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Nicely appointed, private pool

Holmes Beach, FL, USA
  • House1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed Twin beds in second bedroo2 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



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
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 Holmes Beach

We moved to Anna Maria in the winter of 2000 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bath
        toilet, shower
      • Hall Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 2


        • Guests provide their own meals


            • Parking
            • Air Conditioning
            • Hair Dryer
            • Internet
            • Iron & Board
            • Linens Provided
            • Living Room
            • Clothes Dryer
            • Parking Off Street
            • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
            • Towels Provided
            • Washing Machine
            • Wireless Internet
            • Free Wifi


                • Kitchen
                • Coffee Maker
                • Dishes & Utensils
                • Dishwasher
                • Ice Maker
                • Cooking Utensils
                • Microwave
                • Oven
                • Refrigerator
                • Stove
                • Toaster


                    • Dining Area
                    • comfy seating for 6 people


                        • Books
                        • DVD Player
                        • Satellite / Cable
                        • Television


                            • Deck / Patio
                            • Lanai / Gazebo
                            • Outdoor Grill


                                • limited accessibility
                                  This is a ground level property but is not fully accessible - there is a small step into the front and back doors. Internally it is wheelchair friendly.

                                  Pool / Spa

                                    • Heated Pool
                                    • Private Pool


                                        • 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

                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hot air ballooning
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • There is still a week left in prime time in April.

                                                          42 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Very Attentive Owners

                                                          Leigh E.

                                                          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property! It was very clean and appointed with everything we needed. There was an issue with the air conditioner when we arrived and Denny came immediately over to check it out. He had it up and running in no time at all. We really appreciated the care and concern they showed us. Great location too!

                                                          Our second stay here, great location and amenities and hosts!

                                                          Cheryl C.

                                                          Lovely duplex in the center of town. Close to everything you want to enjoy on Annamaria Island

                                                          Fun Time

                                                          Tyler M.

                                                          Great AC.

                                                          Fun Pool and good location.

                                                          Lazy Gecko

                                                          Kim H.

                                                          Really enjoyed our stay here ! This rental was very clean and had everything we needed including chairs, etc for the beach! Located close to the beach and having our own private pool was great! We plan to return in the future.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Kim was an excellent guest. She went far beyond expectations before she left, cleaning almost complete for the next guest. She is a favorite to return.


                                                          Nice vacation rental

                                                          Betsy B.

                                                          I stayed here with my Mom, my sister and her 2 children. We really enjoyed this vacation rental. Denny did a good job communicating and providing information. It was hot in July so the pool was very appreciated. It is a little over 2 .5 blocks to the beach and we were able to drive and park at the public access. Maybe we were lucky but traffic and parking in general wasn't a problem. We hope to return again!

                                                          Cozy, clean, friendly

                                                          Carrie T.

                                                          Alice and Denny were very kind and easy to work with and their home was exactly as expected. Clean, well appointed for what you need for a little getaway, furniture in good condition, not a lot of wear and tear, great air-conditioner in this Florida Heat and would happily go back. Thank you for sharing your home!


                                                          Holmes Beach, FL, USA


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