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Warm and Sunny and steps to the water's edge- Bamboo Apts. 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 BR/1BA fully equipped apartment with limited beach views

If you are looking for a peaceful vacation at the beach-- you've found the right spot. We've designed our apartments to be comfortable-- perfect for a few nights, or a longer stay.

Our small, five unit complex is right on the Gulf, with spacious, tropical gardens, beach front patios and grills, and an individual sun patio to call your own, complete with table, chairs, and umbrella. Relax and read the paper in the mornings, or enjoy supper and watch the sunset.

The interior is decorated with a tropical flair, including rattan furniture in the bedroom, dining room, and living area- but we've kept and reupholstered everyone's favorite vintage easy chairs. Be sure to look at our framed collection of black and white beach photos taken on the property in the 1930's and 1940's.

The bedroom has a king-sized bed and walk-in closet. The queen size sleeper sofa in the living room accommodates two more people comfortably.

The Cafe on the Beach for all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts, casual lunches, and relaxing dinners is just a few steps away. Grocery stores and restaurants are 3 blocks away, and the free trolley will take you up and down the Island.

We have three other VRBO units located on this property -- VRBO 77482 and VRBO 327896 (our duplex cottage) and VRBO 82848, which is fairly similar to this listing.

Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Alice Torres Sutton
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Alice Torres Sutton

Hi! Our family has owned this property since 1971. My grandparents built it as their retirement home, and now it belongs to us. My mom, Gladys, is on the left in this photo, and that's me, Alice, on the right. Mom passed away in 2014, but her spirit of hospitality continues. I live up in Tampa, and visit the beach every weekend with my husband and family.

Alice Torres Sutton purchased this apartment in 1971

Why Alice Torres Sutton chose Anna Maria Island

Our family has always loved the Island, especially this spot, since my grandparents had friends from Tampa who lived close by. Our gulf-front patio has towering Australian pine trees, so you can sit in the shade on hot days, and feel a glorious breeze. The patio in the courtyard adjacent to the apartment is perfect for sunbathing even in the winter, because it's shielded from the wind. The Island has an old-fashioned small town vibe, so you can leave your cares behind.

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment is part of our five-unit family-owned complex, all one story duplexes. Our guests tell us they love the ease of walking out the door right onto a patio to read the paper, grill out, or just relax, without the hassle of stairs and long walks often found in condominiums. Families especially appreciate it, since the beach is just across the meadow it's easy to take the little ones to the water's edge, without a long walk toting 'beach stuff.' This year, we had a family of green herons nest in one of the pine trees, and everyone enjoyed waiting for the eggs to hatch. We also had a turtle's nest right on the beach in front of our place!


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with tub/shower, toilet and vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Spacious bedroom with king size bed and walk-in closet. Queen size sleeper sofa with pillow-top mattress in living area.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Enjoy the beach vacations you remember from childhood-- simple, easy and peaceful. Beach chairs and umbrella provided, additional beach items on request, walking distance to beachfront playground.



Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Beach Cafe
Nearest Beach
Our front yard
Car: recommended

We are located on a small quaint island off the coast of Florida.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.0%

See rental agreement for complete terms and conditions.

Reservation is not confirmed until signed agreement and deposit are received. For weekly/nightly stays, $250 is due at time of reservation, balance due 21 days in advance. No refunds unless owner is able to rebook. Call/email for information regarding longer stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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