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Barb Harrold

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Spend Christmas on Anna Maria

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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3bd/2.5 baths - Sleeps 6

A luxury respite from life’s everyday stress. This well-appointed 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home is located in prestigious Key Royale with canal waters out your back door and golf course views out your front door. This recently updated kitchen includes all stainless appliances and a sprawling quartz counter. Eat your meals here or in the adjacent dining area. The kitchen opens into a large family room with dual couches and ample seating. Laundry room with washer/dryer and garage with adjacent mudroom. The screened outdoor area features an upper level covered porch with wicker furnishings. The lower brick paver patio surrounds a large, private pool with

chaise lounges, dining table and chairs, and a gas grill. Fish off your private dock, or sit and enjoy the spectacular sunset over Bimini Bay from the back porch. This lovely home was featured in Anna Maria’s 2012 Tour of Homes. Now new to the rental market, this comfortable, single story home-away-from-home is available for YOU to enjoy, minimum one-month stay. Call or email owner. Your place in the sun on the enchanting isle of Anna Maria awaits.

One month minimum stay required please.

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Barb Harrold (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english


based on 3 traveler reviews

Spend Christmas on Anna Maria
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Hartford, WI

A First Class Property

  • 5 of 5

The Ivanhoe property certainly exceeded our expectations. We have lived at this home just a few days short of three months and it was the perfect escape from our cold and snowy Wisconsin winter. The home is modern, spacious, totally updated and well stocked with everything imaginable to help make our stay comfortable with nothing overlooked. From the spacious kitchen, to the huge snack bar, to the dining room, to the living room, there is ample space for a large family. And the real bonus is the large wall of windows and patio doors that lead to the huge lanai. The majority of time was spent relaxing on the lanai watching the wildlife, the passing boats and everything that the water view had to offer. This outdoor living area is well furnished for dining, sun bathing or just relaxing after a dip in the pool. Our visiting son spent a lot of time fishing off of the dock and found a variety of fish to catch and release. We also found it enjoyable to just sit on the front porch and watch the golfers pass by on the golf course that was located just across the street.

This was our first experience vacationing in Holmes Beach and being on Anna Maria Island. After spending 8 years wintering in other areas of Florida, this location is second to none. The beach areas are some of the best we have experienced and there is never a lack of things to do. The restaurant choices are great and shopping opportunities are numerous. We found this area to be enjoyable for both retirees such as us and families who are looking for somewhere to spend a wonderful vacation getaway. The house is located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood and many of the neighbors were friendly and eager to offer tips on what the area had to offer.

We certainly plan to return to this great home and this wonderful island. You could not ask for better accommodations and a caring owner such as Barb. She is a wonderful host and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A second review by Jan and Alan

  • 5 of 5

All good things come to an end. We departed for the UK on the 30th March with some wonderful memories of Anna Maria. In early March we were able to watch as a number of Manatees came down the canal and spent time in our vicinity.

We were really lucky to see and photograph a bald eagle as it perched on the roof of the house opposite.

Another regular visitor was the heron, who appeared whenever we took the fishing rods onto the dock area. He deserves a medal for his patience because we returned all of the fish we caught back into the canal.

All in all we had a wonderful time in Florida and would definitely return to Barbara’s lovely home.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A review by Jan and Alan

  • 5 of 5

We are a retired couple from the UK who have fallen in love with Anna Maria Island. The island offers all that would need for the perfect vacation from white sandy beaches, glorious sunsets to nearby craft markets with lots of items on offer from local artists. Everything is geared to a slow pace of life that gives you the chance to catch your breath and relax in a safe and warm environment. We noticed that even the local police advertise their role with the logo “Protecting Paradise” written on the side of the squad cars. The properties on the Island are diverse, unspoiled and totally appropriate for the peaceful ambiance you feel here. No high rise buildings to destroy that feeling and on reading the local newspapers the town planners intend to keep it that way. Good for them.

We have been so lucky to discover a rental property that fully complements all that the island has to offer. We are here from the 6th January until the 30th March 2014. The date of this review is the 1st February 2014. We will update the review when our rental is completed in March.

When we arrived on the 6th January 2014 Barbara was here to greet us. As soon as Barbara had shown us around it was clear that everything was of the highest quality. We have had no problems with the house and amenities, if there were any problems we are sure that Barbara would arrange for them to be fixed promptly.

The rental ticks all the boxes and everything you need for a great vacation is here in this lovely house.

We love the large living area and the easy access to the outside area. The area is peaceful and quiet.

At the back of the house the sunsets over Bimini Bay are spectacular. We have fished in the canal and there are plenty of fish to catch. Equally, the view at the front of the house is the wide green expanse of the golf course. You just need to park your car in the garage as some of the golfers on the fifth tee have been known to slice their drives to the green!

We have tried the kayaks and bicycles and they provide an excellent means of exploring the local area both on land and water. We are in our sixties and had no difficulties launching the kayak from the dock.

You will be more than delighted with this rental property.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Beautiful 'Old Florida' awaits you on Key Royale/Anna Maria Island. Ride your bikes (2 provided) down to the white, sandy beach for the day. Enjoy your own scenic view of Bimini Bay from the chaises on your lanai. Take a short drive to Bean Pointe to watch the spectacular sunsets. Beautiful golf course view out your front door.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May/June/July 2016
May 16 2016 - Jul 31 2016
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Thanks for your reservation! I will contact you within 48 hours to discuss details regarding the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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