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USA Florida Florida Gulf Coast Anna Maria Listing #13538

Dolphin Watch - Anna Maria, FL

61 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Dog-friendly 
12108 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216

Worry-free booking

Enjoy peace of mind with flexible, no-fee options for trip changes and cancellations.

You can reschedule your trip, cancel it and receive 100% credit for a future stay, or cancel it for a refund (minus the booking fee) at least 30 days before check-in.

Note: If your trip starts after August 31, you have these options as long as you change or cancel your trip at least 30 days before check-in.

Expert cleaning

Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

Local support

Each trip is backed by 24/7 customer support and local teams everywhere we operate.


Most Vacasa homes use smart locks or lockboxes for a smooth, contactless check-in.

Gulf front, charming home right on the beach - stunning views & dogs welcome!

Make your vacation in Anna Maria unforgettable and stay in this charming two-bedroom beachfront home boasting spectacular views, close proximity to dining, space for two cars in the driveway, and easy access to the free trolley. You can also bring along the family dog for a small nightly fee.

There's nothing between you and the soft, sandy beach, so head out for your Vitamin D fix whenever you like. When its time to explore, stay cool in the free, air-conditioned trolley, which will take you through Holmes and Bradenton Beaches, and when you're not in the mood to cook, walk to the famous Sandbar Restaurant for a meal out. You'll also want to check out Island Museum off Pine Avenue and the vintage City Jail, and for fresh local seafood, head to Rod N Reel Pier to buy or snag your own catch of the day.

Sun-drenched and colorful, this home will put a smile on your face with yellow walls and blue accents in the living area. Sit and relax while you connect with friends at home on the free WiFi or watch a movie on the flatscreen cable TV, complete with DVD player. Make something delicious in the open kitchen or on the gas grill and savor it at the dining table, surrounded by windows that give way to views of rolling dunes, turquoise waters, and frolicking porpoises. Or dine al fresco on the sunny patio. If the laundry starts to pile up, toss it in the private washer/dryer before your turn in for the night.

Start making plans now for your gulf front vacation in Anna Maria. Book this home today!

*Please note, all guests occupying this property who are under the age of 25 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Thank you!* A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: VR18-000023 City of Anna Maria



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






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61 reviews

Stephanie D. Jul 2020
We had a wonderful time on our 6 day stay and the house is a gem. It was so nice to be right on the beach and have a private path to the water. The house is clean, comfortable and well appointed and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

A few tips for future travelers: There is actually an extra bonus laundry room that isn't clearly listed and can serve as another bedroom since it's fully air conditioned and has a pull out couch. This space was great for us! The blankets in the twin room are super thin and uncomfortable, we will bring our own blankets next time. We were able to hook up our Roku to the main TV to watch our fav shows and do our home workouts. Bring matches or a lighter if you plan to use the BBQ!

