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4 Minute Stroll to the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Unit A in this charming duplex is located in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida just outside Bradenton and about 25 miles south of St. Petersburg. This duplex is centrally located on the island between both causeways a short 4 minute walk to the sand beaches. It's about 1 hour south of Tampa Airport and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Fort Myers Airport.

There are three towns on the island: Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach. If you prefer to venture to other parts of the island, free trolleys run every 20 minutes and go from one end to the other.

This two bedroom two bath unit provides a queen bed, trundle bed (2 singles) , and pull out queen sofa sleeper in living room, comfortable for sleeping up to 6. The outside patio is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or evening meal. Take your morning stroll along the Gulf of Mexico and observe the beautiful sunset in the evening. Take pleasure in the slow pace and peace the island has to offer.

There are many dining options available on the island and ice cream parlors to satisfy your sweet tooth. The towns of Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria provide many shopping opportunities.

The address is 2903 Avenue B, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Keywords: 2 Unit Duplex

More Details

Mark Gibbs
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2017

Why Mark Gibbs chose Holmes Beach

We chose to buy this 2 unit duplex to provide people the opportunity to experience the life of a true islander. You can get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and enjoy the peace and tranquility the island has to offer. No walking experience is greater than enjoying the sites along the Gulf of Mexico.


Ilexhurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle bed w/2 singles, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

4 Minute Stroll to the Beach
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Great beach. Great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for Thanksgiving getaway

  • 5 of 5

This charming home delivered on all advertised claims. We were looking for a quieter place on AMI than we stayed in the past and we found it. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centrally located, comfortable duplex

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing weekend at this duplex. I especially enjoyed the availability of a second bathroom. Everything was very clean and well appointed. My only suggestion would be the addition of tissues in the bathrooms. I had to use TP when I needed a tissue. Other than the bed being a little hard, everything was very nice. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little getaway cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay in this little home on Anna Maria Island! The house was cozy and well equipped, everything you need in the kitchen and tons of beach items available for use in the shed. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were clean, quaint, and very affordable! A super quick walk to a very nice beach! I would most definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely small cottage set on quite street yet near enough to the main thoroughfares to make the whole island easily accessible. I had only a short stay this time (3 days over the July 4th holiday) but it was well worth the drive to get there. Cozy and comfortable with good amenities. There is plenty to do on the island with many beaches on the Gulf and Bay sides and a large number of fine restaurants that can fit into anyone's budget near to the cottage. The communities on the island are quaint and picturesque and each has a number of small shopping centers with a good choice of goods. The owner, while living out of state, is easily accessible by phone and email and makes every effort to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Enjoyed the time there and will look forward to renting this vacation spot again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Discounts available if you rent both units in this duplex. See VRBO #317866. Discounts also available if you rent 2 months or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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