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Lazy Hammock on Anna Maria Island

Welcome to Lazy Hammock on Anna Maria Island!

If you are looking for a tropical, laid back escape with all the bells and whistles stop your search right now! Lazy Hammock has it all! This amazing north-end canal front home offers everything you need to make this your best Anna Maria Island vacation ever.

When you arrive at this prestigious North end location, park your car in the circular drive and enter through a jasmine pergola to this stunning ground level beach house! You will never want to leave! The vacation home is located on the very quiet Hammock Road in the historic city of Anna Maria, only a two minute walk to Pine Avenue. It has three bedrooms and three full bathrooms on an oversize lot which offers plenty of room for several outdoor sitting areas, a private pool with spa and 2 ponds. We assure you, nothing has been spared when it comes to fine details and comfort inside with the lush gardens and mangrove lined canal for total privacy outside.

The split floor plan features the centrally located living room with comfortable couches and large flat screen to enjoy a movie. Wireless high speed internet with free domestic long distance calling is provided. The adjacent kitchen is a delight and has everything you need for entertaining. It has all of the amenities you will need to grab a snack or to make a gourmet dinner for your sun induced appetites.

The dining area is just past the sitting area with three walls of large sliding doors to take full advantage of the magnificent outdoors. This room with a view of the pool and tropical gardens will make any dining experience a special occasion. There is also a covered outdoor eating area complete with twinkle lights and a water feature.
The house features 2 master suites on each side of the house with TVs and a third guestroom with a queen size bed. The main bedroom has a king size bed with en-suite bathroom with walk in shower. The second master has a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower/tub. The third bedroom comes also with a queen size bed with a hall bathroom right next to it. There is also a shower/tub combo.

A desk area is by the foyer if you need to work while away. Other amenities include a full size washer and dryer, gas grill, beach chairs and pool items.

 

The garden features several outdoor areas to sit and relax. Take some time to walk around and explore all the plants and beautifully maintained flower beds. Let the day pass while reading a book in the hammock or take a nap after coming home from the beach. Refresh in the large heated pool with spa and enjoy an outdoor shower. Pick your favorite sitting area and be surrounded by nature. There is a path through the backyard down to the dock which is a perfect spot to launch a kayak or fish right off the dock and catch the evening dinner. Watch mullets jump and manatees floating by or just enjoy the quiet nature views. Bring your low clearance boat as you need to pass bridges to access Tampa Bay.

The beach is a few minutes away walking along the quiet side streets to the beach access on Coconut Ave.  If you do not feel like cooking yourself stroll over to historic Pine Avenue. There are several eateries to satisfy your appetite. Try the Turtle Shack, General store or Burn’s Pizzeria for lunch. If you are looking for a nice dinner out check out the Waterfront Restaurant.  The Rod ‘n Reel Pier is also a nearby choice to grab a Mahi Mahi sandwich while watching fishermen and passing dolphins.

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If you are interested in Lazy Hammock or any other Duncan vacation rental please call Team Duncan! You can reach us at 941 779 0304 or a send us a quick message.

 

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Violetta Cottage

If you are looking for Anna Maria Island charm consider Violetta Cottage for your next Florida vacation. Located on the Southern end of the island, this ground level home is just a minute away from the Gulf of Mexico. The cottage features 3 bedroom and 1.5 bath and a private pool in a very secluded back yard.

Violetta Cottage has an open plan living area with plenty of seating for the whole family. There is a large flat screen TV and a desk area if you need to work while on vacation. The kitchen is well equipped with all appliances and has a dining nook. Perfect for grabbing a meal before and after your island adventures. There are 3 bedrooms in total that sleep up to 6 people. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and an adjacent powder room. The twin bedroom is also located in that part of the house. A hall bathroom features a tub/shower combination. From the kitchen is a door leading a few steps down to the laundry area and the third bedroom. It has a full size bed and an a/c wall unit to keep you cool during warm summer nights.

This area opens up to the carport and the pool back yard. There is also an outdoor shower located by this side entrance to wash off the sand after returning from the beach.

