2 Decks/Beach, Gulf Views, Pool, 3 BR/2 Bath, Wifi, Top floor of 2 floor duplex
About Rex Geissler
Growing up in Florida, my wife enjoyed the best of the beaches. It was always a special time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet with family and friends. Michele had heard about the beaches south of Tampa where she grew up but did not experience them until we went to Anna Maria Island with our family. We fell in love with the area. And since my husband is from Colorado and we live on a mountain property named Quartz Mountain Ranch, the island beach gives us an incredible contrast to the mountains.
Rex Geissler purchased this House in 2014
Why Rex Geissler chose Bradenton Beach
When we first saw this property, we fell instantly in love with it. There is a warmth in this home and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
What makes this House unique
The proximity to the beach, the unobstructed Gulf views from the Gulf View Retreat deck and from the Crows Nest deck, the brand new heated swimming pool, the Fire Pit with lighted Areca Palms, the paddle board, 2 kayaks, and the closeness to the trolley stop make this the perfect property to enjoy all that the Anna Maria Island has to offer!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great Place, Great Trip!
We had a fabulous time on AMI! Weather, water, and beaches were perfect all week. The Gulf View Retreat was perfect for our family of 5 as well - gave everyone a little space, rather than all cramped in one hotel room. The place was exactly as described and we greatly appreciated the water toys, chairs, and umbrellas we used every day. A very short walk to the beach was easy too. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here!
The Gulf View Retreat, 2nd Floor - Such a Great Place to Stay
This wonderful "home" was perfect for our long, long overdue beach experience! We had never been to Anna Maria Island (AMI). AMI's beautiful Bradenton Beach was so close that we walked there daily......walking on the beach in the AM, swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding, and viewing beautiful sunsets. We were able to walk to the nearby free trolley that takes you up and down the island to convenient shopping & restaurants. We enjoyed the swimming pool and even got to play "Cornhole." We enjoyed coffee in the morning on the top floor deck (aka the "crow's nest") where the view of the beach was awesome. Because of the excellent location and variety of activities nearby, we were easily able to arrange to paraglide and ride horses on a beach (actually, we were able to swim with the horses). We were also played miniature golf and found a couple of delicious ice cream shops .
The owner of this property provided a lot of amenities to include a transport cart for the beach, umbrellas, boogie boards, paddle boards, and other beach toys.
The unit we stayed in was very nice, spacious, clean & comfortable. It was well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The owner even provided us with ideas for things to do and places to go.
After spending a full week there, we departed with plenty of fond memories of Anna Maria Island and Bradenton Beach. Not only is this property very nice to stay in, the owner went the extra mile to ensure we had the best experience possible!
Great place to stay. Had everything a person would need. Short walk to the beach! Awesome place to relax!
The rental was perfect. The pool was well taken care of and perfect for afternoon swims. The walk to the beach was super close and the beach roller made carrying the chairs to the beach so simple. Both provided by the house. The house was clean and we’ll taken care of. The rooftop deck has an amazing view of the ocean and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore makes for a great nights sleep. The location of the rental is perfect but the amenities make it so special. I would recommend the rental to anyone who asked.
spring break 2019
Best beach houae ever. We had the entire house for a family vacation. Everyone loved the pool, kayaks and paddleboards. Location to the beach was a short walk. View from crows nest beautiful
"Best beach house ever" says it all! Thanks so much Joyce for your kind words! Hope you return soon and often... Regards, Rex & Michele
Gulf View Retreat
We had a wonderful time at Gulf View Retreat. There was 2-10 of us-3 families ages 8-70 years stayed there. Some stayed 14 days and some 7 days. Everything was as described and pictured. The living quarters were modern and very clean. We loved the warm pool. The view was great and the crows nest was used daily by all of us. We played some games up there and saw some beautiful sunsets. Our walk to the beach was short and easy and we always pulled a wagon full of toys and beach chairs from the rental unit. We did not have to buy even a sand shovel as all was provided from kayaks to sand pails. If I can get all of the family together again we will for sure be back. Thanks for sharing your 5 star property.
Enjoy the best of the Gulf of Mexico in Sunset Park on an island only 2 minutes from the beach! Sunset walks along the incredible Gulf of Mexico. Gulf view from our home, closeness to the best beaches in the US. New heated pool with a sun shelf and fire pit, and take the paddle board and the kayak on the Gulf of Mexico. Great restaurants and the peace and quiet of seclusion are waiting at your Anna Maria Island Retreat!