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AMI Island Cottage with Private Heated POOL! January DISCOUNTED Rates! $1500 wk

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths including master, (Sleeps 6), Tropical & Quiet

'Feel the Charm of an Old-Style Florida Beach' at Beach Charm!!

We have just reduced our January 2019 rates by $350 a week. NOW $1500 a week + taxes/fees!!

A 3 bedroom/2 bathroom family home nestled on a quiet, residential dead-end street on Anna Maria Island and is situated just steps to the sugar white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Located in the city of Holmes Beach, this renovated ground level home sleeps 6 comfortably and features central air conditioning, private yard with tropical landscaping, owners’ suite with attached bath, newly updated kitchen with modern appliances & granite surfaces, beach equipment, and an outside shower, to name just a few. Beach Charm is old-school Florida, where you don't need to worry about tracking in a little sand, it just sweeps right back out!


Let the kids chill out in the ‘Surf Shack’ bedroom, especially designed & decorated with the kids (both large & small!) in mind. Two additional bedrooms, including the master suite, feature tropical coastal décor and Queen beds. The home is bright and open with plenty of windows to let in natural light. There is a spacious dining area with seating for 6, including a booth for the kids to enjoy. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge and ice-maker, smooth-top stove, over-the-range microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, utensils, dishes, cutlery, crock-pot & more! Other amenities include in-unit washer & dryer, DVD and book library, Flat screen TV with expanded cable in all rooms, DVD/VCR, Both a Gas Grill & Charcoal Grill for your use, and Wi-Fi/High Speed Internet, all linens & kitchen items included. Family friendly due to our quiet, residential location.

Beach Charm is a ground level bungalow with minimal steps and no stairs to navigate, making it accessible for seniors or those with mobility impairments. Please ask owner for further details.

Step out the front door and a less than 5-minute walk down 50th Street you will plant your toes in the sugary sands of Holmes Beach. We are located where the island is narrow so you can enjoy both sides of the island without any effort! Easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The FREE Island Trolley stops at the end of the street, going both North AND South, just 2 houses away, for a short trip along the island route.

JANUARY 2018 SPECIAL RULES/REGULATIONS: $1750 weekly rental includes 7 night stay (Sat-Sat ONLY), all taxes and cleaning fees. $500 damage deposit required.


$500 refundable deposit- Taxes(12%)& Cleaning-$125; Prefer Rentals Saturday to Saturday during high season.

Total rental amount due 30 days prior to occupancy. Internet credit card payments = 3.5% fee paid by traveler.

Deposits non-refundable if stay is canceled, Please contact for additional info.

**GUESTS, PLEASE NOTE: We are on a small dead end street, please consider when traveling with large vehicles. THE NOISE ORDINANCE IS ENFORCED DUE TO OUR RESIDENTIAL LOCATION. Please contact us for clarification.

ALL SUMMER HOLIDAY WEEKS ARE CHARGED HOLIDAY RATE, QUOTES PROVIDED WILL BE ADJUSTED WITH INQUIRY REPLY. MINIMUM 7 DAY RENTAL PERIOD APPLIES for Holidays. Weekly stays are quoted as a discounted rate off our daily rate, partial weeks pay daily rates. Monthly rates are 4 weeks (28 days). Turnover day is Saturday.

About Anna Maria Island:

What was once a best-kept secret among Florida day-trippers, Anna Maria Island, has always been known for its sugar-white coastline, emerald Gulf waters and quaint business districts. Today, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers.

Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset on the Gulf of Mexico without ever having to leave the island. And, unlike other popular Florida cities with their theme parks and water slides, there are no lines on Anna Maria Island, this is old school Florida.

You can always find so much to do on Anna Maria Island, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida with easy access from Tampa and Sarasota Airports.

Anna Maria Island is broken up into 3 Cities - Bradenton Beach (for the "Party Hardy/Lively Crowd"), Holmes Beach and Anna Maria (More residential/Neighborhood feel), and can be toured by the free Trolley!