The lagoon shaped, heated pool is in a private setting with tropical landscaping.  Take a dip and relax on the sun loungers! A sitting area with umbrella invites for a dinner al fresco prepared with the provided gas grill. If you do not feel like cooking Violetta Cottage is located only a short walk from Bridge Street with all its restaurants, great shopping and the Bridge St City Pier.

This cute vacation rental captures all the historic charm of Anna Maria Island. What else do you need for relaxing beach days?

 

 

 

Do you need any more information please call Team Duncan! You can reach us at 941 779 0304 or a send us a quick message.

 

 

 

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Sailfish Beach Resort

Come and relax at the Sailfish Beach Resort on the sugar white beaches of Anna Maria Island! This unique, laid back, Old Florida style accommodation guarantees a memorable beach vacation! Sailfish Beach Resort is a fantastic ground level Gulf front paradise. There are 4 units in total with two suites directly on the Gulf of Mexico with water views and two suites in the back with garden views. All feature 1 king bedroom and 1 tub/shower bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen that sleep 4 in total. There is a shared laundry on site and and outdoor shower to rinse off the sand and saltwater.

 

Gulf Front Retreat

The entire front of the complex that faces the beach offers a large shared patio with plenty of seating. There are tables with umbrellas and a charcoal grill for that fresh fish dinner! Enjoy island breezes, views of the dunes and the spectacular turquoise waters. Step out and onto the beautiful powdery beaches–it simply doesn’t get better than this. There are also sun loungers for your relaxation nestled in the private sand area.

Being Gulf front means spectacular sunsets night after night. Enjoy picturesque skies right from the comfort of the living room in the front units or just get comfortable on the patio for an unforgettable display of nature. Retreat to your quarters knowing you can have your feet right back in the sand the next morning.

Perfect Island Location

The location of the Sailfish Beach Resorts in Holmes Beach puts you right in the heart of the island, not only are you directly on the Gulf beaches but just a short walk away from all the best amenities the island has to offer. Explore the island on your own or simply take the free trolley to get hassle free to all island places.

Shopping, restaurants and a free trolley are within 2 blocks from this convenient spot on Anna Maria Island.  The island’s only full service grocery store “Publix” is conveniently located in walking distance as are The Anna Maria Island Shops along East Bay Drive. They offer a wide variety with small eateries, souvenir shops, pharmacies and a mail store.

The close by Manatee Public beach features a lifeguard tower, an on-site concession, showers, playground and volleyball courts. Friends and family will enjoy the proximate to all these facilities.

Sailfish Beach Resort is the perfect vintage feel Florida retreat with all the modern amenities if you are traveling as a couple or a family with children. Rent one or all 4 units for a larger group with up to 16 people.

Take advantage of the current introductory rates as they will not last long!  Some renovations are coming September/October 2019.

Gulf front Sailfish Beach Resort

If you need more information on this fantastic Gulf front Duncan vacation rental on Anna Maria Island or other beach front and water view properties  in our rental program please contact Team Duncan. You can contact us at 941 779 0304 or send us a quick message.

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Tennis Anyone?

Anna Maria Island supports an active lifestyle with inviting blue skies almost all year around. The beaches are great for relaxing but also good for exercising. Besides swimming in the Gulf of Mexico stroll at an easy pace and pick up shells on your way or power walk along the shores. You can watch people playing frisbee, beach ball, spike ball or a round of beach volleyball at the Manatee Public Beach. There is beach Yoga offered or bike along the multi use trail by Coquina Beach.

Many homes and condo complexes offer community pools but how about tennis, anyone?

There are free public courts in Holmes Beach by 62nd St or try the hard courts at the Center on Magnolia Ave for a daily or longer membership cover.

Even better is staying at one of Duncan Vacation Rentals condos that offer tennis courts or pickle ball as a great additional amenity. There are three complexes in total.

