USA Gulf Coast Florida Anna Maria Listing #24665

A Cozy Cottage - Anna Maria, FL

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37 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 4 dog max  (25 lb weight limit) 
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Dog friendly oasis with heated private pool and very close to the beach

A Cozy Cottage is the ultimate retreat for relaxation and reconnecting with family or friends. Each bedroom is appointed with a built-in closet system, and offers direct access to the pool area. The kitchen is abundantly stocked, offering the ability to prepare any meal you decide to enjoy. The spacious Living Room with adjoining Dining Area provides a sleeper sofa, and a 42' flat screen TV. Lush tropical landscaping and a spacious entertaining area surround the private heated pool. This home is also great for vacationing with pets!

What's nearby:
Quietly located on the northern end, but easy walking or biking distance to Anna Maria's Historic 'Pine Avenue' where you can shop the boutiques, dine at several local restaurants, and rent additional entertainment items(golf carts, bicycles, kayaks & more). Multiple Beach Accesses Nearby: A 2 minute walk to the Seagrape Beach Access(more secluded/fast access), and a 6 minute walk to Cypress Avenue Beach Access(offers easy access to the Sandbar Restaurant). Quick Access to the Bay Attractions: Historic 'Rod & Reel' Pier and Restaurant, overlooking Tampa Bay, is a short 4 minute walk from A Cozy Cottage. Situated between the Rod & Reel Pier and Anna Maria's City Pier, is a bay-side playground and picnic area, also a 4 minute walk.

*Pool heat is included and maintained at 80°F. Additional pool heat to 85°F is available upon request for $22 per day plus tax. A 24 hour notice is required. Heat may not be available if temperatures drop below 65 degrees.

City/town permit number: VR19-000022

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Miscellaneous

Step-free access

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Private

Heated pool

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Beach towels

Deck

Enclosed yard

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

37 reviews

Linda R. Jul 2022
Cozy Cottage was cute, clean, and tastefully decorated. Our family had a wonderful time! The back yard pool area was beautiful and the beach access (Seagrape) was just around the corner! The beach was amazing! Bedrooms are small, but plenty of parking for our 3 cars plus we rented a golf cart. Highly recommend! Two issues worth mentioning: 1) Water temps in the house. Showers would go very hot and then cold. Water in the kitchen would not get hot enough to wash a few dishes. I know this is not a new problem and has been checked per other reviews/responses, but thought it should be mentioned- especially for families with children. 2) Pool alarms. We could push the bypass to get out to the pool without the alarm going off. However, the bypass did not work going in from the pool. Therefore, each time we opened the door to go back into the house, the alarm would go off. Not good, especially if children are napping. From inside the house, all doors to the backyard are through the bedrooms. Would also be very helpful if beach wagon, chairs, umbrella, etc. we’re provided. All in all, it was a very nice house in a great location. We loved our stay on Anna Maria Island!
Manager response:
Hi, Linda! We apologize for the concern you experienced with the pool alarms. Our maintenance team was able to get this addressed. Thank you!
Lisa H. Jul 2022
Great place to stay, very spacious, comfortable, felt like home. The Back yard is an amazing place to sit and relax by the pool. Wonderful experience, minus the glitches with the alarm systems. I would totally stay here again and again.
Mary G. Mar 2022
Overall, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cozy Cottage. Charming, comfortable and clean in an ideal location just steps from the beach and a couple blocks from Pine Ave. Living room/kitchen area flooded with natural light in the afternoon. Lovely backyard with a heated pool surrounded by palm trees.
A couple things to note:
As many other renters have commented, the water heater does not work properly. Be prepared to stand aside in the shower as the temperature fluctuates from scalding to cold. We specifically asked Vacasa to check this before our arrival and were disappointed that it wasn't addressed.
There is no view of the backyard oasis from the main living space. Access to the backyard is through the bedrooms with door alarms that need to be bypassed each time you go through.
The pool was filled with debris from a storm and tinged green with algae when we arrived. Vacasa responded quickly to remove the debris but we had to wait for the regular pool maintenance team to treat the algae several days later.

