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USA Florida Florida Gulf Coast Anna Maria Listing #17618

Once Upon a Time... - Anna Maria, FL

18 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
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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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Oceanfront house with great views, easy beach access, and free WiFi

This bright oceanfront house has the comforts of home but with the luxury of beach living. While there is a TV, who needs it when you have incredible ocean views from the large windows? There is a private deck on the back of the house with space for outdoor dining and a path that leads to the beach for a little beachcombing or sunbathing. The private washer and dryer are available to get those sandy clothes clean again.

What's nearby:
Anna Maria Island is all about the outdoors. If you want to experience other beaches, there are several nearby including Bean Point, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach, and Manatee Public Beach. There are kayak, bicycle, and standup paddleboard rentals as well as tours through Beach Bums Island Attitude, and there are even golf cart rentals to get you around. Bridge Steet Pier is a good place for some fishing, relaxing, or just catching a good sunset.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen

*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 25 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: VR16-000487 City of Anna Maria




Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining




Water view






Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Boogie board



Beach towels


18 reviews

James M. Oct 2020
The house is a great place to stay. The location is perfect...close to everything on the island. It is an older home but very comfortable and a great layout! We would definitely stay here again.
wendy c. Oct 2020
Pros: The location of the house is amazing! Walking distance to many places. $ minute walk on the beach to the Sandbar restaurant! Beautiful views! Nice size house for a family. Plenty of parking. The beds are comfortable, nice pillows.
Cons: The house is in desperate need of updating. The privacy is limited, because the window coverings are missing slats. The vertical blinds have large gaps in them and anyone can see into the master bedroom at night. this is also the case in the living room. you can see right into the living room at night, no privacy. Some of the exterior door locks seem to be falling off and like they have been jimmied or something. they need to be replaced. There is no key, given, that works on the downstairs doors, so you need to walk up the outside stairs every time you need to enter the house. The upstairs TV, in the master, does not work, it will not pick up the wifi connection, so it is useless. The carpet is pretty dirty and needs a good cleaning. The carpet in the upstairs master closet smells like a dog may have been kept in there. These are small things that could be changed to make this house perfect!
Erik B. Aug 2020
The house is well conceived but it has never been updated. Besides that we spent a few days and had a great beach time. It has a very convenient Shower to wash out coming from the beach.
Beach chairs and all gadgets are rusted and useless, so we recommend you bring yours.
We will consider it to come back to Ana Maria
Travis B. Jul 2020
Overall a great place. Fantastic location and views of the beach. It was a great getaway. Only negatives were the blinds didn’t work which partially blocked the beautiful bedroom view and the deck chairs were missing and/or deteriorated which prevented us from having breakfast or eating at the deck table.
Kendra F. Jul 2020
This house was perfect for our family. Beautiful beach views and an easy walk to the beach! We were wondering about what to rent for our time at the beach before we went and were unable to reach vacasa to find out. So, for future vacationers, here is what was at this home for use at the beach- boogie board, 1 working wagon and a cooler. There were chairs but they will all torn or broken, so we did need to rent chairs. There were no other beach toys or umbrella or canopy.
We loved staying here and would highly recommend it!
Jennifer S. Mar 2020
Loved the view! Master bedroom bed comfortable. House needs a lot of updating and repairs.
Leanne G. Mar 2020
This is my pretty much my dream home. It needs few minor repairs (windows that didn’t open), and were unfortunate to own this home is add a balcony/deck, crow’s nest to the master bedroom, but this home is so pleasant and in the perfect quiet location. Spacious and sunny, it makes me smile.
Manager response:
Hi, Leanne! Maintenance has been scheduled to check all the windows and do any simple repair work needed. Thank you for staying with us!
Tom L. Dec 2019
The house is right on the beach. We loved the walk on the beach every morning.

The house could use some upgrading like a gas bar b que and newer appliances, but it’s location makes up for its decencies.
Adrian W. Dec 2019
You can't beat the location and views from this house. It's a joy to see the sunset and beach from the extensive wall to wall windows and it's an easy few steps to the beach.

Good stuff:
- Locker stuffed full of beach gear. Some good, some rusting but plenty of stuff for everyone.
- Nice kitchen.
- King & Queen beds in master/guests.
- Plenty of linens/beach towels.
- Pretty quiet street BUT - two houses close by under construction. One across the street just had foundation poured as we were there and will start to get busy. The second two houses north was structured but no activity during our stay. Both have the potential for some noise in the future.
- Location, location, location.

- Never seen a house with so many light switches. Still didn't have them all figured out at week end.
- Charcoal grill vs. gas grill.
- House next door has pool downstairs. ALL outside voices/music are easily heard in master bedroom. Our neighbors were relatively quiet but if you have ANY outside activity next door you will hear it easily.
- Slightly dated interior - a little rough around the edges. Some appliances a bit worse for wear (trash compactor broken), several vertical blinds missing/broken. TV has broken bezel which shows a strip of white light while watching.
- Lots of steps inside (we had an older guest who found them a little daunting)
- Very mixed bag of kitchen utensils (pots) blunt knives, etc.
- Very few opening windows in Master Bedroom.
- Every room has a balcony EXCEPT the Master Bedroom. The view is fantastic but it was a strange missed opportunity in design.

All in all it was exactly as the pictures showed. It's a slightly older house with some odd design features but it's relatively cost effective compared to other rentals and the location and views are superb!
Manager response:
Adrian, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate the kind and comprehensive feedback. We will be sure to inspect the home further for any issues and address repairs or replacement as needed. We hope to host you for another great stay in the future!
ROBERT J B. Nov 2019
The location was perfect! Great panoramic view from both levels. Easy access to the beach, and short walk to the trolley, shopping and restaurants.
Sandy H. Sep 2019
We had the most enjoyable for days at this gorgeous home! Everything was perfect! The views from the master bedroom or absolutely stunning! A short walk to the gulf and convenient to everything in Anna Maria Island! We will be doing this at least twice a year from now on!
jennifer f. Sep 2019
The house was in a nice place.not very crowded. Once view. House was clean, bed comfortable.
Debbie L. Sep 2019
Amazing views, roomy, comfortable and clean house, perfect location.
Debbie N. Aug 2019
Breathtaking views, spectacular sunsets! Awesome, spacious house! Steps away from the Sandbar restaurant! Saw manatees & dolphins! Looking forward to staying there again coming from Tampa! I would switch one of the not so comfy queen beds for 2 twins for teens or anyone not a couple. Also need cases for the extra pillows. Lots of centipedes both alive & dead in the house. Ice maker isn’t working & there was no multi purpose cleaner, laundry detergent or shampoo/conditioner which isn’t a deal breaker, just don’t list them as being supplied if they won’t be. Also, based on another guest’s previous feedback we brought beach chairs, but now there are quite a few! The outside closet just needs to be cleaned out and organized to access stuff, especially the bbq grill! Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise!
Manager response:
We are happy that you appreciated this beautiful property and stunning views. Thank you for your valuable feedback. We have passed it along to the manager. We hope you will stay with us again soon!
Jake N. Oct 2018
The views, beach access and single family home.