You've found your beautiful Florida beachfront home! Forget the ''steps to the beach'' places. At Turtleview Condo, you'll be directly on the legendary 9 miles of pristine white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island. You'll have the largest beachfront pool on the island, as well as great Gulf swimming, shelling, and walking. Turtleview is a newly renovated 2 bedroom/2 bathroom corner unit condo with beach views from every room. It's perfectly set up for 2 couples or for your family to share. You can enjoy the gentle Gulf breezes, switch on the ceiling fans, or use the central air-conditioning.
Turtleview is a corner unit with views up and down the beach. It's furnished in comfortable, colorful tropical furnishings. The screened verandah is directly beachfront and it's large enough to eat a meal, play a game (many games are provided), or simply sit, read, and sip a margarita or a smoothie that you've made in the new ''turbo'' blender.
You'll be able to watch the many seabirds and pelicans diving for fish, and watch the dolphins as they fish and play. During the season, you'll have the great seaturtle nests directly on the beach in front. Join the Turtle Watch volunteers in the early mornings and locate and monitor the nests. (See more about this on our website.)
The kitchen is equipped with everything a gourmet cook could ask for as well as a microwave if you are on vacation from your culinary duties... There is a dishwasher, a bread machine, icemaker in the freezer, and an icecream maker. Nice glassware, crockery, and serving pieces are in place. Complete linens including beach towels are provided. We will also arrange to have basic provisions provided for you if you're arriving in the middle of the night - just give us a list!
Both bedrooms have their own complete bathrooms which make it easy when sharing the condo.
There are 3 televisions.
A clean, coin-operated laundry is available on each floor of the building and is shared by only 9 other units. You'll have a private garage with automatic opener provided. Most guests rent cars or drive their own. For larger groups, or when a group wants to enjoy different activities(golf vs shopping?) during the day, the free Island Trolley stops very near the main entrance of the condo building. Again, see our website for more information.
We know how it is to book accomodation and worry that our choices have been the right ones. We like to think that Turtleview Condo is the Beach Place that we'd all like to come to.
Walking through the front door, we were "wowed" by the breath taking view of the Gulf of Mexico.
The location is perfect! The condo is situated on a quiet stretch of white sandy beach.You can walk for miles on the beach, watch dolphins swimming by and enjoy spectacular sunsets.
What better way to start or end your day than listening to the waves outside your window. There are several great restaurants within walking distance. Just a few steps away, a free trolley will take you anywhere on the island.
The condo itself is wonderful! It is clean and well maintained. The colourful, beach decor and comfy furniture are very welcoming.....perfect for an ocean front retreat. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could possibly want.
The beachfront swimming pool is large and well maintained and the water warm.You may also enjoy a swim in the beautiful waters of the Gulf just steps away.
The owner is kind and very helpful....more like a gracious host. She provided lots of information and offered suggestions of places to see and things to do.
Laurie, thank you for being so helpful and informative. Thank you for sharing Paradise with us. We enjoyed our month in this special place and can't wait to return next year!!
I know this is delayed but thank you so much for making our stay delightful, memorable and soooo relaxing last year. It was much needed from the insanity of the work world and was most enjoyable for my mother in law who at age 98 spent much of her time on the beautiful ocean front balcony and is an end unit! The pictures are exact as well as the description. Being Floridians, we know AMI and encourage all to come and stay at your beautiful home. Thank you so much for allowing us to give Mom and ourselves a much deserved respite. We look forward to going again this year.
I stayed at this condo in July 2011 and was totally unprepared with how wonderful the place is, I could tell that it was nice on the pc, but when you arrive and open the door the only thing you notice is the breath taking view of the ocean.
The nautical decor and the comfy furniture make it the perfect home away from home.
The place is a palace with all the amenities you could need, from plenty of towels and sheets to a ton of kitchen equipment.
There is so much to do in the area, from kids and adults and elderly. There is nightly live music on the beach and there is a ton of great places to eat and shop, and a shuttle to take you everywhere you want to go.
We brought my 80 yr old mother and she had so much fun, she didnt want to leave. The master bedroom overlooks the ocean and you can lay there and listen to the waves. My mom loved this. She was able to use the balcony and ate breakfast, lunch and dinner out there, listening to the waves and people watching.