Maria B. Mar 2022
Beautiful bungalow. It is a 2 min walk to beach access. Fully equipped. Our first day there, a brand new toaster was delivered. The pool man came on Tues to clean the pool. Weds the lawn maintenence men cleaned the yard then on Thursday maintenance to fix a broken knob. The king size room had no hot water in the sink and we couldn't get the outlet to work in there. It was an amazing vacation, a beautiful home and perfect location.
Manager response:
Hi Maria! Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Our property manager confirms the hot water is working but it is on-demand and it doesn't heat up as quickly as a regular water heater. The outlets have been fixed. We look forward to hosting you again!
Mary Ann S. Mar 2022
Loved the heated pool , living and sleeping spaces!
Margaret O. Feb 2022
We just completed our second stay at Cozy Cottage. We absolutely love the location—north end of the island, just a block from the beach. Really cute little house with a great back yard. We definitely noticed a decline in the maintenance of the property since our stay two years ago. Items had broken and not been replaced (a lounge chair in the back yard), the toaster was broken, one of the crisper drawers in the refrigerator was not operational, the furniture in the living room could stand to be cleaned and the interior paint needs to be refreshed. One of the showers has no hot water (in the queen bedroom) and the water temperature in the other showers fluctuates from scalding to ice cold. This was an issue two years ago and is still an issue. We had an issue with access to cable, and Vacasa promptly sent an engineer to assist with that. Despite these issues, we enjoyed our stay, and would love to return…hopefully Vacasa and/or the owner will take care of the maintenance issues.
Manager response:
We appreciate your review, Margaret. We have purchased a new toaster for the home and will ask the homeowner about new lounger chairs. The hot water is an on-demand system that has been verified as working properly. We apologize for the inconveniences you encountered and do hope to have a chance to provide you with a better experience in the future. Thank you!
Lindsey F. Nov 2021
The house is really lovely - great size & patio/pool space. We had a couple of challenges with water temperature and the keypad for access, but the Vacasa team was quick to respond and assist. Would definitely stay here again!
Mary Kirsten M. Oct 2021
This rental was cute, clean, and plenty of room for my family of five. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook dinner several
nights and the outdoor space was beautiful. My kids loved the pool and pool floats provided. The beach was about a 5 minute walk from the house, so wonderful for families. Will definitely rent again!
Danielle C. Oct 2021
Loved everything about this house!! The location and the amenities were great. However, there was a pair of underwear and a bloody pillow in one of the closets.
Manager response:
Hi Danielle, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. 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 hope you'll visit again very soon.
Christy R. Sep 2021
Loved the backyard and pool! House was spotless and well stocked. Would absolutely rent again. Also more affordable renting through Vacasa than a 3rd party rental site.
Mark M. Jun 2021
Nice floor plan, pool, comfortable beds and loved the smart tv’s!
John W. Jun 2021
The pool area was fantastic. A good mix of sun and shade. A very comfortable place to lay low and relax. The home was also very clean and the living room was spacious.
The showers temperatures were inconsistent and hard to manage and the bed I was in was rather uncomfortable.
My only real issue was when the landscapers came while my family was in the pool. This should have been done before we checked in.
Leah M. May 2021
The house was beautiful and even closer to the beach than I expected. Unfortunately the dishwasher didn’t work, and the master bedroom was set up poorly. You couldn’t close the bedroom door unless you moved the bed and bedside tables. If you moved them you could close the door, but then you couldn’t get into the closet. Bathroom door was also broken and kept shutting and locking us out. Otherwise the place was great !
Jenna C. May 2021
We love cozy cottage! The layout is perfect for a small family. Vacasa makes everything so easy. I felt like last time and this time before arrival I had a hard time communicating with Alex, I would email a question and never get a response and if I eventually did it wasn’t personalized it was generic and unsettling. However when I finally called because I was getting nervous Nicole answered and she turned it all around for me. She was beyond helpful and communicated perfectly and timely, for us that’s what makes the experience with a certain rental company. I will be saving Nicole’s contact info for next time.
Taylor S. May 2021
A couple hiccups, but overall a great stay.
Alisha M. May 2021
It’s an older home but the owners have done a great job remodeling it to be a modern, comfortable beach cottage.

Pros:
-beach access is very close and easily walkable with small children
-this section of the beach is fairly private and beautiful. We also saw a dolphin and manatee while relaxing on the beach.
-the backyard pool area is lovely and the pool is heated.
-comfortable set up for families with children as there is a bunk bed, toddler silverware and alarms on the bedroom door
-close to some good restaurants and ice cream stores

