Cottage (duplex) 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Alice Torres Sutton
About Alice Torres Sutton
Hi! Our family has owned this property since 1971. My grandparents built it as their retirement home, and now it belongs to us. My mom, Gladys, is on the left in this photo, and that's me, Alice, on the right. Mom passed away in 2014, but her spirit of hospitality continues. I live up in Tampa, and visit the beach every weekend with my husband and family.
Alice Torres Sutton purchased this Cottage in 1983
Why Alice Torres Sutton chose Holmes Beach
Our family chose to purchase the Cottage because there was no way we could resist! The property is huge, and has the most magnificent view of the beach, especially at sunset, and of course, we loved the neighbors (my grandparents). We live in Tampa, but visit the Island every weekend, and it is a quick trip, about an hour. The Island has an unspoiled small-town charm--like Mayberry but with sand and sun! No matter how short your stay on the Island, it will refresh your spirit.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our cottage offers simple peace and quiet, with sunny or shady spots on the patio facing the beach. The patios are nestled in a native Florida meadow, complete with blanket flowers, railroad vine, and sea oats-- it's a trip to the past, when life was much simpler. When families visit, the patio area is a favorite of the older crowd, since it is shielded from the wind and sun, and it has a horseshoe court. The screened porch is a great place for morning coffee and the newspaper, afternoon snacks, or evening refreshments.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Awesome Beachfront Location
Beautiful place right on the beach, owner obviously takes great pride, and puts in a lot of hard work into the property. If you like opulence, this might not be your place for you. If you love the beach, convenient location, and a clean beach cottage, its for you !
Thanks for coming to stay with us, and for writing such a great review! We loved having you as our guests, and thanks for noticing the hard work we put into our place. Come see us again soon!
The cottage was so cute and super clean. The owner left us the sweetest note to welcome my mother and I. While it is small, it was perfect for us and would be for a couple. Within a few steps, the softest sand and beautiful gulf. The location is amazingly convenient to grocery store, drug store and numerous dining experiences. Would love to return and very soon! Thank you Alice!
Hi! Thank you for coming to stay with us-- so glad that you had a good vacation. Please come back again soon.
A Bit Of Old Florida
A comfortable and clean cottage on the beach - perfectly located on the island. This lovely place entices you to relax and decompress and enjoy a slow paced vacation. Looking forward to a return visit soon!
Thank you for coming to stay at our cottage. I'm glad that you had a chance to unwind and relax-- our little place is perfect for that. Please come back any time.
Great place! Can’t wait till the next time!
It looks like my response to your review didn't post! Yikes! Thank you for coming to stay with us and for taking the time to post a review. Please come back any time. Hope to see you again soon.
Great Location !
One of the best vacations we ever had. We were literally just seconds away from one of the finest beaches in all of Florida. Quiet and serene... yet conveniently situated just a few blocks from the Manatee Public Beach that offered plenty of amenities for everyone in the family.
Our duplex cottage unit was small. So it may not be for everybody. But the two of us were cozy and comfortable inside our tiny little abode every day for two straight weeks. Of course, having a spectacular sunset show every evening outside our front door made just about every day we were there a truly special day.
One block from public transportation that traveled north and south on the island was a great convenience, too. So was having everything from a Publix Supermarket to a Walgreens within a five to ten minute walk. Not to mention all the great places to eat within just a five to ten minute drive.
We will be back!
Thank you for being our guests-- we loved having you stay with us. Yes, our cottage is small, but most of our guests feel as you do- that it's cozy and comfortable, with everything needed for a happy vacation. The cottage building was constructed in 1916, and all the wood inside was refinished by hand, by my mother. It's unique- one of the last historic island buildings that hasn't been mowed over by a condo developer.
Looking forward to seeing you again!
Sending you warm sun and soft breezes in the meantime-
We had such a nice experience for our first trip to Anna Maria Island. Holmes Beach was a beautiful spot. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. Loved the screened in porch. The access to the beach was just steps from the porch where we watched a beautiful sunset each clear evening. Alice is very accessible and informative with tips of what to do in the area and to answer any questions. She is a very sweet host. We would love to stay at the cottage again.
Thank you for being our guests- I’m so happy you had a good time and that you liked our cottage!
Many thanks, too, for taking the time to write such a sweet review. The porch is the best spot to see the sunset- it was my Mom’s favorite spot. Please come stay with us again- we loved having you as our guests.
Sending warm sunshine your way-