Perfect beach spot – Shell Cottage is perfect for two. The beach at the end of the street is practically private. No crowds. The pool is delightful. The free trolley bus a few blocks away is so convenient. And Liane, Sharon and Julie are totally professional and helpful. I will definitely be back!
Great spot! – We loved our stay in beautiful AMI. The short walk to the beach was the best!
We had a super week! Great beaches, good weather and very nice and comfortable Vilarinha accommodation. We will certainly repeat these vacations!
Beautiful house, spectacular deck – We loved the house and spent our days on the deck enjoying the beautiful weather and amazing views.
Quiet and Simple – My partner and I had an excellent stay at the Seahorse Cottage. The beach is 100 yards away and is far enough north that there are always spots available at any time of day. The pool was excellent for when you needed a change of pace. Hopefully we will be able to get back soon!
Perfect, clean and comfy! This property had a perfect location with a short walk to the beach! It was also incredibly clean! Our group had one person sleeping on the pull out sofa and it was a very good mattress for a sofa bed! My only surprise was that it didn’t have a full oven. The toaster oven made d0, but we couldn’t bake a frozen pizza for the kids. The parking area under the unit was great to have your car in the shade. I would stay here again!
My husband and I stayed at Seahorse Cottage. We really enjoyed the property and the location – just 200ft from the gorgeous gulf side beach – can’t be beat. It’s an easy walk to the Sandbar for a sunset cocktail or lunch or dinner. Easy walk to Pine Ave for shopping or dining as well and only 10-or-so minute walk to Rod and Reel Pier. We barely used our car all week. The cottage was comfortable and had all the necessities. It’s not luxurious but I didn’t pay luxury prices either. It had everything we needed and everything worked well. The pool was really nice (shared with two other cottages), clean and plenty of places to lounge or sit to eat. Beach gear may or may not be in the garage, but we rented 2 chairs and a really good umbrella for the week (it was windy! You need a quality umbrella!). Communication with management, both local and in the UK, was very quick and thorough. We’d definitely stay here again!
Better than advertised! – The location was perfect. The condo is spacious. The pool is great. The location to the beach was easy! So nice. Only request would be to provide a broom to sweep up sand tracked in by the kids.
Met our expectations – Everything was as promised. No issues. Property was very clean. Got back the security deposit quickly.
The location! – Beach on your backyard, views from the balcony, gorgeous sunsets and laid back Anna Maria vibe made for a memorable family getaway.
Great location! Very short walk to a beautiful beach. Also short walk to many restaurants and trolley bus stop. Pool was a great addition. Very spacious with many pool chairs. Would definitely stay again.
True Old Florida Charm – Anna Maria is widely considered as one of the few remaining places in Florida where one can still experience the Old Florida charm. Well, this condo is perfect for that. It’s far from brand new, but everything works. It’s extremely cute and private, and has this authentic and relaxing Old Florida vibe to it. Three houses away from the path to the beach on a quiet dead-end street. The guest book is filled with rave reviews from past visitors from all over the world. Being on stilts, the condo offers living entirely on the second floor, away from pedestrian gazes, and we really enjoyed that, especially when relaxing and eating on the open deck. We also enjoyed private laundry, grill, and very competitive rates for a place so close to the beach. Would come back without hesitation!
It was perfect!!! Very relaxing and close to water, shopping and eating. We loved it. We are planning to go back every year.
So close to the beach – We had a great week at this cottage. It is so close to a quiet beach. The pool was warm on cool evenings. We ate dinner on the patio every evening. We hope to stay here again.
Just book it! – Property exactly as described. On a quiet street with beach access. Don’t hesitate to book!
We’ll be back – We had an enjoyable stay at The Beach House and hope to return again!
Comfort highlighted – Comfortable and spacious property with raised deck.
Handy For Everything – We had a great stay for our moms getaway! What we loved most was the location. We could walk to everything: beach, shopping, restaurants, market etc. We will be back!
Perfect Spot – Great location right next to the beautiful beach and restaurants. Very quiet, very quaint!
Great Sunset View – This house is the perfect location for a winter getaway. It is right on the beach, the sunsets can be watched from the porch and the beach is quiet. We loved watching the dolphins. We had a lot of fun on Anna Maria. We look forward to returning.
