Holmes Beach, Florida, United States 34217
Elegant Southern 4 bed pool home - Charming 4 bedroom two storey Southern style home with a pool at 402 Clark Lane in Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island. The house has a king size with bathroom, queen, twin, vaulted ceiling bedroom with full size pull down sofa bed, family bathroom, laundry, open plan living/kitchen/dining, family room, half bath, cable, wireless internet, telephone, BBQ grill and solar heated pool. Only a short walk of approx 600 yards to the beautiful Gulf beach.
Looking for that special place for you and your bridesmaids to get ready for your big day then look no further! The Gables provides your accommodation as well as a stunning backdrop for your photos which will add another dimension to your beach wedding album. The groom and his groomsmen can stay next door at the Lighthouse.
I normally schedule my rentals from Saturday to Saturday. However, there are times throughout the year when I may be able to work with you to accept bookings which do not begin and end on a Saturday so please send me an inquiry first. On receipt of your preferred dates, I will do my best to accommodate your request with a prompt reply by email. If your dates straddle a holiday week, the cost of your reservation may be adjusted to reflect the full holiday rate.
4 bedrooms, sleeps 8. Free on site parking for 4 cars.
Anna Maria island is a family community and the city imposes a strict noise ordinance. Please adhere to our good neighbor policy and observe the local quiet hours between 10 pm and 8 am. No loud music or use of the pool is allowed during these hours along with any other noise which may disturb the neighbors.
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. PLEASE READ CONTRACT BEFORE BOOKING
7 day minimum rental required as per City of Holmes Beach code compliance
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Dishes & Utensils
Iron & Board
Lanai / Gazebo
Water Sports Gear
Rates and Availability
Weeknight: $400 / night
Weekend Night: $400 / night
Weekly: $2800 / week
Minimum Stay: 7
Holidays are comin: 11/27/2021 - 12/17/2021
Weeknight: $330 / night
Weekend Night: $330 / night
Weekly: $2310 / week
Santa's on his sleigh: 12/18/2021 - 12/25/2021
Weeknight: $530 / night
Weekend Night: $530 / night
Weekly: $3710 / week
Happy New Year!: 12/26/2021 - 01/01/2022
Weeknight: $897 / night
Weekend Night: $897 / night
Weekly: $6279 / week
January Sail: 01/02/2022 - 01/14/2022
Weeknight: $420 / night
Weekend Night: $420 / night
Weekly: $2940 / week
January: 01/15/2022 - 01/28/2022
Weeknight: $527 / night
Weekend Night: $527 / night
Weekly: $3689 / week
Be my Valentine: 01/29/2022 - 02/11/2022
Weeknight: $600 / night
Weekend Night: $600 / night
Weekly: $4200 / week
Spring: 02/12/2022 - 02/25/2022
Weeknight: $653 / night
Weekend Night: $653 / night
Weekly: $4571 / week
Bunny's comin: 02/26/2022 - 03/11/2022
Weeknight: $850 / night
Weekend Night: $850 / night
Weekly: $5950 / week
Bunny's hoppin: 03/12/2022 - 04/01/2022
Weeknight: $880 / night
Weekend Night: $880 / night
Weekly: $6160 / week
Happy Easter: 04/02/2022 - 04/22/2022
Weeknight: $880 / night
Weekend Night: $880 / night
Weekly: $6160 / week
May: 04/23/2022 - 05/20/2022
Weeknight: $515 / night
Weekend Night: $515 / night
Weekly: $3605 / week
Summer: 05/21/2022 - 07/01/2022
Weeknight: $550 / night
Weekend Night: $550 / night
Weekly: $3850 / week
Happy 4th July!: 07/02/2022 - 07/08/2022
Weeknight: $650 / night
Weekend Night: $650 / night
Weekly: $4550 / week
Sizzlin Summer: 07/09/2022 - 07/29/2022
Weeknight: $550 / night
Weekend Night: $550 / night
Weekly: $3850 / week
Late summer: 07/30/2022 - 08/19/2022
Weeknight: $550 / night
Weekend Night: $550 / night
Weekly: $3850 / week
Late summer: 08/20/2022 - 09/02/2022
Weeknight: $558 / night
Weekend Night: $558 / night
Weekly: $3906 / week
September: 09/03/2022 - 09/30/2022
Weeknight: $440 / night
Weekend Night: $440 / night
Weekly: $3080 / week
October: 10/01/2022 - 11/04/2022
Weeknight: $463 / night
Weekend Night: $463 / night
Weekly: $3241 / week
Specific Rate Details:
Solar heated pool. Supplemental pool heating is also available if requested at $85 per week. Changeover day is Saturday during peak times, Holiday weeks have a 15% premium, Maximum occupancy is 8 including children, No pets
Last minute getaway house was fantastic and Valerie was very easy to work with. Had all questions answered and tips for us on favorite restaurants. House was very clean.Thank you loved the island
Wonderful week on AMI
What a grand property! Wonderfully decorated & landscaped. Very clean, roomy. Loved the TV room/ study. Great kitchen. Could use a set of everyday glasses. Tasty/cold water from fridge. Well stocked shed with beach supplies. Nice pool, even nicer outdoor shower to cool off after beach. Clean outdoor grill. You do hear Marina Dr however, after a day it doesn’t bother you. Trolly stop out front. Awesome week on AMI!
