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USA Florida Florida Gulf Coast Anna Maria Listing #13558

Shell House - Anna Maria, FL

18 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Dog-friendly  (25 lb weight limit) 
215 Fir Avenue, 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.

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

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

Dog-friendly house with private pool, island views & nearby beach access!

Chase sunsets and island vibes at this lovely beach house on Anna Maria Island. Offering a private heated pool, dog-friendly attitude, and access to a beach nearby, this house will ease you into vacation mode in no time!

Located just over half a mile from the beach at City Park and a free trolley ride to anywhere else on the island, convenience is one of the best features of this rental. Walk down to Pine Avenue for shopping, restaurants, and freshly baked donuts. There is space for three cars to park in the driveway.

Spend relaxing mornings in the sun of your backyard, where a private pool is surrounded by tropical foliage - this is what island life is all about! Sip coffee, read a book, and play fetch with Fido (please note a 25-pound limit and small, nighty pet fee). Meals are easy to whip up in the fully equipped kitchen, and a gas grill is perfect for preparing fresh-caught fish. After a full day, relax with a DVD on the flatscreen TV or surf the free WiFi for activities to do tomorrow!

This beautiful house is waiting for you - book 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!*

*Heated Pools may not be available if temperatures drop below 65 degrees 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: VR18-000041 - City of Anna Maria




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining









DVD player

Wireless router

On-site activities

Pool : Private

Heated pool


Gas grill : Private




18 reviews

Linda T. Mar 2020
Pros: Even though there were only two of us, there is room enough for four. Well supplied for cooking meals and everything worked well. Easy to use the washer and dryer. The pool area is extremely nice and at least partially shaded at all times and always a very comfortable temperature. In a nice neighborhood and the cottage is only three houses away from the beach!
Cons: there is a screened-in-porch but not up to par. There were beach toys, wagons and 3 bikes but all of them very rusty. This did not add to the ambiance of this outdoor space and we never utilized it. If the items were removed it would be a much more welcoming area. We were unable to use the tv in the livingroom for regular channels, only netflex. There were no instructions for the TVs, only a list of channels. We were able to sit in the bedroom to watch the news and any evening programs. There was a peculiar odor when you first walked in the house but once you turned up the air you didn’t notice it.
Unfortunately we were there when COVID-19 was starting and the bars and restaurants were closing down, but we had a nice place to stay and still enjoyed our time in the Shell House. We would return again.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Linda! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will work with our team to identify areas for improvement. We look forward to hosting you again!
Daniela B. Jan 2020
We loved the interior, furnished and decorated with the attention to detail. Great pool area, even bikes were available. We didn’t miss anything, a well equipped house that added significantly to our enjoyable stay. We can highly recommend this house!
valerie b. Dec 2019
Nous avons apprécié l'originalité de la décoration, le confort de la maison et sa proximité de la plage.
Susan K. Oct 2019
Wonderful vacation home! Just 5 homes from the beach-a very short walk. Shell House is nicely furnished and very comfortable. Perfect for two couples or a small family to share. The pool had a lot of debris on the bottom when we arrived (the day after Tropical Storm Norbert). I called Vacasa to let them know and they sent someone out the next day to clean the pool! We were very happy with this vacation property
Tracy W. May 2019
This is our second year staying at Shellhouse. The pool and screened in porch are our favorite things about the house. It is clean and nicely decorated. Very short walk to the beach.
Christine G. Apr 2019
This house was amazing, especially the private backyard with heated pool. And only steps to the amazing beaches!
Frances H. Mar 2019
We enjoyed our very comfortable stay at the most special Shell House! This was our second visit and we hope to return next year. We thank our hosts/owners for providing everything that we needed. A marvelous time! (comfy and attractive furnishings, well out-fitted kitchen, lovely pool, perfect location . . .
Thank You
Pete M. Oct 2018
The house was perfect.
The pool was perfect.
The proximity to the beach was perfect.
Awesome vacation !
Thank you thank you thank you!
Katie S. Apr 2018
We just got back yesterday from our one week vacation at the Shell House with myself, my husband and our 8 and 3 year old. None of us wanted to leave. Oftentimes you are ready to get back after a week of being away, but we were all so relaxed and settled in, it was very hard to leave. The vibe of this house is funky and artistic, which is just our style. The beautiful (good size!) lagoon pool in the back had little artistic offerings throughout the landscaping around the pool. There is a large lanai that we drank our morning smoothies in and a table outside the pool where we ate most of our lunches. The house is steps to the beach (Gulf side) with powder white sand and calm waters, when we were there. Pine Ave, with shops and restaurants is just 4 blocks from the house where there is also a nearby trolley stop. This vacation house was heaven, rent it, you won't be disappointed!
Christine A. Apr 2018
The house was perfect for our family. While it was a smaller house, it was updated and modern. The backyard was beautiful with a lot of trees to create privacy. Loved the location - a very short walk to the beach and a short walk to many attractions on Pine.
Marilyn B. Mar 2018
The location is perfect. Just a very short walk to beach access to the best beach. This beach is on the northern end of Anna Maria with lovely sugar white sand. It's a residential neighborhood so the beach is never crowded. Easy walk to restaurants. Less than a mile to the village of Anna Maria.

The house was spotless and well appointed. Beds were comfy. Lovely patio with a salt water pool.

We had a wonderful time.
Thomas H. Mar 2018
Recently and tastefully decorated, Shell Cottage is a comfortable, quiet slice of Florida, close to the village of Anna Maria but away from the traffic. While not pretending to be a luxury property, it has nearly all the amenities vacationers need for a week or a season (almost) on the beach. We booked it for two weeks next year and are already looking forward to our return. Thank you owners, whoever you are.
Patricia M. Mar 2018
Yes sorry ran out of space. People that rent a home with a heated pool do so for a reason and they need that feature when they start the rental not at the end of the stay. Enough said. Very pleasant house and thank you for the opportunity to give this review. Love the Island. It is always a tonic to be there,
Joan And Steve S. Mar 2018
We enjoy Shell House for it's tropical feel and it's proximity to the beach. We also used the pool every day this February with the warm temperatures this year!
David S. Jan 2016
"Cool weather but we loved the spa."
Alex S. Jul 2013
The "Shell House" is a perfect place to spend some relaxing and happy time on the Island. We so look forward to returning to this house to make more and new unforgetable memories. The owner of this house has done a great job having every possible thing a family may need to spend a real good time by the beach. Thank you ! Alex
Michael H. Jan 2013
We thought the home owner had been very thorough and thoughtful in supplying homeroom with just about everything we needed!