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Close to the Beach, Cozy Studio, One Week Minimum

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Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Holmes Beach Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio apartment w/separate kitchen, sleeps 2

'Sunny Seashell' - a bright, fresh, spacious studio just 1-1/2 blocks from the most beautiful white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Just bring a toothbrush and your swimsuit - and enjoy a wonderful relaxing escape. Enjoy the slow pace of island life (without ever being too far from active city life). No car needed here, the free trolley runs the length of the island to shops, restaurants and sight seeing. The area is also bike- and pedestrian-friendly. Or spend your day relaxing on the beach, finding shells, fishing, and swimming. End your perfect beach day watching the spectacular sunset, or enjoying a meal at a beachside restaurant. The apartment is newly remodeled with fresh new furnishings, new kitchen and appliances. Cozy private backyard with gas grill and seating area. Bikes, beach gear and kayak provided for your outdoor activities. Owners are on-site and can answer any questions to make your vacation perfect in every way. The motto here is 'Hakuna matata'-- no worries... leave your everyday life behind and enjoy this island paradise!

Keywords: studio apartment, separate part of private home, ground floor, en suite separate kitchen and bathroom, walk-in closet

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Barbara and Terry Green
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016
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About Barbara and Terry Green

We are retired and LOVE the laid-back island life style. We walk, bike, swim and enjoy the beach every day and the sunsets every evening. Terry enjoys remodeling our 1968 house where we are only the second owner. We have a cat, Frankie, who sometimes ventures out into the back yard. Our dog, Rocky, just joined the family this past Christmas. He is a 8 months old Fox Terrier mix. We love people and look forward to sharing our home.

Ich (Barbara) spreche Deutsch (ich komme urspruenglich aus Deutschland) et je parle Francais aussi.

Barbara and Terry Green purchased this studio in 2010

Why Barbara and Terry Green chose Anna Maria Island

We visited this area for the first time during the 'cold' winter of 2010, when we stayed a month on Siesta Key, a month in Bradenton and two months in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. We loved the area's culture, arts, music and of course the beaches and outdoor activities. Anna Maria Island is quaint and laid back, pedestrian and bike friendly. 'Our' beach access is the most picturesque - it's like stepping into a Florida postcard: sugar white sand, emerald water and an uncrowded expanse of miles of beach. At the same time we are within short driving distances to three airports and the amenities of Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa. Theaters, music, museums and the best restaurants and shopping, plus golf courses and sporting events - whatever your heart desires. You come back to the quiet life on Anna Maria, dig your heels into the warm sand, enjoy a drink and watch another glorious sunset!

What makes this studio unique

Our 'Sunny Seashell' is just that: sunny, fresh and made for couples or friends who like a cozy place to stay, where being out and about is more important than watching the latest news on TV. You are so close to the beach that you can jump up from the dinner table and watch the sun set. You can bike and stroll to the quaint shops on Pine Ave and fish on Anna Maria Pier. You can get a cup of coffee and sip it under the pines of Anna Maria beach. You can join the Turtle Watch and see the loggerhead turtle nests and you can watch a multitude of waterbirds along with dolphins and even a manatee. Collect seashells and sand dollars or go to one of the many art fairs on the island, or get fresh fruit and veggies at the local farmers market.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Close to the Beach, Cozy Studio, One Week Minimum
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Perfect Anna Maria Studio Rental

  • 5 of 5

The property is just as listed - no surprises other than the owners being wonderful people rather than a faceless rental agency. Very clean, comfortable, quiet and close to the beach. We'll definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a work/vacation for our guests, and met their needs perfectly. Quiet neighborhood, but quick connection to the city if needed.
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Excellent place! It truly has everything you might need. Most friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

The studio met all our expectations: very clean, new appliances, fully equipped, and with most friendly owners ready to provide anything else you might need. Walking distance to the beach in a quiet, enjoyable neighborhood. I would definitely recommend the place for anyone looking for a quiet place and interested in being able to do their own cooking.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A very cute place with super accommodating owners!

