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.
- Villa1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Villa with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths (sleep 6), with private heated pool
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 2018
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.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect in every way!
Fern Cottage was perfect and just as described. It was extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The upstairs deck was perfect for breakfast, overlooking a very quiet street. The pool area was outstanding, lots of seating, lots of shade when you needed a break from the hot AMI sun. The fridge was a welcome addition when we wanted a cold drink. The pool was amazing, lots of room to swim and play. Gill was very easy to communicate with and our security deposit was quickly returned on our return. Key pick up and return was very straightroward. Fern Cottage is ideally suited for both beach and bay and we hope to return one day.
Thank you. We love AMI and are glad you did too. We visit regularly constantly adding new things for our guests. Look forward to helping you again one day.
The house is wonderful and we had a fantastic time
The house is wonderful and we had a fantastic time there. I have rented many properties in different locations across Europe and the States and I can honestly say that this is the best.
The house is beautifully decorated, well equipped and felt more like a home than a rental property. We had everything we needed down to beach cart and bicycles.
I do hope to return again in the not too distant future
We visit the house island for at least two months each year and have tried to create a house that feels like a home, buying the things that we want to be around. I am pleased that we have hit the mark.
Great comfortable home
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.
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!
OMG - PARADISE !!!
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
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
The perfect destination
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.
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