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Waterfall pool & jacuzzi in your absolutely private island garden paradise.
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Waterfall pool & jacuzzi in your absolutely private island garden paradise.
The home is centrally located at the island\'s peaceful north end near beaches & restaurants. Garden pool view by day, looking east.
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Waterfall pool & jacuzzi in your absolutely private island garden paradise.
The home is centrally located at the island\'s peaceful north end near beaches & restaurants.
Garden pool view by day, looking east.
A west view of the garden pool with outdoor dining and gas BBQ at the right.
Prat Apaimanee is the legendary Thai hero atop the pool waterfall.
Now that you've seen the pool, let's go inside! (-: Welcome to your island home...
Your tropical entry foyer leads to your living room (left) and large kitchen (right)
Comfy living room with huge 70' Toshiba projection TV (+ Digital Video Recorder and web-enabled DVD)
The living room leads into the lanai conversation area and the garden pool.
The sunny lanai facing the pool is a great place to relax.
Looking west from the conversation area you see the dining room.
Your dining room seats 8 at a black granite table overlooking your garden pool.
Even the view doing the dishes is pretty fine!
This is just the 'serving' side of your huge kitchen with a serving counter to the dining room.
Here\\\'s your \'cooking-socializing\' kitchen with garden solarium behind.
The spacious master suite faces the jacuzzi and has a walk-in closet.
Master bath with low threshold shower (with seat and grab bar)
The second queen bedroom is in the home's west  wing.
Twin bedroom opens onto the front screened garden lanai
The washer, dryer and utility sink are in the garage with all the beach toys!
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

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DcrPitt
Pittsburgh
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
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“Just a great experience!”
Reviewed August 20, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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All we can say is thank you Pa and Kent. Their house is a perfect paradise on AMI. The exotic screened in pool, space, and cleanliness are top notch. Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Pa and Kent were great, they stopped by at the beginning and end of our trip and even made sure we had enough bikes for all. The house amenities (speakers at the pool, hot tub, slide, big screen tv) really added to our stay. Thanks Pa and Kent for everything.

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Management Response
Aug 22, 2016
We were delighted hosting you and your family before the school year starts. Thank you for being such great guests. We hope we can welcome you to the island again!
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Todd D
2 reviews
“Wonderful vacation rental home!”
Reviewed August 3, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We just got back from a wonderful week here. The pictures don't do the house justice. We lived in the pool & hot tub. Very short walk or bike ride to the beach (72nd St.), and what a nice beach it was. Such a laid back island. Kent & Pa are fantastic people to rent from - very accommodating, and do everything possible to make sure you have a wonderful time. We will definitely be back again.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 4, 2016
Delighted to hear you had such a great time! We'll take care of your island home for you until you get back. (-:
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Katie J
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“First time house renters...Completely spoiled by this house & its owners!”
Reviewed June 9, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Per my husband: "Don't book this house, because we want to book it for ourselves!" ;)

This was our first experience renting a house. It won't be our last! "House" isn't really the right word, though. We preferred to think of it as "our own private oasis." We had read glowing reviews about the property when booking and...they were right.

Kent and Pa were positively wonderful. They take amazing care of both the house and its renters. Everything in the house was spotless, well maintained and beautifully decorated. We were impressed with the variety of items available for our use; particularly that the owners had made the extra effort to find bikes that would fit our children. (Per my 8yo: "I liked that they had free bikes!" She loved biking to the beach or counting the steps to walk there.) They also gave great recommendations about the area, including a super beach parking spot!

The house really does feel like a private oasis because of the mature greenery around it. It felt wonderfully peaceful and secluded when we were enjoying the garden and pool areas, yet the beach was just a short distance away (easily reached by walking or biking). The kids (and adults!) loved the pool, waterslide and spa. There were some issues with the pool heater and internet during our stay, but because of the responsiveness of the owners, it didn't detract from our vacation. (Even before our arrival, we were impressed by the owners. I had made a mistake, the booking was inadvertently canceled, and I was freaking out...But they managed to get everything back in order with grace and understanding.)

