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Real Gulf-Front Beach House: Out the Backdoor and Onto the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Indoor / 1 Outdoor Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Classic 1940 Beach Cottage, 2 BR, 2-bath (1 indoor, 1 outdoor) beach house right on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Walk out the back door to a white, sugar-sand beach and the sparkling, clear Gulf. Shady Palms is located in the most perfect spot you’ll ever find! From the very first moment, you will notice the best of both worlds - sun and shade.

Sit in the backyard and enjoy the cool breeze under the Australian Pines, and Coconut Palms while the sun, the fun, and the beach are just a step away. A large table and chairs and a picnic table are provided for beachside dining or relax in the hammock large enough for two as the sun sets - Enjoy it all right from the backyard.

Upon entering this Old Florida Style beach cottage, you will encounter panoramic views of the Gulf from just about every room in the house. Enjoy the sunset from the kitchen or dining room, from the living room or sitting room. Wake up to the sound of the surf.

You will feel right at home with a fully-equipped kitchen. Enjoy a center island workspace with modern appliances and every fun gadget imaginable for island cooking and entertaining! Two refrigerators - and two icemakers - means never running out of space or ice!

TV Sitting Room: Two comfortable lounge chairs, and a sofa with a 50" flat screen TV. cable (HBO, MAX, SHOW,) DVD, FM stereo with CD player. Chromecast installed - WiFi ready.

Game Room: Game table and bookshelves with cards, games, and puzzles provided. You will want to explore the remarkable indigenous shell collection along with some fascinating Anna Maria artifacts from bygone days.

Gulf-Side Sitting Room: Second dining table and chairs overlooking the beach. A second sleeper sofa (queen bed) and additional chairs also look out to the beach.

Bedrooms: Extra spacious bedrooms with king-sized beds. Top of the line, Sealy Posturepedic mattresses will ensure the most peaceful and comfortable sleep every night of your vacation. Comfortable sleep is our priority so you may rest assured; no expense spared to provide the very best night's sleep possible.

Wireless high-speed internet provided free of charge.

Keywords: Gulf-Front House

More Details

Cindy Griffin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017



Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , A beach accessible bathroom and dressing area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofas (2) One sleeper sofa is located in bedroom # 2. Another sleeper sofa is located in the gulf-side sitting room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Real Gulf-Front Beach House: Out the Backdoor and Onto the Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

As always, we had a very relaxing visit. Very quaint and peaceful!😎�🌴�

  • 5 of 5

My husband says it was wonderful. The house itself has that authentic beach atmosphere, that leaves you with memories of the beach that will last a lifetime Looking forward to our next visit and the ones after that.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We visited in February and really enjoyed the place. Cindy was easy to work with and recommendations for places to eat. The house was very neat and clean when we got there. The location is centrally located yet has lots of privacy. Great back yard with shade and easy access to the beach. Beds and furniture were comfy. Kitchen was well equipped and recently upgraded and had everything we needed, except food of course. Easy walk to places to eat and shopping. Sleeping while listening to the waves was the best part! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warren, N.J.

What more could you want?

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Shady Palms and it was like coming home. Cindy and I are friends now and she is always a pleasure and super easy to deal with. Security deposit returned immediately. If you are looking for a comfortable house right on the gulf at a very reasonable price (do you know how RARE this is?) Shady Palms is the place for you. We are definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

In short: 4 adults and 3 kids fitted in nicely. House was larger than expected, very clean and well-functioning. Ample sitting-room space and nice, large kitchen, all with views of the Gulf. All amenities in place, nothing needed. House sits on a very large lot, completely undisturbed. Very nice and quiet neighborhood.

Grandparents enjoyed the backyard with palms, cypresses and perfect, shady views of the Gulf. Directly on a not-crowded part of the beach, the water being not too shallow, nor right away too deep for the kids - also perfect. Walk to the tip of the island early in the morning, round trip 1½ hrs.

We have tried a number of places "up-and-down" the Gulf coastline - some cheaper, some more expensive (everything is expensive with 7 in your party!) - and Shady Palms, in my opinion, is highly recommendable and offers good value for money. We would not hesitate to stay again, and will certainly recommend. Contact with owner very easy, friendly, humorous and swift. No problems whatsoever.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending two weeks at Shady Palms. The accommodations were exemplary. The house is gorgeous, impeccably decorated, and immaculately clean with all the comforts of home! We will never forget opening the front door upon our arrival and seeing the breathtaking view of the beach from the front room. The shady backyard was such a welcome relief from a day at the beach. Cindy, the owner, has thought of everything to make your stay a memorable one. The home is conveniently located within walking distance of great restaurants and shops. We can't wait to return and highly recommend a visit.

Bill & Rose

Jessup, MD

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise found

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here December 2015 but completely forgot to send a review. Well, better late than never I suppose. Shady palms is a delightful, well appointed and comfortable retreat, on the beach but tucked under some mature trees with a decent sized plot ideal for outdoor dining.

Inside the accommodation is spacious and the lay out works well for socialising or just quietly relaxing after a day on the beach. The location is handy for local eateries, bars and shops and, all things considered, it makes for an ideal family holiday.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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