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Ann's House...a Quaint, Cozy Duplex... Steps To The Gulf Of Mexico

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,802 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms-Unit A

This duplex is an 'Old Florida home' rustic and comfortable and features '2' units; one with two bedrooms, two bathrooms on east side, and one bedroom, one bathroom on west side.

It sits in a secluded neighborhood of Anna Maria Island, West of Gulf Drive and is a short 5 minute walk to the beach. At present, 1-br unit 'B' is an annual rental and is booked.

*sleeps 2-4 .

Enclosed large patio area in rear, open to beautiful, secluded yard, with orange and banana trees. Two bedroom unit has dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove, full kitchen, washer/dryer (laundry room),air-conditioning, 3 TVs (New Flat Screen TV LR), VCR/DVD, and ceiling fans in every room. King size bed in master bedroom, and twin beds in 2nd bedroom. 2 shower stalls/no bath tub. The 2-br unit includes 1442 sq ft.Of living space with an additional patio and/or sun-room that is 360 sq. Ft.

No garage, but driveway available for parking. Space for "2" cars.

Cable TV. Basic phone service. Gas grill for each unit. All linens provided, including extra pillows, blankets and beach towels!

Dishwasher, Washer/dryer in 2-br unit.

Full kitchens in both units including plates, silverware, kitchen utensils, pots, pans,coffee pot, blender etc.

NON-smoking. " NO pets Policy."

Extra beach chairs for your convenience.

Wireless access in each unit.

Port-o-crib available.

Rates as advertised--However 10% increase for weeks booked with a National Holiday; excluding 4th of July week , Christmas, New Year's, & Easter week with a separate rate.

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 used an electronic check. However, if credit card was used for initial reservation deposit , and cancellation necessary, tenant is responsible for credit-card fee (2.5% fee) not owner. Remaining balance of deposit will be credited to tenant credit-card.

More Details

Debra Gutierrez
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Debra Gutierrez

My husband is a Floridian, and we moved back to Florida from Nebraska in 1985 when our children were very young. This duplex was owned by a special aunt, and we bought it from her, with other family members, in 2002. It was built in 1954.

My husband and I recently turned 60. He is a radiologist and myself a registered nurse. We have four adult sons that range between the ages of 26-33. We have had some memorable times and wonderful summer vacations, shared with extended family and friends. We have been coming to the island for 30 plus years, and feel most 'relaxed' when we are here...It is easy to fall in love with the sunny, 'sugar sand' beaches, and the relaxing way of life--whether you are reading a good book, floating in the warm gentle waters, or walking along the beautiful beach watching the amazing sunsets.

We also have a VAIL TIMESHARE for week-Jan. 9-Jan 16 2016 only. Usually rents for $3000.00 (Vail Run Resort) Will negotiate rent if interested--contact me for information.

Debra Gutierrez purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Debra Gutierrez chose Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria is the perfect 'Get-a-way from it all.' It is easy to enjoy the simple pleasures of life here..

The duplex is very cozy and rustic in a quaint, secluded neighborhood. It is located only a block from the beach, well within walking distance. There are many nice shops, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. within the neighborhood.

What makes this cottage unique

Anna Maria is beautiful with its many amenities and activities. Easy 'on-off' island access, and friendly island atmosphere. The neighborhood trolley will take you where you want to go at no charge!

Escape to a beautiful area where the sunsets are spectacular, the waters aquamarine, and enjoy the tropical breezes overlooking the Gulf.

