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Anna Maria Rental Steps to Gulf Beach with Private Pool!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

2500 square foot home on beautiful Anna Maria Island Florida, with all the upgrades and amenities. Short two block walk to the most beautiful white sand Gulf beach in the world and if you want to kick back at home at your private in-ground swimming pool.

Anna Maria Island is conveniently located near two major airports: Tampa International - 55 minutes drive or Sarasota Bradenton Airport, roughly 30 minutes drive. The island still maintains an old Florida feel, with uncrowded beaches and beautiful sunsets, while offering a diverse choice of restaurants and activities. World Class sunbathing, shelling, fishing, or just lounging are literally right outside your front door. With a private heated pool and beach access, this house has everything you could ask for.

The house is luxuriously furnished. Special designer touches include - crown moldings, upgraded countertops, built-in vacuum, Satellite Direct TV service with premium movie stations, DVD players, full wet bar, two-car garage. The master suite has a king bed and a master bath fit for a king or queen with bathtub and separate shower. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed and room for sitting and reading. The third bedroom has two twin beds that can be pulled together to make a king. The Living Room has a Queen Size Sleeper couch.

We just added BROADBAND INTERNET Connection with wireless ( wifi) access in the home.

This is truly paradise within reach. You will come for two weeks and never want to leave.

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More Details

John Carney
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About John Carney

Our family is now on its 5th generation of family members calling Anna Maria our second home. This house is truly our extended family destination and we hope you enjoy the island and our home as much as we have over the years.

John Carney purchased this house in 2002

Why John Carney chose Anna Maria Island

Walk to the most perfect beach in the US, quiet tropical street, private pool, and close to major airports.

What makes this house unique

We love having the pool in addition to the beach. Although nothing beats our great beach, its kind of nice to just hang with an adult beverage by the pool and have a BBQ with minimal hassle and convenience. But when it is beach time - 8 minutes walk and you are there, Best of both worlds. Plus we love the secluded, highly tropical feel of our street and heavy foliage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great! Fully stocked kitchen.

Great service, friendly and professional

Excellent cleanliness, kitchen items,linens, condition of appliances

We loved the property and booked it again for next year!!:)
Apr 2015
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
DVD, Broadband internet connection with wireless access via wifi, Private Heated Pool, Limited supply of beach chairs and beach supplies provided No Smoking & No Pets


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Anna Maria Rental Steps to Gulf Beach with Private Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Trip to AMI property ID 16555 May 14-21

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were very pleased with the amenities and cleanliness of the house. It's located near the center of most everything; however, tucked away on a quiet street. One caution, there are a lot of steps in the house and no elevator. If you are disabled in any way, it would be hard to stay here, but if you are not, the house is GREAT! We had a wonderful time, and will contact the Carney's again for future stays!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home! Please come again soon!
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our second stay at John's home and it was, once again, a great vacation.

The house was cleaned very well. It is well-furnished with everything we needed - from bedding and towels, to kitchen supplies, to pool toys and beach chairs. The rooms are large and comfortable, helping you feel quickly at home. Our favorite room is the porch for lounging, keeping an eye on the pool and dining.

We had two minor needs that were resolved very quickly by the management team. We would return for a third visit, but unfortunately already booked for our dates.

Many thanks to John

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dan and family. So glad you guys enjoyed the house for the second time. Hope to see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

