Our new ground floor single story (NO STAIRS) condo (1 queen bed, 1 full sleeper couch,) is a very charming and cozy beach condo!. You may not find another spot so close to the beach & bay yet so peaceful & with such ambiance. It is in a peaceful private compound steps from bay & beach. Nothing soothes like the smell the salt from the sea & sound of the waves, the palms, the sea birds, etc. You are almost certain to see Dolphins from our dock or beach! If you like to fish this is fishing heaven!
You will have a private parking spot right outside this home.
You have your own storage unit with fishing gear, chairs and umbrella.
There's a paved trail across street that leads to Coquina Beach. If you go all the way to the end you can loop under bridge & find Coquina Bay Walk Preserve. Here you will enjoy the most breathtaking nature views in FL! Walk the long boardwalks that encompass the Bay. You can loop back to the Coquina Cafe for a cold drink & delicious Hamburger or their great grilled chicken sandwich.
This property has had a recent makeover. Entire home has Italian porcelain floors in every room! Rate includes unlimited calling anywhere in USA and Canada, Wi-Fi, Digital cable, 2 Plasma TV's with DVD in Living room and Master bedroom. Everything will be like new! If you like fishing, we have a dock just about 40 steps away too. If you like going for walks, there is a marvelous paved trail across our street that goes for about a 1.5 miles or so along the beach. The trail is covered by weeping pines and is simply breathtaking. You will be hard pressed to find a location that is so beautiful and peaceful with such spectacular scenery. You will enjoy a wide variety of restaurants all within walking distance including our favorites on the historic Bridge St Pier. Watch for dolphins and Manatee while dining! Our low intro sale rates will never be lower! Rates will be going up soon and we are booking fast, act now and save.
This is a brand new listing and we don't have any reviews yet. Therefore, I have listed a sample of reviews from our guests who have stayed at our vacation home, next door, which is very similar to this home.
Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Bradenton Beach, Florida
5 of 5 STAR RATING!
Submitted: October 10, 2012 Stayed: September 2012
Arrived at the condo and we both agreed, it was spotlessly clean and very tastefully furnished, not like some of the other 'sterile' villas we have stayed in. The owners have supplied all the equipment you can ever need for your vacation, fishing rods, wi-fi, beach chairs, cool bag etc. The list is endless.....
Only a hop, skip and jump over to the main beach on the Gulf and the same again to the small dock on Tampa Bay. The condo is situated in the ideal position on AMI as it's only a short walk from all the facilities, bars, restaurants and shops.
We tended to eat at 'Rotten Ralphs' on the pier by the Cortez Bridge, all you can eat fish and chips for $10, a bargain!
All in all a great vacation and HIGHLY recommended.
Owner's Response: Hi Nick,
Thanks for your 5 STAR review. It is appreciated. We look forward to your return visit. We only know one way to rent a vacation home, that's to make sure it is spotless, with all the best amenities, in the best location and, at the best rate. If we achieve these 4 things we know we are going to attract great guests just like you! A review like this is what we strive for!
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Just what we needed!
5 of 5 STAR RATING!
Submitted: August 19, 2012 Stayed: July 2012
This condo was fantastic! It had everything we needed,and was very clean. There was plenty of room for our family. With the enclosed lanai; each of our teenage boys were pleased to have their own sleeping spaces. I look forward to coming back here again in the future!
Owner's Response: Hi Ellen,
Thanks for the kind words and perfect 5 STAR review. We work hard to earn this and so happy to know you will be back again in the future. Nearly 50% of our guests are repeat customers. We pride our selves on having the cleanest vacation rentals. The best locations. The best amenities.
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Great vacation; lovely beach condo
5 of 5 STAR RATING!
Submitted: July 8, 2012 Stayed: July 2012
Needed a weekend getaway, and this beach condo was absolutely home away from home. Everything was clean, clean, clean. Quiet neighborhood and steps from the most beautiful water and white sandy beach. The full kitchen was stocked with everything anyone would need: pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker, microwave, oven - and Publix is just 2 miles north down the beach. The bed was very firm and comfortable; my son slept on the fold out couch, and said he slept well. And when we asked to extend our vacation by one more day, the owners got back to us pronto with a very reasonable offer. Thank you, Mark and Lily for making this such a lovely experience. We will be back.
