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Less than 200 Steps to the Gulf...Private Heated Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

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 flat-screen TVs in the living area and all 3 bedrooms, 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.

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Owner
Linda Carmon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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 Anna Maria Island

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Less than 200 Steps to the Gulf...Private Heated Pool
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
Harrisonville, MO
4

Great place...great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We were lucky enough to have perfect weather all week - what a great location, could walk to the beach, Publix, CVS, and a handful of restaurants. Trolley was great too.

Only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 were a couple of very minor issues that Linda handled immediately. AC quit working and was repaired within a couple of hours. And never did get the Wi-Fi to work (but never told Linda, as the instructions said to call the internet company, which I had no desire to do on vacation).

House was clean, pool was great, kitchen was very well equipped. Would recommend this house! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Anna Maria is a perfect spot to vacation with beautiful beaches andofers a quaint island away from the crowds. The house was as outstanding as the island. Decorated just right for an island get-away, excellent location with just steps to a beautiful beach, plus a gorgeous pool area. The kids loved the pool and the beach. Everything was perfect and hope to return another year. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great location for this little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with a well landscaped backyard and heated pool. It is very clean, well maintained, very comfortable and peaceful. The location is perfect. It's close to the trolley stops, the supermarket, restaurants and of course the beach. We spent many evenings on the beach enjoying the most incredible sunsets. There's a garage full of beach chairs, umbrellas, rafts for the pool, two bikes and various other toys.

We had a wonderful time exploring the island and its' surroundings. We ate at so many great restaurants that were right on the water. We even discovered some white pelicans while eating dinner at the Swordfish Grille in Cortez. Definitely worth the trip across the bridge.

Linda, the owner, was great to work with. We hated to leave and are definitely looking forward to returning to this little piece of paradise. Thank you Linda :)

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing vacation! Beautiful house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay on Anna Maria island. The house was wonderfully decorated and appointed, and I must say impressively clean. We loved the location since we could walk to a lot of places. It is a very short walk to the beach...we absolutely loved the white sand beach and clear water. The grocery store was less than 2 blocks away, as were places to eat. My 3 year old son really enjoyed the heated pool. It was nicely shaded, and had a shallow area where he had fun playing with his toys. Linda was also easy to contact and got back to me quickly with any questions. We would definitely love to come back here and stay again someday.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

Linda was fabulous to work with! The house was beautiful and everything we needed. My kids loved the private pool and spent many hours floating around on inflatables and noodles. It was nice to have beach/pools toys, beach chairs, towels and an umbrella available at the house, it made planning/packing less stressful. The beach was AMAZING, no words can describe how nice it was to take a 5 minute walk and be at the beach. We were able to see dolphins and manatees while sitting on the beach, how cool is that?!?!

We had one small issue while at the house and Linda had it repaired the next day. Linda's communication was amazing and her home provided all that we needed to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation. I LOVED the recommendation list she provided of places to eat in the area. We loved that Skinny's was a 5 minute walk and they had fabulous burgers. We will be reserving her home again for our vacation next year. Love this home and Anna Maria Islands!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Family vacation paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled to arrive at this home and see this lovely home, and it's proximity to the beach! The rooms are spacious, and tastefully decorated, each with their own tv which pleased our children! The beds are super comfortable with excellent mattresses and cozy bedding. The pool is gorgeous, with a flowing fountain. The garage is filled with anything you might need for a day of fun at the beach. This house truly has it all! Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
January
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,820
 
 
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,680
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,505
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,435
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
January
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Easter Week
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
April
Apr 7 2018 - May 4 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
June
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 

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.
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Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1227 sq. ft.
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 ...
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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