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Anna Maria Island Cottage deals

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stays between: 7/29/14 & 8/30/14

deal expires in: 3 days

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  • $575 $510/week ($65 off)

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vacation rental description

Why this place at 306 62nd st Holmes Beach?

First off, most of us are a little afraid of booking a place in Holmes Beach sight unseen from some guy that lives in Minneapolis MN.  You are thinking, what if this place is a dump and he has my money! And after reading some of the vacation rental website complaints from guests arriving to dumps you should be careful.  However, I am not the usual absentee owner/investor who leave the day-to-day maintenance to a firm that manages scores of other units, and rarely inspect the place themselves. I take a personal interest in the day-to-day care of the place and am available by phone/text/email to ensure that everything is as it should be for the guests, and I deal with local contractors who are aware of my standards and with whom I have a longstanding relationship. Both units have all the comforts of home due to the fact my wife and I stay here frequently. Our goal has been repeat guests coming back again and again..  we really want you to have a pleasant stay so you want to come back.  Is it perfect?  No way, but it is clean, tidy, well groomed and it just works.  This year the 2014 winter guests are coming back for the 6th and 7th year in a row in 2015.  For 2014, 2 Brits are returning for the 3rd and 4th times in the off season. Germans returned last year for 3rd and 4th time.  And a number of state side guests in the off season are coming back again  in 2014.

So my attitude has been to focus on some details.

 1. Have the place cleaned by a fussy cleaner

2. A clean place is so important and Sherry, now lives just off the island and is a fussy cleaner who likes order and she is available for little issues too.

3. Putting in a good quality mattress is another detail that I am committed to providing: new high end Sealy medium firm Queen mattress November 2012 on one side and new high end Sealy medium firm King mattress January 2013 on the other side.  One guest from Germany said they would take the mattress home with them if not for the expense.

4. The furniture is in good condition and replaced right along and NO pets and NO smoking makes a big difference in cleanliness. 

5. I limit the place to 4 people not because of size [look at studios that say 4 people ok] but because it keeps the wear and tear down and I can keep the price more affordable.

6. The bikes are looked after by Claude's Mobile Bike Repair.  Just this June he replaced 5 chains, a tire and serviced the bikes to keep them going.  They are island bikes for sure-some with a salt water patina.

7. Outdoor shower when home from the beach.


I have found that people arrive and unload luggage and head to the beach.  The busiest street on the island in this spot is Marina Drive and you do NOT cross it on the way to the beach. The access is a three block stroll or easy bike ride (I held the video camera as I rode a bike to the beach and it is a 2 minute 14 second ride to the beach) - part sidewalk and street as in a neighborhood of homes and you will be as amazed as my wife and I are at how few people live here. Take a walk at night and it is perfectly quiet! And the property is located in the middle of the street not on a busy corner or street.

And 62nd street does not go through directly to the beach and I have come to value that big time as it cuts down on the car traffic and foot traffic making for a quieter street!

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cottage rental amenities

*Free High Speed WIFI and free long distance phone in North America and Puerto Rico

*9 bikes provided and a tandem too

*Full sized kitchen with coffeemaker/ microwave/
toaster/dishes and all the stuff you will need 
*Full size washer/dryer on premises - no charge for use 
*HD flat wide screen tv with premium cable and dvd.
*Beach chairs & beach towels
*Easy pull wagon to haul your stuff to the beach [one new wagon July 2013]
*Nice collection of easy reading books 
*2 Twin beds guest BR
*Linens and towels provided
*Ironing board and iron
*No Smoking and No Pets
*Grab bars in the shower come in real handy
*Central AC/heat new 2011
*Terrazzo floor in LR/Kitchen
*Carpet in Master Bedroom and 2nd Bedroom
*Ceramic tile bathroom 
*Questions? Help? Emergencies? Our 24/7 guy Fred is available via cell phone and loves to provide a helping hand.                                                                                         

New Roof in 2010 January

New Whisper Quiet Panasonic bath fan December 2011

activities and attractions in Anna Maria Island Gulf Coast Central

Located on beautiful Anna Maria Island, this home is located 3 blocks away from the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico.   There are numerous shops and restaurants within walking distance.  The home's central location provides you convenient access to:

  • Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport - 22 miles away
  • Tampa International Airport - 1 hour away
  • Disney World - 2 1/2 hours away
  • St. Armands Circle - 25 minutes away
  • Downtown Sarasota - 30 minutes away
  • Dowtown Tampa - 1 hour away
  • Tropicana Dome (Tampa Bay Rays) - 45 minutes away
  • Busch Gardens - 1 hour away
  • Adventure Island - 1 hour away
  • Siesta Key - 30 minutes away
  • Approx. 15 golf courses - all within a 20 minute drive of the house!

