songbird cottage

2 bedroom home near Holmes Beach

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songbird cottage

Phone Number: 612-866-8989

Property Information

About the owner: We are a family owned property called 'Songbird' and look forward to having you come back to stay with us again and again! Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach: We wanted to have a rental becasue we ourselves like to have family and friends visit - we want to share this place with others - we love it here when we visit! The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Anna Maria Island is a truly awesome place... the community here is simple and nice. It is just a good place to perfect the fine art of doing nothing! Our place at 306 62nd st Holmes Beach is welcoming and comfortable. Don't be fooled by the illusion that price gives you more comfort or luxury. We keep the price low and give extra effort to keeping the place fully rented. Most of us are a little afraid of booking a place in Holmes Beach sight unseen from some guy that lives in Minneapolis MN. You are thinking, what if this place is a dump and he has my money! And after reading some of the vacation rental website complaints from guests arriving to dumps you should be careful. However, I am not the usual absentee owner/investor who leave the day-to-day maintenance to a firm that manages scores of other units, and rarely inspect the place themselves. I take a personal interest in the day-to-day care of the place and am available by phone/text/email to ensure that everything is as it should be for the guests, and I deal with local contractors who are aware of my standards and with whom I have a longstanding relationship. Both units have all the comforts of home due to the fact my wife and I stay here frequently. Our goal has been repeat guests coming back again and again.. we really want you to have a pleasant stay so you want to come back. Is it perfect? No way, but it is clean, tidy, well groomed and it just works. This year the 2014 winter guests are coming back for the 6th and 7th year in a row in 2015. For 2014, 2 Brits are returning for the 2nd and 4th times in the off season. Germans returned last year for 3rd and 4th time. And a number of state side guests in the off season are coming back again in 2014. And 2 families visited Songbird from Sweden this year. My attitude has been to focus on some details that would keep me coming back. 1. Have the place cleaned by a fussy cleaner 2. A clean place is so important and Sherry, now lives just off the island and is a fussy cleaner who likes order and she is available for little issues too. 3. Putting in a good quality mattress is another detail that I am committed to providing: new high end Sealy medium firm Queen mattress November 2012 on one side and new high end Sealy medium firm King mattress January 2013 on the other side. One guest from Germany said they would take the mattress home with them if not for the expense. 4. The furniture is in good condition and replaced right along and NO pets and NO smoking makes a big difference in cleanliness. 5. I limit the place to 4 people not because of size [look at studios that say 4 people ok] but because it keeps the wear and tear down and I can keep the price more affordable. 6. The bikes are looked after by Claude's Mobile Bike Repair. Just this June he replaced 5 chains, a tire and serviced the bikes to keep them going. They are island bikes for sure-some with a salt water patina. 7. Outdoor shower when home from the beach. I have found that people arrive and unload luggage and head to the beach. The busiest street on the island in this spot is Marina Drive and you do NOT cross it on the way to the beach. The access is a three block stroll or easy bike ride (I held the video camera as I rode a bike to the beach and it is a 2 minute 14 second ride to the beach) - part sidewalk and street as in a neighborhood of homes and you will be as amazed as my wife and I are at how few people live here. Take a walk at night and it is perfectly quiet! And the property is located in the middle of the street not on a busy corner or street. And 62nd street does not go through directly to the beach and I have come to value that big time as it cuts down on the car traffic and foot traffic making for a quieter street! Free High Speed WIFI and free long distance phone in North America and Puerto Rico *9 bikes provided and a tandem too *Full sized kitchen with coffeemaker/ microwave/ toaster/dishes and all the stuff you will need *Full size washer/dryer on premises - no charge for use *HD flat wide screen tv with premium cable and dvd. *Beach chairs & beach towels, umbrellas, skim boards, beach toys *Easy pull wagon to haul your stuff to the beach [one new wagon July 2013] *Nice collection of easy reading books *2 Twin beds guest BR *Linens and towels provided *Ironing board and iron *No Smoking and No Pets *Grab bars in the shower come in real handy *Central AC/heat new 2011 *Ceramic tile bathroom *Questions? Help? Emergencies? Our 24/7 guy Fred is available via cell phone and loves to provide a helping hand. New Roof in 2010 January New Whisper Quiet Panasonic bath fan December 2011


Features & Amenities

Payments Accepted



Master Card


Wire Transfer

JCB Diners club


Handicap Accessible

Gas/Oil heat

Window AC

Smoking Allowed

Central AC

Electric heat

Pet Friendly


Broadband Internet


Wood fireplace

Gas Fireplace


Child friendly


High Chair


Swing set



Play room or area

Board Games


Front yard

Back yard




Direct Ski Access

Indirect Ski Access

Lake views

Mountain views


Ocean views



Standard TV




CD Player

DVD Player


Sony Playstation


Other game console

Pool table

Foosball table

Ping pong table

Pool - private

Pool - common

Hot tub - private

Hot tub - common



Live Entertainment


outdoor features






Kite Surfing

Scuba Diving


Wind Surfing


Art Festival


Microwave Oven





Household Supplies


Charcoal BBQ

Coffee Maker



King beds

Queen beds

Double beds

Single beds

Bunk Beds

pull-out couches

With TVs

Alarm Clocks

Cleaning Supplies & Services

Paid Linen service

Linens supplied

Washing Machine


Laundry detergent

Vaccuum cleaner

Cleaning fluids

Trash bags

Toilet paper

Paper towels

Bath towels

Beach towels


Information About the Area

Located on beautiful Anna Maria Island, this home is located 3 blocks away from the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. There are numerous shops and restaurants within walking distance. The home's central location provides you convenient access to:

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Deposit & Refund Policy

Deposit is $300.00 for one week and $500.00 for more than one week.

Please Contact Owner

songbird cottage

Phone Number: 612-866-8989

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