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Heated Tropical Pool/Waterfall 4Bed/3Bath Sleeps 8, Steps to Beach, Free Trolly

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8 with Incredible Pool Area! Pet Friendly!

Villa Maria is a one-of-a-kind, luxury (but comfortable), 4 bedroom/3 bath home in the center of Anna Maria Island. Please check with us for permission if you have a small dog you would like to bring along! Centrally located on the island in Holmes Beach, you are only a 2 minute stroll to the beach (with a life guard) or to the free trolley service that will take you to most places on the island within just a few minutes’ drive. You are also within walking distance to the Publix grocery store and many other shops and restaurants. Anna Maria Island Beach Café is just across the street on the Beach which offers a GREAT breakfast. You can enjoy your meal while sitting with your toes in the white sand of Anna Maria! Try their all you can eat pancakes or go for scrambled eggs, bacon and fries washed down with limitless cups of coffee. They also offer entertainment in the evenings AND have rental equipment for all of your beach needs! All the conveniences are close but Villa Maria is located at the end of a closed street so you can still maintain your privacy and seclusion in this great island getaway. From the deep, rich cherry wood flooring and cabinetry throughout the house to the lush tropical pool, this home has it all. There are beautiful crown moldings, classic looking ceiling fans, beautiful tiles and an elevator that travels from the bottom floor garage up to the third floor lookout tower.

The home is laid out on one floor making it a flowing and livable space with a great kitchen boasting granite countertops and stainless appliances. The cabinets are fully equipped with dishes, pots, pans, silverware and small appliances so you can prepare anything from a light meal to a full evening dinner party. Bringing the groceries in is easy, just use the elevator. You can also take the stairs or the elevator to the tower terrace that has views of the surrounding island and glimpses of the beach and the gulf! Enjoy an evening cocktail while catching one of the amazing sunsets that Anna Maria is famous for! (In the unlikely event that the elevator becomes inoperable, please keep in mind the stairs will be the only entry to the living area of the home.)

The King Master Bedroom is spacious with a wet bar and fridge and the master bath is en suite with a Jacuzzi tub and glass shower with 7 shower heads! The 1st guest room has a Full Bed with adjoining bath with a glass shower/tub combination. The 2nd guest room has two twin beds and the bath boasts a walk-in shower. Let’s not forget about the 'Tower Shaped' Double guest room with its unique design! With a Queen pull-out couch in the living area there is plenty of room for everyone!

Villa Maria also boasts a large, furnished terrace overlooking the pool with sliding glass doors that can completely enclose the area, which makes for a very comfortable space on a cool evening or leave them open to enjoy the tropical pool and the soothing sounds of the waterfall. Enjoy the flat screen TV while you are grilling out and relax under your own tiki hut with your meal!

Villa Maria offers simply everything you need for a high end, Anna Maria Island experience but with that Home-Away-From-Home feel.




More Details

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017


Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton 14 Miles or Tampa TPA 50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
No Ferry but the Free Trolley is close!
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
No Train but we have a Free Trolley
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Manatee Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island is located on the Central West Coast of Florida nestled between the tropical blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Tampa Bay to the North. Once a best –kept secret among local Floridians, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'… The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton Beach being the southernmost, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria City on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique and charming shops and restaurants. Anna Maria Island has miles of sugar white sand beaches, sand dunes, sea oats and Australian Pines lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. This destination is a natural choice for tropical vacationers looking for golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, plus many cultural and historical attractions. Located close to all the major attractions, yet far from the maddening crowds make the Gulf Island Beaches the ideal vacation spot. Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day… You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a Free Trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise!


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation-Fees collected will NOT be returned unless the unit is re-rented for the same period. If re-rented all fees will be refunded minus $150.
  • Please include size & breed of animals for permission to bring them. $150 taxable pet fee per pet will apply.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot and Cold!
    Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , En Suite/Shower has 7 shower heads!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest - 2 twin/ single
    Guest - 1 queen
    Pull Out Sofa In Living Area - 1 queen
    Master Suite - 1 king , Wet Bar with Fridge
    Guest - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Heated Tropical Pool/Waterfall 4Bed/3Bath Sleeps 8, Steps to Beach, Free Trolly
average rating of 4.521739 based on 23 reviews
Huntley, Illinois/Midwest.USA

Beautiful home.

