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Heated Tropical Pool/Waterfall 4Bed/3Bath Sleeps 10, Steps to Beach, Free Trolly

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10 with Incredible Pool Area! Pet Friendly!

Sleeps 10 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.




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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


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 be added.
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
  • Playpen & Crib available on request
  • 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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(27 traveler reviews)

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Heated Tropical Pool/Waterfall 4Bed/3Bath Sleeps 10, Steps to Beach, Free Trolly
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful home and pool, spacious, close to beach.

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property. Close to everything and minutes to the beach. The house had everything for our vacation needs. Lots of space and is beautifully furnished.The management is awesome and responds immediately to any needs. We loved the proximity to the beach and restaurants.The pool is very relaxing and fun.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rita, Thank you for taking the time to review Villa Maria, I’m so glad you found our home to be amazing! We also enjoy being so close to the beach, restaurants and shopping. Our home has an open concept which makes it a perfect place for family gatherings. We offer a fully stocked kitchen and stainless-steel appliances for cooking up a meal for the whole crew. Villa Maria is tastefully decorated, and we’ve just upgraded the TVs in the bedrooms. Two of my favorite things to do here is relaxing by the tropical pool with the waterfall during the day and catching the incredible sunsets from the tower. We are fortunate to have Ellie, Suzanne and Bob taking care of our guests needs and I am sure they would love to hear back from you when planning your next stay!
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Great house. Convenient to beach, trolly & market

  • 5 of 5

This was a family vacation for 6 adults and 1 toddler. Everyone loved the house, pool, grill, and location. The house was clean and had a well-equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Thank you for taking the time to review Villa Maria, we’re glad that you found it to be a great house for your family’s vacation! Villa Maria is conveniently located close to the beach, stores and some restaurants. The free trolley stop is also close by for guests who want to explore other parts of the Island without getting in their car. The kitchen is well equipped for preparing big family dinners when you do not feel like going out to eat. Please reach out to Ellie, Suzanne and Bob next time you return to the Island!
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Penfield NY

Based on the photos I thought this property would be perfect for my family. The pool is very small

  • 3 of 5

I booked this mainly because it offered beach and pool. We only used the pool one day because it was completely shaded. The trees block all hopes of sun. In addition. This is right next to a busy road. We were woken up by traffic. Lastly. If you are required to clean and wash towels. I think it would be appropriate to stock house with dish detergent, laundry soap, dishwasher tablets, etc. The house was spacious and fit the 5 of us but I would not book again.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing Villa Maria, we do appreciate you taking the time. The pool is well represented in the photos and the size is listed under the amenities and is average for pools here on the island. I am sorry if you missed the size as we do not try to misrepresent anything about our property. A lot of the pool itself is shaded by trees in the morning (which is great depending on time if year) but there is certainly area around the pool for sun bathing. The home is located close to Manatee Avenue as indicated by the map but with a speed limit of 35 there really isn’t a lot of noise unless you are in the tower and that can get a bit noisy depending on time of day. I have never even heard the traffic when inside the home let alone be woken up by it but I do apologize as some people are lighter sleepers than others. You are certainly NOT “required” to clean or to wash towels. Our management team simply asks that you start a load of laundry before departure because like yourself a lot of people ask for an early arrival and we try to accommodate as we did you. Ellie, Suzanne and Bob with Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals are always available from 9 AM to 9 PM 7 days a week and unfortunately did not hear from you during your stay. Again, we apologize but it is difficult to help if we are unaware of your issues.
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Huntertown Indiana

Good location and home

  • 3 of 5

Great location and the house is a nice home however

We paid extra to have the pool heated to a certain temp and it couldn’t seem to maintain it also very dirty pool reminents at the bottom and we mentioned to the pool guy and he didn’t care and added more chemicals then left

The lawn people tried showing up at 7am and began to do outside work and woke our son up

Also one day the cleaning lady’s just walked right into the home during our stay and when we made clear was uncomfortable she Coontinued to ask us questions about who we where.

Each time I called property managers they were very polite hover thing did not get handled in a timely manner .

After the pool guy left without communicating anything wish us about 8 hours later we decided to swim and it ruined our bathing suits because it was so full of chemicals and burned our skin and gave us headaches.

I simply would not recommend only because service wasn’t there and didn’t feel private the way they had everyone just showing up at odd times and limp care for there job.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brad, We are so glad you enjoyed our home and the location of Villa Maria. It is a very popular home and we have to agree that you can’t beat the location. Being super close to the beach is great and having shops and restaurants very close is wonderful also!! I do take exception to some of the items you mentioned below and I am quite confused by some of them since you called the day before your departure and you were quite happy with the home and even extended your stay by 3 days!! The pool is normally heated to 82 degrees which is included in the cost of the rental. When you called on Tuesday the 28th you requested the pool be turned up to 88 degrees. Bob explained the additional costs and had the temperature adjusted and did explain that the heater runs when the pool pumps run so the pool would lose a couple degrees overnight but when the pumps started up in the AM the temperature would return to 88. When you called saying the “pool guy” did not clean the bottom of the pool we immediately called him and he apparently misunderstood what you wanted. We called a local company that could get there immediately but when we called back to tell you he would be there within the hour you said there was no need and that you had used the net provided to clean the leaves in the bottom. You also mentioned the chemicals and you said your daughter developed a slight rash when she went swimming 4 to 5 hours after the pool was serviced but there certainly was no mention of ruined bathing suits or burned skin or headaches!!! We can’t respond to items we are unaware of. We do apologize for the cleaners showing up unexpectedly but when you extended your stay it was not communicated to the actual girl that was cleaning. TOTALLY our fault and we do apologize for the intrusion but it was an honest mistake. The landscaping and the pool service are done on the same day of the week which is published in your Welcome Guide provided to you and they do not show up at “odd times” and we find them to be very professional. Our rental agency is known for their helpfulness and as described above they certainly responded to you in a timely manner. Thank you for reviewing our property and I hope these facts bring into line some of the issues you mentioned.
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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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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!


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