About this rental
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.
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.
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!
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Jan 01 - Mar 31 2023
Apr 01 - Apr 30 2023
May 01 - May 31 2023
Jun 01 - Jul 31 2023
Aug 01 - Sep 30 2023
Security Deposit: $250
Pet Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $115
Tax Rate: 12%
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
Last updated on March 20, 2023
Hosted by Adron Walker
Member since 2019
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.
Guestbook comments from the host:
Slice of Heaven!! Will be back.
Will be back. Love, Love, Love it!!
25th Wedding Anniversary
OMG! Paradise right outside the back door! Couldn't ask for anything more! Convenient to everything! Thanks for a wonderful stay, Libby! You are the hostess with the mostest! :)
Stayed: November 2022 Submitted: January 08, 2023
Thank you Gale. You were a great guest! Libby
30th Anniversary getaway
Very Awesome little cottage with all the necessities and more. Spoke with Ms. Libby on the phone a couple times, and she was quick to respond to text messages. My Bride of 30yrs and I looked for something quiet on the beach or a short walk to the beac. Walker Cottage provided just that. Spent all day on the beach til the beautiful sunset appeared over the Gulf of Mexico. We look forward to our next trip to AMI to stay at Walker Cottage.
Stayed: August 2022 Submitted: August 27, 2022
Hi Dan, So glad you had a great time at our cottage. You were such wonderful guests and hope to see you next year for your 31st! Libby
Perfect little cottage
We Loved this cottage! A little older style but perfect location and manager, owners and cleaning crew were outstanding. If I could afford it I would move in lol! Can’t wait to stay again. 30 second walk to watch the sunset in the beach every night.
Stayed: July 2022 Submitted: August 15, 2022
Thank you Rich. It was nice to meet you and your family! Hope to see you again soon. Libby
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: April 2022 Submitted: May 02, 2022
Tricia, So glad you got a chance to relax this year! Libby
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: April 2022 Submitted: April 13, 2022
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: January 2022 Submitted: February 06, 2022
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
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: February 2022 Submitted: February 04, 2022
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: April 2021 Submitted: April 26, 2021
Thanks Alicia! Hope to see you next year. Libby
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: April 2021 Submitted: April 24, 2021
Tricia, So glad you had a nice wedding and hope to see you next year for your anniversary.Libby
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: April 2021 Submitted: April 19, 2021
Joan, Thank you. You were such a wonderful guest! Libby
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: March 2021 Submitted: March 19, 2021
Thank you Carol. Hope to see you again soon!Libby
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: March 2021 Submitted: March 10, 2021
Hope to see you again Nancy!Libby
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: February 2021 Submitted: March 09, 2021
Louis, I believe you stayed at another house. Our cottage does not have any steps and we do not have a pool.Libby
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: January 2021 Submitted: February 09, 2021
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again!Libby
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: December 2020 Submitted: December 20, 2020
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
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: November 2020 Submitted: November 22, 2020
So glad you had a great time! Hope to see you next year. Libby
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: August 2020 Submitted: August 27, 2020
Thank you Beverly! You have been a great guest. Libby
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: July 2020 Submitted: August 01, 2020
Thank you Tammy. So glad you enjoyed your stay. See you next year! Libby
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: September 2019 Submitted: October 07, 2019
Thanks Alexis, So glad you had a great stay! Libby
Hosted by Adron Walker