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All the Comforts of Home and More!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 7 Sleeps (4A w/3C or 6A w/ 1C)

This three story unit, wtith 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a 2 car garage is located just off of Gulf Dr. & 64th St., is a short 1 1/2 block (8 houses) walk to the beach. It is an easy stroll made easier since we furnish you with a beach cart filled with all of your beach supplies and a golf cart to help you get back and forth. There are 4 bikes on the premises, a gas grill, outdoor shower for getting the sand off after the beach, floats, skim board, coolers, an extra refrigerator for drinks and 2 stand up paddle boards for your use during your stay.

This floorplan is perfect for family get-togethers with a large 16 x 24 great room with Smart TV, wifi, DVD, expandable game table, 5 recliners and seating for 12. The dining area off the newly renovated kitchen which also will seat 12. There is also a 12 x 20 screened porch which everyone affectionately calls their 'tree house' - they love to have their morning coffee and danish there under the palms and rubber tree plants! There is plenty of comfortable space to roam in this house.

Three spacious bedrooms are all on the top floor - one king, one queen, and one w/twin beds and trundle - with two additional baths and one additional balcony for privacy. Each bedroom has its own TV and DVD player so that you can get away - the kids even have their own gaming unit in bed #3. We have a pack-n-play, baby gate, portable high chair and baby sheets and blankets along with toys for all ages from 6 months to 16 years. If you have extra guests there is an ottoman in the great room that folds out into a single spring frame with a 3" memory foam mattress that is really comfortable plus a blow up Aero bed is stored in the master closet. All the extra sheets, pillow, & blankets are on site along with a few dozen towels and beach towels.

We give you all the comforts of a real beach home - not just a rental! Just bring your clothes and stop at the grocer once you get here!

More Details

Property Manager
Mary P. Hansen
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Mary P. Hansen

Both my husband and I are from northern US, Chicago and Pittsburgh respectively. He joined the Air Force and ended up at MacDill AFB in Tampa and I worked in Pittsburgh as a School Administrator then moved to the Tampa area in my mid thirties to begina career in real estate. We met 6 months later and were married within 2 years.

While we dated and during the early part of our marriage, our favorite place to escape was Anna Maria Island. Once we had our son we realized how expensive it was to get hotels with children and decided it might be better to try and find a vacation home since we lived within an hour away. The real estate crash of the early 2000's combined with me being a realtor made it the perfect opportunity for us to find our home on the Island.

Mary P. Hansen purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Mary P. Hansen chose Holmes Beach

Even though we were thorough and did look at St. Pete and Clearwater beach, we always came back to the family style of Anna Maria with its ice cream shops, locals that know everyone and streets that you and your children can safely ride bikes on. Since you are not allowed to biuld anyting higher than 3 stories there are no high rises and therefore it is not as crowded...less traffic.

We didnt choose to be directly on the beach because we wanted larger windows and balconies. Everything on the beach is made into a tunnel with a sliding glass door and small balcony at the end to get your view. All I could imagine was having company - and we get 20 or more- and the balcony flling in! Or eveyone inside sitting all over the floor because there weren't enough seats.

Our home has 1600 sf living, large windows, 3 balconies, a patio and one balcony is 12' x 20'! I've had thirty people and not been crowded!

The pool is within 500 feet yet across the street and behind the other building where I don't have to hear it and the beach is on 8 houses away. Our home sits in a nature preserve so it has trees of all things - not many but enough to stay cool - which are a welcome sight after a day at the beach.

What makes this townhome unique

Since we are in a community we actually get to know some of our neighbors. 50% actually live here either year round or 6 months a year. The remaining owners are vacation home renters like us who rent their home when they don't use it themselves. We use our home 3-4 months a year so you will not see the average rental furniture or minimal items in the drawers. It is nice to talk to people at the pool from other areas but it is also nice to see neighbors that you can get together with every year when you come down!


