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JANUARY DATES AVAILABLE! Close to the Beach - Private Heated Pool!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 8

ISLAND DAWN - Ground level 3 bed/3 bath home (with 2 master suites) just right for the perfect beach getaway. Take a dip in the lush, tropical (heated) pool, take a short stroll (just 2 blocks) to the best beach on the island, connect to our wi-fi, or relax in our screened lanai with a good book from our collection.

Ideally suited for fun and relaxation, with comfortable furnishings and plenty of amenities for a laid-back holiday. The 1st master features a king bed overlooking the pool, a comfortable sitting area, large walk-in closet, and bath with shower. The 2nd master features a queen bed and private bath with spacious shower. Both masters have televisions and DVD players. The 3rd bedroom has two twin beds and is located across the hall from the 3rd bathroom, which features a tub/shower combo.

The living area has a queen sleeper sofa, oversized chair, recliner, a large television, DVD player, DVD collection, books, games, and Playstation.

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More Details

Owner
Dan and Dawn Howard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for our daughter's wedding and found Island Dawn to be the perfect retreat. The house is very well equipped for cooking and even had a margarita maker! The pool and lanai were beautiful and we spent all of our free time relaxing poolside. The location is great - no busy streets to cross and the beaches are perfect. Can't wait to stay again.
May 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota Bradention International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Key Royale Club
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Interstate 75 and Rt. 64 Manatee Ave.
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Beach Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Public Access at Beach Bistro
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island is a relaxing beach community on the Gulf of Mexico. The dining and entertainment options are many, and there are miles of beautiful white beaches to relax or play on. Recreation on the island includes sailing, fishing, parasailing, tennis, golfing, and kayaking. Getting around on the island is easy. You can drive, take the free trolley, walk, bike, or rent a segway scooter. Great shopping is available from the high-end shops at St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota to the outlet mall in Bradenton, with plenty of great local arts and crafts located right here on the island. There are local festivals, local theater, the Mote Marine Aquarium and Ringling Museum of the Circus in Sarasota, Bishop Planetarium in Bradenton, and Grapefruit League baseball in both Bradenton and Sarasota. Disney World and the assorted family parks of Orlando are just two hours away. And there is nothing like a sunset over the Gulf. Anna Maria Island welcomes you home!

Other Activities: kayaking

Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • This beach house has a bathroom for every bedroom. Each is beachy in its own way, and all are equipped with removable showerheads. The second master has a walk in shower, and a couple of bar grips to assist guess who may need some extra balance.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The First Master Bedroom has a King bed and a great view, overlooking the tropical pool area outside. It has an individual air conditioning system, separate from the rest of the house, so that you can choose your personal level of comfort. There is a television, DVD player, CD player, and a private sitting area just inside the French doors. There is a very large walk-through closet for your clothes and belongings, and a private bath/shower. The Second Master Bedroom has a Queen bed with a canopy. There's a flat-screen TV, a CD player, and a private bath with a large walk-in shower. The shower is equipped with a couple of support bars for guests who could use some extra balance. The third bedroom is a bright, beach-themed room with twin bed. The room has it's own television, and assorted board games in the closet. The third bathroom across the hall has a bath/shower combo. There is also a queen sofa sleeper in the living room that sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Island Dawn is ready for your beach vacation! We have a beach cart and plenty of beach gear available, including chairs, noodles, a cooler, and boogie boards - and it's a straight two block walk to the Gulf beach. At the house, the screened lanai is a perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, with a table and four chairs for diners, and a sitting area with two chairs and a small couch. On the other side of the screen, the heated pool is surrounded by a combination of tropical foliage and places to recline. We have plenty of books, magazines, and DVDs, a PlayStation 2, puzzles and games for people of all ages.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.76 based on 27 reviews
5

Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5

Island Dawn was a wonderful vacation house. The house was equipped with everything you need for a great beach vacation with the added bonus of your own pool. We really enjoyed our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay!
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Great location, no frills property - Beach up the street; great pool - improvement needed

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for a week in late Aug/early Sept through Labor Day 2017.

Pros:

Great location - three short blocks to beach

Home is stocked clean linens, towels - including beach towels

Home was clean

Pool - very inviting and relaxing; enjoyed our time in the pool.

