Spend your vacation at a beautiful canalfront home centrally located in pristine Anna Maria. Featuring two bedrooms and two baths, this home boasts a split floor plan with a central open living area including a living room and a family room, a dining area overlooking the pool, a kitchen, and even extra sleeping space. With flat-panel TVs in bedrooms and living areas, the family will have plenty of room to spread out and relax!<br/><br/>Although the kitchen is fully equipped for meal preparation, the poolside gas grill will be your favorite place to prepare dinner. Look for manatees swimming in Lake LaVista, a salt water canal that gives you direct access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. The 30-foot dock will make boating a snap (check about access, as there are two hump back bridges to negotiate before the open water), with awesome fishing opportunities right out your back door!<br/><br/>The new heated pool features whimsical water jets and a lovely waterfall cascading from the spa, which is outfitted with therapy jets and an aerator. The 900 square foot patio is perfect for outdoor entertaining, dining al fresco, or just soaking up the beautiful warm sunshine.<br/><br/>This part of the Island is perfect for exploring on foot or bike, or by taking the free trolley for a tour of the entire Island. The nearest trolley stop is just around the corner; from there you can ride anywhere on the island and home again at no charge! You'll also enjoy exploring the historic village of Anna Maria: Pine Avenue, which is just two blocks from the house, is filled with interesting shops and restaurants, and is the home of both the Island Players and the Anna Maria Historical Society Museum.<br/><br/>Of course, you'll want to get to the beach as much as possible, and you'll find you can walk there in no time! The Gulf beaches are just a few easy blocks away, while the beautiful bayfront beach is just two blocks from home. The same easy walk will also take you to the Rod & Reel Pier and the Historic Anna Maria City Pier for fishing, dining, and people watching.<br/><br/>Sleeps 6 in one king, one queen, and one sleeper sofa.
If you've decided on an Anna Maria Island vacation, it's probably because you like to see the water. And if you like to see the water, you can't find a better spot than this wonderful two-bedroom, two-bath ground floor condo in Seaside Gardens, where the water is so close, you may forget you're still on land!<br/><br/>This charming unit features a newly remodeled kitchen that opens to the dining area. There is comfortable seating in the living room with a whole wall of beautiful views of the water.<br/><br/>The Master bedroom has a queen bed, a walk-in closet, an en suite bath with a tub/shower combo supplied with plenty of fluffy towels and linens, and great water views of the sunrise. The second bedroom also has an en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, as well as walk-in closets, twin beds and a television. The laundry room is outside the front entrance. Villa Roma sleeps up to 4 guests.<br/><br/>Seaside Gardens is a friendly community located in the heart of Holmes Beach, offering loads of choices right at your doorstep. Walk to the library, shops, restaurants, and the beach, or go a bit further afield by hopping on the free Island Trolley; the northbound line stops right at the end of the street. A ride on the trolley will connect you to shops and restaurants on Pine Avenue, the Anna Maria Historical Society Museum, the Island Players Theater, the historic Anna Maria City Pier, and lots more opportunities to hit our gorgeous beaches. <br/><br/>From your unit you can also walk into Holmes Beach and catch the southbound trolley for a visit to Bradenton Beach and historic Bridge Street, or take a stroll on the miles of beachfront paths that run along Coquina Beach. You might also decide to connect to other lines that can take you to Longboat Key, St. Armands Circle, and the artistic options available in downtown Sarasota. <br/><br/>If a water adventure is your style, bring your kayaks and launch them right off your personal dock. The dock also happens to be a great place to fish. Bringing your own boat? The Holmes Beach public boat launch is conveniently located next door. <br/><br/>You don't have to be a boater or a fisherman, however, to enjoy the beauty of Villa Roma's water views. The large patio is likely to become your favorite spot for relaxation and soaking up the sun. It's also a great spot for bird-watching, and is a favorite with the elegant birds of prey and sea birds.
