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2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Ground Level Cottage Near The Beach

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom/2 Bath sleeps 4 with a Private Heated Pool. 5 min walk to the Beach.

This listing is for 305 61st St - Unit A, Holmes Beach, 34217. This a duplex property. (Note that Unit B (VRBO property ID 510891 is a 3 bedroom/ 2 bath unit adjacent to this property. Each unit has it's own private heated pool/patio, parking, laundry, etc.)

We just finished remodeling this 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit. The pictures on Google Maps are old.

The Master Bedroom has a Queen bed and private bathroom with a shower. French doors open out from the Master Bedroom to the pool area.

The Guest bedroom is located across the hall from the Master Bedroom. It has a queen bed.

The 2nd bathroom is located in the hall. It has a tub/shower.

There is a flat screen TV in each bedroom.

The front of the unit boasts an open air living room with a 50' flat LED TV. French Doors exit from the Living Room to a side courtyard.

The fully equipped kitchen provides new appliances and a 4 person eat-in Dining area.

A stackable washer and dryer are provided in the interior laundry room located directly off of the kitchen.

Lush tropical landscaping surrounds a brand new private heated swimming pool. The outdoor patio / pool area is fully enclosed by a 6' privacy fence .

Other outdoor amenities include a gas grill, dining tables, lounge chairs, and various beach / recreational items.

The beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island are a 5 minute walk away. Several restaurants / bars / shops are also within 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
  • wheelchair accessible

Debi Wohlers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 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

2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Ground Level Cottage Near The Beach
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
Largo, Florida

Cozy get away house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay @ Island Oasis. We love the house, its clean and comfortable. The location was perfect for us. Pool was great to have since the beach area's had some red tide. We will return again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and Tropical

  • 5 of 5

My daughter's and sister in law and I stayed here for a girls week getaway and were completely satisfied with the cute cottage. It had everything we needed and more, very clean and non cluttered. The pool was fantastic and the storage shed had everything we needed to go to the beach. It seems like many updates have been done recently and are very tasteful. The kitchen had everything we needed, although we thought it would be nice for a few basic cooking seasonings to be provided for grilling. The closest beach access was just a 5-10 minute walk away and other main beaches with more amenities are a short drive. There are many great restaurants to choose from, all within a close proximity and many more within a 10 mile drive. We all agreed if we come back to the area we would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a great place to relax!

Something that was not clear in reviews of this island was the island trolly schedule that is advertised as a mode of transportation. I would not recommend relying on this as a main mode of trasport. We at the last minute decided to rent a car and are we glad we did. Sometimes it was over an hour between trolly stops at one of the the 3 pick up /drop off sites. There are many places to rent golf carts to get around the island as well if you have another way of getting to and from the airport.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! My new husband and I were thrilled with the location of the house, a quick walk to a great beach. The house was well furnished and the kitchen was stocked with every kind of implement we could have dreamed of, including an amazing grill where my husband made a fantastic meal. The pool was amazing and we actually spent an entire day in the pool rather than walking to the beach. We definitely plan on coming back to this house regularly in the future! The homeowner was wonderful and was easy to get a hold of if we had needed anything! Overall the perfect place for us to relax and spend our honeymoon!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Review of beach rental at Anna Maria Island - June 23-28th 2016

  • 5 of 5

I rented this very clean, and attractive cottage to spend time with my family, and enjoyed it immensely. The homeowner was very attentive to make sure our needs were met, as there were a couple of things I brought to her attention, and she was very prompt and friendly in making sure everything was up to our satisfaction.

I was happy at how clean the unit was, and the backyard and living room were main focal points for me and my family.

I would highly recommend this unit as it's very cozy, comfortable, and had all the amenities we needed to live close to the beach for a few days. I would go back.

Monica L.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Stay close to the beach with awesome private pool!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this property for four nights in June. The property is immaculate and had all the amenities needed to make it feel like home for those four days. It was just my husband and I, so plenty of room, and I believe it would be a good size for two couples travelling together or a family of four (although, for families, they may prefer two twin beds in one room, the second bedroom here had a queen bed so kids would have to share it).

We were very impressed by the size of the pool, it was bigger than we had expected, perfect temperature, and plenty of pool equipment and tables/chairs, etc. to make lounging enjoyable.

We were a short walk to the beach and very centrally located in a nice part of the island, within walking distance of many good restaurants, and the trolley was very close by.

Debi (the owner) was super responsive to all of my questions (which just regarded check in, etc, I never needed to contact her regarding any issues with teh property once there).

The only suggestion would be to have a small shampoo/conditioner set available (there was only a small bar of soap). We didn't realize they wouldn't be there so had to make another run to the store, which was fine, but it would have been more convenient to have had them.

We woudl definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well maintained, great location

  • 5 of 5

Visited for our daughter's spring break. Really enjoyed the pool and patio which was very well laid out for either sun or shade. Great space! Inside, open and roomy floor plan, nicely decorated, quiet. Short walk on quiet streets to the beach, trolley, and several restaurants/bars. The teens could safely go anywhere on the trolley, we all had a great stay, and would highly recommend this property! Owners were attentive, quick to respond.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa (TPA) - 60 miles, Sarasota (SRQ) - 18 miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Key Royale on Anna Maria
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
I-75 and SR 64
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Various within walking distance
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Anna Maria Island (5 minute walk)
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
Sept - Nov
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
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located in Master Bedroom
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Master Bedroom has French Doors that exit out to the patio / pool area.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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