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V. relaxing - walked the beach everyday, saw dolphins and a manatee. Great swimming, but dodgy weather. Definitely a chill out. Best for fresh food - The fresh Market..
McKenzies - UK, November 2014

My family & I (2 kids) had the absolute pleasure of staying in Starfish cottage over Easter -it 150 metres from a truly beautiful sandy beach where we were able to watch dolphin, manatee & rays swim by. The cottage itself is lovely, 2 nice bedrooms - 1 double & 1 twin, the kitchen is well stocked the fridge has an ice dispenser - all perfect! Weber BBQ outside & Beach chairs as well you would be crazy not to sit on that beach and watch the world go by. The cottage is plenty big enough for 4 adults - I think there was a sofa bed as well. It's nicely decorated & well maintained. The best bit is the swimming pool - 3ft to 5ft deep - great for the kids and there are lots of comfortable beds. Plenty of nice places to eat locally & the beach is great for a run or long walk - it goes on forever! The cottage is at the quiet end of the Island. The Pier is worth a visit to tarry a while and watch the dolphins & local fishermen. You will need a car, so make sure you take a trip along the island road south & visit Sarasota & the area around it. Anyway in summary, the cottage is fantastic the surroundings wonderful, and those visiting will hopefully have as nice a time as my family!.
Andy, UK - April 2014

Lovely cottage, lovely location, a great week..
The Hobdens - November 2014

Lovely Cottage, very relaxing and peaceful. Beautiful beaches. Thank Mel..
Adams - Marlborough, UK - September 2014

Lovely relaxed week. Cottage beautiful and AMI perfect..
Jersey, Channel Islands - August 2014

Starfish Cottage was fantastic and we would have no hesitation booking with you again. Also we have recommended to all our friends..
Julie, UK - August 2014

Idyllic indeed. Fastest week of our lives. Everything you need. A return visit to AMI for us and we will be back relaxing, calming, just beautiful..
McDermott Family - Glasgow - July 2014

Great Cottage, pool and sooo close to beach. AMI gorgeous..
The Walkers-Clarkson - July 2014

Lovely cottage great & pool, great beach. Everything you need. Very relaxing, very friendly people. Thank you for a brilliant stay..
The Colmans - England July 2014

Best vacation ever! Spent most of our time on the beach and exploring the Island. Highly recommend renting bikes, kayaking & manatee watching. We were lucky enough to encounter 4 manatees while kayaking and it made our trip. Loved Starfish and will definitely be back..
Zinn Family - April 2014

What a great get away to have some quality family time. Beautiful beach and many nice restaurants and shops. The pool is great and we love the Cottage..
Ohio - April 2014

We had a great week at Starfish Cottage. The pool and beach are great..
Clark Family - Bedale, February 2014

Its been so wonderful to be back again. We had a fabulous time..
Mcganghey Family - January 2014

Another lovely stay at Starfish. Beautiful setting, a nice stroll to see the sunset most evenings was perfect. An amazing holiday and who would not be tempted to come back to Anna Maria Island?!.
4 Groves & 1 Hendry - Dorset - September 2013

What a fantastic 8 days - AMI was the perfect tonic after the intensity of Disney & Orlando. When not in the pool or on the beach we had a great boat trip - saw lots of dolphins - Paradise!.
John, Sarah, Isabella & Beatrice, August 2013

Truly home from home, more than just a rental property. Had a fantastic time. Thank you..
Goodleff Family, Devon - July 2013

What a fantastic place! We loved it and hope to come back again!.
Angela, Peter & William - Cheshire July 2013

Wonderful 2 weeks at Starfish Cottage. Weather great - in 90's whole time - hardly any rain. Beach is amazing - best at sunset - take a beach chair down to the edge of the water. Saw dolphins very close to shore at beach - also at City pier and Rod & Reel pier. Wolud love to come back sad to leave..
Ian & Katy, Scotland, UK, 1-15 Sep 10

We had a wonderful holiday and must say that the property was excellent and that Sharon was most helpful with the little questions I contacted her about. We will certainly keep you in mind when looking for another rental..
Hazel, March 2013

Fantastic few days - we wish it had been longer. Hopefully be back soon..
Phil & Sue, Reading Feb 2013

We enjoyed our holiday very much and would not hesitate in recommending it to others and do hope to return..
Suzanne - January 2013

Thank you Liane. We loved the cottage and hope to come back next year. .
Sue & Family - 2013

