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'5' Star Cozy Cottage, Private Pool in a Tropical Oasis, Bikes, Steps to Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Anna Maria House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom/3 Bath, Heated Pool, Sleeps 8. Steps To Beach!

Located five houses(2 min stroll) from Anna Maria's sugary northern beaches, Cozy Cottage is the ultimate retreat for relaxation and reconnecting with family or friends. The neighborhood is quiet, safe for walking, biking and all-around vacationing enjoyment.

Nestled on Anna Maria's treasured North End(near Bean Point), this luxurious cottage features (3) bedrooms and (3) baths - two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.

Each bedroom is appointed with luxurious linens, plush towels and built-in closet system, and each bedroom offers direct access to the pool and expansive lounging patio.

The kitchen is abundantly supplied, offering the ability to prepare any meal you decide to enjoy. The spacious Living Room with adjoining Dining Area provides a sleeper sofa, two plush chairs and a 42' flat screen HDTV. Wireless High-Speed Internet is available throughout the house.

Lush tropical landscaping, solid privacy fencing and a spacious entertaining area surround the heated pool. Cozy Cottage includes complementary access to our beach chairs, beach towels, bicycles and beach cart.

When you vacation at Cozy Cottage, all you need is your suitcase!


This bedroom features a Queen Bed with a LCD flat panel TV, built-in closet system, ceiling fan, full length mirror, and direct pool access. Private bathroom with walk-in tile shower attached.

GUEST BEDROOM HIGHLIGHTS(bath across hall) This bedroom features twin beds, wall-mounted HDTV, built-in closet system, ceiling fan, full length mirror and direct pool access. The full bath, with shower/tub combo is directly across the hall.


This guest bedroom features a KING bed, smart TV with Netflix, built in closet system, ceiling fan, full length mirror and direct pool access. Private bathroom with walk-in tile shower attached.


Cozy Cottage is quietly located on the northern end of Anna Maria Island, but offers easy walking or biking distance to Anna Maria’s Historic “Pine Avenue” where you can shop the boutiques, dine at several local restaurants, and rent additional entertainment items(golf carts, bicycles, kayaks & more).

Multiple Beach Accesses Nearby - (2) minute walk to the Seagrape Beach Access(more secluded beach/shorter walk), and (6) minute walk to Cypress Avenue Beach Access(offers more direct access to the Sandbar Restaurant where you can enjoy a meal or drink on the beach).

Quick Access to the Bay Attractions: Historic “Rod & Reel” Pier and Restaurant, overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay, is a short (4) minute walk from the Cozy Cottage. Situated between the Rod & Reel Pier and Anna Maria’s City Pier, is a bay-side playground and picnic area, also a (4) minute walk.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Tuck Wieler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2016
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About Tuck Wieler

Travel is our passion. We first visited Anna Maria Island four years ago at the recommendation of several people from our home city. We had never heard of it - like so many people. Anna Maria 'had us at hello' from our very first day on the island. Was it was the seven miles of sugary soft, white beaches? Was it the crystal clear and emerald Gulf of Mexico waters, or the incredible hospitality of both locals and fellow vacationers? Maybe it was the fact that there are mostly independent, locally owned and operated restaurants and shops - each of them unique, fun and inspiring. No matter what it was that ultimately captured our attention, we set out on the crazy idea of owning a sliver of paradise. We started looking at houses immediately, but like anything worth having, it didn't happen right away. Four years after first visiting Anna Maria, we stumbled upon Cozy Cottage, loved it, bought it and started making it our own. Our goal is simple. It is to have our Cozy Cottage to feel like your 'home' away from home - a place you want to return to year after year. We want our place in paradise to be your paradise. So, what are you waiting for? Inquire today. Paradise is waiting!

