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Available April 2015, Great Waterfront View! Pamper Yourself, You Deserve it

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Small beach in front of condo where you can launch your kayak or fish.

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Last updated: 04/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Holmes Beach condo description

Just like the Ritz but reasonably priced!:
Welcome to the Ritz! This property has it all, gorgeous bay views plus every designer detail imaginable, plus six flat screen TV’s. The 180 degree panoramic bay view includes dancing Dolphins and a small white sandy beach where you can launch your kayak, paddleboard or do some fishing. At night, the water view changes to a light show with the lights of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge illuminating the sky. Unlike the Gulf beach at night where you stare in to darkness and during the day your tranquility is upset by hundreds of noisy visitors.

The living area is a delight, furnished in tropical Tommy Bahama style with a comfortable settee for watching the water or the 46” flat screen TV. Persian carpets cover the travertine marble flooring. The Ethan Allen dining table is placed in a perfect spot to watch the Dolphins dancing in the bay while enjoying a meal of fresh fish you caught earlier in the day. If you care to entertain, there is a granite topped Island with, wine rack, wine cooler and comfortable leather stools plus a mirrored backed bar. And to make your experience even better, you have delightful friendly neighbors who you will want to entertain. The building contains only 6 units, all of the other units are owner occupied and all of the owners, have my 5 star seal of approval. You will love them and make immediate lifelong friends.

The new designer kitchen has marble floors, a marble sink, a marble mosaic, granite countertops, a flat screen TV and all of the appliances are AAA and covered in cabinetry to match the designer cabinets. There is a lovely view of the bay through the French doors in the master bedroom, the crown molding and wainscoting, highlight the wood floors, Persian carpet and alabaster lamps. The Tempur-Pedic mattress offers a good night sleep or a perfect place to view the 32” flat screen TV. The master bath has the feel of a mini spa. double cut glass pocket doors open to expose walls flanked with white marble and the marble topped vanity has double vessel sinks with Swarovski crystal faucets. A hairdryer and lighted make-up mirror are mounted to the wall along with a flat screen TV that can be viewed from the 20” soaker tub or the 8” rain shower. There is also a beautiful guest room with a queen bed, wainscoting and French doors opening on to the porch. The guest bath is done in travertine marble and has the designer faucet coming out of the wall mirror into the stone vessel sink. You can watch TV while you shower in the glass shower enclosure including a rain shower.
The location on the map is deceiving because many condo buildins in this complex have the same Street address. My condo is waterfront on the first Street as you enter the complex. It is just steps to the private tennis court and the pool and hot tub. A picture is worth a thousand words, I refer you to mine. Not only is the water view breath taking but but it is enhanced by acres of green grass and open space. This 23 acre water front peninsula only contains 30 two story buildings surrounding you with plenty of blue water and green grasses. It is very private but within walking distance of gulf beaches, restaurants, bars, shopping, marina, gym, beauty salon, Post Office, Library and free trolley. There are also companies near by who will deliver Kayaks, paddle boards bikes and boats right to your back yard, where you can launch them from your private beach.

If you like to walk or bike, you are in the perfect place. The library is 2 blocks away, the park where they hold a lot of the festivals is 1 block away and 10 restaurants: Island Gourmet, Duffy's Tavern, Hurricane Hanks, Lobstahs, Eat Here, Tortilla Bay, The Feast, Island Coffee House, Beach Bistro, Domino's Pizza and Jesse's Island Store, are from 2 to 6 blocks away. Also, in that same area there are 2 gyms, many shops, the Chamber of Commerce, a marina and bait shop, bike, kayak, scooter, boat and SUP rentals, gas station, hardware store, beauty salon, liquor store and convenience store. The grocery store is 1 1/2 miles away.

For more excitement, you can reach St Armand's Circle and Sarasota in 30 minutes for elegant shopping, dining, live concerts, theater, ballet and the height of art and culture. The Tampa airport can be reached in an hour and Disney Orlando in 2 1/2 hours. Yet, once on Anna Maria Island you are light years away from the hustle and bustle of big city life and free to wonder the tranquil and serene white sand beaches inhabited by hundreds of tropical and exotic birds. This is life the way it should be.

The location is very quiet and private and a 3 block walk from the town of Holmes Beach with a dozen restaurants, shops, fitness centers, a marina, hardware store, bike, boat, kayak and scooter rentals. Manatee County Golf Course is 9 miles away. Gulf beach access is right behind Holmes Beach. Anna Maria Island offers 7 miles of serene white beaches while 30 minutes from Sarasota's art and culture and 2 1/2 hours from Disney. Fly in to Sarasota (30 min.), Tampa (1 hour) or Orlando (2 1/2 hours).