Looking Forward To Next Visit – We had a wonderful trip and hope to be able to return someday!
Birdwatcher’s Delight – Shell Cottage is one of three cottages sharing a heated pool and lovely backyard. It would be ideal for a larger group who wants to vacation together but have their own space. There is a lovely hammock in one corner under palm trees that is not shown in the pictures. You are a mere two minutes walk from the beach and six minutes from Pine Street restaurants and shops. As an added bonus, we had a view of an osprey nest and got to watch the birds fly in and out…
Perfect Break – Everything went very well and we enjoyed our stay very much.
Beautiful Beach House Offering Stunning Views of The Ocean – Communication with owner helped set expectations, very nice to work with. This house has everything we wanted, privacy, privacy, privacy, and a stunning view of the water. The beach-facing glass doors across the house ensure you can see the water from in the house, but we spent most of our time on the deck. Due to Covid, we took all our dinners as takeout, we cooked brunches at home, but every meal was at the deck table, watching the ocean … Overall we would absolutely rent again, you can’t beat that view… we got just what we needed, a beautiful private place to watch the sunset! We hope to make it a yearly trip!
We Had A Wonderful Time At the Beach House – We really enjoyed our stay, as usual! Is it possible to provisionally reserve it for Thanksgiving week next year? We hope to return.
This Property Has A Magical Location – The porch has an incredible view of the beach and sea. We watched the gorgeous sunsets every night! The house was fully equipped and we had a great time together! One suggestion would be to upgrade the mattresses. Looking forward to booking with you again.
We Very Much Enjoyed Our Stay – The house was the perfect size for a family of four. The pool is great, very nice and sheltered so when it is windy elsewhere it is still warm by the pool and it is heated. The location of this house is great, walking distance to shops and restaurants and close to the beach which is beautiful. The master bed is a little on the softer side and the master bathroom is a little small/crowded with the way the door opens. Washer and dryer were great to have, as well as the dishwasher. We did not use the grill, which was charcoal. Beach chairs are provided which we used a lot. Thanks for the great stay!
Cute Cottage And Excellent Location – The location of the property was wonderful. Very short walk to the beach and easily walkable to main Pine Street. The cottage was cute and we loved having the pool. It was the perfect size for our small family of three. Everything was exactly as expected from the pictures and description. Would definitely stay here again.
Perfect Vacation – This cottage is exactly as described and is a perfect getaway from the crowded beach scene that some parts of this area are known for. The location is ideal with a quick 2-minute walk to the beach. The part of the beach that this location grants access to is clean with lots of space to stretch out. The property is perfectly maintained, the pool was very clean, and the air conditioning worked well. The property managers were very responsive and excellent to deal with – the most responsive I have interacted with through VRBO so far. Overall this was a very memorable vacation and this cabin was certainly central to the experience.
A Great Escape – This is exactly what we needed during these times! Beautiful place and easy walk to the beach! Thank you!
Island Fans – 5th trip to AMI. We love it here.
Back Again – Great to be back here for third time.
A Terrific Holiday! We enjoyed it very much.
Top Tips – Make sure to walk to Bean Point and try the tequila and lime oysters at Oyster Bar.
The Best Place – We had a wonderful time during our stay at Starfish cottage!! Both the cottage and AMI are the best.
Perfect Location – We really enjoyed our stay at Shell Cottage. The location was perfect. Communication with management was easy. We enjoyed relaxing in the pool. The refrigerator was small but it worked out ok since there was only 2 of us. The cottage was just right for what we needed during our stay. I would definitely stay at Shell Cottage again.
What A Gem – Staying away from Covid-19. This place was just what we needed to get away and relax. Location near perfect and the cottage had everything we needed. Thanks for sharing this gem with us. We will be back.
Great Vacation Cottage!! The cottage was clean and perfect for our little family get away! Short walk to the beach and plenty of room on the beach for social distancing. We had an issue with the air conditioner one night and Sharon did a great job in getting someone out to check it out that night. We had a great time and will definitely be back!!!
Festive Break – Wonderful holiday over Christmas and New Year. Hope to return.
Perfect Location! Cosy cottage just a short walk to the beach and island shops and restaurants. It was just like the photos and description on the website. It did not disappoint. Only wish it had a TV in the bedroom, but otherwise it was just what we were looking for!
