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Joseph & Erica Darby

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, spanish

5 Bedroom w/ Lagoon pool/spa & golf cart- comes w/ all the Toys!

24 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Anna Maria Island House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom Open Floor Plan Home With Lagoon Like Pool, Hot Tub & Golf Cart

Anna Maria Island offers a family oriented vacation destination with a laid back feel ...very relaxing. The island's beautiful, world famous white beaches and friendly atmosphere will make you want to come back again and again.

The 5 Bedroom/ 7 Bed Home is furnished with a king bed in the master suite, the master bath is equipped with two shower heads and river rock flooring. Also easy access to the outdoor bamboo shower. Bedroom two is just upstairs off the kitchen and has a trundle style murphy queen bed that easily glides out from the wall. this roof also has a sleeping nook, with fun lighting and a cozy double bed. Partitioned from the rest of the room by collapsable doors. This bedroom also comes with a ensuite two person deluxe shower wall mounted toilet. Bedrooms three & four both have queen beds. Bedroom five is a kids sanctuary with a queen and a double on the loft/ bunk bed. This room also has ski ball and a Wii gaming system with a few games and controllers. Please feel free to bring your favorite games to play. The kitchen has granite counter tops, and plenty of space for a large group with an open air feel, stainless steel appliances, and all the necessary utensils you may need.

The kitchen eating area accommodates six, and the rest of the gang can hang around the granite island which seats 2-4, or the foyer cocktail table that seats 4 more.

Watch television on the large 60 inch flat screen cable/DVR. Pop in a DVD in to enjoy a movie, or compete with your guests with the Wii gaming system in the kids room.

ALL BEDROOMS HAVE FLAT SCREEN TVs & CABLE. Two TV's are Smart TVs, Netflix or HULU ready

HEATED POOL/ SPA

Finally, relax in your 'private' lagoon like pool with tanning ledge, swim up tiki table, infinity edge hot tub/spa, waterfall, deck jets and a volcano bubbler jet on the sun ledge. Landscape lighting provides a resort like feel, and is located throughout the property. Forget your worries, 'You're on island time' and yes, you'll be back again.' The pool is heated year round to 84 degrees or better at no additional charge.

Just three blocks to white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. It is a 5 min walk or a 90 second golf cart ride. Also nearby are wonderful shops, and restaurants that Holmes Beach has to offer. PUBLIX shopping center 1.2 miles away.

This home has it all!! It is at ground level with no stairs to climb, besides bedroom #2.

WIFI internet access provided. Top of the line front loader washer and dryer included.

There are many beach toys and supplies available for you to you use. Feel free to use our toys including a soft top learning surf board. We only ask that you please treat all the gear well and wash off the salt water after use. Thanks in advance.

GOLF CART is available with signed liability waiver and proof of insurance. We do ask for a signed hold harmless waiver and proof of driver(s) insurance card. Most provide for something referred to as SEV coverage (Slow Electric Vehicle coverage), which is typical on most Ins. policies, Auto or Home Owners.

Use it throughout your stay and for fun/ easy access around the island and to the beach. Trust me, it's the best way to get your gear to the nearby white sandy beaches!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Joseph & Erica Darby (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Joseph & Erica Darby

We moved to Anna Maria in 2011 beacause we fell in love with the beautiful island. My sister and her family of 6 moved here in 2008, and we vacationed here so often to visit with them that we just decided to make the move. Unfortunately for us we had to move back to Ohio for the next two years for my wife to finish her degree and for my business (for now).

Joseph & Erica Darby purchased this house in 2012

Why Joseph & Erica Darby chose Anna Maria Island

The pool is truly one of the best on the island! New synchronized LED color changing lights (3 in all). Color options of your choice. The electric golf cart is great, stops on a dime, and tops out at 19 MPH. The house is a fun & unique mix of modern and original. There is a real island feel to the place, and it is very welcoming. We love our home and hope you will as well... the place is better in person. I need to take better HD photos.my daughter has told me this on several occasions.

What makes this house unique

Outdoor and Interior updates with construction completed late August 2013!

The fifth bedroom is being added in the Fall of 2015 we are all booked up until then anyways...

Pool with Spa, including fun water features and spectacular lighting.

Golf Cart is included, and is allowed on certain streets of the island, and provides easy access to the beach. Our home is only three short blocks to the beach, but you may never want to leave the private pool. There is a great design and flow to the home. Very nice linens (450+ thread count) are provided. Each week 14 clean white towels and washcloths are provided. 4-6 Beach towels, 4 beach chairs, and a beach umbrella are there for your group as well. All the amenities are there for you to feel right at home. The spacious patio has plenty of outdoor seating and includes a gas grill. Three sun loungers sit about the pool and a there is a hammock chair for fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were the first to enjoy Casa Laguna! I was a bit hesitant but Joe put my nerves at ease. The homeowner went above and beyond to make sure all was set for our arrival. The house was better then the pics on line - large enough for several families to enjoy their stay. We had a three year old with us and he absolutely loved the skeeball game in the kids room. The Pool and patio is beautiful!! It was finished the day we arrived so I'm sure it's even writer now with proper landscaping and touch ups. I can't wait to spend another week/weekend at this home. Location on the island is centrally located in Holmes Beach - we rode our bikes and the golf cart everywhere. I have rented several houses through VRBO and this is definetly one of my favorites! Thank you Joe, it was exceptional!



Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Aug 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

5 Bedroom w/ Lagoon pool/spa & golf cart- comes w/ all the Toys!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews
5

perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! We have 5 children, ages 17, 13, 12 and 2 year old twins. The house was perfect for us. Our 12 and 13 year old daughters thought the upstairs "attic" room was the best thing ever. The rooms are "spread out" in the house so everyone had plenty of space. They are much larger than they appear on line. The pool was wonderful and the golf cart was a lifesaver! The island was absolutely packed, but the house is very private so we felt like we had our own oasis. We were very sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahhh that is AWESOME! Thanks guys, we are happy that you and the kids had so much fun. That's honestly what we strive for. Well, yeah the money to pay the bills and the stuff to make sure it's fun,.. a great holiday! - Joe & Erica
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5

Beautiful Home and the perfect place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of six. This is the first time we rented a house. Our hope was to find a nice clean place that we and our kids could enjoy. Ultimately we wanted it to be relaxing. This house gave us all of that and more. It is a beautiful home with all the amenities one would need to relax and enjoy the beach. We packed a light luggage and everything else we needed was in the house for us. The owners are very responsive and a phone call or text away if you need them for any reason. We would most definitely consider going back and I highly recommend this home especially if you are a family with young children. Ours children couldn't get enough of the awesome pool they have as well. It is a 5 star rental for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey John, you guys were great man Thanks for staying with us... It's true once you start renting homes it is hard to go back to Hotels or Resorts for family vacations etc... We took a great trip over this Summer and used VRBO for most of it
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5

Melissa Rowe

  • 5 of 5

your home was amazing! We were so thankful to have such a beautiful home to use for our stay in the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melissa we are glad you guys enjoyed it!
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5

2nd Time was even better...

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time on the island and to stay in this house... and the second time was even better than the first! The house is so spacious and private and is awesome when blending families and staying with kids. The golf cart was awesome and makes the trips to the beach even easier. Joe is awesome to work with and very attentive. Thanks again Joe and Erica!! We love the island and your oasis!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our place AGAIN...! We are glad to have groups like yours who appreciate the place as much as we always do. Anna Maria is a great place and hard to beat in a lot of ways. You guys are so easy to work with and were very respectful of our place. Thanks Again - Joe & Erica Darby
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5

A hidden treasure

  • 5 of 5

This was the family adult vacation, the house was perfect, the pictures are great but the house is even better than the pictures. The yard, porch, patio and pool are above excellent. Joe was available when we needed him, and followed up right away. The island is a hidden treasure, we traditionally go to the Atlantic side of Florida, this island has changed are mind, the beaches are clean, all resturants and shopping experiences on the island were 5 star. If you have not been to Anna Marie Island this is the time, and definitely this home.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review I am glad you guys love the island as much as we do... Now please don't tell anyone else,.. hehehe.. Thanks for staying at our place. You all have been great.
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5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us (6 adults & 4 children) spent one wonderful week at this home. With four bedrooms and the open floor plan, we had plenty of room. Everyone loved the pool and spa. The children spent several hours swimming and playing in the pool each day. We found that we didn't explore the island as much as we thought we would because the pool was the highlight of each day. We did go to the beach on two occassions which was beautiful. The golf cart was awesome for giving the kids rides as well as putting the 23 month old to sleep. We hired the sitter that Joe recommended on one evening and went to dinner at the Sandbar, which was delicious and then went to a small local bar afterwards and enjoyed playing pool and having some drinks. Li-Day was the sitter and the kids loved her. I would highly recommend vacationing at this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahhhh,... it sounds like you guys had a terrific time and it seems like a perfect and relaxing week too. Li-Day is awesome, our neighbors referred us to her and we couldn't ask for a better sitter. Thanks for choosing our place and loving the pool.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
D'Coy Ducks, Slims or Bortells with in
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
To many to list all with in
Nearest Beach
450 Metres
Holmes Beach at 72nd Street
Car: not necessary

The free trolley that circles the island and comes by every 15 minutes is nearby. Three 3 Blocks from the Beach or a 2 minute golf cart ride away. Take all the gear the crew and kids may need.

Located centrally in city of Holmes Beach on AnnaMaria Island

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Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Jul 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
$12,000
 
 
July 3rd & 4th (Sat-Sat.)
Jul 3 2016 - Jul 8 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
$12,000
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
$8,000
 
 
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Between Holidays
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
2017 Base Rate
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
$9,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
2017 Base Rate 2
Apr 9 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
$15,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Golf Cart (Included Free) $0
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 11.5%

Call for special pricing for monthly stays. Conversations are better then emails.
We truly prefer to rent Saturday to Saturday.
All rental fees are refundable if the property is re-rented, less any applicable price difference.
The pool is heated to 84 degrees during the colder months at no additional fee.
The golf cart is optional for use meaning we need a signed release of liability and Car Ins proof.

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Amenities

Anna Maria Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2410 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , EnSuite to ground floor master suite with access to outdoors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , EnSuite two person shower with jetted wall, bluetooth ready
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Shared bathroom off of living room
    Outdoor Shower - shower , Outdoor Bamboo shower (hot/ cold), follow the path!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 murphy bed , Queen bed slides out of wall for ahhh! Kids sleeping nook
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , w/ Smart TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , TV, Wii, Skiball & Kids toys. Two pack-n-plays (available)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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