Water;s Edge on Anna Maria IslandWater’s Edge

With the beach steps away and the rest of Anna Maria Island easily accessible by car or trolley, you have no shortage of ways to enjoy your next Florida vacation in this Gulf front resort.
The large pool is located between the two Water Edge buildings. You can swim in the heated pool and gaze out over the Gulf! There are loungers to soak up the sun. The tennis courts are just across the street.

Stay at Water’s Edge 205 S or Water’s Edge 110 N and don’t forget your racket!

 

 

Playa Encantada TennisPlaya Encantada

Right next door is “Playa Encantada”. This supreme Anna Maria Island Gulf front complex offers direct access to one of the best beaches on the Florida West Coast. Elevator, heated pool and hot tub, meeting room and covered parking are some of the features amenities. The tennis courts are across the street next to the rest of the condos on the East side of Gulf Drive.

Book Playa Encantada 214 or Playa Encantada 116! The later one is for the tennis enthusiast and offers first row seating right!

 

 

Nautilus Tennis CourtsNautilus

The Nautilus complex is a sought-after beach resort that has plenty to offer. Don’t miss any of the stunning sunsets that the island is famous for! Lounge around the pool area and meet new friends! Nautilus 104 and Nautilus 117 are ground level and have direct access to the heated community pool via a side door from the condo. Be active – walk the beach, take a swim or pick up the tennis racket.  The tennis courts are located street side.

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If you need more information on these Duncan Vacation Rentals on Anna Maria Island or others in our rental program please contact Team Duncan. You can contact us at 941 779 0304 or send us a quick message.

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Sunset views at Water’s Edge 205S

Gulf views from Waters Edge 205 SWelcome to Gulf breezes and sunset views at Water’s Edge 205 S!
Experience the island like never before with this Gulf view condo! With the beach just steps away, you’ll love finding the perfect spot to take in some famous Florida sunshine along our seven mile shore. After a full day out, kick back in the shared heated pool or grab a seat on the balcony to watch the fun on the beach. Don’t miss a single spectacular sunset!

Enter the South building of the Water Edge complex through a secured lobby and take the elevator up to the 2nd floor. An open living room with lots of light and the fabulous view will greet you. The condo features 1 bedroom with a king size bed , 1 1/2 bathroom with a shower/tub combo. It also offers a sleeper sofa in the den area, so there is plenty of room for 4 guests.
The large heated pool is located between the two Water Edge buildings. You can swim in the heated pool and gaze out over the Gulf! There are loungers to soak up the sun. Tennis courts are across the street for your enjoyment.
There’s parking for one car for those who would like to drive to their various excursions or relax and try the free trolley. One of the many stops is close by on Gulf Drive. Explore the island and meet locals on the bus!

Weekly rentals allowed.

If you like more information about this wonderful island getaway call our Duncan Vacation Team for more information. We love to help you plan your next vacation! Please call 941 779 0304 or send us a quick message.

 

Waters Edge 205 S

 

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Family vacation with Duncan Real Estate

Vacation time is always fun with the family and Duncan Real Estate can help you planning the perfect one! If you are thinking of a larger get-together or family reunion it might be a good idea to be close to each other but in separate accommodations. Check out our great duplexes and property combinations to spend time with your loved ones on Anna Maria Island and the beautiful beaches.

 

The Magnificent Magnolias

Canario Cottage PoolThis combination of three homes on Magnolia Avenue sleeps up 20 guests in 3 homes. All have a private pool and are within steps of each other.
Canario Cottage, Sea Mist, Bodacious Oasis

Enjoy a relaxing stay on quiet Magnolia Avenue on the North end of Anna Maria Island. The three homes are located in short walking distance to historic Pine Avenue with shops, small eateries and unique boutiques. The Anna Maria City Pier that was destroyed by Hurricane Irma will be reconstructed in 2019 and will be again a favorite hangout spot for the locals. Stroll down Magnolia Avenue to the beach access and soak up the sun on the wonderful beaches and breeze of the Gulf of Mexico.

