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Fall & January availability, with discounted rate!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Anna Maria City, FL, Rental Home

At Sunshine Cottage, it doesn't get much better than being right on the water, ½ block from the bay beach, and only 7 blocks from Pine Avenue. Sunshine Cottage couldn't be a better name, because this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, cottage truly lets you experience the beauty of Anna Maria Island. Enjoy dangling your feet off the dock, swimming in the pool, relaxing in the sunshine, and walking to dinner. With canal access, you have the possibility of bringing a boat from the gulf, right to the dock through Bimini Bay. There's no better way to unwind and forget all your troubles!

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Trip Advisor #4 Best Island Vacations Travelers Choice Awards

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Owner
Michelle & Scott Kennedy
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Michelle & Scott Kennedy

Michelle and Scott Kennedy have vacationed in Anna Maria for several years and are proud to be able to share their beautiful property with others who want to experience Anna Maria and all it has to offer.

Michelle & Scott Kennedy purchased this house in 2015

Why Michelle & Scott Kennedy chose Anna Maria

Convenience sums up why this property is the one to book in Anna Maria City.

Many properties claim to be in Anna Maria, but are really located in the Homes Beach area. This property’s close proximity to Pine Avenue, beach, City Pier, and Marina, along with the possibility to navigate a boat into the back yard, makes it the choice when visiting the island.

Whether you decide to walk, bike, boat, or kayak from the property, you’ll enjoy the its convenient location.

Book Sunshine Cottage now to ensure a stress free vacation on Anna Maria Island!

What makes this house unique

30' wide dock, with a 60' lot, allows up to a 30' boat to navigate into the back yard, through a 90' canal, without overhead bridges out to the Gulf of Mexico.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Anna Maria around the Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Any stays exceeding 1 week, utilizing pool fee, bicycle fee, or kayak fee, will be prorated and deducted from the damage deposit.
  • Please treat our house as if were your home.
  • Please use only sunscreen lotion, no sprays, as it will damage the filter. Also, utilize outside shower before pool as well.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Pool & Beach Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • Each bathroom has a hairdryer. Please use outside shower to clean off sand from the beach. Sand can damage pool filter and keeps house tidy. Avoid spray-on sunscreen by the pool. It will clog the filter, and cause the ph level to become unbalanced, causing the pool to turn green! Please use lotions only.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Master with adjoining full bathroom, closet, with suitcase rack, and HD cable TV. Guest bedroom 1 with adjacent full bathroom, closet, suitcase rack, and HD cable TV. Guest bedroom 2 with adjacent full bathroom, closet, and suitcase rack.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Parking is only available for two vehicles on the property. Only up to a mid-size can be parked in the garage, and up to a full-size SUV in the driveway. Boat trailers are not allowed to be parked on property. Parking on grass is also not allowed, and your damage deposit will be forfeited. A NEST video security system monitors the exterior front, side, and rear exterior of the property. Tampering with the security system will forfeit your damage deposit as well. The pool wonderful, but is extremely sensitive to chemical imbalance. Please make sure to utilize the outdoor shower, prior to use, and refrain from using spray-on sunscreens. Use lotions only, as the spray-on will wreak havoc with the pool’s chlorination and filtering system. The water fountain/feature of the pool is not to be used. Aside from the new noise ordinance in Anna Maria, there's a potential to turn it the wrong way, bypassing the filter system, and it will cause a chemical imbalance in the pool.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Fall & January availability, with discounted rate!
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, pools great !!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful bayside home!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Only thing I’d change was getting a queen size bed for master bedroom. It’s hard to sleep in a full bed after having a king at home. And the screened in porch was great, but needs a solid roof to block sun and rain.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Suzan, Both the Master and Guest bedrooms have Queen Size mattresses, and coincidently, the Master was brand new ahead of your stay. We do have two separate twins in the second Guest bedroom. Did you mean to that room? It's all advertised correctly. We also prefer the lanai screened above. Thanks for your 5-Star Review, and visit us again!
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5

Great family rental

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our family vacation. Pool

and dock area are great for hanging out. House comes with several ameneties (chairs, bikes, kayak if wanted, beach chairs, wagon).

