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Osprey Roost - Pet Friendly and Very Close to Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Special Fall rate extended through Thanksgiving!

It is always summer on Anna Maria Island!

We have one of the most pristine, un-crowded beaches you will ever visit. Enjoy a champagne breakfast, Duffy's burgers for lunch, or cocktails at sunset! In addition, there are many other fabulous things to do here - Busch Gardens, Universal Studios and Disney are all within a two-hour drive. World-class restaurants and shopping in Sarasota & St. Armand’s circle are just a short drive south, down to Longboat Key and Lido Key. If you are outdoorsy, the swimming, boating and fishing are unbeatable year-round!

Osprey Roost has 2 bedrooms - a large master with two beds, and a cozy second bedroom with a queen bed. The house can sleep 6 adults. There is a large living area, with an adjacent full-size dining room. It also has a small breakfast nook, which provides additional seating for dining or a great spot for card-playing.

The master bedroom has both a king-size bed and a queen-size bed. A full-size bath is adjoining with tub and shower. The other bedroom has a queen-size bed. There is a small third bedroom affectionately known as the "hidey-hole" with 3 twin beds - perfect for children.

The kitchen has recently undergone a bit of remodeling with some new cabinets. There is lots and lots of storage and pantry space, and a door that opens directly onto a patio with a gas grill and picnic table.

There are two garages - one of them is primarily for storage of all the beach stuff: chairs, lounges, toys, noodles, umbrellas and a rope hammock.

The yard is nice and shady, with an outdoor shower. However, there is no fence. Osprey Roost is pet-friendly. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or at newly-opened Neal and Perico Preserves, but they can swim at the boat ramp or at the Palma Sola causeway, just a short drive away. Dogs are also welcome at Robinson Preserve, but they must be on leash.

More Details

Denise M. V. Kanzler
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

About Denise M. V. Kanzler

I’m Denise - wife, stepmother, aunt and grandmother who loves all things Florida, especially our houses on Anna Maria Island. Though I do have a real job, I would much prefer to be a full-time beach bum and spend as much time near or in the water as possible. There is no better place to enjoy this lifestyle than on Anna Maria Island, one of the few remaining barrier islands with little development and lots of old Florida appeal!

Denise M. V. Kanzler purchased this house in 2015

Why Denise M. V. Kanzler chose Holmes Beach

This house belonged to our dear friends for over 40 years. It remained in their family until recently and various members of the entire family (4 generations) still come on a regular basis. It is another lovable, old-Florida style home, with much retro appeal and a few modern improvements. We enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with those who appreciate Anna Maria Island for its slow pace, laid-back ambience and quirky charm. Very little has changed in our neighborhood over the last 50 years and best of all, the beach, the Gulf and those unforgettable sunsets are only a short stroll away!

What makes this house unique

Everyone who has stayed at this house over the years appreciates the relaxed, timeless peacefulness of this funky house. It has lots of good vibes!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Second Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Childrens Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 10 bicycles
Outdoor shower


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Osprey Roost - Pet Friendly and Very Close to Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Cute and quaint and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This place was so cute and perfect for what my family was looking for. Tons of water and beach stuff in the garage for use. Perfect picnic table out back for kiddos to each lunch on. Huge master bed/bath that could have fit my whole family. Living room and kitchen were nice and great for us. Kitchen totally stocked with all pots/pans coffee pot etc.. Even a blender for those frozen drinks;-)

We didn't have to worry about messing anything up, this place was perfect for parents with kids:-)

Very livable and so close to the beach which was perfect for my family.

Would totally recommend this place for family with small kids and pets where they don't have to worry about anything.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

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Season 2018
2 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.45
Tax Rate 12.0%

Due to recent issues, security deposit will be required for all new guests.
Pet Deposit may also be required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.