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Peacock Place - Pet Friendly and Very Close to Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

First week of March is still available!

We regret to report that this listing will not be renewed in April. Please look for us on Facebook: sandypaws.amifla.1 and on Twitter: @AMISandyPaws. You can reach us by direct message through either application!

No snow here! It is always summer on Anna Maria Island!

We have one of the most pristine, un-crowded beaches you will ever visit. Enjoy a champagne breakfast, Duffy's burgers for lunch, or cocktails at sunset! In addition, there are many other fabulous things to do here - Busch Gardens, Universal Studios and Disney are all within a two-hour drive. World-class restaurants and shopping in Sarasota & St. Armand’s circle are just a short drive south, down to Longboat Key and Lido Key. If you are outdoorsy, the swimming, boating and fishing are unbeatable year-round!

Peacock Place, our 'big house' on Anna Maria Island is a sprawling old-Florida style home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and plenty of space. It is ideal for a large family or several couples. It is very close to the beach, with only one other house between it and our beautiful, un-crowded beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Anna Maria is less than an hour away from 3 major airports: Tampa (TPA), Sarasota (SRQ) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE). Just a short trip across the Intracoastal Waterway, AMI is easy to get to, and difficult to leave!

The house is ideal for a large family or several couples. It has been added onto here and there over the years, creating a pleasant haphazard of living spaces. The kitchen is bright and airy with ample room to cook for a crowd, and now has brand-new Italian ceramic floor tile. Just about every tool or appliance you could want is probably available. For outdoor cooking, there is also a gas grill, a small charcoal grill and a small smoker. The main living room is quite large with lots of comfy sofas and recliners. Many games, toys and puzzles, plus an extensive library of vintage books, are tucked into nooks, crannies and shelves all over. There are three dining tables in this room, and lots & lots of chairs! There is a new HD TV, extended digital cable, DVD, digital music player, satellite radio, and high-speed wireless internet.

On the east side of the house, there is a large screened porch. It is the ideal spot for sunrise and coffee, and great for sleeping when it is not too hot. The porch has another dining table too. In the old breezeway, there is a fun retro-style cocktail bar.

The master suite is surprisingly elegant. It is also quite large, with a brand-new, super-comfy king-sized bed, two dressers and a small armoire (contains TV). There is also a cozy sitting area with a corner fireplace. The master bath is spacious and cheery, with an exterior door that takes you straight to the beach, and a nearby outdoor shower.

The other two bedrooms each have a pair of twin beds--they can easily be pushed together to make a king bed. The small kids bedroom has two bunk beds. As well, there are two queen-sized sleeper sofas. There is also a second full bath with a large walk-in shower. The entire house has central air conditioning. Peacock Place can sleep 8 adults.

There is only one other house between this one and the beach. We have lots of beach toys and umbrellas. You can easily walk or bicycle to shopping and restaurants all over the island. There is also a free trolley that runs from north Anna Maria to south Longboat Key (the next island south) and a trolley stop just down the street from the house.

This house is entirely ground-level - there are no stairs. Peacock Place is also pet-friendly. It has a large yard (no fence). Dogs are not allowed on the beach or at newly-opened Neal and Perico Preserves, but they can swim at the boat ramp or on the Palma Sola causeway, just a short drive away. Dogs are also welcome at Robinson Preserve, but they must be on leash.

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Denise M. V. Kanzler
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Denise M. V. Kanzler

I’m Denise - wife, stepmother, aunt and grandmother who loves all things Florida, especially our big house on Anna Maria Island. Though I do have a real job, I would much prefer to be a full-time beach bum and spend as much time near or in the water as possible. There is no better place to enjoy this lifestyle than on Anna Maria Island, one of the few remaining barrier islands with little development and lots of old Florida appeal!

Denise M. V. Kanzler purchased this house in 1960

Why Denise M. V. Kanzler chose Holmes Beach

My maternal grandmother bought this house and its neighbor in the early 1960’s and both houses have remained in our family ever since. Many, many happy events – parties, reunions, weddings, honeymoons and celebrations – have occurred here over the years. We enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with those who appreciate Anna Maria Island for its slow pace, laid-back ambience and quirky charm. Very little has changed in our neighborhood over the last 50 years and best of all, the beach, the Gulf and those unforgettable sunsets are only a short stroll away!