This is my primary residence and I rent it out while staying in my vacation home. The maximum occupancy is 4 adults, people throwing loud parties will be reported and evicted.

Sorry, the condo association only allows rentals of a month or more, no pets, no trucks, no children and no smoking. It is on the 2nd floor, end unit with plenty of light, no one above you, but no elevator.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Children not allowed because it could be a dangerous place for children. If children are found inside the unit your rental will be cancelled and your money will not be refunded....moreless

          • Senior Adults Only Community
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Pets are not allowed. If pets are found inside the unit, your rental will be cancelled and your money will not be refunded....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            One guest must be 55 or older....moreless

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Non Smoking Only:

            If anyone is found smoking inside the unit your rental will be cancelled and your money will not be refunded....moreless

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Unit is on 2nd floor and there is no elevator....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • There is a lovely view of the bay through the French doors in the master bedroom, the crown molding and wainscoting, highlight the wood floors, Persian carpet and alabaster lamps. The Tempur-Pedic mattress offers a good night sleep or a perfect place to view the 32” flat screen TV. Guest bedroom has flat screen TV, hardwood floors and French doors opening onto a screened porch....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Flat screen TV, soaking tub, lighted make up mirror ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Flat screen TV, traverteen marble, vessel sink...moreless

          • Master bath is tiled in white marble, with octagonal tumbled white marble flooring. Vanity includes two sinks, the wall mounted fixtures have beautiful Swarovski crystal handled. A flat screen TV is mounted on wall which can be viewed from the large soaking tub with 8' rainwater shower. The guest bath also includes a wall mounted flat screen TV. The large walk-in shower with 8' rain water spout, is covered in travertine marble as is the flooring. The granite vanity has a stone vessel sink with faucet wall mounted on mirror....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Welcome to the Ritz! This property has it all, gorgeous bay views plus every designer detail imaginable and six flat screen TV’s. The panoramic bay view includes a white sandy beach and the living area is furnished in tropical Tommy Bahama style with one 32” and one 46” flat screen TV’s. Persian carpets cover the travertine marble flooring, detailing includes: custom arch, crown molding and crystal and brass hardware. The designer kitchen has marble floors, a marble sink, a marble mosaic, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances designer cabinets and an island with a stainless steel wine cooler. There is a lovely view of the bay through the French doors in the master bedroom, the crown molding and wainscoting, highlight the wood floors, Persian carpet and alabaster lamps. The Tempur-Pedic mattress offers a good night sleep or a perfect place to view the 32” flat screen TV. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Six flat screen TV's...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Coin Laundry
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Festivals

              Leisure Activities

              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Water Sports
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Waterfront
              • Beachfront
              • Beach:

                The condo is located on Bimini Bay beach and it is a short walk to Gulf beaches....moreless

              • Downtown:

                The village of Holmes Beach is 3 blocks away....moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                The condo is located on Bimini Bay beach and it is a short walk to Gulf beaches....moreless

              • Town:

                The town of Holmes Beach is a 3 block walk, there is a free trolley that will take you all over the rest of the Island, no car needed....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Water views from the kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom are unbeliveable and you can go kayaking from the backyard....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Paragliding
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Telephone
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Cooking Utensils

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Very small in front enterance...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    The condo court is right outside your door. There is also a public court a block away....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    There are tons of golf courses around, the closest public is about a 20 minute drive....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    You can rent them and they will deliver them to your private beach....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    There is a small portable one, must carry it downstairs away from building....moreless

                  • Tennis Court
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Huge lawns, the complex consists of 30 two story, 6 unit buildings on 23 acres of lawn....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Spa Whirlpool
                  • Heated Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    The pool is for condo owners and guests....moreless

                  • Hot Tub
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  28 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $100 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11.5%

                  Notes:

                  Normally this home goes for $3200/month, due to a last minute cancellation I've dramatically reduced the price to $2400 for the month of April. Contact me today to book!


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                  Last updated: 04/30/2014
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                  Location

                  18 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sarasota, FL
                  0.7 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Bay beach, right out your door, Gulf is short walk
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  2 blocks
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  3 blocks

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Not only is the water view breath taking but but it is enhanced by acres of green grass and open space. This 23 acre water front peninsula only contains 30 two story buildings surrounding you with plenty of blue water and green grasses. It is very private but within walking distance of gulf beaches, restaurants, bars, shopping, marina, gym, beauty salon, Post Office, Library and free trolley. There are also companies near by who will deliver Kayaks, paddle boards bikes and boats right to your back yard, where you can launch them from your private beach. For more excitement, you can reach St Armand's Circle and Sarasota in 30 minutes for elegant shopping, dining, live concerts, theater, ballet and the height of art and culture. The Tampa airport can be reached in an hour and Disney Orlando in 2 1/2 hours. Yet, once on Anna Maria Island you are light years away from the hustle and bustle of big city life and free to wonder the tranquil and serene white sand beaches inhabited by hundreds of tropical and exotic birds. This is life the way it should be.

