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“ Excellent ”
1 Review

From $199 / night

517 42nd Street, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217

$1596/week - Labor Day Special!

For stays between 9/5/15 and 9/12/15

Villa Chez Shell on Anna Maria Island, FL is a perfect way to spend your Labor Day week!

Overview

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $199
Per week: $1,296 - $3,796
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Anna Maria Island vacation home rental
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Villa Chez Shell at Holmes Beach is a beautiful Anna Maria Island rental home that offers a luxurious getaway. The highlight of this newly renovated 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom property is its tropical private backyard complete with a lagoon shaped pool and a soothing stone waterfall. The pool includes a swim-up Tiki table, and the whole area is surrounded by lush foliage with blossoming flowers, beautiful colors, and all the privacy you could wish for.

This two-story professionally decorated Anna Maria Island villa is tiled throughout and offers 3 full sized bathrooms, stylish living room with pullout couch, new flat screen HD TVs and High speed wireless Internet for your convenience. Sleeping arrangements include two Master suites with private bathrooms (one is deluxe with separate tub and shower), large walk-in closets and king and queen beds. The third bedroom has a twin-bunk bed combination, and the bathroom is just outside the door.

If you are bringing a large party or a small group, this is just what you are looking for! A spacious, fully stocked kitchen and two separate living areas, one downstairs and one above, will provide you with plenty of space for entertaining as well as room for solitude and relaxation. Have a BBQ on the large covered lanai, lounge in the pool, work on your tan or hangout in the swim up Tiki-table area – the possibilities are endless!

Living area:
Enter through Villa Chez Shell’s large and welcoming foyer complete with new furniture and accents. The interior of the entire villa has just been painted and professionally decorated. Ceramic tile floor throughout provides for easy care. The staircase will lead you to the bright and spacious living area. Relax on the comfortable sofas, watch a show on the new flat screen HD TV (cable is provided) or a movie on the DVD player. You will also find games and books. It’s a perfect place for the whole family!

Kitchen:
Villa Chez Shell’s spotless kitchen has a ceramic top stainless steel range/oven, microwave, garbage disposal, dishwasher and large refrigerator/freezer. The cabinets are fully stocked with everything a chef may need. The bright and airy open floor plan allows for easy conversation with family and friends while the chef is working on a scrumptious meal. The adjacent laundry room has a large washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

Bedrooms:
All of Villa Chez Shell’s bedrooms are freshly painted and stocked with fresh linens. The Master Bedroom Suite has a large king bed, island style furniture, a flat panel TV, a large walk-in closet and a deluxe private bathroom which includes a separate tub and shower. The second Master Bedroom Suite has a comfortable queen bed and new Tommy Bahama bedding, stylish furniture, a flat panel TV, a walk-in closet and a private bathroom equipped with a shower.
Bedroom 3 is decorated in tropical colors and has a comfortable twin bunk bed combination, a closet and a bathroom equipped with a shower right outside the door.

Bathrooms:
Villa Chez Shell features 3 full bathrooms. All the bathrooms are freshly painted and stocked with fresh quality towels. Two bathrooms are private in-suite and one is located right outside the 3rd bedroom. One of the Master bathrooms has a separate tub and shower.

Outside:
When you see Villa Chez Shell’s private backyard, you will think that you are entering an exotic island paradise. The new lagoon shaped heated pool is adorned by a soothing stone waterfall and includes a swim-up Tiki table – perfect for a drink or a snack without leaving the water. You could spend the whole day here! But don’t stop there. Relax on the covered lanai fully equipped with a table for six, a large screen HD TV, a refrigerator and a gas BBQ grill.

The entire backyard is surrounded by palm trees and lush tropical foliage including beautiful flowering shrubs and plants. You are sure to enjoy the serenity and privacy of this island oasis.

Walk just a few minutes over to the beach to watch the famous sunsets, enjoy a breakfast or brunch on the edge of the sand or catch the island's trolley to go exploring or shopping. If you don't want to drive, you don't need to. Stroll over to the bay and watch the sailboats drift by or take it easy and do nothing at all. Villa Chez Shell is a gem of a property that you will not want to leave.