Master Bedroom Bed - OMG we slept so soundly! Very comfortable master bed and I heard from my family the other beds were comfortable as well.

Great A/C - it's super hot in FL now and the A/C worked well through our stay.

Great grass area for dogs - we brought our two dogs with us, huge peace of mind to let them out to do their business and then we cleaned up after them.

2 bikes available - we brought our own bikes, but had a family member use one and that was nice.

Beach gear available

Cons:

House is dated and needs a bit of TLC. There is an open cable box in the back side of the house, by the pool, against the wall with all cables exposed. There was a wooded grate like square for you to rinse off on with a hose- it was old, and had broken wood and rusty nails. I put it up against the wall to prevent anyone from stepping on that. The entrance of the home has three separated banisters and one is completely falling apart.

Master shower - the master shower is extremely tight and small. I am 5' tall and I could barley shower without banging into the walls.

The master shower and hall room bathroom shower heads were hand helds. That is fine, except for the fact, they either leaked or when turned on would swing widely with water pressure.

The Master sink - needs to be unclogged. If you run the water while washing your face with the faucet, the bowl fills and takes about 10 seconds to drain.

TV/technology- There are four TV's in the home. They are all are connected to the local cable company and have most basic channels. The two spare bedrooms, TV did not work. Tried numerous times to scan channels, reset box, nothing worked.

Access to keys- you are instructed to pick up the keys at the local realtor - a bit inconvenient.

When dropping off the key, the office was closed, so we left as instructed in dropbox. On chair by drop box we found bag with starter products - garbage bag, sponge, etc - all missing when I picked up the keys. We had to buy some of these essentials and were never told we should be getting a starter bag - why it's not left in the home for when renters come in, makes no sense.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you loved the pool, the beds, the a/c, the location, and how well the house was stocked. One thing to remember is that we are literally a phone call (or email) away, and really want to help. And not just us, but our property managers on the Island, too. So don't ever hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything taken care of.
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5

The property was ideal for the 5 of us, that was us 2 adults and our 3 children, aged 17, 18 and 21.

  • 5 of 5

The property was brilliantly equipped with everything, ie. things for the beach, a gazebo, umbrella, a little wagon to transport everything to the beach, etc. Great facilities within the house too.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay!
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Mentor, Ohio
5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay. The house had everything we needed and more! The abundance of towels, sheets and beach toys were an added plus. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home with our big dog!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, Florida
5

Great Summer Vacation !

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the beach the week of 6/10-6/17/17. The house was perfect for us. We loved the screened room and the pool. Everything that we needed for cooking was available. The house was comfortable, clean and well kept. Thank you for a great summer vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
5

Fall Break Bliss

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a delightful stay at Island Dawn in mid-October. The home was the perfect layout for my 17mo old to safely run around, and my 7 year old enjoyed her own room and bathroom. The pool was a huge hit and the temp was perfect without needing the heater (outside temps ran 84-87). The house was wonderfully stocked from the kitchen utensils to the beach and pool supplies! Plenty of linens (bathroom towels, pool/beach towels, and sheets.) We loaded up the beach cart daily for the quick walk down to the ocean (only about 5 mins, even for my 7 mo pregnant self!)

WiFi was strong and reliable. Cable and TVs were great. It was so nice having a washer/dryer in the home for keeping up with the laundry. Management company was accomodating and checking in/out were a breeze.

AMI is quaint and quiet and perfect for what we were looking for. Not much in the way of entertainment and restaurants, but we stayed in often for meals since bedtimes were rather early for the kids. The walk to the main drag (Pine Ave) was an easy 3 miles round trip, and we frequently started our morning off at the Donut Experiment (try the cold brewed house coffee!). Even taking on the extra half mile or so down to the pier and other shops was easy! Dinner at the Sandbar was very tasty, and I'd imagine the sunsets would be beautiful from the patio, but we didn't stay late enough to verify!

Preparing for the trip, I did send a few questions to Dawn and she was quick to respond! We had no issues during our stay that warranted any further communication. Thank you for offering up your home!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rentals January through April and June through August are Saturday to Saturday only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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