YOUR TOTALLY PRIVATE POOL AWAITS / ONLY 1.5 BLOCKS TO BEACH

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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YOUR TOTALLY PRIVATE POOL AWAITS / ONLY 1.5 BLOCKS TO BEACH

Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

It's time to get back to 'The Front Porch' of this pink and turquoise adorable island bungalow. Enjoy sea breezes on the beach just 8 homes and a shaded path away or head the other direction to the calm of the inter-coastal waterway. Enjoy your meals on the screened lanai with views of lush foliage and a quaint white picket fence. Inside you will find a newly updated beach theme continued with cool tile floors throughout and immaculate bathrooms remodeled to include granite countertops and brand new fixtures. The light, airy kitchen is well appointed with everything you need to enjoy your vacation cooking. However, the free island trolley stops at the end of the street and can whisk you away to the many island eateries and more. You are within walking/biking distance to live entertainment, the two most famous eateries “The Sand Bar” beach restaurant and “Ginny and Jane’s IGA”-- a unique experience, an ice cream shop and so much more. Both large bedrooms have windows to the private back of the house and ceiling fans cool every room.

Our pool was installed in the Spring of 2010. Be one of the first to enjoy your own private oasis of sparkling water and sun surrounded by fruit trees and swaying palms. The side and back yard of this home are surrounded by a privacy fence that fully encapsulates your experience. Yet, when you tire of all this heavenly privacy, you can always head back to the wide and long, Spanish tiled Front Porch to sit and sip and enjoy the camaraderie of a beautiful neighborhood.

Anna Maria is a wedding destination, an island untouched by commercialism, a place where bicycles abound and the pace is slow. All the shops and restaurants are local and afford you the opportunity to treasure hunt. We think you will find “The Front Porch” to be an island treasure and we hope you will return often.

Keywords: Duplex, Anna Maria, House, Pool, Lanai, Holmes Beach

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jaime

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The Darbyshires have been coming to Bradenton, Florida and Anna Maria since the early 1980's and have owned a condominium in Wildewood Springs since 1985. We purchased this home with our daughter's family in 2010 to both use and rent. Our families hail from the midwest and are all educators with degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Due to the number of years spent in the area, we have many connections and lots of tried and true information and experience to help you have an ideal vacation.

Jaime purchased this house in 2010

We chose Anna Maria Island and Holmes Beach for the laid back old Florida charm. We love the many activities and amenities. There's always a festival!! Bikes, kayaks and shells galore. The speed limit is 25 so you see segways, golf carts, scooters and more. You even have groceries on the island so you don't have to leave. And as Kenny Chesney says, 'No shirt, no shoes, no problem.' Happy, sunny, healthy people abound. We got quite tired of all the 'YOU CAN'T DO's' in the inland complexes. Here there is freedom and fun!

Privacy. Comfort. Island experience.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Your totally PRIVATE Pool awaits / ONLY 1.5 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Your totally PRIVATE Pool awaits / ONLY 1.5 Blocks to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292969vb
(812) 331-1334 (Indiana, USA)
Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Florence - Alabama
5

Perfetto

  • 5 of 5
non potevo immaginare di meglio, la priscina privata e stata poi la ciliegina sulla torta...
l'appartamento era poi molto carino e fatto bene...... ci siamo veramente rilassati io e la mia famiglia...grazie Jaime Smith per la tua cortesia
Non vediamo l'ora di ritornare
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Your totally PRIVATE Pool awaits / ONLY 1.5 Blocks to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292969vb
(812) 331-1334 (Indiana, USA)
Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Delightful!

  • 5 of 5
We have been and continue to be pleased with our visits to "The Front Porch". The house is not only decorated beautifully, but is spotless as well. The pool is a perfect place to relax after a day at the beach, which is only a two minute walk away. It is well appointed with everything needed to make it your home away from home, to include two bicycles for cruising the island. There is a new flat screen TV with a comprehensive cable package that includes the option to tape programs. This came in handy during the recent Winter Olympics. The owners are easy to work with. To top it all off, it is pet friendly. Bailey loves it. All in all, "The Front Porch" is delightful. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Your totally PRIVATE Pool awaits / ONLY 1.5 Blocks to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292969vb
(812) 331-1334 (Indiana, USA)
Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
3

extenuating circumstances

  • 3 of 5
We didn't have very good luck at this rental. First of all, when we rented it we thought we were going for a week vacation. Then my mother who lived in St Pete(about 40 minutes from the rental) became ill and was hospitalized and died during this time so we were driving back and forth everyday. This was hard on us and then we had several problems from the first day in the rental which made things VERY HARD: A/C /heating didn't work and we had to find the repair #, call to have it repaired and wait for the guy to show up, get into the garage next door to fix it(luckily,the people renting the adjoining unit were there and helpful) all on Christmas eve when we were planning to go out for my husbands birthday. Then the cable went out and we had to wait for the cable guy to come TWICE on Dec 26...this was difficult for us as my mom was now in hospice and we had to be there with her not waiting for the cable guy.
I feel the owners, who were very responsive, should have compensated us some for the trouble this caused us.... I know it wasn't their fault that my mother was dying but even if this had not been the case our vacation would have been impacted by the repairs.
otherwise, I think the rental is very nice and in a good location.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry for the unlucky timing of home issues when you were swamped with more troubling personal issues. Thank you for your excellent communication with us throughout your week. Please know that we are simply a family who owns a home over 1000 miles away from us, so the help from renters like you when things go wrong is much appreciated.
business
Your totally PRIVATE Pool awaits / ONLY 1.5 Blocks to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292969vb
(812) 331-1334 (Indiana, USA)
Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Excellent Relaxation

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time the place was perfect can't wait to go back
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Your totally PRIVATE Pool awaits / ONLY 1.5 Blocks to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292969vb
(812) 331-1334 (Indiana, USA)
Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Awesome Vacation Home!!

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful place for a family of four to stay. I have to say it was very clean, which is a plus!! Also this home was nicely decorated. The pool was an awesome place to relax after a long day on the beach. The beach was close enough to walk to. There was a wagon in the shed to take all our stuff to the beach and there was a few pool toys and noodles to entertain the kids. There were also two bikes in great shape and one had a basket which was nice. The owner was very fast at responding to any of my questions. Our family had a wonderful time staying in this home. We will definitely stay here again! Thanks for sharing!!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Your totally PRIVATE Pool awaits / ONLY 1.5 Blocks to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292969vb
(812) 331-1334 (Indiana, USA)
Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Philidelphia PA
5

Family time

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 (two college aged children) enjoyed this house to spend some time together. It was perfect for our needs. Two full bathrooms, private pool area, walking distance to the beach, and the use of two bikes. Property was clean and on a quiet residential street. There is a connected property but there is still a very private feel both front and back. We were looking for a nice beach, with no high rise hotels, and clear water. AMI delivered and this house was perfect!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

An entire row of morning newspapers available a half a block from the house for those 'early morning paper grabbers' on your vacation!

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Availability & Rates

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
 
Off Season
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,505
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes May is considered "OFF Season". Holiday rates are higher. Please email owner with any questions. Pool heat is a separate fee and must be requested and paid for through owner. $75 per week to heat pool.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • basketball court
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