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Affordable villa close to beach in Anna Maria--Perfect island getaway!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath -- sleeps 4, a short walk to beautiful Bean Point beach!

Gladiolus Getaway can be yours for an affordable vacation in the sun! Located at the quiet North end of Anna Maria Island, this charming 2-bedroom, 1-bath villa is a short walk to beautiful white sand beaches at Bean Point. Walk to the Rod-N-Reel Pier for a morning cup of coffee, evening cocktail, or to watch the dolphins play. Visit a variety of shops and restaurants along Pine Avenue in downtown Anna Maria. Enjoy the Gulf breezes from the screened lanai or patio area. Living room has brand new leather couch and recliner. The bedrooms have a King bed and 2 twin beds (twins can be converted to a king). Amenities include free wireless internet, cable TV, Roku, telephone, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, and gas grill. Beach gear includes chairs, beach wagon, umbrellas, mats, and cooler. Children welcome!

We do not require Saturday check-ins and check-outs, which makes it easier for you to book flights and get the best prices on your flights. We're close to 3 airports: St. Petersburg/Clearwater International (47 mi), Tampa International (56 mi), and Sarasota International (20 mi).

See our adjoining property "Gladiolus Hideaway" HomeAway listing #4625973. Rent both properties for a combined 4 bedrooms and 2 baths (8 person occupancy).

1. The unit is "turn-key" furnished. Towels & bed linens are included.

2. A beach wagon to haul your gear to the beach is provided. Umbrellas, folding chairs, beach towels, mats, and beach toys too.

3. Enjoy outdoor cooking on the gas grill.

4. Relax or dine on the screened porch with table and chairs.

5. Master bedroom has a King size bed & the second bedroom has 2 twins. The 2 twin beds can be converted to a king size bed.

6. Both bedrooms have dressers with plenty of drawer space.

7. Bathroom has tub and shower. There's also an outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach.

8. The landline phone provides free local and long distance calling within the US and Canada.

9. Free high speed wireless internet.

10. TVs with Cable channels are located in the living room and master bedroom. There is a DVD player and Roku box in living room. Bring your Netflix or Amazon log-in information and stream all your favorite shows!

11. Games and puzzles for rainy days.

12. Sectional sofa and recliner make the living room a comfortable spot for reading or watching TV.

13. Ceiling fans in living room and both bedrooms.

14. Laundry room is complete with full size washer & dryer. Iron and ironing board provided.

15. We provide limited "starter supplies" including soap, a roll of toilet paper and a roll of paper towels. It is our goal to keep a variety of cleaning supplies on hand, but we can't guarantee that these supplies will be replaced between guests. We do our best!

16. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, pots & pans, utensils, microwave, coffee maker (Mr. Coffee), and dishwasher.

17. Park right in front of the cottage. Room for 2 vehicles (no RVs, trailers, or boats).

18. This property is a duplex with "back-to-back" entrances, not "side-by-side". You have your own private parking area, patio, and entrance.

19. We are located 6 houses from the beach access point at the north end of Gladiolus St. From there it's a short walk down a path between two homes to the beach. In recent years there has been an accretion of sand at Bean Point, so it's another short walk from the end of the path down to the water. All in all, about 5 minutes. A second beach access point at the end of N. Bay Blvd. (one street over) takes you over a wooden walkway right to the beach on the bay side of Bean Point.

20. We have a Property Manager on call in case of emergencies or maintenance problems. There is no charge to you for this extra peace of mind!

21. We use a cleaning service between guests and they do a great job. If you would like to hire them during your stay, please contact us or the Property Manager.

House Rules for Gladiolus Getaway:

We hope you have a wonderful vacation in Anna Maria. Please read and follow our "house rules."

1. Check-in and Check-out: Check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is 10:00 am. If we don’t have a same-day turnover, we may be able to accommodate you with an early check-in or a late check-out. Please check with Cindy.

2. Garbage: Trash pick-up is on Monday and Thursday. Recycling is picked up on Monday. All cans are located in front of the property. Please deposit your trash bags in the appropriate cans (green for garbage and blue for recycling). Do not wheel bins to the curb (City ordinance requires “side door” trash pick-up). Guests in the rear unit will also be depositing their trash in the same cans—please be accommodating!