The Gables was the perfect property for our stay on Holmes Beach. Great location, great layout and everything we needed was provided on the property. The dining room had a beautiful large round table where we shared many delicious meals cooked on the gas grill. The water in the pool was just perfect for a swim after dinner. We truly enjoyed the Gables and the beautiful Island. Looking forward to another visit. Our very best to the hosts of the property they take excellent care of the property and the guests.
Our happy place
This was our second time staying here and it was even better than the last time! Val is an excellent host and super nice! Great location to everything! We will definitely be back year after year!
This is a very special place run by wonderful people! How many rentals do you leave a "thank you" present! Val is the consummate hostess and the place holds a special place in our hearts--- well located, well equipped, clean and charming-- close to the beach and trolley- couldn't ask for anything more- will come back!
Loved the place even more our second time. Lots of space, house is well equipped and well located. Val is very kind and a wonderful, responsive host. The place was immaculate. Can't recommend it more.
Great location, great house-- clean and well appointed. Beach close by and Val couldn't be more accommodating. Highly recommend
Absolutely zero complaints! We loved every second of our stay at The Gables. The beds were extremely comfortable. All the little amenities add nice personal touches to our stay. The games and toy train set in the tv room were a big bit with my kids, and the pool was absolutely wonderful for our days at the house! The layout allowed for everyone to have their own space, and the upstairs deck gave way for storm watching and sea breeze nights! We cannot wait to stay here again!
The absolute best time!
My family and I stayed at The Gables and WOW! The house is exactly as pictured. The owners are beyond nice and extremely helpful. We loved the pool area and outside eatery. The beds were all comfortable, the kitchen had everything you could need. This house met any and all expectations. Though this was our first time to the island, we will definitely be returning not only to AMI, but to The Gables as well.
Wow! I literally can't say enough nice things about stay at The Gables house! Valerie and her husband were such nice people and very accommodating! Everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation is at this house from beach chairs, toys, and towels! We absolutely will be renting from them again! Thank you so much for being truly genuine and some of the nicest people we have met on AMI! Can't wait to see you next year!
Warm and Welcoming
We loved staying at this beach house and you will, too. It is comfortable and fully equipped. It is in a great location with access to beaches, shopping and restaurants within easy walking distance or a free bus ride right outside the door. We felt very much at home.It is obvious that the owners take great pride in their property as there is nothing out of place.
House is immaculate!
We had a fantastic week in this very clean, homey and convenient property. The owner could not have been more responsive to our questions and welcoming to our family. The house was spotless, and everything worked well, including Me high-speed Wi-Fi. Anna Maria has both a small town, each location field, along with proximity to plenty of great restaurants and other amenities. We would not hesitate to stay at this property again. Cheers
Wir haben mit unseren vier kleinen Jungs 10 traumhafte Tage in "the Gables" verbracht und jede Minute genossen. Die Inneneinrichtung ist mit so viel Liebe zum Detail gestaltet, dass wir uns sofort wie zu Hause gefühlt haben. Es hat an nichts gefehlt. Gastgeberin Valerie hat uns perfekt umsorgt und betreut! Unsere Jungs waren gar nicht mehr aus dem Pool zu locken, der zwar klein, aber beheizt und gemütlich ist. Ein wunderschönes, gemütliches und gut gelegenes Haus. Wir kommen wieder!
