Gulf Peeks from this New Luxury Home located at 203W 69th Street, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL-- (6) Bed: (4.5) Bath: Accommodates up to (16) people: 4 Kings, 1 Queen, 2 Twins & 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas: Internet - Wireless: No smoking: Pet Friendly.
Fantastic new private vacation rental home with outstanding Gulf Views from four balconies and large heated pool equipped with Tiki hut in tropical paradise setting. Ample seating will ensure everyone can relax and enjoy the extra large back yard and pool. Your outdoor paradise is equipped with a wet tiki bar, a swimup tiki hut and barbecue. Indoors you will find a ground level storage room equipped with a foosball table and ping pong table perfect for a little friendly competition during your holiday. This will be the ideal home for an intimate wedding or family reunion.
This home is perfect for entertaining. Large dining room table comfortably seats 8 with 10 optional. Almost every bedroom and the living room is equipped with a flat screen television. To satisfy the high tech enthusiast the 2 master bedroom suites and living room offer high definition viewing. The living area also contains BlueRay DVD viewing. Did we mention the Wii Console (Playstation 3 may be coming soon!) that is perfect for the child (or adult) in your life that cannot live without video games which also doubles as the BlueRay player. Wireless internet provided for your convenience. This is a perfect retreat just half a block to the Gulf of Mexico in Holmes Beach. This home will allow you to reconnect with family or friends and should provide for memories that will last a lifetime. Sounds like a fabulous vacation - reserve your holiday now!
As you enter Almost Gulf through the foyer, there is a door to your right that will lead you to the garage, through the game room and to the gorgeous pool area. The garage provides guests with beach chairs, and a couple beach umbrellas. The game room is lots of fun providing a foosball table and a ping pong table! The pool area is very tropical and relaxing with an outdoor kitchen and a swim up tiki bar in the pool!
Up the stairs to the first living level, directly in front is a powder room with a full washer and dryer beyond a pocket door. To the left of the stairway is a large living room, kitchen and dining room.
Through the French doors off the living room and dining room there is a large balcony over looking the pool.
To the right of the stairs, you will see two king bedrooms with a connecting master bathroom and a walk-in shower.
Up the stairs to the second living level, straight ahead you will find a den with a trundle bed (two twins) that could also be used as an additional bedroom. To the right, you will see a master suite with king bed and a master bathroom and walk in shower and a balcony beyond the French doors. To the left of the stairs, as you are walking down the hall, you will see a shared full bathroom with a tub/shower combo. Beyond the bathroom, you will find two more bedrooms; one is a full size bed and the other is a second master with king size bed and a master bathroom with walk in shower.
Additional amenities include: pet friendly yes, bed sizes 4k, 1q, 2twins, premium linens bath 16, beach 12, elevator no, stairs only, property address 203west 69th street, screened lanai no,4balconies&patio;, beds - other 2 sleeper sofas, number of bedrooms six, rate requirements 3 nights or weekly, floor number elevated home, number of baths four and a half, sqft under a/c approx 2546 sqft, washer/dryer yes, maximum occupants sixteen....Read more
Left on 03/14/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | LMFReviewed Mar 14, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
The house was very nice and very convenient to the beach. Weather was good. Island Real Estate staff were very helpful. Maid service was good and the maids were friendly and helpful. Traffic on the island was unpredictable but we had anticipated that it would be. We will be looking to return in 2012.
Left on 05/26/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 26, 2010Stayed Apr 2010
We had an absolutely wonderful stay with our extended family! Twelve adults, four children and two babies had plenty of room and an absolutely perfect location. Private pool was so nice and such a short walk to the beach. We would definitely stay again and have highly recommended it to friends!
Hello "Great family vacation!"
We are very pleased that you had a great beach vacation with your family. You are absolutely correct. This house is perfect for a family reunion with lots of room for everybody.
We hope to see you again soon!
Your friends from Island Real Estate
Left on 05/24/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | grubclubReviewed May 24, 2010Stayed Mar 2010
Fine house. Fine location. Worked -- though we had thirteen total some of the time and two adults needed to sleep in living room. We'd have preferred pool to have been heated, but all else was great.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at this fantastic house. You are correct! Although there are 6 bedrooms with beds for 12 people additional persons need to use the sleeper sofas in the living area.
