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SPEND A WINTER WEEK IN PARADISE! PRIVATE POOL - CLOSE TO BEACH - NOV-DEC WEEKS

Dan and Dawn Howard

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, german
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SPEND A WINTER WEEK IN PARADISE! PRIVATE POOL - CLOSE TO BEACH - NOV-DEC WEEKS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 8

ISLAND DAWN - Ground level 3 bed/3 bath home (with 2 master suites) just right for the perfect beach getaway. Take a dip in the lush, tropical (heated) pool, take a short stroll (just 2 blocks) to the best beach on the island, connect to our wi-fi, or relax in our screened lanai with a good book from our collection.

Ideally suited for fun and relaxation, with comfortable furnishings and plenty of amenities for a laid-back holiday. The 1st master features a king bed overlooking the pool, a comfortable sitting area, large walk-in closet, and bath with shower. The 2nd master features a queen bed and private bath with spacious shower. Both masters have televisions, DVD, and CD players. The 3rd bedroom has two twin beds and is decorated in a fun, beachy theme. The 3rd bathroom across the hall features a tub/shower combo.

The living area has a queen sleeper sofa, oversized chair, recliner, a large television, DVD player, DVD collection, books, games, and Playstation.

Find us on Facebook: We've created a Facebook page for 'Island Dawn Vacation House'. Come visit us and become a 'fan.'

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Dan and Dawn Howard (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for our daughter's wedding and found Island Dawn to be the perfect retreat. The house is very well equipped for cooking and even had a margarita maker! The pool and lanai were beautiful and we spent all of our free time relaxing poolside. The location is great - no busy streets to cross and the beaches are perfect. Can't wait to stay again.
May 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Spend a Winter Week in Paradise! Private Pool - Close to Beach - Nov-Dec weeks
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Perfect rental for families!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week in July in this rental and it was perfect for us. All 3 bedrooms had comfortable beds and we all had our own bathroom. Everything was clean and the kitchen is fully stocked with everything, you only need to shop for food. They even had a margarita maker! The pool was beautiful and the landscaping and lighting around the pool offered privacy and a great place to hang out after a day at the beach. One of the best features of this house is all the items they have in their garage for you to use. That made our drive from NC way easier because we didn't need to bring anything. They had a large cooler with wheels, a beach cart, noodles, boogie boards, lots of beach chairs, 2 pop up tents, tons of buckets/shovels/sand toys for the kids, beach towels, lots of kites, a cast net for fishing, inflatable rafts, paddle ball, frisbee's and even 2 bicycles! We did have to rent a bike because one of theirs had a flat tire but that's ok. The location is so convenient to Pine Ave where there are tons of shops, places to eat and the best ice cream shop on the island, Two Scoops. We rode the bikes over there a lot to shop and hang out. It took us 10 minutes to ride all the way over to the pier. The walk to the beach is only 2 blocks so that's very convenient and the beach at the end of their street was amazing. There are so many great places to eat on the island, we never had a bad meal but we ate in quite a bit because they have an awesome BBQ gas grill. We went paddle boarding, jet skiing, snorkeling, played putt putt (twice because that was fun) and to the beach every day. It really was the perfect vacation. A must do is going to the Shiny Fish Emporium on Pine Avenue and painting sand dollars for $10. They provide all the brushes, paints, you name it and even ideas for inspiration if you're not sure what to paint. They also put sparkly spray on it to seal it and a gorgeous ribbon to hang it. Great for kids but all of us were 17+ and we had a blast. A great memory keepsake. I highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a great place to stay close to the best beaches and shopping on the island. It was perfect for the 6 of us and would definitely stay here again if we ever went back. PS, it's not far from Tropicana Field so we also took in a Rays game, and they won!!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Lisle, IL
5

Great Island Home and Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful stay and thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully decorated home. Loved that it is so close to everything of interest on the island ...beaches, restaurants, groceries, public tennis courts, parks, and sightseeing. The home felt quite spacious and was very clean on arrival. The pool area has a peaceful and private feeling, and the interior living areas are very comfortable and provided a serene setting for my vacation. I had visited this house some years ago, and was amazed at how it has been transformed recently into a wonderful home and fun retreat. I would gladly stay here again.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Naperville, IL
5

Perfect Place for Us

  • 5 of 5
We keep coming back. This lovely place meets our needs perfectly. We walk the beach, eat seafood at local restaurants, bicycle the island, relax and enjoy life. The kitchen has everything needed for cooking. The new gas grill this year is a great addition - no more charcoal. We had visitors several times this year and the layout is perfect. The guest bedrooms and bathrooms are on the other end of the house providing privacy. The grandkids love both the pool and the beach. The pool area is small, but private and nicely landscaped.The sounds of the fountains helps put me to sleep. When the weather is nice, we enjoy the lanai.

