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200 Steps to the Gulf...JANUARY SPECIAL - $1700/Week (includes all fees)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,227 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

One-level 3 bedroom home with PRIVATE, heated pool, just steps to the beach

STYLE, EASE, and COMFORT -- This one-level (NO STAIRS) duplex home, was completely redone in 2011, and just "refreshed" in 2016. You'll enjoy the “beachy” theme, an updated, well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, stainless steel appliances and granite counters), and a washer/dryer so you can pack light. The King Master Bedroom (with en suite bathroom), Queen Guest Room, and Twin Bedroom provide comfortable sleeping for 6 guests.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION -- With less than a 2 minute walk to the white sand beaches of the Gulf and just a short walk to Publix, drugstores, restaurants, and the Free Trolley stops, you will find everything you might need without ever having to get in a car (which would be parked in one of 3 off-street parking places).

NEED A BEACH BREAK? -- Relax in the fenced-in, private backyard with your own (not shared) heated pool. The waterfall, swim-up seating area, and sun-shelf wading area add to the ambiance of the lushly landscaped backyard, with gas grill and outdoor patio seating.

FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT -- You’ll be entertained and connected with new large curved-screen TV in the living area, flat screen TVs in all 3 bedrooms, Blue-Ray DVD player, and Wi-Fi. The private garage stores your beach cart, beach umbrella and sand toys, as well as 2 bicycles for your island adventures.

More Details

Owner
Linda Carmon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Linda Carmon

We’re just two lifelong New Englanders who, after 45 years of owning a family business and raising 4 children, are looking forward to a time when we can fully enjoy the blessings of family, health, and resources that God has given us, and do that in a little piece of His paradise. We love every season on AMI, so we come down as often as possible, but hope to become true “snowbirds” in a few years.

Linda Carmon purchased this house in 2012

Why Linda Carmon chose Holmes Beach

Parents of 4 sons, and grandparents of six beautiful granddaughters, we wanted a place to lure everyone away for lasting family memories. Like most people, we fell in love with Anna Maria Island on our first visit, and by the second, we were looking for our own home. We actually have two homes so we can spread out when we’re all together, and Palms Beach House West is perfect for one of our son's family of five. The total family gatherings are rare, so in the meantime, we enjoy sharing this great vacation retreat with other families and couples visiting AMI.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location – literally steps (200) from the beautiful Gulf beach and easy walking distance to Publix, drugstores, and restaurants. From the nearby Free Trolley stop, you can cover the entire island, from Bean Point in Anna Maria to Coquina Beach, enjoying the unique character of each section of the island.

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Sandbar Restaurant
"A must, if not for dinner, at least for drinks at sunset. On beach, good food, good for fami..."
Publix Super Market - Holmes Beach
"Great food store, on-island next to CVS. Good selection of everything you might need or want..."
Robinson Preserve
"Great for kayaking and hiking"
Beach House Restaurant
"Sister restaurant to Sandbar Restaurant (and Mar-Vista). Also great for sunsets - I actually..."
Rod & Reel Pier
"Famous for breakfasts and seafood. Fishing from pier."
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
"Sister restaurant to Sandbar and BeachHouse. A great stop if you're out on a boat, but if yo..."
Skinny's Place Incorporated
"Famous for hamburgs -- just down the street from 3705 Gulf. "Cash only""
Eat Here
"Small venue -- interesting food offerings. Love it!"
Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store
"Another must see -- enjoy your food among an eclectic mix of antique and handmade items for..."
Two Scoops
"Best ice cream place on island -- just expect lines (friendly service, though, even when its..."
Mr. Bones
"My son's and nephew's favorite place for ribs. Great for take-out too."
City Pier Restaurant
"My grandchildren like walking all the way out on the pier. Decent food and prices."
Blue Marlin Grill
"Small, but great food choices. Best scallops ever!"
Peach's Restaurant
"Best restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Great choices, great service. Make sure you put you..."
Sand Dollar Gift Shop
"A lot of hard to resist items - decor and clothing. My daughter-in-laws never miss it."
Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille
"Go-to place when you can't get in anywhere else, but not because its not good. I think it ju..."
Red Barn Flea Market & Plaza
"HUGE Flea Market"
Bridge St
"Great shopping and restaurants. Great place to visit by trolley."
The Donut Experiment
"Put your favorite frosting and toppings on freshly made cake donuts. Kids love it!"
Island Creperie
"Breakfast/lunch - mostly crepes (wonderful) but other offerings. Wonderful croissants...orde..."
Minnie's Beach Cafe
"Another great place for breakfast/lunch, but on small side and cash only. Super friendly ser..."
Seafood Shack
"Recently reopened by new owners after major renovations and improvements. Great decor and fo..."
Anna Maria Island Free Trolly
"Free travel from one end of island to the other. Kids love it. "
Holy Cow Ice Cream & Other Cool Stuff
"A must see if you have children. Hot dogs are great. Ice cream is delicious. Owners are supe..."
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants on AMI; Beach Bistro=*****Zagat
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico -- Manatee Beach, Coquina Beach
Car: recommended

