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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!!!

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 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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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!

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average rating of 4.985507 based on 71 reviews
5

Beautiful home with everything you need. Quiet and beautifully landscaped with a great pool!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family reunion together with room for all in a very relaxed place. Very tranquil and just a five minute walk to the beach. The backyard and pool area are beautiful and well maintained. This is a really, really nice home!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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LOVED IT

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about Beach Nest and Liza. She was available at all times and provided great info about places to eat and things to do. The house was amazing and exceeded all of our expectations. The only negative was the mosquitoes so be sure to pack bug spray.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Paradise on earth! Don't look any further!!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the very first moment since we walked into the house we fell in love with "Beach Nest". The property has everything you need. We were 6 adults and 3 children and all of us had enough space to spread out and relax. The backyard is a beautiful oasis to chill and enjoy the pool and the hot tub. We loved the kayak and all the beach accessories that are provided by the owner. For cooking lovers this is definitely the place to stay, the house is fully equipped with any possible thing you need in the kitchen!

Elizabeth is a great host and very responsive and accommodating to all your needs. Thank you Liza!

Great location and very walkable distance to the beautiful beaches of AMI, even for smaller children (2 & 3 yrs)

We stayed at many other house on the island before and Beach Nest is on top of our list. It is indeed a magical place to be and enjoy a very relaxing vacation!

We fished off the dock every day and named all the manatees we saw swimming by.

Everything was just perfect!

We hope to be back soon!

Annetta L.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property and accommodations! We had a great time, hardly wanted to leave the house/pool.

  • 5 of 5

It was magical walking into the house for the first time. The house and the decor was so well done. Elizabeth was so welcoming and accommodating the whole time we were there. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub and sitting on the dock. The kayak and bikes were a fun extra. We saw manatees and had an egret friend turn up every night. I would recommend this property highly! We hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific week at Beach Nest! Fantastic backyard pool area, manatees that come right up to the dock, and only a block or so walk to the beach. Beach Nest is perfectly located on a quiet street but within walking distance to the restaurants and shops on Anna Maria Island. Liza was extremely thoughtful and accommodating as well - we were welcomed with a chilled bottle of wine for my wife and I and a giant cookie cake for our two girls. We definitely plan to come back.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bern, Schweiz
5

Ein Paradies auf Anna Maria Island

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im April nach den Keys und Universal eine Woche im Beach Nest. Wir haben viel erwartet, aber das Haus übertraf unsere Erwartungen noch. Es ist ein Holzhaus mit schönem Holzboden aus den 70-er-Jahren, wunderschön renoviert und sehr stylisch eingerichtet. Jedes der 4 Schlafzimmer hat super Betten, es hat 3 schöne Badezimmer. Die Küche ist voll eingerichtet, sogar mit Gewürzen, Essig und Öl, was sehr praktisch ist. Perfekte Waschmaschine und Tumbler, WLAN funktionierte sehr gut. Dann die vielen schönen Plätzchen draussen: Pool, Whirlpool, schöne Stühle auf der Veranda, Liegestühle, ein Bänkchen am Kanal, um Manatees, Vögel und fliegende Fische zu beobachten... und die superpraktische Aussendusche! Man kann in wenigen Minuten an den wunderschönen, überhaupt nicht überfüllten Strand laufen und dort sogar ab und zu Delphine und Manatees sichten. Liza Walker war eine tolle, sehr hilfsbereite Gastgeberin. Sehr schön war für uns nach der langen Reise, dass ein wunderbares Riesencookie mit einem feinen Weisswein bereit stand - und kühles Wasser und Eis gabs ja vom Kühlschrank...

Schade, dass man Kayak und Bikes eigentlich dazumieten müsste, bei dem stolzen Preis im April überlegt man sich das schon... aber schön ist es schon, direkt vom Haus aus auf dem Kanal Kayak zu fahren oder mit dem Bike auf der Insel herumzukurven - wie das sehr viele tun.

Alles in allem ein wunderbarer, sehr erholsamer Ort, wir möchten sehr gerne wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: 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
 
Discount in July!
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Summertime & it's Hot!
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
August Discount!! 40%
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Autumn and still warm!
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$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

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

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