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Beautiful Waterfront Ground Level Pool Home

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,220 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Ground Level Private Home With Heated Pool, Spa And Boat Dock

Sea Haze Cottage is a completely renovated and luxurious private beach cottage, that is just perfect for a family or for one or two couples. It has a great room that leads to a large covered porch overlooking the deck, pool, spa and canal. As a ground level home with french doors from both the Living room and the Master, there is a large continuous indoor and outdoor living space. NO STAIRS TO CLIMB.

The cottage is located in the quiet north end of Anna Maria and is only a 2 minute walk to the bay beach and is walking distance to Pine Avenue, the City Pier, and restaurants. You can bicycle to the grocery store if you choose.

Sea Haze Cottage is luxurious, yet comfortable and casual. The fully equipped kitchen features granite counters and a butcher block island.

There are three bedrooms, a master with french door walkout to the porch and pool and an ensuite bath with pedestal sink and large shower. The guest bedroom features a queen bed, and 2 piece ensuite bath. The third bedroom has twin beds, and also acts as an office.

The main bathroom has a bathtub and shower.

All bedrooms, living area, and porch are equipped with web enabled HD TV's with cable and Netflix access.

The large dining and living area also opens to the porch through french doors where there is a table for al fresco dining a cozy sitting area to curl up with a book, and a bar with a refrigerator, tv and sound bar.

The large private deck around the pool, leads to the dock on the canal. The backyard faces west so you can lounge in the afternoon and evening sun around the pool.

Our canal is wide and quiet and leads out to Bimini Bay which leads directly out to Tampa Bay.

The dock will handle a 24' boat. It's a great spot to sit and fish or just relax and watch the herons and pelicans swoop past. There are 2 bicycles available, and a standup paddleboard.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Drexler
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Mark Drexler

I am a retired Canadian from Ontario, who spends his spring, summer and fall in St Andrews, New Brunswick, and our winters now in Anna Maria. My wife Mary and I first visited Anna Maria in 2010, and fell in love with this laid back community on the ocean. I spend 5 months a year here, and make my home available to others when I cannot be here.

Mark Drexler purchased this house in 2013

Why Mark Drexler chose Anna Maria

We wanted a ground level home, for easy indoor and outdoor movement without steps, with a spot for our boat, on a canal, with a pool, and with a west facing private back yard for afternoon and evening sun. We wanted enough space to be comfortable, and to entertain guests, especially with our great outdoor living space at Sea Haze. We are also in a quiet residential neighborhood at the north end of AMI, in the City of Anna Maria.

What makes this house unique

There are many rentals, some very nice ones, available on Anna Maria, but this isn't a rental. This is our home. You will see and feel that Sea Haze is special, the moment you step foot in Sea Haze Cottage. Everyone does. We are only making it available when we cannot be here.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for opening the door of your home to guests. It may not be easy to do.It is a lovely place, we appreciate the house and the island. We hope to come back again, even if it is far from France
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Anna Maria in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1220 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , ensuite to guest bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite to master bedroom - rainhead & personal shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en suite 3 piece bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite 2 piece bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Waterfront Ground Level Pool Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

A Wonderful Relaxing Week!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Mark’s house last minute as we decided to extend our stay on Anna Maria. We’ve stayed on the island many times, in various properties and we absolutely loved this house. It was just perfect for the two of us (although with 3 bedrooms, it was certainly roomy enough for 6).

There was so much we loved about it...the location, the cleanliness, the pool and spa, all the thoughtful extras, the well-equipped kitchen, the comfortable furniture...I could go on. It is a real peaceful haven and we loved returning after eating out in the evening and spending time watching the stars from the pool. During the day, we were fascinated watching the ospreys in the nest opposite the waterway. The outdoor space is well thought out and very private. Having mainly spent time staying on the gulf side, we realised how much we liked our evening walks on the bayside!

Mark was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with. I would not hesitate to return to this wonderful house.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house - perfect spot for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

Sea Haze Cottage is perfect! We spent 8 days in this gorgeous place in October. As other reviewers have said the place is immaculate and so beautifully designed; beds are comfy and whole living space perfect; and out back you have the perfect space: great outdoor seating, the bar, a beautiful pool with lounge chairs to sit in the sun and paddle your feet in the shallow end and a hot tub that delivers a proper hot tub experience on starry nights. Plus the beautiful setting on a lovely canal to watch the birds and the jumping fish. I hired a kayak for the week and had an amazing time paddling around Bimini Bay (the floating piece of the dock made it easy peasy to get in the kayak and paddle away). The house is in a great spot at the quiet north end of the island, you can walk to the bay pier and restaurants in 5 mins and to the gulf beach in another 10; the Waterfront and Sandbar restaurants were both fab. Mark is a great host; he sorted a problem with the heat pump for the hot tub quickly and made sure we were having a great time - appreciate all your help Mark and Mary thanks for helping us have an amazing time in Anna Maria; we want to come back too!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Anna Maria 3 weeks after Irma - prior we were understandably nervous but Mark was brilliant and kept us frequently informed - prior to our arrival he came down from Canada and made sure their home was ready for us - neighbours said he worked hard at tidy up etc. - we arrived to a spotless property and a fridge full of food and much drink (much appreciated after a long trip from UK) - guest information pack was the most detailed we have ever experienced - facilities were so first class we considered never leaving - all that and a last night watching a spectacular sunset and great meal at Sandbar Restaurant made us commit to coming back next year to our dream home from home - Mark and Mary you are brilliant - thank you David & Jenny

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in great location, very "home-y" feel!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week in the Sea Haze cottage and couldn't be happier. Very nice house with a great porch/bar and nice pool in the back. Mark and Mary has prepared everything so well in order to truly make it feel like a home away from home. We hope to come back to wonderful Anna Maria Island and will try to stay at this house again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Anna Maria Island! The Sea Haze Cottage was very comfortable and we felt right at home! The cottage was very well kept and had everything we needed for our stay! The pool was refreshing and the perfect place to relax! The island is beautiful with warm crystal clear water, soft white sand beaches, and amazing sunsets! We will definitely be back next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and calm beach home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation in this very cozy beach home! A short walk to the bay each morning was a perfect way to start the day. We rode bikes over to the beach and enjoyed the sand and beautiful crystal clear Gulf of Mexico. We've been visiting Anna Maria Island for 25+ years and we have rented this home for the last couple of years. We have 3 children and it's the perfect size:). There's a dock that fits a boat up to 25ft and coming in and out of the canal is very easy. Mark is quick to respond to any needs or questions about the home. I highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woody's Waterside Island Bar & Grill
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Anna Maria
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island the #3 Island destination in the USA ---'The barrier island of Anna Maria is an absolute slice of laid-back paradise.'


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
May, June special
28 Apr 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Holiday weeks
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £111.39 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £371.3
Pool heat £74.26

Rates and availability are subject to change until the rental reservation is confirmed.
Cancellation policy is to refund deposits if an alternate rental is confirmed for the same dates
Spa heat is included in the rental. Pool heat to 80 F is included. Higher heat for additional $100/week.
However, from April 1 to November 30, the pool is normally 80-90 F and really should not require
any heat.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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