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Our duplex cottage-- VRBO 77482 is on the left, VRBO 327896 is on the right.

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to our Cottage! If you are looking for a simple, quiet, stress-free place to enjoy the beach, this is it. It's not a fancy condo-- no long hallways, distant parking, elevators, or crowds-- and there are no streets to cross to reach the beach.

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.

Keywords: Cottage/Duplex

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    no pets...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper sofa with pillow top mattress in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • DVD Player

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    French doors and screened porch face the beach for perfect sunset viewing. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 4 comfortably for meals, puzzles, and games. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Individually controlled air conditioning and heat. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared coin laundry...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided, including beach towels. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Rattan sofa, recliner, easy chair, coffee table. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    One parking space provided. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Assigned parking, with extra spaces available on side street...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths provided for the bathroom. Dish towels provided in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Shared coin laundry...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Toaster, coffee maker, and blender are also provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, glasses, pots, pans and utensils supplied for vacation cooking. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Complete with range, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and blender. No dishwasher. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Owner supplies two rolls of paper towels and starter bottle of dish soap....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Apartment-size 4 burner stove with oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Gulf-front patio with table, chairs and umbrella, located under swaying pine trees....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Shared screened porch facing the Gulf...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill on gulf-front patio...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Aug 16 - Dec 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$165
$1,050
Winter
Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
Summer
May 1 - Aug 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

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.

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. One-three week stay: Check pymt: $150 check in addition to rent, due @ reservation, check held un-cashed and returned if no cancellations or damages; rent due 15 days in advance. Credit card pymt: $150 charged @ reservation , bal. due 15 days in advance, damages/cancellations billed to card. Call/email for info 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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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradenton/Sarasota
Holmes Beach, FL, USA
Nearest Barpub
Skinny's-- catty -corner across the street
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Manatee County Golf Course
Holmes Beach, FL, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe on the Beach - 2 blocks north
732 Miles
Nearest Ski
A long way away! Beech Mountain, NC
Holmes Beach, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
Our Front yard- 85 steps to water's edge

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Our duplex cottage-- VRBO 77482 is on the left, VRBO 327896 is on the right.

    Our duplex cottage-- VRBO 77482 is on the left, VRBO 327896 is on the right.

  • The beach in front of our cottage.

    The beach in front of our cottage.

  • Yes, the WIFI works on the porch--you can work if you must!

    Yes, the WIFI works on the porch--you can work if you must!

  • Living /dining area- sleeper sofa to the right.

    Living /dining area- sleeper sofa to the right.

  • Living/dining room. The recliner is perfect for watching TV or napping.

    Living/dining room. The recliner is perfect for watching TV or napping.

  • Fully equipped kitchen.

    Fully equipped kitchen.

  • Bedroom with ample lighting over the bed to read at night.

    Bedroom with ample lighting over the bed to read at night.

  • Still room on the clothesline for your suit and towel!

    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

    The Cottage seen from the patio and beach. VRBO 77482 on right, VRBO 327986 left

  • Shower

    Shower

  • Turtle nest waiting to hatch. If you are lucky, you can see it happen.

    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

    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.

    One of our five gulf-front patios-- perfect for relaxing with a snack.

  • View of the patio area from the shared screened porch.

    View of the patio area from the shared screened porch.

  • LIving/dining area-- view to the beach thru screened porch .

    LIving/dining area-- view to the beach thru screened porch .

  • View towards kitchen/dining area from french doors.

    View towards kitchen/dining area from french doors.

  • Historic pine interior-- open the windows, turn on the fan, and relax.

    Historic pine interior-- open the windows, turn on the fan, and relax.

  • Spacious bedroom with king size bed. Open the windows,  hear the surf.

    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!

    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!

    Five patios on our spacious gulf-front-- sun, shade, and plenty of room!

  • Bathroom-- shower is to the right out of the photo

    Bathroom-- shower is to the right out of the photo

  • Great shelling! You may have to enlarge this photo - perfect miniature shells

    Great shelling! You may have to enlarge this photo - perfect miniature shells

  • A perfect spring morning on the beach in front of the cottage

    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

    Here's the door to the shared screen porch. VRBO 77482 & VRBO 327896

VRBO #77482

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 18, 2016

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