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Perfect couples retreat -- enjoy your dream beach vacation on Anna Maria Island!

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

Private 2 bedroom, 1 bath villa just a short walk to beautiful white sand beach

This cute and cozy villa is aptly named "Gladiolus Hideaway"! Newly remodeled in 2017, this stylish yet comfy hideaway is the perfect beach retreat for two to four. Tucked away at the quiet North end of Anna Maria Island, you are only a 5-minute walk to beautiful white sand beaches. The villa is very private with its own entrance, parking area and patio. Experience long walks and gorgeous sunsets at Bean Point beach. The Rod-N-Reel Pier is a short walk away for great fishing, dining and bird watching. Explore a variety of shops and restaurants on Pine Avenue only a mile from the property. Enjoy Gulf breezes from the screened porch or patio area. A second bedroom makes it possible to accommodate up to 4 adults** (one or two couples, a couple plus Mom & Dad or sis, several friends). Amenities include free wireless internet, cable TV, Roku, phone, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, gas grill and beach gear.

We do not require Saturday check-ins and check-outs, which makes it easier for you to book flights and get the best prices on your flights. We're close to 3 airports: Tampa International (56 mi./90 min drive), Sarasota International (20 mi/45 min drive), and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International (47 mi/75 min drive).

** We will consider families with older children. Please provide details when you inquire!

1. The cottage is "turn-key" furnished. Towels & bed linens are included.

2. Enter the property via a private driveway and entrance.

3. A beach wagon is provided for hauling your gear to the beach. Umbrellas, folding chairs, cooler, beach towels and beach mats too.

4. Enjoy outdoor cooking on the gas grill.

5. Relax or dine on the screened porch with table and 2 chairs.

6. Lounge on the patio in the sun or under the umbrella.

7. Sleep soundly on the brand new King size bed. Second bedroom has a new queen bed.

8. Bathroom has a walk-in shower. There's also an outdoor shower spout for rinsing off after the beach.

9. The landline phone provides free local and long distance calling within the US and Canada.

10. Free high speed wireless internet.

11. Smart TVs with Cable channels are located in the living room and master bedroom. There is a DVD player in living room. Bring your Netflix or Amazon log-in information and stream all your favorite shows!

12. Games and puzzles for rainy days.

13. Ceiling fans in living room and both bedrooms.

14. Full size washer & dryer on the screen porch. Iron and ironing board provided.

15. We provide limited "starter supplies" including soap, toilet paper and paper towels. We try to keep a variety of cleaning supplies and detergents on hand, but we can't guarantee that these supplies will be replenished between guests.

16. The kitchen is fully equipped with all new stainless appliances, including refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, electric range, oven, and microwave. Dishes, pots & pans, utensils, toaster, blender and coffee maker (Mr. Coffee) are provided.

17. Parking for a maximum of 2 vehicles (no RVs, trailers, or boats).

18. This property is a duplex with "back-to-back" entrances, not "side-by-side". You have your own private parking area, patio, and entrance.

19. Just how close is the beach? A beach access point at the end of N. Bay Blvd. (one street over) takes you over a wooden walkway right to the beach on the bay side of Bean Point. About a 5 minute walk. There is another beach access point at the north end of Gladiolus St (one block) that leads to Bean Point. In recent years there has been an accretion of sand at the point, so it's another short walk from the end of the path down to the water. All in all, about 8 minutes.

20. We have a Property Manager on call in case of emergencies or maintenance problems. There is no charge to you for this extra peace of mind!

21. We provide a notebook with property information including detailed instructions for how to use the TVs, DVD player, Roku, etc.

22. We use a cleaning service between guests and they do a great job. If you would like to hire the cleaning service during your stay, please contact us or the Property Manager.

Gladiolus Hideaway House Rules:

Thank you for observing the following house rules:

1. Check-in and Check-out: Check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is 10:00 am. If we don’t have a same-day turnover, we may be able to accommodate you with an early check-in or a late check-out. Please check with Cindy 24 hours in advance.

