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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:
November 16, 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 Holmes Beach

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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 -
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Your totally PRIVATE Pool awaits / ONLY 1.5 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews
5

Great place on Anna Maria

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at The Front Porch. I grew up in the area and this part of Anna Maria is still my favorite! Everything provided and quick answers to any questions from the owners. We were here in the hottest part of the summer this year but floating in the pool made it great. The beach is a very short walk away and that part of the island beach is not crowded. Sea turtles should be hatching now, nests were everywhere. The eating options have only improved over the years. Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This property did not disappoint! The "Front Porch" is in a great location on Anna Maria Island. So close to the beach and to plenty of choices to grab a bite to eat. We loved the private pool.

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with others!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have rented on AMI for 15 years, this was our first time using VRBO. We were not disappointed. This house was a perfect size for our family of four. Close to everything and a very nice pool area. My only suggestions would be updated and more comfortable outdoor furniture on the patio and around the pool area.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and the suggestions. We agree and have plans to update the pool/lanai area furniture soon. Hope to host you again!
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5

Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The Front Porch was relaxing and beautiful. It is comfortable, clean and the layout of the home and pool is very impressive. The location is in a great spot on the Island with friendly neighbors. Jaimie was always attentive and helpful. He responded immediately to any questions I had. We will always stay here for our future vacations on Anna Maria.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We returned to Anna Maria after some years away. This was our first stay at the "Front Porch", this is perfect for a small family. The pool was heavenly and the proximity to the beach, restaurants and some shops was great. The bikes were in great working order and the house was clean and comfortable. The beach chairs and wagon could use a little update, but it was nice to have some sand and pool toys available for use. We had some challenges due to an unforeseen plumbing issue, the owners swift response and very easy to work with attitude made it all worth while and because of that we would highly recommend the "Front porch". Thank you for a nice get away and thank you for your prompt customer service.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful to you for the quick reporting of the plumbing issue and your utter kindness in sending photos and keeping us up to date on progress of the repair. Thank you for your kind words about The Front Porch.
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5

Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

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

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

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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.