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Shady Palms; Gulf-Front House on the Beach in Anna Maria Island

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vacation rental description

Let Shady Palms be "your place on the beach." Walk into this charming beach cottage and be greeted by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  Just out the back door, beyond the sand dunes and sea oats, is the pristine, wide, white sandy beach. You may want to relax in the hammock with a good book or enjoy dining under the coconut palms and pine trees.  One thing is for sure, the gulf breeze will keep you cool no matter what the temperature is everywhere else!  You won't want to miss one of the spectacular sunsets each evening and your backyard is the perfect place to enjoy the show.

The inside of the house has been designed with casual comfort, modern convienence and relaxation in mind.  The open design of the floor plan is perfect for island entertaining and the kitchen is equipped with everything you will need for island living and dining.  There is cable TV, a DVD player, stereo and a collection of DVD's and family games for your enjoyment.  The house is also equipped with high speed wireless internet and long distance in the US and Canada. 

The master bedroom has a king sized bed that can be converted into two twins if desired.  The second bedroom has a king bed and a sofa sleeper.  Both bedrooms have a TV.  The beachside sitting room has a queen size sleeper sofa for addtional sleeping accommodations.  Both bedrooms are quite roomy and any bed in the house is supremely comfortable.

Come to Shady Palms... let it become "Your Place on the Beach!"

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house rental amenities

Sleeps 6:  King that can be converted into two twins in master. King in bedrm 2 with a full sleeper sofa. Queen sleeper sofa in gulf-side sitting room.  All beds are new and extremely comfortable.

Kitchen has all new appliances; microwave convection oven, stove and range, coffee maker, blender, cookware, griddle, silverware...everything you will need for island living.

Beautiful outside seating under coconut palms and pine trees.  Enjoy swinging in the breeze or relax in the over-sized hammock and watch the breathtaking sunsets.  There is a large table and 8 chairs for outdoor dining. 

Two outside hot and cold showers with direct entry from outside. 

Gas Grill

Beach towels and beach chairs as well as sand toys, rafts, etc...

Washer and Dryer

Second Refrigerator with Ice Maker

Linens, towels ect...

Cable TV, DVD, Stereo, CD

Free long distance in US and Canada

Wireless high speed internet provided

activities and attractions in Anna Maria Island Gulf Coast Central

Relax, this is first on your list of things to do! Walk on the beach, lie on the beach, read on the beach, eat on the beach...and all this can be done right in your back yard!

Walk to restaurants, shopping, and fishing piers; or ride the Free Trolley.  The Free Trolley runs the length of the island every 20 minutes in both directions.

Rent Bikes, Mopeds, or Golf Carts to explore the island.

Also available to rent are surf boards, kayacks, jet skis and many other fun "water toys."


Fishing (charters available close by)

Boating (rentals available close by)

Golf, Tennis, Exercise Gyms

Many great restaurants.  Three within walking distance.

This property is 30 minutes from Sarasota, one hour from Tampa International Airport, and 25 minutes from a large discount/outlet mall.

Other attractions include Sarasota Jungle Gardens (30 min), Mote Marine Aquarium (20 min), Bush Gardens (1 hour), Disney World or Universal (1 1/2 hours)


vacation rental rates

Dec 21, 2013 - May 2, 2014      $2,000.00 / week (Saturday to Saturday)

May 3, 2014 - Sept 12, 2014     $1,850.00 / week (Saturday to Saturday) 

Sept 13, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014    $1,700.00 / week (Saturday to Saturday)

Dec 13, 2014 - May 1, 2015      $ 2,100.00 / week  (Saturday to Saturday)


All rentals subject to 11.5 % sales and resort taxes, and a $125.00 cleaning fee. A deposit of $500.00 for one or two week stays, or $1000 for three weeks or more stays, is required to hold reservation.  Full amount of rent tax, and cleaning fee is due 30 days prior to occupancy.  Arrival time is Saturday at 3:00 PM or later.  Departure time is Saturday at 10:00 AM or earlier.  Deposits are refundable if cancelled 90 days prior to occupancy or if property is re-rented for the same rental period.

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traveler reviews for this anna maria island house rental

Very nice beach front house.

Review submitted: October 2, 2013   Date of arrival: September 21, 2013

This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island. We selected this house because of its proximity to the beach. I don't think you can get any closer. The shade/sun division is perfect so no need to get all lobsterized. The house is very nice and well equipped. The location in town is also great as you can walk to shops and restaurants. It's only a few short blocks to some great dining. We plan to come back next year. Not for the "party hearty" set. Bring the kids and let them roam. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Cindy!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


Vacation Before School Started

Review submitted: September 5, 2013   Date of arrival: August 10, 2013

This is our second time staying here and for good reason. We don't know of a more perfect place than this to stay at. It's directly on the beach. You wake up in the morning and eat breakfast while looking out at the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Other than food and your basic personal necessities, nothing else is needed. The house is equipped with more than enough, including plenty of kitchen items, towels and sheets, and a garage full of beach toys. We had a very enjoyable time here and it was the best thing for us to do the week before school started. We would definitely recommend it to all people, of all ages. Best of all, Cindy and Gay are such amazing people. Thank you for this opportunity. See you soon hopefully!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


Thanksgiving at the Shady Palms

Review submitted: December 28, 2012   Date of arrival: November 17, 2012

We stayed at Shady Palms the week of Thanksgiving and it was perfect. We live local and have a full appreciation of how great our beaches and fabulous Florida sunsets are over the Gulf of Mexico. Instead of traveling, we just drive 10 miles from our home and enjoy.

Shady Palms accommodated our friends and relatives stopping by for visits and meals. The kitchen is well-equipped and has beautiful dishes for great dinner gatherings. There is nothing like good food and good company enjoying spectacular sunsets in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We will certainly visit often.

Thanks so much Cindy.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4


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