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Desirable Island Beach House Duplex "Dilly Dally By The Sea"

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,304 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

This duplex is a 2/1 on each side, perfect for family or friends

The Dilly Dally By The Sea is a charming island duplex home located in the most desirable section of quiet Holmes Beach. This well maintained property on 7005 Gulf Drive is one block from the Gulf with direct beach access. The "Dally" is a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit tastefully decorated in a beach decor furnished with linens, towels, etc. It is an open floor plan with a large living room, dining room with seating for at least 6, a full kitchen with counter seating, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. The property has a caged heated swimming pool, outdoor showers, BBQ grills, and has plenty of parking. It is walking distance to restaurants and shops. Less than a half block away is a stop for the free island trolley. Accommodating one to six persons, the Dally is the perfect vacation spot for family and friends. If you need more space the "Dilly" unit can also be rented to double your capacity, See VRBO 1083750.

Property Manager
Andy Gidus
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2304 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Desirable Island Beach House Duplex "Dilly Dally By The Sea"
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

It gets even BETTER!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Dilly Dally and it just gets better. A local designer has added some enchanting updates such a fresh color, art, new kitchen equipment, linen, and more.

We enjoyed 10 wonderful days here and have every intention of coming back again.

The owners and property manager (Sato Real Estate) are very accommodating and easy to work with.

We can't say enough wonderful things about this wonderful place on Anna Maria Island.

So, the best-kept secret is out of the bag.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

This house just works! Its proximity to the beach is its best feature and will definitely have us coming back. Walk out the house, across the street and within 50 yards you're on the beach, toes in sand!

We liked the clean interior and its spacious layout. The kitchen is large with a well stocked selection of dishes, glasses, utensils and cooking equipment.

The outside shower is an added bonus feature, after a hot day at the beach. We also enjoyed the enclosed pool and the zero-gravity lawn chairs.

The beds were very comfortable, such that I checked the mattress manufacturer (Sealy). This 2BR and 1 bath worked for a small family like ours just fine. There were lots of towels and the water heater provided enough hot water for 3 consecutive showers.

The condo had lots of nice beach towels and some beach furniture, but you may want to consider renting a few extra chairs at the local store.

This unit also has a killer wifi connection, which was extremely important for us and streaming movies was a snap.

We truly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place without any reservation to our friends. Thank you for the wonderful memories we were able to make here and we hope to be back again soon.

You needn't stray far for some good food:

Starfish Company, Cortez

Cortez Kitchen, Cortez

Gulf Drive Cafe, Holmes Beach

Donut Experiment, AMI

Rod 'n Reel, AMI

Poppo's Taqueria, AMI

Scott's Deli, AMI (they deliver to the beach!)

Kilwin's Ice Cream, St. Armands

Yoder's Amish Restaurant, SRQ

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Beach Haven

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed here for a girls' getaway in early May. The house is right across from the beach, and provided for such an enjoyable time at such a great price (and location!). The house was immaculate and the kitchen was well-equipped. During the day, we spent most of our time at the beach, but it was nice to take a dip in the pool before washing up for dinner. There are a bunch of great restaurants on the Island, and we used the "AMI Monkey Bus" to get around at night.

Another one of our friends is getting married in a few months, and we decided to return to the Island and booked the duplex for her bachelorette party. I'm sure our next visit will be just as delightful!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nazareth, PA

We will definitely return.

  • 5 of 5

What a convenient, clean and spacious duplex a short 1/2 block to the beach. The heated private pool was a real treat to return to after a day on the beach. This duplex is great for large families, extended families or multiple families because you can rent both sides, vacation together in over 2,300 square feet of aircondtioned space and have your very own pool but also have your privacy when you return to your individual unit. The owner also allowed us to bring our dog, which was a huge plus. Beach Place is my family's choice when we return to Anna Maria Island next year.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, IN

Can't wait till next year!

  • 5 of 5

Recently stay on 1/2 of the duplex. It was clean and spacious. The enclosed pool in back was a nice feature. You can walk to several restaurants or take the trolley. Just across from the beach. A bonus was the internet service. We were on a girls trip. It was perfect for us, we rented both sides, but would perfect for 2 families that want to vacation together, but want some private time as well. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Indiana

Perfect Sharing Location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean place. Photos are exactly what it looks like. Nice location. Great set up for family and friends to rent both North and South (our group was a girls get away). Just down the road from Beach Bistro (favorite restaurant). Trolly is a good option for transportation but also recommend the "for tips only" mode of transportation Island Beach Monkey's as they are just a phone call away for pick up if you are making multiple stops in an evening. I would stay here again and recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $50

A $500 advance toward the rental balance is due to secure the reservation. Checks or credit cards accepted.

Balance is due 45 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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