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Close to the Beach, Cozy Studio, One Week Minimum

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Studio apartment w/separate kitchen, sleeps 2

'Sunny Seashell' - a bright, fresh, spacious studio just 1-1/2 blocks from the most beautiful white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Just bring a toothbrush and your swimsuit - and enjoy a wonderful relaxing escape. Enjoy the slow pace of island life (without ever being too far from active city life). No car needed here, the free trolley runs the length of the island to shops, restaurants, and sightseeing. The area is also bike- and pedestrian-friendly. Or spend your day relaxing on the beach, finding shells, fishing, and swimming. End your perfect beach day watching the spectacular sunset, or enjoying a meal at a beachside restaurant. Cozy private backyard with gas grill and seating area. Beach gear provided for your beach activities - cart, umbrella, towels etc. Owners are on-site and can answer any questions to make your vacation perfect in every way. The motto here is 'Hakuna matata' - no worries... leave your everyday life behind and enjoy this island paradise!

Keywords: studio apartment, separate part of private home, ground floor, en-suite separate kitchen and bathroom, walk-in closet

More Details

Barbara and Terry Green
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

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.


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

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and Shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The sleeping area is part of the studio, not a separate BR
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
outside shower; beach cart with chairs etc provided


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Close to the Beach, Cozy Studio, One Week Minimum
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

Absolutely loved our stay here

  • 5 of 5

I don’t know what we loved the most: the sweet, cozy cottage with everything we could possibly want or need; the location, or the most charming hosts who were an absolute delight to meet. They made our stay truly special and memorable. They even showed us where the dog park is so we could take our Yorkies for some play time.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura and David were wonderful guests! They were busy every day, but at the same time they were as close as family. We enjoyed getting to know them when we spent a fun evening together. We are hoping to keep in touch.
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Very nice , walking distance to beach.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean had everything we needed. Great area. It was close to everything.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we needed for our visit. It was very clean and comfortable with a towels, dishes, dishwasher and refrigerator to name a few. The beach cart with chairs and umbrellas made our daily walk to the beach a breeze! We found the location to be perfect for getting to many places on Anna Marie. Highly recommend and hope to return to this exact spot!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you,Tracy! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our studio with your daughter! We regret that we couldn't meet you, but hopefully there is a next time! Take care!
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We love it here. It has a cute beach cottage feel in a quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

Barb and Terry our really wonderful hosts.


  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and Private

  • 5 of 5

Property had all the amenities for an extended stay near the beach. Joan and I especially enjoyed the use of the available beach cart with chairs and sun umbrella. We would highly recommend this property to any couple looking for a retreat on Anna Maria Island. Also

would like to thank Barbara and Terry for all their advise on places to visit during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you and having you as our guests. Come back and visit again soon!
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Clean quiet and comfortable.Close to the awesome beach. Enjoyed meeting and talking with the owner's

  • 4 of 5

Close to everything we needed. Enjoyed the Island and the nearby cities. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota/ Bradenton or Tampa
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Key Royale
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sign of the Mermaid
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
White Ave Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Best Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Anna Maria City Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Bean Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Rod and Reel Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Ginney & Jan E
Nearest Point of Interest
Feeling Swell
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Fitness
Nearest Point of Interest
Eat Here
Nearest Point of Interest
Manatee Public Beach
Car: not necessary

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;


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.35
Pet Fee £18.9
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.95

$250 refundable security deposit will also hold the reservation and is due upon booking. The 25% are due with the return of the signed contract and the final payment is due 30 days prior to check-in.

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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