I can’t say enough good things about our stay at the Pineapple Cottage and Anna Maria Island! The location was great. It was only a short walk to the beach or to the pier. Anna Maria Island is a great way to enjoy Florida and not feel like you are surrounded by high-rise condos. Lots of great little shops right near the house. We found a great restaurant called The Sandbar and it was a short walk away. The free trolley was a great way to get around the island and avoid driving and parking. We found the house to be really comfortable and cozy. We traveled with our pets and they loved the fenced in backyard. The weather was not the greatest, so we could not take full advantage of the pool, but it was still great. On one side was a storage unit building (we never saw anyone there) and a neighbor next door (hardly ever saw anyone there either). Despite it being on a somewhat busy street, you could hardly hear anything. The kitchen was great with updated appliances. The grill was nice to use for dinner and the covered patio area was great to sit out and enjoy dinner. The washer and dryer were great so that we did not have to pack so much for the trip. Plenty of closet space for everything. This was a great place to rent and we cannot wait to come back to AMI and stay at the pineapple cottage next year!
Submitted via FlipKey by Paul from Kayuta Lake, New York, for their stay in 1/2014
I had the best time ever! Florida is for sure the number one best vacation place! I saw a manatee and stayed in the best house EVER! The pool was also a favorite! We swam in it almost every day! Thank you so much for the best vacation ever! We all enjoyed this very much!
Guest Book entry by Emerson & Gabriel for their stay in 07/2013
I love AMI, I am a visitor since 2003 from Miami. I love, love this place and Pineapple Cottage was the best place for us to stay. I felt right at home with all the commodities anyone can desire. We thank you for sharing this house with us.
Submitted via FlipKey by Marissa G. of Miami, Florida, for her stay in 06/2013
This was our first visit to Anna Maria and it won’t our last, Pineapple Cottage is lovely it has everything you would need to make a fantastic holiday. The pool was great for cooling off in the late afternoons before we went out for evening meals, It was lovely to just cross the road to get the free trolley bus that takes you all over the Island. I could go on and on but I will just say it was “perfect”
Submitted via VRBO by Kenny and Doreen of Liverpool, England, for their stay in 5/2013
Our two weeks on AMI has been fantastic. Pineapple Cottage was great, with everything you could wish for, and the pool was an added bonus for us. The beaches on the island are the best we’ve ever been to. Also, the trolley bus was very useful for getting around. It was pure paradise!
Guest Book entry by Kenny and Doreen of Liverpool, England, for their stay in 5/2013
It was our first visit to Anna Maria Island. Perfect vacation! The cottage was great for our family of four. The beaches were amazing . . . picturesque. My husband took the two boys to fish off the Rod and Reel Pier. Not one rainy day. Thank you, Florida! We already booked a place for next year as we enjoyed this area so much. We will book this cottage again. Thank you for the memories.
Guest Book entry by Jason, Lori, TJ and Carter of Goffstown, New Hampshire, for their stay in 4/2013
Great time and location. Enjoyed the pool immensely. Loved Anna Maria Island. Hope to return someday.
Guest Book entry by Karen and Gaston Bernier of Holyoke, Massachusetts, for their stay in 10/2012
We enjoyed our stay. We had many activities planned with family over the week we were here, and the location of Pineapple Cottage served as a great home base. We loved the private backyard and pool, and cooking our meals on the front patio. We will miss the sun and sand as we’ll head back to Ontario, Canada!
Guest Book entry by Dylan, Kim and Erin Mader of Warsaw, Ontario, Canada, for their stay in 9/2012
We had a most enjoyable stay. The cottage is very comfortable and convenient. Now I know what island time is.
Guest Book entry by Dick and Carolyn Miller of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, for their stay in 9/2012
We had a great time! Love the cottage! Hope to be back next year!
Guest Book entry by Dawn, Jaine and Dolly of Ormond Beach, Florida, for their stay in 9/2012
We had a great time during our first trip to Anna Maria! The cottage was perfect in every way—cute, clean and the best location. We will definitely be back and bring our daughter next time. AMI is ideal for families. Have to mention how pleasant everyone at Coastal Cottages was compared to others I talked to before coming. Fritz is as sweet and cute as he can be. Enjoyed dinner at Sign of the Mermaid and the Shrimp ‘n Grits at Waterfront are worth the hype! Loved Beach Bums for our golf cart, beach supplies, etc.
Guest Book entry by Jason and Hannah of West Decatur, Alabama, for their stay in 8/2012
We really had a great time here. This was our first visit to the Island, and it sure is beautiful! The cottage made a perfect place for us to enjoy time together on our honeymoon!
