The Bay Front is a newly renovated, 3500 sq. ft custom home with incredible views of the water.
This home has 6 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. There are also 2 full gourmet kitchens- one on first level and one on the second level. There is a new screened porch on the second level overlooking the pool ,which has full direct views of Anna Maria Sound and the skyline of downtown Sarasota.
The main room on the 2nd level has vaulted ceilings and has floor to ceiling sliding doors that will open up to the screened porch for unbelievable views. There is an over-sized dining table for large parties to gather for meals while watching the dolphins play. A new 60" HD flat screen TV and island style furniture finish it off in style.
The ground level floor also has a living area. There is a 60" HD flat screen TV, laid back tropical furniture, Wii and X-Box game stations and a ping pong table. The downstairs has a covered lanai going out to the pool area. There is a brand new heated tropical pool and spa.
There are travertine marble floors throughout, along with all new deluxe fixtures, marble counter-tops and travertine in all bathrooms. Also includes crown moldings and ornate baseboards throughout. Ceiling fans, the finest fixtures and deluxe island style furniture will finish this home of perfectly.
This home is a perfect place for an extended family gathering or for two families to share for that special vacation. The unique floor plan offers the feel of two separate and distinct living areas, both with full kitchens. All bedrooms have HD flat screen TV's and the home comes equipped with high-speed wireless internet.
The first level has a Master suite with Kkng bed and private bathroom, another king bed in 2nd bedroom and a twin over full bunk bed in the 3rd room. The second level has another Master suite with king bed and private bathroom, 2nd bedroom has a king bed and third bedroom has (2) full size beds.
This home offers you the best of it all. You are only a 2 minute walk over to the Gulf of Mexico beach for the glorious sunsets as well as 2 minutes from famous Bridge Street which offers a variety of shops and unique restaurants. It is even just a few minutes walk to a Gulf beach front restaurant and bar-you can walk home!.
The dock has a very deep draft for large boats, even at low tide. The home is located near the Bradenton Beach Marina which is perfect for your boating friends that want to come visit and dock here. This truly will be an amazing vacation home that will have no equal on the island.
Keywords: Luxury, Bay View, Water View, Water, Dock, Home, Pool, House, Beach
We are Anna Maria Vacations, rental management company for over 60 luxury properties on Anna Maria Island.
Anna Maria Reservations Team purchased this house in 2011
This home offers you the best of it all. You are only a 2 minute walk over to the beach for the glorious Gulf of Mexico sunsets as well as 2 minutes from famous Bridge Street which offers a variety of shops and unique restaurants. It is even just a few minutes walk to a Gulf beach front restaurant and bar-you can walk home!. The dock has a deep draft for large boats, even at low tide. The home is located near the Bradenton Beach Marina which is perfect for your boating friends that want to come visit and dock here. This truly will be an amazing vacation home that will have no equal on the island. We will guarantee your satisfaction when booking this home.
First of all, the review posted from right before this one must be from a different house. There is no elevator and there is no outside staircase! The house is arranged very well and is roomy and accommodating. Also, the posted pictures are very reflective of the house.
We had 9 adults and 4 children in our group. We were all delighted with the set up and floor plan - enough bedrooms and baths so that no one felt put out.
Drawbacks - not really very clean, pool was small and way too warm to be refreshing in 90+ degree heat. Air conditioner for the second floor did not function on our last night and the maintenance people on call did not address this - made for an unpleasant final night of vacation (didI mention it was 90+ degrees!?). Also, for two days we battled a termite infestation in the ceiling of one of the second floor's bedrooms - the first "specialist" thought they were in the bed's headboard!
Aside from these issues, we were pleased with Anna Marie Vacations and their representatives. The daytime employees were fantastic to work with and made a major effort to fix our issues. I think that this would be a great house for large groups if it were a bit cleaner upon checkin and if careful maintenance checks are performed.
I don't know what the solution to the overly warm pool could be but most of the adults in our group found it to be unpleasant. Next door is a marina from which we rented a pontoon for a week - everyone agreed that was the best decision we made! We saw a ton of wildlife while cruising around - dolphins came right up to our boat and we even had a group of 5 manatees swim with us when we all sat on a reef in the intercoastal.
In spite of the unexpected problems, all agreed it was a great vacation experience.
For the first two days the pool was cloudy which led to an ear infection for one guest. The elevator to our floor (there is a separate elevator to each floor) had a door that would stick which meant guests had to use the outdoor stairs. Since the floors were not connected except for the outdoor stairs, it made it difficult to interact with all the family during our reunion. We were there about three days before it was determined which dock we had access to. Someone had a large sailboat tied to the end of the dock. This person was just using the dock as a free place to repair the boat. After the people were photographed and their truck tag photographed, they decided to leave which open up the end of the dock for some fishing by the kids. This rental is great for those who like the beach and do not mind the 95 degree temperature. The pool was a life saver.
We recently stayed at this location and thoroughly enjoyed the house. There were 11 of us, so the six bedrooms and four baths worked well. The location is perfect - within walking distance to shopping, trolley stop, the sandy beach, bars, and many restaurants. The kitchen upstairs is roomy and well equipped. We called maintenance and they responded very timely. I would stay here again. The only reason this is not rated as a five is because the pool is small.
the rental upon entering is great...such a beautiful house with a private dock, lots of room for all 15 of us and just a short walk to the beach. the short walks to everything was great. our biggest disappointments was on arrival the bedrail was broken and pool was not up to our expectations, on call and all was fixed. Maintenance men are super!! Upon arising the next am, found out that coffee pot does not fit coffee pot downstairs, ended up with water all over, ran dishwasher upstairs next night water seeped all over the floor, king bed in upstairs bedroom was broken, but we made do, also not all linen was there, never did find for pull out, pulled our mattress under bunkbed to use and found dirty sock under it---these are the things I would think would be taken care of by owners---would think house would be checked before renting out again... all in all I would come back again. the kids certainly enjoyed the pool and fishing off the dock, we also rented a pontoon boat from next door for one day.
The Bayfront met and exceeded our expectations. The rooms were decorated so nicely. We were so surprised by all the extra touches. We have stayed in many rental units over the years and have become accustomed to the standard bare minimum furnishings. Not the case here! It was like staying in a luxurious hotel. The views from the second level deck were spectacular. We watched the sunrise from there every morning. The kids loved the pool. We saw dolphins almost every day right off the pier.
Kudos, also, to the management. We had to call a few times with some questions and each time the call was handled professionally and pleasantly. Highly recommend! I want to go back!
We were hopeful this property would be completed in time for our reservation and we were not disappointed. The home is spacious, well-decorated, and well-furnished. We were 14 people ranging in age from 1 - 60 and we all had a good time. We especially enjoyed the pool and the dock behind the house which provided the kids with great fishing. We enjoyed the sunrises from the comfort of the upper porch and the sunsets on the beach just a 2-minute walk from the house. There were a few finishing touches that were to be added after our stay, and I am sure that just made the house even more enjoyable. We ate almost all of our meals in, and the kitchen was well -supplied. We did not use the gas grill, but thought it looked very nice and would be great for grilling. We appreciated the abundance of beach towels and the beach chairs that were provided for our convenience. The property management staff answered our questions and solved any issues quickly and courteously. We had never stayed in this area before and enjoyed our first time there. The free rolley transportation added to our enjoyment of the island. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to our friends.