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Just renovated with a brand new pool!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Lazy Gecko was completely renovated in 2014, so the paint is barely dry on this beautiful beach getaway. We added a brand new private pool and patio complete with loungers and even a sleepy hammock swinging beneath towering palms. The Gecko is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy all the wonders of Anna Maria. There’s a coffee maker, blow dryers, wine glasses, a beach wagon and beach towels, just for starters. You need only to bring your bathing suits and lotion and get ready to relax. With the beach just moments away, you'll enjoy a glorious week in paradise.

You’ll find a large flat screen t.v, dvd and free WiFi onsite. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and full ensuite bathroom. The second (spacious) bedroom has two twin beds with access to the full bath in the hallway. There is a brand new queen size convertible bed with an extra memory foam mattress top in the livingroom (so it’s actually comfortable!) The Lazy Gecko comfortably sleeps 6. With a backyard grill and a fully equipped and newly renovated kitchen, feel free to eat at home or enjoy one of Anna Maria’s award winning restaurants.

Sunrise over the bay is a treat and be sure to take the 5 minute stroll to the beach to see our spectacular world-famous sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Nature abounds and it’s tough to make a visit to Anna Maria without meeting a few egrets, pelicans and dolphins, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even catch sight of a gentle Manatee, the namesake of our local county.

The Lazy Gecko is a tastefully updated, clean and welcoming piece of paradise and we cordially invite you to make it your home away from home year after year.

The house is located at 408 Clark Lane, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

(This is a two unit complex. The other unit on the property is occupied year round.)

Keywords: flat, duplex, beach house, guest house, resort

More Details

Owner
Denny
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Denny

We are Alice and Denny - highschool sweethearts from the Midwest. We were married as teenagers, raised 4 children who gave us a gaggle of grandchildren, and both had careers that allowed us to travel quite extensively. Once we discovered Anna Maria, however, we learned there is no place better, so we just stayed. We have built or renovated every home we’ve lived in ourselves, and the Lazy Gecko is no different. We renovated it with the same careful attention we’ve given to all of our homes over the years and we hope you’ll appreciate all the little touches. Two of our children live nearby and help us with managing the Lazy Gecko. And our son-in-law Kevin sometimes helps with email and phone responses. It’s a family affair…

Denny purchased this house in 2014

Why Denny chose Anna Maria Island

We moved to Anna Maria in the fall of 1999 to provide a safe and supportive community for our son, a Marine who was disabled in the first Gulf War. Coming from the Midwest, Anna Maria seemed like Paradise… and it turned out to be just that. We purchased the Lazy Gecko for Christian to live in one half and to share the other half with visitors who are fortunate enough to discover this beautiful little island. Alice and I still live on the north end of the island, so we’re close enough to address any concerns of our guests, and Christian is right next door.

What makes this house unique

Anna Maria is a combination of old Florida, exotic natural beauty and Norman Rockwell community. The people are warm and welcoming and when we stroll over to the beach for sunset we're always joined by neighbors, old friends and new friends. Anna Maria is uniquely cozy and welcoming in a world that sometimes isn't.

Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , New deep cushion pillowtop mattress
    Convertible bed - 1 queen , In new leather sofa - extra cushioned memory foam top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), convertible memory foam sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is still a week left in prime time in April.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Just renovated with a brand new pool!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect timing to visit Anna Maria again. Had 25 days of near perfect weather and avoided the snow storms up north! The Lazy Gecko has everything you need to be comfortable and the location is great. Hope to visit again next year! Thank you Denny and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Lazy Gecko. Denny and Alice met us soon after our arrival and made sure we had everything we needed for our vacation week. The house was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The heated pool is a great gathering place. It was about a 5 minute walk to a beautiful beach. I would advise renting bikes or a taking the free trolley to explore the island. Great vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay with many fun things to do nearby. The house is comfy and clean. We've spent many vacations in Florida and not all are this way. The swimming pool out back is great place to cool off. I fell asleep on the hammock that's hanging between 2 coconut trees after a long day at the beach. It's a short walk to the beach, they have a wagon to take all the chairs and toys to the beach. Great place to stay, Denny and family are great people with a wealth of info about the island.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Better than advertised

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay at the Lazy Gecko II. It had everything we needed. It was very clean. Just a 5 min walk from a great spot on the beach. It's bigger than it looks.

We will return!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect little home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay . The pictures really don't do this house justice . Very spacious has everything you need . The kids loved the pool, though we got rain half our trip being able to relax on the big outdoor covered porch and play games was perfect... We will be back !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Lazy Gecko is a well-equipped, clean and comfortable place for family, friends and pets. Very hospitable owners and everything you need to enjoy the magic of Anna Maria Island. It's a little bit of a hike to the beach, but the route is so lush and inviting, it's a joy! Restaurants, grocery store and places to rent bikes, etc are nearby, and the pool is an added bonus!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
White Avenue Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina Drive and side streets
Nearest Point of Interest
Ginnie & Janies coffee shop and gifts
Nearest Point of Interest
Slims Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Feelin' Swell bar & restaurant

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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
 
Winter
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,540
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,540
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 11.5%

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