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BEACH NEST *Pool*Hot tub*Dock*Steps to Gulfside Beach* Shells*Swim*Fish*Kayak

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Brr? Getaway DEC/JAN $199/NIGHT DISCOUNT! North end, Gulf of Mexico sunset-side.

Ahhhh-welcome to Beach Nest! Ready to satisfy that oh-my-gosh-we-need-a-vacation? Beach Nest will make you absolutely swoon. Kick off your shoes and throw them in the back of the closet. Promise yourselves to live in bathing suits from breakfast to bedtime! Vacationers, dreamers, honeymooners, would-be family-reunion planners and just plain oglers -- peer into our rooms! Fancifully concocted with the latest interior whimsy. Gaze at flowers, trees, mosses, grasses, ferns, a breathtaking swimming pool, a well-landscaped garden, trellises and furniture that has been collected and restored to transform the yard into a water-lovers’ Eden. Watch the kayaks bob by and the dolphins play. Throw in a line from your private fishing dock. Rent kayaks and explore the mangrove shaded intercoastal waterway. Welcome to Beach Nest! Beach Nest gives the feeling of joyous spontaneity with vivid colors, cushie-comfy furniture and details that are confident and filled with imagination. You can see it in a master bedroom with an antique chandelier, king bed covered with a red, white and blue quilt and an ensuite bathroom with a claw foot tub. French doors open to the pool and water view. The second master is pretty-in-pale-pink, with a European king-sized bed, antique mirror and a white marble ensuite bathroom that makes a special bedroom just a little more special. French doors open to the front garden with views of palm trees and orchids. A flowered crewel bedspread is draped over the four poster queen bed in yet another guest room. The children’s room has a trundle with another pull-out twin and can be decorated for the princess or the prince in your group. All adults? We can do that too! They share a bright and beautiful hall bath. A sparkling clean and light kitchen is outfitted to make the chef in your group happy. Food processor, blender, gas range, Calphalon pots and pans, electric juicer, Nespresso and Keurig coffee makers, electric tea kettle, blender, coffee pot, toaster and mixer plus a stock pot and a good set of carving knives. Dishes: crystal wine glasses, full set of china, colorful serving dishes, brandy snifters, beer glasses, wine buckets, dessert bowls, coffee mugs, etc. plus cook books galore! The dining area seats eight with a view. Over-sized couches surround a flat screen and each adult bedroom has a flat screen. Piano anyone? Twelve string guitar-we have that too! Or gazing at the stars through the telescope? A desk and lounge chair with a water view are a cozy spot to chat, read a book or pretend to check in with the office. Mangrove shaded water views, a boat dock, outside dining plus a swing on the porch complete the picture.

Within walking distance to shopping and restaurants, Beach Nest is ideally set just 6 houses from the Gulf of Mexico beach on the north end. Whether you dream of a break from the winter cold, a long honeymoon retreat or the perfect family getaway destination, Beach Nest offers you the finest in beauty, comfort and convenience.

Come and experience the true island magic of Anna Maria, one the most un-self-consciously 'hip' islands on the west coast of Florida and one of the few places on earth that offers such peace, serenity and escape from the crowds.

By now you’ve probably heard of Anna Maria Island. And if you haven’t, you will in 5…4…3…2…1 – someone will have mentioned it to you in the time it took to read that. That’s because it’s an uber-fun, absolutely addicting, everyone-who-stays-here-loves-it vacation spot that you just need to know about. You've picked Beach Nest, only 6 houses from the sugar white sand of Gulf of Mexico. Sunsets to die for and dolphin sightings guaranteed! Walk to boutiques, restaurants, ice cream shops or the free trolley. Rent a bike or golf cart and get around the way the locals do!

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth Walker
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Elizabeth Walker

My husband and I have lived on Anna Maria Island for over a decade. We personally manage everything from securing advance groceries, passing you the keys, making restaurant or bike rental reservations, etc..... until you say good by. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns, give advice or guidance. We look forward to meeting you and yours and helping you have the vacation that memories are made of.

Elizabeth Walker purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Elizabeth Walker chose Anna Maria

Iris Street is the only north-end and Gulf-side cul-de-sac with a canal. We also have a removable child fence to prevent little ones from wandering down the dock. You have the best of all worlds. Privacy, pool, hot tub, water view, kayaking, fishing, quiet, ambience and yet only a three minute walk to one of the prettiest sunset beaches in Florida!

