Bamboo Cottage on the Beach- Pristine Tropical Paradise!(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
The cottage was constructed in 1912 or so, as a caretaker's home for a larger house which is now gone. It has been carefully maintained and updated, but has retained the charm of a bygone era.
The interior walls are heart pine, and so are the floors, refinished by hand. Furnishings have been chosen for comfort-- a rattan recliner and matching sleeper sofa in the living room, dining table with leaf (in case you would like to have a guest or two for supper), and king size bed in the bedroom
The cottage is shaded by ancient Australian pine trees and has a comfortable screened porch for a front-row view of the sunsets and stars. With the windows open at night, you can hear the surf!
Walk directly out the screen porch door, and down to the beach--no streets to cross. Or, sit out on the patio and enjoy your coffee and newspaper, or cocktails. Our guests tell us that the best part of the patio area, (besides the view) is it's size-- plenty of room for spreading out.
We are located a block away from the Cafe on the Beach, convenient for all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts, quick lunches, and relaxing dinners. The beach-front playground is a block and a half away. Take the free trolley and see the rest of the island.
The other side of this duplex, which is a little smaller is also available. Ask about our other garden-side units-- our place is perfect for family reunions, or friends traveling together.
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Member since: 2006
- 450 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Our vintage duplex cottage was constructed in 1912 and has been lovingly maintained. It has an old Florida feel, with knotty pine paneled walls, floors, and ceilngs. French doors from the living area open onto the screened porch and face the beach. Enjoy morning coffee on the porch and watch the nesting green herons, white egrets, osprey and stately grey heron have their breakfasts of fresh-caught fish. In the evenings, see all the stars in the sky, away from city lights....moreless
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 13 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
May 1 - Sep 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 15 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 16 - Jan 31, 2018
7 night min stay
Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 12%
Deposits or rental payments are non-refundable unless owner is able to re-book entire stay. See rental agreement for complete terms and conditions. During Winter Season, on occasion there are stays of less than one week available between longer bookings. The nightly rate will apply during those circumstances. Special Rates apply Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.
Reservation is not confirmed until signed agreement and deposit are received. For weekly/nightly stays, $250 is due at time of reservation, balance due 21 days in advance. No refunds unless owner is able to rebook. Call/email for information regarding longer stays.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1983
About: Hi! Our family has owned this property since 1971. My grandparents built it as their retirement home, and now it belongs to us. My mom, Gladys, is on the left in this photo, and that's me, Alice, on the right. Mom passed away in 2014, but her spirit of hospitality continues. I live up in Tampa, and visit the beach every weekend with my husband and family.
Why Holmes Beach, FL, USA:
Our family chose to purchase the Cottage because there was no way we could resist! The property is huge, and has the most magnificent view of the beach, especially at sunset, and of course, we loved the neighbors (my grandparents). We live in Tampa, but visit the Island every weekend, and it is a quick trip, about an hour. The Island has an unspoiled small-town charm--like Mayberry but with sand and sun! No matter how short your stay on the Island, it will refresh your spirit.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our cottage offers simple peace and quiet, with sunny or shady spots on the patio facing the beach. The patios are nestled in a native Florida meadow, complete with blanket flowers, railroad vine, and sea oats-- it's a trip to the past, when life was much simpler. When families visit, the patio area is a favorite of the older crowd, since it is shielded from the wind and sun, and it has a horseshoe court. The screened porch is a great place for morning coffee and the newspaper, afternoon snacks, or evening refreshments.
- Primary: (813) 230-4577 (Florida, USA)
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Our duplex cottage-- VRBO 77482 is on the left, VRBO 327896 is on the right.
The beach in front of our cottage.
Yes, the WIFI works on the porch--you can work if you must!
Living /dining area- sleeper sofa to the right.
Living/dining room. The recliner is perfect for watching TV or napping.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Bedroom with ample lighting over the bed to read at night.
Still room on the clothesline for your suit and towel!
The Cottage seen from the patio and beach. VRBO 77482 on right, VRBO 327986 left
Turtle nest waiting to hatch. If you are lucky, you can see it happen.
Beach morning glory- they will open in the morning, close at night
One of our five gulf-front patios-- perfect for relaxing with a snack.
View of the patio area from the shared screened porch.
LIving/dining area-- view to the beach thru screened porch .
View towards kitchen/dining area from french doors.
Historic pine interior-- open the windows, turn on the fan, and relax.
Spacious bedroom with king size bed. Open the windows, hear the surf.
One of our beautiful sunsets, seen from the patio--a new show every night!
Five patios on our spacious gulf-front-- sun, shade, and plenty of room!
Bathroom-- shower is to the right out of the photo
Great shelling! You may have to enlarge this photo - perfect miniature shells
A perfect spring morning on the beach in front of the cottage
Here's the door to the shared screen porch. VRBO 77482 & VRBO 327896
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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