Studio apartment w/separate kitchen, sleeps 2
Barbara and Terry Green
- English, French, German
About Barbara and Terry Green
We are retired and LOVE the laid-back island life style. We walk, bike, swim and enjoy the beach every day and the sunsets every evening. Terry enjoys remodeling our 1968 house where we are only the second owner. We have a cat, Frankie, who sometimes ventures out into the backyard. Our dog, Rocky is a 3-year-old Terrier mix. We love people and look forward to sharing our home with you. Ich (Barbara) spreche Deutsch (ich komme urspruenglich aus Deutschland) et je parle Francais aussi.
Barbara and Terry Green purchased this Studio in 2010
Why Barbara and Terry Green chose Holmes Beach
We visited this area for the first time during the 'cold' winter of 2010, when we stayed a month on Siesta Key, a month in Bradenton and two months in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. We loved the area's culture, arts, music and of course the beaches and outdoor activities. Anna Maria Island is quaint and laid back, pedestrian and bike friendly. 'Our' beach access is the most picturesque - it's like stepping into a Florida postcard: sugar white sand, emerald water and an uncrowded expanse of miles of beach. At the same time, we are within short driving distances to three airports and the amenities of Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa. Theaters, music, museums and the best restaurants and shopping, plus golf courses and sporting events - whatever your heart desires. You come back to the quiet life on Anna Maria, dig your heels into the warm sand, enjoy a drink and watch another glorious sunset!
What makes this Studio unique
Our 'Sunny Seashell' is just that: sunny, fresh and made for couples or friends who like a cozy place to stay, where being out and about is more important than watching the latest news on TV. You are so close to the beach that you can jump up from the dinner table and watch the sunset. You can bike and stroll to the quaint shops on Pine Ave and fish on Anna Maria Pier. You can get a cup of coffee and sip it under the pines of Anna Maria beach. You can join the Turtle Watch and see the loggerhead turtle nests and you can watch a multitude of waterbirds along with dolphins and even a manatee. Collect seashells and sand dollars or go to one of the many art fairs on the island, or get fresh fruit and veggies at the local farmers market.
Too small for parties or events
Please check with owner prior to booking
Children not allowed
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Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Best vacation rental for a couple or solo travellers.
Absolutely wonderful experience in the super clean cozy cottage to the side of Barbara and Terry's home. Light, bright, has got everything you need, lovely little yard at the back enjoyed very much by our two little doggies and a BBQ. The bed is very comfortable, AC and ceiling fan do a great job and the washing machine and separate dryer are very handy. Everything is provided: lots of towels, beach chairs, umbrellas and a beach cart. TV channels, Wifi (could be a bit stronger) and fully stocked kitchen. The location is perfect: 5 minutes walk and you are on the sugary white sands of the Gulf. The hosts are a lovely couple : very helpful and knowledgeable, but respect your privacy at all times. Their dog Rocky had a great time with our puppies. We highly recommend this vacation rental, and will be back ourselves. Thanks Barbara and Terry!
Having a vacation rental means that you meet the nicest people! Thank you, Kiplin and Marina for staying with us. We wish you a wonderful time in Spain. It would be delightful to meet you again.
My girlfriend and I spent a week here in June and could not have had a more enjoyable experience. The location requires nothing more than a 5 minute walk to the beach and with the provided carrier it made pulling their beach chairs and umbrella a breeze! Even several beach towels were provided so really all you need to pack are some clothes and you're set!
Inside, the unit was decorated fantastically, everything was clean and in perfect working order. The size is ideal for 2 adults with more than enough room to spread your legs after enduring the summer heat.
There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and ice cream shops nearby so you'll find no shortage of food choices as well.
Our two dogs became best friends with the owners' dog Rocky and by the end of the trip we were all truly sad to be leaving. We will definitely be back, possibly later this year, and I urge everyone to not pass this one up!
Thanks again for making our trip spectacular!
I don't know how it happens, but our guests are simply the best! A true friendship can grow out of a few encounters. Rocky had fun with their dogs while they enjoyed the beach. We hope Ryan and Lily will return soon.
Thank you for your wonderful review!
A lovely beach house
The house had everything we needed. A private fenced yard there our dog could be out with us without a leash. 5 minutes walk to a lovely beach and only a couple of minutes to the nearest free trolley stop.
Perfect in every way
What a fantastic place with all the necessary amenities. Private outdoor dining area complete with grill and privacy fence. We loved our hosts, Barbara and Terry. They allow you all the privacy you desire, but are onsite to be helpful or engage as much as you want, as well. They made dining recommendations as well as sites to see, etc. You are within a short walk to either the beach or the bay.....and the walk is beautiful! I didn't mind the walk at all! We will be back.
We love all our guests - they bring the world to our little piece pf paradise.
But ever so often guests come along who become immediate friends and by the time they leave have become part of the family. Thank you, Nancy and Tony, for spending your vacation with us. We would love it if you came back.
Miss you already!
Great place to stay!
The house was a fabulous location with a bright sunny decor. Everything we needed was provided. We would recommend thos and hope to return again.
Lovely guests who we would love to welcome back any time!
Very nice , walking distance to beach.
Very clean had everything we needed. Great area. It was close to everything.
art fairs, festivals, sunset gazing, lots of music, music festivals, fishing festivals, great restaurants; Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota; Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Cortez Commercial Fishing Village; 100 year old City Pier; Rod and Reel Pier;