Just returned from 10 days at the Gables on Anna Maria Island. This is a beautiful brand new house with everything you could wish to make the perfect holiday. It was only a 5 minutes gentle stroll to the beautiful quiet white sandy beaches. Pete and Valerie the owners were there to meet us on our arrival and made us very welcome. All their suggestions for eating and drinking were spot on. Just ask and they will be delighted to help with anything to make your holiday special. The local free trolly stopped about 25 Yards from the house and took you to both ends of the island. Our car did not turn a wheel for days on end. This is the 3rd time in two years we have been on the island. It is hard to think of going any where else and the Gables was by far the nicest place we have stayed in not only on Anna Maria island but anywhere else in Europe. We will be back
Anfang Juli haben wir mit unseren 5 Kindern zwischen 8 Monaten und 17 Jahren eine Woche in diesem traumhaft schönen Haus verbracht. Auch für eine Großfamilie war genügend Platz da, und wir haben uns von der ersten Sekunde an wohl gefühlt. Das Haus war so schön und geschmackvoll eingerichtet, wie wir es in keinem anderen Mietobjekt in den USA oder auch in Europa vorgefunden haben. Es fehlte an nichts, die Küche war perfekt ausgestattet. Die Vermieter, Valerie und Pete, waren extrem herzlich und hilfsbereit. Auch auf Anna Maria Island kann man sich wohlfühlen. Schöner Strand, nette Restaurants und keine Hochhäuser. Leider sind wir in der zweiten Woche nach Orlando gefahren - wir hätten dort bleiben sollen.
Absolutely beautiful villa, creatively furnished and decorated, loved the veranda balcony with rocking chairs, and the stylish pool. Perfect location, a short stroll through a pretty neighbourhood to a top class beach. Friendly and helpful owner who quite rightly takes great pride in the property. Would definitely stay again if vacationing at Anna Maria.
Stayed at this property for a week in March - after 3 days in Orlando - and this beautiful house exceeded our expectations. The owners were excellent from the moment we rented the property, to the moment we left. Val & Pete made themselves available with advice, recommendations and ensured our vist went smoothly (specifically during the St Patrick's day parade). The house is wonderful. Classic wooden floors, spacious modern kitchen and numerous places to make eat and/or make yourself comfortable - inside and out. There's no need to say that it was clean and well maintained, but it was clean and well maintained. The pool (and the pool area) was a great place for us to relax as the surrounding hedges made it very private without losing the lovely Florida sun. We've stayed at some great places, in the USA, but this whole experience was up there with the best. We could have done with a longer stay. We've already looked at returning to this property in March 2013, but to no surprise it already booked up. However, we look to return to "The Gables" as soon as we can get back to Anna Maria Island. Many thanks to Val & Pete for use of their fantastic home, and their wonderful hospitality.
Many thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet both of you and we look forward to welcoming you to Anna Maria island again soon!
My husband, two teenage sons and I stayed at this property for a week in July and not only fell in love with this beautiful home but with Anna Maria Island as well. We had never stayed on the island before. We fell in love with the beautiful beaches, both close to the home, a 7 minute walk or a 5 minute drive behind the Sandbar restaurant. For convenience there is a trolley stop right outside your front door on Gulf Drive. If you go you must check out The Sign of the Mermaid restaurant for a romantic dinner or The Sandbar or Beach House restaurant for a more casual dining experience. Visit Two Scoopes for the best ice cream we have ever had. I highly recommend staying in this wonderful home.
Many thanks for choosing to stay at the Gables and for your lovely review filled with very useful information about the house and the island. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay on beautiful AMI and it was a pleasure meeting all of you!
Excellent house, excellent location, excellent owners!! The house is obviously stunning but also very comfortable. The upstairs balcony which is accessed via 3 of the bedrooms was a particular favourite, very relaxing sat on the rocking chairs reading. The island is perfect for a relaxing holiday with many excellent restaurants. The icing on the cake being the free trolley bus, which stops right outside the house, meaning the restaurants could be enjoyed along with a few beers! Five mins walk to the magnificent beach, beach chairs, towels etc provided by the owners along with useful trolleys to carry it all. It was comforting to know that the owners were very close if there were any problems, not that there were any. Also worth noting that the owners were never intrusive. The only negative is that the house is already booked for the period we want to return next year.
