Chasing Waves managed by Beach Retreats FL



2 bedrooms
6 guests max.
2 bathrooms


Washing machine
Air conditioning
Wheelchair access
No smoking
Coffee machine
Suitable for events
King-size bed
Beach access
Books available
Bed linen
High chair

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

200 yd to water


1 bedroom
1 king size bed
1 bedroom
2 twin beds
Additional rooms
2 bathrooms
Other bedrooms
1 couch

107 78th street Holmes Beach 34217
"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"

*** PLEASE NOTE: The beach access at 78th street is currently unavailable; our guests can access the beach at 77th street beach access point.

You may cancel your reservation up to 60 days before check-in for a full refund minus a $495 processing fee and less 3rd party travel insurance fees, if applicable. The refund will be made to the original payment method. After that time, or for reservations made on or less than 60 days in advance of check-in, your reservation is non-refundable.

Written notice is required to cancel a reservation; an email from the address associated with the reservation is acceptable as written notice.

For canceled reservations with a check-in date equal to or less than 60 days away: We will open the property back up to the rental market and if the property re-rents we will refund the guests the rental rate minus the $495 processing fee and any price differential.

If Guest needs to shorten their stay or change to a different property, the normal cancellation policy applies. No changes are permitted during the stay.

We typically rent from Saturday to Saturday, if you are looking for a stay that is not a 7-night rental or would like to begin your vacation on a day other than Saturday please send us an email to [email protected] as we can sometimes accommodate alternate reservations

Relax and unwind in this gorgeous, renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home close to everything!

Chasing Waves, located seconds from the powdery white sandy beach of the Gulf of Mexico, minutes to downtown Holmes Beach and ½ a mile from historic Pine Avenue on Anna Maria Island.

This single family home is located WEST of Gulf Drive - no streets to cross to get to the beach! Chasing Waves is a fantastic beach retreat for any family, couple or small group of friends. This property offers two bedrooms; One king bedroom and the second bedroom with two twin beds. There are also 2 full baths: One with a walk in shower and the second bathroom off the main living area with a tub/shower combination - perfect for sandy kids after a long day at the beach. The open and generous living area features ample seating for winding down in front of the HDTV. Need room to sleep six? Our sofa is a fully convertible queen sized sleeper.
Take the free trolley to Bean Point, or down to historic Bridge Street. Eat at restaurants like Beach Bistro, Chateau Anna Maria, grab burger's at Skinny's, or watch the sunset at the Sandbar. Go parasailing, take a sunset cruise or paddleboard on the crystal clear blue waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

We might be only 7 miles long but Anna Maria has everything you could possibly need for your perfect
beach vacation. Traveling with a little one? All our homes come with pack & plays and highchairs. Need
more? There are several great rental places that have everything from baby gates to golfcarts, and they
will drop them right off at your vacation property for you. No need to pack beach towels we provide
those for you.
Remember we are laid back and on Island time - Flip-flops and shorts are ok for breakfast, lunch and
dinner no need to overpack you will most likely be in your cutest bathing suit or bikini anyways.
No need to pay the crazy high fees to check all those bags! With Publix, CVS and Walgreens right on the
the island you can grab any sunscreen, hair product anything needed, why haul it all with you?

Guests are allowed up to 2 dogs provided they are housebroken and must be friendly with other dogs and people. Pet must be disclosed up front at the time of inquiring/booking. A one-time non-refundable fee of $150 (per pet) will be due at the time of booking to accommodate for extra cleaning/pet sanitation. Should we receive complaints from neighbors of barking/disruption we reserve the right to ask you to remove the pet immediately. Undeclared pets will be charged $500 and you will be required to vacate the property. By booking this property you are agreeing to the terms and fees associated with bringing an approved pet. We closely monitor all properties.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 25 years old

House rules
Smoking not allowed
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

