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Tropical Paradise Condo on the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This cottage is located "on the beach" 3007 Avenue F, beautiful Holmes beach. It is the downstairs unit (1 of 2). The cottage is very comfortable and sleeps 4 comfortably with additional space for a pull-out. This quaint cottage is hidden away on a dead end street, away from it all yet close to shopping and restaurants.

It has a full shower/tub, kitchen with all that you need and a washer/dryer. It is very quaint and the grounds have beautiful exotic and tropical plants. You are only a few short steps to the beach which has the most beautiful blue water and sandy beaches.

There is a trolley that picks up throughout the day and evening one block away. The unit is centrally located between Cortez Beach and Anna Maria Island where there are shopping areas, the Ringling Brother's Museum, and many restaurants.

Come join us at Holmes Beach for the most beautiful sunset Florida has to offer!

If this unit is not available check the upstairs unit at vrbo 737839

Keywords: Beachhouse, condo, duplex, villa, beachfront rental

These are older units (built in the 50's) and we are continually updating the units but it is the beach and can be very humid. We have house keepers come at the beginning and end of each guest to cleaned and change the linens. On high humidity days the doors may be a little tighter and on dry days they will be lose. Can't beat the ocean views and the sunsets....

More Details

Mike & Kelley
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Why Mike & Kelley chose Ilexhurst

We chose to buy this unit due to the fact it was located directly on the beach and it was a small condo unit of 2. It was also a short distance from where we live and allowed us to get out of the city and relax. Holmes Beach is absolutely beautiful all year round.

What makes this cottage unique

We love relaxing on the beach and watching the evening sunsets. Mornings are usually filled with walks on the beach and collecting shells. We also love taking the trolley to Anna Maria island for dinner and shopping.


Ilexhurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Trundel/Twin size (2), Sleep Sofa/pull out couch (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Condo is in walking distance to Publix supermarket, Walgreens drug store and many local restaurants including Bar-B-Q, burgers, subway and German cuisine. These are older units and we are continually updating the units but it is the beach and can be very humid. We have house keepers come at the beginning and end of each guest to cleaned and change the linens. On high humidity days the doors may be a little tighter and on dry days they will be lose. This unit in particular has brick walls and tends to trap humidity inside. Be sure to set the air conditioning units in "dry" mode when not in the unit and when departing. If this process is not followed it will smell damp. Just some of the small issues that come from being directly on the beach in Florida. Can't beat the ocean views and the sunsets....


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Tropical Paradise Condo on the Beach
average rating of 4.321429 based on 28 reviews

The condo was very clean and the location was near many resturants and store.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was set near the beach. It was a peaceful setting. I really like it . We had the pleasure of meeting Mike, the owner. He was very pleasant and cared about property. Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful. It had easy access to the beach and provided us with everything we could want for our vacation st the beach. The owner was very responsive when I emailed him. I would definitely return next year to the same condo

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Excellent value

  • 5 of 5

This quaint cottage was every thing and more. Clean and well equipped, more beach towels than expected. Beach chairs, umbrellas and children toys are there, you will not need much for the beach. Fantastic covered porch with large table and chairs to enjoy the cool evenings. Planning another visit soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is very clean,the Living room AC wosn't work properly.Few channels selection in TV lim

  • 2 of 5

Every thing was OK until we got neighbors.They bring a noise dog and some body was running all time in the property.We left the property before our check out date.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please as you read this and understand that we can only help when we stay in communication. We text or email every client when they arrive and stay in contact for all issues or needs. We have Housekeeping staff and contractors that are available 24 hours/day if something isn't working. You must call us for us to be able to help. We have checked the AC unit and it is working, we would have been happy to walk you through the operation of the living room portion the rest of the house was working and its on the same system. Any time we have had someone making a little extra noise we pointed it out and they have immediately quieted down. Again, please if there is anything outside your expectations, let us know and we will try to remedy it for you. Mike & Kelley
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  • 4 of 5

All in all it is very quiet and very well equipped. I would recomendar it to others.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

My husband, our two kids (10 & 6) my mom and myself all stayed here for 7 days. Our overall experience was great. We loved being right on the beach and could walk right out day or night. My kids and I got to watch a sea turtle lay her eggs and when she was making her way back to the Gulf we got to touch her. It was so awesome!! We also brought our oldest fur baby who got to experience the ocean for the first time and he even had an amazing stay! :)

The bad: the beds are absolutely terrible!! They're so uncomfortable my husband and I ended up sleeping on the couches which weren't much better. So, we didn't get good sleep which really sucks. The first half of our stay, there were a couple girls in the upstairs unit that were SO loud it sounded like the roof was caving in. The next guests after them weren't any better. So be mindful if you have kids...they won't sleep well. My last complaint is the shower. It has amazing water pressure but, you better be quick about it because the tub fills up. It doesn't drain well at all.

Our overall experience was great and we plan on coming back. It was an amazing vacation for my family and we loved living on the beach for a week. We made amazing memories to last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry the upstairs guests were noisy. As always, text me with anything and I will attempt to help. Sorry the bed wasn't to your liking but they are new so maybe a little firm still.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Gulf Drive
Nearest Beach
Holmes Beach
Car: not necessary

We have a free trolley 2 blocks away - runs every 15 minutes taking you south towards Cortez Blvd. or North to Ana Maria Island - many shops and restaurants along the way - beautiful way to just get out and see the area. In walking distance we have Publix Grocery Store, Walgreens, Bank, Ace Hardware and several eating is a place that you really don't need a vehicle - Being native Floridians we have traveled all over Florida and the beaches - swimming, fishing, etc. This area is one of the most beautiful in our opinion.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $100

You may pay on-line or if you would prefer, contact us to send a check.

We will send an email confirmation and lock box access code.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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