It was a pleasure to meet all of you and thank you very much for the great review. Thanks too for telling me while you were here that you don't think that the website pictures do the house justice although I would always prefer that guests are pleasantly impressed on arrival! However, I will update the pictures in the next few weeks! I'm really sorry that your dates aren't available for next year as it's always nice to welcome guests back.
We (7 people from Germany) booked the Gables from Oct. 25th to Nov. 3rd 2012 We got married Oct. 30th on Anna Marie Island J. The owner Valerie as well as her “helpers” Mary Lou and Jack are so lovely people and incredible supportive in all questions and situations ! We really appreciate !!! Just 2 short examples. Because it was not easy for us to find a nice wedding dinner location, (from Germany) Valerie supported us months before our arrival on AMI with her ideas, experiences and her personal connections to owners of restaurants on the island she has that we finally found a great place. In addition she offered us to get us some things from the supermarket as we had a late arrival and might be exhausted because of the long trip. We thankfully accepted this offer. The house … well … its amazing and probably the most beautiful residence we ever had in all our vacations !!! It is furnished with so much love for detail, high quality equipment and offers anything you can think of! The pool and its area is awesome we very much enjoyed hanging out there as well as taking the available beach equipment (chairs, bodyboards etc.)and relaxing/having fun on the great beaches which are just around the corner. I can highly recommend The Gables on Anna Maria Island – It’s Paradise in Paradise ! We definitely will come back soon Thank you Valerie. Greetings from Germany
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Gables and that you chose beautiful AMI for such a memorable occasion. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Thank you very much for the wonderful review which is much appreciated. I wish you all the very best for a long and happy marriage together!
Sadly, we are just ending a nine week stay at the Gables and soon will be returning to the cold and snow of Vermont. We shall miss the friendly and helpful owners, Pete and Val, who have become friends as well as landlords. They are willing to go the extra mile for their tenants , which is very much appreciated. We, and our occasional visiting family, enjoyed the tastefully decorated villa immensely. We've already booked for next year !!
Thanks so much for choosing The Gables for your extended winter break. We really enjoyed getting to know both of you and really miss you now that you've gone! We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
What a fabulous stay! We rent on the Island every year for our spring break and this definitely was one of our favorites!! By far, this home felt like a home away from home and not a vacation place!! We had two small children and it was great to be able to see the pool from the kitchen and the layout of the home is fantastic for big groups. Our group likes to drink coffee together in the early morning and watch the Today Show and then at night before bed we watch television as well. This house did not have a living space with a television that accommodates more than ~4 adults and definitely not 7 like we have. That is a small small complaint for the wonderful time we had. The home owner was wonderful and so inviting!! I would highly recommend this home and as always I highly recommend vacationing on the Island!!!
It was great fun to meet all of you and thanks for the lovely comments! We take pride in making our guests feel comfortable and the best compliment that you can give us is that it felt like a home away from home....but maybe that was because of the monkey cushions!!
Our family of 7 enjoyed calling this home for 10 glorious days. There was plenty of room for everyone to have their space. The location worked great for us. The trolley was very helpful. The home was well equipped and we had several meals in, following our daily beach excursions. The home is very clean and the grounds immaculate. We were fortunate to meet the wonderful owners and it shows that they take pride in their properties. We look forward to returning again.
Loved your sense of fun and adventure! One family, five kids and no car on an island for 10 days took some organisation! Great to meet all of you and look forward to welcoming you back another time.
Wir waren mit 7 Personen (5 Erwachsene und 2 Kinder) in The Gables und durften ein super geschmackvoll eingerichtetes und sehr schönes Haus erleben. Anna Maria Islands gehört zu den schönsten Gegenden Floridas, der feine und sehr saubere Sandstrand ist etwa 700 Meter entfernt und gut zu Fuß zu erreichen. Die Vermieterin ist sehr nett, herzlich und hilfsbereit, unterstützte uns jederzeit. Die Ausstattung im Haus lässt keine Wünsche offen: Waschmaschine, Trockner, Geschirrspüler, Toaster, Backherd, Kaffeemaschine, Eisschrank und Kühlschrank (mit Eiswürfel Maschine!), mehrere Fernseher, Kabel-TV, Musikkanäle, WLAN Internet, Pool, Klimaanlage (regelbar/programmierbar), 2 Bäder mit Badewanne und Dusche, Außendusche am Pool und vieles mehr. Das Haus kann ich jedem nur empfehlen - ihr werdet begeistert sein. Viel Platz für 7 Personen. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten zur Selbstverpflegung sind 2-5 Autominuten entfernt (Publix, mehrere Souvenirläden, Post), mehrere Restaurants sind in der Nähe (geht in die Sandbar und esst dort den Fisch!). Gäbe es hier 10 Punkte statt der 5 Punkte zu vergeben - ich hätte alle 10 Punkte gegeben. Jederzeit wieder!