A couple more local things to try - the Anna Maria Community Center for Yoga/Pilates and lots of other stuff. Also you can get a local library card and the island branch of the Manatee Public library is great for books, DVDs, and kids books.

Thanks to Dawn and Dan for sharing their lovely house.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Spend a Winter Week in Paradise! Private Pool - Close to Beach - Nov-Dec weeks
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
We were lucky to spend a week on the island and the home was perfect for a mid-winter escape. We'll be coming back next year!
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spend a Winter Week in Paradise! Private Pool - Close to Beach - Nov-Dec weeks
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5
This is our second year at Island Dawn and we plan to come back next year. The location in a quiet residential neighborhood, the proximity to our favorite places and the spacious single family house are some of the reasons. It's also important that we have a pet friendly place.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. It is a pleasure to have you back again and we look forward to your visit next year!
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
3

Shabby chic

  • 3 of 5
Not the cleanest place we have used.
Close to beach
Local rental agency very helpful
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are indeed close to the beach and are very pleased that you were happy with our management company. They are the leading rental management company on the island and consistently strive to exceed guest expectations. They handle the property turnaround and have the home professionally cleaned between each guest as well as deep-cleaned on a regular schedule. They also provide our professional linen service.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota Bradention International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Key Royale Club
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Interstate 75 and Rt. 64 Manatee Ave.
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Beach Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Public Access at Beach Bistro
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island is a relaxing beach community on the Gulf of Mexico. The dining and entertainment options are many, and there are miles of beautiful white beaches to relax or play on. Recreation on the island includes sailing, fishing, parasailing, tennis, golfing, and kayaking. Getting around on the island is easy. You can drive, take the free trolley, walk, bike, or rent a segway scooter. Great shopping is available from the high-end shops at St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota to the outlet mall in Bradenton, with plenty of great local arts and crafts located right here on the island. There are local festivals, local theater, the Mote Marine Aquarium and Ringling Museum of the Circus in Sarasota, Bishop Planetarium in Bradenton, and Grapefruit League baseball in both Bradenton and Sarasota. Disney World and the assorted family parks of Orlando are just two hours away. And there is nothing like a sunset over the Gulf. Anna Maria Island welcomes you home!

Other Activities: kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,250 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
 
December 2014
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 16 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
January 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
Feb - Apr 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$5,400
 
 
May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
4th of July Week
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Autumn 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
$3,800
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Late Autumn 2015
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
$3,800
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Feb 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Management Fee $100
Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes 25% down at the time of booking with the remainder due 45 days in advance of your stay
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Amenities

Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • This beach house has a bathroom for every bedroom. Each is beachy in its own way, and all are equipped with removable showerheads. The second master has a walk in shower, and a couple of bar grips to assist guess who may need some extra balance.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The First Master Bedroom has a King bed and a great view, overlooking the tropical pool area outside. It has an individual air conditioning system, separate from the rest of the house, so that you can choose your personal level of comfort. There is a television, DVD player, CD player, and a private sitting area just inside the French doors. There is a very large walk-through closet for your clothes and belongings, and a private bath/shower. The Second Master Bedroom has a Queen bed with a canopy. There's a flat-screen TV, a CD player, and a private bath with a large walk-in shower. The shower is equipped with a couple of support bars for guests who could use some extra balance. The third bedroom is a bright, beach-themed room with twin bed. The room has it's own television, and assorted board games in the closet. The third bathroom across the hall has a bath/shower combo. There is also a queen sofa sleeper in the living room that sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Island Dawn is equipped for fun! We have a beach cart and plenty of beach gear available, including chairs, noodles, a cooler, and boogie boards - and it's a straight two block walk to the Gulf beach. At the house, the screened lanai is a perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, with a table and four chairs for diners, and a sitting area with two chairs and a small couch. On the other side of the screen, the heated pool is surrounded by a combination of tropical foliage and places to recline. We have plenty of books, magazines, and DVDs, a PlayStation 2, puzzles and games for people of all ages.

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