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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*

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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4Bed/3Bath~new Pool/spa~Less Than One Minute From Beach!

Need to get away from the frenzy of everyday life??? Come visit us at *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage on Beautiful Anna Maria Island. Once you arrive you'll see why Coastal Living magazine hails us as a 'Dream Town' with no high rise condos and 35 mph and under speed limit; it is perfect for families. As you cross the bridge your view of the shimmering waters surrounding our island will wash all your worries away and you'll know that you are truly in Paradise.

*Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage is a 4Bed/3Bath home which has been meticulously and lovingly renovated. It is furnished 'Beachy Chic' and stocked with all the amenities you could want. The interior is a reflection of the beautiful Island with hues of azure blue to sunshine yellow, all to bring the tropical outdoors in. This is our 2nd home so unlike other vacation properties with just the basics, it is equipped with everything to make your vacation stress free and memorable with all the comforts of home. The first thing that will take your breath away is the brand new Pool/Spa (one of the largest on the Island) with large pavered deck area and lots of spacious seating. As you enter Ashore Thing, you will find the first of two spacious living areas with lots of comfortable seating and a flatscreen. The second open family room has plenty of space for everyone to gather and relax on new comfy furnishings. Dining in? The kitchen with new granite and stainless appliances featuring premiere cookware with all the accoutrements will make the chef in you happy. For grilling we have you covered with both gas and charcoal grills. Now you must make the tough decision of dining indoors on the new reclaimed wood table or alfresco poolside. Take a quick stroll to see the sunset before dinner. The beach is less than one minute away. Of course you will want to visit one of the numerous restaurants on the Island to experience some sumptuous local fare. Before the day is over enjoy a luxurious soak in the spa. Let the bubbles prepare you for the nights slumber, an ending to a perfect day before you slip into your cozy bed!

The downstairs master features a new king bed and ensuite bathroom. Additionally the queen guest with flat screen is off the family room. Upstairs you will find a king guest room with flatscreen, a fourth guest is outfitted with two twin beds perfect for the kids or the kid in you! Upstairs guest rooms share the third guest bath.

Wake up and take an early morning stroll on the beach, as the sun rises you will see the island come to life.

Spend the day on the white powder sands looking out at the gulf as you listen to the waves lapping at the shore; you might just catch a glimpse of dolphins frolicking in the waves. If you are visiting during the months' of May -October you might get to witness the Turtle Hatchlings going back to sea. This is truly a spectacular sight! Beach cart, chairs, umbrellas, toys and towels supplied. All you need is your bathing suit. Keep your frozen daiquiris on ice at the cottage, you are so close that it is less than a one minute walk to get a fresh one.

Our cottage is so ideally located. You are just four doors to the Turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and two blocks from the Bay. Within walking distance to shopping, dining and the free island trolley. Anna Maria Island truly is a 'Hidden Gem' there is so much to do and see here. Go fishing at the Rod & Reel Pier or visit Ginny and Jane E's at the old IGA for coffee, pastries and dine amongst the eclectic furnishings which are also available for sale. Rent a bike or just stroll to explore the Island, it is very pedestrian friendly. Take in Main Street on the North End or Bridge Street by Bradenton Beach, it is all so close on our 7-by 2-mile Island. Kayak, fish, golf or just relax and do nothing, it is up to you. Ponce de Leon supposedly named the Island Anna Maria after the queen of Charles II of Spain Marie Anna. We like to think it is the hidden Fountain of Youth as you will leave here Refreshed and Rejuvenated! You will know that it is *Ashore Thing* when you stay at this lovely beach cottage on AMI.

*Guests do not have access to garage.*

**Maximum Property Occupancy limited to 11 Persons.**

** Maximum Overnight Guests Limited to 9 Persons.**

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Maggie & Clay
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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October 14, 2016
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About Maggie & Clay

We are a family from Tampa who have been coming to the Island for over twenty years. Having traveled to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world from Aruba to Hawaii we realize that one of the most coveted is right here in our own backyard. So on Memorial Day of 2013 *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage became our 2nd home. My family has fond memories of AMI and we hope to make more in the future. We are opening up our home so you can some make Great Memories of your own.

Maggie & Clay purchased this house in 2013

Why Maggie & Clay chose Anna Maria Island

The Location!!! We wanted a place that would reflect all the charm of *Old Florida* and found it in *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage. This lovingly renovated cottage has all the charm of a true beachside cottage plus all of the modern amenities one could want. Anna Maria boasts some of the best Sugary white powder sand beaches along its 7 mile stretch. A 'Hidden Gem' tucked away but convenient to everything if you must leave our Paradise.

