About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
3 beds, 2 full baths, sleeps up to 6 adults
Come and enjoy our tropical paradise on the quiet North End of Anna Maria Island - located at the south end of Tampa Bay, within 40 minutes of Tampa Airport. One-and-one-half hours to Disney and all the Central Florida theme parks and thirty minutes to trendy Sarasota (St Armands Circle for great shopping!)
Newly decorated three bedroom, two-bathroom home. Steps from Tampa Bay with its quiet beach featuring dolphins, warm water and the famous Rod and Reel where you’ll hang with the locals and eat delicious seafood. It’s also a short ten-minute walk to Bean Point where you’ll catch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.
During the day you’ll experience all that Anna Maria has to offer as you cool off in Tampa Bay or Gulf of Mexico, walk for miles on the sandy shore or take your pick from several excellent beach side establishments. Around the corner you can rent bikes, kayaks and more to see the island from a different perspective. There is also a free trolley service which takes you anywhere on the island!
Amenities include a beautiful resort-like new heated pool and landscaping, Gas Grill by the pool, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, High Speed wireless Internet , VCR/DVD players in two rooms, A/C, Cable TV, Long Distance for Canada and the USA
The sunny master bedroom has a king bed and flat screen TV; guest room has a queen bed; and upstairs loft has two single beds plus a double futon with TV/VCR, video library and games. Perfect for children! There is a three-piece bathroom on each floor. Can comfortably accommodate up to a maximum of 6 adults (minimum age - 25 years) or four adults and up to two children.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We normally schedule our rentals to begin and end on Saturday. However, during the fall season, we are flexible. Please send us a direct inquiry rather than booking online. This way we can work out details that will fit your request. Thank you!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was the third time we stayed in this house !
Kids call it "Our Florida House" - that's how welcome we feel in this place. With all entertainment and attractions in Tampa Bay Area and overall in Florida - this house is the best retreat to stay at over and over again.
Great property and location
The property was very clean and nicely landscaped. Beautiful view of the bay. It is within walking distance of several restaurants and shops in a quiet neighbourhood. The owner was very easy to work with. I would rent this property again.
BEAUTIFUL RETREAT - GREAT LOCATION!!!
We have a family of 4 with 2 teenage kids. We arrived and found the property just as described. The inside is well decorated and kitchen was well stocked for all your needs. There are beach towels there to use and a nice washer/dryer in basement. We all loved the private pool and it is very nicely landscaped. It was perfect to come home to after biking around the island or being at the beach to cool off. We spent every evening around the pool and the atmosphere was perfect with the landscape lighting.
The location of the house is perfect on the north end of the island and positioned right in between 2 piers on the bay side which was perfect for fishing or watching for dolphins and manatees. We rented bikes for the week and kayaks at beach bums - very affordable and informative about things to do on the island and the rules to follow with the use of all their equipment . The bikes were perfect for taking to a gulf beach access, shops and restaurants. The sunsets were amazing at Bean Point. We had plenty of things to plan such as fishing charters, parasailing, riding sea doo's and kayaking in the bay and back through the canals where manatees stay frequently (we did see a manatee and some dolphins). We definitely plan to return to this place next year.
Thank you for such positive feedback . We work hard to ensure the house is as advertised so it's good to hear you found it that way. It certainly sounds like you took full advantage of all the island has to offer - there's so much to do, isn't there? And we love the quiet oasis in the back yard to chill after a long busy day, too! You're so lucky to see manatees - many renters have reported that they have too. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes, Barb & Karel
Fantastic home in Anna Maria
We are so glad we chose this lovely property on Anna Maria Island. We are a family of 5 and had spent 9 nights in the buzz of Orlando & wanted a relaxing 8 night break on the Gulf Coast & this was perfect. (It's about 2 hours away, an easy drive).
While booking, & throughout our stay, Barb was a pleasure to deal with. She was so helpful & friendly.
The listing description was accurate. The property was across a road to the beach but the road is pretty quiet. Having the beautiful pool at the back was fab. It is set in a tropical garden which is well kept & is very private. We used the barbeque. The laundry facilities on the ground level also means you don't have to pack too much.
Inside, the accommodation is good. The upper twin bedded area is a mezzanine so might not suit everyone but was fine for two of our girls & had its own bathroom & couch/tv area.
Downstairs there's a modern sofa set which I much prefer to leather in a warm climate. There's also 2 double bedrooms, one of which looks out onto Tampa Bay.
One of the best aspects was the front porch. This is elevated so you can sit at night with a drink, read, chat & watch the amazing lightning storms over the bay.
The property was clean & the pool & yard people came while we were there to keep everything in good order. Beach towels are plentiful & available for use.
Another bonus is that you can walk to shops, restaurants (I would recommend the Waterfront nearby), walk down the Pier to a bar/restaurant, walk to Bean Point to watch incredible sunsets, or catch the free trolley bus which goes down the length of the Island.
We hired bikes from Beach Bums, who are so accommodating & will drop off & pick up bikes/trailers/beach parasols/ beach chairs/paddle boards etc. (Barb has 4 beach chairs which were handy).
We also did a sunset boat trip with Captain Ed at Spice Charters & saw dolphins & sea turtles & the best sunset.
We didn't leave the Island while we were there, there was plenty to do!
I have no hesitation in recommending this property.
Great Family Stay
Wonderful location, super clean house that went above and beyond our expectations for a family vacation on AMI. The two downstairs bedrooms and upstairs lofted space were comfortable for our extended family and also provided space for a 'work from home' office area. With the park and beach across the street and the beautifully landscaped yard with pool, we barely touched our car during our two week stay. Barbara was very direct and easy to work with - we hope to visit this property again!
Great place to stay
Over the Bay property was by far the highlght of our trip to Florida. Having decided to go to Anna Maria Island we found this place just by chance and would definitely recommend it to others. Thanks to its location on the island it allows to join sunrise in the morning at the beach in front of the house and sunset while walking the beach arround the northern edge in the evening. Everything was perfect, communication and local service were excellent, so were 2scoones ice-cream and breakfast at RR-Pier.