“ Excellent ”
17 Reviews
225 South Harbor Drive, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per week: $1,600 - $2,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Anna Maria Island vacation cottage rental
Too Cute!! Cottage with that Olde Florida Charm. NEW on market with NEW HEATED PRIVATE POOL. Bring your boat the neighborhood boat ramp just across street. Not a busy ramp, only for this street and trailers go back to the house. We also have a fenced in area for your trailer. 2 Bedrooms w/ 2 Full baths. Cottage has a large livingroom
w/55in HD TV + Wi FI. Master bedroom has HD TV and
a great view overlooking tropical pool. Sunroom also overlooks pool with Queen sofa bed. Large screened
Lanai overlooks pool with table & chairs + comfey sofas.
The beach is a short stroll away with Free Trolley stop on
the way. Fully equipted kitchen with dishwasher. Also
full size washer & dryer. We have 4 adult bikes, beach
wagon, beach chairs, beach towels, cooler + New gas grill
all for your enjoyment. Free long distance service in USA.
This is a very quite residential neighborhood just off Manatee Ave and close to Manatee Public Beach & Beach Cafe. Easy On and Off Island. Owners of SUGAR SHACK
listing #34537. If the PURPLE PARROT calendar is full check the SUGAR SHACK #34537 calendar they are similar properties. NO Pets & NO Smoking in cotttage! OCCUPANCY 6
Area Information
PURPLE PARROT is on a quite residential street with private boat ramp, just for the residence on this street. It also has a private dock and the open Bay is a few seconds down the canal. The Manatee Public Beach & Beach Cafe
are just a short stroll away. The Island grocery store (Publix Super Market)is very convenant and just a few minutes away, also a CVS.Pharmancy. Skinny's Hamburgers a local favorit for lunch, is noted for the BEST burgers on the Island, is minutes away.

About the owner

Owner Profile


Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 19 2015 Apr 08 2016 - - $1,800 - 1 Week
Apr 09 2016 Sep 09 2016 - - $1,700 - 1 Week
Sep 10 2016 Dec 23 2016 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Dec 24 2016 Apr 28 2017 - - $2,000 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.5%
Deposits: $500 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT is required to hold your dates and also acts as a damage deposit to be reserved until after your departure. It will be refunded after departure, pending a satisfactory inspection of the cottage. This is not part of the rent. The rent will be due 30 days prior to arrival date. A rental contract will follow the arrival of the deposit.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: HOLIDAY WEEKS subject to premium- No fees for heating Pool- Cleaning Fee $75- 3% fee for credit card use PLEASE call for monthly rates at a DISCOUNT



  • Beds

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Lanai
  • Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Bikes
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Cook
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Appliances

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

  • Beach
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
  • Pool
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Manatee Public Beach & Beach Cafe short stroll away
FREE TROLLEY stop on way to BEACH

Reviews (17)

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

Have you been a guest of this property? Write a review!
“ Excellent ”
17 reviews
Linda Alsup-Mosier

Linda Alsup-Mosier

Clarkston, MI

This Place Feels Like Home

April 15, 2015

Our stay at the Purple Parrot was the best stay we have had on the island in the six years we've been coming to AMI......it just really felt like home! The house itself was very welcoming and homey, tastefully decorated in island décor. We thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable leather furniture, the big screen TV, the comfortable bedrooms, the screened-in lenai and the amply supplied kitchen with its nice dishes and silverware better than we have in our home! (Oh, the little things!) Most enjoyable was the private pool area where we spent much of our mornings drinking our coffee, listening to the birds. reading our novels and reflecting on just how fortunate we are to be able to spend time in a place like this. On one afternoon when we returned home we found a bald eagle perched atop a tall pine just beyond our back yard! I should add that the availability of the bikes also added to our experience as we rode them to the city pier and back nearly everyday, and my wife and I haven't ridden bikes in about 35 years....but what fun! All-in-all, we found the Purple Parrot to be a very self-contained place to stay. This was most evident by the fact that in the entire month we were there, we only visited the ocean beach about 4 times! The PP was a very relaxing alternative to Spring Break. I might also add about our experience that we entertained several of our visiting friends at the PP while we were there, and we were proud to do so. All of our guests commented on what a wonderful place we were staying in. Lastly, in fairness, I should mention that while we were there the air conditioner stopped working and the washer broke down.......any homeowner knows how these things happen. These are not experiences you want to have happen during a stay, but if they do, you do want to have someone as responsive as Sheila to address them as quickly as she did. Both items were replaced as soon as we could expect and life at the PP went on without a hitch. Short of these two occurences, this was truly a 5-star experience for us and we would highly recommend this place to anyone.

