|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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We have just invested in a total makeover. Over $100,000 invested in makeover & upgrades to our beautiful single story, elevated vacation rental! I.e., New deluxe kitchen, granite counters. New Italian tile and oak (Pergo) floors throughout. Solid cherry wood cabinets and new premium stainless appliances. Virtually every kitchen tool, like home, making Kitchen fully stocked.
Granite top and porcelain tile in entire bathroom walls and floor. Soaking tub.
Huge screened patio lanai with mostly shade. Big patio with mostly sun and umbrella. Gas grill! Second secluded patio, under the palms, with another grill.
Rate includes unlimited calling anywhere in USA and Canada, Wi-Fi, Digital cable, 46" wide screen TV and flat screen with DVD in master bedroom.
You will love our white powder sand beach just a few steps away. Enjoy turquoise crystal clear water! JUST VOTED TOP FOUR BEACHES IN USA by the Vacation Channel. THIS vote included HAWAII!! Walk along the beach just steps away. Walk to Sharky's restaurant and enjoy happy hour daily! Take the free trolley about 1/3 mile to enjoy live entertainment right on the water at Gulf Dr Cafe & Beach House Restaurant or Manatee Beach, as well as a dozen more restaurants and pubs! If you like fishing, we have a nice Bay front fishing spot just a short walk away, next to Herb Dolan Park. We even include the fishing gear!! The Herb Dolan Park, on 26th Street North and Avenue A, is an open area with a terrific view of the Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound and Tampa Bay. Picnic areas, basketball court, playing field, swing set, play structure and a Kayak launch are among the features to be found here. Fish right off the Bay shore. Or, go to the city Pier where they sell bait right there.
If you like going for walks, there is a marvelous paved path right in in front of our home that goes for about 2 miles or so along the beach. This is a great paved boardwalk to walk or bike along every day especially around sunset!
We have a strategic alliance with a nearby Bike rentals shop. You will receive a password which will enable you to have cruiser bike for very low rates. You can keep the bike at our vacation rental for as long as you rent and the longer you rent the bike the lower the cost. Ride down the road in one direction to Coquina Baywalk at Leffis key where you will enjoy acres of boardwalks built along the Bay. Spectacular scenery. We are also just a short way to the biggest Beach/parks on the island on either side of us! One is on Coquina Beach the other called Manatee Beach . There is a new beach cafe on Coquina beach and Manatee Beach also has a beach cafe with live entertainment and beach volleyball, shopping, and much more!
Take the free trolley that picks up right at our street corner. See all the destinations on the entire island. It will take you beyond the island all the way through Longboat Key stopping at destinations such as the Mote Aquarium. It will take you all the way in to Sarasota where you can make several day trips and still want to come back for more. Our favorite places are the Ringling Museum and Selby Botanical Gardens. And all time favorite spot is St Armands. You really don't need a rental car here and there's no need to walk anywhere unless you want to. If you have a car you will save $ on gas.
You will enjoy a wide variety of restaurants all within walking distance including our favorites on the Pier. We recently saw 3 dolphins and a Manatee while eating there!
Anyway, I can go on and on but check out our reviews. They speak volumes.
Our elevated vacation rental is beautifully decorated and has 2 large bedrooms to sleep 4. With the sleep sofa/futon in Living area it is possible to have the unexpected guest stay the night. There's a big full bathroom. Unlike most rentals with just a shower, this bathroom has shower and soaking tub. Big screened Lanai with dining for 8. Living area. Deluxe Kitchen fully stocked right down to the spices and coffee! Unique extras include; plush mattresses for the best nights sleep so you can spend more time enjoying the day! large closets Large closet in master bedroom. Storage locker is stocked with; cart, beach chairs, fishing gear, mobile cooler, and umbrella.
We provide everything including beach towels. You need only bring your tooth brushes and flip flops. All windows have new white blinds.
My wife does all the interior decorating and she really has a flare for making everything look so bright and beachy.
