About the property
- House3500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 - 8 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
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.
Debra Gutierrez purchased this House in 1996
Why Debra Gutierrez chose Holmes Beach
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A perfect home for a perfect family vacation
Deb's home is more than you can ask for, to enjoy a wonderful vacation on AMI. It is not your typical rental - it is their home which has everything you could possibly need. The location is amazing; two houses from the. gulf beach and in walking distance to two shopping areas with good shops and restaurants. It is in a lovely neighborhood - perfect for walking, running or strolling. This home is spotlessly clean and well stocked with anything you could need. The elevator was perfect for bringing up luggage and groceries. Another wonderful feature was that Deb's house offers beach towels, a beach wagon, beach chairs and beach umbrellas. There was not a single item that was missing! Check in and check out was easy as was communication with Deb. I have already recommended this vacation home to friends and family - although not the week we plan to return next year!
Our family loved the home, close to beach, everything you need!
Everything you could want!
Great house. Lots of beach chairs, beach toys and bikes to use. We had eight adults & all had lots of space. Especially appreciated the 3 1/2 bathrooms & comfortable beds. Nice outdoor porches. So close to the beach!
We enjoyed the Gutierrez family’s lovely home!
The pictures don’t lie! “Gracious & Spacious” is an accurate description of the Gutierrez family Anna Maria Island vacation home. Our daughter from Minnesota and, son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons from Germany joined us for Christmas week 2016. The home accommodated our family perfectly – clean, well maintained, with numerous amenities. We enjoyed the large dining table not only for meals, but also for crafts and games. The wrap around porch is great for entertaining visiting family and friends or simply relaxing. The porch swing was everyone’s favorite.
We viewed absence of a pool as a plus with two young grandsons to keep track of. However, for a home not directly on the beach, access to the beach is ridiculously close. No roads to cross, so we didn’t have to dodge any traffic. The beautiful white sand beach rivals those highly touted beaches at Siesta Key and Clearwater.
A number of restaurants and shops are within walking distance. We enjoyed dinner for twelve at Lobstas one evening. Our young grandsons especially liked the kids programs at the nearby Island Branch Library – Lego building one day, colored pencil drawing the next, and best of all, slime making!
Our family very much enjoyed our week in the Gutierrez family’s lovely home.
Had a wonderful month!
This home was perfect for my husband, myself and my 3 siblings. We have been coming to Anna Maria Island for over 6 years now. This home had it all. Very clean, great amenities and the perfect location. Owner was super friendly and gracious. Hope to return next February.
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay on Anna Maria Island. Definitely consider us again when you come back to the Island in 2018! We love welcoming our return guests. Thank you for all the nice comments and treating our home as if it is yours. We do appreciate your review--we love our beach house and enjoy sharing it with others--it is a very special place to make memories. We love that it is quiet and close to the beautiful beach. It is ideal for both families and seniors. Thank you and am looking forward to hearing from you soon about a return trip. Is a pleasure hosting such a nice family!
Rules, rules, rules
This is a great house-location, space, extras. Unfortunately, our vacation was overshadowed by the owner/manager. Communicating with her was frustrating. While at the house, all the rules made us nervous that we would lose our deposit. Based on to the letter below, we had cause to be so. We have rented from VRBO for over six years and never had such an experience.
It began during the contract step, when she sent a lengthy email outlining problems with previous renters and therefore, her need for a lot of information. This is understandable, so I let it go as just annoying.
Then, we got to the house where there was a full page of rules for EACH thing-the elevator (just do not plan on using), the laundry, the AC, etc. Upon arrival I sent a very short email outlining two items that were not problems, but I wanted to tell her about so that she would not hold us responsible. Her response was long and for some unknown reason detailed her problems with the new cleaners.
The final straw was this letter she sent with my security deposit check.
(The review would not allow a photo of the letter but it was a picture of sheets with 2 or 3 dime sized pink spots on sheets plus a bottle of hydrogen peroxide. The note along side explained how she had delayed sending my deposit back since she had to pre-treat and wash the sheets several times before the stains were removed. )
I had already contacted her regarding our deposit. Her reply did not, thank goodness, include info about the spots on the sheets. It did, however, urge me to write a review that should include the fact that she was nice enough to send us my daughter's baby blanket that we had left at the house. She was. I appreciate that.
The problem is that I **dreaded** emailing her with the request to mail that blanket. I **dreaded** emailing her regarding the items when we arrived and then later, asking about our deposit. I was **paranoid** the entire vacation that we, a group that included 4 kids, might hurt something in her house. Frustrated and paranoid is not how I wish to feel while on vacation. Perhaps she will consider getting a third party to manage, since it really is a nice house and location.
I appreciate the input from my guest and hope that her comments and mine will improve my vacation rental for others. Her complaint is that her vacation time at my house left her "frustrated and paranoid"? She felt that the four children in her group may damage something in my home and that she would not get her security deposit refunded. My intention is to give important information regarding the workings of different amenities in my home. Most rental homes don't have an elevator, nor a 4-zone thermostat which can be complicated to set. It is important to list operational information where necessary- My home accommodates families with up to 10 members, and am happy to rent to them--as they will create lasting memories to take home. When friends, family or tenants come to my home, they are asked to treat our home "like it is their home." All tenants buy the "damage protection insurance" in case of accidental breakage, such as broken glass, furniture, electronics etc. This PROTECTS guests against accidental damages. They should feel MORE comfortable with my home rental, knowing they are covered if accidental damage occurs. But insurance does not cover excessive cleaning charges. A set of queen sheets was left stained by guest and needed to be pre-treated, soaked and washed several times -- I didn't want to have to charge for a new set of sheets- I chose to work hard to remove the stains. Had I rented a house, and owner told me of stained linens after departure-I would feel embarrassed & apologetic-I wouldn't criticize the owner.
I believe that guests with children, need to supervise them at all times, to prevent injury and harm. I am a mother of four sons. As parents, we do put rules in place to protect our children. As a homeowner, I place information in my vacation home, to inform and protect my guests. Most guests appreciate any info regarding operation of home amenities. This guest referred to my "HOME INFORMATION Booklets" as too many RULES??? I wish her the best of luck with future home rentals. Our beach house is very special to us and we enjoy sharing it with others who enjoy the beach. The usual response from guests is this "The owner was very accommodating and helpful! Our grand-kids keep asking when we are coming back and I hope sooner than later!"
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...
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Tax is an additional 12%. There is a 2.5% processing fee for Credit card use. Credit card Transaction fees (Including International Fees)--are tenant responsibility. You have options as to payment you choose. I accept PAYPAL(friends & family option-no fees), electronic payments on the website, bank checks. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED & home is NON-SMOKING. Security/reservation deposit kept for extra cleaning expenses, if it is determined tenants smoked and/or had pets on premises. * Smoking is allowed only outside and guest agrees that cigarette butts and all associated waste shall be properly disposed of. Violation of this policy is grounds for immediate eviction with loss of all monies paid and renter shall be additionally charged for deep cleaning. * Pets: Pets are not allowed under any circumstances. Should we find evidence of a pet, such as FLEAS, for example (after departure)--service fee will be subtracted from your security deposit. This includes pets owned by you, your guests & visitors. * 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 etc.