Anna Maria Island is a special place for many people and our story is no different. Ben and I grew up in northern parts of the country. We met in college and a few years later, Ben invited me to join him in escaping the cold north weather by visiting Anna Maria Island with his family. Having always enjoyed beach and island towns, we fell in love with the island! Year-round beautiful weather, tropical beaches, clear waters, pedestrian and bike-friendly roads, and lots of unique nature experiences. Our engagement and wedding both occurred at the beach here on Anna Maria Island and we continued to visit as often as we could. A few years later, when an opportunity to make a life here on the island presented itself, we jumped on it! Ben and I now reside on the island with our children. It is a blessing to be part of such a vibrant island community and share this piece of paradise with others!
Moving to the island led to the fulfillment of another dream – running our own business. It has been an exciting education to be a part of all aspects of Lizzie Lu’s Island Retreat vacation rentals, including construction projects, laundry, and landscaping. We have found great people to help us as Lizzie Lu’s has grown. You can see members of our team working at the properties in gray collared shirts with our logo. Always feel free to ask them a question, or thank them for their hard work. We even have the pleasure of including our kids in what we do!
From the beginning, our plan for Lizzie Lu’s Island Retreat is to give our guests a great experience every time they stay with us. By managing a small number of family-owned rental properties, we are able to make decisions with you in mind – well maintained, meticulously clean, and stocked with everything our guests might need. When something needs to be replaced or repainted, we are able to do that. When a guest has a great suggestion to include something new that others might also appreciate, we are able to add it to all rental properties. When talking to guests on the phone, we know exactly what is in each cottage, how deep the pools are, and how close to the beach you will be. You can expect the same clean, well furnished, resort-like atmosphere in any of our vacation properties as we are able to monitor all the properties and ensure they stay in great shape.
Providing the highest level of service to you from planning stages to your stay on the island is our ultimate goal. We are excited to share Anna Maria Island with you and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!
Please feel free to contact us directly using the information below or by completing the form on the Contact Us Page.
Lizzie Lu’s Island Retreat
P: (941) 782-8152
Lizzie Lu’s Island Retreat
6000 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217