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Steps To The Beach, Private & Heated Pool, Renovated - Save July 21-Aug 25!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/Renovated/Private Pool/30 sec to Beach/Free wifi/4 Flat screens

3 bedroom, sleeps 8, private heated pool, steps to the beach

Please note that there is a 7 day minimum reservation February to April &June to August.


Blue Turtle Cottage is an Anna Maria Island vacation rental less than a minute walk to the sugar white beach that Anna Maria Island is famous for. Wow! a beach that stretches as far as the eye can see!


Inside you will find the cottage meets your every need. The kitchen has new granite counters, stainless steel appliances and has been newly outfitted with everything you need. The living room features a flat screen TV with expanded cable and an ipod dock for your complete entertainment. Each tropically decorated bedroom is a private oasis with it's own TV, new quality cushion top mattresses, and private closet.


Walk out the front door and you can hear and smell the ocean because it is only 2 houses to the beach! You will never need to miss a morning beach walk or a breath taking sunset. This also makes it infinitely easier to go back and forth from the beach all day long when you are this close.

In the private, tropically landscaped backyard you'll find the the sparkling blue pool with plenty of tropically colored chairs around to lounge in. You won't always have to go out to eat, BBQ on your on barbecue and eat al fresco at the tiki dining table. There is also a refreshing outdoor shower to wash away the sand from the beach. You may have a hard time leaving to go anywhere else!


Anna Maria Island is known for its laid back, old Florida vibe. A perfect place to come and unwind in an unhurried atmosphere that allows you to decide whether you want to adventure or just relax - whatever your mood.

IF you do decide to leave your private oasis, there are plenty of other activities on the island. Anything from a leisurely bike ride to a fun game of mini putt to a heart pounding para sailing ride.

If you want a night off of cooking there are also many good restaurants right on the island. Some are beachfront, what a treat!


We are always available to our guests for any query or local information and offer a superior personalized experience. We have tried to anticipate all your vacation needs so you can just focus on enjoying your time on Anna Maria Island. Don't worry about bringing beach towels/toys/chairs, we have provided them!

More Details

Michele Totino
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Michele Totino

We are a native Toronto, Canada family who fell in love with laid-back Anna Maria Island.

Whenever we can get there we love to enjoy the family oriented small beach town feel on the island. Here we get to connect and slow down from busy city life.

In our family we have an ocean/beach lover, and a swimming pool lover, and we all enjoy the sun and nature! And Blue Turtle Cottage has it all!

Michele Totino purchased this house in 2013

Why Michele Totino chose Ilexhurst

We loved this house because of it's proximity to the beach, the private pool and the quiet neighborhood. Everyone who stays at Blue Turtle Cottage agrees that there is something magical about it that is hard to put your finger on.

What makes this house unique

When you step outside the front door of the house you can smell and hear the ocean. Turn left then right as you come out the front door, wave at your friendly neighbors walking or biking by, and in 30 seconds you're at the beach.

If you have a few errands to run turn right and walk or bike a few short blocks and in a few minutes you're at the stores.

Want to go further? Turn left and left and you're at the free trolley stop in a minute. The trolley will take you all over the island.

There are few locations on the island that offer all these advantages and conveniences. All this in a quiet, friendly, safe neighborhood.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ilexhurst in Holmes Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Twin Room - 2 Single Bed
  • There is a Queen pullout sofa in the livingroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Mt. Juliet, TN

Great house, Michele was a pleasure to work with.

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean, convenient, had everything we could ask for and was exactly as advertised. The owner was a pleasure to work with and the location was outstanding. Less than 3 minute walk to the beach. Neighborhood is quiet. Great experience all around. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation once again. Super clean, great access to the beach, wonderful private pool! We will be coming back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved Blue Turtle Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect, the size of the house was great for our family of four but it easily could have accommodated six. We were steps from the beach and coming back to the warm pool was exactly the beach breaks we needed. I couldn’t be happier with Michele and her property. We will be back for sure!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay at the blue turtle cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Cottage was so cute, clean, had everything we needed and so close to the beach and trolley stops. Loved the pool! Short walk to stores, ice cream and beach! Would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect girl’s getaway

  • 5 of 5

Blue Turtle Cottage was amazing! Had everything we needed and was cute and clean. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you Michelle for sharing your cottage!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay on AMI!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had the most wonderful, relaxing time at the Blue Turtle Cottage! So many memories! And Michele was responsive and very easy to communicate with. If only we could live here full time:)

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline! I'm so glad you and your friends were able to come together and enjoy time at Blue Turtle Cottage.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Beach
Holmes Beach
Car: not necessary

In Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island you will never run out of things to do, and there is something for everyone!

In the immediate area you can walk or sit on the beach and swim in the ocean. There is also always bike riding and swimming in your own pool. The island also has mini putt, restaurants, shopping, para sailing, jet skiing, horse surfing (standing on the back of a horse swimming in the ocean) and countless other activities. You may never leave the island!

If you venture further afield, but not too far, there is aquariums, many many golf courses, outlet shopping, museums, St. Armand's Circle (high end shopping and wonderful dining), and all of Sarasota and it's theaters, shopping, beaches etc..

Anna Maria Island is also within driving distance to many other attractions such as Busch Gardens.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £149.82

Holiday Weeks including, but not limited to, Easter week, Memorial day week, July 4th week and labor day will be charged at High Season rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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