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Paradise Found in Anna Maria - Canal/Pool Home/Close to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,875 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Paradise Found at this Anna Maria Island canal front pool home with private dock. Located just 3 blocks from the beach, this spacious and recently renovated home boasts two master suites and comfortably sleeps eight. Just steps to free island trolley and two blocks from shops and restaurants. Other amenities include heated pool, washer/dryer, Internet, cable TV, DVD, VCR, and outside pool/beach shower. Ideal location and quality furnishings make this your perfect vacation rental!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

Why Pamela chose Holmes Beach

Great beaches, relaxing atmosphere, and close to Tampa. Walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants, and the island trolley line.

What makes this house unique

A quiet place to enjoy being with your family. Split floor plan with open common area. Two master suites with adjoining bathrooms allowing for more privacy for couples or family vacationing together.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good morning…..all I can say is WOW…what an awesome place you have!!! Leaving there Saturday morning was a very depressing moment. My husband and I both commented how this was one of the fastest vacations we have ever taken because we were having so much fun. The boat rental worked out great and we caught a ton of fish. My son caught a ton of pin fish from your dock and on the last night we were there, a manatee blessed us with his presence and hung out there for like an hour. I can understand why people love it there. We have been to other places in Florida but the island was so laid back and relaxing and everyone we met was so nice. Please tell your Dad thank you for the restaurant tips, especially Mr. Bones…best ribs Ive ever eaten!!! I was trying to figure out how to bring back a few slabs in my suitcase. Your house was so comfortable and relaxing. My husband and I were trying to figure out how much a place like that, with those amenities (pool, canal, dock) would go for on todays market, just in case we win the lottery? That whole area on Key Royale looked very expensive to me? We saw some huge boats down there that were in the 7-8 million dollar range and some houses that looked quite spendy as well. Anyways now Im back at awful work, but thanks again for everything and we will definitely keep you in mind for future rentals and referrals. Take care.
Jun 2009
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1875 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
On Great Canal with spot to tie up your Boat, 3 TVs (One in Living Room, and two of the bedrooms), Broadband Internet access for your laptop, all Cooking Utensils and Dishes, Kids Games, Books, Coffeemaker.


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Paradise Found in Anna Maria - Canal/Pool Home/Close to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Avalon, NJ

Truly a Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home is wonderful. The moment you walk in the door you know you are somewhere special. Every room in the house is comfortable, clean and inviting. The owner's attention to details is what sets this house apart from so many others and really makes it a home away from home. The location couldn't be better. Take a very short walk to the beach, or shops, and if you'd rather ride, the the bus stop is right there. The heated pool is immaculate and is screen enclosed (which we loved) and the entire area has an open and airy feel. My husband loved being able to dock his boat as the house is on a canal, with easy access to open water for fishing. There are 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, each with plenty of room. Pam, the owner, responds very quickly and is a pleasure to speak with. We loved everything about being here, in every way.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home and location

  • 5 of 5

House is perfect for my family. Located on a canal with a dock for the boat, it provides quick access to the inter-coastal, Tampa Bay, and the Gulf for the fisherman and a very short walk to the beach for the beach-goers. House is well equipped, tastefully decorated, clean and very comfortable - especially the living room furniture and most importantly, the beds. As soon as you walk in, it gives the ambience of a home and not a "rental property". The pool is temperature controlled which an extremely nice feature as its always refreshing.

Pam, the owner, is awesome to deal with and readily available for any questions or concerns you might have.

I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Carolina

Wonderful Vacation at Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a wonderful 2 week vacation staying at Paradise Found on Anna Maria Island. We enjoyed the open layout of the home and were impressed with the cleanliness of the home when we arrived. The pool with the screen enclosure was a definite bonus. Pamela was a pleasure to work with. The beach was beautiful, even with a few bad weather days, and we were thrilled to have several manatees swimming close by. I think we've found our new favorite vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place. Plenty of space for everyone. We rented kayaks (Happy Paddler), used them every day on Bimini Bay. Fished off the canal everyday, walked to the beach (.35 miles). Swam in the pool. It was great having 3 bedrooms/3 baths. The house was clean, bright, and well appointed.

Would love to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so great. It was just as described with a great living room space. It was only a short walk to the beach and had a nice pool in the back. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sam, Thank you for the great review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, I hope to have you back again soon. Warm Regards, Pamela
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"Paradise Found" couldnt have been more perfect!

  • 5 of 5

After a whirlwind trip to Disney, this beach house was the perfect way to unwind. 4 adults and 4 kids fit perfectly into this house. This was our first trip to Anna Maria Island and definitely won't be the last. The area lives up to its name and all of the reviews I found on it. It's quaint yet not too slow for the younger ones. As for this house.... From the gorgeous pool, the manatees in the canal and the whole house speaker system. EVERY SINGLE person was satisfied. Pamela's taste in furnishings and linens are unmatched by any rental we've ever had. We truly felt like we were in someone's house, not a rental. We can't wait to go back! Definitely don't miss a meal at THE WATERFRONT it was spectacular! Thank you to the owner for being a joy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The doctors office, Decoy Ducks
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Key Royale Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Beach Bistro
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Holmes Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Two Scoops
Nearest Point of Interest
City Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Solos Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Tortilla Bay
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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