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3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Ground Level Cottage Near the Beach

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This listing is for 305 61st St - Unit B, Holmes Beach, 34217.

This a duplex property. (Note that Unit A (VRBO property ID 554464 is a 2 bedroom/ 2 bath unit adjacent to this property. Each unit has it's own private heated pool/patio, parking, laundry, etc.)

This brand new unit has a Master suite with a king size bed and private bathroom with a shower.

The 2nd and 3rd guest bedrooms, located on the opposite side of the unit, have a queen bed and 2 twin beds respectively. The 2 guest rooms share a common hall bathroom with a tub/shower. There is a flat screen TV in each bedroom.

The center of the unit boasts an open air living room with a big screen TV and pull-out queen sofa bed.

The fully equipped kitchen provides brand new stainless appliances and a 6 person dining table. 3 additional dining places are available at the high top bar.

A full size washer and dryer are provided in the interior laundry room.

Lush tropical landscaping surrounds a private heated swimming pool in the fully fenced backyard. Other outdoor amenities include a gas grill, dining tables, lounge chairs, and various beach / recreational items.

The beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island are located within walking distance. A multitude of excellent restaurants are also with walking distance.

Boating, Dolphin Watching, Sunsets cruises and Fishing trips can be booked at the nearby Keyes Marina or in Bradenton Beach.

Several Island Businesses rent Kayaks, Canoes, Bikes, Golf Carts, Segways, Cribs, Strollers, etc.

The 'free' Anna Maria Island Trolley is an excellent way to see and visit the island shops, restaurants, bars, and beach venues on the island.

And there's lots to do right off of the island.

Family outings include the Mote Marine Laboratory, Suncoast Bird Sanctuary, Palma Sola Botanical Gardens, Marie Selby Gardens, Ringling Brothers Museum, miniature golf, horse back riding, and lots more.

Sport enthusiast can watch one of the major league sports teams located just a few minutes away (i.e. MLB spring training in Bradenton, Tampa Bay Rays baseball in St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Bay Buccanners NFL and Tampa Bay Lightning NHL teams in Tampa).

Shop till you drop in our quaint Island Shops / Art Galleries or nearby St Armands Circle and Ellenton Outlet Malls.

Kayak, bike, walk, or bird watch in the near by Robinson Preserve.

And don't miss the nightly sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. They are simply breath taking!

But most importantly ~ relax and enjoy our slice of Paradise.

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

Debi Wohlers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Debi Wohlers

We moved from Tampa, FL to Anna Maria Island full-time in 2011.

I was born and raised in Tampa and visited Anna Maria Island many times as a child.

After selling my computer software business in 2007, I bought a 'weekend' place in Holmes Beach in 2008. I immediately fell in love with the island and the friendliness of the locals.

It is a charming small town that I know you too will enjoy.

Debi Wohlers purchased this house in 2013


based on 38 traveler reviews

3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Ground Level Cottage Near the Beach
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
United States

Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice. Everything was in very good condition. The back area with pool and grill was nice. We would definitely recommend this property and Anna Maria Island

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Mini-Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I recently had the opportunity to rent the Crab House with my two sisters and our husbands for a milestone celebration. The 3/2 was perfect for three couples. We had plenty of space and the unit has all the comforts of home including seating areas, four flat screen TV's and updated hard surfaces (granite, flooring etc.)

Our favorite area was the pool. Very private, shade options, pool toys, plenty of seating options, wadding areas to sit and cool off for non swimmers. The landscaping was very tropical and we felt like we had our own oasis.

We only ate in one night because we enjoy eating out. The kitchen had everything we needed (except salt and pepper : ) The area has plenty of close great restaurants and cute shops. The beach is walkable and we enjoyed the sunsets there every night. The area felt very safe and we enjoyed looking at the different beautiful homes in the vicinity.

