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Luxury Villa With Heated Pool and Fabulous Outdoor and Indoor Living Space



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Villa on Anna Maria Island, Florida Gulf of Mexico, USA - Peaceful Waterfront Location, Minutes to Beach and Pine Avenue Shops and Restaurants

Located at the prestigious north end of Anna Maria, Blue Waters is a beautiful private resort-style villa, just minutes walk from the stunning white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island and a few blocks away from the individual shops, restaurants and bars of Pine Avenue. This luxurious four bedroom four bathroom property, situated on a quiet residential street, offers a lovely canal view, private dock with brand new boat lift and easy access to the intra-coastal waterway.

An oversized heated pool featuring a shallow water lounge and heated spa is perfect for relaxing as you admire your surroundings. Offering the best of both outdoor and indoor contemporary living, the landscaped back yard has a poolside lanai and terrace with upscale loungers and umbrellas, a giant-sized hammock, dining table with eight chairs and a large flat screen TV. Cook out on the Weber gas grill/barbecue or relax on the swinging seat which hangs in the shady branches of the magnificent Rosewood tree. The poolside office will allow you to catch up on any pressing business matters before enjoying the rest of your day at the pool. Extending the entire length of the back of the home is a fabulous second floor balcony equipped with outdoor chairs, sofas and a small table, ideal for breakfast or an evening glass of wine, watching the sunset and local wildlife.

Blue Waters' light and airy interiors will also delight you. The attention to detail has created a spacious, superbly appointed home away from home. For those who love to cook, the fully equipped chef's kitchen includes KitchenAid professional grade appliances and a six burner cooktop inlaid in a large granite island with wine fridge. A convenient laundry room houses the full size Maytag washing machine and Maytag dryer. An abundance of French doors throughout the home, with every bedroom having its own entry to the outdoors, makes each suite feel like a private oasis. Two extra large living areas provide plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy themselves. These boast top of the range furnishings, including large flat screen TV's, DVD players, a music and speaker system allowing listening throughout the house and there is even a full sized pool table. High speed internet, cable TV and flat screen televisions in every room complete the entertainment experience for guests.

Superbly located and meticulously maintained, Blue Waters sleeps eight in the comfort and privacy of their own bedroom suites. It has a two vehicle garage, plenty of guest parking and bringing your own boat is easy with the private dock and lift.

PLEASE NOTE: Not suitable for children under five. The pool is unfenced and our rear garden backs straight onto a canal, which is again unfenced. This is great in a lot of respects as we have a lovely view and you can kayak straight from our dock. However, it could be dangerous for a very young child if they fell in and were unable to swim. Parents therefore need to be aware of the potential risk to small children/non-swimmers at our property.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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I would just like to say what a lovely holiday we are having at your home, it is exactly what we hoped it would be and both families are having a great time. Presentation on arrival was great.
Aug 2016
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Wow, just wow!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to enjoy a perfectly relaxing time at Blue Waters for 11 fabulous days, following a hectic short break in Orlando staying at the Universal Studios Portofino Bay Hotel. No matter how good the hotel was, it couldn't compete with the special style and luxury of this wonderful villa. It's obviously been lovingly designed and furnished by the owners to an exceptionally high standard, creating a pristine and supremely comfortable home from home.

It's ideally located in the north of Anna Maria, just minutes walk from the beach. We were able to stroll down to the squeaky fine sands, towing the beach cart with four chairs most evenings to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and dive-bombing gulls, splashing into the ocean in search of fish.

The villa is close to a wide range of fine shops and restaurants, again within easy walking distance - or via the convenient free trolley bus which we were able to catch at the end of the avenue to take us down to the City Pier.

But if you really want to chill out, there's no need to look any further than the gorgeous back yard and patio. There are lots of lovely sun-drenched or shaded positions set around the magnificent pool - and the heated spa was a very popular spot for a relaxing or invigorating session.

The TV, sound system and indeed all the appliances are high spec - and the soft furnishings are fresh and classy. But it was difficult to resist the outdoor charms of the villa and so the vast majority of our waking hours were spent under the sun or stars, with many evenings enjoying a glass or three of wine on the private upper balcony.

