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Front Yard --Less than 200 steps to beach

Front Yard --Less than 200 steps to beach Side pathway to entrance and your own pool Large sun-shelf -- great for kids or cooling off Private back-yard pool by evening Living-dining area with sliders to private pool and patio Light, airy living room with large-screen TV and DVD Lovely, well equipped kitchen looking toward pool and patio Dining area looking toward kitchen Master Bedroom king size bed En suite Master Bath Bedroom 2 queen size bed Twin bedroom 2nd bath Garage with 2 bikes, beach cart, sand and pool toys Did we mention the private back-yard and pool... ...and that it's just a moment's walk from driveway to the beach? The Anna Maria Island Trolley -- no need for a car Historic Anna Maria City Pier Short ride to Rod and Reel Pier Breakfast at the Rod and Reel Pier Leatherback Sea Turtle nest Bean Point Sunset

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Holmes Beach house description

Palms Beach House West - just steps to the white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Tasteful new luxury rental home located just 3 houses from the beach (less than a 2 minute walk). This one-level (NO STAIRS) duplex home was completely re-done in 2011 - affording granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a beachy, professional decor. Enjoy your own private heated pool with waterfall, swim-up seating area, and large sun-shelf while entertaining in the lushly landscaped private patio area with new grill. If you must stay inside, you will appreciate the 3 flat-screen TV's, DVD and family games library, and wireless internet. Located in walking distance to Publix, CVS, Peaches (a great breakfast/lunch restaurant), and the free Island Trolley stop, you could leave your car in the off-street parking spaces and never miss a beat. A private garage stores beach cart, beach umbrella and toys, and two bicycles for your island adventures.

Property Type

  • 1227 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 with owner discretion...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Ground level...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Solid cabinetry, granite surfaces and stainless appliances...moreless

          • Dining:

            Views of patio and private pool...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            HE Washer...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 6

          Other Amenities

              • Six beach chairs, beach cart and beach umbrella provided

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Brighthouse Cable TV, Free HBO...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Video Library

              Communications

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Private, heated pool with tropical landscaping, swim up table, sun-shelf and waterfall...moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Lush, tropically landscaped patio area, fenced for privacy...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Two bicycles for guest use...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Playground
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking

                  Other Activities

                      • Holmes Beach, Florida, a laid-back piece of 'Old Flolrida', steps from the lovely Gulf Beaches. Enjoy the heated private pool, beachcombing on the soft white sand, fascinating wildlife (the entire island is a bird sanctuary, sea turtles nest on the beach, and dolphins play in the bay and gulf), unique restaurants (no fast food on-island), bicycling, fishing, fun shopping, island theater, music, and proximity to larger venues in Tampa, Sarasota, and Orlando Theme Parks....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Gerald

                        Gerald

                        • Guest Jerry
                        • Date of stay 01/12/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/26/14
                        Except for the cold weather, everything was wonderful. We could not think of anything that was not included in the rental unit (even a Christmas tree stand). Enjoyed every minute.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                      • Wonderful Vacation!

                        Wonderful Vacation!

                        • Guest Shannon E.
                        • Date of stay 11/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/18/13
                        My family and I enjoyed our recent stay in Holmes Beach! The home was well equipped and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the proximity to the beach - it literally is just steps away from the house, what a plus! Anna Maria Island is a great place to vacation. The restaurants were excellent and the sand is so soft and white! Linda was a pleasure to work with and extremely responsive. Overall, a great visit!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car.

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                      • Great get away

                        Great get away

                        • Guest Mark B.
                        • Date of stay 12/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/18/13
                        Beautiful property (the pictures don't do it justice). 2 minute walk to great beach. have recommended it to three different people since getting back a week ago.

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

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

                      • Great House, Great Location and Great Time!

                        Great House, Great Location and Great Time!

                        • Guest Badger68 (Altamonte Springs, FL)
                        • Date of stay 10/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/16/13
                        My wife and I have been to Anna Maria many times and this was definitely our best experience. The house is situated in a good centralized location with easy access to the beach and Publix grocery store. The house was clean and well appointed and actually better in-person than what even the pictures convey. Having your own private pool is icing on the cake. The owner (Linda) was extremely friendly and easy to work with and refunded the security deposit very quickly. We were also able to bring our dog on vacation with us and that was so helpful as we hate to leave her at home or in a kennel. I highly recommned this house to anyone that wants clean, modern and well appointed accomodations at a reasonable rental rate. We will definitely be planning another stay in the future.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Wonderful place

