Seaside Gardens is a quaint community of about 85 small 1 story block built homes. Many of them are attached villas or part of a duplex. They were originally built from 1962 to 1975. Sizes range from as small as 336 square feet for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath home to Seaside Gardens is located on the east side of 62nd and 63rd Street off of Marina Drive in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. Seaside Court is also part of Seaside Gardens.
There is easy access to the Holmes Beach public boat ramp where you can launch kayaks and boats. The public basketball and tennis courts are at the end of the street. Shuffleboard Courts are available for the residents. Picnic tables are available for use in the community green space.
Seaside Gardens is convenient to the Holmes Beach public dog park as well as the Holmes Beach City Field.
The community is zoned R-4 which allows for weekly rentals. There is not a Homeowner’s Association but there is a Civic Association. Monthly dues are $60 and cover the water bill. It’s a pet friendly community with no added restrictions.
There is a northbound trolley stop on Marina Drive. The southbound trolley stop is a short 10 minute walk away on Gulf Drive. The trolley is free and available from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. It’s a great way to get around the island.
According to the website americantowns.com, “in the early 1960’s Seaside Gardens on 63rd Street took shape under the direction of Jack Holmes. With the help of his friends the town of Holmes Beach developed into the fastest growing community in Florida, according to an article in the Better Living Magazine, Sept. 1980. They strived for a home community of modest proportions with affordable prices in a luxurious setting. Dredging and filling in the picturesque canals and bayous took place. Holmes gave people what they wanted starting at $8,950 with no maintenance or hidden costs. The first structure was completed in 1962. The five-unit apartment was one story, under one roof .All units had boat docks along the canal. Each apartment had central heat and air. They sold like hot cakes.”