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Beach Cottage 2 Homes from the Gulf! 2/1 Completely Remodeled!

Bedrooms 2
Space 847 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

SeaHorse Crossing is a completely remodeled 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage only steps from the Pristine White Sand Beaches of Anna Maria Island. Walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, shopping and the free trolley!

After a soothing day at the beach, continue relaxing in a completely private screened-in front porch and experience the incredibly breathtaking sunsets that Anna Maria Island is famous for! This immaculate cottage is located on a street that dead ends at and is only two houses away from the Gulf of Mexico. Hardwood floors, stainless appliances and a Jacuzzi tub are only a few of the amenities, together with hot/cold outdoor shower and hot/cold outdoor sink with cooking area. King Bed in the master and a Queen in the guest.

Free Long Distance to US, CA and PR as well as free WiFi

Small Pets considered!! We do not discriminate against kitties, they are welcome too!




More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

So well kept and furnished down to the last detail, that we could well have been the first-ever guests. Thanks for providing such a nice week! Our best beach vacation in our 53 years of marriage.
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Ilexhurst, Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 847 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation-Fees collected will NOT be returned unless the unit is re-rented for the same period. If re-rented all fees will be refunded minus $150.
  • Please include size & breed of animals for permission to bring them. $150 taxable pet fee per pet will be added.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jacuzzi Tub and Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beach Cottage 2 Homes from the Gulf! 2/1 Completely Remodeled!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 44 reviews

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our stay at Seahorse Crossing in Holmes Beach. It was hard to leave this comfortable and conveniently located cottage. It has everything you need, a modern kitchen, two great bedrooms, a living room with leather couches, a big tv and best of all a wonderful screened in lanai to sit and read or watch the world go by.

Holmes Beach is wonderfully located close to both bridges and easy walking distance to a mall with drug stores, grocery, hardware, restaurants and a liquor store.

The cottage has wonderful curb appeal and many people slowed down in their cars or stopped on their walks to the beach to admire the property.

There is a minimal walk to the beach and plenty of beach toys in the back storage. Many windows flood the cottage with light. You will hate to leave too!

  • Submitted: 4-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurel, Thank you for reviewing SeaHorse Crossing, I’m glad that you find our cottage so comfortable. You really can’t beat the location and I think that most of our guests spend much of their time relaxing in the lanai. It’s great being so close to the beach in a nice quiet, friendly neighborhood and yet being so close to restaurants and shopping! We look forward to your return in 2019!
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect! We loved this place. The location is perfect, and we spent a lot of time on the screened in porch. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mystic, CT

The Cutest Little Beach Cottage on AMI

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been staying at SeaHorse Crossing every year, about this time of year, for a long time and we keep coming back. We love it! It’s a stone’s throw from the beach and within close walking distance to the grocery store, pharmacy, many restaurants and beach shops. The cottage is clean, cozy and has all the necessary amenities. We spent a lot of time on the beach and visited many restaurants, such as Bridge Street Bistro, Bridge Tender, Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus, Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant, Ugly Grouper, as well as a few just off island. All are very good and reasonably priced. We would highly recommend staying at SeaHorse Crossing. It accommodates four people (two bedrooms) and makes the perfect little getaway!

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach Cottag

  • 5 of 5

Seahorse Crossing is a wonderful Cottage steps to the beach. Enjoyed the place and its convenient location: Steps to the beach, shopping, and the trolley. PS. the outdoor shower is the bomb.... Already looking forward to next year. So Relaxing!!!! Dan.

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea horse crossing

  • 5 of 5

Our time there was terrific! Loved the porch. Beds were comfortable. Liked being close to both Walgreens and the beach. Plan to return next December. Elle and Bob were great to deal with.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to review SeaHorse Crossing, we’re glad you had a terrific time at our home! We also love being just steps to the beach and still walking distance to many conveniences. We are lucky to have Ellie, Bob and Suzanne looking after our home and taking care of our guests. We look forward to having you back in December!
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Latham, NY


  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Sea Horse Crossing for almost 2 months and it was the best 2 months that we can remember. The cottage is perfect in every way and the screened-in porch is perfect for after the sun goes down and early morning coffee and the paper. We had bikes the whole time we were down there and it made seeing the entire island so pleasurable. The cottage is stocked for every need possible, beach equipment, beach towels, the kitchen for cooking. The little side street (31st St) is so quiet, yet we met so many people from all over the world, it was SO MUCH FUN. I would highly, highly recommend this place to anyone, whether it be a couple looking for romance or a family of 4 looking for a perfect vacation. The beach is just steps from the house, large Publix, coffee shop, Walgreens with great liquor store all within walking distance and there are so many restaurants you'll never visit them all, though we tried and they were all great! We recommend Skinny's for a burger and $2 frosted beer, Beach Bistro and Bridge St. Bistro for fancy dining ($$), the Sandbar for dining outdoors at the beach, Harry's for apps and a drink, Island Gourmet Grill and Scott's Deli for delivery and if you go into Sarasota, The Blue Rooster for soul food and live blues music is a blast. This place is perfect and I'd give anything to live there full time.

  • Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nanci C, Thank you for taking the time to review SeaHorse Crossing, I’m happy that you enjoy staying here so much! I couldn’t have described our cottage any better than you just did. We also love the screened in porch and have met many wonderful people strolling by on their way to the beach. You have so many great recommendations and I have enjoyed them all except for the Blue Rooster which I will now put on my places to try out list. We truly appreciate our returning guests and look forward to seeing you in 2018!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton 14 Miles or Tampa TPA 50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance (See Map)
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
No Ferry but a Free Trolley just steps away
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance (See Map)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Holmes Beach (Steps Away)
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island is located on the Central West Coast of Florida nestled between the tropical blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Tampa Bay to the North. Once a best –kept secret among local Floridians, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'…

The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton Beach being the southernmost, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria City on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique and charming shops and restaurants.

Anna Maria Island has miles of sugar white sand beaches, sand dunes, sea oats and Australian Pines lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. This destination is a natural choice for tropical vacationers looking for golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, plus many cultural and historical attractions. Located close to all the major attractions, yet far from the maddening crowds make the Gulf Island Beaches the ideal vacation spot.

Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day…

You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a Free Trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise!

SeaHorse Crossing is Walking Distance to Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Drug Store and Liquor Store and steps to the Gulf of Mexico Beautiful White Sand Beaches!


Rates & Availability


  • $800 to $950 per week
  • US Dollars
  • $950 Season to $800 Off-Season
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Security Deposit Protection Plan $49
  • Taxes 11.5%
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