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NO Busy Roads to Cross to Get to the Sugar-White-Sand! You get the WHOLE HOUSE!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,240 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed/2 bath Single Family POOL Home, steps to the beach

No Sharing! Single Family Home. No A & B side!

Stand alone, single family, ground level home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with PRIVATE POOL and "cool to the feet", Travertine tile patio surround. Large open floor plan allows for everyone to be in the same room and enjoy your time at the beach. Sun-room allows for some private time or can double as additional sleeping space with a full-size fold out sofa for extra guests. The newly polished terrazzo floors mean you don't have to worry about sand or dirt on the carpet!

The home is fully stocked with all dishes, cooking utensils, linens, beach chairs, beach toys and outside B-B-Q grill. Just a short walk down 66th Street to the sugar, white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island. Located in a residential neighborhood with NO busy streets to cross make this home very desirable for those with children. Another plus is that there are no houses over single story looking down on you....privacy! The trolley stop is just across the street and the Key Royale Golf Club is just a short ride away. Located mid-island, makes us close to historic Pine Avenue, shopping, churches and restaurants in the heart of Holmes Beach and a trolley ride away from Bradenton Beach & the #3 Rated beach in the World--Coquina Beach!

"Tickled Pink" cottage is just that....Tickled Pink to have you as guests to share the charm of this old-style Florida home.

Pets considered ONLY with 30 day minimum rental, proof of vaccinations, size & weight limits. $500 non-refundable deposit required.

PLEASE NOTE: THE NOISE ORDINANCE IS ENFORCED DUE TO OUR RESIDENTIAL LOCATION. Weekly stays are quoted as a discounted rate off our daily rate, partial weeks pay daily rates and MUST end or start on Saturday. Weekly rates are Saturday to Saturday to receive discount.

All guests pay all fees associated with their stay. This includes taxes, cleaning, VRBO service charge and online payment fee. Owner does not have Service fee charged by VRBO, this is the fee they charge to book on VRBO site.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Susan

I'm a "Snowbird" from Atlanta GA and when I'm out of town, my place is yours! Daughter lives on the island, so I have family right down the street! I love my little pink house...and I love this island!

Susan purchased this house in 2014

Why Susan chose Holmes Beach

Small enough to manage the chores, but big enough for family and friends. Light and bright spaces and NO BUSY STREETS TO CROSS to get to the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico.

What makes this house unique

Travertine patio surrounds my pool, which means no hot pavers under your feet when you are getting in or out of the pool! Private tropical backyard surrounds the pool...bananas fresh of the trees!


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Lease agreements NOT received 1 week prior to check-in will be cancelled and the damage deposit will be forfeited.
  • Monthly rate = 4 weeks/28 days. During Feb, March & July rentals must begin or end on Saturday due to high demand.
  • Guests found in our home prior to the lease agreement time of 4pm without prior written approval will be charged $200.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Owners Suite - toilet , shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Owners Suite - 1 king , 32" wall mounted TV in room
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 20" TV in bedroom
    Sun Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 27" TV in room
  • 2 bedrooms. Owners Suite has king bed and on-suite bath with shower. Guest bedroom has 2 twin beds. Sunroom has fold-out full size sleeper sofa. All rooms have TV in room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews
Plymouth, Ma

Great Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Tickled Pink Cottage for Feb. and Mar. of both 2016 and 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Susan has been wonderful to work with has provided the rental with everything you need to sit on the beach or relax around the pool. The cottage looks exactly like the pictures on the web site and is well equipped in the kitchen. The location is convenient of bike riding on quiet streets and a short walk to the beach. Anna Maria Island is a charming vacation spot and this rental makes it perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat & Don Thank you for the lovely review and your visits! We will miss you next year but know you'll have a wonderful time in Paris & cruising! Looking forward to having you back in 2019! Be well. Susan
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Omaha, NE

Wonderful home and Susan is very quick to respond!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Tickled Pink! The home and pool is very clean and has most everything you need to enjoy the island. Susan is very prompt to answer any questions and make repairs. Traffic can be loud as the home is next to a busy street. Overall a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stressful Setting Does Not Equal Relaxing Vacation

  • 1 of 5

We were very excited about visiting and vacationing on Anna Maria Island. Read all the posted reviews and thought Tickled Pink Cottage would be a relaxing setting to enjoy with our family. We have traveled all over the world and unfortunately we were disappointed. We wanted a nice vacation that was stress free and from the moment we arrived it built very quickly and was with us our entire stay. We admit we arrived 45 minutes early to a clean empty house and brought in our suitcases only to be confronted 15 minutes later by an angry owner’s husband who preceded to yell at us. After verbally chastising us we left only to be called immediately by the owner and told we needed to pay an additional $200 fee or forfeit our entire vacation. We paid the fee and returned at the proper time…not a minute early!! Okay, we made a mistake going into the house but the reaction by the owner was uncalled for…it could have been handled in a more civilized way on the owner’s part. So, not a good start….


Easily walk to the beach

AC worked great

Nice Pool when clean

Clean house, nice kitchen


So many rules – the refrigerator was covered with house rules, book with house rules, and Post-It notes throughout the house with more rules - even what brand of toilet paper and how to flush….