If our travels bring us back to Anna Maria Island, then we already know where we'll be staying. But because we now know this wonderful place to stay, we WILL be back!

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ColoradoB...
Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Love this island home!”
Reviewed May 19, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This is our second stay at this beautiful home on Anna Maria Island. Kent and Pa are very gracious hosts and truly treat us as though we are the most important people who have ever stayed in their "island home". The house is spotless and everything you need is there! We love love love the pool. We eat around the pool and grill most days.
We also love the basic set up of the house. My husband, daughter and I travel with my parents so it is great that there is a master suite for my parents on one side of the house with a kitchen and living room in between the other two bedrooms and bath my family stays. We are all together...but still have some privacy.
If you go- be sure to book and eco tour with Captain Kim!!!
Thanks Kent and Pa for ALWAYS going above and beyond and making our trip to the island so special!!! Hope to be back soon!!!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 20, 2016
We loved hosting your family on your first visit to AMI. Returning for a repeat stay is icing on the cake. You and your family *always* have a home on our tropical island. Thank you! Kent & Pa
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Bruce H
Augusta, ME
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Great place!!! Great People!!”
Reviewed May 9, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had a fantastic, relaxing stay at this house. The house was very comfortable and exceptionally clean upon arrival. It was also stocked with basic condiments and paper goods which we replaced during the week. Kent''s policy is, take one/leave one which is very nice. The pool/spa area was perfect to hang our during the day and we ate most of our meals outside under the pool enclosure. The space is unusually quiet considering being located in a residential neighborhood. Coming from a rural quiet setting at home his was an unexpected treat. The whole pool area is surrounded by beautiful plants and trees making it an oasis. The location is also perfect as you can ride bikes or walk to the beach.
All in all, great place and great people.

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Liked best: pool/spa space
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ami T
Florham Park, New Jersey
1 review
“Awesome place, Awesome Island. M-azing!”
Reviewed January 5, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

The place was spotless, very comfortable for 5 people and location was very convenient to the beach. We enjoyed very much the pool and the outside backyard screened in area, being outside, but not bothered by bugs, and relaxing while watching the kids have fun in the pool. The backyard was private, creating an oasis like feeling.
All amenities in the house and outside were operational. The place was well stocked with 5 bikes, new washer and dryer, both easily accessible which made doing laundry a breeze. (Whole house is ground floor).
The owners: Kent and Pa were super friendly and helpful in suggesting local attractions, places to go, things to do... We felt very welcomed by them.
A great suggestion was to take the kayak trip at the Robinson Preserve - it was a fantastic outdoor adventure.

We loved the place and would return without hesitation.

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Liked best: The pool and location.
Liked least: I can't really think of anything I did not like about the property.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2016
Dear Ami... you and your family are always welcome on your namesake island...AMI! It was a pleasure meeting you all and hosting you in paradise. Kent & Pa
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Stasia W
2 reviews
“Perfect house and backyard oasis!!”
Reviewed July 24, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We traveled to AMI for our wedding with our four young children (3,5,6 and 8). I searched for rentals for what seamed like months and after reading numerous 5 star reviews on this house, I felt comfortable trying to book it. The owners, Kent, and Pa, are so nice and VERY quick with responses. We arrived to a spotless house with tons of extras! Beds are super comfy, plenty of beach toys and chairs.... you really only need to bring yourself and a swimsuit here! The backyard is PARADISE!! Kent and Pa are available for any questions or issues and gave us great island tips for our week there. The kids decided they wanted to move in....for good. The house's central location to the beach and bay side were great! And the outdoor shower with HOT water to rinse off sand was AWESOME for the kiddos! We rented a golf cart which was worth it's weight in gold for our crew (tip- rent one early, those book up quickly!). We loved the house, the island, the owners, and would recommend this house to anyone thinking of visiting AMI.

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Liked best: The backyard!!
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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