4+ Bedroom, 4 Bathroom private home, steps to the Gulf of Mexico waters!
About Kathy Marshall
Rob and Kathy met in college and have been married for 23 years. Our family loves the beach and the water! Rob has worked in the hospitality industry for 27 years, with numerous awards for volunteerism and tourism. Kathy has worked in the real estate industry for 27 years, including experience in appraising, rentals and sales. We have family ties in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, as well as the Delaware beaches.
Kathy Marshall purchased this House in 2016
Why Kathy Marshall chose Holmes Beach
We love the "surfside" location of this property. Walking to the beach is easy and convenient. We enjoy the Old Florida Anna Maria Island experience, the cute shops, delicious restaurants, sunset cocktails, and of course the beach! Staying at this home makes it easy to get to all of these destinations.
What makes this House unique
Our family loves being able to walk to the beach and also enjoys the large, fenced in yard with heated pool!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
An awesome week. We wished we could have stayed longer!!
This a location where the details and ammentities are not given enough credit. The house... awesome... and even included a mid-week cleaning. Location - incredible.. Amenities are more than what can be listed. This location was the perfect fit for our family.. Thank you and we look forward to coming back!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a positive review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return!
Awesome property, awesome people!
We spent a week at Surfside and it was everything we hoped for, everything we were told it would be, and more! We had 8 adults and 3 boys under age 1, so the separate quarters with bathrooms were perfect, the open concept was great for family time, and the pool was great to have so we could "swim" with the boys and then feed them and put them down for naps at our leisure. The proximity to the beach was awesome! All that we needed for the beach and pool were provided! The kitchen had everything down to trash bags, coffee, and spices. The two sets of washers/dryers were very helpful as well. We had rain for a bit almost every day, so we spent a good amount of time indoors. We felt like we were at a five-star hotel! The property managers, Goose and Dan, were only a text away and were so helpful, even telling us their favorite restaurants and activities on the island. We left rested and full of great memories! Awesome property, awesome people!
All of us at the Surfside AMI team are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you again next year!
Excellent Property and Very Responsive to Your Needs
Wonderful property location only about a 2 minute walk to the beach. Home had everything we needed. Property manager was extremely responsive. We were traveling with a 1 year old and the tray table to the high chair was missing. I notified the property manager and the following morning they had already delivered a brand new high chair. Awesome service!
So glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation at Surfside AMI! We appreciate your positive feedback and hope you can make it back again soon!
-Kathy and the whole team
Wonderful vacation home!
This house was wonderful! It literally comes with everything- beach towels, fishing rods, beach chairs, kayak, paddleboards, beach toys, pool toys, bikes, golf cart, and even a tent for the beach! We had a blast enjoying all the toys the house came with and the beach and pool. Check in was super easy and the property managers were wonderful! It is no wonder this house stays booked!
HI Brandi, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation at Surfside AMI! We appreciate your positive feedback and hope you can come back again soon!
Lovely Holmes Beach Home
We have rented a number of VBRO homes in Florida and Maine over the years, but our experience this past week at AMI Surfside has been our best—hands down. First, the property has everything for a perfect oceanside holiday—a six-person golf cart, kayaks and a closet full of life jackets for little ones up, boogie boards, paddle boards, beach chairs, a beach cart, umbrellas and plenty of beach toys, not to mention the beach is literally just a few footsteps from the front door. The house itself features a pool with plenty of comfortable poolside furniture, an abundance of fluffy white towels, and comfortable bedding with a closet of pillows so renters can find the perfect fit for the week. The kitchen has every appliance including a Ninja for quick drinks, a wine fridge, a keurig, an instant pot, and a lovely assortment of dishes to set the perfect table—it’s a big farmhouse table. The two washers and two dryers are also a perk. Goose, our manager greeted us upon arrival and answered any questions we had via text in moments during the week. We especially appreciated the sturdy baby crib and high chair for our youngest grandchild and the plush oversized couch in the upstairs family room for late evening chats. Our favorite part of the vacation—taking in the sunset every evening in the beach. The summer solstice was magical.
We are so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the house and surroundings as much as we do! We appreciate the kind review and hope you will return again! - Kathy & Rob
It’s has everything
We live in Tampa and this is the second time we’ve rented this property. We still brought too much. House has pool toys, beach chairs, tent, paddle boards, kayaks, boogie boards, sand toys, beach cruiser bikes, high chair, baby gate, pack and play, full crib! Half the stuff we brought just stayed in the car.
Two fridges really help with this big of house... but ice makers didn’t work so bring plenty of ice. One night we had 7 adults and 4 kids.... and it was still fine.
Walked the beach on a moon filled night and saw several sea turtles laying eggs.
Overall, great place with enough privacy for some and room for several small kids.
HI Cliff, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a great review! We really appreciate it and hope that you will return again! -Kathy & Rob
At the north end of the island, on Pine Ave., there are cute shops, a general store, rentals, coffee, ice cream and restaurants. Our favorites are Poppo's Taqueria, Two Scoops and the Donut Experiment! Holmes Beach also has a group of shops and restaurants at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Marina Drive. Some of our favorites are Tortilla Bay, The Feast and Island Coffee!