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APRIL and Summer 2018 dates available! Close to the Beach-Private Heated Pool!

Holmes Beach, FL, USA
  • House1600 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay7 nights

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 8

ISLAND DAWN - Ground level 3 bed/3 bath home (with 2 master suites) just right for the perfect beach getaway. Take a dip in the lush, tropical (heated) pool, take a short stroll (just 2 blocks) to the best beach on the island, connect to our wi-fi, or relax in our screened lanai with a good book from our collection. Ideally suited for fun and relaxation, with comfortable furnishings and plenty of amenities for a laid-back holiday. The 1st master features a king bed overlooking the pool, a comfortable sitting area, large walk-in closet, and bath with shower. The 2nd master features a queen bed and private bath with spacious shower. Both masters have televisions and DVD players. The 3rd bedroom has two twin beds and is located across the hall from the 3rd bathroom, which features a tub/shower combo. The living area has a queen sleeper sofa, oversized chair, recliner, a large television, DVD player, DVD collection, books, games, and Playstation. Find us on Facebook: We've created a Facebook page for 'Island Dawn Vacation House'. Come visit us and become a 'fan.'


Dan and Dawn Howard

  • Member Since 2010
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Speaks: english, german


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • The First Master Bedroom has a King bed and a great view, overlooking the tropical pool area outside. It has an individual air conditioning system, separate from the rest of the house, so that you can choose your personal level of comfort. There is a television, DVD player, CD player, and a private sitting area just inside the French doors. There is a very large walk-through closet for your clothes and belongings, and a private bath/shower. The Second Master Bedroom has a Queen bed with a canopy. There's a flat-screen TV, a CD player, and a private bath with a large walk-in shower. The shower is equipped with a couple of support bars for guests who could use some extra balance. The third bedroom is a bright, beach-themed room with twin bed. The room has it's own television, and assorted board games in the closet. The third bathroom across the hall has a bath/shower combo. There is also a queen sofa sleeper in the living room that sleeps 2.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • This beach house has a bathroom for every bedroom. Each is beachy in its own way, and all are equipped with removable showerheads. The second master has a walk in shower, and a couple of bar grips to assist guess who may need some extra balance.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean


            • Away From It All


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Garbage Disposal
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Video Game Console
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Umbrellas
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Screened lanai with patio furniture seating, table for four, and ceiling fan.
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Both gas and charcoal grills
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch Furniture
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Yard

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Heated Pool
                                        • Private Pool
                                          Heated lagoon pool


                                            • museums
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • churches
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Island Dawn is ready for your beach vacation! We have a beach cart and plenty of beach gear available, including chairs, noodles, a cooler, and boogie boards - and it's a straight two block walk to the Gulf beach. At the house, the screened lanai is a perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, with a table and four chairs for diners, and a sitting area with two chairs and a small couch. On the other side of the screen, the heated pool is surrounded by a combination of tropical foliage and places to recline. We have plenty of books, magazines, and DVDs, a PlayStation 2, puzzles and games for people of all ages.

                                                              29 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great Vacation Home!

                                                              Island Dawn is a very roomy, comfortable vacation home. It is well equipped and a close walk to the beach. We especially loved the pool because it had a shallow end that even our 2 year old grandson could play in. The bikes and sand toys that were provided also helped make our vacation fun for all. I would highly recommend this home to anyone lucky enough to vacation on Anna Maria Island.
                                                              Jan 24, 2018
                                                              Jan 2018

                                                              Classic Florida Atmosphere

                                                              Island Dawn is a wonderful property. Roomy inside with all the amenities and beach style. The yard is tropical beauty around a nice pool. Property is nicely kept and oh so close to the beach. My only complaint is that I did not have more time to stay there.
                                                              Nov 20, 2017
                                                              Nov 2017

                                                              Great place close to the beach

                                                              The house was really nice. Pool area needs a bit of love but the kids (and us grown-ups too) loved it. The king bed was super comfy, but the queen a bit to woobly. Also the sofa-bed in the living room needs to be changed. It was tilted and really uncomfy to sleep in. Everything else was great. Dan and Dawn responded within minutes on all inquires. Check-in and out was easy. It’s a 5 min walk to a lovely beach. 5 min car ride to the grocery store. All you need is in the house. Plenty beach/pool towels which was great. Would recommend this place any day and stay here again. Thank u for sharing yor Island Paradise with us!
                                                              Nov 06, 2017
                                                              Oct 2017

                                                              Wonderful Home, amazing vacation.

