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Denny

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Just renovated with a brand new pool!

26 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Denny (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

Just renovated with a brand new pool!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
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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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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Great family dog-friendly accomodations

  • 4 of 5

The Lazy Gecko was perfect for our needs. Large enough to invite overnight guests, clean, nice kitchen, comfortable furniture (including beds). There were plenty of towels and linens, and toys for little ones. The fact that Denny and Alice welcomed our two large dogs was a real bonus. The fenced in yard with a door to the lanai leading to the kitchen was great for the dogs...therefore, easy for us!

When we had questions or problems...the wifi was a little unstable at first, a phone call to Denny had things up and running properly in no time. The trolley is a short block away, the neighborhood is awesome for walking and bike riding, and the house is a 5 minute walk to either the beach or fishing.

Chris Ulanch, next door, is a great neighbor. He was just as helpful as Denny in answering any questions about the house or the neighborhood.

I would recommend the Lazy Gecko to future renters. Staying there made for a lovely vacation.

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

Perfect place for us

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Lazy Gecko. We were able to include our grandpup on this wonderful vacation which meant a lot to all of us. The location is convenient to the beach, food and many beautiful sunsets. The condo is adorable!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nice rental

  • 5 of 5

The Lazy Gecko II is a very clean and well maintained duplex. The owners are great and are available if you have any questions or problems. Don't let the word "renovated" scare you with regards to this property. The renovation is awesome. There is a nice screened in area and the private pool was perfect. If you have a small pet, the yard is perfect. Our two small dogs loved the yard and the unit. The kitchen has everything you need. We would definitely stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Reagan Family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lazy Gecko last week and had a wonderful time. The place is very very clean and has everything you need! The pool area with the fenced in yard was great for our pups. Denny Alice and Christian are the most hospital hosts I have ever dealt with. I highly recommend this unit! Cant wait to come back! Close to beaches, shopping and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • 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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 16 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$4,224
 
 
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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Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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.

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