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Gulf Sands Condo Beach Front

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

700 ft. of pristine beach frontage, only 16 Units! This beachfront condo is located right on Holmes Beach. Two bed room, 2 bath. Largest pool on the Island. Beach sand ranks in the top 5 worldwide. New elevator and all granite kitchen. Anna Maria has been voted the worlds 'best kept secret' - NON smoking and no pets allowed. Best sunsets in Florida from our balcony!! Maximum Occupancy 4 ppl.

Frank Borrelli
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Frank Borrelli

Being an owner of a travel agency for over 40 years, I understand the importance of vacationing. I also understand the importance of trust and feeling comfortable. A few years ago I officially 'sold' my travel agency, but still enjoy this business so much that I continue to book dream vacations for anyone who desires.

Frank Borrelli purchased this condo in 1985

Why Frank Borrelli chose Anna Maria Island

25 years of experience with the cleaning professionals, makes me some-what of an authority, I feel I have the cleanest on the Island! Should there be a need for any service, repairs, or maintenance our cleaning personnel will be your contact. Furthermore, the views, location, and comfort of the Condo is unbeatable.

What makes this condo unique

Wi Fi and also a land line with free phone service......most cell phone reception is poor on the island. The county is still in the process of installing a cell tower on the island

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Frank! The condo is wonderful and the view is priceless!! 5 star
Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota or Tampa
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Rt. 64Manatee Ave.
Nearest Beach
Holmes Beach
Car: not necessary

700 ft. of pristine beach frontage, only 16 Units! This beachfront condo is located right on Holmes Beach. Two bedroom, 2 bath. Largest pool on the Island. Beach sand ranks in the top 5 worldwide. New elevator and all granite kitchen. Anna Maria has been voted the worlds 'best kept secret' - NON smoking and no pets allowed. Best sunsets in Florida from our balcony!


Holmes Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Gulf Sands Condo Beach Front
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had not been to AMI in 20 yrs. We were so pleased with this home away from home! Frank was such a pleasure to work with! Very clean, fantastic views comfortable deck, more hangers and drawer space than ever! Kitchen very well stocked,even though I did no cooking,I was on vacation!

Beach chairs and umbrella! Wow!

We should have stayed a month rather than a week!

We know where to go when we return to AMI!

Thank you, Frank!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys...I really appreciate your great comments, and Susan I am glad you had enough hangers :):) but more importantly I am glad you had great weather.
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Riverview, Fl

A relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation staying at this property and will return! It was very quiet, clean, and comfortable. My husband and I were very relaxed and my two children ( ages 8 & 5) were entertained by the beach and pool and were never bored. The free trolley was a great perk to transport us up and down the island and the kids loved it. There is a publix within walking distance so all of our needs were met with nothing to stress about! It was truly a relaxing, enjoyable week which is what we were looking for!! The owner, Frank, was a joy and very reliable! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys Thank you for the great review...Its so nice when a guest has a great time My compliments to you all for caring for the place as you would your own Ciao Frank
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Jefferson , GA

Wonderful Place for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

It started with great communication between me and Frank, that's what helped me make the decision to rent this Condo plus it offered so many of my must haves. The pictures didn't win me when I looked at it on the site but I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived that it had been painted, new living room furniture etc.... The pictures don't do it justice , its also very clean which is another one of the things I must have! Everything worked great, the WIFI is awesome never had a issue with that. The beds were so delightful, I slept so good! It was like being at home but better! Thanks so much for this great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the kind words...Be sure to keep me in mind next time you vacation. I must also compliment you on leaving the unit picked up so our cleaner had an easy day.
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! Frank was GREAT - always responded right away to emails and any questions and provided all the information we needed. The condo was lovely, clean, comfortable, and in the absolutely PERFECT location on Anna Maria Island! We enjoyed being right on the beach (which was awesome!) and close to the grocery store and fun little restaurants. Totally worth it to be right there so you can enjoy the amazing sunsets from the porch! The complex itself was very nice and quiet. When we weren't at the beach we really enjoyed relaxing by the pool while our daughter swam. Beach items such as towels, umbrella, chairs were all provided so that made things much more convenient and comfortable for our time there. Would have definitely stayed longer if we could! We enjoyed the island - no large hotels and chain restaurants. Really is a fun, quaint place to visit. Totally recommend this place and Anna Maria Island!!!!

Recommendations for your stay - Star Fish Company Market & Restaurant (GREAT food and a fun, quaint place to eat right by the water - but make sure to take cash). And for a fun adventure, Happy Paddler Kayak - the most AMAZING people and the best time! (I left brochures at the condo ;) )

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your pictures on Facebook were most enjoyable. Those sunsets were as good as I have seen in the past and the way you told the hurricane winds to go away was great. Thanks again for the great review
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  • 5 of 5

Can't fault this place. Wish we had stayed there for longer. Apartment is perfect and the sunsets are the best you will ever see!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick that was so nice of you and thank you for the nice words.I really is appreciated
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Picture Perfect...Excellent Oceanfront Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying this review is long overdue (sorry Frank)...but we enjoyed our stay so much, I didn't want to not write one for such a wonderful condo!

Firstly, Frank (the owner of the unit) was an absolute pleasure to work with, he provided great communication, prompt emails and vital information about the condo as well as Anna Maria Island. This was our 7th trip to AMI, but our very first at Frank's condo, but it won't be our last as we've already booked another stay for 2016! With not knowing the owner prior to our stay and only seeing pictures of the condo online, I was a little hesitant, but Frank but my mind at ease. Once we arrived, the condo was EXACTLY like the pictures...beautiful! The unit was clean, well maintained and everything (even down to the beach towels) was as described. We are a family of four and had plenty of room for myself, my husband and our two kids. The beds were comfortable, the amenities were great and the oceanfront beach view can't be beat! We spent so much time on the balcony, from eating breakfast in the mornings to having cocktails in the evening watching the sunset over the beautiful Gulf of was one of the best things about the condo, and one of the highlights of our relaxing beach vacation.

In addition to Frank making us feel right at home in his condo, another aspect that I appreciated was the location and size of the Gulf Sands complex. Anything you want to do is either walking distance or a short car ride away and with only 16 units in the entire complex, the pool, elevator, etc. never seemed crowded, which was nice.

If you're looking for a condo that provides: comfortable amenities, a perfect location, oceanfront, balcony, clean and provides an easy relaxing beach vacation...look no further, you've found it!

Anna Maria Island is a special place, full of "old school" Florida charm and beauty. Frank's oceanfront condo adds to that, making a beach vacation even more enjoyable. We are so thankful we found this unit and look forward to many future stays in Frank's condo!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not sure if my response was sent. If not, thank you for the lovely comments. Love to meet the family if we are fortunate to be down there at the same time Merry Christmas Frank and Jean
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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