I was so glad to be able to give this last request to my mom. She absolutely loved the condo and the surrounding area.
I want to say thanks to the owners for keeping condo so nice, but livable. What a great place for families and couples.
This is our third visit to the Turtle View Condo. We split our time between the UK and Florida, and have found this condo to be our perfect beachfront getaway. We have discovered kayakking, and love the new wildlife preserve nearby as well as renting some further south. We use the condo as a base as it is so convenient. When we took my aging mum along, she love the fact that she could use the elevator, and also sit on the verandah and watch the beach and the terrific sunsets when she was tired. It is very well maintained, and love the great equipment in the kitchen. Never a mildewy smell here, as there is in so many other places on the beach. We have become birdwatchers because of the condo's lanai!! We enjoy the condo even in the summer, as there is always a breeze and we seldom need the aircon. We would strongly recommend our "favorite vacation condo" except if you want to rent it at the same time we do!! Very well equipped, owners are great to deal with, and we think it's a bargain. Our grown kids loved it, as did their teens. The pool was great, and the beach sand is fabulous. Thanks, Turtle View!
This is an outstanding property and location located on a quite stretch of beach which makes you feel like you have the ocean all to yourself. Perfect for Dolphin and Turtle watching as well as enjoying beautiful sunsets. When we wanted to explore and be part of a more active scene, we jumped on the FREE trolley right across the street and within minutes we were in the hustle and bustle of Manatee Public Beach and Pier.
It was a delight to cook in the fully equipped kitchen, grill on the beach or go out to one of the many fine local restaurants – Mr. Bones BBQ is our new favorite – worth the trip! There are shops and activities galore. We rented segways and toured the Island to get a good lay of the land, kayaked and saw tons of birds and wildlife and even went into Sarasota to do some shopping at St. Armonds Circle. The owner’s website has a ton of information on what you can do in the area.
Back at the condo, there were TV’s in every room to watch a movie or relax after our busy day. It was also nice to just sit and listen to the ocean, something you can hear from any room. We were worried about the heat as we went during the summer months, but the coastal breeze kept us cool when we were out and about.
What a wonderful vacation “hot spot” tucked away on this little island! We look forward to returning again.
Turtleview Condo is a special place on Anna Maria Island. In one phrase, it was fabulous, and here are some reasons. It was close to all the activities we wanted to do: boating, shelling, biking, and relaxing. It was within easy walking distance to great restaurants, bars, and shops. The best part is that it was right on the beach and it also had a great pool for when we were tired of the ocean, which was hardly at all.
We had another couple down with us who had never been to the island before. They were overwhelmed by its charm. We sat on the balcony enjoying the view and we saw dolphins swimming by.
The condo was very well maintained and the owner was most responsive when we needed. We looked at many places to rent, and this one completely met our expectations; the excellent accommodations made a fabulous location even better. When we go back to Anna Maria, we'll check book this condo again. The Turtleview Condo Rocks!
Literally on the beach on Anna Maria Island, SW Fl Gulf Coast Beach,'Top 10 Beach' in US. Situated on 9 miles of white sand beach. Near Bradenton and Sarasota for excellent dining, movies, entertainment, shopping. Close to concert venues and theme parks such as Busch Gardens in Tampa, Dali Museum in St Petersburg, and an easy 2 1/2 hr drive to all Disney attractions in Orlando area. Makes a great base to explore Florida while getting away from the chaos at Disney. Shopping and dining at top Zagat rated restaurants plus low-key family places. Free Trolley at entrance to condo. Easy walk to excellent restaurants and amenities. Large grocery store nearby as well as excellent wine shop within walking distance. Closest airports are Tampa, Sarasota Bradenton.
Other Activities: Over 100 Golf courses nearby. Fishing off pier or boat. Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Birding, Tennis, Racquetball, Shopping, Boating, Hot Air Ballooning, Kayaking, Shelling, Health/Beauty Spas, Miniature golf. Near Bicycle and kayak rentals, both a great way to see the island. Kayak or bike thru nearby sanctuary. We like a Sarasota kayak instruction, but kayak renters all give basic lessons. Excellent bike paths nearby for exploring. Upscale and budget restaurants. Excellent swimming in the Gulf in front of condo or in our pool. Near freshwater springs and great canoeing on myriad rivers.