It was our first time to Anna Maria Island. Didn’t know where to stay. Found Island Place Cottage. Love it! It was clean. Walking distance to everything. Only an hour away from Tampa airport. Very convenient app to follow with great information once you booked the place. They also made it very easy to get in once you got there since we didn’t arrive till late that night. Highly recommend this cottage. Loved the Sandbar Restaurant. It was walking distance and great food and you could watch the sunset there. Ate breakfast at the Sign of the Mermaid restaurant. Excellent place for breakfast.
Submitted via HomeAway by guests from Austin, Texas, for their stay in 6/2016
Loved the location, the area, the cottage was just perfect for our first time here.
Guest Book entry by Pam Swofford for her stay in 6/2016
Thank you, we had a great time! Very nice place!
Guest Book entry by the Shackelfords for their stay in 6/2016
Best trip to Anna Maria yet! We absolutely loved this place! It was right in the middle of Pier and Beach easy walking to both actually easy walk to donut shop, pizza , ice cream or dinner. We usually come with a family of 5 or more so this would be too small but for just my hubby and i it was perfect! We come here every year but when we come every other year without kids this is where we will stay! Loved it!
Submitted via FlipKey/TripAdvisor by kimbe1477 from Westminster, Maryland, for their stay in 6/2015
Lovely stay, very clean, thanks!
Guest Book entry by Alisa and Andy R. from Oxford, England, for their stay in 11/2015
Very nice! Thank you!
Guest Book entry by the Peterson family from Florida for their stay in 7/2015
Lovely place clean and in a great spot near everything.
Submitted via HomeAway by Mary E. for her stay in 11/2014
The location is great, with the bayside on the property along with the pool and the beach just across the street. Our biggest problem was the cell phone signal (VERY LOW) and the Wi-Fi (VERY LOW). Sometimes the TV would lose connection. When we went it rained every day, so we stayed inside the cottage. I had to do some work remotely on the computer and the poor Wi-Fi made it miserably painful. If you don’t have a need for Internet, E-mail, cell phone reception you’ll be fine. The beach is spectacular, with pure white fine sand and uncrowded. There were no signs of red tide during our stay. The front desk personnel were courteous and attended to our needs.
Submitted via TripAdvisor by Alan Badia, for his stay in 8/2014
We stayed here for two weeks, January 2014. It is well located, spotless and adorable. Everything you need for a perfect vacation on the island . . . we didn’t want to leave!
Submitted via FlipKey by Chris from Boston, Massachusetts, for their stay in 1/2014
We stayed at the cottage for 10 days and enjoyed it very much. The setup is great and has an open and relaxing feel. Location-wise it is in a good spot on a street with several good shops and restaurants. Beach is a 5-minute walk, we went there every day. The only negative thing about the location – across the street is where they seem to shred the all tree cuts of the area, there was noise during 3 days for a couple of hours. Also, pet friendly means that you will find pet hair here and there on the couch. Booking the cottage went smooth and we got help figuring out the lock of the front door. All in all we loved our stay and can recommend the cottage to any couple with or without a baby.
Submitted via FlipKey by Jessica from Syracuse, for her stay in 12/2013
Cottage is perfectly located right in the heart of Anna Maria. Quick walk to the Gulf beaches or to the Bay. Cottage was immaculate and perfect size for the three of us. A few years ago we stayed in the adjacent Pineapple House which was also perfect for our larger party during that visit. Would not hesitate to stay again.
Submitted via FlipKey by G. Cook from Jupiter, Florida, for their stay in 7/2013
Wow, first time to Anna Maria and loved it. This is a darling place and perfect location. Visited Waterfront Restaurant, City Pier, Sand Bar, Sign of the Mermaid, and Two Scoops . . . all great places, great food. Went to Mote Aquarium, great place . . . you have to go! AMI Paddle Boards and Kayak tour . . . super. Ben is wonderful. Capt. Kim Boat trip . . . super time! All in all you can say we loved our time here and hope to return.
Guest Book entry by Jarol and Chris of Somonauk, Illinois, for their stay in 3/2013
We love AMI! We loved the cottage! Thanks for sharing.
Guest Book entry by Karen and Randy for their stay in 3/2013
. . . it was the perfect size for the four of us. We loved Anna Maria Island! We loved the pool and Two Scoops! The beach at the end of this street was perfect for shells! Thanks so much for letting us stay here! It was the perfect getaway from the cold weather in Tennessee! We hope to come back some day!
Guest Book entry from a stay in 1/2013
Can’t believe that our five-day vacation is coming to an end. The “cottage” was the perfect getaway. We were able to spend time with our kids and even saw friends we hadn’t seen in years! AMI brought us all together to share “old times” and make a new memory. Thanks for this great ‘little’ cottage.
Guest Book entry by the Gabriel family for their stay in 7/2012
Everything was just wonderful. We loved everything about Anna Maria and plan to come again next year. Your little cottage was just perfect for us. Thanks for the memories!
Guest Book entry by the Skinners of LaGrange, Georgia, for their stay in 5/2012
Pleasantly surprised by all the great food on AMI! Enjoyed sunsets, seashells, and surf. Bikes were a blast and brought us back to childhood. What a great vacation—thanks for hosting us!
Guest Book entry by Kathleen and Dennis Carlson of Portland, Oregon, for their stay in 5/2012
We enjoyed our honeymoon here at this lovely cottage! Loved the relaxing walks on the beautiful beaches, the sunsets were amazing and the star gazing at night was great! Thanks for all the wonderful memories!
