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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 27 nights

Overview

About the property

Located in Westbay Point, Spectacular waterfront views, lavish kitchen and baths

Welcome to the Ritz! This property has it all, gorgeous bay views plus every designer detail imaginable, check out the photos of the spa baths and designer kitchen. (Unfortunately, no children, pets, smoking allowed).

A 20 foot long floor to ceiling glass wall opens on to the bay with a panoramic view which includes dancing Dolphins and a small white sandy beach where you can launch your kayak, paddle-board or do some fishing. At night, the water view changes to a light show with the lights of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge illuminating the sky and at dawn the sunrise is awesome.

The living area is a delight, furnished in a tropical Tommy Bahama style with a comfortable settee to lay upon and soak up the saltwater breeze while watching the dolphins play in the bay or the kayaks, boats and paddle-boarders parade by. The marble flooring is covered with Persian carpets and the Ethan Allen dining table is placed in a perfect spot to watch the Dolphins dancing in the bay while you enjoy a meal of fresh fish you caught earlier in the day. If you care to entertain, there is a granite topped Island with, wine rack, wine cooler and comfortable leather stools, plus a mirrored backed bar. To make your experience even better, you have delightful friendly neighbors and since they are all owners, they will be here next year when you return. The building contains only 6 units, all of the other units are owner occupied and all of the owners, have my 5 star seal of approval. You will love them and make immediate lifelong friends.

Four of my renters loved my condo so much, they purchased condos in the complex which includes 23 acres of lawn and lush foliage.

At meal time, you will enjoy preparing your favorite dish in the new designer kitchen and you will probably want to sit at the granite covered island while eating breakfast and lunch and maybe watch your favorite program on the flat-screen TV in the kitchen. The kitchen has marble floors, designer cabinetry, a wine rack, an Italian marble sink, a marble mosaic, granite counter-tops, a quiet Bosh dishwasher, a trash compactor and all of the AAA appliances are covered in cabinetry to match the designer cabinets.

There is also a lovely view of the water through the French doors in the master bedroom, the crown molding and wainscoting, highlight the wood floors, Persian carpet and alabaster lamps. The Tempur-Pedic mattress offers a good night sleep or a perfect place to view the 50” flat screen TV. The master bath has the feel of a mini spa. double cut glass pocket doors open to expose walls flanked with white marble and the marble topped vanity has double vessel sinks with Swarovski crystal faucets. A hairdryer and lighted make-up mirror are mounted to the wall along with a flat screen TV that can be viewed from the 20” soaker tub or the 8” rain shower.

There is also a beautifully furnished guest room with wainscoting, ceiling fan, beveled full length mirror, flat-screen TV and French doors opening on to the porch.

The guest bath is done in travertine marble and has a designer faucet which comes out of the mirror on the wall and flows into the stone vessel sink on top of a granite covered designer cabinet. You can watch TV while you shower in the glass shower enclosure completed with a rain shower.

The location on the map is deceiving because many condo buildings in this complex have the same Street address. My condo is waterfront on the first Street as you enter the complex. It is just steps to the private tennis court and the pool and hot tub. A picture is worth a thousand words, I refer you to mine. Not only is the water view breathtaking but it is enhanced by acres of green grass and open space. This 23 acre water front complex, surrounds you with plenty of blue water and green grasses. It is very private but within walking distance to gulf beaches, restaurants, bars, shopping, marina, gym, beauty salon, Post Office, Library and free trolley. There are also companies near by who will deliver Kayaks, paddle boards bikes and boats right to your back yard, where you can launch them from your private beach.

If you like to walk or bike, you are in paradise. The library is 2 blocks away, the park where they hold a lot of the festivals is 1 block away and 10 restaurants: The Ugly Grouper (music), Island Gourmet, Duffy's Tavern, Hurricane Hanks, Eat Here, Tortilla Bay, The Feast, Island Coffee House, Beach Bistro, Domino's Pizza and Jesse's Island Store, are with in walking distance. Also, in that same area there are 2 gyms, many shops, the Chamber of Commerce, a marina and bait shop, bike, kayak, scooter, boat and SUP rentals, gas station, hardware store, beauty salon, liquor store and convenience store. The grocery store is 1 1/2 miles away.

