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Almost Beachfront (HEATED POOL)...FILL THE HOUSE/ 10% off rates thru August 12th

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Vacation getaway two houses from the the white sand gulf beaches (105 81st St...use google map as mapquest location is in error). Enjoy sunsets over the sand from your own porch or sip your morning coffee watching the waves roll in. Five bedrooms and four baths, so bring the family and friends (sleeps ten in beds) ... or use the upstairs with the views and save the downstairs for overnight guests.

* There are two family areas: upstairs for the adults and downstairs - a getaway for the kids (42 inch flat screens in both).

* HDTV, Wi-Fi internet, iPod ready stereos.

* Three 32 inch flat screens in the bedrooms.

* A garage full of beach toys, chairs and mountain bikes.

* Outside heated pool in a tropical setting with ample decking, gas grill, outside showers and tiki bar as pictured.

The home has been fully redone with tile and hard woods throughout, new appliances and granite counters for the kitchen. Totally refurnished - king beds in the two masters, queen bed, two twins in 4th bedroom and daybed with pop up trundle in the 5th bedroom.

Keywords: Beach House

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2017

About The Owner

At a Bucs game in Tampa. Beth and I have been in Central Florida for 10 years enjoying the outdoor activities Florida has to offer.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Anna Maria Island

We bought at Anna Maria Island for the quaint beachiness the island has preserved and the beautiful white sand beaches. It is also convenient to our home in Winter Haven.

What makes this house unique

We love everything about the area. Coffee on the front porch and frozen drinks on the beach at sunset stand out most.


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) In each master, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Almost Beachfront (HEATED POOL)...FILL THE HOUSE/ 10% off rates thru August 12th
average rating of 4.35 based on 20 reviews

Great Easter Getaway For Extended Family

  • 5 of 5

Great weather, great beach. Wonderful house base to enjoy it all. Convenient to everything especially the beach. Well-equipped....loved the bicycles. Home away from home......loved the comfortable beds....but at the beach!!! We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunset Palms perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Didn't want to leave after 7 wonderful days at Sunset Palms. Although the house is more than capable of sleeping 10 people it was just my wife and I and we loved it. We used the upstairs master suite with a super comfortable Kingsize bed and flat screen TV with an updated private bathroom. The house has another master suite downstairs where there is a 2nd full kitchen and laundry area which comes in very handy if you're staying more than just a few days. TV's in most bedrooms so kids could watch their shows while adults watched somethinng else if it happened to be raining and everyone is inside. We didn't have a drop of rain in 7 days so not much need for the TVs. The private pool is small but secluded with a covered eating area and several chairs/loungers. it's a great way to cool off after being on the beach all day. The house also comes with all the beach items you need. Chairs, umbrellas, floats, bikes, coolers etc. And a great cart to haul it all down the short path to the beach. Literally a 2 min walk to the sand and surf. The island trolley makes it easy to check out the many restuarants and bars in the area and keeps you from having to drive home after sunset cocktails!! If you like an older but updated "authentic" beach house feel, this is the one for you! Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Sand Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just getting back to routine after wonderful summer kicked off by fantastic extended family beach trip. Great house. Great beach. Wonderful island. If i had to pick one best part it would be the location, location, location. Cozy beach house with great access. Thanks. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great visit. We take pride in the comfortable, cozy feel of the house.....our home away from home and of course the easy beach access can't be beaten.
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  • 2 of 5

Property was was close to the beach. The house itself was very disappointing. The kitchen is on the 2nd floor and has 2 living areas that were small, one down stairs and the other upstairs. There was no place for 10 people to congregate at the same time. Pictures were very misleading. For 4,000+ dollars that we paid I expected a lot more We were there with my 2 daughters and their children and this house separated us from being all together. If you have seniors who can't do stairs this is definitely not the house. The beds did have great mattresses.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the location and comfy beds but disappointed in the 2 star review based on the house layout. The house is a 2500 sq ft converted duplex ideally suited to a couple families. When we vacation there typically whole group congregates upstairs for meals then disperses. Kids generally watch the big screen downstairs, adults relax upstairs if everyone is inside. Obviously beach or pool is where most of the time is spent. Pool area has plenty of room for party of ten and the beach is easily accessible as the reviewer mentioned. Steps, as with most of the AMI houses, are definitely present and need to be negotiated. Recently upgraded railing should make those steps easily usable but if person cannot use steps I would definitely look into the few houses on the island that have elevators. I am sorry for any pictures that were misleading. My feeling is that the house appearance is consistent with the pictures other than a few decoration upgrades such as the new downstairs couches. I am readily available via phone or email to clarify the details of the house and regularly discourage groups of 10 adults because of the limitations of the common areas. That said using the kitchen table, bar and couches upstairs we did family karaoke with 12 people without issue on our last visit.....we call it cozy vs crowded!
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XMAS at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Family Christmas vacation with extended family. Great week. Recent upgrades apparent including ice maker, furniture and landscaping. Wonderful. Weather was perfect....unseasonably warm. House made it easy to enjoy. Very close to the beach....quick up and down. Great restaurants all over....accessible by trolley or car. Would use Sunset Palms again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halloween Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Just back from week at Sunset Palms. Weather was perfect....beach warm everyday. We were a little concerned about one of the reviews but pleasantly reassured on arrival. The house was meticulously cleaned and very comfortable throughout. The house was older in layout but well-upgraded, well-equipped and well-furnished. The beds were plush and comfortable like home. Everything we needed for week was there both in the kitchen and all the beach stuff in the garage. Great location....great house.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
july 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
off season
Aug 19 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 16 2017 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

xmas rate 3450
nyrs rate 3600
tgiving 2016 3250
easter 2016 4300
jul 4th 2016 4200
presidents day wk 3800

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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