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Listen to the Mermaids Sing at Sunset Cottage - A Luxury Property

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

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Holmes Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3/3 en suite, Steps to Gulf, Private Heated Pool, 17 Waterfalls




Rentals are weekly, beginning on Saturdays.

Walk 200 yards West and your toes are in the Gulf of Mexico


Walk 200 yards East to restaurants, shopping, art galleries and the gym.

*** OR ***

Don't walk anywhere. Just relax at home in the private, heated, lagoon pool with a 36' in-pool River Rock granite table, complete with underwater seats and an optional umbrella amidst lush tropical landscaping. Or relax on the newly expanded patio with the spectacular waterfalls. Meditate to the symphonic sound of water falling gently from the shimmering marble.

Inside awaits a 3BR/3BA en suite, completely renovated beach cottage with 10 foot ceilings, completely trimmed in custom wood molding with rosettes, travertine floors and showers, granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances. Indulge yourself with bed linens made from Egyptian Cotton and LaCoste Bath Towels. For your indoor relaxation rest upon Thomasville furniture and Reclining Barca Lounges.

Please also see the cottage next door:


Note: Each cottage has its own private pool

Sunset and Sunrise Cottages are next door to one another. They are totally separate and private. Each has its own private heated pool. While staying at one cottage, you cannot see the guests at the other.....


You choose to open the gate on the far end of the patio, creating a passage from one cottage to the other.

KEYWORDS: Sunset, Sunset Cottage, Luxury, Beach

More Details
  • pets not allowed

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016


based on 32 traveler reviews

Listen to the Mermaids Sing at Sunset Cottage - A Luxury Property
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

"TripleA" Absolutely Amazing Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Wow! Wow! From the minute we arrived, we were in love with this house, pool, etc. Having 3 spacious bedrooms (each with their own private bathroom) made it convenient for everyone. The outdoor seating area by the relaxing fountain was used daily by our group. The pool area has many palm trees which provided the shade we desired after spending time at the beach. Fortunately, the beach is a short walk away and less crowded than other sections of beach on AMI as noted from our previous stays. The owner pays attention to detail and has provided nearly everything that travelers might need. As others have mentioned, there is shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the dispensers in the showers, hair dryers in each bathroom, beach towels, and many items for beach use (beach wagon, beach chairs, beach toys, inner tubes, etc). There is a washer and dryer and detergent in the hall closet. In the kitchen, you will find many condiments, paper items, dish soap, and I would suggest that you check the supplies before you go to the grocery store! The owner is a delight to work with and quick to respond to questions we had. Bonus: There is a trolley stop very nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One word says it all "Awesome!". Lauren your house is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

What a great way to start your day with coffee and the sound of a waterfall behind you.!

Everything you needed for the beach or pool was supplied.

Can't wait till next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time in Lauren's beautiful cottage. Lauren we just loved your home and the proximity to the beach was fantastic. It was so clean, nicely furnished, and the backyard was truly a private oasis. Even with a tropical storm added to the mix we still had such a wonderful time. And thanks to that tropical storm I got some beautiful shells including a huge conch shell. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pristine and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