For more excitement, you can drive to St Armand's Circle and Sarasota for elegant shopping, dining, live concerts, theater, ballet and the height of art and culture. The Tampa airport can be reached in an hour and Disney Orlando in 2 1/2 hours. Yet, once on Anna Maria Island you are light years away from the hustle and bustle of big city life and free to wonder the tranquil and serene white sand beaches inhabited by hundreds of tropical and exotic birds. This is life at its best.

The location is very quiet and private and a 3 block walk from the town of Holmes Beach with a dozen restaurants, shops, fitness centers, a marina, hardware store, bike, boat, kayak and scooter rentals. Manatee County Golf Course is 9 miles away. Gulf beach access is right behind Holmes Beach. Anna Maria Island offers 7 miles of serene white beaches while 30 minutes from Sarasota's art and culture and 2 1/2 hours from Disney. Fly in to Sarasota (30 min.), Tampa (1 hour) or Orlando (2 1/2 hours).

This is my primary residence and I rent it out while staying in my vacation home. The maximum occupancy is 4 adults and people throwing loud parties will be reported and evicted.

Sorry, the condo association only allows rentals of a month or more and I need the last day of the month to clean, no smoking, no children, no pets and no trucks allowed to park on the property overnight, . It is on the 2nd floor, end unit with plenty of windows and light, no one above you, but no elevator.

More Details

Owner
Mrs. Furneaux
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Mrs. Furneaux

I love to sail, Stand-Up-Paddle-Board, kayak, bike and walk the beach while on Anna Maria Island. In the winter I like to downhill ski, cross-country ski, snow shoe and sit by the fire.

Why Mrs. Furneaux chose Holmes Beach

I bought this property because of the location, it is a short walk to the Gulf beach but allows me complete surrenity and privacy. I spend a lot of time on the water and if you look on the map, there are a lot of options for water travel from here. I have direct access and a direct view of Tampa Bay but directly infront of the condo the waters are always calm and on a windy day, I can still paddle boart under the Key Royal bridge and through Bimini Bay to the Galati Marina, if I am on my kayak, I can go out the cut and paddle around to 'The Rod and Reel' for lunch and after lunch, paddle out to the Gulf. On a windy day, I put a sail on my Kayak and can sail to Robinsons Preserve or to Eggmont Key. I can also ride my bike to Robinsons Preserve or even down Longboat Key to Sarasota. The tennis courts are out the front door as is the pool and the hot tub feels great after a long peddle to Sarasota and back.

What makes this condo unique

If you like to walk or bike, you are in the perfect place. The library is 2 blocks away, the park where they hold a lot of the festivals is 1 block away and 10 restaurants: Island Gourmet, Duffy's Tavern, Hurricane Hanks, Lobstahs, Eat Here, Tortilla Bay, The Feast, Island Coffee House, Beach Bistro, Domino's Pizza and Jesse's Island Store, are from 2 to 6 blocks away. Also, in that same area there are places to dance, 2 gyms, many shops, the Chamber of Commerce, a marina and bait shop, bike, kayak, scooter, boat and SUP rentals, gas station, hardware store, beauty salon, liquor store and convenience store. The grocery store is 1 1/2 miles away.

