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Elizabeth Walker

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

BEACH NEST***pool*hottub*dock*shelling*only steps to Gulf beach! Spoil Yourself!

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

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Overview

Anna Maria 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
Call Owner
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 50 traveler reviews

BEACH NEST***pool*hottub*dock*shelling*only steps to Gulf beach! Spoil Yourself!
average rating of 4.98 based on 52 reviews
4

A wonderful relaxing vacation on Anna Maria Island

  • 4 of 5

We loved this house! It was so comfortable and well done. It had everything we needed to enjoy a weeks vacation. We enjoyed biking the island, kayaking, walks on the beach, fishing and watching manatees from the dock! The pool and hot tub were so nice too! It was a great place to cool down and in the evenings to relax and enjoy the hot tub. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The most relaxing vacation spot on the island.

  • 5 of 5

It begins at the tropical foliage front yard and welcoming front porch. The living room, kitchen and dining room create a spacious place for visiting. The kitchen is well equipped with cooking and serving items. The pool is the perfect temperature as it received sun in the morning, yet shade in the afternoon to help keep it cooler in the mid afternoon hours. The cabana allows for quick rinses from the pool or Gulf waters. It can work double duty as a private outdoor shower. The owner was highly accommodating to our requests and even went the extra mile to have a few beach chairs on hand. It was our best anniversary after 16 years of traveling to the island! A must stay for a relaxing time!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach nest

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded all expectations - the home was comfortable, very clean, stocked with everything you could imagine needing- and then some. Liza was accommodating to each and every need. she checked in to see if we needed anything , had great recommendations for food as well as activities - even a charter fishing trip. This house is quiet and secluded with beautiful landscaping , yet convenient to the beach , restraunts and activities. We actually stayed a day longer than originally planned. The home and location are great !

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

EXTRAORDINARY

  • 5 of 5

The Beach Nest was a haven of beauty, relaxation and fun! Each one of our family of nine ranging from 4 to 76 years of age were delightfully pleased! Our week was the best yet at Anna Maria. We changed locations and was a little skeptical, but Liza did a perfect job describing the Beach Nest! Thank you, Liza, for always being available and being patient with our questions! You went out of your way to accommodate all of us! The house is ideally located, beautifully decorated and very comfortable! The kitchen was totally equipped even with beautiful serving dishes! As lovely as the inside, we spent all our awakening hours outdoors! Unbelievable!!!! The landscape, large pool, outdoor shower, canal, kayak, fishing gear, beach cart, bicycles, back porch with an old fashion swing, loungers, shade and sun made it the best...no mosquitos. Our daughter is a photographer and the front and back yards were picture perfect..a nature sanctuary!! The short walk to the beautiful beach and the beautiful sunsets each day was a God given pleasure! Thank you, Liza, for sharing and being such a generous hostess! We, indeed, had all we needed and more for a great, unforgettable vacation!!! Our family agreed that we want to return next year! Thank you for sharing your EXTRAORDINARY Beach Nest with us!!!😊👏🏻

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

OUTSTANDING family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation you have to stay here. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and well... Awe struck! The home is beautifully decorated and the landscaping looks like it came from a magazine!

Upon our arrival we assumed the breathtaking stonework pool and short walk to the sugary white beach would be the highlight of our trip. Of course, nature took over.... The most talked about part of the trip was the many moments the manatees swam and grazed right off the dock in the canal. They allowed us to feed them greenery and pet them the entire duration. Thanks to Liza, we were able to kayak with them and get up close! It was absolutely amazing! (Not to mention the enjoyable kayak trips to the bay).

We have shared this location with everyone we know and cannot wait to return. Thank you Liza for sharing your place with our family!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Christopher Columbus and other early explorers claimed to have seen female figures swimming in the ocean ----- mermaids? Whether they had been at sea for too long or it was a trick of the light, we now know that many of these encounters were with manatees. So pleased you had your own encounter with our Anna Maria mermaids!
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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
 
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 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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