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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/Spa *4 Doors to the Beach*

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Last updated: 03/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Holmes Beach house description

Need to get away from the frenzy of everyday life??? Come visit us at *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage on Beautiful Anna Maria Island. Once you arrive you'll see why Coastal Living magazine hails us as a 'Dream Town' with no high rise condos and 35 mph and under speed limit; it is perfect for families. As you cross the bridge your view of the shimmering waters surrounding our island will wash all your worries away and you'll know that you are truly in Paradise.
*Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage is a 4Bed/3Bath home which has been meticulously and lovingly renovated. It is furnished 'Beachy Chic' and stocked with all the amenities you could want. The interior is a reflection of the beautiful Island with hues of azure blue to sunshine yellow, all to bring the tropical outdoors in. This is our 2nd home so unlike other vacation properties with just the basics, it is equipped with everything to make your vacation stress free and memorable with all the comforts of home. The first thing that will take your breath away is the brand new Pool/Spa (one of the largest on the Island) with large pavered deck area and lots of spacious seating. As you enter Ashore Thing, you will find the first of two spacious living areas with lots of comfortable seating and a flatscreen. The second open family room has plenty of space for everyone to gather and relax on new comfy furnishings. Dining in? The kitchen with new granite and stainless appliances featuring premiere cookware with all the accoutrements will make the chef in you happy. For grilling we have you covered with both gas and charcoal grills. Now you must make the tough decision of dining indoors on the new reclaimed wood table or alfresco poolside. Take a quick stroll to see the sunset before dinner. The beach is less than one minute away. Of course you will want to visit one of the numerous restaurants on the Island to experience some sumptuous local fare. Before the day is over enjoy a luxurious soak in the spa. Let the bubbles prepare you for the nights slumber, an ending to a perfect day before you slip into your cozy bed!
The downstairs master features a new king bed and ensuite bathroom. Additionally the queen guest with flat screen is off the family room. Upstairs you will find a king guest room with flatscreen, a fourth guest is outfitted with two twin beds perfect for the kids or the kid in you! Upstairs guest rooms share the third guest bath.
Wake up and take an early morning stroll on the beach, as the sun rises you will see the island come to life.
Spend the day on the white powder sands looking out at the gulf as you listen to the waves lapping at the shore; you might just catch a glimpse of dolphins frolicking in the waves. If you are visiting during the months' of May -October you might get to witness the Turtle Hatchlings going back to sea. This is truly a spectacular sight! Beach cart, chairs, umbrellas, toys and towels supplied. All you need is your bathing suit. Keep your frozen daiquiris on ice at the cottage, you are so close that it is less than a one minute walk to get a fresh one.
Our cottage is so ideally located. You are just four doors to the Turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and two blocks from the Bay. Within walking distance to shopping, dining and the free island trolley. Anna Maria Island truly is a 'Hidden Gem' there is so much to do and see here. Go fishing at the Rod & Reel Pier or visit Ginny and Jane E's at the old IGA for coffee, pastries and dine amongst the eclectic furnishings which are also available for sale. Rent a bike or just stroll to explore the Island, it is very pedestrian friendly. Take in Main Street on the North End or Bridge Street by Bradenton Beach, it is all so close on our 7-by 2-mile Island. Kayak, fish, golf or just relax and do nothing, it is up to you. Ponce de Leon supposedly named the Island Anna Maria after the queen of Charles II of Spain Marie Anna. We like to think it is the hidden Fountain of Youth as you will leave here Refreshed and Rejuvenated! You will know that it is *Ashore Thing* when you stay at this lovely beach cottage on AMI.

*Guests do not have access to garage.*

**Maximum Property Occupancy limited to 11 Persons.**
** Maximum Overnight Guests Limited to 9 Persons.**

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We welcome guests 25+ and require a Drivers License and Credit Card upon Reservation...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Perfect for Families, couples and pretty much anyone wanting a relaxing upscale beach vacation home to relax and create memories....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master with new mattress and 500 TC sheets....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    King Guest Room with new mattress and 500 TC sheets....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Queen Guest Room with pillow top mattress and new linens....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Two Twin Beds. For boys, girls or the kid in you!...moreless

  • All bedrooms feature their own flatscreen TV with new Luxe linens. King (2) Queen (1) Twin (2) Qn. Sleeper (1) in Living Rm. Upstairs King is private and adjoined with Twin Rm. - perfect for families with children....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    EnSuite to Master with a huge Walk-In Shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Guest Bath with shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    3rd Guest Bath...moreless

  • Three full bathrooms plus outside shower and private cabana.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Assorted books for your reading pleasure....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Located in the main living area / Blu ray...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Games:

    Lots of board games available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Premium cable package with all the channels (ESPN,HGTV & more)...moreless

  • Television:

    40' & 42' Flatscreen in both living areas. Flatscreens in all bedrooms. 37 inch flat screens in the king and queen bedrooms...moreless

  • Toys:

    All the beach toys you could ever use...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seating for 6 at Dining Table Additional seating for 4 at Breakfast bar. 10 Outside overlooking pool, 6 at Table & 4 at High Top. Dine indoors or out, the choice is yours!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two central air units....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Frontload...moreless

  • Garage:

    Guests do not have access. Locked for Owners' storage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi Just bring your laptop or smart device...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All new Luxe linens and Bedding...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two Spacious Living Areas both equipped with new flat screen televisions ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway/Front of House ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free Local and Long Distance in Continental US and Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy white thirsty towels and an abundance of Beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New Frontload...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New stainless coffee maker with timer and auto shut off...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen with everything you'll need to prepare that Wonderful Meal!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New quiet cycle stainless dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Granite counters with double oven, flat top range, stainless appliances and all the cookware and utensils you will need for a gourmet meal...moreless

