View of the Gulf: Anna Maria island Vacation House for Rent in Holmes Beach Florida with 7 Bedrooms that Sleeps 16 plus a Pool and a Quick Walk to the Beach

View of the Gulf: Anna Maria island Vacation House for Rent in Holmes Beach Florida with 7 Bedrooms that Sleeps 16 plus a Pool and a Quick Walk to the Beach

Large 7 bedroom house rental on Anna Maria Island sleeps 17 with pool and quick walk to the beach enjoy gulf views in Holmes Beach : View of the Gulf

Vacation Home in Holmes Beach Florida

7201 Gulf Drive
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms • Sleeps 14
Bed Arrangements: 2 King Bed - 2 Queen Bed - 1 Twin over Full Bunk Bed - 4 Twin Bed
Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half Bathrooms
Virtual Tour: View of the Gulf - Virtual Tour
Location Setting: Waterfront - Ocean
Beach Access: Near a Beach
Air Conditioning: Yes
Pool: Pool (Private)
Internet: Internet Access
Television: Cable/Dish TV
Washer/Dryer: Yes
Map of Holmes Beach

Rates & Availability  
(Displayed in USD)

  • Daily Rates from $515 to $1,610 per night
  • Minimum Stay: 7 Days

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Property Description

View of the Gulf

7201 Gulf Drive

Holmes Beach, FL 34217


What if we told you there was a place where luxury comes as standard, where quality, comfort and style converge in the most magnificent villa you can imagine, and where you are just steps from the soft, white sand of Anna Maria Island’s famous shoreline? It sounds like a lot to wish for, but it is all here in View of the Gulf, Anna Maria Vacations’ most spectacular rental property.

Located in a secluded spot in Holmes Beach on the paradise island of Anna Maria, this 7 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half bathroom island home takes vacation rentals to the next level, with no expense spared in the construction or furnishing of this delightful home. From the original artwork, solid wood floors and marble bathrooms, to the serene and spacious landscaped gardens, View of the Gulf has it all.

As the name suggests, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy far-reaching vistas over the picturesque Gulf of Mexico from many of the rooms inside the house. But as anyone who has been to Anna Maria will tell you, it’s what happens when the sun goes down that brings people here year after year. The sunsets on Anna Maria are breathtaking, filling the sky with a spectacular light show of blues, reds and a myriad golden hues. And you can enjoy nature’s most amazing light show for free from the comfort of your very own rooftop observation deck, reached by a spiral stair from the level below.

You can't put a price on watching the sun dip slowly and silently beneath the distant waves over the gulf, but you can on a vacation rental as magical as this one – and you might be surprised at just how affordable this level of luxury can be. One thing is sure, after experiencing the wonder of View of the Gulf for yourself you won't regret spending a single dime of it.

**This home does not allow any additional bedding with air mattresses or roll away beds.**


  • Luxury Island style 7 bedroom home 
  • Directly across the street from the beach
  • Beautiful Gulf views from three levels of decks
  • Exquisitely furnished with original artwork
  • Heated pool with Tiki bar under covered porch
  • 2 master bedrooms with private deck
  • 4 full and 1 half bathroom
  • Generous living room, den and poolside family room
  • Central kitchen with seating for 13
  • 2 Kings, 2 Queens, 4 Twins, 1 Twin over Full Bunk
  • Marble bathrooms with granite counters

Bed & Bathrooms:

View of the Gulf has 7 spacious and beautifully furnished bedrooms, including two master bedrooms, one with a king sized bed, the other with a queen-sized bed, flat screen TVs, luxury en-suite bathrooms and their own private decks with fabulous views of the Gulf. All are equipped with beautiful island style furniture and plenty of storage space to make you feel right at home.

The configuration of the 7 bedrooms are:

On the first floor just off the kitchen and dining area you will find a Queen master suite with a private bathroom (with tub/shower). This room has an HD TV and access to a shared balcony which is also accessible through the glass sliding doors just off the dinning area. The main living level features a half bath for common use. Once you climb upstairs to the second living level you will have bedrooms both to your left and right as well as a second laundry closet with a washer & dryer for your convenience. Just to the left you will have a full bathroom in the hallway (with tub/shower). On the right side you will have a room with two twin sized beds. At the end of the hall you will have two bedrooms. To the left is a lovely shade of sunny yellow and has a queen sized bed. To the right you will have a twin over full bunk bed with a HD TV. These two bedrooms will share a Jack and Jill style bathroom (with a walk in shower). Upstairs to the right you will find the 3 remaining bedrooms. On the left side you will find a bedroom with two twins with lovely aqua frames and colorful bedding. At the end of the hall to the left you have a King-sized bed with a full bathroom in the Master suite (with tub/shower). This room is decorated with blue and green accents, HD TV, DVD player and a shared deck where you can access the rooftop deck. The bedroom located to the right is a King-sized bed with HD TV and access to the same deck.

