Snuggle into this classic island cottage right across the street from the Beach House Restaurant and our fabulous Gulf of Mexico beaches! Beautifully redone and filled with comfortable furniture, you'll love the ambiance of staying in the heart of the village of Bradenton Beach. This warren of small streets that run to the Bay, across Bridge Street, and south to Coquina Beach is one of the most charming parts of the Island. You'll be able to walk absolutely everywhere and take advantage of all the fun activities for which this Island community is famous.<br/><br/>You're just steps away from the beach, but if you want to do some exploring you don't have to go much farther! The free Island trolley stops nearby, ready to take you north to Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, where you can find shops, restaurants, galleries, a museum, a library, and more. Head slightly south to Cortez Bridge, a historic site with shopping, dining, live music, a weekly open-air market (in season), fishing, and even miniature golf!<br/><br/>The cottage features a large kitchen and living area, along with a comfy bedroom and full laundry room. Your dog is welcome to stay with you for an additional non-refundable fee of $100.<br/><br/>The Beach Bungalow offers you a convenient, relaxing location for a great price. It can sleep 4 between one queen bed and one sleeper sofa.
BRAND NEW HEATED POOL READY FOR JANUARY 2017! <br/><br/>Built by a master craftsman in the late 1950s and maintained to this day by his family, this charming Anna Maria cottage is a wonderful example of Mid-Century Modern architecture. It's a lovely blend of that era's design, mixed with a touch of the Orient.<br/><br/>You'll notice the Asian inspiration as soon as you turn into the driveway - rather than a garage door, you'll find a screen with motifs reminiscent of Japanese homes. Although it can be used as a carport, the owners most often enjoy it as a large screened room, where cooling breezes make it a wonderful spot to relax. A laundry room and half-bath are located just off of this room, with an outdoor shower just outside the back door, all ready for your return from the beach.<br/><br/>Inside you'll find an open living space. The sunroom is a terrific spot for a game of cards, while the living room is set up for viewing the large flat-panel TV. The kitchen is cleverly hidden behind another screen, with the dining area next to it. Both bedrooms and the full bath are located just down the hall. The master bedroom features a flat-panel TV and a Bose radio for your enjoyment. <br/><br/>Of course, the best part of this terrific cottage is its location. With Pine Avenue and the village of Anna Maria just one block to the south, you can walk to everything, from the gorgeous Gulf beaches to the historic Anna Maria City Pier and everything in between. Pine Avenue offers restaurants, shopping, the community theater, historic Roser Church, and the Anna Maria Historical Society Museum. If you want to explore the island, catch the free Island Trolley at the end of the street. <br/><br/>Dogs accepted with a non-refundable pet fee. Sleeps 4 in two queen beds.<br/><br/>Coming in January 2017: a new pool and outdoor shower and a king bed!
Enjoy a relaxed island holiday in this charming two-bedroom, two-bath cottage just a block from the beach! As you enter the front door, a comfortable living and dining area welcomes you. Mexican tile floors throughout the house lend a casual, easy-living feel to every room, from the front door to the back patio.<br/><br/>You'll find the living area stocked with a large flat-screen TV and lots of books to read when you're basking in the sun, either at the beach or by the bikini pool out back. A fully equipped kitchen is just off the dining room, and although it's pint-sized, you'll find everything you need to whip up a picnic for the beach or dinner on the grill out by the pool.<br/><br/>Ready for some rest? The master bedroom with a king bed, flat-panel TV, and en suite bath sits at the back of the house and offers access to the pool and patio. A second bedroom features a queen bed and flat-panel TV. If you're expecting an extra guest, the small den leading out to the screened porch features a comfortable daybed. Should you need them, two twin-size rollaway beds can be found in the master bedroom closet.<br/><br/>At the back of the house you'll find a small screened porch outfitted with a dual charcoal/propane grill, and beyond that, the cute bikini-size pool ready for a refreshing swim. The yard is fully fenced for your privacy. <br/><br/>You can spend as much time as you want at the beach since it's just a short block away. Soak up the sun, get some sand in your toes, and jump in the gorgeous aqua waters of the Gulf of Mexico - all in a two-minute walk! Walk as far as you'd like on Anna Maria's 7.5 miles of white sand beaches, then hop on the free Island Trolley that runs the length of the Island for the return trip home. Along the way you might want to visit the shops and restaurants of Bradenton Beach, stroll out on the historic Bridge Street Pier, rent a jet ski, or go parasailing - all are within easy reach of this cute beach cottage. Don't miss this great value!
