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Unexpected Blessings One house from beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bath, sleeps 4, wireless internet

This designer decorated 1 bedroom, 1 bath is a ground floor cottage. The cottage is 30 steps from the beautiful emerald green gulf beaches. You will enjoy beach views from every room. Park your car next to the cottage and walk right in. The covered veranda offers a great breeze, beautiful views and sounds of the waves coming ashore. Eat outside on the veranda if you wish. At the beach, relax on a bench under a large shade tree allowing you to get out of the sun at any time and still be on the beach.

Night or day, there is always a breeze and the sounds of the waves heard from the cottage. One house from the beach!

More Details

Property Manager
Loren Wilson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018


Holmes Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , comfortable queen pullout
  • Master bedroom. Also DVD, & television. Beautiful views, ceiling fan, privacy door. Very quiet and romantic.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless Internet, Indoor shower & Outdoor shower for washing off sand,etc


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Unexpected Blessings One house from beach
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Very nice acess to beach. Very clean cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We ejoyed our time discovering the island with a great home base at the cottage. We stored our bikes in the garage which was nice.enjoyed lunch and dinner on front porch with ocean view.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a wonderful little spot next to an amazing beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation. The place is wonderfully located so close to the beach which made nap time for our little one super easy. The owner's were so generous with their beach things. It was great to have toys for the kids to play with, umbrellas for us all to sit under, and a kayak to use. We were blessed to have them there and provide so many tips on restaurants and fun things to do with the kids. The donut shop was a HUGE hit. It was our first time to Anna Maria and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Simply adorable, quaint, clean, and the best of locations! If it's not directly beachfront, it's the next best thing - so close - yes, u can hear the waves and see them from the perfectly located, easy living, front porch. the cottage itself, was nicely decorated, everything in working order, and furnished with everything one would need for a comfortable week or more stay at a beach house.

We had the pleasure of meeting Loren and her husband who also gave us a tour of the adjoining property behind Unexpected Blessings. They were both very knowledgeable of the area, and you could tell, loved it as much as anyone visiting. Loren was a gracious hostess while planning our vacation - answering any questions we had and helping us with the payment process.

Anna Maria Island is a favorite of ours as this was our 9th year staying on the island. This tiny cottage was perfect for 2 (or 4) - it will go down as one of the best spots we have ever chosen for a week in the sun.

Thank you again, Loren, for all of your help, kindness, and hospitality. We really appreciated it.

Jeff/Kym Michigan

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We came over spring break and enjoyed our stay. Clean and comfortable, a good size for just 2 people. Nice access to the beach, which is just a few yards away. We enjoyed having all of the beach chairs, umbrellas, and kayak available for use. It was nice not to have to buy or rent all of that stuff at extra cost. We like to just hang out on the beach and having all of this available was a nice bonus.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach Blessings!

  • 4 of 5

A cozy cottage great for two people only feet from a beautiful beach. Having the use of the beach chairs etc was a great convenience and very thoughtful.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome time

  • 5 of 5

Clean and neat. So close to the beach you can hear the waves. Beautiful sunsets on the veranda. We had all of our meals there. Thanks Loren, hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

On the island you can shop, go antiquing, bike ride, golf, fish, sail, kayak, snorkel, dive, boat ride and much more. Or just walk the beautiful beaches hunting for a variety of shells. St. Armand Circle and Longboat Key are 10-20 minutes away. A very large outlet mall is less that 30 minutes away. Ice skating is next to the outlet. The world famous Skyway Bridge is visible from the island and only 15 minutes away. Professional baseball is minutes away with the Pittsburgh Pirates & Devil Rays. The Yankees winter training is in Tampa. Nearby, Orlando boasts Disney World, Epcot, animal Kingdom, Sea World and Universal Studios. Three of the top airports in the country are Sarasota, Tampa, and Orlando. Our guests come from all over the world and many from Florida. Most repeat with us year after year. I think you will see why!

Other Activities: shell hunting, jogging, kayaking, gift shops, discount outlet mall


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

additional units available please contact owner

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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