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Spectacular Beach & Dolphin Views! Huge Private Balcony! 2BR/2BA Villa

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

Beach View Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4 (5-6 is max.)

Watch the frequently seen Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico from this 2BR/2BA upstairs villa with huge private balcony or from the beautiful beach just across the street...

An hour or so before the sunsets, fire up the large grill in the picnic area (on property) and enjoy your meal on your own private balcony while watching the worlds BEST sunsets…

Villa A is located in the middle of Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island.

Walk to all convenience: Walking distance to the best the island has to offer, including the FREE AMI Trolley, Historical Bridge Sreet, the Bradenton Beach city pier, the Bay, lots of restaurants, shops, bars, ice cream parlors, and of course one of the BEST island beaches in America.

Stay here for a beach wedding and rent other 1 bedroom first floor apartments, also with kitchens. IE:,,

Keywords: Villa, 4-plex, Quad-plex, Apartment, Cottage, Condo, bungalow, beach house

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Mike

U. S. C. G. master licensed captain Mike, advanced international scuba diver that is knowledgeable about the area he lives in. Mike is friendly, has enjoyed raising a family, working, and living in beautiful Bradenton for over 22 years, only a couple miles away from this beautiful panoramic beach view property and has no plans to leave.

"Our goal & wishes at Salty Living Island Rentals is that you have what you need and sincerely enjoy your stay... When you leave take mostly good memories, a few sand dollars, and many dreams of returning…"


Mike purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Mike chose Bradenton Beach

Capt. Mike, owner of Salty Living Rentals & Property Services (SLRPS) Purchased this 2 story / 4-plex located right in the center of beautiful Bradenton Beach because of its location and proximity to the Beach, City Parks, and the Bay. The property has plenty of room with 5 on site parking spaces (for 4 apartments), two assigned parking spaces for the upstairs villa, one accessible from the front (west) & / or one from the rear (east, separate entrance) of the building. Addition public parking is on the East side of the building a short 1/2 block away for a wedding or day time visitors.

What makes this apartment unique

When you stay here you can park your car and forget it (recommended). Everything you need is right here within walking distance or a short FREE Island Trolley ride away, including Historical Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach city pier and much of the BEST the island has to offer.

The Sand Dollar white sandy beach has natural wading pools just past the surf. Sometimes there is almost no surf at all, which is popular with relaxation seeking rafters. Wave runners, sail boats, kayaks, beach or charter scuba (ask diver, Capt. Mike or the local dive shop), and other watercraft rentals are just a short walk down the beach. Just let Capt. Mike know what type of water sport or leisure activity you wish for before or during your stay and he'll be happy to guide you in the right direction…

Wedding parties can walk from this location for all beach wedding arrangements.


Bradenton Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 90 day refund policy, as per RA.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , with quality wall mounted hair dryer, fan, & larger towels
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with quality wall mounted hair dryer, fan & larger towels
  • 2 full baths (one with bath tub), comfort high toilets, larger towels, exhaust fans, and wall mounted hair dryers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible Bed - 1 queen , Newer Signature Ashley queen memory foam sofa sleeper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress, ceiling fan, Gulf / Beach views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress, high thread count sheets & ceiling fan
  • 2 Queen size beds with pillow top mattresses. Closets in both bedrooms. Plus: 1 Signature Ashley memory foam queen sofa sleeper in separate living area. All sleeping areas have premium all cotton high tread count linens & ceiling fans.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen with stainless steel appliances & quality utensils including premium blender & wine glasses provided, wall mounted hair dryers (both bathrooms), Iron & large board, large beach towels, 4 premium beach chairs (plus: 2 in below patio storage), 1 beach buggy, 1 larger umbrella & 6-pack cooler, HD Flat screen LED TV's with free cable channels (2-32 inch Samsung & 1-22 inch TV's) all with DVD players plus main TV has DVR / Blu-Ray & DVD, Ashley Signature queen memory foam sofa sleeper, US phone, ceiling fans in all the sleeping areas, ground level enclosed area with Stainless Steel large gas grill plus side searing cooker & LED spot / grill light (wall switch), sun bathing area on the private beautiful composite balcony, beach shower & foot wash, 1 front & 1 rear parking space (with separate access) for 2BR/2BA villa with addition day time public parking a 1/2 block away. Wedding parties can rent 3 other 1/1 villas (when available) IE:,


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Spectacular Beach & Dolphin Views! Huge Private Balcony! 2BR/2BA Villa
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews

