Our beautiful beach condo is on the most sought & narrow part of the island. The beach is steps away on one side & our fishing dock on the bay just steps away on the other. All the shops & restaurants within walking distance. Deluxe kitchen has premium appliances, granite tops, cherry cabinets & all your cooking/dining needs! This is the only unit with a PRIVATE outdoor screened lanai nestled under our tropical palms. PEACEFUL! Beach toys, fishing gear, beach cart, umbrella, towels, cooler incl!
Location, location, location. The 3 most important things to consider in a vacation rental. Tucked back on a VERY peaceful setting. Private screened lanai and private outdoor covered patio set with umbrella. Nestled under several palms. There are no properties directly on this most narrow and most sought after part of island. We are tucked away on a tiny deadend street. No thru traffic means it's quite! About a 60 second walk to top 10 white powder & turquoise gulf water of top rated Bradenton Beach (Anna Maria Island) on one side & "stones throw" or, about 45 second walk in other direction to our fishing dock on Sarasota Bay. Sit on the dock, & enjoy the scenery, watch for dolphins manatee and birds, do some fishing, read a book, etc. Walk to many of the best hot spots just down the road. Best restaurants, Fishing Piers, historic Bridge St. etc. Enjoy our screened lanai that overlooks the lush natural garden in our courtyard. Sit out at night and watch as the palm trees light up at night.
This beach home is ground level with no stairs to maneuver! Paradise awaits!
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria island is just seven miles long and is made up of three small cities: Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria at the north. No matter which direction you come, you must cross water
via a bridge. At the southern tip is Bradenton Beach. You can head north from Sarasota travel on to Longboat Key
and cross over a drawbridge on to Bradenton Beach. There are also two other drawbridges from the mainland of
Bradenton to come onto Anna Maria island. One way is via Manatee Avenue (SR 64 ) and the other is via Cortez Road.
What is there to do?
Anna Maria Holmes Beach Bradenton Beach and Beyond
While Anna Maria Island is known for laid back living and relaxation, should you wish to participate in the local scene there's an abundance of activities. If you enjoy biking, Bradenton Beach has a designated bike trail along Gulf Drive. Old Bridge Street has Putt Putt Golf and while you play, there is a misting system so you can stay cool. At the end of Old Bridge Street is a pier for your fishing pleasure as well as a restaurant. There are a variety of restaurants on Old Bridge St making it possible to satisfy every appetite.
Whether it's pizza or French crepes to fish tacos, you can find a meal to satisfy. There are also shops and the US Post office is located here so you can mail post cards to your friends back home.
Naturally you can swim in the crystal clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkeling is also fun or surfboarding, para-sailing or kayaking. Several local business will rent you all the necessary equipment. Naturally there are golfing and tennis too.
There's really a wide range of things to do here, if you want to have an action packed time you will find plenty. Of course you can always stroll along the shore collecting shells and then watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids would enjoy a visit to Bradenton to see Snooty the manatee. The area of Manatee/Sarasota counties also has great off shore fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, shopping, museums, and art galleries to explore.
Be sure to observe all the turtle watch rules as the Ridley turtles are building nests from early May and baby turtles are hatching on our beaches. You might even go on a turtle watch tour with our local turtle lady. Look in the paper for her schedule.
The entire island of Anna Maria has many reasonably priced awarding winning restaurants.The Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has not only delicious food as in breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but the owner is a triple time National Pie contest winner. Be sure and stop by.
Of course, check out the local newspaper for the latest events about the island. The A.M.I. SUN is just one. It's free and had lots of information you can use on current happenings.
Holmes Beach is famous for the Beach Cafe, Skinny's a small local hamburger, hotdog storefront plus along Gulf Drive you will locate the island grocery store, Publix and several island strip centers with your last minute beach items such as snacks, lotions, toys and beach towels.
OFF THE ISLAND
Mote Science Lab is just a short drive off the island and on to Longboat Key just a few miles to the south. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to this "hands on" science stop. This is where many of the rescued injured animals, occasional birds, turtles, etc are taken to recuperate and then are returned to nature.
ESPECIALLY for kids:
G WIZ is located in Sarasota near the VanWizzel a block off of Tamiami. This is a state of the art Science hands on museum. Well worth the visit. Check it out on line to see what they are featuring. Call for cost.
