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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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 vacation 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

Tuck Wieler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

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

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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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Queen Bedroom Private Bath - toilet , shower
    Twin Bedroom Hallway Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    King Bedroom Private Bathroom - 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
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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(46 traveler reviews)

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'5' Star Cozy Cottage, Private Pool in a Tropical Oasis, Bikes, Steps to Beach!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 54 reviews

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th trip to Anna Maria. It is a wonderful place. The property was great, close to the beach, on the quite north end, house configuration was great. There were 8 of us (3 teenage boys) and we were not tripping over each at all. The house had a lot of extras for renters to use as well. Patio/pool was very nicely landscaped and provided shade and sun.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your "5" star review of our Cozy Cottage! We love hosting families and we're glad you found our home to be all we promised. Our entire focus is providing an excellent home, abundantly stocked and well-maintained so couples, families and/or friends can simply pack a suitcase and just show up!
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Bethel, Ohio

A Little Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great home in quiet but convenient location. The home is wonderful and the pool area is incredible-we spent many hours poolside! Tuck is an awesome host, making sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ridgewood, NJ

Beautiful house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation and really enjoyed our stay at the Cozy Cottage. The house is nicely decorated and had everything we needed. Also, it is a 2 minute walk to the beach and pretty close to Pine street thus made it easy to go back and forth. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and cozy...

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage. Close walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 4 of 5

I liked that this residence was quiet and private and also a short walk away from the beach. It was clean which is extremely important. The pool could have been warmer but other than that everything was great.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I wish I had known the pool temperature was not to your liking or comfort. We would have gladly checked with our pool service crew to make certain the temperature was bumped up during your stay. For all future guests, our pool temps are set to 86 from October through April when pool temps can be cooler than the rest of the year. We're so glad to hear we otherwise met all of your expectations in a vacation rental home!! We hope to see you again!
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One week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

It was our 2nd stay at Cozy Cottage (the 1st was in 2014) and we enjoyed it very much. We are a family of four (kids 14 and 11) from Hamburg in Germany. The house offers not only everything you need for a great vacation it is also furnished and decorated with love by the owners (Wieler family). So leaving aside our jobs at home and the kids school we would have stayed there forever. Because this is not possible we go for the second best option and will come back as soon as possible. Best regards. Nicole and Christoph

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad to host your return visit to Anna Maria and Cozy Cottage. Like you, we wish we could leave work behind forever and enjoy our home more than we currently do. Until next time... Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $155 + Tax
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.