COASTAL CHARM MEETS COTTAGE CHIC! SPARKLING NEW POOL/SPA *4 DOORS TO THE BEACH*

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Maggie & Clay

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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COASTAL CHARM MEETS COTTAGE CHIC! SPARKLING NEW POOL/SPA *4 DOORS TO THE BEACH*

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4Bed/3Bath~new Pool/spa~Less Than One Minute From Beach!

Need to get away from the frenzy of everyday life??? Come visit us at *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage on Beautiful Anna Maria Island. Once you arrive you'll see why Coastal Living magazine hails us as a 'Dream Town' with no high rise condos and 35 mph and under speed limit; it is perfect for families. As you cross the bridge your view of the shimmering waters surrounding our island will wash all your worries away and you'll know that you are truly in Paradise.

*Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage is a 4Bed/3Bath home which has been meticulously and lovingly renovated. It is furnished 'Beachy Chic' and stocked with all the amenities you could want. The interior is a reflection of the beautiful island with hues of azure blue to sunshine yellow, all to bring the tropical outdoors in. This is our 2nd home so unlike other vacation properties with just the basics, it is equipped with everything to make your vacation stress free and memorable with all the comforts of home. The first thing that will take your breath away is the brand new Pool/Spa (one of the largest on the Island) with large pavered deck area and lots of spacious seating. As you enter Ashore Thing, you will find the first of two spacious living areas with lots of comfortable seating and a flatscreen. The second open family room has plenty of space for everyone to gather and relax on new comfy furnishings. Dining in? The kitchen with new granite and stainless appliances featuring premiere cookware with all the accoutrements will make the chef in you happy. For grilling we have you covered with both gas and charcoal grills. Now you must make the tough decision of dining indoors on the new reclaimed wood table or alfresco poolside. Take a quick stroll to see the sunset before dinner. The beach is less than one minute away. Of course you will want to visit one of the numerous restaurants on the Island to experience some sumptuous local fare. Before the day is over enjoy a luxurious soak in the spa. Let the bubbles prepare you for the nights slumber, an ending to a perfect day before you slip into your cozy bed!

The downstairs master features a new king bed and ensuite bathroom. Additionally the queen guest with flat screen is off the family room. Upstairs you will find a king guest room with flatscreen, a fourth guest is outfitted with two twin beds perfect for the kids or the kid in you! Upstairs guest rooms share the third guest bath.

Wake up and take an early morning stroll on the beach, as the sun rises you will see the island come to life.

Spend the day on the white powder sands looking out at the gulf as you listen to the waves lapping at the shore; you might just catch a glimpse of dolphins frolicking in the waves. If you are visiting during the months' of May -October you might get to witness the Turtle Hatchlings going back to sea. This is truly a spectacular sight! Beach cart, chairs, umbrellas, toys and towels supplied. All you need is your bathing suit. Keep your frozen daiquiris on ice at the cottage, you are so close that it is less than a one minute walk to get a fresh one.

Our cottage is so ideally located. You are just four doors to the Turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and two blocks from the Bay. Within walking distance to shopping, dining and the free island trolley. Anna Maria Island truly is a 'Hidden Gem' there is so much to do and see here. Go fishing at the Rod & Reel Pier or visit Ginny and Jane E's at the old IGA for coffee, pastries and dine amongst the eclectic furnishings which are also available for sale. Rent a bike or just stroll to explore the Island, it is very pedestrian friendly. Take in Main Street on the North End or Bridge Street by Bradenton Beach, it is all so close on our 7-by 2-mile Island. Kayak, fish, golf or just relax and do nothing, it is up to you. Ponce de Leon supposedly named the Island Anna Maria after the queen of Charles II of Spain Marie Anna. We like to think it is the hidden Fountain of Youth as you will leave here Refreshed and Rejuvenated! You will know that it is *Ashore Thing* when you stay at this lovely beach cottage on AMI.

*Guests do not have access to garage.*

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Maggie & Clay

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We are a family from Tampa who have been coming to the Island for over twenty years. Having traveled to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world from Aruba to Hawaii we realize that one of the most coveted is right here in our own backyard. So on Memorial Day of 2013 *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage became our 2nd home. My family has fond memories of AMI and we hope to make more in the future. We are opening up our home so you can some make Great Memories of your own.

Maggie & Clay purchased this house in 2013

The Location!!! We wanted a place that would reflect all the charm of *Old Florida* and found it in *Ashore Thing* Beach Cottage. This lovingly renovated cottage has all the charm of a true beachside cottage plus all of the modern amenities one could want. Anna Maria boasts some of the best Sugary white powder sand beaches along its 7 mile stretch. A 'Hidden Gem' tucked away but convenient to everything if you must leave our Paradise.

Our spacious two story cottage is ground level with only one step on the 1st floor for easier accessibility. We are only 4 doors to the Turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and a block away from shopping/restaurants/trolley stop.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Perfect rental!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The house was perfect for our two families! We had four adults & five kids (ages 7-13). The house is beautifully decorated with a beach theme. Lots of updates and very clean and well maintained. You can tell the owners love this house. The pool is great and it is a very short walk to the beach. It is much bigger inside than it looks from the street and also provides an upstairs with privacy for one family.

The owners provided alot of extras that we did not have to purchase (soap, spices, toilet paper, paper towels...etc). We very much appreciated that. One of the kids even needed a BandAid and we found plenty in one of the bathrooms.

