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Luxury Villa With Heated Pool and Fabulous Outdoor and Indoor Living Space

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,377 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa on Anna Maria Island, Florida Gulf of Mexico, USA - Peaceful Waterfront Location, Minutes to Beach and Pine Avenue Shops and Restaurants

Located at the prestigious north end of Anna Maria, Blue Waters is a beautiful private resort-style villa, just minutes walk from the stunning white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island and a few blocks away from the individual shops, restaurants and bars of Pine Avenue. This luxurious four bedroom four bathroom property, situated on a quiet residential street, offers a lovely canal view, private dock with boat lift and easy access to the intra-coastal waterway.

An oversized heated pool featuring a shallow water lounge and heated spa is perfect for relaxing as you admire your surroundings. Offering the best of both outdoor and indoor contemporary living, the landscaped back yard has a poolside lanai and terrace with upscale loungers and umbrellas, a giant-sized hammock, sofas, a dining table seating eight and a large flat screen TV. Cook out on the Weber gas grill/barbecue or enjoy kayaking the local canals and bay from the brand new floating kayak dock. The poolside office will allow you to catch up on any pressing business matters before enjoying the rest of your day at the pool. Extending the entire length of the back of the home is a fabulous second floor balcony equipped with rocking chairs, sofas and a small table, ideal for breakfast or an evening glass of wine, watching the sunset and local wildlife.

Blue Waters' light and airy interiors will also delight you. The attention to detail has created a spacious, superbly appointed home away from home. For those who love to cook, the fully equipped chef's kitchen includes KitchenAid professional grade appliances and a six burner cooktop inlaid in a large granite island with wine fridge. A convenient laundry room houses the full size Maytag washing machine and Maytag dryer.

An abundance of French doors throughout the home, with every bedroom having its own entry to the outdoors, makes each suite feel like a private oasis, decorated with individual artwork and photography. Two extra large living areas provide plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy themselves. These boast top of the range furnishings, beautiful tiled and wood floors, large flat screen TV's, DVD players, a SONOS music and speaker system allowing listening throughout the house and there is even a full sized pool table. High speed internet, cable TV and flat screen televisions in every room complete the entertainment experience for guests.

Superbly located and meticulously maintained, Blue Waters sleeps eight in the comfort and privacy of their own bedroom suites. It has a two vehicle garage, plenty of guest parking and bringing your own boat is easy with the private dock and lift.

PLEASE NOTE: Not suitable for children under five. The pool is unfenced and our rear garden backs straight onto a canal, which is again unfenced. This is great in a lot of respects as we have a lovely view and you can kayak straight from our dock. However, it could be dangerous for a very young child if they fell in and were unable to swim. Parents therefore need to be aware of the potential risk to small children/non-swimmers at our property.

More Details

Island Real Estate
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would just like to say what a lovely holiday we are having at your home, it is exactly what we hoped it would be and both families are having a great time. Presentation on arrival was great.
Aug 2016
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Anna Maria Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4377 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with spa bath, walk in shower, wc, 2 basins; en-suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower, wc, 2 basins; ground floor bathroom 3 with bath/shower, wc, sink; ground floor shower room with walk in shower, wc , basin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , French doors to first floor balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , French doors to front patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , French doors to first floor balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , French doors to pool patio
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King bed, TV and French doors to balcony, Bedroom 2 with Queen bed, TV and French doors to balcony, Bedroom 3 with Queen bed, TV and French doors to pool terrace, Bedroom 4 with Twin beds, TV and French doors to front garden
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Outside: Lovely landscaped garden with large heated pool with spa and shallow water lounging area. Undercover patio area with dining table and eight chairs, barbecue & TV. Giant-sized hammock, loungers & umbrellas by pool. Swinging seat hanging from Rosewood tree. Balcony spanning whole of first floor with equipped with sofas, rocking chairs, umbrellas and tables. Utility Room: Maytag washing machine, Maytag tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Additional cleaning and towel/linen changes arranged depending on length of stay. Other: Poolside office opening onto pool terrace with desk, printer & high speed internet access.