Beach Walker Three

This duplex is a great family compound for 10 people and just steps to the beach! The nautical design and beautiful wooden floors are just the start to a wonderful island getaway. The downstairs features 3 bedrooms and a large loft that has a full bed to sleep 8. The smaller Sidekick has a separate side entrance on the first floor and sleeps 2 in a king size bed. Beach Walker 3 provides outdoor space with room to gather the family for a cookout. Rinse off the sand from your beach day in the outdoor shower. Relax in several sitting areas with the comfort of 7 TVs and free Internet. Washer and dryer are on site. The property is located in the heart of Holmes Beach and literally close to everything!

Surfer’s Paradise

This wonderfully remodeled duplex features a 2 bedroom downstairs and a one bedroom upstairs. Enjoy the tropical back area with large pool with spa and barbeque setup. You can sleep up to 6 people comfortably in beds. Surfer’s Paradise is just around the corner from the beach. This sounds like a great island getaway!

Surfer's Paradise on Anna Maria Island

 

Are you ready to plan your next island vacation? Please contact us our Duncan Vacation Team for more information! We love to find you the perfect place! Call us at 941 779 0304 or send us a quick message here.

 

 

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Relax at Canario Cottage!

Canario Cottage porchIf you are still looking for a March getaway to Anna Maria Island relax at Canario Cottage! This lovely 3 bedroom vacation rental has 1254 square feet of elevated living space and offers 3 bathrooms to accommodate 6 guests very comfortably. Canario Cottage has plenty of sitting inside and out. Enjoy your morning coffee, lunch or dinner from the front porch overlooking palms and tropical foliage along quiet Magnolia Avenue. There is also a large porch at the back of the house with view of the sparkling pool and well kept back yard. Just move around with the sun! Or if you prefer shade after a long day at the beach take cover with one of the 4 provided sun chairs underneath the porch.

Enjoy island life in this elevated home. Walk up the stairs to the living floor. The fully equipped kitchen has a great eating bar to accommodate 6 people. Relax at the comfy living area, pick your spot in the 3 bedrooms! There are 3 bathrooms and an outdoor shower by the pool.

The best part is the location of this home! You are in the preferred North end area with everything in walking distance. Enjoy lovely vistas of Tampa Bay, stroll along Pine Avenue and browse the small eateries and boutiques. The beach access is at the end of Magnolia for a fun filled day at the beach. In the mood for some group acitivity? The Center of Anna Maria Island offers tennis, fitness and other classes and is also close by.

Canario Cottage has lots to offer! Don’t miss out on this great vacation home and book your dates now!  Team Duncan is looking forward to greeting you on our island paradise soon!

Canario Cottage Pool

If you like more information about this home or other Duncan Vacation Rentals please contact our team at 941 779 0304 or send us a quick message here.

 

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Eating Out on Thanksgiving

Eating out ThanksgivingBe spoiled while spending the holidays on Anna Maria Island and visit one of the local restaurants for eating out on Thanksgiving. There are plenty of restaurants on the island and surrounding areas that will do the cooking and cleaning for you.  Relax and enjoy! You deserve it!

 

 

Island Restaurants

Anna Maria Island Beach Café (Open ALL Holidays)
4000 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941-778-0784

Bridge Tender Inn (Open Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
941-778-4849

Sandbar (Open Easter, Thanksgiving,  Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-0444

Rod N Reel (Open Easter, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/ Day)
875 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216
941-778-1885

Waterfront (Open Easter, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
111 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216
941-778-1515

Off  the Island

Bonefish Grill (Open Easter, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)7456 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
941-795-8020

Carrabba’s Italian Grill (Open Easter, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
2106 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34207
941-755-7712

Columbia Restaurant (Open ALL Holidays)
 411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-388-3987

Harry’s Continental Kitchen (Open Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
525 St Judes Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
941-383-0777

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant (Open Easter, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228
941-383-2391

Outback Steakhouse (Open ALL Holidays)
 4402 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
941-792-1898

Pier 22 (Open ALL Holidays)
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
941-748-8087

If you are planning on gathering the family around and enjoy the holidays together consider these larger Duncan Real Estate properties for your island getaway!

