|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Small but quaint and comfortably furnished and equipped cottage. French doors from pool to sitting room: table 2 chairs, sofa that can be converted to a small bed. Phone, chest of drawers, dresser, tv-video with cable (100 channels), dvd, hi-fi tape and cd.
Door to hall kitchen with dishwasher, small fridge/freezer (there is a fridge/freezer in the garage which you are more than welcome to use), coffee maker, microwave, oven, hob, toaster & teapot and hopefully everything you could possible need.
Bedroom - double bed, bedside cabinets and cupboard.
Bathroom - bath with shower over, wc, basin with vanity, shaver point mirror and hairdryer.
Air-con & heating.
Can be rented with Seahorse to become a 3 Bed 2 Bathroom Property to sleep up to 6.
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.
We absolutely loved Shell Cottage and Anna Maria and if we do decide to go back there, would love to use the property again.
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.