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Life's a Beach at This Gorgeous Gulf View Condo- December weeks on sale $600/wk

80 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Holmes Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Just a few steps to the beautiful powder-soft, white-sand Anna Maria Island Beach. This immaculate and inviting condominium is just one cottage away from being on the sand - but you save plenty!

December (non-holiday) weeks, with a Saturday check in and out, are on sale for $650, a $50 savings

The large roof-top deck has a full, unobstructed gulf view, as shown in the photo - so why pay more? Relax and enjoy the sunset from the deck overlooking the beach. Lots of advertisements say they are 'close to the beach,' but do they have this view from our sundeck? The beach is literally just steps away, with no streets to cross, no complexes to wander through. You are right there!

The complex is a small, eight unit complex, with its own heated swimming pool - so no crowds. The complex is easy to find - just two-tenths of a mile past the bridge to the island.

This third floor, large condo (1400 square feet) is a 'home away from home' with many amenities. There are two very spacious bedrooms that can sleep six: the master bedroom has a California king-size bed, the second also has a king-size bed, and there is a fold-out double twin bed. Each bedroom has its own full bath. The two enclosed lanais provide a nice reading area in the morning sun.

The central dehumidifier and seven ceiling fans leave you in comfort without having to blast the air conditioner. Two TVs, cable, DVD, stereo, and CD keep you well entertained while not at the beach.

A full kitchen, with dishwasher and all dishware, cookware and utensils, is included for your convenience. There is a separate dining area. Bed linens and other necessities are provided for your care-free holiday. A washer and dryer make packing easy!

Onsite covered parking is available for two cars.

The rental truly provides more than you expect and everything you could possibly need for your vacation: there are often bicycles to enjoy (left by previous guests); many beach towels; beach toys for the kids; beach umbrellas.. The quaint Anna Maria island is the perfect get-away destination to relax. The sugar-white, powder-soft beaches are a sight to behold, as is the tranquil, clear turquoise water. The Gulf water averages 84 degrees year-round. Dolphins can often be seen playing. Activities include hiking, biking, fishing, deep sea fishing, jet skiing, sail boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and wind surfing. There are golf courses on the island, and 45 more courses within a 30 minute drive. There is a free bus service to get around the island, but for your convenience, our unit is only a three minute walk from a large grocery store and several excellent restaurants

The area is perfect for Biking, Golf, Shuffleboard, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Water-skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About The Owner

Live in California and looking forward to retirement in Anna Maria.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005


based on 80 traveler reviews

Life's a Beach at This Gorgeous Gulf View Condo- December weeks on sale $600/wk
average rating of 4.8625 based on 80 reviews

Awesome stay, great place, location

  • 5 of 5

Bottom line, this place is great, so close to beach and stores and away from the crowds. The heated pool is nice addition. Ira the owner is great and helpful. We did have a minor issue with the front door but the maintance man was a phone call away and addressed the issue almost immediately. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never again...

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here for a week at the end of May. We have two young children and love AMI, our 4th visit. There were some things about the condo we liked and some things we didn't like. Unfortunately, the air conditioner broke during our stay and it was very very hot in the condo, at the end of our stay over 85 degrees inside. These things do happen and it was unfortunate it happened at all but completely disappointing the way it was handled. We contacted the maintenance person and they did send out a crew. The crew said they would need to cut and replace the coil, a three hour job. This was Tuesday. But when we followed up the next day the maintenance person acted surprised and said he thought they fixed it. I am quite sure he knew it was not fixed and I was also emailing Ira so they knew. By the time this whole song and dance wrapped up, they said Friday at 9 am they would come to fix it. This was the last day of our trip and no one showed up. They would come Monday after we were gone from our hot vacation. No one could sleep and the kids were cranky. That all was bad, but I emailed Ira our last morning to say how disappointed I was - this is the only family vacation we could afford this year and we left exhausted. I felt we did not get what we paid for and what was agreed upon. I got no response. Nothing. The cherry on top was the morning we left, sweating like crazy up and down the stairs packing the car as it was over 80 degrees in the condo, the maintenance man sent a woman up to get his cleaning money at exactly 10am, check out time. Wow. We had asked for a late check out originally but were so done with the whole thing we left. It was not a good experience and I still feel upset when I think about it. Because of they way this was handled I would never rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the feedback, and do in fact feel bad for the situation. Some times things happen that are beyond our control. Yes the Air Conditioner did malfunction. At that point, only the AC company can fix the problem, I am at their mercy. Turns out the fix was not easy and parts were needed. IT also seems that they did not communicate that information very well, to me or to the guests. I apologized and tried my best to get the AC company to fix as soon as possible. I called them every day. As our hundreds of guest know over the years, the things that we control we try to do our very best at. But sometimes things do in fact break. We apologized and offered a deep discount for the future.
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Perfect place for us

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice now and it is the perfect place for our family. There is a quick walk to the beach, it is located on a road that isn't busy at all. A half mile from walgreens which is great if you run out of sunscreen, Beds are comfortable, having cable and wifi is awesome! Kitchen is great! View from the top of the building is awesome! Condo was clean. The pool closet is great, and excellent to store any beach items you bring. We will be returning next year!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Green Bay wi

Dan M

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the condo for our first vacation in Florida We had a wonderful time Close to beach and restaurants We had a great time thanks for sharing your condo with us

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

Location was great and only a short walk to the beach; no roads to cross. Nice outdoor pool, very clean unit. Nice size rooms.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Location, location, location.

  • 4 of 5

This is a very convenient location. The roof deck is excellent for the beautiful sunsets this area has to offer. Screen porches are great for dining. Beds were comfortable. Quite roomy condo. A great bargain.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy when we can help our guests enjoy a great vacation
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Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
standard rate
Aug 13 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
High season
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

All rates are for stays with Saturday check in and out. Higher rates apply to midweek stays.
Higher Rates also for Holidays, but Discounted Rates for Multiple Week Stays. Rates Are in US Dollars.
Rates Are for a Maximum of 6 People.
Min Security Deposit $400.

40% downpayment to hold reservation.
Balance due one month prior to check in

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Holmes Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom has a huge, new Cal King Bed and the second bedroom has a comfortable King Bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) This is an extra trundle bed in the living room for children
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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