The furniture in this home is top of the line Tommy Bahama, Pier1, and other beach designer styles. Unlike other owners who try to operate from a thousand miles away, and are at risk of bank foreclosure, we live nearby most of the year and own property free and clear of bank mortgage. Sadly, some vacation properties are at risk of bank foreclosure or are for sale. Have peace of mind when you rent from us because we own the property out right, free and clear of a bank loan. We have no intentions of selling this home. Some vacation rental owners perpetually have their rental home up for sale. If your rental sells before your vacation...you will be scrambling to find another rental. We strive for repeat business. That's why over half of our customers return. We do the extra things that others in this business skimp on. We have absolutely and unquestionably the cleanest property on the island. ALWAYS MINT CLEAN! How many rentals have you been to where the air is purified by Ultra Violet light? We are the only vacation rental that I am aware of offering UV air purification!! If you have allergies chances are they will be better during your stay here! Our water is purified and refrigerated too! We also offer UNLIMITED calling anywhere in USA and Canada! Free use of Fishing equipment. Bikes available at our strategic partner for just a few dollars a day! Gas Grill. Trash pick up twice weekly. Upgraded cable. WiFi. DVD. Stereo. Curtains that truly darken the room for best night sleep. Much more! If there's ever a problem we ALWAYS resolve quickly. How many vacations do you have each year? Why waste a vacation some place that doesn't really live up to standards that you have earned? 'Life · is · not · about · how · many · breaths · you · take... it's about how many moments take your breath away.'
My wife and I are both retired. We are always available should you need us. We have vacationed all over the world and like this area best. That's why we chose to invest here.
We own this property free and clear of bank loan. We do not have this property for sale. You can rest easy knowing your reservation is fully secured with us.
This year we are happy to claim a 53% repeat customer rate. With all the rental choices out there it makes us happy to know, that we are doing things right to such an extent, that customers, in such a high ratio, choose to return! We are extremely happy with our customer reviews all of which are all perfect 5 STAR! Our reviews are a reflection of our effort to make the vacations for our customers the best vacation possible. We are always adding something new to our properties. For instance this home has had a complete make over. We just added I big screened Lanai for ocean air outdoor relaxation by the palms. We have absolutely and unquestionably the cleanest property on the island. ALWAYS MINT CLEAN! How many rentals have you been to where the air is purified by Ultra Violet light? We are the only vacation rental that I am aware of offering UV air purification!! If you have allergies chances are they will be cured during your stay here! We also offer UNLIMITED calling anywhere in USA and Canada! Free use of Fishing equipment. Bikes. Gas Grill. Trash pick up twice weekly. Upgraded cable. WiFi. DVD. Stereo. Much more! If there's ever a problem we ALWAYS resolve quickly. How many vacations do you have each year? Why waste a vacation some place that doesn't really live up to standards that you have earned? 'Life · is · not · about · how · many · breaths · you · take... it's about how many moments take your breath away.'. We hope to hear from you and meet you soon!
Mark Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2013
Do you want to be steps from the beach? Then, this property is for you. We are just steps away from the beach! Our
Do you want to rent the cleanest vacation rental available on Anna Maria Island? Then this property is for you. We are clean freaks & insist on having this home MINT clean for every arrival.
Do you or anyone in your family have allergies? Then this property is for you! We have UV air purification built-in to our A/C & heating system. ducts pro cleaned bi-yearly!
Do you enjoy fishing? Then this property is for you. We offer fishing gear which you can use at our nearby Bay front fishing spot.
Do you enjoy barbecues? Then this property is for you. We offer two gas grills on two separate patios!
Do you want to save money on car rental or gas? Then this property is for you. You can take the free trolley that picks you up and drops you off just steps away. Go anywhere on the island or all the way to Sarasota FREE!
Do you like to cook? Then this property is for you. We provide a full chef's kitchen with premium stainless appliances including Dishwasher, granite counters, solid cherry cabinets!
Do you like covered parking and not getting wet when you enter your vacation rental? Then this property is for you. Parking for up to two cars in tandem.
Do you like to treat yourself for a massage or acupuncture? Well this property is for you! We are just 1 block away from the best place on the island for massage & acupuncture!
Do you like to be near restaurants? Then this property is for you! You can walk to one of the best restaurants on the island just as few blocks away!
