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Beautiful Beach Escape Home - Four Houses from the Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beautifully remodeled ground level 4 bedroom/3 bath home completed in 2008. Home is located on a beach end street that is four houses to the beach. No roads to cross in order to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and glorious sunsets on the west coast of Florida. Three bedrooms have queen size beds and the fourth bedroom has 2 twin beds. Sofa converts to a sleeper.

Children and small pets are welcome.

Located on the Anna Maria/Homes Beach.

If you would like to view the property on one of the internet map searches, the address is 112 - 81st Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

Located near the Free Island Trolley that runs the length of the Island to Bradenton Beach.

Located 30 minutes from Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport and 2 hours from all Disney and Central Florida Theme Parks. Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle are minutes away.

House is owned by two families living in Bradenton that live less than 10 miles away and are available 24 hours a day.

Keywords: comfortable and homey

More Details

Anita Eldridge
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Anita Eldridge

Two best friends Ron & Scott purchased this home and completely 'gutted'it and remodeled it, so everything in the home is new. Scott & Ron have been friends since middle school and both were raised in Bradenton. Scott's wife Anita is the one who does the renting and cleaning.

Anita Eldridge purchased this house in 2008

Why Anita Eldridge chose Anna Maria Island

We choose to buy this home because it is within driving distance to our home and if guests need anything, we are only 20 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

The best part of this house is everything is new and very well decorated and clean. With it being such a short distance to the beach it is ideal for families with children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say that the whole family had a lovely time at "The Beach Escape". Our son Ryan (2 1/2) went swimming in the pool everyday. We are already planning our trip for next year. Thanks Again
Feb 2010
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connected to bedroom with twin beds and connects to pool
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three of the bedrooms have queen size beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom has two twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room converts to a bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Heated Pool with Shallow area for children.


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Beautiful Beach Escape Home - Four Houses from the Beach
average rating of 4.96875 based on 34 reviews

Fantastic Find at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We've been renting along the Florida Gulf Coast for 15 years. This is the best overall rental! It is close to a pristine beach that is not overcrowded. There are beach towels, chairs, toys and carts to tote it all to the water's edge. The house is also extremely well stocked with all the necessities. It was nice to be able to wash a load of towels, do dishes and clean up a bit without having to buy anything. The kitchen had everything we needed for our week stay. Anita is extremely attentive, kind and quick to respond. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on AMI @ the Beautiful Beach Escape. (August 12-19). Thanks Anita & Scott!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time staying at Anita and Scott's in Holmes Beach. This was a family wife and I, our three adult kids, their partners and pets. The house and location provided the backdrop for terrific times and memories. The house checked off all the boxes for us...on Anna Maria, nice pool, easy access to beach. Beach was beautiful and not too crowded. The house was clean , comfortable and had everything that we needed. The icing on the cake was Anita's attentiveness and concern that everything go well for us. You can't make up for her personal touch! There was a tropical storm during our week and Anita checked in on us to make sure we were fairing okay. Couldn't have asked for a better week in a better location. Hope we get to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canon, GA

Pure Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Do not this home! We have nothing to complain about, it was all we dreamed of and more. This home only requires that you bring clothes and food, everything else is there waiting on you. The walk to the beach is perfect (no roads to cross). The owners Scott and Anita go above and beyond to make your week a week to remember. We are already booking again for next year! Missing AMI already☀️

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on the Island for over 10 years and this is, by far, the best property for a large group. The home was modernized and decorated so beach chic. The pool was lovely for one of our group who doesn't love the sun like the rest of us. He could sit under the umbrella in the pool and still be a part of the grandchildren's fun. I loved it for quiet reading time. The walk to the beach was enjoyable. We saw a turtle and a black racer on the path going to the ocean. A lot of nature in that small space. Bedrooms were perfectly spaced for privacy. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and Anita was great and easy to get in touch with if the need arose.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, Indiana

Beautiful beach home very close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a home on the island. We have always stayed in a condo directly on the beach but we had too many people this year. We were more then pleased with the home and location to the beach. The house fit 8 adults nicely, we had plenty of room. They had everything you needed for a week at the beach. Lots of beach towels, two carts to haul your stuff, noodles, boogie boards and toys. Kitchen had everything you need. Plenty of dishes, blender, coffee pot, some basic condiments and dishwasher detergent. Also had laundry soap and dryer sheets! It was wonderful having a yard and pool to ourselves. Very quiet area. The walk to the beach was short. It took about a minute and a half to the beach access and in another minute and a half you were in the water. I was worried about the walk because I have chronic back and sciatic pain and it wasn't bad at all. We loved this beautiful home and hope to come back next year just hoping for a lot less rain! Thank you Anita for making this wonderful home available for others to enjoy! I'm very glad we found it!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can honestly say that I never take time to complete reviews but this particular property deserves it! I was very impressed with how helpful Anita was during booking as well as throughout the entire process. I asked the week before the trip how many beach chairs and other items there were, and she took extra chairs to make sure we didn't have to pack any. The shed behind the house is stocked with everything you could ever need at the beach, and Anita offered to bring us anything extra that we might need. The house itself was very well stocked also with a cabinet full of beach towels, fully stocked kitchen, gas grill, lighters, bags, and anything else we could need. The house was very clean when we arrived, and looks just like it does in the pictures. It seems small from the outside when you first see it, but it's much bigger than what it seems. We had 5 adults and 3 kids under the age of seven, and we never felt cramped. Again the pool looks smaller in the pictures, but it was plenty big for us to play around in after a day at the beach. I would definitely recommend this house, and we will be coming back again! Thanks Anita!! 05/27/17-06/03/17

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Other Activities: boating, shopping, kayaking, parasailing, mini golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $125

* Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
* Seasonal and Event rates do not include cleaning, taxes, pet or any additional fees.
* All final quotes will be given in writing and subject to approval by both parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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