Seven charming Anna Maria beach cottages for a seaside retreat

We’ve packed our big towels and our floppy sun hats. We’ve slathered ourselves in sunblock. Now, all we need is a cozy spot to rest our sandy, sun-sleepy selves before we do it all again. When the beach is calling, these Anna Maria beach cottages make a picture-perfect home base.

the pool of Blue Heron Beach House in Anna Maria

Blue Heron Beach House

This dog-friendly Anna Maria cottage has room for eight people, along with a patio, a private pool, and a fenced backyard. The beach is just a block away, and there’s even a foosball table for the kids.

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a modern kitchen in an anna maria vacation rental

Salt Shack

Reach the surf in 150 steps for a day at the beach, then come unwind in the private heated pool and cool, calm interior.

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The Starfish Cottage located in anna maria, florida

Starfish Cottage

After a day of seashell hunting, return home for a family meal in this airy Anna Maria beach cottage. The screened-in patio is perfect for an evening beverage and some light reading.

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palm trees out front of the Sea Palm Cottage on anna maria island

Sea Palm Cottage

The beach is just a block away from this sunny three-bedroom cottage, and the lush foliage adds a tropical flair right outside your door.

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the living room of a quant cottage in anna maria, florida

Emma’s Cottage

Beach cottage on the outside, luxury ocean retreat on the inside. Take advantage of the private pool, grass-roof gazebo, and beach access right across the road.

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Sapphire Beach House, Anna Maria Island, FL

Sapphire Beach House

This Holmes Beach cottage has three bedrooms, a private pool, and the perfect backyard for a family barbecue.

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a patio with a table and beach chairs overlooking the sand dunes

Dolphin Watch

Yes, the sand really is right there. Sit back and soak up the views at this two-bedroom Anna Maria beach cottage.

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