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Highlights Holmes Beach

  • Fishing destination
  • Boat tour
  • Beach day
  • Waterfront dining
  • Stand-up paddleboard
  • Segway

Best Vacation Rentals in Holmes Beach

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Ilexhurst, Holmes Beach
Condo • 689 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(15 reviews)
OVERVIEWSunset Azul is a 2 bedroom 1 bath gulf side ground level villa on the southern end of Holmes Beach. This unit has just been completely updated October of 2019 with all new floors, paint and beautiful coastal furnishings. It's quiet, yet close to shopping, restaurants and trolley stops. Best of all, this unit is only a few short steps to the white sandy beaches. This villa has a fully equipped kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, cozy living area and luxurious bedrooms, turnkey furnished in beautiful contemporary beach decor. Amenities also include Heated pool, W...
from $192 / night
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island
Vacation Rental • 1851 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
(16 reviews)
OVERVIEWCasa Del Mar is a beautiful Key West style home featuring four bedrooms and two and a half baths. This property is located on the north end of Holmes Beach close to shopping, restaurants and trolley stops. Best of all, this unit is within walking distance to the white sandy beaches. Amenities also include Heated pool , Washer/Dryer, Cable TV, High Speed Internet, AC, BBQ Grill, and more. This home has a fully equipped kitchen , a cozy living area and luxurious bedrooms, turnkey furnished in beautiful island decor. This property features a heated pool native planting and lounge chair...
from $264 / night
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island
Vacation Rental • 2379 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
(13 reviews)
OverviewThis is it, paradise found. This fabulous Key West style elevated 3 bedroom 2 bath Anna Maria Island home has so many wonderful features it is hard to list them all here. It offers cathedral ceilings, open floor plan, private heated pool & spa, private decks from every room, screened covered deck, ground level covered patio, mature tropical landscape, garage, elevator, and an extra large air conditioned bonus room just to name a few.The furnishings and facilities are of the highest quality to make your vacation one to remember. We know once you spend time here you will not want ...
from $258 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Holmes Beach

$449for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
$580 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Holmes Beach

37%for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
50% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Holmes Beach

A Floridian slice of paradise on the Gulf of Mexico

Holmes Beach is a small coastal town on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The town sits along the Gulf of Mexico, south of Tampa Bay. It is home to miles of clean, quiet white sand beaches and beautiful coastal scenery. The mild, sunny climate makes it a perfect year-round beach destination, with hot temperatures in the summer months and warm winters. Holmes Beach is the perfect destination for couples, families, beach lovers, fishing enthusiasts, and snowbirds.

Finding your perfect Holmes Beach vacation rental

Enjoy a peaceful coastal getaway in a Holmes Beach vacation rental. There is a wide variety of vacation rentals to choose from, with a little something for every type of traveler. Opt for a vacation rental right on the shore with direct beach access. Select a rental with a private pool and a sun deck with loungers so that you can go for a dip and sunbathe whenever you like! Several rentals come with private balconies where you can enjoy views of the water and enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening. Oversized rentals are available for families and large groups, with numerous bedrooms and bathrooms to comfortably accommodate everyone. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Holmes Beach

The area and getting around

Arriving in Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island are served by the nearby Sarsota-Bradenton International Airport, which is a 15-mile, or 20-minute, drive away. You can take a taxi or use a rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft to reach Holmes Beach from the airport. If you decide to rent a car, there are car rental options at the airport and on Anna Maria Island.

Getting around Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach is a wonderfully walkable city, with many restaurants and shops just a short walk away from the main beach areas. If you don’t feel like walking, you can hop on the free air-conditioned trolley (the Gulf Coast Trolley) which goes back and forth across the island all day long.

Travelers and activities

Holmes Beach for families

Holmes Beach is an excellent destination for families of all ages, with plenty of family-friendly activities. Get acquainted with the local marine life of Holmes Beach with a boat tour. Nature Coast Excursions offers a wonderful guided boat tour which includes sightings of local marine life such as manatees, sting rays, sea turtles, and more! Boat tours also include snorkeling and a knowledgeable guide who will tell you all about the local ecosystems, history, and wildlife.

Holmes Beach for fishing enthusiasts

If you enjoy fishing, Holmes Beach has a plethora of great year-round fishing opportunities. Anna Maria Island is home to a vast number of saltwater fish species including tarpon, mackerel, grouper, snapper, amberjack, redfish, and spotted seatrout. You can fish from the shore or from a boat. Some of the best onshore fishing can be found at the Kingfish boat ramp. Offshore fishing is best done with a fishing charter company, where the knowledgeable local guides can take you to the best fishing areas in the sea.

Holmes Beach is a small, family-oriented community with a population of 3,000 people.

Top 5 travel tips in Holmes Beach

1. Enjoy the white sands at Manatee Public Beach

For the ultimate Florida beach experience, spend as much time as possible at Manatee Public Beach during your stay. The crystal clear turquoise waters are nearly waveless, making them perfect for swimming. Bring your beach towel and a good book, and spend the whole day under the sun next to the glimmering sea!

2. Dine by the water

Enjoy a peaceful meal in paradise at a waterfront restaurant in Holmes Beach. Dine at Anna Maria Island Beach Café where you can enjoy casual All-American cuisine right on the water while you listen to live music. For excellent upscale dining and fresh seafood, enjoy a meal along the water’s edge at Beach House Restaurant. The Feast Restaurant and Waterfront Restaurant are two more popular waterfront dining options.

3. Do some shopping

There are several boutiques, shops, and galleries around Holmes Beach where you can enjoy some shopping. For ladies apparel, stop by Pink & Navy Boutique and Irene’s Resort Wear. Sun and Surf Beach Shop sells coastal-inspired women’s and men’s clothing. You’ll also find numerous family-owned specialty shops and boutiques selling jewelry, candles, beach gear, art works, gifts, and souvenirs.

4. Ride a stand-up-paddleboard through the mangroves

Rent a paddleboard from AMI Paddleboard, or partake in one of their many guided stand-up paddleboard tour offerings. You can opt for a paddleboarding tour through the mangroves, along the coastline, and near areas with an abundance of wildlife. This is a great family activity since even children can participate, either on their own paddleboard or by sharing a paddleboard with a parent.

5. Do a segway tour of the island

Doing a segway tour with Zegway by the Bay is a wonderful way to see Anna Maria Island. If you’ve never tried a segway before, it’s a ton of fun and easy for anyone to quickly learn how to ride the electronic device. The guided tour includes fascinating facts about the history and happenings of the area.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Holmes Beach

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in Holmes Beach?

Holmes Beach is one of the most expensive cities in the USA. For a stay here you pay around $444 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Holmes Beach?

If it is your aim to save as much as possible during your vacation to Holmes Beach, travel in October ($363 per night on average), September ($377), or May ($392), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Holmes Beach go up the most?

When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Holmes Beach, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of February (with an average of $580 per night), followed by March ($579), and then April ($463).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Holmes Beach?

We recommend you to book in advance in Holmes Beach as only 23% of the properties are free throughout the year, according to last year's data.

When are more vacation rentals available?

May, June and September are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of accommodations free, with an average availability of 70%, 36%, and 36%. However, even during these months, when rental availability is the highest, the average is just 47%. So we highly recommend you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.

When are fewer rentals available in Holmes Beach?

During these three months, the availability is only 1%. It is therefore preferable to book far in advance.

Are there many rentals in Holmes Beach?

In Holmes Beach we collaborate with 5 different providers to give you a choice of 710 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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