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ONLY 1 HOUSE AWAY from Nicest GULF Beach, LARGE Heated Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,419 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4-BR very close to beach | PREMIUM Gulf Location at North end of Island

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). (RECOMMENDATION: When you compare rental properties, ask for and compare actual pool size. Most rental properties have small pools.) Beach Cay is lovely, with true original island 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 at "Bean Point", which is considered by most to be the nicest stretch of beach on the island.


One house away. If Beach Cay were one house closer to the beach, the house would be on 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.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2419 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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


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ONLY 1 HOUSE AWAY from Nicest GULF Beach, LARGE Heated Pool
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Close to beach, BIG pool!

  • 5 of 5

Beach Cay is perfectly located at the north end of Anna Maria, right across the street from beach access, with a broad expanse of sand near Bean Point. We loved how close it was, especially with a big family, elderly parents and a lot of umbrellas, chairs, etc.

The pool was very large, perhaps bigger than the photos indicate. Lots of room for swimming and playing.

The house itself was charming. The master suite was enormous. Two of the bedrooms downstairs were small, but we only spent time in them at night, asleep.

The WiFi was spotty, but as long as you knew where to position yourself in the house, you could get a signal.

The kitchen and dining room were good for our large group (6 adults, 2 small kids). We didn't cook any of our meals, but everything was there if we went that route.

In all, Beach Cay was a wonderful home base for our third trip to Anna Maria. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 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: February 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: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $220 + Tax
processing $200 + 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 3% credit card charge (+ 2% International Card Surcharge Fee if you make the payment outside of the US). If you decide to pay by credit card, the payment we receive will be reduced by the amount of these fees and we will deduct that amount from your damage deposit.. This booking charge will be deducted from the deposit refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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