Do you like having a white powder beach with Turquoise water just steps away? Then this property is for you. The travel channel just voted our beach to top 3 in USA including Hawaii! Our driveway is just 92 steps to the public beach access!
Walk about 92 steps from end of our driveway to beach access. Take the free trolley anywhere on the island on excursions into Sarasota. Enjoy laid back old Florida. No high rises. No fast food burger joints. Just Old fashioned peaceful Florida. That's why we have been voted top 4 islands in America by the travel channel, NY Times, . Walk a short distance to Bay on one side and fish from the great fishing spot shown in picture which is nestled next to a beautiful park with picnic areas on one side and basketball court on the other. Free entry into park and basketball court. We provide the fishing gear! Come home and grill what you catch on our gas grill. Walk or use the trolley to the many restaurants in the area as well as a host of other activities. Enjoy live entertainment at several Bay and Beachside restaurants and Pubs. Visit our Marina where you can rent a boat, jet ski, go para-sailing, or hire one of the many boat captains that will take you for sightseeing or fishing trips. Rent Kayaks, Segways...so many choices you may need to stay longer!
We had a fabulous stay! Everything was perfect. There was fishing gear, bikes, beach towels, chairs, coolers,grill, etc. The lanai was awesome, we enjoyed sitting there in the evening. The beach access is maybe 20 feet down and then just across the street. Very convenient. We would definitely stay here again! I like knowing that everything will be clean before you stay, it couldn't have been cleaner! Everything you need is available! We enjoyed an evening eating the award winning pie at the Island Mermaid, and viewing the unique sunsets each evening. Expect us again next year!
We spent 5 nights in this apartment and were very happy with our choice. The location (although not right on the beach, but across the street) is very convenient. You are on the beach in less than 2 minutes. You can walk east (3 or 4 blocks) and see sunrise, and walk west (across the street) for sunset. You can also walk to Publix and Walgreens for supplies. We rarely moved our car. We walked to Publix, Walgreens, the beach, Bridge Street and took the free trolley to the far ends of the island.
The location is excellent. It is half way between the two bridges to the island so you can choose which one to use based on traffic.
The kitchen….wow! It has all the equipment one needs to prepare any meal. There is a full spice rack and a cabinet full of oils and vinegars, etc. There is a mini food processor and most kitchen tools one would need. We did discover that the broiler pan was missing. Mark had one there the next morning.
The internet speed was excellent and worked throughout the unit.
The bathroom was clean and had plenty roomy.
The washer/dryer worked well. What a treat to be able to use it whenever I wanted to.
The bedrooms. My husband thought the master bedroom mattress was too soft. It was OK for me, but softer than I am used to. However, the main advantage of this bedroom is its location. It is separated from the rest of the unit by a hall and the bathroom. Therefore sounds from the rest of the apartment (coffee perking, etc.) do not reach the bedroom. It is located facing another building (solid wall) so there is little outside noise. The guest bedroom has two twin beds….adequate, but short as twin beds are by design. We used it as a storage room.
The living room is good. We spent hours there reading and surfing the internet. The photos show two small chairs. Those have been replaced by recliners. Each has a soft throw….wonderful for reading.
There are books to borrow, etc. We did not use the beach chairs (we are beach walkers, not sitters). However there did appear to be plenty of necessary gear.
There were plenty of towels and beach towels supplied.
The listing advertised 3 patio/lanai areas. We did not use any. The covered one is next to an outdoor one. These are both next to the busy highway so they did not appeal to us. There is another unit in the building and this was rented to 3 couples. They were in the outdoor area every evening, so we would not have been able to use it had we wanted
There were mold on the shower knob see through handle and on few areas of tile grout. Also lighting the grill with matches was a little tricky. Having gas lighter would help.
Overall it the other rooms were clean and we enjoyed our stay there. We will be going back.
Accommodations were quiet, spotless, cheerful and worked well for us. Just a tiny walk to the beach.
First give credit to the designer of the apt:he/she made a wonderful and useful distribution:nice bath and kitchen,and two bedrooms,......few steps from the sand,no far away from the Ringling museum(a real jewel) and Dali museum,..all and all a wonderful experience.
