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Top Deck Gulf View + Beach View + Anna Maria Island Free Trolley close to home

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Anna Maria Island is Florida's best kept secret: beautiful white beaches, older Florida charm, award winning restaurants, golf courses nearby, and pristine shopping all within easy walking and driving distance, or jump aboard the free 'Anna Maria Island Trolley', which stops near Gulf-View Retreat. The beach is white sugar sand and 7 miles long. The area is known for its splendid sunsets.

Spend the day on the beach at Sunset Park, which is a simple 2-minute walk from the Gulf-View Retreat, or hang out fishing in one of the many great spots nearby or in a boat on the Gulf of Mexico. The Katie Pierola Sunset Park beach area across the street is located right on the 7 miles of unobstructed Anna Maria Island beaches. Sightings along the Gulf of Mexico beach and inter-coastal waterway include Manatees, Rays, Dolphins, many kinds of fish, huge Pelicans, Blue Herons, Egrets, Osprey, Terns, Gulls, and other amazing creatures. Some people even get married at the Sunset Park beach area and stay in the home with family! Common sites along the beach areas include Sea Turtle nests and bird nesting sanctuaries during special times of the year.

While the beach on the Gulf of Mexico is 7 miles of uninterrupted sand with very few people next to our home, if you want crowds of people at the public beaches, you can go south to Coquina Beach at the south end of Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island, or to Manatee County Beach at the west end of Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach, or to Anna Maria Pier at the east end of Pine Avenue for the intercoastal/Tampa Bay access. Anna Maria Pier is a special place where many times you can see fish, rays, dolphins, and manatees swimming underneath you as well as fish from the dock and have a nice meal or an ice cream cone at Two Scoops Ice Cream Shop.

The Herb Dolan Park, an easy five block walk or bike ride on 26th Street North and Avenue A, is an open park area with a terrific view of Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound and Tampa Bay. The Herb Dolan Park features picnic areas, basketball court, playing field, swing set, play structure and a Kayak launch.

After enjoying the beach or park, you can use two outdoor showers next to the pool to wipe the beach sand off before getting in the pool. Kick your feet in the water in the new heated swimming pool with a special sun shelf for toddlers or adults to sit on with Adirondack-style chairs including nice tile siding and multiple sitting shelves. Head up to the Crow's Nest deck and watch the dolphins swim by in the Gulf of Mexico next to the beach. If you're in the mood to tour around the rest of the island, catch the free trolley out the back door and it will take you to any of the beaches, restaurants, shops or grocery stores along Gulf Drive anywhere on Anna Maria Island. Take the trolley one stop down (or stroll along the beach the one mile) to the old historic Bridge Street area of Bradenton Beach to enjoy the Key West style restaurants and shops. If you enjoy painting or photography, the sunsets are among the best in the world.

The new swimming pool includes a large sun shelf where you can place the plastic Adirondack-style chairs in the water and kick your feet around the water, which is about 6-8 inches deep. The sun shelf also includes a fountain. Then the pool has a sitting shelf around 18 inches deep. The rest of the pool is about 3 to 5.5 feet deep. The pool includes two more sitting shelf's on the far end that are around 18 inches deep. One of those extra sitting shelves on the far end has a soaker spout to massage bad backs. Use the pool toys provided including water noodles, beach balls, and other throwing balls. The new pool includes lots of deck, yard area, and landscaping to sit around and watch the kids play in the pool.

Surrounding the swimming pool and pool deck is soft grass that is easy on the feet as well as various palm trees of different sizes that increase your privacy including Areca Palms, Queen Palms, Fishtail Palms, and Palmetto Palms. A large Frangipani/Plumeria tree creates beautiful large flower blossom clusters usually in May or June, which smell ideal and are the basis for Hawaiian leas.

