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Debra Gutierrez

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Gracious & Spacious Anna Maria Island Vacation Home

17 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights

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Overview

Anna Maria Island House Rental Photos and Description

Relax in a luxary home & take a short walk to the Gulf...

Framed by tall twisted Seagrape trees, and Saw Palmettos, you will find our 3800 sq ft.' tropical green' painted beach house, stretching up to three levels. Broken pieces of white sea shells, surround the tropical landscaping and coral pavers that make up the driveway. We built our home in 1996, and have enjoyed it as a meeting place for family reunions, friends, and Holidays. This is a house that has more windows than walls, and when you see the view, you'll understand why. Recently we updated it with new replacement windows and doors, hardy-board siding , new cabinets and granite counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms.

There are 2 houses between us and the pristine, white sandy beach; a quick short walk.

There are roll-a-way shutters, central intercom & stereo system,security system, and an elevator in the home that stops at three levels. The LR has a beautiful keystone fire place, with high cypress wood ceilings. House is decorated with a 'beach motif' with comfortable furniture.

The house is very open, tiled floors throughout, and has ceiling fans in every room. Two of the guest rooms have a queen size bed, and there is a large 'dorm' room on the back of the house with twin beds that sleep 6 people. The room has an adjoining large bathroom with shower (2 shower heads) and Koehler tub. Cable and

TVs in every room, PlayStation in guest room, DVD player. High-speed Internet access. Printer & Fax.

The covered wrap-around, screened deck area extends out behind the dining and LR areas, with a white porch swing, and comfortable patio furniture.

Large 2-car garage, and separate laundry room with W/D on ground level. Ping-Pong Table under lanai area, with 2 outdoor showers; one enclosed.

The master suite itself, is over 800 sq feet, surrounded by several windows overlooking the tree-tops with views of the Gulf. It makes up the top floor with a King size bed, wet-bar, keystone fireplace, home office area, sitting area with sofa, and covered deck . Adjoining is the master-bath with corner jacuzzi, separate toilet closet with bidet, and large shower.

You may receive a refund of up to 100% of your total rental payment if you provide written notice of cancellation at least 60 days prior to your arrival date, and paid with electronic check. However, if credit card used for deposit, and cancellation necessary, tenant responsible for credit-card fee (2.5% fee) not owner. Remaining deposit will be credited to tenant credit-card.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Debra Gutierrez (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Debra Gutierrez

My husband and I are in our late 50's. He is a physician and myself a registered nurse. We have four college and graduate age sons that range between the ages of 23-29. We built our vacation home when our sons were young, and have had some memorable times and wonderful summer vacations, shared with extended family and friends.

Our sons love to hunt,fish, and do just about any outdoor activity.

We also have a VAIL TIMESHARE for week-Jan. 12-19 2013 only. Usually rents for $3000.00 (Vail Run Resort) Will negotiate rent down if interest--contact me for information. Had last minute cancellation.

Debra Gutierrez purchased this house in 1996

Why Debra Gutierrez chose Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is very special too us--many family members live in the area. Florida's west coast sugar sand beaches are very often ranked as the top beaches in the world by most travel magazines. Family oriented and easy to get to, Anna Maria beaches are affordable destinations for making perfect vacations and 'perfect' memories--whether you want to hunt for sea-shells, fish, or just unwind..can't think of a better location...

What makes this house unique

There are numerous activities and fun things to do--to list a few: fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing, para-sailing, bike riding and shelling. There are canoe, jet-ski, moped, and even 'Zegway' rentals.

Nature can be enjoyed at its best walking the shell-lined shores, watching tropical birds and other island wildlife .There are parks in the area, including Myakka River State Park, and DeSota National Park. There are fishing charters, kayak outfitters, and even fruit farms nearby.

There are numerous local attractions, should you tire of the sun, and need a 'rainy day' to catch up. There's Mote Marine Aquarium, Bishop Planetarium/Museum, Ringling Museum of Art, the Island Playhouse Theater, The Dali Museum, and Marie Selby Gardens, with it's beautiful orchid displays, and tropical plants..

You will find major attractions in neighboring cities including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and Disney World. The M LB team, the Tampa Rays play at Tropicana field in St Petersburg.

There are more than 50 golf courses nearby. If you'd like to improve your game, the internationally famous David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Nick Boliterie Tennis Academy and IMG Academy are all located in Bradenton .

The island is very 'laid-back' and offers so many wonderful accommodations. Come for the sunset, but stay for the sunrise,...Anna Maria Island is a special place, that will reach out to your heart...you won't want to leave...

Other Information

Anna Maria Island's charm lies in its congenial air of unhurried tropical living and its easy-going inhabitants. Don't be surprised if you see movie stars trying to hide from it all, like the rest of us.

* Did you know that there were several movies filmed here? 'Palmetto' starring Woody Harrelson, 'Out of Time' starring Denzel Washington, and 'Perfect Storm' starring George Clooney.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Heavenly" is the best word to describe our stay in your beautiful home. This was the perfect way to begin my husband's retirement. The view from the master suite was spectacular where we enjoyed so many awesome sunsets.

