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The Big Yellow House- Direct Gulf Front, Luxury Home with Heated Pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (Sleeps 12)

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Anna Maria Reservations Team
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Anna Maria Reservations Team

We are Anna Maria Vacations, rental management company for over 200 select rental properties on Anna Maria Island.

What makes this house unique

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!


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • There are a total of four bathrooms. Two bathrooms downstairs and two bathrooms upstairs.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
  • This home has 5 bedrooms. Three bedrooms are located on the first level; a master suite with a queen bed and private bathroom. Plus two additional bedrooms; one with a queen bed and the third with two twin beds. The upstairs level has another master suite with a queen size bed and private bath with step-in shower. The fifth bedroom has twin size bunk beds and access to a full size bath with a combo tub/shower. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout with tile floors in bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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
One of the very few large, luxury, direct Gulf front vacation rentals on AMI that has a private heated pool. Centrally located, 30 second walk to the famous Sandbar beachfront restaurant.


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The Big Yellow House- Direct Gulf Front, Luxury Home with Heated Pool
average rating of 3.25 based on 4 reviews
Tampa, FL

Wonderful home, great location, needs work

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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69 0
Winter Haven, Florida


  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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19 8
Bogart, GA


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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14 4
United Kingdom

Disappointing house, exceptional views and location

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 2
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 3
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 3
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 4
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
November 1
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
February 1
Feb 3 2018 - Feb 9 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Service $55 + Tax
Admin Fee $68 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $295 + Tax
Damage Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change. For a direct quote and further information for this property please call our reservations team toll free.

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.