Located in the city of Anna Maria, enjoy the famous pistine beach 200 yards from your driveway in this cozy, bright, Key West styled vaulted house. Completely equiped with all modern conveniences, this very cute, homey, comfortable beach house is the perfect place for a family get away or a romantic rendevous for just the two of you. Relax in an elevated screened-in portch on an old fashion swinging bench or barbeque outside in a private fenced in back yard. There are two bedrooms with queen size beds plus a spiral stircase to a loft with two single beds. The interior is lofted, bright and cheerful and highlighted with paintings and artwork from local artists.
The home sleeps 6, please no smoking and no pets. This property is not available Jan 15th - April 15th.
Minimum 4 nites.
Keywords: Vaulted home, with drive under garage and screen in upstairs portch.
(NOT AVAILABLE JAN - APRIL 15th)
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We started visiting the island in the 90's and loved it from the first time we were here. After retiring a few years ago we dreamed of having a special beach house we could go to get away and enjoy the warmth and beauty of Florida when everwhere else was in Winter doldrums. We live in Dallas/Ft. Worth although we are originally from Youngstown, Ohio. We're very fortunate that we've been blessed enough that we were able to buy this unique place and offer it to others for their escape.
Rick & Sherry Pichette purchased this house in 2010
Anna Maria is very unique. Its quite and it has one of the most beatiful beaches in Florida. The water is almost crystal clear. The beach is wide with clean white sand. You can often see dolfins off the beach or manatees. The place is quaint, charming and unpretentious. People are friendly. There are none of the big commercial distractions that create a loud poluting atmosphere.
Complete relaxation. Walk the beach, bicycle, fish or enjoy some of the local attractions. Sarasota, a beautiful city, is just a half hour down the road - Wow! what a jewel of a place.
We highly recommend this charming home, located on a quiet residential street a block away from the beach. The Starfish Beach House is beautifully decorated and the pictures are accurate. We liked the attention to detail, including little things like labeling the light switches. The kitchen is fully stocked, although we had most of our meals at either the Sandbar Restaurant (on the beach!) or Ginny's and Jane E's (good breakfast and a very funky cafe/store - go see it!). Both are an easy walk from the house. We sat on the porch every evening as we enjoyed the heat and sipped a glass of wine. The owners answered our initial questions and the property management company (the owner's use) was attentive and easy to work with. As a previous reviewer stated, the house is clean and well maintained - we loved it.
Stayed 5 nights in this very comfortable cottage less than a block and a half from a terrific, white sand beach on the Gulf. Early morning beach walks were fun and the sunsets were beautiful. Also within easy walking distance of restaurants (Ginny's & Jane E's for breakfast pastries, the Sandbar for drinks/lunch/dinner overlooking the beach, the Sign of the Mermaid for an excellent dinner) and shops in the town of Anna Maria. This house is very clean and well maintained, kitchen is well stocked, and we had the use of 2 bikes supplied by the owner. 2 updated full baths. We did not use the available grill and backyard patio, but did spend quality time on a large and comfortable screened porch that stretches across the front of the house. Would strongly recommend staying here. We are hopeful we can return sooner than later to the Starfish Beach House.
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