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Gulf Sands 103, 2B/2B Beachfront condo on Anna Maria Island!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,008 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, two baths, sleeps up to 4

Beautiful turquoise Gulf of Mexico waters, 7 miles of white sand beach, your own private balcony overlooking the beach and the water! This condo boasts a king sized master bedroom with private bathroom/shower, twins in the guest room with adjacent bath. Undercover parking, LARGE heated pool with new paver deck, 42' HD flat screen television, with blue-ray. Wi-fi Internet service, washer/dryer, full kitchen and close to all of the conveniences: shopping and great restaurants and the free trolley run up and down the island!

Greg Kuda
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The beach is perfect, the pool is lovely, and the condo is just right, Comfortable, homey, and in a great location for everything. We took the free trolley around the island every night to eat. It's fab. Some of our favorite eating places were Mr. Bones, Hurricane Hanks, and Rod and Reel, It has been very hot with a nice breeze off the gulf. We found all 'beach things' we needed in the locker near the pool. We sat on the beach in the beach chairs and watched the world go round- PERFECT!

We are well rested, and don't want to go home, but we'll definitely be back!

Thank You
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Holmes Beach in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , XL twin beds
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Gulf Sands 103, 2B/2B Beachfront condo on Anna Maria Island!
average rating of 4.766667 based on 36 reviews

Great Condo- Wonderful Location!

  • 5 of 5

Even before we arrived, the owner had contacted me several times to make sure that we were all set for arrival. The condo was nicer than expected, and in a great location. Next to the public beach with breakfast on the beach at the restaurant. It was very nice and extremely convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James: It was a pleasure to serve you I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Greg & Patty
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Great location, terrific view, clean and spacious

  • 4 of 5

Greg was very responsive. Unit was clean and ready to go, large master and master bath. Great view of beach and gulf off the lanai. We would stay in this unit again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved the Condo and Location!

  • 5 of 5

This Condo was clean , very nicely decorated and had a beautiful view outside the balcony and master of the ocean. The beach was gorgeous with white sand and turquoise water. Beautiful sunsets. The location of the condo was perfect . The beach house cafe just steps away and Skinny’s for the best burger across the street. We took the Monkey Bus to bridge street and had a blast!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay thanks for considering our unit. Greg & Patty
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Love this place! Owner was very polite and informative. Oceanview window from bedroom and balcony was very nice. The place was clean and well taken care of. Will definitely be renting this place again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nicole We appreciate you spending your vacation with us Very Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay Greg
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Wonderful, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at this condo and we had another wonderful vacation on the island! As expected, the unit was clean, welcoming, & comfortable, making it easy to get in relaxed-mode right away! Shopping is close to buy food, drinks, ice, and other supplies for your stay. Having a washer and dryer in the unit is convenient and appreciated and we made use of the TVs and internet during down times.

We enjoyed morning coffee on the balcony (to watch for dolphins jumping), and had several tasty breakfasts next door at the Beach Cafe. The white sand beach is beautiful and having access to the unit’s ground floor storage room for chairs & umbrellas is great. The building's pool area is large and comfortable (offering sun and shade), so another place we used often. The weather was warm and the sunsets fabulous (great view from the balcony)!

We spent lots of time at the beach and pool, but booked a 1.5 hr sailboat ride with Whisper Sailing in Cortez one afternoon. It was a very relaxed and casual sail, with Capt. Geoff (who built the boat) and First Mate Bernie sharing information on the area's nature, wildlife, and history. Thoroughly enjoyable! We ate at casual places, and some of our favorite meals included blackened Mahi, shrimp & grits, and shrimp and scallops at Starfish and fried Grouper at Tide Tables – both in Cortez. On Anna Maria, we loved the Antipasto Salad at Oma's, burgers at Duffy's Tavern, and the clam strips at AMOB. (Some places are cash only, just can’t remember which). If you’re game for a local dive bar experience (not for everyone), check out the Drift Inn on Bridge Street – it’s cash-only and smoke-filled (they do have an outside bar though), but we enjoyed the local entertainment, cheap drinks, and colorful friendly people we found there - a real hoot!

We enjoy the condo (and conveniences it provides) and Anna Maria's laid-back atmosphere and would certainly stay here again. Many thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Beachfront Condo - Definitely would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Overall Rating: 4.75 star (Based upon 2 Adults, no kids)

Customer Service: 5/5

Top notch. Very prompt replies from owner and management company. Very accommodating and informative service. Only minor suggestion I have is to send the info inside the welcome/instruction binder ahead of time, as part the contract, so the renter can be up to speed on everything prior to visiting.

Cleanliness: 5/5

Spotless and fresh upon arrival.

Location: 5/5

Conveniently on the beach. Short walk to outdoor Beach Cafe for casual meals & drinks. Central location was convenient for visiting other parts of the island by foot or Trolley. Trolley stop was next door at Manatee Beach.

Condo/Amenities: 4/5

Majority of condo is very nicely updated. Kitchen could use a little updating soon to match the remainder of the condo, but it was fine as is. Very spacious inside. In unit Washer & Dryer was very convenient. Having stayed in privately owned condos in the past, we were prepared for the limited supplies provided so we had no issues. Be prepared, but don't complain, because this is common practice. Bar soap was supplied but didn't see any shampoo. Not a big deal for us since we bring our own. Only 1 roll of toilet paper per bathroom, but no issue for us on a weekend stay for just 2 adults. Maybe just include a full week of supplies and add a little cost to the rent….It would be convenient for some travelers, and you’d possibly avoid a bad review by a picky/unaware renter. Single use laundry detergent and dish soap was provided. I believe there were 6 beach towels. For 2 people on a short trip, this was very convenient, not having to worry about washing the same towels every day. We utilized the newer refrigerator but not the stove or dishwasher. Ice maker wasn't hooked but it was noted on the side of the Frig.

Balcony was very nice, with great views. It faces the south, 2nd unit from beach. Pool condition and temperature were perfect. Parking is under the condo with unit # assigned. Storage facility with beach equipment is under the condo with unit # assigned (separate key needed to access). Some of the beach equipment is a little weathered, may be time to replace some items or just remove them to free up clutter. It was just fine for the 2 of us though.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
25 miles to SRQ, 55 miles to Tampa
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £103.25
Property Damage Insurance £45.12

We have an agent on the island that handles all the booking and details. We do not handle any bookings directly!! I will forward there contact info once you are ready to confirm a booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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