What makes this house unique

Everyone who has stayed at Peacock Place over the years appreciates the relaxed, spacious atmosphere of this rambling house. It has lots of good vibes!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A fabulous week at our own house! A good time was had by all, from ages 7 months to 89 years, plus 4 dogs. The outdoor shower is wonderful - thank you Chet and Sue. New coffee pot makes great coffee - thank you Kim. New super-fast wireless system rocks - thank you Andrew. New and repaired furniture is comfy and sturdy - thank you Dell and Doug. New beach cart holds tons of beach stuff - thank you Jim. New 46" HDTV is awesome - thank you everyone! It was both a productive and relaxing week and we had everything we needed, including all the baby furniture. Most of it is available for use by guests, except for when our own grandchildren are visiting. Additional suggestions are always appreciated, but we think our house has it all!
Jun 2013
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , Partially handicap-accessible - ask about details
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Kids Bedroom - 2 bunk bed
    Front Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into 1 king bed
    Porch Bedroom - 1 king
  • There is another queen-sized sleeper sofa in the breezeway.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 bicycles
Outdoor shower


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Peacock Place - Pet Friendly and Very Close to Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Perfect, EZ taste of old Florida and a wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO vacation and our first road trip with our greyhound. The house was perfect for us: quiet, well equipped, safe, clean and not so fancy that we could not relax. The kitchen was very well stocked-can't imagine anything you will not find there. The furnishings were comfortable/beach-house and the bed we used was huge and very comfortable. The house is surprisingly large. It was just the 3 of us but we wanted a screened in porch. It was a lovely place to eat many meals and fill up my sketchbook. Am so glad we splurged.

The house is a very short walk to the beach. The neighborhood was fun to walk the dog in. Basic shopping, banking, restaurants, hardware store and art galleries were walk-able but we did use our car to get many places including: Robinson Reserve, De Soto park, and Durante park. All were dog friendly. Also bridge street (Creperie), Pine Street and Mr. Bones.

The owner, Denise, was wonderful. She was there to help but totally relaxed. She made us feel so welcome, hope we can come back again and this time stay LONGER.. Dog looks at us wondering why we left..

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Denise, was so thoughtful and caring even before we got there! She went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. The house came with anything you could think of for a beach week.The beach was only about a 2 minute walk and it was beautiful! I would highly recommend this house. It was affordable and was a great location and the owner is even better!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska

Holmes Beach

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I really enjoyed our time here over spring break! The house is very nice, well furnished, an has plenty of room. Probably the best thing about this place is how close it is to the beach. It is only a 1minute walk from an amazing beach that isn't too crowded and has plenty to offer (volleyball, fishing, boating, etc.). Denise was great to work with and was extremely generous. I really wish we could all go back here again...but sadly 2015 was our last spring break as college students. Thanks so much for making it so great, Denise!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynchburg, virginia


  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic. Extremely close to the beach and was so surprised with how much space there was. I can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erica, Michael, Sean and everyone! This group of college students made an amazing first impression and ultimately exceeded expectations. They were refreshingly mature, responsible and congenial. I would have any or all of them back in the future without hesitation. Congratulations to all of you on your upcoming graduation - enjoyed meeting the group and look forward to keeping in touch in the future!
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Lakeland, FL

A touch of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Peacock Place is just a touch of paradise, Heaven on earth. Having enjoyed Anna Maria Island since we were kids, my husband and I are now able to share this special place with our kids and grandkids. It's like going back in time to a simpler period. However, there are also those important touches of the present, including internet access and cable TV. There is plenty of room for extended family to spread out comfortably. The sunsets are spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franconia, NH 03580

We love this place

  • 5 of 5

This is our third April at Peacock Place, we are B&B owners from the White Mountains of New Hampshire and this is our only time off each year. As ski season winds down and mud season arrives in the north country we pack the pick-up and head south for a much needed rest. The house has enough room for our daughters to come with their families to enjoy family time with grammie and grandpa and sometimes other friends too. We are so at home here that each year we try to give a little something back, this year was the out door shower enclosure, and a few other repairs, we hope you enjoy this additions.

We'll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Due to recent issues, security deposit will be required for all new guests.
Pet deposit may be required also.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.