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Professionally Decorated Beach Basket Just 4 Homes from the Beach W/Heated Pool!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,175 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Master Suites, 1 King and 1 Queen & Two Twins

If you are looking for that Old Florida feel, Beach Basket is located on Oak Ave which dead ends to the white sand beaches and the perfectly clear waters of Anna Maria Island. You are just 5 homes or a 53 second walk to relaxation and sunshine! Built in 1920, this home was restored recently by the owner who is a professional decorator keeping with the classic cottage look. The detail in this home is incredible, from ceiling accents to bead board cabinets with glass doors to the comfortable furnishings by the Pink Pineapple.

The beachy feel continues into both the king master suite with a seating area that leads to the bright and sunny master bath and the queen suite which has a private entrance to the pool area where you will find citrus trees including an Avocado tree and rich tropical landscaping.

Having an occasional guest or bringing the kids? The air conditioned sleeping porch with 2 twins is a perfect place for them or a perfect nook for you to relax and enjoy a good book and a frozen cocktail! Beach Basket is one of our most popular homes so book well in advance to find out why!!

Small Pets Considered!

For our other “Basket”, 1 of the finest vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island please see Mermaid’s Basket (VRBO Listing #557763)




More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

for providing the perfect location for a special birthday celebration.
Aug 2013
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Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1175 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation-Fees collected will NOT be returned unless the unit is re-rented for the same period. If re-rented all fees will be refunded minus $150.
  • Please include size & breed of animals for permission to bring them. $150 taxable pet fee per pet will apply.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) Guest Suite, Twin or Single Beds (2) On Sleeping Porch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Professionally Decorated Beach Basket Just 4 Homes from the Beach W/Heated Pool!
average rating of 4.703704 based on 50 reviews

Beach Basket Bliss

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we unlocked the door, our vacation was fantastic. It was as beautifully decorated as the pictures and the location could not be beat, houses from the most beautiful beach. The cottage was spotlessly clean, plenty of towels and bed linens and mod cons. I loved the original cabinets and woodwork and the sleeping porch was the perfect spot to hide from the sun during the afternoon with knitting or a book. A bit small but perfectly sized for our little family. Reluctant to share the awesomeness of Beach Basket as we would like to ensure a return visit! Thank you for sharing your beautiful and obviously loved cottage with us!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen and Family, We are thrilled that you loved the Beach Basket as much as we do! You are correct that the home has been lovingly restored and we try our best to keep everything in the best order we possible can. The home is extremely popular so many thanks to our fantastic cleaning staff! We do think the location is the best as well. Sunsets on the best beaches around and being able to walk to shops and restaurants are just a few of our favorite things. Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon.
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Great place, just a stone's throw from a fantatstic beach.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated 1920's "old Florida" beach cottage. Perfect for two couples or a small family. Sleeps 6, but only two bathrooms which are small, but adequate. Tons of dishes, pots and pans, utensils and glassware in kitchen--all you would need. Dishwasher, washer and dryer included. Pictures are entirely accurate. Rental agency was very helpful. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great compliment about Beach Basket. I did decorate the home myself so I take particular pride in it! Glad you found everything you needed at our home and we hope you enjoyed the close proximity to the beach and to the shops and restaurants. Ellie, Suzanne and Bob of Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals are the BEST agency around and I am sure they would as happy to have you return as we are!
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Tiburon, Ca

Worked out nicely for my adult son and I.

  • 4 of 5

will located.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Norman, Glad the Beach Basket worked out for you and your son and that you liked the location. It is wonderful to be so close to the beach yet within walking distance of shops and restaurants and also the trolley stop. Please do come back and visit with us!
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Grand Rapids, MI

Another fabulous vacation at the Beach Basket

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year at the charming Beach Basket, it's become our favorite winter getaway. We love everything about this house - the wonderful décor, the beautiful pool and garden, the fact that it's steps from the beach. We love our lazy two weeks here, lots of beach time, afternoons by the pool and of course the neighborhood stroll to the beach to watch the gorgeous sunsets. We're already booked for 2018!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time in reviewing Beach Basket, I’m so happy that you enjoy staying at our home! We really appreciate our repeat guests and I’m glad you will be returning in 2018. I’m sure that Ellie, Suzanne and Bob enjoy getting to know our repeat guests a little bit as well. Sounds like you have a fantastic routine while staying here. We love our home being so close to the beach for those last minute decisions to catch a terrific sunset. Thanks again for taking care of our home as if it’s your own and we look forward to your return.
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Love, Love, Love!