You and your family will love staying in this beautiful three-bedroom, three-bath home nestled on the banks of Lake LaVista, just one block north of Pine Avenue in the village of Anna Maria. Everything you're looking for in a vacation rental home is right here...a lovely view, a large heated pool, updated kitchen and bathrooms, lots of privacy, and super easy access to our island attractions!<br/><br/>With over 2100 square feet of ground-floor living space, you'll have plenty of room to relax and enjoy your surroundings. The large dining room table is the perfect spot for family gatherings, and the expansive, well-equipped kitchen will make it easy for everyone to pitch in when it's time for meal preparation.<br/><br/>Two bedrooms and one bathroom are located down the hallway and can be closed off for additional privacy, while the master bedroom features a King Bed, an en suite bath, private patio area, and beautiful views over Lake LaVista. <br/><br/>Although every room in the house is beautifully decorated with coastal design, the prettiest part of this house is, without a doubt, the large backyard. Loads of windows and sliding glass doors provide a terrific view from most rooms, along with easy access to this inviting oasis. The large heated pool is child-friendly with a shallow area at both ends. And stretching the length of this extra-large property is Lake LaVista, a beautiful meandering waterway that leads out to Tampa Bay. The property has a boat lift that is available for use as well as a dock. Boaters, please keep in mind that the one fixed bridge between the house and Tampa Bay allows only a 7 foot clearance at high tide. <br/><br/>When you're ready for the beach, an easy walk or bike ride will take you to the Sand Bar Restaurant by the Gulf, or to the Historic Anna Maria City Pier near the Bay. You'll find shops and restaurants en route, along with the Anna Maria Community Theater and the Anna Maria Historical Society Museum, as well as fun street festivals several times a year. A stop for the free Island Trolley is just at the end of the street when you're ready for adventures a little further down the island!<br/><br/>Sleeps 8 in beds, but there's plenty of room if you'd like to have www.FunandMoreRentals.com bring in a couple of rollaway beds for the kids. <br/><br/>Need more room? Rent the adjacent property, Lakeview Cottage, to accommodate 4 more people. Please ask our staff for details!
This lovely home is located on Coquina Key, an island community in southeast St. Petersburg not far from the city's vibrant downtown which includes the waterfront, marina district, and Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Surrounded by Tampa Bay on the east, and Big and Little Bayous on the north, south, and west, Coquina Key is known for cooling sea breezes, open water vistas, rambling streets with names like Wahoo, Sunfish, and Tuna, and abundant deep water with direct access to Tampa Bay.<br/><br/>Situated on a peaceful cul-de-sac and shaded by a magnificent banyan tree, this comfortable home offers spacious accommodations with an open floor plan that's sure to please. At the center of the home is a gorgeous remodeled kitchen, where you'll enjoy putting together meals to serve at the large farm table in the adjoining dining area, or delicious snacks for everyone to enjoy when trying their luck at the nearby poker/game table. A beautiful Florida room with plenty of windows overlooking the pool, canal, and Tampa Bay will be your favorite place to relax.<br/><br/>The family who owns this home has made it possible for everyone to visit at once, with bedding designed for lots of guests. The master bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has a queen and a full bed; both of these bedrooms include TVs. The third bedroom has a bunk bed with a full on the bottom and a twin on the top. Both bathrooms are located nearby for everyone's access.<br/><br/>Outside you'll find an open pool overlooking the deep water canal, which provides quick access to gorgeous Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. St. Petersburg's world-famous beaches are a quick 15-minute drive away.
Families or groups of friends love this big open house with plenty of room and lots of amenities! A sprawling elevated home with three bedrooms and three en suite bathrooms, this is one of those places where everyone in your group will be able to find plenty to do, while enjoying a laid-back atmosphere and lots of room to relax.<br/>Located at the end of a deep water canal with direct access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico beyond, boaters will welcome the opportunity to use the newly-refurbished 10,000-pound boat lift and dock. Bring a boat from home, or rent one from a local marina. The dock is also a fun place for fishing, and if you're lucky, you'll catch sight of one of our local manatees and perhaps a brand new calf! They love swimming the canals in hopes of finding someone to visit.<br/><br/>The living and dining areas, along with the kitchen, open onto the big front deck. In season, most guests like to keep all the French doors open for a real sense of outdoor living. The front deck is a great spot for dining al fresco while enjoying views of happy travelers out for a taste of the sun, and even a lovely view of Tampa Bay across the street. A heated pool and hot tub are perched canalside, with a large open patio that's the perfect place for a picnic. An upstairs deck overlooks this area, offering lovely views down the canal to Bimini Bay.