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“What a beach vacation really is !” 5 of 5 stars
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Sailfish Beach Resort
3718 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217 (Formerly Sailfish Gulf Suites)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Holmes Beach B&B and Inns
Sun City Center, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“What a beach vacation really is !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I am a local but love to play tourist (especially on my Birthday) with my sister who lives in the North Pole. I found this small and private resort after hours of online searches that do not respect your number one wish TO BE RIGHT ON THE BEACH. This one is and the pictures are true.
It is a resort of only 3 units, 2 are in the front with the Ocean view. Open your sliding glass door and you have your private patio and the beach 10 feet away... Jeanne, the Manager, is friendly, extremely helpful and respectful. The place is roomy, absolutely spotless and equipped with everything you need. There might be several resorts on AMI but this one is the Local's favorite... no doubt !

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Florida
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you want to be on the beach, this is it. Best location on Homes Beach. No frills,just a nice low key place for a get a way. We chose to have our meals outside on the patio watching the surf and sunsets in lieu of the multitude of restaurants . Jeanne, the manager is very helpful and does a A+ job. She makes sure everything runs smoothly. We will definitely return.
Ann & Dick
Naples. FL

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SailfishBeachResort, Owner at Sailfish Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
I'm couldn't agree more with you that the patio is the best place to enjoy your meals while watching the surf and sunsets! So glad you enjoyed your time - it is a special place.
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed here for my birthday weekend with my husband and two children, ages 3 and 5. It was magical! Truly an affordable piece of heaven! Not only was it reasonably priced, but having a kitchen and a supermarket only 5 minutes away allowed us to steer clear of pricey restaurant outings. Plus, what can be better than creating your own BBQ clam bake directly on the beach terrace while listening to the sound of crashing waves and watching the sun set? The suites were nicely appointed with coastal decor and plenty of soft towels and toiletries. There was a TV and DVD player for mom and dad breaks (aka Disney time for the kids). There were sand toys, beach floaties and umbrella patio furniture--really everything and anything you could need. The owner was incredibly welcoming and made herself very available to us should we have needed anything. We are so thrilled to have found this place and plan to make it a family vacation stop once a year.

Room Tip: Stay in one of the gulf front suites so you can see the ocean from your living space. It's a mag...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Rutherford, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is, by far, the best place to stay on AMI. The apartments are clean, the staff was very friendly and the location is perfect. We were able to sit on the patio and enjoy the gulf sunsets every night! The rooms were immaculate and incredibly spacious. I had an amazing time here and have already booked my stay for next year!

Room Tip: Try to get one of the beach facing apartments... they're incredible.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for the first time the last week of July into August and it was absolutely amazing. The rooms are perfect. The staff was so accommodating with everything we needed during our stay here. The back patio is literally right on the beach and we were able to BBQ and eat with the sounds of the ocean. So perfect!!! We are looking forward to many more summer vacations spent here.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

So nice to find a nice little place like this directly on the beach! Jeanne, the resident manager for the last 8 years, was so gracious and made sure that we had everything we needed. Even being in a non-gulf front suite, it didn't matter - we were just steps from the beach and water! The suites are clean and nicely appointed. All you need is your swimsuit, food (if you choose to cook) and sunscreen!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Visited early June 2013 and though storms were inland, the beach was beautiful. The white sand is cool and soft, and the breeze makes it seem cooler than the actual high 80's. The Sailfish was wonderful. It was clean and suited my taste and needs perfectly. You are directly on the beach. Every moment is a picture postcard. The manager Jeannie is so gracious and pleasant. Her friendly demeanor and her care of the beautiful tropical foliage was much appreciated. She is there when you need her, but doesn't impede on your "island" time. Though the Property is near a public beach (they have volleyball), we always had space on the sand and it made the area festive having families enjoying the day. Enjoyed an eco-tour with Captain Kathy and took part in an early Wed Turtle watch. Enjoyed both very much. Tyler's homemade ice cream was the best and Duffy's does have a great burger. Glad to have found real food at Minnie's. The owners are really great people and they have really good Breakfast /lunches. Met some good people who had the other gulf front suite & we were all happy as clams with having found the Sailfish.

Room Tip: Can't beat the gulf front. Open the sliding door and you can see the beach and hear the water. A...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sailfish Beach Resort

Address: 3718 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217 (Formerly Sailfish Gulf Suites)
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Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Holmes Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most wonderful place to stay when you want to be directly on the Gulf. Our patio doors open right up to the beach - enjoy your morning coffee on the patio while the dolphins swim along the shoreline or enjoy a glass of wine while watching the most amazing sunsets. This is paradise . . . Sailfish Beach Resort. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sailfish Beach Hotel Holmes Beach
Sailfish Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL

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