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

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 2,410 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

HEATED POOL/ SPA

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!!

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Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2410 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Treat our house as a courteous guest would. Relax, enjoy, have fun and be comfortable but please treat our home respectfully. Thank You!
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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!
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

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Private paradise w/ all the toys & golf cart! Better after Irma!
average rating of 4.822222 based on 46 reviews
5

perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! We have 5 children, ages 17, 13, 12 and 2 year old twins. The house was perfect for us. Our 12 and 13 year old daughters thought the upstairs "attic" room was the best thing ever. The rooms are "spread out" in the house so everyone had plenty of space. They are much larger than they appear on line. The pool was wonderful and the golf cart was a lifesaver! The island was absolutely packed, but the house is very private so we felt like we had our own oasis. We were very sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahhh that is AWESOME! Thanks guys, we are happy that you and the kids had so much fun. That's honestly what we strive for. Well, yeah the money to pay the bills and the stuff to make sure it's fun,.. a great holiday! - Joe & Erica
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Michigan
5

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lansing, MI
5

Just as expected!

  • 5 of 5

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 ;(

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Windsor ON
5

Perfect home for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us! Its obvious the owners know what is needed for a great vacation and they dont disappoint. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we expected and more

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience and vacation. The home was wonderful and the owners were very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. The island was a fantastic place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Joseph & Erica Darby
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were the first to enjoy Casa Laguna! I was a bit hesitant but Joe put my nerves at ease. The homeowner went above and beyond to make sure all was set for our arrival. The house was better then the pics on line - large enough for several families to enjoy their stay. We had a three year old with us and he absolutely loved the skeeball game in the kids room. The Pool and patio is beautiful!! It was finished the day we arrived so I'm sure it's even writer now with proper landscaping and touch ups. I can't wait to spend another week/weekend at this home. Location on the island is centrally located in Holmes Beach - we rode our bikes and the golf cart everywhere. I have rented several houses through VRBO and this is definetly one of my favorites! Thank you Joe, it was exceptional!



Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
D'Coy Ducks, Slims or Bortells with in
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Dr Holmes Beach,
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
To many to list all with in
Nearest Beach
450 Metres
Holmes Beach at 72nd Street
Car: not necessary

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

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150
Golf Cart (Included Free) $0
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

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.

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