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Blue Palm: 2BR Family- and Pet-Friendly Pool Home near Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Ready to Relax in 1592 Square Feet of Island Life?

Centrally located on Anna Maria Island in the city of Holmes Beach, you will not feel blue when staying at this family- and dog-friendly vacation rental!

Situated on a large corner lot just one block from the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, you will be greeted by a large covered porch - the perfect location to relax and enjoy a good book or a morning cup 'o Joe. Inside will find 1592 square feet of open living space with cathedral ceilings. As you make your way to the rear of the house you will come to the large screened deck that leads to the fenced yard complete with a heated pool, outdoor hot/cold shower and both charcoal and gas grills (propane included)!

Blue Palm accommodates eight, with a king in the main bedroom (with access to the rear deck), two sets of full/twin bunk beds in a large second bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Both bedrooms have their own bathrooms with stand-alone showers in each. Additional amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, two flat screen televisions, cable TV, free wireless internet, two DVD players, toys, puzzles, a full-size washer and dryer, and a hair dryer.

Covered parking for two vehicles is also available. When you are ready to explore the island you can jump on board the free AMI trolley that runs daily along the island and has a stop just a block from your door.

Contact Coastal Cottages AMI to reserve today and remember to ask us about our monthly discounted rates!

NOTE: This property is for sale; therefore, it may be necessary to show the property during a guest’s occupancy. Be assured, the guest will receive a 24-hour notice to adjust their schedule accordingly.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Coastal Cottages AMI
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

This has been a great home base for our first trip to AMI. It is also our first vacation since having our son (now almost two). Your house accommodated us perfectly! It was great to have the kitchen to prepare meals, the pool to relax in while our son napped, and the screened-in porch to hang out on in the evenings. It is so quiet at night you can hear the surf 2 blocks away. We spent most of our week relaxing on the island and checking out the various beaches. We only ventured of the island once – to go to Mote Aquarium (just OK). As for the beaches, Manatee and Coquina Beaches were big hits because of the playgrounds. The beach was wonderful for convenience; we could just stroll down on the spur of the moment to catch the sunset. Bean Point was gorgeous – fewer people and breathe taking sunsets. Around the island – don’t miss the dolphins! Ginny & Janes E’s has a delicious and reasonably priced breakfast – plus their shop is fun to browse! We also loved The Feast Restaurant for dinner (not much atmosphere, but amazing food). Hope everyone else has as wonderful a time here as we did! Thanks

- Marck, Jennifer, & Oliver, from Oshkosh, Wisconsin

January 5-12, 2012
Jan 2012
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Blue Palm: 2BR Family- and Pet-Friendly Pool Home near Beach
average rating of 4.6 based on 9 reviews

We had a wonderful time... but...

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in Blue Palm during one week in April and had a great time. We have been to other houses in the past and decided for this one due to location and size. Our kids loved the pool and we enjoyed the closeby beach. The house is not new but kept in good condition. The pool area would need some renovation (rosty sunlounger, pool stairs concrete breaking off) and the carpets in the bedrooms seem dusty. Some of the shutters are rosty (kitchen) and others not working well. But we slept well in the beds and liked the open feeling with the high ceiling.

All in all a nice place to go to.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house for our families needs

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. Although there are only two bedrooms, the high ceilings and great outdoor dek made the house feel very spacious. The pool was fantastic and it was difficult to get our 10 year out of it. The beach is 280 steps away ( we counted!) so we were so close that you could pop back to the house if you forget anything. We loved AMI and this house and will definitly return . Ruth, Dublin, Irekand

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Blue Palm was perfect for our girls weekend getaway! All of us were very comfortable all weekend, as this house is very spacious and accommodating. We were even able to enjoy the heated pool regardless of it being the first weekend in December. We all live in the area year round so we didn't take advantage of the beach too much, so we just stayed at the house all weekend and cooked our own meals. It was very nice to have everything at our fingertips so we didn't have to leave at all! We will definitely look into the Blue Palm for our next getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This combination of large screened porch, large pool, proximity to the beach, and reasonable price is tough to match. Would highly recommend. Our family with two small children loved our two week stay. Only regret is we didn't rebook for the following year right away.

ps - property management company is great to work with also.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Zara & Jason, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our property! The porch and pool are usually the two things that our guest mention the most but the price and the beach are a close second! Glad you enjoyed working with Coastal Cottages our Rental Company as we do beleive they are the best giving amazing attention to guests and to owners!
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Blue Palm! Loved the spaciousness and open feeling and spent a lot of time on the porch and in the pool!

The house has a nice feel, and it's so close to the beach

Thanks so much!

Bob and Sue Hinds/& family

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Key Royale Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
1 Block
Other Activities:

Beach, fun and sun await!

This family and dog friendly vacation rental is located on Florida's Anna Maria Island, a quaint barrier island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico south of Tampa Bay. Comprised of three cities—Anna Maria on the north end, Holmes Beach in the middle and Bradenton Beach to the south—AMI is one of the only places where the 'old Florida' charm still exists. The Island has every convenience needed, including multiple award winning restaurants, including Beach Bistro, Sandbar Restaurant, Sign of the Mermaid, and Waterfront Restaurant. There is also plenty of shopping available along historic Pine Avenue in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach's historic Bridge Street. With the beach and the Bay just minutes away from your front door, there is plenty to do in the water. Kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, jet skiing, and parasailing are the more popular activities. With the Island only seven miles long, there is no need to drive when almost everything is within walking or biking distance. Plus, there is a free trolley service that runs the length of the Island every day. AMI truly has something for everyone, and everyone who visits falls in love with it. We are sure you will too! So, reserve your vacation home today . . . seven miles of pristine white beaches and beautiful sunsets await you!

Rates & Availability


    • Down Payment: 25% of base rental fee or $250, whichever is greater. Due at time of booking.
    • Property Damage Protection: $55
    • Administrative Fee: $60
    • Taxes (Florida State: 6.5%; Local Resort: 5%)
    • Cleaning Fee
    • Pet Fee (if applicable): $150

    • Balance due 30 days PRIOR TO arrival. Forms of payment accepted are cash, check, e-check, money order, and debit/credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Coastal Cottages AMI. CCAMI accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.
    • In lieu of aforementioned damage protection, a refundable $1000 security deposit is required. See Coastal Cottages AMI Terms and Conditions for details.
    • Rates are estimates, vary based on dates, and reflect rental fee only; taxes and additional fees will apply.
    • Monthly rates based on 28 days; monthly discount may be available.
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , includes a standalone showe
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , includes a standalone shower
  • Also includes an outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - includes one (1) king bed.
    Bedroom 2 - includes two (2) double/twin bunk bed sets.
  • Also includes one (1) queen sofa bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Distance from Nearest Trolley Stop: One Block • Nearest Trolley Stop: 10-S (Gulf Drive at 75th Street)

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