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Beautiful 1st floor condo steps from Gulf of Mexico and Anna Maria sound

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4 comfortably.

This smoke free and pet free 2 bedroom 2 bath ground floor condo at Runaway Bay Resort is situated between the Gulf of Mexico and Palma Sola Bay. Enjoy the largest heated pool on the island, tennis court, bocci ball court, exercise room, sauna, shuffleboard, and a private fishing pier on the Bay for fishing or to enjoy a nice after dinner drink.

The beautifully updated condo has tile floor throughout except for the bedrooms where the carpets are in new like condition. The kitchen is fully remodeled and the bathrooms are updated. There are new TV's in each of the bedrooms and living room. The condo has a full size washer and dryer. Great for families as it has a large back yard for children to play while you relax and watch them from the screened in lanai. On site maintenance ensures that the entire resort and stunning tropical grounds are well taken care of. Smoking or pets are not allowed in condo. Thanks

Day Trips: Disney is a 2 hour drive away. Busch Gardens or the Tampa Zoo are just a 1 hour drive. There are many scenic drives. Driving south on the island toward Sarasota will take you through beautiful residential areas to famous St. Armands Circle where there are fabulous shoppes and cafes. A drive north takes you over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to St. Petersburg and its famous pier. During the spring, the Yankees play in St. Petersburg and the Pirates play close by in Bradenton.

Stay at Home: If you decide to stay at home and enjoy the beautiful complex, there is plenty to see and do. The beach is perfect for families and the sand is so pure and white. Go shelling or boogie boarding or just sit on the beach and watch the world go by. Many take evening walks to watch the stunning sunsets or dine in one of the many fine restaurants. If you feel like a workout, try exercising at the onsite exercise room or rent a bicycle or moped to tour the island. You can also take a short stroll to the Bridge Street Pier and enjoy the many gift shops and higher end boutiques with a variety of specialized treasures. The Mote research aquarium and Bird sanctuary is a must see and a short drive down the Island on Long Boat Key. You can also take a ride on the free open air trolley that travels from one end of the Island to the other during the day and night! If you don't feel like going anywhere, its great to sit by the beautiful heated pool and read a book or take a snooze.

More Details

Call or e-mail Joe & Lisa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Call or e-mail Joe & Lisa

We are a family of 4 from New York State. We have been vacationing on Anna Maria Island for nearly 22 years. We love the Island because of the beautiful weather, wonderful beaches and great family atmosphere.. In 2009 we had an opportunity to purchase this condo with hopes of it someday becoming our winter retirement home. Since we were once renters, we felt that we would have an insight on what renters like. Because of this, we have made every effort to make the condo accommodating and provide you with all the comforts of home.

Call or e-mail Joe & Lisa purchased this condo in 2009

Why Call or e-mail Joe & Lisa chose Bradenton Beach

About 15 years ago, we first stayed at Runaway Bay Resort. We enjoyed it so much that we have stayed here ever since. Its great to walk to the private pier and look out over Palma Sola Bay or take a short walk across the street to watch a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. The grounds are beautiful and the location is so convenient to many areas of the Island.

What makes this condo unique

The resort is located on the narrowist part of the barrier Island. The back part of it is right on Palma Sola Bay while the Gulf of Mexico is within site directly across the street. There is also a free trolley that offers rides up and down the island. We offer free long distance calling in the continental united States and Canada plus free internet service.


Bradenton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a non-smoking and pet free condo


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Beautiful 1st floor condo steps from Gulf of Mexico and Anna Maria sound
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Perfect get away spot

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Runaway Bay. Perfect location to both beach and pool. Beautiful sunsets every night. Condo was perfect and great size for 2 adults and 2 kids. Georgous spot and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo has everything you could possibly need for a wonderful experience on beautiful Anna Maria Island. There is nothing you need to bring but your swimsuit and flip-flops. The kitchen is well appointed and the beds are very comfortable. The living space is large enough for the whole family. It is conveniently located across the street from the beach and close to restaurants and shopping. The free trolley allows you to explore the rest of the island. And most important of all, Joe and Lisa are the best.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay at apartment minute from the beach

  • 4 of 5

This Condo was great, it is equipped with everything a family needs, and it is very clean. The beautiful white sanded beach is right across the street. I would recommend this for families with children, and couples.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation at Runaway Bay

  • 4 of 5

The condo we stayed at was wonderful. It was clean and well equipped. We had one slight issue with the air conditioning and reported it to the office. The issue was fixed immediately. We loved walking on the beach and in the neighborhood. The restaurants are so close we can walk to just about everything.

We did witness some renters bullying an older gentleman at the pool. They had "saved" a table - which he was sitting at since they were not there. They made it so unpleasant for him that he left the pool area. It was really quite disturbing as he was elderly. We reported it to the office but nothing was done about it because the same group of women "saved" a table everyday after that for hours at a time. These same women were also diving into the pool and had drinks in the pool. So, I would suggest more monitoring of the pool area.

We would recommend this property to our friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very impressed with everything!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful condo for 2 months (February & March 2014), and it was just like being at home! Everything was exactly as described in the listing. It is spacious, very clean and very comfortable with every convenience you could possibly want or need. The kitchen is well stocked, and there are plenty of bath towels, beach towels and bed linens. There is a laundry facility on site, but this condo has a full size washer and dryer which is a definite plus! Being a first floor condo made it easily accessible when moving in and out, and bringing in groceries. The outside grounds are immaculate and well taken care of. We walked across Gulf Drive just about every day to the beautiful uncrowded beach (just replenished this year), and also spent time at the large heated pool on site. On the other side of the complex there’s the bay with a nice fishing pier. There are lots of restaurants and shops you can walk to, or you can take the free trolley that circles the entire island (stops right outside the complex). Last but not least, the owners are so very nice, and easy to work with. We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to share their piece of paradise, which I would highly recommend. Thank you Joe and Lisa!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on Anna Maria Island. This condo was perfect. It was clean, the furniture was comfortable, it was beautifully decorated, the kitchen was wonderful and the location was very close to the pool and the beach. Our lanai overlooked a small yard so we felt we had some privacy when we had our morning coffee. We walked to restaurants and shopping. The other renters in the condos right next to us were very friendly. I made several calls to the owners before we rented and they were friendly and helpful in answering all my questions. This was truly one of our best vacations.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Many within walking distance
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Several courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
State highway 41 5 miles; interstate 75 10 miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many within walking distance all along Gulf Drive
Car: recommended

The resort is located between the Gulf of Mexico and Palma Sola Bay on beautiful Anna Maria Island. We are located approximately 1 hour south of Tampa Florida. Our island is unique in having no high-rise buildings and such a wide variety of restaurants. Enjoy walks on the miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches next to the sparkling blue waters of the gulf. Walk across the street from the resort to play on the beach or take in a gorgeous sunset.

Other Activities: Boating, wildlife viewing, shopping, miniature gulf, shuffleboard


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.5%

Please contact owner for a specific price quote
An advance deposit of 25% of total is required to reserve the condo. A security deposit may be required. ALL BALANCES DUE 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Reservations canceled 60 days or less prior to arrival date will not receive a refund. All cancellations must be in writing. Check-in at 4:00 PM and Check-out at 10:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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