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Bamboo Apartments-- No Streets to Cross to Reach the Beach!

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Two of our four Gulf front patios-- chase the sun or the shade-- have a nap!

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you are looking for a peaceful vacation at the beach-- you've found the right spot. We've designed our apartments to be comfortable-- perfect for a few nights, or a longer stay.

Our small, five unit complex is right on the Gulf, with spacious, tropical gardens, beach front patios and grills, and an individual sun patio to call your own, complete with table, chairs, and umbrella. Relax and read the paper in the mornings, or enjoy supper and watch the sunset.

The interior is decorated with a tropical flair, including rattan furniture in the bedroom, dining room, and living area- but we've kept and reupholstered everyone's favorite vintage easy chairs. Be sure to look at our framed collection of black and white beach photos taken on the property in the 1930's and 1940's.

The bedroom has a king-sized bed and walk-in closet. The queen size sleeper sofa in the living room accommodates two more people comfortably.

The Cafe on the Beach for all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts, casual lunches, and relaxing dinners is just a few steps away. Grocery stores and restaurants are 3 blocks away, and the free trolley will take you up and down the Island.

Ask about our four other rental units on the same property-- two of the units are identical to this one, with slightly different views-- we are the perfect spot for families traveling together! Family owned since 1971.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    No streets to cross to reach the beach-- kid-friendly furnishings--our Gulf-front meadow offers shade and sun, so a little one can nap in the shade, while Mom and Dad get some sun!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    no pets...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • All towels and linens supplied, including two beach towels. Owner supplies two rolls of toilet paper, and two bars of soap. There is a hair dryer in the vanity. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beach chairs and umbrella provided, additional beach items on request, walking distance to beachfront playground. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Gorgeous beach view out the living room sliders, across our flowered native Florida meadow. Other available apartments have views from other windows of the beach. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Individually controlled air conditioning and heat...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin laundry on site...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide beach towels, too! ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, recliner, easy chairs and coffee table, glass top dining table and four chairs. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Assigned off-street parking (one per unit); additional parking available on adjacent streets. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and hand towels, and wash cloths provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Coin laundry on site...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses, and cookware provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    No dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped galley kitchen, with items commonly needed for vacation cooking. There is a blender, but no dishwasher. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Starter roll of paper towels, and dish soap provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass-top range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Individual sun patio with table, chairs and umbrella, and additional Gulf-front patios with BBQ grills....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill available, one per each rental unit provided...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 26 - Aug 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$145
$950
Off Season
Aug 16 - Dec 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$135
$825
Winter
Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,200

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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Year Purchased: 1971

About: Hi! Our family has owned this property since 1971. My grandparents built it as their retirement home, and now it belongs to us. My mom, Gladys, is on the left in this photo, and that's me, Alice, on the right. I live up in Tampa, and visit the beach every weekend with my husband and our three sons. Mom lives on the Island part-time in the other side of the duplex.

Why Holmes Beach:
Our family has always loved the Island, especially this spot, since my grandparents had friends from Tampa who lived close by. The apartment has a beautiful view of the beach across a garden and wildflower meadow. Our gulf-front patio has towering Australian pine trees, so you can sit in the shade on hot days, and feel a glorious breeze. The patio adjacent to the apartment is perfect for sunbathing even in the winter, because it's shielded from the wind. The Island has an old-fashioned small town vibe, so you can leave your cares behind.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our apartment is part of our five-unit family-owned complex, all one story duplexes. Our guests tell us they love the ease of walking out the door right onto a patio to read the paper, grill out, or just relax, without the hassle of stairs and long walks often found in condominiums. Families especially appreciate it, since the beach is just across the meadow it's easy to take the little ones to the water's edge, without a long walk toting 'beach stuff.' This year, we had a family of green herons nest in one of the pine trees, and everyone enjoyed waiting for the eggs to hatch. We also had a turtle's nest right on the beach in front of our place!


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Photos

  • Two of our four Gulf front patios-- chase the sun or the shade-- have a nap!

    Two of our four Gulf front patios-- chase the sun or the shade-- have a nap!

  • Living Area -- your private patio is just outside the sliding glass doors

    Living Area -- your private patio is just outside the sliding glass doors

  • Bedroom with king size bed and walk-in closet.

    Bedroom with king size bed and walk-in closet.

  • The view of the apartments from Gulf Drive

    The view of the apartments from Gulf Drive

  • The beach seen from your patio.. follow the path through the dunes to the beach!

    The beach seen from your patio.. follow the path through the dunes to the beach!

  • Bamboo Apartment #2 -- the sunny patio facing the Gulf

    Bamboo Apartment #2 -- the sunny patio facing the Gulf

  • Tropical Dining Area

    Tropical Dining Area

  • Courtyard garden leading to your apartment (on the right in this photo)

    Courtyard garden leading to your apartment (on the right in this photo)

  • Enjoy the sunsets from our gulf front patios.

    Enjoy the sunsets from our gulf front patios.

  • A perfect spring morning on the beach in front of our place.

    A perfect spring morning on the beach in front of our place.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 08/01/2015
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