<br/><br/>Inside the house on the first level you'll find a bedroom that can be made up as two twins, or as one king-size bed. Tell us when you book which you'd like, and our housekeeping staff will take care of the setup. Another bedroom at the front of the house features a daybed with trundle, along with a built-in twin on the other side of the room, a large walk-in closet, and en suite bath with walk-in shower. This bedroom has French doors that open directly onto the large front deck, allowing refreshing breezes into every corner.<br/><br/>Upstairs you'll find a master bedroom with a queen bed, en suite bath with walk-in shower, and a private deck boasting fabulous views over Tampa Bay and the Sunshine Skyway bridge. Be sure to watch for the big cruise ships on their way out to sea; it's fun to imagine where they might be traveling!<br/><br/>Ready for a salt-water swim and the feel of sand between your toes? The beautiful white-sand beach and crystal-clear waters of Tampa Bay are just across the street. The water here is shallow with a sandy bottom, so it's usually a great place to swim with children, or just float on the smooth waters. Fishermen love to wade out a distance from the shore and cast their lines, while shell-seekers know they're likely to find something special in this relatively unpopulated section of the beach. The charming Historic Anna Maria City Pier is just 200 yards down the beach.<br/><br/>When the shopping bug bites, or you feel like eating out, you can walk to Anna Maria's restaurants and shops, as well as the Historic Society Museum and Community Playhouse. Ready for something a bit further afield? Catch the free Island Trolley to travel the length of the island from 6 am to 10 pm. Get off anywhere to access the Gulf beaches, walk as far down the beach as you'd like, and then catch the trolley for a ride home...all you need is shoes to get on and off the island's favorite mode of transportation.<br/><br/>Sleeps 7. Small dogs considered with a non-refundable pet fee. Stays of less than one week may be available depending on time of year.
You'll love this adorable and charming Anna Maria Island ground-level home, nestled on an extra-large lot and surrounded by swaying palm trees...why climb stairs when you can stay at ground level in a quaint Florida beach cottage? <br/><br/>Situated on a quiet street, Sandy Toes Cottage features all the comforts of home. You'll love the tropical feel and decor that's beachy, fun, and relaxed. The master bedroom features a plush queen bed, crisp white linens, a flat-screen TV and a view of the Bay. The second bedroom features two twin beds and access to an outside patio perfect for morning coffee. A den/office/3rd bedroom provides a great getaway spot or extra sleeping space if needed. An amazing 22' x 17' sunroom/lanai stretches the entire width of the cottage; this is what vacationing or living in Florida is all about! A second bath and private laundry room complete this cozy spot.<br/><br/>You can't beat the outdoor living space here at Sandy Toes Cottage, with three unique outdoor areas to enjoy. The first is a southern patio, with a full dining table and chairs, a gas grill, and a Weber kettle charcoal grill. Next is a fun sand area with comfortable lounge chairs to enjoy taking in the sun with a good book in hand. Finally, a smaller patio boasts views of the Bay and can't be beat for a tranquil, quiet time enjoying coffee while watching the sunrise or an evening sunset.<br/><br/>The owners of Sandy Toes Cottage have supplied you with everything you need for a comfortable enjoyable stay, from good quality linens and bedding to a fully equipped kitchen. There are plenty of books, games, and things for the beach. You'll also find a basket with lots of suggestions for what to do and where to go. They've tried to think of everything so you won't have to!<br/><br/>A quick walk of three blocks will take you right to the beach, or you can catch the free Island Trolley to take you north or south as you explore other parts of the Island on foot or by bike. The Trolley travels the entire Island from 6 am to 10 pm, and is a favorite with visitors. <br/><br/>Beach to Bay Blue Turtle Cottage is located across the street from the Bay, and just a few blocks from a fun little waterfront Bayside Park, which includes a playground for the little kids, a basketball court for the older ones, a kayak launch, and great fishing. This is a favorite spot for observing Florida's many natural wonders, including dolphins dancing in the surf and birds winging their way from beach to bay. There's an abundance of wildlife to be enjoyed all over the area, whether out on a casual walk or on a trip to one of the four nature preserves on Anna Maria and just over the bridge on Perico Island.<br/><br/>Approximately 1.5 hours from Disney and other Orlando attractions, a visit to the Magic Kingdom can be done in a day from Blue Turtle Cottage. You'll find, however, that the Island is its own magical spot, great for kids and adults! You won't find a single high rise, or any evidence of crowded city life. Anna Maria Island is the perfect beach getaway for couples, families, or retirees. Not only does it offer 7+ miles of our famous white sugar-sand beaches, there are plenty of nearby activities to appeal to young and old. Special events are some of our favorite things, including arts & crafts festivals, parades (especially parades!), sand-sculpting competitions, skim board competitions, and many other fun events as often as possible!
