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BEACH NEST *Pool*Hot tub*Dock*Steps to Gulfside Beach* Shells*Swim*Fish*Kayak

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Brr? Getaway DEC/JAN $199/NIGHT DISCOUNT! North end, Gulf of Mexico sunset-side.

Ahhhh-welcome to Beach Nest! Ready to satisfy that oh-my-gosh-we-need-a-vacation? Beach Nest will make you absolutely swoon. Kick off your shoes and throw them in the back of the closet. Promise yourselves to live in bathing suits from breakfast to bedtime! Vacationers, dreamers, honeymooners, would-be family-reunion planners and just plain oglers -- peer into our rooms! Fancifully concocted with the latest interior whimsy. Gaze at flowers, trees, mosses, grasses, ferns, a breathtaking swimming pool, a well-landscaped garden, trellises and furniture that has been collected and restored to transform the yard into a water-lovers’ Eden. Watch the kayaks bob by and the dolphins play. Throw in a line from your private fishing dock. Rent kayaks and explore the mangrove shaded intercoastal waterway. Welcome to Beach Nest! Beach Nest gives the feeling of joyous spontaneity with vivid colors, cushie-comfy furniture and details that are confident and filled with imagination. You can see it in a master bedroom with an antique chandelier, king bed covered with a red, white and blue quilt and an ensuite bathroom with a claw foot tub. French doors open to the pool and water view. The second master is pretty-in-pale-pink, with a European king-sized bed, antique mirror and a white marble ensuite bathroom that makes a special bedroom just a little more special. French doors open to the front garden with views of palm trees and orchids. A flowered crewel bedspread is draped over the four poster queen bed in yet another guest room. The children’s room has a trundle with another pull-out twin and can be decorated for the princess or the prince in your group. All adults? We can do that too! They share a bright and beautiful hall bath. A sparkling clean and light kitchen is outfitted to make the chef in your group happy. Food processor, blender, gas range, Calphalon pots and pans, electric juicer, Nespresso and Keurig coffee makers, electric tea kettle, blender, coffee pot, toaster and mixer plus a stock pot and a good set of carving knives. Dishes: crystal wine glasses, full set of china, colorful serving dishes, brandy snifters, beer glasses, wine buckets, dessert bowls, coffee mugs, etc. plus cook books galore! The dining area seats eight with a view. Over-sized couches surround a flat screen and each adult bedroom has a flat screen. Piano anyone? Twelve string guitar-we have that too! Or gazing at the stars through the telescope? A desk and lounge chair with a water view are a cozy spot to chat, read a book or pretend to check in with the office. Mangrove shaded water views, a boat dock, outside dining plus a swing on the porch complete the picture.

Within walking distance to shopping and restaurants, Beach Nest is ideally set just 6 houses from the Gulf of Mexico beach on the north end. Whether you dream of a break from the winter cold, a long honeymoon retreat or the perfect family getaway destination, Beach Nest offers you the finest in beauty, comfort and convenience.

Come and experience the true island magic of Anna Maria, one the most un-self-consciously 'hip' islands on the west coast of Florida and one of the few places on earth that offers such peace, serenity and escape from the crowds.

By now you’ve probably heard of Anna Maria Island. And if you haven’t, you will in 5…4…3…2…1 – someone will have mentioned it to you in the time it took to read that. That’s because it’s an uber-fun, absolutely addicting, everyone-who-stays-here-loves-it vacation spot that you just need to know about. You've picked Beach Nest, only 6 houses from the sugar white sand of Gulf of Mexico. Sunsets to die for and dolphin sightings guaranteed! Walk to boutiques, restaurants, ice cream shops or the free trolley. Rent a bike or golf cart and get around the way the locals do!

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth Walker
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Elizabeth Walker

My husband and I have lived on Anna Maria Island for over a decade. We personally manage everything from securing advance groceries, passing you the keys, making restaurant or bike rental reservations, etc..... until you say good by. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns, give advice or guidance. We look forward to meeting you and yours and helping you have the vacation that memories are made of.

Elizabeth Walker purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Elizabeth Walker chose Anna Maria

Iris Street is the only north-end and Gulf-side cul-de-sac with a canal. We also have a removable child fence to prevent little ones from wandering down the dock. You have the best of all worlds. Privacy, pool, hot tub, water view, kayaking, fishing, quiet, ambience and yet only a three minute walk to one of the prettiest sunset beaches in Florida!

What makes this cottage unique

Kayak with the manatees or walk barefoot along the beach to restaurants, ice-cream and boutiques! Piano, 12 string guitar and telescope plus all the channels you can think of on the television. You'll never be bored!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a perfectly beautiful vacation. We loved staying at the Beach Nest. Disney will not be able to out-do the pool, beautifully decorated home and ambience of Anna Maria. We are all sad to leave it behind. We appreciate the work you have put into Beach Nest to make it inviting and relaxing. Here's to coming back again!
May 2013
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Location

Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Sandbar Restaurant or Bortells
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rod and Reel
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: not necessary

OBSESSED. By now you’ve probably heard of Anna Maria Island. And if you haven’t, you will in 5…4…3…2…1 – someone will have mentioned it to you in the time it took to read that. That’s because it’s an uber-fun, absolutely addicting, everyone-who-stays-here-loves-it vacation spot that you just need to know about. You've picked Beach Nest, only 6 houses from the sugar white sand of Gulf of Mexico. Sunsets to die for and dolphin sightings guaranteed! Walk to boutiques, restaurants, ice cream shops or the free trolley. Rent a bike or golf cart and get around the way the locals do!

Want a break from the sun? Tampa Bay is 45 minutes away with Busch Gardens Amusement Park. Disney and Universal are only a couple hours drive and Sarasota, the cultural Center of the Gulf coast is only 45 minutes away.