Each bathroom features opulent marble, spacious tubs and walk-in shower units, travertine tile work, spacious storage and plenty of quality linens.

The bathrooms also feature tile and bamboo floors, and have granite counters throughout. All bathrooms are supplied with freshly laundered towels and will be spotlessly clean upon your arrival.


Unlike some rental properties you might see, the owners of View of the Gulf have put just as much attention into creating the perfect space outside as they have inside. Step out on to one of the private balconies, climb the spiral staircase to the rooftop observation deck, or simply wander into the lush tropical gardens and you will instantly see why we think this place is so special.

For your enjoyment the owners have provided a whole host of beach accessories and bikes inside the spacious garage. There is also a full-sized Ping Pong table in the garage, and even a 30ft backyard shuffleboard court. Additional parking for guests is available on the paved turnaround area.

Being outside and enjoying the cool sea breezes and year-round sunshine is what Anna Maria Island is all about - and that is just what View of the Gulf is about also. With three levels of decking surrounding the property and extensive landscaped gardens, there is a wonderful feeling of calm wherever you sit.

The centrepiece of the tranquil setting is the 35ft tropical paradise pool which features a five-person spa, waterfall and swim-up table to share a drink and nibbles in between long spells of taking it easy in the relaxing waters of the electrically heated pool.

There is also a fabulous wet tiki bar nestled under a covered lanai for beach-style entertaining. In here you will find an outdoor TV and fridge underneath the tiki bar to help keep those mixers cold. Hang around in the hammock, cool yourself off under the outdoor shower and fire up the gas grill barbecue for some real island style cuisine.

You might even forget there is a world-renowned beach within a few steps. That beach is a mere few steps from the property, and is easy to spot from one of the observation decks. From the roof you can watch the sun go down in private if you care to - it really is incredibly romantic. You will not find a better spot to vacation than View of the Gulf!

Our pools are heated during the months of November through April at no additional charge to our guests. We do not heat the pools during the warmer months of May through October. If you are renting between November and April and you would like to have your pool heated, we kindly ask that you please contact AMV at least 10 days prior to your arrival so that it ensures us ample time to fulfill your request. Pools are heated to a temperature of 82 degrees. However, please be aware that even in Southwest Florida we do occasionally get cold spells that can send the temperatures down into the 30's for a few nights in a row. This will cause the pool water temperature to draw down to in the 70's and a pool pump will automatically shut down if the outside temperature gets too cold. When the weather gets warmer and the pumps are able to re-engage, please be mindful that re-heating of the pool back to 82 degrees may take several days depending on the severity of the cold spell. Ultimately, these situations are beyond our control. Other issues such as severe weather conditions, equipment malfunction, temporary loss of use of equipment or amenities due to maintenance purposes or other items do happen from time to time. All of our pools and pool equipment are closely monitored by the pool companies. For your safety, we kindly ask that the controls not be tampered with -most of the systems are locked for this reason. Due to the island's strict 10pm noise ordinance, the pool heaters will not run overnight. Please remember, outdoor spas are not hot tubs. Please be aware that AMV does not issue refunds based on acts of god. However, please know that in the rare event of pool equipment malfunction during your stay, AMV will do everything in our power to expedite repairs as quickly as possible as we certainly want you to enjoy your heated pool and Florida sunshine to the fullest extent possible!

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. Excessive and unreasonable noise can deprive neighbors of the peaceful enjoyment of their private property. This property requires a 7 night stay as set forth by Holmes Beach’s Land Development Code. Occupancy may not exceed 16.


Activities and Special Interests

This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:

» Beach
» Biking
» Boating
» Canoeing
» Fishing
» Deep Sea Fishing
» Golfing
» Group and Reunion
» Horseback Riding
» Hunting
» State National Parks
» Nightclub and Disco
» Ocean
» Sailing
» Scuba Diving
» Spa
» Surfing
» Fly Fishing
» Wind Surfing
» Hiking
» Family Vacations
» Kayaking

