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4 Minute Stroll to the Beach

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 28 nights


Ilexhurst House Rental Photos and Description

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

Unit B 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 3 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 2 queen beds, 1 queen and 1 twin sofa sleeper in living room, providing sleeping for up to 6. The outside patio is perfect to enjoy 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 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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Mark Gibbs
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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.


based on 37 traveler reviews

4 Minute Stroll to the Beach
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Cozy and cute

  • 4 of 5

Clean and well maintained cottage just a short walk to the beach. Located in a quiet neighborhood and perfect for a small group. Situated just a short hop from all the local attractions. The owner Mark was spot on with answers to any questions or issues.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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scranton, Pennsylvania

The house was very nice and really close to everything

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. I stayed with 2 friends and my mother and there was more than enough room. It was close to everything and if you wanted to go off the island it was really easy. We mostly sat outside and enjoyed the patio. I would recommend this house for anyone. Currently one of my friends who stayed with us has already talked her family into coming down for vacation and staying at this property. We will definitely be back! Thank for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Richmond, VA

Comfortable cozy home, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 enjoyed our stay at Mark's beach cottage. The home was clean and comfortable and all necessities were provided. It was a welcome relief to not have to pack bed linens and bath towels. The home felt larger than it looked in the pictures. There is plenty of room to eat on the patio where we could watch the fiddler crabs and lizards scurry. We had neighbors in cottage A but we never heard them, it was very quiet. The location is perfect. Convenient to groceries and a very short walk to the beach. The beach was uncrowded, even during Fourth of July. While we could easily walk to the beach, there was plenty of parking beside the beach access so this helped with hauling chairs and a cooler. Mark was wonderful to work with - super quick to respond and ensured all was well at check-in. He provides a lot of amenities to help make the stay (and packing) more pleasant. We brought our beach chairs and umbrella but very nice ones are provided. Having washer/dryer access was also wonderful. We enjoyed burgers at Skinnys and homemade ice cream at Holy Cow - both very close by. We loved the beauty and quaintness of the island. The ocean was like bath water. We will be back as 4 nights wasn't enough! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband for my birthday weekend July 8 - July 11 and It was Amazing. Great price. Clean. Safe neighborhood. Walk distance to the beach through 29 street. Beautiful Beach and Amazing Sunset. We had a Great, Relaxing and Amazing Time here. We will definitely come back again. The Duplex is actually for at least 6 persons, is very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples going on a fishing trip and stayed at this condo, which was even better than described on the web site. The owner (Mark) made sure that the place was cleaned and that we had everything we needed. Mark was very nice and easy to deal with. The unit has everything you need and is nearby the beach (very short walk to the beach), restaurants, Publix, boat launch, etc. You need to ensure you go to the beach as it is a beautiful one. We would definitely go back there and recommend it to our friends and family. Thanks again to Mark for his hospitality! Steph

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at AMI and it couldn't have been possible without this rental. 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. A shared washer and dryer in an outhouse and a full kitchen available for use. The 4 minute stroll was a breeze and it was nice to have beach chairs and umbrellas available for use. To our surprise we also found sand toys that our toddler enjoyed using. While it is a public beach (to the best of my knowledge) it was very clean and surprisingly unpopulated... we even saw 2 manatees and a dolphin while at the beach! The water was very clear, calm and the views were beautiful. The sunsets are amazing there. Thank you for your hospitality and this memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst House Rental Rates

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Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

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

Discount available if you rent both units in duplex. See VRBO #317690. Discounts also available for renting 2 or more months.

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Ilexhurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 746 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), (1) Queen and (1) Twin sleeper sofa
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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

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