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Super private tropical garden home with waterfall pool

Kent and Pa Davis

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, Thai
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Kent and Pa Davis

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Thai
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Calendar last updated:
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Super private tropical garden home with waterfall pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, garden waterfall pool & jacuzzi, sleeps 6

PRIVATE ISLAND PARADISE - This unique home is hidden on a quarter acre garden lot (1,020 sq m.) surrounded by palms, birds of paradise, tropical plants and a 6 ft fence. Few island homes offer this degree of privacy. SPACIOUS ELEGANCE - This custom home has 2,600 sq ft (240 sq m.) of ground level indoor living space . Every room enjoys sunny, private garden views. CONVENIENT SPLIT FLOORPLAN: The queen bed master suite with private bath is at the west end. The east end has 2 guest bedrooms (queen bed + twin beds) with a bath with tub in between. PRIVATE GARDEN POOL - The fully screened pool and front lanai add 1,800+ sq ft of outdoor living space. The waterfall pool features a jacuzzi spa (heated in the cool season). DIGITAL FEATURES - Rental includes wireless broadband Internet, digital phone with unlimited long distance in the US and Canada, premium cable TV with digital TV recorder, and XM satellite radio with indoor and pool speakers.

Your home away from home: We've maintained a home on Anna Maria Island since 1983. From 2001-2005 we built and operated a resort on the island. After selling the resort we missed welcoming new people to paradise! We renovated this custom home and began offering it for rental in 2007.

We love the island and will do anything we can to make your visit as pleasant and relaxing as possible. Show up with food, drink, bathing suits and some sandals and we'll provide the rest. (-:

Personal tips to enjoy the island like a native: When you arrive we provide personal orientation for our guests, sharing the best restaurant, shopping and beach tips that we've picked up over the last 25 years(!). Local maps, guide books and newspapers will be waiting for you on arrival and we'll help you find the special activities you're looking for.

Ask before you pack...it should all be here!: We've done our best to make sure your home has everything. You'll arrive to find first class linens, bedding, cooking equipment, toys, hairdryers, etc. We also provide a starter set of paper goods (paper towels, coffee filters, napkins, toilet paper, tissues), trash bags, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, etc. Your kitchen has a selection of spices and condiments. There are DVD movies, loads of books and a few select games (Monopoly, Scattergories, playing cards, etc.). It's also helpful to know that the public library is less than a mile south of us with books, videos, periodicals and public computers. Finally, the garage has every beach toy and accessory invented. (-: Floats, rafts, buckets, shovels, mats, chairs, umbrellas, coolers. Really if you bring some casual beach wear and flip flops you'll be in good shape!

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Kent and Pa Davis (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, Thai
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2015

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 84 traveler reviews

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Super private tropical garden home with waterfall pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 84 reviews
Michigan, USA
5

You really can't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful. Peaceful. Private. Spacious. Relaxing. FUN!!!!

Our family of 4 had an incredible vacation here. This home has something for everyone--Our 5 and 3 year olds LOVED the swimming (The big one went down the slide over 100 times!) and PBS sprout channel on the HUGE tv! I ADORED the kitchen with assorted spices, plenty of pots and pans, baggies and foil, as well as the laundry in the garage. My husband enjoyed the extremely comfortable bed and exploring the island on his daily runs. We all loved the hot tub and the shower outside to get all the sand off as we went to the beautiful beaches nearly everyday. We had a fantastic week of balanced play, rest, exploration, t.v time, and game time. Kent and Pa were as wonderful as they sound in the other reviews--helpful, kind, there when needed but not overpowering, so friendly. The Island was great too--beautiful beaches, sunsets, the pier, and we even found a playground for the girls. We went to a gorgeous nature preserve with walking paths and tide pools. Amazing.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
5

We are officially spoiled - only way to vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Kent & Pa were very helpful, friendly and professional. Nice little touches everywhere made our stay so comfortable and relaxing. The island and the weather were absolutely perfect. The home was clean, well equipped and spacious. Of course, the pool area was awesome! The only downside is that you want to spend time at the beach but you don't want to leave the house! Definitely need more than a week to enjoy all the house and the island has to offer.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Where do you live?
5

Peace, Tranquility, Fun, 5 Stars is Not Enough

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we inquired about the availability of our week, I knew we were in for something special. Kent and Pa were incredibly fast in replying to any questions, and went way out of their way to make sure that anything we needed would be in place for our arrival. We even got a phone call welcoming us to Florida as we were leaving the Tampa airport!