Don't wait another minute to book this fantastic waterfront 3-bedroom, 2-bath pool home in Clearwater Beach! You'll love its spacious, open floor plan with big views overlooking the heated pool and broad canal beyond. As soon as you walk in the front door, the view will sweep you away with an urge to head outside and enjoy everything Florida has to offer! <br/><br/>Before you do that, be sure to take in the beautifully remodeled eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops, and the big living room complete with a dry bar and big flat-panel HD TV. This room is designed for relaxing! <br/><br/>Down the hall you'll find a poolside bedroom with a queen bed, along with a second bedroom with twin beds and a full bath with a combination tub and shower. At the end of the hall is the master bedroom, which features a king bed, en suite bath with both a walk-in shower and a spa tub, direct access to the pool, and striking waterway views.<br/><br/>If you're looking for location, location, location, this property can't be beat! Boaters will love the dock available for their use...bring your own, or rent one while you're here. This deep waterway provides direct access to Clearwater Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. Pack your cooler, head out the back door, hop on board your boat tied up at the dock, and take a leisurely cruise up the harbor to Caladesi Island State Park. As one of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast, Caladesi´s white sand beaches were rated America's Best Beach in 2008. Beach lovers can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and beachcombing, saltwater anglers can cast a line from their boats or surf fish from the beach, and nature enthusiasts can spot wildlife while hiking the three mile nature trail through the island's interior, or paddling a three mile kayak trail through the mangroves and bay. <br/><br/>A little further up the harbor is Honeymoon State Park. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida. The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. This is another terrific spot to swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Gulf. Shelling is particularly good here, as the Gulf currents deposit an incredible variety of seashells on the shore.<br/><br/>Ready for a party? A trip in your boat can also take you down the harbor to the action of Clearwater Beach. Although it's been around for 100 years, Clearwater is an up-to-the-moment year-round destination, offering a seemingly endless supply of entertainment, natural beauty, and outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Enjoy casual and fine dining, vibrant activities and the rich history and heritage of the Gulf Coast, all from your backyard!<br/><br/>Of course, if boating isn't your thing, you'll still enjoy the waterfront pool at your home-away-from-home, and the easy access by bike or on foot to all the fun things to do and beautiful beaches to visit in Clearwater. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Winter the dolphin, is on your route to the beach! <br/><br/>So don't delay...you'll be so glad you booked Island Retreat for your Clearwater vacation!
Willow Bay is a perfect location for any large family gathering. Located in a quiet neighborhood on Longboat Key, this home is nestled into tropical landscaping on a canal facing the Mangroves. You'll find rest and privacy when you relax in this Island getaway. <br/><br/>Inside the home is an open living room with comfy seating, a large "Smart TV" and floor-to-ceiling views of the canal and beautiful landscaping. The newly remodeled kitchen has all the amenities of home, an open layout and a dining area that seats 6. You may want to take all your meals out to the lanai to enjoy the relaxing and tropical scenery. The Master Bedroom has a king bed and opens to the deck/lanai that runs the length of the back of the house. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds while the third bedroom has a queen and opens up to a private walk-out deck on the side of the house. Bedroom 4 has a futon that comfortably sleeps two. Baths one and two have tub/shower combinations and the third bathroom has a walk-in shower. <br/><br/>Avid boaters and fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the canal dock and access to open waters via boat, jet ski, kayak or even paddle boards. You can set sail from your own backyard!<br/><br/>Start your day with breakfast on the lanai watching the beautiful sunrise. It is just a short stroll to the silky, sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico for a fun family day or to enjoy the breathtaking and romantic sunsets. After a short drive to the south you'll find shopping at St. Armands Circle or you may choose to spend a day at the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. Charter a fishing trip, or take a sight-seeing cruise to dolphin-watch. If you enjoy culture, you will definitely enjoy the majestic Ringling Museum in Sarasota, and the gorgeous Selby Botanical Gardens. <br/><br/>Book your next Island Getaway at Willow Bay.
Ed DeLosh and Candy Conte, owners of beachrentals.mobi, are seasoned veterans of the vacation rental business here on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Both grew up in the area, and love helping visitors discover and enjoy its many treasures!