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Tropical Paradise Condo on the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This cottage is located "on the beach" 3007 Avenue F, beautiful Holmes beach. It is the downstairs unit (1 of 2). The cottage is very comfortable and sleeps 4 comfortably with additional space for a pull-out. This quaint cottage is hidden away on a dead end street, away from it all yet close to shopping and restaurants.

It has a full shower/tub, kitchen with all that you need and a washer/dryer. It is very quaint and the grounds have beautiful exotic and tropical plants. You are only a few short steps to the beach which has the most beautiful blue water and sandy beaches.

There is a trolley that picks up throughout the day and evening one block away. The unit is centrally located between Cortez Beach and Anna Maria Island where there are shopping areas, the Ringling Brother's Museum, and many restaurants.

Come join us at Holmes Beach for the most beautiful sunset Florida has to offer!

If this unit is not available check the upstairs unit at vrbo 737839

Keywords: Beachhouse, condo, duplex, villa, beachfront rental

These are older units (built in the 50's) and we are continually updating the units but it is the beach and can be very humid. We have house keepers come at the beginning and end of each guest to cleaned and change the linens. On high humidity days the doors may be a little tighter and on dry days they will be lose. Can't beat the ocean views and the sunsets....

More Details

Mike & Kelley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

Why Mike & Kelley chose Holmes Beach

We chose to buy this unit due to the fact it was located directly on the beach and it was a small condo unit of 2. It was also a short distance from where we live and allowed us to get out of the city and relax. Holmes Beach is absolutely beautiful all year round.

What makes this cottage unique

We love relaxing on the beach and watching the evening sunsets. Mornings are usually filled with walks on the beach and collecting shells. We also love taking the trolley to Anna Maria island for dinner and shopping.


Ilexhurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Trundel/Twin size (2), Sleep Sofa/pull out couch (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Condo is in walking distance to Publix supermarket, Walgreens drug store and many local restaurants including Bar-B-Q, burgers, subway and German cuisine. These are older units and we are continually updating the units but it is the beach and can be very humid. We have house keepers come at the beginning and end of each guest to cleaned and change the linens. On high humidity days the doors may be a little tighter and on dry days they will be lose. This unit in particular has brick walls and tends to trap humidity inside. Be sure to set the air conditioning units in "dry" mode when not in the unit and when departing. If this process is not followed it will smell damp. Just some of the small issues that come from being directly on the beach in Florida. Can't beat the ocean views and the sunsets....


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Tropical Paradise Condo on the Beach
average rating of 4.347826 based on 23 reviews

loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

My husband, our two kids (10 & 6) my mom and myself all stayed here for 7 days. Our overall experience was great. We loved being right on the beach and could walk right out day or night. My kids and I got to watch a sea turtle lay her eggs and when she was making her way back to the Gulf we got to touch her. It was so awesome!! We also brought our oldest fur baby who got to experience the ocean for the first time and he even had an amazing stay! :)

The bad: the beds are absolutely terrible!! They're so uncomfortable my husband and I ended up sleeping on the couches which weren't much better. So, we didn't get good sleep which really sucks. The first half of our stay, there were a couple girls in the upstairs unit that were SO loud it sounded like the roof was caving in. The next guests after them weren't any better. So be mindful if you have kids...they won't sleep well. My last complaint is the shower. It has amazing water pressure but, you better be quick about it because the tub fills up. It doesn't drain well at all.

Our overall experience was great and we plan on coming back. It was an amazing vacation for my family and we loved living on the beach for a week. We made amazing memories to last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice pet friendly condo right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Accommodations were perfect for our family of three and two dogs. The beach was very nice, not crowded at all and the water was beautiful. There were beach chairs and toys for us to use, including kayaks. The only downfall is that the beach is not pet friendly. Siesta Key, Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle are very nice and weren't too far of a drive either. I would definitely book this place with Mike and Kelly again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, peaceful, and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much. The water was such a pretty blue and very clear, only steps away. We watched the sunset every night and they were awesome to see. The whole island was enjoyable and easy to get around with the trolley and the monkey bus. My only wish was that the bed was more comfortable, but even with that we would still comeback. I give it 5 stars

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to relax , quitet . The cottage had everything you will need to make your stay perfect . The beach it is just at the touch of your hand . The only thing to be aware of is the fact that the beach it is not pet friendly . You can sit in your private sanded area with your pets but cannot go further than that . Still i had a great time and definetely i ll recommend this place to my friends .

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly suited our needs

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days on the 1st floor unit which perfectly suited our needs. If the second floor is available it is far sunnier with a deck with waterview, but there is a six month tenant who is booking again for six months next year. The beach was beautiful and there is a private seating area which was great for sunsets. The only things missing were an ironing board ( I improvised) and the lounge chairs were not in great shape, but the price and location cannot be beat. The six month tenant above on 2nd floor was very friendly as were the next door neighbors. The owners, who own the house in front, were not around, but very responsive via text. The free shuttle has a stop nearby and the monkey bus, which works for tips, was great fun. We explored the north shore, cortez village, bridge street, longboat key and armands circle. I took several yoga classes on the beach. This location is close to everything, 30 minutes drive from Armands circle, from longboat key, from the movies in Bradenton. You can walk to walmart, to a beachfront breakfast or peaches diner, cvs, mr. Bones restaurant or the german restaurant. We will defintely return and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location...

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a great location. You have restaurants and a grocery store very close and at the end of the street you can hop on the Trolly and ride around the island. It's really nice also that you walk out the door and it's just a short walk out to the beach. The house is spacious, there was plenty of room for our family of 4. But there are some things that could use some work. The beds are very uncomfortable but it could be an easy fix with a decent mattress pad put on top. The pillows are really thin and there were not enough of them. I had one child that didn't get a pillow and used a rolled up towel. This was also an instance where I'm glad my children travel with blankets because they needed them. There are things in the house that could use some updating but overall the place is clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All new mattress & box spring now. Thanks for the feedback. As always if you ever need anything we give our phone number so we can take care of it and make the best of your stay. Mike
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Gulf Drive
Nearest Beach
Holmes Beach
Car: not necessary

We have a free trolley 2 blocks away - runs every 15 minutes taking you south towards Cortez Blvd. or North to Ana Maria Island - many shops and restaurants along the way - beautiful way to just get out and see the area. In walking distance we have Publix Grocery Store, Walgreens, Bank, Ace Hardware and several eating is a place that you really don't need a vehicle - Being native Floridians we have traveled all over Florida and the beaches - swimming, fishing, etc. This area is one of the most beautiful in our opinion.


Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.5%

You may pay on-line or if you would prefer, contact us to send a check.

We will send an email confirmation and lock box access code.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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