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Perfect Single Family Beach Home -1.5 Blocks to Gulf Beach - 2BR, 2BA

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,860 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4) with outdoor hot/cold private shower

Welcome to Brady's Beach House, a colorful, airy, updated island cottage! This single-family home is situated on a large grassy lot, conveniently located west of Gulf Dr so only 1 block lies between your toes and the fine white sand of the Gulf of Mexico! No busy streets to cross to be on the beach - just one very quiet residential block. This 2BR, 2BA beachy cottage is bright, with single level living and an open floor plan. There are comfortable furnishings throughout including wicker, whimsical upholstered chairs and island flair accessories. Sit out back on the private screened porch and enjoy your morning coffee. Watch the sunsets at the beach and be home in moments.

Some of our many amenities include: Cable TV w/DVD, secure WiFi Internet service, a comfortable living room with seating for 5 or 6. This is a great place to call home with a large eat-in screened porch; a complete well-stocked updated kitchen; ceiling fans in LR, kitchen and bedrooms; a washer/dryer in a separate laundry room; central air and heat; and a private hot/cold outdoor shower! Adult bikes, beach furniture, beach towels, chairs, floats, toys and a charcoal grill are also included.

The free island trolley/bus runs every 20 min and will take you the length of the island in both directions.

Whether your goal is to finish that good book you’ve been reading, stroll some quaint island shops or gather your collection of seashells, it’s all easily accomplished here.

Nature lovers will be amazed at the natural habitat of Anna Maria island. Whether you’re a bird watcher, shell collector, fishing enthusiast, or master gardener, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Our sugar sand beaches are strewn with seashells and are well populated by shore birds, sea turtles and dolphins.

This beachy cottage will surely capture your heart! Take a minute and picture yourself napping on a beach towel on the warm sand of the Gulf of Mexico, all to the gentle sound of the surf. You'll want to return again and again....and we hope you will.

Keywords: 1.5 blocks to Gulf of Mexico beach, updated, comfortable, bright, open, airy, quiet, private large lot, tastefully appointed, screened porch and outdoor shower, single family home.

More Details

Property Manager
Joan Brady
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2017


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Private Shower - outdoor shower , Private outdoor shower with hot/cold water
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest
  • Two Queen beds - very comfortable
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Screened eat-in porch with table and seating for 4. Plus an outdoor shower for bathing in privacy after a day at the beach. Adult bikes included as well as lots of beach equipment (sun umbrella, boogie boards, chairs, floats, toys, cooler, etc)


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Perfect Single Family Beach Home -1.5 Blocks to Gulf Beach - 2BR, 2BA
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

B & T

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week on Anna Maria Island. The house is conveniently located. We used the bikes everyday. Great beach supplies. We could walk or bike to our favorite place to eat " The Gourmet Island Cafe". Lin was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Theresa, for this excellent review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving the house in such great shape and we look forward to your return visit!
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Lyndhurst, NJ

Amazing stay at the Brady Beach House... paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about our stay at the Brady's Beach House? Our week-long stay at the beach house was fantastic! We never wanted to leave. As familiar travelers on Anna Maria Island, I don't think the location gets better than where the house is; and the house itself has everything we could've needed. My boyfriend and I stayed at the house for 8 nights earlier this month and absolutely loved it. Since we were there for so long, we utilized the kitchen, which we found stocked with anything we could've needed, and totally convenient! The fridge and cabinets even had some spices and condiments that were helpful! Not only is the house a short walk to the beach (only a block!), but it is also a short walk to shops and cafes around the corner, and a bike's ride distance to anywhere on the island, as well as to the Robinson Preserve (we know, we rode everywhere!). Being a holiday weekend, the island was busier than we have ever seen it, but even with all of the holiday traffic, the house was in a perfect location to keep us away from being stuck! The house had everything we could've needed, and more. The closets were stocked with hangers and linens; the house had all of the beach necessities (chairs, umbrella, pails, boogie board), and like I mentioned... bikes! The charcoal grill was a great feature, as well, since we love to cook. And, for the rainy afternoons, it was great to sit out on the screened-in porch to read, have a glass of wine, or eat our meals. Everything was clean, and the house was decorated so beachy and really felt like home. The outdoor shower was another great feature (I don't think my boyfriend showered inside once - he loved it that much!) We truly could not have asked for more in our stay at the beach house, and will most definitely be returning - hopefully sooner rather than later!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole - Thank you for your glowing review. We are delighted you had a wonderful vacation on AMI at Brady's Beach House. I agree, that outdoor shower is superb! Thanks for taking such good care of the house. We look forward to your return.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Falmouth MA on Cape Cod