With the canal running right at the rear of the property, we just had to make the most of its proximity, so we rented a tandem kayak from Beach Bums on Pine Avenue for a couple of days and had a fantastic time paddling across Bimini Bay and out into the gulf, right from the back door!

Big thanks to Caroline and Reg for letting us stay, we made some wonderful memories at Blue Waters. Don't think twice about renting this property, you'll simply love it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! The laid back pace of Anna Maria is ideal for some rest and relaxation following a busy trip to Orlando. It is pleasing that you obviously very much appreciate what we have tried to do with Blue Waters and enjoyed the individual touches we have added. We love being so close to all the amenities, beaches, shops and restaurants, but most of all we love the peaceful and beautiful surroundings Blue Waters is set in. We hope you will consider a return trip!
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Spectacular home and a perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were on Anna Maria Island for a family wedding and could not have found a better place to stay for the week. Everything about the house was perfect for our entire family. The kitchen is a dream to cook in and made cooking dinner for extended family a breeze. The beds were all very comfortable and the living room was a great place to hang out and catch up with everyone.

We spent a lot of time hanging out in and around the pool as well as on the beach. The only small complaint we had was the inability to use the beach wagon in the garage, but we rented one from Beach Bums when we rented bicycles. We also rented kayaks and had a wonderful time paddling out into the bay. We didn't see any manatees until we were almost back in front of the house when one swam right under us! The second trip out we saw dolphins and another manatee. The little ones had a great time sitting on the dock watching for manatees.

We really appreciated the binder with all restaurant suggestions and were able to walk down to the Sand Bar for the wedding. We also appreciated the flexibility of being able to rent Sunday to Sunday as most rentals require Saturday to Saturday which isn't very convenient when a wedding is on a Saturday evening.

We were impressed by the responsiveness of Island Realty when we called with one small issue - they followed up twice to make sure it was taken care of. Several other extended family members remarked what a special house we found and I wouldn't be surprised if one of them rented Blue Waters in the future. Thank you for a wonderful house and a wonderful week on AMI!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this detailed and helpful review - it's good to hear that Blue Waters was such a good choice for your family! Being on a canal and so close to the beach is great for both children and adults - you were really lucky to see a couple of manatees, they can be very hard to spot. We have taken note of your comment about the beach wagon and will get this replaced, so thank you for flagging this up. We offer flexible start days rather than Saturday to Saturday bookings, as we understand that for a lot of people their stay at our property often has to fit in with other plans, such as a wedding or visiting the theme parks in Orlando. We were also pleased to hear that Island Real Estate had been so responsive in dealing with your issue. They have their own maintenance team and a 24/7 guest relations service, so that if anything does go wrong, they are able to deal with it quickly.
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A beautiful holiday home that will surely impress

  • 5 of 5

"I had the pleasure of staying at Blue Waters for 10 days and had a fantastic experience. The house offers everything that one could possibly ask for. The kitchen/lounge is beautifully open planned and ideal for social purposes. The furniture is comfortable and the kitchen is a great size and has everything you need. The bedrooms are a good size and as I was staying upstairs, I enjoyed stretching my legs on the balcony that stretched the width of the house and gave me great views of the pool and the lake out back, a great way to start the morning. Entertainment is clearly paramount and the pool table, several flat screen TVs, sound system with speakers all round the house were ideal for when indoors. On top of this, the pool and jacuzzi got a lot of use and has a great bbq out back. The lake gave us the chance to fish off the back and the house has two kayaks which we made good use of to boot. As far as location goes, it is situated on a nice quiet residential road but only moments from quite a few restaurants and bars as well as Pine Avenue. To make the best use of this, we hired bicycles for the trip and was able to cycle pretty much anywhere on the island within 5-10 minutes, this includes both piers and the beach is even closer. All in all, the trip was thoroughly enjoyable and looking at some of the other properties, I personally didn't see any better than this and will definitely be returning and staying again. "

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience of staying at Blue Waters so much, but still obviously made the most of what Anna Maria has to offer. Hiring bikes is a great way to get around the island - you can even put them on the front of the free trolley bus which runs the length of the island if you have had enough cycling for one day. Blue Waters location also does really mean that you are not too far from many of the main attractions of Anna Maria; great beaches, restaurants and individual shops. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Very upscale, well appointed, luxury home.