Other Activities and Interests:
Dining, Shopping, Yoga Sessions, Paddle Boarding, Parasailing, Rent a Jetski or Waverunner, Sightseeing, Visit the Marine Lab and Aquarium, Local Farmers Market, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Downtown Venice Art Classic, Enjoy Main Street Live, Beach Bistro’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Beach’N Food Truck and Music Festival, Spring Fest, Experience Blue, Brews, & BBQs in late April, Stunning Beaches, Kayak Tour, Nature Hike, Rent a Boat to Go Fishing, Incredible Wildlife, Head to the Best Bars in Florida, Unique Boutiques, Easy and Fun Day Trips, Golf Cart Rentals on Anna Maria Island, Visit the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, South Florida Museum, Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Florida Maritime Museum

Featured Amenities

» Air Conditioning
» Cable/Dish TV
» Dishwasher
» Grill
» Internet Access
» Pool (Private)
» Washer/Dryer

Property Features

» Balcony
» Ceiling Fan(s)
» Coffee Maker
» Deck/Patio/Porch
» Dishes/Utensils
» Filtered Water
» Freezer
» Full Kitchen
» Garage
» Ice Maker
» Microwave
» Oven
» Parking
» Refrigerator
» Towels/Linens

Other Property Amenities

Television, Bikes, Deck / Patio, Water View, Close to Gulf, Deck Chairs


Great trip 2020-08-11

By: Amy Yoder Trip Date: 2020-08-01
This was a last minute rental for 3 families - 6 adults and 8 kids. Loved the outdoor area - tiki bar and pool were great. Super short walk to beach, easy to bike to shopping, ice cream, etc. Home well stocked - few bikes, helmets, beach toys, extra towels. Had A/C issue that was quickly resolved. Great vacation! -- Thank you so much for leaving Anna Maria Vacations a 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you and the other families had a last minute great trip at View of the Gulf! This home is very close to the beach and provides great amenities to our guests. We are glad our Team was able to assist you in a timely manner. We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Fun for all 2020-08-04

By: Sandy Brooman Trip Date: 2020-07-25
Had a great time! There were 14 of us and it never felt crowded. Close to the beach and pool was perfect. Only complaint is that the air conditioning didn’t work well in the first floor which had one of the family rooms. Recommend renting golf carts to get around the island. -- Sandy ~ we are so happy that you and your group enjoyed your stay at View of the Gulf. It really is a beautiful home with a great location! I am sorry to hear about the a/c issue during your stay. Please note that Anna Maria Vacations has a maintenance team that would be happy to come over and assess any issues our guests may be having during their stay. We hope to be able to welcome you back to AMI very soon!

We loved it! 2020-07-16

By: Mark Maez Trip Date: 2020-06-13
It was perfect for our family. Lovely home and wonderful pool! Great location right across the street from the beach! They had the garage full of beach supplies too. We definitely plan on going back! -- Mark, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at View of the Gulf! It is a wonderful property with so much to offer the guests ~ proximity to the beach is awesome as well! We are so glad that it was perfect for your stay and hope to welcome you back to AMI in the near future.

Fun Times 2020-07-16

By: Jason Beattie Trip Date: 2020-06-06
We had a great time with my parents and my brothers and our families. Everything was perfect. Only constructive criticism is the property needs more garbage cans. -- Jason, thank you so much for your kind words about View of the Gulf! We are so happy that it was the perfect place for your family's stay. I'm not sure if you are speaking about interior trash cans or the outside ones that are provided by the county. We will check next time we are there and if interior ones are needed, that is an easy fix. Unfortunately, the cans provided by the County are all that they provide to the homes on the island ~ additional ones are not given out or picked up on the weekly routes. We hope that we can welcome you all back to AMI soon!

View of the Gulf 2020-03-15

By: Michael Winchell Trip Date: 2020-03-07
We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful and conveniently located to the beach and shops. -- Thank you for the review, Michael! We are so happy that you had an amazing time staying with Anna Maria Vacations at View of the Gulf! We are glad that you enjoyed the convenient location to the beach and local shops! We hope to welcome you back to AMI as our guests!

Beautiful House 2020-03-08

By: Susan Brumberg Trip Date: 2020-02-29
We had a wonderful stay. House was great. Lots of room. Loved the pool. One short block to beach access. House wasn’t located correctly on map when booking is only thing we noticed. Would rent this house again. -- Thank you so much for the 5 star review, Susan! We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful stay at View of the Gulf! We are glad that you had plenty of space and that you loved the pool and short walk to the Gulf beaches! Thank you for the feedback, we will look into why the home may be appearing in the wrong location. We hope to welcome you back to AMI as a guest of Anna Maria Vacations!

