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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Steps to Beach, Heated Pool, Remodeled & Professionally Decorated 3/3 +Den/Queen

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Anna Maria Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bdr/3 Bath/Den W/Pull Out, Steps to Anna Maria Beaches W/Heated Pool!

If you are looking for that Old Florida feel, Bungalow Basket is located on Maple Ave which dead ends to the white sand beaches and the perfectly clear waters of Anna Maria Island. You are just a 2 minute walk to relaxation and sunshine! The total remodel of this home was just completed in February of 2013 by the owner who is a professional decorator and is beyond words! The detail in this home as well as the décor’ and furnishings by the Pink Pineapple give it a beachy feel that is both warm and comfortable.

The Master Suite displays a King bed and seating area leading to the beautiful pool. The second bedroom boasts a Queen Bed with French Doors to the Pool area as well. The third bedroom has two twins and the den has a Queen pull-out sofa to allow plenty of room for the whole family!

Sit by the pool to relax and enjoy a good book and a frozen cocktail or stroll to the white sand beaches to enjoy your relaxation time! Bungalow Basket is one of our most popular homes so book well in advance to find out why!!

Small pets are considered!

For our other “Baskets”, 2 of the finest vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island please see Mermaid’s Basket (VRBO Listing #557763) and Beach Basket (VRBO Listing #440105)




More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ellie (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

the house is magnificent! It is decorated tastefully and offers many comforts. The kitchen lends itself to delicious cooking. The master bedroom is superb? The floor is magnificent. Overall, the house is exquisite! We have enjoyed morning walks on the beach, bike rides around the neighborhood and fun in the sand. Although it has been a bit rainy we had great fun at the 4th of July parade and watching fireworks at night. We come every year and plan on returning to enjoy everything that the island has to offer and make more unforgettable family memories.
Jul 2013
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Steps to Beach, Heated Pool, Remodeled & Professionally Decorated 3/3 +Den/Queen
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 34 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We like the house, kitchen, pool, dining table, bathrooms, living room furniture. The floor plan is very functional. The remodeling was very thoughtfully done. We like the beach access and proximity to Pine Ave.,trolley and Publix. We would like for there to be more dinner plates, cooking utensils(vegetablepeeler, fork, large rubber plate scraper, electric mixer, liquid measuring cups).

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, So glad you enjoyed everything about the house! I see that you have re-booked for next year and we will of course make sure the items you mentioned are purchased for Bungalow Basket. I wish you had let us know that there were items you needed as we would have been glad to get them to you immediately!! Thanks for the review and your suggestions and we will see you next year!
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Absolutely loved this home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for my family of 5 but could have had more. Plenty of room! The very short walk to beach, the heated pool, the furnishings, were great. Layout was perfect also. We did have an issue with a broken coffee pot but got a new one at Walgreens. The property management company was very prompt in responding. What I would suggest if you rent here is bring extra toilet paper, dish soap, garbage bags. Other than that everything else was really nice. Also was very private with all the foliage around the property. Loved the decorating! Easy walk to Sandbar and other restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patricia, Thank you for your kind words and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves at our home! We love being so close to the beach. We often have a difficult time deciding on where to watch the sunset. Sometimes we grill by the pool and saunter down to the beach for a sunset celebration or sometimes it’s a quick stroll to The Sandbar Restaurant. Either way you can’t lose! I’m glad to hear that the team of Ellie, Suzanne and Bob were quick with their response. I do believe that they provide all of our incoming guests what they refer to as a “starter kit” which is every bathroom having 2 rolls of toilet paper and soap along with some garbage bags in the kitchen. This way our guests do not have to rush out to the grocery store for food and supplies right way. Again, I appreciate all your kind works about our décor and layout, please come back and stay with us another time!
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Anna Maria, Florida is one of the prettiest places I have ever seen. Beautiful beaches, sun rise and sun set viewing and good food! I loved this house. The lay out is perfect for a family since it has a remote master bed room. I was there with my children and grandson and also enjoyed entertaining other friends from the nearby area. Everyone thought it was beautiful and very comfortable!

The only negative is that I could not stay longer!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We're so glad you loved Anna Maria Island and enjoyed your stay! You are right, sunrise and sunset are amazing here! The restaurants are outstanding too! No big chains and pretty much all of the owners run their own restaurants, so the quality is outstanding. We are so sorry you couldn't stay longer! You'll just have to come back again soon!
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Tampa, FL

Beautiful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful, spacious home. This was our second time coming down to Anna Maria Island for a beach week with the family. Our daughter, husband, and three grandchildren, ages 4, 2 and 3 months, accompanied us. Knowing the ages of our little ones, we wanted a house as close to the beach as possible and without steps. We loved the open floorplan and the layout of all the bedrooms was perfect. Great job on your remodeled home, everything was beautifully done and all the furniture was very comfortable. We enjoyed the pool and patio area too. The patio decking gets quite hot by the afternoon and it would be good to have more of a shaded area/ceiling fan out there, but otherwise it was perfect.

