|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Large master bedroom - king bed, cabinets, lamps, bookshelves, chest of drawers, walk in cupboard, tv (with full cable), french doors to private garden. Ensuite bathroom walk in shower, wc, basin vanity with shaving point, mirror, hairdryer,
Bedroom 2 - twin beds, bedside cabinet, cupboard, desk & drawers. French doors to pool.
Bathroom 2 - bath with shower over, wc, vanity with basin cupboard, mirror, shaver point & hairdryer.
Main entrance door to dining room with large table for 6 bookshelves dresser coat & hat rack arch to living area with french doors to private garden, desk with phone/fax 2, sofa and sofa bed rocking chair, dresser. Imformation board, tv cable, dvd, video, hifi, various games, i-pod docking station,videos and dvds.
Kitchen - fully fitted with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, icemaker & water dispenser, toaster, coffee maker, juicer, microwave, washing machine & dryer.
Outside shower, garage with beach chairs & grill.
Air con & heating.
1 minutes walk from the most beautiful white sandy beach, the cottages are set in a tropically landscaped garden surroundung a free form heated pool with waterfall. Starfish, Seahorse and Shell Cottage have all been beautifully renovated and comfortably furnished with everything you could need to ensure your holiday starts from the moment you arrive. The location is perfect for a quiet holiday but you are within easy reach either by foot, Trolley bus, bike, or car to restaurants and shops. The area is a nature reserve so you will see flocks of Parrots and from the Beach will be able to watch the dolphins play and the Pelicans dive. The 3 cottages share the pool, but Starfish also has its own private garden, barbecue and small garage with beach chairs etc. Seahorse and Shell share the other garage which has a washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, beach chairs and barbecue. All cottages have dishwashers, microwaves, cookers, toasters, teapots and everything hopefully you will need.
Seahorse and Shell Cottages are adjoining properties with an internal connecting door (lockable from both sides) which allows the properties to be rented together sleeping up to 6.
I just wanted to let you know that we are back and had the most amazing time at Anna Maria. Starfish Cottage was lovely, and thoughtfully kitted out with everything we could need for our stay. We didn't want to come home!
A security/damage deposit is required at time of booking.
Rental monies must be paid 12 weeks before vacation date.
Although we prefer to rent 7 night we will consider rentals for less but these may be subject to an additional charge.
Sales & Resort Taxes (currently 11.5%) will be applied to the weekly rates quoted above.
Change over days are flexible so we are happy for you to book for any number of nights over 7. We do however prefer to avoid Sundays but if this essential there is a surcharge of $50.00 + tax. Check out time is 10.30am and check in time is 3pm.
Notes on prices:
A security/damage deposit of between $300.00 & $525.00 is required to secure a booking.
Rates shown above are subject to change and are exclusive of all applicable taxes.
Rental monies are due 12 weeks prior to arrival date.
We accept payment by bank transfer or credit/debitcard. Please note your bank may charge a foreign transaction fee if paying by debit card
Cleaning, linen and towels are included in the rental price.
An additional charge of $50.00 + taxes per person using a sofa-bed.
My family and I (2 kids) had the absolute pleasure of staying in Starfish cottage over Easter- it is 150 metres from a truly beautiful sandy beach where we were able to watch dolphin, manate and rays swim by.
The cottage itself is lovely, 2 nice bedrooms - 1 double and 1 x twin, the kitchen is well stocked with plates, glasses etc, it has a dishwasher, oven / microwave , washer and dryer, plus the fridge has an ice dispenser - all perfect!
Weber BBQ outside (check for charcoal in the garage before you buy any more!) and a couple of beach chairs as well - you would be crazy not to sit on that beach and watch the world go by.
The cottage is plenty big enough for 4 adults - I think there was a sofa bed as well, it's nicely decorated and well maintained.
The best bit is the swimming pool - 3 foot to 5 foot deep, great for the kids and there are lots of comfortable beds and a hammock (for one of the other cottages I think).
