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Pool Side Retreat, Deck Beach View, Firepit, Yard, Kayak, PaddleBoard, 3BR/2Ba

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,520 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Pool, Patio, Deck w/ Beach+Gulf Views, 3 BR/2 Ba, 1630sqft, 1st floor of duplex

Florida's best kept secret, Anna Maria Island, features beautiful white sugar sand beaches, older Florida charm, award winning restaurants, year-round golf courses, and pristine shopping all within easy walking and driving distance, or a ride aboard the free 'Anna Maria Island Trolley', which stops near your next vacation destination, the Pool Side Retreat. One of the few places in the world where the sunset is regularly applauded, this tiny slice of paradise stretches for 7 miles into the Gulf.

The Pool Side Retreat features the entire 1,660 sq ft first floor of the two floor home with a split plan and wonderful terracotta tiles. The kitchen features granite countertops, a new dishwasher and is fully stocked with dishes and towels. A master en-suite unit featuring a queen size bed joins a 2nd queen-size bedroom and a third bedroom with a twin over full bunks. There is an additional pull out sofa in the family room. Other amenities to perfect your stay include a:

• New Pool with large Sun Shelf and many Sitting Shelf's

• 2 Kayaks

• Paddle Board

• Fire Pit with lighted Areca Palms and comfortable chairs

• Big Yard

• Crows Nest third-floor balcony makes enjoying the sunsets and night-time stars an incredible experience

• High Speed Wireless Internet service with 72 MB per second speeds

• Cable on the high definition flat screen TV

• New Trane air conditioning unit

• 1,660 square feet living space

The Pool Side Retreat is the independent first floor of the home, while the second floor can be rented separately through the Gulf View Retreat listing (property # 557191). Each floor is a completely self-sustaining, independent unit with its own BBQ, patio furniture and entry way. Both floors can be combined for family reunions, retreats or multiple family vacations if you contact us, where both floors would include:

• Complete privacy for the entire home

• Sleeps 18 People

• 6 Bedrooms and 2 Sleeper-Sofas in common areas

• 12 Beds of differing sizes

• 5 Car Parking Spaces

• 5 Televisions

• 3 Bathrooms

• 2,600 square feet

• 2 Granite-Countertop Kitchens

• 2 Washers & 2 Dryers

• 2 Grills

• Private Crows Nest third-floor balcony makes enjoying the sunsets and night-time stars an incredible experience

• Private New Pool with large Sun Shelf and many Sitting Shelves

• New Fire Pit with lighted Areca Palms and comfortable chairs surrounding it

• Open lanai and patio

• Big Yard

• Wireless Internet service with 20MB per second speeds

• 6 Bikes for riding around the neighborhood including kids bikes

• 2 New Trane air conditioning units

• 1 Paddleboard

• 2 Kayaks

• And much more...

Our home is much easier to navigate than 3-story duplexes on Anna Maria Island because our first floor is on the ground level and the second floor is one easy set of stairs. Other homes on the island tend to require climbing multiple flights of stairs up or taking elevators because their homes begin on the second floor and go up to the third floor.

If you rent just the Pool Side Retreat, then there are a few 'common' areas for the two floors including the pool, yard, fire-pit, toys and 3rd story 'Crow's Nest' deck. Contact us for a Reunion Retreat where you can rent both floors including the entire house for special occasions.

In case you would like to look at the Pool Side Retreat on Google Earth or another mapping program, the physical street address is:

Pool Side Retreat

2208 Avenue C

Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

(If you know Bradenton Beach, this location is right near the only S-curve on Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach, which encourages traffic to slow down as well.)

In less than 2 minutes, you will be spending your day on the beach at Sunset Park, or venture out a bit further and hang out fishing in one of the many great spots nearby. Sightings along the Gulf of Mexico beach and inter-coastal waterway include Manatees, Rays, Dolphins, many kinds of fish, a wide variety of birds, and other amazing creatures. Some people even get married at the Sunset Park beach area and stay in our home with family! Common sites along the beach areas include Sea Turtle nests and bird nesting sanctuaries during special times of the year.

While some prefer the isolation of the nearby beaches, others opt toward more people at the public beaches. If that is your desire, venture to Coquina Beach at the south end of Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island, or Manatee County Beach at the west end of Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach, or Anna Maria Pier at the east end of Pine Avenue for the intercoastal/Tampa Bay access. Anna Maria Pier is a special place where many times you can see fish, rays, dolphins, and manatees swimming underneath you as well as fish from the dock and have a nice meal or an ice cream cone at Two Scoops Ice Cream Shop. (The Pier is currently under repair, Winter 2017.)

If you're in the mood to tour around the rest of the island, catch the free trolley around the corner and it will take you to any of the beaches, restaurants, shops or grocery stores along Gulf Drive anywhere on Anna Maria Island. Take the trolley to the old historic Bridge Street area of Bradenton Beach to enjoy the Key West style restaurants and shops. If you enjoy painting or photography, the sunsets are among the best in the world.