If you are looking for an adventure, this Anna Maria Island vacation rental is conveniently located to:

~ St. Armands Circle's quaint shops - 20 miles
~ Ellenton Premium Outlets (130 stores) - 20 miles
~ Myakka River State Park (gators!) - 40 miles
~ Tampa's Busch Gardens - 60 miles
~ Orlando's famous Walt Disney Magic Kingdom , Epcot, Seaworld, Universal Studios, as well as other attractions - 120 miles

Rates:
Low season weekly rates from $1195 + taxes/fees
Mid season weekly rates from $1494 + taxes/fees
High season weekly rates from $1995 + taxes/fees
We have 12 different pricing seasons, please contact for detailed price quote.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
Area Information
The location is outstanding. Being right in central Anna Maria Island, you are close to it all – shopping, restaurants, grocery, banks, the trolley, the beach, the bay – it is just perfect! The villa is located on a low traffic street and is only a short stroll (4 minutes) to the famous sugar sand beaches.

This beautiful two-story villa is perfect for a true Anna Maria Island vacation, offering you the ideal balance between relaxation and fun! The fantastic location, spacious living space, stylish bedrooms, and exotic private backyard will provide you with everything you might need to make this your best vacation ever!

TripAdvisor just ranked Anna Maria Island #4 on the Top 10 US Islands list, and said that ”Anna Maria is an absolute slice of laid-back paradise.” Come enjoy this beautiful Anna Maria Island paradise villa for yourself!

Anna Maria Island is conveniently located to several international airports: Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) - 20 miles, Tampa (TPA) - 60 miles, and Orland (MCO) - 130 miles.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Alex and Irina P

Alex and Irina P

  • About:

    My wife and I met in a small town in Ohio when Irina was just sixteen years old, and we have been together ever since (we’ve been married for a long time! ). We currently live in Virginia and bought this villa in June of 2013 with the dream of eventually retiring to Anna Maria Island to spend more...
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Sep 06 2014 Oct 14 2015 $199 - - - 3 Nights
Jun 27 2015 Jul 11 2015 - - $2,396 - 1 Week
Jul 11 2015 Aug 15 2015 - - $2,096 - 1 Week
Aug 15 2015 Aug 22 2015 - - $1,596 - 1 Week
Aug 22 2015 Sep 05 2015 - - $1,596 - 1 Week
Sep 05 2015 Sep 12 2015 - - $1,596 - 1 Week
Sep 06 2015 Nov 22 2015 - - $1,496 - 1 Week
Sep 12 2015 Sep 26 2015 - - $1,296 - 1 Week
Sep 26 2015 Oct 31 2015 - - $1,596 - 1 Week
Oct 31 2015 Nov 21 2015 - - $1,496 - 1 Week
Nov 21 2015 Nov 28 2015 - - $1,796 - 1 Week
Nov 22 2015 Nov 29 2015 - - $1,896 - 1 Week
Nov 28 2015 Dec 19 2015 - - $1,496 - 1 Week
Nov 29 2015 Dec 20 2015 - - $1,496 - 1 Week
Dec 19 2015 Dec 26 2015 - - $2,896 - 1 Week
Dec 20 2015 Dec 27 2015 - - $2,896 - 1 Week
Dec 26 2015 Jan 02 2016 - - $3,296 - 1 Week
Dec 27 2015 Jan 03 2016 - - $3,296 - 1 Week
Jan 02 2016 Jan 30 2016 - - $1,596 - 1 Week
Jan 03 2016 Jan 17 2016 - - $1,496 - 1 Week
Mar 26 2016 Apr 02 2016 - - $3,796 - 1 Week
Mar 28 2016 Apr 04 2016 - - $3,496 - 1 Week
Apr 02 2016 Apr 09 2016 - - $2,296 - 1 Week
Apr 09 2016 Apr 30 2016 - - $1,996 - 1 Week
Apr 18 2016 May 09 2016 - - $1,896 - 1 Week
Apr 30 2016 May 28 2016 - - $1,896 - 1 Week
May 23 2016 Jun 06 2016 - - $1,996 - 1 Week
May 28 2016 Jun 25 2016 - - $2,096 - 1 Week
Jun 06 2016 Jun 27 2016 - - $2,096 - 1 Week
Jun 25 2016 Jul 02 2016 - - $2,146 - 1 Week
Jul 02 2016 Jul 09 2016 - - $2,396 - 1 Week
Jul 09 2016 Aug 20 2016 - - $2,096 - 1 Week
Aug 20 2016 Sep 03 2016 - - $1,896 - 1 Week
Sep 03 2016 Sep 10 2016 - - $1,596 - 1 Week
Sep 10 2016 Sep 24 2016 - - $1,496 - 1 Week
Sep 24 2016 Oct 29 2016 - - $1,696 - 1 Week
Oct 29 2016 Nov 19 2016 - - $1,596 - 1 Week
Nov 19 2016 Nov 26 2016 - - $1,796 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: $250 refundable damage protection deposit
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Beach Chairs
  • Garage
  • Lanai
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Bowling
    (4 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (5 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Winery
    (14 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Private backyard with tropical pool, waterfall and swim-up Tiki table!

Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Anna Maria Island, Florida

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“ Excellent ”
1 review
Angela Vincent

Angela Vincent

Maryland

Amazing family rental close to the beach!

December 5, 2014

Perfect location to the beach, groceries and the free Island trolley. We just came back from our first visit to AMI and Villa Chez Shell was more then I expected! The house is extremely clean, bright and beautiful. The kitchen has everything you could ask for to enjoy your vacation. The bedrooms are large and easily accommodated our family of five. The backyard is a tropical paradise! My kids loved the pool and games room. The outdoor eating area made it easy to enjoy the surroundings (except on the few cooler days!). The Villa has everything you can think of for the pool and the beach. The cart allowed us to make one trip to the beach with everything the kids needed to enjoy the day there! There were plenty of sand toys, boogie boards, chairs and my youngest loved to fly the kites! My husband and kids enjoyed using the fishing rods to see what they could catch. They went to the local marine store and Shrimp was there preferred bait, which helped them catch two sharks, a stingray and two local fish (all within an hour!). Alex and Irina were excellent to deal with from the time we booked their Villa to answering any questions we had before our vacation and while there! If you are looking at other properties, time to stop! This one has everything you will need to enjoy the Island. A few must do's whole there... The Island Donut Shop, Two Scoops, Captain Kathe and pup pup (or Skipper) tour and her homemade Key Lime Pie, and for the freshest catch try Tide Tables at Market 48 in Cortez (AMAZING fish tacos!). Of course the Island trolley, it is free and perfect to hop on and off to explore the Island!!! We did not get to see and do everything on our list but will hopefully tackle that the next time we visit Villa Chez Shell and AMI! Thank you Alex and Irina for making your Villa a perfect vacation getaway!

Alex and Irina P

Owner's reply:

Angela, we are thrilled that you stayed with us and look forward to welcoming you and your boys back!

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

My family and I had such a great time staying in your beautiful home. We don't want to ever leave Villa Chez Shell! Thank you for a great vacation! ~ Madi, Maryland (July 2014)

After three days in Florida, we finally arrived in paradise [Villa Chez Shell]- big house, our own pool! We had two fantastic weeks in your house. Thank you! ~ Jessica and Peter, Sweden (July 2014)

It was fantastic at your Villa - big villa, beautifully decorated, quite and clean, and we got that "jungle feeling" at the pool, as our daughter painted a picture for you. As soon as we have finished our vacation planning 2015, we will check with you for a new reservation. Thank you very much! ~ Nathalie and Patrick, Switzerland (July 2014)

We came from London, England having first visited the theme parks in Orlando. We've had a great week and enjoyed staying in the house and by the pool. ~ Robin, United Kingdom (July 2014)

Your home is very beautiful and we are very happy to go to Anna Maria. It´s a wonderful Island. My family was very happy to spend a week at Villa Chez Shell. ~ Christelle, France (Aug. 2014)