amy somero

amy somero

Frankfort, MI USA

Relaxing and Enjoyable!

April 7, 2015

We spent a week on AMI in the Purple Parrott. The home was decorated in a beachy theme that put us in the spring breat spirit! its very spacious for a family of four, with plenty of room for more. The amenities were great- bikes, beach chairs, laundry, pool, access to the canal across the street. We rented paddle boards and kayaks and enjoyed Tampa Bay within minutes. The wildlife was amazing on the water. The neighborhood was quiet and conveniently located to the beach, the best burgers on the island, shopping and trolly stops going both ways. Shelia was great to work with, she was quick to answer questions and take care of whatever we needed . We have stayed on AMI for the past seven years and this house was definitely a favorite!

Jack Monahan

Jack Monahan

Pocono Pine, Pa USA

A bit of paradise

March 26, 2015

Wonderful Wonderful. A perfect beach cottage with a added bonus of a heated pool. Absolutely no negatives from the owner Shelia, tasteful decor, salt water private pool etc. Comfy, cosy

Rick Caldwell

Rick Caldwell

Indianapolis, IN

Purple Parrot is fantastic!

January 3, 2015

We stayed 10 days in the Purple Parrot house on Anna Maria Island and our vacation was fantastic. The house was very comfortable with an easy walk to the beach. The home came with 4 bicycles which were fun to ride and the pool was refreshing. I will definitely stay at the Purple Parrot again and Sheila (owner) is fantastic to work with. Overall, a 5 star stay!

Linda Singh

Linda Singh

Southaven, MS USA

Purple Parrot - a good value on the island

August 20, 2014

If you want a comfortable island experience then the Purple Parrot is the place. It is minutes from the beach and restaurants without the traffic & noise. The salt water pool is so relaxing and the pool area is beautifully landscaped. A very short drive took us to a park where we watched the sunsets on the beach.

Penny Hoover

Penny Hoover

Zionsville, IN

Great Vacation Spot

August 1, 2014

If you want a quiet, relaxed neighborhood, cute cottage and perfect pool look no further Purple Parrot is exactly what you want. My husband, granddaughter and I just spent a week there and had a fabulous vacation. The previous week we were in the hustle and bustle of Orlando. Anna Maria Island was the exact opposite. Very relaxed island with only locally owned small restaurants and lots of vacation rentals. Even though it is a relaxed island was more popular than I realized so places were busy and parking is limited. Take advantage of the free trolley when you can. The beaches are beautiful and the water was shockingly clear. We found ourselves spending the majority of our day at Purple Parrot because we all loved the heated pool with great landscaping. It was sunny every day so we just took advantage of the chance to float and play. We were also entertained by the feral parrots that flew over and stopped in the neighbor's trees daily. Sheila is an absolutely wonderful person to work with on rental arrangements, she is always prompt to reply to texts and calls. Sheila manages this property for her mom and is very efficient and professional in her business transactions. We received the damage deposit check in the mail before I even had a chance to think about it. Purple Parrot is also decorated very cute inside. Even though it is an older property it is well cared for and includes updates such as counter tops and ceramic floor than resembles wood planks. The love and respect they have for their property is evident when you enter. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy your family/friends on a vacation Purple Parrot and Anna Maria Island are the perfect destination for you. I highly recommend the Purple Parrot, I know you will not be disappointed with your interactions with Sheila.