Beach N Lake House
Put this brand new vacation rental with fantastic lake views and within minutes to the Gulf of Mexico on your map. Just bring your fishing pole and flip flops! This spacious 3 BD/3 BA ground level home sleeps up to 8 people and accepts pets upon approval. Its split layout is perfect for a larger family traveling with children.  Book now!

Beachwalkers
5 bedroom duplex, sleeping 10. Just across the beach in a great central Holmes Beach location. Close to everything! Book now!

Bodacious Oasis
Stunning 4 BD/2.5 BA home with private pool. Enjoy the Florida lifestyle inside and out with splendid furnishings and entertainment features. Comes with beach equipment. Quiet side street on North end. Looking to accommodate a larger party? Book Sea Mist next door to sleep 14 in total. Book now!

Seagrass Retreat
5 bedroom single family home, pool (heat included), ground level. Spread out and enjoy! Book now!

West O’Gulf
Spectacular 4 bedroom home with pool on Park Ave. Steps to beach! Relax, swim, eat, repeat! Don’t miss out on lower 2018 rates! Book now!

Beachwalkers Living Area

 

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Historic Pine Avenue Shops

Historic Pine Ave with Roser Church

The half mile stretch that runs from the Gulf of Mexico to Tampa Bay is home to about 25+ Pine Avenue shops and businesses. It comes with a lot of history. The first island settler George Emerson Bean called the island his home in 1892 and started developing streets, sidewalks and installing a water system. In 1911 the Anna Maria City Pier at the end of Pine Avenue was built to ferry island day visitors from nearby Tampa. Bean’s contemporary John Roser built the first church on Pine Avenue in 1913.  Shortly after came a school that lead to the beginning of an island community. A jail was built just down the street from the church in 1927 for the drunk and disorderly visitors. The roof was lost a long time ago and it now serves as popular photo op. It is part of the historic museum complex which displays many highly interesting island memorabilia.

In 1921 the first wooden bridge was built connecting the island to the mainland passing the fishing village of Cortez. Part of the original bridge is now used as the Bradenton Beach Pier. With the help of a bridge more people visited the beach and the new island era began.  Skip close to 100 years and the face of the island has changed a lot. The entire land has been developed and about 8500 residents call the barrier island their permanent home. There are families, children, singles and retirees all living here together. Let’s not forget how Anna Maria Island has become a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered this slice of paradise.

 

Shopping Pine Avenue

Pine Avenue Shops

With the steady flow of visitors many new shops and businesses opened up along Pine Avenue. Since many of them use environmentally-friendly practices it is also called “The Greenest Little Main Street in America”. There is even a community garden that features several edible boxed gardens located outside certain Pine Avenue destinations. Each box has an information card and a scannable QR code. Local landscape designer Michael Miller helped installing the garden which goal is to encourage people to learn more about, see and eat exotic-sounding vegetables like Okinawa spinach, edible hibiscus or moringa.  There are eateries like The Donut Experiement, Poppa’s Taqueria, Burns Pizza, Hometown Dessert to name a few. The General store, Olive Oil Outpost, Spice Merchant are other great stores to find unusual food items. Several boutiques and artsy stores like Bella by the Sea, The Island Cabana, Shiny Fish Emporium, Pink&Navy, Emerson Studio and Tide and Moon make a stroll interesting.  BeachBums is a quirky rental store that offers beach merchandise and rental equipment like bikes, golf carts and surreys. Technically not on Pine Ave but situated at the end of Pine Avenue stood the Anna Maria City Pier for more than 100 years. Hurricane Irma in 2017 caused severe damage and the pier had to be torn down with plans to be rebuilt and completed in 2019.

Duncan Real Estate is also located on the historic stretch with the address 310 Pine Avenue.