This has been the best house we have ever rented before. My family loved almost everything this house had to offer. My kids enjoyed swimming in the private pool, while I spent time on the gas grill. Having the garage helped store the golf cart we rented for the week, and made it easier to keep charged. The house was very clean and well organized. I thought it was a nice touch that NFL Sunday ticket was provided through the Direct TV, because I was able to still watch my favorite football team. Since the beach carts are already provided with the house, it makes the walk to the beach easier. It took us about 7 to 8 minutes to walk to the beach from the house. The owner of the house was very helpful with answering every question I had, and answered them in a timely manner as well. Anna Maria Island is a beautiful little island, and we plan on coming back to this island every year for vacation. I do not believe this house will disappoint anybody that stays here.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Todd - So glad you guys enjoyed the house. We try to keep it the way we like it when we go there so pleased to hear you noticed some of the smaller touches. We hope to see you again! Regards John, DawnMarie, Jack, Katie and Taran
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Loved this home. Great location and tons of stuff provided. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robert Clark & Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Carney home. It was beautiful , clean and everything we had hoped for in a vacation home. Our entire family enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to a return visit next summer. Thank you to the Carney family for sharing their home with us.

Robert & Paula Clark and family

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was just perfect for our family get together holiday , very homely and a comfortable feel to it , well designed for holiday makers, Linen was a very good quality - and towels /beach towels also plentiful. All the appliances worked well (after us trying to get to grips with US equipment) Wi-Fi excellent also TVs.

What could enhance this home = A guide/manual , to explain how everything works ... tv dishwasher cooker etc, also there are a number of locked cupboards ,which we spent ages trying to get into , a little note saying owners personal cupboard would have helped.

We did have to dishwash every glass and silverware on entry .

I found the VRBO website worked very well and prompt replies to any questions I had. I use the sister company in the UK= Home away for my holiday letting property in the Canary Islands.

The price point for this house was set just right, not to expensive but not cheap either, So many properties were empty as we got into May (our stay -12th April - 10th May) With so many new properties being built on AMI I wonder if Rental rates will level out more.

Lastly the pool ...was greatly used, and essential to any holiday home ,again all very clean, we did have to sweep the leaves away most days to avoid them going into the water, which was no problem. Beach equipment / trolleys etc were ok, on our visit not left tidy by outgoing guests at all.

This was our 6th visit to AMI but our first to this house , I would rent it next time without a doubt. Big Thank you to John C.!!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandbar Restaurant
"Paradise but at a price. Best beach on the planet and this is a great place to get a drink a..."
Publix Super Market - Holmes Beach
"The main grocery store on the island. "
Beach House Restaurant
"This is a another gulf side restaurant. Its owned by the same people that own the Sandbar ( ..."
Beach Bistro
"Award Winning gourmet - very small and intimate - Great for Romantic special events"
Rod & Reel Pier
"The place to fish off a dock. The little cafe on the dock has pretty good and cheap breakfas..."
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
"Eh ok - no view, foods ok"
Anna Maria City Pier
"An Anna Maria must do - free pier, fishing and views. Its on the bay side so no sunsets but ..."
Two Scoops
"Great ice cream and you can get expresso drinks here. "
Mr. Bones
"Best BBQ and African/caribean food on the island. Cool ambiance - this is a must go every tr..."
Sandbar Restaurant
"Paradise but at a price. Best beach on the planet and this is a great place to get a drink a..."
Anna Maria's 6 Beautiful Beaches
"I think the most beautiful beaches on the planet and I have been all over the world."
Hurricane Hank's
"This is a local favorite"
Sign of The Mermaid
"Great gourmet with amazing deserts. For a splurge"
Feeling Swell
"Good lunch and beer joint - many times they have some live music, service can be pretty inco..."
Bean Point
"national bird sanctuary, sea turtles and the most tranquil beach you have ever been on"
"This is old time candy and ice cream. The kids absolutely LOVE this place. Open late."
Duffy's Tavern
"Another Anna Maria original - MUST GO for a hamburger and a frosty mug of beer. "
D Coy Ducks Bar and Grille
"Love this if you like loud music, drink and smokes. Otherwise don't go"
Coastal Watersports
"great place to rent sailboats and other small watercraft"
Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store
Anna Maria Island Community
"You can work out here for $5 or play tennis on the courts in the back. "
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Anna Maria City Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Rod and Reel Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Manatee Public Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Skinnys Hamburger Joint
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Peak
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer Low
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday and Christmas
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

No Smoking, No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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