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Steve and Jill Pollock

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Superb Sunsets and White Sand Beaches - Gulf Beach Front Property

9 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Holmes Beach Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS - RESTFUL DAYS

This beautiful, modern condo is directly on the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The view is amazing. All along the white sand beach is a ribbon of teal blue water approximately 100 - 200 feet wide. Beyond that, the water turns to a deep rich dark blue color. Every so often you'll see dolphins swim in the teal blue water area, and they are graceful creatures. Watching the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico is a real joy. Walk mile upon mile of powder white sand.

Enjoy this beautiful studio condo, which is directly on the beach and is private and quiet. There is a private balcony on which you can read a book, or enjoy a meal you cooked right in the condo. Swim in the warm Gulf waters or use the private heated pool if you prefer.

Our studio condo has a fully equipped kitchen, with 2 burner hotplate, full size fridge with freezer, and a microwave oven. There is a king size bed, pull-out sofa bed, flat screen TV, DVD player, and internet service. It is nicely decorated and super clean. Linen service is included, but you must bring your own beach towel.

There is a free trolley which will take you around Anna Maria Island and the other keys to see such things as art galleries, live theatre, restaurants and boutiques. Rent a SEGWAY or a golf cart nearby for fun. Fish off a pier. Rest and Relax.

Have a glass of wine on your private balcony/patio and watch the sunset over the Gulf.

Listen to the sound of the waves on the beach.

Keywords: Studio/ condo with full kitchen, amazing views, and private patio/balcony. Private heated pool,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve and Jill Pollock (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Steve and Jill Pollock

We live in Toronto, and like most people, lead fairly busy lives. We love to relax here and take time for ourselves. It is such a world of difference on Anna Maria Island. We enjoy the people and atmosphere of Bradenton Beach and look forward to our times here with friends and family.

Steve and Jill Pollock purchased this studio in 2010

Why Steve and Jill Pollock chose Holmes Beach

My wife's parents had a place near Sarasota and they used to visit at every opportunity. They always spoke of the great weather and the charm and hospitality of the whole Sarasota / Bradenton Beach area. They are older now and have enjoyed their visits plenty of times, my wife and I intend to enjoy the same type of experience

What makes this studio unique

We particularly enjoy walking the beaches in the early morning and sitting on our balcony watching the sunset. We have discovered many terrific restaurants in the area and some great shopping.

Reviews

4.2
based on 9 traveler reviews

Superb Sunsets and White Sand Beaches - Gulf Beach Front Property
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 9 reviews
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5

Great location, beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property as a surprise get-a-way for our in-laws. They had an amazing trip. The bed was great and the condo was very clean. Everyone was incredibly friendly and the condo and beach were very quiet. The kitchen was the perfect size to prepare little meals and not have to eat out for every meal. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They made great recommendations on food and what to do in the area. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy Anna Maria Island and it's quirky , unique hospitality. It has been a real pleasure in our lives to visit that area and hope others will feel the same sense of how terrific the area is and what a super place we have there. So glad your folks enjoyed themselves and had a great time.
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5

Great spot right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent vacation rental. Clean, comfortable (except the bed was way too soft for our liking) and right on the beach. Found some great restaurants off the beaten path. Most of the ones on Gulf Blvd cater to tourists and are pricey and not that great except Smokey Bones (fabulous). Would definitely come again if the bed was firmer.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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club bamboo south

  • 3 of 5

it was a nice place. the kitchen things could have been better. I bought some wood hangers to avoid using the thin wire hangers. wire hangers in hotel room on the ocean just doesn't work. this is the third hotel I have had to buy hangers. bed was way to soft.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay, right on beach. Treated great by resort.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Disappointing Beach Reconstruction

  • 3 of 5

Anything to get out of the cold winter in Minnesota. Unfortunately, we had to endure major reconstruction of the beach with heavy equipment that ran 24 hours a day. The beach was not available during the actual construction, then a large dredge pipe ran through the middle of the beach as they work their way down the beach. Pictures of the sunset over the gulf were not too pretty.

The mattress was too soft. I have back issues and suffered with a stiff back during my stay due to the lack of support. I was told the mattresses in all the units were only 6 months old. The plus was the free trolley that runs the length of the island, however it ran only every twenty minutes during the day. Keep your expectations in moderation and you'll still enjoy the stay. The rooms were nice and roomy.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our vacation property. It was unfortunate that you arrived when the army corps of engineers decided to rejuvenate the beach. When Hurricane Sandy blew through we lost sand to the Gulf but the engineers reclaimed the beachfront and the next time you visit, you will see a much improved and very beautiful beach with impressive sunsets and plenty of white gulf sand. As for the bed, it is indeed relatively new. It is a shame that you found it soft and that you had a sore back but we are all different and have different needs. We have not had similar reports. We apologize for any discomfort you experienced but we thank you for being our guest.
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Great location/great view

  • 4 of 5

The studio was as advertised. The room was clean and had plenty of space for the 2 of us. The view of the beach, gulf and sunsets is spectacular. Will definitely consider for our next stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we are so glad you decided to stay with us and we look forward to having you back Have a wonderful Christmas season
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Publix Grocery
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Publix and Walgreens
Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
SandBar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
St Armand`s Circle
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Robinson Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Rod and Reel Pier
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
April - Nov
Apr 30 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
$910
$3,200
 
 
Dec - Feb
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
$985
$3,800
 
 
Feb - April
Feb 16 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
$1,450
 
 
April - Nov
Apr 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
$910
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$910
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

exit clean fee, minimum $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

An exit cleaning fee is charged based on the length of stay calculated as
1 - 2 nights $ 45.00
3 - 4 nights $ 50.00
5 - 6 nights $ 55.00
weekly $ 65.00
Cleaning fees are subject to tax and all rates are subject to change until confirmed

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Amenities

Holmes Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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