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We look forward to your return!
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OMG this is the best vacation rental we have ever stayed at!
5 of 5 STAR RATING!
Submitted: July 1, 2012 Stayed: June 2012
Rarely do we find that a vacation rental was good as advertised. This one was better than advertised! Everything is clean as a whistle! We are neat freeks so this means a lot to us! You can tel that the owners really thought of every minute detail. It was tastefully appointed. Very bright and cheerful. The Master bed is huge. Seems bigger than a normal king. We never slept better. Our two adult kids said the sleep futon on Lanai and the big sleep sofa in Living room was also very comfortable. Lanai really makes a great place to sleep with all the big sliding windows. Always seems to be a cool breeze at night. We never used the A/C! We especially loved the close proximatey to all the best activities on the island. we could walk to everything. I would never want to stay on any other part of the island. We almost never needed our car. We loved the use of the bikes to visit Cocquina Beach and the really special Nature preserve. We took the free trolley all over the island. We were impressed that it picked us up right on our street corner. Another free trolley brought is all the way to sarasota where we made several stops along the way including the Mote aquarium, to downtown Sarasota, with stops on Longboat Key and St. Armand’s Circle. Daily service runs from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every 30 minutes. Every 15 minutes if you are staying on the island. My husband LOVED the fishing from the bridge st pier. I forget the names of fish he caught but one weighed 13.9 lbs and was a great meal one night for the entire family. He cleaned and barbecued the fish on the gas grill that comes with the property. Nothing like eating a fish as fresh as this! There is a bait shop right on the pier and the person was helpful in guiding us on what bait was best. We didn't have to rent fishing equip because it came with the unit too! Like I said, the owners really thought of everything! I am running out of space otherwise I would mention many other pluses about this vacation rental. I can't forget to mention how helpful the owner was in making the rental process so easy. We had questions which he was so helpful and prompt to answer. We actually overpaid and without asking or even realizing it he reimbursed us! Rare these days to find someone so accomodating and honest. We have already reserved our next vacation and look forward to calling this place in paradise our new regular!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We do try hard and it is so rewarding to read such a great review as this! We look forward to having you stay at our vacation home again!
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Retired and devoted to our rental customers to ensure they receive a care free relaxing vacation. Our goal is to offer the cleanest vacation rental on Anna Maria Island! We are proud to have all 5 Star reviews and over half of our customers as repeat guests!
Peace tranquility and serenity. Additional sleep sofa and folding bed allows for sleeping up to 4. This home has had a $25,000 face lift which includes new kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, windows, doors, blinds and all furnishings and appliances! Gas grill, Washer & Dryer, Full kitchen, Fresh linens, Beach chairs, umbrella, fishing gear, bikes, etc. Outside the home is a big courtyard that is surrounded by tropical plants, palms, and fruit trees. Just steps away is our fishing dock.. We provide the fishing gear too!
Location, location, location! Steps from beach on one side and bay on the other. Easy to walk to all the activities! Free trolley picks you up about 100 feet away and brings you anywhere you want to go on the island and to Sarasota! No need for a car. Fish off our dock just steps away!
Just one of the examples of no expense spared in this vacation rental is the sound proofing! The master bedroom has a special sound proofed wall that separates it from the living room with full sleep sofa. The wall is nearly 10' thick as compared to the normal 5' wide wall. So, there is twice the sound proofing. That means unlike other places with paper thin walls. We offer real privacy for our guests!
What is there to do?
Anna Maria Holmes Beach Bradenton Beach and Beyond
A few examples of Area Attractions
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.
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Nov 1 2013 - Dec 22 2013
Dec 23 2013 - Jan 31 2014
Feb 1 2014 - Mar 21 2014
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.