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Luxury Beachfront Condo with Elevator - Summer/Fall Discounts

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Holmes Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Gulfsands is one of the premier low density complexes and one of the most highly sought after condo complexes on Anna Maria Island. Gulfsands is nestled amidst numerous swaying palm trees with beautifully manicured grounds, and is located directly on a huge white, sugar sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The condo is a private airy corner unit from which you view the beach plus the dolphins, manatee, pelicans and other waterfowl in the Gulf. The Island is an established bird sanctuary.

The condo has just been refurbished and upgraded to include new granite counter tops throughout, new kitchen cabinets, new appliances, new tile floors throughout, new dining room furniture, new living room furniture, new bedroom furniture and new bathroom facilities. Free Wireless Internet, Free Long Distance Calls to USA and Canada, and Free Deluxe Cable TV are provided. The unit has several large flat screen TV's. Commercial size washer and dryer are located within the condo. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, glasses, pots/pans, and silverware. All bedding, sheets, pillows and bath and beach towels are provided.

There is a new enclosed large heated swimming pool. There is covered parking for two vehicles and a private storage closet that has beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys, and pool floats.

Anna Maria Island is known for its incredible restaurants and shopping, and there is access nearby to first class golf courses, deep sea fishing, kayaking, jet skis, para-sailing, and paddle boarding. There is continuous free island shuttle buses to all local attractions, stores and restaurants.

GulfSands is located about 20 minutes from the Bradenton/Sarasota Airport, about 45 minutes from the Tampa Airport, and 90 minutes from the Orlando Airport.


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Lou Paris
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Lou Paris

Retired Healthcare CEO who enjoys golf, long walks on the beach, and eating at class restaurants with my toes in the white sugar sand.

Lou Paris purchased this condo in 1992

Why Lou Paris chose Anna Maria Island

In southern Florida where I can enjoy year round warmth.

What makes this condo unique

Largest private pool on Island, private covered parking, watching the sunset from my balcony, walking directly onto 300 feet of white sand into the Gulf of Mexico or walking on 6 miles of beach with white, sugar sand.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Luxury Beachfront Condo with Elevator - Summer/Fall Discounts
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

The Perfect Place by the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure it was to spend a week at this property. First, it was immaculate! It is a split floor plan with bedrooms on both ends which is great if there are two couples or children. Very high end with granite, white leather furniture, decorated as a beach home should be decorated to get you ready for your time on the beach. There are gulf views from the master bedroom which was a nice surprise and the deck off the living room. No detail in this property is not addressed and everything is top notch. From beach toys to rafts to beach chairs, it's all there. We absolutely loved it. It is literally steps from one of the prettiest beaches in the United States. I am an event planner and my specialty is beaches. We have explored many all over the world so what a find this is. It's like going back in time, not crowded, soft, lovely sand, shelling, and magnificent sunsets. The restaurants on the island our amazing, our favorite being Sign of the Mermaid which offered the freshest, best seafood we had while there. There are so many good ones however. It was a great week and thank you Lou for sharing your wonderful condo with us. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This vacation was very special to our family as we celebrated the Christmas holidays with our family. This listing is everything it claims to be and more!

Very clean, well maintained, upscale furnishings, and everything you need down to pool floats, chairs, etc. Washer & dryer is a huge plus, but they even provide many beach towels as well. Owner was polite, extremely professional, and the response time was excellent. Would recommend this listing for anyone, single or married with or without children. Many local restaurants, activities, and things to keep you entertained on a rainy day. We plan on returning to Anna Maria Island in the near future and will book this listing again and again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our 2nd time here !

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect location, great condo, great pool, unbelievable beach ! Close to everything. Probably will be back next year. You should book early as this unit goes quick. Great owner as well !

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation of our lifes

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for a better place to call home for a week then this amazing condo. The pictures, descriptions and other positive reviews do not even come close to how clean, convenient and practically perfect this place it. The only negative I can say is that I had to leave too soon.

I hesistated writing this review because I want to keep this gem all for myself... but then realized that if people want to stay a week in paradise then they need to stay here.

Thank you Lou for sharing your paradise with me and my family and we can not wait to be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Frankly I was a little skeptical to rent from a stranger but I have to say that I got a wonderful surprise when I walked into this condo. It was everything that the description said and more. It was extremely clean, comfortable and the owner was absolutely wonderful. I am planning to do this vacation again next year. If you are looking to relax in a beachfront condo, look no further. Thank you Lou for a great rental. Rose

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, very comfortable and clean apartment,very nice beach,my family and I enjoyed it,thanks Lou.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Manatee Golf Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 75
Car: not necessary

Broadway Plays, Ringling Brothers Museum, Mote Aquarium,


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Changeover Day: Saturday
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Holmes Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - shower , All Brand new master bedroom Bath complex
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Other (See Description) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa opens to queen-size bed
  • King size in master bedroom and Queen size in second bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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