We had a great time, thanks and wish we were still on AMI!.
Jane, December 2012

Our 3rd return to lovely Starfish cottage & it never disappoints. AMI magical as ever. A wonderful shot of sunshine to shorten the English winter. Back home to pre-Christmas mayhem now, but will be back!.
Chris & Marilyn with daughters, Ringwood, Hants, UK - Oct-Nov 2012

Only 4 days, but a lifetime of memories! Sunrise & sunset on the beach - magical. Sandbar Restaurant had fantastic atmosphere and outstanding food. Who needs a hire car when you can amble around on beach cruisers?! The cottage is beautiful and exceeded our expectations. We all hope to return. .
3 Groves & 1 Hendry - Dorset, UK - Sept 2012

Just a wonderful place. Cottage beautiful. Found some good shells on beach. So relaxing. Saw dolphins down on the beach! Off to Orlando now, I wish I could stay!!.
Holt Family, York, UK - Aug 2012

Every summer our large family gets together at a different beach, Florida location and this year was here. The children absolutely loved it - as did the adults! Thank you!.
Harris, Schumacher, & Szmyglewski Family, Cansondale, Illinois, USA - Aug 2012

Wow, what a wonderful experience! Lovely pool and beach... Thank you Tropical Storm Debbie for great beach combing!.
The Brown Family - Scotland - July 2012

Our second relaxing trip to Starfish Cottage, but not our last! We have walked and run on the beach at dawn and sunset! Barbecued food and enjoyed our beer and wine in the peaceful paradise! Watching sunset from the pier with a beer and music and playful dolphins was wonderful! Au revoir!! .
Wicks Family, Leeds Uk - July 2012

Once again we have had a wonderful holiday here at Starfish. We have been here a few times and still love the area. We have made the most of the beautiful beach and feel very relaxed. Hopefully we will be back..
Helen, John, Margaret & Peter, Scotland - April 2012

Fantastic holiday cottage on a wonderful Idland. Had a brilliant holiday. Went on Sears by the sea, great day out. Saw Dolphins in the sea and much more. Mr Bones for dinner and fishing from the Pier was fun... locals very helpful and friendly..
Scothard Family, Codsall,UK - March 2012

We pretended we were in a Doris Day movie while we were in this cute cottage - we loved it..
5 essex Girls, UK, May 10


Starfish Cottage Sleeps up to 6

Lovely cottage with pool. Just off the beach

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 Starfish Cottage is a beautifully renovated cottage, with full air-conditioning and heating. It is situated on the gulf coast of Florida in a quite location known as a nature reserve in Anna Maria, being part of Anna Maria Island, which neighbors the exclusive island of Longboat Key. (1hr from Tampa Airport 30 minutes from Sarasota).

 The garden area is tropically landscaped. The property is one of a cluster of three cottages that surround a heated, free-formed deep swimming pool with waterfall. It is located within 300 feet from the beautiful 7 mile, white sandy beach, where you can watch Pelican dive, Ibis run and Dolphins swim.

The property is fitted with all mod cons, and it is our aim to ensure that your holiday starts from the moment you arrive. To those of you who know the island, the cottages are within walking distance of the wonderful Sandbar beach restaurant. Information on bicycle rental as well as emergency telephone numbers plus additional information on places to visit are all in a booklet awaiting your arrival.




Living Room
With television (full cable), video, DVD, i-pod docking station and wi-fi. Computer table with fax/telephone. Sofa which can be made into an additional double bed. French doors to garden, with sitting area.
Dining Room
It will easily accommodate 6 and table can be extended to sit a further 2 people. Door to garden.
Fully integrated and equipped kitchen comprising: oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer with water dispenser and icemaker, toaster, coffee percolator & teapot, and washer/dryer. Corian type work surfaces.
Free Wi-Fi is available at this property.
Master Bedroom
King size bed, Flat screen TV, walk-in closet, french doors to private sitting area.
En-suite Bathroom
Large shower, WC, basin with vanity unit shaver point and door to swimming pool area.
Second Bedroom
With 2 single beds, wardrobe, desk, french doors to pool area
Bathroom 2
Bath/shower, WC, basin with vanity unit, shaver point and hairdryer. All bath towels and linen are provided as well as some swimming towels.
Air Conditioning & Heating
Outside, parking and garage
Small garage and car parking space, outside shower, large garden area.   Outside store with beach chairs. Barbeque
Heated swimming pool with Waterfall
To be shared by all cottages
Loungers, table and chairs, barbeque, free formed swimming pool with waterfall and beach chairs.
Bedding, Linen and Cleaning
All bedding and towels are provided.  The property is cleaned before and after your visit by our manager, but we do ask that you leave it in a good manor when you depart.


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