|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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'.
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
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.
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!
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😎
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!
We enjoyed our stay here. Love the Florida room. It was our favorite place to hang out.
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!
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!
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!
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.
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Housekeeping Fee||$195 + Tax|
|Administrative Fee||$148 + Tax|
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).