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Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Fantastic retro styled duplex a block from white sandy beaches with private pool for each unit

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Holmes Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

The "Flip Flop" duplex is a fantastic ground level remodeled duplex located one block from the white sandy beaches boasting professional landscaping, beautiful retro interiors, and its own private pool for each side of the duplex. Flip (the orange side of the duplex) is a one bedroom, one bath duplex unit featuring an eat in kitchen with new appliances reflecting a retro feel, flat screen televisions in the living and bed rooms, wireless internet and its own private oasis through the back to the pool. Separated from the other unit by a thick landscape barrier, this duplex is ideal for couples looking to get away to Anna Maria Island. Walk directly from the bedroom through your french doors to the pool area to use the outdoor shower under the sun after a long day at the beach before heading to dinner at one of the many island options only a mile away.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english


based on 6 traveler reviews

Fantastic retro styled duplex a block from white sandy beaches with private pool for each unit
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Excellent home away from home on Anna Maria Island

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautifully maintained with excellent quality furnishings and appliances. The outdoor space is lush and private. We spent most of our time outside except to sleep! The property manager is very accommodating and responsive - we had a couple of small issues and they were dealt with immediately. A nice location and close to the beach - about a 2 minute walk. We rented bikes for the week and used them every day. The house is about 15 minutes ride to the north of AMI and another 15 or so to the main shops at Holmes Beach.

My only suggestion would be to increase the amount of supplies in the kitchen suitable for 2 people (small cooking pots and pans and plates - there is a fantastic dishwasher but with such few supplies you have to rewash the same plates all the time so you never really fill the washer to capacity).

We really enjoyed our stay here and absolutely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place...very clean and comfortable. Small but perfect for a couple. Located in a very quiet area, but just a short walk to the beach. Small private pool is nice...a great spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to this property to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. As soon as we opened the door we were in love and extremely pleased. Everything is perfect. Extremely clean, beautifully decorated (not over the top cheesy beach decor), private pool, refreshing outdoor shower, newer washer/dryer, retro gorgeous kitchen/appliances, even the towels smelled amazing! We will for sure be renting again and again from you. Thank you for making our celebration everything and more!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in many vacation rentals over the years but this one is the best! The care and attention to detail is amazing. Everything is perfect. We are already making plans to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brighton, MI

A week in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to AMI and it wont be our last. This place defines vacation. As the prior writer explains, the place is perfect in every way. we enjoyed the easy walk each day to the beach, riding bikes (which the owner provided) to Pine Ave to shop and spending our days planted in the owner provided beach chairs, under the owner provided umbrella that we pulled to our spot on the beach every morning with the owner provided beach wagon. The owners are the best! They checked in on us to ensure we had all we needed, we even joined them at thier church for worship just a few blocks away. The pool was a great escape on those days when we needed shade and the ourdoor shower proved valuable on those days when we cam back from the beach covered with sand, sunscreen and saltwater.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even Better than Expected!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place. A little pricer than other one-bedroom places but well worth it. Let me start by saying the place was immaculate, inside and outside. The owners did not cut corners when outfitting this home with top quality appliances, furniture, bathroom fixtures, bedding and everything else. Unlike other rentals we have stayed at, this place had lots of the basic supplies on hand so we did not have to go out and buy things like, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee filters, shampoo, dish soap, etc. There are ceiling fans throughout the home. The outside heated pool was great cause neither my wife or I are big pool people but the fact that we had the pool all to ourselves was fantastic. I especially liked using the outside shower every morning. The location of the home was great. It was a short block and a half walk to the beach. There is parking at the beach entrance for those who prefer to drive the short distance. The home is located about mid-way between the business area of Holmes Beach and the business area of Anna the far end of the island. The owners were very nice and easy to communicate with in making arrangements to rent this home. During our stay new renters occupied the adjoining duplex and we never hear a noise from them. I imagine there would be some slight noise had the other renters used their outdoor area and pool while we were also using our outdoor area and pool, however the owners did a great job at landscaping the outdoor areas to make it feel you were totally isolated. Speaking of landscaping, both duplexes were landscaped beautifully and well manicured. If we were to buy a vacation home in Florida, I would want a place just like this. I highly recommend this home. The owners have several other properties for rent in this same area and I would not hesistate to rent any of their homes. The owners are currently building two new rental units that are practically on the beach. The only thing I found is needed in this rental, would be a splatter screen to use while cooking bacon. The old get what you pay for...could not be truer in the case of this home. While it probably cost a little more than the average one-bedroom place, it was well worth it. I wanted my wife to be happy of the place I chose to rent for our Florida get-away and I know I hit it out of the park on this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holmes Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen bedroom includes wall mounted television, walkout French doors to the pool area and outdoor shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

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