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Beautiful Duplex 100 Steps to the Sand with a Heated Pool!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5) so-o-o-o close to the beach!

The beach and beach access is just 100 steps away and close enough to run home to refresh your drinks at this beautiful 1000 square foot ground floor unit. This very special island retreat has been thoughtfully furnished with a decorator's touch. This first floor unit has a screened lanai at the front of the house with table and chairs, etc. and a patio and hammock right outside the lanai. In the garage you'll find the laundry area, a beach cart, as well as a beach umbrella and chairs. There are usually lots of beach and pool toys that guests have left behind for your enjoyment so check what's there before you buy anything. Beach towels are provided in the unit.

Ready for the beach? Grab a beach cart, beach chairs and those beach towels because you're just steps away from the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Back from the beach, rinse off in the outdoor shower and relax by the intimate heated patio pool in the tropical atmosphere of your tranquil home away from home.

Cook to your heart's content in your fully appointed kitchen or visit one of the many great restaurants on the island that are within a short walk or drive. You can also catch the island trolley, which stops right across the street, and explore the local shopping, City Pier and other attractions.

It's impossible to miss the amazing sunsets! You can watch from the comfort of your lanai or join the sunset pilgrimage to the beach.

After a day of perfect indulgence, you're assured a restful night wrapped in the finest linens while the soothing tropical breezes lull you to sleep.

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Marilyn Misiorowski
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Marilyn Misiorowski

We're Jim and Marilyn Misiorowski and we're originally from Chicago but now live in California. Jim's parents lived in Bradenton and when we would visit them they would always take us to the island. Of course we fell in love with it and bought this property in late 2005 and shortly thereafter completely remodeled it. Since we're both still working, we don't get to spend as much time as we'd like to on the island, but if things work out right, that should be changing in a few years!

Marilyn Misiorowski purchased this house in 2005

What makes this house unique

Our property's proximity to the beach is just one of the many things that first attracted us to it. When we have the opportunity to spend some time at our property, it's great to come home after being at the beach, shower off at the outdoor shower and relax by or in the heated pool listening to the palms swaying in the breeze. And you're going to love that hammock on the front patio!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ambiance II was a perfect rental property. It was clean, well equipped, and ready for our arrival. We were very comfortable at the home and couldn't have asked for a better location. Excellent set up for a small family. Thanks!
Apr 2009
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom with shower. Large guest bathroom with tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Also has a twin Aerobed with an electric pump.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Heated Pool (shared), No Pets, 1 additional aerobed


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Beautiful Duplex 100 Steps to the Sand with a Heated Pool!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 17 reviews

The location was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The size was perfect for our family of 5 and the proximity to the beach could only have been better if we were right on it! The unit had everything we needed to cook all week. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maizy's Spring Break, 2018 (:

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing stay for me! And I'll start off by saying that that the pool was amazing. The truth is that I went in every day! Even though it was small, it was way better than worth it. Another plus is that me and my brother had lots of fun catching little lizards. Those things are fast. That's why we only caught three, but it was still fun to try (don't worry we let them go). And I loved how close the beach was! Because when ever I wanted to go back to the condo I could just run across the street (without getting run over) and jump right into the pool. And I can't even believe i am actually writing this because I'm only nine! I really hope that I can come back soon! ;) love, Maizy

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Maizy, We saw your entries in our guest journal at the unit and loved reading about your daily activities and about how much fun you were having. Hope you and your family are able to visit and stay at our property again and maybe you'll see the big frog that we've seen lolling around in the backyard at night on a few occasions. He's pretty cool!
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better vacation. This was the second year in a row we rented this house and it was great again! It had more than enough space for our family, comfy beds and was super clean when we checked in. The pool was perfect for the kids when they needed a break from the sun and sand at the beach, and coffee on the front patio was a great way to start the day. But the best part about this place is how close it is to the beach. No need to pack beach toys, umbrellas etc. there was plenty available to use. We recommend this rental, our stay was fantastic!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We love that you loved our property as much as we do! Marilyn and Jim Misiorowski
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Schaumburg, Illinois

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We're staying at this property now and couldn't be happier. It's even closer to the beach than we'd expected, which is irrportant since we have a small child and an elderly parent with us. Playing at the beach in the warm water and then coming back to the pool in the late afternoon has been so much fun. We also met some great people who are staying upstairs and it's been just wonderful. The property is very clean, well maintained and has everything we need to enjoy our stay. Don't want to leave. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here in spring of 2015. The owners of this unit thought of everything vacationers need and we were delighted to find our unit appointed with just the right amount of luxury and coziness to make our stay stress free. With the ocean right across the street and the beautiful tropical pool right out our door we spent hours relaxing and thinking this is the life. Being more accustomed to Inn or resort accommodations we were impressed with the privacy and the value of this vacation home rental and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Tropical Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect place for our vacation. The pictures do not do it justice. So convenient to the beautiful private beach and local shops and restaurants. The unit was very clean and has a very nice outdoor pool area as well as a screened-in lanai to have your morning coffee. The hammock is a nice touch and I enjoyed lounging in it, totally relaxing! Loved our stay here and plan to come back very soon. Just Perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Beach Bistro
Nearest Restaurant
Beach Bistro

Our property is located right in the middle of Anna Maria Island, in Holmes Beach. It is across the street and just 100 steps from the beautiful Gulf beaches. The island is 20 minutes north of Sarasota and 60 minutes south of Tampa Int'l. airport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Damage Deposit Waiver $50

We have property managers on the island who assist us in ensuring that your vacation at our property goes as you expected. They have been trusted and respected members of the island business community for decades and have been handling the management of our properties as well as our reservation paperwork for many years. And, there will be no additional costs, such as administrative fees or service fees if you decide to reserve our property.
Note: We offer our guests an option of choosing either a $50 non-refundable security (damage) deposit waiver or a $500 refundable. The $50 non-refundable has been included in your quote. Just let us know if you'd prefer the $500 refundable option.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.