The Gulf-View Retreat offers everything you need for your beach stay! Beach toys for the kids are available in our outdoor shed. Dishes, pots, pans, linens and towels are all provided - just bring your swimsuit and enjoy! The Gulf-View Retreat features a split plan with the master bedroom having it's own bathroom and on the other two queen-size bedrooms sharing one bath. There is an additional pull out sofa bed in the family room. Granite countertops throughout the unit provide luxury at your fingertips. Other amenities to perfect your stay include:

Open decks with Gulf of Mexico views
New Pool with large Sun Shelf and many Sitting Shelf's
2 Kayaks
Paddle Board
Fire Pit with lighted Areca Palms and comfortable chairs
Big Yard
Crows Nest third-floor balcony makes enjoying the sunsets and night-time stars an incredible experience
Wireless Internet service with 20MB per second high speeds
Cable on the high definition flat screen TV
New Trane air conditioning unit

The Gulf-View Retreat is the independent second floor of the home, while the first floor can be rented separately through the Pool-Side Retreat listing ( vrbo #614098). Each floor is a completely self-sustaining, independent unit with its own BBQ, patio furniture and entry way. Both floors can be combined for family reunions, retreats or multiple family vacations if you contact us, where both floors would include:

Complete privacy for the entire home
Sleeps 18 People
6 Bedrooms and 2 Sleeper-Sofas in common areas
12 Beds of differing sizes
5 Car Parking Spaces
5 Televisions
3 Bathrooms
2,600 square feet
2 Granite-Countertop Kitchens
2 Washers & 2 Dryers
2 Grills
Private Crows Nest third-floor balcony makes enjoying the sunsets and night-time stars an incredible experience
Private New Pool with large Sun Shelf and many Sitting Shelf's
New Fire Pit with lighted Areca Palms and comfortable chairs surrounding it
Open lanai and patio
Big Yard
Wireless Internet service with 20MB per second speeds
6 Bikes for riding around the neighborhood including kids bikes
2 New Trane air conditioning units
1 Paddleboard
2 Kayaks
And much more...

Our home is much easier to navigate than 3-story duplexes on Anna Maria Island because our first floor is on the ground level and the second floor is one easy set of stairs. Other homes on the island tend to require climbing multiple flights of stairs up or taking elevators because their homes begin on the second floor and go up to the third floor.

If you rent just the Gulf-View Retreat, then there are a few 'common' areas for the two floors including the pool, yard, fire-pit, toys and 3rd story 'Crow's Nest' deck. Contact us for a Reunion Retreat where you can rent both floors including the entire house for special occasions.

In case you would like to look at the Gulf-View Retreat on Google Earth or another mapping program, the physical street address of the Gulf-View Retreat is:

Gulf-View Retreat
2208 Avenue C
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(if you know Bradenton Beach, this location is right near the only S-curve on Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach, which encourages traffic to slow down as well)

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1330 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    State of Florida law prohibits smoking in rental homes...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The entire top floor is provided via a nice strong stairwell....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Family Room Sleeper Sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    50" HiDef 4K LED Cable TV, queen, ceiling fan, reading lamp...moreless

  • Sunny Yellow Bedroom with 35" Cable TV: 1 queen

    35" Cable TV, ceiling fan, reading lamp, large dresser,close...moreless

  • Blue Nautical Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Ceiling fan, two closets, night stand...moreless

  • Master Green Bedroom, TV, Master Bathroom: 1 queen

    Cable TV, fan, walk-in closet, reading lamp, large dresser...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Towel closet...moreless

  • Guest Bath: toilet, shower

    Cabinets...moreless

  • Outdoor Shower 1: outdoor shower

    Head shower and feet/leg shower...moreless

  • Outdoor Shower 2: outdoor shower

    Head shower and feet/leg shower ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Anna Marie Island Shopping available at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g635970-Activities-c26-Anna_Maria_Island_Florida.html...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    3 TVs with cable channels. The first TV is 50-inch HiDef 4K LED in the Family Room has around 300 Channels. The other two TVs are in the Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom and include Channels 2-7...moreless

  • Television:

    3 Televisions with cable channels. The first TV is a 50-inch HiDef 4K LED TV in the Family Room. The other two TVs are in the Master Bedroom and the Guest Bedroom, which has a 35-inch HiDef TV....moreless

  • Toys:

