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USA Florida Florida Gulf Coast Anna Maria Listing #13552

The Seashell Cottage - Anna Maria, FL

41 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
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Sunny, dog-friendly cottage w/ a spacious patio and grill, steps from the beach!

This two bedroom, two bathroom beach cottage is so close to the beach you can smell the salt air! That's especially true on the spacious patio, where you can relax, dine al fresco, and grill out. The family dog is also welcome here for a small nightly fee. White picket fences, Savannah shutters, and lush tropical landscaping give this property a classic Florida feel. Inside, the living room offers a comfortable place to relax while watching the 40-inch SmartTV, and you'll have your pick of two other TVs, a DVD player, and free WiFi. A full kitchen and a private washer and dryer provide all the comforts of home, and there's parking for one car in the driveway. Book your stay at this beach cottage today!

What's nearby:
The beach's sugary sand is right at the end of your street, so stroll down there to gaze out to sea or bask in the Florida sun. This beach house is tucked away in one of the town's quieter neighborhoods, and you can take the free trolley to other parts of the island if you're in the mood to explore. If you just can't stay away from the water, rent a boat (or take a tour!) with Egmont Key Adventures, based just under two miles away. Take a break from the beach with something fishy at The Ugly Grouper and something savory at Smoqehouse, both within four-and-a-half miles.

Things to know:
A sofabed provides an extra sleeping space
Snowbird-friendly. Here for the winter? Ask Vacasa about this home's special Snowbird pricing
*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: VR18-000039 City of Anna Maria



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining








DVD player

Wireless router


Gas grill : Private




41 reviews

pam g. Jan 2021
The best thing about this little house is it is 5 houses from the beach. It is adorable and functional. The house is clean as long as you don't look at windowsills or vents..deep cleaned it is not. And, if you are a light sleeper be sure and bring earplugs as it is on the main road and you will hear cars and golfcarts whizzing by very early but they do seem to die down around midnight. The backyard was great - we did enjoy dinners out there.

Beds were adequate. Kitchen was acceptably stocked - but there was NOTHING left by prior guests so be sure and bring your own salt and pepper even!