The only downside was we found the customer service for Vacasa very impersonal. We could not get any basic questions about the house answered prior to our trip. When we had an issue getting into the house with the code, we could not speak to anyone local (though it was resolved after about an hour through their customer service hotline). And when I left my laptop charger at the house, I had to pay $25 just for housekeeping to look for it, even though it was never found. It would have been nice to have a reliable and friendly contact.
Sarah V. Mar 2020
I love this little house! It’s all you need. Fantastic access to the beach, a great place on the patio to have all meals, and walking distance to all of Anna Maria that you can get.
Kerry U. Jan 2020
The location is perfect. Front row seat to beautiful sunsets nightly. A short walk to Pine Ave. and amazing restaurants. Very comfortable clean and relaxing.
Tegan C. Oct 2019
Loved the close proximity to the beach. Very private and quiet, yet convenient location.
Perfect for a romantic getaway, or a couple with 2 small children.
We would definitely stay at this property again.
Pablo B. Oct 2019
The house has a wonderful decoration and all the facilities, as well as the perfect location as it is within walking distance from the beach. It was definitely what we were looking for and we are surely going back another time for what Anna Maria has to offer!
Robin B. Sep 2019
This was our second stay at Dolphin Watch. It is an adorable and comfortable beach cottage. It would be perfect with a second bathroom :-)
Elisabeth C. Jul 2019
Great place to celebrate the 4th of July. Beautiful view of the fireworks and easy beach access.
Stacey H. Jun 2019
Well appointed quaint cabin- perfect for 4😘
Cheryl G. Mar 2019
We loved our stay at Dolphin Watch! Perfect location, cute little place, perfect for a family of four. The outdoor space can use a little TLC, also a couple of extra blankets would have been helpful during our stay. Overall a great week for our family!
Karen W. Mar 2019
I can't say enough great things about this wonderful beach house! We had an absolutely perfect week, and the house was comfortable, well stocked, convenient to lots of shops and restaurants, and just everything you could want in a beach house. We would definitely come back!
Danette G. Dec 2018
Love the great beach location. Kitchen was well stocked for cooking. House had almost anything you'd want....beach chairs, fishing rod, washer and dryer. Comfy beds.
Mark P. Nov 2018
My wife and I stayed in this beautiful home for our 20th wedding anniversary! This was our 5th visit to the island and was our favorite place to stay. The proximity to the beach is amazing and the house was probably the cleanest home (or hotel) that I have ever stayed in! Would definitely recommend for a couple or small family!
Kelly A. Sep 2018
We stayed for our anniversary. Very cozy and quiet. Will rebook for next year. Walking distance to restaurants
Timothy R. Aug 2018
First of all the process with Vacasa was seemless and easy making the whole experience better. The property was amazing. Described perfectly and exceeded our expectations. Perfect location, perfect amenities and nothing was short of a 10 out of 10. We will be rebooking our next trip tonight after just getting back yesterday!
Anthony B. Jul 2018
Wonderful location, location, location. As a photographer, I'm going to try earlier in the year next time. Shooting sunset makes eating out after at top restaraunts nearly impossible locally with early closings.

4 step entry was very nice for my elderly parents who spent most of their stay watching people going to and from beach through the big picture windows in the dining room. Great view from the dining room.