    Games, Cornhole Bag Yard Game, and Beach Toys include 2 Kayaks, 1 Paddle Board, 4 Boogie Boards, 12 Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Squirt Guns, 8 Fun Noodles, 6 Buckets & Shovels...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach Views from inside Gulf-View Retreat, Beach Views from Patio/Deck of Gulf-View Retreat, Beach Views from Crows Nest Deck of Gulf-View Retreat, and only 2 minutes from the property to the beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean Views from inside Gulf-View Retreat, Ocean Views from Patio/Deck of Gulf-View Retreat, Ocean Views from Crows Nest Deck of Gulf-View Retreat, and only 2 minutes from the property to the beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New Trane Air Conditioner as of October 2014....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free 50 Megabit per second Wireless Internet. Wireless Password will be provided in Smart Phone Application and Welcome Binder after Reservation Booking....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Free nationwide phone calling. Phone number will be provided in Smart Phone Application and Welcome Binder after Reservation Booking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    bring your own coffee and condiments however. :)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basics like salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc......moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Amazing Crows Nest balcony above the roof provides beautiful views of the Beach, Gulf of Mexico, waves, sunsets and palm trees! Balcony includes three backed benches for sitting and electric outlets....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    There are 6 bikes, 4 adult and 2 children's bikes...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Main deck with grill, chairs, and tables. Crows Nest deck for best gulf views. 8 Adirondack-style chairs and a lanai chair set w/ table are available for the patio, pool sun shelf, fire pit, and yard...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Beach Toys include 2 Kayaks, 1 Paddle Board, 4 Boogie Boards, 12 Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Squirt Guns, 8 Fun Noodles, 6 Buckets & Shovels, Life Jackets, Blow-up Arm Bands, and Beach Balls...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    8 Adirondack-style chairs and a lanai chair set with table are available for the patio, heated pool with sun shelf, fire pit, and lawn....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grills and grilling tools are provided....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach Toys include 2 Kayaks, 1 Paddle Board, 4 Boogie Boards, 12 Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Squirt Guns, 8 Fun Noodles, 6 Buckets & Shovels, Life Jackets, Blow-up Arm Bands, and Beach Balls...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Private heated pool for your family and friends if you would also rent the Pool-Side Retreat listed at http://www.vrbo.com/614098 with calender. Otherwise, it is shared with only 1st floor guest....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    If you would like to also rent the 1st floor Pool-Side Retreat listed at http://www.vrbo.com/614098, then the pool is private for only your family and friends. Check the other unit calendar for avail...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Aug 14 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$230
$1,190
Winter 2017
Dec 17 - Feb 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,890
High Season 2017
Feb 20 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,990
Spring 2017
Apr 22 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,590
June 2017
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,790
July 4th Independence Day 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,890
Summer 2017
Jul 8 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,790
Fall 2017
Sep 2 - Dec 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,390
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,090

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $135 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

We'd love to share our home with you! We have 2 independent self-sustaining units - Pool-Side Retreat (entire 1st floor - http://www.vrbo.com/614098) and the Gulf-View Retreat (entire 2nd floor - http://www.vrbo.com/557191). Both units can be combined for family retreats or multi-family vacations! Each unit shares a few 'common' areas: the pool and yard, the fire-pit, & 3rd floor Crow's Nest.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota-Bradenton Int. Airport,Tampa Int. Airport
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Kokonut Hut Bar at Gulf Drive Cafe
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Manatee Golf Course
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 275 to Tampa Airport, Interstate 75 N/S
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sharkey's SeaGrill
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bradenton Beach

Car: Not Necessary

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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Growing up in Florida, I enjoyed the best of the beaches. It was always a special time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet with family and friends. I had heard about the beaches south of Tampa where I grew up but did not experience them until I was an adult when I went to Anna Maria Island with my 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.

Why the Owner Chose Ilexhurst, Holmes Beach, FL, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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 Plams, the paddle board, 2 kayaks, and the closeness to the trolley stop made this the perfect property to enjoy all that the Anna Maria Island has to offer!