INCREDIBLE!! There really is nothing I can say but AWESOMENESS about the hosts and this GORGEOUS property!! We had a blasssst and honestly I considered never leaving :) Irina called numerous times to make sure our stay was great. The home was wonderfully decorated and very clean. It was extremely comfortable. Just a quick easy walk over to the beach. The best part about the property was the POOL... it's fabulous and was a real diamond for our girls. We spent a ton of time in the sparkling water. I would LOVE to stay again, I just cannot express enough how amazing this property is. Very quiet, private, beautiful, it has it all :) And GREAT hosts too!! We'll be back! ~ Lisa, Pennsylvania (Aug. 2014)

Dear Alex and Irina, Thank you so much for the beautiful stay at your house in Anna Maria Island. Our family had an amazing week! We were very grateful for all of the information you provided before the stay. We visited many of the recommended beaches and took in a lot of the sights on the Island. The kids loved looking for shells at the Island beach beside the Anna Maria Island Pier. We were lucky enough to encounter a turtle there and a saw a very large manatee swimming under the pier. Of course the Island Ice Cream spots were a huge hit along with sunny days by the backyard pool and evening strolls along the beaches while watching the sunsets. Thank you again for all of the info you provided to make our stay great and for a very memorable stay in your amazing Florida home. ~ Joanne and Marc, Canada (Aug. 2014)

This spacious home is very clean and conveniently located just blocks from the beach, restaurants and shopping. The pool area is great for friends and family entertainment and the game room is a lot of fun! Pool and beach equipment is provided and flat screen TVs can be found in multiple rooms. The hosts are most gracious and helpful. ~ Mercedes, Florida (Aug. 2014)

The villa was the highlight of our fantastic trip to the USA. We just loved the location and all of the amenities provided. The pool was idyllic and frankly where we spent most of our time. Don't understate how close you are to the sea as it is nothing at all to walk there and a wonderful beach awaiting anybody who does so. Thanks for the opportunity to stay with you, we will share your villa with our friends and recommend they stay there as well. ~ David, United Kingdom (Sept. 2014)

We had an excellent time and the place was amazing! ~ Lisa, Florida (Sept. 2014)

Our vacation - down to the point - everything was perfect! We were amazed when we arrived at Villa Chez Shell. Everything looked so nice furnished and arranged, that we felt at home at once. It was also very clean. Everything looked just like on the pictures. All the rooms are large and have their own bathrooms. The kitchen has all it needs, plus the house has a wash machine, air conditioner, pool, play room, grill, beach accessories, etc. which makes the stay very comfortable and easy. Especially the pool is so beautiful with its surrounding palm trees and plants, looks like an oasis. The neighborhood is very neat and the best part is you can walk to the beach in 5 mins. We also very appreciated the pool and beach stuff the villa provided, we used it almost every day. Great is also that you have the grocery store Publix and Walgreens in walking distance. It was a perfect stay! As native Swiss we would describe our vacation as 'wundershon', which means beautiful. ~ Simone, Switzerland (Sept. 2014)

The place is gorgeous! Right when we arrived to Villa Chez Shell, we were impressed. The home is impeccably furnished and clean. The pool area was tropical and relaxing. We also really enjoyed the game room. We were four adults and four children (ages 8, 6, 2, and 6 mos.) and we were very comfortable. The home has everything you need. The beach and Publix grocery store are both a short walk away. We will definitely stay at this rental again and will recommend it to family and friends. Alex and Irina were so sweet and attentive.
~ Natasha, Florida (Oct. 2014)

Thanks for sharing your home. Our family loved it! Perfect for a weekend wedding celebratory home! ~ Gina, New Mexico (Oct. 2014)

We arrived today at Villa Chez Shell and found a wonderful, nice and clean place. We are more than surprised at the lovely details. Our little girl is already running around with the baby doll and wearing a glossy dress! ~ Nadja & Family, Switzerland and Austria (Oct. 2014)

Alex and Irina, Thank you very much for sharing your home! The gameroom was great! We all loved ping-pong. My granddaughter loved the room, especially the dress-up clothes. We had a great time! ~ Vicki & Keith, Maryland (Nov. 2014)

Me and my family spent a week in your beautiful home. The beds are so comfortable! We loved the gameroom. In Anna Maria Island there are many good restaurants. The free Island trolley is a great way to explore. Thank you! ~ Per and Family, Sweden (Nov. 2014)