2. Garbage: Trash pick-up is on Monday and Thursday. Recycling is picked up on Monday. All cans are located at the front of the property on Gladiolus Street. You will need to carry your trash bags to the front and deposit in the appropriate cans (green for garbage and blue for recycling).

3. Parking: Maximum # of vehicles permitted is 2. All vehicles must be parked in front of the unit. Do not park in the access way! Boats, trailers and RVs are not permitted.

4. Noise Ordinance: The City of Anna Maria has a noise ordinance, which is strictly enforced. Quiet hours are in effect from 10:00 pm until 8:00 am daily. Violation can result in a fine and/or eviction.

5. Supplies: We provide a few limited “starter” supplies (a roll of toilet paper, a roll of paper towels, a small bar of soap). We try to keep a variety of cleaning supplies on hand (dish detergent, laundry detergent, window cleaner, etc.), but it’s not always possible to replenish these supplies between guests. We ask that you please leave whatever you don’t use for the next guest.

6. Linens & towels: Linens and towels are provided. Please leave any beds that have been slept in unmade the morning of departure. We ask that you launder all towels (inc. beach towels) except those you use the morning of check-out. We ask you to do this because of the short cleaning time between guests.

7. Dishes: Please wash and put away pots and pans before departure. Load and start the dishwasher.

8. Gas Grill: We have a small gas grill. We make every effort to keep an extra propane tank on the premises. If you need a propane refill, you can take the empty tank to True Value Hardware, 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217, 941-778-2811. Cost is $19.99.

9. Patio Umbrella: Please lower the umbrella when not in use & upon departure. It tends to blow over in high winds!

10. Sunscreen: Do not use sunscreen inside! It will stain the linens and furniture. Sunscreen spray will permanently damage and discolor the finish on the terrazzo floors and. Thank you!

11. Internet, Cable TV, DVD, and ROKU: We have high speed internet. User name and password are located on the premises. Detailed instructions for operating the TV, DVD, and ROKU are located on the premises.

12. Problems with Internet, Cable TV, or Phone: If you have any problems with internet, cable TV or phone service, call Spectrum at 1-855-657-7328 and ask for technical support. Spectrum requires that you be on the premises when the call is made.

13. Phone Number: We have a land line at the property. Our plan allows unlimited local and long distance calling within the United States and to Canada.

14. Mail & Faxes: Home delivery is not provided in Anna Maria City. Guests must arrange for a P.O. Box with the postmaster or have their mail sent “General Delivery”, Anna Maria, FL 34216.

15. Accidental Damage: If anything is accidentally damaged during your (furniture, beach gear, linens, etc.), please notify the Owner (Cindy) or Property Manager.

16. Emergencies & Maintenance: We have a Property Manager, Fran Maxon Real Estate, Inc., located in the Island Sun Plaza, 9801 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216. Phone is 941-778-2307. The Property Manager is available to respond to emergencies or maintenance issues. For any other questions call or text Cindy.

Thank you and enjoy your stay!

More Details

Cindy Miller
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Cindy Miller

We grew up in Maryland and moved to Hawaii when Gary was stationed at Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station on Oahu. We loved Hawaii so much we ended up spending 12 years there and then decided to return to the States to be closer to family. Florida was the closest we could come to Hawaii with its warm weather, tropical atmosphere, and lots of beaches! We've been here for 27 years.

Cindy Miller purchased this villa in 1991

Why Cindy Miller chose Anna Maria

We bought the property in 1991. Since my parents and brother lived in Anna Maria, we decided to live there too. We moved to the Tampa area for work-related reasons, but kept the property so we could continue visiting the Island and renting to others. We've remodeled the villa as a vacation rental, but we also love staying there ourselves!

What makes this villa unique

The villa is a short walk to the beach at the beautiful north end of Anna Maria Island. We love long walks on the beach, bird watching, dips in the Gulf and stunning sunsets! We also enjoy walking over to the Rod N' Reel pier for breakfast or an evening cocktail. We know you will fall in love with Anna Maria just as we did!