Amenities

Holmes Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Flat screen TV, soaking tub, lighted make up mirror
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Flat screen TV, traverteen marble, vessel sink
  • Master bath is tiled in white marble, with octagonal tumbled white marble flooring. Vanity includes two sinks, the wall mounted fixtures have beautiful Swarovski crystal handled. A flat screen TV is mounted on wall which can be viewed from the large soaking tub with 8' rainwater shower. The guest bath also includes a wall mounted flat screen TV. The large walk-in shower with 8' rain water spout, is covered in travertine marble as is the flooring. The granite vanity has a stone vessel sink with faucet wall mounted on mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • There is a lovely view of the bay through the French doors in the master bedroom, the crown molding and wainscoting, highlight the wood floors, Persian carpet and alabaster lamps. The Tempur-Pedic mattress offers a good night sleep or a perfect place to view the 32” flat screen TV. Guest bedroom has flat screen TV, hardwood floors and French doors opening onto a screened porch.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Welcome to the Ritz! This property has it all, gorgeous bay views plus every designer detail imaginable and six flat screen TV’s. The panoramic bay view includes a white sandy beach and the living area is furnished in tropical Tommy Bahama style with one 32” and one 46” flat screen TV’s. Persian carpets cover the travertine marble flooring, detailing includes: custom arch, crown molding and crystal and brass hardware. The designer kitchen has marble floors, a marble sink, a marble mosaic, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances designer cabinets and an island with a stainless steel wine cooler. There is a lovely view of the bay through the French doors in the master bedroom, the crown molding and wainscoting, highlight the wood floors, Persian carpet and alabaster lamps. The Tempur-Pedic mattress offers a good night sleep or a perfect place to view the 32” flat screen TV.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Spectacular Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a wonderful place to stay! First class amenities throughout like a high end hotel.

When we arrived the unit was sparkling clean and ready for us, complete with an amazing view. The unit seems to have been recently remodeled with new marble, stone, granite, and wood flooring everywhere. All of the fixtures and furnishings were top end as well, with a Riviera flair. We especially enjoyed the master mattress. I think it must be a Tempurpedic.

We liked that this is an end unit with windows on three sides. So many condos are tunnel like. The view of the bay out the huge rear window was stellar. We spent many hours reading and watching boats, birds, and dolphins passing through.

The second bedroom and bath were a welcome addition. We had friends join us for a few nights and it worked nicely for them.

The complex itself was nicely maintained. There is an outdoor pool and spa a few steps from front door, as well as a tennis court. We especially enjoyed the beach access a few steps from the rear of the unit. We rented kayaks and spent several days paddling the bay and exploring the canals.

We are walkers and there is a village area 5-10 minutes away with several shops and restaurants. Hurricane Hanks is a friendly hangout, and Eat Here! has spectacular food at reasonable prices in a cozy spot. The Gulf coast beaches are a 15-20 minute walk, depending on which access point you choose.

I enjoy golf, and the IMG Academy is a great resource. It’s about a 25 minute drive south in Bradenton. They have a practice facility open to the public, which in October was only $15 to use for the entire day. Unlimited balls on the range plus use of the chipping and putting greens and bunkers too. Even came with an electric cart. I also played their associated course which is set in a golf community. Nicely maintained and interesting, but maybe a bit narrow for this duffer.

We had some concern for hurricane damage since we arrived not long after Irma passed though the region. We were relieved that the apparent damage was quite limited. About the only thing we noticed were piles of tree debris scattered around awaiting pick up and disposal.

All in all an excellent stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Amazing Waterfront Property

  • 5 of 5

Everything is first-class. The quality of this unit is unbelievable and the view is spectacular.

I love laying on the chase and watching the Dolphin splashing in the bay, it is sooo relaxing.

The kitchen has beautiful granite counter-tops, there is an Island, which is perfect for entertaining, first class appliances and gorgeous cabinetry. The master bath is like a spa, covered in white marble with Venetian mirrors and silver faucets with swarovski crystal handles. Plus, a soaking tub with a rain-shower.

Westbay Point and Moorings is located on a 23 acre peninsula, tucked away in a private cove surrounded with open space and lush tropical landscaping and within walking distance to restaurants and also, the free trolley. The pools and tennis courts are very well maintained and there is a beach to launch your kayak and SUP's from.

