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water front, pool, hot tub, steps to the beach.

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Heated pool, Great location, walk to the beach, kayak down the canal.

This is one of the largest and most reviewed rental homes on Anna Maria Island, 5000 sq ft, user friendly home, 7 large bed rooms, 4.5 baths, sleeps 14 in beds 16 total, 12 ft high ceilings, two kitchens, large counter, huge seating area, very large deck, and a large 24 x 36 ft pool. most of the other rentals are about half the size of this property .

It's located on the most desired street on the island , canal front and only three blocks to the beach, 5 min walk, spend time on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world or lay poolside, kayak down the canal, fish from your backyard, or dock your boat at your own dock, if you did not bring your boat, you can rent ours.

If you have a large family and you don't want to feel crammed, this is the property for you .

Just bring your family and groceries, everything else is provided.

This is the most reviewed property on the island , perfect for multiple families, family reunion, and business get together.

You can rent my Deck boat during your stay for $600 for 3 days or $1000 per week, plus gas, it's powered by a 150 hp Yamaha and will seat 10 to 12 people, or you can charter my 33 ft boat for a 2 hour sunset Cruise for the whole family for $ 300, play your own music and watch a spectacular sunset ( please contact me for availability and rates ).....


More Details

Matt King
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Matt King

Moved to Anna Maria Island in 1995, build this house in 1998 for my large family, been on the Island since.

I enjoy the Island lifestyle, and meeting new people from allover.

Matt King purchased this house in 1998

Why Matt King chose Holmes Beach

This is a very large custom built home, it has everything you can think of to have a non crowded, pleasant vacation, the 12 ft high ceiling, the double AC units, and the location add extra benefits to this already very wonderful property.

What makes this house unique

Great location, steps to the beach at the end of the street with a parking pad, 2 AC units, complete privacy at the downstairs apt, huge bedrooms, high ceilings, double lot, large pool , comfy mattresses.very large living area, and lanai.

75 ft boat dock .

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am glad that we picked Anna Maria Island for my wedding .we needed a large property to accommodate all my family members that came from Italy to attend the wedding.

We were lucky to find such a large, nice, well equipped, spacious property, every one had plenty of room, we opened the kitchen,dining room and the patio which was plenty of room for my large Italian family to sit and eat together .

we used the hot tub which was large enough for every one ..

Thank you Matt for making my family feel at home, and thank you for helping me make my wedding a great and an unforgettable experience ..
Oct 2010
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Pool heat/ Hot tube Heat $140 per week .
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom, Flat screen TV, Private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , guest bedroom, share a bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin XL beds, flat screen tv, share a bath with BR #3
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , guest bedroom , private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), one full size futon .
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

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water front, pool, hot tub, steps to the beach.
average rating of 4.2580647 based on 64 reviews

Great home for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation at this property, lots of room for all 14 of us . the house had plenty of bed rooms and bathrooms, large living room and a huge well equipped kitchen.

There was plenty of fun things to do for every one, some of us preferred to sit at the upper deck overlooking the pool , the kids enjoyed the pool and the hot tub or they went kayaking down the canal, My dad enjoyed fishing off the dock , and some preferred the beach which is a short stroll from the house, the sunsets were spectacular.

Matt was great, he made a few recommendations, one of them was to use the free trolley at least once, the trolley stop is one block from the house and it takes you around the whole island , and boy we were so glad we did, you get to know all the highlights of the island in one hour .

This vacation was many months in the works, we are glad that we picked this house, it worked perfectly for us , Matt was very hospitable and helpful, we would recommend this property for large families who want to be together but yet have some space , and not feel crowded.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Stay

  • 4 of 5

The only thing that I wish i had was Mesquito repellant They were on the attack yhis week..

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is very spacious and great for big groups. Very close to the beach, with a nice pool! Matt was very accommodating and helpful!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Plenty of space for everyone

  • 3 of 5


-Lots of room for a large gathering. We had 11 adults with room to spare. There are enough beds for 14 plus you could probably fit a couple more people on the couches.

-Kitchen was well stocked. We had everything we needed to cook large meals.

-There were plenty of linens and towels.

-There are fans to help keep cool plus the A/C units worked great.

