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Contemporary Beachhouse 2 BR/2 BA with Pool - 1.5 Blocks to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Pool. Private retreat in lush garden setting. Quiet street

Old Florida charm in a completely remodeled house with gourmet kitchen. Only 1 1/2 short blocks to an uncrowded beach. Ours is a 2 bedroom/2 bath home which sleeps 5. It is the larger 1/2 of a duplex with its' own solar heated saltwater pool, 2 waterfalls and a lush tropical landscape... all in a very private backyard. The house also has a garage which divides the duplex and is exclusively for use by our guests.

Anna Maria Island is known for its beautiful sugar white sand beaches. A short walk from the house, down a shaded lane brings you to a wide and uncrowded beach. Beach chairs, towels, a cooler, umbrella and beach cart all are provided for use by our guests.

After a day at the beach, fishing off the local piers or visiting the quaint shops on the island, return home to our tropical backyard oasis to relax around the pool. No need to eat out all the time, you can prepare meals at home in our well equipped kitchen and dine alfresco in our private and shaded yard. Anna Maria Island and neighboring areas also have many fine restaurants and dining is always casual.

****Special discount - when you book an open week less than one month away****

Some of the other special features of the house are:

- Solar heated saltwater pool

- Beautiful landscaping front and back

- Stone pavers in the side and backyard for expanded outdoor living space

- Fully equipped and remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances

- Tile floors throughout

- Remodeled bathrooms with tiled shower/bath areas & granite counter tops

- One and a half short blocks to the beach

- Walking distance to the quaint shops of Anna Maria

- WiFi Internet

- Washer and Dryer

- 2 bicycles for guest use

Anna Maria Island is only 1 hour south of the Tampa Int’l Airport and Busch Gardens Theme Park. It is an easy 2 hour drive to from Disney & Epcot and 20 minutes north of Sarasota. With beautiful white sandy beaches and no crowds, this is the perfect place for families to unwind and relax.

Note: Local ordinances prohibit the parking of mobile homes, campers or RVs at the house overnight.

Keywords: duplex, house, pool, Anna Maria

More Details

David Moutner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017

About David Moutner

Your hosts, Kathy and David. For over 20 years we have rented beach houses on the Atlantic coast, in the Caribbean, the Keys and Gulf coast of Florida with our two daughters. When we visited Anna Maria a few years ago, we decided here was the place to have a retreat of our own. We know what a family needs to be comfortable in a vacation home and we make every effort to ensure that you will enjoy your stay with us, as much as we enjoy staying here ourselves. We look forward to sharing our home with you!

David Moutner purchased this house in 2010

Why David Moutner chose Anna Maria Island

We are located on a quiet street, a short drive to the town center of Holmes Beach and a 10 minute walk to the quaint shops and restaurants in the town of Anna Maria. Approximately half the houses on our street are occupied by year round residents and about half are vacation rentals.

In addition to being a quiet area, our yard is completely enclosed and surrounded by lush landscaping making for a very private setting.

The best reason to stay with us is that we equip the house to be our second home, not a bare bones vacation rental. Bring a few bathing suits and a toothbrush... that's all you'll need when you stay with us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wanted to say thank you again for the opportunity to enjoy your beautiful home this past week. It was very comfortable and we felt very secure. The master bedroom and pool were such a santuary for me this week. And the short jaunt to the beach down White Ave was great. Will be in touch again for any planned trips to AMI.
May 2010
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • One King and One Queen size Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 adult bicycles


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Contemporary Beachhouse 2 BR/2 BA with Pool - 1.5 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews

Among our top five vacation spots

  • 5 of 5

My family of three thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Front Porch". The house contained everything we needed for a restful, relaxing week of Florida fun and was ready for our arrival. The location in Holmes Beach was ideal. The streets surrounding the home are residential and quiet- and the beach was much less crowded than areas further up or further down the beach.

The home was well appointed, with new appliances and comfy beds. The pool was a favorite feature, and the fact that it is saltwater was a welcome bonus. We are now spoiled and may not swim in chlorine pools again! We used the bikes the owners keep at the home to explore the island. All bikes were in ready to ride condition.

The area offers many options for activities, and we took advantage of the free air conditioned trolley service to travel to the several fishing piers in the area on the bay side and try our hand at saltwater fishing (rented gear). The fisherman of the area are super helpful and gave us great tips. We ate fresh caught red snapper one day for lunch as a result.

There are numerous restaurants on the island that are worth a try, although most days we cooked for ourselves taking advantage of the freshest seafood right off the boat. Island Fresh Market just down the road from the house is a great source for fresh fish. One breakfast/lunch spot not to miss is Ginny and Jane E's, which is North of the home a few blocks. Cream Brulee' French toast is a decadent treat not to be missed!

