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“Great Cottage a Stone's Throw from the Beach and...”
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24 reviews
Welcome to Gulfshore Cottage!
Front Entrance
Screened Front Porch/Lanai
Screened Front Porch/Lanai
Open Spacious Floorplan
Open Spacious Floorplan
Living Area
Living Room
Dining Area
Fully-Equipped Kitchen
Sitting Room with Futon Behind Kitchen
Bedroom 1/Master
Bedroom 1/Master | King Bed
Bathroom 1 has Huge Jetted Tub
Bedroom 2 | Queen Bed
Bathroom 2 has Standalone Shower
Bonus Room off of Bathroom 2
Bedroom 3 | Twin Beds
Full-Size Washer and Dryer
Quiet Backyard
Just 1 Block from the Beach!
Paradise Almost at your Doorstep!
Gorgeous Sunsets Guaranteed!
Great Location!
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, Florida

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Very good - based on 24 reviews
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Finn K
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Cottage a Stone's Throw from the Beach and Downtown”
Reviewed September 1, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
2
people found this review helpful

This cottage is an open and spacious layout with plenty of sleeping room for a large family or group of friends. The house is well-maintained and was impeccably clean and cool when we arrived. All appliances and electronics functioned perfectly. Showers and tubs all worked comfortably with plenty of water pressure - a plus after a day on the beach.

The house is equipped with an outside shed that was equipped with beach chairs and a carrying cart. Back porch has a great grill that we used every night.

The best feature of this cottage is its location. You're a block away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and a couple blocks from downtown Anna Maria's Pine Street.

We are already planning to stay here next year!

Finn

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Liked best: Location is prime!
Liked least: Leaving.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Rick L
Tampa, Florida
1 review
“Great House, Perfect getaway!”
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We just stayed at this quaint house for a much deserved break and loved every minute of it. The house was perfect for entertaining a few friends and a great place to come back to after a day on the beach. The location is ideal as it's just a block from the beautiful gulf beach and very close to reataurants and shops. The house itself is roomy and well equipped with plenty of kitchen essentials to really cook. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. Everything is well maintained and very clean, making for quite a relaxing weekend.

We'll be back for sure!

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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marymax20...
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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“LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION”
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION ! This rental was one of our best on AMI- The
house is fully equipped with all the comforts of home- no need to bring
anything except your luggage! The layout was spacious and airy - very
comfortable bedrooms with plenty of room for adults and kids.
We had all the beach necessities provided with lovely beach towels and
umbrellas. We love to grill and had all the kitchen items needed for wonderful dinners-
The 2 minute walk to the beach was one of the best features leaving us
plenty of time to enjoy the town.
The large screened patio is a bonus for people watching.
We will definitely be returning hopefully sooner than later - Thank you for
a great vacation .
Mary
Tampa , Fl

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Liked best: Comfortable , walk distance to town / beach , great porch -
Liked least: No complaints
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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KimM1993
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Best Weekend Getaway with Friends”
Reviewed August 10, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Back again!!! (ZenM1965) I recently stayed at the Gulfshore Cottage again, but this time it was our friend's 48th birthday! Coming back, it was even better than last time, as there was a new stove and new fridge, and we LOVE to cook! Like last time, all the amenities were there, the free wifi always works and has a really great connection. The house had plenty of room for all of us and we had a blast! I'm coming back again this month with extended family, and I'm super excited to come back once more - I'm already daydreaming about the beautiful beach!

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Liked best: The proximity to the beach, spaciousness of the cottage
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Thedunnfa...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Bigger than expected. Wonderful staff.”
Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

There were a few issues during our stay. (There were two burners in the stove that only worked sometimes, they are supposed to be replacing the entire stove. There was condensation from the ceiling vent dripping down into the floor, but it was 100* outside and I did have 6 kids running in and out. The shower door in the queen bedroom was loose, it had been repaired and I wasn't notified that it needed 72
Hrs to set up, so we used it anyway. Oops. When trying to access the wifi internet said unable to join and when I called the phone company, I got a runaround before getting disconnected, I finally gave up on wifi and decided it wouldn't hurt the kids not to have it for the week. Btw, They're still alive, lol. )

With these minor issues mentioned, I contacted the rental agency and they had a repair man there the next day. I was ensured all issues would be addressed/replaced. There is an issue with the jacuzzi tub though, that i didn't report to agency, it's weird, as in, there's not an on/off button and it just randomly comes on 15-20 min after water is filled in tub. Weird!

There were far more perks than problems with this home,
I only mentioned those first bc that's typically what people
are looking for in reviews. There was plenty of beds for 8 people. There is a walk n closet n master bathroom that you could put a crib in or a blow up
Mattress too. There's a queen futon couch n dining room for extra bedding and the extra room off the queen room has one as well. The two twin beds are off the living room. That room isn't as cold as the rest of the house. There's anything you need for the beach there, including towels, Buggies, coolers and floats. We loved the screened in porch and the fact we could walk to the beach in less than five minutes. The kitchen was supplied with most
Items, although a decent spatula, a Pizza cutter and a 4-slice toaster would have been good. There were some spices in cabinet and the basics were provided. We didn't use the grill (too hot for that) but there is one of those provided as well. The rental agency and owner went above and beyond what they were required to do to ensure our stay was a pleasant one.

The only real issue with cleanliness was in master bath, there was stuff all in shower door tracks that you can't help but look at while sitting on the potty.

Overall, older home, but very clean and pleasantly surprised. Would stay again, but not in June- simply too hot for me. The ocean star and sand bar restaurants were nice places to eat. The donut experiment was delicious, but a long wait.

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ZenM1965
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Best Beach House in Anna Maria Island”
Reviewed June 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The cottage came highly recommended from a close friend and it did not disappoint! For my 50th birthday, I stayed for 2 nights and 3 days with family and friends, and there was plenty of room for all of us. It included all the amenities that I usually look for when going on vacation: free WIFI, fully-equipped kitchen (plates, silverware, convection oven, microwave, blender, rice cooker, etc.) , bathrooms stocked with everything you need (shampoo, conditioner, soap, and towels), beach supplies (umbrella, chairs, boogie boards, floaties), a charcoal grill, and a gas grill.

Also, the home was so close to the beach - it is literally only a 3 minute walk down a private path. The beach is also very clean and not crowded at all. One day, I even saw a manatee!
I loved the cottage and Anna Maria Island so much that I already booked it again for August!

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Liked best: Proximity to the beach
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Kate L
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We LOVED this place!!! - Just what we needed”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This cottage has everything we needed for our getaway and it is near everything....walking distance!
So spacious in every room, very clean, great showers. We were 1 block from the beautiful beach, a 1 minute walk!
The kitchen is well stocked with anything you might need, there are two spacious bathrooms, great living room with plenty of seating.
We loved it, thank you!!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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