Manatee Watch: Beautiful Waterfront Home, Hot Tub, 3 Min Walk to Beach!

neighborhood of Holmes Beach Vacation Rentals
from/per night $415
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1682 sqft.

  • Boat Friendly


MANATEE WATCH - A marvelous waterfront 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home just a short walk away from an astonishing white sand beach. Heated pool, hot tub and a spacious dock with beautiful views of the canal. Many months each year you can watch Manatees playing around in the water. A covered patio by the pool area offers a relaxing time in this lovely home. Rent kayaks or paddleboards and explore the surrounding area. The water canal leads fast access to great fishing trips in the Tampa Bay Area and the Gulf of Mexico. Address of Manatee Watch: 205 N Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217VRC16-000387Please note: "You are vacationing in a residential area. Please be a good neighbor by keeping the noise to a respectful level during the day and night. Exc...

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  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens Provided
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Boat Friendly
  • Children welcome
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Dining Area
  • Dock
  • Freezer
  • Hot Tub Spa
  • Outdoor Gas Grill
  • Terrace / Balcony

Rates & Fees

Nightly rates range from $415.00 to $825.00

From To Minimum Stay Nightly Rate
04/27/2024 05/03/2024 7 nights $475.00
05/04/2024 05/10/2024 7 nights $475.00
05/11/2024 05/17/2024 7 nights $475.00
06/08/2024 06/14/2024 7 nights $575.00
06/15/2024 06/21/2024 7 nights $575.00
07/13/2024 07/19/2024 7 nights $625.00
08/03/2024 08/09/2024 7 nights $485.00
08/10/2024 08/16/2024 7 nights $485.00
08/17/2024 08/23/2024 7 nights $485.00
08/24/2024 08/30/2024 7 nights $485.00
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Check-In Time : 04:00 PM
Check-Out Time : 10:00 AM
  • Suitable for Children

General Policies

Please note that the City of Holmes Beach is a residential area and has a strict noise ordinance, especially after 10 pm. Loud noise, music and pool use are not permitted after 10 pm (max. permissible noise level between 7am - 10pm: 65 dBA; between 10pm - 7am: 50 dBA).

Also please keep in mind that the maximum number of guests at Manatee Watch is 6 at all times. If you have any questions concerning the noise ordinance please let us know.

House Rules

- minimum age of primary renter: 25- max guests: 6- no pets- no smoking- no parties/eventsPlease ask for Rental Agreement, Terms, Conditions & Other Information for “Manatee Watch” for further details.Rentals are available for a maximum of 14 days. We typically schedule our rentals to start and end on Saturdays. However, there are occasions throughout the year when we may accept bookings on other days. If your reservation dates are not flexible and do not align with our Saturday to Saturday requirement, please send us an inquiry.

Terms & Conditions

Please ask for Rental Agreement, Terms, Conditions & Other Information for “Manatee Watch” for further details.

Cancellation Policy

Refundable Damage Deposit: $500

Cancellation Policy: All reservations are 100% refundable up to 90 days prior to the arrival date less a $100 cancellation fee. Within 90 days of the arrival date, the reservation is non-refundable.


(Based on 65 reviews)
- 09/18/2023 -

Manatee Watch is a special place on AMI.

"We have just had a fantastic 11-night vacation at Manatee Watch. The home is very well situated on a waterway, yet just a few minutes walk from beautiful Holmes Beach. There is a Publix a couple of minutes drive away along with a Walgreens and a range of good restaurants offering a range of options from breakfast to dinner. It is an easy drive to the other beaches, shops and restaurants on the island or down to Longboat and Lido Key. There's great shopping and restaurants 30 mins away at St Armand Circle. The house itself is tastefully furnished and very comfortable, the kitchen is well supplied and most importantly the whole house is absolutely, spotlessly clean. By the lovely pool, is a covered area outside offering various, very welcome sitting options in the shade along with a barbecue and TV. We saw manatees, including a mother and baby, from the back deck every day: it was a truly wonderful experience. Olaf and Marissa were very easy to contact and communication and response were always excellent. It was lovely to meet them both on arrival and we appreciated the time they took to show us round and ensure we knew how everything worked. We had no issues at all during our stay: everything worked perfectly. We have stayed in a lot of vacation homes and this was by far our favourite: it was a very special home-from-home. We would highly recommend this beautiful house as a base on AMI and are already planning on when we could return. Thank you Olaf & Marissa."

- 08/05/2023 -

Delightful and Great Location!

"We loved staying at Manatee Watch! We brought our 4 teenage boys and they loved the location to the sea, the trolley, their favorite breakfast spot and the pool and hot tub too. They fished on the dock and the pier too! The daily manatee sightings were an added bonus and such fun! The house was very clean and had a nice kitchen we cooked in a few times. Thank you to Olaf and Marissa :) Kindly, The Domingues/Kearstan Family."

- 04/15/2023 -

Best vacation spot

"Our family (3 young kids under 5) stayed here for the week and this place was just perfect!! Very clean, tons of fresh towels, felt very well kept up. Beds were firm but comfortable. Everything well stocked (without clutter) more so than other rentals we have stayed at. Pool and hot tub were clean and warm. Olaf greeted us on arrival and showed us how to work everything in the pool area. We definitely saw some manatees right off the dock, kids got sprayed by one and found it hilarious. Beach supplies were perfect with cart, pool floats, sand toys, chairs, umbrellas, cooler. Quick walk to the beach that was not crowded and absolutely gorgeous. We also loved the location. Quiet street with easy access to trolley, grocery store, beach etc. quick few minutes on golf cart to north of island but also closer to brandenton etc. if exploring south. Really recommend this place! Our family had an amazing time discovering AMI, and left feeling so refreshed! Thanks for hosting us :)"

- 01/07/2023 -

Perfect location, great house

"This home suited us to a tee. Right on a canal and a short walk to the beach. The house is very clean and well equipped, even beach chairs, pool floats and sand chairs. Can't wait to return!"

- 10/29/2022 -

Manatee Watch

"The property was very clean & felt bigger & brighter than the pictures showed. We loved watching the manatees from our deck every day. Very short walk to the beach & a wonderful pool & hot tub. We would definitely stay here again."

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