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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8), 2000 SQ FT, POOL ,WALK TO BEACH, DUPLEX

Anna Maria is a beautiful island with white sand beaches. Mermaid's Cove is in a residential area with a short walk to one of the island's most desired beaches.

Our guests comment on the easy walk to the beach, amenities for families along with loving the huge heated, screened in pool. We provide a beach wagon, chairs, toys for beach and pool. Basketballs, toys and books and board games.

We also have the technology such as free WIFI, huge flat screen TV, dvd player,entertainment stereo system that is IPOD adaptable, video games and dvd's and TV's in 3 of the bedrooms some with DVD players.

Decorated in Key West coastal island style. This is an elevated home with 2 flights of stairs total. There are three floors. The bottom floor is parking garage and outdoor pool, 2nd floor is yellow bedroom, bathroom, living, dining and kitchen. 3rd floor has master, 3 bedrooms, a shared bathroom with tub and separate shower , and laundry room.

4 bedroom /2 bathroom / 2000 sq feet place.

The Tiki Garden (master bedroom) offers a cushy new king-sized bed, a 30' TV .

The pink surf shack has 2 twins one of the twins can convert to a queen to sleep 3 in that room. There are toys in there also for our littlest mermaids.

The blue boat room has a queen with TV and it opens to a screened outdoor patio with 2 chairs that faces the back yard and is divided from other side for privacy.

The main floor boasts new, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and a gourmet kitchen with a new convection oven and french door refrigerator. The dining room will seat 8 comfortably and has an attached screened patio and bistro set with 2 chairs.

There is also the fourth bedroom-Sunshine Room with a queen size bed and TV and DVD player. There is a bathroom with shower on this floor and this bedroom is located on same floor as main living space with living dining and kitchen areas.

Downstairs is a two car garage and the large screened pool. There is parking for 4 cars. You can access the pool either through internal stairs down to garage/pool or external side stairs to main entrance.

This pool is one of the largest pools on the island. It is heated in the winter.The pool area is very large and will be shared with the other side of the duplex if guests are there as it is also a 4 bedroom place. You will have your own grill however and the upstairs attached patios each are separated by a wall providing for privacy.

A short 2 1/2 block walk to a quieter beach that is a local favorite and you can enjoy the natural beauty, then rinse off in the outdoor shower.

Family reunions are our specialty. We can offer several suggestions for traveling with or without children. The island awaits you.

Keywords: 4 Bedroom,

Near Beach,family friendly

Large Pool,beach house, duplex, family reunion

More Details

Laura Keegan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Laura Keegan

We both grew up in different parts of the country but always spent time at different oceans every year from Florida, Jamaica and California to the Jersey Shore. We knew we wanted to live by the ocean and once we saw this island we fell in love with the lifestyle and beauty of Anna Maria Island. We traded snow for sand and have never looked back. We hope you enjoy a bit of island life, we welcome you to Mermaid's Cove.

Laura Keegan purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Laura Keegan chose Holmes Beach

We chose the location because of the beautiful beach that we could easily walk to. The area is relaxed and quiet but you are close to activities nearby for shopping or dinner. Also, we chose the beach as it was one of our favorites on the island, more quiet yet gets some gentle surf sometimes too and is great for fishing. Good area for skimming, kayaking and also for surfing when the waves are up. Can ride your bike to many shops/restaraunts.

What makes this townhome unique

The beach on 65th street is wonderful. The large, heated, screened pool and patios are fantastic. One of the largest pools on the island and one of few screened ones. When the surf is up, it's delightful to sit outside by the pool or go for a night swim and hear the waves and see the many stars at night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guest book at the home:

"Our annual sisters with daughters get away enjoyed a week on the island. The beach, the pool, and the beautiful weather...made for a very good time. Thank you."
Mar 2011
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Holmes Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
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  • Stove ...
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  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1/sunshine room - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) New King Bed, carved Hawaiian style headboard, Queen size Beds (3) Island style white headboard in Blue lagoon room and sunshine room(yellow).PINK ROOM 2 singles but one can convert to queen to sleep 3 in that room. Extra matress is in closet. One of the singles has a pullout trundle that converts it to a queen if wanted. Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play available please request this -it is usually located in blue bedroom closet. Sleep Sofa : (1) Leather couch that converts to double bed sleeper sofa.Located In living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
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  • Video Games ...
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  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Full size basketball net on stand in driveway with basketballs wiffle ball and bat, hockey sticks and ball, beach and pool toys


