This STAND ALONE, VERY CHARMING, cottage is in a very peaceful setting with huge brick courtyard. This is not like most other elevated vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island that require you to climb 1-2 or even 3 stories. This is a stand alone ground level home!
We have recently invested in a new kitchen, bathroom, lanai, living area and bedrms. I.e., new granite counters. New Whirlpool dishwasher. New full size Smooth top Kenmore Stove/oven. New kitchen stainless sink & new faucets. New soaking tub, sinks, faucets, lights, italian tile, in Bathroom. Designer decor throughout. High end beds & mattresses. Upgraded refrig/freezer. Virtually every kitchen tool, like home, making Kitchen fully stocked. Everything is MINT, MINT, MINT!
Entire home has tile floors in every room including lanai!
Screened lanai with sliding glass doors for those chilly nights.
Rate includes unlimited calling anywhere in USA & Canada, Wi-Fi, Digital cable, 46 plasma TV & flat screen in bedroom.
You will love our white powder sand beach just around 40 steps away. Peak of Gulf from kitchen. Enjoy turquoise crystal clear ocean water! Walk along the beach just a short way and stop at the great restaurants & live entertainment right on the water. If you like fishing, we have a dock just 40 steps away too.
If you like going for walks, there is a marvelous paved trail across our street that goes for about 2 miles, or so, along the beach. This is a great paved boardwalk to walk or bike along every day especially around sun set! The trail is covered by weeping pines & palms and is simply breathtaking.
Just a quick walk down the road is The Coquina Baywalk at Leffis key where you will enjoy acres of boardwalks built along the Bay. Spectacular scenery.
You will enjoy a wide variety of restaurants all within walking distance incl our favorites on the Pier. Last time eating out on the pier we saw 3 dolphins & a Manatee!
You must see to believe.
There are two bedrms. Sleeps 4 comfortably but with a big queen sleep sofa it will sleep 5 if necessary. There's a big full bathroom. Unlike most rentals with just a shower, this has shower and soaking tub. Big Lanai. Living area. Kitchen. Unique extras include; pillow top mattresses. The best nights sleep so you can spend more time enjoying the day! Large closets including cedar closet in 1 bedrm.
We provide everything including beach chairs and towels. You need only bring your tooth brushes & flip flops. All windows including Lanai have new Tommy Bahama white blinds. Lanai has new comfortable dining set. My wife does all the interior decorating. She has a flare for making everything look so bright & beachy.
The furniture in this home is top of the line Tommy Bahama style. Unlike other owners who rent from a thousand miles away, & are at risk of bank foreclosure, we live nearby most of the year and own property free and clear of bank mortgage. Sadly, many vacation properties are at risk of bank foreclosure. Have peace of mind when you rent from us.
For the health conscious, we have installed a $3000 water filtration system. Unlike other vacation rentals on the island that use public water which is heavily treated with CHLORINE and other chemicals our filtration system filters all this out. So, when you bathe, cook or, drink, know that you have the purest and only chemical free water on the island! Not only is this healthier in every regard but, women will notice that their hair is fuller and skin is softer after washing as their are no chemicals to make the hair limp or to dry out skin!
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria island is just seven miles long and is made up of 3 small cities: Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach, & Anna Maria at the north. No matter which direction you come, you must cross water
via a bridge. At the southern tip is the most sought after area of Bradenton Beach. You can head north from Sarasota travel on to Longboat Key and cross over a draw bridge on to Bradenton Beach. There are also two other draw bridges from the main land of Bradenton to come onto Anna Maria island. One way is via Manatee Avenue (SR 64 ) & the other is via Cortez Road.
Watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids of all ages would enjoy a visit to Bradenton to see Snooty the manatee. The area of Manatee/Sarasota counties also has great off shore fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, shopping, museums, & art galleries to explore.
Be sure to observe all the turtle watch rules as the Ridley turtles are building nests from early May & baby turtles are hatching on our beaches. You might even go on a turtle watch tour with our local turtle lady. Look in the paper for her schedule.
The entire island of Anna Maria has many reasonably priced award winning restaurants.I.e., the Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has not only delicious food as in breakfast, lunch, but the owner is a triple time National Pie contest winner. Be sure and stop by.
Of course, check out the local newspaper for the latest events about the island. The A.M.I. SUN is just one. It's free & had lots of info you can use on current happenings.
Holmes Beach is famous for the Beach Cafe, Skinny's a small local hamburger, hotdog storefront plus along Gulf Drive you will locate the island grocery store, Publix and several island strip centers with your last minute beach items such as snacks, lotions, toys, rentals, etc.
OFF THE ISLAND
Mote Science Lab is just a short drive off the island and on to Longboat Key just a few miles to the south. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to this 'hands on' science stop. This is where many of the rescued injured animals, occasional birds, turtles, etc are taken to recuperate and then are returned to nature.
ESPECIALLY for kids:
G WIZ is located in Sarasota near the VanWizzel a block off of Tamiami. This is a state of the art Science hands on museum. Well worth the visit. Check it out on line to see what they are featuring. Call for cost.
Disneyworld, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota (the cultural center of Florida) with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and much more!
It's just a 15 minute drive to St. Armands circle. Designer shops and world renowned restaurants just a few examples of what you will experience.
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