Pine Avenue Events

 

Trick-or-Treaters at Duncan Real Estate

Pine Avenue is a popular street for festivals and has seen its share of a lot of fun over the years. The Easter Parade is the first event of the year. It features a large than life size bunny that leads the group of kids from the SandBar Restaurant to fun, games and Easter bonnet contest to Pine Ave.

A Saturday in May was reserved for “Food and Wine on Pine” for several years until is was discontinued in 2017. It was all about celebration of food and wine found all over the island from about 20 of the area’s finest restaurants plus music, art and kids activity area.

Bayfest is a staple and the most anticipated island event. Since its inauguration in 2000 the all-day street festival has lots to offer. The classic car show always draws a big crowd starting as early as 10 am. The family friendly atmosphere features arts, crafts, music, food and a kids zone.

 

 

Holiday Walk 2017 Realtors Martha Jones, April Green

The Trail of Treats celebrates Halloween for the little ones. Businesses are welcoming Trick-or-Treaters in the afternoon hours on October 31.

Another larger street celebration is the Christmas Walk in December. Pine Avenue becomes a pedestrian zone and businesses open their doors to showcase their products and offer snacks, treats and winter themed goodies.

The yearly 4th of July, Veterans and Christmas parades also run along Pine Avenue with crows lining the street.

 

 

 

Vacation Rentals close to Pine Avenue

 

Duncan Real Estate Office

Duncan Real Estate has a convenient location along historic Pine Avenue. We opened our doors in 2001 and offer real estate and vacation rentals. If you like to stay close to this area of Anna Maria Island consider one of the following Duncan Real Estate vacation rentals:

AMI Du Soleil
207 Spring Ave, Anna Maria

Bodacious Oasis
514 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria

Haupia House
315 Hardin Ave, Anna Maria

 

Manatee Cottage
149 Crescent Dr, Anna Maria

Sea Mist
512 Magnolia Street, Anna Maria

For these or other Duncan Vacation Rentals on Anna Maria Island please contact our local team at 941 779 0304 or send us a quick message.

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Introducing Beach N Lake House

Serene views of Spring LakeAptly named Duncan Vacation Rentals is introducing “Beach N Lake House”, situated by Spring Lake on Anna Maria Island. This beautiful brand new vacation rentals delivers a great location with serene lake views. The ground level home is located on a quiet side street in Holmes Beach within an easy 4 minute walk to the glorious white beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Get lulled into vacation mode by enjoying tranquil views of the lake from almost every room of the house.

Recently updated, this house is very comfortable and spacious with several sitting areas to spread out the family. Up to 8 guests have plenty of room to relax.  You enter and be welcomed by the lake views. There is the main living area with TV, another hang out area and a large dining table all facing the lake. The fully-equipped kitchen sits next to a breakfast nook. The split layout plan offers 2 bedroom wings. From the kitchen area you proceed to the dedicated kids’ side. There is a sitting area with TV, a full bathroom with laundry access and a bedroom with 2 bunk beds. The other side of the house features the master bedroom with its own bathroom. The guest bedroom feature a queen bed and has access to the hall bathroom with tub/shower combo.

The backyard invites to take full advantage of island living. Off the kitchen area you can serve meals by the outdoor dining area complete with umbrella and charcoal grill. Bring your fishing pole to catch dinner right from the lake.

With its plush furnishings, flat screens, wireless access, new linens and beach towels this house is perfect for a wonderful island getaway. Stroll to the beach within a few short minutes. Take the trolley and explore the rest of the island. The house sits in between the North and Southbound route of the free island bus.  Walk to restaurants and shops of Holmes Beach or play some tennis or pickleball at the nearby public courts. If you bring your doggie meet new friends at the dog park behind close by Holmes Beach City Hall.

This sounds like a fun time! Book your stay at Beach N Lake House for a great island vacation!

Beach N Lake House on 68th St Holmes Beach

 

Please call Team Duncan at 941 779 0304 to learn more about this fantastic house or send us a quick message.

 

Contact us or call Duncan Real Estate today at 941-779-0304 to speak with our knowledgeable real estate specialists.