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

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large bath with two makeup areas.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath only accessible from bedroom
    Half Bathroom - Outdoor Shower , Half bath on main floor, Outdoor enclosed shower on patio
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Pack-n-play available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , We have a queen Aero bed for temporary guests or children
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , Twin beds with a trudle - all are pillow top mattresses
  • If extra child or temporary guest of night or two please inquire with owner about aero bed and linens and ottoman which converts to single bed with memory foam mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This newly renovated unit is beautifully decorated and well appointed with all the modern conveneinces to make your vacation pleasurable!The following extras are in the unit but for more specifics, please call. * 4 LCD Flat screen TV's 4 DVD Players Wii & plus games * Beach cart with floats/coolers 2 Doz. Beach towels 10 x 10 beach tent Paddle Board , Floats * Microwave/full size Dishwasher/Refrigerator/Smooth Top Range/disposal * Front load full size Washer and Dryer Extra Refrigerator for drinks/etc. * Outdoor Grill and shower One doz. Beach Chairs Noodle floats * Pack-N-Play/Baby Gate/Portable High Chair/childrens dishes & linens * Toys, games and DVD's for ages 1 through adult * Dishes, glasses and silverware service for 12 and all serving pieces * Calphalon Cookware, Iron & board, 2 blow dryers, extra pillows * Life Jackets, Childrens Floatees, Beach Bags, Beach Umbrellas, tents * WiFi Modem, Printer w/WiFi, Cable with HBO & Showtime, Phone w/Unlimited Long distance to US & Canada, * Pool within 500 feet of unit/beach & ocean within 4000 feet ! * Golf cart for use in Holmes Beach area only included in rental. * Small appliances: blender, mixer, chopper, crockpot, coffee maker, kuereg single cup, toaster, can opener, hand mixer * Large serving peices, chip & dip, roasting pans, bakeware. * We supply paper goods, cleaning products, spices, laundry detergent.


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All the Comforts of Home and More!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for five weeks. I hate to keep using the word perfect, but that is exactly what it is. Mary has thought of everything you could ever need while on vacation at the beach. Beach umbrellas (3), chairs, coolers, dozens of beach towels, beach bags, Paddle boards, and even a golf cart to get you to the beach.. (although it is a quick five minute walk). The house is beyond well stocked- I cannot think of anything that was missing. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you were comfortable during your stay and have to decided to turn again next year! I love having guests that treat my home as thought it was there are welcome anytime! Mary
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Wonderful Family Time!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week on Holmes Beach. The condo was lovely, had everything needed for a fun day at the beach and pool, fully equipped kitchen, and comfortable beds. We’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another wonderful two weeks.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay with Mary. This year was just as awesome as two years ago. The big difference was we traveled much lighter. Mary provides beach towels, chairs, beach toys, boogie boards, coolers, paddle boards, and many other items to use at the beach. The use of the golf cart to go the short distance is also great. We had great weather the two weeks we were there. The pool was refinished while we were there. It opened the last day we were there, and it is great. Mary has the house stocked with everything you need except your clothes and food. If you are looking for home away from home, you will not find a better one. The house is updated, clean, and Mary is wonderful to work with. We plan to return if she will have us back. Thank you for another wonderful two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves again. It was a pleasure having you! I picked up your fishing poles yesterday and will get them to the mailing center by the end of the week. I am not sure about the long one that won't beak down but we will figure something out! LOL Come back again soon! Mary
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Excellent. You will not find a better rental.

  • 5 of 5

This is the best condo on Holmes beach. Mary makes sure you have everything you will need for a great vacation. All you need is your clothes. Great location and all the toys you could want for the beach and pool are provided. Mary goes above and beyond to make sure your stay exceeds your expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful. Beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. House furnished tastefully and every amenity is provided. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This property was exactly as advertised and more. We were completely satisfied.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation rental and at first we were somewhat skeptical having heard a few horror stories about other rentals.

The property over delivered on every aspect a vacation rental. The amenities were exceptional and exactly as advertised and much more.

We had kids ranging from age 2 months to 13 years old and there was more than enough to keep everyone busy from the time we arrived to the time we left (board games, movies, toys books, sand toys, bikes and much more).

Mary was responsive to every request and provided great recommendations for things to do and places to eat.

