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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


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.

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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • limited accessibility ...
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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Luxury 2 bed, 2 En Suite Baths, Private Htd Pool, 0 Blocks to Beach - Just Steps
average rating of 4.948276 based on 59 reviews

Wish we were still there!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. We've stayed at several on AMI and this was very clean and well-maintained. It felt surprisingly quiet and private, even with the very the central location near Gulf Drive. Would not hesitate to book again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week on AMI

  • 5 of 5

From the time we arrived until we left we felt a sense of comfort. The neighborhood was quiet and the streets were not as busy as I thought they would be. The neighbors were pleasant and great for conversation! The house was exactly as advertised. It was perfect for our family of four and had everything we needed.... wifi, cable, and cold a/c what else did we need! The rooms were spacious and the separate bathrooms were nice as the kids had their own. The pool was great and the kids spent a lot of time in it. The beach was just a short walk and was only crowded on the 4th of July. Other days, there were a handful of families around. AMI offers some amazing food choices as given by Lauren. I would like to add one to the list.... The Ugly Grouper. It was a great meal with live music! We enjoyed our week on AMI and loved the house. We plan on coming back and hopefully staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was beautiful and had all that we needed to enjoy our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect for my husband and I and our two kids. It has everything you need to make you feel at home. The pool area is lushly landscaped giving you privacy and shaded areas. There's an outdoor grill, outdoor shower with cold/hot water. The beach is literally a very short walk away. No need to drive. Washer/dryer and all appliances were in great working order. Quiet and private location. Very pleased with our stay!!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The pool/patio area was very relaxing and private. The cottage was clean and comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked with all the necessities and more. Short walk across the street to the beach. Lots of restaurants in close proximity to the cottage. The list of restaurants that Lauren provided was very helpful. It was very enjoyable, just wish I had more time there. We hope to come back again! Thanks Lauren

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Consistently Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay in Sunrise Cottage. The house, location to the beach, shops, restaurants, and not to mention the pool--------all beyond perfect! Ones own private resort. Lauren has taken great attention to detail in providing all that one would need. We cant say enough about how awesome of a time we have each and every time.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Wind Down 2017
Aug 5 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
January 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
February 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
March 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Optional Pool Heating $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Admin(ask-may be waived) $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
Cancellations outside 60 days incur a $200 cancellation fee. Inside 60 days refunds are based on owners ability to re-rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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