We have just invested in a total makeover. Over $150,000 invested in upgrades! I.e., New cozy kitchen, granite counters. New Italian tile and oak floors throughout. Solid cherry wood cabinets and new appliances in kitchen. Virtually every kitchen tool, like home, making Kitchen fully stocked.
Granite top and porcelain tile in entire bathroom walls and floor. Soaking tub.
3 Lanais! 2 enclosed with sliding tinted screened windows. Huge screened patio lanai with mostly shade.
Rate includes unlimited calling anywhere in USA and Canada, Wi-Fi, Digital cable, 46 plasma TV and 3 more flat screens with DVD in bedrooms.
You will love our white powder sand beach just steps away. Enjoy turquoise clear water! Recently VOTED TOP THREE BEACHES IN USA by the Vacation Channel. THIS rating included HAWAII!! We are right across the street from Beach! Free public access! Walk along paved walked walk way just a short way and stop at Sharky's restaurant and enjoy happy hours daily! Take the free trolley that picks you up just steps away! Take the trolley about 1/4 mile to enjoy live entertainment right on the water as well as a dozen more restaurants and pubs! If you like fishing, we have a nice fishing spot about a block, or so, away. We provide the fishing gear! There is public picnic areas as well as outdoor basketball and a nice playground. Or go to the city Pier further down the road, where they sell bait right there.
If you like going for walks, there is a marvelous safe paved walk way in front of our home. This is a great paved path to walk or bike along. There's plenty of trolley stops with covered waiting areas if you decide to wait for the trolley instead. Walk just about 40 steps to enjoy the worlds most breathtaking sunsets!
Ride bikes or take the trolley to all the local beaches and activities. Or, walk about 40 steps to our white powder beach and clear turquoise water. Take the trolley or ride down the road in one direction to Coquina Baywalk at Leffis key where you will enjoy acres of boardwalks built along the Bay. Spectacular scenery. We are also just a short way to the biggest Beach/parks on the island on either side of us! One is on Coquina Beach the other called Manatee Beach. There is a new beach cafe on Coquina beach (Coquina beach cafe) and Manatee Beach also has a beach cafe with live entertainment and beach volleyball, shopping, and much more!
Take the free trolley that picks up right at our street corner. See all the destinations on the entire island. Another trolley, just down the road at Coquina Beach, will take you beyond the island all the way to Sarasota, through Long Boat Key, stopping at destinations such as the Mote Aquarium. Go all the way into Sarasota or make several day trips at the stops along the way. Some local favorites are the Ringling Museum and Selby Botanical Gardens. And all time favorite spot is St Armand's. You really don't need a rental car here and there's no need to walk anywhere unless you want to. If you have a car you will save $ on gas.
You will enjoy a wide variety of restaurants nearby including, our favorites by the city Pier on historic Bridge St.
Anyway, I can go on and on but seeing is believing. Once you here in person you will see all the beauty that puts our area in the top beach destinations in the USA!
There are 4 good size bedrooms and a full sleep sofa in Living area, allowing up to 6 adults and 2 children to sleep in this beautiful home. There is also a sleep sofa. There's 3 big full bathrooms. Unlike most rentals with just a shower, the master bathroom and one other has shower and soaking tub. The other two are big walk-in showers! Big screened Lanai with dining, in the fresh air, for 8. Big patio with a patio set for your enjoyment. NEW Kitchen. Unique extras include; Built-in UV air purification for the allergy sufferer! Large closets Large closet in master bedroom. Storage locker is stocked with beach chairs, fishing gear, mobile cooler, beach cart and umbrella. Covered parking. Nice fishing spot nearby.
We provide everything including beach towels. You need only bring your tooth brushes and flip flops. All windows have new Tommy Bahama white blinds.
My wife does all the interior decorating and she really has a flare for making everything look so bright and beachy.
The furniture in this home is Tommy Bahama, Pier1, LazyBoy, and other beach designer styles. Unlike other owners who try to operate from a thousand miles away, and some who may even be at risk of bank foreclosure or, have there home home for sale, we live nearby most of the year and own property free and clear of bank mortgage. Have peace of mind when you rent from us! We own the property out right free and clear of a bank loan. We have no intentions of selling this home. We strive for repeat business. That's why over half of our customers return. We do the extra things that others in this business overlook. We have absolutely and unquestionably the cleanest property on the island. ALWAYS sanitized & MINT CLEAN! How many rentals have you been to where the air is purified by Ultra Violet light? We are the only vacation rental that I am aware of offering UV air purification!! If you have allergies chances are they will be better during your stay here! We also offer UNLIMITED calling anywhere in USA and Canada! Free use of Fishing equipment. Gas Grill. Trash pick up twice weekly. Upgraded cable. WiFi. DVD. Stereo. If you wish to ride bikes, you can go to our strategic alliance partner down the road and with the code we provide you will receive as many bikes as you wish for just around $25/wk/bike! Rate for rentals may vary and we have no control over this rate. The rate goes to about $2/day if you rent for a month! That's what many places charge per day! Much more! If there's ever a problem we ALWAYS resolve quickly. How many vacations do you have each year? 'Life · is · not · about · how · many · breaths · you · take... it's about how many moments take your breath away.'
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 the most sought after area of Bradenton Beach. You can head north from Sarasota travel on to Longboat Key and cross over a draw bridge on to Bradenton Beach. There are also two other draw bridges from the main land 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, parasailing 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 white powder shore collecting shells and then watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids of all ages 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 award 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 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.
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.
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 (the cultural center of Florida) with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and much more!
It's just a 15 minute drive to St. Armands circle. Designer shops and world renowned restaurants just a few examples of what you will experience.
Our property is:
Near Golf (over 40 local golf courses!)
Near Beach (30 steps away)!
Safe Swimming Beach
Near Disneyworld - FL 120 Minutes
Near Busch Gardens 60 Minutes
Near Boat Launch
Closest airport is Sarasota airport which is just minutes drive. We almost always fly in to Tampa Airport, for best rates, which is 50 minutes away.
Maid Service Information
Depending on length of your stay, we are happy to provide you with our cleaning crew who will charge you same rate they charge us.