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Ellie

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Steps to Beach/Free Trolley-Two 1850 Sq' Luxury Homes Each w/Private Elevators!

31 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Holmes Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Modern & Immaculate! Located on a quiet side street The Breeze and The Ultimate Breeze were built in 2009 and each has a private elevator direct to your 1850 Square Foot unit! 189 steps (1/10) of a mile, less than a 2 minute walk to the Beach! Two Blocks to Herb Dolan Park on the Bay with incredible views of Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound and Tampa Bay AND a kayak launch. The Breeze has an open living area with new furnishings, a 40” flat screen TV powered by Direct TV, Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances, Wi-Fi, Free US Long Distance, a dining table that seats 6 with 6 bar stools, and ceiling fans in every room!

The Master Suite boasts a King Bed, 32” Flat Screen TV and a Master Bath that features a Jacuzzi Tub and Large Glass Shower. Both guest rooms feature Queen Beds. Both have 15” TV’s and there is a guest bath with a large glass shower. The Queen Sleeper Sofa in the Living Area allows for a total of 8.

The Ultimate Breeze is the exact same set-up with one King and Two Queens! Sleeps 6!

If you want to enjoy the outdoors there is a Table with Chairs on the Back Covered Patio for outdoor dining. Want to venture a bit further? One block away you will find the Free Trolley which takes you to the shops and restaurants on Bradenton Beach and the rest of Anna Maria Island. This is the perfect place for a family get away with rates starting at $990 (plus taxes etc.) in the off season!

Ask about the Ultimate Breeze upstairs unit with views of the Beach & Bay from the Rooftop Deck! AND star gazing! Please note that the photos are of The Breeze, the downstairs unit and the video is of The Ultimate Breeze, the upstairs unit! The prices quoted are for The Breeze, the downstairs unit. Please email or call for pricing on The Ultimate Breeze with the great roof-top deck.....only slightly higher!

PLEASE NOTE A MONTH IS BASED ON 4 WEEKS OR 28 DAYS!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ellie (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

What makes this apartment unique

The casual, kick back attitude of the island is very appealing. If you love to eat out, the Island cannot be beat! Small, friendly and affordable restaurants are plentiful. The food is delicious with a wide variety of menu choices and prices for all ages. Beach weddings are very popular also on Anna Maria Island. Everything for the adventurous family too: fishing charters, boat, kayak, bike and Segway rentals, parasailing and shopping, are all within walking distance, or a short drive away. Or ride the FREE TROLLEY all around the Island. And, did we mention the beautiful Gulf beach and wonderful sunsets?

Guestbook comments from the owner

So close to the beach-full of wild life and brilliant sunsets! Easy transport on foot, free trolley (every 20 minutes) or by car. Must dos:

Beach Bums Kayak

Fish Hole Golf

Two Scoops Ice Cream

Myakka State Park

Anna Maria Island is such a friendly place. All the people are so helpful and love to chat (We think the English accent helped)! We shared many life stories.

So sad to be going home. We hope to come again!
Sep 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

Steps to Beach/Free Trolley-Two 1850 Sq' Luxury Homes Each w/Private Elevators!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 41 reviews
Kansas City
5

This place is AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there with our 13 year old daughter and her friend. The accommodations are wonderful, everything you need with fully stocked kitchen (not food) and grill on patio. Large TV's when recovering from the day at the beach which is a short 2 minute walk. Game room downstairs, beach toys and chairs provided with a pull cart to get everything to the beach. Great communication with Ellie. Just happened to run into the owners and they are extremely nice people!!! I could go on & on about how this is the "ULTIMATE" place to stay. Hopefully we will be back here!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sean T, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Ultimate Breeze. Although there are many fantastic restaurants on the Island we are happy to hear when our guests take advantage of our gourmet kitchen or grilling on the back patio! I’m sure that your daughter and her friend had fun playing shuffleboard in the game room. It’s also nice that the free trolley stop is just a block away for them to hop on and explore the island. I hope you were able to view the spectacular sunsets our island is famous for from the rooftop deck! We also enjoy the gorgeous sunrises over the bay while sipping our coffees, a great way to start a day! Ellie, Suzanne and Bob are a great team and I’m sure they would love to hear from you again!
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5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several VRBO properties and this was probably the nicest to date. Wish it had a pool, but otherwise it was everything we wanted and more. Very well decorated, exceptional beds, great kitchen and deck space, and really felt comfortable and homey. I will also add that the little extras like beach chairs, umbrellas, and sand toys are great so you don't have to pack, rent or buy cheaper leave behinds like we've done many times in the past. The walk to the beach is very short and easy, and the location on the island is perfect. Very easy trolley ride (or even walk) south to Bridge St or north to Walgreens or Publix. I highly recommend and will likely return. The island itself was wonderful and The Breeze was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Josh and Family, It sounds like you enjoyed your time at The Breeze and we are thrilled that you found everything to your liking. We do try to think of all the little things that will make a guests stay more comfortable including the beach accessories! Walking is one our favorite activities and we have to agree that walking along the beach to a great restaurant for dinner just makes a night out even better! We usually try to go out early and then walk the beach back and watch the incredible sunsets on the way back. I’m sure your didn’t miss that experience as it is something Anna Maria Island is famous for. Hope you also didn’t miss the great park that is just behind the house on Avenue A. A great place to watch the sunrise and also to launch kayaks or other small water craft. Please do come back and see us soon!
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5

Extraordinary and Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The Breeze was the perfect spot for our family to gather for a 70th birthday celebration. It offers every convenience you need, is clean, modern and comfortable, beautifully furnished with tastefully decorated art work....need I say more. If that is not enough, the close proximity to the beach was the best!! The entire Staff, Bob, Ellie & Suzanne were excellent to work with. We are coming back. It's a breeze at "The Breeze".