The original easy beach vacation at an affordable price! No stairs to travel, and only a one-minute walk until your feet are in the Gulf of Mexico or at the shores of Anna Maria Sound.<br/><br/>This two-bedroom, one-bath charmer is tucked between beach and bay in Bradenton Beach. You'll find yourself so close to both the Gulf beaches and the beauties of the Bay that you may only use this cute home base to sleep! However, the comforts of home will beckon, with a large flat-panel television in the living room, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, and the convenience of ground floor living. The two bedrooms offer a choice of a queen bed and flat-panel TV, or two twin beds. <br/><br/>A stay at Beach Baby means every island attraction is right at your fingertips. Whether you want to sink your toes in the white sand on the Gulfside, or pause to watch the sunrise over the bay, you'll only have to walk a very short distance. Ready for something different? The free Island Trolley stops at the top of the street, ready to take you to the north end of the Island for a visit to the village of Anna Maria, where two historic piers offer opportunities for fishing and dining. Shops, restaurants, galleries, and even a museum and community theater can also be found on this end of the Island. <br/><br/>You might want to hop off the trolley when it makes its way through Holmes Beach. Not only will you find more excellent shops and restaurants, but Holmes Beach is also home to a marina, library, free community tennis courts, and several gyms open to visitors. <br/><br/>And don't forget to explore the rest of Bradenton Beach to the south of your unit. Historic Bridge Street was once the location of the very first bridge to the mainland. Today's Cortez Bridge, just a bit to the north, is made out of sturdier stuff than the original wood structure, but the original street is still there, and it is a fun place for shopping, dining, live music, a weekly open-air market (in season), fishing, and even miniature golf!<br/><br/>For a lovely, affordable place to call home while visiting our fabulous Island, Beach Baby is just the ticket! Sleeps 4 in one queen and two twin beds. Add Beach Baby 2, and sleep a total of 8 people in two side-by-side units!
This elevated home has a wonderful surprise waiting right at the edge of the Drive - a beautiful Island retreat where you can grill, relax with friends and family or soak in the roomy hot tub before you even walk in the door! At the top of the steps to the Sandy Feet Retreat, you will find a dining area on the balcony leading to the entrance of this cozy two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath Florida duplex. <br/><br/>The Master bedroom has a queen bed while the second bedroom has a queen bed and twin bunk beds. The bedrooms are separated by the bath and laundry, and open to the living room and three-season room. The updated galley-style kitchen is ready for you to heat up meals or mix your favorite fruity drinks in the blender. The living room has a large flat screen TV and the dining area has room for six.<br/><br/>You won't need to venture far to find many delightful shops and restaurants. Dance the night away to Island music, or relax on the beach watching the setting sun over the Gulf. If you are looking to be more active, you can try beach yoga, opt to rent Bikes or Scooters, or take to the water in Kayaks, Paddle Boards and much more. However you decide to spend your time, you will enjoy every minute on your wonderful Island vacation.
Vacationers who like the old Florida ambiance of Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach in particular, will fall in love with this adorable two-bedroom, two-bath ground floor home tucked away on a quiet street just a stone's throw from both the Gulf of Mexico and Anna Maria Sound. Its owners have lovingly reinvented this charming home, much to the benefit of anyone looking for a great and affordable place to call home while at the beach!<br/><br/>You'll love the big, comfy furniture, the large flat-panel TVs in every room, the super fun game room, and the all-weather indoor/outdoor dining room overlooking the pool. Family fun awaits! <br/><br/>The master bedroom features a king bed and en suite bath, while the second bedroom features twin beds. The second full bath is located off of the living area for easy access. A full size sleeper sofa can be found in the game room. <br/><br/>But the fun doesn't stop inside! The brand new heated pool will be everyone's favorite spot. Set up your chairs in the water on the shallow sun shelf, then jump in to cool off and play with the kids. For a little more adventure and sea breezes, head over to the beach--it's only a block away!