Owners are great and would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The photos sold me on this house, but the in person this house was even better!

  • 5 of 5

Had all the amenities you could ask for to make your vacation complete. Super clean, salt water pool, canal to fish from, kayak to kayak the Canals, bikes for everyone to cruise the island and close to the beaches, bars and restaurants. We didn't want to leave! We will definitely come back to this house on our next visit to Anna Maria Island. Score from 1 to 10, I'd give it a 12.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Vacation on the intercoastal

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful it will not disappoint the pool is exceptionally nice

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debbie. We glad you enjoyed Sunshine Cottage! Please come back sometime soon.
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3

Great house but not exactly what we were looking for..

  • 3 of 5

This was our second time using HomeAway and it did not go as smoothly as our first. We are a Floridian family that live in the central Florida area and were looking for a house on the coast (this time on Anna Maria Island) with the ability to dock our boat and store our boat trailer for a weekend family boating trip. The Sunshine Cottage itself is a beautiful, clean, well-kept home. If you are a family looking for a nice place to stay on Anna Maria Island, close to the beach and the downtown area, this will perfectly suit your needs. The pool is adequate (not under a screen) with a nice sunning area for a family and the yard is inviting though small. The dock is great for fishing off of and while we able to dock our boat (22 ft) there were no dock cleats or lift. Access to the Gulf is fantastic and the canal is plenty deep. Our main issue was storing the boat trailer. Before booking I contacted the owner and made our needs very clear and was told we would have parking for our boat trailer. We contacted the location we were told would be fine to store our trailer a couple months before our trip and they said we would NOT be able to park it there. We were then told we could park the trailer on the lawn. Only the fact that we were able to physically take a day trip over to the island and do a drive by saved our weekend- the lawn is incredibly tiny, the driveway and garage can barely hold two cars. The owner eventually found another location for us to park the trailer (by that time we had already found a solution and did not use it), but communication was drawn out and stilted. I am thankful that we took steps before the day of our arrival because it would have ruined our weekend to drive all the way over there with a boat trailer and no place to park it- something I would not want to deal with the day of arrival. To re-cap: the house is beautiful and great for a family (new kitchen with all appliances, washer/dryer), the pool is adequate (though it ran a little cold and we did not receive much help from the owner for using the heater), and the dock is adequate and the location excellent for the Gulf. The garage and driveway is TINY, so no large vehicles and no more than 2 total. The house location on the island in relation to the beach and downtown area is great, so even if we couldn't have used our boat we would've had a good time. The island is FULL of rental properties so we will keep looking for a house that will better suit all our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all the great things you said about the house and the area. We love Anna Maria Island and the close proximity of the house to all that makes the island special. We work very hard to ensure our property provides the best experience for our guests. Kingfish Boat Ramp is the best place to launch a boat, and Cross Point Fellowship, directly across the canal from the property will always allow parking, when more than two cars are parked at Sunshine Cottage. It's surprising our offer to park on our lawn resulted in our only 3 star review. We're also sorry the weather made your boating experience on the island less than desirable, and the fact the pool heater is not turned on in the Summer. Please feel free to find another reasonably priced property on the canal system the next time you visit Anna Maria. An I also installed large 8" dock cleats, so now you can tie up to the piles or the cleats.
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Key Royal Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Four Houses
Car: recommended

Come and explore all of what Anna Maria City has to offer.

Florida's Best Kept Secret

This perfect picture postcard kind of place moves at a very slow pace. Often know as Florida's best kept secret, Anna Maria Island sits at the southern tip of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is perched north of Longboat Key. Leave the car at home and travel the island by trolley bus. Cycle or walk to your favorite watering hole to enjoy the sunset. Stay at one of the many condominiums and vacation rental homes scatted around the Island. There are no high rise buildings in this area, just houses with the “Old Florida” feel, in neighborhoods that are not far from the water's edge. A kayak or fishing boat is the favored transportation for exploring the inlets and canals that shelter Snook and Redfish beneath age old fishing docks. With and average temperature of 75 degrees, this year round attraction with its laid back feel is the place to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the delights of some of the award winning restaurants. The beaches of Anna Maria Island are some of the best on the Gulf Coast. Not for just the soft sugar white sands and the rich turquoise blue water but the most incredible sunsets that this part of the world is famous for.

