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Walker Beach Cottage #1
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Walker Beach Cottage #1

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Minimum Stay: 3 - 7 nights
  • Pool: No

My wood-frame beach cottage was built in 1936, and was originally part of 6-8 cottages and a lodge house. It is the only surviving cottage, many having been taken by hurricanes. (Forward of the cottage’s beach, a street and an entire city block of the old subdivision are submerged beneath the Gulf of Mexico.) The cottage is a beautiful aqua color on the outside with green awnings and is also decorated Key West – Caribbean style inside. The front faces the street where it dead-ends, so it is private from the public, and the rear faces the Gulf, but there is a home between the cottage & the Gulf. However, the cottage’s land wraps around this home to the right, where the sea oats are, connecting it to the beach. Also, there is a beach view from the cottage’s left end. From this view & the beach, if you are vigilant mornings & evenings, you will see 2 or more dolphins close in, patrolling the shallows. Then every evening, you will be treated to the sun setting into the Gulf’s sparkling blue waters. Finally, bring your binoculars to watch for dolphins, distant cruise ships, faraway freighters, and, if allowed by your significant other, wandering bikinis &, um, speedos.

Unique Benefits

You can just step out the back door and walk down to the beautiful white sand on the beach without having to cross any streets and no stairs to climb!

Attractions Within Walking Distance

The shopping center is just a short walk away.

Inside Scoop

My cottage is located just a short walk away from the trolley stop. The trolley runs 7 days a week, so you don't even need to use your car!

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Beach chairs
    • Beach view
    • Bed linens provided
    • Free WiFi
    • Heating
    • Kid friendly
    • Kitchen
    • Managed by owner
    • Non-smoking
    • Outdoor shower
    • Parking available
    • Patio or deck
    • Pets allowed
    • Towels provided
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / satellite TV
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD player
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Smoke detector
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer & Dryer

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Jun 01 2022 - Jul 31 2022
$1,200 3 nights
Aug 01 2022 - Sep 30 2022
$1,100 3 nights
Oct 01 2022 - Nov 20 2022
$1,000 3 nights
Nov 21 2022 - Dec 31 2022
$1,300 3 nights
Jan 01 2023 - Mar 31 2023
$1,700 7 nights

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Fees:

Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $250
Pet Deposit: $100

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

We accept Master Card or Visa with a 4% fee or personal check with no charge. The City of Holmes Beach has a noise ordinance for quiet hours between 10:00 pm and 7:00am. During these hours there is to be no excessive or boisterous noise or sound permitted. Thank you.
Holmes Beach Rental Certificate VRC16-000635

Availability

Last updated on June 21, 2022

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Owner Info

Adron Walker

Adron Walker

About the owner: As a small boy growing up in this area, I fell in love with its sunny, “sugar sand” beaches in the summer and the contented feeling that comes from floating in the warm, gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico. So when I could finally afford it, I bought this little cottage in the small, modest town of Holmes Beach on a barrier island called Anna Maria. With it came my very own beach on the Gulf with lots of that wonderful sugar sand – a very fine, powdery, brilliantly white sand that audibly “squishes” between your toes when you walk on it. To catch even more of it (one can never have too much sugar sand), I planted interwoven rows of sea oats that have now created dunes. Through these dunes and the swaying stalks of oats, you will take a winding little path to the beach and those balmy, caressing waves of the Gulf that are guaranteed to wash your stress away. Then ... when you come back in the winter, you will enjoy an invigorating walk along that same beach in cool, crisp sunshine.

Calendar last updated: June 21, 2022

Guestbook comments from the owner:

Slice of Heaven!! Will be back.


Nov 2018

Will be back. Love, Love, Love it!!


Oct 2018

Patty and Jim

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Reviews

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Anniversary week

We were married same month in year prior on this beach and just had to come back. We have this booked again next year. We just cannot get enough of this place, this year we actually got to relax and enjoy more of the beach as last year we were to focused on the wedding, we still enjoyed as the wedding was beautiful, just very busy. This year we just sat and watched the beauty around us and enjoyed making meals and seeing the ocean view as well as every night we would just sit and enjoy the sunset. Any questions we had we just sent email and a reply came back in a timely manner. Great people to rent from.

Stayed: Submitted: May 02, 2022

Owner response

Tricia, So glad you got a chance to relax this year! Libby

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Beautiful Beach Bungalow

The first dune to the beach is 10 yards from your Deck. Where you can see the Gulf and listen to the waves all day and night long. This Cottage is appointed with all you need for a beach holiday. Family oriented beach fun is the flavor of the neighborhood with plenty of privacy. This adorable pet friendly cottage is a gem of a find.

Stayed: Submitted: April 13, 2022

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Perfect location

Walker Beach Cottage has a superb location! A 5 to 10 second walk to the beach! A 1/2 mile walk along the Gulf water north will take you to Manatee Public Beach where you will find a café, gift shop, food, beverages, restrooms and entertainment nightly! Libby, the property manager, was a delight to work with when planning this trip! She was very kind and helpful and made me feel like we were very close friends although we’ve never met. The cottage has character! In some ways it shows its age and in otherways it is updated. And we will return to Walker Beach Cottage unless we find property to purchase in the Anna Maria / Bradenton area as we love traveling to this destination!!

Stayed: Submitted: February 06, 2022

Owner response

Hi Kim, Hope you made it home safe and sound. Glad you enjoyed your stay . You are welcome anytime at the Walker Cottage and hope to meet you next time! Libby

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I am Hoping to experience the beach life!