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Luxury Villa With Heated Pool and Fabulous Outdoor and Indoor Living Space
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

The home was beautiful and suited what we needed perfectly. The pool was great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week, the home was very nice with an amazing kitchen. We loved having the pool and patio area to enjoy if we didn't feel like going to the beach. Overall a great trip with friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jan, it always makes us happy to read that guests have enjoyed staying at our home so much. Spending time around the pool and patio is great here, particularly as you are still next to water with the canal at the bottom of the garden.
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Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Anna Maria for ten years and this is the best villa we have stayed in by far. The facilities were excellent and the kitchen was the best equipped - everything was provided for. Unfortunately, we did have a couple of issues during our stay which were dealt with extremely quickly by the management company. Would thoroughly recommend Blue Waters.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review! I'm pleased you enjoyed staying at Blue Waters so much and that our management company were so responsive.
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Wonderful pool.

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year on the island and by far the best pool we've experienced.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beth for your comments about the pool, so pleased you enjoyed it. According to our pool guy, it's one of the best and largest on the island, great for swimming lengths or just relaxing.
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30th Anniversary Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Booked house though VRBO - particulars handled by Island Real Estate, Anna Maria. All aspects of booking and lease documents were handled timely and professionally. House was exactly what was expected and portrayed in listing. Simple check in and check out procedure. House was clean on arrival. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and a wagon were included for the beach which was a 5 minute walk straight up the street with a cross walk. The internet wi/fi connection was flawless. Upstairs the pool table, sitting area, balcony, and wet bar were all excellent and fully functional. The unit was walking distance to a good number of restaurants and a few short blocks to Pine - which is the downtown areas with shops and more restaurants. We especially enjoyed watching the Daytona 500 on the outdoor flat screen while cooling off in the pool, as well as catching the sunset over the canal from the spa. Another nice feature is the mangrove across the canal - blocking the home across the way - it makes the backyard quite private. It also comes with a floating dock for kayaks and a boat lift. If you have a family event or occasion - we would definitely recommend checking out 230 Willow.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review. We try to represent the property as honestly as possible on the website and it's really good to know that everything at the house is functioning as it should be. We spend a couple of months a year there ourselves and the rest of the time take an active interest in ensuring the standards we would expect when staying are maintained. Good to hear the booking process and handover were smooth too.
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Wow, just wow!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to enjoy a perfectly relaxing time at Blue Waters for 11 fabulous days, following a hectic short break in Orlando staying at the Universal Studios Portofino Bay Hotel. No matter how good the hotel was, it couldn't compete with the special style and luxury of this wonderful villa. It's obviously been lovingly designed and furnished by the owners to an exceptionally high standard, creating a pristine and supremely comfortable home from home.

It's ideally located in the north of Anna Maria, just minutes walk from the beach. We were able to stroll down to the squeaky fine sands, towing the beach cart with four chairs most evenings to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and dive-bombing gulls, splashing into the ocean in search of fish.

The villa is close to a wide range of fine shops and restaurants, again within easy walking distance - or via the convenient free trolley bus which we were able to catch at the end of the avenue to take us down to the City Pier.

But if you really want to chill out, there's no need to look any further than the gorgeous back yard and patio. There are lots of lovely sun-drenched or shaded positions set around the magnificent pool - and the heated spa was a very popular spot for a relaxing or invigorating session.

The TV, sound system and indeed all the appliances are high spec - and the soft furnishings are fresh and classy. But it was difficult to resist the outdoor charms of the villa and so the vast majority of our waking hours were spent under the sun or stars, with many evenings enjoying a glass or three of wine on the private upper balcony.

With the canal running right at the rear of the property, we just had to make the most of its proximity, so we rented a tandem kayak from Beach Bums on Pine Avenue for a couple of days and had a fantastic time paddling across Bimini Bay and out into the gulf, right from the back door!

