'Feel the Charm of an Old-Style Florida Beach'
Beach Charm is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom family home nestled on a quiet, dead-end street on Anna Maria Island and is situated just steps to the sugar white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Located in the city of Holmes Beach, this ground level home sleeps 6 comfortably and features central air conditioning, private yard with tropical landscaping, owners’ suite with attached bath, updated kitchen with modern appliances, beach equipment, and an outside shower, to name just a few. Beach Charm is old-school Florida, where you don't need to worry about tracking in a little sand, it just sweeps right back out!
Let the kids chill out in the ‘Surf Shack’ bedroom, especially designed & decorated with the kids (both large & small!) in mind. Two additional bedrooms, including the owners’ suite, feature tropical coastal décor and Queen beds. The cottage is bright and open with plenty of windows to let in natural light. There is a spacious dining area with seating for 6, including a booth for the kids to enjoy. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge and ice-maker, electric stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, utensils, dishes, cutlery, crockpot & more! Other amenities include in-unit washer & dryer, DVD and book library, Flat screen TV with expanded cable in living room, master suite, bedroom & the 'Surf Shack', DVD/VCR, Both a Gas Grill & Charcoal Grill for your use, and Wi-Fi/High Speed Internet, all linens & kitchen items included. Family friendly.
Beach Charm is a ground level bungalow with minimal steps and no stairs to navigate, making it accessible for seniors or those with mobility impairments. Please ask owner for further details.
Step out the front door and a less than 5-minute walk down 50th Street you will plant your toes in the sugary sands of Holmes Beach. We are located where the island is narrow so you can enjoy both sides of the island without any effort! Easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The FREE Island Trolley stops at the end of the street, going both North AND South, just 2 houses away, for a short trip along the island route.
About Anna Maria Island:
What was once a best-kept secret among Florida day-trippers, Anna Maria Island, has always been known for its sugar-white coastline, emerald Gulf waters and quaint business districts. Today, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'…Anna Maria Island, Florida.
Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset on the Gulf of Mexico without ever having to leave the island. And, unlike other popular Florida cities with their theme parks and water slides, there are no lines on Anna Maria Island, this is old school Florida.
You can always find so much to do on Anna Maria Island, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida with easy access from Tampa and Sarasota Airports. A seven mile long and one mile wide stretch of white sand beach, with an average annual temperature of over 80 degrees, it truly is a paradise! Anna Maria Island is broken up into 3 Cities - Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, and can be toured by the free Trolley!
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I am a full time resident of the Savannah GA area, and when I vacationed on Anna Maria it was time to own a little piece of paradise. I plan to retire here!
Susan purchased this house in 2010
After falling in love with Anna Maria Island, just couldn't wait to buy our own piece of paradise. This property is perfect for friends and family. I enjoy sharing my beach home with family and friends, both old and new. I look forward to having you as my guests.
In less than 5 minutes you can step out our door and plant your feet in the sugar white sand of the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Shops are close by and the neighborhood is kid friendly with a lot of warm and friendly neighbors.
Our stay at Beach Charm on Anna Maria Island over Christmas could not have been better. We traveled down from Orlando having spent a week doing the Theme Parks and running around so to chill on the Gulf Coast was perfect. The bungalow suited our needs as a family of 5 with teenagers and grown up children and was well equipped for our stay. Susan was very approachable with information about the area and the season and I would strongly recommend a stroll on the beach and a swim on Christmas morning especially if you are from colder climes! A car is essential to visit the area off the island but if you like to relax you could live without it and use the free trolley service which was very reliable. The main supermarket is only a couple of stops away and we also used it a couple of times to eat at some of the island's fabulous restaurants. Hope to get back some time!
My family's stay at Beach Charm and our Anna Maria experience exceeded expectations! Susan, the owner was full of practical and insightful tips prior to the trip and easily accessible for questions during our week in FL. The house had all the Old Florida bungalow charm, but was incredibly clean and comfortable...what a great combo and hard to come by! Loved being close to beach access that only offered access by foot with no public parking nearby which lent itself to a quiet, tranquil beach experience. However, the public beach was only down the road if you wanted to be 'part of the action'. By the end of the week we had found several favorite restaurants within walking distance that we frequented more than once. Duffy's Bar: Cash only wine/beer divey bar with awesome burgers and potato salad (no fries). Lobstahs: Good seafood and a great lobster roll and skinny fries. The Feast: Best mussels of my life and KILLER pizza. Also, take a trip to the north end of the island to Rod & Reel at the end of the pier for melt in your mouth fried oysters. While the trolley stop was steps from the house we found it to be a bit frustrating to wait for, but in fairness, this was during the height of Spring Break. We had days we used the car for exploring and days we explored completely on foot. You can tailor this island for your own personal preferences. Loved having a house and a pool to return to after a day of exploring. The outside shower was great for a quick clean up after the beach and helped keep the sand from overtaking the house! The family room was comfortable for a family of four including 2 teenage boys! If you are considering this property for your next vacation...go for it!!
Family enjoyed the peace and charm of the property. It was a very enjoyable visit and the facilities were very nice. The listing and photos were very accurate. The whole process was very, very good.
My daughter, sisters and I all spent a wonderful week on Anna Maria Island at the "Beach Charm". Our time at this home couldn't have been better. The listing description was accurate in describing the location of the home. It was a short walk, one block away from one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. The appearance of the home and amenities are accurate to the pictures and description in the listing. The home was very CLEAN and cozy. We all agreed the beds were all very comfortable. The landscape was tastefully done. The pool was just the right size, very clean and the water was warm! I am looking forward to returning back to AMI and defiantly will rent this home again. That being said I would recommend this property to a friend. As a matter of fact I have already recommend it to a couple of my friends! Thanks Susan for sharing your little piece of heaven. Jean
From the moment we pulled up in front of this adorable cottage we knew we'd love it! We took our daughters and 4 of our grandchildren for a week on AMI - where we had only gone for daytrips before while staying in Bradenton. I don't know if we can stay anywhere else now! The beach house had everything we needed, was very clean and comfortable for everyone - and the pool was a wonderful bonus! The kids loved walking to the beach and riding the trolly to the Pier and to shop & get ice cream- it is such a great location. Susan made everything easy and was very helpful in getting this vacation put together! Check out the 3 White Egret shops - so neat! We will return!
From the moment I first enquired about "Beach Charm" for our first trip to Anna Maria Island to the minute we left, nothing but excellent communication and responsiveness from owners. House had all we needed for our stay, very comfortable and well appointed. Nice to have a private pool which we used a lot due to the strong winds on the beach (Hurricane Sandy was working it's way up the east coast). Description and photos do an excellent job of representing the property and really do show the care the owners put into maintaining both interior and exterior.
Location is excellent for exploring north or south on the island, either by car, bike or free trolley. Restaurtants etc also within walking distance.
Will definitely be back to this area of Florida as we loved the island vibe and lack of large resorts, fast food joints and towering Hotel complexes. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get away from it all for a few days.
Major Credit Cards accepted via PayPal or VRBO, Please note internet convenience payments carry a 3.5% fee. Rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Monthly rentals are 4 weeks.