                        Wonderful place

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/04/13
                        We stayed at this house for 9 days in July- we are a family of two adults and two teenagers and had a wonderful time. The house was perfect, cool, comfortable and clean. Plenty of towels and a kitchen with everything you could possibly need, not only that but a garage full of pool inflatables, chairs for the beach and a trolley to take everything in. We live in the UK and this wasn't our first holiday to Florida - we had visited Anna Maria island before and knew this was where we wanted to spend the last week of our holiday - to recover from the theme parks of Orlando! We wanted a house that was within walking distance of a beach and preferably a house where we didn't need to get in the car every time we wanted to fetch something from the store. We were so pleased to find this house as it seemed to fit the bill, often this can seem the case when you book a house online but when you get there you are disappointed as that two minute walk turns out to be 20! This house was exactly as described and it made it so relaxing being able to walk to the beach, which was beautiful (with amazing sunsets). Not only that but the publix supermarket was a couple of minutes walk away. Anna Maria island is spectacular - lovely restaurants and shops. The perfect place to have a restful holiday. Linda - the owner was helpful and communicative and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this holiday home. It will not disappoint.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Family vacation

                        Family vacation

                        • Guest DJ (Elmhurst, Illinois)
                        • Date of stay 08/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/04/13
                        The owner, Linda was extremely helpful and her description of her property was excellent. The kitchen was well appointed and the over all apperance was excellent. Very clean and well maintained. During our stay we ate at the following resturants: Eat Here, Skinny's-best burger on the island, Mr. Bones-great Ribs, Island Time (across the street from the Skate Park) excellent food. For ice cream Joe's is the best ice cream my kids have ever had. Activities we paddle boarded with Surfer Bus-lots of fun and near the house, we parasailed and Jet skied with YOLO. We jogged every day either from the house or we did go to a forest perserve very near the house for a run. The beach being so close was great and the wagon came in very handy with all the stuff we would take out there. The pool was awesome, to be able to come back from the beach and relax and enjoy your own private pool, our family truly enjoyed the swim up table in the pool for happy hour. We could not have had a better vacation. We would highly recommend this property to others.

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

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                      • Spring Break 2013

                        Spring Break 2013

                        • Guest Michigan Fan (Hastings, MI)
                        • Date of stay 03/30/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/23/13
                        This is the 2nd consecutive year that we've vacationed in this home during spring break, and we absolutely love it. The three bedrooms were a huge selling point for us, as it provided adequate sleeping space for all five of us. It had all the amenities we needed for our vacation, including our own private pool. The main grocery store on the island is conveniently located right around the corner from the house, and the beach is just a few steps down the road and across the street. When factoring in the size of this home, the amenities it has, its location, and its rental price, I don't think there is a better value on the island. And, the owner was extremely helpful and committed to making sure we enjoyed our stay, which is why I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to vacation on Anna Maria Island.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Great rental!

                        Great rental!

                        • Guest LukeK (Brooklyn Park, MN )
                        • Date of stay 03/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/01/13
                        Excellent rental house in Anna Mara. Had all of the amenities we needed. The kids loved the pool too. Great location as well.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Fun Getaway

                        Fun Getaway

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 05/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                        All six "girls" loved staying at your beautiful house. Not only close to the beach, but we enjoyed sitting outdoors by the pool when we were not at the beach. It has all the amenities that you need and have no complaints at all. Very convenient to everything, too. The pictures of the house are definitely all that you would expect. Hopefully, we will return next spring to enjoy it all again and will certainly recommend this rental to anyone interested in a beach vacation.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Best rental in the area!

                        Best rental in the area!

                        • Guest Ubet (Canada)
                        • Date of stay 03/09/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/20/13
                        We stayed here for a week during march break. To begin our communication prior to arrival was always quick so we knew ahead of time a lot about Anna Maria Island before be arrived. We were extremely impressed by our rental. It has 3 great sized rooms, a large open concept living and dining room and a fully stocked kitchen. We came on our first vacation with our 2 year old son and were amazed that the kitchen even had utensils, cups and plates for toddlers! We were probably in the best location possible with only a short 2 minute walk to the beach. We were also close enough to walk to the part of the beach that served food which was amazing as well. The pool was very well taken care of and we were able to use it everyday. It even has a swim-up bar table in the middle. Everything was immaculate! So if you want ease, quiet, great location, beautiful pool and full amenities for the pool, kitchen etc., this is the place you should rent. We know now that we will be back every few years and will not look for anything else! Also there are no stairs which make it easy for young and old. You will not be disappointed.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Feb 1 - Apr 18, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,000
                      Easter Week
                      Apr 19 - Apr 25, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,000
                      Spring/Early Summer
                      Apr 26 - Jun 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,750
                      Fourth of July Holiday Week
                      Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,995
                      Late Summer
                      Jul 6 - Aug 30, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,575
                      Fall
                      Aug 31 - Nov 21, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,505
                      Thanksgiving Holiday Week
                      Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,855
                      December
                      Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,449
                      Christmas/New Years Holiday
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,960
                      January
                      Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,505
                      2015 High Season
                      Feb 1 - Apr 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,000
                      Standard pricing
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,505

