About Josh Sato
We are a travel-loving family who grew up in the midwest, live in suburban Washington DC and we just accomplished our family goal of visiting all fifty states before our boys hit middle school. We've seen a lot of beautiful places in this world yet the beauty of Anna Maria Island always keeps us coming back. It's where we unplug and unwind and get unforgettable views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Why Josh Sato chose Holmes Beach
We visited Anna Maria Island for years, staying on different streets, and we always found ourselves drawn to the 77th Street beach for its great location and accessibility. When we had an opportunity to purchase this house just a block away from the beach, we jumped on it. We are so close to the beach that we can pop back to the kitchen to pack a quick lunch, or split off when some people want to get out of the Florida sun and swim in our pool which offers more sun protection. We are directly across the street from the free trolley stop, so we often find our car stays parked all week. And our property management group is so responsive to any guest needs. It's critical to us that our guests enjoy our home as much as we do.
What makes this House unique
Guests who stay in our home comment on its amazing location, updated rooms, and unique style which features local landmarks. Adults find our pool perfect for a quick dip with a place to sit and enjoy a cold drink. Kids find the circle design perfect for impromptu races or squirting water guns at swimmers from the center pool island. We have a warm water outdoor shower so you can keep the sand out of your living space. The top selling point is location--one short block to the beach, quick trolley access to Pine Avenue and other parts of the island--yet with a private outdoor setting so that you can relax when you want quiet time.
Cute house one block from the beach
Overall, a very nice, clean and comfortable home with a convenient location! Kitchen was well stocked and a good amount of bath and beach towels were provided. No beach chairs or umbrella at the house though. Pool was clean and refreshing but mosquitoes were out.
We stayed in July so the thermostat warning to not set below 74 degrees made sleeping uncomfortable a few nights. And motion lights are recommended from the driveway to the stairs at night. Garage is locked so access to lower outdoor lights may be there. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would return.
Absolutely Amazing! どうもありがとうございます！
With our youngest turning three, we decided to finally go on a family vacation that was beyond the drivable radius around our home to which we had been confined due to having a young child. We both work full time so it was very difficult to align our time off, so we wanted to make this a very special trip.
My wife found this property one evening, and we both instantly fell in love with it. We submitted our reservation that night and received a response from Sato Properties within a couple days. Everything went swmingly from there on with respect to communication and responsiveness of the management company.
On the day we arrived to pick up the keys, we were greeted very warmly and all the staff were very welcoming and friendly. They provided a small starter kit and very clear instructions. The whole check in process was quick, but we left feeling like family.
The house was just as we had hoped and imagined. The kids absolutely loved everything about the house, especially the pool. It was literally a block from the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of the gulf so we went to swim and watch the sunset over the water every single day.
With any vacation, no matter how incredible the location, we all know how much the place you go to lay your head down to recover for the next day impacts the entire stay. Staying at this property and the interactions with the helpful and welcoming Sato staff truly made this the vacation to remember. どうもありがとうございました！We had an incredible time and will be contacting Sato properties again for our next AMI vacation and more memories for a lifetime!
We love Anna Marie Island!
Property was adequate and a great location! Would recommend owners are clear about beach equipment. Had to rent chairs and umbrella because what was available with the house were not useable and we all flew in for our vacation. Just needed to know. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
We LOVED our stay here. We were 6 people (two of which were kids, 2 & 4). This place was perfect for the whole family from the proximity to the beach to the pool and amenities in the home. We WILL be back for sure.
Perfect single family retreat
This is our second time staying in this lovely, quiet, and convenient home on the island. It is clean, cheery, and light, with everything you need to cook family meals, and a short trolley ride or walk to fun restaurants if you don’t want to cook!
You are one block from the beach and they have a wagon and toys to make transport easy! The mostly covered pool was perfect for afternoons that are either rainy afternoons or when the heat and sand get too intense. We love this place and know you will, too!
Perfect house for our family!
We enjoyed the week of Christmas at the beach. The convenient location of this house is great. It is close to the beach, trolley, Anna Maria shops and Bradenton beach. The house was cozy and well equipped for our needs.