Remodeled-Mint Clean-Bay peak-1 bedrm-Sleep sofa-Patio-Off rd parking-WiFi Cable
About Mark Owner/Manager
Retired and devoted to our rental customers to ensure they receive a care free relaxing vacation. Our goal is to offer the cleanest vacation rental on Anna Maria Island! We are proud to have all 5 Star reviews and over half of our customers as repeat guests!
Mark Owner/Manager purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Mark Owner/Manager chose Bradenton Beach
*ZERO STAIRS! Unlike most rentals on Anna Maria Island that are elevated by up to 3 stories (that's a lot of stairs when carting luggage, beach chairs, groceries, etc.) Our beautiful vacation rental is ground level. * ZERO BOOKING FEE (note, HomeAway does now charge a "service fee" which we do not receive it goes 100% to HomeAway). *ZERO DAMAGE WAIVER FEE. (You are charged a $200 refundable damage deposit which is refunded promptly after departure). * ZERO HEADACHES. When there is an issue, it is personally, promptly and politely handled by the owners (my wife or I). Unlike most rentals who operate through an agent who handle way too many other rentals and don't get paid "extra" and therefore hate to deal with "problems". Peace tranquility and serenity. Additional sleep sofa and folding bed allows for sleeping up to 4. This home has had a $25,000 face lift which includes new kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, windows, doors, blinds and all furnishings and appliances! Gas grill, Washer & Dryer, Full kitchen, Fresh linens, Beach chairs, umbrella, fishing gear, bikes, etc. Outside the home is a big courtyard that is surrounded by tropical plants, palms, and fruit trees. Just steps away is our fishing dock.. We provide basic fishing gear too!
What makes this Condo unique
Location, location, location! About a 60 second walk to beach on one side and about 40 second walk to bay on the other. Easy to walk to all the activities! Free trolley picks you up about 150 feet away and brings you anywhere you want to go on the island and to Sarasota! No need for a car. Fish off our dock just steps away!
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Very nice place
Thanks for your very nice 5 star review. We look forward to having you back!
Had a wonderful 3 day getaway for our anniversary! The property has been renovated and decorated nicely! Just as described on the website!!! Owners are great!
Thanks for the great review. Glad you liked the remodeling we did. Come again soon!
An older beach cottage wonderfully updated! Lots of attention to details, well appointed kitchen, much appreciated! Nicely decorated with complimentary colors throughout, pretty tile! Comfy bed, love that recliner! (where can I get one?) Good location, peaceful, yet close to dining, shops, and steps to the beach. We saw a manatee in the bay, and dolphins in the ocean. Nicely landscaped courtyard with seating to enjoy our morning coffee. Hope to rent again, stay longer!
Thanks for the great review! We are delighted to have you back again. Thanks for mentioning our great amenities and all our updates and peaceful courtyard! It’s our pleasure to offer the best and cleanest vacation rentals and why over half of our guests return!
Super cute condo
Loved this place! So cute and had everything we needed. Easy walk to beach. Easy walk to ice cream!
Slice of Paradise
This was our first trip to Florida and it was amazing. The condo was perfect. Walk to the dock in 1/2 block or go the other direction for 1/2 block and be at the beach. We saw dolphins every evening from the dock. Incredible!! The condo was clean and well furnished. We will definitely be booking here again next year. Thanks again Mark for everything. The Ryan’s
Glad we could make your first trip to Florida amazing. Glad you found our condo and location to be perfect. I'm so happy that you are booking with us already for next year! We look forward to having you back!
What we were looking for
This place was fully stocked with the everyday needs. The street it's on is quite and peaceful. Steps and walking distance to what we enjoyed. Doesn't take long to hop in car and go to the north end of island. Plus driving into the main land to visit some tourists places was nice. We are already looking at dates for next year to rebook. Stop your time searching and looking, just book here.
Thanks for the great review. Glad it's just what you were looking for. Delighted that you are already making plans to return!
What is there to do?
Anna Maria Holmes Beach Bradenton Beach and Beyond
A few examples of Area Attractions
While Anna Maria Island is known for laid back living and relaxation, should you wish to participate in the local scene there's an abundance of activities. If you enjoy biking, Bradenton Beach has a designated bike trail along Gulf Drive. Old Bridge Street has Putt Putt Golf and while you play, there is a misting system so you can stay cool. At the end of Old Bridge Street is a pier for your fishing pleasure as well as a restaurant. There are a variety of restaurants on Old Bridge St making it possible to satisfy every appetite.
Whether it's pizza or French crepes to fish tacos, you can find a meal to satisfy. There are also shops and the US Post office is located here so you can mail post cards to your friends back home.
Naturally you can swim in the crystal clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkeling is also fun or surfboarding, para-sailing or kayaking. Several local business will rent you all the necessary equipment. Naturally there are golfing and tennis too.
There's really a wide range of things to do here, if you want to have an action packed time you will find plenty. Of course you can always stroll along the shore collecting shells and then watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids would enjoy a visit to Bradenton to see Snooty the manatee. The area of Manatee/Sarasota counties also has great off shore fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, shopping, museums, and art galleries to explore.
Be sure to observe all the turtle watch rules as the Ridley turtles are building nests from early May and baby turtles are hatching on our beaches. You might even go on a turtle watch tour with our local turtle lady. Look in the paper for her schedule.
The entire island of Anna Maria has many reasonably priced awarding winning restaurants.The Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has not only delicious food as in breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but the owner is a triple time National Pie contest winner. Be sure and stop by.
Of course, check out the local newspaper for the latest events about the island. The A.M.I. SUN is just one. It's free and had lots of information you can use on current happenings.
Holmes Beach is famous for the Beach Cafe, Skinny's a small local hamburger, hotdog storefront plus along Gulf Drive you will locate the island grocery store, Publix and several island strip centers with your last minute beach items such as snacks, lotions, toys and beach towels.
Off the island
Mote Science Lab is just a short drive off the island and on to Longboat Key just a few miles to the south. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to this 'hands on' science stop. This is where many of the rescued injured animals, occasional birds, turtles, etc are taken to recuperate and then are returned to nature.
Especially for kids:
G WIZ is located in Sarasota near the VanWizzel a block off of Tamiami. This is a state of the art Science hands on museum. Well worth the visit. Check it out on line to see what they are featuring. Call for cost.
Disneyworld, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and Selby Gardens.