Large House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Canalfront Dock and 200 yards to the beach!
About Ann Chappell
Originally from Louisiana now Living in England, I spent my summers on Crescent Beach, Siesta Key. Anna Maria reminds me of Siesta Key before any high rise buildings.
Ann Chappell purchased this House in 2008
Why Ann Chappell chose Anna Maria
The Gulf Coast's white sand beaches are highly-regarded and known worldwide for their beauty. Anna Maria is unique because it is not built-up like many other areas of Florida. It is old Florida, not some new area trying to be old Florida! It is relaxed and friendly. We chose the house because it is on the canal allowing access to various water activities and yet is 200 yards to the beach.
What makes this House unique
If you want a relaxing vacation, you can choose to never leave the house and have a wonderful time swimming, fishing and enjoying the view. You can walk to most restaurants in the area or take the free trolley. If you want an active vacation, you can jet ski, water ski, sail, parasail, kayak, deep sea fish, bike, golf, swim, horseback ride, tennis, shuffleboard, paddle surf all within 5 miles of the house. You can go further a field for theatre (Sarasota)or theme parks (Busch Gardens in Tampa). If you have to work while on vacation, the house is fully equipped with a computer, fax/scanner/printer, and high speed wireless broadband. The post office is within walking distance if you need to send items. Free phone service is provided and includes low cost international service as well.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Splash pool for young children. Splash pool for young children.
No pets - No animals allowedNo animals allowed
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- A contract with your details will be sent to you. It must be signed prior to arrival and include the names of all guests (should we need to evacuate.)
A 4 1/2 star experience
We loved the quick and easy walk to the beach and very much enjoyed ourselves in the large pool and the sunny backyard. There was an outside closet full of an assortment of beach gear. The kitchen was well stocked with a variety of spices, appliances and utensils. Hair and skin products as well as basic cleaning products were all provided and re-filled when needed. Erin, Julia and Rob all took great care in the cleaning of the home both inside and outside. Any questions or concerns were easily addressed with a quick text message to Erin. The welcome basket of wine and freshly made cookies was much appreciated. When Ann was asked about the possibility of there being a Christmas tree we could borrow, she promptly arranged for Erin to buy us one. That was a very unexpected and thoughtful thing to do. There are lots of shops and restaurants on Anna Maria to try out which we did. The Farmer’s Market at Coquina Beach on Sundays is fantastic. The Living room furniture could stand an improvement. Without bringing chairs from other areas, there was only enough seating for 5 people and we all found this furniture uncomfortable to sit on as the cushions were quite saggy. We did rent kayaks but found it difficult to use them from the dock by the canal as there is no ladder or clearing on land and the water can be very low. We ended up taking them to the beach to use. Other than that we had a wonderful Christmas holiday. Thank you for sharing your house with us!
Great stay over Thankgiving!
House was great size for the 9 of us. Ann was quick to respond to questions, all the house info that was provided was very thorough. Kids loved the pool and the dock came in handy for boat pickup! Kitchen is stocked for anything you may need. Great location as we walked to several restaurants in the area. Thank you for a great stay Ann!! We will return!
Thanks for the review. So pleased you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with us!
Home sweet home
Fabulous house in a nice quiet neighbourhood with all the trimmings. Great cupboards stocked with condiments and a delicious basket of treats in the hallway to greet us. Nice cool drinks in the fridge, you do know how to spoil guests! Can’t think of a single thing you haven’t provided us with 😊
Thanks so much for allowing us to enjoy AMI like a local.
Thanks for being great guests and for the kind review. AMI is a special island and we aim to make your whole stay special.
Wonderful vacation home for our family
We had a great time at this property. It was clean, easy to access, the pool was really fun, and the house has everything we needed. We had 8 adults and 2 kids and we slept very comfortably. Erin was very kind and helped us out whenever we needed anything. The pictures of this place really don't so it justice. Plus it's very close to both the main shopping area and he beach. This property is also located on the canal which was really cool. We got to see lots of wildlife and we spent some time fishing out there too. The house has everything we needed for the beach and pool including floaties and toys. They also provided a really nice high chair and crib which was very helpful for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to go back again sometime!
Thank you for your very kind and thorough review. We hope to host you again soon.
Perfect house for a group
We had 9 people in our party and felt very spread out when we wanted to be. The property is clean and in excellent condition. The owner was easy to work and communication was good. Pool is very large for area as well. Overall great property to stay at.
Busch Gardens in Tampa, Tampa Bay Baseball at Tropicana Field (45 minutes) in Clearwater, Opera/Performing Arts in Sarasota, Museums in Sarasota, Shopping on St Armands Key.