Anna Maria Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am daily pursuant to City noise ordinance. No parties or events!
  • Please read, understand and accept Owners' Rental Agreement, including cancellation policy. Signed rental agreement will be required.
  • Vehicles limited to two please!
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower with removable shower head
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
  • Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Perfect couples retreat -- enjoy your dream beach vacation on Anna Maria Island!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Shhhh. Want to keep Anna Maria and the Hideaway a secret!!

  • 5 of 5

Location perfect, provisions perfect, renter friendly perfect and perfect for couples. Planning on returning. 👍?

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna! We'd love to keep Anna Maria a secret too. ;-) See you next year!
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Beautiful new property. Perfect for two people.

  • 5 of 5

Probably one of the best vacation rentals we have ever had. High quality amenities throughout. Anna Maria is one of our favorite places in Florida.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David! So glad you enjoyed our property. Yes, Anna Maria is a special place!
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Fantastic accommodation

  • 5 of 5

this is a superb place to stay if you really want to get away from it all. The accommodation is spotlessly clean and has everything you need including beach furniture to use. This end of the island is really peaceful and the endless un-spoilt beach is about a three minute walk away. You'll need a car to get around and the nearest Publix supermarket is about a ten minute drive. There are a few really good restaurants such as the Sandbar just five minutes drive away. Everything in the apartment works properly, Cindy leaves you with plenty of kitchen cleaning stuff and other stuff so you don't feel like you are having to restock someone else's kitchen. My partner had broken her wrist badly a week before we arrived so we needed a place to relax that was a home from home and this certainly did that for us. On reflection we would probably have liked to stay another week We will hopefully be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, so glad you enjoyed your stay at our island retreat! Thank you for your helpful review. I hope you will return for a longer stay!
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Cozy, quaint home and only a 5 minute walk to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Gladiolus Hideaway. Cindy has done a great job providing everything you need for the beach, (wagon, chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, etc.) the home was furnished with really comfortable beds, and the house was very clean and inviting. I would definitely recommend Cindy’s place and I hope to rebook in the near future.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Crystal, thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you liked our cozy hideaway near the beach. Please come back soon!
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Perfect escape!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been on the island numerous times in the past. This home helped it become our best visit ever. We like the north end of the island as it is a short walk to view either a sunrise or a sunset. The home is decorated with style. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. The screen porch and outside area are very private and perfect for early morning coffee or afternoon drinks. Cindy, the owner, is very attentive to details both prior to and during the stay. We will definitely return! Craig

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, so happy to hear you enjoyed our Island "hideaway"! Look forward to having you back for another stay soon.
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Perfect cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs. It isn’t a big house but it is very well laid out with everything you need on vacation. The beds were very comfortable and the bedsheets, towels etc were all good quality. Being British we were pleased there was a kettle! Cindy was very helpful and quick to answer any questions we had. She really provides a fantastic vacation home with first class service. Location wise, the house is close to the beach either on the gulf side or the bay side. We loved walking to Bean Point with the beach wagon provided. We also walked the 5 minutes to Rod and Reel Pier and approximately 20 minutes to Pine Avenue where the stores are. We highly recommend the house and hope to stay there again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Louise! We loved having you. So glad to hear you enjoyed walking to the beach, pier and shops.
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bortells Lounge
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Manatee County Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Rod N' Reel Pier
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Bean Point

Whether you are just visiting or planning to stay a while, you will find Anna Maria Island the perfect spot for a variety of activities to please any age group. Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida just south of Tampa/St. Pete and North of Sarasota. You will enjoy some of the best beaches in the country on our quaint Island. Anna Maria Island is just 7 miles long with an atmosphere that is laid back and low key. The moderate climate is ideal for golfing, tennis, or any other outdoor sport you enjoy. The beautiful, relaxing environment will keep you returning year after year to enjoy our piece of paradise!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $110 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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