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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!

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Last updated: 11/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay: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.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            no pets...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          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.

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                      • Beachfront:

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

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 2 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

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

                      • Clothes Dryer:

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

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        beach towels provided, too...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Sofa, recliner, coffee table...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

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

                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine:

                        shared coin laundry...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

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

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

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

                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully equipped, except no dishwasher....moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        Full size...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

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

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove:

                        Full size range and oven...moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal grill on gulf front patios...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      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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                      Last updated: 11/23/2014
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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 - Friday, December 19, 2014

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

                      View calendar: Updated 11/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 6 nights
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                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/23/2014
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