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Anthony Beach Cottages - Bare Feet Retreat - 3 bedroom pool cottage on bayou

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cozy Key West Style 3 bedroom pool cottage with a bayou view

Ask us about our weekly, monthly, and seasonal rates. This newly remodeled Florida gem backs onto 17 acres of mangrove forest and is ideally located only 3 blocks from the beach. Reasonably priced quaint 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage with an in ground pool, hammock, patio furniture, brick bbq grill, picket fencing, and flat screen televisions throughout, is situated on a quiet pond which includes a dock for fishing. All towels, linens, cooking utensils and beach chairs are provided. Close to shopping and restaurants. Perfect for your Island getaway.

Property Manager
Kirk Veley/Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017


Ilexhurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1) 2nd Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds in 3rd bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Anthony Beach Cottages - Bare Feet Retreat - 3 bedroom pool cottage on bayou
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

This house is a great deal...with a pool, three bedrooms, all the amenities you need. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The manager April was such a delight...she was so attentive. The hammock was awesome! I especially enjoyed the outside lighting. The beach was such a short walk and so was the bay. Publix is right around the corner. Location is amazing and so was the price.

Looking forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape Coral, FL

Great cottage

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean. It is an older house but everything was clean. I would recommend this house. The yard was very nice. It was a little too cool for us to use the pool.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage!

  • 4 of 5

If you're not expecting luxury but a very nice, quiet, clean and budget friendly place, then this is the cottage for you! My family of four adults and two teenagers plus our dogs and were very happy there. We were comfortable and had plenty of room and the kitchen was adequate even though there were older appliances. The dishwasher was fine when we were there. No smell either. The backyard and pool were just right and we had a ball! The neighbors were very nice as well. Could have used an umbrella on the patio table but otherwise we liked it. We plan to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location Close To Beach At The Perfect Price

  • 4 of 5

This house was close to the beach in Holmes Beach and close to the Intracoastal. You only have to cross one "major" road to get to the beach from this property. This property also backs up to a Mangrove forest and has a nice little dock. The dock didn't seem too sturdy so I wouldn't recommend loading it up with lots of people. If you kayak or SUP and have your own equipment, a short walk away from the beach will bring you to a good spot to get in the water. Publix is just up the road and this house is in a good location to head towards Bradenton or Sarasota. The pool was a great feature and there was a propane grill outside with a fire pit/bbq pit out there as well. I was looking forward to the hammock, but it looked like it had seen better days. This property was a great deal compared to some of the more expensive properties on the island. This house itself is a little bit older and it does not appear that the owner vacations to themselves, in that some of the appliances are older (dishwasher, stove/oven, fridge) and with some updating to the house it could really blow you away. The washer and dryer are around the outside and were fairly new. I rated this a 4 but would go with a 3.5 if I could. When we arrived there was a slightly funky smell coming from underneath the cabinets in the kitchen, I realize this is an older home but finally found the problem to be in the dishwasher. We didn't end up using this appliance but there was a few inches of standing water in the dishwasher that was getting moldy and stank up the kitchen when it was open. The maintenance guy showed up one night to manually drain the water from the dishwasher and was very friendly/helpful. This property is dog friendly which is why we choose it, it was perfect for our two small dogs. The back bedroom of the house (the one with the double doors) has its own window a/c unit (maybe it was an unconditioned space in the house previously?). I did not have the same experience with the neighbor as someone else did. She seemed very friendly and said hello when we were outside. It was just me and my wife with our two dogs, so we tended to be a little quieter than someone who might have a family with them. In all, I didn't get that "beach" feel from inside the house with the bright colors but the backyard/pool was great, the location was awesome. I might stay here again but if traveling with family would pay a little more for an up to date look/feel.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 4yr old son and I stayed here back at the beginning of June. We had a blast. The house is nicely kept and we loved all the skylights. They totally brightened up the house. The walk to the beach was short and the wagon that the owners provided was great for toting my son back and forth. The pool and pool area were great for relaxing. My family loved having access to the Bayou right in the backyard. My son and husband would sit out there and TRY to fish. The house is perfectly placed. You have the bay a short walk on one side and the Gulf a short walk on the other. If you need to run to the grocery store it is a quick drive down Gulf Dr. There is also a pizza place, Chinese restaurant, ice cream place, and a cafe right by the grocery store. And if you don't feel like driving, the trolley stop is at the end of the block.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it!!! Very relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just spent an amazing week at this home. It was wonderful!!! It is a short walk to a beautiful beach!! All the beaches in the area are amazing!! My kids LOVED the pool. They swam every single day and night. April was so awesome to work with and I greatly appreciate her willingness to do so. I will for sure be back and will recommended this home to all my friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst House Rental Rates

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May Savings 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Damage Waiver $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Registration Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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