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Unique beach house in the sought after North end, just 2 min stroll to beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Villa with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths (sleep 6), with private heated pool

Beautiful elevated detached Beach House with a heated pool situated in the sought after residential north end of Anna Maria Island. Superbly located, only 2 minutes walk to the best beaches, only in the north end do you have access to the Gulf and Bay beaches, watch the dolphins, see the huge variety of birds and watch the glorious sunsets. The location is just what is needed for a relaxing holiday. Two outdoor areas, the pool area has a patio and sheltered deck with ceiling fan or sit on the front deck overlooking the tropical neighbourhood, in this very quiet area. Large choice of recommended restaurants nearby. Stroll to the famous Sandbar Restaurant, have supper and watch the sun go down over the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing, boat trips/hire, golf, shopping all with in easy reach, information pack provided. Note we visit 3 times a year to make sure that the property offers a very high standard to our guests.

Gillian Parker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

What makes this villa unique

We visit the house for at least 2 months (April and October), we can then ensure that we offer a high standard of accommodation for all of our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is in a lovely quiet location, just a few minutes' walk from one of Anna Maria's gorgeous beaches. The house it very well-equipped with everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay. The pool was lovely and my two children spent hours playing in it and we enjoyed the terrace where we could get much needed shade from the Florida sun. Anna Maria is a beautiful place, we saw manatees, dolphins and rays from the Rod & Reel pier just a couple of minutes stroll from the house. We would highly recommend a stay at this property.
Apr 2011
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Anna Maria Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Unique beach house in the sought after North end, just 2 min stroll to beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Fern Cottage is a great comfortable and well appointed property situated in a nice quiet location on the island within easy reach of the beach. Everything we needed was provided and Gill the owner and the management company she uses were all extremely helpful and accommodating. The pool was great, being large enough for a nice swim with shade afforded at all times of the day by the covered area and the surrounding trees. Little touches like the fridge down in the pool and BBQ area make a holiday so much more enjoyable. As for AMI - our fourth trip and without doubt we will go back for a fifth as we love it. Lovely and peaceful, great restaurants and bars and within striking distance of shopping malls and theme parks if you want them. And on this trip, a manatee swimming past us on day one in the sea within touching distance. Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you , I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We visit often, to make sure that we provide a high standard to our guests and add things that we like to enjoy - a cool drink by the pool!
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  • 5 of 5

Thanks Gill for an amazing stay at your beautiful home. The house had every conceivable mod con. The stroll to the beach only 5 mins away. We are a well travelled family of 5 and I have to admit that the beaches on AMI are easily the best I've ever visited. We had tickets to Busch Gardens and planned to drive to Tampa on one of the days - but everyone (incl kids 18, 15 and 11) didn't want to leave the island. The north end is very quite (and so relaxing) everything closes by 10.30pm - so won't suit some people, but for us it was perfect. Lazy mornings by the pool - bike rides to Pine avenue (4 bikes) for lunch and the to beach for the afternoon to watch the amazing sunsets, drinking cold glasses of wine from the cooler and raising a toast as the sun set. Some very good restaurants nearby for dinner. Absolutely wonderful. We walked to the beach some mornings too to watch the sun rise. At this location it's easy to see sunrise and sunset. We also did a turtle watch walk one morning and discovered a turtle nest at bean point which was verified (saw the eggs) and we adopted the nest. The wildlife was amazing - so many birds, Dolphins, tarpons and manatees. Such a wonderful holiday. 705 felt like a home and I will definitely be going back again. Communication with the owner (Gill) was so easy and any questions we had were answered immediately - Gill thanks again - you're home and Anna Maria Island are wonderful - R

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this enough, it exceeded my expectations. The villa was as described and had everything you could possibly need. I loved the fact you did not need to go out and buy beach brolly's etc., The location was perfect. All the restaurants were great. To sit on the beach and watch Dolphins & Manatees swim by was just something else. This island is a hidden gem and the villa was the perfect place to stay I have already told too many people! I would love to return for longer in the future. I thought I would come home talking about out 2 weeks in Orlando but no all I have talked about is how wonderful AMI is. You WILL not be disappointed. Gill and Kathy are very helpful there is also a guest book in the villa with loads of tips in unfortunately we did not get time to write in it. We did do a boat trip with Captain Sandra with Mystic Boat Tours and she had a wealth of knowledge which was priceless. We even nipped back to Busch Gardens for 1 more park day (only as it rained) stopped off at Ellenton Outlet on the way back for more retail therapy. I could live at Fern Cottage, thanks for sharing Gill. x

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Grinstead

The perfect destination

  • 5 of 5

We spent a perfect 10 days here over Easter 2013. This was the first holiday abroad, and the first two week holiday for over 10 years, so expectations were high. We wanted a quiet location within easy reach of the Orlando and this property was perfect and ticked all the boxes. In fact although the photographs were accurate I felt they didn't do the property or the location justice. The house was immaculately clean and had every facility required to make our holiday fun and stress-free - more towels than a family of five could ever use, a garage filled with beach equipment (trolleys for transporting everything to the beach, sun beds, umberellas) and fishing rods - we spent a lot of time fishing off the Rod & Reel pier and on the beautiful beach so this was extremely useful. The children spent hours playing in the pool when it was too hot for the beach and they even tried to teach me how to swim properly! We drove to Orlando one day and Busch Gardens another day but as we had two nights in Orlando at the end of our holiday we really didn't want to leave the island for any longer than necessary.

Highlights of the holiday were our proximity to the Rod & Reel pier where we had fantastic breakfasts whilst spotting dolphins, manatees and rays swimming by, the vast expanse of white sandy beach, ice cream at Two Scoops, a boat tour with Captain Kim, and then coming back to a property that felt like home.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Liverpool England


  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in September 2010. The house was well equipped and the pool area fantastic with a heated pool, ample chairs and sun loungers and excellent barbecue facilities, which were well used throughout our stay.The house is close to the beach, and the highlight of our week was watching the birds at sunset at Bean Point.There are restaurants within walking distance and breakfast at the Rod and Reel pier was a great experience. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday. The house is in a quiet area and only two minutes stroll from a beautiful beach. It has a light and airy feel and is tastfully furnished and well equipped. The swimming pool and the surrounding patio area are attractive and well maintained.

There are several restauants within easy walking distance and shops and other activites are all with in a few minutes drive.

I would certainly recommend this property to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Bean Point
Car: recommended

Hire a boat for the day, see dolphins, rays and manatee, great for the whole family. Take a fishing rod and see what you can catch, or take a trip out with one of the deep sea fishing boats. Last trip we caught a 30lb Tuna


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 /2017
Nov 1 2016 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $500
Stay tax 12.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

Resort tax 12%, final clean $125. All of our bed linen is professionally laundered.
Pool heating is included and a $50 administration charge is payable on all bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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