3. Parking: Maximum # of vehicles permitted is 2. All vehicles must be parked in front of the unit with all 4 tires off the road. Boats, trailers and RVs are not permitted.

4. Noise Ordinance: The City of Anna Maria has a noise ordinance, which is strictly enforced. Quiet hours are in effect from 10:00 pm until 8:00 am daily. Violation can result in a fine and/or eviction.

5. Supplies: We provide a few limited “starter” supplies (a roll of toilet paper, a roll of paper towels, a small bar of soap). We aim to keep a variety of cleaning supplies on hand, but it’s not always possible to replenish these supplies between guests. We ask that you please leave whatever you don’t use for the next guest. If you purchase any supplies, you may take them with you when you leave or leave them for the next guest.

6. Linens & towels: Please leave unmade the beds you slept in. Launder all towels (inc. beach towels) except those you use the morning of check-out. We ask you to do this because of the short cleaning time between guests.

7. Dishes: Please wash and put away pots and pans before departure. Load and start the dishwasher.

8. Gas Grill: We make every effort to keep an extra propane tank on the premises. If you need a propane refill, you can take the empty tank to True Value Hardware, 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217, 941-778-2811. Cost is $19.99 (as of Aug 2017).

9. Patio Umbrella: Please lower the umbrella when not in use & upon departure. It tends to blow over in high winds!

10. Sunscreen: Do not use sunscreen inside! It will stain the linens and furniture. Sunscreen spray will permanently damage and discolor the finish on the terrazzo floors and. Thank you!

11. Internet, Cable TV, DVD, and ROKU: See detailed instructions located on the premises.

12. Problems with Internet, Cable TV, or Phone: If you have any problems with internet, cable TV or phone service, call Spectrum at 1-855-657-7328 and ask for technical support. Spectrum requires that you be on the premises when the call is made.

13. Phone Number: We have a land line at the property. Our plan allows unlimited local and long distance calling within the United States and to Canada.

14. Mail & Faxes: Home delivery is not provided in Anna Maria City. Guests must arrange for a P.O. Box with the postmaster or have their mail sent “General Delivery”, Anna Maria, FL 34216.

15. Accidental Damage: If anything is accidentally damaged (furniture, beach gear, linens, etc.), please notify the Owner or Property Manager.

16. Emergencies & Maintenance: We have a Property Manager, Fran Maxon Real Estate, Inc., located in the Island Sun Plaza at 9801 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216. Phone 941-778-2307. Property Manager is available to respond to emergencies or maintenance issues. For any other questions call or text Cindy.

Thank you and enjoy your stay!

More Details

Owner
Cindy Miller
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Cindy Miller

We grew up in Maryland, went to high school together and have been married since college. Gary served 5 years in the Marine Corps most of it at Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station in Hawaii. We loved Hawaii so much we ended up spending 12 years there and then decided to return to the States to be closer to family. Florida was the closest we could come to Hawaii with warm weather and lots of beaches!

Cindy Miller purchased this villa in 1991

Why Cindy Miller chose Anna Maria

We bought the property when we moved to Florida in 1991. We lived in the front "A" side of the duplex while renting the back "B" side to an annual tenant. We moved to the Tampa Bay area for work-related reasons, but kept the property so we could continue visiting the Island and renting to others. We've now converted both sides to vacation rental units. We take pride in our property and aim to provide our guests with everything they need for a comfortable and memorable stay!

What makes this villa unique

Our place is a short walk to the beach at the beautiful north end of Anna Maria Island. You will enjoy strolls on the beach, dips in the Gulf and gorgeous sunsets! We also love walking out to the Rod N' Reel pier for breakfast or lunch. We know you will fall in love with Anna Maria just as we did!

