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AMI Pool Cottage with Fun 4 All! Private, no 2-story Homes Looking Down on You!!

Holmes Beach, FL, USA
  • House1350 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths including master, (Sleeps 6), Tropical & Quiet

'Feel the Charm of an Old-Style Florida Beach' at Beach Charm!!

A 3 bedroom/2 bathroom family home nestled on a quiet, residential dead-end street on Anna Maria Island and is situated just steps to the sugar white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Located in the city of Holmes Beach, this renovated ground level home sleeps 6 comfortably and features central air conditioning, private yard with tropical landscaping, owners’ suite with attached bath, newly updated kitchen with modern appliances & granite surfaces, beach equipment, and an outside shower, to name just a few. Beach Charm is old-school Florida, where you don't need to worry about tracking in a little sand, it just sweeps right back out!

Let the kids chill out in the ‘Surf Shack’ bedroom, especially designed & decorated with the kids (both large & small!) in mind. Two additional bedrooms, including the master suite, feature tropical coastal décor and Queen beds. The home is bright and open with plenty of windows to let in natural light. There is a spacious dining area with seating for 6, including a booth for the kids to enjoy. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge and ice-maker, smooth-top stove, over-the-range microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, utensils, dishes, cutlery, crock-pot & more! Other amenities include in-unit washer & dryer, DVD and book library, Flat screen TV with expanded cable in all rooms, DVD/VCR, Both a Gas Grill & Charcoal Grill for your use, and Wi-Fi/High Speed Internet, all linens & kitchen items included. Family friendly due to our quiet, residential location.

Beach Charm is a ground level bungalow with minimal steps and no stairs to navigate, making it accessible for seniors or those with mobility impairments. Please ask owner for further details.

Step out the front door and a less than 5-minute walk down 50th Street you will plant your toes in the sugary sands of Holmes Beach. We are located where the island is narrow so you can enjoy both sides of the island without any effort! Easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The FREE Island Trolley stops at the end of the street, going both North AND South, just 2 houses away, for a short trip along the island route.

JANUARY 2018 SPECIAL RULES/REGULATIONS: $1750 weekly rental includes 7 night stay (Sat-Sat ONLY), all taxes and cleaning fees. $500 damage deposit required.


$500 refundable deposit- Taxes(12%)& Cleaning-$125; Prefer Rentals Saturday to Saturday during high season.

Total rental amount due 30 days prior to occupancy. Internet credit card payments = 3.5% fee paid by traveler.

Deposits non-refundable if stay is canceled, Please contact for additional info.

**GUESTS, PLEASE NOTE: We are on a small dead end street, please consider when traveling with large vehicles. THE NOISE ORDINANCE IS ENFORCED DUE TO OUR RESIDENTIAL LOCATION. Please contact us for clarification.

ALL SUMMER HOLIDAY WEEKS ARE CHARGED HOLIDAY RATE, QUOTES PROVIDED WILL BE ADJUSTED WITH INQUIRY REPLY. MINIMUM 7 DAY RENTAL PERIOD APPLIES for Holidays. Weekly stays are quoted as a discounted rate off our daily rate, partial weeks pay daily rates.

About Anna Maria Island:

What was once a best-kept secret among Florida day-trippers, Anna Maria Island, has always been known for its sugar-white coastline, emerald Gulf waters and quaint business districts. Today, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers.

Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset on the Gulf of Mexico without ever having to leave the island. And, unlike other popular Florida cities with their theme parks and water slides, there are no lines on Anna Maria Island, this is old school Florida.

You can always find so much to do on Anna Maria Island, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida with easy access from Tampa and Sarasota Airports.

Anna Maria Island is broken up into 3 Cities - Bradenton Beach (for the "Party Hardy/Lively Crowd"), Holmes Beach and Anna Maria (More residential/Neighborhood feel), and can be toured by the free Trolley!

Keywords: private, tropical, Holmes, beach, single story, ground level, fun, updated, coastal, beachy, neighborhood, family friendly, Anna Maria, split bedroom floorplan, bay, water, patio, outdoor, pool, 3 bedroom, fenced, island,



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About Susan

We are full time residents of the Savannah GA area, and when our family vacationed on Anna Maria it was time to own a little piece of paradise. We plan to retire here!

