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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

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“Paradise Found”
Reviewed 30 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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Shady Palms has the best backyard in the country....beautiful Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. The home is lovely inside. Each bedroom is beautifully decorated. There are several gathering spaces: updated eat in kitchen, large living room with lots of seating, enclosed sunroom with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Cindy, the owner, was very responsive. We can’t wait to return.

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Bonnie D
Manchester, Maine
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3 reviews
“A little bit of heaven, with direct beach access and walking distance to restaurants and shops.”
Reviewed 29 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This rental is fabulous! Spacious, and with old world charm, this home has all the comfort and amenities you could want, including a washer and dryer, dishwasher, range and microwave. Cindy has thought of everything and is eager to please. She was very quick to replace the large screen TV that went on the blink.
We will come back!

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Karen D
Frenchtown, NJ
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“Old Style Florida, right on the beach”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Shady Palms brings you back to old style Florida, before condos and high rises took over the beaches. This 50's ranch house is surprisingly spacious, with multiple living areas and large bedrooms and an updated big kitchen. There are many wonderfully quirky decorator touches, including an impressive wall-sized collection of seashells. It is fully equipped with all the kitchen items you could want including a new fridge and good kitchen appliances, plus a new washer and dryer and two outdoor showers for rinsing off the sand and salt.

The real draw at Shady Palms is that not only is it directly on the beach, but it features a deep and shady backyard with full gulf views - a real rarity. You no longer have to choose between broiling on the beach or being inside! We spent nearly all of our time either in the gulf waters or sitting in the breezy, cool back yard watching the waves.

The beach is medium wide, with soft sand. The gulf water is shallow and wonderful. There are two(!) beach restaurants within an easy beach walk.

The house is also conveniently located in Holmes Beach, with several good restaurants and stores within walking distance. A large grocery store and countless restaurants are within just a couple of miles drive.

There is public beach access nearby, and a series of condo complexes just north. During the week after Labor Day the beach was very quiet and nearly empty - no crowds or loud music.

The home is very comfortable and has everything you need, including several picnic tables in the yard, a hammock, many many outdoor chairs and tables and beach lounge chairs. The interior of the home is old and needs a facelift and some TLC, same with items like towels, bed linens and covers. Although advertised as 1.5 baths, the half bath is located in the garage, requiring you to walk through a not-tidy garage to use it. It would however come in handy if you need the facilities from the beach and don't want to enter the house while wet and sandy :-)

The owner, Cindy, is everything you could hope for in a property owner - attentive, caring and considerate. She made the experience very easy and was lovely.

Everything considered, I would recommend Shady Palms to anyone who wants a private, old Florida get away. The shady yard and lovely gulf view are worth the rental. I would rent it again.

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Liked best: The back yard leading to the Gulf
Liked least: Home was tired and not very clean
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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