Dirty BBQ – notified owner – was told the previous tenant had no problem using it, but they never cleaned off the crusted on food and grease…we didn’t bother grilling like we had planned.

Noise – although numerous notices about noise ordinance violations and the threat of fines, the house is next to a busy street with considerable traffic noise even late into the evening. We believe the noise level was well above the maximum daytime limit of 65 decibels and nighttime noise limit of 50 decibels that was spelled out in the house rules. In those rules the owner noted a whisper is 30 decibels. Bring your sound meter to make sure you abide by the rules. We were afraid to even sit in the backyard at night!!

Pool – it very nice but the owner said it would be cleaned and that was never done throughout our stay (and we did notify the owner about the pool debris).

Ceiling fan in living room – could not turn down the speed from max and the after notifying the owner the response was they would not fix it because of our early arrival.

We made sure we followed all the rules and left the house per all the rules. We were "Tickled Pink" to finally go home!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We assumed this guest would provide a bad review, lets tell our story.....guests were reminded that the check in time was 4pm the day before arrival, and as agreed to in the signed lease agreement. Response back from guests was that they would be arriving onto the island and at our home by 2pm. I denied their request to enter at 2pm as housekeeping had asked for no early check ins, and the previous guests had notified us of some repairs they noted (damaged during their stay) needed to be completed. Arrival at our home at 2:30, noting we had 1.5 hours to complete our repair tasks prior to the anticipated arrival of our new guests at 4pm, only to find our 4pm guests in the home, watching TV, bags in & unpacked, refrigerator stocked, and the son in the shower. They were asked to leave while the repairs could be made and were reminded that they were told not arrive early. We did finally agree to their early arrival & charged them the early arrival fee & told them that some of the repairs were unfinished due to their occupancy. This was agreeable to them at that time. The critical plumbing repair was made but minor, non-urgent repairs (fan chain) were put on the back burner. The guests complained daily about the smell of the glue for the plumbing repair, dirty grill top, pool not having the debris cleaned out daily following storms,....we had several storms throughout their stay, the pull chain being broke off of 1 fan (was on the repair list we had), and other things. I had contacted the pool company but they were behind due to the storms, and the pool was only cleaned of rain/leaf debris once during their stay (Wednesday). They arrived on Sat & departed Thursday. There are no Rules posted on the refrig...just reminders, which trash day services what, what to do at check out, where beach items are located, where the $1 Store is located, etc. And YES, we do request the use of eco-friendly TP because -- its an island with natural resources that we would like to preserve for YOUR/OUR enjoyment. The noise ordinance is a reminder, because this is newly enacted, and the guest can be fined by the city. The bottom line here, the folks arrived early to our home after being told NO and then acted like we were in the wrong, when clearly they had trespassed onto the property even when they were denied due to maintenance scheduling--and then complained that what couldn't be completed due to this was about the property and the owners NOT their actions.
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Perfect place for family memories❤️

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Tickled Pink Cottage for the past 2 years now. It is everything you need when visiting Anna Maria Island. It’s nestled right in the heart of the island. Close enough to walk to the beach or hop on the trolley to enjoy some of our favorites: Donut experiment, Poppos, The Sandbar restaurant and the pier! The house has an awesome layout that gave our family of 5 plenty of space. Anything you can think of, from dishes, condiments, laundry and even beach chairs and toys are available for use. The pool is one of the best accommodations. There is a nice, private backyard with an outdoor shower. Nothing like coming back to the pool after a long day at the beach. We just love this house and have made some great memories there! House is always clean and fully stocked with essentials. Susan is so easy to work with and always gets back to you if you ever have any questions. I am so glad that Susan trusts her beautiful home with us and we can’t wait to come back next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holmes Beach gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as part of a family trip. The property is about 2 blocks from the beach. A delicious restaurant is walking distance also. It is located on the corner of a main road but this didn’t bother us at all since the backyard is gated. The noise and traffic were not bad at all. It’s a small island after all. The size and distribution of the house and pool were perfect. The house was very clean and had all the supplies you could think of. Susan was very accommodating as well. In summary, we would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Happy

  • 5 of 5

Tickled Pink was exactly what we were looking for! We love the location and the short walk to the beach. The layout of the home was perfect for our family and I really enjoyed all the decor. Everything we needed was provided and then some!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key Royale Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
Beach Bistro @ end of street
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Just down the end of the street!
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax

Quoted rates do not include $125 cleaning fee and 11.5% tourism tax. International guests must pay with VRBO payment system or with US funds. Rates may be higher as, quote tool does not take into account any holiday weeks/dates that may be included in your request/inquiry. Owner reserves right to correct rates quoted by VRBO quote tool. Minimum rental required. Any payment made through VRBO requires payment of the internet convenience fee by the TRAVELER. No refunds of deposit for cancellation of reservations. You agree that we have blocked our calendar in anticipation of your stay and the home has been made unavailable for other guests to select your dates. This is covered as damage. NOTE: PETS ONLY ALLOWED WITH 30 DAY RENTAL PERIOD.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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