Susan purchased this House in 2010

Why Susan chose Holmes Beach

After falling in love with Anna Maria Island, just couldn't wait to buy our own piece of paradise. This property is perfect for friends and family. We enjoy sharing my beach home with family and friends, both old and new. We look forward to having you as my guests.

What makes this House unique

In less than 5 minutes you can step out our door and plant your feet in the sugar white sand of the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Shops are close by and the neighborhood is kid friendly with a lot of warm and friendly neighbors.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master with full bath
        1 queen
      • Guest Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Surf Shack Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, 1 child bed
      • Queen size Beds (2) Master and Guest bedroom feature Queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) The 'Surf Shack' features 2 twin beds, great for kids or adults, Child Beds (1) Just added to the 'Surf Shack'! 70's style daybed for the 'smaller' guest


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Hall Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Bath is shared by Guest Bedroom and Surf Shack Bedroom
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          Just a 5 min walk to the Gulf of Mexico!!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Including Beach Towels!
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air Conditioning and heat
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      2 car shell driveway
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Please contact us for maximum size allowance.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Up to 5 users!FREE!


                        • Ice Maker
                        • Catering Available
                          Many local restaurants to choose from!
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully equiped kitchen
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Combo kitchen and dining area. Open concept design.
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                          with ice maker
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 7 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (4) All TV's feature EXPANDED Cable broadcasting
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Every bedroom has a TV, and the living room!
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Paver patio just outside your door for those 'Sun-Downers'
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal & Gas grills, your choice!


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              In-Ground pool just outside your door. Very private--NOT SHARED!! No 2 story homes looking into the yard!


                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • photography
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • complimentary beach equipment, sand toys & towels, all-terrain beach cart, short walk to the gulf, steps to the bay

                                                                  32 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A Fabulous Find!!

                                                                  A Florida T.Woodstock, GA

                                                                  This is absolutely the best rental we have stayed in on AMI so far! We have visited other properties during our 4 years of visiting the island and this is the most quiet and private we have yet to visit. The pool and the yard area, patio and sunning area are all behind a 6' fence so it is absolutely private! There are none of those 3 story houses on the street or around the house so there is complete privacy. This was important to us since it was quite the opposite last year. We enjoyed our 2 week stay. The home is just perfect, nothing was needed and in excellent condition. Its not a 5000 sq ft mansion, but it is more than comfortable and suited our 2 week stay perfectly for 5 people. Nicely appointed with everything you need from beach chairs to silverware! We didn't lack for anything. We would definitely stay here again, now that we have found this home. This was the perfect beach cottage for us!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your stay. We are looking forward to having you visit again! We are so happy that you love our home as much as we do.

                                                                  Anna Maria getaway

                                                                  Jerry R.

                                                                  What a wonderful place to stay! Everything was perfect! Convenience to local shopping, beaches, and even enjoyed a Detroit Tiger ballgame in nearby Bradenton! Must try restaurants... Minnie's for breakfast or Holmes beach for all you can eat pancakes on the beach! Mr. Bones BBQ for ribs, Hurricane hanks for shrimp scampi, Gulf Drive Café for food on the beach with beautiful sunsets! But fully stocked kitchen ( pots & pans, dishes, silverware, dishwasher ) and a Publix grocery right around the corner, you can relax by your own private pool! Highly recommend this rental and TOTALLY enjoyed our stay!

                                                                  Adorable vacation home in a great location with fantastic owners.

                                                                  Bill A.Wilmette, IL

                                                                  Beach Charm is just that...an adorable , well-equipped comfortable home in a great location near the white sands of Holmes beach with so many beautiful sunsets just a short walk/ride away. The proximity to shopping at Publix and the Manatee beach facilities was a real plus.

                                                                  We were also very pleased with the owners, Larry and Sue, who were extremely attentive and available. They did everything they could to make our vacation on Anna Maria Island a memorable experience....and they succeeded!

