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Heated Tropical Pool/Waterfall 4Bed/3Bath Sleeps 10, Steps to Beach, Free Trolly

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10 with Incredible Pool Area! Pet Friendly!

Villa Maria is a one-of-a-kind, luxury (but comfortable), 4 bedroom/3 bath home in the center of Anna Maria Island. Please check with us for permission if you have a small dog you would like to bring along! Centrally located on the island in Holmes Beach, you are only a 2 minute stroll to the beach (with a life guard) or to the free trolley service that will take you to most places on the island within just a few minutes’ drive. You are also within walking distance to the Publix grocery store and many other shops and restaurants. Anna Maria Island Beach Café is just across the street on the Beach which offers a GREAT breakfast. You can enjoy your meal while sitting with your toes in the white sand of Anna Maria! Try their all you can eat pancakes or go for scrambled eggs, bacon and fries washed down with limitless cups of coffee. They also offer entertainment in the evenings AND have rental equipment for all of your beach needs! All the conveniences are close but Villa Maria is located at the end of a closed street so you can still maintain your privacy and seclusion in this great island getaway. From the deep, rich cherry wood flooring and cabinetry throughout the house to the lush tropical pool, this home has it all. There are beautiful crown moldings, classic looking ceiling fans, beautiful tiles and an elevator that travels from the bottom floor garage up to the third floor lookout tower.

The home is laid out on one floor making it a flowing and livable space with a great kitchen boasting granite countertops and stainless appliances. The cabinets are fully equipped with dishes, pots, pans, silverware and small appliances so you can prepare anything from a light meal to a full evening dinner party. Bringing the groceries in is easy, just use the elevator. You can also take the stairs or the elevator to the tower terrace that has views of the surrounding island and glimpses of the beach and the gulf! Enjoy an evening cocktail while catching one of the amazing sunsets that Anna Maria is famous for! (In the unlikely event that the elevator becomes inoperable, please keep in mind the stairs will be the only entry to the living area of the home.)

The King Master Bedroom is spacious with a wet bar and fridge and the master bath is en suite with a Jacuzzi tub and glass shower with 7 shower heads! The 1st guest room has a Full Bed with adjoining bath with a glass shower/tub combination. The 2nd guest room has two twin beds and the bath boasts a walk-in shower. Let’s not forget about the 'Tower Shaped' Double guest room with its unique design! With a Queen pull-out couch in the living area there is plenty of room for everyone!

Villa Maria also boasts a large, furnished terrace overlooking the pool with sliding glass doors that can completely enclose the area, which makes for a very comfortable space on a cool evening or leave them open to enjoy the tropical pool and the soothing sounds of the waterfall. Enjoy the flat screen TV while you are grilling out and relax under your own tiki hut with your meal!

Villa Maria offers simply everything you need for a high end, Anna Maria Island experience but with that Home-Away-From-Home feel.

Free Long Distance to US, CA and PR as well as free WiFi




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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation-Fees collected will NOT be returned unless the unit is re-rented for the same period. If re-rented all fees will be refunded minus $150.
  • Please include size & breed of animals for permission to bring them. $150 taxable pet fee per pet will be added.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Hot and Cold!
    Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , En Suite/Shower has 7 shower heads!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest - 2 Single Bed
    Guest - 1 Large Double Bed
    Pull Out Sofa In Living Area - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Wet Bar with Fridge
    Guest - 1 Double Bed
  • Playpen & Crib available on request
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

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Heated Tropical Pool/Waterfall 4Bed/3Bath Sleeps 10, Steps to Beach, Free Trolly
average rating of 4.4722223 based on 36 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and in good condition. Less than a 5 minute walk to the beach! Across the street is a CVS and a grocery store. Everything you need is within walking distance. I would recommend this property to friends and family. We enjoyed treats from two scoops ice cream and cupcake delights (both were very yummy). The grouper taco's at the Ugly Grouper were fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, Thank you for your review on Villa Maria, I’m glad you found our home to be a great place to stay! Villa Maria is conveniently located near shopping and several restaurants plus there’s a nearby free trolley-stop for exploring other parts of the Island. Cupcakes Delight is a guilty pleasure of mine! The Ugly Grouper is a fairly new addition to our Island that has nightly entertainment and some fun games. Thanks again for recommending Villa Maria to family and friends and we would love to have you back as our guests!
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Good Location but house dirty!

