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Extremely Close to Nicest GULF Beach, LARGE Heated Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4-BR very close to beach

Location, location, location. If you are looking to be close to the GULF beach, this is the one. Beach Cay ( is perfectly situated at the very desirable North End of Anna Maria Island, just steps to the Gulf of Mexico's white sugar sand beaches (the Gulf side of the island, not the bay side!). Beach Cay is really very close to the beach. There is a LARGE NEW pool (14 feet X 24 feet). When you compare rental properties. (RECOMMENDATION: Ask for the pool size when you rent. Most rental properties have small pools.) Beach Cay is lovely, with true beach house character. Two bathrooms and 4 bedrooms (two large, two small). Five flat-panel TVs, (one in each bedroom+sitting room). There is a path across from the house that provides direct access to the GULF beach, and it's probably the nicest section of beach on the island (see white line on picture 1 for location of path).


Very close. Look at the last two pictures. They were taken from the same spot (wide-angle, no zoom) on the path in front of the house that accesses the beach. One was taken looking towards the beach, the other one looking towards the house. The picture before these two is taken on the same path, a few steps closer to the beach.

Beach Cay also has free NETFLIX access, allowing you to select and view movies of your choice on the main TV.

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Note: We continuously improve Beach Cay, so there may be small differences between the pictures and the property.

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owner/property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    External Shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Extremely Close to Nicest GULF Beach, LARGE Heated Pool
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

This location is simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Christmas and New Year 2016/2017. It sure helped that we had record weather with sunny days and temperatures well into the 80s. But it sure didn't make things worse staying at Beach Cay. Let's get the major thing out of the way first – this is an amazing location, you are more or less sixty steps from the beach. If your feet can handle a few steps on the tarmac you're on to the beach access path without putting shoes on and then you're on the beach. That beach that is just marvelous. Wow, Bean Point and that north end of the island is great. It's better than it looks in pictures.

We loved the north end of Anna Maria, it's quiet, calm and super friendly. On the morning strolls (which you can take to the Rod & Reel Pier for a nice morning habit) everyone says good morning and it's really a cozy environment, even though a lot of the houses are rentals. I can not speak more highly of the surroundings, it's super.

The house is spacious, with its four bedrooms, which all are as advertised, there is plenty of room in the house. The back yard is also as advertised – but I have to mention the pool specifically. This is a proper pool, it's almost six foot deep at the deepest end and it has ample size for the kids to really have fun in. They REALLY enjoyed it, and so did the adults, this is a real tangible bonus to the house. The temperature was perfect, the pool is heated of course and it was really great.

Some points that are notable here:

When we arrived there was a fair amount of debris in the pool, due to a tree pruning. We informed the owners of this and they called in the pool keeper straight away. (And he, Richard, gave us a killer restaurang suggestion as well.)

We had some problems with the wifi (due to things outside the owners control), we talked to John about it a couple of times and solved it. They were really on their toes to help us figure this out, great service.

All in all – GREAT attention to our needs.

Suggestions for the owners:

– The patio furniture could use an upgrade, perhaps a bigger table and some new chairs.

– The kitchen equipment (pots, pans, knives) could use a $150 upgrade at Ikea to feel a bit more up to date.

– When possible – the living room sofa and chairs could be upgraded to something more cozy, but that's just a taste matter, there is nothing wrong with them as they are.

In short: We loved it. It felt like a home. Only a home in paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, Beach Cay is an extraordinary location! Thank you for your constructive feedback, we always appreciate it. We have since added new deck furniture and kitchen utensils. We always aim to make the Beach Cay experience as pleasant as possible for our guests.
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Beach Cay, and we'll stay there again. We arrived the afternoon before the Food & Wine on Pine festival. The weather was perfect. We had a great time, and stayed through the next week. Very relaxing, and we used the pool and the beach frequently. We were also frequent customers at the Sandbar Restaurant just down the beach.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, very close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at beach cay with our 3 children and my parents. There was ample room for everyone! The master bedroom is very nice, large, and private. Front load washer and dryer were very convenient for keeping up with laundry. Pool was very nice and heated perfectly. We really appreciated the pool and beach toys available, and the cart to take things to and from the beach was a big bonus! We were very pleased with the location and how close we were to the beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful Thanksgiving with our family.