-Extras like the bikes, kayak, ping pong and being able to fish off of the dock helped to keep everyone entertained.

-The beach is nearby (about a 10 min walk). If you have lots of stuff to carry then I recommend driving. There is parking available.

-The owner was very responsive whenever we had questions or needed anything.


-The house needs a thorough deep cleaning.

-Overall everything is very dated. It's in need of new paint and some new furniture (particularly in the main living area).

-There is some general maintenance that needs to be done such as missing pool tiles and deck repair. The ping pong table is warped and peeling making it impossible to play a proper game.

-The grill was rusted and dirty to the point that we couldn't use it.

Overall, this is a good house to rent for large family gatherings if you aren't too picky about the decor and it being a bit run down.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big Family with Kids

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house (and this little town it's in)! The food here was great when we ate out, and the kitchens were big enough that we could cook the adult meal upstairs and the kids food (frozen chicken tenders... go figure) downstairs. The house was clean upon arrival and the pool looked great! We had an amazing time! I'm glad we decided to rent the boat Wednesday - Friday too... It was perfect for a few fishing trips, a few little boat tours and even a sunset cruise to end the week. Matt was great and we will definitely look into this property again the next time we are heading down that way!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Huge house for large families. We really enjoyed our stay. Text Matt with any questions

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 11 really enjoyed this spacious house. High ceilings with fans in each room. Large open floor plan. Three living room couches, plus club chair and ottoman. We could all sit. Big kitchen with lots of cabinets. An island with a sink. The mini kitchen in the lower level was helpful with over food for the frig. The air conditioning worked well cooling this big house. It has two units. If any member of your group can't handle stairs this not the house for you. Full flight of stairs to front door. Then full flight if stairs to main level. Going out to pool two levels of wooden stairs. This didn't bother us ,even with a 2 and 3 year old. There is a Jack and Jill bath and bedrooms that was great for the little ones and parents. Master bedroom is very large, with walk in closet. Could use a few more hangers. Big shower and separate tub, two sinks. Bed was comfortable. Some may want harder or softer but it would hard to please everyone. Pool is a good size. We used it a lot. Hot tub has to be turned on to use so you have to plan ahead for that to heat. Some people mentioned the pool getting green. In this heat and humidity it can happen. We have a pool. We didn't mind brushing the walls and bottom twice while we were there. Owner does not provide beach towels. Just be aware of that. He does have some beach chairs. There have some mildew stains. Once again from being outside in rain and humidity. We just took them outside to the shower and found a brush and bucket and cleaned off quickly. None were broken. There is a beach you could walk to but I wouldn't want To do it carrying a chair, towel, beach bag, etc. We went by 10 am and parked in one of the 5 spots. Very shelling beach. I wouldn't bother with Manatee beach either. Just drive 15 minutes to Coquina beach. Soft white sand, showers, bathrooms. Manatee has showers and bathrooms and over price restaurant but still not soft sand. More waves than Coquina. The house was built in the late 90's and decor shows it. If you want the Ritz rent elsewhere. If you want 400 thread sheets and big fluffy new towels this is not for you. Mix matched towels but we are not picky. There is a washer and dryer. The dryer took forever to dry. We didn't feel we over loaded it. We just planned. ahead. We payed extra to use the pontoon. It did fit all 11 of us. We didn't use it as much as we thought. You can only take it out at high tied. I emailed Matt before our trip. He called me in an hour.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota / Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Many Bars & Restaurants
Nearest Golf
0.02 Miles
Key Royal Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
HWY 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Island Gourmet
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Anna Maria
Car: not necessary

A 22 FT Deck boat is available to rent with the property, powered by 115 HP Yamaha, will get you to some of the best fishing spots in the nation, seats 10-12 .$ 1000 PER WEEK OR $600 FOR 3 DAYS.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly rental is from Sat to Sat, check in is at 3.00 PM, check out is at 10.00 AM.
Pool / hot tub heat $120.00 per week .
A deck boat is available for rental, $1000 per week or $600 for three days, PLUS GAS, rated for 12 people .
The listed rate is for 14 guests, additional guests will be charged extra $70.00 per week each REGARDLESS OF AGE.

Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund