our taste. I have no doubt the home owner will be doing whatever they can to make it more comforable. Over all we had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Lime Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
departure cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund