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Waterside House with Heated Private Pool and Boat Dock



Updated: 21-Jul-2016
House on Anna Maria Island, Florida Gulf Coast - 6 Minutes Walk To An Idyllic White Sugar Sandy Beach

This unique waterfront property is situated on the undiscovered gem that is Anna Maria Island. The house has its own secure garden area with heated private pool and spa pool. At the back for the house is a private boat dock. All the living accommodation is on the first floor with a double garage below. The beautiful white beaches of the Gulf Coast are 5 mins easy and quiet walk away. The house is decorated and furnished in contemporary style and has 3 verandas for eating, reading and watching the sunrise and sunset! No smoking and no pets. Very suitable for families with young children. The free trolley bus takes runs all day and into the evening, from one end of the Island to the other.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a fantastic holiday at your house, it was even better than we expected very comfortable and ideal for relaxing with our teenagers with enough space to keep them happy! We are already talking about a return visit as we enjoyed the island so much.'

'We had a fantastic time, I was a little bit nervous about booking holiday home via the internet as you do not know how accurate the pictures and descriptions are, but I must say your house exceeded all my expectations it was excellent!! Your pictures and description do not do your house and location justice, it is all you said plus more! I can see why you fell in love with the Island, we were there 2 hours and knew we were going to love it. We would not hesitate in booking your home again, I would recommend both to anyone.'

'Dear Catherine

We just wanted to let you know that we have all had a wonderful week on Anna Maria and really enjoyed our stay at your beautiful house.Coming directly from spending five very busy days in San Francisco, we were badly in need of some family 'chill time' and Sunrise provided just that and more!

Your pre-departure information was very helpful.

We chose not to hire a car and were collected from Tampa by AMI TAXI - a great husband and wife team with reasonable prices.

Our son and two daughters (all in their twenties) loved the immediate laid back feeling that Anna Maria offers and we enjoyed spending time together round the pool and at the beach.

We found our way round easily on the Trolley Bus and had a fun day hiring bikes.We worked our way through your restaurant list but enjoyed the evening stroll to Eat Here and Hurricane Hanks.We also had a great day out at Busch Gardens.

We would love to visit again and will certainly recommend your house to friends and family.

Many thanks also for letting us stay on an extra night when our flight home was delayed.

Our thanks once again'

The Wetton Family
Nov 2004
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Great stay in paradise

  • 5 of 5

First, the island has some of the most fantastic beaches you will ever find and watching sunsets from the Sandbar restaurant or from a boat is something I will remember forever. The house has a great position by an inlet and a 5 minute walk to the beach. It has plenty of room for families and is very comfortable - we particularly enjoyed the pool and sitting on the balcony overlooking the inlet indulging in bbq's and plunder from local hostelries! Happily the photographs of the property are accurate and probably underplay how good it is. Whilst this was our first visit to the island (not the last!) and thus nothing really to compare it to, I have no hesitation in recommending this property to visitors. The owner was also very helpful in arranging our visit and the local agents were very courteous.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, the location is perfect, having a 5-10 min walk to a beautiful beach on the Gulf of Mexico, 5 min drive to shopping at Publix and many very good places to eat. The property it's self is lovely, the outside pool area is star feature, truly great place to relax and soak up the Florida sunshine, the pool is beautiful and well maintained. The house is clean and tidy and benefits WIFI and cable. The owner was good to deal with, and the booking process was simple. The management company on the island are also very good and quick to deal with any questions during your stay. I can fully recommend a stay at this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic holiday on anna marie island, the house is in a perfect location five minutes stroll to a beautiful beach with fantastic sunsets.The pool was perfect for family fun with plenty of loungers, was also so much nicer to have no net surrounding the pool as you really felt outside.Can find no faults at all with this property and would certainly recommend this as a family holiday destination

Property is five mins from beach, 5 from publix, 20 from wal mart, an hour from TPA airport and 2 hours from disney.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


6 minute level and quiet walk to an idyllic tranquil sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico which seems to stretch out for ever North and South. From here you will see some stunning sunsets, pelicans and spot the odd dolphin.


Tampa is the nearest international airport approx 45 mins and Orlando is just under 2 hrs away. Sarasota airport is approx 30 mins.


Bradenton Beach is 1 mile away with shops, bars and restaurants.

Tampa Airport approx 1 hour.

Orlando Airport approx 2hours.

Sarasota Airport approx 35 minutes.

Bush Gardens 1 hour.

African Theme Park Sarasota 30 minutes.

Disney and Sea World 2 hrs 15 minutes.

Ringling Musem of Art 30 minutes.

Longboat Key 10 minutes.

Golf, 15 minutes numerous courses.

Sarasota and Malls 30 minutes.

The Bird man and Mote Aquarium, 12 minutes.

Further Details:

Anna Maria island is one of the great undiscovered holiday destinations. It is very friendly and quiet and as yet very underdeveloped. The beaches are superb and there are plenty of other activities such as boating, fishing, jet ski and golf. Restaurants are excellent and generally very good fun and relaxed: there are a number of great places right on the beach, allowing you to eat dinner whilst watching the spectacular sunsets over the Gulf. This island provides the perfect antidote to the hectic commerciality of Orlando and the theme parks and would be ideal for a two destination holiday.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning fee £85
Pool/spa Heating £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Linen and towel fee £75

Booking Notes:
We have a booking form that we can either email or post and require a 25% deposit to secure the booking (non refundable), with full payment being made 8 weeks before your stay along with a £300 security deposit (returnable after holiday). We accept Cheques or Bank Transfers. Payment in GBP £ Sterling.

Changeover Day:
Change overday is Saturday but we can be flexible, depending on availability.
Check-in after 4 pm and check out before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Discounts available for longer lets. Minimum 7 night stay. There is a weekly charge of £70 for pool/spa heating (except during months of May - September). Monthly rates are available on request. A refundable security/damage deposit of £300 is required when the balance payment is due. A standard cleaning fee of £85 will be applied for normal cleaning of the of the house on your departure.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • waterfront

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • paddle boating

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, wc. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and sofa bed suitable for a young child Bedroom 2 with queen size bed and day bed suitable for a young child. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds and a single bed. Travel cot for babies.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All of our bed linen is 100% cotton and is professionally laundered. Air conditioning plus ceiling fans in all major rooms. The pool area is very secure and suitable for young children. Outside: Separate pool and lawned area fenced from the rest of the garden offering safe and secluded environment for young children. Large patio area with chairs, table, sunloungers and sun umbrellas. Pool has separate spa tub. Steps leading up to veranda with dining area and barbecue. Further landscaped garden areas including boat dock and slipway on to inter coastal waterway. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All of our bed linen is 100% cotton and is professionally laundered (additional cost quoted). Cleaning during the hire period is the responsibility of the renter. However, if you wish, cleaning services during your stay can be arranged, payable locally. Other: 3 terraces around the property provide great views. All living accommodation is on the first floor. Parking spaces for 2 cars pn driveway. Double garage on ground floor. Wi-fi and an ipod dock. Telephone - free local and incoming international calls.

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