This Anna Maria Island waterfront house is located on a large 60 ft wide deep water canal and is within a short walking distance to the beautiful white sand beaches that the island is known for. Bring your boat (or boats) and moor it to the 112 ft seawall that is behind the house and enjoy deep water access to Tampa Bay and nearby Gulf of Mexico. If you do not have a boat that is OK, there are several places you can fish from land including the canal behind the house.
Within walking distance to the historic Anna Maria City Pier or the Rod and Reel Pier where you can fish or simply enjoy a good meal with a breath taking view of Tampa Bay and the Sun Shine Skyway Bridge. Also within walking distance are several local shops, restaurants, and bars. There is a free trolley available that runs thought-out the island from 6 am-11 pm. The free trolley stops every 4-5 blocks at designated benches along Gulf Drive. There is a stop about a block away from the house.
We have kayaks, beach chairs, and beach toys for your use.
The house is located on the North side of the island at 227 Willow Ave, Anna Maria, Florida
Keywords: Canal, water, boat, dock, Rental, House, fishing, diving, boat, beach, trailer storage, bike, kayak
Used as personal vacation house for the beaches, canal, and the island life
Boating, fishing, diving, bike riding, walking, beach,kayaking
Titis is a great house for a small family. We had plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 children! We had fun fishing out of the bay and using the beach toys the house provided. It is a short walk to the beach and only a walk away from food! We met the owners while we were there and they gave us great advise on where to go and eat. We also met the housekeepers and they were so nice and told us places we had to visit! We will use this house again if we go back to the island!
The pictures don't do this place justice. There's a king bed in one bedroom, a full bed and a twin bed in the other, and then another full bed situation and a twin day bed in the Florida room. Plus two full baths. Our teenager had her own "suite"! Great location: 2 minute walk to Gulf Dr and Ginny's & Jane E's, another half block to the gulf beach, 5 minute walk to The Donuts Experiment and Poppo's Tacos. Having canal access was nice with provided kayaks, it's a 5 minute paddle to Bimini Bay (dolphins!) and another 5 or 10 to Tampa Bay. We're all a little heartbroken that the place is already booked for our AMI dates in 2016.
This property was perfect for our family vacation. Great location…one block from sugar sand beach. One block to trolley stop. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and Anna Maria Pier. Nice seawall and lift for our boat. Easy access and proximity to South Tampa Bay for fishing and boating. The home is well equipped, comfortable and roomier than it appears. The owner was quick to respond and was very accommodating. Will definitely stay here again and will recommend the property to family and friends.
We LOVED our stay! There were 8 of us, 4 adults and 4 kids and we had a great time. Plenty of space in the home, we never felt crowded. The kids really enjoyed using the kayaks. It was so nice to have those available for our use. The owners were extremely nice and always available to answer any questions we had. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this property again and am looking forward to going back soon.
A very enjoyable experience. Great location for beach (a 4 minute walk or 2 minute by bike), canal in back was excellent. All kinds of birds came to us in the backyard. An anhinga chose to hang on the dock to dry him/herself, egrets and blue heron came for fish handouts. We even had a Wood Stork come perch himself on the front bushes and waited for us to bring fish scraps to him as well!!! Took our scope with us, but did not have to use since the birds were so close. The kyack was an added bonus. While kyacking we came upon a mother manatee and her calf! What a treat that was. The house was very accommodating for the four of us and could have slept two more without any issues. Everything we needed was there and all in good shape. Hope to return another year.
Four of us spent a few wonderful days at this great little home. It is exxcellent for boaters and beach-goers alike. You can easily bicycle to shops and restaurants on the quiet north-end of the island. The canal provides bridge-free access to the bay and gulf. Had a great time in this comfortable well-equiped home.