The Golden Dolphin, located at 801 North Shore Drive in Anna Maria, is the ultimate in beach front luxury. This executive level gulf front home has a tropical heated pool with waterfalls, four bedrooms, a library, three and one half baths a gourmet kitchen and much more. It was custom built with extreme attention to detail and has been featured on the Anna Maria Tour of Homes and in magazines and newspapers. It will sleep fourteen people comfortably in absolute luxury. The Golden Dolphin is located on a wide expanse of beach at Bean Point where the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay meet at the north end of Anna Maria. It offers spectacular views of the gulf, the sunset and the shifting sands from its three decks.The heated swimming pool at the Golden Dolphin features two waterfalls, a swim jet, deck jets and fiber optic lighting. The pool area has its own fireplace next to the beach but offers privacy as well. The large gourmet kitchen features a Sub Zero refrigerator and separate freezer, two kitchen sinks, two dishwashers, a commercial Viking stove with gas stove top and electric oven, an ice maker, a compactor, granite countertops and solid wood cabinets. The adjacent dining area features two large dining tables that will seat 14 people. These tables bask in the glow of two spectacular domes painted by well known artist Ed Miracle.The spacious living area features a home theatre system with a 60" television as well as a 108" drop down screen projector. Just off of the living room is a very large open lanai facing the beautiful Anna Maria beach. This lanai features an outdoor kitchen with built in grill and sink and a beautiful stone carved gas fireplace as well. The main floor library features a full size bed, a gas fireplace as well as a 32" television and a library of books and games. This bedroom also has a full size private bathroom with a marble shower containing multiple rain heads and body sprays. The upper level features the very spacious "younger" guest bedroom which has two full size beds and two twin beds. This room also opens out to the lanai and has wonderful beach views. There is a 32" television with DVD player in this room. The guest bedroom on the upper level features a king size bed and 38" television. There is a small open balcony off of this bedroom. A full size bathroom adjoins the guest bedroom on this level with the "younger" guest's bedroom. The spectacular master bedroom is fit for a king or queen This very large room features a king size bed with a 32" television. Adjacent is a very large open lanai with a gas fireplace and open Jacuzzi topped with rain heads. The view of the gulf and the beach is simply breathtaking. The master bathroom features a large Jacuzzi tub as well as a large walk in shower with rain heads and body sprays. There is a bidet and urinal in addition to the toilet. This bathroom also features a television behind the mirror so you can relax in the Jacuzzi tub while watching televisionOther extras include two full size washers and dryers, electronically controlled shades and blinds, central vacuum and security system. A Golden Dolphin is like no home you have ever experienced. For a dream vacation, ultimate relaxation and absolute splendor on Anna Maria Island visit the Golden Dolphin.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.Parking is limited to four vehicles.RENTAL DOWN PAYMENTS:This property requires a $1000.00 rental down payment on weekly reservations. Reservations of 28 days or more require a $2000.00 rental down payment. These rental down payments are required to confirm your reservation but are applied toward your final payment. All payments are non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. Each reservation requires a $40.00 non-refundable reservation fee.The final payment is due sixty (60) days prior to occupancy by personal check. If you choose to put your final balance on your credit card, there is a 3% fee. We can also accept wire transfers. Any bank fees deducted from a payment for a wire transfer are the responsibility of the guest.SECURITY DEPOSITS: There are two options:1. You can purchase the Vacation Rental Damage Protection for $50.00 when making your reservation. More information can be found at www.vacationrentalinsurance.com/g10vrd2. You can pay a $1500.00 Security Deposit that will be refunded to you two weeks after you check out and the property is inspected to ensure that no damages have occurred.TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is available by CSA Travel Protection for United States residents only. It is automatically calculated and added to your contract on the day of reservation. Travel Insurance offers protection against loss of deposits and rent in case of unforeseen illness, accident, jury duty or adverse weather that stops travel. Questions concerning CSA Travel Protection can be answered by calling 866-999-4018, or reviewing the certificate of insurance on their website at: www.csatravelprotection.com/certpolicy.do?product=G-330CSA. Waiving (declining) travel insurance is accepted by forwarding your request in writing to Island Vacation Properties within 10 days of receipt of the rental documents. To protect against the loss of your rental payment and deposit, travel insurance is strongly recommended. Some landlords require a higher deposit if travel insurance is declined.NOISE ORDINANCE: Anna Maria Island has a zero tolerance for noise after 9 PM. Please show consideration for your neighbors. No loud music, parties or playing in pools after 9 PM. If a neighbor complains the Police Department has no choice but to file a complaint. Any tickets issued by the police department for noise violations will be the responsibility of the guest and may result in immediate eviction with no refunds of rent or deposits.SPECIALS: Don’t forget to check our specials page for last minute availability, new rental properties and Specials Deals throughout the year.AN IMPORTANT FINAL 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 Promo Code applies to reservations of seven (7) days or more.