Plenty of nice places to eat locally and the beach is great for a run or long walk - it goes on for ever!
The cottage is at the quiet end of the island, there is a nice Publix Chain supermarket that stocks everything you could need including a fish counter (very busy on Saturday evening when we arrived). Lot's of local shops are very nice as well - but not really foodie ones!
If you are going to hire pedal bikes - BOOK early via the Internet.
Lobstah's is a fun restaurant and the Sandbar (very near the cottage is OK as well) - being America dinner is done and dusted in a hour! The pier is worth a visit to tary a while and watch the dolphin and local fishermen.
You will need a car, so make sure you take a trip along the Island road south and visit Sarasota and the area around it.
Anyway in summary, the cottage is fantastic, the surroundings wonderful and those visiting Starfish - or the 2 smaller cottages (which our neighbour last week described as nice but bijou) will hopefully have as nice a time as my family.
Had a super time staying at Starfish Cottage - Anna Maria Island is beautiful.
The cottage is a home from home, we did have difficulty with the TV but really didn't need it, out and about so much.
The weather was fab our first week turned to a chilly wind up to Thanksgiving (didn't have turkey), but much warmer than home, typing this today it is -1 degree Brrrggghhh!!
1 minutes walk to the fantastic white sandy Beach that stretches from one end of the Island to the other. It is never crowded and you can sit and watch Dolphins playing in the shallows, Pelicans dive and the Ibis run as well as Herons, Terns, Plover, Snipes and numerous other forms of wildlife. A true nature lovers paradise. The Anna Maria end of the Island is a nature reserve with bicycle paths. You can wander the quiet lanes and see flocks of Parrots & sometimes have to overtake a tortoise.
Tampa Airport aprox 1 hr
Orlando Airport aprox 2hrs
Sarasota Airport aprox 35 minutes
Bush Gardens 1 hr
African Theme Park Sarasota 30 minutes
Disney World and Sea world 2 hrs 15 minutes
Ringling Musem of Art 30 minutes
Longboat Key 10 minutes
Golf 15 minutes numerous courses
Science center Sarasota 30 minutes
The Bird man and Mote Aquarium 12 minutes
10 minutes walk to the famous SandBar restaurant. 5 minutes to Pine Ave store that sells nearly everything. 10 minutes walk to bike and rental shop.
Anna Maria is a wonderful island, full of friendly, helpful people. It has great restaurants that cater for every taste. Hop on and off the island's free trolly bus. Visit the little antique, clothing, gift, craft and book shops. Visit the spa or gym, hire a boat, or fish from one of the many piers. Bike along the bike tracks or walk along the 7 miles of White Sandy beach and enjoy the numerous unusual sea birds, watch Pelicans dive, Dolphins play in the shallows, and the Ibis run. Take a visit to Longboat key across one of the 3 bridges. Shop in Amardas circle or visit the Arts in Sarasota. Do a day trip to one of the Adventure Parks. Surf or skim board, go parasailing, windsurfing, kayacking or jetskiing. Or just snorkle for sand dollars. A place where you can do as much or as little as you want. A perfect place for family holidays.
With beach bars, 4 restaurants on different piers, one that will cook the fish that your children or you have just caught. Romantic candlelit restaurants with excellent service, great food and music.
French, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Americian, as well as takeaways and delivery services.
Wonderful clothes, surf, antique, craft, gift shops and markets. A large Publix Supermarket that sells everything. A few grocery stores that are open very long hours and one on Pine Avenue that will even deliver to your door.
The Island has a gym & fitness center, spa, library with books, DVDs, Videos and Computers. Internet Cafe, tennis, skateboard park. Rental shops for anything from Bikes, electric scooters, kayaks, to childrens toys, cots, cribs, highchairs and beach strollers.
There is also a free Trolly bus that travels round and round the Island with a stop at each stop. Max wait, I believe, is 20 minutes.