David, Georgia & John  (The happy campers)

David, Georgia & John (The happy campers)

Warminster ,Pennsylvania

Fabulous place

July 1, 2014

Our stay at the Purple Parrot was thoroughly enjoyable! On our arrival we were greeted by a spotless and well furnished "old Florida" home. Just our style. Everywhere we looked we found evidence of the owners TLC from the beautiful new flooring throughout the home to all the interesting decorating touches. The home was well equipped with 4 bikes, 4 beach chairs, an umbrella, a beach cart and bath and beach towels. Our beds were made up with fresh sheets. It was a delight to stay here. The pool was amazing! We enjoyed using the noodles, beach ball and raft in it after a long morning of sightseeing. The beach was out of this world beautiful. We've never seen water such a beautiful aqua blending into a deeper blue and then into a gorgeous blue sky with big puffy clouds. Then there were the amazing birds...pelicans diving around us, great blue herons, ospreys, ibis and black skimmers to name a few. The guys fished off the City Pier in Anna Maria and had a great time. We drove up to beautiful Caladesi Island one afternoon and rode on the ferry to it from Honeymoon Island. Also enjoyed Myaaka State Park where we saw a raccon, a red shouldered hawk sitting in a tree, an anhinga, three roseate spoonbills, a couple of royal terns, two alligators, a snapping turlte laying her eggs and two deer. The park was only a short drive (35 miles or so) from the house. Ate dinner at the Rod and Reel one night and enjoyed Gator Tracks ice cream at Two Scoops. Also drove to Sarasota Jungle Gardens where we feed the flamingos out of our hands. Great fun! Tickled!!! Also had a chance to hike through part of the Robinson Preserve. The sunsets we breathtaking, the house was adorable and there is so much to see in the area that we are sure to be back. The house sleeps four but would easily accommodate six. A word of advice... buy a couple of large water bottles at the start and just refill them everyday when you venture out. The humidity was not bad but we still got very thirsty. Also you can drive to the beach and park at the end of the street if you are older or have young children All in all it was an amazing trip. Hope to do it again!!!

Cynthia Cahill

Cynthia Cahill


Great house right across from the beach.

May 12, 2014

We had a great week in Anna Marie Island and the house was perfect for our family of four. 1/2 block to the shuttle that takes you all over the island and within walking distance to the beach. House had everything we needed for the beach and pool too. Would definitely rent this house again.

Liz Schoebel

Liz Schoebel

Clarkston, Michigan USA

Parrot Heads!

April 3, 2014

Just what we were looking for...a real Florida home in a real Florida beach location. The house was well-equipped, very clean, in a perfect location, lovely pool and surrounding yard, and nice comfortable beds (important for us Seniors). The owner was very responsive and accommodating. We missed out on a full month here for 2015, and would definitely try again.

Sue McNamara

Sue McNamara

Peoria, Illinois

Puple Parrot exceeds expactations

March 20, 2014

What a wonderful home. Spacious, cheerfully decorated, clean - everything that we needed for our two week stay. The location was a short stroll to the beach, close to shopping, and an easy off and back on the island for those ventures off Anna Maria. The heated poll was most enjoyable - plenty of space around the pool to relax on the patio . We used both the sunroom and lanai for our casual breakfasts and lunches - what a wonderful space. Pool and beach items were available and well used. Sheila (owner) was wonderful to work with - checking with us to be sure that all was OK. The weather was fantastic - we lucked out - long winter back home in Illinois. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Pat and Sue

Dallas Bennett

Dallas Bennett

Monroeville, Ohio

Purple Parrot is a pleasant paradise.

March 5, 2014

Our time spent at the Purple Parrot was a very relaxing and positive experience. The home is very clean and fresh looking.The living room is spacious, and the open adjoining dining area makes the mealtimes comfortable times. The enclosed patio overlooking the pool and landscaping was also very nice and we ate some of our meals out there just so we could enjoy the nice weather. The beach was only a short walk away with all you can eat pancakes for $4.99 right down the way after you get to the beach. The bicycles that are available at the cottage proved to be a handy way to get around the island. Oh, and the swimming pool was just awesome. Clean refreshing and warm. The landscaping surrounding the pool is beautiful. The kitchen lacks nothing. All utensils pots, pans dishes, appliances whatever you have at home is at the Parrot. The beds were also very comfortable. We had quite a nice stay and would and will recommend this place to anyone. Very nice and thank-you to Sheila.

