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Gulf Beach Apartment - with Pool & Beach Access

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Pristine,spacious1 bedroom apartment sleeps 4, only steps to the beautiful white sandy beach of Anna Marie Island. Freshly decorated, brand new well equipped kitchen, huge king size bed, queen sleeper in lounge, large flat screen T.V., wi-fi broadband.

large and quiet pool - only 10 apartments on site,large laundry room on site, the free trolley runs the length of the island and the bus stop is 10 yards away

Great shops and restaurants all close by including the famous Sandbar restaurant, a noted wedding venue.

A great location in the heart of Anna Marie Island, visit us once and you will want to return again and again.

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James Ferguson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2017

About James Ferguson

We are a Scottish couple who visited Anna Marie Island 5 years ago and fell in love with it. We really appreciated its unspoilt nature, fantastic beaches and beautiful weather.

it has enough shops and restaurants to cater for all tastes without being busy or overcrowded, it is known locally as 'Paradise' and we wholeheartedly agree.

James Ferguson purchased this apartment in 2011

Why James Ferguson chose Holmes Beach

Quite simply - Location, Location, Location !

It is just steps to the most gorgeous white sandy uncrowded beach.

It is a small complex with only 10 apartments located on the famous Gulf drive with all amenities to hand.

It is the perfect spot for couples to enjoy

What makes this apartment unique

This is a beautiful apartment with peeks of the ocean and yards from the beach. It has a unique combination of unspoilt beauty with modern amenities. its not a cliche - it truly is 'paradise'


Ilexhurst Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Gulf Beach Apartment - with Pool & Beach Access
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Lovely Condo in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Charmingly appointed in many respects. Very convenient access to the pool, beach, laundry and trash disposal facilities, Publix grocery store and area restaurants. Since the Palm Cay property does not have an outdoor grill, it would be nice to have a George Foreman indoor grill provided in the apartment.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful unit with us! Enjoyed our stay!

Terry & Kay Carlson

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay! James was awesome to work with.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, 1 roll back from the beach. Everything you would need was at the condo. James was awesome to deal with. Can't wait to go again! Thanks James : D

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our Christmas holiday in this wonderful place.

The apartment is perfect. Everything you need is in the apartment, fully equip!

The beach, so to say, is on the other side of the road. Stores, restaurants and supermarket within walking distance. James was so helpfull with everything and very trustfully.

Also the local neighbors in the building were very nice. We will be definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I stayed in this apartment from June 28 to July 4, 2016. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for our mother-daughter getaway! The apartment was very clean and decorated so neat! It was equipped with everything we needed and more. We spent most of our time at the beach, so the quick walk there was very convenient and just what we were looking for. The beach itself was amazing - Clear water and white sand, reminds me of the Caribbean beaches! It was our first trip to Anna Maria Island, and will not be our last! I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting the perfect relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific location and apartment!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the apartment for 2 1/2 weeks from March 19 to April 6 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed every day! Our number one priority was the beach. The beach itself is just about perfect. Fine white sand. Nice and wide, but not too wide (easy to cross to the water). Incredibly clear, green/blue water with sandy bottom - no sharp shells or coral underfoot. Never too crowded. My wife counted less than 200 steps from the apartment to a spot near the water! Can't get any closer than that! The apartment faces west toward the Gulf, so there's virtually no road noise from Gulf Blvd.

I brought my bike, but had relatively low expectations for riding around Anna Maria. I was pleasantly surprised to discover some very nice riding. The apartment location made it very easy to do a loop of about 12 miles going east across the Manatee bridge and coming back west across the Cortez bridge without crossing any major roads. There are bike lanes and broad sidewalks everywhere. It was especially fun biking across the bridges with water views I don't normally see in New Hampshire. I also road through the Robinson Preserve a couple of times - very scenic with paved and shell paths away from any traffic.

The apartment itself was excellent. The only thing missing from our perspective was a BBQ grill. We ate out a lot at several excellent local restaurants, but we also enjoy grilling. There weren't any visible grilling prohibitions so I bought a cheap little charcoal grill and we used it several times. This corner apartment had excellent flow-through ventilation, so we took advantage of the Spring breezes. There was plenty of space and the kitchen was modern and well set up.

There was a nice shared courtyard with a pool, but we never used it since we prefer the beach ;-)

I would recommend this delightful apartment to anyone. It could easily handle a family with a couple of kids, but it was perfect for the two of us. Anna Maria itself really is "old Florida" in comparison to the high-rise, built-up coasts to the south and east.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Another Day In Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The condo itself was clean and completely equipped with all we needed. The pool was exquisite in every way! Clean, perfect temperature, and lots of sun and shade. The full kitchen is a plus! Also, the walk to the beach is just a few minutes. Dealing with the owner was easy and his responses were better than timely. We recommend this place for getting away and relaxing with a chill island feel.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer (2)
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 19 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

A security deposit waiver of $50 (non refundable) is available if guests do not wish to pay the security deposit (refundable) on their booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Mr Bones Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Longboat Key
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Manatee Avenue
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Mr Bones
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Holmes Beach
Car: not necessary

Anna Marie Island is a beautiful unspoilt part of Florida with stunning white sandy beaches. It is not overcrowded or over commercialized , and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. It offers Island life with fabulous cuisine, especially local caught fish and shellfish, it has a good variety of specialist shops and for all your daily needs, has a Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy and a large Publix supermarket within walking distance.

If you like antiquing or visiting consignment stores , there are plenty of bargains to be had.

The city of Sarasota is only a 20 minute drive, where you will experience the vibrancy and buzz of one of Florida's premier city's which hosts the famous Ringling museum and number 1 voted beach Siesta Key, though we consider Anna Marie's beaches to be on a par.

We hope you will come and visit us soon and are confident you will want to come back time after time.


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