This smoke free and pet free 2 bedroom 2 bath ground floor condo is situated between the Gulf of Mexico and Palma Sola Bay. Enjoy the largest heated pool on the island, tennis court, bocci ball court, exercise room, sauna, shuffleboard, and a private fishing pier on the Bay for fishing or to enjoy a nice after dinner drink.
The beautifully updated condo has tile floor throughout except for the bedrooms where the carpets are new. The kitchen is fully remodeled and the bathrooms are updated. There are Two televisions with DVD players and a full size washer and dryer. Great for families as it has a large back yard for children to play while you relax and watch them from the screened in lanai. On site management ensures that the entire resort and stunning tropical grounds are well taken care of.
Property Management: On site management is available to answer all your questions or to help you out with your daily needs. There is access to a fax machine and all brochures and maps are free from the office. Keys are collected there on arrival and after hours. A drop box is conveniently located where maps/keys and directions to the unit are provided for easy pickup. Smoking or pets are not allowed in condo. Thanks
Day Trips: Disney is a 2 hour drive away. Busch Gardens or the Tampa Zoo are just a 1 hour drive. There are many scenic drives. Driving south on the island toward Sarasota will take you through beautiful residential areas to famous St. Armands Circle where there are fabulous shoppes and cafes. A drive north takes you over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to St. Petersburg and its famous pier. During the spring, the Yankees play in St. Petersburg and the Pirates play close by in Bradenton.
Stay at Home: If you decide to stay at home and enjoy the beautiful complex, there is plenty to see and do. The beach is perfect for families and the sand is so pure and white. Go shelling or boogie boarding or just sit on the beach and watch the world go by. Many take evening walks to watch the stunning sunsets or dine in one of the many fine restaurants. If you feel like a workout, try exercising at the onsite exercise room or rent a bicycle or moped to tour the island. You can also take a short stroll to the Bridge Street Pier and enjoy the many gift shops and higher end boutiques with a variety of specialized treasures. The Mote research aquarium and Bird sanctuary is a must see and a short drive down the Island on Long Boat Key. You can also take a ride on the free open air trolley that travels from one end of the Island to the other during the day and night! If you don't feel like going anywhere, its great to sit by the beautiful heated pool and read a book or take a snooze.
We are a family of 4 from New York State. We have been vacationing on Anna Maria Island for nearly 18 years. We love the Island because of the beautiful weather, wonderful beaches and great family atmosphere.. In 2009 we had an opportunity to purchase this condo with hopes of it someday becoming our winter retirement home. Since we were once renters, we felt that we would have an insight on what renters like. Because of this, we have made every effort to make the condo accommodating and provide you with all the comforts of home.
About 10 years ago, we first stayed at Runaway Bay Resort. We enjoyed it so much that we have stayed here ever since. Its great to walk to the private pier and look out over Palma Sola Bay or take a short walk across the street to watch a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. The grounds are beautiful and the location is so convenient to many areas of the Island.
The resort is located on the narrowist part of the barrier Island. The back part of it is right on Palma Sola Bay while the Gulf of Mexico is within site directly across the street. There is also a free trolley that offers rides up and down the island. We offer free long distance calling in the continental united States and Canada plus free internet service.