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Private Resort Like Backyard with Private Heated Pool and Spa- Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bdr 1.5 Bath-Best Outdoor on the Island-Two Blocks to the Ocean

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

Christine Dugan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

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



Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Private Resort Like Backyard with Private Heated Pool and Spa- Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

The house is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We loved having the pool and hot tub right out our back door. Even better is that we did not have to share the pool with other guests. It is a private pool and it is set up perfect. The house was perfect for our family! And having all of the things needed to go to the beach was a big plus!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review Stacey. I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Buddy's Beach House.
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Excellent Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My family of four have been coming to the island for years and the accommodations of this home are wonderfully clean and quiet. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by a neighbor. There are 2 good size bedrooms, living room, a bright open dining room, small kitchen with all the amenities of home. When you open the French doors to the back yard, there is a lovely pool, jacuzzi and outdoor shower. We also greatly enjoyed the outdoor gas fireplace in the evening. The beach is about a block away and the owner has provided beach chairs, a beach cart, pools noodles and bikes. We enjoyed our stay so much, we have already booked for the following year.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Amber. I'm so glad you found Buddy's Beach House. See you next year.
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Perfect home And close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean, nicely decorated, and perfect for the 4 of us. We loved using the beach cart, chairs and umbrella at the beautiful beach. The umbrella at the pool was perfect and provided some shade in the afternoon. We really loved the outdoor shower, we never showered in side the whole week! The pool and hot tub were a huge plus along with the great private patio. We booked it again for next year on our drive home!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a small family!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 18 month old daughter stayed at buddy's beach house for our vacation. It was clean, quiet, and the pool had a ledge that served as a perfect wading pool for our daughter. It was also great to have beach chairs and sand toys available for use. When our daughter went to bed we took advantage of the hot tub every night. Loved every minute of our time there!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm so glad your family enjoyed Buddy's Beach House.
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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 13.0%

$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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