|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Old Florida charm in a completely remodeled house only 1 1/2 short blocks to an uncrowded beach. Ours is a 2 bedroom/2 bath home which sleeps 5. It is the larger 1/2 of a duplex house with exclusive use of the solar heated saltwater pool in the privately fenced backyard. A garage separating both units is also exclusively for our guests.
Anna Maria Island is known for its beautiful sugar white sand beaches. A short walk from the house, down a shaded lane brings you to a wide and uncrowded beach. Beach chairs, towels, a cooler, umbrella and beach cart all are provided for use by our guests.
After a day at the beach, fishing off the local piers or visiting the quaint shops on the island, return home to our tropical backyard oasis to relax around the pool. No need to eat out all the time, you can prepare meals at home in our well equipped kitchen and dine alfresco in our private and shaded yard. Anna Maria Island and neighboring areas also have many fine restaurants and dining is always casual.
Some of the other special features of the house are:
- Solar heated saltwater pool
- Beautiful landscaping front and back
- Stone pavers in the side and backyard for expanded outdoor living space
- Fully equipped and remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances
- Tile floors throughout
- Remodeled bathrooms with tiled shower/bath areas & granite counter tops
- One and a half short blocks to the beach
- Walking distance to the quaint shops of Anna Maria
- WiFi Internet
- Washer and Dryer
- 2 bicycles for guest use
Anna Maria Island is only 1 hour south of the Tampa Int’l Airport and Busch Gardens Theme Park. It is an easy 2 hour drive to from Disney & Epcot and 20 minutes north of Sarasota. With beautiful white sandy beaches and no crowds, this is the perfect place for families to unwind and relax.
Keywords: duplex, house, pool, Anna Maria
Your hosts, Kathy and David. For over 20 years we have rented beach houses on the Atlantic coast, in the Caribbean, the Keys and Gulf coast of Florida with our two daughters. When we visited Anna Maria a few years ago, we decided here was the place to have a retreat of our own. We know what a family needs to be comfortable in a vacation home and we make every effort to ensure that you will enjoy your stay with us, as much as we enjoy staying here ourselves. We look forward to sharing our home with you!
David Moutner purchased this house in 2010
We are located on a quite street, a short 5 minute drive to the town center of Holmes Beach and a 10 minute walk to the quaint shops and restaurants in the town of Anna Maria. Approximately half the houses on our street are occupied by year round residents and about half are vacation rentals.
In addition to being a quite area, our yard is completely enclosed and surrounded by lush landscaping making for a very private setting.
The best reason to stay with us is that we equip the house to be our second home, not a bare bones vacation rental. Bring a few bathing suits and a toothbrush... that's all you'll need when you stay with us.
Wanted to say thank you again for the opportunity to enjoy your beautiful home this past week. It was very comfortable and we felt very secure. The master bedroom and pool were such a santuary for me this week. And the short jaunt to the beach down White Ave was great. Will be in touch again for any planned trips to AMI.
Beautiful house, wonderful surroundings, great beach, nicest people.
My husband and I just returned home after spending the month at the Front Porch. We had the most fabulous time. I was worried that a month would be too long but the house was so comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked, even included spices. The shower was large and had great water pressure. The walk in closet held all our stuff. The yard and pool were great. We enjoyed sitting on the porch. The walk to the beach was under five minutes. The free trolley was a block away and took us up and down the island. we enjoyed our stay so much, we already booked for next year. David, thanks for making our stay great.
David was extremely helpful from beginning to end when renting this property. The house was clean, the kitchen well equipped with dishes, pots, pans, silverware, glasses and even condiments. The patio and pool were very private. Lots of towels available for use, beach chairs, beach cart, beach umbrella and 2 bikes. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with us and we only used the bikes, pool and patio once. Unseasonably cold for November in Florida, but the cold covered the whole country. We took many day trips from the property, walked to Holmes beach across the street and drove up to Bean Point. Sarasota airport was only 1/2 hour away. The house had a great location! We would definitely come again and just hope for better weather so we could enjoy the pool and bikes more.
Our holidays started with an exciting time in Chicago, so we were very happy about the relaxing beach part in our second week of vacation! When we arrived at Davids house on Anna Maria Island our expectations were exceeded! From the beginning on we felt like home! It was clean, the kitchen was well equipped, there were a lot of towels for bath and beach. Especially our daughter loved the pool and all the beach & pool gear.
We missed nothing! Mostly we went to the beautiful beach, which was in short walking distance.
We bought our food and drinks at Publix and ate in most of the time. Once we went to "Lobstahs" for dinner, which was totally fine. And we had some ice cream at "two scoops" - very delicious!
Our stay was truly amazing!
We really love the place and definitely recommend this location!
Daniela & Nils from Germany
Our family recently returned from a two week stay at this wonderful beach vacation home. We loved the location and easy walk to the beach. The homeowners provided us with a beach wagon which was great as we usually have to bring our own and it was nice not to have to pack that this year! We loved the outdoor living space and spent a lot of time in the afternoon enjoying the shaded pool area after coming up from the beach. We ate in a lot this trip, just because the kitchen was so well stocked and preparing our meals was easy to do. We did manage to visit some of our favorite spots though with those being the Rod & Reel for breakfast, the Sign of the Mermaid and Mar Vista for dinner,and a walk up along the beach to the Sandbar for lunch was a must at least once a week while we were there. A burger at Skinny's Place is always a must (love the onion rings!), and we also did take-out from The Feast after a catamaran sunset cruise. I would highly recommend the sunset cruise with Kathleen D Charters - we had a wonderful evening and will definitely do that again on our next visit to the island. As always, it was a great holiday at the beach and we will be back again next year.
My husband and I stayed at The Front Porch for our Honeymoon for a week and it was truly amazing. You felt like you were staying in your own home. Waking up every morning and looking out the sliding door to the stunningly tropical pool was like a dream. The property is located in a great location! The whole island is beautiful! David was wonderful to work with. We wish we were still there.
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida South West, Florida, USA -- Anna Maria Island is only 1 hour south of the Tampa Int’l Airport and Busch Gardens Theme Park. It is an easy 2 hour drive to from Disney & Epcot and 20 minutes north of Sarasota. With beautiful white sandy beaches and no crowds, this is the perfect place for families to unwind and relax. After a day at the beach, fishing off the local piers or visiting the quaint shops on the island, relax and prepare meals at home in our well equipped kitchen. Then dine alfresco in our private and shaded yard. Anna Maria Island and neighboring areas also have many restaurants and dining is always casual.
Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking
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May - August
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
A refundable $250 damage deposit is required
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.