17 reviews




Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8611708

About the area

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.

Owner profile

Sheila C.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair users


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (17)

Excellent – based on 17 reviews Excellent
17 reviews

“Home Sweet Home!”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2016

My family and I spent a week in the cottage and surrounding Anna Maria Island.We had a very relaxing vacation by the sea and enjoyed every ammentity the cottage offered.The comforts were those of our own home. Sheila was a perfect host indeed for any need we had.We definitely would return.

“Great Vacation!”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2016

I visited with my wife and 3 year old daughter for a week and we loved it! My daughter loved the kids bedroom (she wants it at home!)! The backyard (pool, landscaping, grill) was beautiful and a great way to wash off the salt after a long day/cook dinner. Enough seating in the living room/dining room/florida room/backporch/pool for a family of 5 no matter where you want to hang out. 2 blocks to the trolley (we rode it daily) and an extra block to the 45th Ave beach access, which was never crowded. Over-all we had a great stay, Sheila was very helpful before, during, and after our stay (left some valuables behind and were able to recover very easily). We will be back :)

“Perfect Location!”

Reviewed 9 Feb 2016

Stayed at the Purple Parrot the month of January. What a wonderful home to stay. The neighborhood is quiet, easy walk to the beach and trolley. The location is easy on and off the island when traffic is busy, close to Publix's. The home is decorated tastefully with beach accents and beautiful landscaping. Poolside is very private. Plenty of rooms to relax and read a book, enjoyed meals in the screened in porch, or enjoy the sun beside the pool. Shelia was very sweet and wanted to make sure we had everything needed to make our stay enjoyable. Plan to return!!!!

“This Place Feels Like Home”

Reviewed 15 Apr 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.

“Relaxing and Enjoyable!”

Reviewed 7 Apr 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!

“A bit of paradise”

Reviewed 26 Mar 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

“Purple Parrot is fantastic!”

Reviewed 3 Jan 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!

“Purple Parrot - a good value on the island”

Reviewed 20 Aug 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.

“Great Vacation Spot”

Reviewed 1 Aug 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.

“Great house right across from the beach.”

Reviewed 12 May 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.

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