This is one of the few units which was completely upgraded. You can't go wrong.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Beautiful location and living space

  • 5 of 5

We had a very positive experience at Jean's lovely condo for the months of February and March, 2017. She was very responsive to our needs and was prompt in answering any questions we had. The condo is roomy and very comfortable. We enjoyed the decor and all the beautiful upgrades. The location on the island is a plus and away from the busy main streets. Thank you Jean for sharing your home with us. Would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Dayton, Ohio
5

Peaceful and Relaxing! Fantastic Views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jean's condo for 4 months and loved every minute! The condo is spacious, luxurious and very well appointed. Amenities abound. The grounds and landscaping are very well kept. The view from the condo is gorgeous as well as being very peaceful. You can watch dolphins playing in the bay and birds like the great blue heron, osprey, pelicans, white ibis, snowy egret visit the grounds daily. There is a great area to launch a kayak or paddle board right outside the condo. The heated pool and hot tub is a great place to meet the neighbors. All of the people we have met here have been very friendly.

The condo is centrally located on the island; very close to the main hub of Holmes Beach. You can walk to restaurants, pubs, shops marinas and the beach. The white sand gulf beach is amazing; you can walk the beach for miles! There is also a free trolley that will take you the length of the island. And best of all, the sunsets here are breathtaking; the most beautiful I have ever seen!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
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5

Staying at the Ritz

  • 5 of 5

We felt our stay in Jean's condo exceeded all expectations! The following reasons made this a wonderful rental:

1) Grounds and condo were immaculate.

2) Any questions were addressed immediately.

3) Everything in condo was first class!

4) List of restaurants was appreciated--loved The Sandbar!

5) Everyone in complex were helpful and friendly.

6) The view was magnificient!

We are looking forward to our next stay!

Peoria, IL

January 2013

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
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5

Absolute 5 star holiday accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned to the UK, having spent a month in Jean's Condo. It was by far, the best holiday unit we have ever rented. The layout is excellent, furnishings luxurious and the views of the bay from the unit are simply stunning. There was nothing we required that Jean had not thought of.

The amenities and grounds are immaculately maintained and very private and the swimming pool, hot tub and tennis courts just a steps away from the Condo. The local residents are very friendly and helpful and it was a pleasure to meet them. You can walk to the beautiful white sand beach from the Condo and we did this daily.

Good local restaurants and we liked The Waterfront, Sandbar, Eat Here and Beach Bistro. Ginny's & Jane E's is a good place for coffee, smoothies and pastries.

We had a car for the month and found good theatres and museums in Sarasota. St. Armands Key, Nr. Sarasota, had classy shopping and good restaurants and is a beautiful drive along the Gulf of Mexico Drive coast road from Holmes Beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota, FL or Tampa, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
2 blocks
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Key Royal, you could join
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
2 blocks
Nearest Beach
Bay beach, right out your door, Gulf is short walk
Car: not necessary

Not only is the water view breathtaking but it is enhanced by acres of green grass and open space. This 23 acre water front peninsula only contains 30 two story buildings surrounding you with plenty of blue water and green grasses. It is very private but within a short walk of gulf beaches, restaurants, bars, shopping, marina, gym, beauty salon, Post Office, Library and free trolley. There are also companies near by who will deliver Kayaks, paddle boards bikes and boats right to your back yard, where you can launch them from your private beach. For more excitement, you can reach St Armand's Circle and Sarasota in 30 minutes for elegant shopping, dining, live concerts, theater, ballet and the height of art and culture. The Tampa airport can be reached in an hour and Disney Orlando in 2 1/2 hours. Yet, once on Anna Maria Island you are light years away from the hustle and bustle of big city life and free to wonder the tranquil and serene white sand beaches inhabited by hundreds of tropical and exotic birds. This is life the way it should be.

Other Activities: golf, kayaking, biking, paddle boarding, sailing, boating, beach combing, tennis, golf, swimming, birding.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

Regarding the month of April 2015: a $1,000 non refundable deposit is required to hold the property off of the market, there will be two additional payments with the final payment being on January 1st, 2015. The total taxes are 11.5%. I will pay half of the $89 cost for $5,000 renters insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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