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Sunshine Baydream- Sea breeze,Bayview,2 houses 2Beach, HEATED pool-dreamy!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom elevated cottage, sea views, 20 steps to beach-***LIMIT 6


Let Sunshine Baydream be the answer to 'chasing down a day dream' and chilling out, on your next vacation. Light, bright and airy two bedroom/two bathroom elevated single family cottage, new kitchen 2017 with Cambria quartz countertop and backsplash. Master has new 2016 king bed/mattress, with en suite master bathroom with stand up shower. Bedroom two has a queen platform bed with large closet, 4 piece bathroom across the hall. Fresh furnishings,bedroom carpets, hardwood floors, linens and a fresh feel to all levels of this house. Have kids? We have a game room with foosball and television, books and games. A large 250 square foot screened in linai with overstuffed comfy furniture overlooks views of Tampa Bay. Don't fancy a screened in porch? The lower patio has a private outside hot and cold shower and patio table, as well as a gas grill. Privacy on either patio, the choice is yours. Washer and dryer in lower level. This cottage is steps away from the sugar white sand of Tampa Bay and blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Don't fancy a dip in the Gulf or Bay? We've added a beautiful pool oasis -6 foot privacy fence as well as 800 square feet of paver patio. Kick off those shoes and lose yourself in a Day Dream!



-----We use a LOCAL property management company near our house for booking contract, deposit and 24/7 CUSTOMER SERVICE during your stay——

#####NEW FEATURE ARTICLE- Travel & Leisure magazine, March 14, 2017! Read about the many options for having a wonderful holiday on Anna Maria Island

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Wanda Pleshek
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Wanda Pleshek

Our family purchased our beach cottage on Anna Maria Island, after vacationing on the island for five years. No matter where our travels have taken us, we always come back to AMI for the gorgeous sun, sand and sea. We've rented various spectacular homes throughout the years and settled on the quiet part of the island, the north end. We love the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the sugar, white sand on the beaches of the Gulf and Tampa Bay.

Wanda Pleshek purchased this house in 2013

Why Wanda Pleshek chose Anna Maria Island

After living abroad for several years and traveling the world, we knew we needed an escape to warm weather and sunshine, within a flights' distance. Anna Maria Island is a wonderfully, laid back, no big hotels, Island..which has the Gulf of Mexico on the West side of the island, and Tampa Bay at the east side of the island. You can have as much or as little 'action' at your fingertips. The locals are excited to share their piece of Paradise with visitors. Once your feet hit the sugar soft white sand of the beach, you won't want to put your shoes on again. The warm sunshine and cool breeze are exactly what a person needs to escape normal 'life'.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with our beach cottage for its 250 square foot screened in elevated porch, overlooking Tampa Bay. Whether you are drinking your morning cup of coffee watching the sea, or relaxing in the evening with a cold drink, this porch allows you to sink into the overstuffed furniture and let your mind day dream. Even after sunset, the beauty of the swaying palm trees will take your breath away. And then there is the sensual smell of the sea breeze off the Bay. Soothing, relaxing and sure to please every holidaymaker.

If listening to hotel doors slam isn't your thing-you've found the perfect place to vacation in Anna Maria Island, especially at the north end of Anna Maria, where our cottage is located. The further north you move up the island, the more relaxed life becomes.

Anna Maria has also been named, 'One of America's Prettiest Town's, by Forbes magazine of August 2013. Forbes states, ' The entire city is a protected bird sanctuary, and don’t be surprised if you happen to meet a manatee during your morning swim.' Truly paradise, enough said!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Wanda,

We had an awesome time at Anna Maria Island. Your house offers all the comforts of home without all the worries. Lot's of space, gorgeous decorations and perfect location. It had everything we needed for our week stay. I loved waking up every morning, crossing the street and walking along the Bay collecting sea shells on my way to City Pier. The Pier offered great fishing and special sighting of dolphins and other sea life. Because of the great location we drove to Disney World one day, which the kids really enjoyed. We also had time for Paddle boarding, kayaking and biking. One of our favorite places to visit on the way to the beach was Ginny's & Jane E's Bakery (one of the coolest cafes you will ever visit). Definitely a friendly island with a lot to offer. We look forward to coming back in the near future.

Mar 2014
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full enclosed shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Outdoor hot and cold water shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Brand new Serta queen size platform bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New Nov 2016 king bed and plush mattress
  • King bed in Master, queen in second bedroom with Serta queen sleeper sofa in living room. **6 PERSON LIMIT MAX NO EXCEPTIONS *
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
FOUR Airports within an hours' drive from Anna Maria Island. Tampa, Clearwater/St Pete's, Sarasota and Punta Gorda, will all have you near the sugar white sand within an hour of arrival! ***Booking age 25 years or older*** $3000 Refundable Security deposit OR $50 security deposit waiver SIX PERSON LIMIT***NO EXCEPTIONS


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Sunshine Baydream- Sea breeze,Bayview,2 houses 2Beach, HEATED pool-dreamy!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful Everything

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed this delightful home. Beautiful everything: kitchen, bath , porch, pool...delightful. Anna Maria a wonderful destination. Beach is steps away or take the bike or trolley to another beach or downtown. Don't miss the pecan rolls at Ginny and Janes, or the coconut shrimp and key lime pie on the pier. Worship outside on Sunday morning at Harry's Halleluiah Brunch. So many good things to say, we surely would like to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this beautiful home and look forward to coming back for another stay.

Updated, clean, full of light, very, very comfortable. We spent many hours relaxing on the screened porch.

