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|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 1 toilet only|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Bradenton Beach 100 m|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tampa 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|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|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Lift access, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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!!