An incredibly beautiful vacation home! The grounds were peaceful and relaxing and the proximity to the beach was outstanding. It was a wonderful two weeks of beach time fun and relaxation. The home was well appointed and and spotless! No need to buy or provide any household taxables. Lauren took the time to stop in and make sure our vacation was perfect in every way, she is a very caring and hospitable host. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally satisfied!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sunrise for 2 weeks, then moved next door for 2 more. Lauren has done an amazing job in the design and execution of both cottages. Their floorpans are roomy, tasteful and convenient. Sunset’s East side bedrooms are actually mini-suites, each with private bath/shower and pocket doors for privacy, and the Master Suite is also very private and has its own patio. Both have excellent kitchens, with lots of room and nice layouts for cooking. The pools are virtually identical and nicely designed with the sit-down tables under the umbrellas for us grandparents to enjoy watching our kids and grandkids playing in the water. The landscaping is amazing - one hardly notices any traffic (though it wasn’t bad even during the height of Spring Break). Beach access is 2 minutes away and the beaches are gorgeous and never were crowded. Anna Maria is just delightful - easy walks to good dining, shopping, library, Post Office, etc. Its ambiance is truly “Old Florida, with only 2 buildings over 3 stories and all locally owned businesses. A short drive down the island gives access to more shopping and services, but one need not drive, as there’s a free trolley that runs about every 20 minutes. We loved our visit so much, we are returning next year for 3 weeks at Sunset. Thanks, Lauren - see you next March!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is such an awesome vacation rental! We, two couples, spent two weeks here recently. There is NOTHING you will need that isn't here, except maybe a few groceries if you want to do any cooking. There are many spices and condiments in the cabinets and refrigerator. Paper products and detergent are all there. Inventory before going to the store as we bought many things we wouldn't have needed. Go to the local Dollar tree where you can purchase many of the items you need and save lots of money over the local Publix grocery store. They are both on the free trolley line. By the way, there is a light switch in the laundry closet. Nice washer and dryer. TONS of hangers, the good non slip ones.

The pool is very nice with two water spouts and a nice in water table and umbrella with an amazing water wall nearby. Helps the noise of traffic and the big trucks that pass by. You can't see any of the traffic as there is beautiful and lush plantings that give total privacy. The house is a little further from the beach than I really would have preferred but the property imade it worth it. Also there is everything you need to make the trip easier. There is a beach wagon, beach chairs and umbrellas plus beach toys for the kids. Each of the three bedrooms has a pocket door making each an ensuite. We only used two bedrooms but the third bathroom was nice to have. Each room has a TV. The bedroom tvs were a little small but very few people go on vacation to watch tv, right? There are a few little lizards outside around the pool, which I personally loved to interact with. The kids will love them! Don't worry if you don't like critters though. They are more scared of you than you are of them and will run away. As far as restaurants, we had a picky adult diner and a couple of non seafood eaters. Lobstah's has the BEST filet mignon and seafood and is within walking distance. Duffys has a great burger! There is a restaurant called Mermaids something or other that has great desserts and a Delicious $3.99 breakfast! We went there twice. Be careful how you park in this community! They are quick to give tickets. We saw it happen to a man who had his motorbike parked at an angle in front of Mermaids restaurant, well within his assigned space. $100 ticket! We heard lots of stories like this. Just park in the back parking lot. Don't park anywhere unless you are sure it is permitted. Thank you Lauren for sharing your house with us. You were great to do business with, Lauren!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota - SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Lobstah's; Hurrican Hank's
Nearest Train
9.5 Miles
Amtrack, 1113 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 275; Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Eat Here, Beach Bistro; Hurricane Hank's;
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
200 yards
Car: recommended

Walk 150 yards and your toes are in the Gulf of Mexico...

This cottage is so centrally located that it is within 200 yards of the Gulf of Mexico, restaurants, shopping, art galleries and a gym, yet the cottage itself is a private tropical oasis nested inside Florida's finest flora.


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 4 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
November Early 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
December Early 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
December Holiday 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
January 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
February 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
March 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Wind Down 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
November Early 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
December Early 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
December Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heating (Nov-May) $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payments Method Convenience Fees: eCheck and paper check are free. Credit cards carry a 2.9% convenience fee domestically, 5% internationally. Additional invoice will be created for convenience fee with use of credit card.
Pool Heating Fee - $50/week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) The King Bed in the Master Bedroom has Luxurious Egyptian Cotton Sheets (minimum 800 TC, single ply), Queen size Beds (1) The Queen Bed in the Second Bedroom has Luxurious Egyptian Cotton Sheets., Twin or Single Beds (1) The Two Twin Beds in the 3rd Bedroom have luxurious Egyptian Cotton Sheets Available Upon Request.,
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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