GREAT late 2023 deals on Anna Maria Island vacation rentals in Florida – book NOW!

Fancy a quick get away before Christmas? 
We have some rare and exceptional offers and autumn/winter availability at our highly regarded vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island in Florida, USA.
Due to a late cancellation, our prime and rarely available holiday home, The Beach House, is available NOW until Nov 2, 2023.
Admire the ocean from your decked terrace, sink your feet into soft silver sands, enjoy nature and wildlife literally on your doorstep! It’s an amazing place awash with 5-star reviews and clients who come back  to us year after year.
Grab a great last minute deal with us! 
We also have availability at our other Anna Maria Island rentals, which are all located close to a glorious beach and amenities.
Starfish Cottage: Available 13 October-1 November and 25 November-16 December
Seahorse Cottage: Available 10 October-22 December
Shell Cottage: Available 12-27 October and 6 November-27 December.
Seabreeze: Available up to Christmas.
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IMPORTANT:  Our popular vacation rentals are snapped up 24/7 so some of the above dates may no longer be available. However, we will do our very best to make your holiday dreams come true if we can.

Vacation cancelled due to Florida hurricane damage? We’ll do our best to help!

Our heartfelt wishes go to all those who suffered in any way due to the 2023 Florida hurricane.

We were extremely grateful to discover that ALL of our holiday rentals on Anna Maria Island have escaped unscathed.

If anyone is seeking vacation accommodation in the aftermath of the hurricane PLEASE contact us and we will do our utmost to help.

We have availability and will do our very best to help anyone whose accommodation has been damaged.

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Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on Anna Maria Island – SWIMMING with horses

Horseback riding across silver sands is the stuff of dreams but visitors to our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals can go one step further – they can SWIM with horses.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience is offered by C Ponies, an AMI leisure company with a big heart.

Most of their horses are rescue animals nurtured back to health and wellbeing.

These magnificent creatures are your companions for a ride along the island’s silver sands – the perfect place to spot wildlife including dolphins and manatees.

You then enjoy an experience that will stay with you forever, and amaze your friends, the opportunity to ride a horse as it swims in the ocean.

You will be in waters no more than 3ft deep but will feel a sensation described as ‘like flying’. Hold on to your trusty stead’s mane as their legs move rhythmically through the water.

The horses are never forced to swim, it’s actually their favourite bit, according to C Ponies. You can add extra magic by choosing the sunset package.

The firm offers other riding adventures, too, such as exploring the Deer Prairie Creek Preserve Ride.

C Ponies is just one of many amazing leisure experiences you can enjoy on AMI. Browse our Idyllic Holiday Properties vacation rentals to book your stay and make this part of a magical holiday experience.

To find out more, to or book a horseback ride, visit

Image courtesy of C Ponies

Take a peek inside our Visitors’ Books and discover why people love our holiday homes so much

We get some AMAZING reviews and kind comments from guests who visit our holiday homes – some time and again.

The repeat custom we receive is exceptional and we are extremely grateful as regular holidaymakers turn into friends

Here are just a few comments from the Visitors’ Books in our cottages on Anna Maria Island in Florida, USA.

Anna & Aaron Thompson
Thank you so much! A hidden gem we were lucky enough to find for our honeymoon – March 2022 – Shell Cottage, Anna Maria Island

Kathy & David
Awesome stay again! Home away from home! -March 2022 – Shell Cottage, Anna Maria Island

Misha Brooks & Kids
Great Vacation – Love AMI – Seabreeze Cottage, Anna Maria Island

The Hubbards
We love your island. Great food, wonderful walks and beautiful sunsets – Dec 2021 -Seahorse Cottage, Anna Maria Island

Gill Vanderspool
6th time at Seahorse. We love our time here. such a great pool and beach. Love riding the island on bikes. – April 2022 – Seahorse Cottage, Anna Maria Island

John & Kelly Flatley – Kansas City, USA
Loved it here. Didn’t even mind the rain. Very relaxing – August 2021 – Seahorse Cottage, Anna Maria Island

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Explore The Best Beaches In The World

If you love to feel sand between your toes our holiday home locations in Portugal and Florida offer beach perfection.

Both destinations are famous for their beaches. In 2020 Portugal’s Algarve  was voted the Best Beach Destination for the 7th time in the prestigious World Travel Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry. Portugal has also been named Europe’s Leading Destination.

The Algarve has long been famous for its beautiful sandy beaches featuring stunning rock formations. The region boasts 87 blue-flag beaches and 48 beaches with full facilities for disabled beach-goers.

There are several wonderful beaches to explore near our holiday homes in the village of Vilarinha and town of Lagos, the latter boasting its own ample beach, which is pictured in winter. You often have an entire beach to yourself to walk, explore and enjoy.

Meanwhile, Florida’s Anna Maria Island offers wonderful stretches of clean silver white sand. There are three main public beaches at Bayfront Park, Manatee Public Beach and Coquina Beach, and three large areas with multiple beach access points on the Gulf side of the City of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.

Fancy Christmas Or New Year In Paradise?

You Could Be On The Beach …

Our holiday homes are available all year round which means they offer a phenomenal festive treat – a chance to enjoy the holiday season with the beach right on your doorstep.

Many families choose to enjoy a break over Christmas or the New Year in our home-from-home rentals in Anna Maria Island, Florida, or Portugal’s Algarve.

It’s fun, it’s different and it’s a great way to get away from it all and bond with your family in new surroundings. Get the log fire roaring in a Portugal cottage as the sun goes down after a day of activities in pleasant daytime temperatures. The Algarve gets around 300 days of sunshine a year – expect highs of 18C in December.

In Anna Maria Island temperatures have been known to climb into the 80s in December – T-shirt and shorts weather for most of us! It will be cooler in the evenings and early mornings but still glorious by most people’s standards. Expect highs of 23C and lows of 13C. Florida is a wonderful place to enjoy winter sunshine.

Sunlight enhances health and wellbeing and makes us feel happier and more active. Consequently, the benefits of a winter holiday can actually outweigh a summer one.

Happy Christmas!

Holiday Gift Vouchers – A Perfect Present

A Present Everyone Will Love

Wondering what to buy someone for Christmas, their birthday, anniversary or even, perhaps, their wedding? We can help.

Gift vouchers which can be put towards a break at one of our fabulous rental homes are available to purchase. For someone who loves Idyllic Holiday Properties and visits us regularly, it’s an ideal present.

Alternatively, perhaps you’re a regular and would like to introduce someone new to our holiday homes on Florida’s Anna Maria Island or Portugal’s sunny Algarve?  Or maybe you’ve found yourself here and discovered a gift that simply fits the bill. If you would like to purchase a gift voucher, all you have to do is:

The beauty of buying a holiday gift voucher is that it provides something very special to look forward to – and we all need that. But there is more … as well as the gift of happy anticipation, there is the experience of the holiday itself to enjoy – and then the memories and photos to look back on.

You’re not just buying a gift, you’re paving the way to a fantastic life experience that will hopefully live with them forever.