|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This home is one of a handful of very select rental properties on the island- direct Gulf front with a private heated pool! It has all the perfect ingredients for a wonderful vacation. Enjoy your front row seat to spectacular sunsets from this newly remodeled 5 bedroom 4 bath direct gulf front home. The private heated pool overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. There is a large sun deck with lounge chairs and a swing off of the first floor living room. Stunning Gulf views can be seen from every room in the house!
Dreaming of a *Luxury Beach Vacation* .... then this is the place for you!! Walk off the back deck directly onto the beach with your own private beach path. Listen to the gentle sounds of the waves as they lap upon the shore. There is plenty of room in this 3000 sq. ft home that actually sets up like two separate homes connected. It is the perfect set up for multiple families or extended families getting together. There is sleeping in beds for 10 but can easily accommodate a party of 14. Multiple decks and wide sweeping water views abound from all parts of this home.
In addition the the unbelievable beach location, it is also prime location to all the options that famous Pine Avenue has to offer- shopping, restaurants, coffee shops and much more! Located directly adjacent to The Sandbar restaurant, it is literally just a few steps away. If they have a wait to dine- no problem- you can take the pager and wait on your back porch with your own cocktail- how convenient is that!! Need lunch for the kids quick while relaxing on the beach? No problem, call from your cell phone while sitting on the beach and then walk next door to pick up when ready- it does not get any more laid back!
The home provides a variety of beach toys and chairs, a stainless steel BBQ grill, plenty of deck chairs and the best private view of the famous AMI sunset you could hope to find. Come see for yourself why The Big Yellow House is one of the premier vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island- it is a place you will want to return to for years to come!
We are Anna Maria Vacations, rental management company for over 200 select rental properties on Anna Maria Island.
One of the very few direct Gulf front, luxury homes with a private heated pool- and it is beachside. See the sunsets from every different spot around the home!
This is our second year in a row here on the 4th of July and I can honestly say that the home location is second to none. It's next to the Sand Bar restaurant, plenty of parking, a covered pool, with 4th of July fireworks directly behind the house. Additional upside, large home with multiple bedrooms and a pool. Great for multiple families. And a personal favorite, on the same street as the 'donut experiment'.
The downside, the home needs to be updated. Furniture is in various stages of aging. The plumbing in the upstairs master backed up when taking a shower. Gross. The deck needs to be redone or someone is going to need a tetanus. The walking path to the beach needs to be cleaned up. The side of the house and yard needs gardening. The chair upstairs at the table was held together by a 'car hose clamp' that broke when my child sat in the chair. Trash from former guests needs to be removed prior to new guests arriving. And finally, the place is DIRTY. It smells clean due to the solvents but looking at the blinds, the cushions, and the corners. It's very dirty. The first day we sat on the couch downstairs we had bug bites. Within 10 minutes of arrival. We threw a sheet on the couch to sit on it and we didn't get another bite.
I don't want to sound bitter, but when you're at such an amazing place it'd take a small amount of TLC to keep it magical. And for the price paid it should be kept up. I'd consider the home again due to the location and home type but I want to see how the reviews go from here to determine booking again. Finally, we were assured prior to renting the second year that these concerns would be addressed. We were told by quote, "the owners don't care to make updates to keep it family friendly". Since we have kids we can appreciate a 'messy' home, not a dirty dilapidated one.
To be transparent, we rented via Anna Maria Island Rentals and not VRBO. My hope is that the owners see this and don't blow it off as we were told they would. This is truly a 5 star home and should be treated as such.
We were in awe when we walked in. The house was so clean, as was everything in the house. It was our family Christmas Gift to our kids and grandkids. Were 12 of us staying and plenty of room for all. My wife and I were the fist to arrive and we both just said WOW.. As the kids all arrived that was exactly the way each one reacted. Would recommended this house for anyone looking for a Great beach house. The beach is just a stones throw from the house and the views are breathing taking from each room. Beautiful sunset and even had a dolphin put on a show one night... Our family ages ranged from 13 to 67 and ALL had a GREAT TIME
This beach rental house is RIGHT on the beach. My family and I invited another family along to come and we enjoyed it so much together! We rented bikes at Beach Bum and visited Anna Maria Donuts... oh my gosh! SO GOOD! The pool was fun at night and beach during the day. There was plenty of room for everyone and the sunsets were so worth going!
First thing I want to say if you want stunning views over the gulf you cannot get better than here. It also right next to the Sandbar, which is a must visit.
However we stayed here last summer and we were left so disappointed. We had stayed in the house three years earlier and loved it, its styling it's old Floridian. It would seem in those 3 years no one had cleaned the house and when things broke they would just be taped or or left on the floor, there were rips in the furniture, legs on tables screwed back on but still wobbly, taped up arms chairs.
The linen in the house was awful, dirty and worn, first day we had to take it back off the bed and wash it. One of the beds had a bed skirt on, and it was smeared with blood.
The microwave was broken, the oven thick with grease, as was the BBQ.
The swimming pool looked filthy and we could not use it, the furniture around the swimming pool was also filthy, the chairs had black body outlines on them. There were also cockroaches dead around the pool, and also a dirty knife on the poolside.
The management company did come in about 4 times after constant complaining from us, they took some of the random items left (for example CRT TVs left on the floor that had obviously been replaced with flatscreen TVs), they also brought fresh bedding and towels in the end, and swapped the microwave.
Overall we were left very disappointed with this property and for the cost it was not worth the money, or hassle that we had to go through to get the management company to sort the issues. All it needs it a really deep clean and also replacement furniture (where broken or ripped) and linen.
|Linen Service||$55 + Tax|
|Admin Fee||$68 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$295 + Tax|
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With the exception of the initial fee of $250 (non-refundable) charged to your card, all other payments can be made by check, credit card or wire transfer. A 25% deposit is payable within 7 days of the reservation email, the final balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. If the reservation is made within 90 days of arrival, the full payment is due at time of booking.