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'Sunny Seashell' - a bright, fresh, spacious studio just 1-1/2 blocks from the most beautiful white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Just bring a toothbrush and your swimsuit - and enjoy a wonderful relaxing escape. Enjoy the slow pace of island life (without ever being too far from active city life). No car needed here, the free trolley runs the length of the island to shops, restaurants and sight seeing. The area is also bike- and pedestrian-friendly. Or spend your day relaxing on the beach, finding shells, fishing, and swimming. End your perfect beach day watching the spectacular sunset, or enjoying a meal at a beachside restaurant. The apartment is newly remodeled with fresh new furnishings, new kitchen and appliances. Cozy private backyard with gas grill and seating area. Bikes, beach gear and kayak provided for your outdoor activities. Owners are on-site and can answer any questions to make your vacation perfect in every way. The motto here is 'Hakuna matata'-- no worries... leave your everyday life behind and enjoy this island paradise!
Keywords: studio apartment, separate part of private home, ground floor, en suite separate kitchen and bathroom, walk-in closet
High Season (Winter) Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer May 1 - Aug 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall Sep 1 - Dec 18, 2015 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$60 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Pet Fee$25 + tax
$250 refundable security deposit will also hold the reservation and is due upon booking. The 25% are due with the return of the signed contract and the final payment is due 15 days prior to check-in.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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art fairs, festivals, sunset gazing, lots of music, music festivals, fishing festivals, great restaurants; Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota; Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Cortez Commercial Fishing Village; 100 year old City Pier; Rod and Reel Pier;
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are retired and LOVE the laid-back island life style. We walk, bike, swim and enjoy the beach every day and the sunsets every evening. Terry enjoys remodeling our 1968 house where we are only the second owner. We have a cat, Frankie, who sometimes ventures out into the back yard. We love people and look forward to sharing our home.
Ich (Barbara) spreche Deutsch (ich komme urspruenglich aus Deutschland) et je parle Francais aussi.
Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach: We visited this area for the first time during the 'cold' winter of 2010, when we stayed a month on Siesta Key, a month in Bradenton and two months in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. We loved the area's culture, arts, music and of course the beaches and outdoor activities. Anna Maria Island is quaint and laid back, pedestrian and bike friendly. 'Our' beach access is the most picturesque - it's like stepping into a Florida postcard: sugar white sand, emerald water and an uncrowded expanse of miles of beach. At the same time we are within short driving distances to three airports and the amenities of Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa. Theaters, music, museums and the best restaurants and shopping, plus golf courses and sporting events - whatever your heart desires. You come back to the quiet life on Anna Maria, dig your heels into the warm sand, enjoy a drink and watch another glorious sunset!
The Unique Benefits at this Studio: Our 'Sunny Seashell' is just that: sunny, fresh and made for couples or friends who like a cozy place to stay, where being out and about is more important than watching the latest news on TV. You are so close to the beach that you can jump up from the dinner table and watch the sun set. You can bike and stroll to the quaint shops on Pine Ave and fish on Anna Maria Pier. You can get a cup of coffee and sip it under the pines of Anna Maria beach. You can join the Turtle Watch and see the loggerhead turtle nests and you can watch a multitude of waterbirds along with dolphins and even a manatee. Collect seashells and sand dollars or go to one of the many art fairs on the island, or get fresh fruit and veggies at the local farmers market.