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USA Florida Florida Gulf Coast Holmes Beach Listing #13717

Water's Edge 209 South - Holmes Beach, FL

9 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
5806 Gulf Dr #209 S, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Tranquil beachfront getaway with sweeping ocean views, shared pool, and more!

This property has a 7-night stay requirement. However, select properties have the flexibility for shorter stays. Let us do the searching for you! Please call 941-213-8791 and one of our knowledgable reservation specialists will be happy to assist you in finding a property for the dates you have requested.

Showcasing the very best of island living, this beachfront Anna Maria Island escape is the perfect spot for your next getaway. Offering direct beach access, a heated shared pool, parking for one car, and sweeping ocean views, you may never want to leave!

With the sugar-sand beaches just steps away, you'll be able to slip into vacation mode in no time! Take a short walk to the free trolley stop to enjoy air-conditioned transportation along all seven miles of the island, or stroll over to nearby Holmes Beach shops and restaurants.

Bright tropical decor sets the tone for your relaxing stay, while amenities like a shared washer/dryer, DVD player, and free WiFi provide all of the comforts of home. Hang out by the heated pool, then make a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy your dinner outside on the balcony while you take in the unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico!

There's no better way to unwind in the warm tropical sun. Book your reservation for this lovely Holmes Beach rental today!

*Please note, all guests occupying this property who are under the age of 25 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Thank you!*

VRC19-000102

Property permit ID: VRC19-000102

AMENITIES

Activities

Tennis court : Shared

Features

Pool : Shared

Central AC

Washer/dryer : Shared

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Miscellaneous

Snowbird-friendly

Outdoor

Balcony

Scenic

Water view

Waterfront

Gulf front

Gulf view

9 reviews

Jennifer S. Sep 2019
We stayed here during the threat from Hurricane Dorian and had a lovely stay in spite of the nearby hurricane. The condo has been beautifully remodeled with thoughtful touches to make your stay comfortable. The sunsets over the Gulf were spectacular from the balcony. It’s quite a show each evening! The condo is just steps from the water, maybe 50 feet, and the views are simply spectacular at any time of day. It is very easy to get to the beach or the pool from this unit.

A few things you will want to know:
1- We rented through VRBO which said there was a washer/dryer. The Vacasa listing is clear that it’s a shared washer/dryer. It’s not a huge deal as it’s right down the hallway - $2 for washer and $.75 for the dryer. You can’t start washing clothes before 9 am and must be finished by 9 pm. We had a baby with us who uses cloth diapers at night so we need to do a couple loads of laundry. It wasn’t a huge deal for us, but was a small disappointment.
2- If you’re watching the sunset on the balcony, be sure to get a citronella candle or bug spray for the noseeums that appear at dusk.
3 - There are no beach chairs or beach wagons for use at this unit. However, there are plastic chairs down by the pool which are furnished for your use at the beach. There was an umbrella for use when we rented the unit.
4- The pool is heated and sparkling, but pretty deep even in the shallow end. If you have small children with you, this may not be the best pool for you.
5- Vacasa will tell you there is no elevator at this unit (we asked) and that is false. Since we had a baby with us, we had lots of beach gear and used a wagon to tote that stuff to the beach with us. The elevator was clutch in this endeavor. It’s a little harder to get to the beach using the elevator, but makes one trip instead of 3 if you have a beach wagon or stroller.
6- There is one space available for parking under the unit in a small parking garage. We have a Honda Pilot and that is the tallest vehicle that could fit in the parking. It worked fine for us, just giving a heads up if you have a tall vehicle.
7- The TVs are smart TVs so you can log in to watch your Netflix, Amazon’s Prime or Hulu if you have those subscriptions. That was great as we spent more time in the condo than planned.
8- The pickup and drop off locations for the keys are about a 5 minute drive so it’s quite convenient.
9- Vacasa was really good about responding to our questions, although not always with the correct information (elevator). Since the hurricane was projected to hit in this area for a while, we kept checking in with them. We ended up having good weather for the duration of our stay with just a couple of windy days. On the Sunday after we had arrived on Saturday, Vacasa erroneously sent us an email stating that our area was under mandatory evacuation, to leave now, and they’d credit us the lost nights for a future stay in that unit. We freaked out at first but when we couldn’t find any other indication about the “mandatory evacuation,” (on the county’s website, local news or elsewhere) we decided to stay put for a few more hours and see if we could find that directive from anywhere else. Vacasa sent another email saying “that was an accident, please disregard,” FIVE HOURS LATER!! I hope no one else heeded the email and missed out on their vacation due to error. (Absolutely nothing to do with this unit, just know that you can’t always trust the communications from Vacasa to be correct.)
10- Vacasa provides a small amount of necessary items: paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, shampoo/conditioner, dishwashing soap/detergent.

Overall, we had a wonderful stay here and hope to return next year. Thank you to the owners for sharing their little slice of heaven with us!
Sherry P. Aug 2018
Awesome view of the ocean from the living room and master bedroom. The condo has been updated and beautifully decorated.
Susan J. Aug 2017
We absolutely loved this unit! By far one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. And the condo does look exactly like the pictures. The view is so stunning especially with it being a corner unit. We felt like we were in the penthouse! The only thing, and it really wasn't a big deal, was the kitchen table was a high-top and that was kind of difficult for us. I would have preferred a regular-height table. And I wish there was some way the unit could include a washer/dryer, even stackable. However, we would definitely stay there again!!
Sharon A. May 2017
My husband and I have stayed at several Holmes Beach water front condos and this was by far the best. The condo is very well equipped, beautifully decorated and very clean. The photos are very accurate, you will not be disappointed. I was concerned about using the washer/dryer down the hall from the unit, however it was convenient, always available, and no problem for us. We will certainly rent this unit again.
Bridget J. Aug 2016
We have been coming to Holmes Beach/Anna Maria for about 9 years and I am the one in the family responsible for booking our accommodations. My husband and 12 year old son can be a tad bit picky so when I saw the pictures on line of interior, I thought "perfect!". I will say the entry / stairwell and corridors to this property are a little underwhelming and upon arrival had my husband and son questioning my choice. Then we opened the door and were greeted by the most incredible view of the Gulf. The condo is immaculate, beautifully decorated and well thought out. My favorite part are the Edith & Archie Bunker chairs that swivel so you can go from watching TV to looking at the Gulf in a second. This is the first place that my family has wanted me to book for next year before our current week is up. Thank you to the owners for opening this bit of paradise to rent. Lots of family memories were made this week and can't wait to return next year.
Elizabeth D. Oct 2014
Love Water's Edge!
Davis L. Jul 2014
Very impressed with property and Island Real Estate!
Taylor S. Jun 2014
This property was everything we could have dreamed it to be! The place looks exactly like the photos- absolutely luxurious and GORGEOUS!!!!!! The condo was extremely clean with brand new appliances and a great kitchen space. It was fully equipped with every dish/pan/silverware you could imagine. Nothing beats the panoramic view of the gulf from the balcony. We had gorgeous sunsets every night which we enjoyed watching from the dining room and balcony. The pool was great and just a few steps away you are on the beautiful beach stretch. I highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a wonderful relaxing vacation. I look forward to coming again in the future!!