• p.o. box 991 • anna maria, fl 34216
  • (412) 973-4887

Mermaid’s Purse

107 Palm Avenue, Anna Maria

Mermaid's Purse exterior


The Mermaid’s Purse property is the epitome of island living on Anna Maria, located steps away from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This clean and comfortable two bedroom, one bath cottage will be your perfect island getaway, two houses away from sinking your toes in the sand.

This quaint 50’s beach cottage’s outdoor space turns the Mermaid’s Purse into a paradise you have to see to believe.  It truly exudes the ‘island feel’ the moment you arrive. Outfitted with multiple areas to take in the island air, this large outdoor area includes a screened in patio just off the spacious living/dining room, and a large side patio/grill area with plenty of seating options.

Each modern bedroom (one room includes one king bed, the other includes two twin beds) contains a flat screen TV, as well as large closet and drawer space. The bathroom and spacious laundry room are adjacent to the bedrooms, giving anyone in the cottage easy access to each room.

This ideal property, located west of Gulf Drive in Anna Maria, is positioned in close proximity to many attractions, such as Ginny’s and Jane E’s, Slims, the Sandbar, the trolley, lots of shopping, and of course, the beach.

The Mermaid’s Purse is ideal for family or friends who long for an exemplary island retreat with beachy accommodations. Be sure to visit to experience an original, one of a kind vacation experience.

*Note: In late spring/early summer 2017 we will complete construction of a new pool and outdoor living space for Mermaid’s Purse. Stay tuned for more information and new images!


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“The apartment was renovated before our arrival. Everything very tasteful. New appliances in the kitchen. It’s wonderful for a week or more holiday on this wonderful island. We enjoyed breakfast on the screened lanai. Just a few steps to the most beautiful beach section of the island. We definitly will come back!”
~ Fritz & Theresa, Austria

The Perfect Cottage for a Week-Long Getaway for 2 or More
“We stayed at the Mermaid’s Purse for a week during Spring Break. We had a 2-year-old and an elderly grandparent in tow and the place was simply perfect for our stay. Grandpa stayed in the guest bedroom and our toddler stayed with us in the master in a crib we rented. (You can rent all sorts of kids stuff on the island). We ate breakfast on the lanai (screened porch) every morning then walked the few yards to the beach for a full day of activities. Before dinner, we wandered back to the beach to watch the gorgeous sunsets. The location can’t be beat. The cottage had everything we needed: beach chairs, sand toys, beach towels and kitchen items we neglected to buy. You can walk or bike to great shops and delis from the cottage. Although we ate out almost every night, our favorite dinner was the one we made at the cottage. We grilled steaks and asparagus on the grill and roasted potatoes in the kitchen, then ate by candlelit on the screened-in porch. Perfection. And no need to worry about reservations. The bedding was comfortable and the air conditioner worked great the one night we used it (we prefer to spend our days and evenings without air conditioning and with the windows open, feels more like a vacation!). The decor was a bit kitschy, which is the only negative in my opinion. The couches, though comfortable, were worn and the house is full of mermaid decor, which isn’t my thing, but hey! It fits in with the theme of the island.” ~ JD in BK, Brooklyn, NY

Mermaid’s Purse
“We were thrilled that you had a cancellation that made this cottage available to us during the high season! Kristi B. in the previous review could have been writing for us. We also had a 3 year with us who loved the beach. He was so excited to go down and watch the sunset everynight! So close to the water! Plenty of parking. Nice well stocked kitchen, laundry area with beach chairs and sand toys, and screened in porch with room to eat outside. We didn’t get a chance to use the BBQ grill, but it was nice to see. The trolley stop was just around the corner. Shops were within easy walking distance. Of course, we fished from and ate one dinner on the Rod & Reel Pier! Wish we could have left our deposit for a return visit next year, but our schedule is not that certain. Suffice it to say, we were very happy with this rental.” ~ Cindy, Belmont, MI

Cute beach hideaway!
We were lucky to find this house open during high season! It fit our needs perfectly! It had everything you would need to make meal and kitchen pantry for lots of groceries. We really enjoyed the quaint setting on a quiet street and it’s close proximity to the beach! It was an easy walk (even with a 3 year old)!! The screened porch was an added bonus. We are already looking forward to next year!” ~ Kristi B., Brownsburg, IN

AMI and Mermaid’s Purse
“We loved Mermaid’s Purse! 1. The location is ideal: close to eateries, gift shops, and the trolley line, and one house away from the Gulf and those beautiful sunsets. The house is extremely well equipped with every utensil, gadget, beach “furniture” and linens you could possibly want. The owners have decorated the house with a mermaid/beachy decor that is very welcoming. We’ve been coming to Anna Maria for years, and this is our favorite house yet.” ~ Tom L., Myrtle Beach, SC

Fabulous cottage
“We have been visiting Anna Maria for 32 years and stayed in many lovely houses/apartments/cottages depending on the length of our stay and how many members of our family join us. This visit was a quick week alone with my husband and the Mermaid’s Purse couldn’t have been a better location. It is clean, well-appointed, so close to the beach and relaxing! Every effort has been made by the owner to make sure that the guest is comfortable! Will definitely return!” ~ Debbie A.

Perfect location!
“We have been visiting Anna Maria Island annually for 10 years and we have never stayed in the same place twice. Our favorite location is the north end, especially close to Gulf Blvd. The Mermaid’s Purse could not have been closer!! Not only was it steps away from the beach, but the cottage was adorable! It was comfortable, well stocked and obviously very well cared for. We loved having the beach chairs and umbrella’s there for us to use! The owner thought of everything! We will most certainly be back!” ~ Merle B., North Canton, Ohio

So close to the beach
“We stay somewhere new each summer on Anna Maria and this was the best so far. The price is great and it had everything we needed. We love the north end of the island and this stretch of beach is the best! Walking distance to anything you need. We use Annamariaparadise.com” ~ Tim L., Palmetto, Florida