3 Bedroom 2.5 bath, walk to the beach
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
We arrived and met our host who had everything ready for arrival. The good news is you are at the beach. The bad news is it is a 4 plus block walk. The beach is private for the neighborhood so not crowded at all but you do have to walk. There is no beach parking and no where to park a golf cart. You might be able to ride a bike.
Our host recommended a few restaurants that we enjoyed but we mostly cooked in and had what we needed to prepare meals. A Publix is near by for your food purchases.
The kids spent every day in the pool and that is a great feature of this rental. The pool was clean and well maintained.
This is an excellent location and option for your family of 6-8.
Beautiful beach house!
We loved our stay at this house, the property was well kept and even nicer than the photos. The pool was great and beach only a few minutes away. It did get a little noisy on the weekend with live music from the restaurant nearby, but didn't bother us much and the kids slept through it. Overall a wonderful stay!
Wonderful Family Friendly Place To Stay.
The house was super clean and organized when we arrived. Absolutely the cleanest rental I have ever had. Every item in the house, including the water toys for kids, were meticulously organized. The pool was great for my grandkids! The house is a short walk to the beach. The beach stretches for miles! We could not of had a better stay!
Our family enjoyed our stay at Happy Island. The house was clean, and the layout worked well for our family. The pool area is very nice. The location made it easy to access all the island has to offer. Alex is a very kind and helpful host. Would love to stay here again.
Home in paradise ?
On reflection this property was very disappointing because we felt it needed some issues sorted as I wrote in the visitors book. The house needed a deep clean starting with the washing machine. Poor quality bedding and lack of sheets and no pillow protectors so some of the pillows were stained. We did report some cockroaches and the manager came and put some substance down in different areas. Some money should be invested in a good kettle , beach chairs and even some bikes would be a good idea like some properties do ! A good quality toaster and some table and chairs for the outside porch to make the most of the morning sunshine . This property sleeps 6 to 8 people but only has 2 lounges with no pads. Now for the health and safety issues. The bath needs a step because with the width of the bath it can be very difficult if you are short getting in and out of it .... I badly bruised my leg and do have photos to prove this. Silly timers in the bathroom and external stairs are dangerous. The manager provided a Christmas tree which was very kind but do feel that these issues should be looked at for the future.
Thank you for taking time and letting me know about the improvements we can make. This is a family business and we are taking every comment seriously. We are constantly improving everything in the house and around. Most of our guests are actually returning guests and this is probably the best proof of the quality of our care. Speaking of care - this was not a manager who was coming over to quickly address your concerns, it was me - the owner of the house. We truly wanted you to have a great vacation and attended to every need, such as buying a Christmas tree and festive decor when you mentioned it. We raised the pool temperature above the normal setting, offered to check in early and check out late and even left a welcome gift. I wish you let us know about your concerns while you were at the house as it's apparent they made you upset. Just like with other things, we would have taken care of them immediately. As for occasional insects, the house is being regularly treated with organic pest control products as we have lots of guests with children and they might not work immediately especially if the windows and doors are left open. As for the bath, it was built according to the US construction code and none of our guests have ever had issues with it. We also have a step stool in the bathroom you can use, we keep it there all the time for small kids who can’t quite reach the sink yet. Thank you again for your suggestions, in fact we replaced a traditional kettle with a brand new electric one per your recommendation.
Anna Maria Island offers a Free Trolley to tour the island. The stop is literally 100 steps away from the house.
Alex & Elena
- english, german, russian
About Alex & Elena
We are a family of designers. You'll feel it reflected in every detail of our Happy Island Cottage. We love to travel to exotic destinations, mostly tropical ;)
Alex & Elena purchased this House in 2012
Why Alex & Elena chose Holmes Beach
We were looking for a vacation home for a long time until we found and fell in love with our Happy Island Cottage on Anna Maria Island. The location was just perfect with beautiful relaxing beaches and friendly and casual atmosphere. The house was perfect as well with its modern design and a wealth of new features. It was full of light and each time we were there it was making us feel just happy. We were getting same kind of reaction from all of our friends and guests who were staying there with us. So it was an easy decision for us to name the house “Happy Island Cottage”.
What makes this House unique
Now a few more details about the house. It has a nice, tropical and private backyard with a heated pool, a spacious outdoors seating area and a brand new grill. On the interior the house is decorated with love and style. Each one of the three bedrooms is spacious and has its own tropical character. Two bedrooms have king size beds, the third has a set of twin beds. The dining and living areas are very comfortable and furnished with brand new furniture. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped with all new appliances. Every woman staying in this house will appreciate the laundry room with a set of high capacity and high efficiency LG washer and dryer. The Happy Island Cottage is located only 400 steps from the beach and 200 steps from marina, where you can dock your boat or book a fishing or a sunset trip, or rent a kayak. The main island shopping plaza is located two blocks away, so you don't have to drive to get to the restaurants, shops and bars. Overall, staying at the Happy Island Cottage is a truly relaxing experience that will make your vacation feel longer and more happy.