  • 5 of 5

I love this beach cottage. It has charm and character with all the modern amenities. This is the second year that we stayed at the Beach Basket. The home is fully stocked with all the linens and towels that you will need. We cooked most meals at home and the kitchen was well stocked. It is just a short walk to the beach and they even have a cart for you to use to take your chairs and towels to the beach. We woke up most mornings to walk on the beach and finished each night watching the sunset. The pool was heated and we were able to enjoy it all day long. It is a wonderful place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nelly, We did try to make Beach Basket modern but yet we tried to retain the original cottagie feel so thanks for affirming we accomplished our goal! I’m glad you found everything you needed in the kitchen and elsewhere but I hope you found some time to enjoy all the great restaurants on the island; some within walking distance! The sunsets are amazing and what a perfect beach to watch them on!! Please do make this a family tradition and come back and see us a third time!!
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Just as nice as the first time

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed previously at this property, and also at another one of this owner's properties nearby. There must be a reason we keep coming back... It is just as represented.

We were extremely lucky this time, in that the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Every day was in the mid 80s, sunny, breezy and with no rain all week. Nice for November! (And the red tide was gone!) That all certainly added to our positive experience!

The location of Beach Basket is ideal. It is on a quiet street, and being a few houses from the sand allowed us to go back and forth to the house from the beach as often as needed. We walked to dinner at the SandBar and Harry's. The beach in that area is wide, clean, and uncrowded, with clear, calm waters. We walked an hour daily along the shoreline. Almost every night we'd head up to the beach to watch the beautiful sunsets before heading to dinner. One time, dolphins frolicked right in front of us as the sun went down.

The home was well furnished and stocked with everything you'd need for the beach and preparing meals. (Publix is an easy, five minute drive away when you want to stock the refrigerator.) The management company was easy to contact and responsive.

We're already looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Penny, Penny, thank you for taking the time in reviewing Beach Basket, we are glad that you enjoy staying at our home! November is one of my favorite months here on the island, the weather is usually perfect! It’s always so special to see the dolphins at play, it never gets old. There are so many good restaurants within walking distance and having the beach so close is ideal to walk off some of those calories. We always enjoy starting our evenings off with a sunset toast before taking a leisurely stroll to a nice dinner and shopping on Pine Avenue. We’d love to have you back at Beach Basket, I’m sure that our management team of Ellie, Suzanne and Bob would love to hear from you as well!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton 18 Miles or Tampa TPA 50 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.04 Miles
Oak Ave dead ends to the beach! 53 seconds or 246'
Car: not necessary

This home is located on Anna Maria Island, a quaint barrier island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico south of Tampa Bay. Here is one of the only places you can find where the 'old' Florida charm still exists. Seven miles of pristine white beaches awaits you and beautiful sunsets grace the island with their presence every night. The Island has every convenience needed including a Publix grocery store, CVS pharmacy, and Walgreens. There are multiple award winning restaurants that call the island home, such as the Beach Bistro, Sandbar, Beachhouse, and Sign of the Mermaid. Others not to miss are Rod and Reel Pier, Anna Maria City Pier, and Ginny and Jane-e's at the Old IGA. There is plenty of shopping available with hot spots such as the historic Pine Ave and Bridge Street areas. With the beach and the bay just minutes away from your front door, there is plenty to do in the water. Kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, jet-skiing, paddle boarding, and para-sailing are popular activities around Anna Maria Island. With the Island only being seven miles long, there is no need to drive when almost everything is within walking or biking distance. There is also a convenient Trolley Service that runs the length of the Island every day, and is free for everyone to ride. Anna Maria Island has something for everyone, and everyone who comes to visit falls in love with the Island, we are sure you will too.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 19 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Policy $49
Admin Fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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