Anna Maria Island is situated on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast and offers many varied activities for the discerning holiday maker - stunning beaches, fine restaurants and many outdoor activities such as fishing, sailing, water sports, golfing, shopping and cultural attractions (theatres, places of interest, museums and aquariums) or just plain old island exploration using the free island trolley bus. There is enough to keep the whole family occupied. The major attractions of Orlando and Tampa (Busch Gardens) are within easy driving distance. As is the city of Sarasota - the cultural heart of Florida. Our townhouse is ideally located to cater for all holiday tastes. Just steps from pure white sandy beaches and beautiful gulf waters the 3 outside balconies, all with sea views, provide a wonderful viewing point to enjoy stunning sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. There is a scenic walkway, through mangroves, to the inter-coastal waterway where you can enjoy fantastic sunrises, watch dolphins play, pelicans catch their next meal, sail boats glide by or simply cast a line and do some fishing of your own from the decked area. All within easy walking distance to an excellent selection of restaurants, shops and cafes, and to the famous Bridge Street Pier. There is a shared pool on site with jacuzzi and large gas BBQ for those wishing to relax after a day at the beach, shopping or enjoying the many activities on offer. Explore this beautiful island courtesy of the free trolley service - stops are right on the doorstep outside the townhouse.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bradenton Beach|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tampa 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The townhouse was fully refurbished in late 2010 with lots of "designer" touches added. It boasts a fully equipped kitchen and laundry. TV's in all bedrooms with full cable service (including sports package) available from the large HD TV in the lounge. Wireless internet also available together with free local (US/Canada) telephone calls. Large garage can cater for 2 vehicles. Plenty of living space afforded by this 1524 sq ft property. Beach chairs, parasols and large cooler provided to help you enjoy lazy days on the beautiful beach. 2 bicycles on hand to help you explore the island!
The property enjoys an internal elevator which we recommend should be used only for the carriage of luggage, shopping, groceries etc. The townhouse is located over 2 floors and the elevator is a useful addition in this regard.
|Further details outdoors|
The large decked balcony off the lounge provides the perfect location for enjoying outside living Florida style. The property also boats balconies off the dining room and the main master suite. The shared pool and jacuzzi have recently been refurbished. Facilities here also include a large gas BBQ, large patio area with loungers and tables/chairs to relax and indulge in island living.
Minimum one week rentals
Refundable deposit required to secure booking
No pets allowed
Cleaning fee applies
Credit card fee applies (3%)
Local agent on island
Special rates apply for longer stays
Situated at the southern tip of Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Island enjoys a tropical climate with an average yearly temperature in the high 70's with highs in the 90's during the summer months. Ideally situated the Island provides a perfect location for exploring the wider Gulf Coast area. Tampa is a one hour drive and boasts many attractions including the regenerated Ybor City (where you will find the oldest restaurant in the US - Columbia) whilst Orlando with its many theme parks and other attractions is only a two hour drive away (perfect location for combining a week at Orlando with a more relaxing week on the beach!). Anna Maria Island is only c40 mins drive from Sarasota, the cultural capital of Florida where you can explore museums, theatres, galleries and many other place of interest.
It was once a best kept secret among Florida day trippers; known for its sugar white sandy beaches, emerald Gulf waters and quaint old Key West style shops and restaurants, Anna Maria Island is now becoming known further afield as the perfect vacation destination - private island feel yet close to everything you need for a perfect holiday. The island retains many of the qualities you would associate with old Florida. There are no high rises, no hotel chains, no fast food chains - fine restaurants abound. Whether it is a relaxing or active holiday you are seeking Anna Maria can cater for all your tastes -beautiful beaches, excellent shopping, fine restaurants and a wide variety of outside activities to suit all tastes. Check it out!!