Peacock Place - Large Family Home
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Holmes Beach house description
It is always summer on Anna Maria Island! Please call to ask about open weeks! Anna Maria Island has one of the most pristine, un-crowded beaches you will ever visit. Enjoy a champagne breakfast, Duffy's burgers for lunch, or cocktails at sunset! In addition, there are many other fabulous things to do here - Busch Gardens, Universal Studios and Disney are all within a two-hour drive. World-class restaurants and shopping in Sarasota & St. Armand’s circle are just a short drive south, down to Longboat Key and Lido Key. If you are outdoorsy, the swimming, boating and fishing are unbeatable year-round!
Peacock Place, our 'big house' on Anna Maria Island is a sprawling old-Florida style home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and plenty of space. It is ideal for a large family or several couples. It is very close to the beach, with only one other house between it and our beautiful, un-crowded beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Anna Maria is less than an hour away from 3 major airports: Tampa (TPA), Sarasota (SRQ) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE). Just a short trip across the Intracoastal Waterway, AMI is easy to get to, and difficult to leave!
The house is ideal for a large family or several couples. It has been added onto here and there over the years, creating a pleasant haphazard of living spaces. The kitchen is bright and airy with ample room to cook for a crowd. Just about every tool or appliance you could want is probably available. For outdoor cooking, there is also a gas grill, a small charcoal grill and a small smoker. The main living room is quite large with lots of comfy sofas and recliners. Many games, toys and puzzles, plus an extensive library of vintage books, are tucked into nooks, crannies and shelves all over. There are two dining tables in this room, two more fold-out tables, and lots & lots of chairs! There is a new HD TV, extended digital cable, DVD, digital music player, and high-speed wireless internet.
On the east side of the house, there is a large screened porch. It is the ideal spot for sunrise and coffee, and great for sleeping when it is not too hot. The porch has another dining table too. In the old breezeway, there is a fun retro-style cocktail bar.
The master suite is surprisingly elegant. It is also quite large, with a king-sized bed, two dressers and a small armoire (contains TV). There is also a cozy sitting area with a corner fireplace. The master bath is spacious and cheery, with an exterior door that takes you straight to the beach, and a nearby outdoor shower.
The other three bedrooms each have a pair of twin beds--they can easily be pushed together to make a king bed. As well, there is another set of twin beds in the former breezeway and two queen-sized sleeper sofas. There is also a second full bath with a large walk-in shower. The entire house has central air conditioning.
There is only one other house between this one and the beach. We have lots of beach toys and umbrellas. You can easily walk or bicycle to shopping and restaurants all over the island. There is also a free trolley that runs from north Anna Maria to south Longboat Key (the next island south) and a trolley stop just down the street from the house.
This house is entirely ground-level - there are no stairs. Peacock Place is also pet-friendly. It has a large yard (no fence). Dogs are not allowed on the beach, but they can swim at the boat ramp or on the Palma Sola causeway, just a short drive away.
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Outdoor shower
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Outdoor Grill
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A Fabulous Week!Guest comment entered by owner
A Fabulous Week!
A fabulous week at our own house! A good time was had by all, from ages 7 months to 89 years, plus 4 dogs. The outdoor shower is wonderful - thank you Chet and Sue. New coffee pot makes great coffee - thank you Kim. New super-fast wireless system rocks - thank you Andrew. New and repaired furniture is comfy and sturdy - thank you Dell and Doug. New beach cart holds tons of beach stuff - thank you Jim. New 46" HDTV is awesome - thank you everyone! It was both a productive and relaxing week and we had everything we needed, including all the baby furniture. Most of it is available for use by guests, except for when our own grandchildren are visiting. Additional suggestions are always appreciated, but we think our house has it all!
- Guest Denise
- Date of stay 06/23/13
- Review Submitted 06/28/13
A touch of paradise
A touch of paradise
Peacock Place is just a touch of paradise, Heaven on earth. Having enjoyed Anna Maria Island since we were kids, my husband and I are now able to share this special place with our kids and grandkids. It's like going back in time to a simpler period. However, there are also those important touches of the present, including internet access and cable TV. There is plenty of room for extended family to spread out comfortably. The sunsets are spectacular!
- Guest AMI Fan (Lakeland, FL)
- Date of stay 06/15/12
- Review Submitted 06/29/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
We love this place
We love this place
This is our third April at Peacock Place, we are B&B owners from the White Mountains of New Hampshire and this is our only time off each year. As ski season winds down and mud season arrives in the north country we pack the pick-up and head south for a much needed rest. The house has enough room for our daughters to come with their families to enjoy family time with grammie and grandpa and sometimes other friends too. We are so at home here that each year we try to give a little something back, this year was the out door shower enclosure, and a few other repairs, we hope you enjoy this additions. We'll be back next year.
- Guest Chet (Franconia, NH 03580)
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 04/23/12
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Wonderful Family Vacation
Wonderful Family Vacation
My husband, two small children, dog, and I just returned home from a wonderful stay at Peacock Place in Anna Maria Island. The house is huge and stocked with everything. We even used the smoker to do pulled pork sandwiches. I admit, it is alittle old Florida, but that is part of its charm and you cannot beat the price for being so close to the beach. Although, you do not have water views, the beach is right across the street, which is crucial when you are taking a 2 1/2 year old and an 8 month old back and forth to the beach. The little town in Holmes Beach with restaurants and some shops is also only a 5 minute walk away. We were here during peak Spring Break time and although Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria seemed to have more restaurants and/or shops, their beaches were way more crowded than our peaceful stretch of Holmes Beach and had more college drinkers on them (which would have been a problem with my small children with me). Plus, the other restaurants and/or shops are only a short car or bike ride from the house. Denise, the owner, is awesome. She searched for, located, and sent me no less than 5 personal items that we had left behind. The whole vacation was just really nice and laidback. We will definitely return at some point.
