It doesn't get much better than being right on the water, located on a wide canal, and ½ block from the beach.
With canal access, you have the possibility of bringing a boat right to the dock through Bimini Bay.
Enjoy the large 16' x 30' private pool in a picturesque tropical landscape along with a 30' fishing/boat dock.
Within walking distance of Pine Avenue, City Pier, Two Scoops, Waterfront Restaurant, Galati's Marina, and Island Ocean Star Restaurant.
Enjoy dangling your feet off the dock, swimming in the pool, relaxing in the sunshine, and walking to dinner.
There's no better way to unwind and forget all your troubles, than staying at Sunshine Cottage, located in the City of Anna Maria!
o The Space
The newly renovated Sunshine Cottage couldn't have a better name, because this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, cottage truly lets you experience the beauty of Anna Maria Island. Enjoy dangling your feet off the dock, swimming in the pool, relaxing in the sunshine, and walking to dinner. With canal access, you can navigate a boat right to the dock through Bimini Bay. There's no better way to unwind and forget all your troubles!
5 adult Bicycles and 2 child bicycles are available to rent, as well as a 14' tandem ocean kayak to explore the canals and beach!
Pool heating is available from October 1st thru April 30 and up to 83 degrees Fahrenheit for a nominal $17 fee per day. The heater can only keep the temperature ~15 degrees higher than the ambient air.
o Guest access
* Keypad entry will be the primary means of access, after 3 PM the day of your arrival.
* If you would like, a house key can also be picked up from Sato Real Estate, located at 519 Pine Avenue, just 7 blocks away from our house at 522 South Drive. They’re open from 9 AM to 4 PM daily. If you request a key and arrive after hours, it will be left in Sato’s drop-box.
o Other Things to Note
Convenience sums up why this property is the one to book in Anna Maria City. Many properties claim to be in Anna Maria but are really located in the Homes Beach area. This property’s proximity to Pine Avenue, beach, City Pier, and Marina, along with the possibility to navigate a boat into the back yard, makes it the choice when visiting the island.
Whether you decide to walk, bike, boat, or kayak from the property, you’ll enjoy the its convenient location. Book Sunshine Cottage now to ensure a stress-free vacation on Anna Maria Island!
* Due to the corona-virus and concerns for other infectious diseases , we’re taking extra care to clean & disinfect between reservations
o House Manual
o Keypad entry will be the primary means of access, after 3 PM the day of your arrival. If you would like, a house key can also be picked up from Sato Real Estate, located at 519 Pine Avenue, just 7 blocks away from our house at 522 South Drive. They’re open from 9 AM to 4 PM daily. If you request a key and arrive after hours, it will be left in Sato’s drop-box.
o The house is fully furnished and has seven beach chairs, umbrella, wagon, cooler, and towels.
o Five adult bicycles and two teen bicycles stored on the property and are available to rent for $149 per week, or $39 per day for all. Please make sure to hang them up, alternating the handlebars, and lock them together at the end of your stay. It's important that the next tenant can park in the garage.
o A tandem Kayak and life vests are also stored on the property and available to rent for $189 per week, or $49 per day. Off site, golf carts, paddle boards, additional bikes/kayaks, and beach equipment can be rented thru Beach Bums, located at 427 Pine Avenue. The owner’s golf cart is stored on the side of the property and is not available for rental.
o Parking is only available for two vehicles on the property. Only up to a mid-size can be parked in the garage, and up to a full-size SUV in the driveway. Boat trailers are not allowed to be parked on property. Parking on grass is also not allowed, and your damage deposit will be forfeited if the irrigation system requires an inspection not adhering to this restriction. If additional parking is required, please let us know.
o Up to a 25' can be docked, and one can be rented at Just 4 Fun Rental at 5358 Gulf Drive. They will bring it right to the back yard dock and pick it up when you’re finished.
o A NEST video security system monitors the exterior front, side, dock, and rear exterior of the property. Tampering with the security system will forfeit your damage deposit as well. Recorded video will not be reviewed by the owner unless damage or theft is reported.
o This is a not pet property. Immediate eviction and forfeiture of your $599 deposit will apply to cover all cleaning fees.
o The pool wonderful but is extremely sensitive to chemical imbalance. Please make sure to utilize the outdoor shower, prior to use, and refrain from using spray-on sunscreens. Use lotions only, as the spray-on will wreak havoc with the pool’s chlorination and filtering system. The water fountain/feature of the pool is automatic and runs for 15 minutes at select hours. Tampering with the fountain or causing an additional pool cleaning service will also forfeit your damage deposit. Pool heating is available from October 1st thru April 30 at 83 degrees Fahrenheit for an additional $17 per day.
o Paper goods, bath, and kitchen supplies are not supplied. We ask each guest to leave behind enough for the next guest to start their stay.
o Check-out is by 10 AM on the last day. You can call/text Scott if you have any questions or concerns. He'll send his number via text. Departing after 10 AM may cause our cleaner a delay, which may result in additional fee, which will be deducted from your damage deposit.
o Sorry about all the warnings/instructions but we want to ensure the best experience for all of our tenants! Thank you and we hope you enjoy your stay at Sunshine Cottage, and please confirm a cell phone number, in case our realtor would need to get in touch with you.
