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 at Changing Tides.
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.
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. .
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.
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. For adventure on the water, try Parasailing or Kayaking. All of the fun you can have staying at an Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals Home.