  • Microwave:

    1200 watt microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Brand new stainless double oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Plenty of basic spices. We ask that you replace any item you deplete. Spice it forward!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side stainless with indoor water and ice dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    5 Burner flat top with infrared element for quick heating...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Oversized slotted toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Rental available just one block away...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious seating around Pool. Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon daiquiri feeling the gulf breeze!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many courses nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental available at many places nearby...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Under roof alfresco dining set for 6. Dining for 4 on high top cocktail table poolside. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Privacy fenced back yard with your own coconut palm and banana trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    3 Burner Weber Propane Grill and Weber Charcoal Grill also....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts on Island...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    6 person heated spa allows you time to relax and reflect on the day....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Beautiful Brand New Heated Pool /Spa 14x28. A sun shelf allows the little ones to enjoy the pool. An umbrella mount allows you to catch some shade if the sun is too much!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015~excluding Holidays
Feb 28 - May 1, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,500
Summer 2015~excluding Holidays
May 2 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,250
Fall 2015~excluding Holidays
Sep 26 - Nov 20, 2015
4 night min stay
$357 $464
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,650
Winter 1
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$357 $464
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,650
New Years 2016
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,650
Winter 2~2016
Jan 2 - Feb 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500
Spring 2016~excluding Holidays
Feb 27 - Apr 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500
Summer 2016~excluding Holidays
Apr 30 - Sep 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,250
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$357 $521
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Exit Cleaning $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

Note: Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.

Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.

Month long rentals will have a mid stay cleaning.

Holidays ~ Christmas, New Years, Easter, 4th of July ~ Please inquire for pricing ~ Sat. to Sat.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Being on the Island is like being in Paradise, you can do as much or as little as you'd like. Rent a bike and explore the island or hop on our free trolley and sit back and enjoy the ride. You can hop off anytime to shop and dine and just get back on when you're ready to go. Our cottage is located west of Gulf Dr. so no busy streets to cross. Feel the need for a thrill ride? Disney, Universal and Busch Gardens are all approx. 1-2 hours away. If you're looking to take in some culture, we have some of the best Museums around. The Dali Museum is a must see.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are a family from Tampa who have been coming to the Island for over twenty years. Having traveled to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world from Aruba to Hawaii we realize that one of the most coveted is right here in our own backyard. So on Memorial Day of 2013 *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage became our 2nd home. My family has fond memories of AMI and we hope to make more in the future. We are opening up our home so you can some make Great Memories of your own.

Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach:
The Location!!! We wanted a place that would reflect all the charm of *Old Florida* and found it in *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage. This lovingly renovated cottage has all the charm of a true beachside cottage plus all of the modern amenities one could want. Anna Maria boasts some of the best Sugary white powder sand beaches along its 7 mile stretch. A 'Hidden Gem' tucked away but convenient to everything if you must leave our Paradise.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our spacious two story cottage is ground level with only one step on the 1st floor for easier accessibility. We are only 4 doors to the Turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and a block away from shopping/restaurants/trolley stop.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • How Awesome is this!!!

    How Awesome is this!!!

  • Spacious open layout, Family rm., dining, kitchen overlooking coconut palm

    Spacious open layout, Family rm., dining, kitchen overlooking coconut palm

  • 40' HD Television/ Family Rm

    40' HD Television/ Family Rm

  • Breakfast Bar

    Breakfast Bar

  • Master ~ New King Bed with Luxe linens and flat panel television.

    Master ~ New King Bed with Luxe linens and flat panel television.

  • King Guest with New Bed and 500TC sheets - Flatscreen TV

    King Guest with New Bed and 500TC sheets - Flatscreen TV

  • Your Own Private Oasis!

    Your Own Private Oasis!

  • Dining Alfresco Poolside / Weber Propane Grill

    Dining Alfresco Poolside / Weber Propane Grill

  • Relaxing Spa!

    Relaxing Spa!

  • Our beach at sunset.
Pure Bliss!!!

    Our beach at sunset. Pure Bliss!!!

  • Reading Nook / An Abundance of Thirsty Beach Towels

    Reading Nook / An Abundance of Thirsty Beach Towels

  • Third Guest Bath

    Third Guest Bath

  • Living Rm overlooking pool/spa.  Foosball anyone?

    Living Rm overlooking pool/spa. Foosball anyone?

  • Alternate View/Family

    Alternate View/Family

  • Night swim or Spa relaxation! Oh so fun!!!

    Night swim or Spa relaxation! Oh so fun!!!

  • Gourmet Kitchen with new granite and stainless appliances

    Gourmet Kitchen with new granite and stainless appliances

  • Queen Guest with make-up desk

    Queen Guest with make-up desk

  • Two Comfy Twin Beds

    Two Comfy Twin Beds

  • Front view/ High top dining for four

    Front view/ High top dining for four

  • Large Pool/Spa- Sun shelf for little ones

    Large Pool/Spa- Sun shelf for little ones

  • Outdoor Shower to rinse off. One of two ~ private cabana in back of house also.

    Outdoor Shower to rinse off. One of two ~ private cabana in back of house also.

  • View from front of house to beach / just 99 steps to the beach

    View from front of house to beach / just 99 steps to the beach

  • Master Ensuite with large walk in shower

    Master Ensuite with large walk in shower

  • New full size Front load Washer/Dryer

    New full size Front load Washer/Dryer

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