You have a terrific beach house! We really enjoyed our stay! Thank you for being so accommodating. ~ John, Massachusetts (Nov. 2014)

House, heated pool and grounds are immaculate. Owners are very responsive and helpful as evidenced by the comprehensive Welcome Book they provide. Location is perfect as it is in a quiet neighborhood but close to the beach and the magnificent trolley system that allows you to park your vehicle for the week. You could prepare your meals, but why with the many varied restaurants that are available? It is an awesome place and we will be return visitors. ~ Judy, Susan and Donna, Virginia and Colorado (Dec. 2014)

Villa Chez Shell is simply gorgeous and we had an amazing time! The owners are friendly, responsible and they clearly put a lot of thought into this rental property. It has everything to make your stay comfortable and more. We were 4 adults and 2 kids (2 and 6 y/o). We spent Christmas at Holmes Beach and were so pleased to have this amazing villa to call our home for a week. The rooms are comfortable and everyone has their own bathroom. The kitchen has all the supplies that are needed to make good meals (we roasted a whole turkey for Christmas!). The pool is great for smaller children (we brought life vests, but there are water/beach toys provided) and adults alike. There are plenty of towels and pool towels. Washer and dryer in the unit so you can travel lightly. A real benefit to this villa is that shops (CVS, grocery store), the beach and restaurants are walking distance. Not more than 5 minutes away. And then there's the Island Trolley to take you all over the island for free. So there's no real need to drive your car unless you want to go further out. All in all, we highly recommend this villa for your stay in Holmes Beach. ~ Tessa and Family, Canada, Netherlands and Colombia (Dec. 2014)

We enjoyed our stay in AMI and your beautiful home. Everything was great. The location of the house is very convenient to the beach, and we especially enjoyed the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth [Sound Bar] speakers! The house had everything we needed and was very comfortable. We spent much of our time exploring the island and surrounding areas (but always glad to come back to AMI!). There are a number of good restaurants. We loved sitting on the sand at the Sandbar, the Happy Hour at Bridge Street Bistro and the atmosphere and food at the Waterfront. Mar Vista in Long Boat Key was great for lunch. We went to Bean Point by trolley and bicycle - loved it! This was our first visit, and yes, we look forward to returning. ~ Rich, New Jersey (Jan. 2015)

Our stay was perfect! I really can't say how many times I heard my husband say that about this vacation! We were looking for a relaxing week and that is exactly what we had. This was our first trip to AMI - we will be back! We found ourselves waking early to eat quickly and head to the beach. Our mornings were devoted to the beach, watching our boys collect shells, build sandcastles, and run/play in the sand. Your assortment of beach gear was easy to transport and provided optimal beach fun. After the beach, we spent our afternoons at the pool. During our stay, the pool temp stayed around 85 degrees - perfect! It was also wonderful that it was in the shade to keep the boys from applying sunscreen over and over. Pool toys were great; their favorite was playing basketball. Most trips I dread the rainy days, but not here! The playroom allowed the boys to have a place to have fun. We really enjoyed the table tennis! Most of our meals were at the Villa, but we did venture out to a couple of places. We had breakfast at Cafe on the Beach - all you can eat pancakes were a hit! Lobstahs was fantastic! My husband is from Maine - we typically ship in our lobster and prepare at home. However, this is the first time (10+ years married), I have heard him say the lobster was cooked perfectly - wow! Reflecting back on our stay brings many smiles. Thank you for the wonderful and welcoming accommodations - it was a perfect family vacation! ~ Tracey and Family, Illinois (Jan. 2015)

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us! We had a simply wonderful spring break on AMI. Our family from New York and my sister's family from Indiana had a joyful holiday together - the pool, the gameroom, the cozy upstairs - everything was perfect. We've stayed in several homes in Holmes Beach over the years, and yours is one of our favorites. The location is convenient to all (walking distance!) but feels so private. We had an absolutely wonderful time and hope to stay in your home again! ~ Lori and Family, New York and Indiana (Mar. 2015)