Where do I start - amazing house owned by amazing people. We were let down by another company in June 2013 having booked back in 2012. A long trawl of the net trying to find accommodation for 6 people at Christmas time led me to The Gables and Valerie. It was like it was meant to be as the 3 weeks we needed were the 3 weeks they had available! Valerie could not have been more helpful when it came to booking - the whole process was superb. As for the house, where do I start? Location is perfect - only a 5 minute walk to the beach and with a trolley stop right outside, you have access to all areas of the Island. The Christmas decorations had people from the Island stopping for a photo (gives you an idea on how spectacular they were!), the inside was absolutely spotless, you literally could eat off the floor. The decor was second to none and, as one of our party commented, it was like home from home. Everything we needed was right there - even a friendly Egret! Nothing was too much trouble for the owners Pete and Valerie. They are always ready to offer advice and help if we needed it . In fact, Val did some shopping for us as our flight was late arriving - where else do you get that kind of service?! We cannot thank them enough for everything and we are already planning our return for 2014. If you want somewhere special on AMI, then this is the place to go.
Wow! What a great way to start 2014! We really appreciate your sensational review and lovely comments. You can't give us a better compliment than saying the house was like a home from home and we're delighted that you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed having you. We're so glad that we were able to take care of you because your other plans didn't work out. As I always say, "What's for you won't go by you!" We look forward to welcoming you back later this year!
We just returned from our amazing vacation to Anna Maria...What an amazing place! The Gables is a gorgeous property with plenty of room for our party of 8 which included 4 seniors, 2 adults and 2 teenagers. We loved the location and the fact that the trolley stop was right outside the door, it only took about 5-7 mins for us to walk to the beach. Valerie had to unexpectedly leave due to an emergency and made arrangements for her friend Lynn to make sure we had everything we needed while we were there. Lynn checked in with us a couple of times over the course of the week to see how we were and Valerie also touched base after we came home to make sure we had found everything to our liking. Valerie dealt with many emails from me during the year with various questions and always had a speedy response for me. This home is amazing! The kids loved the pool, and we loved the various outdoor spaces to hang out in! Especially the upstairs porch! We started planning our return trip as soon as we left the driveway on our departure day! Thanks once again to you Valerie and to Lynn for your attention to detail and your hospitality! Hope to actually meet you in person one day Valerie! ~ The Raby/Gordon Clan-Ontario, Canada.
I really enjoyed dealing with you prior to your arrival although I'm sorry that I didn't have the privilege of meeting all of you due to unforeseen circumstances. Many thanks for taking the time to write your positive review which will be very helpful to future guests. I will make sure that Lynn knows of your kind comments especially as she will be helping out going forwards. Hopefully we will meet next time!
The listing was very accurate and the layout etc was ideal for our family.It is very close to the beach and also the shops and the Pier.The house was immaculate the beds were very comfortable and this is an ideal place to spend a relaxing trouble free holiday and we have no problem at all in strongly recommending THE GABLES
Thanks very much for your lovely review. I really enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to welcoming you back another time!
Absolutely fantastic house near the beach on beautiful Anna-Maria Island, perfect for our large family (2 adults and 4 young adults). The manager is simply lovely, so helpful and generous, helped us plan our stay and find various activities. We loved how the house was decorated, very well-maintained and clean. Would definitely recommended it to friends and family, have already helped friends book this in 2015. Check out the Sandbar restaurant on the beach for drinks in the sunset and dinner, recommended! Ginny and Jane's bakery serves great breakfast, don't miss it!