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Housecleaning Fee $150 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 11.5%

                      Notes:

                      Base rate Between $1500 - $2000 per week depending on season

                      Holiday weeks extra

                      Long term stay discounts considered

                      $150 cleaning fee ($250 for stays over 20 days to cover second cleaning)

                      11.5% taxes NOT included in weekly rate

                      Payment by check or e-check.

                      20% deposit required to book your stay

                      Remaining balance due 45 days prior to arrival.

                      $500 fully refundable security deposit required


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Tampa at 65 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Gulf of Mexico at Holmes Beach
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Many Restaurants at Holmes Beach
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: Grandchildren bring a whole new perspective to life. We've worked hard to provide a good life for our four sons, and now we want to enjoy some leisure time with our six granddaughters. We've got a great home in Connecticut with a pool we all enjoy in the summer, but nothing beats the family fun we have on Anna Maria Island during winter and spring vacations -- actually, summer too -- anytime we can get there. The picture pretty much says it all.

                      Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach:
                      We were never big fans of Florida, but we'd only visited the east coast. A visit a few years ago to friends in Bradenton Beach sealed our fate. After spending 3 weeks in a rental, we were hooked and spent most of our next visit looking for a home of our own. To accommodate our large family, we built a beautiful new home 3 houses from the Gulf, hoping for the time when the entire family could come at one time. It hasn't happened yet, but with 15 of us, even our large home is too small. So we looked for a home that could give us the extra room, and we found this beautiful duplex. With the same comfortable, beach theme, the pool, and equal proximity to the Gulf, this was our perfect home and we purchased it at the end of 2012. While we wait for that 'perfect storm' of family time, we are thrilled to share this treasure with other families and couples visiting this unique island.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Location, location, location -- steps (less than 100 yards) from a beautiful Gulf beach; walk to Publix, CVS, Walgreen's, Peaches Restaurant, Mr. Bones, Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus; close to free trolley covering the entire island, from Bean Point in Anna Maria to Coquina Beach.


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                      Photos

                      • Front Yard --Less than 200 steps to beach

                        Front Yard --Less than 200 steps to beach

                      • Private back-yard pool by evening

                        Private back-yard pool by evening

                      • Light, airy living room with large-screen TV and DVD

                        Light, airy living room with large-screen TV and DVD

                      • Dining area looking toward kitchen

                        Dining area looking toward kitchen

                      • Master Bedroom king size bed

                        Master Bedroom king size bed

                      • Bedroom 2 queen size bed

                        Bedroom 2 queen size bed

                      • 2nd bath

                        2nd bath

                      • Did we mention the private back-yard and pool...

                        Did we mention the private back-yard and pool...

                      • The Anna Maria Island Trolley -- no need for a car

                        The Anna Maria Island Trolley -- no need for a car

                      • Short ride to Rod and Reel Pier

                        Short ride to Rod and Reel Pier

                      • Leatherback Sea Turtle nest

                        Leatherback Sea Turtle nest

                      • Side pathway to entrance and your own pool

                        Side pathway to entrance and your own pool

                      • Large sun-shelf -- great for kids or cooling off

                        Large sun-shelf -- great for kids or cooling off

                      • Living-dining area with sliders to private pool and patio

                        Living-dining area with sliders to private pool and patio

                      • Lovely, well equipped kitchen looking toward pool and patio

                        Lovely, well equipped kitchen looking toward pool and patio

                      • En suite Master Bath

                        En suite Master Bath

                      • Twin bedroom

                        Twin bedroom

                      • Garage with 2 bikes, beach cart, sand and pool toys

                        Garage with 2 bikes, beach cart, sand and pool toys

                      • ...and that it's just a moment's walk from driveway to the beach?

                        ...and that it's just a moment's walk from driveway to the beach?

                      • Historic Anna Maria City Pier

                        Historic Anna Maria City Pier

                      • Breakfast at the Rod and Reel Pier

                        Breakfast at the Rod and Reel Pier

                      • Bean Point Sunset

                        Bean Point Sunset

                      VRBO #450981

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                      $1,449 - $2,000 per week (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 04/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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