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Nicely appointed, private pool,pet friendly,free trolley steps away

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed Twin beds in second bedroo2 Baths, Sleeps 6

The Lazy Gecko was completely renovated in 2014, so the paint is barely dry on this beautiful beach getaway. We added a brand new private pool and patio complete with loungers and even a sleepy hammock swinging beneath towering palms. The Gecko is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy all the wonders of Anna Maria. There’s a coffee maker, blow dryers, wine glasses, a beach wagon and beach towels, just for starters. You need only to bring your bathing suits and lotion and get ready to relax. With the beach just moments away, you'll enjoy a glorious week in paradise.

You’ll find a large flat screen t.v, dvd and free WiFi onsite plus TV's in each bedroom.The master bedroom has a queen size bed and full ensuite bathroom. The second (spacious) bedroom has two twin beds with access to the full bath in the hallway. There is a brand new queen size convertible bed with an extra memory foam mattress top in the livingroom (so it’s actually comfortable!) The Lazy Gecko comfortably sleeps 6. With a backyard grill and a fully equipped and newly renovated kitchen, feel free to eat at home or enjoy one of Anna Maria’s award winning restaurants.

Sunrise over the bay is a treat and be sure to take the 5 minute stroll to the beach to see our spectacular world-famous sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Nature abounds and it’s tough to make a visit to Anna Maria without meeting a few egrets, pelicans and dolphins, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even catch sight of a gentle Manatee, the namesake of our local county.

The Lazy Gecko is a tastefully updated, clean and welcoming piece of paradise and we cordially invite you to make it your home away from home year after year.

(This is a two unit complex. The other unit on the property is occupied year round.)

Keywords: flat, duplex, beach house, guest house, resort

More Details

Owner
Denny
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Denny

We are Alice and Denny - highschool sweethearts from the Midwest. We were married as teenagers, raised 4 children who gave us a gaggle of grandchildren, and both had careers that allowed us to travel quite extensively. Once we discovered Anna Maria, however, we learned there is no place better, so we just stayed. We have built or renovated every home we’ve lived in ourselves, and the Lazy Gecko is no different. We renovated it with the same careful attention we’ve given to all of our homes over the years and we hope you’ll appreciate all the little touches. Two of our children live nearby and help us with managing the Lazy Gecko. And our son-in-law Kevin sometimes helps with email and phone responses. It’s a family affair…

Denny purchased this house in 2014

Why Denny chose Holmes Beach

We moved to Anna Maria in the winter of 2000 to provide a safe and supportive community for our son, a Marine who was disabled in the first Gulf War. Coming from the Midwest, Anna Maria seemed like Paradise… and it turned out to be just that. We purchased the Lazy Gecko for Christian to live in one half and to share the other half with visitors who are fortunate enough to discover this beautiful little island. Alice and I still live on the north end of the island, so we’re close enough to address any concerns of our guests, and Christian is right next door.

What makes this house unique

Anna Maria is a combination of old Florida, exotic natural beauty and Norman Rockwell community. The people are warm and welcoming and when we stroll over to the beach for sunset we're always joined by neighbors, old friends and new friends. Anna Maria is uniquely cozy and welcoming in a world that sometimes isn't.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Hall Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , New deep cushion pillowtop mattress
    Convertible bed - 1 Large Double Bed , In new leather sofa - extra cushioned memory foam top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), convertible memory foam sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is still a week left in prime time in April.

Reviews

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(45 traveller reviews)

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Nicely appointed, private pool,pet friendly,free trolley steps away
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews
5

Great place. Very inviting. Had a very relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

It was such a pleasure staying at the Geiko. Denny, Alice and Chris were very pleasant and welcoming. Loved it. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice, very clean, friendly: a perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We (family with 2 kids) enjoyed our vacation in the house. The house has a beautifully pool and is located close to some of the nicest Florida beaches. House is clean, in a excellent shape and fully equipped (kitchen, towels, beach equipment, BBQ. etc.). If we'll stay again in Anna Maria, it will be in this house.

Many thanks Alice and Denny!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a great place to stay on Anna Maria!

  • 5 of 5

Alice and Denny are terrific hosts. Their house is a perfect place to stay on the island. Everything is there that you need. The beds are extremely comfortable. Great location to walk, bike, or trolley to anyplace you want to go. We spend 2 months on AMI and can’t wait to return to the Lazy Gecko next year.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Attentive Owners

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property! It was very clean and appointed with everything we needed. There was an issue with the air conditioner when we arrived and Denny came immediately over to check it out. He had it up and running in no time at all. We really appreciated the care and concern they showed us. Great location too!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our second stay here, great location and amenities and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely duplex in the center of town. Close to everything you want to enjoy on Annamaria Island

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Time

  • 5 of 5

Great AC.

Fun Pool and good location.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
White Avenue Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina Drive and side streets
Nearest Point of Interest
Ginnie & Janies coffee shop and gifts
Nearest Point of Interest
Slims Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Feelin' Swell bar & restaurant

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
spring summer
8 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£722
for 3 nights
From
£185
£1,327
£4,116
 
 
Fall
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£673
for 3 nights
From
£169
£1,129
£3,439
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£732
for 3 nights
£1,486
£5,307
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £92.2 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £192.07
Special event days £57.62 + Tax
Pet Fee £23.05

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