Best place to stay in Florida

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with incredible sunset views over the gulf. The owner provides everything you need to enjoy your stay at the beach. Well equipped kitchen. Close to restaurants, shops, great shaded bike path for walks along the beautiful beach!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean, well maintained, and organized, with a generous amount of amenities. Having the Gulf directly across the (albeit busy) street was a daily wonder. The windows mitigated the majority of street noise, and the balcony provided our son a safe place to be outside and play.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

OK, the truth IS I want to give this 1 star…for so many reasons. In that way, maybe the person reading this will quickly go to another rental site and it will always be available for us. However, I could not do that to Mike…great landlord (think Jonathan on Property Brothers)! Mike takes much pride in ownership and truly cares that people enjoy their stay. He is always responsive to questions, has great recommendations and takes impeccable care of his property (new windows, deck and exterior paint this year alone). This Villa has all the criteria we required …. location, sandy beach, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance, updated appliances ( washer & dryer a real plus), comfortable furniture, a fabulous wrap-around deck with incredible sunsets, great parking and is impeccably clean. We were fortunate to also have lovely neighbors. We could not want more and definitely look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 😅?So great! Can’t wait to have you both back for another two months or so. Thank you again for choosing Salty Living.🐬?
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Clean!!! Comfortable !!!! Functional !!!

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our 6 night stay. Everything you could possibly want was st your finger tips. The kitchen was fully stocked. The beach chairs and beach towels were convenient to grab on your way out the door. The grill was clean, easy to use within a courtyard to include table and chairs . The wrap around deck was awesome. We enjoyed sitting out with coffee in the am n a glass of wine in the pm. The bathrooms were clean. Linens were clean, and the mattresses were comfortable . It was two of us, but had son and girlfriend for the weekend . Never felt crowded nor tripping on top of each other.

Just s great vacation experience! Will definitely be back !

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to meet you both. I am thrilled you enjoyed everything about the 2 bedroom villa and the recent exterior renovation, you would be welcome back to Salty Living Rentals anytime.
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Exceptional Vacation Villa

  • 5 of 5

The upstairs villa was just as the listing stated. The view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico was relaxing and watching the sunsets from the upstairs villa balcony was stunning. We chartered one of Captain Mike's boat tours and got to see Bottlenose Dolphin, tour historic Egmont Key, and enjoyed shelling on the island. Choosing Salty Living was an exceptional choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly great to have you back for another stay and I'm delighted you both enjoyed the dolphin / island tour, as well. I would look forward to any future island visits.
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Another great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at Mike's condo and it was even better than the first time. This time I rented the whole upper unit and I couldn't have been happier. It was a two bedroom that had everything you needed and had a great beachy feel to it. The view of the beach and Gulf was amazing. It was maybe 100 yards from the deck and we would just sit out there and enjoy the view while reading the paper or having a beverage. You're also so close to a bunch of restaurants and bars.

I can't recommend these condo's enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your second visit and the upstairs 2 bedroom villa.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bradenton / Sarasota International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Island Time (Live music & dancing)
Nearest Golf
6.6 Miles
Manatee County Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Beach House restaurant (across the street)
Nearest Beach
Bradenton Beach (panoramic view)
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridge Street.
Nearest Point of Interest
Bradenton Beach Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Rotten Ralph's restaurant & Fishing Pier
Car: not necessary

Walking Distance:

Quiet City park with additional grill / picnic table and newer play ground (1/2 block east).

Boat / wave runner rentals, parasailing, & charter fishing are one block east at the marina or just over the bridge.

Beach wave runners, Hobie cats, paddle boards & kayaks are just a short beach walk & scuba (ask me).

Breakfast cafe's (several)

Circle-K (a short block)

Historic Bridge Street includes shopping, restaurants, ice cream polars, spa, golf cart, bike, & scooter rentals (ask me), events here include occasional markets, art show, sand castle competition, etc.,

Historic City Pier with fishing, bait shop, and many more activities.

The FREE Trolley pick-up (covers all of AMI), and all within walking distance...

Beach House restaurant (across the street): Wedding planners & fine seafood

Publix & Walgreens are about a mile away (the free Trolley stops there). Walmart is in Bradenton (about 2 miles after the bridge and the MCAT bus stops there).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Email or Call about a discount on (limit one):
Monthly rates
Multiple months
Multiple units (IE: Wedding parties)
Last minute bookings
Single occupancy
Active military

Note: Holiday rates are the same as peak season rates (minimum stay may vary). Additional person over 4 may have additional per day charge (5 adults or 6 if 2 are children is maximum). For peak season, Sat. to Sat. (on weekly bookings) may be required.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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