About the Property
It is almost always Summer on Anna Maria Island! Summer reservations are mostly full, but there are a few open weeks left! Availability is updated frequently, so please check our calendar often.
Peacock Place, our 'big house' on Anna Maria Island is a sprawling old-Florida style home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and plenty of space. It is ideal for a large family or several couples. It is very close to the beach, with only one other house between it and our beautiful, un-crowded beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Anna Maria is less than an hour away from 3 major airports: Tampa (TPA), Sarasota (SRQ) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE). Just a short trip across the Intracoastal Waterway, AMI is easy to get to, and difficult to leave!
The house is ideal for a large family or several couples. It has been added onto here and there over the years, creating a pleasant haphazard of living spaces. The kitchen is bright and airy with ample room to cook for a crowd and just about every tool or appliance you could want is probably available. For outdoor cooking, there is a gas grill and a small charcoal grill. The main living room is quite large with lots of comfy sofas and recliners. Many games, toys and puzzles, plus an extensive library of vintage books, are tucked into nooks, crannies and shelves all over. There are three dining tables in this room, and lots & lots of chairs! There is a new smart HDTV that can accept streaming devices, digital cable and a DVD player. Wireless internet system was recently upgraded to fastest speed available.
On the east side of the house, there is a large screened porch. It is the ideal spot for sunrise and coffee, and great for napping or sleeping when it is not too hot. The porch has another dining table too. In the old breezeway, there is a fun retro-style cocktail bar.
The master suite is surprisingly elegant. It is also quite large, with a new king-sized bed, multiple dressers and a small library nook. There is also a cozy sitting area with a corner fireplace. The master bath is spacious and cheery, with an exterior door that takes you straight to the beach, and a nearby outdoor shower.
The front bedroom has two twin beds, and the porch bedroom has a full-size bed. The small childrens bedroom has two bunk beds; it sleeps four children. As well, there is one queen-sized sleeper sofa. There is also a second full bath with a large walk-in shower. The entire house has central air conditioning. Peacock Place can accommodate 8 adults.
There is only one other house between this one and the beach. Beach access is a public walkway at the end of the street, a 2-minute walk. We have lots of beach toys, chairs, umbrellas & a pop-up tailgate tent, and a cart to tote things to the beach. We also have baby & infant gear for use if needed, including Pack & Play, Space-Saver High Chair, Swing & Sway, Bounce Baby and other items. This house is entirely ground-level; there are no stairs. There is no swimming pool, but many swim in the Gulf year-round!
Please note: You are vacationing in a residential area. Please be a good neighbor by keeping the noise to a respectful level during the day and night. Excessive and unreasonable noise can deprive the neighbors of the peaceful enjoyment of their property. Thank you. (City of Holmes Beach requires noise ordinance to be posted on all on-line listings.)
In addition, Peacock Place has a maximum of four vehicles allowed and all vehicles must be parked in driveways. No street or right-of-way parking is allowed without proper permit.
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Peacock Place is in a quiet neighborhood with little traffic and mostly full-time residents. It is easily walkable to shopping, restaurants, bike & boat rental, library, post office, groceries, liquor store & specialty wine store, as well as the only bank branch left on the island. There is also a free trolley that runs the length of Anna Maria Island, as well as Longboat Key to the south, and a trolley stop very close to the house. Many of our regulars arrive by shuttle or ride-share, and just use bikes, golf cart, trolley or bus to get around. You can easily enjoy the island without a rental car if you choose!
Our home is in the historic Gutiérrez subdivision; it was purchased by our family in the early 1960’s. Gavino Gutiérrez was one of the original founders of Ybor City in Tampa. He was the engineer who laid out the streets of Ybor city in the 1880’s. He also built one of the original homes on Anna María island called “The Shack”, which was located where the main public beach is today. The wood used to build the shack was rescued when the old court house in Tampa was torn down and rebuilt. Gavino Gutiérrez brought the wood to AMI by sailboat. Many of our lovely neighbors are members of the Gutiérrez family! (Thank you all for letting us borrow your prose!)
