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White Sands Beach Resort

6504 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
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White Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 14 hotels in Holmes Beach
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Just returned from a week at White Sands. It's not luxury but everything you need and the location can't be beat. Right on the beach, a nice pool, nice accomodations, and a great staff. Bed was more comfortable than my own. Convenient free island trolly stop right in front of the property. The only suggestion I would make is to... More

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Ocoee, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was married on Anna Maria so it has a special place in my heart. I like to go over for quick weekend stays but this can be hard with more condos on the island than hotels. I stayed here over a year ago and the location is great. The rooms needed some improvements and there were some bug issues.... More

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Waterford, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been staying at White Sands for about 10 years and have always enjoyed our 2 week vacation there. The owners are very helpful, very knowledgeable and always willing to help with any questions you may have about the island. Though there are alot of restaurants, White Sands provides weber grills and we prefer to grill nightly, never having... More

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East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We just returned to the frozen North after a wonderful week at White Sands. The location was absolutely first-rate! We loved everything about our stay. The apartment was well equipped with just everything one needs for a relaxing, trouble fee stay. The only thing I wish was provided were pool towels so we wouldn't need to use the room towels... More

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for Thank you for your kind words and your positive review ! We are happy to hear you enjoyed pool and all the other amenities in your room and loved our location right on the beach. We also appreciate your ideas and suggestions in order to make your next stay with us even better! We are... More

Mont Tremblant, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This hotel is smaller, funky old style Florida, on one level. The place is a best kept secret. Great location, nice, clean, comfy with easy access to the beach. Excellent value for a fully equipped apartment with fridge, stove and microwave. My unit had a King size bed and a queen size pull out couch. Perfect for couples, singles or... More

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your great review and are glad that you enjoy your stayed with us at our 2 locations The White Sands and The Tropical Breeze. The White Sands was originally built in late 50's and was one of the first Motels on the island. The Tropical Breeze cottage were brought to the island in the 40's for 3 sisters... More

Kenly, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went there to vist my brother and OMG it was the best place ever. The sands the beach the rooms etc everything was perfect to the Deolphines playing in the water infront of us. We loved our stay!!!!

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for writing such a great review about the White Sands Beach Resort. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and even saw some dolphins out in the Gulf of Mexico. Thank you so very much for your kind words and your positive review ! We are happy to... More

Shorewood, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Where our backyard was the Sand, Sea, & Sun in abundance! The 4 to 9 ft pool was always warm, refreshing, & sparkling. We were so cozy in our cool comfortable cottage with luscious greenery, palms, & birds of paradise in abundance. Staff was simply gracious, pleasant, & helpful. Amenities were very supple, especially the king bed & pull out.... More

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your wonderful review and are glad that you enjoy your stayed with us at our 2 locations The White Sands and The Tropical Breeze. We are happy that you enjoyed the landscaping on the grounds, the beach , heated pool and the attention of our staff. I will make sure to pass on your compliments to the staff.... More

Abbeville, Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

First time visitor but not my last! Loved the old FL style and feel of the White Sands. Clean well furnished nice size rooms. Comfortable beds. Plenty of pots, pans and dishes with full size refrig, stove, toaster, and micro wave. Easy Easy beach access from all rooms. Plenty of grills and tables for cooking dinner at your door. Nice... More

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2floridasunshine, Owner at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, I’m so glad you enjoyed your first visit with us, I appreciate your kind words regarding our property and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip. Thank you, Ken MGR More

NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My husband introduced me to this little gem on Anna Maria Island. He had been coming since he was 11 and now we are married we come every other year with our children and even introduced my parents to stay. What is there not to love about this place, it is clean, friendly, heated pool, rooms are spacious and access... More

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2floridasunshine, Owner at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, We appreciate your loyalty and returning year after year. Our guest are what make our place great and a returning destination where people can feel at home make friends that last a lifetime. I’m so glad you enjoyed your time with us, I appreciate your review of our property and we look... More

Southaven
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Considering the location right by the beach - it makes more then up for the very basic and old structure. We definitely would come back to visit. We had no reservation, the proprietors worked with us to provide reasonable ad-hoc accommodations. We stayed in the larger unit right by the street - no problem. It would be a great place... More

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review of your first visit to Anna Maria Island and the White Sands Beach Resort The White Sands is a great gem on Anna Maria Island Florida, it was originally built in late 50's and was one of the first Motels on the island. we are continuously updated our units while trying to... More

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Address: 6504 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
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Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
White Sands Beach Hotel Holmes Beach
White Sands Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Holmes Beach
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on the Florida west coast island of Anna Maria, The White Sands Beach Resort is the perfect tropical island vacation getaway with miles of white, sandy walking beaches & blue-green water. We offer charming one & two bedroom Florida island style apartments, studios, cottages & motel rooms. More than just a motel hotel, All rooms have fully equipped kitchens, have 42 inch LCD TV's , playstation2 , DVD player, and free WI-FI at our Florida beach resort. While on vacation at the White Sands you can enjoy a gulf front heated pool, shuffleboard court, picnic areas and bar-b-q grills. Nearby are tennis courts, island beach shops, golf courses & a number of award winning restaurants like Beach Bistro and Sand Bar. We have Twenty-one Florida resort units on the gulf with kitchen and phone, & heated pool on the beach. No pets. Our island resort is a great Florida vacation destination near Bradenton, Longboat Key and Sarasota. Similar to Sanibel island, AMI Florida is located on the west coast of Florida just south of Tampa and is a great island vacation place for family vacations and Honeymoon vacations.We offer a quiet relaxing, tropical island feel with all the creature comforts of home. Our Florida island beach resort is located on the west coast of Florida in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island Florida directly on the beach and on the Gulf of Mexico. You can see much of Florida's natural wildlife on our beaches, including Sea Turtles, and the gentle Manatee. Island Beachcombers can find Florida Sea Shells while walking and swimming along the beach. Beautiful sunsets, a perfect spot for a family friendly vacation or a quiet island honeymoon. ... more   less 
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