Disneyworld, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and Selby Gardens.
Rate even includes,
fully equipped kitchen.
Walk or ride bikes to Cocuina Beach about 1/8th mile south. This white powder sand beach on the gulf, with outdoor showers, changing rooms, bathrooms, beach restaurant, lots of parking and Leffis Key nature preserve across street, was voted by TripAdvisor to the top 3 beaches in the USA, which included Hawaii! All comforts of home
SECURE Wi-Fi with your personal modem, NOT SHARED like most places,
unlimited calling anywhere in USA and Canada,
Premium Digital cable,
video collection and Board games for the rare rainy day,
beach chairs, beach towels beach cart.
Fully stocked kitchen with dining for four,
Wide screen TV with DVD in Living room, Flat screen TV/DVD in each of the two bedrooms!
Top quality stainless appliances.
Commercial grade Washer and dryer, NOT COIN OPERATED & we even provide detergent!
Central A/C & Heat.
Air filtration. We cater to allergy sufferers!
UV water purification. We cater to allergy sufferers!
Close proximity to best restaurants and shopping (easy walking distance). Near several golf courses!! This premium vacation rental is really incredible but, act quickly, booking fast.
I am the owner/manager and available on an as needed basis. Unlike most vacation rentals where the owner is no where to be found or, where you have to deal with a management company who has another 1000 rental issues to contend with. Your vacation satisfaction is our top goal. Rent with confidence knowing over half of our guests return again and we have 300 reviews and 299 are PERFECT 5 STAR reviews and one 4 star review! we have been voted as "Top Owner/Manager" to rent from! Unlike other rentals that are on the market for sale, our rental is not for sale and you can rest easy knowing it will be waiting for you when you arrive. We take great pride in offering the cleanest vacation rental, bar none.
All amenities mentioned are included in the rate with no hidden fees. We offer pass code that allows you to have bike rentals for just a few dollars per day and based on weekly rental of just $25 (rates subject to change). Some places charge this weekly amount per day! Same code is also valid for significant discounts on Kayak, Paddle Boards, Segways, and boat excursions! We are one of only a handful of rental properties offering a $3000 water filtration system that eliminates all the chlorine and other chemicals added to the water. Much better for drinking and bathing. You will notice that your skin will be smoother and hair fuller. About the only things we don't provide are your flip flops and tooth brush!
No need for a car. Free Trolley picks up on our street corner, about 50 seconds walk to get there (on our street corner)! It will take you anywhere you want to go on the island FREE! We can even refer you to our driver who can pick you up at Tampa Airport for about $80. About half of that if you fly into Sarasota Airport.
In our continuous effort to bring only the best quality experience to our guests, we are proud to offer superior cleaning of ours linens by our carefully trained cleaning service at this property to better enhance your enjoyment while staying here. This luxury amenity provides you high quality linens that are in place and ready for your use upon your arrival. These high-quality linens are washed using the latest and best technology in premium commercial washers and dryer that we have right on site!
Take the fuss and worry out of packing your private sheets and beach towels knowing that when you arrive to your dream vacation rental, in place are high quality and expertly cleaned luxury bedding, bath towels, wash clothes and beach towels ready for your stay. Eliminate the guessing game, free up luggage space and breathe easy knowing that everything is already taken care of for you. This same philosophy extends even to your departure- nothing to wash, dry, fold or having to fool with trying to squeeze into an already tightly packed suitcase! A fantastic 'must have amenity' for your AMI vacation experience.
You will have your own reserved parking space and entry/access code to open lock box to our beautiful vacation rental. There is a common courtyard with outdoor dining sets. Follow sign to common Washer and Dryer room and outdoor shower for beach sand. Garbage Dumpster and recycling bins are next to parking space See pictures of our beach access and fishing dock. Our guests have common access to all this.
Interaction with guests
We try to greet all guests as they arrive. We are nearby or just a phone call away if guests has a concern. We are very respectful of our guests privacy and go out of our way to be helpful when/if needed but also non intrusive.
Other things to note
Car is not needed. Free trolley service picks you up on our street corner about 30 second walk away. Takes you everywhere on the island!
This space accommodates up to 4 persons. There is a 4 person limit in this unit, regardless of age. Please provide us with your email address as soon as you book. Thank you!