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100 Steps to the Beautiful Gulf Beaches and it Has a Heated Pool!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Duplex, 2 bedrooms/2baths (sleeps 4-6) with 2 extra twin aero beds

This beautifully maintained island property, which is just 100 steps from the beach and beach access, has been furnished with a decorator's touch. Lush landscaping sets this house apart and the inviting beach decor will lower your stress level and ease you into vacation mode. This spacious 1700 square foot unit has plenty of room for everyone to find their own quiet place, but also larger areas to gather together and play games, watch TV or cook together. The property also has an air/conditioned and heated screened lanai as well as large decks on the front and back. The back deck also has table and chairs with an umbrella and it overlooks the pool.

In the garage you'll find the laundry area and you'll also find beach carts, beach umbrellas and chairs and there are usually lots of beach and pool toys that guests have left behind for your enjoyment as well. The white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are just a few steps away so grab the beach cart, chairs, umbrellas, beach towels and pop-up shade canopy and start your vacation!

After a day on the beach and in the warm Gulf water you can return to the tranquil setting of the backyard and sip a cool drink while floating in the heated pool or take a nap while listening to your favorite music.

Cook a gourmet meal in the fully appointed kitchen with your family/friends gathered around the breakfast bar, or head out to the rear deck for a bar-b-que. Not in the mood to cook? Walk or drive to one of the many great restaurants on the island or hop on the free island trolley (it stops right across the street) and venture into town for shopping or a visit to the City Pier. But be sure not to miss the stunning sunsets. You can watch the nightly sunset pilgrimage while relaxing in the lanai as the curtains ripple in the evening breeze. It's perfection!

To get a better view, just scroll down this page and right after the rates you'll see the link for our VIRTUAL TOUR. You'll also see a link to the downstairs unit (Listing #87071 on VRBO) which has two bedrooms, 2 baths as well, but is a little bit smaller.......perfect if you'd like to bring the in-laws or extended family along to share this island paradise with you.

Keywords: Duplex, 2 bedroom, 4 bedroom

More Details

Marilyn Misiorowski
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Marilyn Misiorowski

We're Marilyn and Jim Misiorowski and we've lived in So. California for the past 30 years. We first started coming to Anna Maria Island after James' parents moved from Chicago to the Perico Bay Club in nearby Bradenton in the 1980's. We immediately loved the small town feel of the island and in 2005 we bought this home in anticipation of retiring here. In the meantime, we completely remodeled it, added a pool, landscaping, changed the entry to the upper floor and redecorated with new furnishings with an 'island decor'. We really love coming to the island whenever we have time and someday plan to be there at least 6 months a year.

Marilyn Misiorowski purchased this house in 2005

What makes this house unique

You'll have everything you need at our little slice of paradise. The beach is right across the street and you don't even have to drive if you don't want to because the island trolley stops just across from our house. The island restaurants are great and plentiful, and one of our favorites is just a block away. You'll also love the friendliness of the locals and the fact that there are no high rises and very few franchise type businesses on the island. Our property's proximity to the beach is definitely what sold us on it. Being a minute walk to the beach makes it so easy to run home if nature calls!

One of our favorite places is the lanai. It's a great place to enjoy the scenery, read a book, play a game or just take a nap! The back deck is also fantastic and you'll love to sit there while barbecuing and listen to the palms swaying in the breeze. It's so special. There is so much room, inside and out, everyone can find their special place to be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved how close the beach was so that we could take shovels and buckets and paddle boards. We also used the pool a lot. It was refreshing. The sunsets were absolutely beautiful. They were very colorful. We made new friends. The water from the ocean had a perfect temperature. Thank you for letting us stay. We have stayed on Anna Maria Island twice before and we particularly enjoyed this house and location. Thank you!
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Holmes Beach in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Also has 1 dbl. and 1 twin aerobed with pump.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Also has 2 twin Aerobeds with electric pump.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Heated Pool (shared), No Pets, 2 additional twin aerobeds


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100 Steps to the Beautiful Gulf Beaches and it Has a Heated Pool!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 31 reviews