107 78th street

34217 Holmes Beach, FL, United States

Craig O.
Very good
Reviewed on 04/04/2024
Sherri K.
"Loved everything about the place, no complaints! Would definitely stay again."
Reviewed on 02/04/2024
"This was a fantastic “cottage” for my wife and I (and our small dog). As a “slowing down” 87-year old, the single-floor living was very convenient. The house is spacious but cozy and laid out very well. The back yard was perfect for our dog as it is large and completely fenced in. You can enjoy water views from the primary bedroom and the beach access is a short 5 min walk without crossing any streets. Overall, a nicely renovated house that is well stocked and provided for a great stay. We look forward to returning next year."
Reviewed on 01/23/2024
"The inside was clean and spacious. Walk way to beach on 77st is block and have to go on 78st for beach access. Outside need landscape and garage door was damaged previously before we arrived. They do have beach chairs. Good location for families especially with our infant. Only recommendation is the landscape for the front. They do have a gas grill we didn’t get yo use it because lots of restaurants within 10-15 min drive"
Reviewed on 08/14/2023
Chandler Y.
"Absolutely loved staying here! An amazing location too."
Reviewed on 06/18/2023
Jennifer S.
"Great location! Loved our stay."
Reviewed on 05/17/2023
Kirk T.
"Won’t stay there again."
Reviewed on 03/29/2023
Jessica C.
"This property is in a great location! Very close to the beach (less than 5 minute walk), close to restaurants and activities. The property was very clean and had what we needed. The suggestions would be to put in a full length mirror and maybe upgrade the washer and dryer as they didn’t clean very well. Otherwise everything we needed was there including nice beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys, boogie board and property manager was prompt in ordering a beach wagon when we noticed it was missing which was very kind. All kitchen dishes and utensils were plentiful!"
Reviewed on 03/25/2023
Arthur and K.
"Great and beautifully renovated beach cottage. It's well appointed with all the amenities you would hope for. Very easy single-story living with no stairs! There are nice views of the Gulf from the master bedroom. It's an easy 5 minute stroll to the beach. The street is extremely quiet given there is currently no public beach access - meaning no cars parking or looking for parking. This is perfect for young kids to ride their bikes or skateboards. The back yard is big and very sunny. We had a great time and look forward to returning next year."
Reviewed on 03/15/2023
Marybeth F.
"It's a short walk to a lovely beach and you don't have to cross any big roads. It's a shame you can't just walk a few doors down to the beach path, but the homeowner at the end has blocked access. We didn't realize this when we rented, but the listing does mention it now. It's still a short walk, but we missed sunset a couple nights since 10 minute walk can make a difference when you're rushing. The property management company was very responsive when we let them know the only lamp in the bedroom was broken and the Keurig was missing. The only issue we had is that the dishwasher does not clean the dishes. I did report this once I got home, so hopefully it can be fixed or replaced. The dishes and utensils in the cabinets were noticeably dirty when we arrived. Since only one package of dishwasher detergent is provided, we waited a few days to run a load and discovered it did not clean the dishes at all. After that we hand washed everything. We don't really mind hand washing, but dirty dishes in the cabinets were pretty disgusting. We've rented many times from VRBO, and this was the first time automatic dish detergent was not provided (there was plenty of dish soap for hand washing). Maybe it's a Florida thing, but even if the dishwasher worked, enough detergent should be provided for the entire stay, since most people do not want to buy a big box for one week. Otherwise, some people will run it without detergent when they discover they are required to run it before check out. and they've already used the one packet provided. Not exactly hygienic."
Reviewed on 03/05/2023
"House is super clean and beautifully renovated. You can see the gulf from the master bedroom. Beach access is a 5 minute walk around the corner. The free trolley stop is at the end of the street which you can ride into Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. You can bike to either in 5 minutes too. The street is very quiet with little traffic so great for kids. All and all a super relaxing and easy spot. We'll be back!"
Reviewed on 02/08/2023
Marta D.
"Comfortable home, charmingly decorated in beach motif. The two different living spaces were a real plus. Beach access is not direct, but only a 5 minute walk via 77th or 79th street. Kala dropped off a beautiful blanket and hot cocoa for Christmas. Nice touch and much appreciated during the cold spell!"
Reviewed on 12/29/2022
Kristen W.