                  Other Activities: golf, kayaking, biking, paddle boarding, sailing, boating, beach combing, tennis, golf, swimming, birding.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: I love to sail, Stand-Up-Paddle-Board, kayak, bike and walk the beach while on Anna Maria Island. In the winter I like to downhill ski, cross-country ski, snow shoe and sit by the fire.

                  Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach:
                  I bought this property because of the location, it is a short walk to the Gulf beach but allows me complete surrenity and privacy. I spend a lot of time on the water and if you look on the map, there are a lot of options for water travel from here. I have direct access and a direct view of Tampa Bay but directly infront of the condo the waters are always calm and on a windy day, I can still paddle boart under the Key Royal bridge and through Bimini Bay to the Galati Marina, if I am on my kayak, I can go out the cut and paddle around to 'The Rod and Reel' for lunch and after lunch, paddle out to the Gulf. On a windy day, I put a sail on my Kayak and can sail to Robinsons Preserve or to Eggmont Key. I can also ride my bike to Robinsons Preserve or even down Longboat Key to Sarasota. The tennis courts are out the front door as is the pool and the hot tub feels great after a long peddle to Sarasota and back.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  If you like to walk or bike, you are in the perfect place. The library is 2 blocks away, the park where they hold a lot of the festivals is 1 block away and 10 restaurants: Island Gourmet, Duffy's Tavern, Hurricane Hanks, Lobstahs, Eat Here, Tortilla Bay, The Feast, Island Coffee House, Beach Bistro, Domino's Pizza and Jesse's Island Store, are from 2 to 6 blocks away. Also, in that same area there are 2 gyms, many shops, the Chamber of Commerce, a marina and bait shop, bike, kayak, scooter, boat and SUP rentals, gas station, hardware store, beauty salon, liquor store and convenience store. The grocery store is 1 1/2 miles away.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: german, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Small beach in front of condo where you can launch your kayak or fish.

                    Small beach in front of condo where you can launch your kayak or fish.

                  • Dining area, with Ethan Allen furnishings

                    Dining area, with Ethan Allen furnishings

                  • Designer Kitchen

                    Designer Kitchen

                  • View from office area

                    View from office area

                  • Master bath with TV, rain shower and soaking tub

                    Master bath with TV, rain shower and soaking tub

                  • Guest bath, travertine marble and granite with stone sink & TV

                    Guest bath, travertine marble and granite with stone sink & TV

                  • Waterfront property, view of bay from condo at sunrise

                    Waterfront property, view of bay from condo at sunrise

                  • View of building from lawn, very private

                    View of building from lawn, very private

                  • Tennis Courts on property

                    Tennis Courts on property

                  • Ginny's and Jane e's, a great place for coffee and a bun

                    Ginny's and Jane e's, a great place for coffee and a bun

                  • Gulf Beaches in walking distance

                    Gulf Beaches in walking distance

                  • Luxurious living area with every upgrade imaginable!

                    Luxurious living area with every upgrade imaginable!

                  • View from condo

                    View from condo

                  • Kitchen with granite counters, marble floor, stainless steel & Island

                    Kitchen with granite counters, marble floor, stainless steel & Island

                  • Solid marble sink in kitchen

                    Solid marble sink in kitchen

                  • View from living area

                    View from living area

                  • Master Bedroom with flat screen TV and  view of bay

                    Master Bedroom with flat screen TV and view of bay

                  • Guest room with venetian mirror and flat screen TV

                    Guest room with venetian mirror and flat screen TV

                  • Sliding glass wall opens condo up to this beautiful view

                    Sliding glass wall opens condo up to this beautiful view

                  • Swimming Pool

                    Swimming Pool

                  • Bridge Street

                    Bridge Street

                  • The Beach

                    The Beach

                  • Anna Maria Island has an 'Old Florida' feel

                    Anna Maria Island has an 'Old Florida' feel

                  • Great place for fresh fish

                    Great place for fresh fish

                  $3,500 per month (USD)
                  3

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 04/30/14
                  Minimum stay: 28 nights
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