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Private paradise w/ all the toys & golf cart! Better after Irma!

Holmes Beach, FL, USA
  • House2410 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

5 Bedroom Open Floor Plan Home With Lagoon Like Pool, Hot Tub & Golf Cart

Anna Maria Island offers a family oriented vacation destination with a laid back feel ...very relaxing. The island's beautiful, world famous white beaches and friendly atmosphere will make you want to come back again and again.

Our 5 Bedroom/ 7 Bed Home. We installed a new A/C in Sept. 2017. Our home is furnished with a Sterns & Foster King bed in the master suite, the master bath is equipped with two shower heads and penny tiled flooring. Also easy access to the outdoor bamboo shower. Bedroom two is just upstairs off the kitchen and has a queen bed that easily glides out from the wall. This also has a sleeping nook, with fun lighting and a cozy double bed, partitioned from the rest of the room by collapsable doors. This bedroom also comes with a ensuite two person deluxe shower wall mounted shower jets, Bluetooth connectivity shower music system and optional blue led lighting. Bedrooms three & four both have queen beds. Bedroom five is a kids sanctuary with a queen and a double on the loft/ bunk bed. This room also has a two person old school style table top multicade with 60 arcade classics from the 80's. Wii gaming system with a few games and controllers. Please feel free to bring your favorite games to play. The kitchen has granite counter tops, and plenty of space for a large group with an open air feel, stainless steel appliances, and all the necessary utensils you may need.

The kitchen eating area accommodates six, and the rest of the gang can hang around the granite island which seats 2-4, or the foyer cocktail table that seats 4 more.

Watch television on the large 60 inch flat screen cable/DVR. Pop in a DVD in to enjoy a movie, or compete with your guests with the Wii gaming system in the kids room.

ALL BEDROOMS HAVE FLAT SCREEN TVs & CABLE. Three TV's are Smart TVs, Netflix or HULU ready


Finally, relax in your 'private' lagoon like pool with tanning ledge, swim up tiki table, infinity edge hot tub/spa, waterfall, deck jets and a volcano bubbler jet on the sun ledge. Led pool and spa lighting with variable color settings with the touch of a button. Landscape lighting provides a resort like feel, and is located throughout the property. Forget your worries, 'You're on island time' and yes, you'll be back again.' The pool is heated year round to 85 degrees or better at no additional charge.

Just three blocks to white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. It is a 5 min walk or a 90 second golf cart ride. Also nearby are wonderful shops, and restaurants that Holmes Beach has to offer. PUBLIX shopping center 1.2 miles away.

This home has it all!! It is at ground level with no stairs to climb, besides bedroom #2.

WIFI internet access provided. Top of the line front loader washer and dryer included. Two collapsable baby cribs (or pack-n-play's) are there for your use as well. Large Weber grill on the patio. Three lounge chairs. Cooler for the beach.

There are many beach toys and supplies available for you to you use. Feel free to use our toys including a soft top learning surf board. We only ask that you please treat all the gear well and wash off the salt water after use. Thanks in advance.

GOLF CART is available with signed liability waiver and proof of insurance. We do ask for a signed hold harmless waiver and proof of driver(s) insurance card. Most provide for something referred to as SEV coverage (Slow Electric Vehicle coverage), which is typical on most Ins. policies, Auto or Home Owners.

Use it throughout your stay and for fun/ easy access around the island side streets and to the beach. Trust me, it's the best way to get your gear to the nearby white sandy beaches!!


Joseph & Erica Darby

Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Joseph & Erica Darby

We moved to Anna Maria in 2011 because we fell in love with the beautiful island. My sister and her family of 6 moved here in 2008, and we vacationed here so often to visit with them that we just decided to make the move. Unfortunately for us we had to move back to Ohio for my wife to finish her degree and for my business (for now).

Joseph & Erica Darby purchased this House in 2012

Why Joseph & Erica Darby chose Holmes Beach

The pool/ hot tub is truly one of the best on the island! New synchronized LED color changing lights (3 in all). Color options of your choice. The electric golf cart is great, stops on a dime, and tops out at 19 MPH. The house is a fun & unique mix of new/ modern and origina/ rehabbed. There is a real island feel to the place, and it is very welcoming. We love our home and hope you will as well... the place is better in person. A free island trolley stop is very convenient to the home. If you seek it privacy is great at this this home.

