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Your totally PRIVATE Pool awaits / ONLY 1.5 Blocks to Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Jaime
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Jaime

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.

Jaime purchased this house in 2010

Why Jaime chose Anna Maria Island

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!

What makes this house unique

Privacy. Comfort. Island experience.

Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Your totally PRIVATE Pool awaits / ONLY 1.5 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
5

Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay and only 5 minutes from the beach :)

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay at the Front Porch

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a wonderful stay at the Front Porch. We had everything we needed for the stay, and the house was very comfortable! My teenage sons enjoyed the pool and their room (2 twin beds) we enjoyed our room too. The owners were very quick to respond when we had questions. We would definitely stay again!

Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pleasant home on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

This property provided a most pleasant home for us while we explored the beautiful Anna Marie Island. The second bedroom and bath gave us plenty of extra space. We appreciated the privacy of the lovely patio and pool area. The living area was clean and comfortable, but we chose to spend most of our time in the sunshine exploring the outdoors, which included the most beautiful beach on the island, just an easy 10 minute stroll from our door. We also enjoyed some unique dining options, including the lovely Sandbar Restaurant, within walking or biking distance. Overall, a great place to relax and enjoy the warm Florida sun!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

I would rate Anna Maria the top friendliest place in the country. Don't tell any more people about it.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Better than ever!

  • 5 of 5

Since we are part owners , we bought some new comfortable furniture in lighter colors that opened up the living room ... painted baseboards and spiffed up the lanai for a new reading space! Some beautiful new landscaping was added to the pool area too ... all for the enjoyment of present and future visitors to the Front Porch! The beach is even more beautiful this year and the north end of the island is especially charming with new little shops and coffee bars , so fun!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Close to beach duplex

  • 4 of 5

We liked the location of the home. The home is small but big enough for two people...a little crowded with two couples...would be fine with a couple with a small child. The furniture was not very comfortable in the living room and only one person could watch the TV without getting a crick in the neck. Changing the placement of the furniture would help. Also, having pool heated is an additional cost and needs to be requested in advance. A few lounge chairs by the pool would be more comfortable. The sliding glass door off kitchen did not lock, however, there is a wooden rod to insert in jam to secure it. The grill is tiny and was filthy so we never used it. Beware of the neighbor...our dog barked when we left, which was not often and he never barked in the evening or night, but the neighbor complained to us about it...the neighbors were constantly going in and out and slamming doors so it caused the dog to bark. Beware...dogs are NOT allowed on the beach AT ANY TIME!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback! The owners spend a couple months in the unit during winter and plan to address several of the issues: furniture, grill, etc.
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An entire row of morning newspapers available a half a block from the house for those 'early morning paper grabbers' on your vacation!

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Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
$3,700
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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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