My husband, three children and I chose Villa Chez Shell for a post holiday getaway. We were not disappointed. The home was lovely and well equipped. From the kitchen, game room, beach accessories, pool area and outside living space, we were not disappointed. The home is also centrally located on the island, while also serving as a quiet and peaceful retreat. The owners, Irina and Alex, could not have been more gracious and attentive to our needs. When we return to Anna Maria, and we most definitely will, we will stay at Villa Chez Shell. If you are looking at properties and are wondering where to book, book this home. Thank you Irina and Alex for a wonderful family vacation. ~ Kenyokee, Ohio (Jan. 2015)

This has been a wonderful trip with wonderful accommodations. We are already looking forward to returning next year [booked same timeframe in 2016]. It was a great vacation. Thank you once again for letting us enjoy your beautiful place the last 3 months. ~ Jack and Carol, Pennsylvania (Jan. 2015 - Mar. 2015)

Wonderful family home! The owners were pleasant, helpful and kind. The house was nicely decorated and the pool, lanai and gameroom were well used by our family. We have 4 children, ages 5 to 13 and everyone was happy here. The beach supplies and lots of fluffy beach towels were also wonderful and appreciated. Coquina Beach rivaled the most beautiful Caribbean beaches I've been to, had soft sand and was perfect for shelling. We visited several beaches on our trip, including Siesta Key which was voted #1 beach in the US, but Coquina was voted to be the best by our whole family. This was a wonderful property and I wouldn't hesitate to return. Thank you for sharing your home! ~ Johanna, Texas (June 2014)

Our stay was wonderful. The design of the home was very visitor friendly. The inside was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The outside or pool area was even more impressive as the owners seem to cover all the amenities. Villa Chez Shell is centrally located to eateries, shopping and of course the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island. Can't wait to come back next year! ~ Brian, Kentucky (June 2014)

The villa is beautiful. We love the lanai and pool so much, it took us a while to visit the beach! We had a wonderful stay and are sad to fly home today. Thank you for sharing your home. ~ Becky and Steve, Kentucky (June 2014)

It was a great trip...We really loved AMI and Villa Chez Shell. ~ Brian and Bonnie, Canada (Mar. 2014)

What a wonderful trip we have had! Love the Island and love Villa Chez Shell. We enjoyed the pool every day - sat by the pool every morning having coffee & listening to the waterfall. Thank you so much for everything. ~ Jane, Michigan (Mar. 2014)

We have had two wonderful weeks. AMI is a beautiful place where you could relax. Your house is wonderful and a place you almost feel like home! Thank you very much! ~ Jonas, Sweden (Mar. 2014)

We had a wonderful stay - only wish is to have one more week here. The pool was perfect for our toddler boys & we spent many evenings having dinner poolside. The location of the Villa couldn't be better. ~ Christa & Family, Canada and Kentucky (Apr. 2014)

We had a great stay! This was a great location to everything, especially the beach! Pool was awesome too! Loved the trolley - we never had to drive! We definitely will return! ~ Dee Dee, Michigan (Apr. 2014)

Thank you so much for having us stay at beautiful villa! ~ Julia, Switzerland (May 2014)

Our family has enjoyed our stay at Villa Chez Shell. What a beautiful home. The pool was wonderful, enjoyed our privacy. The beach was beautiful & the sunsets were awesome. We cannot thank you enough. ~ Connie and Family, Michigan (May 2014)

The house is perfect. Nice and comfortable rooms. Wide spaces. Nice pool. Very well maintained kitchen appliances. Very clean. We would like to come back. ~Annalisa, Italy (Aug. 2013)

I'm happy to say that we loved Villa Chez Shell! ~Yarelys, Florida (Sept. 2013)

We loved our stay at Villa Chez Shell. ~ Vickie, Oklahoma (Sept. 2013)

5 stars all the way! Alex is a wonderful person to deal with and was excellent in communicating and making sure all the requests I had were followed through. The villa was very authentic, making it a very pleasant to stay. It looks better and bigger than showed in the pictures. It is like staying at your own vacation house. Great location as well, within 5 minutes walk to the beach. The backyard private pool was great. Surrounded by palm trees, it feels and looks like your own private tropical garden. We enjoyed the swim up tiki table for our late night drinks. ~ Adrian, Florida (Oct. 2013)

