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Julie Smith

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

4BR/3BA, Pool, Spa, Steps to Beach

6 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12

Located on a quiet residential street with less than a five minute walk to the beautiful beaches. Homes features a private pool, spa, fenced rear yard and two master suites. The upstairs master has a king bed, tv, dvd/vhs player, sitting area with loveseat, wet bar, small refrigerator, private bathroom and outside deck . The downstairs master features a king bed, tv and private bathroom, second bedroom has a bunk bed with trundle (double on bottom with twin on top) and tv, third bedroom has a queen bed. There are bicycles, pool toys, beach chairs, beach toys, beach towels, games and dvds. One week minimum rental required.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.3
based on 6 traveler reviews

4BR/3BA, Pool, Spa, Steps to Beach
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
1

extremely disappointing

  • 1 of 5

This rental was extremely disappointing. It was not at all what we expected from the description in the listing. There are so many things to say, it is hard to know where to start. Upon arrival, it was clear that the house had not been thoroughly cleaned. It was so dirty that we spent a great deal of time cleaning before we felt comfortable enough to stay. The ceiling fans were absolutely coated with dust and dirt. Under the furniture we found gobs of hair, bobby pins, bits of toys, papers, etc. Really gross. The refrigerator in the kitchen was dead. Absolutely not working at all. We had to use a smelly, rusty old fridge in a back room that smelled awful. Both the fridge and room smelled like something had rotted or died in there. We had to wait a full 10 days before a replacement fridge was brought to us. Even then, they did not hook up either the water or ice maker, so we had to go buy ice and drinking water for the entire 3 weeks. The area carpets were very dirty - so much so that we rolled them up and put them in the smelly back room for the duration of our stay. There was a mini fridge upstairs which was also dead. It was replaced after about 6 days. The ad indicates both a pool and spa. They were there all right but we didn't get to use either one. First there was no heat at all - propane was completely out. We did get propane, but couldn't use the pool or spa as the pool was completely coated in green slime. We tried to get the owner to send a maintenance person or at least supply the needed chemicals, but nothing came. Such a disappointment when we had hoped to use both the pool and spa for the 3 weeks. The bathroom sink in the master suite downstairs was so plugged that we had to clear it ourselves to get it working again. The toilet in the upstairs suite ran constantly and the owner did send a maintenance person to fix that when he delivered the replacement mini fridge. However the ceiling leak in that bathroom was never fixed, even after reporting to the owner. We found geckos in the house twice, as the door seals are less than perfect. The master bedroom suite has two closets, but we couldn't use them. The owners had them locked shut, so we had to go buy portable clothing racks so we would have a place to hang our clothes. Unbelievable. After the first few complaints, the owner would not even respond to our messages. Classy. And even now, a full two months after we returned home, the owner has still not returned our damage deposit. Unreal.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

our little piece of paradise on Anna Maria

  • 5 of 5

We spent another wonderful time at this accomadating home.It is perfectly laid out for two couples,allowing privacy for each and ample room for togetherness.Bicycling is our thing and the house is only a few blocks to the beach-bicycling or walking.The pool area and hot tub are great and add to our enjoyment!We plan to come here for years as this was our 15th trip to Anna Maria but our favorite house is this one

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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10 5
Louisville, TN
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay in Holmes Beach, this is the place! The listing description is accurate but the photos don't give it justice. This home is everything and much more. The property is an open-floor plan with a second floor bedroom suite. Our children and grandchildren joined us (10 of us) during our week stay and we all had more than enough room. The house is equipped with two full size refrigerators, huge amount of kitchen cabinet space, four bedrooms with comfortable beds and plenty closet space with hangers, all kinds of games, pool toys, bikes, a kayak and dozens of beach towels for the pool and hot tub. We didn’t use the gas grill outside but there is one at the pool. Oh, I forgot to mention the nice full capacity washer and dryer! You can’t image how comfortable we were no matter which part of the house we were congregating. The house was clean and the grounds in excellent condition. Another important thing, we had more than enough bath towels and wash cloths as well. Every one of the children said “Mom this is one the nicest you’ve rented”. We all recommend this property to family and friends. We have rented through VRBO for the past ten years for all our vacations and weekend trips and I have to say this house is on the very top of the list. The amenities were above and beyond expectations. Also, another very important note—it is in a very nice neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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14 4
5

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for three of us. It was absolutely perfect!! The house had much more room that what we needed. We didn't use two of the rooms. The amenities were better than expected. Plenty of beach towels and beach toys. The pool was amazing! The house was about a 15 minute walk to the beach access. The trolley was about 10 minute walk. The gas grill wasn't working, but we were able to use the small charcoal grill that was provided. I packed cleaning supplies, paper towels and toilet paper because I wasn't sure what to expect. Cleaning supplies and toilet paper were included along with soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish washing detergent, etc. We didn't use most of the items because we had our own, but it was a nice touch. Honestly, it was so much more than what I had expected. We had a great time and are planning to go back again next summer!

One thing I should mention is the upstairs "room" was definitely warm. My daughter slept up there and even though the thermostat was set on 74 the room stayed about 85. Also -- most every thing on the island closes at 10 (Publix closes at 930) so if you are coming in late on your day of arrival don't wait to eat or grocery shop.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 6
Sidney, Ohio
5

LOVE this house!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED this house! We have never rented a vacation home and thought we would try it for our week long trip to Anna Maria Island, rather than stay in a hotel. I was skeptical at first, but after talking with Julie Smith about our upcoming trip, she eased my mind and I was so excited to start our trip. The house is beautiful!!! The inside is decorated perfectly with a beachy theme-very cute! We loved all of the room and the upstairs "apartment" was awesome for my in-laws to stay. My kids lived in the pool and the hot tub was nice in the evening. My husband loved the outdoor speakers; he hooked our IPad to it and listened to Pandora Radio while grilling out on the gas grill that was provided. Everything that we needed was there. We are going to book again for next year, and hope to make this our annual family trip! Very relaxing!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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29 7
5

What a wonderful home !!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home for vacation. More than 2.000 sq. ft. of housing. The equipment (kitchen, living room etc.) is vast with lovely details in each room. Very nice pool with spa and a perfect barbecue grill. It was only one step from bedroom to the pool in the morning hours. We´ve been four adults and two childs. There is space for more, but I think six persons are perfect for this house. So we loved this home and will book it again. Absolutely recommendation from us. Thanks to the owners to build such a beautiful home.

Anna Maria Island is a very good location for relaxing with nice beaches. If you want big celebrations, you have to go to other places.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,120
$4,020
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Sales tax is 11.5%
Cleaning fee is $100

There is a $500 security deposit required at the time of booking. The rental fee is due 1 week prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming

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