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Rum Dog Cottage - Just Steps to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

Duplex, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Anna Maria Island is just off Bradenton and a lovely island with a great beach. Our island has very few condos (no high risers) - it is more a laid-back atmosphere. The only fast food is a Domino's pizza take-out. But the food on the island is great.

Our duplex is just steps to the beach and recently remodeled (Sept, 2010). The master bedroom has a king bed with tv & private bath with large shower. Second bedroom has a queen bed. Second bedroom would use the hall bath which has a shower also.

Large-screen tv in living area. The living and kitchen area (fully equipped) are open and airy. All the flooring is tile.

There is a deck along the side of the house and small deck in back to make walking from outside shower to hall bathroom easy. Outside shower is fully enclosed and has hot/cold water.

The yard is fenced in for dogs. We do allow dogs but not cats as owner has allergies to cats. The sunsets are beautiful and can be seen from duplex front deck but so much better at the beach just steps away. We are about 100 steps to the gulf.

There is a free trolley to explore and enjoy the island. Also, if you are into yoga, they have a great yoga studio.

There is a 1-week rental minimum and children are allowed if they are 16 years and older. Rental person must be 25 years of age.

There is an outside shower that is completely enclosed with hot & cold water and with a few beach chairs and an umbrella. There is an outside table and chairs to dine outside.

To see more pictures, or more information, please contact me either by email or by phone.

Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Dawn Ladd
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2018

About Dawn Ladd

My husband is from the Tampa area but I am originally from Long Island, New York. We love being near the water and we like the laid-back atmosphere of this island. I have been bringing my children here since they were little. I was actually at the public beach on the island on May 3, 1975 - went home and a few hours later was at the hospital with the birth of our daughter. She has been going to the beach there since since was a couple months old.

Dawn Ladd purchased this condo in 2006

Why Dawn Ladd chose Holmes Beach

We bought our property in 2006 as we love this area and beach. It is still a great beach town and not commercialized. There are no chain restaurants (other than Domino's pizza). The coast is not covered with high rise condos. The sunsets are great and it is very relaxing and laidback. The water is great and always clear. You have the gulf on one side and the intercoastal on the other.

We live in Tampa so it is only an hour drive for us to enjoy our get-away.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy kayaking, riding our bikes around the island or the scooter. My husband also paddle boards. Can do that on the gulf or intercoastal side.

There is a great salvage place in Sarasota I like to go by and see what they have.


Holmes Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • both bathrooms have large showers - no bathtubs in either baths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
has been remodeled and updated - now has 2 baths and open living area.


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Rum Dog Cottage - Just Steps to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful experience overall

  • 5 of 5

We were staying at the cottage during the New Year holidays, got lucky with the weather, only one rainy day in 10 days. The beaches of Anna Maria are as clean and wonderful as they were 20 years ago when we first visited the island, though a bit more crowded. The cottage was very comfortable and clean. Our dog was quite happy too. Though we couldn't take him with us to the beach, we had walks together, watched the sunsets. There is a dog park not very far from the cottage, next to the free tennis courts that we used to play tennis. It was a great family reunion.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Cottage for the price on Anna Marie Island.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Rum Dog cottage. The cottage was very clean and everything in excellent repair. The two bedrooms and two full baths were a pleasant surprise, we were expecting a one bedroom unit according to the online description. The fenced in yard and patio worked very well for our puppy that we had along. We rode the free trolley to breakfast one morning. Thanks for letting us use your cottage with our pet.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dallas & Hope, thank you for your review and good words. Have a great day.
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Great beach access.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Rum Dog Cottage. The beach access was excellent and the beach itself really lovely. The cottage was clean and well taken care of. Anna Maria is a beautiful area. There is a free trolley and many restaurant options. We had a great meal at the Waterfront Restuarant.

The property listing is accurate and the owner contact was excellent. All in all a very pleasant stay. Weather could have been better but then it could have been worse! We hope to return for another stay at Rum Dog.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I do wish it was better weather for you when you were here - hopefully, next time.
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Car: recommended

Our island has a yoga studio and a couple spas to help you relax. Fishing is good on the island. During the summer, we have the turtle watches. The loggerheads lay their eggs in May and their nests hatch during the summer months. Very interesting if you are a late-night person and want to see them crawl to the water. The turtles are very much protected.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Deposit/refundable $200 + Tax

We are open for rentals from November 15th - April 30th of each year. We do not accept credit cards. We have a 1-week minimum rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.