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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 BED/,2 BATH,Sea Views,elevated cottage, 20 steps 2 beach,, *6 PERSON*LIMIT


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——

#####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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

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

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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


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

  • 5 of 5

Wanda was an exceptional and friendly host who helped us navigate the island to make sure we made the most of our time in Anna Maria. We travelled as two couples looking for some fun in the sun and relaxation. Sunshine Baydream was an awesome retreat for us. Wanda's place was exactly as described and shown in the pictures. It was clean, bright, updated, and thoughtfully decorated with special touches to make you feel at home. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need to prepare meals or poolside snacks. The private pool was our afternoon oasis and we made good use of the BBQ for lunches/dinners at home. My personal favourite part of the house is the screened-in porch off the kitchen that had comfortable furniture with lots of seating. It's a perfect place to truly relax with a morning coffee (or two) and to enjoy a glass of wine or play cards at night. We really do hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Angelica and friends, for the lovely, five star review of Sunshine Baydream. Your kindness is much appreciated, as I strive to ensure fun, sun and relaxation, whist staying in our beach house. We are pleased you all were able to embrace the pool oasis, as well as the screened in lanai, overlooking Tampa Bay…leave those shoes in the closet upon arrival and embrace the laid back island life. Would love for you to return, repeat guests receive a discount! Until we meet again, have a wonderful 2017:-)
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  • 4 of 5

We were so sad to see our time at Sunshine Baydream come to an end. This beach house has everything you could need on vacation; from the tropical coastal decor that first welcomes you, to the very comfortable beds and beautiful linens, to the fully equipped kitchen, to the most relaxing screened in porch, and then continuing on outside to the pool and barbecue, it has it all!!! The bicycles were a most welcome feature, as we used them everyday and there is ample bicycle parking at Bean Point. Our weather was beyond wonderful - mid to high 80's each day down to high 60's at night with a lovely gulf breeze. AMI has lots of shops to wander through, and quite a few restaurants for evenings when you want to dine out. Must-try's for anyone with a sweet tooth include the Donut Experience, Ginny's and Jane's and the Hometown Desserts Bakery. On Pine, Chef Vinny's Italian sandwiches were humongous and delicious, as were the Grouper tacos at the Ugly Grouper! The noise ordinance at night ensures quiet evenings, which suited us perfectly! Thanks Wanda for sharing your perfect beach house with us! We are thinking of returning in 2018 or 2019. Your care in making this home welcoming was evident in every room. Your correspondence was always so timely and so friendly, which we really appreciated. The only reason we didn't give 5 stars is because of the construction next door which was noisy for several days during our stay, which did take away from the desire for peace and tranquility... Other than that, it was great altogether!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Kathleen/Snowbirds:-), for taking the time to write a review of Sunshine Baydream. I always appreciate when guests notice the small details of the home, which help one to, "relax and unwind", during their stay. The food on the island, as you said, is always delicious and fresh. Your weather sounds amazing, so pleased you enjoyed the bicycles and venturing out around the island. Ah yes, the breezes…cannot be beat in the evening. We apologize for the neighbors construction noise, it looks as though they are near completion. We would love to see you again, whether it be 2018 or 2019-repeat guests receive a discount😎�
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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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Peg M, for your awe inspiring review of Sunshine Baydream. The island IS beautiful...the food delicious, the accessibility within a walk or bike ride and then there is the scent of sea & sun. Priceless. We are happy you enjoyed Harry's Hallelujah Brunch, as well as the local eateries. How delightful you would like to return, repeat guests receive a discount. Love to see you again:-)
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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: February 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: January 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: November 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaner Fee $125 + Tax
$50 security waiver $50 + Tax
Administration Fee $100 + 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************

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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