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BEACH NEST ***Pool*Hottub*Dock*Steps to Gulfside beach* Shelling*SPOIL YOURSELF!

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

Overview

About the property

Beachie & Beautiful! North end, Gulf of Mexico sunset side of island. Book it!!!

DISCOUNT! Only $199 per night in October!

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 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. 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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

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BEACH NEST ***Pool*Hottub*Dock*Steps to Gulfside beach* Shelling*SPOIL YOURSELF!
average rating of 4.987013 based on 79 reviews
Northfield, MN
5

This amazing find exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Welcoming, Adorable, Private, Well stocked and very clean are a few of the first words that come to mind to describe the Beach Nest. Pulling up into the driveway we were welcomed by lush landscaping that made us feel like we were alone in our own private retreat, walking through the front doors we noticed the cute, eclectic decore and immediately fell in love. We spent 3 nights in the Beach Nest. It wish we could have spent many more, it is hands down the best VRBO house we've stayed in. From booking, Liza made sure we felt welcome and had everything we needed.

We loved the pool, dock and outdoor shower.

Staying within a few blocks of the house the whole time we never ran out of fun things to do. We went to the beach, fished from the dock and pier, shopped, boated through the canals and into the Bay (we brought a pontoon), ordered pizza from J Burns (delish- they deliver), Mexican food from Poppos (excellent), donuts from Donut Experiment (tasty), and went to Two Scoops Ice Cream a few times (a favorite).

We rented Bikes, Kayak and Beach equipment from Liza and Kit and a golf cart to run around the island (recommend).

It was great to just show up and relax. The Beach Nest is extremely well stocked and had everything we needed and then some.

If you're looking for the perfect place to explore Anna Maria Island, look no filirther- we Highly reccomend the Beach Nest!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, conveniently located on north AMI

  • 5 of 5

Liza is a kind and accommodating hostess. Her home is beautiful and well-appointed with all the necessary amenities for our family that flew in for vacation. Although we had to evacuate early due to Hurricane Irma, our stay was relaxing and so enjoyable.

The two ensuite masters were great for us and my wife's parents. The day bed with a rented bed rail worked well for our toddler. We loved our time in the beautiful pool and kayaking in the lagoons. Liza was very understanding and quick to address any questions or maintenance issues. We would recommend this home to friends and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My family loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect. It is so cozy. All our needs were met. Loved the pool, the location, the intercoastal waterway, kayaking and biking to all the local hot spots. We will return to this special place.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

If you are waffling among a few properties and the Beach Nest appears to meet your needs......book it! My wife and 2 boys enjoyed our stay so much, it was just what we needed after a few days in Orlando. From the amazing pool and the proximity to uncrowded pristine beaches what really won us over was biking to restaurants nightly and also the Rod and Reel pier. For you guys out there trying to book a place the family will love you don't need to look any further. We are already figuring out when we can get to Anna Marie again, the island is a true gem! I also cannot say enough about Liza, an amazing host!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This home was very charming!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and Liza was a great host. She was available anytime we had questions and even dropped off sand toys for our kids! The home was roomy and even during rainy days we enjoyed the porch area. Pool was just the right size and the outdoor shower came in handy the little ones. Definitely a great place to stay. Not to mention all the nearby shops and beaches! Great for family vacations!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Croton on Hudson, NY, USA
5

Really great house, pool and next to a canal!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was lovely... as always, Anna Maria is a wonderful place, and the location for this house was fantastic. The house is nicely appointed and comfortable, and everything was very, very clean. The pool was very relaxing and very beautiful! All in all, this is a great rental with an attentive owner, Liza. Thanks for the great stay, and for the warm welcome!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 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

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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