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BEACH NEST *Pool *Hot Tub *Dock *Steps to sugar Gulfside beach *SPOIL YOURSELF!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Beachie, Bright and Beautiful. Gulf side! Book it!

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, food processor, 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 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 Island

Iris Street is the only north-end and Gulf-side cul-de-sac with a canal. 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 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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Amenities

Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
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.
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , White marble bathroom with sky light.
    Guest - toilet , shower , Double shower heads plus pedestal sink make it special.
    Outside Cabana - outdoor shower , Sunburst shower head for washing the sand away.
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 -
(60 traveler reviews)

BEACH NEST *Pool *Hot Tub *Dock *Steps to sugar Gulfside beach *SPOIL YOURSELF!
average rating of 4.983333 based on 62 reviews
5

Wonderful stay, wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

This property is everything and more that it is advertised to be. Actually felt the pictures do not do it justice. Great home layout and very well maintained. Everything inside (sheets, towels, amenities) are kept high end. Liza is quick to communicate and respond. She was right on top of getting the furnace running when it went out (had a few cool nights and mornings while there). Very nice to be on a dead end street in a quiet residential neighborhood. We were just minutes by bike from each of the beaches on the north end of the island (Bean Point, Bay Front, and the sandbar). The home's yard and overall setting are just great. We would and will rent again at this home, but unfortunately have already noticed that someone took the dates we were discussing for next year in January (book early if dates are important). Thank you Liza for a wonderful and memorable 30th wedding anniversary and making us feel like it was our home for the week we were there.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beach Nest (Dream) Home

  • 5 of 5

The location is PRIME, with easy access to everything; beaches, restaurants, activities, groceries and sun rises or sets. It has home amenities, we've not experienced in the multiple other houses we've rented. The Hostess, was on hand when questions arose to make our vacation the best. It was WELL stocked with towels, "daily living" necessities, cooking needs and had add on options to make it fit our needs even more specifically; bikes, kayak and beach wagon to tote our grand kids and beach toys and chairs to the beach. The out door seating is abundant, with fans when needed. The pool and hot tub where ideal. The beds and soft sheets were easy on sun kissed skin at night. We will definitely look at Beach Nest's open dates to plan our next family time on Anna Marie Is.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Luxury in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

As "professional" VRBOers and owning one, we are the toughest critics! Our stay over the holidays was nothing short of spectacular. Not only was Liza helpful and accommodating, but the home was the best equipped we have ever stayed. From the cook's kitchen to the beautifully appointed rooms to the fabulous yard/pool area, our (snobby) group was thoroughly impressed with everything! Three generations and something for everyone - highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Escape from Reality

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to connect with old friends. House was clean, great set-up for five adults and short walking distance to the beach. Mattresses were new and comfortable. We spent most of our time in the pool out back. We really had no reason to leave. It was simply the perfect spot for us.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't have asked for anything better!

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we needed! Loved the beach. The beach cart and bikes were such a plus for us! Pool and hot tub aka spa party added to our very relaxing time here on Anna Marie Island. We will be back. Great family home for sure.Loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

From the kitchen to the bedrooms to the beautifully landscaped pool, this property was perfect. Also loved the outdoor shower. Close 2 minute walk to beach on the north end of the island. Liza was great to work with, even mailing some items the children had left. Highly recommend for a secluded getaway on Anna Maria!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Rates & Availability

Anna Maria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sunnier Days!
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Spring Break!
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
Sunny Days!
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
 
 
Summertime at the Beach
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$543
$3,800
 
 
July 4th, Parades & Fireworks!
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
Summertime & it's Hot!
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Autumn and still warm!
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving Party!
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Wintertime Getaway!
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Holidays at the Beach!
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
Get Away From Winter!
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
$8,000
 
 
Sunny Days!
Feb 3 2018 - Mar 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Spring Break at the Beach!
Mar 4 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
Beach Walks & Sunset Evenings
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Spring Shelling, Sand and Sea
Apr 29 2018 - Jun 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Summertime at the Beach!
Jun 3 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
July 4th Parades and Fireworks
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
Summertime and it's Hot
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Autumn and Still Warm!
Aug 26 2018 - Nov 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving Party!
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Wintertime Getaway from Snow!
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Sunny Holidays at the Beach
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$260
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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