What makes this House unique

Outdoor and Interior updates with construction completed late August 2013! Pool with Spa, including fun water features and spectacular lighting. Golf Cart is included, and is allowed on certain streets of the island, and provides easy access to the beach. Our home is only three short blocks to the beach, but you may never want to leave the private pool. There is a great design and flow to the home. Very nice linens (450+ thread count) are provided. Each week 14 clean white towels and washcloths are provided. 10+ Beach towels, 4+ beach chairs, and beach umbrellas are there for your group as well. All the amenities are there for you to feel right at home. The spacious patio has plenty of outdoor seating and includes a gas grill. Three sun loungers sit about the pool and a there is a hammock chair for fun.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 double, 1 murphy bed, Queen bed slides out of wall for ahhh! Kids sleeping nook
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, w/ Smart TV
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, 1 double, TV, Wii, Multicade & Kids toys. Two pack-n-plays (available)


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, EnSuite to ground floor master suite with access to outdoors
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, EnSuite two person shower with jetted wall, bluetooth ready
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, Shared bathroom off of living room
        • Outdoor Shower
          shower, Outdoor Bamboo shower (hot/ cold), follow the path!

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              Our home is three short residential blocks from the beach. It is a 5-6 min. walk or only 1.5 min. by golf cart.
            • Water View
              Fish down the street at any canal of your choice


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Garage
                          That's where we store the toys and the GolfCart (EZ-GO RXV) Stops on a dime tops out at 19 MPH All pool toys & beach chairs are stored in the garage...
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Highspeed Wifi for all guests of the home. Access code given in agreement HP All-in-One printer in bedroom # 2
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          High Efficency front loader on Pedestools
                        • Linens Provided
                          All beds are freshly made before check in with High Quality Cotton linens White Sheets Each Bed/ Sleeping spot gets Bath Towel & Wash cloth
                        • Living Room
                          Large living room that stretches from the front of the house to the back. Beautiful bamboo floors and new leather furniture and lounge chair After Fall 2015 Large sofa, love seat & Lay Z Boy recliner
                        • Parking
                          Park three cars off street and two more out front if needed
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bath Towels and washcloths provided. Some Beach Towels (10 or more)
                        • Washing Machine
                          High Efficency front loader on Pedestools


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Standard pot style & Keurig
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Yes, plenty for any size we accomodate
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Large kitchen great for entertaining Table seats six, Island four plus, cafe table three more
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Some standard dry spices, aluminum foil, sandwich bags & trash bags. These items are not a given but should be there.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Side by Side with Water/ Ice dispenser & Ice Maker a Also an extra & large refrige (refrige only) in garage
                            • Stove
                              Yes, gas oven.
                            • Toaster
                              yes in the drawer to the left of the oven Crockpot & Blender too.


                                • Dining
                                  Kitchen table accomodates 6 Kitchen Island accomodates 4+ Cocktail/ Cafe Table accomodates 4 Outdoor patio set accomodates 6+
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 20 people


                                    • Books
                                      some in the Cabinet drawers off the Living area
                                    • DVD Player
                                      One in the main room
                                    • Game Room
                                      Kindda the kids room has a multicade and Wii gaming system...
                                    • Games
                                      Many in the Cabinet off the Living area
                                    • Music Library
                                      Portable outdoor speaker has bluetooth capabilities to connect to any capable laptop or smartphone
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      w/ DVR
                                    • Stereo
                                      Portable speaker is for use pool side and has blue-tooth capabilities. Just be courteous of the noise level for neighbors over the privacy fence. Another below the main TV
                                    • Television
                                      60 inch plasma and HD Flat screens in all bedrooms All are either smart TV's or equipped with a Amazon Firestick
                                    • Toys
                                      Ski-ball in the kids bedroom Wii Gaming system, limited game selection Basketball hoop set for the pool Many pool toys in the garage
                                    • Video Games
                                      Wii some game picks & bring your own. Four controllers w/out knun-chuks 60 in 1 MultiCade - Classic Atari games


                                        • Bicycles
                                          1 mountain bike & 1 Beach cruiser bike in the garage pump is available is needed.
                                        • Boat
                                          Rentals are available from several vendors
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Over 900 SF Travertine deck
                                        • Golf
                                          Available within 20-25 minutes drive
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Regularly maintained by weekly or bi-weekly service (depending on the time of year).
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          New Weber grill! Runs off propane tank but the tank is not gauranteed to be full. Please shut it off at tank nozzle for future use
                                        • Tennis
                                          Available on the island just 9 short streets south Take 63rd St. and head East from Palm Drive
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Paddle Boards available for rent delivered right to you at the beach. Great Quality and very reasonable rates - Very fun too. Surf Board in green rm. (Softtop for learning) Beach Gear & Toys in garage


