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Carissa Beach House: Affordable & cute apartment on beautiful Anna Maria Islan

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom / 1 bath - sleeps 2 adults close to beach

I DO NOT USE THE CALENDAR, PLEASE INQUIRE FOR AVAILABILITY. Carissa Beach House is a vacation rental on Anna Maria Island (between Tampa & Sarasota), situated one block from the wonderful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Restaurants, post office, shops, etc..are in walking distance. Water sports, fishing, tennis, golf, scuba diving, jet skiing, cycling & much more.

Ideal location for many excursions: Orlando, St Petersburg, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Mineral Springs, Myakka State Park etc...

Owner speaks English, French and German. Free WiFi. E-mail / phone for availability ( I do not use the calendar).

Check Carissa Beach House on Face Book

Month rental only for January, February and March.

Thank you.

More Details

Snoopy Gates = CyberRentals Member since September 1995
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Holmes Beach in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Exterior Shower also available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen. Outside shower, private patio to relax in the sun surrounded by flowers. Free WiFi. I opt not to use the calendar facility.


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Carissa Beach House: Affordable & cute apartment on beautiful Anna Maria Islan
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

We've been spoiled

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a month this past winter. What a perfect little beach house for 2. It was impeccably clean, comfortable and affordable. We were within walking distance of some great restaurants and anything else you needed was just a short drive on the island. Bike rentals allowed us to explore the entire island. The best part about our stay was the fact that we were 420 steps from the beach.

We experienced some breathtaking sunsets and beautiful walks on the beach. There is no life like island life. Laid back and relaxed, I especially enjoyed doing our laundry in my bathing suit!!! Our hostess Snoopy was very helpful and resourceful. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have been spoiled too, having Lori & Dave as tenants for a month. They were the perfect tenants: quiet, discreet, clean, respectful, very friendly and smiley. It is always a pleasure to have tenants who are ready to explore all what the island has to offer, are curious about their new environment & appreciate the beauty that surrounds them. They arrived as strangers & left Carissa Beach House as friends. Thank you.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here last April and are going back in 2017. Even though it is small, it is perfect for a couple. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Just steps from the beach and a short walk to town. Anna Marie Island is a lovely vacation spot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your wife and you are welcome anytime at my little paradise. I am going to enjoy seeing you again in 2017 and the flowers too! ;o)
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  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed for a week at this lovely little apartment and we couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. The apartment was quaint and very cool given that the regular temperatures were in the upper 90's every day. The apartment itself is very close to the beach and we regularly enjoyed the sunsets after a short walk to the soft sands. The ease of access to the beach, restaurants, and shopping made our trip most enjoyable. My girlfriend and I plan to make our trip to this beautiful area a recurring one and I would not hesitate to book this apartment again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to see you again in Paradise!
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Carissa Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Each time autumn and winter come back in my rainy and rather cold country I like to remember my vacation at Carissa Beach House. I spent my vacation there for about 8 years at different periods of the year, between May and October. I have wonderful memories of my various stays at Carissa Beach House.

The island is wonderful and peaceful. The beach is very close to the house, the sand is white and surrounded by lots of birds. The apartment is cosy, well equiped, quiet and extremely clean. The owner, Snoopy Gates, is a very friendly person and has an extremely good knowledge of the surroundings. She is a wealth of information concerning the various places to visit.

I can only recommend Carissa Beach House for a relaxing unforgettable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole for your kind words. It's fun to have you over year after year. I feel that you became a friend and I look forward to see you on your next holidays and be the witness of your new adventures on the island and your joyful personality.
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Braine l'Alleud - Belgium

holidays in heaven !

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at your apartment, if heaven exist it is at Carissa Str. !

We spent a wonderfull time at your place, so confortable and idealy situated. We did not realize before that you lived so close to the sea, it was really relaxing going for walks along the beach.

Anna Maria is a quiet little place but not far from cities.

We hope to come back and find ourselves again in your garden.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frankfort, IL

Lovely introduction to wintering in Florida

  • 4 of 5

What a cute little rental! Cozy and very clean. Close to shops for browsing and buying, close to the library, post office, laundromat (for a rainy day), and even a few restaurants.

The website for this rental is accurate and represents Carissa Beach House well. Follow the paver walkway at the side of the house to your own private entrance. The patio served us as an extra room, expanding our living space -- lovely! And with the long, wide beach only about a block away, an easy walk, I loved the location.

The knowledgeable owner lives on the premises. She has a true love of Anna Maria Island and is willing to share her favorite spots. She also is a great source for finding things to do -- art fairs, golf courses, restaurants, etc. off the island.

For many years our stays at Carissa Beach House have served as a nice introduction to wintering in Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Tampa or Sarasota
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
Car: recommended

Carissa Beach House est située à Holmes Beach sur la très jolie île d' Anna Maria Island en Floride.

Anna Maria Island est divisées en 3 communes: Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach & Bradenton Beach. L' île se trouve sur le Golfe du Mexique entre Tampa & Sarasota.

Deux ponts levis (gratuit) relie l'île au continent & à la ville de Bradenton.

It is about 1H30 drive to Bush Gardens, 2H30 drive to Orlando, 2H to Fort Myers -

1H15 from Tampa Airport & 40 mins from Sarasota Airport.

Autres activités: beaucoup d'espèces en danger viennent nicher sur lîle en saison dont des tortues et certains oiseaux rares.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Holmes Beach, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.0%

weekly & monthly
$585 / wk - $1890 / mth + local taxes

1 week minimum (city code) - ask for rates of more than 2 weeks

Owner speaks French and German
Cancellation policy + cleaning are detailed in rental agreement.
Deposit according to length of stay, detailed in rental agreement.

Always ask for availability as I do not use the calendar.

Payment terms according to rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.