SUPER PRIVATE TROPICAL GARDEN HOME WITH WATERFALL POOL

Kent and Pa Davis

Speaks english, Thai
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SUPER PRIVATE TROPICAL GARDEN HOME WITH WATERFALL POOL

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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:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Kent and Pa Davis (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english, Thai

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

Reviews

5
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Super private tropical garden home with waterfall pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Michigan, USA
5

You really can't ask for more

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Super private tropical garden home with waterfall pool
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Great House, Great Island!

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place to stay! I can't say enough about how wonderful the homeowners were. They answered all of our questions, gave us great recommendations for things to do on the island, and left us a map with things marked on it. It was wonderful and made it so easy to get around the island. The house was amazing. Our kids (5&7) loved, loved, loved the pool. We could hardly get them out of it. As wonderful as it was to hang out at the beach, the kids preferred the pool. We were worried that Florida in July would be unbearably hot, but it wasn't a problem. The island was lovely, the house was great, our vacation was wonderful. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Thanks Kent and Pa!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super private tropical garden home with waterfall pool
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Fantastic home and owners

  • 5 of 5
To say I was skeptical is an understatement.! Prior travels had been in motels. etc. But taking our family required more space. WOW!! This place and owners will make you never choose to stay anywhere else. Kent & Pa are kind and considerate. We were left a letter welcoming us to our beach home and was made to feel like it was our home. Upon our arrival we were given instructions to tv, pool, radio, etc. Every phone call answered promptly. Left brochures and made recommendations to island favorites. House was clean and well furnished right down to reading glasses and sunscreen. They spared no expense in entertainment with pool, hot tub, LARGE screen tv, bicycles, sand toys, etc. Large rooms accommodated family with ease. We grilled several meals and never liked for any utensil, pan ,etc. to prep meals Kent EVEN offered a free night to stay longer since he did not have another party coming in.(Very tempting Kent, would love to have took you up on your offer, but VERY appreciated anyway) You will want to move in & STAY!! Their recommendation of THE SAND BAR was so spot on! Food was "THE BEST" and the service sooooo top notch, we persisted waitress take a tip, even though gratuity was on bill.
All I can say, is My family cant wait to see Kent & Pa next year!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

House was perfect island was great owner was to

  • 5 of 5
This house was just what we were looking for for our honeymoon. The pool was very private the house was beautiful in a quite neighborhood and simi private beaches. The owners we very kind and the house had all we needed can't wait to go again
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

A hame frae hame .hiv a gander.

  • 5 of 5
We had a braw time at Kent and pa's wee bothy. it's a belter. The scullery is large and well equipped, with plenty bunkers. Just bring yer baffies and chill, for the rest of the hoose is crakin. This is nae Cowp. The dub oot the back is the berries. We loved it. Five eejits and a Bairn stayed here in may.
We gave kent a scots tongue tea-towel and the big galoot has been talking gibberish ever since. He is not really a bampot , And he and pa ( clearly the gaffer) are very helpful and really nice.
Not sure that this review will help in any way whatsoever but we truly enjoyed ourselves here and would certainly recommend it. Cheers kent and pa.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're tickled by your barry review aboot our hame! Yer clan (especially the two Gemmas and the wee bairn) are welcome anytime! Nae danger!

Until next time, here's tae the heath, the hill and the heather, the bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather.

PS - While we don’t provide indoor fitweir dinnea ya see the beach baffies in the garage? They’re the ones conseistin o a sole hauden tae the weirer's fit by a strap rinnin atwix the taes.
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Great rental home on friendly Anna Maria Island

  • 5 of 5
We didn't want to leave the comfortable, pleasant home we rented from Kent and Pa. The place was spotlessly clean, the beds super-comfortable, the pool and hot tub so much fun to be in: it's just like the pictures. We brought our 3 teenage sons (age 13-19) and they all loved this spot, too--especially the giant screen TV in the living room and the extra bikes Kent provided. Kent and Pa are helpful and responsive if you need advice about places to eat, best beaches etc. Anna Maria is a great island--beautiful beaches and yummy food--we hope to be back someday!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Map

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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
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Ginny's & Jane E's
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
SRQ - Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I-75
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
100 72nd St
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Island Gourmet Grill & Italian Restaurant
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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Availability & Rates

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Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Value Rate
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,699
 
 
Island Autumn
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
 
Winter Value Rate
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,699
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,999
 
 
Winter Value
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,699
 
 
Early Spring
Jan 31 2015 - Feb 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,199
 
 
Island Spring
Feb 14 2015 - Mar 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,399
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 21 2015 - Apr 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,599
 
 
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
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Resupply $200 + Tax
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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Dialup Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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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