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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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Fabulous Family Getaway

Review submitted: June 26, 2014   Date of arrival: March 29, 2014

We have rented many quality properties through VRBO over the years and Shady Palms is the best one, hands down. The location on the Gulf is fantastic. We were able to set up chairs and umbrellas in the morning and leave them out all day as we went back and forth from the house to the beach to attend to the various needs of our children (ages 3 and 5). I cannot overstate the convenience of not having to drive to the beach or even pick up our stuff when it was time for lunch, bathroom, drinks, etc. Moreover, the house is located in a block of similar houses with limited public access to the beach, so it was never crowded right out front, and we visited over spring break which is typically one of the busiest times of the year. The showers (yes two) accessed from outside and connected to the garage made rinsing off kids easy. The shady back yard was a nice escape from the sun.

The location of the house on the island is superb. It is one block away from a small commercial district which has a few restaurants, an ice cream shop, a hardware store, a bike rental store, a convenience store, and a few other shops. We did not have a car and didn't need one. Everything we needed except groceries was within easy walking distance. If you pick up your groceries on the way in or don't mind taking the island trolley, groceries are no problem.

The house itself is ridiculously spacious for only two bedrooms. We had plenty of room for visiting grandparents and friends, and parking is not an issue. The pictures in the listing are accurate. I imagine that this house is represtentative of what most of the Florida coast was like fifty years ago, which must have been wonderful.

In short, if you're not into the hotel/condo thing and like a more laid-back setting fending for yourself, I can't think of a better rental on Anna Maria Island than Shady Palms. If we ever go back I hope it's still available.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Beach Paradise

Review submitted: June 23, 2014   Date of arrival: June 14, 2014

Simply said: AWESOME! Cindy has a fantastic family home they are willing to share with those who appreciate a true beach home. From the moment we arrived, the home provided every comfort we desired. The large living space provides an excellent retreat from the day's events. The super sized back yard is simply amazing. Large palm and pine trees line the completely shaded back yard leading to the white sands of the Gulf waters. The sunset viewed directly from the back yard is simply to die for. We will return to Shady Palms every chance we get. Thank you Cindy for such a wonderful vacation spot!

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


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: 4 / 4


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