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“PALM TREE VILLAS TURNED A LITTLE BIT OF HELL INTO ABSOLUTE HEAVEN” 5 of 5 bubbles
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An Island Getaway at Palm Tree Villas
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Holmes Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Linslade, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“PALM TREE VILLAS TURNED A LITTLE BIT OF HELL INTO ABSOLUTE HEAVEN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

Ashok and Peggy Saw must be commended for their welcoming nature, attention to detail, cleanliness of property and dedicated efforts to maintain such a high standard of eco friendly practices. I couldn't recommend this holiday venue more or sing it's praises any higher.

We are a family of five: my husband and I, our 23 year old son and his girlfriend and our 14 year old daughter. We arrived for our annual Florida holiday on 1st April 2010 - perhaps this should have been an omen. Don't get me wrong, the whole holiday was bliss but we were one of the many hundreds of families that were stranded by the Icelandic volcano eruption hell and what should have been a two week stay on the wonderfully peaceful and quaintly beautiful Anna Maria Island turned out to be a four week extended holiday.

Having been turned away from Tampa airport we headed straight back to familiar territory on AMI and straight to the Island's Chamber of Commerce where the staff could not have been more kind or helpful in finding us accommodation at PALM TREE VILLAS. From the very first phone call with the owner, Mr Ashok Saw, we immediately felt welcomed and confident that we were going to spend a very pleasant "enforced imprisonment" on the Island.

This was our sixth stay on and around AMI and every year we have picked the "best of what has been available" for accommodation and location and unknowingly we actually spent the first two weeks of our holiday just one street away from PALM TREE VILLAS in a luxury beach front apartment.

Having stayed twice in 5 Star beachfront apartments I can clearly see the attraction of having the most wonderful view every day of your stay right in front of you, but for this very reason alone Ashok and Peggy make far more of an effort to ensure their guests are comfortable and they put so much more thought into their finishing touches. Our apartment may have provided a view, but only provided plastic plates and we had to buy our own hairdryer which we gifted to the property when we left.

PALM TREE VILLAS welcomes you with a gift pack on the kitchen table, the loveliest of complimentary toiletries in each bathroom and yes, a hairdryer in each bathroom too. The cleanliness and quality of the bed and bath linen is outstanding and so beautifully presented.

Our apartment may have offered a beachfront view, but stand on the pool deck of PALM TREE VILLAS and you CAN see the sea - you ARE that close. From our apartment we had to walk down three flights of stairs, through the pool complex and over a small bridge to access the beach - by the time we had strolled from PALM TREE VILLAS to take our morning coffees onto the beach our mugs were still steaming and our glasses of white wine were still beautifully chilled to accompany the evening sunsets. In fact, we saw more early morning dolphins whilst staying at PALM TREE VILLAS than we did watching from the balcony of our apartment!!

PALM TREE VILLAS provides everything you need to enjoy the beach, the cart to pull and carry all your beach equipment is a fun idea and a very good selection of DVDs and video are always available to keep even the grumpiest of teenagers amused :-). The pool is beautifully clean and a very welcome facility on the hottest of days.

Ashok could not have done more to help a stranded English family, he made his office and computer available to us whenever we needed to check on volcanic news and flight updates. Our plight and Ashok's "rescue" actually made the local AMI SUN newspaper and I can only end by saying that STOP PRESS... PALM TREE VILLAS is the best value accommodation we have found on AMI and we are all counting the days until we can book another holiday and return to PALM TREE VILLAS.

THANK YOU ASHOK & PEGGY with fondest wishes from LYNDA & DAVID, MARK & LAUREN WATSON-DARBY and CHLOE HALE - SEE YOU AGAIN SOON XXXXX

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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barrow, cumbria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2010

I have just packed our bags ready for an early morning departure and I am finding it hard to go to bed because I know when I get up the vacation is over. This place really is a little piece of heaven. Since our last stay the villas have all been upgraded and have new kitchens and bathrooms they are fantastic.The owners Peggy and Ashok provide everything you wiil need for a perfect stay including beach chairs and umbrellas. I cant praise this place and the lovely people that own it enough.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Auburndale, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2010

How many times and how many ways can I say Palm Tree Villas is a wonderful place to stay? We have stayed there many times and have never been disappointed. Our weather was less than perfect this time but the villas are so comfortable and pleasant that we just relaxed and rested. Again, thank you, Peggy and Ashok for this lovely place for us to escape to every summer.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Riverview, Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2010

This is exactly the place I can rave about. We look for motel/villa type lodging for our short getaways to the beach, so this was PERFECT. The units are fabulous, top to bottom. The thought put into the accomodations is amazing...from the granite counters to the top of the line fixtures and the bed...so comfy! Our studio unit had a front entry as sell as a side door to a darling patio..everything you need is there. They even supply beach chairs, towels, umbrella, and beach wagons! The grounds are beautiful with lush landscaping/lighting..as is the pool area. The spectacular beach is just steps away. The owners came over to introduce themselves and were so gracious. An added bonus is knowing they are a "Green" facility. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

you can see right away that the owners have put a lot of hard work and love into Palm Tree Villas.... They did not leave one stone unturned. Anything you needed was there for you. The units are all updated and just beautiful... and CLEAN! They really make you feel at home and the beach is just a short walk away and with the wagons and chairs and umbrellas they have for your use... it makes your beach day so much better. We live very close to this Island and the umbrella really came in handy.... it is HOT here in Fl in August!
Can not say enough wonderful things about this "GEM".. we will be back. Thank You

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2010

This was our second visit to Palm Tree Villas, this time with our family including 4 year old grandaughter, so we booked one of the lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villas. As before, we received excellent service from start to finish. The villa was spotlessly clean, spacious and extremely well stocked with all we could possibly need and more. Bathrooms had every amenity and bedrooms were relaxing and comfortable. The slight inconvenience of not being immediately on the beach was more than compensated for by the provision of the trolley to transport sun umbrellas, beach toys and towels etc. the very short walk to the beach. I would also like to add - the Florida Gulf Coast was as breathtakingly beautiful as ever and NO SIGN OF ANY OIL! We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2010

Have not been back to Palm Tree Villas in eight years. My husband and I came here often prior to that. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the refurbishings that Peggy and & Ashok have done. It is a truly lovely place to come to. Everything is sparkling clean and includes everything you could possibly need, especially if coming from overseas. The Gulf was gorgeous and clear and I cannot wait to come back as always. Thank you guys for an enjoyable stay.

Irene King
Tampa, FL

Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Property: An Island Getaway at Palm Tree Villas
Address: 207 66th St, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1309
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Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Holmes Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Holmes Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Holmes Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — An Island Getaway at Palm Tree Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A tropical paradise on sunny Anna Maria Island - your 'green' destination for sun, beach & 100% relaxation. Brand new villas with heated pool, full kitchens & garden patios, just a short walk from the Gulf Beach. The only hotel on Anna Maria Island recommended by LIFE magazine. Enjoy island hospitality with a personal touch. ... more   less 
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