Guest Book entry by Isaac and Heather of Unicoi, Tennessee, for their stay in 8/2012
Oh, Anna Maria Island, how we adore thee! We loved every minute rain and shine! Kids especially loved the pool and riding bikes we rented from Beach Bums. Took a ride via Trolley to scope out our surroundings, ate at several places . . . my personal fav: The Waterfront—Shrimp and Grits were, as my husband says, “off the chain!” We South Carolinians love Shrimp and Grits—Yummo! Another great meal worth mentioning for sure . . . seafood at Sign of the Mermaid (may need a reservation-call ahead) . . . kids options are nice and worth every cent. Had Oma’s Pizza near Bridge Street midweek—Pizza is fantastic and so is their fried eggplant :) Two Scoops and Dips (ice cream) both are wonderful—nice staff too! Sandbar was nice and very convenient being right on the beach! We had lunch one day and dinner another there. Shopping on the island was fair—drove to St. Armands Circle one afternoon. Visited both piers and enjoyed watching all of the abundant wildlife! Weather was great low 90s most days, rain in late pm/early evenings—not bad. Went to beach in am, lunch @ the cottage, pool time, etc. very, very, very relaxing and had all we needed to make this trip a memorable one!
Guest Book entry by Russ, Laura, Aubrey and Landen of Anderson, South Carolina, for their stay in 7/2012
My wife and I had an amazing time. The place was wonderful.
Guest Book entry by Tess and Ryan Berman of Columbus, Ohio, for their stay in 6/2012
Family reunion we each had our own little spot on Pine and everyone agreed we had the best. We live in Bradenton, but did not want to have to drive beach and forth to visit family. This will be another stay-cation for us.
Guest Book entry by Don and Lois of Palma Sola Bay, Florida, for their stay in 6/2012
This was our fifth time visiting the Island and our first stay at the Cottage. This has been our favorite vacation ever!
Guest Book entry by the Jones family of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, for their stay in 6/2012
Our first time staying on AMI after it had been highly recommended to us by my parents who have stayed at Pineapple Cottage twice before! As soon as we set foot inside we loved it! So cozy and had everything we could need for our relaxing week in the sun. Beaches were fab! Best we have seen and we loved the Sandbar, especially the Grouper Tacos-yum! Sad to leave today but know we will be back!
Guest Book entry by Rhian and Alun Derrick of South Wales, United Kingdom, for their stay in 6/2012
We had a great time at the cottage and really enjoyed AMI! We will return again it is a lovely place for a family and their dog. Thanks for having everything we needed.
Guest Book entry by the Johnson family of Gahanna, Ohio, for their stay in 4/2012
Another year at the cottage . . . another year of great times. Thanks again for offering such a great place for people vacationing with pets. See you next year!
Guest Book entry by Lisa, Val, Matilda, Molly and Oliver for their stay in 4/2012
We had a fabulous time. The place was perfect. Look forward to coming back. We appreciate your hospitality.
Guest Book entry by Kelli, John and the girls of Traverse City, Michigan, for their stay in 12/2011
Thanks so much for making our time on “the island” memorable, fun, exciting, nerve racking and a joy! Your help was priceless in finding the perfect home for us. Our stay at your wonderful cottage was just what we needed. Enjoyed the pool, the quiet and the feel of the island. Looking forward to becoming seasonal islanders and getting to know you and the area. We will smile every time we think of Anna Maria.
Guest Book entry by Kathie Rice of Lake City, Michigan, for their stay in 9/2011
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so excited and blessed that I was able to meet you and I thank you for all of your amazing help over the last few days! Your place here is awesome and Anna Maria Island truly feels like home! We are going to have wonderful memories of all our visits to the Island! Thank you again for helping my parents find their home and being so gracious to us all! Not only did we find the best realtor on the island we found a friend! Look forward to seeing you again soon!
Guest Book entry by Mollie Osborn for their stay in 9/2011
Thanks so much for all of our help. You’re the best.
Guest Book entry by Jay Price of Lake City, Michigan, for their stay in 9/2011
I want to say THANK YOU for the last four days and all you’ve done for my mom and dad. They are so thankful for such a caring and determined realtor they can trust here on the island. You’re the best! Thanks too for providing a place for us to stay while we were house shopping. Pineapple Cottage is cute and cozy and was very convenient for us. I loved and enjoyed the pool too! Looking forward to seeing you again in the spring.
Guest Book entry by Sue Yount for her stay in 9/2011