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Christine Dugan

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Chic~Pet Friendly~Brand New Pool, Spa, Outdoor Shower. Two Blocks to the Beach

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Anna Maria Island House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bdr 1.5 Bath Plus Private Outdoor Shower and Fido Friendly

Welcome to Buddy's Beach House. A beachy chic getaway just 2 blocks to the beach. Stroll to the beach with a beverage in one hand and your beach cart in the other. After soaking up the sun all day, walk to one of the many fine restaurants, only a few blocks away. Or hop on the free trolley, which travels the entire length of the island. There is no need to drive anywhere on your vacation, unless you want to.

Buddy's Beach house sleeps 4, featuring two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, plus a luxurious outdoor shower. Each bedroom has a queen size bed with fine linens, super comfy mattresses and huge closets with plenty of storage. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need for mixing up the perfect concoction or just having a quick bite to eat. High speed wireless Internet access, digital cable, Roku and a DVD player are all also provided.

No need to bring coolers, umbrellas, beach chairs, beach towels or a beach bag, we supply it all. Pack the cooler, load up the beach cart and you're all set for a day at the beach.

Buddy's Beach House is dog friendly and all one level (no lugging luggage and coolers up and down stairs).

I accept personal checks, Mastercard and Visa. For reservations more than 6 months in advance a payment plan is available. 1/3 at booking to hold your dates, 1/3 due 120 days in advance with the balance due 60 days prior to check in. Deposits will be refunded within 60 days’ notice of cancellation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions (518) 542-9030 or email

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Christine Dugan (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Christine Dugan

Buddy's Beach House is named after Buddy, my Old English Sheepdog. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2012 after blessing my life with 14 1/2 years of pure joy. Buddy's Beach House was created to keep his memory alive and give families the opportunity to bring their four legged family members on vacation.

Christine Dugan purchased this house in 2013

Why Christine Dugan chose Anna Maria Island

Buddy's Beach House is the perfect house for a relaxing beach getaway. The resort like backyard has a brand new 16x26 heated pool and spa, a 1200 sq ft paver patio and new french doors off the master bedroom that lead to a private, luxurious outdoor shower with a rainfall shower head.

What makes this house unique

The house is located a few blocks from the only dog park on the island. There is a separate fenced in area for large and small dogs, fresh water and waste disposal amenities.

There is also a free trolley that runs the entire length of the island. Daily service on the trolley runs from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every 20 minutes from the Anna Maria City Pier on the north to Coquina Beach (in the city of Bradenton Beach) on the south.

Trolley Stops are two to four blocks apart along the route and there are three main stops: Anna Maria City Pier, Manatee Public Beach, and Coquina Beach where the trolley will wait approximately three minutes before continuing the route.

In the city of Holmes Beach the Trolley runs north on Marina Drive and South on Gulf Drive. All Anna Maria Island Trolley stops have a green sign with a trolley on it and most of them have a covered seating area while you wait. Trolleys offer both air conditioned and open-air seating.

Important information:

To view the map and schedule of the Manatee Trolley on Anna Maria Island go to



based on 13 traveler reviews

Chic~Pet Friendly~Brand New Pool, Spa, Outdoor Shower. Two Blocks to the Beach
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

The perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Buddy's Beach House! It was the perfect beach cottage! It was very clean, adorably decorated, beds were super comfy, everything we needed was there! We loved riding the beach bikes, sitting by the fire pit and hanging out in the awesome pool and hot tub! We brought our two little poodles with us and they also felt right at home there! Can't wait to go back and stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great place for a stay!

  • 4 of 5

My wife, three young children, and I recently stayed here for a week and had a great experience. The pool/spa area is great and the covered porch is nice too! We would absolutely stay here again. It is within walking distance to the beach but you do have to cross a couple of roads to get there. The nit-picky complaints I have is the included beach cart needs to be replaced and it would be nice if there was a table with an umbrella in the pool area. The beach cart has a wheel bearing that has gone out and it will fall off soon. It made it difficult to drag thru the sand but was still better than nothing! There is a table and chair set and some lounge chairs on the pool patio but none that have an umbrella if you want to escape the sun. We found ourselves sitting out there until the sun finally made us move. This is great when you are sunbathing but not so much when you just want to relax outside in the shade. Overall a great experience and hopefully we'll be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

I loved Buddy's Beach House!! It is located in a quiet neighborhood and best of all just a short walk to the beach and Trolley stop. The kitchen was stocked with anything needed to cook or make frozen drinks for an afternoon by the pool. I was with my daughter and her young son so we really appreciated the beautiful pool! There is a huge pool area with lots of lounge chairs, cozy table with chairs, and a grill. The pool comes with plenty of water toys and floats to keep all ages happy poolside. The outdoor shower was amazing!!! I never took a shower inside.

The inside was perfect also. Big comfy couch in living area and nice beds and pillows made for easy sleeping. I enjoyed my time at Buddy's Beach House and I am hoping to make it my home again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property in great locaton

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week staying at Buddy's Beach House earlier in May. The property was ideal for us. It was perfectly clean and beautifully decorated with almost everything we needed and the kitchen was very well equipped. (The only thing that would have been useful would have been a washing machine, but there are laundry facilities just along the road.) And the crowning glory was the outdoor area with its newly installed pool, which is stunning. There is a BBQ grill and a fire pit, plenty of sun loungers and chairs - everything you could possibly need to enjoy a relaxing time by the pool.

The house is in a great location close to shops, restaurants and bars and just a few minutes walk from the island's free trolley bus. The beach is nearby, although a little awkward to get to as the public paths through to it can be difficult to find at first. Having said that, we only ever went for walks on the beach in the evening as there was no need to move away from the pool area.

Christine was a pleasure to deal with from the moment we booked the rental and we felt very much at home in the property. I would have no hesitation in recommending Buddy's Beach House to anyone looking to rent a property on Anna Maria Island and in particular in the Holmes Beach area.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful !

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here in March. Everything was lovely... The kitchen was well-appointed and had everything we needed..very nice and clean. Each room was nicely furnished and well kept...we lacked nothing ! I appreciate the owner's decor and taste; her thoughtfulness is evident in every room.

Loved the pool! Thanks !

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I'm glad your enjoyed Buddy's Beach House.
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very convenient & very clean

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much at Buddy's place! The location was very close to beach access - just a short walk. The house was very clean and the perfect size for a family of four. We especially loved the hot tub and pool and used it very day and evening.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach 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 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

$300.00 damage deposit will be refunded upon inspection after check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Anna Maria Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

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