The original easy beach vacation at an affordable price! No stairs to travel, and only a one-minute walk until your feet are in the Gulf of Mexico or at the shores of Anna Maria Sound.<br/><br/>This two-bedroom, one-bath charmer is tucked between beach and bay in Bradenton Beach. You'll find yourself so close to both the Gulf beaches and the beauties of the Bay that you may only use this cute home base to sleep! However, the comforts of home will beckon, with a large flat-panel television in the living room, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, and the convenience of ground floor living. The two bedrooms offer a choice of a queen bed and flat-panel TV, or two twin beds. <br/><br/>Every Island attraction is right at your fingertips during your stay here. Whether you want to sink your toes in the white sand on the Gulfside, or pause to watch the sunrise over the Bay, you'll only have to walk a short distance. Ready to explore? The free Island Trolley stops at the top of the street, ready to take you to the north end of the Island for a visit to the village of Anna Maria, where two historic piers offer opportunities for fishing and dining. Shops, restaurants, galleries, and even a museum and community theater can also be found on this end of the Island. <br/><br/>In Holmes Beach, you can get off the Trolley to enjoy more excellent shops and restaurants, as well as a marina, library, free community tennis courts, and several gyms open to visitors. <br/><br/>You'll also want to explore the rest of Bradenton Beach to the south of your unit. Historic Bridge Street was once the location of the very first bridge to the mainland. Today's Cortez Bridge, just a bit to the north, is made out of sturdier stuff than the original wood structure, but the original street is still there, and it is a fun place for shopping, dining, live music, a weekly open-air market (in season), fishing, and even miniature golf!<br/><br/>Beach Baby 2 offers you a lovely and affordable place to call home while visiting our fabulous Island. <br/>Sleeps 4 in one queen and two twin beds. Rent Beach Baby at the same time to accommodate a total of 8 people, right next door to one another!
This absolutely charming cottage can be yours for an affordable vacation in the sun! Nestled in an alcove of cottages tucked away by the bay in the village of Anna Maria, this adorable two-bedroom, one-bath cottage just oozes "Old Florida" charm!<br/><br/>Recently upgraded with all new furniture and a brand-new central air conditioning system, everything has been done to maximize charm and comfort! Each bedroom features a queen bed and flat-panel TV, while the living room offers guests a larger smart TV with all the benefits of Roku (not sure what that is? Check out https://www.roku.com/how-it-works). Comfortable seating makes the living room the perfect spot for reading a good book, watching a movie, or playing a game. <br/><br/>The galley kitchen features the basics of what you'll need to prepare delicious meals at home...perhaps fresh seafood that you pick up in Cortez and then grill in the shaded back yard! The private patio is sure to be a favorite spot for enjoying dinner al fresco. <br/><br/>Although this little cottage features its own parking spot right out front, this might be the time to experience an old-fashioned, really simple beach vacation! Explore the Island on foot or by bike, or take the free Island Trolley wherever you need to go. The northern terminus of the trolley is located just around the corner at the historic Anna Maria City Pier. The world-famous Waterfront Restaurant is just two doors down, in the heart of the village of Anna Maria. You'll find more shops, restaurants, community theater, and lovely white-sand beaches in every direction. <br/><br/>And even though there's plenty of closet space, when you're staying at this charming little gem, all you'll need is your flip flops, shorts, and bathing suit...you CAN afford to live the simple life on Anna Maria Island.
Indian Shores---a quiet, quaint jewel of a beach town with wonderful restaurants, shopping and activities... and Sun Place is situated right in the middle of it all!! Step out the door onto beautiful Indian Shores Beach and let your vacation begin.<br/><br/>This two-bedroom, two-bath condo is directly on the beach and is in an intimate building with only nine other units. You will enjoy this condo that is professionally decorated with a crisp clean beach cottage motif. There are upscale furnishings throughout this beautiful unit including a sunken living room with beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, and a corner fireplace. An open floor plan allows you to view the Gulf from both the kitchen and the dining area. <br/><br/>This privately situated, 2nd floor, southwest corner unit offers unobstructed, magnificent views of the Gulf, a feature not found in many condominiums. It has two private balconies from the master bedroom and the living room. The master bedroom has a comfortable king bed, a wall-mounted flat screen TV, and an en suite master bath with walk-in closet. The second bedroom features beach cottage furnishings with two twin beds right down the hall from an additional full bathroom.<br/><br/>This condo puts you in the middle of all that you would want for your coastal vacation. Clearwater and St. Pete beaches are easily accessible utilizing the inexpensive Beach Trolley. You'll only be an hour away from Disney World and 30 minutes from Busch Gardens in Tampa.<br/><br/>Unlike many vacation rental properties, Sun Place will allow you to arrive on any day of the week that suits your schedule. Come and enjoy all that Sun Place has to offer!
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!
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!