Keywords: private, tropical, Holmes, beach, single story, ground level, fun, updated, coastal, beachy, neighborhood, family friendly, Anna Maria, split bedroom floorplan, bay, water, patio, outdoor, pool, 3 bedroom, fenced, island,

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Susan

We are full time residents of the Savannah GA area, and when our family vacationed on Anna Maria it was time to own a little piece of paradise. We plan to retire here!

Susan purchased this house in 2010

Why Susan chose Holmes Beach

After falling in love with Anna Maria Island, just couldn't wait to buy our own piece of paradise. This property is perfect for friends and family. We enjoy sharing my beach home with family and friends, both old and new. We look forward to having you as my guests.

What makes this house unique

In less than 5 minutes you can step out our door and plant your feet in the sugar white sand of the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Shops are close by and the neighborhood is kid friendly with a lot of warm and friendly neighbors.


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath is shared by Guest Bedroom and Surf Shack Bedroom
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master with full bath - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Surf Shack Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master and Guest bedroom feature Queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) The 'Surf Shack' features 2 twin beds, great for kids or adults, Child Beds (1) Just added to the 'Surf Shack'! 70's style daybed for the 'smaller' guest. All bedrooms have wall mounted 32" TVs.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
complimentary beach equipment, sand toys & towels, all-terrain beach cart, short walk to the gulf, steps to the bay


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AMI Island Cottage with Private Heated POOL! January DISCOUNTED Rates! $1500 wk
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews
Woodstock, GA

A Fabulous Find!!

  • 5 of 5

This is absolutely the best rental we have stayed in on AMI so far! We have visited other properties during our 4 years of visiting the island and this is the most quiet and private we have yet to visit. The pool and the yard area, patio and sunning area are all behind a 6' fence so it is absolutely private! There are none of those 3 story houses on the street or around the house so there is complete privacy. This was important to us since it was quite the opposite last year. We enjoyed our 2 week stay. The home is just perfect, nothing was needed and in excellent condition. Its not a 5000 sq ft mansion, but it is more than comfortable and suited our 2 week stay perfectly for 5 people. Nicely appointed with everything you need from beach chairs to silverware! We didn't lack for anything. We would definitely stay here again, now that we have found this home. This was the perfect beach cottage for us!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay. We are looking forward to having you visit again! We are so happy that you love our home as much as we do.
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Great Place and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes renting property through the Internet can be challenging to say the least. You know kinda what you want and where you want it. However, not knowing the area we have to depend on the owner to take the time to describe the property and the area thoroughly enough for to make a decision. The owner here did just that and we couldn't have been happier. The beach was a five minute walk away. Oh and to address a previous review about crossing a heavily traveled road with small children - less than a couple houses away is very well marked crosswalk and on that road the traffic must stop (and does) for pedestrians, which is where you are supposed to cross anyway. The house itself is just far enough from a main road to keep the road noise to a minimum. Most of the time it was very serene and enjoyable to be outside with a nice size pool and well landscaped property. The house was very nice and surprisingly spacious for our needs. The house was setup with everything a visitor would generally need when renting a vacation home. Also the beach theme was throughout the house which added to the experience. There is a major grocery store (Publix) and a drug store (CVS) about ten minutes away by foot or five in a car. All in all we enjoyed the stay and would stay there again without hesitation or recommend the property to a family member or friend to consider when renting a property near the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anna Maria getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! Everything was perfect! Convenience to local shopping, beaches, and even enjoyed a Detroit Tiger ballgame in nearby Bradenton! Must try restaurants... Minnie's for breakfast or Holmes beach for all you can eat pancakes on the beach! Mr. Bones BBQ for ribs, Hurricane hanks for shrimp scampi, Gulf Drive Café for food on the beach with beautiful sunsets! But fully stocked kitchen ( pots & pans, dishes, silverware, dishwasher ) and a Publix grocery right around the corner, you can relax by your own private pool! Highly recommend this rental and TOTALLY enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmette, IL

Adorable vacation home in a great location with fantastic owners.

