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Close to the Beach, Cozy Studio, One Week Minimum

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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. Beach gear provided for your beach activities - cart, umbrella, towels etc. 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

Barbara and Terry Green
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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.


Holmes Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Close to the Beach, Cozy Studio, One Week Minimum
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Fall Branch, TN

Perfect vacation rental for two

  • 5 of 5

The "Sunny Seashell" was the perfect place for our vacation- cozy yet with everything we needed: comfortable bed and TV watching area, well stocked kitchen, pleasant patio, beach gear, bikes, kayaks, use of their washer and dryer, short walk to the beach, outside shower. Barbara and Terry were gracious hosts (Barbara had homemade German apple cake in the kitchen, awaiting our arrival!). They've thought of everything to make your stay restful and relaxing. We were most pleased with our stay! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Vicky and Jim, for your review! You were such wonderful and pleasant guests, but we hardly knew you were there. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation at the Sunny Seashell - come back and visit when you need some island time and beach relaxation! We loved having you!
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  • 5 of 5

Great location and clean, convenient place

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adrian, Michigan

Clean, quiet and worth the stay

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for my husband and I. It was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. It was within walking distance to the beach and the owners were always available if we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fun in the sun.

  • 5 of 5

This was a very clean and well equipped unit to stay in. The owners are very nice and are willing to help you enjoy your stay. The beach is close and the sand very similar to Siesta Key. We had a really nice week here and will certainly like to return again.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, Convenient, and Ultra-Clean

  • 5 of 5

The studio apartment is all you need for a quiet, relaxing vacation for two. It is a bright, neat, and amazingly clean. It is located in a quiet neighborhood just three blocks from the beach and comes equipped with a dolly for your chairs and umbrella that doubles as a table, as well as with bicycles and a kayak. Save money with the efficiency kitchen by shopping and eating meals along with bicycles and a kayak. Save money with the efficiency kitchen by going shopping and eating meals in. Barbara and Terry are very friendly and attentive to any needs you might have.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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
Nearest Point of Interest
Best Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Anna Maria City Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Bean Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Rod and Reel Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Ginney & Jan E
Nearest Point of Interest
Feeling Swell
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Fitness
Nearest Point of Interest
Eat Here
Nearest Point of Interest
Manatee Public 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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season Winter 2016
Dec 19 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

$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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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