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Classic Beach Front Cottage Nestled Under the Pines

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A winter sunset seen from our patios- a new show every night!

A winter sunset seen from our patios- a new show every night! The beach in front of our place on a peaceful spring day-enjoy an early walk! The cottage with shared screened porch seen from the dunes- unit is on the left. Our duplex cottage as seen from 38th St..  Unit is on the right in this picture. The beach and patios from the shared screened porch. View from the kitchen to the living area & french doors to the porch- sunny day! Living /Dining area looking in from the french doors. Kitchen as seen from the living area. Dining area with drop leaf table. Queen size sleeper sofa in living-dining area; flat TV to the right in the photo Cottage bedroom- open both windows, and enjoy the breezes. View of the beach from inside the cottage-- wish I could take better pictures! View from the patios towards the beach. Grill out every night! Two of the gulf-front patios, with path to the beach through the dunes. Old fashioned screened door to the porch-- come back soon!

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Last updated: 03/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Holmes Beach cottage description

Welcome to our Cottage! If you are looking for a simple, quiet, stress-free place to enjoy the beach, this is it. It's not a fancy condo-- no long hallways, distant parking, elevators, or crowds. Best of all, the cottage is beachfront, so there are no streets to cross. The Cottage is a duplex, and this listing is for the smaller side. VRBO #77482 will show you the larger side.

The cottage was constructed in 1912 or so, as a caretaker's home for a larger house which is now gone. It has been carefully maintained and updated, but has retained the charm of a bygone era.

The interior walls are heart pine, and so are the floors, refinished by hand. Furnishings have been chosen for comfort-- a rattan recliner and matching pillow top queen size sleeper sofa in the living room, dining table for two, and king size bed in the bedroom.

It's shaded by ancient Australian pine trees and has a comfortable screened porch for a front-row view of the sunsets and stars. With the windows open at night, you can hear the surf!

Walk directly out the screen porch door, and down to the beach--no streets to cross. Or, sit out on the patio and enjoy your coffee and newspaper, or cocktails. Our guests tell us that the best part of the patio area, (besides the view) is it's size-- plenty of room for spreading out.

We are located a block away from the Cafe on the Beach, convenient for all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts, quick lunches, and relaxing dinners. The beach-front playground is a block and a half away. Take the free trolley and see the rest of the island.

The other side of this duplex, which is a little larger is also available. Ask about our other garden-side units on the same property-- our complex is perfect for family or friends traveling together.


Keywords: Cottage, Duplex, Bungalow, Apartment, Flat

Property Type

  • 350 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • All linens provided; stall shower, hair dryer is in the vanity.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All dishes, cooking utensils, glasses, pots and pans provided for vacation cooking. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Owner supplies two rolls paper towels, and starter bottle of dish soap. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Toaster, coffee maker, microwave, and blender provided....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            2...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Individually controlled heat and air conditioning unit (central, not a window-shaker). ...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            One assigned parking space, additional available spaces on side street ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            shared coin laundry, and old-fashioned clothesline...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Screened porch facing the beach, shaded gulf front patios with extensive native landscaping ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Screened porch facing the beach -- perfect for sunsets...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal grill on gulf front patios...moreless

              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Over 100' of beachfront, with a perfect view of the sunset!...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Boating
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Old Florida

                    Old Florida

                    • Guest Puzzlebud (Flowery Branch, Ga)
                    • Date of stay 07/17/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/26/12
                    I loved this place, it is classic old florida style. Gladys made us feel like we were visiting family. Not for those that want turn down service or hotel amenities, but this was exactly what I was looking for.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Feb 3 - Apr 30, 2014
                  6 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,300
                  Summer
                  May 1 - Aug 15, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $155
                  $1,000
                  Off Season
                  Aug 16 - Dec 15, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $140
                  $850
                  Winter 2014-2015
                  Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,300

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 11.5%

                  Notes:

                  Deposits or rental payments are non-refundable unless owner is able to re-book entire stay. See rental agreement for complete terms and conditions. During Winter Season, on occasion there are stays of less than one week available between longer bookings. The nightly rate will apply during those circumstances. Special rates apply Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.

