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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8640965

About the area

Just a short walk to the best part of Anna Maria Island, historic Bridge street. For exquisite boutique shopping, great restaurants, The famous Bridge street Pier where you can fish, dine, or just sit on one of the many benches and enjoy the scenery. If you are lucky you will see a Manatee. You are almost certain to see dolphins! Not far down the road is Holmes beach and Coquina beach both an easy bike ride away. Holmes beach has one of many beach restaurants that are have outdoor seating by the beach. While visiting Coquina beach stop in to walk or ride bikes along the miles of marked trails at Coquina National Park, Coquina Baywalk at Leffis Key. Here you will find some of the best nature trails in Florida! Just a few miles further is Longboat key, another incredible white powder beach. You can ride the FREE TROLLEY all the way to coquina Beach or Anna Maria Beach on the northern end of the island. In fact, you can easily get by without a car and save $ on renting. The trolley stops about 50 steps from our condo and picks up about 3 times an hour. Just beyond this is St. Armand's Circle. You'll love all the designer boutiques and restaurants! Go into the town of Bradenton just 2 miles and your find all the big name stores like WalMart, Bealls, Kmart, and big name chain restaurants like Cracker Barrel, MacDonald's, Pizza Hut, Hungry Howie's, etc. Just a bit further are the outlet malls in Ellenton. Anna Maria Island retains old Florida charm because it does not allow these chains on the island. Nor are high-rises allowed except for a few that were grandfathered Nearby Points of Interest: Name Address Distance(+/-) Coffee Shops Cafe on the Beach 2200 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach 1.2 Restaurants Maestro Little Italy Southern Italian Ristorante 101 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach 0.2 Island Creperie 127 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach 0.2 Bridge Tender Inn 135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach 0.2 Banana Cabana Caribbean Seafood & Grill 103 Gulf Dr 0.2 Beach House Restaurant 200 Gulf Dr 0.3 Bradenton Beach about 50 second walk Sarasota Bay (our private dock) about 40 second walk This beautiful vacation rental is located on most sought after and narrow part of the island. The beach is steps away on one side and our Dock on the bay just steps away in the other direction. All the shops and restaurants are within walking distance. We are away from the main road and there is no through traffic or traffic noise. Very peaceful. In case of rainy weather we offer WiFi, digital cable, unlimited calling anywhere in USA and Canada, Books, and a DVD collection. There's so much to do outside that a few weeks may not be enough time. For instance right on down the road on Leffis key across from Coquina beach is a fabulous nature preserve. You can ride bikes there on the acres of board walk trails right along the Bay! It is the most impressive nature Reserve I have ever seen. Here's some info from Manatee County. "Manatee County's newest baby" - opened to the public July of 2006, offering many acres of diverse marshlands, open water, and nature trails. Marshland, 2 1/2 miles of kayaking and canoeing along the Bay, 10 acres of uplands complete with 6 nature trails and as many bridges winding around the mangroves. The 500 foot boardwalk makes it a great location for bird watching, and the trails are great for hiking, and biking. Sponsored in part by the County Conservation Land Management, the preserve houses endangered species like the gopher tortoise, and the Florida Scrub Jay." We offer our own fishing dock available steps away. You can go to a different white powder beach every day. Our white powder beach is just about 50 steps away! Great for taking in the rays, swimming, shelling, relaxing! Coquina Beach is about a 10 min walk. Great place for barbecues, Volleyball, etc. There's Marinas, Piers, Restaurants, Beach Volley Ball, Entertainment, etc., all within walking distance. PLUS FREE Trolley that takes you everywhere!! You should also consider seeing Mote Aquarium, Ringling Museum, both within 20 min drive (+/-). A bit further is Busch Gardens about 45 min drive. WELL WORTH THE DRIVE! If you want relaxation just stay on our Fishing Dock or Screened Lanai or peaceful brick court yard under the palms! Top 13 nearby restaurants as rated by Tripadvisor: Blue Marlin Grill #1 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach French Table #2 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach Bridge Street Bistro #3 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach Beach House Restaurant #4 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach Island Creperie #5 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach Oma's Pizza and Italian Restuarant Bridge Tender Inn #7 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach Island Time Bar and Grill #8 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach Sharky's Seagrill #9 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach Wicked Cantina #10 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach The Freckled Fin #11 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach Amob On The Pier #12 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach Island Spice #13 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach

Getting around

Free trolley takes you everywhere on the island. It picks you up right on our street corner about a 50 second walk away! Transport to and from airport is available by many transport services. We are happy to put you in touch with our driver who charges about $80 each way to/from Tampa airport and about half that to/from Sarasota airport



  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (4)

Excellent – based on 4 reviews Excellent
4 reviews


Reviewed 6 Jul 2012

My family and I spent a week at this beautiful place. You never need to leave the island, it has everything. Trolleys and buses, but most everything is within walking distance. There are so many things to do, swimming, shelling, fishing, bike riding, shopping, I could go on and on. The condo was very clean and beautifully decorated. Mark and his wife thought of everything to make it feel like home. There were beach chairs, towels and even toys. Fishing poles and bikes were provided also. The courtyard was the perfect place to relax after a day at the beach. The kitchen and bath rooms were stocked with everything you needed and there is even a washer and dryer for your use. This could not have been a better vacation. Thanks.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your kind words. We really do try hard to make sure your vacation is filled only with great memories. It's nice when we hear that our efforts paid off. We look forward to your return visit! I like the hibiscus flower in your picture. I can tell from the rare green and white leafs it is from our garden. Mark

“Couldn't Ask For More”

Reviewed 4 May 2011

We just wanted to thank you folks for a splendid week at your villa. Gorgeous location. Peaceful. The place was perfect inside. Clean and very comfy with plenty of space and only about a 3 minute walk from a georgeous beach on the gulf. And our landlords (with their villa next door) were wonderful folks who kept to themselves. It was a real pleasure to get to know them. Florida was a delight. We both wish you the very best in your business endeavors. Mark, you have a most excellent presence: a quiet, self-assured and confident manner with an excellent mind for business while also being very respectful and gentle in spirit. You also have a very beautiful wife and child. Liliana, you are truly genuine and sincerely gracious. I hope we left all things as you would like. And, I hope we meet again some day. May you be blessed in every way. Bob and Jeanie Hitchcock

“Great vacation !”

Reviewed 2 May 2011

The place was very nice and had all the accomodations needed for a great vacation. The place is nice and quiet and very relaxing. We enjoyed sitting in the Lanai every morning and enjoying the tranquil setting. There was some landscape construction going on but other than that it is a peaceful area and the owners made every attempt to make it comfortable.

“Vacation Ambience”

Reviewed 6 Mar 2011

"Looking for quiet tranquility while at the same time wanting a variety of shopping, excellent dining or just relaxing at the beach, this cozy "honeymoon home" will be your perfect choice. Located near the center of Bradenton Beach, we were within walking distance to all the above activities. Along with the home comes the advantage of having a private boat dock where one can fish or just watch the many birds and wildlife. The owners, Mark and Lillian did an outstanding job in being able to provide all the essentials to make this home as near to your home as possible. With a well stocked kitchen, bathroom etc., their attention to detail made our monthly stay enjoyable and relaxing. We were fortunate to be the every first property renters and as such we wish others the same happiness that we experienced. Jim and Lourine Feb 2011

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