About the property
- House1900 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Elegant Unforgettable Beach-house With Outdoor Pool With Theatre
An elegant beach-house that redefines the idea of island comfort, built with love and an extreme attention to detail. Every room of the house has a unique ambiance combining color, textures and accent lighting. The outdoor area is one of the most spacious on the island with a large heated free form pool, plentiful seating, tropical greenery and a private outdoor movie theater with a 144” screen.
The house is located in a quiet neighborhood in the narrow part of Anna Maria Island. You can see the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Intercostal Water from the windows. Being just steps away from a wide and never crowded beach allows for plentiful beach trips throughout the day. The free island trolley is close-by.
This two-story 1980 sq. ft. house comfortably sleeps five. It has two bedrooms, each with a King size bed and a large closet, and a loft with a convertible sofa. All the furniture around the house is brand new as well as towels and bedding.
The dining area and the kitchen with a granite counter-top are elegant and welcoming incorporating colorful details as the main ingredient. All the appliances and dishware are new and plentiful. The kitchen is fully equipped with anything you might need.
In the laundry room you will find high-efficiency Samsung washer and dryer and a utility sink.
The living room area on the first floor of the house offers a 55” smart TV, while the living room on the second floor has a 70” smart LED TV. Both are connected to Netflix. A fast internet at 30Mb/s is available throughout the house.
A must-see feature of the house is a two-story castle with a spiral staircase that takes you to the upstairs loft.
Smart electronic technologies are implemented throughout the house such as motion activated lights, decorative night lights, electronic lock on the main door, four individually controlled climate zones and programmable color-changing LED light in the pool.
The outdoor area right next to the pool in furnished with a large patio table set, a brand new grill and lounge chairs. Bluetooth sound system plays music from your smart phone or tablet. A private outdoor movie theater right next to the pool makes the evenings at Happy Island Castle truly magical.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Shawna Gauger
We found Anna Maria Island during a RV trip to Bradenton, FL. Just one bike ride across the Cortez bridge and we knew we had found home. Such a friendly "old Florida" feel. There is nothing better than an island FULL of locally owned small businesses.
Shawna Gauger purchased this House in 2015
Why Shawna Gauger chose Bradenton Beach
We love this place. There is no place like home, but wait till you come here. It is tucked away, fantastically private, and full of entertaining perks. I mean, who wouldn't want to enjoy a favorite movie projected onto a 144" screen while floating in a pool. Relaxation at it's finest.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great house for a family vacation!
This was our third year in a row staying at this house and it didn’t disappoint! It’s clean, quiet, and in a great location to easily get anywhere on the Island. Missing our time there already!
Absolutely fantastic! Great place and great owners :)
We were beyond satisfied with this place. Shawna is amazing, friendly, responsive, and accommodating. The house was exactly as described, the back yard with the pool and the projection screen was perfect. Nice new grill, well equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds. They could even advertise "Gulf view" - you can see water from the deck on the second story! There's a reason this home gets booked well in advance. We would definitely come back.
We loved the house, pool, and location.
The owners were very nice to deal with.
Best family vacation ever!
This house was absolutely perfect for our family of 5. Shawna was wonderful and even warmed the pool to a higher temp because she knew we were traveling with little ones. She had lots of beach chairs and toys there for our use, as well as a couple wagons to cart our gear across the street to the beach. Between the white sand beaches (steps away), the private heated pool, and our own private outdoor movie theater, I think this trip will be a hard one to top.
Great place! All you could want in a vacation rental.
We loved our stay in the "Castle". Shawna and Jeff are courteous and responsive owners. Highly recommend!
Our second stay and just as wonderful. A perfect location, great for kids and adults alike. Perfection.