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Gentle beach access to new luxury private pool & spa Enjoy the spa with family & friends
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Front view and side entrance gate to 'A Pearl of a Beach Home'
Gentle beach access to new luxury private pool & spa
Enjoy the spa with family & friends
Fully landscaped rear yard - tropical planting & auto lighting at night
Relax in the hammock after a swim
Relax- you know you want to!
Beach chairs, trolley, gazebo, cool box and beach toys for all to enjoy - stored in the garage
Entrance to home and large lanai area
Welcoming Entrance Foyer
Staircase from entrance foyer to Great Room
Open plan Great-room - lounge, dining & kitchen
Lounge area
Dining area
Granite worktops in fully equipped kitchen
Laundry room
King bed - with new quality linens
En-suite to Master bedroom
Shower in master en-suite
Bedroom 2 - Queen bed with coastal covers
Queen bedroom
Bedroom 3- new coastal covers on twin beds
Bathroom 2
Shower in bathroom 2
Outside dining
Large outside dining area
Entrance level lanai and upstairs balcony
Welcome to Holmes Beach
Local Beach access
Late Fall sunshine on the beach
Picnic bench amongst the trees
The famous Rod 'N Reel Peir
Fishing from a pier
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

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lorrainem...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fabulous home”
Reviewed November 2, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We stayed here with friends at the end of July beginning of August this year. This is a really beautiful home that is in a fantastic location to explore the nearby fabulous beach and all that Anna Maria has to offer. The outside space is fantastic with a fabulous pool and bbq area. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, the bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. There was ample space for two families, in our case 4 adults and two children. I would recommend this home to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful island.

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Management Response
Nov 7, 2017
Hi Lorraine,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review - we really do appreciate it. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our vacation home as we are always trying to make it a real home away from home in order that all our guests can relax and enjoy their much deserved vacation. We know that time away with friends and family is so important and so learning that the outside area & pool/hot tub were appreciated and the fully equipped kitchen met your needs is just great. We'd love to have you come stay again any time as you and your friends were great guests and we thank you for taking such good care of our home during your stay. Mike & Lesley
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weejorg11
Falkirk, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“paradise”
Reviewed October 4, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
2
people found this review helpful

where do I start. mike and Lesley thank you so much for this beautiful home and letting us rent it for the week. as regular visitors to AMI we had a rough idea where your rental was but when we arrived at the end of a long travelit was such a beautiful sight to see, even on a rainy night. I loved the personal touch in the welcome on the chalkboard in the hall. every room was decorated beautifully, the beds...omg they were so comfy!!. everyone said what a great sleep they all had, the kitchen was amazing and had everything you could possibly need to make you feel at home. the living/dinning area was huge with plenty of space for socialising and for dinner which we took full advantage of being 6 of us. the cupboards even had games, cards and dominoes which we used a few times while sitting outside at night. my mum loved the laundry area.lol. it was equipt with everything.she was in heaven. the garage had a table tennis table which we played on most nights and also was equipt with everything you would need for a day at the beach which included a small trolley to transport whatever you needed. cool bags were also on hand for your day at the beach. the pool and spa were lovely and very private. we enjoyed a few lazy hours out there. the villa is situated in quite a central spot tho not overly busy with noise or tourists. free trolley buses are available and the stops are close by, as is the beach and many eatting places. the visitors guest book is fab for anyone who hasnt visited the island to read about places to visit and to eat. i absolutely loved it at the villa and was so sad to leave a day early due to hurricane Irma moving in. mike and lesley were lovely and kept in contact with info and advice about the incomming storm. such a beautiful home. 5 star luxury. thank you. we would definately come back when we visit AMI again. Awsome!!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 12, 2017
Thank you for your review. We are grateful for you taking the time and for your kind words about our vacation home. We also want to thank you for putting all the outside furniture safely in the garage as Hurricane Irma approached. We aim to make our home a real 'home away from home' as we know how important family vacations are. Thank you for taking such good care of everything during your stay and please reach out to us when you are planing to return to Anna Maria Island. Mike & Lesley
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Ray P
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An excellent, well-appointed home from home in an excellent location near amenities and the beach.”
Reviewed July 27, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We loved staying here, a spacious property with everything you could ask for including a beautiful swimming pool and spa. There are local shops for everyday items and several places to eat and drink within walking distance or short car, bus, cycle or "golf cart" away. The beach can be walked to in 5 minutes where you can get to see some of the best sunsets whilst paddling in warm water along the white sandy beach. There are lots of local activities too; jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, golf, mini golf ... too many to mention. Highly recommended for the family or even a romantic getaway.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience staying at our vacation home. It's always good to hear our guests have enjoyed their time as we work hard to keep the property comfortable - with a real home away from home feeling, and perfectly maintained to ensure every guest has a great stay. Thank you also for taking such good care of our home during your stay - it is appreciated. As you mentioned in your review, the location is perfect for a relaxing get-away, but has easy access to the many activities available on and around Anna Maria Island. There is something for everyone. We hope you can return in the near future. Mike & Lesley
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Seaside65...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed July 6, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