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Because everyone keeps asking! We have a traditional drip coffee maker, a pod coffee machine and an espresso machine.
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May 01 2022 - Oct 31 2022
Nov 01 2022 - Apr 30 2023
Cleaning fee: $190
Pet/Security Deposit: $800
Tax Rate: 12%
Last updated on June 30, 2022
Calendar last updated: June 30, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this property available for my requested dates?
Calendar is updated daily. If your dates are not reserved or blocked, they are probably available. However, our beloved regulars do shift their dates on occasion, so please check back and/or submit inquiry! If you submit an inquiry, please include a brief message and provide an accurate phone number.
Do you have a swimming pool?
There is no swimming pool at this house. However, many guests swim in the Gulf year-round!
Do you allow pets?
Small, well-trained, housebroken, parasite-free, non-destructive pets are welcome within reason. Service dogs are always welcome. Dogs are not allowed on our beach, but there are many other dog-friendly areas nearby for swimming and exploring. For cats, some restrictions apply. One guest wanted to bring her horse, but we couldn't quite work that one out!
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation Policy is outlined in great detail in rental contract sent by email when you confirm your reservation. Yes, we have hurricanes, but at least we do not have to shovel snow!
Are there sharks?
Yes, there are sharks in the waters off Anna Maria. However, most are reclusive and not prone to attacking humans. It is much more likely you will encounter friendly creatures such as dolphins, manatees and gregarious shorebirds, than sharks.
Can we come for just the weekend?
City of Holmes Beach Code Enforcement requires a minimum of seven nights.
How far is it to the beach?
Beach is about 100 yards - a very short 2-minute walk via west driveway to public access at end of street!
What happened to your other listing?
If you are looking for our other listing, please contact us!
Our group of 6 adults had an amazing time in this lovely Floridian home. So much space and a great layout for all to enjoy. Excellent kitchen layout for multiple cooks. Lots of spaces to relax in. Great proximity to the beach with everything you need for a fabulous beach day. Easy walk to restaurants and trolley. Denise was a really nice person and a fantastic host. Thank you for the opportunity to make memories in your home.
Stayed: February 2022Submitted: March 03, 2022
Peacock Palace is Perfect. Lovely historic home with wonderful vintage features and tons of room for big families. Fantastic proximity to beach. Completely stocked with all you will need and Denise is lovely and responds immediately to any questions. Was just a wonderful stay. Miss being there.
Stayed: February 2021Submitted: March 03, 2021
Great place. Lots of room. Beach access less than a block away. Would rent again.
We had a large family - 5 adults, 2 children, 3 dogs. Peacock place had enough room to handle our whole group. Lots of beach equipment available for use. Beach access very close. Denise (owner) was very helpful and easy to work with. We enjoyed our stay.
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: January 05, 2021
We couldn't ask for more.
Peacock Place is located in the perfect spot for walking to beach, restaurants and library. Although it is in the center of town,the neighborhood is quiet. The amenities within the house are modern and set up for maximum convenience, dish washer, washer and drier, cable television and wifi, heat and air conditioning. There is a large screened porch for entertaining or just relaxing. The owner is always available to give advice or fix any problems that might arise. Pets are welcome, and the beach is steps away. We will be back next year.
Stayed: January 2019Submitted: March 11, 2019
A Perfect Place
This is much more than a house, it's a home, fully equipped for every possibility. The place is spacious and comfortable with all amenities. The location is the best on the Island. A ten minute walk will get you to half a dozen restaurants and a variety of shops, a post office, a bank and a convenience store, and a couple of more minutes to the library. The free trolley is just two blocks away. And, of course, the pristine beach is 30 seconds away! Lots of beach toys and equipment and bicycles are available in the garage. The owner is very responsive to any questions or problems. We will be returning next year!
Stayed: January 2019Submitted: March 11, 2019