The home owners were very responsive, nice, and easy to deal with. When we return to that area in the future we would rent the Crab House again and may even bring a few others and rent the other side of the duplex too!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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New, comfortable, clean and well decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the "crab shack". The pool and grill are nice and clean. Many amenities and beach toys/gadgets are helpful. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great time on Anna Maria Island

  • 5 of 5

Overall we had a wonderful, relaxing time and our family built some great memories. The duplex is very nice and clean. The appliances and washer and drier were all high-end. The beds maybe aren't like home, but the backyard pool definitely made up for that! We really enjoying the pool!! We enjoyed it almost as much as the beach, and the beach was great. Our place was well stocked with beach, pool and bathroom towels, and again thank goodness for the awesome full sized washer/dryer. We went through towels like crazy. Nothing dries out by itself in Florida! There are also beach chairs, umbrellas and toys included that we hauled down to the beach, and we were thankful for that. The part of the beach we frequented was 4 or 5 blocks away (not 1 or 2), but it was still and easy stroll or bike ride. We cooked quite few meals in the kitchen, and found everything we needed. We had to buy all the spices, coffee, peripherals and such, and had to leave a lot of that behind just like every other guest I'm sure. It would be nice if the next guest could benefit from some of that, but I also understand the safety issue to require throwing it all out. We also dined out a fair amount too, and found plenty of great places to eat as well. Five Stars from us, we'll be back!

Also, Just so other reviewers know, Anna Maria is no longer a lazy little island without much traffic and a speed limit of 25mph. The place is hopping with lots of traffic, the speed limit is 35mph on main roads, and there's quite a bit of new construction and some of the small cottages are getting torn down and replaced with newer and bigger condos and such. The island is becoming much more commercialized. It's still not nearly commercialized as other popular Florida beaches, but it's definitely more than some of the older reviews lead you to believe.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

This unit had everything one could need! Neat, super clean and very nicely decorated. The pool and deck area was very nice with wonderful lush landscaping. Debi and Lori responded very quickly to our questions. Our stay was stupendous and we are already making plans for next year!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to your next visit.
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I've travelled a lot with my husband to many places, however, I'd have to say that our 5 days at the Crab Shack was one of the very best getaways we've had. Everything was perfect. Besides the accommodations being clean, neat and so well equipped with everything anyone could possibly need, the weather was perfect. We enjoyed having our own pool and the short trip to the beach and restaurants (Sandbar and Swordfish Grill) was great. Even the beach concession had food for every taste. You could even eat healthy there! The location and layout was perfect. The Crab Shack was big enough that two couples had more than ample room, yet it was cozy enough for us to enjoy each other's company since the other couple was from out of town and we had a lot of catching up to do. We enjoyed going out for dinner but also enjoyed grilling and preparing our own meals at the Crab Shack. Debi and Lori thought of everything and keep the place so very nice, inside and out. They are accommodating and always available, keeping in touch with us before our stay and during. We love AMI and now have a "go to" place. We've stayed in AMI so many times over the years. Many different hotels, etc., but this was by far the best place of all. It will always be our first choice at AMI. Our 5 days went so fast, but we are already thinking of when we can return. Thanks Debi and Lori! These were 5 of the best days!!!! Thanks for ordering such perfect weather too!!! That was very nice of you!

Kathy & Tom

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Publix Super Market - Holmes Beach
Sandbar Restaurant
"Located on the Beach. Great view, good food and beverages. "
Robinson Preserve
"Great place to kayak (rentals available), walk, bird watch. A nature lovers delight."
Waterfront Restaurant
"One of my favorite restaurants on the island. It's located on the Bay side of the island acr..."
Star Fish Company Restaurant & Seafood Market
"Located in the Cortez fishing village just off the island (go right a few streets after you ..."
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa (TPA) 60 miles or Sarasota (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Key Royale
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
I-75 and SR 64
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Car: recommended

Anna Maria Island is a quaint Barrier Island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico.

Beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are the main attraction here. It is a place where 'old' Florida charm can still be found, flip flops are a way of life and the speed limit never exceeds 35mph.

High rise condos and fast food restaurants are pleasantly absent from our pristine 'get away from it all' island.

Our accommodations and restaurants offer something for everyone. From quaint cottages by the sea to deluxe suites, from million-dollar villas to rustic cottages.

One visit to Anna Maria Island and you will be calling it, 'My island in the sun'.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter / Spring
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

eCheck and credit card payments can be made online through VRBO. Please contact me if you would like to pay by check or PayPal. 100% refund if cancelled 30 days or more prior to check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • 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
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , In Master Bedroom
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Queen Guest - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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