Michelle & Scott have been visiting the City of Anna Maria for almost 10 years, and over 5 years ago we were fortunate enough to purchase Sunshine Cottage, a gem of a home located on a wide canal and only 1/2 block from the beach. We'll be happy to answer any of your questions prior to, and during, your stay to make sure you enjoy the same experience we fell in love with.
|Address: 522 South Drive|
|Zip Code: 34216|
|Nearest Airport||SRQ||18.6 miles|
|Nearest Bar||The Waterfront Restaurant||0.5 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Bean Point||1.4 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Key Royal Club||1 miles|
|Nearest Grocery Store||General Store||0.6 miles|
|Nearest Highway||64||4 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Island Ocean Star||0.4 miles|
The house key can be picked up from the property manager, just ~7 blocks away from our home, 522 South Drive. They're open from 10 AM to 4:30 PM, but check-In time is after 3 PM that day. Remote access is also available.
• House Rules
o Please treat our house, as if it was your house.
o Have fun!
o Please be respectful of our neighbors. Keep noise and music down to respectable levels especially past 10 pm.
o Please use outside shower to clean off sand from the beach. Sand can damage pool filter and keeps house tidy.
o Avoid spray-on sunscreen by the pool. It will clog the filter, and cause the ph level to become unbalanced, causing the pool to turn green! This will forfeit your deposit.
COVID-19 update as of March 28, 2020:
• Due to the coronavirus, we’re taking extra care to disinfect frequently touched surfaces between reservations
• All restaurants and bars are closed on the island and that only take-out is available. We expect this restriction to be lifted shortly, and feel free to message me concerning the latest status.
• Anyone traveling from the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$389 - $449||$2,699||$8,899||3 Nights||-|
|28-Mar-2020 - 31-Dec-2021||$389||$449||$2,699||$8,899||3 Nights||-|
|Price for: 6 Persons, Extra person price: $ 50 /Person /Night, $ 299 /Person /Week, $ 999 /Person /Month|
|Real Estate & Cleaning Fee||Required||$279||One time|
Cute house, very clean. You can walk to all the downtown shops. Heated pool was very relaxing. Couldn’t have asked for a better stay!
Stayed October, 2018
Perfect place to go for a few days w family to celebrate a wedding! Cute little cottage with all the comforts from home! Rode bikes around town and to some private beaches every day and then came back to the house for a swim in the pool. Very relaxing and would do it again next year!
Stayed July, 2017
This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island and we loved it. Beautiful beaches and water, bike friendly and laid back....perfect for a relaxing holiday.
Sunshine Cottage was a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed being on the canal, yet very close to the bayside beach and an easy cycle or drive to the ocean beach.
The house was beautifully furnished and well equipped. We especially appreciated all of the gear for the beach - chairs, umbrellas etc. We enjoyed the bikes and ease of getting to nearby shops and restaurants.
The pool was warm, clean and a good size for all 6 of us to enjoy. The backyard landscaping is very pretty, we loved the coconut palms.
We hired a stand up paddle board from Beach Bum rentals on Pine Ave and saw dolphins and manatee in the bay.
Be aware that the bathrooms and bedrooms in the Cottage are a little on the small side (as pictured). Not a problem for us.
The owners were very responsive and pleasant to deal with.
We would like to return one day.
Stayed May, 2017
We truly enjoyed our week at sunshine cottage! The house was even nicer than the pictures. Kitchen had everything we could need. The bikes were a great addition and fun way to get around the island. The pool was perfect and we loved sitting on the dock and having a water view!
Stayed March, 2017
The Sunsgine Cottage was fantastic. The house is adorable, very clean, comfortable and has a great location. Everything you need is provided: beach towels, beach toys, beach chairs, a wagon, etc. the only downside to this trip was that our stay was too short! The pool is beautiful and the kids loved it. It was only a very short walk to the bay side, and since we had small kids we drove to the gulf side. Both sides were gorgeous with lots of shells.
We didn't see any wildlife off the dock except for a couple of fish and minnows. However, with a beautiful view and the pool we weren't disappointed. I highly recommend this home and hope to be back!
Stayed September, 2016
The house was lovely. It had everything we needed. The pool is lovely and the landscaping beautiful. We had a great time! The owners were available for questions as well as the Realty Company.
Stayed August, 2016
The house is very nicely equipped for all of your needs. The pool is lovely and sitting on the dock next to the water makes for a peaceful morning and evening. We even saw dolphin in the water. The location is nice, it is not a far walk to an ice cream shop and stores. The Pier is fun to visit, too! We will stay here again someday.
Stayed August, 2016
The Sunshine Cottage was just perfect. We had everything we needed. The house was adorable and clean. The beds were very comfortable and the pool was fabulous!
Stayed June, 2016
We absolutely loved everything about our stay at your home. We took our grandchildren--age 10, 11, 12 an 18 and we all had a great time. It was nice to have so much beach equipment and we so enjoyed the pool and the pier and all the chairs and lounges in the back yard. We so appreciated that we could bring our dog, Rowdy. He also enjoyed being there with us. The last day when we were leaving we had to trick him out from under the bed and when we told him we were going home he jumped up on the couch as if to say "nope I am staying here." I think we all felt the same way! We would recommend to anyone who wants to stay in your beautiful home.
Stayed June, 2016
Sunshine College is amazingly lovely! It is clean, well maintained and decorated with lots if Florida beach and Anna Maria accents. The pool/ canal area is a true tropical paradise with exceptional landscaping! The screened lanai is perfect for outdoor dining. A week was not enough time here!
Stayed January, 2016