About the property
- Condo1080 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
It Has It All! Must See Modern, Updated And Clean!!! Pool, Tennis, Shuffle Board
The Runaway Bay Complex on lovely Anna Maria Island features 13 beautifully landscaped acres and the largest heated swimming pool on Anna Maria-54,000 gallons!! Additionally, this Beach to Bay complex features tennis courts, a recreation room, sauna, exercise equipment, shuffleboard court and a Bocce court. One of the two private accesses to the 7 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches has a recently installed lighted cross walk for your family’s safety! Enjoy our fishing pier which overlooks the inter-coastal waters and has gorgeous views of Anna Maria Sound. Not only has this year round complex been voted Best Resort by the Bradenton Herald for several years but it has also been featured in many national publications.
Runaway Bay is conveniently located close to Sarasota Airport (20 minutes), the Tampa Airport (55 minutes), Busch Gardens (45 minutes), Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World (2 hours). You are “Away From It All” but minutes away from activities for the whole family! Take the free Anna Maria Trolley to a wide selection of activities, gourmet restaurants and shops just minutes away or take a stroll down the beach or Gulf Drive to Historic Bridge Street, which includes miniature golfing, and many shops and restaurants.
Don’t want to leave this quaint paradise getaway? I don’t blame you!! Runaway Bay is a complete facility with all the amenities you could ask for. We understand your need for an updated, modern and clean home where you can bring your family and feel right at home! At Bay Dreamin’ we continually ensure that all bedding and linens are replaced as needed as we want to exceed your expectations as our guest.
Bay Dreamin’ has two bedrooms and 2 baths. The master features a new King Bed with an en-suite master bath complete with a tub/shower combination and walk-in closet. The guest room boasts 2 twins that can be made into a King Bed at your request and there is also a Queen air mattress for the occasional guest. The fully remodeled guest bath features a tub/shower combination also. The home includes a well-stocked full kitchen, a dining area with seating for 4 and a private screened lanai overlooking the tranquil and relaxing lagoon at Runaway Bay. We also provide free Wi-Fi as well as large flat screen TV’s in the living room and both bedrooms and a DVD. Bay Dreamin’ is complete with a full sized washer and dryer and all linens are provided. A private parking space is reserved for your use directly outside of your unit and guest spots are also available. Just outside the Lanai is a lawn with a picnic table and grill. Beach chairs & various beach equipment is also provided for your use.
Our Management Company, Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals, selected for their excellent customer service is open 9 to 9, 7 days a week with an emergency after-hours number and is always available to assist our guests should you have any questions or special needs. Please let us help you make a life time of memories on our incredible island with its “Old Florida Charm”. Enjoy the Gulf of Mexico where you can swim, walk, relax, and collect shells while gazing at the incredible sunsets we are famous for!
Free Long Distance to US, CA and PR as well as free WiFi
PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR RENTAL AGREEMENT!
CANCELLATION POLICY: FUNDS ARE FULLY REFUNDABLE MINUS A $150 CANCELLATION FEE IF HOME IS REBOOKED FOR YOUR EXACT DATES!!
PLEASE NOTE A MONTH IS BASED ON 4 WEEKS OR 28 DAYS!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Very nice well kept property
Property was clean and well kept. Would have much preferred to have been on the lower level. Easier access and the patio would have been nice going out to the lawn.
Needs a new can opener. Old one does not work. Also we went the entire time without heat or air.
It is a very nice property. Ed
So glad you enjoyed Bay Dreamin' and we certainly would have provided a new can opener if we had known but will of course go ahead and replace it.
I just want to clarify your comment about the AC and Heat for other travelers...
It was not that heat or air was not provided it was just that the weather was such that neither was needed! :-)
Runaway Bay is a terrific and this unit is stellar
We have stayed at Runaway Bay several times over the last 30 years but this is the first time in this unit, which has been updated and is quite nice. It is well furnished, including W/D and items for beach and pool. However, it was not without issue. The AC was not working properly when we arrived. However, the problem was addressed when we contacted the property managers. Very responsive! To summarize - what a gem! We plan to return next year!!
Thank you for reviewing Bay Dreamin’, I’m glad that you found our condo to be terrific and stellar! As you mentioned, we recently updated Bay Dreamin’ and think it has everything our guests need for a terrific Island vacation. We also have Ellie, Bob and Suzanne who are very quick to address anything that might come up such as that AC issue. We look forward to your return trip!
