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

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

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Holmes Beach 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
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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 18 traveler reviews

Chic~Pet Friendly~Brand New Pool, Spa, Outdoor Shower. Two Blocks to the Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Buddy's Beach house for a week Sept. 2016. The place exceeded expectations, not only was it super clean and well decorated, the extras like the hot tub, pool and fire pit put it over the top. The week we were there AMI was having a red tide which somewhat limited our beach time so we were so glad to have such a great relaxing house to spend a lot of our time. We really enjoyed being just steps from the Ugly Grouper restaurant that had a nice outdoor area and good food also. The houses owner, Christine, was easy too reach by phone or email and very accommodating. Can't recommend this place enough but we hope it's not booked the next time we make our way back to the island.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself at Buddy's Beach House. We can't wait to see you again.
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Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on the island last year and rent houses 4-6 times a year and this place was top notch! We would definitely recommend this amazing property to anyone! The only thing missing was laundry access.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful and located at the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We will be back next summer for sure! It was the perfect size for my family and our small dog. It was close to the beach! The house came equipped with a lot of amenities that we needed. The only thing I wish it had was a washer/dryer. Overall my family had the best vacation and we were very satisfied with the house!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Absolutely Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

I have traveled a lot over the past year and I can honestly say this was the closest thing to being home, but by the beach. The accommodations are perfect, 2 good size bedroom, living room, dining room, small kitchen with all the ammeditites of home. When you open the French doors to the back yard you have your own oasis with a nice pool, jacuzzi and outdoor shower that was very useful. The beach is about a block away and the owner has provided beach chairs, a beach cart, pools noodles and bikes. If you haven't been to the island before or are coming back, I highly recommend Buddy's Beach House.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Clean, cozy and perfectly located!

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean and had everything you needed! The pool was great, too!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning $150
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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Holmes Beach 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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