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Heated Pool, Steps to Beach, Free Trolley, Shops & Restaurants 4 Bedroom/4 Bath

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,908 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Large Home with Plenty of Room for the Whole Family-Perfect Location!

Large Home with Plenty of Room for the Whole Family-Perfect Location!

Saffron Sun is a newly renovated 4 bedroom/4 bathroom vacation residence with a bright and sunny personality.

Saffron Sun has its own heated swimming pool with a large paver deck, private gardens and an outdoor shower! Just steps to the beach and the Free Trolley, this Italian style vacation residence has views of the surrounding island from the tower terrace and glimpses of the beach and the gulf!

Complete with elevator, DVD, 50' Flat screen TV in the living area and Flat screen TV's and phones in every bedroom along with high speed Wi-Fi Internet access. It is newly furnished with 2 King Masters, a Queen Guest, 2 Twins & a Queen Pull Out in the living area. The Dual system air conditioning allows you to adjust the temperature in the upper and middle sections of the house to your own comfort level.

The living area has Burnished Canadian maple wood flooring with a Queen Size Pull-Out and other comfy furnishings! Watch the large 50' flat screen cable LED TV, see movies on DVD & listen to a selection of cable music. Glass sliders lead out to the balcony with seating for 6 for your evening meal, that early morning cup of coffee, just relaxing or enjoying an 'al fresco' breakfast or lunch.

Relish the privacy of the 2nd balcony off of the 1st Master Suite or ascent to that perfect spot in the tower to enjoy a peak of the Beach and the Gulf or to enjoy an evening cocktail while catching one of the amazing sunsets that Anna Maria is famous for!

Saffron Sun's kitchen has solid maple wood cabinetry, creamy ceramic tile floor, smooth granite counter tops, stainless appliances and loads of storage space. The appliances include a ceramic top range, refrigerator/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. A second dining table allows for an 'eat-in' kitchen and is useful for serving breakfast or snacks for 4. The cabinets are fully equipped with dishes, pots, pans, silverware and small appliances so you can prepare anything from a light meal to a full evening dinner party. Bringing the groceries is easy, just use the elevator.

The separate laundry room has a high capacity washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

Anna Maria Island Beach Café is just across the street on the Beach - they serve breakfast that you can eat with your feet in the sands - try their all you can eat pancakes with maple syrup and butter and a dish of fresh fruits or go for scrambled eggs, bacon and fries washed down with limitless cups of coffee. The trolley stops there so you can ride up and down the island free of charge. Use the outdoor shower when you get home to wash the sand off your toes or just to rinse off!

The island's grocery store is within walking distance and it sells terrific steaks and seafood, has a great delicatessen and the bakery is a must, try their White Mountain bread - it is delicious. Also nearby are small shops, a pharmacy, doctor and dentist!

Please Note a month is based on 28 days!!



More Details

Property Manager
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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2908 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation-Fees collected will NOT be returned unless the unit is re-rented for the same period. If re-rented all fees will be refunded minus $150.
  • Please include size & breed of animals for permission to bring them. $150 taxable pet fee per pet will be added.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    2nd Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Gueen Guest - toilet , shower
    Twin Guest - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower by Pool - outdoor shower
  • All bathrooms are en-suite to bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King Master w/Fireplace - 1 king , Fireplace and Large Tub plus Shower
    King Master - 1 king
    Queen Guest - 1 queen
    Twin Guest - 2 twin/ single
    Pull Out Couch in Living Area - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have En-suite bathrooms!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Heated Pool, Steps to Beach, Free Trolley, Shops & Restaurants 4 Bedroom/4 Bath
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews
Hill, NH

Wonderful stay in a perfect family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Anna Maria Island was so great and this rental property is great for a family or large group. The 4 bedrooms and 4 private baths made our stay so easy. Having the 3 decks and pool and grilling area was awesome and of course the elevator was great for carrying groceries and luggage. We definitely recommend and will rent again when vacationing in the area. The location to the beach is perfect, just one block across the street and your there!!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! The house was wonderful, so beautifully decorated. The kitchen is well stocked with everything that you need to cook, however we took full advantage of the great restaurants on the island. The location of the house is great! It is right across from a public beach that has easy access and a great area to have a drink and watch the sunset. There were eight of us staying and the home is very large so you were able to have your own private space. My Mother-in-law was with us and we were worried about all of the stairs, but the lift was super helpful and made her stay very easy. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Saffron Sun. We are so glad you were happy with the home, the location and the island! We too spend a lot of time across the street at the beach with a cocktail in hand to watch the incredible sunsets Anna Maria is famous for AND enjoying all the great restaurants on the island. The elevator is handy for lots of folks and is also great for getting the luggage to the bedrooms and for that matter, we use it a lot to get the groceries to the kitchen. It is so convenient to just drive the car in the garage and unload right there to the elevator and push a button to get everything to the kitchen including us!!! Please do come back and see us soon!
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Family fun in AMI!

