Relax in the shade Enjoy lunches and dinners on the deck next to pool and water
Blue Heron Cozy Waterfront House

6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2 baths

6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2 baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Newly renovated seaside home with all the amenities for a perfect vacation. Situated directly on a spring-fed natural canal with great views to to Anna Maria Sound and only 1 block from the Anna Maria Trolley (free) and 2 blocks from the beach. Hang out on your own private boat dock, fish or take out one of our 3 kayaks for a closer look at the manatees right in your backyard or later take a dip in the pool and just relax.


Extra people: ₹1059 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: ₹9926
Security Deposit: ₹19852


The space

Our cozy waterfront family home has been newly renovated. The house is very fresh, clean, new furniture and very tastefully decorated. The open floor plan allows for direct waterfront and pool viewing from the entrance, living room, kitchen and dining room and third bedroom. Enjoy relaxing on the deck near the water and by the pool, a quick and relaxing stroll to the beach for a dip in the ocean or enjoying the sunset. When its cooling off in the evening, sit in your personal Adirondack chair by the gas fire pit and watch the stars.

Guest access

The entire house minus the Owner's closet.

Interaction with guests

We try to check in personally every guest but will provide a pass entry code for secure key lock in case we cannot meet you upon arrival. We have a detailed book with all the house tips (safety information, WiFi pass, TV instructions, restaurant/shopping locations, things, and tips , give you tips for restaurants and things to do) and our contacts for any other questions you may have during your stay.

The neighborhood

We are perfectly situated 1 block from the free hop-on/hop-off Anna Maria trolley stop (from Cortez beaches on the south to Anna Maria beaches on northern part of island) and less than 5 minutes drive to local shopping (Publix Grocery, CVS/ Walgreen's Pharmacy, liquor store, restaurants, other fine shopping).

Getting around

The local (and free shuttle) that runs from Cortez the south part of Anna Maria Island to the northern tip is a short 1 block walk and shuttle is provided every 20 minutes. Should you prefer to spend the day on the water, we can also you with recommendations for a local fishing guide to greet you and pick you up on your private dock.

Other things to note

We have (1) 2 seater tandem kayak , (1) single seat adult Kayak (also suitable for Adult + 1 child on lap) and (1) Big Kid/Teen/Small Adult Kayak plus life vests for kids and adult. We also have six beach chairs, sun umbrellas, beach umbrellas, sand toys, beach cart, etc.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Anna Maria has strict rules on noise ordinance. After 10 pm music needs to be turned to off or to a minimum and all general noise level needs to be kept low. These rules are being enforced and help making your Anna Maria vacation relaxed and even more joyful as the rules apply to your neighbors too.
Upon check in we will charge an additional 5% to collect Manatee County tourist tax.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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32 Reviews

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Zoe User Profile
April 2017
The house is quaint with a lovely "beachy" feel to it. The indoor and outdoor facilities are excellent - the pool is fantastic and the kayaks are great fun. The location is absolutely stunning. Mathias and Carren were excellent hosts and incredibly responsive with all communication.

Brian User Profile
April 2017
This property is perfect! The hosts have thought of every possible amenity. 2 kayaks, a beautiful outdoor fireplace, great pool, and daily manatee sightings in the inlet made for a great trip. The property was clean on arrival and the pictures posted are exactly what you will get when you show up. Mathias and Carren were very responsive and easy to work with. We look forward to booking again!

Sarah User Profile
February 2017
A lovely medium size beach house on the gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Perfect for the family and for kids. The Blue Herron had everything we needed and more. Some item we didn't need to pack include; • beach towels • sun screen • toys • pack 'n' play/travel cot • beach trolley/cart (this was amazing to have especially with 2 kids under 4 years old) And anything we did need we could easily pick up from the local shops. Publix was literally a 5 min drive away. The house was a little sun trap too! You got the sun all day out the back. Perfect for catching some rays and relaxing. Mathias and Carren are wonderful hosts and they made us feel right at home. They especially helped us with organising our gender reveal of our 3rd baby (it's a girl). Anything we asked or needed they were quick to respond and help any way they could. We will definitely be back.

Sharon User Profile
January 2017
The Blue Heron is a very welcoming, clean, and well equipped home away from home. The amenities and location are awesome!!

Ian User Profile
January 2017
A lovely, cosy cottage in a great location. 2 full bedrooms and a third room that is great for children. Right on the water and a five minute walk to the beach. Mathias and Carren were excellent hosts and responded quickly and efficiently to all requests. Good facilities - kitchen, a/c, wifi, pool and kayaks! We spent 28 days here over Christmas and New Year and had a wonderful, relaxing vacation. Anna Maria Island is a delightful place with fabulous beaches, good restaurants and everything you could want for a relaxing time. We will be back!

D User Profile
November 2016
Blue Heron lived up to its name in the first hour of arrival. An incredible Blue Heron paid a visit to the back deck overlooking the water and the pool. The place is a perfect retreat. And the owners have thought of everything. The beach is a short walk. The kitchen is fantastic and the view is perfect. If you like to fish or kayak or BBQ or just snooze in the shade or sun just out the backdoor by the bay and the pool then this place is for you. I can't wait to return~~NYC

Karen User Profile
November 2016
We had a great holiday in your lovely home, very comfortable and clean, well equipped and loved the abundance of towels, beach equipment, household products etc,

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Tampa, Florida, United States · Joined in July 2011
Mathias And Carren User Profile

Our family has lived all over the world, from Germany to England to Argentina to Australia to New York (which almost qualifies a country on its own) and finally Tampa, FL. We have two girls 7 and 9 and we love to travel as a family.
We have seen many beautiful beaches on this planet and felt that Anna Maria is at least among top 5 of all beaches we have ever been to. My wife and I are working in the travel industry and we want to make sure that guests feel at home at our house on the water and have a great time.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
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