|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The Lazy Gecko was completely renovated in 2014, so the paint is barely dry on this beautiful beach getaway. We added a brand new private pool and patio complete with loungers and even a sleepy hammock swinging beneath towering palms. The Gecko is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy all the wonders of Anna Maria. There’s a coffee maker, blow dryers, wine glasses, a beach wagon and beach towels, just for starters. You need only to bring your bathing suits and lotion and get ready to relax. With the beach just moments away, you'll enjoy a glorious week in paradise.
You’ll find a large flat screen t.v, dvd and free WiFi onsite. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and full ensuite bathroom. The second (spacious) bedroom has two twin beds with access to the full bath in the hallway. There is a brand new queen size convertible bed with an extra memory foam mattress top in the livingroom (so it’s actually comfortable!) The Lazy Gecko comfortably sleeps 6. With a backyard grill and a fully equipped and newly renovated kitchen, feel free to eat at home or enjoy one of Anna Maria’s award winning restaurants.
Sunrise over the bay is a treat and be sure to take the 5 minute stroll to the beach to see our spectacular world-famous sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Nature abounds and it’s tough to make a visit to Anna Maria without meeting a few egrets, pelicans and dolphins, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even catch sight of a gentle Manatee, the namesake of our local county.
The Lazy Gecko is a tastefully updated, clean and welcoming piece of paradise and we cordially invite you to make it your home away from home year after year.
The house is located at 408 Clark Lane, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
(This is a two unit complex. The other unit on the property is occupied year round.)
Keywords: flat, duplex, beach house, guest house, resort
We are Alice and Denny - highschool sweethearts from the Midwest. We were married as teenagers, raised 4 children who gave us a gaggle of grandchildren, and both had careers that allowed us to travel quite extensively. Once we discovered Anna Maria, however, we learned there is no place better, so we just stayed. We have built or renovated every home we’ve lived in ourselves, and the Lazy Gecko is no different. We renovated it with the same careful attention we’ve given to all of our homes over the years and we hope you’ll appreciate all the little touches. Two of our children live nearby and help us with managing the Lazy Gecko. And our son-in-law Kevin sometimes helps with email and phone responses. It’s a family affair…
Denny purchased this house in 2014
We moved to Anna Maria in the fall of 1999 to provide a safe and supportive community for our son, a Marine who was disabled in the first Gulf War. Coming from the Midwest, Anna Maria seemed like Paradise… and it turned out to be just that. We purchased the Lazy Gecko for Christian to live in one half and to share the other half with visitors who are fortunate enough to discover this beautiful little island. Alice and I still live on the north end of the island, so we’re close enough to address any concerns of our guests, and Christian is right next door.
Anna Maria is a combination of old Florida, exotic natural beauty and Norman Rockwell community. The people are warm and welcoming and when we stroll over to the beach for sunset we're always joined by neighbors, old friends and new friends. Anna Maria is uniquely cozy and welcoming in a world that sometimes isn't.
Our stay at the Lazy Gecko was all we had expected and more. Shortly after our arrival Denny and Alice dropped by to welcome us and check that everything was satisfactory. They are a very nice couple who take great pride in their vacation rental property and show a genuine interest in ensuring that your stay is a memorable one. We found our home away from home to be very well equipped and lacked nothing that we needed. It was very clean and the decor was most pleasing. We had hours of fun and relaxation in and around the pool and enjoyed the privacy,peacefulness and serenity of the back yard. The close proximity to the beach was a real plus making it quite convenient for us to walk the beach in the mornings and view the sunsets in the evening. We will definitely be returning to the Lazy Gecko next year to enjoy more of Paradise.
Our stay at the Lazy Gecko was very comfortable and welcoming. Denny and Alice made a point of welcoming us and made sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. They even brought some umbrellas in the event that it might rain, which, happily, we never used! The weather was great, the cottage was well appointed, and the pool was so relaxing. We just love Anna Maria and hope to be back next year!
My wife and I stayed in the early part of February. The house was just the right size and very well appointed. Spotless and no surprises. Tastefully decorated, comfortable and homey. Nice Pool and very close to the beach. Denny came by early to make sure everything was good and even made sure there was a bottle of wine in the fridge for us since it was Valentines day. Would go back to this property anytime.
My wife and I had a wonderful week at the Lazy Gecko the first week of February 2015. The house was furnished with everything we needed. We enjoyed the privacy of the pool and the relaxing lanai and back yard. We were close to the beach and restaurants as well as many other areas of interest. The house was clean and tidy. The owners were very helpful and spot on with recommendations on restaurants and interesting sites to see. This was our first trip to the Anna Maria community and we could not have had a better experience. We hope to return soon. Thanks again.
My family stayed her in January 2015. We enjoyed our stay very much. The house quaint and clean with comfortable beds. The pool is beautiful but it was a bit chilly to swim during our stay and we spent most of our time on the beach. The kitchen is spacious and has good utensils. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. We'd definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to stay on Anna Maria Island.
This was our families first trip to Anna Maria Island. I want to Thank Kevin for allowing us to stay at such a nice place. We really enjoyed our stay. The house was nice and clean and we absolutely loved the private pool. We also was walking distance to the beach as well. This won't be our last trip to Anna Maria Island nor will it be our last stay at The Lazy Gecko.
Thanks Again :)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 20 - May 2
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.