We arrived to a spotless, flawless, fantastically decorated house with a lovely note welcoming us to our 'home', along with a weather report reminding us how miserable it was back in Ohio! Over the phone, Kent gave me the lay of the land, and several helpful, tips, tricks and recommendations of things to see and do in the area.

The house has a nicely stocked kitchen, spacious seating areas, beautiful dining room, a monster tv, 3 nicely sized bedrooms, and the greatest pool ever. We spent 85% of our time in AMI lounging in the pool area. The kids LOVED the in-ground spa, and the waterslide was such a treat. The outdoor shower was a nice bonus for cleaning up after going to the beach, which is a short walk away.

Kent and Pa provided everything we could possibly need to enjoy our stay. Bikes, beach toys, tons of towels, maps, and points of interest. Any questions we had via email or text were answered almost immediately (I could have called, but prefer to communicate electronically).

We didn't physically meet Kent and Pa until the morning of our departure, but they made us so welcomed, we felt like we've been friends with them for years. The charm of this house, and the island was not lost on us; we truly have found our 'home'. Can't wait to return. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great time, great home, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We love Anna Maria Island and have stayed the last 2 times at Kent and Pa's place. This time we traveled with twin 5 year olds. We loved hanging at the pool. The beach is 4 blocks away and wonderful for kids (sand castles, boogie boarding).

House is well appointed, clean and lovely. The location is great for spots on north AMI (Holmes Beach). You will appreciate being away from the busier streets closer to bridges back to Bradenton. We appreciated being able to walk safely with the kids. Bonus: across the street were nesting Ospreys at the top of a tree!

Casey

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice and private vacation home. It has a very large center section which includes the kitchen, large dining room, sitting area, and large family room. The home is very well maintained and very private. The outdoor pool area is extremely private and clean. The home has bedrooms off of each side of the open center living area. I was there with my wife, daughter and friend, and my parents. It was the perfect setup for what I needed. The home was very well stocked with whatever you needed from kitchen ware to beach chairs. You are within quick driving distance to the beach, shopping, and plenty of great restaurants. I would highly recommend this home to a family or group of friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Indianapolis
5

Warm, welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

Six older gal friends ventured to southern Florida for a mini high school reunion of Florida based classmates. Upon arrival, the girls were immediately impressed with this home. The layout was perfect, the pool and hot tub were enjoyed, plenty of room to relax and enjoy meals, listening to music, watching a little TV (the large screen TV was wonderful with lots of sitting room for all), just hanging out enjoying the friendship. The minute you walk into this house you feel welcomed. One of the girls said it felt like a good friend had just let her borrow their house for a week. I have rented many properties from Home Away and this house has been the best one. Pa and Kent Davis were the perfect hosts making us all feel right at home. Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island is a great place to spend time away from the colder weather up north. The beaches are beautiful, plenty of great restaurants and shops. All six of us enjoyed every minute and would love to return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

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Cafe on the Beach
"Casual beachfront dining from dawn to dark. Great for breakfast with Micky Mouse pancakes fo..."
Skinny's Place Incorporated
"Best "cheeseburger in paradise" on the island since 1954! Don't forget to order curly fries ..."
Slim's Place
"Local pub with great food...try the skewered chicken wings!"
Domino's Pizza
"Fast, close, cheap...and the Artisan Pizzas are great. Don't forget to use your discount cou..."
Island Gourmet Pizza & Wine
"Great Italian on the island. Hey, you can walk to this one from our place!"
Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant
"Panoramic views of Tampa Bay since the 1940s. A fun, super casual place to enjoy local seafo..."
The Sandbar Restaurant
"The best casual beach bar and restaurant on the Gulf of Mexico. This is THE place for drink..."
The Waterfront Restaurant
"Upscale dining with a view of the Tampa Bay. Great wine and draft beer selection. Keep an ey..."
Ocean Star
"If you're craving fresh sushi, sashimi and Japanese food this is the place. Sushi chef/co-ow..."
Publix Super Market - Holmes Beach
"With our terrific Publix you *never* have to leave the island. Great steaks, bakery, seafood..."
Publix Super Market - Holmes Beach
"With our terrific Publix you *never* have to leave the island. Great steaks, bakery, seafood..."
Hurricane Hank's
"Where the locals hang out...full bar with great food and service. Try the ribs!"
Old Hamburg Schitzelhaus
"Wolfgang mans the bar while Birgitte makes delicious German fare in the kitchen. Get a 1l. m..."
Mr Bones BBQ
"An island institution with great BBQ for dine in or carry out."
The Feast Restaurant
"Creative fare, great pizzas and a nice selection of bottled beers. Eat in, carry out or have..."
City Pier Restaurant
"Like the Rod & Reel Pier, this is a must visit destination for panoramic views of the Tampa ..."
Ginny's & Jane E's
"Take a funky island antique mall, add a great bakery, coffee shop and sandwich shop and pump..."
Ginny's & Jane E's
"Take a funky island antique mall, add a great bakery, coffee shop and sandwich shop and pump..."
Ginny's & Jane E's
"Take a funky island antique mall, add a great bakery, coffee shop and sandwich shop and pump..."
Ginny's & Jane E's
"Take a funky island antique mall, add a great bakery, coffee shop and sandwich shop and pump..."
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
SRQ - Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Island Gourmet Grill & Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
100 72nd St
Car: recommended

