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Spacious House with Large Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

House in Anna Maria Island, Florida Gulf of Mexico, America, USA - 5 Minutes Walk to Beach

Approaching Great Palms you might initially think that its name applies only to the mature trees swaying gently in the breeze at the front of this beautiful modern home. But step inside and you will discover just how great it is in a whole other sense. Recently refurbished and equipped to a very high standard, this superb split-level property offers everything you could want from a luxury holiday home – and so much more. Thanks to some refined touches and the professionally decorated interior of Great Palms, there are more than enough reasons to simply sit back and enjoy your stay without even leaving home. From one of the largest private pools on the island, covered to afford you added peace of mind and protection, to the wonderful open deck where you can enjoy eating together on the comfortable dining table and chairs; this is one special place. And the fantastic features continue inside, where more luxury and comfort awaits.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About The Owner

We bought this house in 2008 and spent the whole year remodelling it to the home it is now. We hope renting our lovely home will give you the most relaxing break you could wish for.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Anna Maria Island

The beach is just a few minutes walk. Its a lovely quiet beach with a private access for residents. The islanders are great folk and make you feel very welcome.

What makes this house unique

Great Palms is a real unique property on the island. It was designed by an Italian builder who still lives on the island. It's space is fantastic and the interior very chic. From the sumptuous linens, to designer bathrooms and plenty of storage, no expense has been spared in creating something truly memorable.

The private pool is supposedly the largest on the island. One thing is for sure, at 36 ft x 26 ft and with a sheer waterfall feature it was relined and tiled in the fall of 2008, it is a wonderful place to relax and have fun in safety.


Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
  • En-suite bathroom to master bed. Bathroom next to bedroom 2. En-suite shower room to bedroom 3. Additional shower room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed, flat screen TV and large en-suite. Bedroom 2 with queen sized bed, flat screen TV (adjacent bathroom). Bedroom 3 with twin beds and en-suite. Bedroom 4 with day bed converting to 2 twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Full air-conditioned. WIFI connection is also available. Sliding doors leading off the open-plan kitchen and dining area lead to a large, U-shaped upper decking area with designer dining table and 8 chairs with wide parasol. Why not cook an alfresco meal on the gas-fired barbecue and outdoor kitchen. A spiral staircase leads down to large, covered swimming pool that is reputed to be the largest private pool on the whole island. Outside: Great Palms hosts the largest private pool on the island (allegedly). Around the pool there are also six sun loungers on which to put your feet up in between dips in the water. There is a comfortable seating area under the upper deck, with three outdoor sofas and two overhead fans to keep you cool on those long, hot Anna Maria Island days. A full size table tennis under cover. Plus a fullsize air hockey machine. A shower room with toilet is also present. Also on the lower floor is a double garage with electric opening doors and space for two cars. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen All bed linens and towels are provided along with separate towels for the beach. Cleaning is carried out at start & end of rental. Other: The designer dining table seats eight in comfort, but for more informal meals there is a breakfast bar as wel


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Spacious House with Large Private Pool
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Bulverde, Texas

Very nice! Pool is large and lots of comfortable seating around the pool.

  • 5 of 5

House is large and spacious. Close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Jane
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House was great.

  • 4 of 5

The house was spacious a lot of room to spread out with three boys. Great location to beach, shops, restaurants,and stores on the island. The only negative was the pans need to be replaced as they are in bad shape. Overall, it was a great place. Thanks for sharing your house

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Have ordered more pans today. Jane
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Wonderful vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this house! The beach was a short walk and the pool was awesome as well! All of the beach stuff was great to use and the wagons were great for hauling the kids and beach items. Beds were very comfortable and the kitchen table was great for everyone to sit at. Great house, absolutely no complaints! Owner very quick to respond to emails as well. Definately would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and I appreciate you taking the time out to do that. My kids are a bit older now but when we first bought the house the beach wagons were definitely a help when they were little to take all the buckets and spades down to the beach. Welcome back any time Jane
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Relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this beautiful home!! Very comfortable and large place to stay which was so perfect for the 7 of us. You always worry if a home is going to be as nice as the pictures on line, and I am here to say it definitely was. This place had everything you could possibly need!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Really happy you had a great stay Jane
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Well maintained and great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, extremely spacious, and in a great location. The owner had everything covered. Couldn't ask for more!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa in a truly beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to AMI for many years and absolutely love the place. You will relax from the point you drive onto the island to the minute you leave.

We have also been to Great Palms on a number of occasions and absolutely love the place. The location is great, just a short walk to the beach, and the house is perfect for our family.

Having stayed at numerous other properties on AMI we keep coming back here because of the amazing pool which I think must be one of the biggest on the island and the space the property provides.

To sum up great villa in a stunning location

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The beaches have the whitest sand which slopes gently and safely into the blue Gulf Sea with the most amazing sunsets. Only 5 minutes walk from the house.


Flights from the UK via Gatwick airport land daily at Tampa International airport less than 1 hour drive away. Orlando is only a 2 hour drive away, perfect for those wanting a 2 centre break. Car hire can be booked from Tampa airport.


Situated in a prime position between the thriving heart of island, Holmes Beach, and the quieter, welcoming community in Anna Maria City, this property is just 5 minutes from the wonderful white sand beach and which brings visitors back to Anna Maria Island year after year. It also offers the perfect opportunity to walk up and around the secluded northern tip of Bean Point and experience the solitude as fishing boats chug to and from port.

Further Details:

Anna Maria and its adjacent islands have a great collection of restaurants and cafes from formal chic to relaxed and friendly. Some are only a short walk away plus there is a free shuttle bus which takes you all around the island.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $383.47
Tax Rate 12.0%

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