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Anna Maria Island 3 BR 3BA Private Heated Pool, Dock & Bayou To Gulf

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Sleeps 8

Experience island living the way it was always meant to be: cozy, friendly, and relaxed. Anna Maria Island, Florida is known for its charming cottages, friendly neighbors, and pristine beaches with no modern high-rise buildings in sight.

Bayou Escape's stunning location on the waterfront provides a panoramic view down the bayou. Relax in the heated pool and glimpse native manatee, fish, birds, and tropical vegetation. With your own private dock, enjoy watercraft and fishing at its best. Bask on secluded beaches with sunset views within a block of your front door.

This newly renovated cottage provides 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus cozy living areas with tropical Florida decor. The landscaping provides views of lush tropical flora out of every window, and the shady nooks plus brightly colored leaves and petals will always remind you that you selected the perfect island 'Escape'.

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Kathy McLean
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Kathy McLean

Mark and Kathy McLean are island residents and believe in making each visitor's stay as remarkable as their own life on this one-of-a-kind island paradise. Traveling with more than one family? See their second property 2BR/2Bath, Tropical Escape, VRBO #501584.

Kathy McLean purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Kathy McLean chose Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island beaches are rated among the world's most beautiful. One of the finest features of the island is its low density population and miles of unspoiled beaches. This guest home is located on the preferred north end of Anna Maria where beaches are secluded from public traffic and restaurants and vintage shops are within walking distance.

What makes this cottage unique

During your stay, you'll find it hard to ever leave the island! Whether you're making it a pool day, shopping in the local village, boating on the bayou, or spending the day at the beach, this tropical location is one you will never forget!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Anna Maria Island 3 BR 3BA Private Heated Pool, Dock & Bayou To Gulf
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

5th stay so must love it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th time in Bayou Escape. Once again it was fantastic. Kathy was very responsive to a couple of requests we made, as ever. We were a group of 6 adults and the villa was perfect for us. Great location, fantastic views. See you again soon I hope😎

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kokomo, IN


  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay!! Plenty of room and every bedroom has their own bathroom!! So close to everything!! We rented a golf cart which my husband ran us all around on but you could actually walk to the beach, Sandbar restaurant, Pine Ave shops, Rod & Reel pier, City pier, and many other places. You will not be disappointed in the house or its accommodations. Thanks so much for providing such a great house!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice homey place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. Love the Florida room. It was our favorite place to hang out.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longview, TX

Relaxation & beauty

  • 5 of 5

I almost hate to write this review, as I don't want anyone else to know about our secret! I LOVED staying here! My boyfriend and I were looking for a romantic beachy get away and this was the perfect place. The house is clean, elegant beachy, and has all your needs. It's like you are staying at your own home. I felt so comfortable. The pool was nice and waking up to the quiet bayou was an amazing way to start the morning! There is a grill, so we grilled out several nights for a nice romantic dinner inside. Additionally, the best part was the beach was literally a 3-4 minute walk away, if that. Since you are on the north end of the island, the beaches are not crowded at all, which is huge factor for me. There is also a trolley stop about the same distance as the beach entrance. Kathy was very nice and everything was very organized as far as instructions for check-in/check-out and use of appliances. There is a washer/dryer, and everything you need in the kitchen to cook. My boyfriend and I want to make this place a routine destination getaway. If you are looking for peace, quiet, relaxation, and beauty, then this is definitely the place for you. If you are a party person, which I am not, I Would not recommend it as this is a quiet neighborhood. 10 pm is the noise curfew.


-Go to the grocery store if you plan on cooking, as there is no food in the kitchen. Publix is about a 8 min. drive.

-If you have a lot of people and need to do a lot of laundry/dishes, buy detergent for dishwasher and washer.

-Check out the beach package and while you're out shopping for groceries, if you want anything extra is your package, you can stop at the shopping center south and and next door to Public for any other water toys/water apparel you might want. There is also one on the way to Publix around the corner next to Hurricane Harbor (I believe that is what it is called.)

I cannot wait to get back here. I told my boyfriend that I want to go back for Christmas or definitely in the spring! Kathy is extremely helpful and available if you have any issues that come up, which we didn't but said to text her anytime we needed her. She also reminded us of our check out time before we left which was nice! WE will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in paradise! Wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time at Bayou Escape. The home is open and airy, and very clean. The furniture was quite comfortable, everything in good shape and working well, and lots of room in the house! It was nice to know that the owners live very close by in case of emergency.

You won't want to spend much time in the house, though - the pool overlooking the bayou is magical. We had great fun watching the birds and manatee watching!

The beach is less than 5 minutes away, and lots of restaurants are within walking distance. The area is quiet and serene.

We can't wait to come back. Thank you again, Kathy!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceedingly Beautiful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Bayou Escape was the perfect getaway. A lovely home with plenty of room and a beautiful view. Only a stone's throw away was a nice quiet section of AMI's pristine beach. Shops, restaurants, bars—there was plenty to do nearby but everything is just far enough that you still get your own little slice of secluded paradise.

Kathy was great—extremely nice and helpful. We definitely plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Sandbar Restaurant
Robinson Preserve
Anna Maria City Pier
Beach Bistro
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Anna Maria's north end beaches
Walt Disney World
"Walt Disney World is a two hour drive from Anna Maria Island."
Busch Gardens - Tampa
"Busch Gardens is a zoo and amusement park one hour from Anna Maria Island."
Rod & Reel Pier
"Eat with the locals at this historic pier restaurant with sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexi..."
Publix Super Market - Holmes Beach
"The local Publix has all you will need to keep groceries stocked so you'll never need to lea..."
Star Fish Company Restaurant & Seafood Market
"Fresh seafood is a five minute drive over the bridge to the historic fishing village of Cort..."
Ocean Star
"Are you a sushi lover? Ocean Star is just around the corner from the local Publix."
Waterfront Restaurant
"The Waterfront is a perfect venue for lunch or dinner. The view from the outdoor seating ar..."
Two Scoops
"Great for an old fashioned ice cream cone or try one of their famous chili dogs!"
Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store
"Ginny's and Jane E's has it all---great breakfast and lunch fare as well as gifts, collectab..."
Florida Aquarium
"Florida Aquarium is located in Tampa, an hour from Anna Maria Island. The aquarium is a fav..."
Vinny & Cheryl's Italian Kitchen
Poppo's Taqueria
Stir It Up Yogurt Shack -- CLOSED
Beach Bums Island Attitude
Relish -- CLOSED
Keys Marina Holmes Beach
Anna Maria's 6 Beautiful Beaches
"BEACH ACCESS: Bay Blvd. Gladiolus Street Fern Street 789 N. Shore Drive 775 N. Shore Drive C..."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Key Royal Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
one half block
Car: recommended

Anna Maria Island is located on the Gulf coast of Florida. The island is one hour south of the Tampa Bay area and two hours from Orlando. Major attractions in the area are beaches, water access, state parks, and entertainment parks such as Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, MGM Studios, and Busch Gardens.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping Fee $195 + Tax
Administrative Fee $148 + Tax
City Tax $40
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellations made prior to final 90 days before arrival will be honored if the property is able to be rented for same dates by another guest. Final payment due 90 days prior to arrival. Guests must choose to pay $59.00 for damage insurance or $1500 refundable deposit (minus credit card fees).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has its own private bathroom and shower/tub.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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