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Anna Maria Island's Most Spectacular Condo with Direct Gulf Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Vista Grande #3 -- Direct View of Gulf of Mexico!

By far the BEST direct view of the Gulf you will find on Anna Maria Island. Exclusive PENTHOUSE with sweeping floor to ceiling views of the Gulf from kitchen, dining and living rooms. Relax on the wrap around balcony while enjoying the sea breezes and stunning sunsets.

Top of the line luxury throughout entire three bedroom and three bath executive retreat with fireplace - just one of four in the impressive Vista Grande. It's hard for words to describe this Mediterranean Tuscan condo whose interior and exterior are designed to look like a large exclusive mansion on the beach. Your front yard is the beach and pristine Gulf waters. Free wireless internet.

Families are welcome at this luxury vacation rental destination. Sleeps up to 6. The minimum night stay is 7 nights -- we will consider less than 7 nights when the arrival is less than two months out, then the minimum night stay is 2 nights.

Also if Vista #3 Penthouse is booked -- we may have Vista #1 (which is directly below Vista #1) available.

This unit is managed by Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast which is located next door (and where you would check in and out). For Reviews -- check out that website or Trip Advisor.

Keywords: Beach, Gulf Front, Condo, Anna Maria Island

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Judy

Born in St. John's Newfoundland, Canada. Lived in Brockport & Rochester, New York for 45 years before moving to Anna Maria Island. Graduated from Brockport High School and then Rochester Institute of Technology. Attended Harvard University's SCMP program. Licensed private pilot, past president of Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, director of Manatee Chamber of Commerce, past president of Florida Bed & Breakfast Association, Served four years in the Air Force. With my wife Jo, we are owners of Island Real Estate and Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast (operated by son Mark).

Judy purchased this condo in 2005

Why Judy chose Anna Maria Island

We are proud of our laid back, old Florida lifestyle on Anna Maria Island. Our beach is lined with old Florida cottages, 2 story condos, fantastic restaurants, bike paths and casual beach living. This newer Mediterranean styled condo has a partial view of the beach, is newly constructed and has many amenities for the perfect holiday.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Anna Maria Island's Most Spectacular Condo with Direct Gulf Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Bloomfield Hills, MI, US

Review of Property for Week of Feb 15-22, 2011

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful three-bedroom condo in a great location. It is spacious, with significant features that are probably better than your own home. Master BR and bath that has multi-directional shower heads and jacuzzi. Two other BR's that share a bathroom. One king bed and two queens. A third bath in hallway leading to BR's. Living area spacious enough for six guests. Lovely balcony large enough to accomodate six guests with a sunset view. Our unit was on second floor, accessible by elevator. Adequate parking.

A heated pool and hottub are part of the four unit building. The walk to the beach is very short, suitable for older guests. Beach chairs available for you. The beach is north of the busier areas to the south, so it is not over-populated.

The temperatures were generally in the 75 degree range during the day, and 55 degree range in the evenings. There are multiple restaurants nearby, all very nice, but guests need a car. Only a few restaurants are within walking distance. The island shuts down early, about 9 pm, but Sarasota is nearby.

Highly recommended for relaxing times at the beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The view from the balcony is fabulous. We hope you visit us again and recommend us to your family and friends!
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Holmes Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Vista Grande Direct Gulf Front Condos
Nearest Point of Interest
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Preferred Guest Special
Jan 6 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Season Rate & Holidays
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Please contact us for holiday rates. Security deposit is refunded within 3 business days provided there are no missing items or damages. No smoking or pets, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Holmes Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Queen Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Twin Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King, Queen and two Twins
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
40' across sweeping direct views of Gulf of Mexico

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