The Heron unit at the Blue Dolphin Inn, located at 404 Alamanda in the Historic Village of Anna Maria is a wonderful two bedroom, two bath upstairs unit furnished in a tropical theme. The Blue Dolphin Inn consists of four units surrounding a free style heated pool with fountains and nearby tiki table. The Blue Dolphin Inn is located about one half block from the beach access path and it's just a short stroll to the Rod and Reel Pier for fishing enthusiasts. It’s nestled away in a tropical paradise with many exotic plants and gardens. Each of the four units has its own private patio and gas grill for an evening of relaxation. If you want to... be the envy of all of your friends, send them photos from the two rooftop observatories located on each building at the Blue Dolphin Inn. You’ll want to linger there for awhile and take in the panoramic Anna Maria views!The Heron unit features an covered deck area just outside the living room as well as a private patio area with a gas grill specific to this unit. Many new upgrades to this unit such as new carpeting, paint and all new linens have made it even more comfortable and pleasant.This unit will sleep six with a queen size bed, two twin beds and a sofa bed. Every conceivable amenity is provided for your enjoyment and comfort including wireless high speed internet access with expanded cable and free domestic long distance calling. New 31” flat screen televisions in the living room and TV’s in both bedrooms complete the package. There is even a DVD video library for relaxing after a day at the beach or pool. There is a full size washer and dryer in the unit for your use.For larger groups up to twenty six, you can rent any of the other three units at the Blue Dolphin Inn. Discounts do apply when renting all four units. This property requires a $500.00 deposit for weekly reservations and $1000.00 deposit for monthly reservations. This deposit is paid by credit card and does apply toward the final balance of the rent.All deposits and rental payments are non-refundable if you cancel unless you have chosen to purchase the travel insurance which would protect your deposit and/or rent in case you have to cancel due to illness, death in the family, weather related delays or any other coverable event that prevents you from making the trip. The travel insurance is optional. If you choose not to take advantage of the travel insurance you can subtract it from the total enclosed. More information about our travel insurance coverage can be located at www.vacationrentalinsurance.com. Please take a minute to review this coverage. It is money well spent. The final payment is due thirty (30) days prior to occupancy by personal check. If you choose to put your final balance on your credit card, there is a 3% fee. Wire transfers are an option also. Any bank fees deducted from a payment are the responsibility of the guest.Our rentals will generally run from Saturday to Saturday, especially during very busy months and over holidays. Rates do vary over throughout the year and are calculated at higher rates during our busiest months of March and July as well as the holiday weeks of Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas.An important note: If this is the property for you, you can reserve it online at our secure website. When making your reservation enter the Promo Code WEB14 and receive a $50.00 discount!This is a perfect spot Anna Maria Island vacation spot for weddings, family reunions or romantic getaways! There is a three day minimum summer and fall, and a one week minimum during winter season.
Additional amenities include: patio or deck, garage or carport, gulf side, washer and dryer in unit.Read more
Our stay was a wonderful family experience with relaxation and f
Left on 03/18/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Jane Peoples
We love the location and the second floor view . The coffee maker needs to be replaced as it overflowed on
several occasions and the kitchen needs a cutting board .
Checking in and obtaining the keys was a breeze .We
did notice a rat crawling across the power line in front
of our unit. Read more
Response from Island Vacation Properties, LLC - 03/21/2014
Thank you for the review! We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We will replace the coffeemaker and get a cutting board ASAP. We appreciate your business and we hope that you can come back and stay with us again soon!
Island Vacation Properties
Mt Dora Florida.
Never enough time on the Island!
Left on 09/13/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Karen Carr
The management staff at Island Vacation Properties were quite helpful and easy to deal with, this is the first time we have used them on our many stays at the island. I would def use Island Vacation properties again.
Blue Dolphin Inn -Heron up is an older properties but is in pretty good shape the grounds are well kept, we stayed up stairs and were quite happy with our quaint island home. Even though it is a 4 plex we never heard our neighbors and our porch felt quite private.
I love that it is only a few short blocks from the beach. We always bring our bikes and ride to the Rod n Reel , the City Pier or to the many wonderful places to eat .Least not forget Jane and Jennies at the Old IGa for the best sweet rolls in town!
We will def be back to Blue Dolphin Inn. There is never a long enough time on the Island. Read more
Response from Island Vacation Properties, LLC - 09/16/2013
Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can come back again soon!
Island Vacation Properties
Everything a Florida vacation should be
Left on 08/28/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Travelin' Fan
We loved the Heron at The Blue Dolphin Inn. Yes, it could benefit from some updates (especially the kitchen), but it was perfect for us regardless. The location is wonderful, because you are within a quick walk to beautiful Bean Point. It's also an excellent area for bike riding (rather quiet and little traffic), but a quick ride will bring you to the shops on Pine ave. The unit itself was clean, spacious, comfortable, and had its own washer and dryer. We enjoyed the pool and had dinner in the outdoor seating area. Love staying on the north end of aMI...love the Heron!
P.S. You must try the Key Lime Doughnut from anna Maria Donuts on Pine ave. Best. Doughnut. Ever. Read more
Response from Island Vacation Properties, LLC - 08/29/2013
Thank you for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay! We will pass on your feedback about the kitchen to the owner. We appreciate your input!
Island Vacation Properties
Lovely place to be
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Wendy Coslett
I was there for 6 weeks and absolutely love the location. Being there that long I feel that I should have had a decent mop and some windex. The unit is fine, I bring items from home and lots of flowers to warm it up a bit. It is a very comfortable place but all four units are dark and could use more lighting.. This is a lovely place and a fabulous location. I wish they would allow small dogs.
I am looking forward to coming back to tHe Blue Dolphin Inn next year. Read more
Response from Island Vacation Properties, LLC - 04/05/2013
We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Blue Dolphin Inn and hope you'll return soon! Thank you for reviewing your stay!
Island Vacation Properties
elk grove il
Left on 03/30/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | illinois travellers
we enjoyed our second stay at the blue dolphin. the unit has a great floorplan, huge porch and was very nicely appointed and decorated. everything was new and comfortable, the kitchen had everything needed and every appliance. washer and dryer and most furniture new, unit was freshly painted and tastefully decorated. location was superb. Read more
Response from Island Vacation Properties, LLC - 03/30/2011
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