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The Shady Mango - Anna Maria's Most Charming Coastal Cottage!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Historical 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, in 'Green' Village, near Sugar Sand Beaches

The Shady Mango is an exquisite vintage cottage which has been completely redesigned to maintain all the charm of yesterday with today’s modern conveniences. The beautiful Brazilian teak flooring, white bead-board wainscoted walls and cabinetry, solid quartz countertops, Antique Delft tiles, circa 1650, and romantic fireplace create a feeling of luxurious simplicity

In keeping with The Shady Mango’s old Florida charm, the cozy interiors feature warm colors and cheerful prints mixed with antiques, old wicker and whimsical accessories. Vintage and new Claire Murray rugs underfoot and comfortable furnishings invite you to relax and unwind.

The expansive master suite is painted sunny yellow and a smaller guest room in soothing tones of blue, each having a connecting bath. The centerpiece of the master bath is a romantic claw foot slipper tub of cast iron which is reminiscent of a by-gone era.

French doors in the master suite open onto a shady cabana overlooking the expansive and beautifully landscaped backyard oasis with twenty-two tall areca palms and mature mango trees providing plenty of shade and privacy.

The spacious deck and roof extension form a peaceful cabana which overlooks the large heated swimming pool and spa with a navy blue bottom and waterfall. Ensconced among the 22 areca palms and mango trees, the serene pool setting has an aura of enchantment.

The cottage is shingled with cedar shakes, embellished by white gable supports and capped by a white tin roof. Framed by a white picket fence and a lovely custom flower garden The Shady Mango truly is Anna Maria’s most charming coastal cottage!

More Details

Angela Gunning
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2016

About Angela Gunning

We're the proud parents and grandparents of a large family that includes thirteen grandchildren! Most of the men in our family outshine the women when it comes to cooking and we love to get together and share the results!

Angela Gunning purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Angela Gunning chose Anna Maria Island

We purchased this wonderful cottage in December 2010 after falling in love with it's unique characteristics and fabulous location. We think The Shady Mango will kindle a desire in your heart to relax, reconnect, and return just as it did ours. Our family welcomes you to make our charming historic cottage your home away from home and we look forward to hearing from you. Let us know how we can help you have the vacation of your dreams! Warmest regards, Angela and John Gunning, Owners

What makes this cottage unique

We love the fact that Anna Maria Island is one of the few remaining areas with the old Florida charm. It's a place you can visit with your entire family and everyone from the oldest to the youngest will be able to have a wonderful time! The Shady Mango is located on Pine Avenue in the middle of the historic district and at either end of the street you'll find a beautiful sugar sand beach.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

The Shady Mango - Anna Maria's Most Charming Coastal Cottage!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the cottage itself perfect, the location is divine. We plan to return year after year.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our recent 6 week stay at Shady Mango was absoloutely perfect in every way. The home is immaculate upon arrival, and professionally maintained every week. This is our third stay at Shady...we plan on returning every year. To our hosts... "Thanks for the memories".

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg & Kathi, You have been exceptional guests for the past few years and have become a special part of our Shady Mango Family! It's an honor to know that you continue to think so highly of our little slice of paradise and the services we offer! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of the cottage and for all the personal touches. From everyone who works diligently to maintain the Shady Mango I'd like to say that we truly appreciate knowing that you've made The Shady Mango your home away from home and plan to come every year! We're looking forward to your return! Warmest wishes, Angela, Tricia & Gina
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oklahoma city, ok

amazingly beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Had the greatest time, very clean and very elegant. Amazing. Recommend to anyone. And will go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, Jason! We're so fortunate to have had such charming guests as you two! We certainly hope to see you and Jordan again! Warmest wishes, Angela
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An Anniversary to Remember

  • 5 of 5

The Shady Mango is a destination, a celebration and a representation of a life of leisure. The accommodations are spotless. The decor is whimsical but tasteful. Upon entering the back garden, you feel like you are in paradise, among the tropical trees and a pool that is reminiscent of the Caribbean. We celebrated our Silver Anniversary with our friends, family and our two boys. The location brings a sense of serenity, community and is centrally located to two beautiful bodies of water that are easily accessible by a leisurely walk, a short bicycle ride, or a easily rented golf cart. Don't miss the sunset. It might be the highlight of your trip! Love this place and love the owners even more! We guarantee that you will not be disappointed with The Shady Mango, it's convenient location, or it's charming owners!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shannon and Manny, It was truly an honor to have been chosen for your Silver Anniversary celebration! You're such a beautiful couple, so generous of spirit and full of life! We couldn't help but fall in love with you too! Your family's good times added to the wonderful memories and special moments that give The Shady Mango that 'happy home' feeling. Thank you again for choosing to become a treasured member of The Shady Mango Family! Love and hugs, Angela
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Lady lake florida

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at the Shady Mango!! The cottage is so cute! We had everything we needed to relax! The pool is gorgeous and the landscaping is incredible! Perfect location also, you are so close to restaurants, shops, the beach, and pier! Not a day went by that people didn't stop out front and take pictures of the cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ginger, Thank you so very much for such a lovely review! It was a pleasure having you and we are delighted to know that you had such a wonderful time! We are truly fortunate to have wonderful families such as yours as our guests and glad that we met your expectations.We're looking forward to your next visit! Warmest regards, Angela Gunning
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st. Louis, Missouri

Vacationing with a friend

  • 5 of 5

The Shady Mango is exactly like the photos on the web site. It is charming, the backyard garden is beautiful and very private. The Shady Mango is located close to everything, plus there is a trolley every 20 minutes to take you around the island. The Beach is just right down the street. A 5 minute walk.

The property is extremely clean and well maintained. The owner is a phone call away; always willing to help

There are so many good restaurants and wonderful shopping. we loved the Sandbar and Skinny's

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! You and Carolyn are such lovely guests! We appreciate that you love and care for the Shady as if it were your own and look forward to seeing you again in January 2014! Tricia really enjoyed lunch with two of the Shady Mango's favorite guests! Warmest regards, Angela
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Car: recommended

This charming historic cottage was featured in Country Woman magazine and more recently was filmed as part of a commercial. The Shady Mango is nestled in the heart of the Historic Village surrounded by several unique shops that have been featured in Southern Living magazine. Wonderful restaurants are also just steps away from the cottage. Anna Maria island has also been featured in Coastal Living magazine! Pine Avenue has been called 'The Greenest Little Main Street in America'.

Lovely sugar sand beaches are a short stroll from the Shady Mango at either end of Pine Avenue!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates do not include optional pool heat fee during cold months. Please ask for details.Complimentary spa heat included in rental.
Rentals of one month or longer qualify for discounted rates. Returning guests receive special discounts. Vacation insurance is not offered by The Shady Mango.Consider purchasing vacation insurance through VRBO. Guests are held personally responsible for any damages to the home or property. A credit card must be on file and will be charged in the event of damages.
Rates are subject to change without notice until confirmed.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms. Master bath has claw footed slipper tub/no shower. Guest bedroom has very large shower/no tub. Bedroom & bathrooms may be considered en suite.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Room - 2 twin/ single , Beds must NOT be moved together as damage to floor occurs.
  • 2 comfortable bedrooms. King bed in master bedroom, 2nd television/DVD player. Twin beds in guest bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We'd like your vacation at The Shady Mango to be very special. Our concierge can help you locate tickets to events and make reservations for you at area restaurants ahead of time. We know the best places to go and will be happy to provide reviews! Please let us know how we can assist you during your stay.

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