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Can be rented with VRBO #972744 to accomodate up to 12 people and 8 cars.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Spectacular heated pool/spa area, ample parking & just a short walk to the beach

This wonderful 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom property is way more than just a place to eat and sleep. It is one half of an elevated duplex in the heart of Holmes Beach. The duplex is offset so the two units are not totally side by side offering more privacy. The living area is a comfortable 1050 square feet which is much bigger when you take into consideration the screened and covered front porch and open deck. They are all on the same level and wrap around from the front door on the side to the sliding glass doors in the front.

The living room, kitchen, dining area, hallway and guest bathroom have Mexican tile which is cool to the feet. The living room has a large flat screen TV which is one of four. The other TVs are in both bedrooms and the outdoor room which can been seen from the spa and pool. The white denim furniture is comfortable and the sofa has a pull-out sleeper.

The dining area is fun in a Florida Funky way. It has seating for six with different colored chairs with a large white table. The kitchen is open with off white appliances. There is a food pantry with sliding shelves. The refrigerator has a filter and dispenses water and ice through the door. The kitchen is well appointed with everything one needs to cook a meal.

The master bedroom has all new furniture. The king size bed is fit for a king and queen. Look out the window and there is a great view of the pool and the royal palms. The closet has a has additional drawers, shelves and plenty of area to hang clothes. The master bath has been totally remodeled with a natural slate and has a rain shower with glass shower doors.

The guest bedroom has two twin beds. It is close to the guest bathroom which has a tub/shower combination.

The pool area is resort quality and is a great place for family and friends. The pool is heated and has a hot tub in the middle section of the pool with room for six. There is a lovely mermaid nearby watching out for all. The wood deck surrounds the pool and is at the same height from the pool all the way to the outdoor room leaving plenty of choices for you to lounge the day away. The royal palms are stately and give a tropical feel to the area.

The outdoor room has a custom tiki bar that comfortably seats four and has a convenient refrigerator for beverages. There is a wall mounted TV which can be seen from many areas of the deck and pool. The balance of the lower area is a storage room which has an automatic garage door with room for a gulf cart or a couple of scooters. There is still plenty of room for beach gear bikes.

Parking is not a problem here. In addition to the golf cart garage there is off street parking for four cars.

More Details

Jeff Kenrick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Jeff Kenrick

We have been islanders for many years but now reside in the mountains of Western North Carolina in Asheville. Anna Maria Island is close to our hearts and we are very fortunate to have many fond memories of the time we have spent there. We particularly enjoy the laid back lifestyle and all this unique island has to offer. Not to worry about us, we still visit this island as often as our busy life permits.

Jeff Kenrick purchased this house in 1988

Why Jeff Kenrick chose Anna Maria Island

This is the first property we ever purchased back in 1988. We have bought and sold many others on the island but this is the one we have always kept. The location is the perfect combination of convenience and privacy and has been the home to many happy tenants. We recently decided to convert one half of the duplex to a vacation rental. We have spared no expense in putting in the heated pool/spa and surrounding deck. We also have converted some of the storage area to a fantastic outdoor room.

What makes this house unique

Visitors come to the island to enjoy the weather and numerous outdoor activities. Your accommodations should enhance the experience. Our property does just that. We have a state of the art heated pool and hot tub surrounded by over 800 square feet of wood decking. Just off the deck area is a 250 square feet out door room that is can be used for many activities. We have a screened and covered front porch which is ideal for 'bug-free' people watching as they parade to and from the beach. There is also an elevated open deck great for grilling or just lounging.

The new pool is heated and has an oval shaped hot tub that will seat five people. One end of the pool has a sun shelf great for basking in the sun. The other end has a bench with a cocktail table perfect for enjoying your favorite beverage. The pool curves around the home and is surrounded by beautiful Royal Palm trees giving it a tropical feel. You will find that there is always some sunny areas and some shaded areas no matter the time of day.

Parking on the island can be a challenge in many areas. Gulf carts have become more and more popular and many rental shops rent them. We have added a garage with an automatic garage door opener with room for a gulf cart or a couple of scooters. In addition, there is covered parking for two vehicles and room in the concrete driveway for two more.

Rent both sides!

Families and or friends can enjoy each other on a vacation and still have the luxury of their own space. Imagine, two master bedrooms, two guest bedrooms, four bathrooms, two full kitchens, two pool areas all with ample off street parking.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Can be rented with VRBO #972744 to accomodate up to 12 people and 8 cars.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Absolutely fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

Are family of 4 spent a fantastic two weeks at this house. Greate location, very close to the beautiful beach. House is very clean and comfortable. The pool, spa and tiki bar are absolutely fantastic. The owners were good to work with . We would recommend staying here to anyone. We will be back here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true slice of paradise on Holmes Beach!

  • 5 of 5

A sparkling clean and well-kept house in a perfect location, just steps to the beach. We especially loved the pool area with tiki bar and hot tub. There were plenty of rafts and beach chairs, and 2 bikes. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the upper balcony looking out at the lush landscaping. Although we mostly ate out at the wonderful island restaurants, the kitchen was very well stocked with utensils, pots, pans, etc. The owners were very attentive and even called to make sure everything was perfect. We highly recommend this property and hope to book again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy place is perfect for 1 family. Me, my 2 kids, and my dad and step mom and there was planty of room. The patio and pool area are the nicest I've ever seen. The tiki bar is incredible and the tv is the perfect finishing touch. Jeff has everything you would need to go to the beach as well. We'll definitely be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our week stay. We have two toddlers so we were worried about the distance to the beach. Luckily, the beach was a very easy, quick walk from the house! The pool area was great! Lots of shade during the heat of the day. We spend a lot of time at the pool. The trolley stop was right at the end of the street so if you're interested in catching the free trolley it's very close. The kids loved riding around!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most wonderful time at this vacation home. Right from the beginning the owner was responsive and accommodating, making sure all our questions and needs were met. The home is the perfect getaway for a quiet, peaceful beach vacation. The home has absolutely everything you need to make your stay at Anna Maria Island even more perfect! If you like to cook, the kitchen is so well equipped, it has Henckles knives, excellent cookware, blender and more. The backyard and pool is the real gem of the property though, its a tropical oasis with its stunning views and many huge mature palm trees. If you're a family with young children like us, you'll find it so helpful to have a a beach wagon, beach umbrella, sun chairs, beach toys and rafts, among the things provided. There are so many little things provided that make your stay that much more enjoyable. This is our 3rd time to Anna Maria Island, and we have finally found the property that we will always come back to.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

My family had an amazing time at this home. The pool area was a perfect escape from reality, with the pool, spa, and bar/eating area. My kids, age 13 and 10, loved spending their days at the pool, which even included rafts. We also enjoyed breakfast on the screened in porch. It was a very easy and short walk to the beach. They had everything you would need for the beach and a beach wagon to get it there. It was a nice and quiet neighborhood also. We would definitely recommend it to anyone and we wish we were still there floating in the pool.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
18.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Duffy's Tavern or Ugly Grouper
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Key Royal Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Beach Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Holmes Beach at 65th Street Access
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Season 2017
Jan 14 2017 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Season 2018
Jan 13 2018 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $140 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates subject to change until confirmation is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bathroom is totally new and has a slate shower with sliding glass doors. It has an open linen closet with a covered hamper.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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