Fantastic house and pool. This special holiday did not disappoint with an immaculately kept house , pool and barbecue area within a short stroll of the beach and marina. Valerie kept in contact from original booking and provided information on restaurants and places to visit throughout our stay. We enjoyed meals at Sandbars, Ginny & Janees, and both piers. Depending on when you visit look out for the nesting Sea Hawks on the local Lutheran Church. We will definitely be returning. Thank you Valerie and staff.
The Gables was perfect for our family, clean, spacious and a couple of minutes from the beach. It truly is a perfect home away from home. The pool although small was perfect for the evenings after the beach while we barbequed. The layout is perfect, tons of comfortable sitting space on the first floor for everyone to socialize in their own way. I will recommend this house to friends, and plan to return next summer. The only thing that I would want changed is the light pots for a family that cooks, however, I guess most people do not cook on their vacation so it may not be a big deal for many.
Fantastic House , great location and delivered everything it said it would. We have rented from the Owner previously, at her other properties on the Island, and the level of service continues to beat expectations. We had 6 adults and our 18 month grandson, and it never felt crowded.
We (being two families with three young children between us) enjoyed a fantastic holiday on Anna Maria Island staying at The Gables. The house was beautifully and thoughtfully prepared; and the owner (Valerie) was extremely helpful before, during and after our stay.
We had such a fabulous time at The Gables. The house is spectacular...it is fully loaded from every kitchen utensil you would ever need, to a full cabana of beach chairs, umbrellas, a cart to get you there and more. Valerie has decorated this vacation home with beautiful furnishings and the beds are all super comfortable too. I can't say enough about this rental. It is better than we expected and Valerie was great to work with. She even had groceries waiting for us as we arrived late at night. After a day at the gorgeous beach, we all enjoyed hanging out at the pool and cooling off before heading out to many of the restaurants. The trolley that takes you down to the center of town stops right outside of the house and is so convenient. We enjoyed grilling and hanging out in the "gazebro" ( we named it that as their are zebras all over the place....even watching over you in the gazebo!) This is a great house and I highly recommend staying here.
The Gables was beautifully decorated with all the amenities one could want for a perfect beach vacation. From the gorgeous porches and pool to the impressive interior decoration to the well stocked beach shed (chairs umbrellas, etc), Valerie provided everything needed for a perfect week. House is very clean and well maintained and the beach is just a couple of blocks away, close enough for even the grandparents to take a stroll to see the sunset. You will not be disappointed.
From the moment I made an initial enquiry Val the owner was responsive and efficient. It gave me complete confidence booking the property. All queries were answered within the hour. Val kept in touch before arrival and everything was ready for us. It was easy to access the house and the property was beautifully decorated throughout. It was a real home from home ( except it was cleaner, tidier and more luxurious than my home) .The kitchen was fully equipped and all the furniture and fittings in the rooms were of a superior standard. There were piles of beach towels to use and a marvellous selection of beach equipment with a buggy and cool box to carry it all in. The barbecue and pool were excellent and much used. Val kept in touch while we were there and was on hand to recommend and help us source restaurants and entertainment. There was a good choice of friendly relaxed eating places and good deli shops with home made baking. Apart from the usual beach activities there were additional things to do nearby. We all tried kayaking through a local Reserve and my sons loved the flyboarding experience. It really couldn't have been any better and we all had a marvellous stay. I would highly recommend Val and the property.
We stayed at the Gables in early June for a week and we had a awesome time. There is plenty of room and the house is nicely furnished and has a great pool. The owner Valerie Clark checked on us and did a great job in making us feel comfortable and we felt like we were home. We definitely plan on going back next summer. We got spoiled and now we only want to stay at the Gables. Thank you Valerie and we look forward to seeing you next summer.
Great house, has everything you could ever need, Valerie is lovely and can't do enough for you, she can point you in the direction of the best restaurants, tell you where the best shopping is to be had etc. She is also a stealth machine who puts out and puts back the bins when twits like us forget! (They seem to be emptied virtually every day, you just need to know which colour). Anna Maria Island is gorgeous with great beaches and if that isn't enough you have longboat key and Bradenton where there are some great Seafood shacks (Starfish is a must)! Then if you want more sophistication you have Sarasota on your doorstep! This was our first visit to the island and we will certainly be back.
