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Calling all sun worshipers! Pool*Hot tub*Dock*Steps to Sunset Beach*Swim*Kayak!

Anna Maria, FL, USA
  • Cottage2800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Only 6 houses Gulf of Mexico sunset-side-beach Spoil Yourself! Read our reviews!

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, Nespresso and Keurig coffee pots, 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. Free wifi! 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!


Elizabeth Walker

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master 1
        1 king, French doors to the pool, canal and dock.
      • Master 2
        1 king, French doors to the orchid and palm tree filled garden.
      • Guest room
        1 queen, Beachie-chic four poster bed.
      • Children's room
        2 twin/ single, For boys, girls or adults!


        • 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 plus a roll-in shower.
        • 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!

        Location Type

          • Water View
            Beach Nest is located on a mangrove-shaded canal. You'll have a view of the water from a master bedroom, the porch, kitchen, dining room and lounge areas. You will hear the waves.
          • Waterfront
            Beach Nest is located on a mangrove-shaded canal. Launch a kayak, throw in a fishing line, watch for dolphins and manatees, go crabbing or just sit on the dock and do nothing at all.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Six at the table, five at the counter plus more outside on the porch!
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 13 people


                                  • Books
                                    Loads of books!
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    High definition plus all the channels including ESPN!
                                  • Toys
                                    finger puppets, rocking horse and bedtime stories!
                                  • Video Games
                                    The room with two twin beds has a monitor. Bring your video games in case it ever rains!


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Available for rent.
                                      • Boat
                                        Dock with water.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Available for rent
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Covered front and back porches.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            Beach Nest has a step up however we will supply a ramp for accessibility. One master ensuite bathroom has a roll-in shower.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Hot Tub
                                              • Private Pool

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge


                                                      • churches
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • marina
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • horseshoes
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • 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

                                                                  • racquetball
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water tubing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Beach nest has a work area (with a water view) just in case you want to pretend to check in with the office!

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        93 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Great Experience

                                                                        Rex B.

                                                                        We had a really nice time on Anna Maria island. The home was perfect for us. We had plenty of room and the "Beach Nest" is located in a very quiet area of the island. It is a very close distance to either the bay side or the gulf side beaches. The hot tub and pool area was very nice and we spent a lot of time outdoors. This was our first trip to the island and it was a very relaxing vacation. It is a very kid friendly vacation destination and I would recommend the area to anyone who needs to just get a way. Liza was very helpful and I would certainly recommend her services. All in all a great trip.

                                                                        Fabulous house! We didn’t want to leave.

                                                                        Linda M.Overland Park, KS

                                                                        The house is great, spacious, comfortable.

                                                                        The pool is gorgeous and only steps to the dock where you can fish or kayak. Heated pool and hot tub were amazing!

                                                                        Gorgeous !!

                                                                        Camy P.Santa Claus, Indiana

                                                                        We had such a lovey stay at the Beach Nest. The décor is so happy and comfortable. There is everything you need there to cook and entertain. We only cooked meals a few times but pleasant to cook and look out at the beautiful pool. We had plenty of hangers and the beds are pretty comfy. You are really close to the beach we walked over and it only takes 5 minutes. There are plenty of chairs and coolers to take along. The outdoor shower was a real hit. We used it after the beach and pool. Laundry room is great and I brought pods but there was detergent and softener there. You are close to lots and restaurants and cute shops. No need to go anywhere unless you just want to explore. We love the Blue Marlin and Waterfront, Harry's is great and reasonable. Sandbar is fun but the prices for Grouper have gotten ridiculous. The only thing I would like to see added are minor. Hooks on the backs of the bathroom doors for towels would be great. Fan out on back deck under seating group need the motor checked. (hard I am sure because of the salt air to keep them going). We did have trouble with getting the hot tub to heat up. One day it would work then the nest not get hot. The owner is so sweet and came to get it going for us. Fabulous place and hope to come back. You will love it!!!

                                                                        Charming, cozy home in great location.

                                                                        dan s.

                                                                        Beautiful home with wonderful amenities. Located on a very quiet street on the north end of the island, it is close to beach, restaurants, shops, and local parks for hiking, and biking. Property owner was gracious and very accommodating. Beach Nest was the best vacation we have had in a long time.

                                                                        Beautiful house


                                                                        This is one of the most well-appointed homes we've ever stayed in. Beautiful furnishings and extremely well equipped. Did not need a car to get around town or to the beach. Liza was extremely responsive, communicative, and welcoming. Would highly recommend!

                                                                        Charming getaway

                                                                        Judith M.

                                                                        Beach Nest is a charming, warm and functional cottage on Ana Maria Island. We found the house exceptionally well maintained, kitchen stocked with everything we needed to cook a meal, make margaritas, and relax alongside a beautiful pool or soak in the adjoining hot tub, and take in the lush landscaping. It is a short walk to the beach and easy to launch the kayak off the house's bayside dock. Grandparents loved the setup of the house, parents on one side with toddler and grandparents on the other, couldn't have been more peaceful and relaxing. We were a party of five adults and a toddler and all resided in comfort, and enjoyment of the property. we'll be back next year.


                                                                        Anna Maria, FL, USA

                                                                        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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