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Anna Maria Island Private Tropical Garden Home

Waterfall pool & jacuzzi in your absolutely private island garden paradise.
98 reviews
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
PRIVATE ISLAND PARADISE - This unique custom home is hidden on a huge garden lot surrounded by palms, birds of paradise, tropical plants and a 6 ft fence. Few island homes offer this degree of privacy. SPACIOUS ELEGANCE - The home has 2,600 sq ft (240 sq m.) of ground level indoor living space with sunny, private garden views from every room. CONVENIENT SPLIT FLOORPLAN: The queen bed master suite is at the west end. The east end has 2 guest bedrooms with shared bath (queen + twins). PRIVATE GARDEN POOL - The screened pool and front lanai add 1,800+ sq ft of outdoor living space. The waterfall pool features a jacuzzi spa (heated in the cool season). HUGE KITCHEN FOR SOCIALIZING - The kitchen has two separate areas: a cooking area with large wet-bar island with swivel seats, and a serving/clean up area with pass-through window to dining roo... Read more
About the Owner, Kent D
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : May 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 98 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We’ve owned homes on Anna Maria Island since 1983. In 2007 we completely renovated this custom home and since then we’ve been hosting guests from around the world. Feel free to ask us questions about our home or the island.
Kent & Pa Davis
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Listing #FKN4312167
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Excellent - based on 98 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018
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Management response:

You were such terrific guests we felt guilty sending you back to the Great White North (actually south of the border, but arriving to snow and 5 degree temps in April counts!). Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Please come back to your island in the sun again! Kent & Pa


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Reviewed 14 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Management response:

We are humbled by your words... especially after the "adventure" you had down here! In 11 years of hosting folks at the garden home we've had wind, rain, 3ft of water in the street out front, lions, tigers and bears (oh my) but we've *never* had an honest to goodness hurricane evacuation. You and your family where the BEST throughout...


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Todd D
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Stayed here again in July 2017. We had just as much fun as we did the previous year. Kent and Pa take very good care of their home, and it is in perfect condition upon your arrival. They upgraded the lighting in the pool area this year, and added some decorative lanterns just off the kitchen. Easy walk or bike...

Management response:

Thank you Todd! It was so great to see you and your family again. Having great guests like you returning tells us we're on the right track. We'll keep your island home in tip top shape for your next visit, too! (-: Kent & Pa


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
This home is not suitable for toddlers and young children that can't swim. It is not 'child-proofed' in any way; the decor includes delicate, expensive furnishings (stained glass...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    2 Twins
    2 Kings
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights
14 Apr 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
Island Early Summer
7 nights --
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Canadian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning & resupply fee: C$257 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rental includes premium digital cable TV, digital TV recorder, XM Satellite radio, broadband wireless internet and digital telephone with unlimited long distance in the US and Canada. We personally maintain the home in *immaculate* condition including quality towels, linens, beach towels, 2 bicycles with helmets, beach toys, beach chairs, coolers, and starter supplies of paper products, soaps, trash bags, cleaning agents, etc. Please read comments from previous guests to understand the difference between our home and the 'bare bones' rentals offered by real estate agents.
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About the neighbourhood
The home sits secluded by tropical foliage on a large corner lot with no immediate neighbors. It's less than a 3 minute bike ride (we timed it!) to the Gulf of Mexico beach. There is also a public boat ramp just around the corner (but fishing is as close as the large canal across the street).

Restaurants and shops are all within minutes by bike, car or the free island trolley. One week minimum rental.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Sarasota (SRQ): 32.0 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.6 km.
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