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

Ilexhurst, Holmes Beach, FL, USA
  • Condo731 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

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.


Lou-Ann Lehto, Jodi Krouse and Paul Kelly

Member Since 2016
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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 Holmes Beach

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Both rooms have dresser space, closets, ceiling fans, screened windows, bedside lights...


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          A quick walk to beautiful white sand beaches. Sit down and enjoy or walk the beach in each direction. You can turn up off the beach to sit at outside patios at many establishments along the way.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                  2 vehicles. There is no room to park boats, trailers and such.
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  Please do not leave loads sitting unattended to for long periods as these are also used by unit A.


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Kitchen
                      There are other kitchen items in main living area closet, as well there are wine glasses located in stand under the television.
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                      We have requested the fridge be empty and clean when you leave.
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Kitchen table & table & chairs on patio
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Ground level deck allows you to get tucked out of the sun or in the heat of it.
                                • Golf
                                  There are lots of golf courses within a short drive but not directly on island.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Great to have available to enjoy! Please leave the grill clean for the next person and keep the cover on when not in use.


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair accessible
                                      It is one step in so access at front door but have never had a wheel chair in to see access into bedroom, bathroom ????


                                        • churches
                                        • festivals
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • boating
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • photography
                                            • bird watching
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • sailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • paragliding
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • wind-surfing

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.


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                                                      Ilexhurst, Holmes Beach, FL, USA

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


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                                                      Property # 949767