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Chris So

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Lemon Cottage with pool and lanai, Ahh this is it!! V2.0

21 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Holmes Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom 2 bath private home close to beach and amenities

Nestled in a quiet residential boating community across from prestigious waterfront homes, you'll come across the Lemon Cottage. It's the perfect place to stay to enjoy all that Anna Maria Island has to offer. Lemon Cottage is a short stroll from the white sandy beaches and stunning sunsets of the Gulf coast. Centrally located just over the Manatee Bridge, the beach house is close to shopping, restaurants and the Manatee Public Beach and Beach Cafe.

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, Lemon Cottage accommodates 4 to 6 people comfortably. The newly renovated open concept cottage is fully equipped with all the amenities you would expect. The property has a large covered lanai, tropical landscaping including mature pink grapefruit, orange, mango and coconut trees and a key lime bush surrounded by lush palms and a heated plunge pool.

The updated master bedroom features a king size bed topped with premium soft 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. The second bedroom has a new versatile twin over queen bunk bed and an ensuite bathroom. To ensure a restful night, we've equipped both bedrooms with new, quality mattresses. You also have a choice of one of two new queen sofa beds - one in the living room and one in the Florida room.

The key feature of this property is the sizable outdoor living space. The large screened lanai has ample room for a comfy seating area, dining table for six and the heated plunge pool.

The house features recently updated furnishings, mattresses, bedding, with a recently updated interior, (remote venting skylights, granite counter tops, flat panel tv's etc.).

Our rates are based on a 7 day minimum Sat-Sat stay.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Chris So (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Chris So

Chris, Steph and the girls are a family from the Toronto area in Canada. We've fallen in love with the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere on Anna Maria Island, and we think you will too.

Chris So purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Chris So chose Holmes Beach

Slide open the 12 foot patio doors to the covered lanai, then at the touch of a button, open two large Velux remote venting skylights in the vaulted ceiling and let in all that deliciously fresh island sea breeze. This house opens up to bring in volumes of that Florida sunshine, Gulf breezes and warmth that you traveled so for far to get.

What makes this cottage unique

From initial contact to check out, we want you to have the most positive experience possible. We've hand selected each individual item that went into the house for comfort, quality, and function. This means that you can relax in both comfort and style so that you get the most out of your stay with us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All you need to do is unpack your clothes and grab some groceries because the So family has thought of everything. The pool area is quaint and cozy with plenty of room to entertain and take a dip. The house is laid out well and the kitchen is highly manageable. It caught us by surprise just how much room is available inside the house. The location is perfect with beach access just up the street and shopping just around the corner. We've rented vacation properties before but the So's are the best hosts we've ever encountered adding a personal touch to the whole experience which goes a long way. We had a great time and hated to leave but that's OK because we will return to enjoy the Lemon Cottage and the aMI area again. Highly recommended and I give it two thumbs up. Thanks again Chris and Stephanie for a wonderful experience. We just can't say anything negative about our stay and we must say, you really knocked it out of the park.
Jun 2013
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Lemon Cottage with pool and lanai, Ahh this is it!! V2.0
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. Good size for a family of 4, enough room for a few more guest if needed. Pool was perfect size especially with 2 kids aging from 2-6 that were just learning to swim. Back patio is great with covered area and comfortable furniture. Short walk to the beach and easy access to shops and dining. We would definitely go back! Nice house and great price!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of 5 with a pet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lemon cottage for a week this summer. We are a family of 5 with a dog.

This house was perfect for us. It was roomy and spacious and completely what we needed.

No carpet which is perfect for pets and kids. Everything was modern and kept up to date.

My kids enjoyed the pool and with just a short drive to the beach it was great.

The house was well equipped with everything and we will most definitely rent there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Outdoor Space

  • 5 of 5

The Lemon Cottage was the perfect relaxing location for our family vacation. The outdoor lenai/pool area had super landscape and was quite comfortable in temperature due to the setting. The cottage provided every item that you could possibly need on vacation. Everything that you may need is ready for you to use and enjoy when you arrive. The cottage was well taken care of and quite comfortable. The owners were AMAZING and made the experience perfect.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Findlay, Ohio
5

Totally Carefree Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We (husband and wife) had a truly enjoyable and rejuvenating stay at The Lemon Cottage. We loved the comfortable king sized bed, the screen covered, heated swimming pool, the neighborhood, the spaciousness of the cottage, and even the Netflix option for TV. Everything we needed was there, except for our food, but basic condiments were there. The place was very clean and VERY cheerful in decor. Chris was extremely nice to deal with. Any issues we had (almost none) were eagerly dealt with and resolved by him.

We recommend this home and the owner.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westland, MI
5

Amazing vacation, we will be back

  • 5 of 5

Working with Chris was effortless and the best vacation rental experience. He welcomes you into his home that is stocked with any and everything you could possibly need. It has an open airy concept and everything one would want in a beach house. Chris does an amazing job of anticipating your needs and has everything clearly labeled. The house is just a short walk across the road to the gulf for a breathtaking sunset experience. If your not feeling like the beach the screened in pool is perfect. The island has lots to offer for dinning/ shopping and relaxing. Chris even called us a few days early to let us know the house was vacant and we were able to come a few days earlier, needless to say we jumped at the opportunity. We we absolutely be back to rent again from Chris and the So family.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, MI
5

Wonderful place - Great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Lemon Cottage and it did not disappoint! The owners have gone above and beyond in providing a truly relaxing vacation experience. We loved the pool and large lanai. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and the location is perfect. Easy walk to the beach and trolley stop yet close enough to the bridge so trips off the island are hassle free. We were sad to see our week come to end but look forward to returning in the future. Thank you to Chris and family for all the special touches and for providing everything a vacationing family needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Beach Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Beach Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Manatee Public Beach
Car: not necessary

“Paradise without an attitude” is a phrase that has been used to describe Anna Maria Island.

About an hour’s drive south of Tampa, Anna Maria Island is widely recognized as a bit of unspoiled perfection. There are no high rises on the Island – the maximum allowable building height by law is three stories. The chain restaurants have stayed on the mainland, not the Island. The speed limit is never more than 35 mph and the sun shines an average of 361 days a year with an average temperature of 84 degrees. With beach cottages and canal homes, the Island has a relaxed charm reminiscent of the Florida of yesteryear

The seven miles of un-crowded gulf coast beach are perfect for soaking up the sun during the day and watching breath taking sunsets in the evening. For those hankering to drop a line, the island has three fishing piers. There are also fishing charters for the more adventurous.

Dining options on the Island are plentiful with many restaurants offering a picturesque view of the water along with the meal. There are plenty of local shops to explore offering beach supplies, crafts and souvenirs. Visitors can stroll as they search for a memento of their stay made by one of the local artists and artisans.

A free trolley service runs the length of the Island and is a convenient way to get around.

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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
 
Spring Summer
Apr 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Low Season
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
December Low Season
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,075
 
 
Christmas New Years
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
January
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Winter Spring
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Easter
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are based for up to 4 person occupancy. Budget $10 per person per night for 5th and 6th person.

30% deposit on booking, balance and $250 security deposit 30 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Holmes Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1441 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Ensuite - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Second - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Single over queen bunk bed
  • Both bedrooms feature new beds, mattresses, pillows and high thread count linens. They each have a walk out to the yard. There are 2 Queen sofabed in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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