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Old Florida Style Gulf-Front Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-plus small child)

This sun-kissed Gulf-front apartment is directly on the beach!! You can walk the beach to several family owned beach front landmark restaurants that are on the must visit list. It has new air-conditioning, new large tile on the diagonal, crown molding, and a spacious bedroom. Second story unit with stairs to condo and balcony.

One of the fabulous things about this rental is its proximity to lots of things to do. Only 90 minutes to ORLANDO (Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, outlet malls), 45 minutes to TAMPA (Busch Gardens, Adventure Island Tampa Aquarium and Raymond James Stadium - Home of the Super Bowl in 2009) and 20 minutes to SARASOTA (Ringling Museum, Selby Gardens, Jungle Gardens, Siesta Key). Less than an hour's drive to Spring Training homes of the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. Only 15 minutes to world-class shopping and dining at St. Armands Circle. One of the country's largest outlet malls is in Ellenton 20 minutes away.

Take a trip along the beach on the free trolley. The greatest thing about this area of Florida is that it still retains the old Florida beauty (no large high rise condominiums on these terrific beaches)... And the beaches... They are simply beautiful... wide with lots of white sand and shells. We hope you enjoy it as much as our guests have for the past four years!!!. Please email with questions etc. Emails are the best way to make contact.

Keywords: Condominium, one bedroom efficiency

More Details

Larry Arnold
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Larry Arnold

We've had the pleasure of hosting hundreds of guests over the past ten years and especially look forward to our return visitors who have been with us for years.

Larry Arnold purchased this condo in 2006

Why Larry Arnold chose Anna Maria Island

It was in a small building with only 12 units directly on the beach. There were views of the Gulf of Mexico from every room. Because the building was only two stories high it was like getting a penthouse (LOL). The place simply put is 'beach bliss!'

What makes this condo unique

nothing between the condo and the Gulf but roads to cross during heavy traffic days...just a beautiful sun-kissed beach, great shells, warm Gulf water...all on an island that did not allow for big tall buildings...that kept its original Florida feeling...


Bradenton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1), Blow up air mattress for small child.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Rare condo complex with only 12 units ON the beach. This is 'old Florida' the way it used to big tall buildings, just sand and shells....and the sound of the waves lapping onto the beach.


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Old Florida Style Gulf-Front Getaway
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay right on the Gulf. It will also get better after the planned remodeling this summer. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf outside your window. Perfect for catching sunsets. A nice walk along the beach to Bridge Street and if you decide not to walk the trolley stop is just a few blocks away. It is a one bedroom unit on the second level so keep that in mind. The only reason that I am not booking this for next year is that a number of friends decided they wanted to visit Bradenton Beach so I needed to book a larger rental. The owners are very responsive to emails if a problem should occur. I have to admit I will miss the sounds and sights this unit provided me this spring. Enjoy your stay

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Affordable Gulf Beachside Condo

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay. The Sunsets were amazing all three nights. The neighbors all gather on the Beach to celebrate the end of another day in paradise! A very relaxing, laid back, restful "Old Florida" vibe. Nice folks next door on both sides. The free city bus stop is right nearby, and some great places to eat fresh seafood. Larry & Betty were gracious hosts. If we get a chance, we will get back to that beautiful Beach for another stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW!!!! Better than We Imagined!!!

  • 5 of 5

After reading the other reviews I booked the place for the July 4th holiday week.. We dreamed for months about our Anna Maria Island vacation. From the moment we stepped on the porch overlooking the Gulf we were greeted with the vision of crystal clear aqua-blue waters and white sands. I never imagined it this beautiful! Every morning we sat drinking coffee and were visited by dolphins swimming close on the beach...Every morning!... One was even in hands reach of me while I was floating around one day.. We even saw a small sea turtle and found shells just as gorgeous as the ones in the shops. The place was very clean and had all that was necessary..Arrangements were simple and easy. Air conditioning was amazing after coming in from the hot days. Trolley stop right down the street was convenient for getting down to Bridge Street and back. The sunsets we witnessed painted the surroundings with the most vibrant pastels we have ever experienced! I will never stay any place else!!! Vacation Rental... very affordable...Vacation experience...PRICELESS!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were looking for an affordable spot right on the beach and found it! Best sunset views ever! This area of the beach is not crowded either. The rental was very clean with the most beautiful tile floors and granite counter tops. The towels were new, fluffy, super soft, and absorbent. The bed linens were also soft with a new looking bedspread that was very pretty. The bed is a little soft, but we slept great on it. Oh, and the AC kept the unit comfortably cool. The owners were very nice and easy to work with. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I spent 3 nights here even though I am a Florida resident a weekend at the beach is still and always will be great. I have to say this condo is exactly as pictured, very clean and WOW what a view you can not get this type of retreat from a hotel this was fantastic and I WILL be a repeat customer... You feel as you are truly somewhere on a private island yet have many things close by for any need that arises.

I already can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantasic Florida Get-away!

  • 5 of 5

When we first saw this property on VRBO it was exactly what we were looking for. An Oceanfront Condo that was clean, well decorated and a location that couldn't be beat. The building only has 12 units and this unit is a second floor unit, that provides a spectacular view of the ocean and sunsets. We could not have been happier with our choice! The unit is well stocked with everything you would need to enjoy your stay. The area is peaceful, quiet and relaxing. The beach is not crowded at all which makes it much more enjoyable. When you open the windows to the unit, your can hear the ocean surf. We completely enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back to this area and we would not hesitate to rent this unit again and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful oceanfront get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Free trolley that runs the length of the island.......park your car and enjoy the ride!!!!!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Deposit is non-refundable. Holiday charge of $100 per holiday night applied to daily and weekly rentals.

Deposit is required for reservation and is non-refundable. Balance of rental is due 15 days in advance of check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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