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Cozy affordable cottage steps to beach in Anna Maria--Perfect island getaway!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath one block to 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 cottage is just steps to beautiful white sand beaches. The beach access is at the end of Gladiolus street one block from the cottage. Enjoy long walks along the beach at Bean Point and amazing sunsets. The Rod-N-Reel Pier is a short walk away for great fishing, dining and watching the dolphins play. Visit a variety of shops and restaurants along Pine Avenue in downtown Anna Maria. Enjoy the Gulf breezes from the large screened lanai or patio area. 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.

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 (depending on availability).

1. The unit is "turn-key" furnished. All you need is your flip flops, bathing suit and toothbrush! Towels & bed linens are included.

2. A beach wagon to haul your gear 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 large 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. Sofa, loveseat and recliner make the living room a comfortable spot for reading, watching a movie, or playing a game.

12. Ceiling fans in living room and both bedrooms.

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

14. We provide "starter supplies" like soap, toilet paper and paper towels.

15. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, pots & pans, utensils, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher.

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

17. 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!

18. 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.

More Details

Cindy Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 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 cottage in 1991

Why Cindy Miller chose Anna Maria Island

We bought the property when we first 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 and we love staying there ourselves!

What makes this cottage unique

Our place is just steps from the beach at the beautiful north end of Anna Maria Island. You will enjoy long walks 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!


Anna Maria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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 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. Strip used linens from beds and place on floor.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly renovated with granite countertop. Shower has removable shower head with hose.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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


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Cozy affordable cottage steps to beach in Anna Maria--Perfect island getaway!
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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: Aug 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

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: Jul 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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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: Jul 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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  • 5 of 5

Very clean, updated, and accessible. Our wedding week on the island was a total success!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So happy to be able to accommodate you for your special week on Anna Maria Island.
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Atlanta, Georgia

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and very nice. Anything you think you would need was provided!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Laura! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Gladiolus Getaway. Please come back soon.
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Excellent Property - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for my family. It was immaculately clean, nicely decorated and the location was perfect. Only a couple of blocks to Bean Point and a couple of blocks to the Rod n Reel Pier. The home has everything you need and is plenty big enough for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. We enjoyed a gently walk to Bean Point to view the incredible sunsets each night. Lovely and quiet if you want a "No News" , "No Shoes" break with fantastic beaches and very friendly people. Or stroll down to Rod n Reel Pier for a spot of fishing, Manatee and dolphin spotting. Or enjoy a lovely meal and drink whilst gazing over the Tampa Bay to the Skyway Bridge. Can't wait to return!

The Yull Family - UK

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed our cottage and the location. We think the beach at Bean Point is the best on Anna Maria Island. Look forward to having you back again soon!
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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Insurance $59

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund