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Spacious House with Large Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Anna Maria Island, Florida Gulf of Mexico, America, USA - 5 Minutes Walk to Beach

Approaching Great Palms you might initially think that its name applies only to the mature trees swaying gently in the breeze at the front of this beautiful modern home. But step inside and you will discover just how great it is in a whole other sense. Recently refurbished and equipped to a very high standard, this superb split-level property offers everything you could want from a luxury holiday home – and so much more. Thanks to some refined touches and the professionally decorated interior of Great Palms, there are more than enough reasons to simply sit back and enjoy your stay without even leaving home. From one of the largest private pools on the island, covered to afford you added peace of mind and protection, to the wonderful open deck where you can enjoy eating together on the comfortable dining table and chairs; this is one special place. And the fantastic features continue inside, where more luxury and comfort awaits.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2018

About The Owner

We bought this house in 2008 and spent the whole year remodelling it to the home it is now. We hope renting our lovely home will give you the most relaxing break you could wish for.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Holmes Beach

The beach is just a few minutes walk. Its a lovely quiet beach with a private access for residents. The islanders are great folk and make you feel very welcome.

What makes this house unique

Great Palms is a real unique property on the island. It was designed by an Italian builder who still lives on the island. It's space is fantastic and the interior very chic. From the sumptuous linens, to designer bathrooms and plenty of storage, no expense has been spared in creating something truly memorable.

The private pool is supposedly the largest on the island. One thing is for sure, at 36 ft x 26 ft and with a sheer waterfall feature it was relined and tiled in the fall of 2008, it is a wonderful place to relax and have fun in safety.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to master bed. Bathroom next to bedroom 2. En-suite shower room to bedroom 3. Additional shower room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed, flat screen TV and large en-suite. Bedroom 2 with queen sized bed, flat screen TV (adjacent bathroom). Bedroom 3 with twin beds and en-suite. Bedroom 4 with day bed converting to 2 twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Full air-conditioned. WIFI connection is also available. Sliding doors leading off the open-plan kitchen and dining area lead to a large, U-shaped upper decking area with designer dining table and 8 chairs with wide parasol. Why not cook an alfresco meal on the gas-fired barbecue and outdoor kitchen. A spiral staircase leads down to large, covered swimming pool that is reputed to be the largest private pool on the whole island. Outside: Great Palms hosts the largest private pool on the island (allegedly). Around the pool there are also six sun loungers on which to put your feet up in between dips in the water. There is a comfortable seating area under the upper deck, with three outdoor sofas and two overhead fans to keep you cool on those long, hot Anna Maria Island days. A full size table tennis under cover. Plus a fullsize air hockey machine. A shower room with toilet is also present. Also on the lower floor is a double garage with electric opening doors and space for two cars. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen All bed linens and towels are provided along with separate towels for the beach. Cleaning is carried out at start & end of rental. Other: The designer dining table seats eight in comfort, but for more informal meals there is a breakfast bar as wel


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Very nice! Pool is large and lots of comfortable seating around the pool.

  • 5 of 5

House is large and spacious. Close to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Jane
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Beautiful, spacious & great location! A great home to make memories with your family!

  • 5 of 5

We had very high expectations for our stay at this home & we were not disappointed! It was just as described on the website & maybe even better. There was plenty of room for our family & such a comfortable place to stay! The pool is probably the focal point & rightfully so! It is fantastic! They had all the floats & pool toys a kid could dream of! The layout is perfect for privacy & great family time. It's proximity to the beach was a major plus. The home has everything you need for relaxing & a trip to the beach- beach toys, wagons, games, toys, dvds- you name it! They thought of everything! We only had one negative- when we arrived everything was perfect except for the refrigerator. It hadn't been cleaned but I'm sure it was just an oversight. We wiped it out & had a great time- no big deal! Everything else was immaculately clean! The owner was alway prompt to respond to any questions or concerns. In fact, this home made our beach vacation to Anna Maria as wonderful as it was! We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the tremendous review. (Sorry about the oversight). Super guests- welcome back anytime Jane
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House was great.

  • 4 of 5

The house was spacious a lot of room to spread out with three boys. Great location to beach, shops, restaurants,and stores on the island. The only negative was the pans need to be replaced as they are in bad shape. Overall, it was a great place. Thanks for sharing your house

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Have ordered more pans today. Jane
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Wonderful vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this house! The beach was a short walk and the pool was awesome as well! All of the beach stuff was great to use and the wagons were great for hauling the kids and beach items. Beds were very comfortable and the kitchen table was great for everyone to sit at. Great house, absolutely no complaints! Owner very quick to respond to emails as well. Definately would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and I appreciate you taking the time out to do that. My kids are a bit older now but when we first bought the house the beach wagons were definitely a help when they were little to take all the buckets and spades down to the beach. Welcome back any time Jane
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Relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this beautiful home!! Very comfortable and large place to stay which was so perfect for the 7 of us. You always worry if a home is going to be as nice as the pictures on line, and I am here to say it definitely was. This place had everything you could possibly need!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Really happy you had a great stay Jane
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Well maintained and great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, extremely spacious, and in a great location. The owner had everything covered. Couldn't ask for more!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The beaches have the whitest sand which slopes gently and safely into the blue Gulf Sea with the most amazing sunsets. Only 5 minutes walk from the house.


Flights from the UK via Gatwick airport land daily at Tampa International airport less than 1 hour drive away. Orlando is only a 2 hour drive away, perfect for those wanting a 2 centre break. Car hire can be booked from Tampa airport.


Situated in a prime position between the thriving heart of island, Holmes Beach, and the quieter, welcoming community in Anna Maria City, this property is just 5 minutes from the wonderful white sand beach and which brings visitors back to Anna Maria Island year after year. It also offers the perfect opportunity to walk up and around the secluded northern tip of Bean Point and experience the solitude as fishing boats chug to and from port.

Further Details:

Anna Maria and its adjacent islands have a great collection of restaurants and cafes from formal chic to relaxed and friendly. Some are only a short walk away plus there is a free shuttle bus which takes you all around the island.


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
Spring 18
18 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Booking Notes:
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