The reviews left by others make this sound like a perfect vacation!! I am having difficulties getting this booked! I've sent numerous msg but only one reply! I hope the dates I've selected are still available CALL ME :)

Stayed: Submitted: February 04, 2022

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Loved It

The location was perfect, especially for a vacation with two little kids. Not much walking to get to the beach and we had everything we needed. We would go back in a heartbeat. The sunsets were beautiful from the cottage and the beach.

Stayed: Submitted: April 26, 2021

Owner response

Thanks Alicia! Hope to see you next year. Libby

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Wedding and honeymoon

We found this gem and just had to have it. They supplied everything one could need. Didn’t use half the things as there was so much to choose from. Now we know for next time what was offered. Had a very small ceremony and the man watching other house we share parking with was very accommodation to our guests for parking. Would defiantly return. The cottage itself is older but kept up very nice.

Stayed: Submitted: April 24, 2021

Owner response

Tricia, So glad you had a nice wedding and hope to see you next year for your anniversary.Libby

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So relaxing!

We spent one week at Walker Cottage. We were so comfortable and the cottage is well equipped with everything. Steps from the most spectacular beach on the island.We have already booked our next trip! Can’t wait to return.

Stayed: Submitted: April 19, 2021

Owner response

Joan, Thank you. You were such a wonderful guest! Libby

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Delightful Get Away

We had a delightful stay at the Walker Cottage. Although it is an older property, it was clean, had great beds and was stocked with everything we needed. Right out the door was a short path leading to the beautiful sand and water. We had a marvelous time and would definitely stay there again.

Stayed: Submitted: March 19, 2021

Owner response

Thank you Carol. Hope to see you again soon!Libby

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Excellent

Location location. Close to drugstore and holy cow ice cream ( visited every evening) Loved that we were right on beach but the cottage in front shielded us from the wind Everything we needed was there. Loved having two bathrooms Stayed with daughter and her husband and 20 month granddaughter. Afforded much privacy to all of us There was even a pack and play crib!!!! Would definitely stay again. Thank you to Libby

Stayed: Submitted: March 10, 2021

Owner response

Hope to see you again Nancy!Libby

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Nice room, but. Lots of steps!

Enjoyed our room, great location, quiet. Lots of steps to get to our room! Common areas and pool were very nice!

Stayed: Submitted: March 09, 2021

Owner response

Louis, I believe you stayed at another house. Our cottage does not have any steps and we do not have a pool.Libby

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Old Florida charmer with quirky style, and everything you need right on the beach!

Had a lovely stay and would consider this place again in the future. Plenty of space and location was great. Just a short walk to the beach.

Stayed: Submitted: February 09, 2021

Owner response

Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again!Libby

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Comfy

We were very pleased with our cottage rental. The path to the beach was close and the beach was beautiful. Lots of equipment for the beach, too. The cottage was very well equipped. The king bed was very comfy as was the living room. Had the weather cooperated, we would have extended our stay. Thank you, owners, for providing everything we needed and more! Bob and Kitty Buhl

Stayed: Submitted: December 20, 2020

Owner response

Bob and Kitty, So glad you were able to enjoy some of your stay. You will have to come back and enjoy the cottage again when we have better weather!Libby

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We enjoyed an awesome stay at this adorable cottage!

This was our first time to stay at Walker Cottage but had always noticed it in previous trips to the island. It met all of our expectations. There were two of us and it was very comfortable. The amenities included everything we could possibly need. Working with the manager, Libby, was a delight! Will definitely stay here again!

Stayed: Submitted: November 22, 2020

Owner response

So glad you had a great time! Hope to see you next year. Libby

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Paradise

This beach cottage is perfect. We have been coming here for the past 6 years. The location and privacy are awesome.Just a little walk between the sea oats to the wonderful white soft beach. The sunsets are amazing. Cottage is always comfortable and clean with all you will need provided. Libby is always an attentive host. Very comfortable king size bed, queen in second room. Shops and restaurants very close. Just come ! You will see !

Stayed: Submitted: August 27, 2020

Owner response

Thank you Beverly! You have been a great guest. Libby

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Very Relaxing atmosphere

This beach cottage was just what my family needed. We loved that we were right on the beach and could bike almost everywhere we needed. The area as a whole was very relaxing and quiet. The private walkway to the beach was perfect. Our family has been used to the condo scene and this was a welcome treat to be on a private beach and not surrounded by hundreds of people. My family loved this place and hope to be back next year. Libby was very helpful with everything we needed.

Stayed: Submitted: August 01, 2020

Owner response

Thank you Tammy. So glad you enjoyed your stay. See you next year! Libby

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Just what the Doctor ordered

This was the best vacation I have had in a few years. It was so easy to schedule - Libby the cottage manager was excellent and so accommodating. The cottage was charming, very clean, and well equipped - I didn't need to purchase a thing. Its location is so close to many fantastic restaurants.The beach was only a few steps away with beautiful soft, white sand. And the Gulf water was soothing - so clear - just like being in the Caribbean. Watched Dolphins play (the only Dolphins that are playing this year - sorry Miami!) and pelicans and sea gulls soar. I will definitely be booking this place every year! Thanks for a great time!

Stayed: Submitted: October 07, 2019

Owner response

Thanks Alexis, So glad you had a great stay! Libby

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Date last modified: December 19th, 2021
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