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

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Linda Carmon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

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.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Less than 200 Steps to the Gulf...Private Heated Pool
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with all amenities !

  • 5 of 5

This vacation started with a very helpful homeowner - flexible, informative and gracious.. Next, following 5 days at Disney parks we found this home to be the perfect way to relax and kick-back before returning to Illinois. Our family consisted of grandparents, parents and 3 young kids. The pool was the perfect solution and we spent hours having fun. The home worked perfect for our family and we felt right at home. We would definitely return to this home again !!

The island has everything you need. We recommend a visit to Anna Maria and if you want the perfect place to stay check out this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Anniversary Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Linda's property while celebrating our 20 yr anniversary. I can't imagine a better alternative for the price down on Anna Maria Island. Everything is close - the beach is a 60 second walk, grocery store several blocks and Skinny's is just around the corner if you want a great burger - yet there's all the privacy you need because you're off the main drag. We spent equal time in the pool and on the beach and both were perfect. Inside, the home was very clean and had what we needed during our stay. I'd definitely recommend this property because of it's appeal, pool and overall location. And Linda was great in communicating prior to the stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The property is great!! Short walk to the beach. The pool is great and the house is wonderful! Everything you need is in the house!! With an 8 year old and 4year old it was wonderful! Can't wait to stay at this property again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Enjoyed our Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice 3 bedroom home.

Very close walking distance to the beach.

Clean, with all the things you need for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Another Great Time!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year at Holmes Beach! Last year was such a hit that my husband and I had to come back. Linda's vacation rental cannot be beat for the location, such a short distance to the beach, plus the convenience of a backyard pool! Everything to prepare your own meals is in the kitchen (the Publix is just thru a walkway), TVs, comfortable furnishings (loved the updated décor that Linda changed)...I could go on and on about this rental. Love it!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
End of Year
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter Week
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housecleaning Fee $170 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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)
11.5% taxes NOT included in weekly rate
Payment by e-check or 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.

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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1227 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 has en suite bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
A little more than an hour to Busch Gardens and just 2 hours to Disney and Universal in Orlando

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