The Ugly Grouper is a fun bar/restaurant spot with outside dining, live music and family oriented bar games to pass the time. The Waterfront restaurant is lovely, also has outdoor dining and affords a view of the bayside including the Sunshine bridge.

Many dessert shops and ice cream bars throughout the island. Small Town creamery and Two Scoops are both quite good with inventive flavors made in house. Small Town is a delight for children, and the shopping center has pet parrots displayed outside (daytime) which are fun to interact with.

Already missing AMI and the lovely bungalow at Front Porch. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house in great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for the 4 of us with everything you could possibly need including the use of bikes. It was a true home from home. We loved sitting out on the porch too as it was so peaceful. The pool was fantastic and we loved the tropical feel to the garden. Location was great just steps from the beach. Anna Maria island is our favourite location and we love everything about it. We wouldn't hesitate to book this place again when we return. Local cafes and restaurants are easily reached as is the pier and Pine avenue. Can recommend 2 scoops for ice cream! The owner was easy to contact and very responsive to messages.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, clean, and great pool space

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay at this home! Comfortable beds, clean, well-stocked, well-managed, and not enough great adjectives to describe the pool space - great pool with tropical plantings make you feel like you are in your own little paradise. David was prompt in responding to all emails and not having to deal with a management company for check-in and check-out was a plus! Highly recommend and definitely a place I would consider on my next trip to Anna Maria Island. If looking for activities on the island - you must take in a Bean Point sunset, contact Captain Kim's for a fun trip on the bay, have some coconut shrimp at the City Pier, have a grilled muffin for breakfast at My AMI, and take a ride to swim at Coquina Beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

If you you like to walk to the beach, a beautiful oasis in you own back yard, bicycle riding, and a clean contemporary home with a great kitchen and two good size bathrooms ,

with a lot to do on and off the island then this is the home is for you.

The owners of this unit are fantastic and want you have a great stay.

Highly recommended.

PS: aAn early lunch at the Pier Restaurante right on the sand within walking distance is the place to go.

Get there about 11:30

Bob and Christine A.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been vacationing on AMI since 2004 and have always rented directly on the beach. However, this time we looked for a cozy, quiet home with a pretty pool area - WE FOUND IT HERE.

The cottage is only 5 minutes walk to the beach, through a non busy street. Centrally located for both north and south of the island and 2 minutes from the trolley stops.

The owner is always quick to respond via email to enquiries and has made this property very comfortable and welcoming. Very well equipped and maintained.

We will definitely return and recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing oasis - heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

What can we say... this was so perfect. This was the best vacation I've had since my honeymoon in Aruba.

My wife, 2 year old daughter, and I stayed here for a week in October 2016. It was one of the best weeks ever. The house was clean, neat, and peaceful. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in, both bathrooms were clean and spacious. The bedrooms were quiet and comfortable. Ceiling fans in all the rooms added to the comfort level.

The backyard was incredible. The wall and privacy fence, nicely screened by tropical landscaping, make it feel as if you are swimming in a secluded tropical pool. The two waterfalls into the pool are a delightful element are added much to the ambiance. The pool itself was one of the most pleasant I've ever been in - warm, and inviting. I've never swum in a saltwater pool before, and it was fantastic. The pool was the perfect size for a family fun.

Access to the beach was a short walk off Beach Ave. The beach was wonderful - never crowded, covered with shells for us to hunt. We went during the day, and then again after dinner to watch the sunset. Just be careful when you walk home along Gulf Dr - there is a narrow shoulder and the crosswalks aren't well lit.

There were pool floats, towels, beach umbrellas, snorkels, a beach wagon, bicycles, a medium cooler, and beach toys in the garage. There was a highchair, and we left behind a toddler potty if anyone cares to use it.

The owner David was very friendly and responsive as well.

Plan on having to purchase most staples - we needed toilet paper and garbage bags beyond the normal perishables you might expect. (Maybe that's normal? In our limited rental experience, those things have been provided.) Publix is a short distance away, and has just about everything you will need.

Honestly the only negative of any significance is that we had to leave. If we could move in here permanently, we would. Simply put, this week exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tampa Int'l
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
White Avenue

Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida South West, Florida, USA -- Anna Maria Island is only 1 hour south of the Tampa Int’l Airport and Busch Gardens Theme Park. It is an easy 2 hour drive to from Disney & Epcot and 20 minutes north of Sarasota. With beautiful white sandy beaches and no crowds, this is the perfect place for families to unwind and relax. After a day at the beach, fishing off the local piers or visiting the quaint shops on the island, relax and prepare meals at home in our well equipped kitchen. Then dine alfresco in our private and shaded yard. Anna Maria Island and neighboring areas also have many restaurants and dining is always casual.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

A refundable $250 damage deposit is required
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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