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Photos

  • Top Deck Gulf View + Beach View + Anna Maria Island Free Trolley close to home

    Top Deck Gulf View + Beach View + Anna Maria Island Free Trolley close to home

  • Kids play in the Gulf as Manatees, Rays, Turtles, and Dolphins swim by sandbar

    Kids play in the Gulf as Manatees, Rays, Turtles, and Dolphins swim by sandbar

  • Large sunshelf/bubbler + Adirondack-style chairs and pool w/ many sitting shelfs

    Large sunshelf/bubbler + Adirondack-style chairs and pool w/ many sitting shelfs

  • Large sunshelf/bubbler + Adirondack-style chairs and pool w/ many sitting shelfs

    Large sunshelf/bubbler + Adirondack-style chairs and pool w/ many sitting shelfs

  • Crows Nest Top Deck with Chairs/Room above Roof for Amazing Beach and Gulf Views

    Crows Nest Top Deck with Chairs/Room above Roof for Amazing Beach and Gulf Views

  • Paddle Board, Kayak,  Wave Boards, Chairs, Umbrellas, Beach Toys, Corn Hole Game

    Paddle Board, Kayak, Wave Boards, Chairs, Umbrellas, Beach Toys, Corn Hole Game

  • Beach and Sunset over Gulf of Mexico from Gulf-View Retreat Crows Nest Deck

    Beach and Sunset over Gulf of Mexico from Gulf-View Retreat Crows Nest Deck

  • Blue Water of the Gulf of Mexico and Beach View from inside the Living Room

    Blue Water of the Gulf of Mexico and Beach View from inside the Living Room

  • Great Room with Dining Area Table, Bench, Large Chairs and Comfy RelaxationChair

    Great Room with Dining Area Table, Bench, Large Chairs and Comfy RelaxationChair

  • Kitchen Breakfast Bar, Granite, 2 Bar Stools, Microwave, Stove, Frig, Dishwasher

    Kitchen Breakfast Bar, Granite, 2 Bar Stools, Microwave, Stove, Frig, Dishwasher

  • Guest Bedroom Queen Bed with Dresser, Closet, Hard Floor, and Cable TV / DVD

    Guest Bedroom Queen Bed with Dresser, Closet, Hard Floor, and Cable TV / DVD

  • Full size brand new clothes washer, dryer, iron, and small ironing board

    Full size brand new clothes washer, dryer, iron, and small ironing board

  • 2 minutes to White sand Beaches + Gulf water, and fewer people than public beach

    2 minutes to White sand Beaches + Gulf water, and fewer people than public beach

  • Family enjoying the Paddle Board provided in Gulf with paddles during the sunset

    Family enjoying the Paddle Board provided in Gulf with paddles during the sunset

  • Lighted patio + deck next to heated + lighted pool and fire pit with many chairs

    Lighted patio + deck next to heated + lighted pool and fire pit with many chairs

  • Pool, fire pit, palm trees looking west across street to beach, Gulf + trolley

    Pool, fire pit, palm trees looking west across street to beach, Gulf + trolley

  • Fire Pit with colorful green and white glass, pavers, chairs +yard/cornhole game

    Fire Pit with colorful green and white glass, pavers, chairs +yard/cornhole game

  • 4 Bikes w/ 2 Adult + 2 Kids, Books, Games, and DVD Movies for Families and Kids

    4 Bikes w/ 2 Adult + 2 Kids, Books, Games, and DVD Movies for Families and Kids

  • Gulf-View 2nd Floor Deck with Gas Grill, Table / Chairs, + Bistro Table / Chairs

    Gulf-View 2nd Floor Deck with Gas Grill, Table / Chairs, + Bistro Table / Chairs

  • Living Room with 2nd Floor Balcony, Hi-Def Cable TV, DVD Movies, PullOut SofaBed

    Living Room with 2nd Floor Balcony, Hi-Def Cable TV, DVD Movies, PullOut SofaBed

  • Great Room with Books and Games, Dining Area Table, Bench, Large  Relxaing Chair

    Great Room with Books and Games, Dining Area Table, Bench, Large Relxaing Chair

  • Master Bedroom set apart, Master Bath, 3 Closets, Hard Floors, Cable TV, and DVD

    Master Bedroom set apart, Master Bath, 3 Closets, Hard Floors, Cable TV, and DVD

  • Bunk beds with Double on bottom, Single on top with Fan, 2 Closets, Lamp, Table

    Bunk beds with Double on bottom, Single on top with Fan, 2 Closets, Lamp, Table

  • 5-6 cars parking available, rare for a location across the street from the beach

    5-6 cars parking available, rare for a location across the street from the beach

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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