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Luxury 2 bed, 2 En Suite Baths, Private Htd Pool, 0 Blocks to Beach - Just Steps

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 2/2, Steps to Gulf, Private Pool, Sister to 417775, Weekly Rentals (Sat)



'I shall wear white flannel trousers and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.'

Walk 250 yards West and your toes are in the Gulf of Mexico


Walk 200 yards East to restaurants, shopping, art galleries and the gym.

*** OR ***

Don't walk anywhere. Just relax at home in the private, heated, lagoon pool with an in-pool River Rock granite table, complete with underwater seats and an optional umbrella amidst lush tropical landscaping. Inside awaits a 2 bedroom, 2 bath en suite, completely renovated beach cottage with 10 foot ceilings, fully trimmed in custom wood molding with rosettes, travertine floors and showers, granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances. Indulge yourself with bed linens made from Egyptian Cotton and LaCoste Bath Towels. For your indoor relaxation rest upon Thomasville furniture or a Reclining Barca Lounge.



Sunset and Sunrise Cottages are next door to one another. They are totally separate and private. Each has its own private heated pool. While staying at one cottage, you cannot see the guests at the other.....UNLESS.....You choose to open the gate on the far end of the patio, creating a passage from one cottage to the other.

KEYWORDS: Sunrise, Sunrise Cottage, Luxury, Beach, 34217

More Details

Lauren Chalenski
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Lauren Chalenski

At Sunrise Cottage, we're serious about your relaxation. We keep things simple so you can dream about your beach vacation, not complicated paperwork. You'll receive complete information about Sunrise so you'll know what to expect when you arrive. We answer all questions promptly and treat you the way we would want to be treated. We extend a special welcome to our wonderful overseas guests - we promise to do everything we can to make you happy when you come so far to visit our beautiful island. Our goal is for all our guests is to remember Sunrise Cottage as their home away from home on Anna Maria Island.

Lauren Chalenski purchased this house in 2009

Why Lauren Chalenski chose Anna Maria Island

We purchased Sunrise Cottage because of the feeling you get driving across the island/mainland bridge. It’s the beginning of the rainbow. Sunrise cottage is the pot of gold awaiting you.

What makes this house unique

Staying in a cottage provides privacy while offering guests an opportunity to be part of a small community of friendly people who truly value their quality of life on the island. From the cottage guests can walk across the street to the beach to catch a spectacular sunset or walk one block in the other direction to peruse the many shops or enjoy the restaurants. Two guests once left in the morning to walk to breakfast and didn’t return until late afternoon because they strolled from shop to shop, enjoying wares and conversation with shop owners. It's nice to attain at least a temporary respite from fast food joints, high rises, and traffic - at Sunrise Cottage it doesn't take long to convert to 'island time'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I don't think there is anything else that you could do to your cottage to make it any better I wouldn't think of staying at another cottage on the island.
Sep 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Luxury 2 bed, 2 En Suite Baths, Private Htd Pool, 0 Blocks to Beach - Just Steps
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 49 reviews

Great rental!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house and good response from the owner.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Convenient to beach and several good restaurants short distance away as well

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for our holiday getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay on Anna Maria Island was fantastic! This island is a gem, laid back, beautiful beaches, great restaurants,unique shops, and this adorable home was perfect! Lauren is a gracious host. She has thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. This house is laid out nice with separation of the bedrooms and baths so you have your own suite, the kitchen was well stocked, and the linens and towels(beach towels included!) were good quality. There was even shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the showers. Outside amenities were equally abundant. The tropical landscaping is lush making the pool area very private, the heated pool was a great size and shape, outdoor grill, outdoor shower with hot water, plenty of toys, floats, seating, and chairs for the beach. The beach was just a quick walk from the house. This is a charming beach community and we cannot wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesomely relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay...we had everything we needed and then some. Proximity to everything from the beach, marina, and great restaurants made our trip an amazing experience. The pool was nice and warm when we returned from daily excursions...nothing left to consider

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome pool!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! It was perfect for our family of four. It's plenty roomy enough even though it's a small cottage. The beds are super comfy. The kitchen is well stocked. There are lots of extra amenities such as beach and pool toys, nice beach chairs, beach towels, etc. And that pool! Ahh! That's the best part. It's heated which was nice for our November stay. The landcaping is gorgeous. It's so lush that it feels very private. At night, the landscape lighting comes on automatically, and it's just stunning with the palms leaning over the pool. The beach is a short walk, and it's beautiful. There are some great restaurants in walking distance as well as a coffee shop and many other shops. My only complaint about our entire stay is that the wifi is really slow. The dreamy swimming pool alone makes up for that though.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location with all necessary amenities.

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time at Lauren's beautiful home. The pool was wonderful. The sunsets are amazing. The beach's white sand, shells, and warm water were heaven. The home has everything you will need for your stay. We used the beach chairs to watch the sunsets. There is a chiminea for night fires although we never used it. Local restaurants are were great, I would highly recommend The Feast. The highlight of the week was taking the catamaran Kathleen D to Egmont Key with captain Fred where we snorkeled, shelled, and swam. I will be returning again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
Hurricane Hanks, Lobstah's
Nearest Beach
Across the Street
Car: recommended

This cottage is so centrally located that it is within 250 yards of the Gulf of Mexico, restaurants, shopping, art galleries and a gym, yet the cottage itself is a private tropical oasis nested inside Florida's finest flora.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Booked Week 2/25
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
March 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Wind Down 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
November Early 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
December 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
December Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Optional Pool Heating $50 + Tax
Admin(ask-may be waived) $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payments Method Convenience Fees: eCheck is free. Credit cards carry a 3% convenience fee domestically, 6% internationally. Additional invoice will be created for convenience fee with use of credit card.
Pool Heating Fee - $50 per week.

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:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower Hot/Cold Water - outdoor shower
    En Suite Master Bath - toilet , shower , Marble floors and showers with granite countertops.
    En Suite 2nd Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Marble floors and shower/tub walls and granite countertops.
  • Bathrooms replete with granite countertops and travertine floors and showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , French doors overlooking the beautiful pool, en suite bath.
    Two Double Beds - 2 double , with en suite bath
  • Experience the Luxury of Egyptian Cotton Sheets and Lacoste towels.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 TV's, Cable TV, Blender, Coffeemaker, Toaster, Cooking Utensils and Dishes, Egyptian Cotton Linens & LaCoste Towels, Outdoor Patio Furniture, Beach Towels & Chairs, Umbrellas, Beach Toys, Games, and Paperback Library

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