Big thanks to Caroline and Reg for letting us stay, we made some wonderful memories at Blue Waters. Don't think twice about renting this property, you'll simply love it.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! The laid back pace of Anna Maria is ideal for some rest and relaxation following a busy trip to Orlando. It is pleasing that you obviously very much appreciate what we have tried to do with Blue Waters and enjoyed the individual touches we have added. We love being so close to all the amenities, beaches, shops and restaurants, but most of all we love the peaceful and beautiful surroundings Blue Waters is set in. We hope you will consider a return trip!
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Spectacular home and a perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were on Anna Maria Island for a family wedding and could not have found a better place to stay for the week. Everything about the house was perfect for our entire family. The kitchen is a dream to cook in and made cooking dinner for extended family a breeze. The beds were all very comfortable and the living room was a great place to hang out and catch up with everyone.

We spent a lot of time hanging out in and around the pool as well as on the beach. The only small complaint we had was the inability to use the beach wagon in the garage, but we rented one from Beach Bums when we rented bicycles. We also rented kayaks and had a wonderful time paddling out into the bay. We didn't see any manatees until we were almost back in front of the house when one swam right under us! The second trip out we saw dolphins and another manatee. The little ones had a great time sitting on the dock watching for manatees.

We really appreciated the binder with all restaurant suggestions and were able to walk down to the Sand Bar for the wedding. We also appreciated the flexibility of being able to rent Sunday to Sunday as most rentals require Saturday to Saturday which isn't very convenient when a wedding is on a Saturday evening.

We were impressed by the responsiveness of Island Realty when we called with one small issue - they followed up twice to make sure it was taken care of. Several other extended family members remarked what a special house we found and I wouldn't be surprised if one of them rented Blue Waters in the future. Thank you for a wonderful house and a wonderful week on AMI!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this detailed and helpful review - it's good to hear that Blue Waters was such a good choice for your family! Being on a canal and so close to the beach is great for both children and adults - you were really lucky to see a couple of manatees, they can be very hard to spot. We have taken note of your comment about the beach wagon and will get this replaced, so thank you for flagging this up. We offer flexible start days rather than Saturday to Saturday bookings, as we understand that for a lot of people their stay at our property often has to fit in with other plans, such as a wedding or visiting the theme parks in Orlando. We were also pleased to hear that Island Real Estate had been so responsive in dealing with your issue. They have their own maintenance team and a 24/7 guest relations service, so that if anything does go wrong, they are able to deal with it quickly.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Slims Place
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Key Royale course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Sign of the Mermaid
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Anna Maria
Car: recommended


5 minutes walk. Beaches are beautiful white sand & many different types of shell can be found. All beaches on the island are public, although not all have car parks. A lot of people hire bikes or golf buggies to get around or use the free island trolley bus, which stops at the end of Willow Avenue.


Car hire recommended. Nearest airport is Tampa International, which is 35 miles away (about an hour's drive). Alternatively you can fly into Orlando or Miami.


Shops and restaurants on and surrounding Pine Avenue are 5 blocks away. The whole island is only 7 miles long so nowhere is very far away and it is joined to the mainland by two toll-free bridges. The historic Rod & Reel and City Peers are 5 minutes & 2 minutes drive away respectively and the whole island is filled with interesting shops, restaurants and bars. Sarasota with its ballet, theatre, opera, shops and restaurants is about 14 miles away.

Further Details:

Publix supermarket on island and banking facilities. Wide variety of local shops, restaurants, bars and cafes to enjoy. No chains allowed on island or buildings exceeding four stories.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $270 + Tax
Admin/reservation fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please call Island Real Estate, tel: 001 941 3451290 to book and mention that you found out about Blue Waters via Owners Direct. IRE will deal with the booking for you and also provide a 24/7 customer service and maintenance team you can contact if there are any problems when you are staying at the property.

Please note: from January 2018 cleaning fees will be $285

At time of reservation 25% of rental fee required with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash, electronic funds transfer, money orders or USA based bank cheque. Remainder of reservation cost due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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