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Spacious house with large private pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Minutes walk to the beach

Approaching Great Palms you might initially think that its name applies only to the mature trees swaying gently in the breeze at the front of this beautiful modern home. But step inside and you will discover just how great it is in a whole other sense. Recently refurbished and equipped to a very high standard, this superb split-level property offers everything you could want from a luxury vacation home – and so much more.

Outside: Great Palms hosts the largest private pool on the island (allegedly). Around the pool there are also six sun loungers on which to put your feet up in between dips in the water. There is a comfortable seating area under the upper deck, with three outdoor sofas and two overhead fans to keep you cool on those long, hot Anna Maria Island days. Also on the lower floor is a double garage with electric opening doors and space for two cars.

Beaches: The beaches have the whitest sand which slopes gently and safely into the blue Gulf Sea with the most amazing sunsets. Only 5 minutes walk from the house.

Flights from the UK via Gatwick airport land daily at Tampa International airport less than 1 hour drive away. Orlando is only a 2 hour drive away, perfect for those wanting a 2 centre break. Car hire can be booked from Tampa airport.

Interior: The light and airy open-plan living area is the perfect place to unwind with a good book, indulge your passion for cooking in the well-equipped and spacious kitchen, or put your feet up, sink into the huge sofas and watch the 50inch TV with cable and DVD player. The designer dining table seats eight in comfort, but for more informal meals there is a breakfast bar as well. With its pure white walls, high ceilings and open-plan layout, the living area conveys and wonderful feeling of space and the bedrooms continue the theme. From the sumptuous linens, to designer bathrooms and plenty of storage, no expense has been spared in creating something truly memorable.

More Details

Owner
Jane Tinkler
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms include freshly laundered towels and are spotlessly clean, with quality tiles and modern fixtures and fittings throughout. The spacious master en-suite features a large soaking tub, stand alone, walk-in shower, his and hers wash basins and separate WC. The guest bathroom for bedroom two has an over-bath shower, hand basin and WC, while the en-suite bathroom for bedroom three has an en-suite shower room, with basin and WC. There is also a separate shower room, with WC and hand basin leading off from the living area. There is downstairs shower and toilet by the pool
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed
  • The master suite features a king-sized bed with large flat screen television. Leading off from the room is an en-suite bathroom with large soaking tub, stand alone, walk-in shower, his and hers wash basins and separate WC. Leading off from the bedroom are double doors granting access out to the spacious upper deck, giving you a perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or just a quiet spot to escape and get your nose into a good book. Bedroom 2 has a queen-sized bed with flat screen TV, large closet and use of a guest bathroom with over-bath shower, hand basin and WC. This bedroom also has a door leading out to the outside upper decking. Bedroom 3 includes twin beds, and has an en-suite shower room, with basin and WC. Bedroom 4 includes a comfortable day bed (sleeps 2) and large closet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Approaching Great Palms you might initially think that its name applies only to the mature trees swaying gently in the breeze at the front of this beautiful modern home. But step inside and you will discover just how great it is in a whole other sense. Recently refurbished and equipped to a very high standard, this superb split-level property offers everything you could want from a luxury vacation home – and so much more. Thanks to some refined touches and the professionally decorated interior of Great Palms, there are more than enough reasons to simply sit back and enjoy your stay without even leaving home. From one of the largest private pools on the island, covered to afford you added peace of mind and protection, to the wonderful open deck where you can enjoy eating together on the comfortable dining table and chairs; this is one special place. And the fantastic features continue inside, where more luxury and comfort awaits.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Spacious house with large private pool
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Such a great villa. Had all the requirements for a relaxing family holiday. Great pool. Everything clean and tidy. A few minutes stroll to the beach. Or hop on hop off the free trolley bus around the island

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your holiday. Come back again soon. Jane
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5

Great location, layout pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our trip. We traveled with 2 infants and the layout was perfect for keeping them on opposite ends of the house so they would not wake each other. The pool was wonderful. We did have some rain which made the pool a little chilly for the little ones, but a quick phone call and the heat was turned up. There were lots of pool toys that even the big kids enjoyed. The kitchen and living room areas are very large so it was great to have everyone together while cooking or just hanging out. The house was clean and well stocked. The furniture was all very comfortable as well. The beach was a short walk and beautiful. There were lots of really good restaurants nearby, too. This house was perfect for us and we would love to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Jane
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5

Wonderful, luxurious villa on beautiful Anna Maria Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay on Anna Maria Island, having previously stayed in Sanibel, Captiva and North Captiva we fancied a change. We weren't disappointed.

The villa had everything we could have wished for and more. We loved the spacious rooms and the huge pool. We made the most of the beautiful warm evenings around the pool and found the outdoor kitchen to be a real asset when barbecuing.

We loved Anna Maria island - did a great kayaking trip with Happy Paddler Kayak tours - saw lots of native birds, jellyfish, puffer fish and dolphins (which was a real bonus). We caught the trolley car to the south of the island and enjoyed watching the Packers at The Bridge Tender inn with beer and wings and a sunset meal at The Beach house. We also enjoyed a walk down the beach to The Sandbar on our first evening where we ate with our toes in the sand and the next morning ate a wonderful breakfast at Ginny's and Jane E's cafe where their creme brulee french toast lived up to our expectations.

We'd highly recommend staying at Great Palms it was in a peaceful location but within easy walking distance to both the beach and the inlet. With the free trolley bus running backwards and forwards it makes it easy to get around.

Definitely explore the area on foot as it is really beautiful. For this UK family it was a real hit and we hope to be back before too long to enjoy some more Anna Maria magic

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really pleased you enjoyed Anna Maria Island and Great Palms. Thank you for the marvellous review. Not tried the kayak tour so will give that one a go myself. Perfect guests - come back soon Jane
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5

Spent more time at the house than at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This house was so nice we wound up spending more time there than at the beach. Family loved the large pool and spacious home. Booking, payment and getting to/into home very easy. Security deposit returned within a week after leaving. Highly recommended to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. So glad you enjoyed Great Palms. Welcome back anytime - great guests!! Jane
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4

This house was absolutely perfect

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the great palms! There was plenty of room for all of us the pool was really big the kids really enjoyed it. The patio was one of our favorite places in the house!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location! Beautiful Pool setting!

  • 5 of 5

Will not disappoint anyone! The location on the island is perfect for privacy. We went on a charter with Captain Kim and it was awesome! I could have sat around pool on balcony all day. My only wish would be that the waterfall would continue a little later at night and we could maybe control that. The house could use a few more spatulas but other than that, had everything we needed. Minus food of course and laundry detergent but we knew that going in. Great owner to work with. Would love to return!! Thanks Jane!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Yes the water fall timer can be altered to a little later and will reset, along with new spatulas on there way !!!! Appreciate the feedback - Jane
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Sign of the Mermaid
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Private access beach
Car: necessary

Holmes Beach is in the centre of Anna Maria Island. Just 7 miles long with peaceful white sandy beaches, 80º sea temperatures, boating, fishing, all types of water sports, shelling, shopping, tennis, nearby golf courses and great restaurants. Just 1 hour from the attractions of Tampa and 2 hours from Orlando.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $399.15
Tax Rate 12.0%

Changeover day flexible- will cost more for stays of less than 1 week please contact us.
Costs exclude tax at 12% £300 deposit taken.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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