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SHORT WALK TO BEACH. HEATED POOL. OVERLOOKS NATURE PRESERVE. BRILL LOCATION!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 verandas . Close to beach. Heated swimming pool.

Brilliant location! As seen on 'A Place in the Sun' Channel 4 UK TV programme!

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR PRICES QUOTED ARE INCLUSIVE OF ALL MANDATORY LOCAL TAXES AND CLEANING FEES.

Brilliantly designed for sharing with family and friends!

Bright, clean and spacious 'New England' style property, well designed over 2 floors. End unit so quietly located with stunning surrounding views.

ADDITIONAL BENEFIT is that we use a local property management company. This gives you additional peace of mind should you encounter any problems or need advice whilst staying in our holiday home. Jomarie, our property manager ( A Paradise Vacations) is based on the island and will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly for you. Please note that Jomarie will process your deposit and payment, should you decide to book - we do not accept online bookings.

Air conditioning throughout and ceiling fans, smoke alarms and sprinklers.

On the first floor there is a large living/dining area with outdoor veranda for wining and dining with views of the Grassy Pointe nature reserve. Lots of windows with lots of light and lots of views. Surrounded by nature you will experience the serenity, beauty and birdlife of the Grassy Point nature reserve. Don't forget your binoculars! The living area has a large 40 inch flat screen TV with integral DVD. Sofa and armchairs.

Connected to the living area is the kitchen with large American style fridge, microwave and dishwasher and fully equipped with everything you could need for self catering!

On the same floor is a twin room with 2 single beds. Bright linen, pillows and bed covers. This bedroom has its own veranda overlooking the nature reserve and swimming pool.

Upstairs is the beautiful master suite. It is a large room with a screen door that you can open to enjoy the inter coastal breezes and the birds! Ensuite bathroom and large 'walk - in' wardrobe. 40" flat screen TV. Bright linen, pillows and bedcovers on the bed. Along the landing is the washing machine and dryer. Finally you reach the double bedroom also with a veranda overlooking the nature reserve and swimming pool. There is a 32" flat screen TV in this room.

The heated swimming pool is a secure (locked) pool for residents and guests only. There are tables and chairs and a changing room by the poolside. Large secure garage with beach toys and useful equipment for your days on the beach including a beach trolley and cool box on wheels, for those fun days on the beach. This means it is very easy to transport all your beach stuff down to the beach! You can also walk to the beach via the Publix supermarket for picnic supplies and everything else you might need!

Steps away is the free trolley bus stop which is truly brilliant. It is a free and friendly service that takes you to all the beautiful beaches and places of interest on the island. The trolley bus also allows you to transport your bikes for free!

As you enter Sandy Pointe you will cross a little wooden bridge. From here you can fish and possibly you will see the odd canoe and kayak as they make their way through the bayou!

More Details

Owner
Susan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Susan

My background is in nursing and my husband has recently retired from a career in medicine. We adore being with our family, outdoor life, nature, walking, cycling, birdwatching and swimming in the sea! My husband and I visited Anna Maria Island for the first time in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the sugar white sands, tranquil waters and the wild life. We decided this was where we would love to purchase a second home if it were possible. In 2015 we were approached by the Channel 4 programme 'A Place in the Sun' and they wonderfully assisted us in making our dream a reality! If you want to watch our journey the programme was shown on January 25th at 4pm!

The link is:

https://www.aplaceinthesun.com/tvshow/aplaceinthesunwintersun/series8/rx21.aspx

Susan purchased this house in 2015

Why Susan chose Holmes Beach

My husband and I visited Anna Maria Island for the first time in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the sugar white sands, tranquil waters and the wild life. We decided this was where we would love to purchase a second home if it were possible. In 2015 we were approached by the Channel 4 programme 'A Place in the Sun' and they wonderfully assisted us in making our dream a reality! If you want to watch our journey we expect the programme to be aired in the winter months of 2016.

What makes this house unique

We think the location is quite unique! You simply have everything you need on your doorstep - superb beach, heated pool, nature park, supermarket, restaurants and bars all within a short walk! Whats brilliant about it is you don't have to drive anywhere on the island if you choose not to! The property is situated in a quiet residential complex which backs onto a 30 acre nature reserve. So wonderful for enjoying nature! You are also a few minutes walk from the free trolley bus stop so very easy to nip around the island. Magical!

If you have spent a fun but tiring week at Disney, why not treat yourself to the most relaxing and unwinding nature experience for a second week! So visit and recharge your batteries!

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Bamboo Beach Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Manatee Golf, Manatee County Course
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Highway 275
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Skinny's Place
Nearest Beach
0.35 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: necessary

There is so much to see and do on Anna Maria Island! Apart from the stunning white beaches , the island is surrounded by nature parks and beautiful naturally landscaped paths. It is the perfect destination for families, nature lovers, walking, water sports, boating,horse riding, birdwatching, fishing, paddle boarding and lots more.

