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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling Pool/Spa *4 Doors To The Beach*

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,350 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property






Need to get away from the frenzy of everyday life??? Come visit us at *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage on Beautiful Anna Maria Island. Once you arrive you'll see why Coastal Living magazine hails us as a 'Dream Town' with no high rise condos and 35 mph and under speed limit; it is perfect for families. As you cross the bridge your view of the shimmering waters surrounding our island will wash all your worries away and you'll know that you are truly in Paradise.

*Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage is a 4Bed/3Bath home which has been meticulously and lovingly renovated. It is furnished 'Beachy Chic' and stocked with all the amenities you could want. The interior is a reflection of the beautiful Island with hues of azure blue to sunshine yellow, all to bring the tropical outdoors in. This is our 2nd home so unlike other vacation properties with just the basics, it is equipped with everything to make your vacation stress free and memorable with all the comforts of home. The first thing that will take your breath away is the brand new Pool/Spa (one of the largest on the Island) with large pavered deck area and lots of spacious seating. As you enter Ashore Thing, you will find the first of two spacious living areas with lots of comfortable seating and a flatscreen. The second open family room has plenty of space for everyone to gather and relax on new comfy furnishings. Dining in? The kitchen with new granite and stainless appliances featuring premiere cookware with all the accoutrements will make the chef in you happy. For grilling we have you covered with both gas and charcoal grills. Now you must make the tough decision of dining indoors on the new reclaimed wood table or alfresco poolside. Take a quick stroll to see the sunset before dinner. The beach is less than one minute away. Of course you will want to visit one of the numerous restaurants on the Island to experience some sumptuous local fare. Before the day is over enjoy a luxurious soak in the spa. Let the gentle swirl of the spa prepare you for the nights slumber, an ending to a perfect day before you slip into your cozy bed!

The downstairs master features a new king bed and ensuite bathroom. Additionally the queen guest with flat screen is off the family room. Upstairs you will find a king guest room with flatscreen, a fourth guest is outfitted with two twin beds perfect for the kids or the kid in you! Upstairs guest rooms share the third guest bath.

Wake up and take an early morning stroll on the beach, as the sun rises you will see the island come to life.

Spend the day on the white powder sands looking out at the gulf as you listen to the waves lapping at the shore; you might just catch a glimpse of dolphins frolicking in the waves. If you are visiting during the months' of May -October you might get to witness the Turtle Hatchlings going back to sea. This is truly a spectacular sight! Beach cart, chairs, umbrellas, toys and towels supplied. All you need is your bathing suit. Keep your frozen daiquiris on ice at the cottage, you are so close that it is less than a one minute walk to get a fresh one.

Our cottage is so ideally located. You are just four doors to the Turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and two blocks from the Bay. Within walking distance to shopping, dining and the free island trolley. Anna Maria Island truly is a 'Hidden Gem' there is so much to do and see here. Go fishing at the Rod & Reel Pier or visit Ginny and Jane E's at the old IGA for coffee, pastries and dine amongst the eclectic furnishings which are also available for sale. Rent a bike or just stroll to explore the Island, it is very pedestrian friendly. Take in Main Street on the North End or Bridge Street by Bradenton Beach, it is all so close on our 7-by 2-mile Island. Kayak, fish, golf or just relax and do nothing, it is up to you. Ponce de Leon supposedly named the Island Anna Maria after the queen of Charles II of Spain Marie Anna. We like to think it is the hidden Fountain of Youth as you will leave here Refreshed and Rejuvenated! You will know that it is *Ashore Thing* when you stay at this lovely beach cottage on AMI.

*Guests do not have access to garage.*

**Maximum Property Occupancy limited to 9 Persons.**

** Maximum Overnight Guests Limited to 9 Persons.**

OCCUPANCY: Our rental rates are based upon two persons per bedroom. Children are counted in total occupancy unless they are under the age of two. OVER OCCUPANCY IS CONSIDERED A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF YOUR LEASE, and we will deny access or have the premises vacated with NO refund of monies.

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Maggie & Clay
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Maggie & Clay

We are a family from Tampa who have been coming to the Island for over twenty years. Having traveled to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world from Aruba to Hawaii we realize that one of the most coveted is right here in our own backyard. So on Memorial Day of 2013 *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage became our 2nd home. My family has fond memories of AMI and we hope to make more in the future. We are opening up our home so you can some make Great Memories of your own.