I would highly recommend this property and would return in an instance.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota and Tampa Intl are both within 25 miles.
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Cocktails, Hurricane Hanks, Tiki Bar, D-Coy Ducks
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Trolley stops in each direction 1-3 blocks away
Nearest Golf
0.03 Miles
Holmes Beach course on bay side golf cart ride
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Free Trolley for the Island - stop is 1 block dn
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 64 which brings you on the Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Lobstahs,Feast, Eat Here,Hurricane Hanks,Breakfast
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Marina boat rentals (2) within 1 mile
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Holmes Beach 8 houses away & boat ramp 5 blocks
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach/Sunbathing/Swimming.

* Jet Ski/Sailing/Water sports.

* Biking.

* Fishing.

* Golfing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Watch the Sunset.

* Lay on the Beach.

* Walk on the Beach.

* Ride a bike all over the Island!.

* Swim in the Pool or Ocean.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Mote Marine & Aquarium.

* Dolphin Sunset Cruise.

* Parasailing/Paddleboard/Jet ski.

* Bicycle on the Island.

* Swim/float/boat in the Ocean.

Anna Maria is a quaint beach town where you can bike or take a

stroll to your favorite restaraunt or ice cream parlor. In the

evenings you can enjoy the local acoustic guitar player at the beach

bars or just watch the beautiful sunsets away from the crowds. You

can rent anything from scooters, or boats to jet skis or go on fishing

charters or gambling charters - whatever your pleasure is! Combine your vacation with trips to Disney, Universal, Busch Gardens or even a 3-7 day cruise since all are within 30 minutes to 2 hours of the house.

Since there are ordinances in place keeping the construction of new

development from building no higher than three stories, it restricts

the number of hotels, motels and condos that come to the island and keeps the non-commercialized beach 'feel'. That is not to say that all the comforts of development, shopping and restaraunts are not within 10 to 15 minutes away - they are. A quick trip to Sarasota,

St. Armands Circle, Cortez Blvd. or Bradenton will spring you back

to full civilization and fullfill all your shopping, dancing, art or

need for a gourmet meal, not to mention our great eateries right on the Island!

In the meantime, you can feel free to take yourself back in time to the days where you or your older children may explore the Island on a free Trolley that circuits the Island all day and rotates at designated stops every 20 minutes, bike lanes strech the Island and each of the three towns has its own shopping village with quaint stores and independantly owned restaurants. Not only are building heights restricted on AMI but only necessity franchise stores or eateries are permitted to reside on the Island. You will only find a handful of gas stations/quick marts, 2 drug stores, a major grocery chain store and one major pizza chain store.....all other businesses are locally independantly owned and operated in the area. Just one more thing that adds to the quaint ambiance found on Anna Maria Island! Come join us and Get Away from It All!


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
20 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2018 - 18 May 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Summer 2019
19 May 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Security Deposit add'l £228.42
End cleaning included £129.44
Pet Fee £114.21
Holiday week fee £152.28 + Tax

10% Discount for multiple weeks as shown.

There is $200 plus tax additional fee for any week that contains a legal holiday.

Any stay will be responsible for the 12% state and local taxes and a $300 security deposit at the time of booking which is refundable minus any damages within 3 weeks of vacancy.

A $170 end of stay sanitation cleaning fee is additional and you will be given a list of prep items such as stripping beds, refrigerator clean out, etc prior to your departure.

If you have a dog, there is a $150 non-refundable pet fee for one dog and $200 for 2 dogs payable at final deposit for additional cleaning of carpets and upholstry for allergens.

No weather related refunds with the exception of a hurricane evacuation of the island. If this happens, we will refund the appropriate days rent from evacuation on and try to assist you with travel arrangements.

All other refunds will only be granted 60 days prior with a $300 rebooking fee regardless of what the travel site states.

Any tenant using the golf cart must be a licensed driver and have valid auto insurance. Any tickets or accidents during your stay are your own responsibility. The use of the golf cart is included in your rent along with all pool toys, rafts and the paddle board but are not considered refundable items if not in working order. We will try to repair items such as bikes or golf carts as quickly as possible but cannot be responsible for third party vendors. If damages occur, costs will be deducted from the security deposit or damage protection/insurance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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