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Heated Pool, Steps to Beach, Free Trolley, Shops & Restaurants 4 Bedroom/4 Bath

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,908 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Large Home with Plenty of Room for the Whole Family-Perfect Location!

Saffron Sun is a newly renovated 4 bedroom/4 bathroom vacation residence with a bright and sunny personality.

Saffron Sun has its own heated swimming pool with a large paver deck, private gardens and an outdoor shower! Just steps to the beach and the Free Trolley, this Italian style vacation residence has views of the surrounding island from the tower terrace and glimpses of the beach and the gulf!

Complete with elevator, DVD, 50' Flat screen TV in the living area and Flat screen TV's and phones in every bedroom along with high speed Wi-Fi Internet access. It is newly furnished with 2 King Masters, a Queen Guest and 2 Twins. The Dual system air conditioning allows you to adjust the temperature in the upper and middle sections of the house to your own comfort level.

The living area has Burnished Canadian maple wood flooring with a Queen Size Pull-Out and other comfy furnishings! Watch the large 50' flat screen cable LED TV, see movies on DVD & listen to a selection of cable music. Glass sliders lead out to the balcony with seating for 6 for your evening meal, that early morning cup of coffee, just relaxing or enjoying an 'al fresco' breakfast or lunch.

Relish the privacy of the 2nd balcony off of the 1st Master Suite or ascent to that perfect spot in the tower to enjoy a peak of the Beach and the Gulf or to enjoy an evening cocktail while catching one of the amazing sunsets that Anna Maria is famous for!

Saffron Sun's kitchen has solid maple wood cabinetry, creamy ceramic tile floor, smooth granite counter tops, stainless appliances and loads of storage space. The appliances include a ceramic top range, refrigerator/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. A second dining table allows for an 'eat-in' kitchen and is useful for serving breakfast or snacks for 4. 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 is easy, just use the elevator.

The separate laundry room has a high capacity washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

Anna Maria Island Beach Café is just across the street on the Beach - they serve breakfast that you can eat with your feet in the sands - try their all you can eat pancakes with maple syrup and butter and a dish of fresh fruits or go for scrambled eggs, bacon and fries washed down with limitless cups of coffee. The trolley stops there so you can ride up and down the island free of charge. Use the outdoor shower when you get home to wash the sand off your toes or just to rinse off!

The island's grocery store is within walking distance and it sells terrific steaks and seafood, has a great delicatessen and the bakery is a must, try their White Mountain bread - it is delicious. Also nearby are small shops, a pharmacy, doctor and dentist!

Please Note a month is based on 28 days!!



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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2908 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
  • 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:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Master 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Both Master Bathrooms have a large oval Jacuzzi style spa tub and separate shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Master 2 - 1 king
    Queen Guest - 1 queen
    Twin Guest - 2 twin/ single
    Pull-Out in Living Area - 1 queen
  • 2 Master Suites & Private Bath for all Guest Bedrooms plus a Queen Pull-Out in Living Area
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Heated Pool, Steps to Beach, Free Trolley, Shops & Restaurants 4 Bedroom/4 Bath
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews

Perfect for our large group

  • 5 of 5

This location is just a short walk to beach. House has plenty of room for large families. Love the island and free shuttle service which is just a short walk as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amie, Thank you for taking the time to review Saffron Sun, we’re glad that you found our home to be a perfect place for your large group. The beach across the street is only 1 of 2 places on the island with lifeguards which some families prefer. There are also bathroom facilities and a nice beach café that has nightly family entertainment. We feel our home is the perfect place for large families and the en-suite bathrooms provide a little privacy. Please reach out to Ellie, Suzanne and Bob when planning your return trip.
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Rochelle Park, NJ

Grest house. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. Everything worked great, no issues with anything. Location couldn't have been better. Would definitely consider this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Madlyn, Thank you for your review on Aqua Moon, it’s nice to hear that you enjoyed staying at our home! We also love the location being so close to the beach with a great Café’ and amenities. The all you can eat pancakes is my Achilles heel! They also have nightly sunset festivities including the Friday night drum circle where kids are encouraged to play along. We would love for you to come back and visit us in paradise again!
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Beautiful home and Great time

  • 5 of 5

This place was really nice. Everyone had their own space and had a good time. Was a bit noisy with all street traffic, but then we live on 2 acres and don't get that at home. So it's what you're use too. Loved that the beach is just across the street. This place has all the beach things you need, chairs, toys for the kids, carts to carry it all in.

