Twin Palms: Big House Steps to the Beach, Kid/Infant/Pet Friendly, Lush Private Pool

neighborhood of Holmes Beach Vacation Rentals
from/per night $379
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2000 sqft.
  • Pets Allowed


Twin Palms is home to NY Times best-selling food writer and chef and her tech husband. Infant/kid/pet-friendly (to 35 lbs) in a great location 5 min. walk to the beach. Private lagoon-style *heated* pool amid lush landscaping with gorgeous rock waterfall. Fully updated kitchen, 60-inch Sony HDTV, 55'' Samsung Frame TV, Italian leather reclining sofas, BBQ, beach gear, updated bathrooms, three king bedrooms. Classic Florida one-level home - no stairs. Managed directly by owners. No crazy fees.Rental license #VRC20-000330 Twin Palms is the lovingly updated island home of a long-time island resident and author and her architecturally trained tech-loving husband. This is ground-level Florida rambler offers plenty of charm. It's just two short ...

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  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • TV
  • Video Library
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bed Linens Provided
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • EV car charger
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Budget Friendly
  • Children welcome
  • Luxury
  • Senior Friendly
  • Activities / Restaurants Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child Highchair
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Freezer
  • Keyless Entry System
  • Netflix
  • Outdoor Charcoal Grill

Location Info

Anna Maria Island is known for its pristine white beaches and is considered Florida's No. 1 Wedding Destination. (Indeed, my husband and I were married on the beach here!)People often say that Anna Maria Island is like 1950s Florida. It's just a slower pace, with no high rises or chain restaurants. It's just a lovely little beach community on a beautiful tropical island. We are in a residential neighborhood that's generally peaceful yet easy to get to everything. We are located two blocks from the beach, about a five minute walk or a two-minute golf cart or bike ride. We have one of the only dedicated lighted crosswalks on our part of the island right at our street. We are also on the northbound free trolley line - there's a stop right at our corner. Many people ask if they can just rent a golf cart for the week. Yes, that's possible as the island is golf cart friendly. We recommend a mix of bikes and a golf cart. You can take a car-share from the airport and then use those to get around, along with the local free trolley and the "Monkey Bus." We can give you the name of the place we like best for rentals when you book and the inside scoop for getting around the island without a car once you book.

Rates & Fees

Nightly rates range from $379.00 to $1,095.00

From To Minimum Stay Nightly Rate
07/06/2024 08/09/2024 7 nights $599.00
08/10/2024 08/23/2024 7 nights $475.00
08/24/2024 08/31/2024 7 nights $379.00
09/01/2024 09/30/2024 7 nights $395.00
10/01/2024 11/22/2024 7 nights $465.00
11/23/2024 11/30/2024 7 nights $845.00
12/01/2024 12/20/2024 0 nights $475.00
12/21/2024 01/03/2025 7 nights $1,075.00
01/04/2025 03/07/2025 7 nights $850.00
03/08/2025 04/04/2025 7 nights $950.00
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About Owner

My name is Kathleen and I'm a New York Times best-selling author and food writer. My husband, Mike, and I have owned our home for 20 years. I grew up on Anna Maria Island and love sharing this beautiful island with others. 


Check-In Time : 04:00 PM
Check-Out Time : 10:00 AM
  • Pet(s) Allowed : One dog up to 35 lbs. No cats, we're allergic
  • Suitable for Children

General Policies

We require at least $1,000 deposit at time of booking. Final payment will be due 60 days prior to arrival. If booking a stay within 60 days, full payment will be required at booking. We take payment via online invoice and you can pay with a credit card or ACH transfer. We do accept payment via Paypal, Venmo, Cash or any other similar apps. 

House Rules

We are pretty easy-going people. Please treat our home the way you would if a friend lent them their beach house for the week. Be respectful of our neighbors, tidy up before you leave and let us know if anything needs attention. Some more specifics below. ID NOTICE & RENTAL AGREEMENTWe will ask for photo ID at the time of booking, and you'll need to agree to our rental agreement, which is quite standard. MINIMUM AGE We accept reservations from guests age 25 and older. The person who reserves the property must be on site. POOL For safety, absolutely no diving, cannonballs or climbing on the rock grotto. Children must be supervised at all times. No glass in pool area. We provide quality plastic tumblers and wine glasses. Q...

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Terms & Conditions

You will receive a rental agreement that will outline our general guidelines, terms and conditions. They're pretty standard. Paying a down payment indicates you've agreed with the terms. 

Cancellation Policy

We offer a 100% refund for bookings cancelled 30 days prior to check-in, less processing fees. If you have to cancel within 30 days, if we can rebook the time, then we'll refund what we can book. Travel insurance is recommended. 


(Based on 2 reviews)
- 05/06/2023 -

Everything You Need and More!

"This home is ideal for two families to share. The layout provides for separation of kids & adults or for a family on either side. There are so many good things to say about this property... the owners have thought of literally everything! There are plenty of items like beach towels, sand chairs, books, etc! The house has a decidedly old Florida vibe, which we loved. You can absolutely feel the family history and love from all of the photos and keepsakes throughout the home. If you want to prepare food at home, this property is ideal. Unlike most of even the nicest vacation rentals, this home had all of the small appliances, utensils, pots, and pans you could possibly need! There are also air purifiers throughout. We were a party of 7 and never once ran out of hot water. When we arrived, there was a welcome bowl full of snacks, a bottle of wine and fresh flowers. Most importantly, we had a minor issue to which Kathleen & Mike responded very quickly! We have stayed in many homes on the island and have never had hosts so thoughtful!"

Host Reply
Thank you, we take great pride in our home and taking wonderful care of our guests.
- 01/07/2023 -

Best VRBO we Have Stayed At!

"We had a wonderful week at this property. Exceptionally well stocked, comfortable, and in a great location. The owners were easy to communicate with. Everything was as described. Will definitely stay here again. Thanks Mike and Kathleen for a great week!!"

Host Reply
Thanks we truly enjoyed hosting you!
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