Casa Mariposa - Luxury Butterfly Garden, Steps to Pine Ave, Pool/Spa, Bikes, 4 Houses to Beach

neighborhood of Anna Maria Vacation Rentals
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3000 sqft.


Welcome to Casa Mariposa! On Anna Maria Island (Anna Maria, FL)Managed by Once Upon A Beach Vacation Rentals, a locally owned and operated boutique vacation rental agency.HIGHLIGHTS:- Open layout and spacious Kitchen, Dining seating 8, Living w/ TV on MAIN 2nd floor- Multiple screened in porches/lanai areas- 2 Twin XL Bedroom w/ TV, En-Suite Full Bathroom w/ Shower, Walk in closet on GROUND 1st floor- 1 King Bedroom w/ TV, En-Suite Full Bathroom w/ Shower, Double Vanity, Walk in closet on GROUND 1st floor- 1 King Bedroom w/ TV, En-Suite Full Bathroom w/ Shower, Walk in closet, access to private screened in porch/lanai off pool area on GROUND 1st floor- 1 King Bedroom w/ TV, desk workspace, and walk in closet on MAIN 2nd floor- Full Bath wit...

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  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens Provided
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Luxury
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Terrace / Balcony

Location Info

This little town at the northern tip of Anna Maria Island—full-time population 1,800—is beloved for its beachy ambiance, but it isn’t stuck in time. In the last decade, investors have snapped up many humble 1960s-era concrete-block residences and built multi-story mega vacation rental homes in their place. Now, nearly 70 percent of homeowners are rental owners. That means a constant turnover of weeklong visitors, who bicycle or ride their golf carts to scenic Pine Avenue to shop, dine and stroll to the Anna Maria City Pier and the Rod ’N Reel Pier, with their knockout views of the Sunshine Skyway bridge. Venerable institutions like the Island Players community theater, a weekly farmers market, and the Studio at Gulf and Pine art gallery, which its variety of hands-on art classes, help create a sense of community.


Nightly rates range from $800.00 to $2,200.00


About Owner

We are Mike & Nikki Kaleta with Once Upon A Beach Vacation Rentals & Property Management, full-time island residents, and a husband-and-wife team who solely own and operate our boutique luxury vacation rental agency on Anna Maria Island, Florida. We currently manage 30+ throughout the island on behalf of our owners. We relocated here in 2016 after we fell in love with the small town feel of this beach island paradise and built our small business from the ground up with the passion to share this beloved island with others. It is our utmost goal to make every one of our guests instantly feel at home as a 'true local' in one of our unique, pristine, meticulously designed and luxurious accommodations. From small beachside bungalows to sprawling...

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Check-In Time : 10:00 AM
Check-Out Time : 04:00 PM
  • Suitable for Children

General Policies


Max Occupancy: 8

Max Cars: 3

City of Anna Maria VRC: VR18-000146

The information provided online, though deemed accurate is not guaranteed. It is subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawal without notice.

House Rules

*Beach Gear Equipment (Provided by VayKLife Gear): Assorted beach gear items may be onsite but not guaranteed. Every reservation now includes a credit towards personalized beach gear rental included with your stay (chairs, cart, umbrella, bikes, coolers, games, and so much more). Simply make selections prior to your stay and we will have at your home for you!NO PETS. NO SMOKING.Registered Guest must provide copy of ID, be at least 25 years of age and be present throughout entire stay. Standard occupancy is 2 persons per every standard bedroom, an additional occupant fee of $25 per person/per night will be assessed for each occupant over this up to max occupancy, if applicable. Quiet Hours 10p-8a. You are vacationing in a residential...

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please review the details of our Cancellation Policy page or Terms & Conditions at booking. We encourage you to review as OUR POLICIES HAVE CHANGED as of MARCH 25, 2023. We continue to offer refunds of deposits for cancellations (for stays of 28 days or less) made greater than 60 days to arrival, however all cancellations are now subject to a non-refundable booking admin fee. We continue to offer our US Citizens guests (with exception to residents of NY and HI) the option of purchasing CSA Travel Insurance directly with us. We strongly encourage all guests to purchase Travel Insurance in the event of any unforeseen eventualities. Refunds or credits are not provided for COVID-19 related cancellations, weather or beach c...

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(Based on 10 reviews)
- 11/01/2022 -

Sarlo Family Thanksgiving

"This is our 9th year of Sarlo Family Thanksgiving which was almost cut out by Hurricane Ian. Thankfully we found 3 houses for our family, my Brothers family and In-laws! The pictures did not reveal how spacious the upstairs was! Loved our stay"

- 07/01/2022 -

Great location

"Easy access to beach and restaurants. Nice layout for family. Screened porches were nice option for afternoon rain showers."

Host Reply
Thank you for choosing to stay with us, Sue! We loved having you and your guests at Casa Mariposa and welcome you back any time!
- 06/01/2022 -

Perfect house and Perfect location

"We had our 3 kids & each brought a friend.: 2 college, 2 high school, & 2 middle school. House was well appointed and had everything we needed. 1 block from the beach made it easy going back and forth. Would definitely rent again."

Host Reply
Thank you so much, Bill! We're so glad that you loved the location and the home. We would welcome you back anytime and thank you for choosing Once Upon A Beach!
- 04/01/2022 -

Great family spot

"Perfect house for our family. The kids loved the pool and we all loved the veranda."

Host Reply
Thank you for the feedback, Craig! We enjoyed having you and the family at Casa Mariposa! We invite you to come stay with us at Once Upon A Beach any time!
- 12/01/2021 -

Just incredible

"The house is absolutely beautiful and offers every modern convenience. We rate it a 5++. First built in the 1920s, and secluded by a ring of mature palms, the property has recently been remodeled with an eye toward luxury. The decor is splendid all professionally done. The open plan, indoor-outdoor great room is fit for Architectural Digest. The main-floor decks are screened, making every inch usable in moderate December weather. As far as we could tell, it is unlike any other property in the area. There were 7 of us, including a high-energy toddler. This made the house's many private spaces, from the large, well-lit bedrooms with comfortable chairs for reading, to the enclosed deck off the kitchen to the expansive children's room, with its lounge, essential to maintaining sanity. (My daughter used the latter, briefly, as office space; I used it as a reading area.) A large, uncrowded beach is just a three-minute walk away. The lap-pool and spa are first rate. The house has few drawbacks, but one would be the lack of natural light. The trees, which provide desirable privacy, also create jungle-like shade. The pool and spa face north and are often shrouded in shadow. Visitors would be well advised to bring mosquito repellent. The management was very responsive, sending over someone to fix the dishwasher (missing a wheel on the bottom rack) within an hour. (The dishwasher, btw, is the only device we would upgrade.) My wife and I also appreciated being able to check in early, as our flight arrived earlier than anticipated though the okay came minutes too late to save us from the ubiquitous parking enforcers. (Beware: if your wheels touch the street line, it will cost you $50!) There is enough onsite parking to accommodate three cars. There is a wonderful, walkable shopping district around the corner, on Pine Street. We highly recommend Pizza Social! Overall, our stay in this gem was thoroughly delightful. We would gladly stay there again."

Host Reply
Paul: thank you so much for your thorough and thoughtful review! You all were excellent guests and we would love to host you at Casa Mariposa again the future (or any other of our homes for that matter!). It was wonderful having you on Anna Maria Island and welcome you back anytime!
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