  • 5 of 5

This well appointed home is like something out of HGTV with high end furniture, appliances, and kitchen ware. The home has several large flat screen TVs and an integrated sound system. The game room, beautifully furnished lanai, pool and hot tub cannot be beat. You can fish in the intercostal behind the home or on one of three island piers. Many restaurants are within a short walk. The neighborhood is very quiet. A fantastic property for a luxurious vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear you appreciated our property so much! We feel it offers a luxury experience to guests and has a fantastic location on Anna Maria - peaceful, yet within easy reach of fabulous beaches, restaurants and shops.
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  • 5 of 5

Luxury villa in wonderful location. The owners really had thought of everything . Cannot fault it in any way. Just minutes away from a lovely beach and local eateries.The best rental property we have ever stayed in by far .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this fantastic review! Prior to owning Blue Waters we had stayed in a lot of different rental homes, so we understand how disappointing it can be if a property you have paid a lot of money for doesn't live up to your expectations, and how it can impact on your whole vacation. We have worked hard to ensure that guests will find the sort of standards expected in a luxury property - and as you say, it's in a really great location on Anna Maria.
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Summer Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in this Villa on Anna Maria Island. We are 2 families (8 in total) and this Villa was ideal. It is well appointed with a lovely and relaxing outside area. The Island of Anna Maria is charming with very friendly local people and a good range of local amenities and restaurants. We would like to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're pleased you enjoyed Blue Waters - and Anna Maria - so much and that it was such a good choice for your two families.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tampa at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Slims Place at 0.1 Miles Nearest Golf : Key Royale course at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : I41 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sign of the Mermaid at 0.15 Miles Nearest Beach : Anna Maria at 0.25 Miles Car: recommended


5 minutes walk. Beaches are beautiful white sand & many different types of shell can be found. All beaches on the island are public, although not all have car parks. A lot of people hire bikes or golf buggies to get around or use the free island trolley bus, which stops at the end of Willow Avenue.


Car hire recommended. Nearest airport is Tampa International, which is 35 miles away (about an hour's drive). Alternatively you can fly into Orlando or Miami.


Shops and restaurants on and surrounding Pine Avenue are 5 blocks away. The whole island is only 7 miles long so nowhere is very far away and it is joined to the mainland by two toll-free bridges. The historic Rod & Reel and City Peers are 5 minutes & 2 minutes drive away respectively and the whole island is filled with interesting shops, restaurants and bars. Sarasota with its ballet, theatre, opera, shops and restaurants is about 14 miles away.

Further Details:

Publix supermarket on island and banking facilities. Wide variety of local shops, restaurants, bars and cafes to enjoy. No chains allowed on island or buildings exceeding four stories.


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1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £213 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £788
Admin/reservation fee £79 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Please call Island Real Estate, tel: 001 941 3451290 to book and mention that you found out about Blue Waters via Owners Direct. IRE will deal with the administrative side of things for you and also provide a 24/7 customer service and maintenance team you can contact if there are any problems when you are staying at the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 4377 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with spa bath, walk in shower, wc, 2 basins; en-suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower, wc, 2 basins; ground floor bathroom 3 with bath/shower, wc, sink; ground floor shower room with walk in shower, wc , basin


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, French doors to first floor balcony
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, French doors to front patio
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, French doors to first floor balcony
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, French doors to pool patio
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King bed, TV and French doors to balcony, Bedroom 2 with Queen bed, TV and French doors to balcony, Bedroom 3 with Queen bed, TV and French doors to pool terrace, Bedroom 4 with Twin beds, TV and French doors to front garden


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Lovely landscaped garden with large heated pool with spa and shallow water lounging area. Undercover patio area with dining table and eight chairs, barbecue & TV. Giant-sized hammock, loungers & umbrellas by pool. Swinging seat hanging from Rosewood tree. Balcony spanning whole of first floor with equipped with sofas, rocking chairs, umbrellas and tables. Utility Room: Maytag washing machine, Maytag tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Additional cleaning and towel/linen changes arranged depending on length of stay. Other: Poolside office opening onto pool terrace with desk, printer & high speed internet access.

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