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Happy Island Cottage - Anna Maria Island
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Happy Island Cottage - Anna Maria Island
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29 reviews
Happy Island Cottage - Anna Maria Island
Private heated pool
Warm Florida nights...Do you hear the sound of crickets?
Private heated pool and a spacious seating area with an outdoor table set for 6
Living room with brand new designer furniture and decoration
Master bedroom with a king size bed and inviting night light design
A spacious second bedroom with a brand new comfortable king size bedroom set.
3rd bedroom with two tween beds and colorful tropical decor. A cable TV and a DVD player.
Fully equipped kitchen with brand new appliances
View from the couch - a 60' Smart TV with Netflix and cable included
Dining area with a table that extends to comfortably seat 8 people
A view of the dining area and the kitchen
A master bedroom with a tropical view. A full height mirror on the wall.
A master bedroom with a spacious double closet.
Large Jet Bath in the master bathroom - Yeah!
Large master bathroom with a double sink vanity. Powerful hair dryer in one of the drawers.
Large walk-in shower in a master bathroom
Cable TV in every room
A second bedroom with plenty of closet storage space and a large dresser
A nice laundry room with a large capacity Smart LG Washer and Dryer
Our favorite place, a large patio table right next to the pool and grill
View from the master bedroom deck that has a direct access to the pool
Always warm pool
Coffee anyone? ;)
A private backyard area
A brand new grill with all the tools you need
A 3 car garage. You can also rent a golf cart or a scooter (as shown in the photo) across the street and ride around...
A spacious 3 car garage
Beach Toys!
Another view of the living room with a 60' plasma smart TV
Spacious dining area
Kitchen and bar area
Large granite countertops
3rd bedroom with two tween beds
3rd bedroom with a cable TV, games and a DVD player. Educational tropical posters on the wall.
Travelling with little ones? We can set up a baby crib for you!
2nd bathroom with a walk-in shower
2nd bathroom
200 steps from marina, 400 steps from the beach - just perfect! Nice and quiet location.
Marina across the street has a lot to offer: sunset charters, fishing, tours
Your Beach Place - for real!
Beautiful path to the beach
Anna Maria attractions - Rod Reel Pier
Happy Place :)
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely house”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in November 2014

This house is very homely, clean and well maintained. House is in great location close to beach and many restaurants. We had cold weather so did not make use of the pool which was a shame because it looked lovely! . Just a shame that in other reviews people mentioned the key lime pie and wine which we did not not receive.
I would defiantly stay here again and recommend to friends.

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Liked best: Location and house was beautiful
Liked least: Lack of contact from the owners
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Ellen K
North Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect Location on the Island”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The house is in walking distance to the beach. Alex's went above and beyond to make sure our trip was perfect. He gave many recommendations of where to eat and places to stay away from to avoid the tourist traps. Before the end of our first day there we booked it again for next year.

Would recommend renting a golf cart to get around in on the island. Traffic can be a mess and you are able to get around much better, plus kids love it. We also rented jet ski's at the marina close to the house.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Guest room with double bed, the mattress was hard
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Lou F
Asheville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best rental EVER on Anna Maria Island”
Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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We have been renting on AMI for 6 years and Happy Island Cottage is by far the best. This new and spacious and beautifully decorated house has everything you could wish for in a rental.
We were joined for part of our stay by two other couples and the design allowed for poolside or dining room for meals , six cooks in the open kitchen and still plenty of space for alone time. From early morning sunrises and coffee on the front deck to afternoon cocktail hours by the pool , we used every bit of it .Alex was correct when he said..." Don't bring a thing"....the kitchen was so well equipped my chef brother-in-law didn't lack a thing.
The master bathroom shower is especially heavenly as were the beds.
The location is perfect for trolley hopping up and down the island or a short walk to the beach. Pool toys and beach equipment stored handily in the 2 car garage are provided and easy to transport with a wagon. No children during this stay but everything is there if needed.
Alex made this rental so seamless; from his initial prompt response to answering questions to the Key lime pie and Prosecco in the fridge when we arrived, it couldn't have been better.

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Liked best: The fact that it was beachy but classy and the quality of the furnishings ...sometimes people just put their left-overs in rentals . This felt like people lived there full time ( actually this place is so nice , it probably IS lived in full time)
Liked least: There was not a thing I did not like about this house.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Todd P
Oneonta, New York
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Beach House”
Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

We had a great time and the house was perfect. Our group was two families with 5 young children and 4 adults. Plenty of room in the house and everyone loved the pool. Alex was incredibly helpful through the whole process. The house is a very short walk to beautiful beach and the house has plenty of beach toys. Also conveniently located to many restaurants, grocery stores, and attractions. Would definitely stay here again.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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polar_bea...
Tampa, Florida
1 review
“Great beach rental!”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed in the house for a 4th of July holiday. The house is very well kept and had ample room for 4 adults and 3 children. The house is located a short walk from the beach and had a backyard pool, a perfect combination. The house is well stocked with beach items and a BBQ grill. The house was perfect for spending a beach week with family. I would definately stay in it again.

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Liked best: updated features, proximity to beach and pool
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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deweyscho...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Alex is not only an outstanding host/owner he offers a clean, attractive,comfortable, well equipped and maintained vacation rental. It met all of our needs.

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Liked best: the owner
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Reviewed 20 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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