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Paradise Found in Anna Maria - Canal/Pool Home/Close to Beach

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


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House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Paradise Found at this Anna Maria Island canal front pool home with private dock. Located just 3 blocks from the beach, this spacious and recently renovated home boasts two master suites and comfortably sleeps eight. Just steps to free island trolley and two blocks from shops and restaurants. Other amenities include heated pool, washer/dryer, Internet, cable TV, DVD, VCR, and outside pool/beach shower. Ideal location and quality furnishings make this your perfect vacation rental!

Keywords: House

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2016
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Why Pamela chose Anna Maria Island

Great beaches, relaxing atmosphere, and close to Tampa. Walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants, and the island trolley line.

What makes this house unique

A quiet place to enjoy being with your family. Split floor plan with open common area. Two master suites with adjoining bathrooms allowing for more privacy for couples or family vacationing together.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good morning…..all I can say is WOW…what an awesome place you have!!! Leaving there Saturday morning was a very depressing moment. My husband and I both commented how this was one of the fastest vacations we have ever taken because we were having so much fun. The boat rental worked out great and we caught a ton of fish. My son caught a ton of pin fish from your dock and on the last night we were there, a manatee blessed us with his presence and hung out there for like an hour. I can understand why people love it there. We have been to other places in Florida but the island was so laid back and relaxing and everyone we met was so nice. Please tell your Dad thank you for the restaurant tips, especially Mr. Bones…best ribs Ive ever eaten!!! I was trying to figure out how to bring back a few slabs in my suitcase. Your house was so comfortable and relaxing. My husband and I were trying to figure out how much a place like that, with those amenities (pool, canal, dock) would go for on todays market, just in case we win the lottery? That whole area on Key Royale looked very expensive to me? We saw some huge boats down there that were in the 7-8 million dollar range and some houses that looked quite spendy as well. Anyways now Im back at awful work, but thanks again for everything and we will definitely keep you in mind for future rentals and referrals. Take care.
Jun 2009
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Paradise Found in Anna Maria - Canal/Pool Home/Close to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

"Paradise Found" couldnt have been more perfect!

  • 5 of 5

After a whirlwind trip to Disney, this beach house was the perfect way to unwind. 4 adults and 4 kids fit perfectly into this house. This was our first trip to Anna Maria Island and definitely won't be the last. The area lives up to its name and all of the reviews I found on it. It's quaint yet not too slow for the younger ones. As for this house.... From the gorgeous pool, the manatees in the canal and the whole house speaker system. EVERY SINGLE person was satisfied. Pamela's taste in furnishings and linens are unmatched by any rental we've ever had. We truly felt like we were in someone's house, not a rental. We can't wait to go back! Definitely don't miss a meal at THE WATERFRONT it was spectacular! Thank you to the owner for being a joy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved Every Minute!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 8 wonderful nights at Paradise Found! It was what we thought it was going to be and more. The home is wonderful - pretty, beachy, relaxing, really just perfect. The bed was comfortable, the bathrooms were great, the living area was spacious and comfy, and the pool area was paradise. We took a wonderful 3 mile walk every morning, walked easily to the gorgeous beach almost every day and there were many bars and restaurants and shops that were an easy walk. We also used the free trolley which was so convenient, and there is a trolley stop very close to the house. There is also a Publix store very close by. Pamela was wonderful to deal with and Karen was very helpful when we had a question about the wifi. We have NO negative comments and we hope to vacation there again!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Florida Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, sister, brother-in-law and I spent five wonderful weeks at Paradise Found! The house is beautifully decorated and has a nice open floor plan. Having the bedrooms on opposite sides of the house is great as it provided nice privacy for all. It was a very comfortable living situation. The large screened in area around the pool was a delightful place to have morning coffee and afternoon cocktails! We also appreciated the location of the home as it is very near a trolley stop (and we used the trolley almost every day. It is free and takes you all over the island). There are many shopping areas and restaurants and we visited many of them. Pam is wonderful to deal with, making the process of renting a very easy one. We hope to visit Anna Maria Island again, and if/when we do, we will definitely want to stay at Paradise Found again! LOVED every minute!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found is right!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. Lots of space inside and out! The screened in pool was used everyday. Every morning we enjoyed our coffee by the pool The house was comfortable, clean and well equipped. We rented bikes and got around easily.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Odenton, Maryland

Six Wonderful Weeks at Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Paradise Found for six wonderful weeks. We loved everything about the home: the beautiful decorating, the cleanliness, the open floor plan, the split bedrooms, the cable TV and WIFI, the pool, being on the canal, etc. When our children and grandchildren visited they were delighted to have their own bedroom wing and their own bathrooms. The pool was warm, the beds were very comfortable and the owner Pam was excellent to deal with. We would definately recommend Paradise Found to anyone looking for a large, comfortable home for their Anna Maria Island vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barrie, Ontario

Serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

John and I stayed at Paradise Found in early January 2015 for 5 days. The island was very easy to get to from the Sarasota airport and once on the island we were there in a flash. We entered the house and immediately agreed that it was aptly called "Paradise Found". Spacious, open, clean, and so well equipped. The screened in pool area was fantastic for relaxing and the view onto the canal and the other homes was wonderful. The saltwater, heated pool was a perfect break after a walk on the beach (only 3 blocks walk). We slept well in the comfortable bed and noticed that we could have brought our entire extended family (3 full bedrooms and bathrooms!).

The nearby restaurants were wonderful, and we were able to get a few groceries at Publix. This is probably one of the best rentals on Anna Maria Island and we would LOVE to return soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear that you had a great holiday, I hope to have you back again soon! Warm regards, Paradise Found
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Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
On Great Canal with spot to tie up your Boat, 3 TVs (One in Living Room, and two of the bedrooms), Broadband Internet access for your laptop, all Cooking Utensils and Dishes, Kids Games, Books, Coffeemaker.

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