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4 Bed/3 Bath BUNGALOW Heated Pool & Spa - Beach Bikes Kayaks

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleep 13

At 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, this is one of the most charming rentals on Anna Maria Island!! Located a few houses from the beach, it is only a two minute walk until white powdery sand is between your toes! Easy on the kids and even easier on you! Around the corner from restaurants, pubs & stores by bike, car or free island trolley. Free trolley stop is only three houses away! Trolley will take you and your family all over Anna Maria Island for sights, food, ice cream and shopping. Makes getting around a breeze! This home features a huge 32 feet long heated pool with waterfall, enormous sun step for kids/babies that don't swim & spa to relax in after your busy day of walking on the beach. Pool has it's own table with water seating - great for snacks and drinks! Mermaid Crossing is a luxurious and welcome retreat in the perfect location on Anna Maria Island. This bungalow has been fully renovated with no expense being spared. Boasts luxury with 5 flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, beautiful 'wood' tile floors, granite counter tops, unique beach decor, tropical heated pool and a massive outdoor covered cabana with big screen TV, custom bar & lounging furniture. Outdoor seating for 15 plus. Tropical landscaped back yard is private and fenced in. Indoor dining table seats 8! 2 master suites with en-suites featuring top of the line king sized beds, 3rd room with a king sized bed and the kids room featuring 2 bunks that sleep 5 (4 twins & 1 pull out twin trundle). Decorated in ultimate beach style with tons of loving touches, Mermaid Crossing is the place for a large family gathering or a simple quiet retreat. The homeowners stay here with and without their children (sorry kids!) so this get away is set up with all of the necessities and tons of extras! Garage is stocked with 2 kayaks, 2 bikes w/ drink holders and baskets, wagon, toddler tricycle, toys, 8 beach chairs, 2 large beach umbrellas, beach towels, and beach toys. At the beach expect to see dolphins, manatees, fish, birds, crabs and sometimes jumping rays!

Mermaid Crossing is the perfect place to relax and recharge in a fun and private beachy setting!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Emma

After many trips to Anna Maria Island my family and I decided that it was time to commit to this beach paradise and buy a home. Years of enjoying our days on the perfect beaches, lunches on the pier, sunset champagnes with phenomenal fine dining and great nights socializing with the locals made this comfy beach town a part of us. And as our family has grown we wanted a place where we could relax, rejuvenate and that we could explore with our friends and kids.

Over the past few years we have purchased 3 homes. Just recently we have been fortunate enough to move to the island full time. We've made some great friends on Anna Maria and one of them is the owner of this home. She has been kind enough to allow me to take care of her property for her with the same care we give our own rentals

We hope that you will find our little piece of paradise as welcoming as we all do.

Emma purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Emma chose Anna Maria Island

The beach, the backyard and the bungalow.

It's tough to find a house in this location with all the amenities this house has to offer. It is the culmination of years of planning, saving and creating and the owners are thrilled to be able to share it with others as part of their vacation memories.

Because this is a bungalow it is accessible for all ages. (please note there are 3 steps up into the house and 4 steps down to the pool level in the back yard). With so many children likely to visit, the owners wanted a home where they could run around without worrying about stairs or not being able to see what they were up to. They also recognize that many 'snow birds' appreciate the convenience of staying in a ground level home. It is a luxury that is slowly disappearing as 2-story homes take over the rental market.

The interior finishing's are all top of the line. You will appreciate the luxe bedding and linens and well stocked kitchen. The mattresses are top of the line. We can promise sweet dreams.

Another huge benefit of this property is the backyard - at 2-3 times the size of most AMI homes this yard is truly a tropical paradise. The pool is one of the largest on the island and features a hot tub and seating area (positioned to see the t.V. In the cabana). The cabana houses a lounge area with cozy furniture and custom wet bar made by a local artist.

You have finally found your 'dream house'. Enjoy!

What makes this bungalow unique

Anna Maria Island possesses old Florida charm and has all the amenities of the larger, over developed and more crowded islands. Perfect powder-white sand beaches run the length of its west coast with the stunning blues of the Gulf of Mexico constantly lapping at its shores. The free trolley service will take you virtually anywhere on the island. Dozens of great restaurants, bars and shopping experiences are all right on your doorstep. Car or no car - you're all set!


Holmes Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • master Ensuite 1 - toilet , shower
    Master en suite 2 - toilet , shower
    Shared Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 king
    Master Suite 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , trundle bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
2 pack n plays with sheets located in kid bedroom closet


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

4 Bed/3 Bath BUNGALOW Heated Pool & Spa - Beach Bikes Kayaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We all had such a great time this past week at mermaid crossing, what a beautiful house! There were 6 adults and 6 kids and we had plenty of room! The kids spent countless hours in the pool while the adults enjoyed the outdoor bar and tv. It was nice to have such a short walk to the beach too. The kids enjoyed having the kayaks. This was our first time to Anna Maria and we would definitely love to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morgantown, WV, USA

A wonderful week at a top-notch vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here. We were an extended family (Grandma & grandpa, the kids and their kids). We had so much fun using the pool and sitting outside in the cabana while one of us used the grill to make dinner for all of us. The house is spacious (4 BR with 3 King beds, 1BR with bunk beds), the kitchen is beautiful and the dining room table seats 8 or 10. Everything about this property is top quality. The house is about a block from the beach (two half-blocks really.) Our rhythm was the beach in the morning, the pool in the afternoon and back to the beach at sunset. We went bike riding (3 bikes are available) and used the kayaks (2 are available.) I give this place my highest recommendation, A+++. We'll be back. Emma, thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is incredible! Plenty of room for multiple families to stay, lots of amenities & so many nice touches throughout. The owners supplied everything we needed to make our Spring Break memorable - beach chairs, umbrellas, a wagon (even though the house is less than a 2 minute walk from the Gulf), bikes, etc. The care package with laundry detergent & dish soap was very thoughtful. And everyone loved the pool!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, Michigan

Better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property met or exceeded our expectations. Great location, close to beach, and the home has everything you might need for your stay. Right now, there are two new homes being built directly across the street. Construction noise was minimal, but the street was crowded with workers vehicles. I would definitely recommend this home to others. FYI: one of the puzzles is missing a piece. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Family Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic rental. Enough room for everyone together yet private without stepping on each other. Booked as family trip (5 adults and 4 kids). Pool was perfect, close to beach. Cooked most meals at house. Even crab boil last night on patio. Adults watched NBA finals out on cabana without waking grandma and kids. Loved all the extra beach/pool toys, bikes, kayak, chairs and umbrella. Island was perfect. Took trolley to 2 scoops icecream shop for the kids!

We will rent another home from this owner in future. Easy to work with.

Overall great expirence.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

Great Family Reunion Rental

  • 5 of 5

We arrived for a long Memmorial weekend stay on Friday. We entered the house after a long flight and drive to find the air conditioning running and a wonderful welcome basket full of goodies sitting on the island! The 2 master suites make it a great place for a family reunion with 2 adult couples and 5 children! The owners think of everything from lawn chairs, to umbrellas, kayaks, bicylces and sand toys! The pool area is gorgeous-the pictures do not do it justice. The boys spent many a night watching the NBA playoffs in the outside cabana exquipped with a wet bar and refrigerator! The short walk to the beach is an understatement-it is truly a 2 minute walk! Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach Bungalow Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2016
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Holidays 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
March 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $270 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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