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Your Totally Private Pool Awaits / Only 1.5 Blocks to Beach

(23 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

It's time to get back to 'The Front Porch' of this pink and turquoise adorable island bungalow. Enjoy sea breezes on the beach just 8 homes and a shaded path away or head the other direction to the calm of the inter-coastal waterway. Enjoy your meals on the screened lanai with views of lush foliage and a quaint white picket fence. Inside you will find a newly updated beach theme continued with cool tile floors throughout and immaculate bathrooms remodeled to include granite countertops and brand new fixtures. The light, airy kitchen is well appointed with everything you need to enjoy your vacation cooking. However, the free island trolley stops at the end of the street and can whisk you away to the many island eateries and more. You are within walking/biking distance to live entertainment, the two most famous eateries “The Sand Bar” beach restaurant and “Ginny and Jane’s IGA”-- a unique experience, an ice cream shop and so much more. Both large bedrooms have windows to the private back of the house and ceiling fans cool every room.

Our pool was installed in the Spring of 2010. Be one of the first to enjoy your own private oasis of sparkling water and sun surrounded by fruit trees and swaying palms. The side and back yard of this home are surrounded by a privacy fence that fully encapsulates your experience. Yet, when you tire of all this heavenly privacy, you can always head back to the wide and long, Spanish tiled Front Porch to sit and sip and enjoy the camaraderie of a beautiful neighborhood.

Anna Maria is a wedding destination, an island untouched by commercialism, a place where bicycles abound and the pace is slow. All the shops and restaurants are local and afford you the opportunity to treasure hunt. We think you will find “The Front Porch” to be an island treasure and we hope you will return often.


Keywords: Duplex, Anna Maria, House, Pool, Lanai, Holmes Beach

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Renters with children are required to use battery operated door alarms....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet:

    WIRELESS...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    room for RV or Boat trailer...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Umbrella table and chairs A few floats...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 23 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500 $4,300
Summer
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300 $3,700
Winter
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,300
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,150 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

Holiday rates are higher. Please email owner with any questions. Pool heat is a separate fee and must be requested and paid for through owner. $75 per week/$200 per month to heat pool.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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Location

An entire row of morning newspapers available a half a block from the house for those 'early morning paper grabbers' on your vacation!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: The Darbyshires have been coming to Bradenton, Florida and Anna Maria since the early 1980's and have owned a condominium in Wildewood Springs since 1985. We purchased this home with our daughter's family in 2010 to both use and rent. Our families hail from the midwest and are all educators with degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Due to the number of years spent in the area, we have many connections and lots of tried and true information and experience to help you have an ideal vacation.

Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach, FL, USA:
We chose Anna Maria Island and Holmes Beach for the laid back old Florida charm. We love the many activities and amenities. There's always a festival!! Bikes, kayaks and shells galore. The speed limit is 25 so you see segways, golf carts, scooters and more. You even have groceries on the island so you don't have to leave. And as Kenny Chesney says, 'No shirt, no shoes, no problem.' Happy, sunny, healthy people abound. We got quite tired of all the 'YOU CAN'T DO's' in the inland complexes. Here there is freedom and fun!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy. Comfort. Island experience.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Photos

  • 'The Front Porch' aptly named

    'The Front Porch' aptly named

  • Relax, sunbathe and swim in total privacy!

    Relax, sunbathe and swim in total privacy!

  • Guest bath with outside entrance

    Guest bath with outside entrance

  • When you choose to dine inside, you'll sit here!  Just steps off the lanai!

    When you choose to dine inside, you'll sit here! Just steps off the lanai!

  • Granite updates to the master bath

    Granite updates to the master bath

  • From the front!

    From the front!

  • Yes, it's all yours...total privacy.

    Yes, it's all yours...total privacy.

  • Light, airy, well appointed Kitchen

    Light, airy, well appointed Kitchen

  • Our lovely screened lanai

    Our lovely screened lanai

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Privacy abounds in just outside the house!

    Privacy abounds in just outside the house!

  • Lazy days at the beach

    Lazy days at the beach

  • Our trolley!

    Our trolley!

  • Anna Maria City Pier

    Anna Maria City Pier

VRBO #292969

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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