|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This smoke free and pet free 2 bedroom 2 bath ground floor condo at Runaway Bay Resort 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 three 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.
Call or e-mail Joe & Lisa purchased this condo in 2009
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.
This Condo was great, it is equipped with everything a family needs, and it is very clean. The beautiful white sanded beach is right across the street. I would recommend this for families with children, and couples.
The condo we stayed at was wonderful. It was clean and well equipped. We had one slight issue with the air conditioning and reported it to the office. The issue was fixed immediately. We loved walking on the beach and in the neighborhood. The restaurants are so close we can walk to just about everything.
We did witness some renters bullying an older gentleman at the pool. They had "saved" a table - which he was sitting at since they were not there. They made it so unpleasant for him that he left the pool area. It was really quite disturbing as he was elderly. We reported it to the office but nothing was done about it because the same group of women "saved" a table everyday after that for hours at a time. These same women were also diving into the pool and had drinks in the pool. So, I would suggest more monitoring of the pool area.
We would recommend this property to our friends.
We stayed in this wonderful condo for 2 months (February & March 2014), and it was just like being at home! Everything was exactly as described in the listing. It is spacious, very clean and very comfortable with every convenience you could possibly want or need. The kitchen is well stocked, and there are plenty of bath towels, beach towels and bed linens. There is a laundry facility on site, but this condo has a full size washer and dryer which is a definite plus! Being a first floor condo made it easily accessible when moving in and out, and bringing in groceries. The outside grounds are immaculate and well taken care of. We walked across Gulf Drive just about every day to the beautiful uncrowded beach (just replenished this year), and also spent time at the large heated pool on site. On the other side of the complex there’s the bay with a nice fishing pier. There are lots of restaurants and shops you can walk to, or you can take the free trolley that circles the entire island (stops right outside the complex). Last but not least, the owners are so very nice, and easy to work with. We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to share their piece of paradise, which I would highly recommend. Thank you Joe and Lisa!
We loved our stay on Anna Maria Island. This condo was perfect. It was clean, the furniture was comfortable, it was beautifully decorated, the kitchen was wonderful and the location was very close to the pool and the beach. Our lanai overlooked a small yard so we felt we had some privacy when we had our morning coffee. We walked to restaurants and shopping. The other renters in the condos right next to us were very friendly. I made several calls to the owners before we rented and they were friendly and helpful in answering all my questions. This was truly one of our best vacations.
I am still at this wonderful condo in Paradise but wanted to go ahead and write this review as I know when I get home the real world will demand my attention.
The condo is located in the Runaway Bay complex. First of all I want to tell you the owners Joe & Lisa have been a joy to deal with. Any questions and concerns have been addressed promptly . We were concerned about Internet service while here as my husband has to work part of the time. There is a local company you can use for $20 a month but Joe & Lisa just to make sure we had no problems had high speed DSL installed for us and now all future guest . The cell phone service is not great on the island so the condo has a land line that has free long distance.That really eased our minds and is making our stay so stress free. Now that's service!!
Now on to the condo it is well represented in the pictures on line. It is a safe and quiet complex but friendly residents. Some of the things I love are having a washer and dryer in the unit. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you need to cook or entertain. There are ceiling fans in all the rooms. It has a nice laini looking out to the mangroves with a BBQ grill and picnic table within a few steps. The condo is decorated with a nice beachy feel but very comfortable furniture It is well stocked with beach towels, bath towels. They provide lots of hangers..l feel very at home here. They have some beach chairs, coolers and toys. They also have books , puzzles and games. The grounds include a wonderful HEATED pool. The biggest on the island. It is open from 10 am to 10 PM. There are plenty of loungers and tables and chairs. There is a workout room, tennis courts, bocce ball, and shuffle board.
The location is very good. You can walk or ride your bikes to everything including Historic Bridge street with it's many shops, restaurants and bars and a wonderful mini golf course. There is a great restaurant and Tiki Bar very close. The free trolley stop is at the end of the driveway. I have ridden my bike the other way to the grocery store (the only one on the island) daily . Just across the causeway is Cortez with a couple great fish markets and restaurants.
We are spending a month here and enjoying every day. I would and will recommend this to anybody from family's, couples to girls trips.
The only bad thing I have found is thinking about leaving.
Thank you Joe & Lisa for the use of your wonderful home.
This place is spectacular. Very clean - very spacious - close to EVERYTHING!! Absolutely beautiful (as was the weather)!!! Will definately return!!! Anna Marie Island is a well kept secret...
The resort is located between the Gulf of Mexico and Palma Sola Bay on beautiful Anna Maria Island. We are located approximately 1 hour south of Tampa Florida. Our island is unique in having no high-rise buildings and such a wide variety of restaurants. Enjoy walks on the miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches next to the sparkling blue waters of the gulf. Walk across the street from the resort to play on the beach or take in a gorgeous sunset.
Other Activities: Boating, wildlife viewing, shopping, miniature gulf, shuffleboard
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
|Cleaning||$80 + Tax|
Please contact owner for a specific price quote
An advance deposit of 25% of total is required to reserve the condo. A security deposit may be required. ALL BALANCES DUE 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Reservations canceled 60 days or less prior to arrival date will not receive a refund. All cancellations must be in writing. Check-in at 4:00 PM and Check-out at 10:00 AM.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.