This isn’t just any island home. “The Tiki,” as it is affectionately called, is one of the most elite homes on the entire island. Located on one of the largest privately owned stretches of Holmes Beach, this home is truly the epitome of what island living is all about. Everything that could possibly encompass your wildest island fantasies is right here, and it can now be yours. This private oasis has been featured on Dateline NBC ‘s story on Anna Maria Island: A Place on the Sand • Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders calendar and FlaRBO.com ‘Coastal Retreats to Drool Over.’ The gardens and landscaping with beautiful, lush tropical foliage has been featured in the 2016 Anna Maria Island’s Tour of Homes. Comprised of two separate structures - a ground-level home featuring four bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a two-story building with an upstairs and two downstairs apartments, totaling six bedrooms and five bathrooms. This one-story ground level 1930s beach bungalow has been carefully and meticulously renovated over the last several years. The home’s original exterior cottage design has remained true to the heart of the home while the interior has been entirely renovated and upgraded with the finest amenities. From the moment you step through the front door, you are struck with the impressive sight of the blue waters of the Gulf, the sugar sand of Holmes Beach, and your own private ‘Tiki’ bar perched upon the sand. The entry opens into the home’s expansive great room, consisting of the living room, kitchen, and dining with a massive steel table seating 8. This chef’s kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances. The home’s most unique feature is its one-of-a-kind ‘Tiki’ - an enormous tiki bar special to the home, which can seat twenty and is fully equipped to entertain with electricity, sound system, lights, and ice machine. There are also two smaller tiki huts which seat four each comfortably. Along the crest where the beach meets the sea grass, sits a line of colorful Adirondack chairs that invite you in to sit back, relax, and enjoy a cocktail or beverage while taking in all the sights, sounds, and smells of the Gulf and also make this home recognizable to anyone who passes by. On those cooler nights, toss a few logs into the one-of-a-kind designed and created ‘Fire Ball’ beautifully constructed from an old mooring ball. Perfect for settling next to a cozy fire on the beach while enjoying some stargazing and smores! Continue winding along the paths in your beachside backyard to find an impressive year-round heated pool equipped with lights, fountain and sun deck. You’ll also want to enjoy the warm soaking spa perched above and cascading into the pool. There are patio areas with a grill, tables and chairs for outdoor dining, as well as an outdoor seating, loungers, and a hammock to relax and take a snooze under the shady palms. Additionally, there is also an additional fully enclosed, air-conditioned outdoor half bath with conch shell sink. There’s also an outdoor shower. Enjoy this home with a few friends or family - it is the perfect place to gather and celebrate. When you envision island life, everything in this home will encompass your dreams.
Listing courtesy of LOCALS REALTY LLC.
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