REAL GULF-FRONT HOME: STEP OUT THE BACKDOOR AND ONTO THE BEACH

Cindy Griffin

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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REAL GULF-FRONT HOME: STEP OUT THE BACKDOOR AND ONTO THE BEACH

Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Completely remodeled, 2 BR, 1 ½ bath beach house right on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Walk out the door to a wide, white,

powdery beach and the Gulf. This 2 bedroom beach house is located in the most perfect spot you’ll ever find! This private and quiet beach hide-a-way has the best of both worlds... sun and shade.

Enjoy the cool breeze under the majestic pines and graceful coconut palms. For your vacation pleasure, tables and chairs are provided for outdoor dining, and you can also swing and relax in the hammock.

Upon entering this remodeled home, you encounter panoramic views of the beach and the gulf from the kitchen, dining area, living room, sitting room, and master bedroom. It has a dream kitchen with center island and modern appliances. The center island separates the kitchen and dining room.

TV Sitting Room: Very comfortable lounge chair for the captain. TV, VCR, DVD, Stereo radio with CD player.

Game Room: Game table and bookshelves with cards, games, and puzzles provided. Beautiful shell collection for your viewing pleasure.

Gulf-side Sitting Room: Second dining table and chairs overlooking the beach. A second sleeper sofa (Queen bed), and additional chairs also overlooking the beach.

Wireless high speed internet provided so you can connect your laptop online.

Keywords: Gulf-Front House

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cindy Griffin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Real Gulf-Front Home: Step Out the Backdoor and Onto the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Real Gulf-Front Home: Step Out the Backdoor and Onto the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219294vb
-407-580-1919
Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

WONDERFUL!!

  • 5 of 5
This was the best vacation ever! We have been vacationing at AMI for the last 3 years and will continue vacationing at AMI for the next 25 years I hope! This is our first time staying at Shady Palms but will not be our last. As a matter of fact, I have already booked a week for May 2015. My husband and I usually do not spend much time in our rental house because we stay on the beach morning until after dark. But Shady Palms location is so much ‘on the beach’ that I found myself waking in the morning and just lying in bed watching the ocean from bedroom window. The house was perfect and met all our needs but the back yard was the surprisingly plus factor. To have a shady covered backyard was wonderful. The naps I took in the hammock were so relaxing and the shade with it's cool breeze; well, it was just great. Do not hesitate to book Shady Palms for your next vacation stay. We really can’t say enough about our experience!

And a special shout out to our 'bookie'! Cindy, you are the best agent ever and more than a joy to work with. You made everything so easy which made our stay even better! YOU ARE THE BEST!!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Western Colorado
5

Fabulous Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We have rented many quality properties through VRBO over the years and Shady Palms is the best one, hands down. The location on the Gulf is fantastic. We were able to set up chairs and umbrellas in the morning and leave them out all day as we went back and forth from the house to the beach to attend to the various needs of our children (ages 3 and 5). I cannot overstate the convenience of not having to drive to the beach or even pick up our stuff when it was time for lunch, bathroom, drinks, etc. Moreover, the house is located in a block of similar houses with limited public access to the beach, so it was never crowded right out front, and we visited over spring break which is typically one of the busiest times of the year. The showers (yes two) accessed from outside and connected to the garage made rinsing off kids easy. The shady back yard was a nice escape from the sun.

The location of the house on the island is superb. It is one block away from a small commercial district which has a few restaurants, an ice cream shop, a hardware store, a bike rental store, a convenience store, and a few other shops. We did not have a car and didn't need one. Everything we needed except groceries was within easy walking distance. If you pick up your groceries on the way in or don't mind taking the island trolley, groceries are no problem.

The house itself is ridiculously spacious for only two bedrooms. We had plenty of room for visiting grandparents and friends, and parking is not an issue. The pictures in the listing are accurate. I imagine that this house is represtentative of what most of the Florida coast was like fifty years ago, which must have been wonderful.

In short, if you're not into the hotel/condo thing and like a more laid-back setting fending for yourself, I can't think of a better rental on Anna Maria Island than Shady Palms. If we ever go back I hope it's still available.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Ohio
5

Beach Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Simply said: AWESOME! Cindy has a fantastic family home they are willing to share with those who appreciate a true beach home. From the moment we arrived, the home provided every comfort we desired. The large living space provides an excellent retreat from the day's events. The super sized back yard is simply amazing. Large palm and pine trees line the completely shaded back yard leading to the white sands of the Gulf waters. The sunset viewed directly from the back yard is simply to die for. We will return to Shady Palms every chance we get. Thank you Cindy for such a wonderful vacation spot!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Concord, North Carolina
5

Very nice beach front house.

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island. We selected this house because of its proximity to the beach. I don't think you can get any closer. The shade/sun division is perfect so no need to get all lobsterized. The house is very nice and well equipped. The location in town is also great as you can walk to shops and restaurants. It's only a few short blocks to some great dining. We plan to come back next year. Not for the "party hearty" set. Bring the kids and let them roam. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Cindy!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Riverview, FL
5

Vacation Before School Started

  • 5 of 5
This is our second time staying here and for good reason. We don't know of a more perfect place than this to stay at. It's directly on the beach. You wake up in the morning and eat breakfast while looking out at the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Other than food and your basic personal necessities, nothing else is needed. The house is equipped with more than enough, including plenty of kitchen items, towels and sheets, and a garage full of beach toys. We had a very enjoyable time here and it was the best thing for us to do the week before school started. We would definitely recommend it to all people, of all ages. Best of all, Cindy and Gay are such amazing people. Thank you for this opportunity. See you soon hopefully!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Bradenton, FL
5

Thanksgiving at the Shady Palms

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Shady Palms the week of Thanksgiving and it was perfect. We live local and have a full appreciation of how great our beaches and fabulous Florida sunsets are over the Gulf of Mexico. Instead of traveling, we just drive 10 miles from our home and enjoy.

Shady Palms accommodated our friends and relatives stopping by for visits and meals. The kitchen is well-equipped and has beautiful dishes for great dinner gatherings. There is nothing like good food and good company enjoying spectacular sunsets in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We will certainly visit often.

Thanks so much Cindy.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Season
Sep 14 2014 - Dec 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
$7,200
 
 
Winter Season
Dec 14 2014 - May 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
$7,900
 
 
Spring/Summer Season
May 3 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
$7,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes $500.00 deposit required to hold unit until arrival & also serves as a security deposit during stay. Requested dates will be reserved upon receipt of deposit, at which time reservation will be confirmed via e-mail. Deposits, less any damages above normal wear and tear or excessive cleaning, will be refunded within 10 days of departure. Deposits are non refundable in the case of cancellation.
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Amenities

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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin beds are set up together as a King bed with king linens. Twin linens are also provided if you prefer to separate them., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One sleeper sofa is located in bedroom # 2. Another sleeper sofa is located in the gulf-side sitting room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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