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No car needed! Grab your suit and hit the beach, 200 foot walk to beach or pier

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, beach rental, 1 minute walk to beautiful beach, pier, swim

The Ballyhoo is a ground floor rental on historic Bean Point in Anna Maria City. 200 feet to the beach, the Rod & Reel Pier/restaurant/bar and its great food and world class fishing . Enjoy panoramic views of Tampa Bay, the Skyway Bridge, historic Egmont Key and lighthouse, and Passage Key. Our beach offers beautiful blue water, with soft white sand perfect for swimming, shelling, fishing, or just relaxing. Take one of our provided bicycles and cruise to your choice of 12 local restaurants, or visit historic Pine Ave.. There you'll find its many shops, pubs, art galleries, Roser Church, founded in 1913 by Charles Roser, inventor of the Fig Newton, Anna Maria History Museum, and the Anna Maria City Jail, all within a 10 minute bike ride. You can also take the free local trolley which runs every half hour to enjoy all that Anna Maria Island offers.

Ballyhoo, a small baitfish highly prized by local big game fishermen.

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More Details

Capt. Edward Steenstra, III
Member since: 2014
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:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Capt. Edward Steenstra, III

Family owned since 1970

Capt. Edward Steenstra, III purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Capt. Edward Steenstra, III chose Anna Maria

Historic old Florida beach community with many restaurants, shops, church, within 10 minutes biking /walking distance.

What makes this cottage unique

Relax and unwind at the beach.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have TVs, overhead fans.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fishing poles and tackle provided.


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No car needed! Grab your suit and hit the beach, 200 foot walk to beach or pier
average rating of 4.7936506 based on 63 reviews

North End: Easy Access to Rod and Reel Pier Bay or Gulf Beaches

  • 4 of 5

Immaculate! Captain "Ed" extremely responsive and helpful regarding AMI activities, restaurants and everything else. I give him a "10." Everything needed to have a great stay including a washer and dryer was there. Unexpected were the tenants in the back and the overgrown property next door, but we got over that and enjoyed the convenient location plus the quiet ambiance of the north end of the island that we were looking for. Outdoor seating space limited, but for the price, this is a good value on AMI.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this wonderful cottage for 7 days. The cottage was exceptional. Great location. Everything included from all kitchen utensils to comfortable beds to 4 new bikes and beach equipment such as chairs, loungers and umbrellas. We had a rental car but rarely used it as everything is close by. There is free bus service that covers most of the island. The cottage was very clean and everything worked great. Three TVs. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Captain Ed was a great host, and a great communicator! He checked in via messaging to make sure we were enjoying our stay. He also made sure to provide us with extra information that made the stay more comfortable. The house had everything you could need for a stay! Bring your clothes and food, and you are ready for a stay on Anna Maria. The house is situated perfectly- a block from the bay, and 2 blocks from the ocean. 3 blocks to Pine Avenue. Stay here! It's great!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage with everything you need in great location. Very close the beach and pier.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here. Used the bikes everyday. Walked down to watch the sunsets. Wished we could stay another week. We had a very relaxing stay as it’s a quiet part of the island. People very friendly and plenty of nice restaurants and cafes a short bike ride away. Can highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved the “flip flop” attitude of this vacation cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Ed was a wonderful host. The cottage was exactly what we needed for a holiday getaway. Special attention was given to details and cleanliness. Thank you for everything and sorry I had to call you on Christmas because I locked the key in the house. Lol. We hope to visit again soon

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cozy. Convenient. Clean.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as pictured. The owner was great getting back with me. Quick walk to Rod and Reel pier and to Bean Point. Limited car traffic. Plenty of folks walking their dogs. Good TV. Well equipped kitchen. Washer and dryer made for light packing. Good food is walking distance-- Rod and Reel, Poppo's, Two Scoops, Vinny and Cheryl's Italian... City park is close, as is the Trolley. City Pier, once reopened, is close. Never used the bikes, but there are 4 nice ones. Not sure about kayaks or boat, but you could take the provided rods, and fish the pier. Construction is going on all over the island, the house next door was no exception. So, there was the occasional power tool noise. Looks like the job will be done soon. We would stay again. Didn't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Finally, construction is done!!!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Car: not necessary

Located on the tip of Anna Maria Island. Enjoy world class fishing, dining, shopping, or just relax on the beach.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.17

***CHECK IN IS 4:00 PM, CHECK OUT IS 11:00 AM*** Winter 2016, Monthly/weekly stays, 50% due at booking, 50% due within 30 days of check in, please contact owner for details.*** Property damage protection: choose either the $59.00 policy thru VRBO or a $500.00 refundable damage deposit charged to your credit card and refunded within 3 to 4 days if no damage reported.*** All rates are in U.S. dollars only and subject to change until reservation is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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