Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach Vacation Rentals 

Holmes Beach is a city located in the central area of Anna Maria Island. The population is close to 5,100 people. Holmes Beach is known for being the heart of the island, supplying the island with a grocery store, pharmacy, many restaurants, and boutiques. It's the perfect place for active couples, teens, and families with an abundance of volleyball nets and beach activities provided at the lively Public Beach.

  • Hosts often rent homes for 7 night min stays with check-in on Saturdays
  • Some neighborhoods in Holmes Beach, typically on canals and in Key Royale rent min 30 nights
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CALICO AMI★7 Beds★Private Tropical Pool★Walk to Beach★Elevator

4/BR 4/BA SLEEPS 8

Elegant Southern 4 bed pool home

4/BR 2.5/BA SLEEPS 8

Cozy Cabana West - Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals

2/BR 2/BA SLEEPS 6

Tropical Setting and Heated Lagoon Style Pool at "Your Own Oasis"

3/BR 2/BA SLEEPS 6

Beautiful Classy Gulf Coast Anna Maria Island, Private Pool, Close to Beach

3/BR 2/BA SLEEPS 6
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ALL AVAILABLE DATES THROUGH OCTOBER HAVE BEEN REDUCED!!

3/BR 1/BA SLEEPS 6

Affordable Rates on Anna Maria Island - Monthly!

2/BR 2/BA SLEEPS 4

Professionally Decorated Pool Home Just Steps To The Beach

3/BR 2/BA SLEEPS 6

Absolute Anna Maria - Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals

2/BR 2/BA SLEEPS 5

FALL SPECIAL STAY 14 Nights PAY for 12 Nights

2/BR 2/BA SLEEPS 4

Chic on the Beach

4/BR 4/BA SLEEPS 8

BRAND NEW ISLAND HOME w Pool & Spa, 1 Block to Beach & Shops

4/BR 4/BA SLEEPS 8

Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Island Home! Heated Pool, Walk to Beach and Pine Avenue Shops!

6/BR 2.5/BA SLEEPS 8

Anna Maria Island - Beach View Condo

2/BR 2/BA SLEEPS 6

Is Holmes Beach a good place to rent a Vacation Rental?

Holmes Beach has thousands of bungalows, beachfront condos and larger vacation rentals to choose from. If you are looking for a beachfront holiday or a rental near the shopping district, Holmes Beach is one of the best areas in Florida to rent a beach house, condo or pool home. Known for it's beautifully designed homes here you can find the newest and uniquely outfitted short term rentals.

What do I need to know to rent a vacation home in Holmes Beach?
Holmes Beach Vacation Rental Information

The village of Holmes Beach has its own vacation rental rules and regulations. There are very few small hotels and motels on the north shore so a vacation rental is the primary choice for accommodation in Holmes Beach, Florida.

Typical Stay Periods

Holmes Beach vacation rentals can be rented as follows depending on the area of the island (zone) and the host's preference.

  • nightly
  • weekly - majority
  • monthly
Typical Turnover Day

Holmes Beach rentals typically have a turnover date of Saturday during high-season, although the turnover date can vary by host.

  • saturday
Holmes Beach Vacation Rental Price Information
  • Low range from $81 per night - $535 per week - $3,000 per month
  • High range from $1,000 per night - $8,500 per week - $20,000 per month
Booking Window

Holmes Beach Island is a very popular location. The best vacation rentals book 1 year in advance. On average the booking window for this region is 5 - 6 months in advance. Plan ahead to secure your favorite property!

Guest Retention

Many Anna Maria Island visitors fall in love with this location and return to it every year with their families which also increases the demand to book early.

High Season
Holmes Beach High Season - February to August

High Season runs from February straight through to mid-August, including all major holidays. During this time, it is common for hosts and managers to rent their homes with turnover days only falling on Saturdays, so it's a good idea to enter Saturday to Saturday search dates.

You can expect to pay the highest rates during the high-season running from February through to the first or second week of April where prices of larger homes can cost over $1,000 per night. 

The summer months, June and July are also favorite times for local travelers from the state of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina to escape to the coast for cooler breezes and boating. There are 16 vacation rentals with docks available on Anna Maria Island.

Low Season
Holmes Beach Low Season - September to January

Low Season runs from September to January excluding holidays. This is the best time to book a vacation rental at the lowest prices of the year. 

Longer Stays - Snowbirds

Many winter travelers are looking for long-term rental options, choosing the long term suitability filter renders 92 rental options for snowbirds.

Pet Friendly

There is only one dog park on the entire island in Holmes Beach to let your pooch roam free. Dogs are not permitted on the beaches. If you bring your pet you may want to look at fenced backyards with shady areas. Many shops offer dog bowls for thirsty furry friends. There are currently 98 Anna Maria pet friendly vacation rentals.

Weddings and Special Events

Holmes Beach has many full time residents and larger weddings and events are strongly advised to take place in business venues on the island. There is a strict noise ordinance on the island with no excessive noise past 10 pm. There are also strict parking ordinances which limits parking at private residences. If you do rent a vacation property for your special occasion be sure to abide by the rules and ask your host about restrictions. There are currently 21 Anna Maria event friendly vacation rentals.

Statistics about Holmes Beach

Use the search filters on Florida Rental By Owners website to look for accommodations meeting your criteria.

Pool and Hot Tubs

Outside is where you will be living while on vacation. There are multiple options for pools, and hot tubs which make this an ideal year-round destination.

  • 172 rentals with heated pools
  • 52 rentals with hot tub spas

Property Types

There is an abundance of Holmes Beach vacation rental dwelling types, the majority ranging from condos to private homes: 

  • 226 properties in Anna Maria Island listed for rent on Florida Rental By Owners (FlaRBO)
  • 96 rentals are listed as "house" rentals, accounting for 42% of the accommodation types
  • 74 rentals are listed as "condo" rentals, are another popular rental type accounting for 33% of the accommodation types
  • 10 rentals are listed as "townhouses"
  • 4 rentals are listed as "bungalows"

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