                                                              Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us. The house was just what we needed. The house was very clean, and everything you could need for a perfect vacation was supplied. We loved the beach wagon! It was a big help getting all of our beach gear to the beach. We appreciate you letting us bring out dogs with us. They are getting older, and the single story home was just great. We loved the pool and the screened porch. Anna Maria Island is our favorite vacation spot. We have been here several times. Your home was perfect for us and we hope to stay here again in the coming years.
                                                              Oct 25, 2017
                                                              Oct 2017

                                                              Great location, no frills property - Beach up the street; great pool - improvement needed

                                                              We stayed here for a week in late Aug/early Sept through Labor Day 2017. Pros: Great location - three short blocks to beach Home is stocked clean linens, towels - including beach towels Home was clean Pool - very inviting and relaxing; enjoyed our time in the pool. Master Bedroom Bed - OMG we slept so soundly! Very comfortable master bed and I heard from my family the other beds were comfortable as well. Great A/C - it's super hot in FL now and the A/C worked well through our stay. Great grass area for dogs - we brought our two dogs with us, huge peace of mind to let them out to do their business and then we cleaned up after them. 2 bikes available - we brought our own bikes, but had a family member use one and that was nice. Beach gear available Cons: House is dated and needs a bit of TLC. There is an open cable box in the back side of the house, by the pool, against the wall with all cables exposed. There was a wooded grate like square for you to rinse off on with a hose- it was old, and had broken wood and rusty nails. I put it up against the wall to prevent anyone from stepping on that. The entrance of the home has three separated banisters and one is completely falling apart. Master shower - the master shower is extremely tight and small. I am 5' tall and I could barley shower without banging into the walls. The master shower and hall room bathroom shower heads were hand helds. That is fine, except for the fact, they either leaked or when turned on would swing widely with water pressure. The Master sink - needs to be unclogged. If you run the water while washing your face with the faucet, the bowl fills and takes about 10 seconds to drain. TV/technology- There are four TV's in the home. They are all are connected to the local cable company and have most basic channels. The two spare bedrooms, TV did not work. Tried numerous times to scan channels, reset box, nothing worked. Access to keys- you are instructed to pick up the keys at the local realtor - a bit inconvenient. When dropping off the key, the office was closed, so we left as instructed in dropbox. On chair by drop box we found bag with starter products - garbage bag, sponge, etc - all missing when I picked up the keys. We had to buy some of these essentials and were never told we should be getting a starter bag - why it's not left in the home for when renters come in, makes no sense.
                                                              Sep 04, 2017
                                                              Aug 2017
                                                              Owner's Response:We are so happy that you loved the pool, the beds, the a/c, the location, and how well the house was stocked. One thing to remember is that we are literally a phone call (or email) away, and really want to help. And not just us, but our property managers on the Island, too. So don't ever hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything taken care of.

                                                              The property was ideal for the 5 of us, that was us 2 adults and our 3 children, aged 17, 18 and 21.

                                                              The property was brilliantly equipped with everything, ie. things for the beach, a gazebo, umbrella, a little wagon to transport everything to the beach, etc. Great facilities within the house too.
                                                              Aug 27, 2017
                                                              Aug 2017
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you so much for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay!


                                                              Holmes Beach, FL, USA

                                                              Anna Maria Island is a relaxing beach community on the Gulf of Mexico. The dining and entertainment options are many, and there are miles of beautiful white beaches to relax or play on. Recreation on the island includes sailing, fishing, parasailing, tennis, golfing, and kayaking. Getting around on the island is easy. You can drive, take the free trolley, walk, bike, or rent a segway scooter. Great shopping is available from the high-end shops at St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota to the outlet mall in Bradenton, with plenty of great local arts and crafts located right here on the island. There are local festivals, local theater, the Mote Marine Aquarium and Ringling Museum of the Circus in Sarasota, Bishop Planetarium in Bradenton, and Grapefruit League baseball in both Bradenton and Sarasota. Disney World and the assorted family parks of Orlando are just two hours away. And there is nothing like a sunset over the Gulf. Anna Maria Island welcomes you home! Other Activities: kayaking

                                                              29 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5

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