I found my Paradise!
I'm a bit hesitant writing this review, purely for selfish reasons. I want to keep Bay Dreamin as our own little secret. The moment we walked in the door it felt like "Home". Bay Dreamin is beautifully decorated, impeccably clean, and has all the comforts of home right down to a Crock Pot. The owner even provides beach items such as chairs, toys and towels so there is no need to pack them. The complex was great with much to do for any age. We loved the salt water pool that was heated to 87 degrees daily. Much of our time was spent between there and the beach which is only a short walk (less then 3 minutes) and directly across the street. There is a lit traffic walk that will stop traffic so you're safe to cross the road. Ellie, Bob & Suzanne were a pleasure dealing with and were very accommodating from beginning to end. We loved AMI and Bay Dreamin so much that we have already rebooked. Counting down the days until our return to paradise!
Thank you for your glowing review on Bay Dreamin’, I’m happy that you found your paradise! It’s great that you took advantage of our First Right of Refusal policy and rebooked for next year, we love having returning guests! It’s our goal to make our place comfortable for our guests by providing everything they might need so that they can just focus on having a fun vacation. We are also happy with the amenities at Runaway Bay including the largest pool on the Island, tennis and bocce courts and of course just being across the street from the beach. We are fortunate to have Ellie, Suzanne and Bob taking care of our guests needs, they aim to please! We look forward to your stay next year and hopefully more to follow.
Great place. Great location.
The property was great. We could not have asked for a better stay.
Thanks Ellie and Bob!
Jeffrey and Family,
So glad you enjoyed Bay Dreamin’ and had a wonderful vacation. Ellie, Suzanne and Bob with Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals are the best and we feel fortunate to have them as our agents. Please come back and see us soon!
Convenient, Clean, and affordable
The location was superior you could get over to the excellent fishing village of Cortez with an Uber and you could also walk to the beach within five minutes. We actually did not take out car for the week and we used the trolley for the entire visit. Took my son to the fishing pier where was only eight dollars to rent to Rod they also sold live bait he caught his first ever fish and we have great memories. We also saw a beautiful sunsets and went to some great restaurants around the fishing pier area which is a short walk or trolley ride. No need to bring beach towels or umbrellas as the owners provided a trolly with all you would need for the beach. We also use the barbecue that was right near the small dog area to cook or fish great great trip
It sounds like you took full advantage of everything the island and Bay Dreamin’ have to offer from the great location to the wonderful restaurants and beaches and sunsets. The fishing in the area is the best so I am sure your son loved it. It is one of the favorite pass times for a lot of us and as you said no need to rent a car to get there or anywhere on the island for that matter. We do try to provide everything that our guests need so they do not have to try to pack things like beach towels etc. As you know, all you need is your swim suit and your flip flops so please come back to see us soon!
Ideal Location on AMI
Within minutes you could be looking bayside trying to spot a dolphin or enjoying the boat traffic going by or you can walk across the road and be unpacking your beach bag with your toes in the sugar white sand of Anna Maria Island. We had 4 teens so it was ideal location to let them come and go to the beach whenever they wanted. Would also be great for family with younger kids - no need to load up the vehicle to get to the beach. And if you want to leave the property, the trolley stop is at the entrance to RAB. But it's a very doable walk to Bridge Street and all they have to offer (restaurants, bars, shops). And leave the beach toys and towels at home - this place really does have it all!
Sandy, thank you for your review on Bay Dreamin’ and we are happy you and your family enjoyed staying at our vacation condo. You really do get the best of both worlds there. We sometimes call our friends at AMI Beach Fun Rentals to have them deliver us a couple of kayaks to the kayak launch located at the back of the premises. After paddling around a bit we just scoot across the street to cool off in the gulf. We also enjoy being close enough to Bridge Street where walking is a good option. Please come back and stay with us again, I’m sure our team of Ellie, Suzanne and would love to hear from you!
The casual, kick back attitude of the island is very appealing and very Old Florida!! If you love to eat out, the Island cannot be beat! Small, friendly and affordable restaurants are plentiful. The food is delicious with a wide variety of menu choices and prices for all ages. Beach weddings are very popular also on Anna Maria Island. Everything for the adventurous family too: fishing charters, boat, kayak, bike and Segway rentals, parasailing and shopping, are all within walking distance, or a short drive away. Or ride the FREE TROLLEY all around the Island. And, did we mention the beautiful Gulf beach and wonderful sunsets?