I believe this particular property was recently renovated; everything was clean and brand new which was a huge plus. We couldn't believe how nice the pool area was.. completely isolated from the neighbors by tropical flowers and plants. The zero gravity chairs are great to nap in too! We ate every meal at the outdoor covered patio/sitting/dining area.. it was too pretty not to, check out the pictures to see what I mean. All in all it was a very impressive beautiful house, we really got lucky. You can tell the owners/decorators really have an eye for detail. Next year we will come with friends, and try to stay even longer. ~ Rob, Virginia (Oct. 2013)

Everyone is loving it! It really is a beautiful place. ~ Leena, California (Nov. 2013)

Beautiful property and convenient location. The interior seemed newly remodeled and newly redecorated. It was bright and airy with tastefully put together decor (beach, shells). The owners (or their decorator) seemed to have put a lot of thought into making everything look relaxing, crisp and welcoming. The pool, with the lovely swim-up tiki bar, was relaxing and I loved the landscaping around it. While there are next door neighbors, you literally couldn't see the other properties because the pool is surrounded by tropical plants and trees. This location is so perfect because it's only a couple of blocks to Holmes Beach (which I would argue is the best stretch of sand on AMI) and the Beach Cafe and also only a couple of blocks to the grocery store (Publix) and drug store (CVS). We hope to return next year! ~ Jennifer, Illinois (Nov. 2013)

The place has been a wonderful time. We have enjoyed our stay very much and will definitely be ready to return in the future. The game room is perfect for the kids. The outdoor area is a dream for grilling and just hanging out poolside. The heated pool is all I expected. The pool worked wonderful during our stay despite the cooler than normal temps we've had the water temp was perfect. Your photos don't do the place justice. Found everything we needed in the kitchen. Plenty for our group of 7. Plenty of pool toys, chairs....We loved the place!! ~Jared & Amanda, Missouri (Dec. 2013)

Fabulous! Our stay at Villa Chez Shell was awesome! The villa is located a short walk from the beach. It is very easy to get around the island with the free trolley. The villa is very well equipped, the kitchen is spacious, heated pool is very private and the game room has entertained children. The owners are lovely and make sure to make our stay enjoyable. This is really a place that I recommend to all. ~Annie, Canada (Dec. 2013)

We really enjoyed our time in Villa Chez. It is such a lovely place to spend time and relax. It was a pleasure to be inside the beautiful decorated house and everything was so clean and tidy. The heated pool and outside area was just outstanding. Lots of fun even on the colder evenings. And also the game room was terrific. Our daughter loved to play there. And we had lots of ping pong games going on also :o) We were amazed that it was possible to rent such a great place! The owners are so nice and easy to communicate with. ~Sara, Denmark (Jan. 2014)

We had a lovely stay at Villa Chez Shell in January 2014 and recommend it as a wonderful place for a great holiday. ~Kate, Austria (Jan. 2014)

5 stars out of 5. This place is just beautiful and well maintained. We stayed at Villa Chez Shell with a group of 6 adults. Everything we needed was provided (well equipped kitchen, bath towels, extra linen etc). Beaches and neighborhood are perfectly fine. Grocery store and Pharmacy are just a 5 minutes walk away. Complimentary trolley shuttle is 3 minutes away. Alex and Irina are wonderful hosts. They followed up the second day if everything is fine or if we are in need of anything. As a surprise we even got a nice cookbook as a gift from them when we arrived. We would love to stay there again some day and definitely recommend this place. ~Andrea, Germany (Jan. 2014)

Everything has been great. We are happy that we are staying at such an awesome place. Such a fun time had by all. Location is awesome. Thank you so much for letting us stay at your place. ~Hilaurie, Massachusetts (Feb. 2014)

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    My wife and I met in a small town in Ohio when Irina was just sixteen years old, and we have been together ever since (we’ve been married for a long time! ). We currently live in Virginia and bought this villa in June of 2013 with the dream of eventually retiring to Anna Maria Island to spend more...
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