  • 4 of 5

Five adults and 2 children stayed here over a Thanksgiving holiday. Originally, we had rented another home through VRBO for this week. Upon arrival to THAT property, the owner's failed to clean the home for us. We ended up not staying there and were frantically looking for another home that was large enough for our family and was available during the Thanksgiving holiday. Good luck, right?

I found this home online and emailed the owner. Beatrice responded immediately and we started the process. She was extremely accommodating and helpful during the process. We were able to get all of the documents signed and payment sent and were in the house in a matter of hours. Now, the owner wasn't expecting to be renting this property so they didn't really have time to go through the home before we entered. However, the home was clean, the beds were made with nice linens.

Upon entry, we noticed several small dead cockroaches on the kitchen floor. Apparently, the home owner had the rental sprayed recently and they hadn't been in to clean up after the exterminator was there. There were roach traps in the kitchen cupboards and droppings inside the cupboards and drawers. That was a bit of a deal breaker. I ran all of the dishes through the dishwasher, resprayed the kitchen, and cleaned all of the cupboards and drawers. After I cleaned the kitchen, I did not find any evidence of cockroaches the rest of the week.

The home is spacious with plenty of room for 8 to 10 people. The interior of the home is white Shiplap throughout (walls and ceiling) which gives it a true old beach house feel. The rooms are large, clean and the beds are comfortable. The kitchen is decent and is right off of the pool and patio which made it great for socializing, entertaining, and morning coffee. The pool and patio are spectacular and the pool was cleaned twice during the week we were there. The neighbors were quiet. Beach access was directly across the street and the beaches are amazing. Wifi was good, cable and tv's were great.

I would suggest replacing the living room furniture and updating the look of the room. It wasn't bad but wasn't very comfortable and our family spent a lot of time there in the evening.

Overall, I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zanesville, Ohio, USA

Our Favorite Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week and just loved it. The location was directly across from the gulf with beach access out the front door. The bay side was an 4 minute easy walk. Wildlife at the beach was incredible. We saw dolphins, manatees (and one small shark) almost every day of our stay. I recommend bringing snorkels. The house was perfect for our family. Neat as a pin and very well taken care of by the owners. The furniture was beautiful and what I am used to seeing in a rental. It had such a homey feel that we loved. Not that cold feel you usually get at a vacation rental. The best part of the visit was the incredible pool. It is very large for a private house pool and very clean. The master bedroom is up the stairs and secluded from the other three bedrooms. It had a single bed in the alcove of this room that would be great if there was a baby or toddler that needed extra care. This house is perfect for a large family or two small families since the master has a king and the second larger bedroom has a queen. The third bedroom has a double bed and bedroom four has a bunk bed. The stay was just beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house and excellent beach location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Beach Cay late June 2015 and we had a great time! We liked how close the home was to the beautiful white sandy beach where we spent a lot of time. The pool was private and refreshing to take a daytime or an evening swim. We barbecued with the grill and had some good meals. The home worked for all of us, 6 adults and 2 teenagers as it was very comfortable. We rented bikes for the week and that was a fun way to see the island and go to the shopping areas and restaurants nearby. The owner Beatrice was professional and helpful throughout the rental process. We stayed at another place further south in Florida but Anna Maria Island is by far the best. We all agreed that the location of this home is the best location on the island. No high rise hotels and no major chain stores in this charming area. Everyone in our group wants to come back here again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

This house is located close to the tip of Anna Maria island, literally steps from the nicest GULF beach.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
MAY 2017
Apr 24 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
JULY 4 week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
SEPT - OCT - NOV 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
DEC (Christmas) 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
MARCH 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
APRIL 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
MAY 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $220 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.0%

We recommend payment by wire transfer to keep the cost down. If guests wish to pay by credit card they will be asked to pay a booking charge to cover the 2.9% credit card charge. This booking charge will be deducted from the deposit refund.

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  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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