Maggie & Clay purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Maggie & Clay chose Holmes Beach

The Location!!! We wanted a place that would reflect all the charm of *Old Florida* and found it in *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage. This lovingly renovated cottage has all the charm of a true beachside cottage plus all of the modern amenities one could want. Anna Maria boasts some of the best Sugary white powder sand beaches along its 7 mile stretch. A 'Hidden Gem' tucked away but convenient to everything if you must leave our Paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

Our spacious two story cottage is ground level with only one step on the 1st floor for easier accessibility. We are only 4 doors to the Turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and a block away from shopping/restaurants/trolley stop.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Holmes Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , EnSuite to Master with a huge Walk-In Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest Bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 3rd Guest Bath
  • Three full bathrooms plus outside shower and private cabana.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master with new mattress and 500 TC sheets.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Guest Room with new mattress and 500 TC sheets.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Guest Room with pillow top mattress and new linens.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Two Twin Beds. For boys, girls or the kid in you!
  • All bedrooms feature their own flatscreen TV with new Luxe linens. King (2) Queen (1) Twin (2) Qn. Sleeper (1) in Living Rm. Upstairs King is private and adjoined with Twin Rm. - perfect for families with children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling Pool/Spa *4 Doors To The Beach*
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Perfect home for a get away!

  • 5 of 5

The house is spotless, very comfortable and well stocked! We love the idea of being within a block of the beach and so close to the stores! No need to look further this home is the ideal beach house! Thank you to the home owners for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Jaworski’s really enjoyed your home.

  • 5 of 5

Your property is beautiful I heard from my family. I hope to book again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Perfect Sun & Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of six adults and three children. The family loft upstairs was perfect for the family of five. The two bedrooms and baths gave the two adult couples quiet and privacy. It was great to have the two sitting rooms as well. We spent a lot of time at the pool between the sun and shade. The walk to the beach is so close, we would run down for the sunset every night. The hosts were quick to respond with any needs and requests. I highly recommend the house and vacation spot. I have traveled to AMI for the past nine spring breaks and hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worland, WY

An awesome stay for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 loved this home and all that it had to offer. My husband, our two daughters, son-in-law and grandson and I found this to be the perfect layout with everyone having their own bedroom and bathroom. We really enjoyed the open layout of the kitchen, dining room and family room and that made it so easy for our "inside" time to be together. The pool was great - we especially enjoyed the changing light colors during the evening. It is a short walk to the beach - the Publix store - ice cream and cupcakes stores- and the shuttle bus. If you are looking for a spot on AMi, do consider this home! My family is already asking for a return trip!! And the weather was absolutely perfect - coming from -28 below zero in Wyoming to the high 70's - doesn't get much better than that!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

Perfect Stay is Ashore Thing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Ashore Thing was perfect in every way. The cottage is cozy and well equipped with plenty of space for gathering together as well as areas for individual relaxation. The proximity to the beach, stores and restaurants are a wonderful convenience. We loved our time here!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brandon, Florida

Property was perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for several couples, and small baby. Well equipped and comfortable ans close to beach . Would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
50 Miles
Tampa Union Station
Car: not necessary

Being on the Island is like being in Paradise, you can do as much or as little as you'd like. Rent a bike and explore the island or hop on our free trolley and sit back and enjoy the ride. You can hop off anytime to shop and dine and just get back on when you're ready to go. Our cottage is located west of Gulf Dr. so no busy streets to cross. Feel the need for a thrill ride? Disney, Universal and Busch Gardens are all approx. 1-2 hours away. If you're looking to take in some culture, we have some of the best Museums around. The Dali Museum is a must see.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £154.5
Property Damage Insurance £45.58
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25

Note: Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.
Minimum 7 night rental ~ Saturday to Saturday. Limited 4 night rentals, please inquire for availability.
Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Month long rentals will have a mid stay cleaning.
Holidays ~ Christmas, New Years, Easter, 4th of July ~ Please inquire for pricing ~
Maximum number of overnight guests is limited to 9 persons and two daytime visitors for a total of 11 persons on property.
Guests acknowledge that by booking this property - Listing ID#506287- they have read and agree to all conditions and policies as stated in Rental Agreement and this acceptance is valid in lieu of actual signature.
Service Fee and Property Damage Protection are non refundable in event of cancellation for any reason.

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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