Approaching Great Palms you might initially think that its name applies only to the mature trees swaying gently in the breeze at the front of this beautiful modern home. But step inside and you will discover just how great it is in a whole other sense. Recently refurbished and equipped to a very high standard, this superb split-level property offers everything you could want from a luxury vacation home – and so much more.
Outside: Great Palms hosts the largest private pool on the island (allegedly). Around the pool there are also six sun loungers on which to put your feet up in between dips in the water. There is a comfortable seating area under the upper deck, with three outdoor sofas and two overhead fans to keep you cool on those long, hot Anna Maria Island days. Also on the lower floor is a double garage with electric opening doors and space for two cars.
Beaches: The beaches have the whitest sand which slopes gently and safely into the blue Gulf Sea with the most amazing sunsets. Only 5 minutes walk from the house.
Flights from the UK via Gatwick airport land daily at Tampa International airport less than 1 hour drive away. Orlando is only a 2 hour drive away, perfect for those wanting a 2 centre break. Car hire can be booked from Tampa airport.
Interior: The light and airy open-plan living area is the perfect place to unwind with a good book, indulge your passion for cooking in the well-equipped and spacious kitchen, or put your feet up, sink into the huge sofas and watch the 50inch TV with cable and DVD player. The designer dining table seats eight in comfort, but for more informal meals there is a breakfast bar as well. With its pure white walls, high ceilings and open-plan layout, the living area conveys and wonderful feeling of space and the bedrooms continue the theme. From the sumptuous linens, to designer bathrooms and plenty of storage, no expense has been spared in creating something truly memorable.