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with my daughter, son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren. There were a few small things that we had questions about that were quickly cleared up by the owner/management agents, who were very nice and answered my calls immediately.

We had a nice stay and we all enjoyed having the pool right outside and the beach a short walk away. Thank you Bob, Ellie and Suzanne!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy M, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing Villa Maria, I’m glad that you and your family enjoyed staying at our home. We are lucky to have Bob, Ellie and Suzanne to tend to our guests needs, they are also a great resource for local information and recommendations. It’s nice having the choice of spending time lazing in the tropical pool or lying on the pristine beach so close by. I’m sure our tean would love to hear from you again when planning your return trip to Anna Maria!
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Apopka, Florida

Great house for 3 couples.

  • 4 of 5

The layout of this house gives you plenty of room to spread out. The downstairs room by the pool was a great hangout for relaxing and watching TV at night. Short walk to the public beach. Plenty of beach chairs, etc. to take or rentals are available.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review on Villa Maria, I’m glad you found our home a comfortable place for your vacation. We feel our home is a perfect place for large families or 3 to 4 couples looking to relax in paradise! The screened or glassed in cabana area by the pool is a great gathering place between dips in the pool. We provide beach chairs, towels and a beach wagon to load up for that short walk to the beach (don’t forget the sunscreen!). Don’t forget to call Ellie, Suzanne and Bob at the office when planning your next trip to the Island.
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It was a beautiful home, lots of room for us.

  • 5 of 5

The pool is smaller than it looks in the pictures but it was a great house & the realty company was terrific!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Villa Maria, I’m happy you found it a great home for your vacation. The heated 20x10 lagoon pool with a waterfall is by no means a lap pool but we find it a wonderful tropical setting to enjoy a cold beverage on the built-in swim up seats. We are lucky to have our team of Ellie, Suzanne and Bob to help our guests through the booking process all the way to departure. They are also a great source for recommendations.
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Denver CO

OMG! This house is gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely amazing and it came with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We had a couple bumps but called the office and they handled it IMMEDIATELY!

We cannot say enough amazing things about Anna Maria Island and the beautiful house and pool in the backyard. The kids loved showering outside and enjoying walking a block to the All You Can Eat Pancakes!

We will be back to the Island next year we stayed 10 days and enjoyed shelling ,paddle boarding,kayaking, boat tours, pool times and LOTS of beach time!

This was the perfect house for our family which included my husband and I and our 3 daughters ages 13,18, 23 years old!

We cant wait to be back VERY SOON!

Thank you for sharing this home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelby, Thank you for your review on Villa Maria, I’m glad you found it to be the perfect vacation home for you and your family. It’s comforting to me to have Ellie, Bob and Suzanne handle unforeseen bumps in such a speedy manner. It sounds like you really took advantage on what this Island has to offer and enjoyed some valuable family time! Please call the office when planning your return trip, we’d love to have you back as our guests!
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  • 5 of 5

Very good, Love so much, house, beach... Nice location, sure will back again

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Airton, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing Villa Maria. We’re so glad that you found our home perfect for your family vacation. Villa Maria does have it all! Plenty of room for the whole family, tropical pool area and still just a quick walk to the beach, shopping and restaurants. I’m sure that our team of Ellie, Suzanne and Bob would love to hear from you when planning your next stay!
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Spacious, nicely appointed vacation rental in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 people staying in this home, and there was ample space and bed/bath accommodations. The tropical pool was our favorite feature. As other reviewers stated, it offers both sunny and shaded parts, and the waterfall sound was very relaxing. There is a bathroom conveniently situated near the pool, and a nice grill was available for having cookouts. We rented a golf cart to haul our beach gear to the beach. The distance to the beach was very close (a 2-minute walk or less). It's also located across from a Publix supermarket, which was super convenient for stocking the refrigerators. I'll definitely book this home again the next time we venture to Anna Maria for a family vacation. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re so glad your whole family enjoyed Villa Maria. I could not have described the location better myself. We do love being so close to restaurants and the supermarket but you would never know how close you are from the house! Please do come back and see us soon as we love to have guests that take such good care of our home! Thank YOU!!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Policy $49
Admin Fee $85 + Tax
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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