  • 5 of 5

Beach Charm is just adorable , well-equipped comfortable home in a great location near the white sands of Holmes beach with so many beautiful sunsets just a short walk/ride away. The proximity to shopping at Publix and the Manatee beach facilities was a real plus.

We were also very pleased with the owners, Larry and Sue, who were extremely attentive and available. They did everything they could to make our vacation on Anna Maria Island a memorable experience....and they succeeded!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsborough NC

So-so stay

  • 2 of 5

We selected this location for the pool but in December the patio only gets a few hours of direct sunlight and the pool, which is unheated, is frigid. I am sure it's pleasant in the summer but in the winter it provides only ambiance and cannot be used to swim in.

The house is only 5 min from the beach but Gulf Dr. is a rather busy road so crossing it with small children can be scary.

The cleaning fee only covers two hours of cleaning so if staying for longer than just a weekend be sure to wash dishes well yourself, place everything back in cabinets and if you push beds together be sure to separate them again or you will be charged hefty extra fees for additional time to re-stage and clean the house.

Anna Maria Island itself is fabulous and we will certainly be back! A location closer to the beach and perhaps one closer to the more natural and preserved south end of the island will likely be our destination.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to provide this review. While we don't like it when our guests don't enjoy their stays 100%, we appreciate all reviews and reply to concerns and misrepresentations, Unfortunately, like the rest of the country this year, Florida has experienced record cold temperatures and even snow just north of us. Our coldest winter temps since 2010! Our pool is not advertised as heated in the winter, and during a typical Florida winter, while cool....the pool is quite swimmable. The sunning patio receives a minimum of 6 hours of 'sun-tan' time during early winter months. The cleaning fee charged does cover 2 hours of cleaning, by 3 service providers, essentially 6 hours of cleaning time completed in 2 hours. This was not enough time to ready the house back to "guest-ready" status. This guest was charged additional cleaning time, as well as for items permanently removed from the home, damaged and broken items were replaced, and the maintenance service charges for repairs to doors & drywall were also billed against their damage deposit. While we didn't meet the expectations of this guest following their departure, we hope that our future guests will read all our reviews for an accurate representation of our home.
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One week in October

  • 5 of 5

Beach Charm is a very nice place to stay. Clean and comfortable, it is in a nice and quiet location on Anna Maria. Easy walking distance to the beach and some good restaurants. The host Susan, is friendly and efficient. It was very nice having a pool, and it is very private. Everything you need is there for the beach or pool. I've been going to Anna Maria since the mid 70's, staying in a variety of locations, and this was simply excellent. Thanks Susan and Larry! I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Hurricane Hanks--Walking Distance!
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Key Royal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Hurricane Hanks & Eat Here
Nearest Beach
Holmes Beach--Steps to the beach--50th Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access at 50th
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Beach/Cafe on the Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
FREE trolly stop North & South
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery & Pharmacy

Major Credit Cards accepted via PayPal or VRBO, Please note internet convenience payments carry a 3.5% fee. Weekly Rentals are priced Saturday to Saturday. Mid-week check in/out must start or end on Saturday. Monthly rentals are 4 weeks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation deposit is received. $500 refundable deposit- Taxes(11.5%)& Cleaning-$125; Rentals Saturday to Saturday during high season. Some rentals require 1 week minimum due to season.Total rental amount due 30 days prior to occupancy. Quoted rates do not include cleaning fee and 11.5% tourism tax. International guests must pay with VRBO payment system or with US funds. Any payment made through VRBO requires payment of the internet convenience fee by the TRAVELER. Rates may be higher as, quote tool does not take into account any holiday weeks/dates that may be included in your request/inquiry. Owner reserves right to correct rates quoted by VRBO quote tool. Minimum rental required. No refunds of deposit for cancellation of reservations. You agree that we have blocked our calendar in anticipation of your stay and the home has been made unavailable for other guests to select your dates. This is covered as damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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