There is no shortage for things to do in the area!  

vacation rental rates

7 night minimum stay.

$1000/ week March 30, 2014 till April 26, 2014 

$585/week May, $695/week June and July [Please add $75.00 for 4th of July], August $600/week, September $525/week, October $525/week

November $575/week - $2200 for 4 weeks

December $720/week - $2600/4weeks

$2270.00/4 weeks January 2015

$3000/4 weeks February and March 2015

$1000/week 3/28/2015 til April 26.

Or $2450/4 weeks in April.

The best deal is 4 weeks in May, September and October for $1650.00.

Please add $90.00 cleaning fee and 11.5% sales tax.

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Top things to do in Anna Maria Island
  • Beach
  • Eat $3.99 breakfast at Sign of The Mermaid
  • Grouper sandwich at Rod and Reel Pier
Top things to do on a budget
  • Visit DeSoto Park just off the island
  • Get a ride from the airport and don't rent a car
  • Fish from the pier or shore
  • Take the trolley to Sarasota and people watch at St Armands
  • Use the cooler and bring stuff to the beach
Top things to do with a family
  • Go to the beach
  • Go to Mote Marine
  • Walk Robinson Preserve
  • Walk the River Walk in Bradenton
  • Visit Old Florida museum in Bradenton

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traveler reviews for this anna maria island cottage rental

WOW what a great place to stay

Review submitted: July 18, 2014   Date of arrival: July 1, 2014

Hi Joel
You are a star****Thank you for our wonderful stay at your home.We had a great time there.The cottage was very clean and you have everything there for our needs.It is close to the beach where we went every day.Great idea you have a trolley there to carry all the chairs,towels and beach umbrella to the beach. We were very relaxed there as we spent some time in Orlando before we arrived,so thanks again.
We will return again but next time will stay much longer.
See you soon
John & Catherine from UK

Recommended for: age 55+, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you for your kind words, John and Catherine.

I am diligent about fixing things that break. The washer and dryer were repaired during their stay and bathroom faucet rebuilt just before they arrived. And I am fussy about the cleaning as I dislike staying in a poorly cleaned place when I travel. Not perfect but tidy, clean and organized.

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


A Great Island Cottage

Review submitted: July 7, 2014   Date of arrival: May 23, 2014

The unit is a perfect vacation cottage for couples or small families. The beds are very comfortable, and the unit is well equipped and cozy. The owner, Joel, is helpful and follows up to ensure that no problems have been encountered. His instructions on how to run the units mechanicals were perfect. The place was clean, bright and cheerful. It is very close to the beach (less than 10 minute walk), shopping and the some great restaurants (Tortilla Bay, Mr. Bones, Sandbar, etc.). We did not get a chance to use the bikes, but there are quite a few to choose from. And, plenty of beach equipment stored in the shed in the back. We have stayed in other locations on the Bay side of the island and I was happy to find that Joel's location did not come with cockroaches! We look forward to renting this unit from Joel again. Sandy & Ron

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Hi Sandy and Ron,

Your kind words are appreciated! Clean, bright and cheerful are good words to describe Songbird Side A.

It is Florida and a diligence is needed about pests as I learned; so the place gets treated every 2 months.

Thank you.

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

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Awesome Week

Review submitted: June 14, 2014   Date of arrival: June 7, 2014

This has been an awesome week. We enjoyed the house, nice beachy feel, beds were very comfy and furnishings are beautiful. This was the perfect way to celebrate our granddaughters fifteenth year. All of the suggested places to eat were great. We will be back.

Helpful votes: 3 / 3


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