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Looking for a Wonderful Island vacation place, Runaway Bay Condo Resort is It!

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


About the property

1100 sf Unit 241 is a 2Br/2Ba on the inter coastal yet 500 ft to Gulf beaches

Inquiry must be accompanied with a phone number. And the ages of any children staying.

This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo with new carpet throughout, sleeps 4 adults, 5 with children. We have a new king size bed in the master , a new queen and new twin in the second bedroom. Bathrooms are new, master has a tub/shower, second bedroom has a shower only. The kitchen is complete, with stove, fridge with ice maker, dishwasher, new microwave, new toaster, new coffee maker, pots, pans, utensils. Full size washer and dryer in the unit.

Unit 241 is 50 feet from the inter-coastal waters and has gorgeous views of Anna Maria Sound from the living room, lanai and the master room.

In the distance one can see the lift bridges that service the island. Runaway has the largest pool on Anna Maria Island with exercise room & sauna.

Beautifully maintained grounds (over thirteen acres), A tennis court, shuffle boards, bocce ball court and our own pier on the inter coastal for site seeing or fishing.

The (free) trolley stops in front of Runaway to go anywhere on the island - shopping, groceries, ice cream, donut shop, restaurants. While several restaurants are within walking distance, others you may walk to and take the trolley back. Parking just steps to your unit. Not to mention there are seven miles of gorgeous white sand beaches to sit, play, walk or run on. There is always something new to see at the beach.

Because of past bed wetting and coloring on furniture we do not accept families with

children under the age of eight years old.

Bookings are on a first come first serve bases if you have particular dates book them well

in advance.

With each booking request, a phone number and the children ages are required.

See our links and videos section to take a tour of our island.

FYI ( Vrbo does not accept American Express )

More Details

Ron and Patti Palmen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

Why Ron and Patti Palmen chose Anna Maria Island

This was our sixth year coming to Anna Maria. Friends had already found this Island when they retired at age 52. It was everything they said it was. When our business sold, we looked all over Arizona, and Florida, Venice, Ft Myers & Naples. This was still the place for us: quaint and friendly, beautiful sites everywhere you look. Birds, manatees & dolphins. Anna Maria has it all.

What makes this condo unique

The inter-coastal waterway views are the main reason we purchased this condo. The second bedroom was the other - room for grandchildren. Beautifully maintained grounds and the friendly people.


Bradenton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom has ceramic tub and shower with skylight - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Second bathroom has glass enclosed ceramic shower, skylight - toilet , shower
  • Master bathroom has a ceramic tiled shower with tub, glass enclosed. Second bathroom has a full shower with ceramic tile, glass enclosed. Both bathrooms have sky lights for added natural lighting.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master has new king size bed, new 32 inch flat screen, DVD - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 has new queen & twin, 32 inch flat screen with DVD - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • All mattresses are new. The master has a king size bed and direct views of Anna Maria Sound with Palma Sola Bay to the east. The second bedroom has one queen bed and a twin size bed. Each bedroom has it's own new 32 inch flat screen televisions and DVD players. Both are newly decorated with an island flare.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Island festive!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Looking for a Wonderful Island vacation place, Runaway Bay Condo Resort is It!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Runaway Bay was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Island atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

Patti & Ron,

Had a delightful stay here at Run away Bay your home is beautiful and the view is awesome. Enjoyed each morning on the Lanai just soaking in the sun and tranquil relaxing moments. Had fun watching the egrets and Oscar. You have thought of it all and there is nothing more you could want. Beaches are beautiful and perfect to view the sunset. There is something on the island for every appetite. Very relaxing location.

Schaumburg IL

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda & Mark, We're so glad you had a great vacation on Anna Maria. And we also appreciate your stay with us and your wonderful review. If you decide to visit the area again, please feel free to contact us again.
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United Kingdom

A beautiful condo in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this condo. It was like home from home, it had everything we needed. The view from the condo is breath taking, every morning when opening the blinds was just amazing. The condo is just a couple of minutes walk across the road to the beach which is just beautiful. The location is perfect, close to lots of restaurants and beach bars. The owners were very helpful, prior to booking the condo they were very quick in answering our questions and when we were there we called them and they were able to help straight away. I would 100% recommend this condo and when we next return to Anna Marie will definitely be contacting the owners in the hope that their condo is available. Thank you we had a brilliant time.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna and Family, We're so happy you had a wonder time. It seems that the dates you stayed were perfect, shortly after you left we had a lot of rain followed by a tropical storm. The good news is there was no damage done. Please call us anytime you'd like to visit again. We'd love to have back as our guests Our Best Regards Patti & Ron 1 651 248 7831
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Pecuilar, MO