This clean home is very close to the beach and makes for easy access back and forth. The owners have thought of everything! The location is convenient to restaurants and shopping as well. No need to bring a cooler or beach chairs, they have it all, even a cart to help get things down to the beach.
The 2 bedroom is a little tight with 4 adults, but most of the time is spent outdoors anyway.
Location, Location, Location. Enjoy top 4 beach in USA with white sand beach steps away in front of home. Massage therapist just steps away on one side and Sharky's Restaurant steps in the other side. Our beautiful bay with fishing dock just a few blocks away behind home.
Anna Maria island is just seven miles long and is made up of three small cities: Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria at the north. No matter which direction you come, you must cross water
via a bridge. At the southern tip is the most sought after area of Bradenton Beach. You can head north from Sarasota travel on to Longboat Key and cross over a draw bridge on to Bradenton Beach. There are also two other draw bridges from the mainland of Bradenton to come onto Anna Maria island. One way is via Manatee Avenue (SR 64 ) and the other is via Cortez Road.
What is there to do?
Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and Beyond
While Anna Maria Island is known for laid back living and relaxation, should you wish to participate in the local scene there's an abundance of activities. If you enjoy biking, Bradenton Beach has a designated bike trail along Gulf Drive. Old Bridge Street has Putt Putt Golf and while you play, there is a misting system so you can stay cool. At the end of Old Bridge Street is a pier for your fishing pleasure as well as a restaurant. There are a variety of restaurants on Old Bridge St making it possible to satisfy every appetite.
Whether it's pizza or French crepes to fish tacos, you can find a meal to satisfy. There are also shops and the US Post office is located here so you can mail post cards to your friends back home.
Naturally you can swim in the crystal clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkeling is also fun or surfboarding, parasailing or kayaking. Several local business will rent you all the necessary equipment. Naturally there are golfing and tennis too.
There's really a wide range of things to do here, if you want to have an action packed time you will find plenty. Of course you can always stroll along the white powder shore collecting shells and then watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids of all ages would enjoy a visit to Bradenton to see Snooty the manatee. The area of Manatee/Sarasota counties also has great off shore fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, shopping, museums, and art galleries to explore.
Be sure to observe all the turtle watch rules as the Ridley turtles are building nests from early May and baby turtles are hatching on our beaches. You might even go on a turtle watch tour with our local turtle lady. Look in the paper for her schedule.
The entire island of Anna Maria has many reasonably priced award winning restaurants.The Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has not only delicious food as in breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but the owner is a triple time National Pie contest winner. Be sure and stop by.
Of course, check out the local newspaper for the latest events about the island. The SUN is just one. It's free and had lots of information you can use on current happenings.
Holmes Beach is famous for the Beach Cafe, Skinny's a small local hamburger, hotdog storefront plus along Gulf Drive you will locate the island grocery store, Publix and several island strip centers with your last minute beach items such as snacks, lotions, toys and beach towels.
OFF THE ISLAND
Mote Science Lab is just a short drive off the island and on to Longboat Key just a few miles to the south. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to this 'hands on' science stop. This is where many of the rescued injured animals, occasional birds, turtles, etc are taken to recuperate and then are returned to nature.
G WIZ is located in Sarasota near the VanWizzel a block off of Tamiami. This is a state of the art Science hands on museum. Well worth the visit. Check it out on line to see what they are featuring. Call for cost.
Disneyworld, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota (the cultural center of Florida) with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and much more!
It's just a 15 minute drive to St. Armand's circle. Designer shops and world renowned restaurants just a few examples of what you will experience.
Our property is:
Near Golf (over 40 local golf courses!)
Near Beach (30 steps away)!
Safe Swimming Beach
Near Disneyworld - FL 120 Minutes
Near Busch Gardens 60 Minutes
Near Boat Launch
Closest airport is Sarasota airport which is just minutes drive. We almost always fly in to Tampa Airport, for best rates, which is 50 minutes away.
Maid Service Information
Depending on length of your stay, we are happy to provide you with our cleaning crew who will charge you same rate they charge us.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 12 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer SALE rate
May 26 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|departure cleaning fee||$120|
Before you book, ask how you can save the 10% (+/-) service fee! Note: Above rates reflect introductory sale rates.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.