Julie Blevins

Julie Blevins

goshen oh

Perfect family Vacation

August 8, 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Purple Parrot, walking to the beach, enjoying the pool, and the house was very nice. We will be back, Thanks Sheila for all you help Roger and Julie Goshen Ohio

Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly


4th Of July

July 24, 2013

We stayed at this lovely quite cottage. Only 5 mins walking from the beach. Centre of the island and the 4th of July parade was great fun. A great place to experience laid back Florida.

Ian Mackenzie

Ian Mackenzie

London UK

Great vacation at Purple Parrot

June 11, 2013

We had a great time staying at the Purple Parrot. Sheila was very helpful in all ways and it was great to meet her and hear all about how the house had been renovated to create a very pleasant and comfortable environment with the real atmosphere of old Anna Maria Island. A quiet and peaceful neighbourhood adds to the enjoyment and so does the sunny garden, excellent pool and great barbeque and screen porch. The kitchen was fully equipped and everything was provided and all this a short walk to a great beach with plenty of restaurants nearby. We certainly plan to return to the Purple Parrot as soon as we can. Ania and Ian, London UK

Joe C.

Joe C.


Spring Break

April 17, 2013

We stayed at the Purple Parrot for a week during spring break. Just our luck that it was one of the coldest March weeks in Florida history! The heated pool saved our vacation. Even though it was too cold and windy most days for the beach, we were still able to swim every day. When it did warm up enough, the beach was only a short walk away. The house came with beach chairs, cooler and a cart for hauling, which worked out great. Even with the cooler weather, we didn't spend much time indoors because the back patio area was quiet, private and comfortable. The house itself was very colorful, and important for us, clean. The house came with all the supplies we needed for the week, other than food and drinks. The house is located on a street that was very quiet, but it was still close to restaurants, groceries, and shopping. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay.

Michelle Boersema

Michelle Boersema

Waterdown, ON, Canada

Great Family Vacation!!!

March 24, 2013

This was our first family trip to Florida, and we loved the Island and the Purple Parrot! The cottage was better than expected, with large, clean rooms, and fully equipped with all we needed. The cottage was a short walk to the beach and the trolley stop, which we used every day to explore the island. The cottage is in a great location to explore both the north and south ends of the island in a short trolley ride. We loved everything about this trip and can't wait to come back! Would definitely rent the purple parrot again!

Susan Beamer Charles

Susan Beamer Charles

Bettendorf, IA

Loved Our Stay

January 25, 2013

We liked dealing with Sheila. Loved the location on a quiet residential street. Easy walk to the beach, trolley stop, and grocery store. Close to the library and close to the Holmes Beach small business area. Cottage is well equipped, big washer & dryer. bikes, beach wagon, beach chairs & umbrella. Kitchen small but has all of the necessary appliances. Spent our time in the sun room and lanai and by the pool. The only negative, we would have preferred a king bed in the master and the floor squeaks in the hallway. Our first visit to Anna Maria Island, we will return.

Sheila Council

Owner's reply:

Susan, thank you so much for the great review. You & Charles are a delightful couple and so happy
I had the pleasure to meet you both. As I told you, I new you would LOVE our beautiful Island. So
delighted you plan to return and hope you will be a guest in the PURPLE PARROT again. Also
thanks for the great photo.
Please come back!!!!!

Have you been a guest of this property?
Write a review!

Interested in Renting this Property?

Page Views This month: 30 This year: 308 Since listed: 13,545
Last updated: January 22, 2016

Contact Owner

$1,600 / week


Be sure to share:

  • Some info about you
  • Who is coming with you?
  • What brings you to Anna Maria Island?
  • What about this home interests you?

Owner Profile

Sheila Council

Sheila Council

901 488-6183

Other properties from owner