Amazing property with absolutely everything you need for a perfect visit to Anna Maria Island!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely beautiful and super clean. The kitchen is the best stocked condo I have ever stayed in and stocked with nice quality items. The walk to the beach will seem a little far upon arrival, because the unit is located in the back of the complex. You will find this to be a small thing once you enjoy the view on the back patio. You will watch many different varieties of birds and see dolphins, sharks, and manatee swimming by in the bay. This is definitely a must return stay for my family!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim and Family, We purchased this condo because of the views over looking the Inter-coastal. This was two years ago and all of the times we've stayed there we have never have seen the Manatee's. We were just there in the first part of August to check on things and did watch for them. Our guests that stay with us during the summer months state they have seen them, how lucky are they. Thank You for booking with us. Please come and visit our beautiful Island again. Patti & Ron
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Perfect location, perfect condo, perfect owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had two couples stay recently and we were all thrilled with all aspects of this home away from home. It was in the best place to enjoy Bradenton Beach. We were able to hop on the trolley (north and south have different stops) easily in either direction. Bike riding was easy and we were able to get all over the island. We took a sunset cruise with Captain Ed (Spice Sailing) after eating a sushi dinner at the Ocean Star, right next door. The condo itself is well appointed (including washer/dryer and two full baths) super clean, with lovely furnishings and decor - did I mention the location was the best? We had kayaks and were able to set out from the canoe launch just north of the condo's building. The pool and beach are both just a quick walk. We biked over to Cortez (nice wide lane across the bridge for bikes) for yummy fish at Tide Table and had some oysters at the Seafood Shack. The condo owners, Ron and Patti, were always available and very accommodating. The price is right, the place is right, the owners are right - this place is the right place indeed! Don't hesitate to stay here in Runaway Bay!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you had fun, and from the text's received we could tell you had your priorities. And from them we knew you Guy's were having a great time. We appreciate the booking and staying with us. And thanks for leaving our home nice and clean. You are welcome to come back anytime. Our Best regards Ron & Patti
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Great place for some R&R!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week! Such a comfortable and beautiful condo to spend the holiday in. The owners have taken great care in providing and maintaining a great property. From the comfortable beds, multiple tv's, and well stocked beach items we couldn't have asked for more. The porch was an awesome place to spend the evening. Fantastic value and only a 5 minute walk to the beach! Would recommend this unit without hesitation! Only suggestion would be to possibly add in a larger frying pan, we cooked in a lot and it would have been nice to have a bigger pan. Thanks again for providing such a haven.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara, Thank you for your response. We appreciate any input as it prompts us to make our home better for our guests. We do have a good size electric frying pan there also but will add a larger frying pan to our pantry. We appreciate your stay with us and hope you will return for your next vacation. There is always something new and exciting going on at Anna Maria Island!!
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  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked into the apartment we felt at home. It had the most amazing views over the bay. We saw dolphins from the balcony or master bedroom everyday. We were furthered delighted to see manatee as well. The owners have left you wanting for nothing. Stunning location and a beautiful apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David & Lesley, Finally received your review, Vrbo had it for quite awhile. I was beginning to think that they didn't allow people out of country to participate. Anyway we really appreciate your patience on the review. Tell your friends, and should you decide to come back next year call us. Sincerely Patti & Ron Palmen
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tampa(TPA)-Sarasota(SRQ) Airports
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Many to choose from/ within ten miles
Nearest Train
There are free trolleys for the entire Island
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Manatee 64 North/ Cortez 684 to the south
Nearest Beach
Just 300 ft. to 7 miles of Beautiful White Sand
Car: recommended

The Robin Preserve is a good place to start. There are bike and walking trails throughout the preserve, with paddle boarding, kayaking, horseback riding along and in the blue waters. Several local artist's galleries, shops that sell everything from Beach ware and accessories, to local artist work. Another great place is St. Armands Circle at the southern point of Longboat Key. The Mote aquarium features Manatee's, Sea Turtles, and many other species of aquatic life.


Rates & Availability

Bradenton Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Jan 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
May 1 2017 - Jan 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Jan 15 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Registration and Parking $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Reservations cancelled 60 days or less prior to arrival will NOT receive a refund. All cancellations MUST be in writing or email. $100. cancellation fee for any cancellation prior to the 60 days.
Departure cleaning fees will be computed and added upon reservation.
All prices and availability of unit are subject to change.
Check in is at 4:PM Check out is 10:00AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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