  • 2 of 5

Location was good but when getting into house cleaners still there so they rushed to finish. House was not clean also found pool was very dirty had to call to have them come and clean.Also the tower room is on main floor a little confusing from the original add.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kenny, We are so glad that you enjoyed the location of Villa Maria. I apologize that the home was not complete on your arrival but this does happen from time to time when prior guests leave late and incoming guests come early. I am not sure who you are in relation to the person who booked the home but our agency did speak to the person that booked the home on your arrival who was a bit confused. She insisted that the beds were not made when in fact they were and on further inspection found that they in fact were. The cleaners were doing their best to finish the items that were left but it is difficult when a guest arrives and starts bringing in their luggage etc. when they are trying to wash floors. This is not an excuse but simply an explanation on the cleaners being 1/2 hour late on completing. Our agency did offer to have the cleaners return at a convenient time if there was anything that was an issue but we did not hear anything further from the customer booking the home. The pool was cleaned on Friday the day before your arrival but with the rains that afternoon there tends to be debris from the trees that falls into the pool. The pool cleaners did return to clean the pool ASAP. I am sorry but I am not sure what your reference to the tower room means? The tower room is on the same level as the rest of the home which is indicated in the photos, the description and the amenities as well. Thanking you taking the time to review Villa Maria and I apologize that we could not accommodate your needs as quickly as you desired.
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Tropical and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 adults and 3 young children who vacation yearly at someplace warm.

There are so many good things to say about this property...

The location made walking to food, groceries, the beach, and entertainment incredibly accessible. The house itself is furnished well. There were plenty of towels, and every thing was clean on our arrival. The pool area is certainly one of the highlights of the property. The waterfall and landscaping make for a relaxing space, and where we spent the majority of our time.

The management of the property and communication leading to our visit was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aaron, Thank you for taking the time to review Villa Maria. I’m glad that you found our home to be tropical and convenient. We strive to make Villa Maria a nice relaxing place for family and friends to stay while exploring this beautiful Island. We also enjoy being so close to everything and find ourselves hardly ever using the car. Ellie, Bob and Suzanne are great at helping our guests and would love to hear from you when planning your return trip.
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  • 5 of 5

The response in the beginning was superb they got directly with me in a quick response, went over all details, and were very friendly and accomodating. The location was superb steps away from an awesome beach and the neighborhood was excellent for family relaxation.

We loved the home it was spacious and had everything my family needed and more!!!

My son had an awesome birthday, and im glad the elevator was there because my mom definately used it after her leg injury. Thank you guys for allowing us to have a wonderfule experience with no advance notice from us...and escpecially thank you for accomadting us in a timely manner to accomadate our stay!!! Best home by far and accompanied our new puppy.

We will stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ebony, Thank you for reviewing Villa Maria, I’m happy you and your family had an awesome stay at our home! It’s nice to hear that Ellie, Suzanne and Bob were able to help you out on such short notice so your son could enjoy a wonderful birthday memory. Happy belated birthday to your son and here’s to a quick recovery for your mom!
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Beautiful Home, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The home was gorgeous and the bus & trolley stops are next to the house. Grocery stores are right across the street and the beach is a block away. Don't be alarmed, the property feels secluded from the busy street by having a privacy wall. There were pool toys and floaties for my 2 year old daughter to play with in the pool and our family had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thank you for reviewing Villa Maria, I’m glad you enjoyed our home and its perfect location! Besides being so close to the beach and walking distance to shopping and restaurants, our home is equipped with everything a family needs when on vacation. There is a beach umbrella, beach chairs and a beach cart for our guests’ convenience. Guests often leave behind toys and floats and out management team keeps them there when in good condition. Thanks again for your review and please do not hesitate to reach out to Elle, Bob and Suzanne next time you stay on Anna Maria!
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Best trip ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation I have ever taken. My family and I really enjoyed the calm relaxing view, location and island feel. Everyone was helpful, friendly and the house itself was fantastic. I think it was one of our best trips as a family we have ever taken. The pool was perfect for our son, it was heated and safe! It was private too. Lots of sun and then shade to offer as well when it's too hot. The beach is also right there, which my wife enjoyed because we could just walk to it, instead of having to pack up everyone and drive. The island food is amazing! We would come back and highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, Thank you for reviewing Villa Maria and I’m glad that our home played a role in your best vacation ever! The view from the lookout tower can be very relaxing especially during sunset. One of the many great things about Anna Maria is that people enjoy sharing their experiences and recommendations with each other, we also are lucky to have Ellie, Bob and Suzanne to help with their local expertise. Another draw is the fantastic choice of restaurants, some just a short walk away and other via the free trolley just a block from our home. We look forward to hearing from you again and thank you for recommending Villa Maria!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton 14 Miles or Tampa TPA 50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
No Ferry but the Free Trolley is close!
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
No Train but we have a Free Trolley
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Several in Walking Distance
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Manatee Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island is located on the Central West Coast of Florida nestled between the tropical blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Tampa Bay to the North. Once a best –kept secret among local Floridians, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – Your Piece of Paradise, 'An Island In The Sun'… The island consists of 3 cities, Bradenton Beach being the southernmost, Holmes Beach in the middle and Anna Maria City on the Northern tip. Each community has its own distinct character but all have that relaxed old Florida Charm with unique and charming shops and restaurants. Anna Maria Island has miles of sugar white sand beaches, sand dunes, sea oats and Australian Pines lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. This destination is a natural choice for tropical vacationers looking for golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, plus many cultural and historical attractions. Located close to all the major attractions, yet far from the maddening crowds make the Gulf Island Beaches the ideal vacation spot. Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day… You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a Free Trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise!


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