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Elizabeth Walker

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

AUGUST IS HALF PRICE Beach Nest pool-spa-dock-sea+only steps to sugar-white-sand

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

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Overview

Anna Maria Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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? 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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Elizabeth Walker (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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 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!

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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Reviews

5
based on 45 traveler reviews

AUGUST IS HALF PRICE Beach Nest pool-spa-dock-sea+only steps to sugar-white-sand
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
5

Fabulous Beach Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Beach Nest is a truly special holiday home on an amazing island. It's a real home away from home with everything that our family of five could want (children aged 9, 7 and 4). We loved the pool and outside space. Inside is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. On a couple of evenings we saw some manatees in the canal right off the jetty. On our arrival we had cake and bottle of wine waiting for us which was a lovely touch and got our beach holiday off to a great start.

I can thouroughly recommend the Beach Nest.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Week

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at the Beach Nest. This was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever taken. The house is Great and the pool and hot tub are awesome. We would highly recommend the Beach Nest it is a easy walk to the best Beach there is.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Bear Lake, MN
5

This is JUST what you are looking for!

  • 5 of 5

We scoured available properties on Anna Maria Island - looking for just the right one. I can honestly tell you that Beach Nest is just what you are looking for! It is situated on the northern tip of the island - quiet neighborhoods, everyone walks/bikes. We walked with little kids to restaurants (Rod and Riel and Pine Street) and the beach (several options). We rented a golf cart one day - just for fun - the kids loved it. Now for the house - wow! I have had a hard time feeling cozy and comfortable in other Florida rentals - tile floors are not one of my design favorites and with little kids they get slippery. This house features wide planked pine floors - Liza did a great job restoring this house. All one level - it was perfect for our family with two little boys - 1 and 4. There was plenty of space and plenty of bathrooms. I like that there are two bedrooms/bathrooms on one side of the house and two bedrooms/one bathroom on the other - the living room and kitchen separate. This would be ideal for two couples. We found everything that we needed - lots of high quality linens and towels, kitchen utensils, comfy spots to sit inside and outside, pool toys. Both the front yard and back yard are private and a joy to enjoy - we were outside most of time we were there. Tons of swimming - having a pool is so nice with little ones. The ledge and steps at the edge of the pool were perfect for our little swimmers. We did rent the kayak and beach cart and used them so many times -the beach cart is completely stocked and able to easily bring everything you need to the beach. For a family, a group of friends, a couple - you will love it! Liza has a complete handle on what renters want and need - a perfect host.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic cottage close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and had two families, one with a 3-yr old and one with a 4-yr old and had a fantastic experience. We basically lived on the back patio while we were on property, a beautiful, secluded place. The kids loved the pool and the overall environment is very inviting. The landscaping is immaculate.

The size was perfect for our group, though we ended up only using 3 of the 4 bedrooms. One word of warning - the bed in the front left of the house (not one of the masters) is extremely high, higher than we would have felt safe with toddlers sleeping on (they shared the bedroom w/ the trundle bed so no harm to us). We ended up using the outdoor shower as the second master shower as that bathroom only had a bathtub with hand nozzle for a shower, but it was the cleanest, most private outdoor shower I've ever seen so the lack of true shower in the back master bath wasn't an issue.

The owner was extremely responsive with questions leading up to our stay and the couple of questions we had while there. I was a little concerned that the house was more than the 6 houses from the beach we were quoted but with the beach cart it wasn't a problem (especially with two little kids); in fact, I thought the distance from the beach was perfect - far enough to be quiet and reduce the amount of sand in the home but close enough to get to in a very quick walk.

Overall, I'd highly recommend staying here. If we come back to Ana Maria, would definitely stay here again - really liked being on the north side of the island. Not much in the way of restaurant options but certainly enough to do and enough shops to go into without it becoming overrun with tourists. This part of the island is quiet and I suspect it's you're either going to seek it out or cross it off your list.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your ***** star review and all the helpful comments. Beach Nest truly is only 6 houses from the beach. I am pleased it was the perfect distance for you and yours! Did you notice the sand on the beach...somewhere between sugar and powder? In fact, the sand is so clean it “squeaks” or “chirps” when you step on it in just the right way. This only happens with dry sand. It's quite entertaining for kids (especially big kids like me) to go scuffling through the dry powdery sand to make it squeak and chirp loudly. And white sand never seems to get hot even during the hottest days of summer. Oh-do come visit us again!
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Charleston, SC
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This home is very comfortable and beautiful. The décor is amazing and beds very comfortable.We stayed for just a few days and hated to leave. The only complaint that I have is that the pool was not heated for the first two days that we were there but otherwise it is very secluded and wonderful home. It's a couple blocks from a beautiful beach but honestly, I could have stayed there all day and been happy as long as the pool stayed warm.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Apologies abound for the pool heat. We so do not like things to go wrong and we try to make them better as soon as possible. Unfortunately it was our pool repairman's birthday and we couldn't pry him away from his party until the next day! Our pool heater is new this year and normally works like a charm. The pool is heated to 83 and the hot tub bubbles at 101 degrees. Thank you for the 5 star review and we are very pleased that Beach Nest was comfortable for you! Hurry back, Liza and Kit
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Clearwater, Florida
5

2nd stay at Beach Nest!

  • 5 of 5

Great house to bring your family together. Everything is so nicely done inside the house. It is very comfortable.

We plan to make this an annual trip. The pool is so nice after a day at the beach. The beach is walking distance to the house so you really have everything you need close by.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annual trip to Beach Nest. That is the nicest compliment and we are so flattered... see you in 2017!
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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
 
Sun, sand and shelling
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$558
$3,900
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
$357
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Off-Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$357
$2,500
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
Get Away from Winter!
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$370
$2,500
 
 
Sunny Days!
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Spring Break!
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
Sunny Days!
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$260
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Amenities

Anna Maria Island 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!

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