Anna Maria Island, FL, USA

Anna Maria Island, FL, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,388 vacation rentals near Anna Maria Island. From 1,485 houses to 1,198 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Anna Maria Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Beautiful Homes in Scenic Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is truly one of the best kept secrets among Florida coastal areas. There is plenty to do while vacationing here that will keep you returning for years to come. Many homes available include amenities such as hot tubs and pools which will only add to your experience while visiting.

Exploring Natures Beauty Has Never Been So Fun

Anna Maria Island has numerous attractions that allow you to experience the natural beauty of the area. The area host a wide variety of wildlife from turtles to dolphins and even manatees. Some of the most popular ways to experience the environment firsthand are as follows:

  • Kayaking
  • Guided Boat Tours
  • Coquina Baywalk
Kayaking is definitely one way to get up close and personal with some of Florida’s wildlife. There are many guided and solo options available in the area that you can pick from. While out kayaking you will pass through mangrove trees and see a wide variety of wildlife including dolphins and manatees. You are sure to be left with quite the lasting impression after this adventure! Guided boat tours provide a much more relaxing way to experience the beauty of the area. These guided boat tours will take you and your family along some of the best kept secrets in the area. These tours provide your family the opportunity to take pictures of beautiful landscapes, see amazing wildlife that practically comes right up to your boat and an experienced guide who can not only answer questions about the critters in the area but also provide local insight into some amazing places to visit. Coquina Baywalk is located in nearby Bradenton Beach. Here you will walk through a maze of mangrove trees and see beautiful flowering plants that are local to the area. Depending on the season you may also see manatees coasting through the waterways. Coquina Baywalk is truly a must see in the area.

Beachgoers Rejoice

Anna Maria Island provides a plethora of choices when it comes to beaches. Here you will find a total of six beaches such as Holmes Beach. All of the beaches here feature beautiful water and soft sand that your family is sure to enjoy. The water is always crystal clear here which makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind while enjoying the Florida sun!

Fishing Options Galore

If you enjoy fishing or have wanted to get your feet wet so to speak this is definitely the place for you. There are two piers here located close to each other called The Rod & Reel and the Anna Maria Island City Pier. Both of these are extremely popular and have bait shops as well. If you want to try your hand at deep sea fishing there are also plenty of charters available for rent. Many of the options available include gear rental and appropriate licensing fees which make these an excellent choice for visitors.

When You Should Visit

Anna Maria Island is most popular the warmer months between late May and early October. During this time you can expect occasional showers with highs in the mid 80’s to the low 90’s. The warm weather makes the beach a perfect place to visit during this time!

Reaching Anna Maria Island

To reach Anna Maria Island via rental or private car simply take I-75 to exit 217 B. Follow FL-70 west to US-301 north. Next make a left onto FL-64 west and follow for nine miles to reach your destination. The best airport for air travelers to fly into is Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. This airport is located only 35 minutes from your destination and includes travel options such as taxi service, shuttles and limousine rentals.