Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Florida - great central location

Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Florida - great central location #1
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Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Florida - great central location #1

About this rental

Condo (Sleeps 4)
1050 sq. ft.  ·   2 bedrooms   ·  2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Minimum Stay: 7 - 30 nights
  • Living Area: 1050 sq. ft.

- 7 min. walk to beach, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, beach wagon provided

- sleeps 4, 2 bedroom/2 bath, very private and quiet

- all linens provided, washer/dryer in unit

- stores within short walk; Publix, Walgreens, CVS, Dollarama, Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins, beach stores, Ace Hardware, various restaurants, unique coastal stores

- free island trolley near entrance to complex

- easy access on/off island

- contactless entry, dedicated code provided, code provided to on-site pool

- Sarasota airport 20 min.; Tampa airport 1 hour; St./Pete's Clearwater airport 50 min.

- Owner usually responds in less than 30 min.

- Local activities, deep sea fishing, parasailing, canoe/kayak rentals, horseback riding, golf cart/bike/scooter rentals, water taxi


Private and quiet 2 bedroom/2 bath end unit in Sandy Pointe. Excellent location for all that Anna Maria Island has to offer! Sleeps 4 with a king size bed in the principal bedroom and 2 twins in the secondary bedroom. Large heated pool and screened in lanai. Short walk to shops, dining and stop for the free island trolley. Extensive views over top of the Mangrove Preserve.
Wagon, beach chairs and umbrellas provided for pleasant walk to beach. Best location for on and off the island quickly. Washer and dryer provided as well as under cover parking for 2 cars. Plug at parking level for golf carts. Lovingly maintained condo with consistent high reviews. Enjoy your stay!

On second floor with covered stairs. No elevator.

One week minimum rental.
No pets as per condo. association

Unique Benefits

This unit offers far reaching views over the mangroves for the famous Gulf sunsets/sunrises. It is a private and quiet end unit. Great central location for exploring the island or travelling on/off the island for other shopping, restaurants, day trips.
Holmes Beach is situated on Anna Maria Island, providing a serene and picturesque coastal environment. The island boasts beautiful white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and breathtaking sunsets, making it ideal for relaxation and leisurely walks.

AMI has that small-town charm where you will learn to live at a slower pace of life even if it's just a week. Visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of city living. You can enjoy exploring the local shops, dining at charming restaurants, and engaging in water sports activities like kayaking, fishing, or paddleboarding.

Why Kids Love It

The beach offers a vast playground of sand and water, allowing children to engage in endless imaginative play, building sandcastles, digging holes, and splashing in the waves. Holmes Beach has a playground for children and volleyball nets. There are lifeguards on duty during the day, The Beach Cafe and beach ice cream shop offer generous portions with a great view.

You may be fortunate enough to see dolphins or manatees. It's fun to explore the island on bikes or golf cart, with part of your day watching fishing at one of the piers or visit the Mote Marine laboratory.

Many families enjoy the deep sea fishing trips.

Area Information

Holmes Beach, located on Anna Maria Island in Florida, has a rich and fascinating history. This charming coastal town has evolved from a sparsely populated island into a beloved vacation destination over the years.

The story of Holmes Beach begins in the early 20th century when the island was predominantly used for fishing and farming. The area was named after Jack Holmes, a developer who recognized the island’s potential for tourism. In the 1920s, Holmes began selling lots and promoting the island as a vacation spot.

As the years went by, more people discovered the natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere of Holmes Beach. The 1950s saw a surge in development and the construction of charming beach cottages. The growth continued throughout the following decades, but the town managed to maintain its small-town charm and laid-back vibe.

One of the notable landmarks in Holmes Beach is the historic Anna Maria City Pier, built in 1911. It has become a beloved spot for fishing and strolling, offering stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. The pier stands as a testament to the town’s enduring legacy.

Today, Holmes Beach is known for its pristine sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and picturesque sunsets. Visitors and residents can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including swimming, boating, kayaking, and exploring the local wildlife.

