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Direct Beachfront Cottage On Gulf Of Mexico

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Ilexhurst House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home On Wide Sandy Beach

Two story gulf front cottage 3 bedroom/2 bath with fun Carribean decor. Upstairs are three bedrooms (2 with king beds, 1 with twin beds) and 1 bath. All bedrooms have access to upstairs deck. Living and dining area and 1 bath are downstairs. Central heat and air conditioning, washer, dryer, dish washer. Fully equipped kitchen. View of the water from the living and dining room as well as 2 of the bedrooms. This ground level home allows you to walk right out into the sand. There is a screened patio for dining and enjoying the sunsets, plus an outside patio with another dining table and outdoor seating. Nothing between you and the beach. Enjoy the white sand, warm water and gentle surf of the Gulf, or retreat to the shady yard or deck to watch the dolphins and birds. Enjoy a good book or a nap in the hammock. The shady yard is big enough for yard games like cornhole or bocce ball. An assortment of beach mats, floats, toys and beach towels are provided. Use the outdoor fireplace/grill for BBQ's or enjoying a fire on a cool evening. Smoking outside only please. Sorry, absolutely no pets.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Steve or Debbie Tapp
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

Why Steve or Debbie Tapp chose Holmes Beach

We purchased this beach property as our second home when our kids were small. We live closeby so its a convenient get-away. We usually live in it for several months of the year, as well as use it to accommodate family and friends. We love the small town feel of Anna Maria island.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Direct Beachfront Cottage On Gulf Of Mexico
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We love everything about this property, starting with the location. It's convenient to so much and it's right on the beach. We couldn't believe how close we were to the water! The views are amazing from either floor--open the slider and you hear the gulf. The home is incredibly well stocked and we wanted for nothing. There's too much to list, but there are water toys, games, puzzles, a hammock, beach towels, beach chairs, even bocce ball! The kitchen is very well appointed. The owners are lovely people who are very well organized and they were wonderful to deal with. They provide a binder that is loaded with all kind of information about the island and the surrounding area--nearby restaurants, adventures, museums, etc. We hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. We are so glad you had a pleasant stay. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again.
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Loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my Husband and his Mother stayed here for a week, April 9-16th. Our stay was awesome, the beach house and weather were perfect. The owners were very nice and very responsive. The house is located on the beach, and is just a short walk or bike ride to stores. There is a free trolley stop just up the road, the trolley comes by about every 20 minutes. We took the trolley to Bridge St. for shopping and dinning and also took the trolley to the Anna Maria Island Pier where we enjoyed live music and watched for dolphins. We enjoyed being able to just walk out the door and be right on the beach. The beach is very clean and the sand is so soft. The house has everything that you need and is very well maintained. We loved the outdoor fireplace and even cooked dinner on it a few times. I would recommend this property to anyone that is looking for a place on the beach without all the hustle and bustle of a resort. The area is great for all ages, couples or families. My favorite part of the trip was the sunsets, there are no words to describe how beautiful the sunsets are and they are just outside the front door of the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Commplaints Here - Planning same trip next year

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are exactly what you get, which is great. The owners are super friendly and answer all your questions quickly, (they even meet us at the house the first day and gave us a tour of the house). You can not beat the rate for the location, backdoor to beach is 10 yards away. My family and I (6 adults) are already planning a return trip for next year. We found nothing wrong with the house, everything was perfect. The trees around the property block the sun and keep the heat off the house. Rent this house if you want a nice relaxing week in Florida.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise and had a relaxing week on the beach. Looking forward to seeing you again next year.
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Wonderful Beach Front Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting this property. The owners could not be nicer people who go out of their way to make you feel at home. The home is perfect for our family of five and a couple of guests. Sunset are phenomenal from the back deck, hammock or just steps to the beach. Located on a quiet side street, this home is walking distance to some great restaurants and grocery shopping. We are already looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well equipped beach house. Steps to gorgeous Gulf. Get your groceries and settle in. No need to leave premesis. Just perfect.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice House for Beach Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

The house was just as the photos depicted. Reservations were made very easily. Debbie & Steve were very helpful with any questions I had. The house had everything we needed for eating & playing on the beach right in front of the house. We ate dinner on the patio most evenings while the sun set. Walgreens was 1 1/2 block away for beer & other beverages. The trolly stop is only a 5 minute away. We did have a problem cooking for 6 people in the fireplace outside. The grill provided was to small for our group. There was also construction that started at 7AM, which interfered with our sleeping in the mornings.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Home is located on Anna Maria Island, a barrier island with a small town feel, friendly neighbors and a child friendly beach. Restaurants and shopping are within walking distance, or you can ride the free Island trolley for more options. There are many golf courses in the area. Other adventures are available close by such as parasailing, boat or jet ski rentals, deep sea fishing. Several nature parks nearby with canoes, or walking trails to see 'old Florida' wildlife. Within 1 hour drive are many museums, cultural events and theme parks in Bradenton, Sarasota or Tampa. Orlando theme parks are about a 2 hour drive away. We live close by so will be happy to help with suggestions to make your holiday perfect. Fill your days with activities or just relax on the quiet beach outside your door.


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Ilexhurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - downstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1-Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All three bedrooms are upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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