Awaken to watch the sunrise each morning from your master bedroom. The BLUE HERON is ideally located on the water with a wonderful Dock for Fishing or tying up your boat, or rented sports equipment which you can have delivered to the property.Your accommodation has a Ground Level entrance -nostairs for you. Some features: it has a full sized kitchen and is well equipped. We just bought a new GE stove and refrigerator. Another plus is the new washer and dryer-no lugging your laundry to an off site facility. The Master bedroom has a plush mattress so you can count on getting a good nights sleep.There are twin beds in the second bedroom.The bathroom has a vanity with granite counter top and a combo tub and shower. We supply beach chairs and towels. When you are not at the beach, you are able to enjoy the areas many local Shops, Pubs and Restaurants without driving your car. Just stroll a few blocks to Bridge Street. Another day you can Tour the island with the free trolley service-pick up is at the corner. We have Bright house cable, WIFI provided and the Living room has blue ray & smart tv, plus each of the bedroom's have a tv. On those nights you want to eat at home you can use our gas BBQ. Many herons and egrets stop by to walk along the waters edge to catch their dinner. Manatees have been know to swim very close to our dock so you may get to see one up close. The BLUE HERON is a wonderful accommodation for families, couples, or a guy or girls weekend getaway.
Easy Ground Level Access, Close to the Beach, Walk to Bridge St for Food and Fun
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 8, 2018
About Maureen Kraker
Maureen began visiting the island in the early 90's and fell in love with the area. When an opportunity appeared she bought the property now called Herons Landing. She manages and leases two properties: Heron and the Blue Heron. Over the years she has become friends with many clients who visit each year. Clients have commented regarding her personal touch and care of the property to meet and exceed their expectation for a wonderful visit on Anna Maria Island.
Maureen Kraker purchased this Villa in 1995
Why Maureen Kraker chose Bradenton Beach
If you enjoy the water and its relaxing properties-swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, bird watching than this is the place for you !
What makes this Villa unique
If you enjoy boating, then bring your boat and dock it here. Living on the ocean front has a few important advantages. There will always be tides to watch and guide you as you head out to Longboat pass into the Gulf of Mexico to fish but it is a lot easier than if you have to trec out to the marina plus pay exorbitant fees or live on a canal which has many other concerns of low water. The dock area at Herons Landing serving the Blue Heron has running water and lights plus it is positioned to have you in deeper water from the start of your boating excursion. Another advantage is the entrance into the Blue Heron is at normal Ground Level. This a great convenience when carrying shopping bags from an excursion to the supermarket.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
One of the best docks on the island!
Great property in a great part of the island. Maureen is lovely and very helpful - the house is clean and has been freshly painted and the kitchen is new too. Very comfy home with a lovely view of the intercostal and sailboats. The dock is wonderful and can handle a big boat - has water and power and is a great place to have coffee in the morning or a nice glass of wine at dusk for some beautiful sunset sky! Short walk to the beautiful gulf beach and also to several great restaurants and bars on Bridge St. Come and stay awhile and bring your boat!
Tim and Joy,
How pleased I was to meet you both and have you stay at the BLUE HERON. We are proud to accommodate boat owners as it can present a problem when there just does not seem to be a place to tie up and be on the intercoastal waterway.
Have a safe trip home. Happy Thanksgiving!
Nice property, sunrises on the bay, sunsets on the beach, great dockage for boat, awesome location
We loved our 6 night stay. Pet friendly and comfortable. We will return! Walk to Bridge Street or the beach. Dock your boat at the dock or get some shrimp and catch trout for dinner right off the dock. Loved it.
Hello Ken, Great to know you were all able to enjoy the BLUE HERON property. We are continually working to be certain you can enjoy your time with us. Looking forward to hosting you again.
The Perfect Setup
This house has it all! My family and I wanted to enjoy the week of July 4th on the water near AMI. We needed a house with a dock for the boat which narrowed our search to the Blue Heron and we're so glad we found it. The sunrise can be seen from the master bedroom which was a great way to wake up. You take a few steps to the newly remodeled kitchen where you can make a cup of joe while enjoying the same sunrise. Take your cup of joe and a fishing pole to the backyard where you can catch trout off the dock. Enjoy the afternoon at Jewfish Key which is less than a 5 minute boat ride south. No need to pack much as there's multiple bars and restaurants to dock up to for lunch. Make sure you end your day enjoying the sunset on Cortez Beach which can be seen from the mailbox. If the water is calm, take the boat through the pass near Jewfish Key and enjoy the sunset by boat. If you plan to come during July 4th you better book before I do! If you beat me to it take the boat to the fire works at Sand Bar Restaurant and avoid the traffic. BTW.. Maureen is the best. She will not make you feel stupid if you lock yourself out. Luckily she has a plan for everything. Thanks Maureen!
This was probably the most relaxing time I have had for some time. Everything in home was clean and convenient. While the fish weren't really biting we enjoyed feeding them and truly had a good time sitting on the dock watching the birds, boats and other activities. The only downside was the beach being more than 60 seconds away. Not bad though at about 3 minutes. The Mangos that were falling were an added treat. Would definitely like to revisit.
So glad you had a relaxing stay. We are continuously working to keep the BLUE Heron vacation property modern, eye appealing, clean and ready for you to enjoy!
Our stay exceeded our expectations. The condo was recently updated and met all needs for our family of our. The location was fantastic. We were able to load our beach cart and be on the beach within minutes!! In the evenings we spent time on the boat dock fishing and relaxing. We also rented a boat for the day from Cannons Marina and loved being able to come to the condo to load up for our trip to Egmont Key.
Maureen is also very responsive and ensured that we had everything we needed.
We are already planning our trip for next year and will be staying at the Blue Heron.
The house is beautiful, clean, great location. They had everything you could want there.
This was by far one of the nicest beach houses I have stayed in. The homeowner was easily accessible and very nice. We will definitely be coming back!
Thank you for your review of the BLUE HERON.
We feel it is important to assist clients to make it a great vacation!
The greatest beaches in the world are located here in Bradenton Beach, Florida, as rated by Conte Nast Travel Magazine. Just 250 STEPS TO THE BEACH.
RESTAURANTS, PUBS, excellent CAFES serve great food, full meals, snacks, pizza, fish tacos etc. Just to name a few: Island Time, Freckled Fin, Bridge Tender, CREPERE breakfast and dinner The BRIDGE TENDER, BLUE MARLIN for great seafood and the newly renovated Beach House. A fabulous place to eat dinner and see the SUNSET. Another plus is many of them also play live music each night of the week. On BRIDGE STREET you can bring the kids to enjoy putt, putt golf. There's an ice cream shop too on gulf drive. SPECIALTY shops some selling fun water floats and tubes. This area can make for a special days visit. Fish from the public dock or shop at the many quaint shops.
You will find the POST OFFICE here to send all your cards to family and friends!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
For your convenience, you may pay the rental fee in 2 payments. $ 500 on traveler booking, final payment 65 days prior to entrance date of travelers. Make checks payable to Maureen Kraker 10807 Chevy Chase Drive Houston, Texas 77042-2603 CANCELLATION OF RESERVATION: and refunds: please notify in writing, 65 days prior to date to enter to receive 100% refund. If less time is given, funds will be returned if property can be booked and at the same priced listed originally. We are a small business and cancellations impact us greatly. THIS NOTATION REGARDING CANCELLATION POLICY TAKES PRESIDENCE OVER ANYTHING BY HOME AWAY OR VRBO. Of course, if you are needing to dock a boat or bring a pet, please alert me so a correct quote may be sent. You may select either a refundable security or purchase the Vrbo owner insurance.