Hi, we're Alex and Irina!

My wife and I met in a small town in Ohio when Irina was just sixteen years old, and we have been together ever since (we’ve been married for a long time!). We currently live in Virginia and bought this villa in June of 2013 with the dream of eventually retiring to Anna Maria Island to spend more time with our families.

We have traveled all over the world, and Villa Chez Shell is by far our favorite place to kick back and relax. We fell in love with the Island on our first visit and are sure that you will too!

We want the villa to be filled with warmth, love, laughter, and beautiful memories. This is where you come in. During your visit, please make yourselves at home and have fun with the ones you love!

~Alex and Irina

Here is our property:

Welcome to your own tropical island paradise!
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Anna Maria Island Home
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
(1) Excellent 1 Review
Per night:$200 - $586
Per week:$1,396 - $4,096
Pets allowed:No

visit villachezshell site for details Villa Chez Shell at Holmes Beach is a beautiful Anna Maria Island rental home that offers a luxurious getaway. The highlight of this newly renovated 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom property is its tropical private backyard complete with a lagoon shaped...

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Amazing family rental close to the beach!

“ Excellent ”
December 5, 2014
Perfect location to the beach, groceries and the free Island trolley. We just came back from our first visit to AMI and Villa Chez Shell was more then I expected! The house is extremely clean, bright and beautiful. The kitchen has everything you could ask for to enjoy your vacation. The bedrooms are large and easily accommodated our family of five. The backyard is a tropical paradise! My kids loved the pool and games room. The outdoor eating area made it easy to enjoy the surroundings (except on the few cooler days!). The Villa has everything you can think of for the pool and the beach. The cart allowed us to make one trip to the beach with everything the kids needed to enjoy the day there! There were plenty of sand toys, boogie boards, chairs and my youngest loved to fly the kites! My husband and kids enjoyed using the fishing rods to see what they could catch. They went to the local marine store and Shrimp was there preferred bait, which helped them catch two sharks, a stingray and two local fish (all within an hour!). Alex and Irina were excellent to deal with from the time we booked their Villa to answering any questions we had before our vacation and while there! If you are looking at other properties, time to stop! This one has everything you will need to enjoy the Island. A few must do's whole there... The Island Donut Shop, Two Scoops, Captain Kathe and pup pup (or Skipper) tour and her homemade Key Lime Pie, and for the freshest catch try Tide Tables at Market 48 in Cortez (AMAZING fish tacos!). Of course the Island trolley, it is free and perfect to hop on and off to explore the Island!!! We did not get to see and do everything on our list but will hopefully tackle that the next time we visit Villa Chez Shell and AMI!Thank you Alex and Irina for making your Villa a perfect vacation getaway!
Angela Vincent, Maryland

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Alex and Irina P
Alex and Irina P
From Virginia
Member since August, 2013