The home was amazing...it made our stay even more amazing! We loved having the "at-home" feeling while being on vacation. We would definitely considered such an option again in the future.
So thankful for Mike and Lesley and their beautiful home!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay at our vacation home. It's always good to hear our guests have enjoyed their time as we work hard to keep the property spotlessly clean and comfortable - with a real home away from home feeling. Thank you also for taking such good care of our home during your stay - it is appreciated. Mike & Lesley
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carolwald...
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing house.”
Reviewed June 1, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Mike and Lesley's home was spotless comfortable and welcoming. We loved the blackboard on the way in. The pool was lovely and refreshing after a day out. The trolley stops were really close and so easy to use. Lesley if you were the designer/decorator you have it spot on. We found ourselves trawling the shops for some of your ideas. We only wish we had booked longer.

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Management Response
Jun 6, 2017
Thank you Carol for taking the time to post a review - and for the kind words about our vacation home. Lesley is indeed the designer/decorator (although Mike can at least take the credit for the blackboard in the entrance foyer!). We aim to make our home as comfortable and well equipped as possible so that our guests really feel it's a 'home away from home'. We look forward to your return visit - perhaps for a little longer next time as we are fully flexible on arrival and departure dates. Thanks once again for choosing A Pearl of a Beach Home for your Spring vacation 2017. Mike & Lesley.
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KVLF
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing Villa in a beautiful part of Florida”
Reviewed May 1, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island and we were not disappointed! After a week in Orlando we were ready for some rest and relaxation and we quickly realised we had come to the right place. The villa is beautiful, the photos do not do it justice! The owners are very friendly and attentive, they have thought of all the details to make your holiday perfect! The villa is well equipped and the pool and spa are perfect for relaxing after a day out or a morning at the beach (which is an easy 5-10 minute walk). We felt that this was a very safe place for children (we have a 5 and 8 year old) and the very handy beach carts made it easy for us to take stuff to and from the beach. The only problem was that a week wasn't long enough - none of us wanted to leave!

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Management Response
May 3, 2017
Hi Kate,

Thank you for taking the time to post this review, we really appreciate it.
We are so glad you had a fantastic stay at our vacation home and enjoyed AMI so much. We hope you can return sometime soon.

Mike & Lesley.
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224jam
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A VERY SPECIAL HOME FOR OUR VERY SPECIAL TRIP”
Reviewed October 23, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We were on a special trip to the USA for my 50th birthday and we want to say a big big ‘Thank you’ to Mike & Lesley for making our holiday one we will never forget. Their Communication was spot on from when we booked until our departure – and afterwards!.

The house was stunning; the pictures on the website are good but do not do it justice. The pool and hot tub are fantastic and so good for relaxing after a ‘hard day at the beach’!!

Everything we needed was there and everything was absolutely spotlessly clean. The beds were massive and extremely comfortable. Good quality bed linens and so many towels are provided which means there’s no need to fill your case with them.The house was also perfect to cook and dine in, whether inside, on the balcony, or down on the lanai by the pool. The kitchen is so well equipped and there’s a great gas BBQ if you want to grill yourselves a steak or burger.

The beautiful beach is only a few minutes’ flat walk from the house via a quiet neighbourhood. No busy roads to cross so an easy and safe walk for both young kids and older people. Everything you need for the beach is right there, Including a trolley to carry it all. A real plus was having the 2 bikes to explore Anna Maria Island, which is stunning and had all the facilities we needed; Publix supermarket just a few minutes’ drive and some fantastic restaurants, especially Star Fish Company and the Waterfront Restaurant.

We can’t recommend Mike & Lesley and ‘A Pearl of a Beach Home’ highly enough. We chose it based on the photos and past reviews and loved it so much we didn’t want to leave at the end of our stay.

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