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5 MINS 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!

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 in our holiday home. Jomarie, our property manager will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly for you.

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 wonderful views of the 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 ( passcode 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:
3 August, 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 Anna Maria Island

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!

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

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5 MINS WALK TO BEACH. HEATED POOL. OVERLOOKS NATURE PRESERVE. BRILL LOCATION!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jun 10, 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: May 15, 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: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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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5

Hidden gem by the beach

  • 5 of 5

Great location 5 mins walk from a beautiful beach and local amenities. Free trolley bus makes exploring the island easy. The property is clean and modern and well maintained throughout, which made our stay extremely comfortable. The pool and the views of the nature reserve were an added bonus. Anna Marie, island community with it's quirky shops and eclectic mix of bars and restaurants has a bohemian feel that sets it apart from the rest of Florida, a must see place to visit. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrea we are very grateful for your positive review. I agree that Anna Maria is a unique experience- the ethos of the island is about nature and ecology and just having a relaxing experience on its beautiful beaches and its nature trails. We are so glad that you had an enjoyable time at the house and that you found it clean and comfortable. We hope that you will visit again! Thank you again Susan
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Sundowner capital of Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a relaxing holiday. Walk across the road to the beach or take the free trolley bus up or down the island. If you like good food, amazing beaches and sunset pictures to bore your friends with then this is the place for you! Beautiful apartment makes you feel at home as soon as you walk in - make sure you at have at least one sundowner on the balcony as the sun sets over the mangroves before you leave!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Laurence for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed the local restaurants - a lot of them preparing fabulous meals with locally sourced ingredients and fresh fish. We hope you will visit again! Thank you Susan
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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
Peaches
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!!

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£661
for 7 nights
£661
 
 
Christmas season 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,244
for 7 nights
£1,244
 
 
January 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 7 nights
£1,088
 
 
Spring season 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,244
for 7 nights
£1,244
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A cleaning fee of $140 will be charged.

Local tax of 11.5% will be applied.

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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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