Amenities

Anna Maria Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read, understand and accept Owners' Rental Agreement, including cancellation policy.
  • Noise ordinance in City of Anna Maria is in effect from 10:00 pm until 8:00 am daily. Violation may result in fines and/or eviction.
  • Linens are provided. Only towels & sheets used day of departure should remain for housekeeping.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly renovated with granite countertop. Shower has removable shower head with hose.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • We change the quilts, blankets and mattress pads frequently for your cleanliness and comfort. Both bedrooms have dressers with ample drawers. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Affordable villa close to beach in Anna Maria--Perfect island getaway!
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5

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect retreat for our family so we could attend our friend's destination wedding. The villa is only a block away from the beach, the fishing pier (which also has a small bar and cozy restaurant), and less than a mile from town. We rented a couple of bikes for the week and never had to get in a car. Can't wait to book our next trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, glad you enjoyed your stay and the location. Look forward to having you back again!
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Monument Beach, MA
5

Affordable & Adorable Cottage in a Prime Location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite place to stay on AMI. Perfect location in quiet area of the island two blocks away from the best beach at Bean Point! The cottage is immaculate and very well kept.Everything you need is there including beach towels, assorted beach chairs,toys,umbrellas,coolers and a beach wagon to haul all your stuff to the beach! Outside shower to rinse the salt and sand off after a glorious day at the beach.Kitchen is fully equipped if you want to cook or there are several great restaurants within walking distance! The property manager and the owner are very pleasant and helpful. We will keep returning to this gem.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Betty! Wonderful to have you back again and looking forward to your return next year!
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The property was great but the website made it appear as if it was closer to the beach than it was.

  • 4 of 5

The villa was lovely and the interior design and furnishings were very tasteful.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you liked the villa! We are located 6 houses from the beach access point at the end of Gladiolus St. From there it's a short walk down a path between two homes to the beach. In recent years there has been an accretion of sand at Bean Point, making the walk from the end of the path down to the water longer than it used to be! We will clarify this in our property description. A 2nd access point at the end of N. Bay Blvd. (one street over) takes you over a wooden walkway right to the beach on the bay side of Bean Point.
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Week of Family

  • 3 of 5

Spent a week at this house. Was pleasant. Walk was a little further than had expected to the beach but still not terrible. Lots of beach toys/chairs/umbrellas/cart provided. Beach was nice but water was a little rougher than the full gulf side. Had a definite rip tide on several days. Beds and linens were soft and comfortable. Basic kitchen utentils/pots/small appliances provided. No soaps for dishes, laundry, hand soap were provided (although you have to wash dishes and towels upon checkout) so be sure to bring your own or stop by Dollar Store. Also only 2 small rolls of TP and 1 roll of paper towels, so you'll need to pick those up too. Cindy allowed a late check out since there was no turn over on our check out date, big bonus for us! Overall a nice small house.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments about the soft & comfortable beds, the variety of beach gear provided, and your overall pleasant experience! While we provide some basic "starter" supplies and aim to keep a supply of cleaning products on hand, it is not always possible to anticipate how quickly these items will be consumed and replenish all of them between guests. We do our best! I encourage other travelers to read our many 5-star reviews.
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Aiken, SC /USA
5

Updated and comfy with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this cottage. It was updated, stocked with anything and everything we needed, and was very comfortable. In the 28 years we've been going to AMI, this is the first place we've said we'd rent again. Very close to Bean Point beach, Rod & Reel Pier, AMI Pier, and Bayfront Park. We had a fabulous week and didn't want to leave - even got to see a sea turtle hatch and swim off into the ocean! Great memories were made here. If you are looking for the ideal place for 2-4 People, this is IT!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is an amazing experience to see a sea turtle hatch on the beach! Please come again!
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5

Beautiful, relaxing, a perfect getaway for our family!

  • 5 of 5

It felt like a home away from home. Everything was there that we needed and more! The island is gorgeous! We enjoyed having the beach so close, and an extremely comfortable place to lay our head at the end of the day. It was really lovely! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeremy! I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed a relaxing stay at Gladiolus Getaway!
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Bortell's Lounge
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Manatee County Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
The Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Bean Point
Car: recommended

Whether you are just visiting or planning to stay a while, you will find Anna Maria Island the perfect spot for a variety of activities to please any age group. Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida just south of Tampa/St. Pete and North of Sarasota. You will enjoy some of the best beaches in the country on our quaint Island. Anna Maria Island is just 7 miles long with an atmosphere that is laid back and low key. The moderate climate is ideal for golfing, tennis, or any other outdoor sport you enjoy. The beautiful, relaxing environment will keep you returning year after year to enjoy our piece of paradise!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday rate is $925 per week. See rates section for dates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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