Tuck Wieler purchased this house in 2013

Why Tuck Wieler chose Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is one of the most unique and beautiful islands in the U.S. AMI boasts beautiful beaches of sugary white sand and clear emerald waters. Once a 'secret' hideaway, USA Today, NY Times, NY Post and Coastal Living have offered rave reviews of AMI over the last few years; and Forbes recently named Anna Maria #3 in their 15 of America's Prettiest Towns. Finally, Anna Maria Island was ranked as the '3rd Best Island in the US'. We don't disagree!

Anna Maria is a 7 mile slice of paradise, The cottages and bungalows, locally owned eateries and shops that dot this tropical paradise give that 'Old Florida' feeling of ultimate comfort and relaxation. Our Cozy Cottage just happens to be one of those cottages that mirrors Anna Maria Island's atmosphere - quietly situated and wonderfully appointed yet close to everything you want to enjoy!

Both Tampa(home of the Tampa Rays MLB and Buccaneers NFL) and Sarasota are just a short drive away offering easy international airport access to Anna Maria, and major attractions such as Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Disney World and Sea World are anywhere from an hour to 2 hours away from Cozy Cottage. You have plenty to do all around as you can see, but once you settle into Anna Maria's laid-back living, you're likely to melt right into paradise and leave your cares behind you.

What makes this house unique

Cozy Cottage is a charming, and carefully updated, single-level, coastal cottage perfectly located on the most desired North end of Anna Maria. Perfect for families or couples, both young and young at heart, Cozy Cottage is a short and safe(no busy roads to cross) one block walk from the pristine, soft and white beaches, where you can relax and walk Anna Maria’s 7 miles of beautiful beaches, and enjoy the spectacular Gulf sunsets. Pine Avenue's shopping, great local restaurants and the historic Anna Maria Pier area are all within easy walking or biking distance from Cozy Cottage. Contact us today. Paradise is waiting for you...

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage is more perfect than I can describe. It is like "coming home" and "Cozy" is the perfect description for this awesome home. What an escape from the harsh Northern winter - Thank you for such a wonderful escape - our first month-long vacation!! Your service was impeccable and we WILL be back!
Jan 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

'5' Star Cozy Cottage, Private Pool in a Tropical Oasis, Bikes, Steps to Beach!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 32 reviews

The Cozy Cottage was more than expected. We loved it!! The location on the island is perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Beach access is VERY close. The bikes are great to ride to lunch, dinner, store, beach, etc. House was immaculate!! Tons of shells. Sunsets and people were great. I would highly recommend the Cozy Cottage and Anna Maria Island.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful you loved your time in our home! When we pursued this home, our goal was providing a home that "feels just like home" but on Anna Maria Island. Please come back soon - you're always welcomed at Cozy Cottage! Safe travels home!
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Great home -

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious home. New and very clean - with a great backyard and pool. Great location and close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our Cozy Cottage! Our location is a true asset for guests who know Anna Maria Island(for those who've never visited, the northern end is the best) and we're thrilled you had a wonderful vacation in our home! Have a wonderful upcoming holiday season and we look forward to hosting your stay when you head back to AMI!
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Cincinnati, Oh

Hurricane Hermine 2016

  • 4 of 5

We planned our vacation a long time ago and had to face the hurricane. We were very fortunate to be in this lovely comfortable home. It is everything pictured and more. Tuck was so nice to deal with and extremely responsive. Even though we lacked sunshine for several of the days we were still were able to enjoy the pool with our daughters and 3 year old grandson. We hope to go back one day.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! I'm surprised you have given this vacation even a "4" star review based on the weather produced by Hermine. If we could only control the weather! We're just glad you found our support to be proactive and immediate; and our home to be a perfect place to ride out the storm! We would welcome you back any time you want to return to Cozy Cottage.
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Amazing Villa in an equally amazing location

