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Recent Anna Maria Island property reviews

  • Perfect!!

    "This place is wonderful. The views of the ocean from the second floor are beautiful. Such a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Owners are great. The place is very clean and well maintained. Walking distance to shops, ice cream, fishing pier, and great restaurants. We stayed for a week and our vacation went by very fast….too fast. We wish we could've stayed longer. I would definitely recommend this property and we hope to return again soon."
    Guest: Cat Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 26, 2014
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  • Simply Perfect in every way

    "My family of 4 arrived at the Crow's Nest on a Saturday evening...and from the moment we got there until the time we left the following Saturday morning, we were not once disappointed! It is even more beautiful and private than the pictures show..the plants and trees all throughout the place were just beautiful and provided a lot of privacy and created the tropical island feel..there were cute little lizards that my kids enjoyed finding and watching..the pool was perfect for us and we tried to use it every night after being at the beach most of the day...Amy was super helpful any time I had any questions, and very quick to respond..even though the other 2 rentals were occupied, we really felt like we were alone in our own little piece of paradise. The place was extremely clean and the kids loved the spiral staircase with the loft...it felt like a little hide away for them. The laundry room was super convenient, right under the stairs with an extra toilet/shower just in case. It was so nice not having to travel with extras since this place provides beach towels, plenty of chairs for adults and kids, boogie boards, a cooler, umbrellas, and a wagon to tote it all in. It's about 200 yards from the beach, and within walking distance to the trolley stop. Spinakers is on Holmes Beach, which in my opinion after a week of exploring Anna Maria Island, is the quietest and cleanest beach on the whole island....there are cute little shops that are locally owned, people riding their bikes or golf carts around, people running along the sidewalks....to my family this was paradise...no obnoxious drunk college kids yelling or running around...just retired people and young families....the beach was not crowded...which was nice....I can't say enough good things about this place and our experience...Oh yeah and in our cottage was a little photo book with information about the local restaurants and things to do, which was a great help for us since we had never been there....we plan to return to this same location next year and will probably make this our yearly vacation spot from here on out....if we could ever make it happen, we would live on Holmes Beach; we did not want to leave!"
    Guest: Stephanie P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Very pleasant vacation.

    "This was our first trip to Anna Maria Island. We will definitely be back! The condo was very convenient to everything. We did a lot of bike riding and we even saw the wild peacocks. The owners were very friendly and cooperative to work with."
    Guest: Larry B. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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  • Charming Home, Great Location!

    "We highly recommend this charming home, located on a quiet residential street a block away from the beach. The Starfish Beach House is beautifully decorated and the pictures are accurate. We liked the attention to detail, including little things like labeling the light switches. The kitchen is fully stocked, although we had most of our meals at either the Sandbar Restaurant (on the beach!) or Ginny's and Jane E's (good breakfast and a very funky cafe/store - go see it!). Both are an easy walk from the house. We sat on the porch every evening as we enjoyed the heat and sipped a glass of wine. The owners answered our initial questions and the property management company (the owner's use) was attentive and easy to work with. As a previous reviewer stated, the house is clean and well maintained - we loved it."
    Guest: Kelly Date of Stay: April 2013 Review Submitted: April 30, 2013
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Anna Maria Island Travel Tips

If you're looking for a different type of Florida vacation for your next getaway, consider heading to Anna Maria Island. When you first think of Florida, Disney parks and big crowds might be the first things that come to mind. Instead of hustle and bustle, Anna Maria Island provides you with a quiet oasis where you can relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

Known as "an island in the sun," Anna Maria provides a cozy, laid-back, welcoming vibe that's synonymous with island living. This Florida location boasts miles of beaches, award-winning restaurants, amazing art and culture, and friendly locals who won't mind providing directions or chatting about their home town. Take part in a variety of water? sports or simply lounge near the water as you listen to the waves lap the shore.

If you're looking for a vacation that lets you get away from it all and spend some quality time with family, friends and loved ones on the water, Anna Maria Island is calling your name.

Things to Do on Anna Maria Island

- Hit the beach: Anna Maria Island provides you with amazing opportunities to enjoy seaside fun at places like Manatee Public Beach, Coquina Beach, Whitney Beach and Treasure Island Beach, to name a few. Warm, sandy shores greet and invite you to lay out a beach towel. Settle in with a good book - after you protect your skin with some sunscreen, of course - or grab those buckets and build a sandcastle. If you're in the mood for some friendly competition, toss a Frisbee or race down to the water to see who can swim the fastest. If you're needing a little exercise, grab your gym shoes and hit the beach for a challenging run in the sand.

- Ride the free trolley: Anna Maria Island offers a trolley that runs through the entire length of the island - and the best part? It's free to ride! This makes traveling around a breeze, but also provides you an opportunity to see all that the island has to offer. When you first arrive, hop on the trolley and scout out what restaurants, shops and other attractions look like something you'll want to visit. Don't forget to take in the scenery. As you cruise around on the trolley, you'll be treated to amazing views of the island's natural beauty as well as the beaches and the sparkling water surrounding you. The trolleys are air-conditioned so you can take a break from the warm temperatures, and they run from 6 a.m. through 10:30 p.m., appearing about every 20 minutes.

- Anna Maria Island Historical Society: What's better than learning about the history and culture of the place you're visiting? Doing it for free! Head to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum to find about about the area's history, such as who settled there, characters throughout time and the original city jail. You can also take a tour of the cottage that sat on City Pier, and kids can take part in a scavenger hunt.

- ARTSPACE Anna Maria: Artists and art lovers will appreciate a trip to ARTSPACE Anna Maria. This local gallery space allows artists from the island to display new, fresh pieces in a variety of different mediums. Several times a year the gallery also hosts an ARTSPACE Challenge, receiving entries from all around the country. During your trip the Anna Maria Island, be sure to stop by ARTSPACE to discover the amazing works that local artists are creating.

- Body and Sol Spa and Wellness: A relaxing island getaway isn't complete without a trip to the spa! Book a treatment or two (or a whole day) at Body and Sol Spa and Wellness to really let go of tension and pamper yourself. Try a variety of massages like therapeutic, stone, deep tissue, tension tamer and more to sooth sore, achy muscles and treat your body to something nice. You can also liven up your face with a rejuvenating facial, brighten up your fingers and toes with a manicure and pedicure, and stretch and strengthen your whole body with a yoga class.

Dining on Anna Maria Island

- Feeling Swell: If you're in the mood for a casual beach dining experience, heading to Feeling Swell, which you're sure to be after a meal here. On the menu you'll find tasty appetizers and entrees like conch fritters, gator bites, crab cakes, mahi mahi, grouper, burgers, salads and more. If you're furry friend is along for the trip, dine outside on the pet-friendly patio where you can share a meal with your pooch, then head around the block to work it off with a run on the beach. Feeling Swell often has entertainment as well, so it'll prove to be a lively experience.

- Sandbar: Another excellent, slightly more upscale option for beachside dining is Sandbar. You'll find delicious seafood like calamari, mussels, shrimp and sandwiches as you watch the sunset over the water. If you've got a sweet tooth, don't pass up the key lime pie or cheesecake! This award-winning eatery is sure to please, no matter what you're in the mood for.

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