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

Holmes Beach, FL, USA
  • House900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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, Visa, Discover and American Express. 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 call, email or text with any questions (518) 542-9030 or buddysbeachhouseami@gmail.com


Christine Dugan

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
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 Holmes Beach

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 .


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  New linens are provided for each rental from a linen service on the island. This service ensures your linens are fresh and new and only used by you and your family.
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                • Telephone
                • Towels Provided


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television
                            • Toys
                              Beach toys, shovels, floats and noodles provided


                                • Bicycles
                                  Don't pay a rental company to rent bikes. Three bikes are included for your enjoyment.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair accessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Heated Pool
                                        • Hot Tub
                                        • Private Pool

                                          House Rules

                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                          Cancellation Policy

                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                          32 Reviews


                                          Latest reviews

                                          Wonderful little house!

                                          Donna D.

                                          Great vacation at Buddy’s Beach House. Good location, amenities, owner is attentive to your needs. Would stay here again.

                                          Owner's Response:

                                          Thanks so much Donna. It was a pleasure having you.

                                          Wonderful vacation destination!

                                          Barb B.

                                          Returned for our 2nd time enjoying this home. We love everything about it, location, pool area, close to the beach, and it’s very clean. Only improvement would be the addition of a washer/dryer.

                                          Amazing ! Very clean and classy yet comfortable.

                                          We rented this home for our honeymoon. This property was wonderful and centrally locacted .

                                          Pool Fun

                                          STEVE G.ROGERSTONE

                                          Stayed at the property for six days. House is well located and easy to find with lots of amenities close by.

                                          House was very clean on arrival and we had no issues getting in.

                                          Supplied with lots of beach equipment, towels, kitchen equipment etc, so no need to bring anything with you. Only slight niggle is that there is no washer or dryer, however there is a laundromat down the road.

                                          Pool area is superb. The pool is lovely and warm and the spa is fantastic as well.

                                          There is a lanai at the front that you can sit in at night without getting attacked by the mosquitoes.

                                          Overall a well located and clean property that you will enjoy staying in.

                                          It was a wonderful place, made vacation even better

                                          Brigid T.

                                          We came to Buddy's beach house for our first family vacation. We have two young children, 2 and 16 months, so the house was a perfect fit. The pool was a perfect size and perfect for the kids, the beach was a short walk, maybe less than 5 minutes. Everything we needed was already there, beach chairs, beach towels, beach/pool toys, a cart, cooler, cooking ware, etc. It felt like a home away from home. Definitely hoping to come back next year! We all enjoyed our stay very much!

                                          Light and airy

                                          Jennifer F.

                                          We just returned from a stay with our two children, ages 10 and 13. We enjoyed Buddy's beach house very much. It was clean and nicely decorated. The pool was private and beautiful. Nice ceiling fans in every room which helped cool things off when you are over heated from the Florida sun. Beach chairs, umbrella, towels, sand toys, and a beach cart all provided. About a 7 minute walk to a very nice beach! The ugly grouper restaurant a block away. Nice to have dinner with cocktails and without having to worry about driving.


                                          Holmes Beach, FL, USA

                                          Rates & Availability

                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                          Cleaning Fee
                                          Pet Fee
                                          Tax Rate

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

                                          32 Reviews
                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                          For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                          Property # 3602736