The kitchen is equipped with everything you would need, just need to bring your paper products and toilet paper. Lots of pool/beach toys, beach chairs and beach towels were available, even a high-chair. Short walk down the street to the beautiful beach. We enjoyed a few local restaurants and stores. Our 4-year old painted his own sand dollar at the Shiny Fish Emporium on Pine St - very cool. Go visit Ginny & Jane's, they have an awesome cinnamon roll!

The management company was very responsive and great to work with. Thanks for sharing your lovely home, we hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your family vacation! Happy to hear you liked the layout and the decor. Sounds like you enjoyed the beach and got to visit some of the local favorites too. Thanks for the tip about the sand dollar painting at Shiny Fish Emporium! And Ginny and Jane E's is one of our favorites. Their quiche is to-die-for! We will think of adding some more shade for the patio. Thank you for letting us know! And we are thrilled with Ellie and her management team- best on the island! Hope you make it back again soon!
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Boston, MA

We loved the small town, small island flavor!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed Anna Maria Island and the small town, small island flavor! It was an extremely relaxing vacation and the Bungalow Basket was a very clean, modern, comfortable home. The cost was high and more than we wanted to pay but the Gulf Coast and Bungalow Basket experience was excellent. Other than the cost the only other criticism would be the bed pillows which were flat, lumpy and uncomfortable. However, those are just two small issues, the overall experience on AMI and in the Bungalow Basket was outstanding!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation! Yes, Anna Maria Island has a wonderful small town feel. We really love the island too, and know we are in paradise! Thank you for your comments about the home being clean, modern, and comfortable! We will definitely have a look at those pillows! Hope you make it back!
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So perfect!! Hope we can return soon!

  • 5 of 5

Having lived in Manatee County for seven years before moving out of state five years ago, we were very familiar with AMI and consider it our favorite Florida beach. Last year my husband and I stayed for two weeks at another of this owner's properties a block away. We had a great experience there. So, this year we returned with my daughter, her husband, and our two grandchildren, ages 3 and 6, to this larger property. The split floor plan was perfect for us. The home is so spacious, open, and bright, and is meticulously decorated and furnished. It looks like the "after" on an HGTV show! The home is well-equipped for travelers who fly in, so can't bring along all the beach necessities, like beach towels, pool and sand toys, umbrellas, chairs, etc. The pool was a welcome change when we were tired of sand or wanted to relax close to the house. Being on a quiet street that dead-ends to a path in the sand to the gorgeous, warm, clear Gulf waters was perfect for multiple daily trips with the children back and forth to the uncrowded beach, and even in the evenings to watch the beautiful sunsets. We were very fortunate to be there for a great weather week -- mid 80s, sunny, and with cool breezes every day. We walked an hour every morning on the sand back and forth to the northern tip of the island, where you could see the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in the distance. Two days we had sightings of manatees that swam along close-in to the shore parallel to us as we walked. What a thrill to see them surface to breathe! We had rented cars, but you could easily walk to shops, restaurants, etc. or take the free trolley. (My grandson had to take a trolley ride just for fun to Bradenton Beach for ice cream and the playground.) The rental agency was very pleasant, responsive, and easy to contact about any minor concerns or questions. It is obvious this owner and management company goes above and beyond to make vacation stays all you hope they will be.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Penny, thank you so much for a great review! We are thrilled you had a wonderful family vacation! Isn't it nice to be so close to the beach? We absolutely love it and love to hear our guests have as much fun as we do! Thank you for the HGTV comparison! We are huge fans of that channel and got most of our decorating inspiration from watching their shows-LOL! So glad you got a chance to see the manatees in the wild too. Aren't they amazing? And love the story about your grandson wanting to ride the trolley! It's actually a really fun experience. You really could live without a car if you wanted to. Come back and see us again soon!
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Anna Maria 2 minute walk
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island is located on the Central West Coast of Florida nestled between the tropical blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Tampa Bay to the North. Once a best –kept secret among local Floridians, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'…

The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton Beach being the southernmost, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria City on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique and charming shops and restaurants.

Anna Maria Island has miles of sugar white sand beaches, sand dunes, sea oats and Australian Pines lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. This destination is a natural choice for tropical vacationers looking for golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, plus many cultural and historical attractions. Located close to all the major attractions, yet far from the maddening crowds make the Gulf Island Beaches the ideal vacation spot.

Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day…

You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a Free Trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise!

From Bungalow Basket you may walk to Dining and still be just steps to the beach or just relax in your own private heated pool!


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

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Jun 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
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Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Administration Fee $85 + Tax
Property Damage Policy $49
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Anna Maria Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Both the Master and the Guest Bathroom feature twin sinks!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Queen with French Doors to Pool Area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Suite with Sitting Area and French Doors to Pool Area
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Pull Out in Den
  • The Master Bedroom is a King Suite with a sitting area and French Doors leading to the Pool Area, the 1st Guest Bedroom is a Queen with French Doors Leading to the Pool Area, the 2nd Guest Bedroom has 2 twins and the 4th is a Den with a Queen Pull-Out!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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