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, Thank you for your review and I’m so happy that The Breeze played a role in this special occasion! It gives me great comfort knowing our vacation rental management team takes such good care of our home and our guests! We also love being located in a quiet neighborhood so close to the beach and having the free trolley stop just a block away. Please come back for future celebrations or if you just want to relax in paradise.
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5

Beautiful sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Breeze for 2 weeks and just returned home. The Breeze offers a beautifully appointed condo ~ it felt like home. The walk to the beach was very quick and easy. On Anna Maria the "pedestrians" have the right of way so crossing the main street was a breeze, even for our 12 year old grandson. The beach and ocean were spectacular, sunsets amazing. We loved having a washer and dryer in the condo. At some point we will return and hopefully this unit will be available. The beds were comfortable but the pillows need replacing for sure. A suggestion to purchase a utensil to use when scrambling eggs would be nice. We loved having the elevator. The restaurants and food on the island ~ very tasty. May we suggest The Beach House and Sharky's. Walking around the island felt very safe and easy. Thank you. We enjoyed ourselves very much as did our daughter and her family.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandra and Family, We’re so happy that you felt at home at The Breeze! We also enjoy its proximity to the beach and beautiful sunsets. I really appreciate your feedback on the pillows as we will look into that immediately. And speaking of “feedback” I’m glad that you enjoyed cooking in our updated kitchen, we will add an egg whisk to the arsenal of utensils per your suggestion. It’s nice that you also sampled some of the great restaurants we have on the Island. My wife and I love to venture out to Bridge Street where there are so many choices. There is a restaurant called the Blue Marlin that has great food and entertainment on the weekends out in the courtyard. We look forward to your return!
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5

Relaxation with view

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Ultimate Breeze for two weeks. During one week, my daughter and her family visited with us. It was quite comfortable for all, including their 18 month old and 7 year old who loved riding in the elevator. A 3 block walk to the beach or climbing to the roof for the sunset or sunrise, whether Bay view or Gulf was a treat. It was well equipped for cooking, spacious for dining, and convenient with beach apparatus. I would only suggest a new mattress in the master bedroom.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our home The Ultimate Breeze. The elevator does make it convenient not only for toting luggage but also for family members who are not too fond of using stairways. With all the quality restaurants nearby it’s nice to hear that you took advantage of our gourmet kitchen! One of our favorite things to do is to put on some nice beachy music, whip up a great dinner and retreat to the rooftop to celebrate another day in paradise with a sunset cocktail! My wife enjoys watching the sunrise over the bay in the morning but I usually sleep too late. We try to make it convenient by providing a cart and beach supplies for your 1 block jaunt to the beach. We did recently put new mattresses in both The Breeze and Ultimate Breeze so I am a little confused. Could it be a matter of preference such as some people like firm and some like soft mattresses? We would love for you to come back and stay with us next year!
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Boston, MA (USA)
5

Excellent stay at The Breeze

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just completed a wonderful month at The Breeze and our experiences were excellent across the board. The unit was exceptionally clean, well stocked with nothing lacking other than a potato masher which we purchased and left for the next renter. The unit was spacious, on a quiet street and less than a 5 minute walk to the beach. It is also perfectly situated on Anna Maria Island so that you can talk nice,long walks in either direction. This was the 2nd year we have spent a month on Anna Maria Island and this year's rental was outstanding. Ellie and her staff at Gulf Islands Vacation Rental were great to work with prior to and during our stay. They were very responsive and addressed any questions/issues we had. I would highly recommend this unit or any other rental that Ellie has to offer.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at The Breeze and found everything you needed except for that illusive potato masher! Thanks for the contribution and sorry you had to return to the North but you did get a whole month to enjoy the great weather we have been having. Come back to see us soon and we will pass on the compliments to Ellie and her staff...we agree, they do a great job!
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton 18 Miles or Tampa TPA 50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gulf Drive Tiki Hut and Several More within 1 Mile
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
No Ferry but a Free Island Trolley
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Gulf Drive Tiki Hut and Several More within 1 Mile
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
1/10 Mile or a 2 Minute Walk
Car: not necessary

The casual, kick back attitude of the island is very appealing. If you love to eat out, the Island cannot be beat! Small, friendly and affordable restaurants are plentiful. The food is delicious with a wide variety of menu choices and prices for all ages. Beach weddings are very popular also on Anna Maria Island. Everything for the adventurous family too: fishing charters, boat, kayak, bike and Segway rentals, parasailing and shopping, are all within walking distance, or a short drive away. Or ride the FREE TROLLEY all around the Island. And, did we mention the beautiful Gulf beach and wonderful sunsets?

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Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
$5,610
 
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,045
$3,553
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$990
$3,366
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,760
 
 
Fall
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$990
$3,366
 
 
Holiday
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,760
 
 
Season
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
$5,610
 
 
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,760
 
 
April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
$5,610
 
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,045
$3,553
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
$5,610
 
 
August
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,045
$3,553
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$990
$3,366
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,760
 
 
Fall
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$990
$3,366
 
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,760
 

Additional information about rental rates

Admin Fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Policy $49
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Amenities

Holmes Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Guest - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest - 1 queen
    King Master - 1 king
    Guest - 1 queen
    Pull Our Sofa - 1 queen , Pull Out Sofa in Living Area of The Breeze only!!
  • King Master and 2 Guest Rooms with Queens. The Breeze does have a pull-out sofa, the Ultimate Breeze does not!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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