  • 4 of 5

The Saffron Sun was a wonderful getaway for our family of 8. The home was beautifully decorated and the kitchen had everything you could need. The pool was a good size for us and had enough lounge chairs to relax. Thank you for the extra towels and chairs to take to the beach! The only down side is all the stairs to get to the bedrooms and having to cross a very busy intersection to get to the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Theresa and Friends, We’re thrilled that you loved Saffron Sun! We do try to provide everything our guests need including beach chairs, towels and a cart for hauling all to the beach. I see you mentioned the stairs to the bedrooms. There is an elevator in the home so not sure if you didn’t notice it or just preferred not to use it? As far as the intersection to get to the beach there is a cross walk with a button for the light directly in front of the home. Our speed limit is only 25 on the island so we have never found it to be a problem but I apologize if it was difficult for you. Please do come back and visit soon!
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Owings Mills

Great place to stay in AMI!

  • 5 of 5

The house was roomy and clean and so close to the beach. The beach chairs, umbrella, towels and beach buggy were convenient and in great condition. My mom is 88 so the elevator came in handy for her! We had dinner in the tower one night and could see the sunset over the gulf. The pool was clean and refreshing with plenty of shade and sun.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara and Family, We’re so happy you enjoyed Saffron Sun and found everything you needed for the beach as well. The elevator is a blessing for the elderly or for groceries or for anyone that is just plain tired from an exhausting day at our fabulous beaches! Sunset in the tower is one of our favorite things to do as well. Hope you got to experience all the rest of the wonderful things Anna Maria has to offer. If not, it’s a perfect excuse to return!
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My family group of 8 (3 adults, 5 children 8-16yrs) have just returned from staying at the Saffron Sun. No one wanted to leave at the end of the week!

I have to first mention how easy and great it was dealing with the rental agency. Suzanne, Bob and Ellie were extremely helpful, attentive and friendly. All information regarding the rental was handled quickly. I had numerous questions and everyone pitched in to answer and answer immediately, which is very helpful when traveling with 5 kids! (Thanks for the suggestion of Island Transportation- Manny was a great driver!)

While we had a few hiccups, they were handled and did not cause a disruption in our stay. The house itself worked very well for our large group. The elevator was a huge plus with so much luggage and with groceries! The balcony and the top screened in porch were a great, relaxing touch. The house is well stocked with every item you may need in the kitchen and a lot of stuff for the beach (we added to that list as we did not need the inner tubes on the plane!!) We were able to hang out in various areas of the house and never felt on top of each other.

Manatee Public Beach was truly across the street and while the first day we drove over; we found it not necessary and walked every other time! There are shops close by the house in walking distance and the neighborhood is very quiet. The free trolley was a great touch and my kids loved hoping on it to visit the City Pier and to get ice cream.

My family has traveled many places and we all said that this was the best vacation by far! AMI and Saffron Sun were great and we will definitely be returning in the future! Thanks for providing a home away from home. We have rented other vacation homes and this tops the list.

Thanks again for helping to make our vacation memorable!


  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane and Family, Thank you for taking the time to review Saffron Sun, we are so happy that your family enjoyed staying at our home! Anna Maria is a special Island and we are very fortunate to have a home in such a great location. We appreciate the “pay it forward” gesture with the inner tubes, I’m sure our current guests are floating in the pool as I write this. It’s comforting to me to have Ellie, Bob and Suzanne handling any hiccups that might arise during one of our guests stay. They are also a great source helping with recommendations. I’m sure that they would be happy to hear from you when planning your return trip.
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 10 days. The house has everything you need and has plenty of room for larger groups. Close to the beach and supermarket and within walking distance of several restaurants. Free trolley bus means there's no need for a car if you want to go further afield.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helen and Family, Saffron Sun does have the perfect location for shopping and dining as well as having the beach right across the street. The free trolley is the way to get around the island! Free and you don’t have to worry about driving after a glass of wine with your evening meal. Most times we use the house the car sits in the driveway as we do walk or ride the trolley. There is also a “Work for Tips” bus called the Beach Monkey that you can call and they will pick you up at your door! Hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Tampa 50 miles or Sarasota/Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
No Ferry but the Free Trolley is close!
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island is located on the Central West Coast of Florida nestled between the tropical blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Tampa Bay to the North. Once a best –kept secret among local Floridians, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'… The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton Beach being the southernmost, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria City on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique and charming shops and restaurants. Anna Maria Island has miles of sugar white sand beaches, sand dunes, sea oats and Australian Pines lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. This destination is a natural choice for tropical vacationers looking for golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, plus many cultural and historical attractions. Located close to all the major attractions, yet far from the maddening crowds make the Gulf Island Beaches the ideal vacation spot. Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day�� You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a Free Trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise! Saffron Sun is Walking Distance to Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Drug Store and Liquor Store and steps to the Gulf of Mexico Beautiful White Sand Beaches!


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