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Beautiful Beach Escape Home - Four Houses from the Beach

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beautifully remodeled ground level 4 bedroom/3 bath home completed in 2008. Home is located on a beach end street that is four houses to the beach. No roads to cross in order to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and glorious sunsets on the west coast of Florida. Three bedrooms have queen size beds and the fourth bedroom has 2 twin beds. Sofa converts to a sleeper.

Children and small pets are welcome.

Located on the Anna Maria/Homes Beach.

If you would like to view the property on one of the internet map searches, the address is 112 - 81st Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

Located near the Free Island Trolley that runs the length of the Island to Bradenton Beach.

Located 30 minutes from Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport and 2 hours from all Disney and Central Florida Theme Parks. Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle are minutes away.

House is owned by two families living in Bradenton that live less than 10 miles away and are available 24 hours a day.

Keywords: comfortable and homey

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

Anita Eldridge
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Anita Eldridge

Two best friends Ron & Scott purchased this home and completely 'gutted'it and remodeled it, so everything in the home is new. Scott & Ron have been friends since middle school and both were raised in Bradenton. Scott's wife Anita is the one who does the renting and cleaning.

Anita Eldridge purchased this house in 2008

Why Anita Eldridge chose Anna Maria Island

We choose to buy this home because it is within driving distance to our home and if guests need anything, we are only 20 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

The best part of this house is everything is new and very well decorated and clean. With it being such a short distance to the beach it is ideal for families with children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say that the whole family had a lovely time at "The Beach Escape". Our son Ryan (2 1/2) went swimming in the pool everyday. We are already planning our trip for next year. Thanks Again
Feb 2010
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Beautiful Beach Escape Home - Four Houses from the Beach
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 26 reviews

Extremely comfortable and close to beach!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this charming home. Relaxing, quiet street, so close to the beautiful beach. Looks small from the front, but it isn't. Very accomodating with 4 bedrooms & 3 baths, tastefully decorated and updated kitchen. Has heated pool, firepit, barbecue and plenty of outdoor seating. Everything you could need (cookware, utensilts, condiments, laundry) is provided other than food. Lots of toys, beach equipment too. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised and so were all of my guests. The home is even better than the photos and located well . Anita was great, gave us our privacy but available if needed. PERFECT! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little house!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed with my husband, son, daughter-in-law and infant grandson. This was the perfect place for us. From the moment I inquired about this property, until we left, we enjoyed a relaxing, care-free experience. Anita is very responsive and helpful. It was the first time we had traveled with the baby, who was 7 months old, and she made sure we had all the equipment we needed....a crib, stroller, high chair. The house is lovely! There was room enough to spread out a bit and even to accommodate a few more people for Super Bowl! Yet it is cozy enough to encourage family time. It is very clean, nicely decorated and appointed with everything you will need including basic cooking supplies like salt, pepper, sugar, etc. And the pool! We spent most of our week looking at it, longingly, as the weather was not cooperative for a few days. But when we did get into it, it was fabulous! There is even a shallow area that the baby loved crawling around in. The beach is a very short walk away and there are also a few little restaurants within walking distance. Anything else you might like is certainly within a few minutes drive, so the location is also perfect. Truly, there was not a thing to complain about.....except possibly El Nino, but if Anita could have chased that away for us, I am sure she would have!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester, New York

Beach Escape, a beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood close to the gorgeous beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely, relaxing week in Anita and Scott's beautiful house on a quiet dead-end street 4 houses from the beach. It was immaculate when we arrived and well-equipped with everything you would need, including a big stack of beach towels, beach chairs, and a complete set of dishes and pots and pans. The pool is heated and there are many chairs and chaise-lounges for sitting outdoors and an outdoor grill. The beds are really comfortable. Scott and Anita were very responsive to our requests and questions. The beach is absolutely pristine and a great place for a walk even when it was too cold for sun-bathing or swimming. The island is quiet generally with good restaurants and nobody is in a hurry, a very relaxing atmosphere for those seeking an escape from the rat race! It can be easily explored by bicycle or the free trolley.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend get-away. The property was perfect in every way - great spaces, fantastic pool, close proximity to the beach. The rooms (two on one side of the house and two on the other) worked well for our two families. We loved the tram service and loved the beach! Thanks SO much!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern Illinois

so GREAT we are coming back in 2016

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the first week of Jan 2015 with our adult children and their spouses. First time we have ever rented a home and had our reservations. The home was clean, well stocked with linens, kitchen items, games, WI FI was perfect for all to use. The outdoor area is set up for gas grill and charcoal grill with a separate patio for the fenced in pool area. So close to the beach and the free trolley, as we didn't even attempt to drive the week we stayed. There is absolutely no need to worry when renting this property. We are returning in Feb 2016 with adult friends and hope to make a yearly trip to this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morgantown, WV, USA

We had a great week.

  • 5 of 5

Five-star place run by five-star people. I give Beach Escape my highest recommendation. 4 BR, 3 Bath, fully furnished, and beautifully decorated. Enough beach chairs for everyone, clean sheets and a kitchen full of all appliances, pots, pans, utensils etc. It’s only a half a block from the beach. Our routine was the beach in the morning and a party in Beach Escape’s beautiful pool in the afternoon. Use the outdoor grill for dinner and try to catch the sunset in the evening. Our extended family of 8 had a wonderful week. Thanks Anita! Thanks Scott! A++++ property.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Other Activities: boating, shopping, kayaking, parasailing, mini golf


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season: $1,600 per week
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week: $1,800
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Season: $2,000 per week
Dec 11 2016 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season: $1,800 per week
May 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

* Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
* Seasonal and Event rates do not include cleaning, taxes, pet or any additional fees.
* All final quotes will be given in writing and subject to approval by both parties.

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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connected to bedroom with twin beds and connects to pool
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three of the bedrooms have queen size beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom has two twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room converts to a bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Heated Pool with Shallow area for children.

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