Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beautiful Anna Maria Island Home with Heated Pool, Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 6, with heated outdoor shower

Custom built in 2013 this three bedroom, two bath home is beautifully designed for six guests. Come to Island Breeze and relax with all the amenities to make your vacation home a truly memorable experience. From your first step into the oasis you will feel yourself decompress.

Eleven foot ceilings welcome you with an open spacious feeling. The kitchen has been stocked with everything you need to prepare your meals when your not experiencing one of our island restaurants. Two full baths with large showers and tasteful decor await you. The master suite & guest bedroom both have queen size beds with comfy mattresses and linens. The third bedroom is equipped with two twin beds designed for comfort. All three bedrooms have plasma flat screen TV's in addition to the one in the living room. We have WiFi and cable so you can bring your lap top or iPad if you choose to stay contacted to the outside world. Ipod docking station for your music enjoyment. Just plug in your playlist and dance your worries're on island time now!

Step outside to enjoy a splash pool with ample seating to enjoy your lazy afternoons. Chaise lounges and tables and chairs await your dinner alfresco. Have a strawberry margarita, lemon drop or rum runner cocktail to help put you in the mood for vacation fun. It is a great sunny spot to sip your coffee in the morning too with a pastry from Ginny's & Janie's Bakery Cafe and Island Coastal Store. Evening barbecues? No problem with our pool side grill.

Take the wagon equipped with all your beach supplies, chairs, umbrella, towels, floaties and beach toys, head down to the beach three blocks away to stake your ideal spot. Enjoy the surf, beach walk, hunt for that special shell, float in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, people watch or simply dig your toes in the sand and bask in the sun. Awwhh! This is truly paradise! When you return from your beach jaunts use your private outside shower to remove the last of the days beach sand.

Our island is only seven miles long and never more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of the waves and visions of the sunset in all locations. Did I say sunsets? Every evening join the parade of parties wandering down to the Gulf to watch the magnificent sun sets. If you weren't hooked on the activities abound on the beaches by day, you will cherish the sunsets! Before you know it, you will be planning your next trip to paradise before you leave.

Anna Maria Island is known as 'An Island in the Sun'. The average temperature is 80 degrees. The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton is the southern most, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique shops and restaurants. Anna Maria Island has seven 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.

Hop aboard the free trolley just steps from your front door to experience a Grouper sandwich or Stone Crab at one of our local restaurants. Meander through the boutiques to look for a souvenir. The trolley runs everyday from 6am until 10:30pm. Stops are just two to four blocks apart!

Come experience 'Old Florida' life on Anna Maria Island. We can't wait to share our island with you!

More Details

Barbara Spotleson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Barbara Spotleson

My brother and I purchased this property as a vacation home for our families. Our family has been coming to the island for over 45 years!

Barbara Spotleson purchased this house in 2014

Why Barbara Spotleson chose Holmes Beach

We wanted a maintenance free home. The custom home was extremely well built by contractor Mark Kimball. We love all the extra care and amenitites Mark added to make this an amazing home.

What makes this house unique

The 12 foot plus ceilings add a spacious, comfy feeling. The two extra large showers in our baths are wonderful. The transom windows above the doors brighten up each bedroom with natural light. And who wouldn't love our beautifully landscaped yard with heated splash pool!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for everything! The house was perfect and we had a wonderful vacation. We look forward to renting from you all again!


Christina and Bob
Apr 2014
  • 1 of 1


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

89% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beautiful Anna Maria Island Home with Heated Pool, Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.893617 based on 48 reviews
We will be traveling from Philadelphia. Others will be coming from Paris.

A Perfect Vacation Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Island Breeze has everything you could want or need for a perfect AMI vacation. The great room has a well-equipped kitchen, plenty of seating for dining and a cozy television area. The beautiful bedrooms have comfy linens and plenty of closets and bureaus. We loved spending time in and by the pool. For beach days, towels, chairs, an umbrella and beach toys were all available. A perfect place for a getaway with family or friends! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, We are pleased that you enjoyed your vacation at Island Breeze! You were perfect guests and would welcome you back anytime.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful home, well appointed and very clean

  • 5 of 5

Excellent home to enjoy Anna Maria Island

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful family getaway

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our family and looked even better in person then the pictures portrayed. We had everything needed for a fun, memorable stay on Anna Maria.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and we enjoyed our time there. The kitchen was stocked with spices and basic cooking supplies. We had lots of fun swimming in the pool especially our two year old grandson. The owner/manager was very accommodating and worked us with to schedule the delivery and pick up of baby equipment that we rented.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Our family had a great time. House was very nice and well equipped just as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on Anna Marie Island. The house was great. The weather was chilly so we didn't get to the beach much. Lots of shops and restaurants to try. Would definitely stay at this house again if we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely, well-stocked, comfortable home on Anna Maria Island

  • 5 of 5

We were provided with everything we needed to check-in easily and be welcomed into this lovely home on Anna Maria Island.

The house has a well-stocked kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, cooking utensils, many different cooking supplies. It had a Keurig. It had more of the basics that you need than any other rental property we have stayed at. However, since we have kids (9, 11, 19), most of the dishes were thick glass and it would have been good to have more plastic or Corelle-type options. The washer/dryer and dishwasher worked great.

The living room was very comfortable for our family, and we brought our Roku to connect to Amazon and Netflix. There is no game system, but there are a few older family board games to play and cards, which we made use of because we were there during Tropical Storm Emily, so we had a lot of indoor family time. However, when they could, the kids still enjoyed a lot of time outside in the pool. While a small pool, they still had a blast.

Other reviews have mentioned issues with the hot/cold water control. We noticed this with the shower in the master bedroom - it either seemed to be very hot or go to cold if you turned it down, but it wasn't that much of an issue for us. We aren't sure if the same issue applied in the other bathroom as the kids didn't complain. If you have young kids, note the pictures - there are no bathtubs. My kids were a little disappointed about this as they love baths. But they still loved the house.

We weren't sure whether we should rent any equipment ahead of time for the beach, and I decided to wait until we got there, except for a golf cart. The kids loved riding on the cart. The garage had all kinds of things that you would need for the beach - a big umbrella, lots of lawn chairs, an upright push cart (we never used that so I don't know how well it works), toys for the sand, noodles, lots of boogie boards. There may be more things - I didn't dig through everything there.

The reason we almost didn't select this home with was that there was not a king size bed in the master bedroom. My husband is very tall, so the bed was a little small for him, but he still slept well.

We would definitely want to stay again at this beautiful home and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Pinebrook Ironwood
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Island Gourmet Grill Restaurant & Wine Bar
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Just 16 houses to the tropical powder sugar sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island. Voted number two best island for USA beaches and island vacation in 2015! Pack up your beach wagon with chairs, umbrella, towels, sand toys (all provided) and head to the beach for a relaxing day in sun and surf. Don't forget your sun screen!

Free island trolley available steps from your front door. Enjoy local seafood at world class restaurants or a simple mouth watering burger from local diners & dives. Try Beach Bistro (reservations a must) for a special dinner or Slims or Duffy's for burgers.

If shopping is your gig we have unique boutiques and gift shops spattered throughout our island. Or, take a trolley to St Armand's Circle on Long Boat Key for an afternoon of serious shopping and lunch.

Walt Disney World and Universal Studios just a two hour drive away in Orlando. Busch Gardens in Tampa and Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.

You don't have to leave the island for live theater, check out Anna Maria City,Island Players, in their 65th season.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

+ Cleaning fee: $200
+ Administration fee: $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.