The owners couldn't have been more helpful and hands-on. No need to worry about any concern you may have. We would not hesitate to recommend this rental to family & friends and if we return to Anna Maria, we hope it's available!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Perfect Setting to enjoy Anna Maria, beach and lounge by pool

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This was the best rental property that our family has experienced in Florida and we have stayed and 5 or 6. The house is perfectly set up with all of the necessary items to enjoy a relaxing week on the beach. It had virtually all the conforts of home with a great kitchen, master bed room suite, flat screen TV's in almost every room, washer and dryer, both a gas and charcoal outdoor grill, great patio with plenty of seating, air hockey, and the pool is an awesome feature (lights change color at night).

The house has two bedrooms down (one master) and two upstairs. All the bedrroms have TVs so the kids did not fight over which room. The house was extrermely clean and well maintained.

There was an assortment of beach gear including charis and toys to take to the beach. They also provide a huge assortment of beach towels (seemed like 20) which is perfect for beach and pool.

The property owners were extermely friendly and attentive to all of our needs. Bottom line is that we would recommend this property.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Great Week!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My family just returned from a week at this house on Anna Maria island. We loved the location & layout of the house. The house is steps from the beach - we really enjoyed having the pool at home & the beach 1/2 block away. Grocery store, Walgreens, CVS, liquor store are all within walking distance. The house is very nicely decorated, nice linens, bedding, and towels (including many beach towels), comfortable & stylish furniture. The kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc. We had 4 kids with us age 11-17 and were all super comfortable without being on top of each other. TV for everyone helps with the kids, and they loved the foseball table in the front living room.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
5

Very relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This vacation rental was the best we have ever stayed in. Exceedingly well stocked kitchen with good quality pots, pans, flatware, etc. The beds were very comfortable, and the great room was perfect for hanging out together. Everything was very clean and all the furnishings were relatively new and comfortable. Plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas were available for the quick walk to the beach. Other niceties like plenty of laundry and dish soap, shampoo, etc. Very quiet neighborhood and the beach was plenty wide with great soft white sand. Enjoyed watching the pelicans diving into the water, saw a few dolphins and stingrays close to shore. The pool was clean and warm at 84F, and the only downside was that the spa does not heat independently to a warmer temperature. The owners were quick to respond to questions and were very helpful. Would definitely come back to this property and the Anna Maria island area again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Minneapolis, MN, USA
5

Ashore Thing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
What a wonderful time we had during our 2 week stay at Ashore Thing! The house was perfect for our multigenerational group with plenty of room for all of us together as well as separate space for a variety of activities. The pool was ideal for little people and adults alike. There is absolutely nothing lacking in this beautifully equipped, comfortable cottage! The beach was just a pleasant walk away with all it had to offer: gorgeous sunsets, the beach cafe, shelling. It's the perfect place for a relaxing, reenergizing respite! The excellent, prompt communication from the owners enhanced our experience as well.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mary Anne, it was great getting to meet you and your family. Thank you for the Wonderful 5 star review, vacations are all about stress free relaxation and we try our best to provide that atmosphere at Ashore Thing! The location and pool certainly seem to be Guest favorites. We look forward to hosting your family again in the future.
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Car: not necessary

Being on the Island is like being in Paradise, you can do as much or as little as you'd like. Rent a bike and explore the island or hop on our free trolley and sit back and enjoy the ride. You can hop off anytime to shop and dine and just get back on when you're ready to go. Feel the need for a thrill ride? Disney, Universal and Busch Gardens are all approx. 1-2 hours away. If you're looking to take in some culture, we have some of the best Museums around. The Dali Museum is a must see.

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Availability & Rates

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014~excluding Holidays
Mar 1 2014 - May 2 2014
$3,200
7 nights
 
 
Summer 2014~excluding Holidays
May 3 2014 - Sep 26 2014
$3,000
7 nights
 
 
Fall 2014~excluding Holidays
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 21 2014
$2,500
$7,500
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
$3,500
7 nights
 
 
Winter 1
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$2,500
7 nights
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
$3,500
7 nights
 
 
New Years 2015
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$3,500
7 nights
 
 
Winter 2
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 27 2015
$2,500
7 nights
 
 
Spring 2015~excluding Holidays
Feb 28 2015 - May 1 2015
$3,500
7 nights
 
 
Summer 2015~excluding Holidays
May 2 2015 - Sep 25 2015
$3,250
7 nights
 
 
Fall 2015~excluding Holidays
Sep 26 2015 - Nov 20 2015
$2,500
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
$3,650
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,500
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Exit Cleaning $175.00
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Note: Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.
Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Month long rentals will have a mid stay cleaning.
Holidays ~ Christmas, New Years, Easter, 4th of July ~ Please inquire for pricing ~ Sat. to Sat.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , EnSuite to Master with a huge Walk-In Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest Bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3rd Guest Bath
  • Three full bathrooms plus outside shower and private cabana.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with new mattress and 500 TC sheets.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Guest Room with new mattress and 500 TC sheets.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Guest Room with pillow top mattress and new linens.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin Beds. For boys, girls or the kid in you!
  • All bedrooms feature their own flatscreen TV with new Luxe linens. King (2) Queen (1) Twin (2) Qn. Sleeper (1) in Living Rm. Upstairs King is private and adjoined with Twin Rm. - perfect for families with children.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • skiing
  • fishing
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