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Reviewed 6 July 2013

My husband introduced me to this little gem on Anna Maria Island. He had been coming since he was 11 and now we are married we come every other year with our children and even introduced my parents to stay. What is there not to love about this place, it is clean, friendly, heated pool, rooms are spacious and access...

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2floridasunshine, Owner at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, We appreciate your loyalty and returning year after year. Our guest are what make our place great and a returning destination where people can feel at home make friends that last a lifetime. I’m so glad you enjoyed your time with us, I appreciate your review of our property and we look...

Anna Maria Island, Florida
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Considering the location right by the beach - it makes more then up for the very basic and old structure. We definitely would come back to visit. We had no reservation, the proprietors worked with us to provide reasonable ad-hoc accommodations. We stayed in the larger unit right by the street - no problem. It would be a great place...

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review of your first visit to Anna Maria Island and the White Sands Beach Resort The White Sands is a great gem on Anna Maria Island Florida, it was originally built in late 50's and was one of the first Motels on the island. we are continuously updated our units while trying to...

Bourbon, IN
Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

Not plush accommodations, but what's there is clean and works great! Perfect location. Pool is clean and a nice size. One bedroom rooms are the perfect size for a family. Cleaning service could be a little better. Having one lady in charge of everything gets to be a little rough. At hotels, I like to have have someone come clean...

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2floridasunshine, Owner at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

The Gulf One Bedroom Suites are beautiful and are my favorites and I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. they are well worth it if you can catch one while it's available! Thank you also for the kind words about our property. Ken Owner Mgr

Bloomington, IL
Reviewed 22 March 2013

My husband and I stayed in room 11 on the second floor for one week. The room was immaculate and so spacious. It was very well equipped with lots of dishes, utensils, pots, and pans. The full size fridge and stove/oven were great as we cooked in almost every day (we found a wonderful fresh fish market on the island...

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2floridasunshine, Owner at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, I’m so glad you enjoyed your experience, I appreciate your kind words regarding our property and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip.Units 11 & 12 upstairs is also my favorite. Thank you, Ken MGR

Jackson Heights, New York
Reviewed 28 October 2012

This is an older style resort.it is.a basic room with a small kitchen,a large LCD tv and a pullout.we had a separate small bedroom with a queen bed.there was also a shower.we liked the separate room because it gave us a sense of privacy and enabled me to watch tv while my was able to go to sleep.most of the...

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Ken_MGR, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2012

We found this motel by chance and are glad we did. Friendly staff who welcomed us on arrival and gave us good local information The room was basic but had everything you need - comfy bed, well equipped kitchen and clean bathroom. There was also flat screen tv and fire place as well as a BBQ outside. Our room was...

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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hope you had a great time while visiting our general area. While I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed visiting with us, I suspect and hope you were treated warmly throughout your visit to our very special island ( Anna Maria Island ). Thanks again for your patronage and praise.

Reviewed 21 August 2012

We very much enjoyed our recent stay!! We have been coming here for years. It's a great family friendly resort, directly on a beautiful white sand beach. Our room was spacious, comfortable and very clean. We had a 1 bedroom unit, with full size livingroom and eat in kitchen. The livingroom had a very nice flat screen and fireplace. Our...

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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again.Thank you for both your patronage and for...

Nashville
Reviewed 17 July 2012

My husband and I stayed here a week. It was clean, quiet, on the beach, very convenient to great places to eat and a major grocery close by. I had to bring my own umbrella in order to have one down near the water but they do provide chairs and umbrellas up near the condo. We met great people whom...

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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often.

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 6 May 2012

I've been a regular at White Sands for a few years now. The affordable rooms are modern and have nice touches like flat screen tvs with lounge and kitchens areas. The owner provides a consistently charming, indepedent atmosphere with a clean well maintained property.Located on gorgeous Anna Maria Island, the beach is just a few steps away. White Sands Beach...

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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Wow what a wonderful review....5 stars. While not everyone rates our business as a 5 star, please know that we rate each and every customer a 5 star.Thank you for your visit and for your willingness to share your important feedback with the online review community. A specific thanks as well for your laudatory remarks concerning our rooms. Please come...

West Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Dated but very clean and directly on the beach! The people tend to stay here for a while. It is family owned by the same family for 37 years. The owners are nice.

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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We are most pleased that you mostly enjoyed staying with us, and thank you for doing so. It is most important for us to hear your stay did not match either our excellent reputation or more importantly your own expectations. We all can benefit from well-deserved constructive criticism which is how we view your remarks....thank you for them. Please check...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on the Florida west coast island of Anna Maria, The White Sands Beach Resort is the perfect tropical island vacation getaway with miles of white, sandy walking beaches & blue-green water. We offer charming one & two bedroom Florida island style apartments, studios, cottages & motel rooms. More than just a motel hotel, All rooms have fully equipped kitchens, have 42 inch LCD TV's , playstation2 , DVD player, and free WI-FI at our Florida beach resort. While on vacation at the White Sands you can enjoy a gulf front heated pool, shuffleboard court, picnic areas and bar-b-q grills. Nearby are tennis courts, island beach shops, golf courses & a number of award winning restaurants like Beach Bistro and Sand Bar. We have Twenty-one Florida resort units on the gulf with kitchen and phone, & heated pool on the beach. No pets. Our island resort is a great Florida vacation destination near Bradenton, Longboat Key and Sarasota. Similar to Sanibel island, AMI Florida is located on the west coast of Florida just south of Tampa and is a great island vacation place for family vacations and Honeymoon vacations.We offer a quiet relaxing, tropical island feel with all the creature comforts of home. Our Florida island beach resort is located on the west coast of Florida in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island Florida directly on the beach and on the Gulf of Mexico. You can see much of Florida's natural wildlife on our beaches, including Sea Turtles, and the gentle Manatee. Island Beachcombers can find Florida Sea Shells while walking and swimming along the beach. Beautiful sunsets, a perfect spot for a family friendly vacation or a quiet island honeymoon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Sands Beach Resort

Address: 6504 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1325
Region: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Price Range: $126 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — White Sands Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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White Sands Beach Hotel Holmes Beach
White Sands Beach Resort Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Holmes Beach
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“Rooms 1, 11, 12, & 14 good for larger families - and face the Gulf. You are steps away from the water (pool and Gulf) from any room.”
  • From Room 1, you can eat dinner with this view.
LorrieP2012, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Nicely decoarted places, clean with everything need. No”
USA-Traveler56, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“only difference is over all size. 2 deluxe 1 BR's that overlook the pool & face the beach are really nice”
RB1960, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We had room 11 which was a one bedroom facing the beach and pool. It had a nice porch and was only steps to the beach.”
cmiklancie, 29 May 2014 | Read review
“Any rooms are good since you are on the beach.”
NativeDina, 18 May 2014 | Read review
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