Wish the house had a raised deck or something. The near ground level aspect of the house, did reduce the view of the water over the dunes. Maybe a spiral staircase from the laundry room area up into a small viewing 'steeple' with room for 2 seats would make this house perfect, 5 stars.
Jacob S. Jul 2018
Becky G. May 2018
We love this place...three years in a row for one week here.. our favorite rental on the island! ... and we have rented numerous places...
Grisel T. May 2018
This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island. We went for our wedding anniversary and fell in love with the place. The island and the little cottage were everything we were looking for. We loved the amazing panoramic views, the beautiful sunsets, the fact that it is just steps from the beach yet feels quiet and secluded, and also that we could bring our dog with us. We could not think of a better place to enjoy a relaxing vacation. Now we can't wait to be back every year!
Linda V. Apr 2018
The sunshine yellow interior makes for everything bright and happy! Comfortable bed and well appointed. Beach chairs and beach towels were available which was great. Loved our stay!
Lorna K. Mar 2018
Lovely little cottage on the beach. Great place to have a relaxing vacation.
Anonymous . Oct 2016
"The house is wonderful! We do not want to leave!"
Sarah V. Apr 2016
My son and I loved the house and the location. It was just the right size for the two of us. We cooked in almost every night, sat at the dinning room table or the outside dining area, keeping an eye on the sky for sunset. We lounged on the beautiful beach each day, taking long strolls around the northern tip of the island, seeking out seashells. My son spent a few days exhausting himself on a skim board. I think I read 3 books.... a wonderful time!
Gerald J. Mar 2016
Thanks to several of the Island Realty staff for your assistance in arranging our stay.
Nye F. Oct 2014
We have rented through your office 5 times and have always enjoyed our stays!
The G. Jun 2014
Trouble free stay - very happy!
Billy S. Jan 2014
We came to stay here during a major storm, while were bummed about not getting much beach time, the house was beautiful, clean, and comfy-like-home! We were literally stuck inside for 4 days straight and because this house was so lovely, and fully equipped...we all had a wonderful time. My husband and 9 year old son played football on the playstation. My daughter and I did some baking and we all watched the storm through the panoramic view of the gulf! Beautiful Home!
Swanson F. Dec 2013
Loved it! Amazing week in spite of the cold temperatures. Thank you.
Harter F. Nov 2013
This is a wonderful property and we enjoyed our stay. We plan to come back to this location.
Johanns F. Aug 2013
This was the best accommodation we ever stayed in! The panoramic view is fantastic. The rooms are lovely equipped. We loved it! See you soon. Thank you so much for your great work!
James . Apr 2013
Great place, terrific view!
Terrie G. Apr 2013
Beautiful property - suffice to say we didn't want to leave!
Kling F. Jan 2013
Island Real Estate was very helpful, they removed the tarp that was noisy in the wind *immediately* upon our mentioning the problem. Thanks!
Mark . Jan 2013
Perfect location- we will return to 12108!!
Terry A. Dec 2012
We love the house, it is absolutely adorable! The location is perfect. It is our new favorite place on the Island! Hope to see you next year!
Esther . Oct 2012
What a wonderful place to stay. Will definitely return in the future.
Bolzon F. Oct 2012
Lovely sweet yellow cottage with the perfect location! We had the most wonderful time- thank you!
Paul . Sep 2012
Great location & cottage helped us cope with the cold weather.
Carol . Aug 2012
When I walked in the house, all I could say was WOW! Very comfortable. Furniture and linens clean and cared for. Everything was provided.
Rachael D. Jun 2012
We had a wonderful stay. Everything was very clean & well cared for.
Strickland F. Jun 2012
We loved it here! We would love to come back. House had more than expected.
Jonathan H. Jun 2012
We love the position of 12108 on the beach, in the dunes, and close to The Sandbar resturant, yet very private & quite!
Denis . May 2012
Love the colors, nice floor, warm feeling- bright- wonderful. Good size for single family of 4. Also nice TV & great to have WiFi and DVR. Nice windows.
Virginia . Mar 2012
Wonderful house- can\'t wait to stay here again- hopefully next year!!
Berghoff F. Mar 2012
Es war ganz wunderbar hier auf AMI. Unser Haus war großartig. Vielen Dank für alles!
Amy . Mar 2012
This property is amazing! We loved our stay!
Rollie . Mar 2012
Property met or exceeded expectations developed over years of experience in renting beach properties in Florida and North Carolina...We would again rent this property. We came to the island without reserving lodging in advance. We set out on an adventure and found it. Thank you.
Pierre . Feb 2012
Very nice stay. Love this property. Hope to rent again. Will recommend to friends. Love the WI-Fi internet.
Karen . Feb 2012
I've rented many beach houses and this has by far been the prettiest and cleanest. The robes were great. So was the telescope.
Ginny S. Feb 2012
Again, an excellent experience. I\'m very impressed with your cleaning crew - They do A++ work!
Varnes F. Jan 2012
Another great vacation at this adorable beach house!! See you again next year!
Neslop F. Jan 2012
As always we loved it. Enjoyed the table and chairs outside - we were able to spend more time outside. See you next Spring at 12108 Gulf and 207 Coconut this Fall.
Von F. Dec 2011
What an extraordinary rental property - perfect for my vacation. I hope I can come again to this lovely home, a PERFECT vacation for me; rest, renewal, sun. Thanks for being apart of that!
The F. Dec 2011
Your staff was especially helpful this time, as I had some logistically juggling to do! Thank you!
The F. Sep 2011
It was again 'paradise on earth'! Shopping, dining, going to the beach - everything is great and completely without any stress! We love it!!! Thanks again for your great work! AMI & Island Real Estate ROCKS!!