Enjoy live music nightly and dinner at Manatee Public. By timing it right (usually 7pm), you can enjoy sea creature (fish, eel, and shark) feeding by the owner while enjoying Ice Cream at Holy Cow Ice Cream.

A lovely sunrise can be enjoyed along the Coquina Baywalk. Bean Point and Coquina Beach are great beaches to visit along with Sunset Park next to our home.

Just across the Cortez bridge on the south side of the island, is the old school Florida fishing village of Cortez, where restaurants have excellent seafood and some have live music. Swordfish Grill is our favorite on the dock.

Our kids love taking the free trolley around the corner up to Anna Maria Pier and looking for fish in the water (especially in the morning to early afternoon when you can see well through the clear water), talking to the fisherman, and eating at the restaurant or getting ice cream at Two Scoops. The Blueberry Pie ice cream is my favorite... Trolley stops by the home every 20 minutes from about 6am to 10pm.

We have 3 favorites for breakfasts: 1) Rod & Reel Pier, 2) Ginny's & Jane E's, and 3) The Donut Experiment (fun for the kids but not completely filling).

Eco tours and on the Gulf and Intercoastal via boats, kayaks and jet skis are always nice. The Ringling Museum in Sarasota is great.

The Regina is a sugar barge that sunk just off our beach during a storm in 1940. It is in about 20 feet of water just 150 feet or so off the beach. It is marked with a buoy. The Regina is 10th Florida Shipwreck Underwater Archaeological Preserve.

There is a small reef of rocks about 150 feet northwest from the Sunset Park Beach directly west of our home. I like to swim out to it and then dive down 8-10 feet to see colorful fish like the striped Sheepshead, etc.

The Herb Dolan Park, an easy five block walk or bike ride on 26th Street North and Avenue A, is an open park area with a terrific view of Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound and Tampa Bay. The Herb Dolan Park features picnic areas, basketball court, playing field, swing set, play structure and a Kayak launch. If you're in the mood to tour around the rest of the island, catch the free trolley out the back door and it will take you to any of the beaches, restaurants, shops or grocery stores along Gulf Drive anywhere on Anna Maria Island. Take the trolley one stop down (or stroll along the beach the one mile) to the old historic Bridge Street area of Bradenton Beach to enjoy the Key West style restaurants and shops. If you enjoy painting or photography, the sunsets are among the best in the world.

After enjoying the beach or park, return home to use one of the two outdoor showers next to the beach toys or the pool to wash the beach sand off and jump in the pool waiting for you. Kick your feet in the water of the heated pool with a special sun shelf for toddlers or adults to sit on with Adirondack-style chairs. The pool, 5 feet deep at its deepest, includes two more sitting shelves on the that are around 18 inches deep. One of those extra sitting shelves on the far end has a soaker spout to massage sore backs. Enjoy the traditional landscaping of Florida with various palm trees of different sizes that increase your privacy including Areca Palms, Queen Palms, Fishtail Palms, and Palmetto Palms. A large Frangipani/Plumeria tree creates beautiful large flower blossom clusters usually in May or June, which smell ideal and are the basis for Hawaiian leis. Relax in the soft green grass of our Zoysia lawn next to the pool tossing a ball or playing a game of Corn Hole or Golf Toss. Head up to the Crow's Nest deck and watch the dolphins swim by in the Gulf of Mexico next to the beach.

Please see the listings on the VRBO website (using a slash and the listing number below) to see reviews from our properties:

977187 - Beach View Retreat - Anna Maria Island

557191 - Gulf View Retreat - Anna Maria Island

614098 - Pool Side Retreat - Anna Maria Island

933895 - Palm Isle Retreat - Anna Maria Island

1021349 - Dolphin Pool & Beach Home - Casey Key

1021417 - Sea Turtle Pool & Beach Home - Casey Key

More Details

Owner
Rex Geissler
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Rex Geissler

Growing up in Florida, my wife enjoyed the best of the beaches. It was always a special time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet with family and friends. Michele had heard about the beaches south of Tampa where she grew up but did not experience them until we went to Anna Maria Island with our family. We fell in love with the area. And since my husband is from Colorado and we live on a mountain property named Quartz Mountain Ranch, the island beach gives us an incredible contrast to the mountains.

