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Beachside Hideaway; A Writer's or Artist's Studio Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Welcome to Peppertree Studio. This private, clean, updated, bright and airy beach-side studio is situated just a couple houses from the Gulf of Mexico beach access. There are no roads to cross in order to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and glorious sunsets on the west coast of Florida. It's here that you will delight in the finest white sand with miles of pristine shoreline, perfect for long walks along the surf.

Calling all writers looking for a quiet, beach retreat...or maybe you're an artist in need of some beach inspiration and time to create alone. If you're looking for a perfect, affordable honeymoon (or second honeymoon) suite, this is it! There's also a 2BR, 2BA cottage on the same property (same owners) available to rent. See VRBO listing #389842 for more info. Reductions available when rented together.

Sit out back on your own private patio and enjoy your morning coffee in lush privacy. Witness sunsets from the beach each evening and be home in moments. During the summer months loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs on these beaches and you will likely see dolphins.

The city of Anna Maria has no fast food restaurants, no traffic lights and no high rises. It’s 'Old Florida' at its best, when things were tranquil and living was easy. Whether your goal is to finish that good book you’ve been reading (or writing), stroll some quaint island shops or gather your collection of seashells, it’s all easily accomplished here.

Nature lovers will be amazed at the natural habitat of Anna Maria. Whether you’re a bird watcher, shell collector, fishing enthusiast, or master gardener, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Our sugar sand beaches are strewn with seashells and are well populated by shore birds, sea turtles and dolphin. Take a minute and picture yourself napping on a beach towel on the warm sand by the Gulf of Mexico, all to the gentle sounds of the surf...just breathe.

Keywords: Bright, airy, updated, private, romantic, beachside studio, adults only

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

About The Owner

Roger and I (Katy) have lived in Bradenton for 28 years. Our children have grown up spending a lot of time on this island and loving it. Watching dolphin, manatees and pelicans has become one of our favorite pastimes.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2011

Why The Owner chose Anna Maria Island

We bought our first beach house in 2000. As time passed, and with the addition of our grandchildren, we outgrew it and were fortunate to find The Peppertree Cottage and Studio. The quiet street and gulf beach access, one house away, sold us! With the house situated on ground level it’s also more comfortable and convenient. Now it's time for the next generation to fall in love with this incredible island.

What makes this studio unique

Every time we arrive on Anna Maria it’s like entering a different world. The charming island atmosphere completely relaxes you. Everyone who visits has a hard time leaving and immediately makes plans to return. The free trolley is also a real plus and allows visitors to see the entire island with someone else taking care of the driving.


Anna Maria Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) New very comfortable with med/firm mattress
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Just a mere couple houses away from Gulf of Mexico beach access; well outfitted; bath has stall shower; quiet, dead-end street with no street to cross to be on an incredible beach!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Beachside Hideaway; A Writer's or Artist's Studio Retreat
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Rochester, MN

Great beachside studio experience!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage/studio, situated just steps away from the best part of the Gulf side beach on Anna Maria Island. Studio was clean, brightly colored, and brightly lit. Nice shaded area just outside its door for relaxing break from the beach. Will come back one day!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian and Ronda, Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed Anna Maria and the Studio. The island calls you back!!
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Mooresville, Indiana USA

Peppertree Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my two week stay at the Peppertree Studio. As a solitary etreat for tired bodies and nerves it was excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end, this was a wonderful experience. The house is adorable, and is exactly as described. It's on a quiet, dead-end street. I rarely saw anyone. I was traveling alone and felt completely safe.

I liked that there weren't any chain restaurants or high rises. I'm from Chicago and wanted to get away from it all. This Island is the real deal. I plan to go back and would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape cod,ma

Lovely spot

  • 5 of 5

We discovered this studio last year and came back . It is just a lovely low key spot with everything you need for an island vacation. The beach is literally 3 minutes down a sandy path right outside your door. Dolphin sightings during the day. Spectacular sunsets in the evening! Walk to the Sandbar beach bar and restaurant. Shopping a ten minute walk away. We really enjoyed

a very relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunsets, Sunsets, Sunsets!

  • 4 of 5

Nice little studio that was pretty much as described. Excellent location on AMI - easy beach access, good walking everywhere, close to good restaurants (The Sandbar!). Studio was well equipped with kitchen items, towels, beach needs, chairs, access to bikes, outdoor grill. In addition to going out, we enjoyed having several meals at the studio. The owner and property manager provided very thorough info about the island and the studio prior to arrival as well as a nice welcome message. I would personally look for a little more room for a longer stay, but this was a great introduction to a lovely place. Sunsets are magnificent!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Romantic Getaway for Two!

  • 5 of 5

The studio was exactly what we were expecting! The pictures are not deceiving!

So cute, clean, and comfortable! MUST stay here!

We loved that the studio was clean and stocked! Beach towels, dishes, towels, etc. all provided! This was such a nice touch, just pack your clothes and you're set!

Perfect location, just a quick walk to the beach - You don't have to worry about parking or driving the island to get to a beach! We loved this! The provided bikes was such a nice bonus. Some of our favorite days were spent biking the island!

AMI has such a great relaxing vibe, we absolutely want to come back! Everyone was so nice. The Peppertree Studio and Cottage have the best management team, had we needed anything they were available to us! We received a phone call on our way home just to make sure we enjoyed our stay - Such a great personal touch!

Our only complaint... It was June, (101 with the heat index) we didn't get to enjoy the patio nearly as much as we wanted!

Thanks for a great honeymoon!

Must Eats - The Waterfront and AMI Donuts!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Alecia, for the detailed and glowing review. We are delighted that your honeymoon was so perfect at AMI and the Pepper Tree Studio! We hope you return for your first year anniversary - or sooner - you and James are welcome anytime!!
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Rates & Availability

Anna Maria Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peek Season
Dec 18 2016 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
season 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Point of Interest
Peppertree Studio
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Ginny and Jane E's Cafe
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Studio at Gulf and Pine Gallery
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The Sandbar Restaurant
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Free Island Trolley Bus Stop
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Captain Josh's Fishing Charters - 941-447-6345
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AMI Community Center
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Anna Maria City Pier & Restaurant
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Rod and Reel Pier & Restaurant


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