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Heated Pool, Sleeps 8 With 2 King Master Suites; Steps To Beach & Free Trolley

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

About the property

4 Bedrooms & 4 Baths Walking Distance To The Beach & Free Trolley

Aqua Moon is a superb example of Mediterranean style architecture that makes a really stunning 4 bedroom/4 bathroom vacation residence.

Aqua Moon has its own heated swimming pool with a waterfall, set in gated private gardens and an outdoor shower! Just steps to the beach and the Free Trolley, this Italian style vacation residence has views of the surrounding island from the tower terrace and glimpses of the beach and the gulf!

Complete with elevator, DVD, 50' Flat screen TV in the living area and Flat screen TV's and phones in every bedroom along with high speed Wi-Fi Internet access. 2 King Masters, a Queen Guest and the 2 Twins are all lush pillow top beds with 18in mattresses. Dual system air conditioning allows you to adjust the temperature in the upper and middle sections of the house to your own comfort level.

The living area has Burnished Canadian maple wood flooring with a Queen Size Pull-Out and other comfy furnishings! Watch the large 50' flat screen cable LED TV, see movies on DVD & listen to a selection of cable music. Glass sliders lead out to the balcony with seating for 6 for your evening meal, that early morning cup of coffee, just relaxing or enjoying an 'al fresco' breakfast or lunch.

Relish the privacy of the 2nd balcony off of the 1st Master Suite or ascent to that perfect spot in the tower to enjoy a peak of the Beach and the Gulf or to enjoy an evening cocktail while catching one of the amazing sunsets that Anna Maria is famous for!

Aqua Moon’s kitchen has solid maple wood cabinetry, creamy ceramic tile floor, smooth granite counter tops and loads of storage space. The appliances include a ceramic top range, refrigerator/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. A second dining table allows for an 'eat-in' kitchen and is useful for serving breakfast or snacks. The cabinets are fully equipped with dishes, pots, pans, silverware and small appliances so you can prepare anything from a light meal to a full evening dinner party. Bringing the groceries is easy, just use the elevator.

The separate laundry room has a high capacity washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

Anna Maria Island Beach Café is just across the street on the Beach - they serve breakfast that you can eat with your feet in the sands - try their all you can eat pancakes with maple syrup and butter and a dish of fresh fruits or go for scrambled eggs, bacon and fries washed down with limitless cups of coffee. The trolley stops there so you can ride up and down the island free of charge. Use the outdoor shower when you get home to wash the sand off your toes or just to rinse off!

The island's grocery store is within walking distance and it sells terrific steaks and seafood, has a great delicatessen and the bakery is a must, try their White Mountain bread - it is delicious. Also nearby are small shops, a pharmacy, doctor and dentist!

Traveling with another family? Aqua Moon has an identical twin sister, Saffron Sun VRBO Listing #690358 which can be adjoined by opening the 8 foot gate between the 2 homes so you may enjoy the pool areas with your friends and family.

Please Note a month is based on 28 days!!



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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Heated Pool, Sleeps 8 With 2 King Master Suites; Steps To Beach & Free Trolley
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews
Powell TN

Very Enjoyable Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Large rooms, great closet space and extras that made for comfortable living. The elevator is a great feature for loading and unloading. Having linens, towels, pool toys, well stocked kitchen made it so convenient.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing Aqua Moon, I’m glad that your family enjoyed staying at our home! It is our goal to provide everything our guests would need and our team of Ellie, Suzanne and Bob do a nice job of taking care of any needs that may arise. Although there are many great restaurants on the Island, we like giving our guests the option of cooking up a nice meal in the kitchen or gas grille in the pool area. Please come back and stay with us again!
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Great place for a family celebration

  • 4 of 5

This place had everything we needed as we celebrated my father's 80th birthday. The house with ideally located and even had an elevator as well as all the comforts of home. Having different living levels and balconies allowed all to slip away to their special niche to nap, read or just watch the weather. We even found a place to keep the boat in the water close by. Ellie and team were wonderful from booking the reservation, answering question to making sure we were all settled in during our stay. The biggest disappointment was being not being able to enjoy the beach since there was a red tide impacting the water but the pool was just right and had plenty of chairs to relax. As nice as the place was it did look like it had experienced many wonderful times by others and could use some sprucing up/ landscape refresh/exterior paint touch up.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie and Family, Glad you found everything you needed at Aqua Moon. What a special Birthday for your Dad! Sounds like you took advantage of all Anna Maria has to offer as well as enjoying the home. The red tide does come in once in a while and is harmless other than to people who experience respiratory issues. Thank God it only stays a short time and leaves no lasting effects!! We do appreciate your suggestion on our home and have already taken care of the landscaping and we will certainly get to the painting the next time the home is empty! Please do come back and see us and I am sure Ellie, Suzanne and Bob will take good care of you again!
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Soddy Daisy

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Loved the spacious accommodations, large bedrooms and living space. All of extra pool toys and beach towels were a nice unexpected addition to the package. Quick walk to the beach. Just a wonderful overall experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brenda and Family, Thanks for taking the time to review Aqua Moon. It is much appreciated and we are happy that you found the accommodations to your liking. We do try to provide all of the necessities for the pool and beach as well as a fully stocked kitchen and linens and towels. Please do come back and see us again!
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Lancaster, SC

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of nine spent the July 4th holiday at Aqua Moon and we are glad we did! The home is spacious and very well maintained. There are a lot of stairs. But, the elevator makes everything easy! All linens, towels, kitchen necessities, beach toys, chairs & towels were all well stocked. The outdoor grill was great & we used it frequently! We enjoyed being close to Publix, CVS, The Beach Cafe, Skinny's & Manatee Beach. The trolley was conveniently located steps from the home. And, thank goodness for the private pool because it is hot in July on AMI! My four grandchildren especially loved the pool!