There is plenty of beach fun, fishing, biking, shopping, and boating,

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for your consideration shown to us in a house prepared to meet all of our needs. We have had a wonderful vacation during this past Thanksgiving week. May the Lord bless you.
Dec 2010
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Holmes Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1802 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , No tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In laundry room.
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom with King-Size bed. Each bedroom has a TV. Ceiling fan in each room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a 'private paradise' for families, honeymooners and for those who love enjoying vacation seeking natural beauty. The perfect place for those looking for adventures. Holmes Beach, is the 'business' center of this beautiful island. The island library, as well as banks, grocery store are all in Holmes Beach along with a wide variety of shops and restaurants.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Ann's House...a Quaint, Cozy Duplex... Steps To The Gulf Of Mexico
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 13 reviews

A Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, my mother and myself rented this quaint home in Holmes Beach and found it very convenient to absolutely everywhere on Anna Maria Island. It was sooooo close to the beach where we spent some time every day for 2 months. Beautiful getaway location! The house was very homey, providing not only all necessities but lots of extras. Beds were very comfortable and bedrooms pretty. Back yard was so peaceful and pleasant, and we used the sunroom and its extra table and chairs the most, for games and eating. Water pressure was great, and an unusual finding for us when away..... Neighborhood was very quiet and we enjoyed walks and bike rides very much. We are already talking about renting there again, possibly long term, while we search for a property of our own as close to the island as possible this year! So laid back and beautiful, relaxing and always something going on. Free entertainment of very high quality at one of the closest beaches every night of the week! We recommend this rental highly. Nearby restaurants were wonderful. We went back to 5-6 of them regularly. Both on and off the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our duplex unit and all the amazing things Anna Maria Island has to offer. Appreciate your lovely comments. We love the island and enjoy sharing our duplex with guests who appreciate and love the area as well.. We hope to see you back again in the future. I have openings for the same time period in 2017. Thanks again.
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Odenton, Maryland

Ann's House

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I rented Ann's House for three months this winter. We found the house to be very spacious and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the huge, glass enclosed porch. It can be used no matter the weather outside. It even has an air conditioner for the warm weather! It was our favorite spot to sip our morning coffee, read, nap and entertain friends. The furniture is comfy and there is even a dining table for eating out there. If you want to be in the house there are two other rooms for with a new flat screen tv and the other with bookcases and lots of books. Ann's House is also perfectly located. You are 1.5 blocks to the beach.....and with the beach buggy provided, it was easy to carry all our "stuff". It is also within 1.5 blocks of shopping centers and restaurants. We loved being able to walk to Minnie's for lunch or to Hurricane Hanks or Lobsta's for dinner and then brouse in all the local shops. Yet in spite of it's proximity to the beach and shopping, Ann's House is in a very quiet and private neighborhood. It was a great place to spend our winter!! Oh.yes....the owner was great to deal with......she actually bought us a new flat screen TV after we expressed our disappointment in the old one!!! It made my husband very happy!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It is nice to hear about your stay and appreciate your kind words. We wish you and yours all the best and hope we can assist you again when you're back on Anna Maria Island.
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Cottage Charm

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Ann's House for 2 months while waiting for our home to be finished.The house is very comfortable and close to everything you would need for a beach vacation. The owner is very responsive to your needs and great to work with. The house has a slight vintage charm to it, so if you need designer furnishings or state-of-the-art appliances this would not be the best choice for you. But for a comfortable cottage atmosphere just a short walk from the Gulf this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friedberg, Bavaria, Germany

Anna Maria Lovers from Germany

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Ann's House a lot of times in the past. After being to other destinations for two years we came back this summer and the place was even better than it used to be due to some nice updates made by the owner. The duplex is the PERFECT retreat for a great vacation time in a tropical paradise with first world amenities just steps away (you don't have to cross a road) from beaches that are unsurpassable. Over years and years we have explored Florida and parts of the the Caribbean. The more we did this the stronger the desire grew to return to the island and the house and spend most of our vacation time there. We never check on other rental home offers on the island, just contact the owner and hope the place is available. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Very Tired,