The Master King bed was very comfortable, good pillows and sheets. Kitchen was fully equipped. Really enjoyed riding the bikes that were included with the house, as well as beach gear. Walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Susan and Casey, for the EXCELLENT, five star review. We are so pleased you were comfortable at Sunshine Baydream and found the house the perfect home base for a relaxing vacation. Happy to hear you enjoyed the bicycles as well, so easy to maneuver the island on them or by foot. Please do consider Sunshine Baydream for your future beach holiday, we'd love to see you again:-)
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Wonderful & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this rental home. It is very very clean & fully equipped. We used the gas grill several nights and cooked out by the pool. The pool was very nice to have and relax in. The Master King bed was the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in! It was great to be able to walk to just about everything.....the beach, restaurants, shops, etc......We just loved it & would definitely go back & would also highly recommend it to others. The weather was a little cool, but had plenty to do. One day we took a ride to the everglades & a Manatee Park.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Shelli B, for the five star review. The new king bed and mattress are certainly a keeper, we are pleased you found it most comfortable. Indeed, walking to the local sights and establishments is a quick breeze from Sunshine Baydream. Cleanliness is always a necessity for our guests, our cleaners are second to none, thank you for noticing. Would love to see you back at Sunshine Baydream, please keep us in your future travel plans!
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Girls Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent a long girls weekend at Sunshine Baydream and we had a fabulous time. We loved our time at the beach, hanging out at the pool and enjoying the mornings in the screened in porch. The board games were a huge hit. We really look forward to coming back another time. Wanda has a beautiful place and has thought of everything needed for a great and peaceful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear your girlfriend getaway was peaceful and relaxing. Thank you for the star studded five star review, Debbie W. How fun you all enjoyed the board games during your stay. We take great pride in providing our guests with the comforts of their own home and then some:-) . Looking forward to hosting you and your friends on another much needed getaway. Repeat guests receive a discount!
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Beautiful island home!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such a wonderful week in this lovely home! Wanda has to be a professional decorator! The decor, the comfort of the beds, the plush towels and the provided beach towels were all so fantastic! The pool.... FABULOUS!!! We were in it every day and every evening we sat outside on the screened in lanai with the fans cooling us. This end location on the island is so quiet, yet it's just a short hop down the street on a golf cart or bike to get food, go shopping, or head to Holmes Beach for a few hours of gulf side sunshine. The sunsets are dreamy! Tampa Bay was literally right across the street!

Wanda was in touch to make sure everything was ok for us and I appreciated that concern so much!

We cannot thank you enough for allowing us renters the use of your home Wanda!

If your are looking for a great house in a great location this is it!

Megan Martin and family

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Megan and family..thank you for the five stars! We appreciate guests who take time after their visit to Sunshine Baydream, to write a review. So sweet of you to mention the beds and furnishings. It is a goal of ours to provide guests with cushy comfort:-) You said it, chilling on the screened in linai is dreamy..all whilst watching/listening to the Bay. Nothing brings greater joy than to know your family relaxed poolside, enjoyed the local eateries and zipped over for those stunning sunsets. We look forward to hosting your family again-repeat guests receive a discount.
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As promised by name

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took a long needed us time vacation. First time to AMI. We loved our whole experience. The home is very cute -- classy beach-- well appointed with the comforts of home. Although the just the two of us -- there is plenty of space; I wouldn't hesitate to bring my teenage boys. The pool area is private, warm and great lounging spaces. We enjoyed riding the available bikes all over the island. We are not bikers --- so this was a big step for us! We totally appreciated all Wanda's recommendations for eateries --- so much so, we never used the kitchen at the house. Food on the island is fantastic and relatively inexpensive. Beach access is so easy --- whether you want rolling waves or smooth shimmering water, piers to fish or just stroll for miles on sand. We did all of that. Wifi was super -- never an issue. Smart TV in the living room ensured us Netflix. Only after sunset though, because there are so many great sunset viewing points within walking or even biking distance. Wanda was very responsive for any questions. She clearly knows the island and area really well. I would definitely recommend Sunshine Baydream to others. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely pleased, Brenda, that you are your husband found the island a much needed respite from busy, daily life. You said it, beach access across the street allows for walking the sugar white sands for miles. The bicycles provided are essential for a quicker maneuver to the beach, shops or eateries. Please do bring your teenage boys to the island sometime, between the pool and sea, something for everyone. It was my pleasure to assist you during your stay. Sunshine Baydream is all about losing yourself in a day dream - on island time. Please keep us in mind for future getaways-repeat guests receive a discount!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The City Pier
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Anna Maria Public Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 64 Manatee
Nearest Restaurant
The Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Beach
South Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Located at the private north end of Anna Maria Island, and across the street from Tampa Bay, within walking distance to the Historic City Pier, restaurants and shops, Sunshine Baydream is in a great location for your holiday.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 18 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Pre Holidays
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Feb 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Season 2018
Feb 4 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 18
Apr 7 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Memorial 18
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 18
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fourth 18
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 18
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 18
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 18
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 18
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Pre Holiday
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administration Fee $100 + Tax
$50 security waiver $50 + Tax
Cleaner Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

2016 holiday weeks $2050, 2017 holiday week $2100
$50 Security Deposit Waiver OR $3000 refundable security deposit
We use a LOCAL property management company on the island for contract, fees, etc. as they are accessible to YOU 24/7
Florida Tax 11.5% on rental fee, cleaner fee, admin fee, security deposit

************ Monthly quotes available for Discount************

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