Awesome Home 2020-02-25

By: Marilyn Parks Trip Date: 2020-02-15
Just checked out today and can’t wait to plan our next family vacation. Would definitely come back to this beautiful house. Well equipped, beautiful decor. View of the gulf from kitchen. Our family of 12 had a fabulous time, something for everyone. Pool area was awesome. Beach not crowded and so peaceful. 2 minute walk to gorgeous sunset every night. Looked at many rentals before deciding which one to rent, so glad we chose View of the Gulf! -- Thank you for the awesome review, Marilyn! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed you family vacation at View of the Gulf! We are glad that this home had something for everyone and that you enjoyed the pool! We look forward to welcoming you all back next year for more family beach fun!

We had a great week! House is better than it says. 2019-09-16

By: Dawn Pugliese Trip Date: 2019-07-28
House was great. Short walk to beach. House has everything and more. Has a ton of towels , two washer n dryers! A lot of steps though ... so if your handicapped or have a hard time with steps like I do with bad knee that is hard with 4 sets steps. Kitchen is completely equipped except for scissors . Has two living rooms upstairs and one down. Has tons beach stuff , chairs and pool toys. Has bikes also. My family really enjoyed our time there! -- We are beyond happy to hear that you enjoyed View of the Gulf and everything the home has to offer our guests! We are sorry to hear about the difficulty with the stairs, please call us directly in the future so we may hand select a home that has an elevator for you! We are glad you and your family had a great time. Thank you for the 5 star review! We can't wait to welcome you back to AMI!

Holmes beach house 2019-09-16

By: Ryan Hurd Trip Date: 2019-07-02
We had a great time here. The house was the perfect size for our large family. Beach is literally right there. We highly recommend. -- Thank you for leaving such a kind review! We are so glad you had a great time at View of the Gulf! We're thrilled to hear about your stay and your enjoyment wit the home and its location to the beach! We hope to have you back!

Great Family Home 2019-09-16

By: Alyssa Brantley Trip Date: 2019-07-13
Overall fantastic property. Plenty of room for our party of 9. Pool was great, kitchen well stocked and short walk to the beach couldn't have been better. Definitely want to come back again! -- Thank you for the kind review, Alyssa! We are so glad you had a great time at View of the Gulf! We're thrilled to hear that the home was fantastic, with its great pool, stocked kitchen, and amazing location! We would love to have you back!!

Beautiful rental 2019-09-16

By: Sam Baldwin Trip Date: 2019-06-22
Very clean, great outdoor space, and very close distance to the beach! -- Thank you for the 5 star review, Sam! We are so glad you enjoyed the rental, its outdoor space, and its location! We would love to have you back!!
Perfect 2019-08-08

By: Lisa Trip Date: 2019-04-20
Wife and I brought our family of 13 with kids and grandkids for a great week at the breach. The house is extremely well-maintained, roomy and comfortable. The outside pool was perfect for small children and the hot tub was among the hottest I’ve enjoyed. The beach is just a short half block away and there were chairs, a wagon and umbrellas for our use which made time at the beach that much more enjoyable. The landscaping adds to the tropical paradise feel. Recommend without reservation. -- Hey Lisa, thank you for the kind review! We are thrilled that you had a perfect time on Anna Maria Island ~ enjoying the outside pool, great location, tropical landscaping, and well-maintained home! We would love to have you back!

Great location 2018-05-03

By: Lee Hanks Trip Date: 2018-04-21
Nice home and pool...great to be able to just walk across the street and down the short block to beach. We all had a great time. --
Hi Lee,
Thank you for leaving the kind review of View of the Gulf! We are happy you enjoyed the property and the pool! We are very glad the location worked well for you, being close to the beach. Happy to hear you all had a great time and we hope to have you back again for your next stay on Anna Maria Island!

Just what we needed 2018-04-17

By: Tom Kaiser Trip Date: 2018-04-07
Very nice accommodations. One of our most relaxing vacations. Quiet area which was nice to hang around the pool or walk acros the street to the beach. Made our trip to “Laid Back” Anna Maria island unforgettable. --
Hi Tom,
Thanks for telling us about your stay at View of the Gulf, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed it! We are very happy that you enjoyed the quiet location of the island and that you were able to enjoy the pool area. We hope to have you again soon for your next "Laid Back" Anna Maria Island vacation!

great time on the island 2018-02-28

By: dan harrington Trip Date: 2017-02-12
The location is excellent, just a short walk across the street to the wonderful beach. Evenings were relaxed and enjoyable with plenty of space and activities- loved the pool. --
Hi Dan,
Thank you for the kind words - we greatly appreciate it! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at View of the Gulf, as well as, the location and pool. We hope to hear from you again to start planning your next stay on Anna Maria Island!

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