Dont come expecting luxury and you won't be disappointed.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Pam! We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay. We apologize if the cleanliness of the home left something to be desired, and we will follow up with our housekeeping team to see that future cleans are completed to our standards. We are sorry to hear that due to the exterior noises you didn't have a comfortable night of rest. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Stephanie O. Jan 2021
We had a great 4 day stay at this cottage down the street from the most stunning beach. Comfortable king bed for us and twin beds for my college age boys. This house was quaint and well stocked but the appliances could be updated and the TV in the master bedroom was small. The backyard deck was awesome and fenced in. The house is on the corner and there is some traffic noise for the master bedroom. This cottage is in a great location walking distance to the shops and restaurants and so close to the most beautiful beach so we watched sunsets every night. Perfect cottage for families and I would stay there again...
Sarah L. Oct 2020
Cute little house that was perfect for our family of four and two small dogs. Just a few houses down from the beach and easy walk to shops and restaurants. We will be back
Julio C. Sep 2020
Everything was perfect
Amy G. Aug 2020
Great little cottage short walk to beach. Nice to have beach chairs and beach toys in the shed. Love the outdoor shower.
Minty N. Jul 2020
It was a fairly clean and cute little cottage with just enough space for what we needed as a family of 4. The biggest plus was its proximity to the beach. It was a straight shot down the street to Palmetto Ave beach, which is next to Anna Maria Beach. This felt like a private beach that didn’t get as crowded as Anna Maria, which is very nice during these times of COVID regulations.
Rajesh M. Jul 2020
The location of this home is fantastic - close to a beach entrance and close to much of the shopping/dining on the north side of the island. There is a good bit of street noise from Gulf Drive as this house is the corner lot but it is quiet at night and no issues sleeping. The master bed was comfortable and the outdoor space in the backyard was nice. The minor issues have less to do with the house and more to do with the management of it - we had to wash most of the dishes before use because they were visibly dirty despite being "clean" and put away in the kitchen cabinets or drawer. The pull out couch mattress was visibly stained and dirty. The cleaners left a load of laundry in the dryer - these were "extras" as all the homes beds were properly made and appeared clean. The home is stocked with most of the utensils/plates/cups/cookware you need but interestingly given the environment, there were no plastic glasses. The house is small but just right for us. No real dining space to speak of, there is a table but it is too cramped and you are better off eating elsewhere - such as the outside patio. They have lots of beach items for use including umbrellas, chairs.
Nancy M. Jul 2020
What a quaint beach cottage. My husband and I went on a quick Vacation with my pregnant daughter and her husband, just a little COVID release. We had a wonderful time. The cottage had everything we needed, we were close to so many great little places to grab a bite to eat- and they were all practicing social distancing so well! We enjoyed the short walk to the beautiful beach, plenty of room to spread out. The guys did some fishing and golfing, the ladies enjoyed the sun and sand! It was just a little slice of paradise; away from groundhog day!! The cottage used every inch of space to get the most and of course, the outside (not enclosed) shower was a real treat!!
Stacey H. Jun 2020
This small cottage has great appointments, a lovely outdoor and private eating area , and is a 2 min walk to the water’s edge- very good walk ability to bars and eateries as well- good value!
Tom D. Jun 2020
We enjoyed our little near ocean cottage, it was very retro and clever use of space. The only complaint I have is an absence of dishwasher.
Beds was very comfortable, backyard was cozy and cute and storage equipped with beach chairs and staff. It was very clean as well.
Ana D. Jun 2020
Adorable decorated and all as described. The place has all the essentials and much closer to the beach than I had anticipated. We will definitely be returning.
Debra B. Mar 2020
Great location, clean, comfy.
Only negative, there were no spices, condiments one usually finds in an Air B&B.
Gregory F. Mar 2020
This was a great place for our stay. Short walk to beautiful beach. Quiet area of island. Our first visit to Anna Maria Island. We’ll be back.
Joerg S. Feb 2020
Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Aufenthalt im Seashell. Die zentrale Lage war sehr schön und trotzdem ruhig
Die Nähe zum Strand war sehr schön und praktisch.
Terry Z. Dec 2019
The cottage was a reminder of days gone by, when the island beaches were dotted with small, cozy cottages that met all your needs and was a very short walk to the beach.
Tracy G. Aug 2019
Nicely decorated and comfortable!
Mary G. Jun 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. 2 bedroom with 2 baths is a bonus in an older home. My only beef is the very early check out time (10am) combined with a very late check in time (4 pm) means your stay is really almost a full day shorter than what you pay for.
Katharine G. May 2019
We loved our stay here. It was literally five houses down from the walkway to the most perfect, almost private beach. We walked with our daughter to breakfast every morning at Ginny and Jane E's. We walked to dinner and ice cream. It was clean, well stocked and accessible. The backyard patio was an added bonus. We are local and will return again for sure!
Jeanmarie F. Mar 2019
We enjoyed the quaintness of this older beach cottage and found the location to be perfect for the two of us. Master bed was extremely comfortable and enjoyed the private back yard area. We did end up washing all the windows as they hadn’t been washed in awhile and it made everything look brighter. Also some landscape maintenance needs to be done in back as just a little work could make it picture perfect. We would definitely stay again. Vacasa was also our first time to use them and were very pleased with our experience with them.
Ron K. Oct 2018
the short walk to the beach and the coziness of the cottage.
Marta G. Sep 2018
We will definitely come back soon! The house was perfectly clean and with all comforts. Beach is only few minutes walk... very comfy! I'll recommend it!
Edward L. M. Jul 2018
Great location, small but comfortable little cottage. Extremely well stocked to make your vacation easy and fun.
jim H. Jul 2018
Everything very clean very quaint and very conveinient. Will book again in the future.
Tamara P. May 2018
Just a few houses away from the beach and no street to cross. There is a sidewalk that runs parallel to the beach and spans many streets that is great for walking your dog or just yourselves. Across the street is Ginny & Jane E.'s, a unique place for breakfast/shopping. Down the street is the wonderful Sandbar Restaurant that is right on the beach. The house is fenced and gated, perfect for bringing a dog. Beach chairs and beach towels are provided. The king bed is very comfortable. The washer/dryer is very convenient. The reason for giving 4 vs. 5 stars is that the TV area is a little cramped and there is no dishwasher (minor complaints). We've rented this place a handful of times and really enjoy it.
Molly O. Apr 2018
This little cottage is adorable and had everything we needed for our beach vacation. The beach is at the end of the street, making it a really short walk. Restaurants and shops are also within walking distance. Super convenient! (We loved walking to the Sandbar and Harry’s Grill for dinner.) However, because of the location you can hear the traffic from inside the house. This was not a deal breaker for us, but it may bother some. The nice, large private patio added a whole other space for us to hang out—which was nice as the cottage itself isn’t huge, and we are a family of five. The palms and other planting’s provide a nice backdrop and privacy. We loved that space. It also had a hose for spraying sand off of us. The bedrooms are decent—especially the master as it provides plenty of space for your things. (The master bed itself could maybe use an upgrade as you seem to sink into a hole on each side. We managed though.) Also, we loved that it has a small washer and dryer! All in all, we had a wonderful vacation, and this cottage’s proximity to the beach and restaurants contributed to that. We would stay here again.
Krista B. Mar 2018
Loved this cozy cottage. Steps from the beach and close to nightlife & restaurants.
Brigitte K. Oct 2017
Wir hatten zwei traumhafte Wochen auf AMI und die Zeit ist wie im Flug vergangen. Das Seashell Cottage ist sehr schön.Wir kommen wieder!
Carol P. Apr 2017
Loved this little cottage. Great private outdoor space. Convenient to shops & restaurants. Short walk to the beautiful beach. Had everything I wanted & needed.
Andree L. Dec 2016
"Thanks for this nice holiday in this cute cottage."
Pamela F. Aug 2015
Everything we needed was available as far as linens and kitchenware. It is a perfect location for a short walk to the beach.
Ian . Sep 2014
Lovely little house on a fantastic Island , the staff at island real estate are really easy to do business with , and are very helpful .
Michelle . Jul 2014
The cottage was lovely and your staff was so easy to work with. Thank you!
Keith W. Jun 2013
We will be back!
Anonymous . Apr 2012
Great place! So close to everything: the best beach, the best coffee shop, a free trolley to the pier, Holmes Beach or all the way down to Sarasota. You don't need a car to go to the best restaurants on the island. Comfortable, private and intimate.