2014 - Anna Maria Island makes Top 30 islands in the World: Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards!

2014 Business Insider #3 Best Island in America

2013 #4 Best Island Vacations Travelers Choice Awards

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Anna Maria in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower , Claw foot soaking tub.
    Guest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double shower heads plus pedestal sink make it special.
    Outside Cabana - Outdoor Shower , Sunburst shower head for washing the sand away.
    Master Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , White marble bathroom with sky light plus a roll-in shower.
  • Three full bathrooms plus outside cabana to wash the sand away under the stars!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , French doors to the pool, canal and dock.
    Guest room - 1 Large Double Bed , Beachie-chic four poster bed.
    Children's room - 2 Single Bed , For boys, girls or adults!
    Master 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , French doors to the orchid and palm tree filled garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach nest has a work area (with a water view) just in case you want to pretend to check in with the office!

Reviews

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BEACH NEST *Pool*Hot tub*Dock*Steps to Gulfside Beach* Shells*Swim*Fish*Kayak
average rating of 4.9759035 based on 85 reviews
5

Charming, Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Beach Nest. Our only issue is that we needed to stay longer! The house couldn't have been cuter or the owner, Liza, more welcoming and friendly. The pool and the hot tub were beautiful and relaxing. The view from the deck was serene. We saw a kingfisher, ibis and several jumping fish! The nearby beach was beautiful and uncrowded. We recommend a break from stress and reality at The Beach Nest!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

To say our stay at the Beachnest was wonderful is an understatement! I am super picky when it comes to accommodations, and I read tons of reviews online in my search for the perfect place. Trust me when I say, this is where you want to stay!!! The house is decorated in a fun, eclectic, coastal style with beautiful bedding, comfy sofas, gorgeous showers, adorable kitchen and a just perfect laundry room!!! The backyard is heaven! Total privacy...paradise...romantic...quiet...gorgeous pool/hot tub...I can’t say enough about it!! So much better than a crowded resort! Upon arrival, we were met with love songs playing, chilled wine, and a cookie cake to celebrate our anniversary!! We loved using the bikes to explore the island!! We rarely used our rental car...everything was within a short bike ride!! The house had everything we needed for the beach...towels, chairs, umbrella. We simply threw them over our shoulders and headed out in our bikes each morning to several different public acceses just down the street! We rode our bikes right up to the white sand! The location is just perfect! Again, I’m not super easy to please...and I’m telling you this.was.perfection!! It was super clean....everything from the dishes..to the towels...to the pool floats...were just perfect! Every detail is well maintained! I could have spend hours looking at the plants and details in the well groomed yard! I truly hope we can return!! Thanks Liza and Kit for an great anniversary week at your beautiful place!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beah Nest was the perfect choice for our stay. A beautiful home in a beautiful locale.

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous, beautifully maintained home with a gracious and responsive owner. Nothing but nice things to say! Except that our stay was too short!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Peoria, IL
4

Beautiful property, private dock, tastefully decorated, roomy for group, lovely pool,hot tub, porch

  • 4 of 5

Overall excellent. Charming house inside and out. Cery comfortable, spacious , love the outdoor shower, great location, beautiful setting. Owner wonderful to work with, Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darien, Connecticut
5

Amazing escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay on Anna Maria Island at beach Nest. The house was impeccable with every amenity we needed. Liza was a gracious host and was available for anything we needed or any question we had. Beach Nest is perfectly located for walks to the pier at sunrise; back and forth jaunts to the beaches; strolls to the donut and ice cream shops and a perfect location for morning jogs or walks along the beach. Having the pool in the backyard was perfect for when the little ones were tired of the sand. This was our first visit to Anna Maria and it will not be our last. We will jump at the chance to stay at Beach Nest again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a perfect place for some peace and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

This home is full of character and amenities and Liza went above and beyond as a hostess. We only stayed for a couple of days and could have used several more in this home. It is a short walk to the beach, or a really short bike ride. Restaurants are also within a reasonable walking distance and it is such a peaceful area of the island. The backyard is wonderful and peaceful and the outdoor shower is a nice touch. Love this home!

Be sure to arrange ahead of time to get the oars for the kayak if you plan to use it.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Anna Maria, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Thanksgiving Party!
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,863
for 7 nights
£3,863
 
 
Wintertime Getaway!
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£383
for 1 night
From
£169
 
 
Holidays at the Beach!
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,542
for 7 nights
£4,542
 
 
Get Away From Winter!
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£383
for 1 night
From
£169
£1,317
£7,002
 
 
Sunny Days!
3 Feb 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,863
for 7 nights
£3,863
 
 
Spring Break at the Beach!
4 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,542
for 7 nights
£4,542
 
 
Beach Walks & Sunset Evenings
7 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,184
for 7 nights
£3,184
 
 
Spring Shelling, Sand and Sea
29 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,336
for 7 nights
£2,336
 
 
Summertime at the Beach!
3 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,439
for 7 nights
£3,439
 
 
July 4th Parades and Fireworks
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,542
for 7 nights
£4,542
 
 
Summertime and it's Hot
7 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,439
for 7 nights
£3,439
 
 
Autumn and Still Warm!
26 Aug 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£893
for 2 nights
From
£339
£2,336
 
 
Thanksgiving Party!
18 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,863
for 7 nights
£3,863
 
 
Wintertime Getaway from Snow!
25 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£893
for 2 nights
From
£339
£2,336
 
 
Sunny Holidays at the Beach
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,542
for 7 nights
£4,542
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£656
for 2 nights
From
£221
£2,336
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £151.52 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.7
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We prefer a Saturday rotation in season.

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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