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Luxury 3 Bed, 3 En Suite Baths, Private Htd Pool, 0 Blocks to Beach - Just Steps

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 19 nights


About the property

House, 3/3 en suite, Steps to Gulf, Private Heated Pool, 17 Waterfalls




Rentals are weekly, beginning on Saturdays.

Walk 200 yards West and your toes are in the Gulf of Mexico


Walk 200 yards East to restaurants, shopping, art galleries and the gym.

*** OR ***

Don't walk anywhere. Just relax at home in the private, heated, lagoon pool with a 36' in-pool River Rock granite table, complete with underwater seats and an optional umbrella amidst lush tropical landscaping. Or relax on the newly expanded patio with the spectacular waterfalls. Meditate to the symphonic sound of water falling gently from the shimmering marble.

Inside awaits a 3BR/3BA en suite, completely renovated beach cottage with 10 foot ceilings, completely trimmed in custom wood molding with rosettes, travertine floors and showers, granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances. Indulge yourself with bed linens made from Egyptian Cotton and LaCoste Bath Towels. For your indoor relaxation rest upon Thomasville furniture and Reclining Barca Lounges.

Please also see the cottage next door:


Note: Each cottage has its own private pool

Sunset and Sunrise Cottages are next door to one another. They are totally separate and private. Each has its own private heated pool. While staying at one cottage, you cannot see the guests at the other.....


You choose to open the gate on the far end of the patio, creating a passage from one cottage to the other.

KEYWORDS: Sunset, Sunset Cottage, Luxury, Beach

More Details

Email from Homeaway/VRBO. Lauren, the owner, will contact you soon.
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No glass containers in or near the pool, please. Plastic cups are provided.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Outiside Hot/Cold Shower - shower , Enjoy a shower outside with hot and cold water.
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Marble floors & showers, granite countertops. 10' ceilings.
    Twin Bathroom - toilet , shower , Marble floors & showers, granite countertops, large vanity.
    Queen Bathroom - toilet , shower , Marble floors & showers, granite countertops, large vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Beautifully carved bed with en suite bath and large closet
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds with en suite bath and large closet.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , King size Tommy Bahama sleigh bed 10' lighed tray ceiling .
  • King size beds (1) The King Bed in the Master Bedroom has Luxurious Egyptian Cotton Sheets (minimum 800 TC, single ply), Queen size Beds (1) The Queen Bed in the Second Bedroom has Luxurious Egyptian Cotton Sheets., Twin or Single Beds (1) The Two Twin Beds in the 3rd Bedroom have luxurious Egyptian Cotton Sheets Available Upon Request.,
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury 3 Bed, 3 En Suite Baths, Private Htd Pool, 0 Blocks to Beach - Just Steps
average rating of 4.9122806 based on 57 reviews
Franklin, New Hampshire, USA

Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks in Lauren's beautiful home. Everything was exactly as pictured and more. We were 2 couples, and each couple had their own private suite. So nice to just retreat to your own space when the need arises. Kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to cook a meal. (minus the food of course) There were condiments, some spices, kitchen trash bags, dish detergent, etc. Before you grocery shop, check the cupboards for anything that might be leftover from the precious tenants. Hard to pack food when you're flying home so we ended up leaving quite a bit.

The outside area was perfect, from the 'just the right size heated pool', to the different seating areas, the wonderful soothing sound of the waterfall, and complete privacy from the rest of the world. In fact, since I'm the one who made the arrangements, I knew about the other attached house, but if no one tells you about it, you'd never know there was another house on the other side of the fence. The walls of the house, and surrounding the house are soundproof, because all we ever heard was a little bit of traffic, and occasionally someone walking by while we happened to be outside. However, there is so much lush, green vegetation surrounding the entire property, in addition to the high fence, that there is no way anyone could possibly see into the yard.

The restaurants, oh my, the restaurants. We didn't have one bad meal. Lauren has a bunch of flyers, and loads of information on many of the restaurants and shops in the area, and we certainly took advantage.

We also rented a golf cart from a rental place right around the corner, and it was great. Parking was easy, great on gas, and much less expensive than renting a car for 2 weeks. Besides the golf cart, there is the trolley one block away, and all of the drivers were always so friendly and never hesitated to talk to us and help get where we were going. Last but not least there is the beach, entrance next to the trolley stop. Nothing like it, absolutely incredible!

Would we come back? Absolutely. Was this the best place we've ever rented? Without a doubt. Is Lauren the best Landlady ever? You betcha! Don't even hesitate - if you're thinking of making a reservation in the future, do it now. We made ours 11 months ahead of time, to make sure we were able to get the dates we wanted.

Thank you Lauren for opening your beautiful home to us. We'll never forget this vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a property that should always be given a high priority of places to stay on Anna Maria Island. The property owner is a first class lady who was always easy to reach and responsive right from the very beginning. The home, and property, and all that went with it was very well maintained. Lots of extras such as beach chairs, grille, out door shower, water wall, beautiful pool , a comfy 83 degrees, and very clean. Lauren even went to bat for us at the beginning when VRBO screwed up and double billed our account. The location was ideally located for access to the beach . The bedrooms and baths are all very well done and very comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we loved the decor and the outdoor amenities. We liked the waterfall and table.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this clean, well equipped home. Because we had great weather, we enjoyed grilling and eating outside by the waterfall. We found the area easy walking distance to a couple good restaurants. We could walk to the beach, which was across the street. Our guests were happy with the pool and the property. We were quite content to stay in and enjoy our surroundings

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, home has good layout.....spacious enough For 3 couples.

  • 4 of 5

Home was in good condition....TVs were not easy to figure out...did not see written directions.

There were wine glasses in the glass juice or beverage glasses...just mismatched plastic ware...several light bulbs were out.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carlisle, Ontario, Canada

Perfect location, spacious and loved the pool!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at this lovely home was wonderful! The location is perfect! Beach is steps away, beautiful quiet beach, peaceful, quiet safe area, a block from excellent icecream shop and best shop on the island ( Sand Dollar). Loved the beautiful garden and pool which was a great option. Large kitchen equipped with everything. We felt at home here and look forward to returning!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, private, and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Having our own pool was awesome. Very quick walk to the beach. Great locally-owned restaurants close by. House is in great condition. A lot of little things were supplied at the house which made our stay all the better (shampoo/conditioner/soap, beach towels, washing machine/detergent, pool and beach toys, outside shower). Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota - SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Lobstah's; Hurrican Hank's
Nearest Train
9.5 Miles
Amtrack, 1113 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 275; Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Eat Here, Beach Bistro; Hurricane Hank's;
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
200 yards
Car: recommended

Walk 150 yards and your toes are in the Gulf of Mexico...

This cottage is so centrally located that it is within 200 yards of the Gulf of Mexico, restaurants, shopping, art galleries and a gym, yet the cottage itself is a private tropical oasis nested inside Florida's finest flora.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Admin(ask-may be waived) $75 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pool Heating $63 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payments Method Convenience Fees: eCheck is free. Credit cards carry a 3% convenience fee domestically, 6% internationally. Additional invoice will be created for convenience fee with use of credit card.
Cancellations outside 60 days incur a $200 cancellation fee. Inside 60 days refunds are based on owners ability to re-rent.
Pool Heating Fee - $50 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.