What makes this house unique

Our spacious two story cottage is ground level with only one step on the 1st floor for easier accessibility. We are only 4 doors to the Turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and a block away from shopping/restaurants/trolley stop.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Millington, NJ

Our Favorite Florida House

  • 5 of 5

We loved "A Shore Thing" so much last year that this year we stayed for 2 weeks! The house is perfectly accommodating to my family- 2 adults, 2 seniors, and 2 kids. The location is fantastic- right near the beach, supermarket, drugstore, and All you can eat pancakes! Managed by an excellent property owner. The house is immaculate, tastefully decorated, and beyond well equipped. Maggie is friendly and super responsive with any questions you might have. We were lucky to have found this gem and have already booked our visit for next year. A great getaway will be "a shore thing" if you choose to stay here!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All Inclusive Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Every year we meet relatives in the Sarasota Area in January. This year we rented a wonderful home that fit our family of 4 adults and 3 children perfectly. The weather was not real warm, but the kids were never out of the 84 degree pool. and the foos ball table was a huge hit. In the storage closet was a cart that you could take to the gulf (which is a block away). It was filled with toys and chairs and castle making buckets etc. The kitchen was very well equipped and the two ovens were a wonderful surprise. The children are not allowed a TV in their room at home, and so to have one in every bedroom, made the day!

The Publix's grocery is a block away and Peach's for breakfast , in the same center, is a must. We took the free Trolley, which boards in front of Publix, to a place called " The Donut Experiment".....often....

We hope to visit again next year. Ashore Thing is the home that we would definitely choose!

Roberta and Dennis

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third family Christmas getaway and our first time to Florida. Everything about the house was perfect!! Maggie & Clay have outfitted it nicely with quality items and thought of many little extras that are nice to have on hand. We have stayed at other places in the past that are 'bare bones'. Not so here.

The pool was perfect for the adults as well as the little ones and we were in it for hours! Being so close to the beach was perfect too. It was so easy go for a little beach walk or to play in the sand with the grandkids.

It was truly one of our best trips ever and if Florida is on the list next year, we will be back!! Thanks again Maggie & Clay for having such a perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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College Roommates Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The Ashore Thing is one of the most well appointed and stocked rental my friends and I have stayed in. We flew into Tampa and took the Supershuttle's Door to Door van. We did not need a car, as the free trolley took us everywhere. You are just a few steps away from the beach, a Publix grocery store, the trolley stop and other shops. The cottage has everything you could possibly need for a wonderful beach vacation. Maggie and Clay respond to your questions and go above and beyond to make your stay great. It was a great place for our Roommate reunion of 6 women after 45 years and yet I am recommending it for anyone who loves the to relax in a beautiful cottage near the beach. I am sure my son and family would love this cottage and I am hoping to make it back with them in the future. Five stars is not enough stars for this Cottage--I give it a 5 +++++ Thank you Maggie and Clay!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Millington, NJ

Well Equipped and Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Ashore Thing on Holmes Beach. I selected the cottage because of it's listed location and amenities, both exceeded my expectations. The home is beautiful and well maintained. The beach and beautiful sunsets are just steps away and convinces like Publix and Walgreens are also nearby. This was by far the most well equipped rental I have ever had-beach toys, pool toys, towels, etc and an INCREDIBLY well equipped kitchen. The house was the perfect choice for our family with young children (almost 3 years and a 10 month old) myself, husband, and my retireee parents. I highly recommend the house for families-just remember to pack or rent a baby monitor if you have little ones as bedrooms are on both floors. The amenities and decor made the house feel like a home and I can't wait to go back! Thank you for turning our "break from a bad winter" into a truly memorable vacation for all!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

Florida vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Ashore Thing was as enjoyable as our first! The cottage, its furnishings, provisions and location lack nothing! It is the perfect place for a large group to spread out as well as gather comfortably. Thank you, Maggie and Clay

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Car: not necessary

Being on the Island is like being in Paradise, you can do as much or as little as you'd like. Rent a bike and explore the island or hop on our free trolley and sit back and enjoy the ride. You can hop off anytime to shop and dine and just get back on when you're ready to go. Our cottage is located west of Gulf Dr. so no busy streets to cross. Feel the need for a thrill ride? Disney, Universal and Busch Gardens are all approx. 1-2 hours away. If you're looking to take in some culture, we have some of the best Museums around. The Dali Museum is a must see.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016~excluding Holidays
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 1~2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2017
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2~2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017~excluding Holidays
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017~excluding Holidays
Apr 29 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Exit Cleaning $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%

Note: Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.
Minimum 7 night rental ~ Saturday to Saturday. Limited 4 night rentals, please inquire for availability.
Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Month long rentals will have a mid stay cleaning.
Holidays ~ Christmas, New Years, Easter, 4th of July ~ Please inquire for pricing ~ 2016/2017 Christmas & New Years ~ Fri. to Fri.
Guests acknowledge that by booking this property - Listing ID#506287- they have read and agree to all conditions and policies as stated in Rental Agreement and this acceptance is valid in lieu of actual signature.
Service Fee is non refundable in event of cancellation for any reason.

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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , EnSuite to Master with a huge Walk-In Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest Bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3rd Guest Bath
  • Three full bathrooms plus outside shower and private cabana.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with new mattress and 500 TC sheets.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Guest Room with new mattress and 500 TC sheets.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Guest Room with pillow top mattress and new linens.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin Beds. For boys, girls or the kid in you!
  • All bedrooms feature their own flatscreen TV with new Luxe linens. King (2) Queen (1) Twin (2) Qn. Sleeper (1) in Living Rm. Upstairs King is private and adjoined with Twin Rm. - perfect for families with children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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