Cons:
-the water temperature in the showers is a bit finicky. It goes from warm to scalding to freezing with no warning so be careful letting children shower alone.
-the reviews stated there was a beach cart, which is one reason we chose this property, but it has either been stolen or removed as it is no longer there. The VACASA rep was less than helpful but beach gear is easily rented on the island.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Alisha! Unfortunately, the home is not listed as having a beach wagon available; we apologize if you were counting on this feature. Maintenance is looking at the water heater. We hope to see you again!
Katharine P. Apr 2021
We stayed here 2 years ago before the house sold to the current owners. We were happy to rent again and I think this house is a terrific value. The interior decor refresh was nicely done, the backyard is fantastic and the location is hard to beat! I do need to caution parents of young children considering renting this home that there are 3 separate doors (one from each bedroom) that lead directly out to the pool area. Last time we stayed each door had a working door alarm. For this stay, only the child’s bunk bed room had an alarm (which was even unplugged when we arrived). This would be a deal breaker if I were staying with small children unless this is addressed for future guests.
Manager response:
Hi, Katharine! We apologize the pool alarms were out of order during your stay; maintenance has reinstalled alarms to each of the doors leading to the pool area. Thank you!
Judith S. Mar 2021
We loved this cute cozy cottage. We loved the location: away from all the holiday traffic and tourists. Cottage is well appointed; beds are comfortable. We'd love to return.
Jay S. Mar 2021
Great backyard pool area, easy beach access. Clean and cute space.
DAVID D. Dec 2020
Nice 3 bed 3 bath home with private retreat in backyard with a pool. Perfect place to enjoy a week with the family.
Jenna C. Dec 2020
This place was perfect for us. Each had our own room and exit to the pool from our rooms. Spacious pool area for my 2 year old to play with his toys safely. Perfect kitchen with everything we needed. We will be back!
Alisha K. Oct 2020
This house was great for my family of 5! The backyard is super lush and private with a great pool. There is a beach access right around the corner, which was the best part. Comfy beds with plenty of cookware. Definitely coming back!
Michelle R. Aug 2020
Beautiful house for our family. Close walk to the beach and perfect pool!
Justin K. Jun 2020
Showed up on the day of check in, only to see the cleaning crew was no where to be found and house was still dirty. Finally they showed up half hour after check in time. Lost two and half hours of waiting outside so they could clean. Caught them putting dirty sheets back on the beds, called the office to figure out what the heck was going on. No one knew what to do or tell us. Dirty backyard and pool. Had to go through again and clean everything.
Would not recommend doing business with this company. Specially for how much we payed. Frustrating first day leaving wife upset for the first weekend.
Manager response:
Thank you for you review, Justin. We sincerely apologize for the housekeeping issues you experienced during your stay and for the frustration it caused. Please know this is not our standard, and the concerns have been addressed with the housekeeping team to ensure our Premium Clean standards are being adhered to. We also apologize for the communication issues you experienced, and we are glad to see we were able to reach a resolution with you. We hope to have an opportunity to provide you with an exceptional guest experience in the future!
Shaun L. Jun 2020
Clean! Close to be beach! We had a great time!
Charlene D. Jun 2020
Best beach vacation! Of course, AMI is the perfect destination, but this Cozy Cottage helped make our trip spectacular. There are three bedrooms, one across the house from the other two in a split floor plan. Two of the bedrooms have bathrooms attached, with the third bathroom quickly accessible to living room and also with a bathtub which was great for my toddler. All bedrooms have doors that lead to outside/back yard - definitely important to note when traveling with children. It looked like doors had alarms that could be activated but we didn’t try to figure them out. The kitchen had everything we needed, and loved that all rooms had a TV with Netflix/Hulu/Roku capabilities. Outdoor shower and tropical back yard with heated pool was like a retreat. Yard is fully-fenced. Plenty of outdoor seating, extra linens, etc. Thank you!!!
Brian M. Mar 2020
Everything perfect. Backyard/pool both shade or sun. Proximity to public beach access point. Full kitchen. Outdoor shower when returning from beach. 4 bikes and beach chairs/umbrella were nice surprise.
Jay S. Mar 2020
Great location, close to beach, restaurant and shopping. Pool was wonderful. Grill and beach toys are very nice to have. House was clean and plenty of towels. TV access in the bedrooms was great as well. Will definitely stay again!
Peggy O. Feb 2020
We had a wonderful stay at the Cozy Cottage! Charming and well equipped, and just two blocks from a great beach access. The house was immaculate when we arrived. Easy check-in with a numeric keypad. We enjoyed the beautifully landscaped back yard and the pool. Easy walks to Pine Street and the Rod & Reel Pier.

We appreciated the provided beach chairs and towels and comfortable, beachy decor.

Looking forward to our next visit! We’d definitely stay here again.
Jill P. Jan 2020
This property was one of the best we have ever come across via VRBO. It literally had everything you need for a vacation. The house itself is polished inside and out!! We will definitely be back!!
Ashlea T. Dec 2019
We loved our stay at Cozy Cottage. This house is adorable and had plenty of room for a family of six. The bedrooms are a bit tight on space as the furniture is a little too big for the rooms but it works. The backyard is such a retreat, we had dinner there every night and skipped the crowds at the restaurants. We had an issue with the pool but that was addressed quickly so kudos to property management. Bikes, helmets and a beach cart are all available to use...just bring your own beach toys. Overall, we would definitely recommend.
Gwyneth W. Nov 2019
There was so many welcoming items at cozy cottage. The name says it all. We had a fabulous time. Also great location for the beach.
Dave D. Jul 2019
We loved this house. It was clean and well kept. It’s a very short walk to the beach, has a nice pool area, and has most of the conveniences you need. It’s also a quick golf cart ride to about anything you’d want to do, eat, or see.
Lori J. Jul 2019
The cleanliness the pool
Eva C. May 2019
The backyard was absolutely gorgeous, the home spacious n clean, the home had all the amenities to make a vacation go smooth