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Anna Maria Island Waterfront house with private boat dock, walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 26 nights


About the property

Newly Renovated Seaside House. Situated Directly On A Natural Canal.

Stunning single level 3 bedroom/2 bath home with luxury finishes at every glance. Brand new to the market and recently renovated, this home is packed with designer finishes throughout from luxury linens in all three uniquely appointed bedrooms to furnishings that make this home feel like you are staying in a vacation resort. This light and airy open-concept floor plan is equipped with a large flat screen TV, wireless internet. Dine on your own private dock, relax poolside or sink your feet into the sand around the outdoor gas fire pit. You will be pleased to cook in the spacious, chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, stone counter tops while your family will have the luxury of choosing whether to dine inside or out! Each of the bedrooms is equipped with luxury linens for your sleeping enjoyment - there is a King bed in the large master with en-suite bath, Queen in the second bedroom and ultra comfortable day bed with two full-sized twin mattresses in the third bedroom. Enjoy great fishing from the dock, take out the tandem kayak for an up-close wildlife tour or just watch the manatees in one of the Island's only natural spring-fed canals. If you fancy a dip in the ocean, take one of our deluxe beach chairs, umbrella and beach wagon on a 2 minute stroll to Holmes Beach and when you return, rinse off in the hot and cold outdoor shower. Other amenities not mentioned include a gas grill, outdoor bar with sink, washer/dryer, A/C, ceiling fans, dishwasher and cable TV. There is a also a covered attached carport and two additional parking spaces in the driveway and space to park a boat trailer. This blissful island retreat comfortably sleeps 6!

Mathias Friess
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Mathias Friess

Our family has lived all over the world, from Germany to England to Argentina to Australia to New York (which almost qualifies a country on its own) and finally Tampa, FL. We have two girls 6 and 8 and we love to travel as a family.

We have seen many beautiful beaches on this planet and felt that Anna Maria is at least among top 5 of all beaches we have ever been to. My wife and I are working in the travel industry and we want to make sure that guests feel at home at our house on the water and have a great time.

Mathias Friess purchased this house in 2015

Why Mathias Friess chose Anna Maria Island

Its beautifully renovated, very clean and tastefully decorated. It's a perfect home with all the amenities of being on the water, having a private pool, a private boat dock, 3 minutes from stunning beaches in a home that caters to smaller families or couples.

What makes this house unique

Watch manatees swim by right in front of your house, take the kayak out to the open water and get close to dolphins. Enjoy your stay and create beautiful memories!


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Mater Bedroom has a king bed and en suite bath with shower, the secondary bedroom a queen bed and the third bedroom has a trundle daybed with two twin mattresses (the second twin mattress easily slides out from under trundle).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Anna Maria Island Waterfront house with private boat dock, walk to beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great place to vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The house & grounds were very nice, particularly the new deck. When we did experience a problem the owners took care of the situation immediately. The owners were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great and beautifully designed house. I went with my two toddlers and the owner was super accommodating and nice. I did most of it over the phone. The house is located right on the bay in a beautiful spot. Luxury design and fully equipped and tidy clean. You can definitely tell that the owner chose the comfort over the cost effecting way on how to remodel/ equipped the house. Highly recommended we will come back for sure next time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cottage on Anna Maria Island and was the perfect location for our family vacation. The owners, Mathias and Carren, were great and answered all of our questions leading up to our trip. Carren met us at the cottage when we arrived and she gave us a tour of the house and also walked with us to the beach so we would know the most direct route. This personalized service was very much appreciated, as it was our first trip to the island. The house had everything we needed for the week and was well appointed with linens, kitchen, and beach items. One highlight of our vacation was kayaking everyday (using the kayaks at the house) and seeing the manatees in the canal. They swam right up to the kayaks and were very friendly! The location was great – just a few minute walk to the beach. The pool at the house was perfect for our family. Having most of the beach items there meant less to pack and bring with us (wagon, umbrellas, life vests, etc.). Overall, it was a great vacation due in part to this wonderful cottage and the hospitality of Mathias and Carren. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, cute house - A/C needs work

  • 4 of 5

Cute house, comfortable beds, ample seating, nicely decorated. On a spring fed channel w/ lots of manatee visible from the back deck and the caged pool. Friendly neighbors. Mathias and Carren were very responsive and easy to work with. The only negative was that the A/C didn't cool the house during the day. We kept the blinds closed and Mathias sent a repair person right away, but it didn't help. The house gets a lot of sun and there are some large gaps in the sliding doors. The average temp inside the house was 74-76 during the day, even though the thermostat was set lower. A ceiling fan in the living room would probably help, and fixing the gaps. Other than that, it is a good little house in a great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. As you mentioned in your comment we sent the AC company right when you raised your concerns. The company confirmed that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the AC and that it's in perfect order. They also checked the second, extra AC in the house and it provided ample cooling. the Thermostat can be remotely monitored and we saw around 70 degrees in the evenings and during the nights. The increase in temperature during the day was to around 74 degrees. We have had many many guests in the house and no issue with AC ever. It is Florida and it can be very hot at times and if doors are kept open during the day even the most powerful AC won't be able to help.
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Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd vacation on Anna Maria Island and by far the best! The house and grounds are even nicer than shown in the pictures. Amenities perfect. Very clean and well maintained and we couldn't have asked for a nicer welcome. Our flight was delayed so it was dark outside by the time we arrived. We pulled up at 9:00pm to a beautiful well lit house and chilled champagne. Such great service! We would highly recommend this vacation rental and plan on coming back again and again. The pool was awesome and loved kayaking in the canal. Loved fishing off the dock and also crabbing with poles and cages provided. This home has it all!! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Friese for an exceptional vacation!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We absolutely LOVED our stay on Anna Maria island

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy with our stay on Anna Maria island !!! The owners were wonderful and we would definently would stay again !! The house was very cute and very clean and had everything we needed . We brought our own boat which made the trip amazing we explored EGMONT key, the sand bars and local restaurants and shopping by boat 👍 . the kids loved the pool and kayaks (they actually touched the manatees) we saw Dolphins by boat almost everyday !! There was plenty of equipment for the beach the beach was beautiful about a 5 minute walk !! We also left some money at the house and they were kind and honest enough to return it👍🙏. I can't say enough about Anna Maria island it was probably one of the best vacation we have ever taken . Highly recommend 👍👍👍

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa or Sarasota
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria
Car: not necessary

The newly renovated house is on the only natural spring fed canal connected to Anna Maria Sound. The house has a private boat dock so you can bring you own boat. There is a private boat slip at the same canal to launch your boat. You can see manatees swimming by the house almost every day. The house is an easy 3 minutes walk to sandy beaches. We provide a pull cart with beach chairs and sun umbrella.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
June 17
May 28 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
early fall
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
xmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
snow bird 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
26 night minimum stay
spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 5 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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