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Carissa Beach House:Affordable and cute apartment on beautiful Anna Maria Island

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Holmes Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom / 1 bath - sleeps 2 adults

I DO NOT USE THE CALENDAR, PLEASE INQUIRE FOR AVAILABILITY. Carissa Beach House is a vacation rental on Anna Maria Island (between Tampa & Sarasota), situated one block from the wonderful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Restaurants, post office, shops, etc..are in walking distance. Watersports, fishing, tennis, golf, scuba diving, jet skiing, cycling & much more.

Ideal location for many excursions: Orlando, St Petersburg, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Mineral Springs, Myakka State Park etc...

Owner speaks English, French and German. Free WiFi. E-mail / phone for availability ( I do not use the calendar).

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Snoopy Gates = CyberRentals Member since September 1995
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Carissa Beach House:Affordable and cute apartment on beautiful Anna Maria Island
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here last April and are going back in 2017. Even though it is small, it is perfect for a couple. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Just steps from the beach and a short walk to town. Anna Marie Island is a lovely vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your wife and you are welcome anytime at my little paradise. I am going to enjoy seeing you again in 2017 and the flowers too! ;o)
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  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed for a week at this lovely little apartment and we couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. The apartment was quaint and very cool given that the regular temperatures were in the upper 90's every day. The apartment itself is very close to the beach and we regularly enjoyed the sunsets after a short walk to the soft sands. The ease of access to the beach, restaurants, and shopping made our trip most enjoyable. My girlfriend and I plan to make our trip to this beautiful area a recurring one and I would not hesitate to book this apartment again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to see you again in Paradise!
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Carissa Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Each time autumn and winter come back in my rainy and rather cold country I like to remember my vacation at Carissa Beach House. I spent my vacation there for about 8 years at different periods of the year, between May and October. I have wonderful memories of my various stays at Carissa Beach House.

The island is wonderful and peaceful. The beach is very close to the house, the sand is white and surrounded by lots of birds. The apartment is cosy, well equiped, quiet and extremely clean. The owner, Snoopy Gates, is a very friendly person and has an extremely good knowledge of the surroundings. She is a wealth of information concerning the various places to visit.

I can only recommend Carissa Beach House for a relaxing unforgettable vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole for your kind words. It's fun to have you over year after year. I feel that you became a friend and I look forward to see you on your next holidays and be the witness of your new adventures on the island and your joyful personality.
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Braine l'Alleud - Belgium

holidays in heaven !

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at your apartment, if heaven exist it is at Carissa Str. !

We spent a wonderfull time at your place, so confortable and idealy situated. We did not realize before that you lived so close to the sea, it was really relaxing going for walks along the beach.

Anna Maria is a quiet little place but not far from cities.

We hope to come back and find ourselves again in your garden.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frankfort, IL

Lovely introduction to wintering in Florida

  • 4 of 5

What a cute little rental! Cozy and very clean. Close to shops for browsing and buying, close to the library, post office, laundromat (for a rainy day), and even a few restaurants.

The website for this rental is accurate and represents Carissa Beach House well. Follow the paver walkway at the side of the house to your own private entrance. The patio served us as an extra room, expanding our living space -- lovely! And with the long, wide beach only about a block away, an easy walk, I loved the location.

The knowledgeable owner lives on the premises. She has a true love of Anna Maria Island and is willing to share her favorite spots. She also is a great source for finding things to do -- art fairs, golf courses, restaurants, etc. off the island.

For many years our stays at Carissa Beach House have served as a nice introduction to wintering in Florida.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ithaca NY


  • 5 of 5

The Carissa Beach House apartment was as sweet and charming as we had hoped. Superbly clean and well equipped,totally private as well as located within walking distance to the most gorgeous beach! The trolley stops are easy to walk to. We didn't use our car once the whole week we were there! Snoopy is a gracious host and has a wealth of information about all the activities available on Anna Maria Island. We followed her advice and went over to Cortez for fresh fish, and also took the lovely Bay Walk at the South end of the island. We checked out her favorite beach spots and eating places. We rented a laser from beach Bums on Pine Ave for some sailing on the bay. It was a fantastic week. An amazing bargain for Spring Break!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and Sadie were the perfect tenants. It's great to have guests who take advantage of all of what the island has to offer and become as enthusiastic about the beauty of Anna Maria as I am. Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Tampa or Sarasota
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
Car: recommended

Carissa Beach house is located in Holmes Beach on beautiful Anna Maria Island.

Anna Maria Island is divided in 3 cities: Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach & Bradenton Beach. It is situated on the Gulf of Mexico between Tampa & Sarasota.

Two draw bridges (toll free) link the island to the mainland & the city of Bradenton.

It is about 1H30 drive to Bush Gardens, 2H30 drive to Orlando, 2H to Fort Myers -

1H15 from Tampa Airport & 40 mins from Sarasota Airport.

Other Activities: Turtle watch in season/Bird watching


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.5%

weekly & monthly
$585 / wk - $1890 / mth + local taxes

1 week minimum (city code) - ask for rates of more than 2 weeks

Owner speaks French and German
Cancellation policy + cleaning are detailed in rental agreement.
Deposit according to length of stay, detailed in rental agreement.

Always ask for availability as I do not use the calendar.

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Holmes Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Exterior Shower also available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen. Outside shower, private patio to relax in the sun surrounded by flowers. Free WiFi. I opt not to use the calendar facility.

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