View of the Gulf
7201 Gulf Drive
What if we told you there was a place where luxury comes as standard, where quality, comfort and style converge in the most magnificent villa you can imagine, and where you are just steps from the soft, white sand of Anna Maria Island’s famous shoreline? It sounds like a lot to wish for, but it is all here in View of the Gulf, Anna Maria Vacations’ most spectacular rental property.
Located in a secluded spot in Holmes Beach on the paradise island of Anna Maria, this 7 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half bathroom island home takes vacation rentals to the next level, with no expense spared in the construction or furnishing of this delightful home. From the original artwork, solid wood floors and marble bathrooms, to the serene and spacious landscaped gardens, View of the Gulf has it all.
As the name suggests, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy far-reaching vistas over the picturesque Gulf of Mexico from many of the rooms inside the house. But as anyone who has been to Anna Maria will tell you, it’s what happens when the sun goes down that brings people here year after year. The sunsets on Anna Maria are breathtaking, filling the sky with a spectacular light show of blues, reds and a myriad golden hues. And you can enjoy nature’s most amazing light show for free from the comfort of your very own rooftop observation deck, reached by a spiral stair from the level below.
You can't put a price on watching the sun dip slowly and silently beneath the distant waves over the gulf, but you can on a vacation rental as magical as this one – and you might be surprised at just how affordable this level of luxury can be. One thing is sure, after experiencing the wonder of View of the Gulf for yourself you won't regret spending a single dime of it.
**This home does not allow any additional bedding with air mattresses or roll away beds.**
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Bed & Bathrooms:
View of the Gulf has 7 spacious and beautifully furnished bedrooms, including two master bedrooms, one with a king sized bed, the other with a queen-sized bed, flat screen TVs, luxury en-suite bathrooms and their own private decks with fabulous views of the Gulf. All are equipped with beautiful island style furniture and plenty of storage space to make you feel right at home.
The configuration of the 7 bedrooms are:
On the first floor just off the kitchen and dining area you will find a Queen master suite with a private bathroom (with tub/shower). This room has an HD TV and access to a shared balcony which is also accessible through the glass sliding doors just off the dinning area. The main living level features a half bath for common use. Once you climb upstairs to the second living level you will have bedrooms both to your left and right as well as a second laundry closet with a washer & dryer for your convenience. Just to the left you will have a full bathroom in the hallway (with tub/shower). On the right side you will have a room with two twin sized beds. At the end of the hall you will have two bedrooms. To the left is a lovely shade of sunny yellow and has a queen sized bed. To the right you will have a twin over full bunk bed with a HD TV. These two bedrooms will share a Jack and Jill style bathroom (with a walk in shower). Upstairs to the right you will find the 3 remaining bedrooms. On the left side you will find a bedroom with two twins with lovely aqua frames and colorful bedding. At the end of the hall to the left you have a King-sized bed with a full bathroom in the Master suite (with tub/shower). This room is decorated with blue and green accents, HD TV, DVD player and a shared deck where you can access the rooftop deck. The bedroom located to the right is a King-sized bed with HD TV and access to the same deck.
Each bathroom features opulent marble, spacious tubs and walk-in shower units, travertine tile work, spacious storage and plenty of quality linens.
The bathrooms also feature tile and bamboo floors, and have granite counters throughout. All bathrooms are supplied with freshly laundered towels and will be spotlessly clean upon your arrival.
Unlike some rental properties you might see, the owners of View of the Gulf have put just as much attention into creating the perfect space outside as they have inside. Step out on to one of the private balconies, climb the spiral staircase to the rooftop observation deck, or simply wander into the lush tropical gardens and you will instantly see why we think this place is so special.
For your enjoyment the owners have provided a whole host of beach accessories and bikes inside the spacious garage. There is also a full-sized Ping Pong table in the garage, and even a 30ft backyard shuffleboard court. Additional parking for guests is available on the paved turnaround area.
Being outside and enjoying the cool sea breezes and year-round sunshine is what Anna Maria Island is all about - and that is just what View of the Gulf is about also. With three levels of decking surrounding the property and extensive landscaped gardens, there is a wonderful feeling of calm wherever you sit.
The centrepiece of the tranquil setting is the 35ft tropical paradise pool which features a five-person spa, waterfall and swim-up table to share a drink and nibbles in between long spells of taking it easy in the relaxing waters of the electrically heated pool.
There is also a fabulous wet tiki bar nestled under a covered lanai for beach-style entertaining. In here you will find an outdoor TV and fridge underneath the tiki bar to help keep those mixers cold. Hang around in the hammock, cool yourself off under the outdoor shower and fire up the gas grill barbecue for some real island style cuisine.
You might even forget there is a world-renowned beach within a few steps. That beach is a mere few steps from the property, and is easy to spot from one of the observation decks. From the roof you can watch the sun go down in private if you care to - it really is incredibly romantic. You will not find a better spot to vacation than View of the Gulf!
**Private homes with pools will not be heated unless requested by guest. If you want to have your pool heated, please contact AMV at least one week prior to your arrival. Pool heaters in our private homes are locked for your safety and controls must not be tampered with as they are monitored by the pool company. 82° is the highest heat temperature setting. Pool temperatures will probably stay around 75° during the winter months. Please note if cold days occur, water temperatures will drop and may stay cooler longer. Pool heaters will not operate and will automatically shut down if outside temperatures get too cold. While we take every precaution to ensure that pools are heated as specified, weather conditions may affect the temperature of the pool. Nothing can be done about this issue. Outdoor spas are not hot tubs. The temperature of a spa is typically set at the same temperature as the pool. In the event of pool equipment malfunction during your stay, AMV will expedite repairs as quickly as possible. It may be necessary to close swimming pools for maintenance purposes. No refund or rent adjustment will be made for circumstances beyond our control, malfunctions or loss of use of equipment or amenities.