Guest Book entry by Lisa and Andy Cumpton of Prosperity, South Carolina, for their stay in 4/2012
We really enjoyed the cottage. It was a very comfortable stay. We enjoyed biking and walks. Great location! Enjoyed the beer selection at the Waterfront Restaurant and sitting at the beach bar down Gulf Drive. We also enjoyed a nature Walk on the Coquina Bay Trail. Saw lots of crabs, birds, and fish. Would definitely stay here again.
Guest Book entry by Rick and Rosalie McDannel for their stay in 4/2012
Thanks for making our short stay so enjoyable. With your help, we figured out how to lock the door! The cottage was perfect, accommodations were comfy, the hard part was figuring out to which restaurant to go. Enjoyed the free shuttle, the walks on the beach, the pier. Watching fishermen, the beautiful sunsets, and gorgeous sunrise. Comfortable furnishings. Enjoyed our stay to the max! Thank you!
Guest Book entry by Rex and Kathleen Miller for their stay in 4/2012
Our first visit to Anna Maria—perfect weather and perfect delightful little house. Loved it. Enjoyed the community and warm hospitality. The stores that hosted the Easter Bonnet Parade, the free shuttle that gets you around easily, and Gina and Sue who make sure your accommodations are perfect—Thank you for the memories. Hope to come back soon.
Guest Book entry by Terry and Scott of Newburyport, Massachusetts, for their stay in 4/2012
We had a great time staying here on Anna Maria Island. We rented Kayaks down at South Lido Beach County Park and explored the mangroves. The highlight of our trip was when we had a manatee swim right under our kayak. It was awesome. We loved the city pier with the music and low key atmosphere. We also took the ferry out to Caladesi Island and spent the day wandering the beach. Every day here was beautiful. It will be difficult to head north since it is 45 degrees back home. We were so happy with this pretty little cottage. Already looking forward to next year.
Guest Book entry for a stay in 3/2012
We had a great time in this great little cottage. It was our first time in AMI. I think we chose the best place to stay. It was close to all the fun shops. This was by far the best spring break ever. (PS the beds were comfy)
Guest Book entry by Kim, Tod and the girls for their stay in 3/2012
The cute little cottage was perfect. This was out first time staying at AMI and it couldn’t have been better. The quaint little cottage was a pleasure to stay at. It had the clean, nicely decorated, beachy feel and my husband loved the location! We walked every day, in both directions, saw sun rises on the pier side and sun sets on the gulf side. We rented a boat (pontoon) for 3 of the days. Enjoyed fishing and exploring the little islands. I don’t want it to end! Thanks so much for making your cottage so special. We will be back.
Guest Book entry by Doug and Cheryl Gregor of Northville, New York, for their stay in 3/2012
What a great place! I had a wonderful time here.
Guest Book entry by Marianne for her stay in 1/2012
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! Just LOVE it HERE!
Guest Book entry by Tina S. of Oyster Bay, New York, for their stay in 9/2011
What a beautiful and charming place! We had a lovely vacation get away in Anna Maria! We will definitely be back!
Guest Book entry by Matthew and Tiffany of Orlando, Florida, for their stay in 7/2011
We all LOVED staying here. Everything was PERFECT.
Guest Book entry by Colin and family of Bedford, United Kingdom, for their stay in 6/2011
If I was wearing socks, this please would knock them off. AMI is wonderful!
Guest Book entry by Torrey and Tatiana for their stay in 5/2011
Great place! We loved this place.
Guest Book entry by the Campbell family for their stay in 4/2011
What a lovely crisp fresh beach cottage this was. The space was so cheerful and well maintained. Everything we needed was provided. The location is superb. Thank you Sue and others.
Guest Book entry by Susan and Michael Shomers for their stay in 4/2011
This was our first time here on AMI and it will not be our last. The island is beautiful, and this cottage is the perfect place to stay . . . couldn’t have asked for anything more! We will be back!
Guest Book entry by Chris and Angela of Brighton, Michigan, for their stay in 4/2011
We have fallen in love with this lovely island and cozy cottage! We have had a great week. Thanks for everything!
Guest Book entry by Susanne, Vera, Alice, John of Stockholm, Sweden, for their stay in 3/2011
We had a relaxing stay on Anna Maria Island. Love the sand, sunsets, and smiles. The island is a time capsule which has captured what’s good about a vacation forever. Thanks for all the techie-help with items here. We are grateful. The cottage is a special place.
Guest Book entry for a stay in 1/2011
I have had a wonderful time on my trip. The cottage was wonderful and the island is beautiful. I know I will look back on my first trip ever by myself with wonderful memories!
Guest Book entry by Stephanie for her stay in 6/2010
Thank you so much for sharing “An Island Place Cottage” and AMI with us! We loved the cottage . . . it’s perfect! As always, I am sad to be leaving AMI, but I’m looking forward to returning to the island and your sweet cottage next month.
Guest Book entry by Betty and Katie Crowley of Waynesville, North Carolina, for their stay in 4/2010
We love AMI, and loved our week in this wonderful cottage! We were intrigued by the inclusion of the earlier newspaper clipping (Jan 2009) and since this follow-up was printed during our stay, we felt an obligation to attach it here for those guests who (like ourselves) wondered what happened since then. We feel a special connection with all the lucky folks who have stayed here and enjoy this magical place as much as we do. We hope to be back again and again.
Guest Book entry by Hugh and Midge McCloy of Minneapolis, Minnesota, for their stay in 3/2010