"The location is the star of the show here - even with the neighbor blocking end of street access, the public access is imminently walkable and many times we could park right at access point from extra ease dropping kids and beach gear. House decor is adorable beach cottage. Unassuming from outside but layout is perfect. Two bedrooms. Two full baths. Two separate living areas meant my family of 6 fit perfectly. Big FULLY-FENCED in yard perfect for dog. Shy on linens. Zero beach gear. Nice kitchen but rudimentary cooking supplies. Eat out, rent or bring your own stuff in this regard. We stayed during Hurricane Ian and were mandatory evacuated 2 days into our vacation. We are locals so we had been watching the weather. Host was very kind to let us rebook our leftover days additional cleaning fee."
Reviewed on 10/25/2022
Laura B.
"Wonderful home. Great location. Clean and comfortable. Everything you could want to have a great time at the beach."
Reviewed on 10/19/2022
"Wonderful house. Clean, comfortable, good location. Everything you could want from a house at the beach. Would definitely stay again and also recommend to anyone."
Reviewed on 10/19/2022
Cyndie B.
"This house needs some attention to the structure, cement areas. It is decorated cute but I didn’t feel that everything was crisp and clean. Silverware was still dirty in the drawers. The kitchen was sorely lacking items to cook with. There was only one saucepan with one lid. At best, it was minimally supplied. There are no seasonings, not even salt & pepper. COVID?! There was no laundry soap so we purchased our own. This property is listed as pet friendly but our dog couldn’t go in the backyard as it was all broken shells. He hurt his paw right off the bat when we let him go out. I would suggest making this known in the description. We would have preferred a yard. On a positive note, the space was utilized well and we did feel we had adequate space. The property management company was extremely on top of all. The air conditioner control went completely out and someone was sent out within an hour to fix it. Thank goodness! As well, there was no propane when we were about to use the grill. I guess we should have checked that rather than assume it would be supplied prior to our arrival. The management saw that a propane tank was brought out after I mentioned it."
Reviewed on 09/23/2022
Valerie H.
"Great location, but know this street does not have beach access; however, it's still close. You have to go around the block to the next street over because the guy at the end of the street won't let you through his property to the beach. Overall, great place."
Reviewed on 07/20/2022
"We loved our stay at Chasing Waves! Located steps from the gorgeous beach and crystal clear Gulf waters, it is a well-appointed, clean and comfortable home with ample room for four. Located an easy and enjoyable walk to many excellent restaurants and fantastic shopping (Pine Ave!), and a quick Uber ride to Long Boat Key, there are activities for everyone. We had a blast, love Anna Maria Island, did not want to leave, and WILL be back!"
Reviewed on 05/20/2022
"Great property close to the beach and right near the free AMI trolley. Clean and modern. Very spacious 2 bedroom. We really enjoyed our stay. The walk to the beach currently is longer than a few seconds because the direct beach access is blocked. Still not a big walk."
Reviewed on 05/15/2022
"Very nice and clean. A very close walk to the beach. A short drive to stores. A very convenient location."
Reviewed on 03/03/2022
107 78th Street Investments L.
"Nothing beats the sunsets you can see from your window - except actually walking the short 150' to the beach! Superb location on a quiet, private street. House was charming and everything re-done. Had all the amenities. Also, one of the few dog-friendly places (and a fully fenced backyard). We already booked another stay at the house! Finally, Beach Retreats (Emma and Claire) were great communicators and made everything very easy."
Reviewed on 02/21/2022
"We had a great time staying at Chasing Waves! The location is perfect. The house is less than 100 yards from the white sand beaches of AMI and you don't even need to cross a street (great for little kids). The free trolley bus stop is also at the corner which takes you to all the restaurants and bars. The house looks like it's just been renovated and is fully stocked with everything we needed. There were even plenty of beach toys for the kids. We've already booked our return trip for next year!"
Reviewed on 12/27/2021
"Location, location, location! Great renovated house on a quiet street footsteps from the gulf beach. All the furniture is new. There is a big, fenced in backyard. The house was super clean. It was a great place to relax and we can't wait to come back."
Reviewed on 12/18/2021
"We snuck away for a few days and this was Perfect! It was in a quiet neighborhood and close enough to food and groceries. Will definitely be back."
Reviewed on 11/30/2021
Very good
"The home was very clean, newly updated and had everything that we needed. We loved the proximity to the beach and how peaceful the location was. We did wish that there was a nicer outdoor area on the property. We would have loved to sit outside in the morning or evening, but the area wasn't desirable."
Reviewed on 11/17/2021
"Location location location. Great property with great location and ample room for couple or small family. Thank you."
Reviewed on 10/14/2021
Holmes Beach, Manatee County, United States
Holmes Beach, Florida