We take with us so many warm and wonderful memories as we leave. Please let us know when we can plan to return.
Jan 2002
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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

Gracious & Spacious Anna Maria Island Vacation Home
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 26 reviews
4

Beautiful! It was a true pleasure to stay here.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed on Anna Maria Island in 2015 for spring break. This home was well equipped and had plenty of room for our whole family. The Master Bedroom was amazing and provided a wonderful view. We spent most mornings and evenings enjoying the wrap around deck on the second floor. It was huge and had plenty of seating for our large group. I cannot explain what a true asset the elevator was. It was perfect for bringing in groceries and luggage. Also, it was a big help my Parents (not so spring chickens) to get up to the bedroom after a long day and back down to the beach in the A.M. We took a charter out fishing and were able to use the outdoor grill to cook up some of the best fish ever! The open patio area under the house had a ping pong table and the teenagers used that every night. The outdoor shower was used daily after the group would come back from the beach. (this is just a 1 minute walk) The sunsets were beautiful every night and we would race out to see them each evening. It was nice that there is a park bench at the entrance to the beach so if my Parents did not want to walk all the way to the waters edge they had a place to sit and watch. Also, the bikes that were included with the house came in very handy for seeing the island. We will definitely come back here.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review and complements. Glad to hear you all were able to create some lasting memories together. We truly want our guests to have a great vacation and a great time away from it all. We feel honored that our beach house can play a part in adding to a great vacation!! Anna Maria is a very special place, and this is our small piece of heaven that we enjoy sharing with others.
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Reston, Virginia
5

The Perfect House for a Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic experience for my first time renting via Home Away. I did a lot of research to find what turned out to be the perfect house for a big family gathering over the Christmas holiday. My wife and I, plus our two daughters were meeting her immediate family that had arrived from the UK, we needed a big house. We were a party of ten (six-adults, four children – one 11, two 8, and one 4 year old). Booking the house over two weekends was no problem, (we arrived on Saturday, Dec. 19 and left on Tuesday, Dec. 29), and Debra was very flexible with our booking; and she was also very helpful, all my questions were answered quickly and completely prior to reserving the property and the entire process was very smooth.

It’s a beautiful big house and strategically located: Close to the beach, shops, and restaurants, with easy access to the main road. The house had more than enough room for us all. Especially nice was the kid’s room which can accommodate four, and the Master Suite. We gave my wife’s parents (both in their late 80’s) the Master Suite on the third floor. My in-laws thoroughly enjoyed the privacy of the Master Suite and the small sun deck adjacent to the bedroom, and they loved the elevator which was used every day. The elevator worked out great for them and it ensured that they could easily move between floors.

Many of the local restaurants and shops are within walking distance or just a short ride away. We ate at Lobstas, the Sandbar, and I especially enjoyed Skinny’s for great burgers. We ate in most of the time and found the kitchen to be well equipped to accommodate our cooking needs. The extra refrigerator in the garage was also much appreciated for storing cold drinks, extra food, etc. We also cooked on the grill a few times which created a variety of food/dining experiences for us.

The cart that was provided made getting gear to the beach very easy! The cart allowed us to easily transport (umbrellas, towels, coolers, floating toys, etc.) and the kayak. We used the kayak a few times and had great fun. We also made use of the bikes – riding the island and cruising the coast road.

Our entire party loved the place and we all were sad to leave.

Thank you Debra for allowing us to experience Anna Maria Island in your lovely home, we all had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great feedback and lovely review. I appreciate you taking the time to write your positive comments which will be very helpful to our future guests. As owners that love our beach house, we take pride in the cleanliness and special amenities to make our guests feel welcome. We consider our home a special place where children can entertain themselves and adults can chat, visit, explore and most importantly RELAX! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, as much as we enjoyed having you during the Christmas Holiday. I can't think of a better place to enjoy the last sunsets of the year and welcome the New Year. Thank you for recommending our beautiful beach house on Anna Maria Island. Hope your vacation plans bring you back to the Island in the near future.
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5

Family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Best beach house we've ever rented anywhere!! Plenty of room for our 8 adults. Loved the decks. We were especially impressed with all the extras in the house. Had a car repair issue while we were there and the small tool box SAVED THE DAY!! The wagon to haul our of our stuff to the beach was a god-send as was the canopy. More parking areas than we've ever had even though we didn't need them all. Would have loved to try the kayak but the surf was too rough. The owner's were very attentive and answered questions quickly. Very close to town, restaurants, piers, everything. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time out from your busy schedules to review our beach home. Your positive comments are much appreciated. We enjoy sharing our home so that travelers have the chance to experience Anna Maria Island. Safe & happy travels and please keep us in mind for future vacation time.
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Little Rock, AR
4

Holmes Beach Beauty

  • 4 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were 8 of us and plenty of room. The amenities were great. Ping pong table, porch swing, porch. We also enjoyed the large dining table. Access to the beach was great and there were chairs, beach toys, bicycles, something for everyone. I would recommend this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock, AR
4