So pleased with Starfish Cottage. Clean, light and airy. Pool area is awesome and beach spectacular. Thank you!
Our Perfect Beach Escape – The cottage was all we had hoped it would be. The pool was amazing. So nice to come out of your room right into a beautifully set pool. The walk to beach is very short. The beach is almost secluded. Just like a fairy tale island getaway!
Great Place – What a great place! We will be back!
Home From Home – Came in the day, Tropical Storm Emily made landfall right here! Very rare happening, but it blew through so fast that we only saw the aftermath. Great little cottage and has everything we needed for our week. Location is great, we’re so glad it was available, so thanks for our little home away from home – Cheers
Relaxing Time – Had a fantastic two weeks here on AMI – first time here in Shell Cottage and we had a very relaxing time.
A Wonderful Relaxing Break. The perfect place to not feel guilty about, kicking back and doing nothing at all!
Obrigada! Great location. We missed nothing and felt very comfortable.
Great Surfing – We definitely enjoyed our time here and will come back! Loved the house and had great time surfing!
Amazing Holiday – Lovely place to sit by the pool and relax. As always the beach and the sunset were beautiful! Had an amazing holiday – can’t wait to hopefully return soon
Beautiful – Fantastic and beautiful place to stay and enjoy the peace and nature.
Lovely House – Your beach house was perfect for our family. It’s so well kept and was spotlessly clean. Despite the relentless winds, our grandchildren loved the full waters and enjoyed playing the indoor games too. Thank you for the use of your lovely house.
Really Idyllic Holiday – Enjoyed the beach in the cool mornings and evenings. We rented a beach tent at Beach Bums which was great! We can’t wait to return. Really Idyllic Holidays, lovely!!
Incredible Island – We loved our stay at the Starfish Cottage just as much as we enjoyed our first trip to AMI. What an incredible island. We enjoyed wonderful days on the beach & at the pool. We will be back!
A wonderful holiday in a very nice house! We will gladly come again.
Love In The Air – Enjoyed the cottage and this trip will never be forgotten. We’re engaged!!!
Happy New Year! I loved Seahorse Cottage. Pool area very relaxing. Beautiful beach. Enjoyed biking around the Island. Lovely time.
Third Time Here. That says it all! We will be back!
This Was A Wonderful Rental – Nicely decorated, great location. The spa/pool was used every day. We walked the beach every day and also appreciated the use of beach chairs and towels. Our weather was perfect 70s every day. Enjoyed nightly sunsets at the beach. We hope to come back.
Very High Standard – It is a lovely little cottage of a very high standard and the location is perfect. We will definitely consider returning sometime soon. Thank you for helping us towards a fantastic holiday!
Paradise – A wonderful few days in paradise after the craziness of Orlando. A beautiful, well stocked home and so close to a perfect stretch of beach.
Perfect For Sharing – We enjoyed our stay very much. Having 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms was perfect for 4 senior ladies!. Our location was perfect as I love being close to Ana Maria Island, and the ocean was really a very short walk from the condo. Everything that we needed was close by. I would do it again.
Enjoy The Silence – We had a nice stay in this lovely house! Everything worked fine for us a group. Good waves!! A place to enjoy the silence after a good surf.
Real Rest – We loved our stay in Vilarinha and the house is great! Everything was impeccable and with lots of equipment. We will get back there again for sure, because we totally forgot our routines in that place, and had a real rest and peace that we were in so much in need of!
Close To Nature – This house is magical, home away from home, and close to nature and the hills. Love it!
Tranquillity – Casa do Medronho in Vilarinha will stay in our hearts. Fantastic location and tranquillity for holidays. We’ll be back!
Just Perfect – Morning and evening beach walks, spotted lots of manatees. Cottage very comfortable and really well located. Pool is great. We will be coming back to AMI again, it’s just perfect.
So Comfortable – We really enjoyed staying in Casa Verde! The village and the valley are very beautiful, and the house was great! It’s so well – equipped and comfortable – I’m quite sure we will visit Vilarinha once again.
Best House On The Island! Enjoyed good weather – spent many hours chilling on the deck. Not our first visit and hopefully not our last! Back to Blighty today and the BIG CHILL.
Clean And Well Stocked – We enjoyed our stay at Casa Verde very much. Nice house, well stocked with inventory and it was very, very clean.