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Happy Heron: 1BR Perfect Getaway a Block from Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Ready to Relax in 800 Square Feet a Block from the Beach?

Early Booking Special! Book and Stay now thru July 1st! Save 10%!

At first glimpse, Happy Heron will make you smile!

Just one short block away from the pristine water of the Gulf of Mexico and Anna Maria Island's gleaming white sand beaches, this one-bedroom, one-bath vacation rental has been updated inside and out for your vacationing pleasure. When renting this home, you'll enjoy nice furnishings and tropical landscaping in addition to a well-appointed kitchen, a luxurious king-sized bedroom, our professional linen service, a large glass walk-in shower, and ceiling fans throughout.

Located in a nice, quiet residential area in north Holmes Beach, Happy Heron is one side of a duplex that is completely private and secluded from the other side, with each having its own patio for grilling and outdoor dining. When combined with New Heron next door, this charming duplex makes a three bedroom rental that will sleep six.

When you are ready to explore the island, you can hop on board the free AMI trolley that runs daily along the island and has a stop just a few steps from your door. But, if you prefer to relax at the beach, no worries, it's just a short walk from your door, too!

So pack your bags and bring your smiles for a relaxing stay in Happy Heron!

NOTE: This property is for sale; therefore, it may be necessary to show the property during a guest’s occupancy. Be assured, the guest will receive a 24-hour notice to adjust their schedule accordingly.

More Details

Property Manager
Coastal Cottages AMI
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

What makes this villa unique

Happy Heron is a half of a duplex. You can rent both sides to accommodate larger parties! When booking ask about New Heron!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Happy Heron was the perfect last minute getaway spot. It's clean, it's the perfect size for two people and it's right across the street from the beach. I'm already planning my next trip and Happy Heron is at the top of my list of places to stay!
Aug 2014
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Holmes Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , includes a standalone shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - includes one (1) king bed
  • Comfortably sleeps two (2).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Distance from Nearest Trolley Stop: Short Walk • Nearest Trolley Stop: 10-S (Gulf Drive at 75th Street)


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Happy Heron: 1BR Perfect Getaway a Block from Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Loved Happy Heron

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Happy Heron. It was clean and comfortable. Close to the beach and the trolley. A nice quiet area. Plenty of good places to eat and listen to live music in the communities that make up the area. Plan to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Safety Harbor, FL

Great choice in Anna Maria Island

  • 4 of 5

This is the perfect beach getaway place. Great location - a block and a half to a beautiful beach at 77th St and right on the free trolley stop for trips up and down the island. The house is well stocked and perfect for the two of us. Huge bedroom. Good outdoor space. Cute and nicely landscaped.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Quiet

  • 3 of 5

Great location. Quiet. 2 weeks

Too pink in the interior

Needed power washed mold and slippery green slime on concrete walks

Sewer backed up into shower one morning. Terrible. They did not come to fix all day. Couldn't be in the unit all day. Offered compensation. Never did attempt to provide anything.

Strong mold smell under kitchen sink

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Stay for 2!

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean cozy cottage style home.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Little Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at this fantastic little beach house. Everything was as reviewed and pictured in the marketing materials. The beach is a short five minute walk from the house and easily accessible. The house itself is very comfortable, well furnished, and clean. We hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Clean, Home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with the cleanliness and quality of the home that we stayed at. Felt very cozy and comfortable....

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Nearest Airport
18.5 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Key Royale Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
1 Block
Other Activities:

Beach, fun and sun await!

This family, elderly and pet friendly vacation rental is located on Florida's Anna Maria Island, a quaint barrier island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico south of Tampa Bay. Comprised of three cities—Anna Maria on the north end, Holmes Beach in the middle and Bradenton Beach to the south—AMI is one of the only places where the 'old Florida' charm still exists. The Island has every convenience needed, including multiple award winning restaurants, including Beach Bistro, Sandbar Restaurant, Sign of the Mermaid, and Waterfront Restaurant. There is also plenty of shopping available along historic Pine Avenue in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach's historic Bridge Street. With the beach and the Bay just minutes away from your front door, there is plenty to do in the water. Kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, jet skiing, and parasailing are the more popular activities. With the Island only seven miles long, there is no need to drive when almost everything is within walking or biking distance. Plus, there is a free trolley service that runs the length of the Island every day. AMI truly has something for everyone, and everyone who visits falls in love with it. We are sure you will too! So, reserve your vacation home today . . . seven miles of pristine white beaches and beautiful sunsets await you!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


    • Down Payment: 25% of base rental fee or $250, whichever is greater. Due at time of booking.
    • Property Damage Protection: $55
    • Administrative Fee: $75
    • Taxes (Florida State: 7%; Local Resort: 5%)
    • Cleaning Fee
    • Pet Fee (if applicable): $150

    • Balance due 30 days PRIOR TO arrival. Forms of payment accepted are cash, check, e-check, money order, and debit/credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Coastal Cottages AMI. CCAMI accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.
    • In lieu of aforementioned damage protection, a refundable $1000 security deposit is required. See Coastal Cottages AMI Terms and Conditions for details.
    • Rates are estimates, vary based on dates, and reflect rental fee only; taxes and additional fees will apply.
    • Monthly rates based on 28 days; monthly discount may be available.