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Gulf-side *Pool*Hot tub*Dock*Steps to Sunset Beach*Swim*Fish*Kayak*Bike*Shelling

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

Overview

About the property

Only 6 houses Gulf of Mexico sunset-side-beach Spoil Yourself! Read our reviews!

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, Nespresso and Keurig coffee pots, 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. Free wifi at the fastest speed too! 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. Free wifi! 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
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:
19 June, 2018

About Elizabeth Walker

My husband and I have lived on Anna Maria Island for 15 years. 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.

xx

Liza

please view our other property-it is beachfront!

Nest on the Beach

VRBO 1331810

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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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 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
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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Gulf-side *Pool*Hot tub*Dock*Steps to Sunset Beach*Swim*Fish*Kayak*Bike*Shelling
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 98 reviews
5

Perfect house in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for anything more. It was super close to the beach, super charming, the backyard was an oasis, tons of towels, everything you need to feel at home. We were even lucky enough to see a manatee right off the dock. Liza was easy to work and super attentive. It was a pleasure staying in your home and meeting you. Thanks!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your perfect review and may I add you were the perfect guests. Thank you. Agreed, I love the manatees-yes, dolphins are very special and we have lots of them-however the big friendly manatees are magical creatures! Hurry back soon xx
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wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

we had a great stay! The house was warm and inviting, and well equipped to make a great beach vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

Beach nest was exactly was we needed and more! It was the cleanest rental we have ever stayed in and there was attention to the details. Liza was easy to work with and our stay went smoothly. Just a note... when we were swimming in the ocean it looked there was a brown patch, maybe 8 feet by 4 feet and upon closer inspection it ended up being a manatee! We saw them in the ocean and in the canal. Definitely plan to stay again in future.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time on Anna Maria island. The home was perfect for us. We had plenty of room and the "Beach Nest" is located in a very quiet area of the island. It is a very close distance to either the bay side or the gulf side beaches. The hot tub and pool area was very nice and we spent a lot of time outdoors. This was our first trip to the island and it was a very relaxing vacation. It is a very kid friendly vacation destination and I would recommend the area to anyone who needs to just get a way. Liza was very helpful and I would certainly recommend her services. All in all a great trip.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house! We didn’t want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

The house is great, spacious, comfortable.

The pool is gorgeous and only steps to the dock where you can fish or kayak. Heated pool and hot tub were amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Claus, Indiana
5

Gorgeous !!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovey stay at the Beach Nest. The décor is so happy and comfortable. There is everything you need there to cook and entertain. We only cooked meals a few times but pleasant to cook and look out at the beautiful pool. We had plenty of hangers and the beds are pretty comfy. You are really close to the beach we walked over and it only takes 5 minutes. There are plenty of chairs and coolers to take along. The outdoor shower was a real hit. We used it after the beach and pool. Laundry room is great and I brought pods but there was detergent and softener there. You are close to lots and restaurants and cute shops. No need to go anywhere unless you just want to explore. We love the Blue Marlin and Waterfront, Harry's is great and reasonable. Sandbar is fun but the prices for Grouper have gotten ridiculous. The only thing I would like to see added are minor. Hooks on the backs of the bathroom doors for towels would be great. Fan out on back deck under seating group need the motor checked. (hard I am sure because of the salt air to keep them going). We did have trouble with getting the hot tub to heat up. One day it would work then the nest not get hot. The owner is so sweet and came to get it going for us. Fabulous place and hope to come back. You will love it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summerime!!!
9 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
£6,978
 
 
July 4th Parades and Fireworks
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,596
for 7 nights
£3,596
 
 
Summertime and it's Hot
7 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,427
for 7 nights
£3,427
 
 
Autumn and Still Warm!
26 Aug 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£890
for 2 nights
From
£338
£2,328
 
 
Thanksgiving Party!
18 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,596
for 7 nights
£3,596
 
 
Wintertime Getaway from Snow!
25 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£890
for 2 nights
From
£338
£2,328
 
 
Sunny Holidays at the Beach
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,526
for 7 nights
£4,526
 
 
Get Away from Winter!
6 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,465
for 4 nights
From
£313
£2,328
 
 
Sunny Days!
2 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,173
for 7 nights
£3,173
 
 
Sunnier Days!
16 Feb 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,850
for 7 nights
£3,850
 
 
Spring Break!
16 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£5,203
for 7 nights
£5,203
 
 
Sunny Days!
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,019
for 7 nights
£4,019
 
 
Spring Season
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,465
for 4 nights
From
£313
£2,328
 
 
Summertime at the Beach
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,905
for 4 nights
From
£423
£3,173
 
 
July 4th, Parades & Fireworks!
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,526
for 7 nights
£4,526
 
 
Summertime & it's Hot!
6 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,427
for 7 nights
£3,427
 
 
Summertime & it's Hot!
27 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,173
for 7 nights
£3,173
 
 
Autumn and still warm!
24 Aug 2019 - 21 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,152
for 3 nights
From
£313
£2,328
 
 
Thanksgiving Party!
22 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,596
for 7 nights
£3,596
 
 
Wintertime Getaway!
2 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,152
for 3 nights
From
£313
£2,328
 
 
Holidays at the Beach!
21 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£4,526
for 7 nights
£4,526
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£653
for 2 nights
From
£220
£2,328
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.55
Cleaning Fee £151 + Tax

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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