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Beachfront Cottage -Ground Floor, Family Friendly! Great location. Free wi-fi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6). 7 night minimum, no exceptions

You won't want to leave our cute and cozy gulf front cottage, which we've named 'Can't Wait'....

We are 'right on the sand' as they say, but also walking distance to shopping, restaurants and more. Our home is a ground level cottage, located on a quiet street with a wonderful sunporch. You won't believe the views... whether it's first thing in the morning or at sunset.

Our deck by the beach is one of the favorite amenities of 'Can't Wait'. It's a great place to have your morning coffee, watch the dolphins swim by or the beachwalkers stroll by or celebrate the end of the day sunset.

You will find all the conviences of home. We usually spend the 8 weeks at our cottage in the fall. So, we have a well stocked kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and icemaker, a propane gas grill (propane guest's responsiblity), a washer and dryer, highspeed wireless internet and unlimited long distance (US & Canada).

We are also just a short walk down the beach to 'Cafe on the Beach', which is where we go for our traditional first breakfast on Anna Maria and Skinny's a great dive bar with terrific burgers and the coldest beer on the Island.

So come and enjoy the sounds of the surf, the sand in your feet and the wonderful Florida sun, in our wonderful beachfront cottage. 7 night minimum stay.

Occupancy is limited to 6, this is due to zoning in Holmes Beach. 2 parking spots are available on site.

Keywords: Groundfloor, cottage, beachfront, waterfront, vacation home, vacation rental, beachfront cottage, beachfront home, Can't Wait

More Details

Property Manager
Tom or Bonnie Page
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About Tom or Bonnie Page

Tom and I live in beautiful Northern Michigan. We love spring, summer and fall in Michigan and enjoy gardening, boating, long walks and travel. Tom is a University of Michigan Grad and Bonnie is a Michigan State University Grad so football and basketball seasons are a lot of fun.

Tom or Bonnie Page purchased this house in 2001

Why Tom or Bonnie Page chose Holmes Beach

We were visiting friends in Florida, and Tom was training for a marathon, the last thing we thought we would do was buy a vacation home. But we looked at the real estate magazines and went out for 1/2 a day with Lisa our realtor, and fell in love with 'Can't Wait' and Anna Maria. We have never regretted our quick decision to buy a piece of paradise.

What makes this house unique

We always walk down to Cafe on the Beach at the County Park the first morning we are there. We enjoy eating outside on the beach and the casual atmosphere. We also spend a lot of time on our deck by the water enjoying a couple of cocktails while watching the amazing sunsets.

We love that we are walking distance to the Publix grocery store and 5 or 6 great restaurants - including the best German restaurant outside of Germany and the best Sushi Bar in Southwest Florida.

We rarely have to get in the car, once we park it in our driveway.


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties allowed.
  • Must sign and return rental agreement upon our request.
  • 2 cars are allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is also a washer & dryer in this bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • 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
  • wind-surfing
Great wooden deck right by the beach. Wonderful for watching beachwalkers, dolphins, and sunsets!


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  • 5 of 5

We love Can't Wait! This was our second time visiting and the charm of this perfect cottage has not worn off. We loved eating breakfast on the outdoor patio and the sunsets are beyond compare. We hope to visit again sometime soon.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We are so glad you had a nice time at our cottage. We look forward fo having you for a return visit.
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Can't Wait ... to come back!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property and the home. Perfect amenities. More than enough space for everyone.

Great beach for swimming, snorkeling and boogie boards.

Thanks Tom and Bonnie.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had the best family vacation at Can't Wait. We were a family of 6, including 3 children, and the house was perfect for us. The location is incredible - right on the beach - and so easy to be going back and forth during the day to cater to snacks, naps, drinks, etc. The sunset views from the little viewing deck were amazing. The house is perfectly located to be able to walk to restaurants, convenience stores, ice cream, etc. but if you want to discover more of the island, the free trolley is so fun too. We will definitely be back - we had one of our best trips ever. Thanks to Bonnie and Pat for sharing their home with us. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Flushing, mi


  • 5 of 5

The location of Can't Wait is perfect; centrally located on AMI with a fabulous view. We loved the beach, cottage and the gorgeous sunset! Everything that we needed was right there for us. The tile in the bathroom was beautiful and the living space was very comfortable. Thank you for sharing your beach cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 1 of 5

It is important to separate the location from the property in this review. The location is as good as it gets on the North part of Anna Maria Island. Lovely beach, great food nearby and great access to many lovely places within an hours drive. We had not previously had a Floridian Beach experience. The interior is tired, shabby and grubby and had a damp smell when we first arrived, which stayed the remainder of our stay. The cutlery and kitchen utensils were not adequate for 4 people, and most of what was there, was old and not very clean. We had to buy disposable cutlery, plates and glasses. Overall, the property requires a complete overhaul, thorough clean and new kitchen utensils, then this could be a perfect place to stay. This could have been the perfect holiday, but sadly was really disappointing and we would not come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry our cottage did not meet or exceed your expectations. We have never had complaints of that nature in the past, but will take them to heart. We will share with our management company that the cleanliness needs to be addressed during the next cleaning. Our cottage was built in the early 1940's. We try very hard to keep it current and comfortable with improvements/updates each year, but it is an older cottage. We appreciate the feedback.
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St. Augustine Beach Florida

"Can't wait" can't be beat!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Our third visit. Loved the many recent upgrades. Right on the beach makes this the perfect vacation spot. We will be back.

Bill Swicegood

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We are so glad you liked the new upgrades, we try to make the cottage cozy, comfortable and up to date. Thanks for looking after our cottage during the recent stormy weather. We love to have repeat guests. Tom & Bonnie
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton - about a 40 minute drive
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several within 6 blocks
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bradenton - 15 to 20 minutes away
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
I75 - about 35 minutes away
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several within 6 blocks
Nearest Beach
Out the front door - steps away!
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $270
Property Damage Protection $59
Booking $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

25 year minimum age of renter. No parties or events allowed. 7 night minimum rental period. No pets allowed. Rental agreement may be required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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