The canal homes on Anna Maria Island are some of the most sought after properties in Holmes Beach. With direct access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it’s a boaters paradise. This well maintained and updated home was originally built by Hugh G. Holmes of Holmes Construction Co. in 1963. The original 3 bedroom 2-½ bathroom home has been redesigned to create an open floor plan, and provide dedicated office space in place of one of the bedrooms. Extensive landscaping was put in place to provide privacy on the front of the home, and create an oasis in the back. 515 72nd St. has been electronically enhanced with security, wifi, and remote control on the irrigation system and A/C, making it easy to maintain from a distance. Hurricane windows and doors, spray foam insulation in the attic, a new roof, and a variable speed high efficiency cooling system operate the home in a quiet and efficient manner. Heavy duty fencing surrounds the rear of the home, and provide that added sense of privacy. The sea wall was replaced in 2010, and a new 12000 lb boatlift and trex decking with lights, water and electric service. The Kitchen was reconfigured to accommodate a large refrigerator, and includes an induction cooktop. The kidney bean salt water pool has been resurfaced and equipped with a heater and chiller for year round enjoyment. Add in the whole house charcoal water filter and reverse osmosis in the kitchen, and you can see the owners have paid attention to every detail.