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'BEACH CHARM' - An Old Style Florida Pool Cottage with Fun 4 All!

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


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

Beach Charm is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom family home nestled on a quiet, 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 ground level home sleeps 6 comfortably and features central air conditioning, private yard with tropical landscaping, owners’ suite with attached bath, 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 owners’ suite, feature tropical coastal décor and Queen beds. The cottage 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, crockpot & more! Other amenities include in-unit washer & dryer, DVD and book library, Flat screen TV with expanded cable in living room, master suite, bedroom & the 'Surf Shack', DVD/VCR, Both a Gas Grill & Charcoal Grill for your use, and Wi-Fi/High Speed Internet, all linens & kitchen items included. Family friendly.

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.


Holiday weeks ..... .................................... $2200/week ...$2565 includes tax/clean

Dec 21-Apr & July ..................................... $2000/week .. $2400 includes tax/clean

Monthly "Snowbird Season"....................... $6500/month (Dec-Apr only)

May (except Memorial Day Weekend)........ $1300/week .. $1560 includes tax/clean

Memorial Day Weekend-June & Aug .......... $1650/week .. $1950 includes tax/clean

Sept - Dec 20..............................................$1150/week .. $1395 includes tax/clean

$500 refundable deposit- Taxes(11.5%)& Cleaning-$125; Rentals Saturday to Saturday during high season.

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

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

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. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'…Anna Maria Island, Florida.

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. A seven mile long and one mile wide stretch of white sand beach, with an average annual temperature of over 80 degrees, it truly is a paradise! Anna Maria Island is broken up into 3 Cities - Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, 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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Susan

We are full time resident 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 Anna Maria Island

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.


based on 23 traveler reviews

'BEACH CHARM' - An Old Style Florida Pool Cottage with Fun 4 All!
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews

a CHARM lost in time

  • 5 of 5

Everything that Susan and Larry say about Beach Charm is real. The pictures are so accurate and the serenity of this little cottage is beautiful. From the outset Susan helped us booking and went out of her way to make us feel so welcome. We loved every minute of our stay from Holmes Beach, trolley bus, shops, great restaurants (look at Susan and Larry's recommendations), wildlife and the comfort of the cottage. We also found it amusing watching the dancing lizards around the pool. Everything was spotless and couldn't fault a thing. A dream cottage with great facilities. We will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashburn, VA

A slice of paradise on Holmes Beach/AMI

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were so fortunate to have found Beach Charm for a long weekend in April. We absolutely loved the home and Island. House was welcoming, had everything we needed and we loved having the private pool in the backyard to simply relax or unwind after a long day at the beach. The owner could not have been nicer to work with and was VERY responsive - we did not have any issues while there and cannot wait to return again soon. Close to the beach, restaurants and situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. Without a doubt we would recommend this home to families or those seeking a little slice of paradise on/near AMI.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granddaughter's first beach trip

  • 5 of 5

I took my two grown daughters and 16 month old granddaughter for a week on AMI. It was our first trip to AMI and will not be our last. Beach Charm was perfect for us. There were plenty of toys and the Gorilla beach wagon was perfect for transporting all of our beach stuff and little miss too. She waved at passers by as we walked to the beach each day. It was her first trip to the beach and it was a precious time to see her see the ocean, beach, and sea birds for the first time. The pretty five minute walk to the beach and convenient trolley stops made our visit even more fun. We enjoyed several great restaurants and shops within walking distance of the house. Susan responded quickly to any questions or concerns. It was my first time renting through VRBO and she made it so easy.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was so cute, we felt right at home. Location was fantastic. Just down from trolley stop and short walk to the beach. We enjoyed the sunsets & spent a lot of time in the pool. Beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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N Ireland

Christmas Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Beach Charm on Anna Maria Island over Christmas could not have been better. We traveled down from Orlando having spent a week doing the Theme Parks and running around so to chill on the Gulf Coast was perfect. The bungalow suited our needs as a family of 5 with teenagers and grown up children and was well equipped for our stay. Susan was very approachable with information about the area and the season and I would strongly recommend a stroll on the beach and a swim on Christmas morning especially if you are from colder climes! A car is essential to visit the area off the island but if you like to relax you could live without it and use the free trolley service which was very reliable. The main supermarket is only a couple of stops away and we also used it a couple of times to eat at some of the island's fabulous restaurants. Hope to get back some time!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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KC Family

  • 5 of 5

My family's stay at Beach Charm and our Anna Maria experience exceeded expectations! Susan, the owner was full of practical and insightful tips prior to the trip and easily accessible for questions during our week in FL. The house had all the Old Florida bungalow charm, but was incredibly clean and comfortable...what a great combo and hard to come by! Loved being close to beach access that only offered access by foot with no public parking nearby which lent itself to a quiet, tranquil beach experience. However, the public beach was only down the road if you wanted to be 'part of the action'. By the end of the week we had found several favorite restaurants within walking distance that we frequented more than once. Duffy's Bar: Cash only wine/beer divey bar with awesome burgers and potato salad (no fries). Lobstahs: Good seafood and a great lobster roll and skinny fries. The Feast: Best mussels of my life and KILLER pizza. Also, take a trip to the north end of the island to Rod & Reel at the end of the pier for melt in your mouth fried oysters. While the trolley stop was steps from the house we found it to be a bit frustrating to wait for, but in fairness, this was during the height of Spring Break. We had days we used the car for exploring and days we explored completely on foot. You can tailor this island for your own personal preferences. Loved having a house and a pool to return to after a day of exploring. The outside shower was great for a quick clean up after the beach and helped keep the sand from overtaking the house! The family room was comfortable for a family of four including 2 teenage boys! If you are considering this property for your next vacation...go for it!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Publix Super Market - Holmes Beach
Robinson Preserve
Anna Maria Island
Bridge St
Eat Here
Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store
Hurricane Hank's
Minnie's Beach Cafe
West Coast Surf Shop
Sand Dollar Gift Shop
The Feast Restaurant
The Donut Experiment
Keyes Marina
Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille
Anna Maria Island Community
anna maria island chamber of commerce
Nearest Barpub
Hurricane Hanks--Walking Distance!
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Key Royal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Hurricane Hanks & Eat Here
Nearest Beach
Holmes Beach--Steps to the beach--50th Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access at 50th
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Beach/Cafe on the Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
FREE trolly stop North & South
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery & Pharmacy

Major Credit Cards accepted via PayPal or VRBO, Please note internet convenience payments carry a 3.5% fee. Rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Monthly rentals are 4 weeks.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 13 2016 - Dec 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
"Schools Out"
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

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.

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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • 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

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