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Lemon Cottage with pool and lanai, Ahh this is it!! V2.0

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,441 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath private home close to beach and amenities

Nestled in a quiet residential boating community across from prestigious waterfront homes, you'll come across the Lemon Cottage. It's the perfect place to stay to enjoy all that Anna Maria Island has to offer. Lemon Cottage is a short stroll from the white sandy beaches and stunning sunsets of the Gulf coast. Centrally located just over the Manatee Bridge, the beach house is close to shopping, restaurants and the Manatee Public Beach and Beach Cafe.

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, Lemon Cottage accommodates 4 to 6 people comfortably. The newly renovated open concept cottage is fully equipped with all the amenities you would expect. The property has a large covered lanai, tropical landscaping including mature pink grapefruit, orange, mango and coconut trees and a key lime bush surrounded by lush palms and a heated plunge pool.

The updated master bedroom features a king size bed topped with premium soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. The second bedroom has a new versatile twin over queen bunk bed and an ensuite bathroom. To ensure a restful night, we've equipped both bedrooms with new, quality mattresses. You also have a choice of one of two new queen sofa beds - one in the living room and one in the Florida room.

The key feature of this property is the sizable outdoor living space. The large screened lanai has ample room for a comfy seating area, dining table for six and the heated plunge pool.

The house features recently updated furnishings, mattresses, bedding, with a recently updated interior, (remote venting skylights, granite counter tops, flat panel tv's etc.).

Our rates are based on a 7 day minimum Sat-Sat stay. Your booking will be accepted and confirmed once we have a completed and signed lease agreement from you.

More Details

Chris So
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Chris So

Chris, Steph and the girls are a family from the Toronto area in Canada. We've fallen in love with the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere on Anna Maria Island, and we think you will too.

Chris So purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Chris So chose Holmes Beach

Slide open the 12 foot patio doors to the covered lanai, then at the touch of a button, open two large Velux remote venting skylights in the vaulted ceiling and let in all that deliciously fresh island sea breeze. This house opens up to bring in volumes of that Florida sunshine, Gulf breezes and warmth that you traveled so for far to get.

What makes this cottage unique

From initial contact to check out, we want you to have the most positive experience possible. We've hand selected each individual item that went into the house for comfort, quality, and function. This means that you can relax in both comfort and style so that you get the most out of your stay with us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All you need to do is unpack your clothes and grab some groceries because the So family has thought of everything. The pool area is quaint and cozy with plenty of room to entertain and take a dip. The house is laid out well and the kitchen is highly manageable. It caught us by surprise just how much room is available inside the house. The location is perfect with beach access just up the street and shopping just around the corner. We've rented vacation properties before but the So's are the best hosts we've ever encountered adding a personal touch to the whole experience which goes a long way. We had a great time and hated to leave but that's OK because we will return to enjoy the Lemon Cottage and the aMI area again. Highly recommended and I give it two thumbs up. Thanks again Chris and Stephanie for a wonderful experience. We just can't say anything negative about our stay and we must say, you really knocked it out of the park.
Jun 2013
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Holmes Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1441 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Ensuite - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Second - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Single over queen bunk bed
  • Both bedrooms feature new beds, mattresses, pillows and high thread count linens. They each have a walk out to the yard. There are 2 Queen sofabed in the living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Lemon Cottage with pool and lanai, Ahh this is it!! V2.0
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Great place to spend a week

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was great! It was furnished with everything that you would need! Loved the lanai. Location was good, and walk to beach was an easy 6 min.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to spend a week, or longer...

  • 5 of 5

The lemon cottage is great. The pool and outside area is so great to hang out in Florida weather and the landscaping is wonderful. The house is very comfortable and has so many things that you need, that we were able to pack light and have fun. We like the central location so that we could easily take advantage of offerings all over the island. Easy trolley access as well. I hope that we can get back soon. Chris is so great to work for the rental as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house with everything you need already there.

  • 5 of 5

Lemon Cottage had everything we needed or wanted in a vacation home. We walked to the Beach everyday. Chris and family have this cottage set up to walk in and just enjoy. We truly had a great time and plan to bring our families here.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house and location. Very well equipped. We had great weather for our week so most of our time at the house was spent on the spacious lanai. Chris was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anna Maria Island and the Lemon Cottage were both delightful and met all of our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the island. It was our first stay at the Lemon Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The weather was the only thing that didn't totally cooperate! The cottage was colorful and well maintained inside and out. We really enjoyed the large lanai and pool area. Chris was a real delight to work with and very cheerful when we needed to contact him. We would recommend this home and owner to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved the Lemon Cottage. Anna Maria Island was beautiful. Chris So & his family have a beautiful place. We were there Saturday, September 2nd and stayed till Friday the 8th. We left a day earlier due to hurricane Irma. We are praying for Anna Maria Island & all of Florida! Being from Louisiana we know what they are facing! Will return this was a great vacation! Prayers to all of Florida!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Beach Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Beach Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Manatee Public Beach
Car: not necessary

“Paradise without an attitude” is a phrase that has been used to describe Anna Maria Island.

About an hour’s drive south of Tampa, Anna Maria Island is widely recognized as a bit of unspoiled perfection. There are no high rises on the Island – the maximum allowable building height by law is three stories. The chain restaurants have stayed on the mainland, not the Island. The speed limit is never more than 35 mph and the sun shines an average of 361 days a year with an average temperature of 84 degrees. With beach cottages and canal homes, the Island has a relaxed charm reminiscent of the Florida of yesteryear

The seven miles of un-crowded gulf coast beach are perfect for soaking up the sun during the day and watching breath taking sunsets in the evening. For those hankering to drop a line, the island has three fishing piers. There are also fishing charters for the more adventurous.

Dining options on the Island are plentiful with many restaurants offering a picturesque view of the water along with the meal. There are plenty of local shops to explore offering beach supplies, crafts and souvenirs. Visitors can stroll as they search for a memento of their stay made by one of the local artists and artisans.

A free trolley service runs the length of the Island and is a convenient way to get around.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are based for up to 4 person occupancy. Budget $10 per person per night for 5th and 6th person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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