Thanks for vacationing with us!
Your friends at Island Real Estate
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"great little get-away."
Left on 03/13/2010 for a stay in November 2009 | well kept secret!Reviewed Mar 13, 2010Stayed Nov 2009
walking distance to the beach, not busy, great place for family get-away. Little problem with the pool, but the guys where there to fix it right away.
Spent my 60th with my great girlfriends and daughters. Had a wonderful time. The house has everything you needs. Very cozy and would do it again in a heart beat!!
Left on 02/26/2010 for a stay in November 2009 | NewlywedsReviewed Feb 26, 2010Stayed Nov 2009
Everything was wonderful. The house had everything we needed for our families to celebrate our beach wedding. From young to old, everyone found something to their liking. We highly recommend Island Reality and especially "Almost Gulf!"
Left on 02/26/2010 for a stay in September 2009 | ErinReviewed Feb 26, 2010Stayed Sep 2009
The service was excellent although we had a few issues. There was a severe ant problem in the kitchen when we arrived and the home had not been properly cleaned. The coffee maker didn't work and the glass was busted on it and leaked all over the counter. We called Island Real Estate right away and they took care of everything. We also got a discount on staying 4 extra nights. The house was beautiful and private and we had a wonderful relaxing vacation. We would definitely stay there again.
Left on 02/20/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Shivering in the NorthReviewed Feb 20, 2010Stayed Dec 2009
Our extended family (Grandma, her daughters and sons-in-law and four grandchildren and two "grand-spouses" spent Christmas week at AlmostGulf. Room enough for all, a great fully equipped kitchen, beautifully landscaped pool/spa area, and walking distance to the beach. Had a wonderful time bonding! Great restaurants nearby. What we liked best ... being with family. What we liked least - nights a little cool, but the pool was still in use by the younger set, as was the Wii and the all around the house Ipod connection. Best vacation setting ever.
Left on 02/17/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | poofterx2Reviewed Feb 17, 2010Stayed Dec 2009
This was the fourth year that our 3 families have gotten together for a winter break. We have stayed at a variety of different homes and locations.
We enjoyed the location and amenities of the house and Anna Maria island. The houses proximity to the ocean was a particular benefit. Almost Gulf was very roomy and had enough space for everyone. The kids particularly enjoyed the game room downstairs. The kitchen was adequately equiped although we had to buy storage containers and other serving pieces. Also a dish drying rack would have been a useful addition to the kitchen.
The pool and hot tub were very nice although the pool was not warm enough to swim until the last day of our stay even after repeated calls to the rental office and trips to the pool by the pool maintenance company. With 6 kids in our party and cool weather conditions a warmer pool would have been a huge plus.
The on island trolley was a nice aspect of the island. This allowed us to get around without really needing the car. The miles of walkable beach front was also a big plus. We did not find the island information (maps and restaurant guide)in the family room coffee table until the end of our stay.
Overall we enjoyed our stay but I am not sure we would select this home again. The pool was a key downside.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | HopeCReviewed Dec 3, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
We enjoyed the house. Was large and roomy and accommodated our two families very well.
The pool was apparently not cleaned and treated before our arrival. It was slightly green on arrival and grew worse as the first week progressed. The large rain storm exacerbated the problem and left the pool completely un-useable going into the 4th of July weekend. It took several phone calls to Island Realty and most of a day to finally get someone out to treat the pool at 6PM Friday night. The gentleman who came was rude and surly. The pool had gotten so bad that he had to shock it. This rendered it un-useable for the remainder of the evening. The chlorine was still so strong the following day that it faded several swim suits. Our group is large and uses the pool heavily. So, the experience w/the pool at your property, significantly impacted our overall perception of the house.
Left on 06/29/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | GiaReviewed Jun 29, 2009Stayed Apr 2009
Aqua Paradise was a perfect place for our family. Its cozy and new with all the extras you need to feel right at home. The pool was beautiful and the beach was only one short block away. Its close to everything yet far enough away to be private. This house is perfect for small children with no stairs to worry about and the door to the pool is much too heavy for little hands to open. The only drawback I could mention was that the agency advertised the home as a private home but it was really a duplex. Other than that, it was perfect!
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