The island is only 7 miles long so you may not be surprised to learn that there is only one golf course, however there are 10 wonderful golf courses within a 30 minute drive.

The island is brilliantly situated, within convenient driving distance of several international airports. Flying in to Tampa, Orlando or Sarasota- Bradenton airports seems to be the favourite way to begin a trip to Anna Maria Island. Flights are plentiful and affordable. The same goes for car hire.

Nearby Attractions:

Disney World, Universal Studios - 2 hours

Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Ybor City- 1 hour

Ringling Museum, Sarasota, St Armands Circle, Outlet Mall- 30 mins

However when you step onto the island it feels like you are walking back in time with that quaint feeling of Old Florida! Flip flops are a way of life! High rise condos and fast food are pleasantly absent! The island has a slow easy gentle vibe to it!

The free trolley bus is a great way to get to all your favourite beaches on Anna Maria Island. It runs every twenty minutes and there is a trolley bus stop ideally situated just outside our property. So if you want to forget about driving your car, you can! You can either walk to the local beach in 5 mins and/or use the trolley bus to get around all the other lovely beaches and places of interest on the island! Its just brilliant!

If you like picnicking we have provided a beach trolley and a cool box on wheels in the property for your use! Across the road is a fabulous Publix supermarket and here you can pick up everything you need for a fun day on the beach! There are some fantastic places to eat! For breakfast our favourite is the Gulf Drive Cafe! Its about 20 minutes walk along a beautiful stretch of beach. The food and views are great and each time we have been there we have seen dolphins! For a beautiful sunset beach location, with the white powdery sand between your toes, the Sandbar restaurant is fantastic for seafood and wonderful cocktails! Another big favourite of ours is the Waterfront Restaurant near the historic Anna Maria City Pier- wonderful views, food and staff!

Swimming in the tranquil aquamarine waters by the historic Anna Maria City Pier is a favourite of ours! There as you swim you can enjoy all the wonderful sea and bird life around you and if you are lucky you may end up swimming beside one of the wild dolphins native to the area! You can spend hours sitting on the pier sipping a cold beer, enjoying all the bird and sea life whilst listening to the folk singers and their guitars! It just doesn't get any better than this!!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Holmes Beach in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master Ensuite Bathroom
  • Master Suite with spacious bathroom and shower. Good storage space.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , With bathroom and veranda.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Spacious second bedroom with bathroom, veranda and 32" TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Master Suite with ensuite facilities, twin sofa bed, 40" TV
  • Master Suite with ensuite bath, toilet and shower. 40" Flat screen TV. Wonderful views of the Grassy Pointe Nature Reserve filled with wildlife. Lanai screen which enables fresh inter-coastal breezes to enter room! Small study area with desk and chair. Good storage space. Also includes a bed settee ideal for a young guest!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday home on Anna Maria island. Close to both beach and shops but also quiet as it is near nature readve. Gorgeous views from the house. Pool is shared but nice and quiet. You can sometimes smell stagnate water from the mangroves while in the pool but that was the only negative to the whole stay. Lovely house and fantastic holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gemma, thank you for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much! We agree the holiday home is in a good location- close to everything but peacefully situated beside the nature preserve. We appreciate you choosing our holiday home and we look forward to you perhaps visiting again in the future! Best wishes to you all Susan
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A wonderful place for a family holiday.

  • 4 of 5

This is just a note to say that we had a fantastic time at your home in AMI; it was all that we wanted it to be and was a wonderful place for our family holiday. The house had everything that we needed and is in a great location. We visited most of the beautiful beaches, many good restaurants including Bones, the Beach House and the Blue Marlin and also did lots of fishing including a deep sea trip and a visit to Tampa to see the Tampa Bay Rays play baseball! 4 stars and not 5 only because of lack of a garden where we could come together as a family to BBQ etc and the height of mangroves surrounding the property affecting views from first floor windows (great views from upper floor rooms though), which the owners can do little or nothing to change. Also, the communal pool is nice for a 'dip' but we would have used it more if the water temperature was cooler. However, the outstanding beaches within a short walk of the house more than make up for this.

