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Suzanne and Tony Ratchford

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Come and enjoy your own paradise on AMI

8 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Holmes Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our Holme away from Home awaits you. Welcome to beautiful Anna Maria Island. Our lovely, professionally decorated condo is ready for your arrival. Enjoy all the island has to offer with is's free trolley system where you can hop on board and visit neighboring Long Boat Key or visit one of the many antique shops, restaurants or several of the other island services .

The condo is located just across the street from the beach. You may choose to start your day at the Beach Cafe, just a 2 minute walk from the condo where you can sip your coffee as you enjoy the surf of the gulf. Bring along your clubs as there are several challenging courses nearby. You may also enjoy the shopping outlets in Bradenton, only 15 minutes away, or just a day at the heated pool.

Publix grocery store, Walgreens pharmacy and several restaurants are a 5 minute walk. Churches and medical assistance are also in walking distance.

Enjoy the evening sunset from the lanai of your Holme away from Home.

Keywords: Second storey two bedroom condo overlooking pool.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Suzanne and Tony Ratchford (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Suzanne and Tony Ratchford

After two visits to Anna Maria Island, Tony and I fell in love with the lifestyle the area affords. The next thing we knew, we were looking at available properties. Once again we found ourselves visiting the island only this time to look at a property. We loved it, we wanted it, and we bought it and now we want to share all the island has to offer with YOU.

Suzanne and Tony Ratchford purchased this condo in 2010

Why Suzanne and Tony Ratchford chose Holmes Beach

The island is stunning. It's unique way of living and welcoming people await your arrival. It is a true diamond in the ruff.

What makes this condo unique

The trolley system is second to none. There are miles of walking/cycling trails in the nearby bird sanctuary. You can choose to be as active as you please or just hang out at the pool and relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The weather was fantastic, great get away, perfect opportunity to reconnect. Loved the beach. Thanks
May 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

Come and enjoy your own paradise on AMI
average rating of 4.875 based on 11 reviews
5

Better Than Expected!

  • 5 of 5

More often than not, properties are not as nice as depicted on the internet. However... if possible, this condo was even more lovely in person! Beautifully decorated and so comfortable. The beds were amazing! Tony and Suzanne have thought of every convenience to make you feel totally at home. The complex was very quiet and much to our surprise, it was almost as if we had a private pool. Very affordable without any hidden fees. Just a complete delight to stay here. Thank you again for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation on AMI.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rhonda, thanks so much for taking the time to rate your experience at the condo. We are so pleased you had a positive experience. We strive to make the unit everything we would like in a vacation home. Hope to host you again soon. Best regards, Suzanne and tony
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely visit to Anna Maria Island and loved the condo. The condo has a lovely interior with a comfortable, beachy vibe. We had all the comforts of home and were thrilled with the proximity to Holmes Beach. Could not have been happier with our choice. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone looking to stay on AMI. Thank you, Tony and Suzanne! We are looking forward to a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy thanks so much for taking the time to submit a review. This is very helpful in assisting future guests to make their decision to stay at our vacation home. We look forward to your return! Best regards, Suzanne and Tony
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Butler KY
5

Arrived June 16 ,2014- Departed June 23, 2014

  • 5 of 5

The condo was wonderfully decorated and we made ourselves at home right away. It was the perfect size for our family: 2 adults and 2 teenage boys. Since the complex is older, I was not sure what to expect, but the interior was even better than the pictures on the website! Because the complex is small, we had the pool to ourselves most of the days. The walk to the beach is very easy (maybe a half a block), but it's best to take the crosswalk just a little north of the condo, due to the traffic does get "very" busy. I would say that the only drawbacks of this location would be: the pool is very close to Gulf Drive and the traffic is continuous, so it can get a little noisy when you are at the pool (especially on the weekends.) Our family really enjoyed our stay and the wonderful hospitality of both Tony and Suzanne. Thank you for sharing your special home with us and for making it such a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy! We hope to return again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

"Shabby Chic" with a beachy flair!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is tastefully decorated with a beach theme. The kitchen was totally stocked and no need to bring your own beach towels! The beds were very comfortable, but our favorite spot was on the lanai. We had many nice meals out there when we opted not to go out. When we did dine out, the choices were plenty. Our favorite was the Sandbar! The pool was large, and kept very clean, and there is a nice gas grill right by the pool. You have a 2 minute walk across the street to the beach, and it is breath taking. We will definitely return. Suzanne and Tony were very easy to work with, and the renting process was very easy. Thank you Suzanne and Tony for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. We can't wait to visit again. Paula Maher Burke

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your beautiful review. We look forward to your return :)
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Granger, IN
4

A comfortable easy home

  • 4 of 5

Once we were able to get the television figured out life was beautiful! The place was as promised.... clean, comfortable and within walking distance of many things one needs on vacation. My husband spoke with the owner twice and he could not have been kinder or done what he promised any more quickly. The weather could have been better but we did a lot of jigsaw puzzles and left them for anyone else who runs into rain and cold. The sunsets on those days when Mother Nature allowed them were spectacular and the heron who appears to live near the pool was much photographed because he did such adorable things! The only thing the unit needs is a better reading light in the guest bedroom. All three of us visiting are HUGE readers in addition to being at that point in our lives where everything we own is not functioning like it once did including our eyes. We were very impressed by some of the kitchen accoutrements; we suspect that a good cook owns the place and we loved the sharp knives! That was a real bonus because my husband always carries a good knife from home and discovered one there that was its equal. Strange things strike people and make them like or not like a place, but quite frankly, I think anyone would love to stay in this unit. I know that we would go back in a heart beat! There is so much to do in the area that even the cool and wet weather was not a "spoiler."

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Pat and Sharon, thanks so much for your kind words and reveiw of our vacation home. Suzanne and Tony
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5

Very well equipped, comfortable and well furnished accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Having spent many holidays in Anna Maria this is the first time that we have rented a condo (usually renting a house with a private pool). Tony and Suzanne's place really has everything that you need to spend a comfortable relaxing time in this very special part of the world.

We like to shop for freshly caught fish and seafood and cook in and the kitchen has everything that we needed.

The condo's proximity to the trolley bus is great and there are many restaurants within easy walking distance. It is so close to the beach where you can play volleyball or stroll further up for a quieter day there. The pool is great for either cooling down in or getting some exercise in and the people we met there were very friendly and we swapped restaurant tips etc. with each other.

We have never been much impressed by lanai before but this one provided a great 'outside' dining area and we used it most days.

If you are considering trying Anna Maria - just do it - we travel 3,000 miles to get there and it's worth 22 hour journeys each way to stay in such a beautiful laid back place.

The owners are really easy to deal with and provide lots of thoughtful extras, no going via snooty rental agents!

We will definitely be returning :)

  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island is a little piece of heaven. Here on Island time, you can leave you fast pace behind. Relax on the FREE trolley and visit several of our shops and restaurants or meander down the beach for miles, while collect shells and watch the beautiful Floridian ocean birds as they fish along side you. There is so much to see and do here, the list is too long. Once you come, you'll want to return, we guarantee.

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Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $120
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Amenities

Holmes Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) The twins convert to king with memory foam and appropriate linens., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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