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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018


Ilexhurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Anthony Beach Cottages - Bare Feet Retreat - 3 bedroom pool cottage on bayou
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews

Was perfect

  • 5 of 5

we had a lot of fun, everything was excellent , I hope I can come back again

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great trip. Come back anytime!
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Good location but poorly maintained.

  • 2 of 5

Short walk to the beach, great pool area. House had many mechanical issues and the maintenance service took multiple days to respond.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: November 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: June 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: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Registration Fee $50 + Tax
Damage Waiver $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager'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.

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