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Everything with the Cottage and the area was absolutely wonderful. We really enjoyed the house, the pool, the location - in short everything was there to make for a perfect holiday. Thank you so much..
Terri - December 2015

I think this was our 6th visit to Anna Maria and 3rd stay in Starfish. The island is very special to us and we made a beeline to Rod n Reel - (wonderful blackened grilled prawns & tuna steaks)..
Harry, Wendy, Oliver, Archie & Claire - Wallingford, Oxon UK - Aug2015

A lovely trip to Anna Maria Island. Sandy beaches and warm sea. The cottage was fantastic and the pool brilliant! Hope we come again!.
Maisie, Ben, Daddy & Mummy - Oxford, UK - July 2015

Wonderful holiday her in AMI. Great to be so near the beach. Kids love the pool. Sad to leave.
The Doyle Family - Ireland - July 2015

Weather perfect, but HOT! Kids LOVED the pool - perfect size and depth. Saw a family of Manatees at the point. Rode bikes all over. Ice cream and dips (cash only) and scoops. Love the Cottage..
The Cazares Family - Virginia Beach VA, USA - June 2015

The most amazing time here in Anna Maria Island as always - 7th time here! and we will be back!.
The Kavanagh Family - UK - August 2015

Great Cottage, AMI - beautiful. Amazing sunsets & sunrises - perfectly situation for beach - great pool. Rod n Reel Pier great steaks & fish. Sorry to be leaving.
Roz & Alan Newcastle, UK - September 2015

We had a lovely 10 days at the Starfish Cottage on Anna Maria; thank you very much! We would be very happy to rent again or to recommend the property to potential clients. Thank you again!.
Bets - USA - February 2016

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in Starfish Cottage. It was such a special place and holiday - we will be back. .
Kenny & Arlene May 2015

Thanks for a wonderful stay! We loved the place. Everything is perfect!.
Markus, Germany October 2015

Had a great time here. Ideally situated for the beach. Lovely cottage. Very sorry to leave..
The Smiths, UK - November 2015

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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


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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