                                                                  So-so stay

                                                                  mia c.Hillsborough NC

                                                                  We selected this location for the pool but in December the patio only gets a few hours of direct sunlight and the pool, which is unheated, is frigid. I am sure it's pleasant in the summer but in the winter it provides only ambiance and cannot be used to swim in.

                                                                  The house is only 5 min from the beach but Gulf Dr. is a rather busy road so crossing it with small children can be scary.

                                                                  The cleaning fee only covers two hours of cleaning so if staying for longer than just a weekend be sure to wash dishes well yourself, place everything back in cabinets and if you push beds together be sure to separate them again or you will be charged hefty extra fees for additional time to re-stage and clean the house.

                                                                  Anna Maria Island itself is fabulous and we will certainly be back! A location closer to the beach and perhaps one closer to the more natural and preserved south end of the island will likely be our destination.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for taking your time to provide this review. While we don't like it when our guests don't enjoy their stays 100%, we appreciate all reviews and reply to concerns and misrepresentations,

                                                                  Unfortunately, like the rest of the country this year, Florida has experienced record cold temperatures and even snow just north of us. Our coldest winter temps since 2010! Our pool is not advertised as heated in the winter, and during a typical Florida winter, while cool....the pool is quite swimmable. The sunning patio receives a minimum of 6 hours of 'sun-tan' time during early winter months.

                                                                  The cleaning fee charged does cover 2 hours of cleaning, by 3 service providers, essentially 6 hours of cleaning time completed in 2 hours. This was not enough time to ready the house back to "guest-ready" status. This guest was charged additional cleaning time, as well as for items permanently removed from the home, damaged and broken items were replaced, and the maintenance service charges for repairs to doors & drywall were also billed against their damage deposit.

                                                                  While we didn't meet the expectations of this guest following their departure, we hope that our future guests will read all our reviews for an accurate representation of our home.

                                                                  One week in October

                                                                  Michael S.Raleigh

                                                                  Beach Charm is a very nice place to stay. Clean and comfortable, it is in a nice and quiet location on Anna Maria. Easy walking distance to the beach and some good restaurants. The host Susan, is friendly and efficient. It was very nice having a pool, and it is very private. Everything you need is there for the beach or pool. I've been going to Anna Maria since the mid 70's, staying in a variety of locations, and this was simply excellent. Thanks Susan and Larry! I'll be back!

                                                                  This charming home was even better in person.

                                                                  Melanie H.

                                                                  I can't wait to go back to this charming home. We found it extremely clean and cozy. A big bonus was the amount of dishes and even spices. We enjoyed cooking and eating out by the pool. Did I say salt water pool! That was a wonderful surprise! The pool guy showed up the very first day so it wad nice and clean too. Having free laundry available was so helpful. Many stores and resturants in walking distance. We truly enjoyed the peaceful nights. No worries of loud party's. The short walk down the street to the beach to watch the sunset was a perfect way to end the day. Cant wait to come back!!!


                                                                  Holmes Beach, FL, USA

                                                                  Major Credit Cards accepted via PayPal or VRBO, Please note internet convenience payments carry a 3.5% fee. Weekly Rentals are priced Saturday to Saturday. Mid-week check in/out must start or end on Saturday. Monthly rentals are 4 weeks.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Rates are subject to change until reservation deposit is received. $500 refundable deposit- Taxes(11.5%)& Cleaning-$125; Rentals Saturday to Saturday during high season. Some rentals require 1 week minimum due to season.Total rental amount due 30 days prior to occupancy. Quoted rates do not include cleaning fee and 11.5% tourism tax. International guests must pay with VRBO payment system or with US funds. Any payment made through VRBO requires payment of the internet convenience fee by the TRAVELER. Rates may be higher as, quote tool does not take into account any holiday weeks/dates that may be included in your request/inquiry. Owner reserves right to correct rates quoted by VRBO quote tool. Minimum rental required. No refunds of deposit for cancellation of reservations. You agree that we have blocked our calendar in anticipation of your stay and the home has been made unavailable for other guests to select your dates. This is covered as damage.

                                                                  32 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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