  • 1 of 5

Not as advertised, second bathroom not fit for use, telephone & email not working, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils all required cleaning on arrival, mould in icebox unable to make ice. furniture is dated, photographs of property must be very old.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The rental agreement, which all guests must approve online before reserving, plainly states on page one that credit card fee transactions (including International Card Surcharge fee) and cleaning fee, is responsibility of tenant. I prefer an electronic check from personal checking account and/or certified bank checks; there are no fees when checks or transfers are used. All guests are given a choice. I try to make this easy to understand, but rarely, on occasion, tenants overlook charges. When guests receive their security-deposit check after departure, and notice fees subtracted--they voice complaints and threaten negative review--which is here. This tenant became disgruntled and voiced several complaints, in emails to me, upon his return home. He and his wife rented my 2-BR unit for 3 weeks. During their entire 3-week stay--he never contacted me or voiced any complaints to me. I always contact my tenants, day after arrival to make certain they arrived, and to make them aware that if any concerns or issues arise to contact me. His complaints ONLY began after his departure on 10-14, and he returned home. When he noticed that I deducted the cleaning fee ($90.00)and the credit card transaction fees (including International Card Surcharge Fee) from his security deposit, he became angry and insisted that I credit his transaction fees and cleaning fee. When I e-mailed him that I would not be crediting his fees, he became more sarcastic. I have heard that when a negative review stands alone among a number of positive reviews, most likely it "impeaches its own credibility." I have apologized to these guests, and have told them that I am sorry that they did not have the experience of their highest expectations. Better luck next time.
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North FL

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Ann's House. We always choose Ann's House because it is conveniently located to the beach and the local shops and dining. We love the back porch, we have assembled many a puzzle and told lots of stories back there. My grandchildren talk about our vacations to the beach all year long and can't wait to go back. The owners are very easy to work with too. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Sarasota Airport (18 mi) TPA Tampa (52.37 mi.)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hurricane Hanks, Decoy Ducks, Sand Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Arnold Palmer, Golf Digest **** Star, Legacy Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lobstahs, Oyster Bar, Water Front, Beach House,
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Manatee County Beach
Car: recommended

Anna Maria is beautiful with its many amenities and activities. Easy 'on-off' island access, and friendly island atmosphere. The neighborhood trolley will take you where you want to go at no charge!

Escape to a beautiful area where the sunsets are spectacular, the waters aquamarine, and enjoy the tropical breezes overlooking the Gulf. There are many shops and restaurants within walking distance.

There is plenty of beach fun, fishing, biking, shopping, boating, and golf. The Mote Aquarium, Selby Gardens and Planetarium are close by

in Sarasota, and several Florida attractions are just a quick drive away.

Anna Maria Island supports a very special ecology and 'Old Florida feel.'. The laid-back lifestyle allows time to step back from the hectic stress and just walk on the beach, or enjoy a relaxing picnic at sunset.

Surrounded by the lush sub-tropical growth and island birds, you feel the peace and calmness of Times gone by... Once you've visited this island, you'll want to come back.

You can choose between a slow, leisurely, relaxing beach get-away, or a fast-paced, sight-seeing, & activity-filled vacation, or a little of both--activities are endless.

There is a Publix supermarket, Walgreens & CVS drug stores, gift shops, beach stores, 2 cafes, and BBQ, German, Japanese, & Chinese restaurants are all within 1/2 mile. ATMs and banks are nearby.

Who needs a swimming pool when you can swim in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico?????


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer thru Mid August 2016
May 1 2017 - Aug 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 9 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
8-14-2016 thru 12-14-2016
Aug 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Week
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 7 2018
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please NOTE: Winter Monthly rates for January-$3300.00; February-$3300.00; March-3500.00; and April-$3400.00. Tax is an additional 11.5%. 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, electronic payments on the website, bank checks.
Security/Reservation deposit is $500.00 for week-long rental/$1000.00 on month and/or additional months.

*You also have the option to buy "damage insurance" at a low rate:
$49.00 for protection coverage up to $1500.00
$69.00 for protection coverage up to $3000.00
$89.00 for protection coverage up to $5000.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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