                  Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. One-three week stay: Check pymt: $150 check in addition to rent, due @ reservation, check held un-cashed and returned if no cancellations or damages; rent due 15 days in advance. Credit card pymt: $150 charged @ reservation , bal. due 15 days in advance, damages/cancellations billed to card. Call/email for info regarding longer stays.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 03/25/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1983

                  About the owner: Hi! Our family owns the Bamboo Apartments and Cottage. This is a picture of my mom and I. My grandparents purchased the adjoining lot in 1971, constructed two duplexes, and moved down from Tampa for retirement. When the Cottage became available in 1983, my parents purchased it. We love the Island, and have many years of happy memories-- sailing, fishing, playing cards, and napping in the sun. My husband and I have three sons, so there is a fourth generation ready to take the helm!

                  Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach:
                  Our family chose to purchase the Cottage because there was no way we could resist! The property is huge, and has the most magnificent view of the beach, especially at sunset, and of course, we loved the neighbors (my grandparents). We live in Tampa, but visit the Island every weekend, and it is a quick trip, about an hour. The Island has an unspoiled small-town charm--like Mayberry but with sand and sun! No matter how short your stay on the Island, it will refresh your spirit.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Our cottage offers simple peace and quiet, with sunny or shady spots on the patio facing the beach. The patios are nestled in a native Florida meadow, complete with blanket flowers, railroad vine, and sea oats-- it's a trip to the past, when life was much simpler. When families visit, the patio area is a favorite of the older crowd, since it is shielded from the wind and sun, and it has a horseshoe court. The screened porch is a great place for morning coffee and the newspaper, afternoon snacks, or evening refreshments.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • A winter sunset seen from our patios- a new show every night!

                    A winter sunset seen from our patios- a new show every night!

                  • The cottage with shared screened porch seen from the dunes- unit is on the left.

                    The cottage with shared screened porch seen from the dunes- unit is on the left.

                  • The beach and patios from the shared screened porch.

                    The beach and patios from the shared screened porch.

                  • Living /Dining area looking in from the french doors.

                    Living /Dining area looking in from the french doors.

                  • Dining area with drop leaf table.

                    Dining area with drop leaf table.

                  • Cottage bedroom- open both windows, and enjoy the breezes.

                    Cottage bedroom- open both windows, and enjoy the breezes.

                  • View from the patios towards the beach. Grill out every night!

                    View from the patios towards the beach. Grill out every night!

                  • Old fashioned screened door to the porch-- come back soon!

                    Old fashioned screened door to the porch-- come back soon!

                  • The beach in front of our place on a peaceful spring day-enjoy an early walk!

                    The beach in front of our place on a peaceful spring day-enjoy an early walk!

                  • Our duplex cottage as seen from 38th St..  Unit is on the right in this picture.

                    Our duplex cottage as seen from 38th St.. Unit is on the right in this picture.

                  • View from the kitchen to the living area & french doors to the porch- sunny day!

                    View from the kitchen to the living area & french doors to the porch- sunny day!

                  • Kitchen as seen from the living area.

                    Kitchen as seen from the living area.

                  • Queen size sleeper sofa in living-dining area; flat TV to the right in the photo

                    Queen size sleeper sofa in living-dining area; flat TV to the right in the photo

                  • View of the beach from inside the cottage-- wish I could take better pictures!

                    View of the beach from inside the cottage-- wish I could take better pictures!

                  • Two of the gulf-front patios, with path to the beach through the dunes.

                    Two of the gulf-front patios, with path to the beach through the dunes.

                  VRBO #327896

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Monday, February 03, 2014

                  $140 - $200 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 03/25/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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                  Speaks: english

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