Manatees and Dolphins

Wildlife is in abundance everywhere you look. Stroll the shore and look for the occasional Manatee and Bottlenose Dolphin just beyond the waves. Wild Parrots can be heard chattering from the trees or see them fly past in droves searching for a safe place to perch. In the summer months Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Herons will wait close to the fisherman ready to steal bait from his bucket of pinfish and shiners. Pelicans sit patiently in the Mangroves and perch on the deck post waiting for fish to swim by. Sit for a while in the shade beneath the Australian Pines, sea oats dancing in the wind, Terns and Sandpiper run between the surf, hungry for crabs and crustaceans.

Take the Trolley with its complimentary fare as it travels the full length of this island, 7 miles in length, stopping at popular spots on the way. Picture Galleries display wonderful renderings from local artists. Holmes Beach Captain's moor their vessels at Catchers Marina and couples walk the plaza shops looking for a souvenir to save the memory.

The Area's Most Popular Attractions

Each of the three fishing Piers are places to sit and watch the world go by. Nets in hand, locals cast their weighted mesh on to an approaching shoal of Mullet. If the catch is good, sometimes too heavy to lift back onto the deck. The Rod and Reel Pier offers tremendous views of Egmont and Passage Key whilst the most popular Anna Maria City Pier gives a closer look at the Skyway Bridge just off in the distance. Watch Cruise Ships and Cargo Vessels leave Tampa Bay to destinations unknown delicately sailing beneath its span. Ask the waitress for a window seat at the City Pier Restaurant and observe fisherman reel in a big one. At weekends, as the sun goes down, listen to Howie on the Guitar playing requested songs or talk with Bill the rock guy, who sells his wares, polishing his rocks and fossils outside the restaurant. The ice cream shop at Bayside is popular with young and old and serves up treats late into the evening long past the sunset.

Anna Maria Island is was only accessible by boat until 1921. Passengers would arrive by steam ferry from the nearby port of Tampa, stepping off the boat at the Anna Maria City Pier. The island Visitors would walk down Pine Ave to the beach and sit on the sugar white sand to watch the Sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. A bridge was eventually built from the village of Cortez on the eastern side of the island across the intracoastal waterway. Parts of the bridge still remain today as the fishing Pier at Bridge Street Pier in the City of Bradenton Beach.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Anna Maria,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
September Special
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,098
for 3 nights
From
£240
From
£283
Fri,Sat
£2,078
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£943
for 3 nights
From
£188
From
£326
Fri,Sat
£1,668
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
27 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,279
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£343
Fri,Sat
£2,485
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,537
for 3 nights
From
£386
From
£429
Thu,Fri,Sat
£3,088
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
24 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,279
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£343
Fri,Sat
£2,485
 
 
Holiday
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,485
for 3 nights
From
£369
From
£412
Fri,Sat
£2,959
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,537
for 3 nights
From
£386
From
£429
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,088
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
5 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,279
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£343
Fri,Sat
£2,485
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break
2 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,924
for 4 nights
From
£386
From
£429
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,088
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
30 Mar 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,485
for 7 nights
£2,485
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Break
13 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,217
for 7 nights
£3,217
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,279
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£343
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,529
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £343.48 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £382.5
7 Bicycles - 3 days £52.78 + Tax
Propane Gas - 3 days £2.29 + Tax
Cleaning & Key Exchange £205.78 + Tax
Tandem Kayak - 3 days £60.43 + Tax
Pool Heater - 3 days £14.53 + Tax

Bicycle and Pool Heater are weekly, and optional rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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