Ellie, Suzanne and Bob were wonderful to work with as this was our first time visiting AMI. Thank you all for a wonderful vacation! We will definitely be back! I highly recommend this home and this team!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry, Thank you for taking the time to review our home. We also love its convenient location and sometimes go for days without using the car. The pool is a must during the Florida summer but it’s also great being so close to the beach especially for sunset! Sometimes I just whip up a batch of frozen daiquiris and we watch the sunset from the screened in tower. We are lucky to have Ellie, Suzanne and Bob taking care of our guests and keeping our home stocked and in good condition. I’m glad that Aqua Moon played a big role in your first impression of Anna Maria Island and would be honored for it to be part of your family tradition!
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My 2 daughters, their husbands, and my 3 small grandchildren stayed at Aqua Moon for a beautiful week. It could not have been more perfect. We loved the house which provided us with everything we could possibly want or need. The owners thought of everything to make vacationers comfortable.The house was so spacious, we actually "lost" each other in it. We loved having our own private bathrooms along with our own bedrooms. We used the elevator constantly and were very thankful for it. In the late evening, we either spent time upstairs in the screened in porch, the front porch, or the pool. The pool was beautiful and convenient for us since there were 2 ways to get to it. There were 2 outdoor showers to wash off the sand from the beach before entering the pool, or going in the house. The house is located directly across from Manatee Beach which has everything you could ask for. We had breakfast and lunch there a few times. We walked to "Skinnys" for lunch one day, had dinner at the Sandbar, Sharkeys, and Rod and Reel at Bean Point. We watched the sunset every night at Manatee, Gulf Dr. Cafe, and Bean Point. The white sandy beach and clear blue water at Bean Point won us over. There were many shells, crabs, snails, sand dollars, and star fish that we found. We also took a ride to Siesta Key Beach which was beautiful as well.

I would highly recommend staying at Aqua Moon. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, Thank you for reviewing Aqua Moon, I’m so glad our home served you and your family well! We’ve had many guests remark how Aqua Moon can accommodate a large family and still have a little bit of privacy. It’s good that you took advantage of the public beach and all its amenities, we also enjoy it there for its convenience and underrated food. They have family friendly sunset celebrations including a weekly drum circle for all ages. It sounds like you did some exploring and found the beautiful Bean Point and some great local restaurants, next time you come I’d recommend taking the trolley to Bridge Street and try Blue Marlin Restaurant. They have fantastic local seafood dishes and a fun outdoor courtyard area with great live music! So happy you enjoyed your vacation at our home and I hope you come back to visit again!
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just finished up with our week vacation at aqua moon with my husbands sisters and husbands. We loved the house. It was so roomy and we all had our own bedrooms and bathrooms. The elevator was a great addition as we are all not as young as we once were.The screened in room up top was great with the breezes and sunset views. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. The location was perfect and across the street the restaurant ,tiki bar and beautiful beach were wonderful.The free trolley was a benefit for us to go sightseeing and shopping.Publix and cvs were within walking distance and Skinnys a great hamburg place.We also enjoyed the pool in the afternoons and the only thing that I would suggest is to install railings for the pool to get in and out of. The grill was clean and looked fairly new as we did use it once. Overall we would definitely come back and rent aqua moon again and would recommend it to our friends.What a fantastic week!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved the house! It is the perfect layout for several couples, as there is plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. We appreciate the elevator too. So nice when bringing up luggage or groceries. Skinny's is a local favorite, best burgers on the island! We will definitely consider the pool railings, thanks for the suggestion. The grill is new, happy you enjoyed a cookout! Thanks for recommending it to friends! Hope you come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Tampa 50 miles or Sarasota/Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
No Ferry but the Free Trolley is close!
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island is located on the Central West Coast of Florida nestled between the tropical blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Tampa Bay to the North. Once a best –kept secret among local Floridians, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'… The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton Beach being the southernmost, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria City on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique and charming shops and restaurants. Anna Maria Island has miles of sugar white sand beaches, sand dunes, sea oats and Australian Pines lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. This destination is a natural choice for tropical vacationers looking for golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, plus many cultural and historical attractions. Located close to all the major attractions, yet far from the maddening crowds make the Gulf Island Beaches the ideal vacation spot. Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day… You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a Free Trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise! Aqua Moon is Walking Distance to Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Drug Store and Liquor Store and steps to the Gulf of Mexico Beautiful White Sand Beaches!


Rates & Availability

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Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
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Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
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May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
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Jun 2 2017 - Jul 31 2017
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Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 24 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Policy $49
Admin Fee $85 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2908 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Master 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Both Master Bathrooms have a large oval Jacuzzi style spa tub and separate shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Master 2 - 1 king
    Queen Guest - 1 queen
    Twin Guest - 2 twin/ single
    Pull-Out in Living Area - 1 queen
  • 2 Master Suites & Private Bath for both Guest Bedrooms plus a Queen Pull-Out in Living Area
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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