Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Holmes Beach that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $135 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Holmes Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Discover Holmes Beach rentals

If you want white sands and emerald seas, Holmes Beach is the top spot for a beach rental in Anna Maria Island. The beach resort town has miles of shoreline in the Gulf for long days of sun and surf. In town, you'll find high-end restaurants, bars, and boutiques. If you want outdoor adventure, Holmes Beach has coastal nature areas and numerous water sport facilities for tours and rentals, whether it's your first time or you're an old pro. Holmes Beach boasts an array of vacation rentals, ranging from intimate villas for a romantic trip to bayside condo rentals and houses with a private pool.

Things to do

Family fun in the sun in Holmes Beach

For shining sands and stunning seas, Manatee Public Beach is a must! There is so much family fun to be had in the sun here with volleyball nets lying in wait as well as picnic tables, a children’s playground and even a beach-side cafe. Hop on the free Holmes Beach trolley and head downtown for some retail therapy or enjoy some fabulous fresh seafood in one of the town’s restaurants. Appreciate the art by spending an afternoon enjoying the town’s art galleries. You never know, you may even find a special souvenir!

Activities

Surf, seafood and Segways in Holmes Beach

What better way to spend your stay in Holmes Beach vacation rentals than in its clear, turquoise waters? Push off from the shore on a paddleboard or commandeer a kayak to enjoy a sunset tour of the coast. Looking for something thrilling? Rent a jet-ski and zoom through the surf as it rolls in. For keen anglers, charter a boat for a day on the waves and catch yourself some fresh seafood for later. Splash out on a Segway tour to see this island community in a fun, relaxed way or cycle your way around the town.

Weather

Summer sun all year long in Holmes Beach

With a whopping average of 242 sunny days per year, Holmes Beach vacation rentals are perfect idylls all year round. Summer brings the heat, as well as the sunshine, with average highs being in the upper 80s. The sunshine does bring the rain though, from June through September, but this is a subtropical climate, so don’t let it move in on your mood. Holmes Beach is the perfect place for some winter sun, with December-February temperatures frequently between 50°F and 72°F, and with zero snowfall, you can book that vacation any time!

Natural features

Nothing but nature in Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach is one of three towns on the barrier island of Anna Maria Island. Nestled in the Gulf of Mexico, this town has plenty to offer nature lovers. For a wild excursion, book yourself on a dolphin tour to see these beautiful bottle-noses breaking up through the waves. A sunset cruise will give you scenic views and breathtaking skies that you’ll never forget. If you’re looking to go further afield, hop on one of the many day cruises to Egmont Key to see the hummingbirds and gopher tortoises that live in the Egmont Key State Park, Tampa Bay.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Holmes Beach

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 13.1 mi (21 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Holmes Beach?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,821 vacation rentals around Holmes Beach. From 2,170 house rentals to 163 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.