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Happy Place: Huge 4 Bedroom Home, Heated Pool and Only a Short Block to Beach!!!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

BEFORE YOU BOOK: We rent Saturday to Saturday… Usually.

Want to rent starting or ending on a different day? Contact us before you book by clicking the “Ask a Manager a Question” button to send us a message with your dates.

We’ll let you know if we can accommodate you within 24 hours Monday through Saturday. Messages received Saturday evening and Sunday will be answered on Mondays. Our office operates on Eastern Standard Time.

We’ll make every effort to work with you if you book dates other than Saturday without contacting us first, but we reserve the right to decline a reservation that does not meet our schedule requirements.

Once you book a vacation, one of our agents will contact you by phone or email to confirm your reservation details and collect the security deposit.


If your dates include a holiday week, the cost of your reservation will be adjusted to reflect the full holiday rate.

Happy Place is a gorgeous ground level and colorfully decorated home with all the amenities one could desire for a 'Happy' holiday. Situated in the heart of Holmes Beach and only one short block to the beach makes this location ideal for enjoying both the Gulf sands and the peaceful backyard complete with heated pool and screened lanai! The home enters into the ultra-spacious open concept living area with an attached dining room that then further spills out to a screened lanai overlooking the backyard and pool area. The huge master suite along with the bunk room and the other king bedroom are on the left side of the house, each with their own en-suite bath. The 4th bedroom with a queen bed is on the other side of the house just off of the dining room along with the laundry room which contains the half bath. The living area furnishings are very comfortable and the kitchen is fully stocked so you should feel right at home and want to make this your family's vacation destination year after year. Happy Place sleeps 8.


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Property Manager
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Marsha

This property is professionally managed by Anna Maria Island Accommodations, located on the sunny and beautiful Anna Maria Island.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor Shower with Both Hot and Cold Water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with TV and Ensuite Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with TV and Ensuite Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , With TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Bunk Bed , A Total of 4 Twin Beds with TV and Ensuite Bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The owner of this home takes great pride in every detail and amenity. You will want to come back year after year!


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Happy Place: Huge 4 Bedroom Home, Heated Pool and Only a Short Block to Beach!!!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Super house for 8 adults!

  • 5 of 5

This house is bigger than it looks! It worked great for our 80 year old parents and us siblings. We love to cook, so the gas grill, stove, and oven came in handy. The beach is really close, just a short walk. Pool was great and we loved the screened in porch. The dining table and dining room were great for our meals together. It was in a quiet area in a neighborhood with trolley stops within walking distance. They had beach chairs, a beach umbrella & a wagon to pull it all in. Lots of pans, dishes to use. No wine glasses or water pitcher, but we made do. You have to buy or take all your kitchen supplies if u want to to do your own cooking. Things like spices, foil, ziplocks, paper plates etc. it was very clean when we got there. They brought a propane tank soon after we called for one. We would definitely stay there again if we were able to.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed Happy Place - it was perfect for our group. We've been coming down to Anna Maria for close to 40 years, and after my father-in-law decided to sell the family home in Holmes Beach and move to assisted living, we decided to rent a new place each year rather than buying a place ourselves. However, after staying at the Happy Place, we may no longer "rent hop!" The home has been recently completely renovated and is beautiful, spacious and comfortable. Just the right amount of amenities in the kitchen (no cluttered drawers!) and elsewhere. The home was impeccably clean when we arrived (which has not been the case at other rentals we have had) and welcoming. The agency which handled the booking was professional and responsive to any questions, however silly, that we had. The location is just steps away from the beach and the Sun and Surf, where you must stop by to visit the birds! The only problem that I could see would be if you came down with a group of friends - who would get the gorgeous master bed and bath!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & spacious home, short walk to beach, shops & restaurants

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 8 definitely enjoyed our stay! Walking distance to the beach - 1.5 blocks to the beach, and a few blocks to many shops & restaurants with a quite beach. The house was very spacious and clean, nice beds & bathrooms, and had all the cooking necessities we needed for the week. The reason for the 4 stars, is due to the porch french doors that had an alarm every time you opened it. We were told this was "Florida law" to keep children out of the pool, but I've never had an alarm on any other Florida rental with a pool. You could "bypass" the alarm going out, but there was no way of avoiding the piercing sound coming back inside. On the bright side, there were 2 other doors to enter from the pool area that didn't have the alarm activated. If it didn't have the alarm on the main outside/pool access door, I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. Everything was clean and comfortable. We would stay at this place again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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outstanding on the beach and in the pool and under the sun

  • 5 of 5

we truly had a marvelous time

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles

Centrally located on Anna Maria Island which gives you the ability to easily enjoy all of the amenities, shops, treats, and eats the Island has to offer. Come once and you will want to come back for more. See what the many great travel magazines and major publications are calling, 'one of the best family vacation spots in the country' for yourself. It will be an experience the entire family will enjoy. See you on Island-Time soon!


Prices & Availability

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  • ***PLEASE READ PRIOR TO BOOKING ONLINE: During certain times of the year, and/or based on the current reservation schedule of this specific property, we normally schedule our rentals to begin AND end on a Saturday. However, there are times throughout the year that WE WILL accept off-date bookings depending on a few factors. If your reservation dates are not flexible and do not meet our Saturday to Saturday requirement PLEASE SEND US AN INQUIRY vs. making an actual reservation. We will make every effort to accommodate your request. We reserve the right to not accept a reservation that does not meet our requirements, but will make every effort to do so. If your dates straddle a holiday week, the cost of your reservation may be adjusted to reflect the full Holiday Rate. Please note, that one of our agents will be contacting you by phone and/or email to confirm the details of your reservation by 5 PM EST Monday – Saturday. If your reservation is made outside of our normal business hours, we will contact the next business day. Thank you, Anna Maria Island Accommodations, Inc.***

    A $500 refundable security deposit is required upon reserving the property. 30 days prior to your arrival, the total of the rental fee, cleaning, and tax of 12% are due. We have a reservation fee of $75 that we add to this total; however, if you pay this by check then we will waive the $75 charge. You will receive a confirmation with all of these details.
  • Damage deposit: USD500.00

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