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3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Ground Level Cottage Near the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This listing is for 305 61st St - Unit B, Holmes Beach, 34217.

This a duplex property. (Note that Unit A (VRBO property ID 554464 is a 2 bedroom/ 2 bath unit adjacent to this property. Each unit has it's own private heated pool/patio, parking, laundry, etc.)

This brand new unit has a Master suite with a king size bed and private bathroom with a shower.

The 2nd and 3rd guest bedrooms, located on the opposite side of the unit, have a queen bed and 2 twin beds respectively. The 2 guest rooms share a common hall bathroom with a tub/shower. There is a flat screen TV in each bedroom.

The center of the unit boasts an open air living room with a big screen TV and pull-out queen sofa bed.

The fully equipped kitchen provides brand new stainless appliances and a 6 person dining table. 3 additional dining places are available at the high top bar.

A full size washer and dryer are provided in the interior laundry room.

Lush tropical landscaping surrounds a private heated swimming pool in the fully fenced backyard. Other outdoor amenities include a gas grill, dining tables, lounge chairs, and various beach / recreational items.

The beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island are located within walking distance. A multitude of excellent restaurants are also with walking distance.

Boating, Dolphin Watching, Sunsets cruises and Fishing trips can be booked at the nearby Keyes Marina or in Bradenton Beach.

Several Island Businesses rent Kayaks, Canoes, Bikes, Golf Carts, Segways, Cribs, Strollers, etc.

The 'free' Anna Maria Island Trolley is an excellent way to see and visit the island shops, restaurants, bars, and beach venues on the island.

And there's lots to do right off of the island.

Family outings include the Mote Marine Laboratory, Suncoast Bird Sanctuary, Palma Sola Botanical Gardens, Marie Selby Gardens, Ringling Brothers Museum, miniature golf, horse back riding, and lots more.

Sport enthusiast can watch one of the major league sports teams located just a few minutes away (i.e. MLB spring training in Bradenton, Tampa Bay Rays baseball in St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Bay Buccanners NFL and Tampa Bay Lightning NHL teams in Tampa).

Shop till you drop in our quaint Island Shops / Art Galleries or nearby St Armands Circle and Ellenton Outlet Malls.

Kayak, bike, walk, or bird watch in the near by Robinson Preserve.

And don't miss the nightly sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. They are simply breath taking!

But most importantly ~ relax and enjoy our slice of Paradise.

More Details

Debi Wohlers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Debi Wohlers

We moved from Tampa, FL to Anna Maria Island full-time in 2011.

I was born and raised in Tampa and visited Anna Maria Island many times as a child.

After selling my computer software business in 2007, I bought a 'weekend' place in Holmes Beach in 2008. I immediately fell in love with the island and the friendliness of the locals.

It is a charming small town that I know you too will enjoy.

Debi Wohlers purchased this house in 2013


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , In Master Bedroom
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Queen Guest - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Ground Level Cottage Near the Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews

A great get away in Holmes Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our long weekend at the Crab Shack was priceless. It was clean, well stocked, and the pool just right.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will visit us again in the future.
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place. Will be back!! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great second visit

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time staying at the Crab Shack.

We loved our time here! It is still very comfortable and convenient to the beach and some great restaurants in walking distance. Pool was sparkling and perfect temp. The house and neighborhood were super quiet and incredibly relaxing and peaceful. The house has great natural light as well as really good lighting in all the rooms (loved all the dimmer switches).

They have taken extra precautions with additional latches on the door to the pool, which is so helpful when you have a small child. That helped us sleep easier!

It would be five stars except for the following:

Furniture is getting kind of dirty and could all use a good cleaning.

Also, it would be really nice to have some extra dish detergent and some laundry detergent on hand.

Thanks again, we hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you stayed with us again. Your comments about the furniture are noted. We haven't had a lot of luck cleaning the furniture and plan to buy new furniture this month.
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Crab Shack Memories

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this location 3 times and always enjoy it so much that we promise ourselves that we will come back. The property is well kept and clean. The landscaping is beautiful and offers privacy in the back by the pool with high palms and thick tropical plants. The interior is updated in the last several years with a new kitchen, granite counter tops and tile floor. It has always been kept well organized and clean. The physical location is only two blocks from the beach which makes walking to the beach an option if you don't have a lot to carry. If toting a lot of stuff is necessary, a small shed in the back pool area holds several beach carts along with chairs, and various recreational items such as sand toys, umbrellas, and rafts.

As far as living conveniences provided, bedding, towels, hand towels, sheets and beach towels are all provided and of nice quality. The living space is comfortable and spacious. We used the grill a lot which works well. The owners are always very quick to respond if there is an empty gas tank or other issue. The inside kitchen is a full kitchen and sits next to a small dining area. Cooking utensils such as pots, pans, cookie sheets are supplied but limited so if you are planning too cook a lot, call ahead and ask what has been replaced or is available. Again, the owners are always very kind, accommodating, and quick to respond to any need which is one of the primary reasons we have gone back to them and their property. The only negative statement that could be made this year which was different in the past is when they clean, they really clean, meaning not much is left behind in terms of basic supplies that make a first day arrival convenient. Things such as toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, plastic bags, dish soap, hand soap, salt, pepper, spices, etc. are all taken out or left in minimal quantities by the cleaning crew so a first day trip to the grocery store is unavoidable.

Overall, this is a 5 star Cottage, run by owners that should get 5+ stars for their attention to their tenants and making the Crab Shack a place the will provide many cherished memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, kind words, and suggestions regarding start-up items. We will look into that. We pride ourselves on personally managing our property rather than handing it over to a property management company. We always love seeing you and your family. We hope to see you again next year!
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the "Crab Shack"--myself, my husband, and our three boys (10, 8 and 4). We loved the pool, and the proximity to the beach and great local restaurants (all walkable). We bough fresh seafood from nearby Fresh Market, and cooked on the grill numerous times. The washer and dryer were a wonderful convenience for an active family of five. It was truly the perfect family vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed you stay and hope to see you again!
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Feb/March 2017

  • 5 of 5

My stay of 5 weeks was very comfortable and enjoyable. The rental continues to be in superb condition and it is most evident that emphasis is placed on cleanliness and comfort for the renters. Everything was in working order and when minor issues arose, Deb and/or Lori were quick to respond. The one unusual event that occurred was a bird dropping a rather large fish on the roof of the property. It rolled down the roof into the gutter - so a ladder was needed to get him out of there before he smelled:)

I would recommend the property to couples or families - the pool is wonderful to have especially in the late afternoon and evening. The beach chairs and umbrella were sufficient. The walk to the beach is an easy one. We rented bikes this year and discovered more of the island via the neighborhoods.

Wonderful stay and I'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa (TPA) 60 miles or Sarasota (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Key Royale
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
I-75 and SR 64
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Car: recommended

Anna Maria Island is a quaint Barrier Island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico.

Beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are the main attraction here. It is a place where 'old' Florida charm can still be found, flip flops are a way of life and the speed limit never exceeds 35mph.

High rise condos and fast food restaurants are pleasantly absent from our pristine 'get away from it all' island.

Our accommodations and restaurants offer something for everyone. From quaint cottages by the sea to deluxe suites, from million-dollar villas to rustic cottages.

One visit to Anna Maria Island and you will be calling it, 'My island in the sun'.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

eCheck and credit card payments can be made online through VRBO. Please contact me if you would like to pay by check or PayPal. 100% refund if cancelled 30 days or more prior to check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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