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Paradise Found ~ It has been our home for 40 years ~ White Sand Beaches ~

Bedrooms 2
Space 731 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Great spot in May, Great spot in those fall months!

This house is cozy, clean, and well laid out. It’s not huge or perfect but it’s all you will need to feel at home. It has been our home for 40 years. Beautiful, majestic ocean beaches are a 5-minute walk away. We are located at Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. Bridges on either end connect you to the ‘just over an hours’ drive to Tampa airport or a half hour to Sarasota airport.

This 2 bedroom, 2-bathroom ground level duplex has only one step at the door. Immediately you are in a nice sized living room offering lots of seating for conversation or entertainment. To the right is the well-equipped eat-in, galley kitchen, leading to the back door. The bedrooms are on either end of the living space; big dressers and closets full of hangers. Both bedrooms have queen beds. Outside each bedroom door is located a full bathroom (one has a tub). This arrangement works well for 2 couples.

There is easy patio and BBQ access thru the back door. Morning coffee at the patio set starts your day perfectly… landscaped, sheltered, serene. The back door is also quick access to the enclosed outdoor H/C shower, handy clothesline and the shed housing full-size washer and dryer for your use.

So, wander to those beautiful white sand beaches. Walk for ages, enjoy the sea oats “at that North end”, bring a buck or two for a beverage or an ice-cream. Free island trolley is also about a 5-minute walk away. It will take you up and down the island… grocery, pharmacy, library, from souvenir shops to unique clothing and gift stores… all on the island. Best restaurants ever… Rod & Reel Pier (pure island experience), Skinny’s (best burgers), Sandbar Restaurant (best sunsets), Bridge Street’s “Drift Inn” (best ol’ rock and roll, Florida style). And many more!

We supply bed and kitchen linens, towels, beach towels, some beach equipment, iron and board, wi-fi, cable, A/C, 2 parking stalls, and playing cards.

Families/children welcome, seasonals welcome. No smoking, sorry no pets.

More Details

Lou-Ann Lehto, Jodi Krouse and Paul Kelly
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2018

About Lou-Ann Lehto, Jodi Krouse and Paul Kelly

Our Mom and Dad bought this 40 years ago. Dad passed away 13 years ago , mom has continued to come down from Canada on her own till April 2016 ,passing away in June ,2016. So us 3 siblings will take over. We are not at a point where we can spend our winters yet but we want to keep our home here alive, full of fun, memories, friends & family.

Lou-Ann Lehto, Jodi Krouse and Paul Kelly purchased this condo in 1977

Why Lou-Ann Lehto, Jodi Krouse and Paul Kelly chose Ilexhurst

Years ago mom and dad came here to visit mom's cousin. There are 4 similar units here all built by mom's cousin. After a few trips to Anna Maria ,mom and dad had fallen in love with the island. The units were put up for sale and our parents bought one to make coming for many more years an easier reality!

What makes this condo unique

This home is tucked in abit from the more commercial end of this island paradise location. This is a residential zone , quiet and safe feeling. It is home. This is where memories are made, worries fade away.....paradise found.


Ilexhurst Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 2 is easy step in shower, bathroom 1 with the tub requires you to step over tub edge.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Both rooms have dresser space, closets, ceiling fans, screened windows, bedside lights...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Car: recommended

If you take the short drive to Bradenton ,Sarasota, etc. there are many more, Mote Marina, cinemas, outlet shopping ,gardens, playgrounds, fitness centers, and more. Universal Studios is within a 2 hour drive along with Disneyworld.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.