The Gables is a wonderful place to stay! Beautifully well maintained home and that's what it felt like instead of a rental. It had everything and then some. Valerie was very accommodating. Loved the pool! I would highly recommend this to anyone going to Holmes beach for a vacation!!!
Myself and family had a fabulous time at The Gables. Everything stated in the description was accurate. The house was beautiful and very clean and fully equipped with everything you would ever need. We enjoyed the pool, gazebo and walks to the beach. We enjoyed eating at the restaurants especially the Beach Bistro. One of the best parts was the unique and beautiful decorating of the house. It made for lots of conversation. I would recommend this house to anyone fortunate enough to have the opportunity to stay in it. Thank you very much for all your help prior to my trip. Regards, Rosemary
Our family, six adults and two grandchildren, spent a wonderful week on Anna Maria Isle. The weather, location and our accommodation at the Gables provided a perfect week. From our very first contact with the home owner, Valerie Clark, to the last day she was very responsive and helpful. The home is beautifully decorated and immediately made us "feel at home". The first floor of the home lent itself to an open floor plan with all the bedrooms on the second floor. This worked well with two young children whom most nights went to bed early and woke up early. The landscaping of the property gave it a true "island" feel. There is a gazebo that was perfect for enjoying breakfast outside and one evening we barbecued and had dinner in the gazebo. The pool is well maintained and provided us another area of the home to relax and kick back. The home has every amenity along with all the necessary beach chairs, umbrellas, carts and toys for a great "beach" vacation. The gulf is two blocks away from the house. I've already told family members and friends about our stay and highly recommend "The Gables".
We had a wonderful time at The Gables! The house had everything we would ever need, was decorated amazingly, and was very clean and well taken care of. The pool was fantastic and we enjoyed a great dinner under the gazebo. Hopefully we can return sometime soon because the house really made our vacation wonderful!! Thank you Valerie!
Spent 10 days in this lovely home and enjoyed every moment. The property owner, Valerie Clark, is THE BEST EVER. She was accomadating and friendly; went above and beyond our expectations. The home is large enough for families with children, yet intimate enough for a romantic couple’s getaway. Will definitely return!!
We had a fantastic stay at the Gables. The house was perfect for the 5 of us (all adults), really comfortable, clean, well maintained, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Valerie (the owner) was charming and could not have been more helpful. The location is great with a trolley bus service right outside and it is walkable distance to shops, bars and restaurants. The beach, which is beautiful and not busy, is 2 blocks away. We would highly recommend the Gables and the adjacent property 'The Lighthouse', also owned by Valerie, which she was kind enough to show us around. We will almost certainly return to AMI and undoubtedly endeavour to stay at one of Valerie's properties when we do. Dave & Lynne (London, England)
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week at The Gables. The house was wonderful with plenty room for our group of 7 ranging in age from 6 months to 86 years. My grandkids loved the pool and spent a lot of time on the beach , a short walk from the house. Valerie was very helpful from the short notice booking, to providing a baby crib and having lights turned on when we arrived, to providing information on activities on the island. We cooked a Thanksgiving dinner at the house which shows how well equipted the kitchen was. The house was very spacious with room for all to find their own space when needed. We will definitely be back. We love Anna Maria Island! The beach horses were the best. My granddaughter is still talking about her experience!
This was the perfect setting for our winter celebratory escape! The house was large, tastefully decorated, and impressed family and friends when they came to visit. Valerie was an outstanding host and very and responsive to any request/inquiry. We miss being there already and would not hesitate to book again!
This was our second trip to this house and we chose it as the owner has high levels of integrity which is demonstrated through how attentive they are to your needs. This is not a property vacation management style rental but an owner who lives on the island and best of all, the prices seem very fair compared to some equivalent houses we looked at, some even double! Val will do what ever she can to meet your needs and ours involved a child gate this time round to which she darted of to the hardware store for us. The house is a good proportion with three full rooms and a room in the centre with a sofa bed which we did not use. Not sure what else I can say but when you build a relationship with a host such as Val, it's clear you feel you must return and we will, likely 2020.
This was our first trip to AMI and I have to say it was absolutely wonderful! The house was absolutely stunning and equipped with everything you need. Everything about the property was wonderful, including the pool and gazebo. The owners Valerie and Richard are very kind and attentive. You could not rent from better people. We cannot wait to return!