VRBO Bear stayed here

Dec 14, 2016

We had the absolute pleasure of staying at “Mermaids Cove” in beautiful Anna Maria Island/Homes Beach, FL. This picture-perfect 4 bed/2 bath townhome is conveniently located on the Island within short walking or bike riding distance to almost everything….especially the beach!!!! Being able to walk to the beach was so convenient and nice. The house itself is the perfect vacation home. It was spacious and comfortable and had almost everything you could imagine, both inside and out (beach chairs and toys). We made the mistake of going grocery shopping prior to checking out the house. We were shocked at how well-stocked it was, including the cookware and utensils. Throughout the house are beautiful wood floors that even though it is a beach house, made us feel like we were at home. The beds were very comfortable as well, another luxury we don’t find very often when staying away from home. The backyard is perfect for relaxing and cooking out. Laura was so helpful and accommodating from making the booking process easy, to suggesting their favorite to-do’s and restaurants around town. If you’re looking for a wonderful, relaxing home to stay in a beautiful beach town, then I 100% recommend “Mermaids Cove.”

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average rating of 4.880597 based on 73 reviews

Great location! Great home and owner was so helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and the home. Laura was very helpful and easy to contact. The home was just blocks from the beach and very central to riding the trolley. The pool is great. We would definitely come again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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property needs more care and attention

  • 3 of 5

This was our fifth visit in Anna Maria Island. We stayed in the 17th, 66th street. The standard of this property was not up to previous standards.

The worst thing was the building site in the next street. Constant banging, shouting and loud music - even during weekends - started at 7 a.m.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Plenty of amenities

  • 5 of 5

Great location with easy access to the beach. The kitchen has so much cupboard space and everything you need to make meals. No need to pack any beach chairs or toys, there are plenty! Nice, clean, safe area. Laura was very attentive to any need or question we had. Definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an excellent find!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two young daughters stayed at this home. It was just as described with an easy walk to a beautiful beach, lots of space, a very nice heated pool (we even swam in the rain!), and many other amenities. This was our first trip to Anna Maria Island, and I am confident that it will not be our last. Hope to stay gain sometime!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful week at Mermaids Cove!! We have rented multiple houses on the island, but there are a few reasons I would definitely rent this house again. First, Laura is a pleasure to work with and answered every email/text within the hour. Also, this house was very nicely equipped with a beach wagon, plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, and ect. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us, we ❤️ the island and all the treasured memories! 🎣🐚🌊

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Most Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this property. WE LOVED IT. It is in the perfect location on the island. Close to restaurants, the beach, shops, stores and the trolley stop. It is in a residential area so it is nice and quiet. We all loved the pool so much! It is HUGE! The house is nicely furnished and has everything you need from plates to beach towels to pool toys and more! There was PLENTY of room for all 8 of us to stay. The kitchen is so nice and plenty of room to cook in and eat! Laura is an amazing owner and gives tons of great advice and tips before you arrive. Also, there is a book of tips and restaurant menus that we found so helpful in the dining room. We rented a golf cart for a couple days and they even delivered it! Our vacation to Anna Maria Island was so wonderful and a major part of it was being able to stay in such a fabulous property!!!!! Thanks!!!! We WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Mermaid's Cove
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Beautiful Beach
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Trolley Stop
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Fishing Canal
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Trolley Stop
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Bay Front Park
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Ginnys and Jane E's

Skateboard park and fenced park for young children nearby, tennis courts and basketball courts, library also nearby.

2 hrs drive to Disney World, 1 hour drive to Bush Gardens amusement park with great roller coasters, and animals


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.5%

HOLIDAY WEEKS ARE AT PEAK PRICE DESPITE WHAT TIME OF YEAR THEY ARE. HOLIDAYS ARE 1 WEEK MINIMUM. Cancellation refund policy is strictly based on what mermaids Cove contract states.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.