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Wanda Pleshek

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Anna Maria House Rental Photos and Description

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

Let Sunshine Bay Dream 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, recently renovated. Master has memory foam king bed, 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. New 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!



More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wanda Pleshek (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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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based on 24 traveler reviews

Sunshine Baydream- Sea breeze,Bayview,2 houses 2Beach, HEATED pool-dreamy!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews

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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A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Sunshine Baydream is absolutely perfect! Equipped with beautiful beach decor and comfortable furnishings, a covered front porch for relaxing. The location is quiet and within walking distance to great restaurants, the pier and our cream! Or stay in and enjoy the very warm pool with nice space for lounging while grilling. We did have a rental car but most often enjoyed riding the free trolley around the island! The available beach toys, chairs and two bikes were an added bonus! So looking forward to our next stay hopefully soon! Thank you Wanda for sharing your beautiful home with us and to Sato Realty for making our stay enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Julie D, for the perfect five star review of your stay at Sunshine Baydream. As you said, the island is a slice of heaven. The peace and quiet of AMI enable one to walk or bicycle to food, shopping and fun. It is our goal to provide all the amenities a guest would need, we are pleased you found the beach cart, umbrella and beach chairs quite useful. We'd love to host your getaway in the future-we welcome repeat guests with a discount in rental fee!
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Sweet Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in AMI. What a beautiful island! There were many options on the island from relaxing to fishing to sightseeing. Sunshine Baydream was set in a great location. Walking distance to the Bay where we spent a lot of time kayaking, paddle boarding, and relaxing on the beach. There were two bikes for us to use. We opted not to get three more bikes, but looking back, I would have rented bikes for all of us. Since we had a car, I didn't think we would ride the bikes much, but the island is ideal for biking. We still enjoyed the use of the two we had. The Gulf Beaches were awesome too! Wavy one day, calm the next. The wagon and beach chairs were great to have. It was very easy to get everything to the beach with the wagon. We rented a deck boat and ventured out into the Bay. Really glad we did that! We got to see the island from a different perspective.

The house was fabulous! The decorating enhanced the feeling of being on an island. We had two adults and our three teenage children and had ample space. We spent a significant amount of time by the pool. It was very nice to relax in the pool. Plenty of chairs, shade for those who wanted shade and sun for those who wanted more sun. There was a gas grill that we also had several meals on.

Wanda was very responsive whenever we had questions. We would definitely stay at Sunshine Baydream again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tammy J and family, for the SWEET five star review. How exciting you ventured out and explored the island, waters and sights. Anna Maria Island is constantly a changing canvas...between the flowers, wildlife and sea life, each day is an adventure at your fingertips. Ahh, the pool area, everyone's favorite chilling out zone, so happy you and the family utilized all the oasis. Would love to see you return to Sunshine Baydream to refill that sweet craving of island life!
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Sunshine Baydream

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, clean house and quiet. Spent a week and had a great time. After arrival only had to take the rental car out once to go to the grocery store, otherwise everything is walkable.

The pool area was beautiful and the perfect size for relaxing and grilling out.

The bikes were much appreciated and convenient.

Thanks again, everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Michael and family, for the excellent review of Sunshine Baydream. Happy to hear you enjoyed the bikes and left your rental car in the garage. You said it, everything is walkable from our location. It warms our heart to know you found the location, home and pool, the ideal spot for a relaxing vacation. We hope you consider Sunshine Baydream in your future getaways.
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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
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Pre Holiday
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 17
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 17
Jan 29 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 16 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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaner Fee $100
Renters Insurance $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

2016 holiday weeks $2050, 2017 holiday week $2100

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

$500 Deposit at Booking, if more than 45 days prior to arrival - Credit Card Only
FULL rental fee DUE if booking is less than 45 days to arrival.
** MONTHLY rental based on 28 nights
If final payment made at check in, must be a cash, cashiers check or personal check, NO credit cards.
****Travelers Insurance is available for purchase*****
5% Discount for Repeat Guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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 , Brand new King memory foam platform bed
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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! ***Recommended age for booking 25 years or older*** SIX PERSON LIMIT***NO EXCEPTIONS

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