- Guest Holly A. (Philadelphia)
- Date of stay 03/03/12
- Review Submitted 03/20/12
Awesome Family Vacation
Awesome Family Vacation
This is our second time renting this home and it was equally as wonderful as the first time.. We had a family of 12 there during a portion of our stay and there is plenty of room - not only spacious - but kid friendly! The beach access is so close I could even have my coffee in the morning sitting on a bench just steps from the house...One of the best things about this house is all that comes with it..I didn't even need to bring spices! All of the utensils, pots, pans, dishes - everything you could ever need is right there! It is almost like moving from your home to your home on the beach! I would recommend it to anyone with a large family! The owners are extremely helpful and always available if you should need anything! We'll be back!
- Guest TS (Brandon, Florida)
- Date of stay 06/19/10
- Review Submitted 07/14/10
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers.
Peacock Place proved to be the perfect match for our family this Christmas. While only eight of us slept there, all seventeen family members used the home for meals, playing games and hanging out. There was ample room for three dining tables and chairs to seat all of us. The adjacent family/living room was comfortable for reading, watching TV or visiting. The porch served as a place to work on a puzzle or for the dog to hang out. The large entry area/parlor served as the quiet escape for those who wanted to read emails or check Facebook! The home has everything you could possibly need and if there is something else desired, just ask Denise. For Christmas Eve we wanted a large soup pot. Denise found one and brought it over. The furnishings are practical, colorful, clean and very functional. We all felt very much at home. Anna Maria Island was exactly the low key, family oriented place that we wanted for our Christmas gathering. The beach was nearby and lovely. We were close enough to grocery stores, a nice spa and restaurants. Movie theaters were a little further...15 to 30 minute drive. Some of our group enjoyed a charter fishing trip catching far more that the 17 of us could consume.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 01/16/10
- Review Submitted 01/16/10
We had a fantastic family reunion here. The house was everything we wanted and more, so comfortable, welcoming, and well-provided. It is just steps to the beautiful beach, and furnished with everything a person could want to use, in any age group! It was an outstanding choice for us, and we want to come back again! The owner was so responsive to questions or requests. We wondered about bringing beach toys, etc. for the children, beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. but everything we could have wanted was already there for us. I highly recommend this house for a wonderful vacation!
- Guest Kim (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Date of stay 07/02/09
- Review Submitted 07/02/09
Guest comment entered by owner
May 10, 2008: Everything was fabulous. Friends and family gathered to celebrate our son's wedding. The back yard was full of white lights, flowers, torches, magic, fun and good food. Thank you for welcoming our family to your homes for this celebration. We transformed the back yard into a lighted paradise. Everyone loved the houses!
- Guest Deb & family
- Date of stay 05/28/08
- Review Submitted 05/28/08
Guest comment entered by owner
Also from our guest book at the house, week of July 4, 2007: "My family and I enjoyed our stay very much. It was every bit as good as advertised and more. All my family from Florida was amazed at the amount of room and the lovely decorations. There was plenty of room for my family of 13 and the children were so good with all the room."
- Guest Judy & family
- Date of stay 07/11/07
- Review Submitted 07/11/07
Guest comment entered by owner
From our actual guest book at the house: "Wonderful house! We had plenty of room for our family and entertained 12 guests at the same time without crowding. The house is wonderfully stocked. We look forward to staying here again."
- Guest Cece & family
- Date of stay 07/08/07
- Review Submitted 07/08/07
Nov 01-Apr 30 .. $6000/month .. $1595/week May 01-Oct 31 .. $5400/month .. $1395/week Additional fees for more than 8 guests may apply. Resort tax additional 11.5% Cleaning fee $125.00. Security deposit and/or pet deposit may be required also.
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Year Purchased: 1960
About the owner: Hi – I’m Denise, a 50-something wife, stepmother, aunt and new grandmother who loves all things Florida, especially our big house on Anna Maria Island. Though I do have a real job, I would much prefer to be a full-time beach bum and spend as much time near or in the water as possible. There is no better place to enjoy this lifestyle than on Anna Maria Island, one of the few remaining barrier islands with little development and lots of old Florida appeal!
Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach:
My maternal grandmother bought this house and its neighbor in the early 1960’s and both houses have remained in our family ever since. Many, many happy events – parties, reunions, weddings, honeymoons and celebrations – have occurred here over the years. We enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with those who appreciate Anna Maria Island for its slow pace, laid-back ambience and quirky charm. Very little has changed in our neighborhood over the last 50 years and best of all, the beach, the Gulf and those unforgettable sunsets are only a short stroll away!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Everyone who has stayed at Peacock Place over the years appreciates the relaxed, spacious atmosphere of this rambling house. It has lots of good vibes!
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The main living room
Peacock Place, Anna Maria Island, Florida - just in time for dinner!
Peacock Place has character
Master suite with king bed
Bedroom off porch - can be king or two twins
Small front bedroom with two twins - great for kids
Supervisor of indoor pest control
Supervisor of outdoor pest control
Sunrise on the bay side of Anna Maria Island
Sunset on the Gulf side of Anna Maria Island
Every sunset is different
The BIG kitchen
Music Central - XM/Sirius home unit and ipod/ipad dock
Porch on the east side of the house
Retro-style cocktail bar in old breezeway
Breezeway / Family Room
Plenty of parking for boats
Fishing is great in the waters around Anna Maria Island
Nothing to do and all day to do it
It's five o'clock somewhere
Ticky Tacky Tiki Bars
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