A Great Place - Cheerful, and Cozy, Very Well-Supplied - Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I truly loved this place and our month here! It was colorful, bright and airy with very comfortable cozy seating/lighting for reading a great book after the beach. Having the screened porch added to the space and comfort; we read the morning papers and drank coffee there. We were especially pleased with how well supplied the house was; we loved riding the two bikes around the island and even found a bike rack for the car so we could go to the Robinson Preserve trails. It was such a short walk to the stunning beach that people could come and go back to the house as they pleased; we did love the sunsets there. The house is centrally located on the island; we could take the free trolley and even used the nearby Holmes Beach library and elementary school playground with grandchildren. Having the utility room at one end of the house made storage and laundry very convenient. One highlight was the property manager Lin Oakerson; she was a great combination of being professional and informative and yet very friendly and welcoming. We would highly recommend this place and feel like a month didn't begin to get us truly acquainted with Anna Maria.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary and Bobye - Loved having you both for the month and hope you will return next year. Thank you for the care you took of the cottage and this superlative review! Much appreciated. Best to you both. - Lin
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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What a perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks in Feb and it was a terrific base. Comfortable, spotless, well-appointed and in a very handy location: walking distance to varied shopping and eating establishments and a lovely short stroll to the gorgeous beach. The management were very accommodating and responded quickly to any queries. The only thing missing was a teapot, but we remedied that!!!! The photos don't do the place justice: both the indoors and the screened-in porch were a pleasure to occupy. The bikes were handy for our daily ritual of exploring the area. The trolley made the car unnecessary for most outings. We loved the smaller of the two piers in Anna Maria: lots of local colour! Also the old fishing village across the bridge was a unique destination. St. Armand's Circle was terrific for people-watching and in Sarasota both Owen's Fish Shack and the old revue movie theatre next door were worth checking out. The Sunday Farmers' market and Thieve's market were fun to visit, as well

We felt this destination had everything: we could easily be lazy around the house and the beach, or we could choose from numerous local adventures. It's spacious enough for children to enjoy themselves.

We will hopefully be returning next year for a most welcome break from winter. Thanks. Lin for making us so comfortable!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine - Thank you for your excellent and informative review and for the house gift of the lovely tea pot and other goodies. We loved having you both stay and look forward to your return!
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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St.Louis, Missouri

Birthday Week!

  • 5 of 5

From the first time we stepped in the door my sister said "Wow it looks just like the photos". Before the last day of the trip we agreed its the best place we have ever stayed at. They had everything we needed for day to day living and a perfect location. It is a cute and cosy place to get away and relax.

We would ride bikes to the beach or stores. There was a wonderful restaurant just across the street, easy to get to on bike or car. The propery mananger was very helpful and easy to get a hold of with any questions. I'm so glad she helped us find this home and can't wait to come back very soo.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Theresa and family - Thank you for choosing us; we hope you will return. Thanks also for the beautiful condition of the house at check-out and for a terrific review. We appreciate you.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Airport
17.7 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Beach
Holmes Beach

Adult bicycles on site for guest use, beach towels, beach sun umbrellas,beach furniture, toys and outdoor shower to wash off when you return. Great outdoor space.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 5 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
High season
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Stays less than one month are paid as follows:
$300 Damage Deposit upon booking. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Stays for one month or longer are paid as follows:
$500 Refundable Damage Deposit upon booking. Balance due 90 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.