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Paradise Found. Perfect 2BR/2BA or combine with VRBO#972744 for larger groups.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type house
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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

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 Holmes Beach

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.


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone
  • 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 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
  • The living room has a sleeper sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Paradise Found. Perfect 2BR/2BA or combine with VRBO#972744 for larger groups.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just checked out of this really nice Apartment. It was perfect for me, my husband and our two sons, 12 and 9 years old. There’s beach chairs and toys available. You could also use the two adult bikes. A lot of restaurants are in walking distance, others you can get to with the free trolley, so there’s no need to use the car other than grocery shopping. The pool area is fantastic with some sun and shadow all day. We had the pleasure to meet the owners, Jeff and Ilona and they are really accommodating and nice. We will be back next time we will go to AMI.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Great place with beautiful pool and tiki bar. Owner so accommodating that he arranged to have the outdoor TV replaced within a few hours of us calling. Easy walk to the beach. Quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Paradise Palms is exactly that-paradise

  • 5 of 5

Has it all and more. Perfect name for a perfect place. You need it, The Kenricks thought of it!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Perfect Anna Maria House!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several Anna Maria homes but this is our favorite. The house was beautiful and very clean. It had everything that we needed and more! The pool area is gorgeous and we only wish that we didn’t have weather in the 40s and 50s so we could enjoy it more! But the hot tub was key. Kids enjoyed it thoroughly on those cooler days and nights. We would love to rent again some time and hope for warmer weather!! Thank you so much for everything! Oh and the phone call was very nice to see how things were going. We were out to dinner celebrating my daughters birthday but appreciated you reaching out to us!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay. Close to Beach. Pool and hot tube really nice.

  • 5 of 5

Great place

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates subject to change until confirmation is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.