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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*

Maggie & Clay

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Maggie & Clay

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Calendar last updated:
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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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.*

**Maximum Property Occupancy limited to 11 Persons.**

** Maximum Overnight Guests Limited to 9 Persons.**

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Maggie & Clay (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Maggie & Clay

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

Why Maggie & Clay chose Holmes Beach

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Coastal Charm Meets Cottage Chic! Sparkling New Pool/spa *4 Doors To The Beach*
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Millington, NJ
5

Well Equipped and Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Ashore Thing on Holmes Beach. I selected the cottage because of it's listed location and amenities, both exceeded my expectations. The home is beautiful and well maintained. The beach and beautiful sunsets are just steps away and convinces like Publix and Walgreens are also nearby. This was by far the most well equipped rental I have ever had-beach toys, pool toys, towels, etc and an INCREDIBLY well equipped kitchen. The house was the perfect choice for our family with young children (almost 3 years and a 10 month old) myself, husband, and my retireee parents. I highly recommend the house for families-just remember to pack or rent a baby monitor if you have little ones as bedrooms are on both floors. The amenities and decor made the house feel like a home and I can't wait to go back! Thank you for turning our "break from a bad winter" into a truly memorable vacation for all!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN, USA
5

Florida vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Ashore Thing was as enjoyable as our first! The cottage, its furnishings, provisions and location lack nothing! It is the perfect place for a large group to spread out as well as gather comfortably. Thank you, Maggie and Clay

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Canada
5

Unbelievable Experience on Holmes Beach!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week at 'Ashore Thing' and almost a month later, we still can't stop talking about the amazing time we had! From the minute we entered the cottage, we were all struck by the amount of space, the cleanliness, how well stocked it was and THE LOCATION! Just a short one block walk to the beach and a one block walk to the grocery store/pharmacy/coffee shop/restaurants was absolutely phenomenal. We explored a lot of Anna Maria while there and had to think that this was the best location on the island! And without having a car, we had no problem accessing everything we needed just by walking or the short distance to the stop for the free island trolley. Being 4 adults and 2 children under the age of 4 years, it was so simple to pop back and forth to the beach with the kids, spend the afternoon in the great pool and the evenings in the jacuzzi tub. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Homes Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Maggie and Clay's beach house. The house is beautiful and furnished with everything you may need which allowed us to cook some wonderful holiday dinners as a family. The house offers all amenities you need and the proximity to the beach and shops makes it even better.

Maggie and Clay were wonderful and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tampa, fl
5

The best sunsets

  • 5 of 5

House is clean, cozy and intimate. Stocked with everything we needed, had a fabulous weekend with our friends. Steps to the beach, private pool, walk to restaurants, shops and Grocery. Every evening we ran to the sunset with cocktails in hand.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Everything you need and more

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home not just some beach rental. I loved the umbrella in the pool. Nice beds great kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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. Our cottage is located west of Gulf Dr. so no busy streets to cross. 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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Rates & Availability

From $357 Per night

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015~excluding Holidays
Feb 28 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2015~excluding Holidays
May 2 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
Fall 2015~excluding Holidays
Sep 26 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$357
From
$464
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
Winter 1
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$357
From
$464
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
New Years 2016
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
Winter 2~2016
Jan 2 2016 - Feb 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Spring 2016~excluding Holidays
Feb 27 2016 - Apr 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2016~excluding Holidays
Apr 30 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$357
From
$521
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Exit Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
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

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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:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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