Additional amenities include: patio or deck, garage or carport, spa or jacuzzi, ground level or elevator, washer and dryer in unit.TripAdvisor property ID 1835340...Read more
Left on 08/30/2015 for a stay in August 2015 | X9574QAnancyrReviewed Aug 30, 2015Stayed Aug 2015
A lovely place. Several things did not work. Two chairs were broken, grill on oven did not work, water falls in pool did not work, many light bulbs out through out the house, no remote control for the TV in the master bedroom, could not turn the light off over one dining room table, outdoor shower did not work correctly ~~ the shower for the feet did not work. This is important when returning from the beach. Had trouble with the elevator.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We do appreciate your input and wish you had notified us during your stay or at departure of these maintenance issues. We will get these items fixed immediately.
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Left on 07/01/2015 for a stay in June 2015 | 790tommyaReviewed Jul 1, 2015Stayed Jun 2015
Beautiful home, great location. The kitchen is stunning. Downside, the large dining table was broken and propped in place, a couple of chairs were also broken. " not a big deal though as long as you did not place a hot meal on the table unknowingly. We were in awe of this house and hope to return.
Thank you for your review of the Golden Dolphin. Thank you also for pointing out the problem with the table leg. This has already been repaired! We hope you'll return soon!
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“Awesome family vacation home!”
Left on 04/16/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 16, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
This was our first time to annamaria Island. We absolutely loved the home and the island. The location is absolutely perfect! One of our favorites! The home is perfect for cooking indoors and out. We are on the back patio with fireplace going and beach right in front of us. It is gorgeous!
Thank you for the great review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Golden Dolphin. We appreciate your business and we hope that you can come back and stay with us again soon!
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Left on 01/23/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | DaveReviewed Jan 23, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
Amazing vacation house! However the house needs some maintence ex.. Swimmg pool doesn't function properly as advertized,grill in poor condition and very dangerous, exterior curtains around decks and pool do not function or are removed. Heavy demo to the left, new construction 2 doors to the right, offshore equipment in the gulf. Even with all that still a great destination!
Thank you for the review! We're so glad that you enjoyed the house. We're sorry to hear that you had issues with the pool, grill and curtains, we wish you had called us so we could have addressed any problems while you were here. We will have those items inspected ASAP. The offshore equipment for the beach renourishment should be gone soon and the construction should be wrapping up soon as well. We appreciate your business and we hope you can come back and stay with us again soon!
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“We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week with family at the magnific”
Left on 12/11/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Glenn DuffeyReviewed Dec 11, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
Island Vacation Properties accommodated our reservation to perfection and provided excellent communication when questions arose before and during our stay. We loved every aspect of the home. The owner demonstrated impeccable taste in interior design and in selecting furnishings. The beach location could not have been better! Having been to anna Maria Island on several occasions in the past, we found that the Golden Dolphin raised the bar of our expectations dramatically.
Thank you for the great review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can come back and stay with us again soon!
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“An Excellent Vacation”
Left on 06/16/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | MikeReviewed Jun 16, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Our vacation was one of the best ever. A Golden Dolphin is a premier vacation property, and the location is phenomenal. We enjoyed the house and felt it offered more than we expected in amenities. Beach accessories were available at the house and contributed to our days on the beach. Anna Maria Island is a perfect vacation location with many attractions and fine restaurants. We are already talking about coming back next year. The property itself was delivered very clean and well equipped. Would highly recommend this rental property and location.
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