Thank you again as the memories of AMI will stay with us for a very long time and a place that we'd like to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul! Thank you for your kind review- we appreciate your time! It's great that you had a fantastic holiday -we are really happy that you had a nice time in AMI. We are sorry that the lack of a garden was a problem and perhaps we should have mentioned that it is possible to BBQ outside the front of the house - apologies. Also there is a lovely BBQ area on the beach which is where we like to head for in the evening! Also it is possible to picnic by the pool. You are right to say that we have no control over the mangroves! They form part of an important 34 acre wildlife nature preserve adjacent to the Grassy Pointe Bayou and are managed by the Manatee County Natural Resources Department. The mangroves are periodically cut back to coincide with nesting and to promote a rich wild life habitat. The pool is heated all year round and I do understand that in the summer this means that it may be slightly warmer than average but I know you were all able to enjoy the wonderful sea as an alternative. You were great guests and we hope that one day you may return! If you do we would be delighted to offer you our usual 10% discount as returning guests! Kind regards and thank you Susan
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5

Island paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our property was immaculate. The condo was tastefully decorated. Stocked well with all linens, towels, a beach wagon, beach toys, and cooking utensils. There was also a Keurig coffee maker which was a nice surprise. I love my morning coffee!

Susan was a Blessing to work with. Always very prompt to reply via emails regarding any questions we had about the Island or the property.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy, we are very grateful for your positive review and appreciate you taking time out to write it! We are truly happy that you had such a lovely time and that you appreciated the cleanliness of the property. The overall condition of the property is extremely important to us and I will pass on your comments to our property management company who will be delighted to hear your comments. Very best wishes to you and your family. Thank you for staying with us and come again! Susan
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5

Beautiful holiday home in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Dear Susan and Gary,

We have had a fabulous time at your holiday home. The property had everything we needed, is very clean and in an ideal location.

We hired some bikes and loved exploring this wonderful island. There is an abundance of wildlife to see including wild dolphins, manatees and turtles. Lovely beach nearby with a great bar/restaurant. A short bike ride, walk or trolley bus ride give access to many more stunning beaches and restaurants.

We look forward to returning in the not too distant future!

The McCulloch family x

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicola and family, we are so thrilled that you all had such a lovely time on Anna Maria Island. It is a truly perfect place for enjoying nature and wildlife. Hiring bikes on the island is simple to do and of course with the flat terrain it is a great way to explore the beaches and water ways! We really do hope you will visit again and if you do, let us know and we would love to offer you a special discount on a return visit! Kind regards and best wishes to you and all your family. Susan
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Wedding & vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a trip to Anna Maria Island for my daughters' wedding and were lucky enough to rent your property. It was relaxing and comfortable, and located in the most convenient place. We had some family staying close to Beane Point and others in Bradenton Beach and we were close to everything, and the trolley was wonderful. My grandson loved it- he even named it Charley Trolley. I just wanted to let you know that your home was our home in every sense of the word, thank you for sharing!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alison, we would like to thank you for your kind review and we appreciate and value the time you have taken to share this with us. It always makes us very happy when our guests have a truly enjoyable holiday and share the fun that they have had. For us, it is always important that the house is clean and comfortable and we are delighted that you felt it was home from home- it doesn't get much better than that! We love the free trolley bus too- it just makes getting around the island so much easier and it is such a friendly experience too! We hope that one day you will be able to return! Thank you again. Susan and Gary
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5

A lovely, relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

White sand, clear blue sea and skies alongside good food. Everything we wanted! The house is near to the beach and useful ameneties such as a large supermarket and shops. We particularly enjoyed a trip to the very near by 'Skinny's' restaurant/bar! The house itself is clean, comfortable and very roomy with a lovely shared pool. The trolley bus makes getting around a breeze alongside the well written guidebook which was left in the house for us. We all had a lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! We appreciate the time taken to write it and we are so happy that you had a fun holiday there. Hopefully you will visit again ! Kind regards Susan
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Holmes Beach, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas season 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
New Year 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,288
for 7 nights
£1,288
 
 
Heading to Spring 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
Easter 2018 Week 1
1 Apr 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,588
for 7 nights
£1,588
 
 
Easter 2018 Week 2
8 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,474
for 7 nights
£1,474
 
 
After Easter 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 7 nights
£1,455
 
 
Early Spring
29 Apr 2018 - 5 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,097
for 7 nights
£1,097
 
 
Mid Spring 2018
6 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£792
for 7 nights
£792
 
 
Late Spring 2018
10 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£913
for 7 nights
£913
 
 
Independence Day Break 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£841
for 7 nights
£841
 
 
Summer 2018
8 Jul 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£830
for 7 nights
£830
 
 
Early Autumn 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,276
for 7 nights
£1,276
 
 
Autumn/ Winter 2018
7 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 7 nights
£1,455
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£792
for 7 nights
£792
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £104.23
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please note that we do not accept direct online bookings. We use a property manager based on Anna Maria Island and we will put you in touch with her, to assist you with enquiries and to process your booking if you would like to reserve this property.

At the point of booking you will be offered the option of purchasing a $45 property damage insurance or you can pay a security deposit of $300 which is refundable if there is no damage to the property.

A 25% rental deposit is required at time of booking.

Payments are not refundable in the event of cancellation.

Dollars accepted.

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