2013 is the first year we have rented our family beach house on anna maria island. Our kids are in school and it is harder to get down to fl. We love this quaint and charming area of florida. The house sits on a canal at the end of a cul de sac off of historic pine avenue. The house is a 5 minute walk to the beach. You are also in walking distance of great restaurants
(the waterfront, relish cafe, city pier & the sand bar) and fabulous botiques and shops that line pine avenue.
The beach is in a secluded area of the island that does not have much public access - therefore it feels very private and not too crowded. The only open air waterfront restaurant - the sand bar sits at the end of the street - this is perfect for lunch, or a cocktail after visiting the beach.
Inside the house you will find four bedrooms - one bedroom on the first level, two bedrooms on the second level and one loft bedroom on the third floor. The first level bedroom sleeps two in a pull out sofa, the second level has a master king bed and a queen bed in the two rooms, the third floor loft has two twin beds with pull out trundel twin beds. In total the house sleeps 8-10 comfortably. There is a long living area on the second level with an open kitchen and an adjacent dining area leading into the open living room with wood burning fireplace. The living room has a series of sliding doors that look out onto a second floor deck surrounding the house. The deck contains outdoor living room furniture and a dining table that seats four. There are two bathrooms on the second level - one has a two person shower and the other has a large soak tub with jets. The house contains three tv's, in the master, kids loft and main living room with cable. High speed wireless internet is available.
The back yard contains a large swimming pool and a 8 person hot tub. To the side of the pool is a built in tile bar and outdoor kitchen with a gas grill, pool refridgerator and sink. An outdoor bathroom and shower are also poolside. Beach gear and kids toys provided. There are small lifejackets and a rugged beach stroller here at the house. The backyard also contains a dock and a boat lift (there are two covered bridges out to the bay).
The house is nicely decorated and has a well equipped kitchen. The views from every room are soothing and beautiful.
Longboat key is a 15 minute drive and st. Armands circle is a 35 minute drive - you can reach downtown sarasota in 45 minutes from the house. The closest airport is sarasota (40 minutes), tampa airport is (70 minutes).
8 person hot tub
Gas grill poolside
Two baths & outdoor pool bathroom
Wood burning fireplace
Outdoor living room
Two wine refrigerators
Pool & beach accessories
Fishing dock & boat lift
5 minute walk to beach
Cul de sac
Our family is located in Columbus, Ohio and we come here often as this is our home away from home. Scott is a Broker/Realtor in Columbus, and Tricia is an Editor and Chief of Edible Columbus magazine.
This property has so much to offer. With the location, and all of the amenities the home features, you are surely going to want to come back every year,
Located off the main strip, the home is secluded and private.