Holmes Beach Beauty

  • 4 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were 8 of us and plenty of room. The amenities were great. Ping pong table, porch swing, porch. We also enjoyed the large dining table. Access to the beach was great and there were chairs, beach toys, bicycles, something for everyone. I would recommend this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house only 200 steps to the water. We were 9 with three grandkids under 3 and had room to spare. One great feature was the screened in wrap-around porch. Others include a propane grill, a beach wagon with many beach chairs, boogie boards & toys, 4 bikes, 2 outside showers and even a ping pong table. Beautifully decorated yet felt comfortable like being home. Looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our beautiful Island home. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay and hope that you may return to enjoy a slice of our paradise again. It is a pleasure sharing our home with people that appreciate & love the beach! We feel our home and location on the Island is the BEST and enjoy it anytime we can!
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Map

Nearest Airport
Sarasota Airport (18 mi) TPA Tampa (52.37 mi.)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Hurricane Hanks, Decoy Ducks, Sand Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Arnold Palmer, Golf Digest **** Star, Legacy Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 64
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lobstahs, Oyster Bar, Water Front, Beach House
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Beach Bistro- 5 star restaurant nearby
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Manatee County Beach
Car: recommended

Anna Maria Island is a beautiful quiet island, with 7 miles of white sandy beaches, and the most beautiful sunsets you've ever seen..The amazing thing about the island, is how it maintains its 'small town' atmosphere. There are no towering high rise condos and/or apartments on the island.

Winding, narrow streets are framed with tropical trees and plants. Sea oats sway quietly in the gentle Gulf breeze.

The island's 3 cities provide access to spectacular beaches and tons of outdoor activities.

People are very friendly. There is a Free Trolley that travels the length of the island from 6:00AM-11:00PM, and is fun to ride. It can take you to island shops, awesome seafood restaurants, rustic fishing piers, ice cream shops, grocery stores, churches and more.

There are numerous activities and fun things to do--to list a few: fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing, para-sailing, bike riding and shelling. There are canoe, jet-ski, moped, and even 'Zegway' rentals.

Nature can be enjoyed at its best walking the shell-lined shores, watching tropical birds and other island wildlife .There are parks in the area, including Myakka River State Park, and DeSota National Park. There are fishing charters, kayak outfitters, and even fruit farms nearby.

There are numerous local attractions, should you tire of the sun, and need a 'rainy day' to catch up. There's Mote Marine Aquarium, Bishop Planetarium/Museum, Ringling Museum of Art, the Island Playhouse Theater, The Dali Museum, and Marie Selby Gardens, with it's beautiful orchid displays, and tropical plants..

You will find major attractions in neighboring cities including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and Disney World. The M LB team, the Tampa Rays play at Tropicana field in St Petersburg.

There are more than 50 golf courses nearby. If you'd like to improve your game, the internationally famous David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Nick Boliterie Tennis Academy and IMG Academy are all located in Bradenton .

The island is very 'laid-back' and offers so many wonderful accommodations. Come for the sunset, but stay for the sunrise,...Anna Maria Island is a special place, that will reach out to your heart...you won't want to leave...

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Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
New Year's Week
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Winter
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
$7,000
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 23 2017
8 night minimum stay
$3,600
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.5%

ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED & home is NON-SMOKING. Security deposit kept for extra cleaning expenses, if it is determined tenants smoked and/or had pets on premises.
* STUDENT GROUPS: Any guest UNDER 21 years old must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. Reservations obtained under FALSE pretenses will cause forfeiture of ALL payments and guests will be asked to vacate the rental property immediately. If owner discovers that tenant was in violation of age limit--after departure, will also cause forfeiture of all payments and guests may be charged fines for violation. Guest agrees to waive any claim whatsoever & hold harmless home owner for accidents and claims resulting from accidents & or injury arising from use of the rental property and any of its equipment, porches, decks, stairs, parking area, elevators etc.
*INDEMNITY: During your rental stay, guest assumes all responsibility for himself/herself and their guests and for the consequences of those at risk. Guest agrees to waive any claim and hold property owner harmless for accidents and claims resulting from accidents and or injury arising from use of the rental property and any of its equipment, porches, decks, stairs, parking area, elevator etc.

During January thru March, I have a 2-3 month minimum. No weekly rentals during this time period.** Exceptions can be made for these months, if I have no previous commitment. No rental-contracts beginning on Mon-Friday. Weekend only.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Anna Maria Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Beautiful tiled walls & floors, with granite counter-tops. Dorm room bath has 2-showerheads & bath-tub.; guest bath has shower. Master-bedroom bath has jacuzzi tub, shower, and toilet bedet--beautifully tiled, granite counter-tops in all bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, with wet-bar, and computer area., Queen size Beds (2) 2 Guest bedrooms with queen-size beds, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 twin beds--trundle beds underneath with mattresses., Baby Cribs (1) Portable in closet in guet bedroom, Bunk Beds (2) With ladder in dorm room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day…unbelievably beautiful.... No need to leave the island to find fun and relaxation. The island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset from every location. Enjoy a day at the beach, read your book, and get an ice-cream cone at the cafe on the beach. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants. Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sip wine while enjoying live music. Shop in specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. The Free Trolley will to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise!!!! . The island is known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. Discover what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island Under the Sun.'

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