Perfect Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our sweet vacation on Anna Maria Island. Our stay was highlighted with a perfect choice in this vacation rental. The upstairs unit was extremely roomy for our family of four. The front and back porches, along with the sunroom, added so much extra room for us to all have plenty of space. It's nicely updated and had everything we needed at our fingertips. Best of all is the location, we loved being only a few steps to the beach. Our teen daughters enjoyed riding bikes to the ice cream shop and stores just down the street. Of course, the pool was a great way to end each day! Great house, amazing location, perfect vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT location. Great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good week. This house is in a great location. It really is 100 steps to sand! Right next to a free trolley stop. Easy to get to restaurants and retail. The house is comfortable and easy to live in. Loved the front porch. I would recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in May 2017 and we loved it! Very spacious two bedroom, two bath, with a good size kitchen - all nicely decorated. Loved that there were two decks - we could always find shade outside! The deck in the front overlooked the trolley stop and we could watch people walking to the beach. The deck in the back had a patio table and umbrella and overlooked the small pool. Then there was the lanai for some AC and sunlight. The beach really was just one block away. There were multiple wagons, umbrellas, pool noodles, beach chairs, and beach toys available for sharing between the upstairs and downstairs unit. I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tampa FL

Very Clean, well-appointed and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 nights in late Sept 2016. Was the first time we were on the island during red tide so we were very thankful to be a block off the beach and have the pool for our kids to enjoy since the beach was pretty bad for a couple of days. By the end of our stay, the beach was better but we still spent a ton of time in the pool.

This unit has everything, from wine openers to mixing bowls to beach toys to air mattresses to nice little baskets to store toys or supplies during your trip. One of the best units we have ever rented on VRBO.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lockport, Il

The reason I feel at home on AMI.

  • 5 of 5

We first rented this beautiful home in 2013 on our first visit to AMI and it was absolutely perfect. Tastefully decorated, well maintained and truly 100 steps to the beautiful and relaxing beach (yes, I counted!). It truly felt like home. Renting the property was a wonderful experience and every time we visit we attempt to rent this home first. We visit AMI often and this is our absolute favorite place to stay. I am already counting down to our next visit this May. Part of me wants to keep this gem my little secret :-)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as the web page depicts. Beautiful apartment on upper floor

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the upper apartment for three weeks. We travelled all the way from the UK and were,understandably worried that it might not be quite as shown.

It exceeded our expectations. It was spotlessly clean,very spacious and well apointed.

There are two decks,back and front so there is always a sunny spot somewhere to sit outside. The beds were comfortable with plenty of extra covers if required ( we had some cool nights and they were much appreciated) It is so spacious so even if six people shared there is always somewhere quiet to sit. Plenty of information books and a small library of paperbacks etc. The kitchen has everything you could possible need, I defy anyone to find anything that has been missed. The laundry is downstairs in the garage and is shared with the downstairs accommodation. There is only one washer but two dryers. I recommend that if staying more than one week that you change laundry any day except Saturday as the cleaners are using the machines for the other unit and you could be hanging around a while(or leave the washing until after 4pm) There are plenty of chairs,umbrellas,beach paraphenailia etc. with trolleys to convey it all to the beach,which really is 100 steps away(unless you take very small steps)

The pool is small but functional. It could be crowded if both units use it at the same time. IOt would be ideal in the summer months as it provided lots of shade.

If you want breakfast out we recommend Minnies Beach Diner - they are exceptionally good.

There is the free trolley around the island so you really don't need to use the car unless you want to go back across the causeway for retail therapy.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Beach Bistro
Nearest Restaurant
Beach Bistro
Nearest Beach
100 steps or 1/2 block
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Holiday Wks. 2017/18
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February 2018
3 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £105.07 + Tax
Damage Deposit Waiver £37.53
Tax Rate 12.0%

We have property managers on the island who assist us in ensuring that your vacation at our property goes as you expected. They have been trusted and respected members of the island business community for decades and have been handling the management of our properties as well as our reservation paperwork for many years. And, there will be no additional costs, such as administrative fees or service fees if you decide to reserve our property.
Note: We offer guests an option of choosing either a $50 non-refundable security (damage) deposit waiver or $500 refundable. The $50 non-refundable has been included in your quote. Just let us know if you would prefer the $500 refundable option.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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