BEACHES - Anna Maria Island has 7 miles of unique beaches. Wherever you stay, you'll want to visit a few to discover your favorite beach for swimming, walking, dining, bird-watching, playgrounds, shelling or privacy. Parking everywhere is easy and free. The beach is a 3 minute bike ride from our home (we've timed it), or less than a 10 minute walk. The island's free trolley service stops at every beach. CAR? - A car is *desirable* but not essential. It depends on you. A family of 6 really needs a car for food, shopping and taking kids to the different beaches. But a couple looking to read, swim, relax and hide out for a romantic week might consider using the free bikes and island trolley to get around. FOOD & SHOPPING? Anna Maria Island has plenty of restaurants, unique local shopping with a Publix supermarket, CVS and Walgreen pharmacies just 2 miles south (accessible by Trolley too). Once you come over the island drawbridge you won't want to leave...and you won't have to!

Other Activities: dolphin watching, fine dining

Golf: There are no public golf courses on Anna Maria Island but the Bradenton Country Club is only 8 miles east and gets good reviews from players. There are a number of other courses in the Bradenton-Sarasota area within about a 45 minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,699 Per week

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Island Summer
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,899
 
 
Summer Peak Season
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,399
 
 
Island Summer
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,899
 
 
Value Rate
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
 
Island Autumn
Oct 3 2015 - Nov 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,899
 
 
Value Rate
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,999
 
 
Winter Value Rate
Jan 2 2016 - Jan 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,699
 
 
Early Spring
Jan 30 2016 - Feb 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,999
 
 
Peak Season
Feb 13 2016 - Mar 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,399
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,699
 
 
Peak Season
Apr 2 2016 - Apr 22 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,399
 
 
Island Summer
Apr 23 2016 - Jun 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,899
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Resupply $200.00
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Peak season (Spring) is available for full week Saturday to Saturday rentals *only*.
Rent includes premium digital cable TV, digital TV recorder, XM Satellite radio and digital telephone with unlimited calls in US and Canada.
In winter pool heat is charged by meter reading.
The $200 cleaning/resupply fee gives you an immaculate home with high-quality linens and a wide variety of household items.

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Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master bath has a low threshold shower, built in shower seat and grab bar making it especially convenient and safe for older guests. Note that both baths include hairdryers. One less thing to pack! There is also a scale, but we assure you its only for luggage to meet those strict airline regulations. (-:
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The split floor plan is ideal for families with children and it's also private for two couples. All three bedrooms received new, high quality mattresses in 2009. We are fastidious housekeepers who keep the home and linens in immaculate condition. The two queen bedrooms, both with TV, open directly to the pool area. The twin bedroom opens onto a large screened lanai patio.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We maintain our smoke-free and pet-free home to the highest standards of cleanliness. POOL HEAT SURCHARGE - Pool heat is generally only used December-February. Cost is calculated precisely by meter reading. We cover your first $100 in electric and provide a high quality pool blanket to minimize additional heating costs. Your cost can range from $0-100 additional per week, depending on how hot you like it. NOTE FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN: Due to unrestricted pool access from inside the house, our home is not suitable for toddlers and young children who cannot swim.

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