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Top Rated Two Bedroom Apartment Steps to Gulf Beach and Bay of Sarasota

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,080 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

World Class Two Bedroom Apartment Maintained and Managed by Owner

I own and personally maintain my condo at the only true resort on Anna Maria

UNIT 176 AT RUNAWAY BAY -This is a two bedroom/two bath ground floor condo at Runaway Bay located at 1801 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach Fl .

I am continually upgrading my condos to insure that my guests expectations are exceeded both in the accommodations and their overall experience on the island. The Runaway Bay Complex features 13 acres and the largest heated swimming pool on Anna Maria. Additionally we have tennis courts, recreation room, sauna, exercise equipment, shuffleboard court, Bocce court, fishing pier, and two private accesses to the beautiful white sandy beaches.

Bradenton Beach just across the street.

This resort was voted best resort by Bradenton Herold for the past two years and has been featured in many national publications. This is a wonderful year round destination full of onsite

The condo has free WiFi and unlimited calling in the USA and Canada.

Runaway Bay Selected For 'Best Beaches, Shopping, Attractions, Galleries, Dining And More' by Sarasota Magazine.

Keywords: Wonderful condo/apartment at Runaway Bay Resort in Bradenton Beach on


Maximum of 3 persons in one bedroom condo, 4 persons in two bedroom condo and 4 persons in two bedroom apartment.

More Details

Michael Bartone
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018

About Michael Bartone

I took and early retirement from American Express Travel Service several years ago where I was a Global Director for Business Travel. Just prior to my retirement I had the opportunity to visit Anna Maria Island and immediately fell in love with its pristine beaches and old Florida charm. I purchased my first one bedroom condo and subsequently purchased 3 other condos all at Runaway Bay. I now own 1 one bedroom condos and 1 two bedroom condos at Runaway Bay.I have been blessed to be living on Anna Maria Island when I purchased a home 2 blocks from Runaway Bay. I pride myself in taking personal attention to the furnishings and amenities in my condos. I currently co own a meeting planning business, so I continue to be involved in many facets of the hospitality business. Throughout my career I have traveled all over the world and I have high exceptions of the accommodations that I stay in. I have these same expectations for all of my condos.

I was on the Board of Directors of Runaway Bay for 10 years until November 2016.

Most importantly I personally own and manage my units and it is not handled by an impersonal management company.

Michael Bartone purchased this condo in 2003

Why Michael Bartone chose Bradenton Beach

I have visited many beach resorts all over the world and I can assure you that you will love our fabulous beach,our 13 acres of beautiful views and gardens.

Most importantly I am not an absentee owner living 2 blocks from the complex. I maintain all of my properties personally and with care to meet my expectations.

What makes this condo unique

This is the only true resort on Anna Maria Island. The complex sits between the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Sarasota on the narrowest part of the island. The 13 acres are full of amenities and lush landscaping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a wonderful time on AMI. The condo was perfect and well equipped to meet all of our needs. Perfect location rather we were walking or driving. Coming back next year!!
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Bradenton Beach in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Features large walk in shower in newly renovated bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Two Full Baths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be made into king using memory foam
  • King bed in master with High Quality mattresses and memory foam on all beds. High Quality mattresses and memory foam used on all beds.,
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
. I have tried to make our value proposition significantly different than many of the other properties on Anna Maria Island. Most importantly I am a full time resident of Anna Maria so I am available to assist all of my guests should they have any questions or special needs. Most of the properties on this island are serviced and maintained by property management companies which cannot provide the same level of individual attention to detail and servicing.


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Top Rated Two Bedroom Apartment Steps to Gulf Beach and Bay of Sarasota
average rating of 4.9358974 based on 135 reviews
Syracuse, NY

Runaway Bay Unit 176 is a wonderful condo! Great location and all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding stay in unit 176. The condo is in a great location and very convenient to the beach. Michael has provided everything you need for a stay, including beach chairs, umbrellas, carts, etc. The beach is a quick walk across the road using a private access point. It was easy to find a place on the beach each day and this location never felt crowded. We also enjoyed walking the beach at night after dinner, typically hunting the crabs that run along the shore - lots of fun for the kids! While we spent the majority of our time across the street at the beach, we also used the pool daily. There are plenty of chairs to lay out on and the areas surrounding the pool are clean and well kept.

The kitchen is up to date and has all of the --appliances, pans/cookware, plates, glasses, etc that you will need for meals. The condo is well decorated and the beds and furniture are very comfortable.

Michael was quick to respond to any of our needs and does a nice job maintaining his property. His attention to detail and professionalism were greatly appreciated and made for a wonderful week. I would highly recommend renting this unit!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug thank you so much for the kind words. I really appreciate the extra effort and time you put in this review. Enjoy the beautiful fall weather in upstate. Michael
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outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

The condo is well decorated with little details thought through making for an enjoyable stay. Easy walk to the beach. Owner responded immediately to a small issue we had and was resolved right away.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocala, FL

Good value....the weather was awful

  • 4 of 5

Condo was well equipped and comfortable. It would be helpful to have an outside shower or other means to wash off sand when returning from the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes I know it was a rainy week which is highly unusual for May. I appreciate your mentioning good value since I have always focused on our value proposition in my properties. Finally you mentioned an outdoor shower and actually we do have an outdoor shower right near the clubhouse at Runaway Bay
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Fairport, NY

Outstanding condo in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a perfect week on Anna Maria Island! This unit has it all! The location is great...2 minute walk from the clubhouse and pool, and a short walk across the street to the beach! There is a beach wagon/beach chairs/umbrellas in the lanai closet! The beds are comfortable. The kitchen has everything we needed including a blender for daiquiris, everything we needed to use the grill, and a hand mixer so my daughter could make chocolate chip cookies! The furniture is clean and comfortable. The bathrooms and kitchen are updated and modern. The parking space for the unit is right outside the door. There are plenty of chairs around the spacious swimming pool, including many in shaded areas. The Publix grocery store is a quick drive down the street, as well as many restaurants. We would stay here again in a heartbeat while visiting AMI!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island

Home at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

In addition to its excellent location of being steps to the Beach and Bay this apartment is equipped with anything I could have ever needed.Extra comforts and amenities include a truly fully furnished kitchen, comfortable beach gear and furnishings that exceed any condo that we have ever rented. The owner obviously pays impeccable attention to details.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice experience

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating owner went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. Condo is top-notch. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Gulf Cafe
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Manatee Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Cortez Road
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Beach House
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Anna Maria
Car: not necessary

Steps to beach and bay. Runaway Bay has two deeded accesses to the beach which is just across the street. Just added is a secure crosswalk to beach.

Sarasota Bay in back of complex.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Bradenton Beach, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
September Special
29 Aug 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
3 Jan 2019 - 12 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Peak Season
2 Mar 2019 - 4 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £46.1
Cleaning Fee £66.41 + Tax

Our weekly rentals run from Saturday to Saturday. Some other holidays or special events have surcharges. Minimum stay required 7 days.
An advance deposit of 25% of total is required on all reservations

All balances due 60 days prior to arrival
$300 processing fee will be charged on all cancellations.
Reservations canceled 60 days or less prior to arrival date will not receive a refund for bookings from May 1 to December 15,2017.
Reservations for Peak Season from December 16,2017 to April 30, 2018 the deposit is non refundable. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance.

• All balances due 60 days prior to arrival

• $300 processing fee will be charged on all cancellations outside of 60 days.
Reservations canceled 60 days or less prior to arrival date will not receive a refund


Surcharge for two Bedroom Jan 09-30th-$300
Surcharge for two Bedroom Jan 30-April 30th-$500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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