  • 5 of 5

Terry and Barbara,

Thank you so much for making our vacation great! The weather was beautiful and we really enjoyed ourselves. You two have a special way of making folks feel like they are coming to visit family or friends!

These owners go above and beyond to make you feel welcome! They provided many little touches that we really appreciated...fresh flowers on the table with a bottle of wine, bananas from their tree in the yard, use of the beach bikes and kayak, helpful suggestions for restaurants and local attractions, just to name a few! I could go on with all the little extras they provided.

We would definitely rent this property again! The pictures are very accurate. It's cute, quaint and clean. A nice short, pleasant walk to the beach, which is beautiful! We saw dolphins, manatee, collected sand dollars and shells, and even spotted a star fish or two!

Kelly and Linda


  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda and Kelly! Thank you for your wonderful review! You truly seemed like family to us also - we very much enjoyed visiting with you and loved your great humor! Come back soon! Barbara and Terry
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Cozy, homey and they thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a delightful place to stay, owners who are friendly and make you feel like you're part of the community, a beautiful beach and a lot to do and see, this is your place. The pictures of this charming apartment are very accurate. The apartment was professionally designed with thought given on how to maximize the space and make it efficient. It is very comfortable and a great place to return to at the end of the day. The owners, Barbara and Terry, go out of their way to make you feel welcome, are willing to answer any question, give suggestions and help with anything that might arise during your stay. The beach is close and a wonderful place to relax and unwind. The free trolley stop is block away, there are many good restaurants and shopping close by , and the neighborhood is quiet, friendly and always interesting and safe to walk through. I couldn't have been happier with this rental. Even my dog was welcomed with open arms by the owners and their neighbors. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The closeness of a wonderful dog park is always welcome by our guests. We are pet-friendly (by request), and have a dog and a cat ourselves. The dog park has an area for small dogs and a large area for the bigger dogs.
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Markham, ON, Canada

Barbara and Terry -- best hosts ever!

  • 5 of 5

Barbara and Terry made us feel like family. We had a great week staying at their place with our dogs. The apartment was comfortable and ideally located -- a short walk to the beach! We loved Anna Maria and our stay couldn't have been better. We look forward to coming back and staying with them again...

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a perfect time at Barbaras and Terrys place (2 adults with a baby)

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einen wundervollen Aufenthalt bei Barbara und Terry! Barbara und Terry sind zwei fantastische Personen, die an jede Kleinigkeit denken und den Aufenthalt unvergesslich machen. Wir denken oft an die tolle Zeit zurück und werden wiederkommen.

In dem Bungalow ist alles vorhanden was man braucht - an jede Kleinigkeit wurde gedacht. Wir haben oft im Garten gegrillt und dort auch zu Abend gegessen. Der Strand ist nur paar Minuten entfernt und in die Stadt kann man entweder mit dem kostenlosen Bus fahren oder zu Fuß gehen (ca. 20 Minuten). Es ist ein romantischer Ort an den man viele wunderschöne Stunden verbringen kann und die Menschen sind super freundlich und zuvorkommend.

Wir hatten eine fantastische Zeit dort verbracht und kommen wieder!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota/ Bradenton or Tampa
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Key Royale
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sign of the Mermaid
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
White Ave Beach
Car: not necessary

art fairs, festivals, sunset gazing, lots of music, music festivals, fishing festivals, great restaurants; Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota; Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Cortez Commercial Fishing Village; 100 year old City Pier; Rod and Reel Pier;


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach Studio Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 28 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season (Winter)
Dec 18 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

$250 refundable security deposit will also hold the reservation and is due upon booking. The 25% are due with the return of the signed contract and the final payment is due 30 days prior to check-in.

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Holmes Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and Shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The sleeping area is part of the studio, not a separate BR
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
outside shower; beach cart with chairs etc provided

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