What makes this cottage unique

Kayak with the manatees or walk barefoot along the beach to restaurants, ice-cream and boutiques! Piano, 12 string guitar and telescope plus all the channels you can think of on the television. You'll never be bored!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a perfectly beautiful vacation. We loved staying at the Beach Nest. Disney will not be able to out-do the pool, beautifully decorated home and ambience of Anna Maria. We are all sad to leave it behind. We appreciate the work you have put into Beach Nest to make it inviting and relaxing. Here's to coming back again!
May 2013
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Sandbar Restaurant or Bortells
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rod and Reel
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: not necessary

OBSESSED. By now you’ve probably heard of Anna Maria Island. And if you haven’t, you will in 5…4…3…2…1 – someone will have mentioned it to you in the time it took to read that. That’s because it’s an uber-fun, absolutely addicting, everyone-who-stays-here-loves-it vacation spot that you just need to know about. You've picked Beach Nest, only 6 houses from the sugar white sand of Gulf of Mexico. Sunsets to die for and dolphin sightings guaranteed! Walk to boutiques, restaurants, ice cream shops or the free trolley. Rent a bike or golf cart and get around the way the locals do!

Want a break from the sun? Tampa Bay is 45 minutes away with Busch Gardens Amusement Park. Disney and Universal are only a couple hours drive and Sarasota, the cultural Center of the Gulf coast is only 45 minutes away.

2014 - Anna Maria Island makes Top 30 islands in the World: Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards!

2014 Business Insider #3 Best Island in America

2013 #4 Best Island Vacations Travelers Choice Awards

Amenities

Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , Claw foot soaking tub.
    Guest - toilet , shower , Double shower heads plus pedestal sink make it special.
    Outside Cabana - outdoor shower , Sunburst shower head for washing the sand away.
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , White marble bathroom with sky light plus a roll-in shower.
  • Three full bathrooms plus outside cabana to wash the sand away under the stars!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master 1 - 1 king , French doors to the pool, canal and dock.
    Guest room - 1 queen , Beachie-chic four poster bed.
    Children's room - 2 twin/ single , For boys, girls or adults!
    Master 2 - 1 king , French doors to the orchid and palm tree filled garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach nest has a work area (with a water view) just in case you want to pretend to check in with the office!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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BEACH NEST *Pool*Hot tub*Dock*Steps to Gulfside Beach* Shells*Swim*Fish*Kayak
average rating of 4.976744 based on 88 reviews
5

Perfect Weekend Escape

  • 5 of 5

Second time our group of 5 college friends rented this home and we have never stayed at the same place twice.

We liked this house because there really was no reason to leave. Hot tub, pool, and beach were perfect activities. Remaining time was spent chatting at the bar in the kitchen and playing games in the living room.

Decorating of the home is very warm and you have everything at hand even a Keurig and drip coffee maker!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We will be back

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed relaxing at the pool, the house is quant with a wonderful Floridian feel. Can’t forget the outdoor shower.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Liza is an incredible hostess. She did everything to make our stay memorable. Beach Nest is a darling cottage on the North end of Anna Maria Island... serene, beautiful &

whimsical. We had different age ranges & there was something for everyone. Our lives are always too busy, so we choose to not go far from the Beach Nest. Sunsets & seafood were our choice. Will never forget our time together & the beautiful secluded Beach Nest.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Beach Nest. Our only issue is that we needed to stay longer! The house couldn't have been cuter or the owner, Liza, more welcoming and friendly. The pool and the hot tub were beautiful and relaxing. The view from the deck was serene. We saw a kingfisher, ibis and several jumping fish! The nearby beach was beautiful and uncrowded. We recommend a break from stress and reality at The Beach Nest!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

To say our stay at the Beachnest was wonderful is an understatement! I am super picky when it comes to accommodations, and I read tons of reviews online in my search for the perfect place. Trust me when I say, this is where you want to stay!!! The house is decorated in a fun, eclectic, coastal style with beautiful bedding, comfy sofas, gorgeous showers, adorable kitchen and a just perfect laundry room!!! The backyard is heaven! Total privacy...paradise...romantic...quiet...gorgeous pool/hot tub...I can’t say enough about it!! So much better than a crowded resort! Upon arrival, we were met with love songs playing, chilled wine, and a cookie cake to celebrate our anniversary!! We loved using the bikes to explore the island!! We rarely used our rental car...everything was within a short bike ride!! The house had everything we needed for the beach...towels, chairs, umbrella. We simply threw them over our shoulders and headed out in our bikes each morning to several different public acceses just down the street! We rode our bikes right up to the white sand! The location is just perfect! Again, I’m not super easy to please...and I’m telling you this.was.perfection!! It was super clean....everything from the dishes..to the towels...to the pool floats...were just perfect! Every detail is well maintained! I could have spend hours looking at the plants and details in the well groomed yard! I truly hope we can return!! Thanks Liza and Kit for an great anniversary week at your beautiful place!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beah Nest was the perfect choice for our stay. A beautiful home in a beautiful locale.

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous, beautifully maintained home with a gracious and responsive owner. Nothing but nice things to say! Except that our stay was too short!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We prefer a Saturday rotation in season.

Owner'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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