Holmes Beach, Florida, a laid-back piece of 'Old Flolrida', steps from the lovely Gulf Beaches. Enjoy the heated private pool, beachcombing on the soft white sand, fascinating wildlife (the entire island is a bird sanctuary, sea turtles nest on the beach, and dolphins play in the bay and gulf), unique restaurants (no fast food on-island), bicycling, fishing, fun shopping, island theater, music, and proximity to larger venues in Tampa, Sarasota, and Orlando Theme Parks.

Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1227 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 has en suite bath
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • 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
Notes:
A little more than an hour to Busch Gardens and just 2 hours to Disney and Universal in Orlando

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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200 Steps to the Gulf...JANUARY SPECIAL - $1700/Week (includes all fees)
average rating of 4.948276 based on 58 reviews
Caledonia
5

2nd Visit as Good as the First!

  • 5 of 5

Linda is a wonderful owner and she makes sure the home has everything you need for your stay. The location is perfect for a very quick walk to the beach, a burger at Skinny's or groceries around the corner. Can't imagine a better value on the island.

As mentioned by many reviewers, we're already looking forward to our next trip down to the island at Linda's home!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our second stay, home is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Linda's home and it was just as beautiful and wonderful the second time. Linda had purchased some new items since our last stay (pool chairs, beach chairs/umbrella) and it was awesome. Linda is always prompt in responding to emails and does her best to ensure that her renters have a great experience. We have stayed at this home in 2016 and 2017, and I can't wait to plan our vacation for 2018. Thanks, Linda!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful and will be rebooking for next year

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Perfect for families. Will be returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarion, PA
5

Gorgeous, cozy beach home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Not even Hurricane Irma could spoil the charm of this beautiful home!! We were the 1st guests after Irma, and Linda made a special effort to ensure that things were in order for our stay. The home was amazing… it was clean and roomy, with cozy beach décor, updated appliances, and comfy beds. The private pool area with waterfall was like an oasis, and was a huge hit with the grandkids!!

The location of this home is outstanding… the beautiful sugar sand beach is just a short walk away, as well as a Publix, Walgreens, Free Trolley stop, and many nice shops and restaurants.

The owner, Linda, was wonderful - easy to contact, and quick to address any issues that came up. Our family had such a fun time at this vacation home… we look forward to staying there again on a future visit!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and great location. Everything was perfect! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and Perfect for our 2-3 year old granddaughter.

  • 5 of 5

It is about 175 steps to the beach and not much further to Publix, Dunkin Donuts & Other shops...Little noisy from the neighbors but they had small children but I would and have re-rented for 2018....Linda, the owner is very accommodating and helpful....

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housecleaning Fee $170 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Number of guests limited to 6
Base rate Between $1435 - $2100 per week depending on season
Holiday weeks extra
Long term stay discounts considered
$170 cleaning fee ($340 for stays over 20 days to cover second cleaning)
12% taxes NOT included in weekly rate
Payment by e-check preferred.
25% deposit required to book your stay
Remaining balance due 45 days prior to arrival.
$500 fully refundable damage deposit included in balance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.