                                            • wheelchair accessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  6.5 feet comfortable holds 4 4 jets, bubbler and infinity edge to pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  With sun ledge and volcano bubbler. Three crossing deck jets, swim up tiki table area. The pool spans 35 x 14-12ft. and the hot tub adds to that length. Hot tub is large 6.5 ft circle,

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Massage


                                                        • churches
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • library
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • marina
                                                        • museums
                                                        • playground
                                                        • restaurants

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • miniature golf
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • shelling
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • shuffleboard
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • Babysitter
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • parasailing
                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • surf fishing
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • water skiing
                                                                    • water tubing


                                                                        • Toddler & Baby Stuff available 2 Pack-N-Plays, stored in kids bedroom closets 1 baby motorized rocker/ swing in same room 1 baby high chair, stored beside the washer/ dryer 1 economy stroller in the garage

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          48 Reviews


                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Fabulous getaway for large group!

                                                                          Melissa S.Caledonia

                                                                          Our group of three families (13 people in total) were extremely pleased with our stay at Casa Laguna. The house had all of the amenities that we needed (or might have wanted), including beach chairs, sand toys, and more. The layout of the home was great, allowing everyone his/her own space when needed but providing plenty of common hangout space as well. It was an easy walk or cart ride to and from the beach, and the location made for easy travel to other excursions both on and off island. The backyard oasis was beautiful and perfect for chilling out and reading a book or socializing.

                                                                          The owners were easy to work with and very helpful in answering questions.

                                                                          Amazing, clean great location to everything

                                                                          Jamie A.

                                                                          There was plenty of room for our group. pool area was a nice and private. The proximity to the beach was great a quick 3 min walk or gold cart ride. They had lots of beach chairs toys and towels. The sandbar restaurant was close and delicious, also the donut experience is a must when we stay on the island. Will definitely go back and stay here. I the owners were great when we had to contact them before the trip and during our stay. Thank you for sharing your home with us

                                                                          Property was clean and well maintained. Management was responsive to needs and requests.

                                                                          nancy w.

                                                                          Property was just the right size for our party of six adults and six young children. Neighborhood was quiet. Toys, puzzles and games provided enhanced family time together.

                                                                          Great place to stay.

                                                                          Ruth M.Michigan

                                                                          Really nice place. We were there on family vacation from Michigan. Plenty of room. Had everything we needed. Joe was very nice to work with. Loved the pool and hot tub. Usage of golf cart was a plus. Would rent again.

                                                                          Just as expected!

                                                                          Christi S.Lansing, MI

                                                                          Beautiful island, awesome house and great owners! Only a small issue came up but the owners were quick to help resolve it. I read a few negative reviews on the master bedroom before booking such as the bathroom flooring being slippery and the closet being locked and the shelves on the headboard being evasive. However, none of these were an issue for us. Dishes were plentiful as were the towels and additional linens. This house is very large and spacious. We had a group of 11 and we never felt like we were invading each other's space. You will be missing out if you don't book this amazing house for your vacation! The only warning I would give is to go grocery shopping at the Wal-Mart in Bradenton if you intend on buying alot. Publix is on the island and very convenient but also very pricey ;(

                                                                          Perfect home for a family vacation!

                                                                          Terri H.Windsor ON

                                                                          We stayed at Casa Laguna in December and absolutely loved it. The home is beautiful, we had more than enough space for 8 adults and 4 children and we had everything we needed for our stay and more. The kids room was fantastic - toys, games, playpens for babies - even a bouncy chair and video games. The backyard is stunning - it made it hard to leave and go to the beach (which is also beautiful and a very short walk away - even shorter on the included golf cart). There were plenty of pool toys and at night the adults all enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub.

                                                                          We also enjoyed the area and loved the great restaurants and markets and the kids loved the aquarium. There’s plenty of stores and grocery shopping a short car ride away.

                                                                          Joe & Erica were lovely and a pleasure to deal with. They answered any questions we had quickly and accommodated our request for an early check in.

                                                                          We are already talking about going back next year - we hope to book this house again!


                                                                          Holmes Beach, FL, USA

                                                                          The free trolley that circles the island and comes by every 15 minutes is on our corner. The home is located three 3 short blocks from the Beach or a 1.5 minute golf cart ride away. Take all the gear the crew and kids may need. Located centrally in city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island

                                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                                          Call for special pricing for monthly stays. Conversations are better then emails. We truly prefer to rent Saturday to Saturday. All rental fees are refundable if the property is re-rented, less any applicable price difference. The pool is heated to 84-85 degrees at all times for no additional fee. The golf cart is yours to use. We do need a signed release of liability, copy of drivers license and auto insurance card prior to check in if you plan on using the cart during your stay.

                                                                          48 Reviews
                                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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