Rex Geissler purchased this house in 2014

Why Rex Geissler chose Bradenton Beach

When we first saw this property, we fell instantly in love with it. There is a warmth in this home and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

The proximity to the beach, the unobstructed Gulf views from the Crows Nest deck, the brand new swimming pool, the new Fire Pit with lighted Areca Palms, the paddle board, the 2 kayaks, and the closeness to the trolley stop made this the perfect property to enjoy all that the Anna Maria Island has to offer!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bradenton Beach in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1520 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower 1 - Outdoor Shower , Head shower and feet/leg shower
    Outdoor Shower 2 - Outdoor Shower , Head shower and feet/leg shower
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3/4 bath: shower, sink, toilet, pocket door more work space
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Family Room sleeper sofa - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen, reading lamp
    Nautical Blue Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Large mirror, white dresser with five drawers, reading lamp
    Beach Sunny Yellow Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 32-inch Cable TV, large dresser, closet, 2 mirrors, 2 lamps
    Master Green Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cable TV, fan, walk-in closet, reading lamp, large dresser
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • 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
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Anna Marie Island Shopping available at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g635970-Activities-c26-Anna_Maria_Island_Florida.html

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Pool Side Retreat, Deck Beach View, Firepit, Yard, Kayak, PaddleBoard, 3BR/2Ba
average rating of 4.839286 based on 56 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation, wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Reserving and working with Rex and Michelle the owners was easy and pleasurable experience. The house and location was great. I was weary of sharing it with the upper level guests, but the Hunts’ were a perfect match with our family. Our family of 7 stayed comfortably in the home. Everything functioned appropriately during our stay. The walk was short and easy to the beach (that’s walking with a toddler). The area is quiet and only a few minutes from the grocery store. We were very pleased with the accommodations and service of the owners. No complaints!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing our home!! We are glad the accommodations worked out and would love to have you stay again!
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5

Another Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Fourth time staying at this property and never disappointed. Very Accommodating owners and such a great location for our family to visit. Love the new Fridge !

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was amazing and very well kep!!

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed with The Pool Side Retreat!! It was in a great location and very short ( 2 minutes with a toddler) walk to the beach. The kitchen was stocked with any you could possibly need . All of the beds were very comfortable and clean. The pool and backyard were a huge hit with the kids and adults. There were 7 of us and we had plenty of room for everyone with space to spare. The homeowner replied to any questions we had within minutes. We will definitely be heading back ASAP!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Paul, Minnesota
5

Only a few minutes to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Rented the lower unit of this upper/lower duplex and enjoyed our stay with two grandkids. We used the pool more than we thought we would and spent a lot of time at the beach. A little awkward while another party was renting the upper unit and sharing the pool with a larger group, but entirely manageable. Unit was roomy and clean. Would be great rental for a large gathering needing both units. Owner was responsive and helpful and property is stocked with paddle board, beach toys, chairs, wagons, all you need for a good time at the beach. The third story deck was spacious and we used that a number of times--great view of the waves and great way to end the day!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Liberty, KY
5

Beautiful beach and a house with nice amenities.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Pool side Retreat. We truly loved the remodeled master suite! We enjoyed the beach cart, umbrella and chairs very much!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family get away

  • 5 of 5

My family along with my sister's family enjoyed our stay at the pool side and gulf view retreats. We contemplated renting both units or just one as we all technically would have fit into one. I am glad we got the whole house as I traveled with a newborn and we just had more space. I personally would have felt awkward sharing the common areas. The poolside retreat is lovely at night with all the pretty lights on the porch. The master bathroom was very spacious and updated as well. The upper unit was totally updated and we loved the amazing view from the porch! The dinner table was really nice too and fit a large family! The walk to the beach was short about 3 mins (and only to get to an actual entrance it's super close to water) One of the best things was all the accessories that came with the house. We had wagons to bring all our stuff to the beach and my whole family enjoyed the kayak and paddle boards so much!! Not to mention all the bikes! Traveling with an infant was not easy and Rex and Michelle were very accommodating when I needed a little extra time checking out. Rex and Michelle were incredible to work with and were very accommodating all around!!! The pool and fire pit were awesome as well. It was just an all around amazing place to stay with a beautiful beach right before your eyes!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Sarasota(SRQ),Tampa(TPA), St. Pete-Clearwater(PIE)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Kokonut Hut Bar at Gulf Drive Cafe
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Manatee Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Interstate 275 to Tampa Airport, Interstate 75 N/S
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Sharkey's SeaGrill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bradenton Beach Sunset Park

Enjoy the best of the Gulf from this property 90 seconds from the beach! Sunset walks along the incredible Gulf of Mexico. Gulf view from our home, closeness to the best beaches in the US. New pool with a sun shelf and fire pit. Great restaurants and the peace and quiet of seclusion are waiting at your Anna Maria Island Retreat!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bradenton Beach, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall
14 Jul 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£923
for 5 nights
From
£150
£1,069
 
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,621
for 7 nights
£1,621
 
 
December
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£842
for 4 nights
From
£167
£1,069
£2,696
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,011
for 7 nights
£2,011
 
 
January 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,583
for 7 nights
£1,583
 
 
February to April 2019
2 Feb 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,925
for 7 nights
£1,925
£6,551
 
 
February to April 2020
1 Feb 2020 - 17 Apr 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,182
for 7 nights
£2,182
£6,979
 
 
July
11 Jul 2020 - 14 Aug 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,668
for 7 nights
£1,668
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,793
for 7 nights
£1,793
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.72 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.12

Discount if paid by checks more than 6 months before rental begins
3 payments possible if booked more than 4 months out
USA Credit Card Fees - 3% extra
International Credit Card Fees - 6% extra

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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