  • 5 of 5

This villa was everything we had anticipated. What you see in the photo's is exactly how it is when you walk through the front door. The outside area is lovely with an amazing pool and there is always somewhere bathed in sunshine and somewhere to relax in the shade. Everything you need is there for you - the owners have thought every detail through exceptionally well. The close proximity to the wonderful beach is a big plus and again everything you need for a trip to the beach is ready for you to use. Anna Maria Island has to be one of the most beautiful places I have been to and the sunsets are to die for. We had an amazing family holiday and would certainly love to return one day. The owners were very helpful prior to booking and updating us prior to our arrival.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay and returned home safely! We've tried to think of everything and glad you feel that way. For all of our potential guests, we will have all new furniture which includes a large sectional with Queen sleeper, new chairs and other furnishing which will expand seating/lounging. As always, we are determined to make Cozy Cottage one of the best maintained homes on the island. Thanks so much for the kind review and we hope to see you at Cozy Cottage again soon!
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Aurora, Colorado

The Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Cozy Cottage the minute we entered. It has a warm and cozy feeling. The house is beautifully decorated and you can tell a lot of love went into it. This was the right size of house for our family of 6. You never felt crowded. The pool and the backyard oasis our daily hang out was awesome. Too bad we couldn't take it home with us. Everything you needed was provided for. The walk to the white sandy beach was easy and short, less than 5 minutes.

The Sand Bar Restaurant and Waterfront Restaurant were outstanding. Best seafood and service.

We highly recommend Cozy Cottage if you look for a worry free vacation. Tuck Wieler is a great landlord and will do everything to make your stay memorable.

We had a wonderful, fun filled vacation and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We, like you, felt the same way about Cozy Cottage when we first entered it. Thank you for your kind review of our home. Cozy Cottage has been and will continue to be a perfect home for 6-7 people (even though it technically sleeps 8) who want a home that's been supplied with everything you could want or need; and located on one of the most sought after areas on the island. Every year we make investments in upgrading our home so it will remain a favorite with guests. This year, it will be all new living room furniture! If you're reading this review, we invite you to see why 20+ other reviewers have fallen in love with Cozy Cottage!
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Perfect place, perfect location, perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy Cottage was all that reviewers had mentioned and more. The owners have anticipated our every need from kitchen equipment to beach toys. The house was immaculate and delightfully decorated in soothin Caribbean colors. I own a Caribbean home and have made note of some ideas for our getaway home. The walk to the beach was a short 6 minutes and was highlighted by an osprey best along the way.the location was close to the shops, restaurants, and the fishing pier. Tuck is the best landlord, making himself available for questions and making a very useful information binder for the cottage. We will be back! Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of our home, Cozy Cottage. We are fully committed to making sure all of our guests enjoy their time and experience in our home and we're thrilled to have met your expectations! We cannot wait to host your stay again!
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Nearest Airport
20.2 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
The Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Key Royale (Par 32)
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
The Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Anna Maria Beach
Car: necessary

Four Houses( 2min walk) from Anna Maria's Sugary Sands and Clear Gulf Water


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

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Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 17 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 17 2018 - Mar 16 2018
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7 night minimum stay
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 13 2018
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7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

A $500 REFUNDABLE security deposit is required upon reserving the property. The security deposit is fully refundable when all of the terms of the rental agreement, house rules and check out procedures are followed. Final payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival. Final payment includes: rent, cleaning and taxes. Once final payment is made, entry instructions will be delivered. No refunds will be considered after final payment has been made - except for a storm(hurricane or otherwise) that requires evacuation.

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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master En-Suite Bath - toilet , shower
    Full Bath in Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Twin Bedroom En-Suite Bath - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom is a full bath. The hallway bathroom has a shower and tub combination - making bathing easy and fun for little ones.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen Master - 1 queen , Queen Master with En-Suite Bath
    King Suite - 1 king , King Bedroom with En-Suite Bath
    Twins Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twins Bedroom with Full Bath across the hallway
  • Each bedroom has built in closet storage systems for easy and convenient use. You will also find beach towels in each bedroom for your use while at Cozy Cottage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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