Classic Beach Cottage, 2 BR, 1.5-bath (1 indoor, 1 outdoor) beach house right on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Walk out the back door to a white, sugar-sand beach and the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. Shady Palms is in the most perfect spot you'll ever find - the best of both worlds - the sun and the shade.
Sit in the shady backyard with the cool gulf breeze under the Australian Pines, and Coconut Palms while the sun, the fun, and the beach are just one step from the backyard. A large table and chairs and a picnic table are provided for beachside dining. As the sun sets, relax in the hammock, large enough for two - And enjoy it all right from the backyard!
When you enter, the first thing you'll notice is the panoramic views of the Gulf from just about every room in the house. Watch the beautiful sunset from the kitchen or dining room, from the living room or porch. Wake up to the sound of the surf right outside your bedroom window.
You will feel right at home with a fully-equipped kitchen including a center island workspace, brand new appliances and every fun gadget imaginable for island cooking and entertaining! Two refrigerators - and two icemakers - means never running out of space or ice!
TV Living Room: Two comfortable lounge chairs, and sofa with a 50" flat screen TV. Cable (HBO, MAX, SHOW,) DVD, FM stereo with CD player. Chromecast installed - WiFi ready.
Game Room/Front Porch: Game table and bookshelves with cards, games, and puzzles provided. You will want to explore the remarkable indigenous shell collection with fascinating Anna Maria artifacts from bygone days.
Gulf-Side Sitting Room/Back Porch: Second dining table and chairs overlooking the beach. A second sleeper sofa and additional chairs also look out to the beach.
Bedrooms: Two extra spacious bedrooms with king-sized beds. Top of the line, Sealy Posturepedic mattresses will ensure a peaceful and comfortable sleep every night of your vacation. Comfort is the priority, so rest assured; no expense spared to provide the very best night's sleep possible. 100% cotton linens for the bed and bath.
Wireless high-speed internet provided free of charge.
Beach Front House on a very large and shaded lot in a private residential neighborhood.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||-||$2,300 - $2,600||-||7 Nights||-|
|08-Sep-2018 - 16-Nov-2018||-||-||$2,300||-||7 Nights||-|
|17-Nov-2018 - 25-Jan-2019||-||-||$2,400||-||7 Nights||-|
|26-Jan-2019 - 04-May-2019||-||-||$2,600||-||7 Nights||-|
|05-May-2019 - 06-Sep-2019||-||-||$2,400||-||7 Nights||-|
|07-Sep-2019 - 15-Nov-2019||-||-||$2,300||-||7 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$175||One time|
|Holiday Weekly Premium||Info||$200||One time|
|Security Deposit - 1-3 week||Info||$500||One time|
|Security Deposit 4-8 week||Info||$1,000||One time|
|Security Deposit 9+week||Info||$2,000||One time|
|Tax Rate||Required||12%||One time|
We had an amazing time. The home is very charming and you can’t beat opening your door and taking a few steps to the beach. We comfortably slept 2 adults and 4 teens without a problem. There is one bathroom inside and 2 beach baths off the garage which came in very handy to rinse off after the beach. The home is very well stocked with any kitchenware you need to make meals at home. It’s centrally located on the island making it convenient to restaurants and shops. Cindy is so sweet and easy to work with and we loved hearing the history of the home. I wouldn’t hesitate to rent the beach house again. We can’t wait to go back!
Stayed July, 2018
Sunsets were amazing fishing was good beach was beautiful and the gulf water was breath taking enjoyed Anna Maria island totally great island can’t wait to go back
Stayed May, 2018
I cannot say enough good things about this home. Staying here for a week was the best week of relaxation and healing we've had in ages. I kept trying to figure out exactly what it was that we loved so much... maybe it was the combination of all of these things:
-You are both right on the beach, can see and hear the turquoise water but also have your own private shady garden between you and beach.
- There are plenty of tables and desks that my husband and I could both set up our computers and get lots of work done... and the view from each desk or table was beautiful.
- The kitchen was well stocked with everything to make cooking and preparing meals easy.
- Both big beds were comfortable! How often we've stayed somewhere with one big, uncomfortable mattress that means that one of us goes to sleep in a twin bed and I look forward to returning home.
- This house doesn't feel like a rental home with the bare minimum in the house. Instead it feels like a home where a family has been living for many years, has wonderful collections, and has put a lot of thought into the easy functioning of the house.
We have rented at least 20 homes over the years and this one was by far our favorite. In fact, while we were there we looked into coming back again two months later but unfortunately it's booked. It's a great place.
Stayed January, 2018
Looking forward to next year. Perfect situation; especially nice for children. Could use brighter lighting throughout though.
Stayed October, 2017
My husband says it was wonderful. The house itself has that authentic beach atmosphere, that leaves you with memories of the beach that will last a lifetime Looking forward to our next visit and the ones after that.
Stayed March, 2017
We visited in February and really enjoyed the place. Cindy was easy to work with and recommendations for places to eat. The house was very neat and clean when we got there. The location is centrally located yet has lots of privacy. Great back yard with shade and easy access to the beach. Beds and furniture were comfy. Kitchen was well equipped and recently upgraded and had everything we needed, except food of course. Easy walk to places to eat and shopping. Sleeping while listening to the waves was the best part! We will be back!
Stayed February, 2017
This was our second stay at Shady Palms and it was like coming home. Cindy and I are friends now and she is always a pleasure and super easy to deal with. Security deposit returned immediately. If you are looking for a comfortable house right on the gulf at a very reasonable price (do you know how RARE this is?) Shady Palms is the place for you. We are definitely coming back.
Stayed January, 2017
In short: 4 adults and 3 kids fitted in nicely. House was larger than expected, very clean and well-functioning. Ample sitting-room space and nice, large kitchen, all with views of the Gulf. All amenities in place, nothing needed. House sits on a very large lot, completely undisturbed. Very nice and quiet neighborhood.
Grandparents enjoyed the backyard with palms, cypresses and perfect, shady views of the Gulf. Directly on a not-crowded part of the beach, the water being not too shallow, nor right away too deep for the kids - also perfect. Walk to the tip of the island early in the morning, round trip 1½ hrs.
We have tried a number of places "up-and-down" the Gulf coastline - some cheaper, some more expensive (everything is expensive with 7 in your party!) - and Shady Palms, in my opinion, is highly recommendable and offers good value for money. We would not hesitate to stay again, and will certainly recommend. Contact with owner very easy, friendly, humorous and swift. No problems whatsoever.
Stayed December, 2016
We had the pleasure of spending two weeks at Shady Palms. The accommodations were exemplary. The house is gorgeous, impeccably decorated, and immaculately clean with all the comforts of home! We will never forget opening the front door upon our arrival and seeing the breathtaking view of the beach from the front room. The shady backyard was such a welcome relief from a day at the beach. Cindy, the owner, has thought of everything to make your stay a memorable one. The home is conveniently located within walking distance of great restaurants and shops. We can't wait to return and highly recommend a visit.
Bill & Rose
Stayed May, 2016
We stayed here December 2015 but completely forgot to send a review. Well, better late than never I suppose. Shady palms is a delightful, well appointed and comfortable retreat, on the beach but tucked under some mature trees with a decent sized plot ideal for outdoor dining.
Inside the accommodation is spacious and the lay out works well for socialising or just quietly relaxing after a day on the beach. The location is handy for local eateries, bars and shops and, all things considered, it makes for an ideal family holiday.
Stayed December, 2015