Holmes Beach’s history is a testament to the enduring allure of this coastal paradise. It serves as a reminder of the island’s humble beginnings and its transformation into a beloved destination that attracts visitors from near and far.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Holmes Beach, Florida is located on Anna Maria Island, which offers beautiful beaches and attractions within walking distance. From Holmes Beach, you can easily reach the pristine Gulf of Mexico shoreline, various restaurants serving delicious seafood, local shops, and nearby landmarks such as the Anna Maria City Pier. Enjoy exploring the island on foot!

Favorite Places To Eat

Some popular places to eat on Anna Maria Island, Florida, include The Sandbar Restaurant, The Waterfront Restaurant, Rod & Reel Pier, Ginny and Jane E’s Cafe and Coastal Store, and the Swordfish restaurant in Cortez Village. These establishments offer a variety of delicious dishes and a charming island atmosphere.

Hurricane Hanks, mid-island offers great ribs and chicken. Skinny's and Duffy's are good for hamburgers and our personal favourite, The Ugly Grouper has a great menu and live music.

For Mexican, our girls love The Wicked Cantina and for pizza we like Oma's.

Inside Scoop

The locals of Holmes Beach, Florida, know the secret spots for breathtaking sunsets, like the secluded area near the City Pier. They also cherish the hidden gem of Café on the Beach, where they savor delicious food and enjoy live music right on the sand.

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach chairs
  • Communal pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Heated pool
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lanai
  • Managed by owner
  • Managed by property manager
  • No pets allowed
  • Non-smoking
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Private pool
  • Screen porch
  • Towels provided
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Beach
    (< 1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (< 1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Park
    (< 1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (< 1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Apr 27 - Aug 31 2024
$1,350 7 nights
Sep 02 - Sep 30 2024
$1,300 7 nights
Sep 30 - Dec 02 2024
$1,225 7 nights
Oct 05 - Nov 02 2024
$3,800 30 nights
Mar 29 - May 03 2025
$189 7 nights

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Fees:

Cleaning & Linens: $235

Tax Rate: 12%

Availability

Last updated on May 25, 2024

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Map

Nearest Airport: Sarasota - 20 miles
Nearest Golf: Right on Anna Maria Island - 2 miles

Hosted by Christopher Hayward

Christopher Hayward

Member since 2023

Year Purchased: 1994

Guestbook comments from the host:

What is not to like about Anna Maria Island?
Property Managing Agent - Island Resorts - superb. Apparently it is not possible to award 10 out of 5. If I could, I would


Jan 2023

Whitney C. Kentucky - July 2019 We are so thankful that we chose Hayward by the Sea! The condo was nicely updated and the perfect size for our group of four. I must say that it was immaculate. IVP went above our expectations by reaching out to us and ensuring that everything was okay once we arrived. When I did have a question or two he was always quick to respond. The price was just terrific and the location was perfect. It was so simple to access anything we needed being that we were a hop away from Publix, restaurants, and shops. I was able to speak to the owners on the phone and can honestly say they are by far the nicest and most positive couple I have spoken to. I could just go on.


Jul 2021

We had a great time staying at this vacation rental. Very quite area with a nice pool walking distance away. The rental came with plenty of beach towels, a nice drying rack on the outdoor balcony, and a storage unit full of beach toys, chairs, and beach umbrellas. Perfect size and price for 4 people!


Apr 2021

Kathrine W.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Distance to beach?

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6 min. walk, wagon, umbrellas, chairs, beach toys available for use

Q:

Minimum number of nights?

A:

One week minimum

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The unit was very clean and the location was secluded and quiet while also being a short walk to the beach, Publix, shops and restaurants. There is also a garage to park 2 cars. The center of Anna Marie Island is a short 5 min. drive. There is a nature preserve with a walking path located next to the unit.

Stayed: Submitted: January 20, 2024

Owner response

I’m glad you enjoy your stay. We do our very best to make sure the condo looks great and you enjoy all of what it offers.

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