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!
- Bungalow1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay4 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleep 13
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 21, 2018
As a small boutique rental agency we pride ourselves on selecting only a handful of the newest, most pristine vacation rentals. We have chosen homes to suit all group sizes and specifications without compromising the highest standards we hold ourselves to. Being this discerning has earned us the trust of many vacationers who have come back year after year. We are also one of the few agencies with a focus on homes from Anna Maria Island to Siesta Key. We know that while many people are happy to return to the same vacation spot year after year, others like to try out new places. We hope our personalized service and spectacular homes will allow you to truly experience the islands as they were meant to be!
Why Emma chose Holmes Beach
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!
Pool / Spa
Great property for a family vacation
Enjoyed this home. It seemed to have most everything we needed. It is beautifully decorated. The kitchen is a galley style. We did bump into each other quite a bit as we all tried to be in the same place at the same time. The kitchen is so well stocked with equipment that there was not a lot of room for items we'd brought. Some very high shelves were empty in the cabinets, but then not everyone could reach. It was great having a regular coffee pot and also a Keurig. The refrigerator is a side by side, but a small one. The ice maker was a joke. We had to buy bags of ice and fill the tray/dispenser. Had little tiny ants in the kitchen that were a bit irritating. House info said pool guy would come every Tuesday. He didn't come until Thursday. Housekeeper was supposed to come Wednesday. No one came. The two older kids enjoyed being outside to watch TV. That was a nice feature for the adults. Bedrooms and bathrooms were very nice. Enjoyed the pump hand soap provided. The walk-in showers were awesome. The beautiful beach is a short block and a half walk from the front door, and the free trolley stop only a half block. All 8 of us (ages 1 to 73), enjoyed the pool. It would have been nice if there was a half bath outside near the pool. The outdoor shower was handy for rinsing off sand. All in all, we did enjoy our stay in this beautiful property.
Our family loved it. Location was great, house was super cool and had a new feeling, plenty of space, and all the beach stuff and bikes provided was great. It was pricey for the weekend but worth it. We will be back for sure and we can bring more people as the place was bigger than we thought!
Second time - still wonderful
Our second stay at this property in the past two years. Every single thing was perfect. Super-quiet street, and all the new construction is complete. Book this property with confidence.
Wonderful home, great pool and outdoor space! perfect location!
This was our second time to this house. We love it! So close to the beach and free trolley stop, we didn't rent a car. The kitchen is well equipped, lot's of pool toys, beach stuff, everything we needed. Thank you! wish we could stay for a month :-)
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME IN EVERY WAY!!
I can not say enough great things about this property. We had absolutely NO issues during our mother/daughter trip to celebrate 4 family's very special friendships. Beach was a block away...beautiful pool and hot tub with plenty of shaded seating in the PRIVATE back yard. We para-sailed while we were there, took a sunset dolphin watching tour, and shopped this awesome little area. Getting around on the island was not hard at all. This is an awesome location for all ages. We plan to come back and re-do this awesome vacation in a couple of years. THANKS FOR AN AWESOME VACATION DESTINATION!! WE LOVED IT!!!
Amazing home managed by amazing people!
This house was absolutely perfect! This is our 4th trip to Anna Maria and we usually stay in the same house every year. This year we chose somewhere different and are very happy we did. Everything exceeded our expectations. Emma and Claire, the managers, were unbelievably accommodating. The property was exquisite and had so many extras! The back yard was fantastic with the pool, hot tub and cabana. I just can't say enough about this place. We will DEFINITELY be back next year and will most certainly be using Emma and Claire again!