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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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 stay@buddysbeachhouse.org

More Details

Owner
Christine Dugan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 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

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Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private Resort Like Backyard with Private Heated Pool and Spa- Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
5

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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5

It was a wonderful place, made vacation even better

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Light and airy

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great pool area and beautiful cottage style house.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the closeness to the city shopping, restaurants, etc. Beautiful cottage style house with a great pool area. Would have loved to have a little table/seating umbrella area for eating meals outside also. It was hard to pull our granddaughter out of the pool for meals! Will definitely consider this rental again. Fast assistance from owner also. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good stay

  • 4 of 5

Weather wasn't great but oh well no control over that

The house was good

Scared of the white furniture

Pool was green first three days

Wish there was a washer and dryer but the laundry mat was right down the street

Easy walk to the beach

Thought pets were allowed on the beach but was told otherwise

Water was rough all week

Overall a very relaxing vacation

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Doug. I'm so sorry to hear about the pool. I wish you would have let me know. I would have had the pool guy fix it for you.
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5

Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of four. Great outdoor pool and spa. It has all the amenities besides washer/dryer. Close walking distance to many restaurants, beach, and the trolley.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Winter 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

$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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