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Incredible Pool Home 4BR, 3BA & 1.5 Blocks to Gulf Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,711 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Welcome to Big Sky Beach House, a quiet and private location for a memorable getaway with family and friends. Our freshly updated mid-century 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is all on one level with a sparkling heated pool in full view throughout the house. It is ideally situated a mere block to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beach.

This bright and airy house has two master suites with a king bed and private bath plus two other bedrooms that share a bath. One room has a queen bed and the kids' bunk room accommodates up to 4 with a twin-over-full bunk bed plus a single twin bed. The second master (king) suite is a quiet and very private poolside cabana. There is also a nice adjacent outdoor shade- filled seating area next to the heated pool.

The family room has a 46” HDTV along with entertainment system that includes: a Blu-ray DVD player, cable and Apple TV. There is a Sonos wireless speaker system in the house to play your music from your smart phone, iPOD/iPAD or laptop. Additional TV's in 2 of the bedrooms. This home is all about maximizing outdoor living with a pool and lanai so sip your coffee in a comfy chair or enjoy your dinner poolside.

The kitchen is completely outfitted to prepare everything from a simple breakfast to gourmet meals. A large gas grill is poolside. To provide extra safety for the littlest vacationer, there is a large grassy area on either side of the pool area that is completely fenced in.

The focus of this beach house is maximum comfort, relaxation, entertainment, connectivity and important safety features for families with young children have not been overlooked. There is a Pack 'n Play at the house with pad and sheets.

Of course everyone comes to the beach for our beautiful Gulf beaches and you can be on the sand and in the surf in just moments! Pack up the rolling beach cart with the portable canopy, umbrellas, chairs and beach toys, all stored in the garage, and make a quick walk up the street to the surf. Enjoy all the comforts of Big Sky Beach House while soaking up the sun, fun and beauty of Anna Maria Island.

More Details

Property Manager
Gulf-Bay Realty
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Gulf-Bay Realty

Hi, this is our beach house and we love to bring our parents to Anna Maria Island from Montana as often as possible. We love playing on the beach, in the pool and yard. We hope you have fun! We've left some of our favorite toys to share.

Gulf-Bay Realty purchased this house in 2012

Why Gulf-Bay Realty chose Anna Maria Island

Mom and Dad fell in love with Anna Maria and want to visit as often as possible.

What makes this house unique

Our single story beach house is located on a quiet residential street, 1.5 blocks from an exquisite Gulf of Mexico beach. It's freshly updated with an open floor plan and plenty of distinct spaces for visiting with adults while supervising kids' playtime. We are all about comfort, relaxation, entertainment and connectivity.


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2711 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three bathrooms - one tub/shower combo, the other two have showers only. Additional private outdoor shower with hot & cold running water. Perfect for a post-beach shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Two King master suites with baths, One Queen BR, One dorm style BR w/single-over-double bunk bed + one twin. (House sleeps 10 in beds)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sonos wireless speaker system to play music from your smart phone, iPod/iPad or laptop; Blu-ray DVD player; cable and Apple TV; Clock radio with iPod/iPhone docking in each bedroom. Ample beach furniture, floats, toys, beach wagon and large pop-up sun canopy for the beach. Bring your clothing, sun lotion, toiletries and cell phone - the rest is here!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Incredible Pool Home 4BR, 3BA & 1.5 Blocks to Gulf Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Salisbury, NC

Perfect home for your family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had our family vacation at big sky this summer. What a perfect home for a family. So very comfortable and completely stocked with whatever u need. This place really does have an incredible pool. Have already recommended this home to friends searching for the perfect home at Anna Maria Island for their vacation. Will definitely stay at Big Sky again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our first but certainly not our last...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of February at Big Sky. Although not a fancy place it was wonderful for us. The house and furnishings are very comfortable and everything was very clean. We loved everything about it- it was perfect for a visit from our grandchildren and their parents. The neighborhood and general area were perfect for walking or biking. My favorite thing, however, was the lanai pool. My only suggestion would be to add more comfortable seating around the pool. We'll be back next year for 6 weeks. Thank you for the use of your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Sky was Great!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week after Christmas at Big Sky. It was a perfect layout for extended family. The suite off the pool gave my mom and sister privacy and space away from our kids. The house was close enough to the beach (just down the street), that I felt comfortable letting my kids walk down there on their own. The house was well equipped with kitchen and beach supplies. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback is invaluable to us. We hope to see you return soon.
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Big sky Thanksgiving week

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for Thanksgiving week, we loved the house . The beds were super comfy,very clean, quiet area. 2min walk to the beach. Garage is full of floats,noodles, 6chairs, umbrella, shovels etc. 2nd fridge in garage.The closet was full of games. The only thing lacking was kitchen ware. No steak knives, only 2pairing knives. 3pans. S,M,L. 2 fry pans and 1 casserole dish. Quality items though, cuisine art , crate barrel. I needed a better mixer for Thanksgiving and Liz found one and brought it over promptly. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you chose to stay at Big Sky Beach House! Thank you so much for your review. We want our guests to experience the very best and value your input. We look forward to having you for a future stay. All the best to you and yours!
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Lansing, Illinois

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Big Sky Beach House. We were on the island for a wedding. We couldn't have asked for a better location. The house was beautiful. When we arrived we met Liz who was there checking the house to be sure it was perfect. IT WAS! It was extremely clean and decorated so wonderfully. Our entire family enjoyed staying there. It was equipped with everything you would need in all areas of the house. We are hoping to return to the island some day and would definitely love to stay in the house again. The beach is only a very short walk from the house. The free trolley is just around the corner. Thanks Liz for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved it! Very short walk to the beach, short drive to the store and the house is equipped with everything you would need. My kids loved the pool and all the games that were in their room. I would definitely recommend this house and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We at Big Sky Beach House appreciate all of your wonderful comments and great review. We work diligently in providing an excellent experience for all of our guests and loved hearing about your stay! We look forward to your future visit at Big Sky, where many more wonderful memories await you! Warm Regards, Liz Newgard
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Nearest Airport
18.9 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Holmes Beach

Quiet residential street in the northern tip of Holmes Beach. The Gulf of Mexico beach access is a short, pleasant walk of only 1.5 blocks. Water views can be seen from the driveway. Large grassy landscaped lot with fenced backyard and a caged pool that's a perfect size for the whole family with plenty of areas for a BBQ or just lounging by the pool.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Loyalty Rewards and Discounts available to repeat customers. Please inquire for further details by contacting Gulf-Bay Realty at 941-778-7244.

To reserve we require a $500 refundable damage deposit (we accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover for deposits). Balance is due 30-90 prior (depending on length of stay) by check.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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