Kitchen is very well stocked with all kinds of cookware and utensils. Although I was on vacation and didn't cook. We brought our boat over and left it at the marina. So spent a lot of time on the boat and beached up somewhere.

We usually bring our RV and stay somewhere else but can't with bring the family. Gets a little crowded very fast. lol We are very familiar with this area and know all the good places to eat. We love this area and all the wonderful foods.

There are lots of levels and stairs. Thank goodness for the elevator. Our grandson loved it. He wanted to ride on it every time we got back or left. Everyone would take the stairs and he and I would take the elevator. It was great bring all our stuff in and taking it to what ever level it needed to go on.

Wish is wasn't on a dirt road though, it creates a lot of dirt on your feet. The floors were so sandy when we got to the house. On the stairs inside and just everywhere. Rugs at each doorway would really help prevent so much getting into the the house. Didn't want to walk around in the house barefoot cause the floors were so dirty. It is at the beach, so thats to be expected. All in all this was a wonderful house and loved it.

Thank you so much, and we would love to come back and stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Aqua Moon. Glad you found everything you needed for the beach and for the kitchen and good for you for not cooking! That is what vacation is for in my book! Having the beach right across the street AND being walking distance to Publix grocery store and to restaurants is one of our favorite features. Please do come back and visit us soon to get your toes in the sand again!
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Powell TN

Very Enjoyable Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Large rooms, great closet space and extras that made for comfortable living. The elevator is a great feature for loading and unloading. Having linens, towels, pool toys, well stocked kitchen made it so convenient.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing Aqua Moon, I’m glad that your family enjoyed staying at our home! It is our goal to provide everything our guests would need and our team of Ellie, Suzanne and Bob do a nice job of taking care of any needs that may arise. Although there are many great restaurants on the Island, we like giving our guests the option of cooking up a nice meal in the kitchen or gas grille in the pool area. Please come back and stay with us again!
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Great place for a family celebration

  • 4 of 5

This place had everything we needed as we celebrated my father's 80th birthday. The house with ideally located and even had an elevator as well as all the comforts of home. Having different living levels and balconies allowed all to slip away to their special niche to nap, read or just watch the weather. We even found a place to keep the boat in the water close by. Ellie and team were wonderful from booking the reservation, answering question to making sure we were all settled in during our stay. The biggest disappointment was being not being able to enjoy the beach since there was a red tide impacting the water but the pool was just right and had plenty of chairs to relax. As nice as the place was it did look like it had experienced many wonderful times by others and could use some sprucing up/ landscape refresh/exterior paint touch up.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie and Family, Glad you found everything you needed at Aqua Moon. What a special Birthday for your Dad! Sounds like you took advantage of all Anna Maria has to offer as well as enjoying the home. The red tide does come in once in a while and is harmless other than to people who experience respiratory issues. Thank God it only stays a short time and leaves no lasting effects!! We do appreciate your suggestion on our home and have already taken care of the landscaping and we will certainly get to the painting the next time the home is empty! Please do come back and see us and I am sure Ellie, Suzanne and Bob will take good care of you again!
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Soddy Daisy

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Loved the spacious accommodations, large bedrooms and living space. All of extra pool toys and beach towels were a nice unexpected addition to the package. Quick walk to the beach. Just a wonderful overall experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brenda and Family, Thanks for taking the time to review Aqua Moon. It is much appreciated and we are happy that you found the accommodations to your liking. We do try to provide all of the necessities for the pool and beach as well as a fully stocked kitchen and linens and towels. Please do come back and see us again!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Tampa 50 miles or Sarasota/Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
No Ferry but the Free Trolley is close!
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Holmes 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! Saffron Sun is Walking Distance to Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Drug Store and Liquor Store and steps to the Gulf of Mexico Beautiful White Sand Beaches!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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