Delightful getaway located on Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island. This ground floor condo with beautiful views is directly across the street from the white powder sand beach. Slow down and experience the charm of "Old Florida". Enjoy beautiful sunsets. Walk to nearby unique shops and restaurants, even a fishing pier.Our condo is on the South end of Anna Maria Island in Bradenton Beach in sunny and warm Florida. Anna Maria Island was listed on top 10 islands in the US by Trip Advisor, ranking 3th place. The island has seven miles of sandy, white gulf coast beach and crystal clear water. Three things make the island stand out: unbelievable beach, numerous waterfront restaurants, and a restriction on building height (no high rises). The beach top rated for its soft power white sand, the water is clear and warm. You can still find sea shells, sand dollars, plenty of fish. The wildlife is abundant. You can see dolphins, manatees, and birds year round. Turtle nests are common in the summer. There are many unique waterfront restaurants, even right on the sand. You really feel like you are on an island but over the bridge and you are back to the convenience of the city.This two bedroom/one bath condo is in a 5 unit apartment building on a residential street. The beach décor throughout brings the island feel inside. There are wonderful Gulf views from both the living/dining area and master bedroom. The apartment has plenty of natural light. This well-appointed home sleeps four. There is queen bed in the master bedroom. The second bedroom has a new queen bed with a pillow top. Enjoy a 50 inch flat screen television in the living room while lounging on the cozy sofa with a soft throw. Access wireless high speed internet from anywhere in the apartment. The fully equipped and updated granite kitchen includes a full size refrigerator with icemaker, glass top stove, microwave, dishwasher, large slow cooker, coffee maker, tea kettle and blender. You will find pots, pans, cooking utensils, cutlery and even bakeware. Set the table with classic white dishes, serving platters and flatware. Toast to a beautiful sunset with wine and champagne glasses. Enjoy a day on the beach. We provide beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrellas, cooler even a beach cart to carry it all. There is a radio, portable card/domino table and hammock with stand at your disposal. Then come back and rinse off in your own private outdoor shower with hot and cold water. You will appreciate the convenience of a private indoor laundry with a full size washer and dryer. IDEAL LOCATION:The condo is on the desirable south end of Anna Maria Island. The street has Sarasota Bay on one end and the beach on the other. The apartment has a direct beach view and access to the beach is across the street just a few steps away. Take a short walk to historic Bridge Street with its eclectic shops, one of a kind restaurants and bars many with live entertainment. Bridge Street ends in the picturesque fishing pier with a quaint clock tower. You can buy bait and rent fishing rods at the pier or grab a bite at the restaurant. You can take the fishing pole, live well, and casting net you will find in the apartment if you prefer.Walk or bike on the paved trail along the beach to the southern tip of island. There you will find beautiful views, a great fishing spot, BBQ and picnic area and Coquina Bay Walk. The condo is to a close trolley stop. Tour the island on the free trolley that offers many stops from one tip of the island to the other. Explore the island on 2 beach cruiser bikes waiting for you. This condo is a corner unit on the ground level. There are no stairs to deal with, a hard feature to find on the island. This small complex offers plenty of green space on a quiet residential street. It's located on a dead end street. The brick patio courtyard with gas grill faces the beach view. The high top patio set provides seating for 4 on the front porch. Sit in the screened in back porch and relax.The island has seven miles of white soft beach, no high rises, no chain stores or restaurants. The beach top rated for its soft power white sand, the water is clear and warm. You can still find sea shells, sand dollars, plenty of fish. The wildlife is abundant. You can see dolphins, manatees, and birds year round. Turtle nests are common in the summer. There are many unique waterfront restaurants, even right on the sand. You really feel like you are on an island back in simpler times.This condo offers an affordable vacation value to enjoy the island. There is a one week minimum rental. We look forward to sharing our footprints beach house with you.TripAdvisor property ID 3257913...Read more
Steps to Beach, Gulf View, Footprints in the Sand Bradenton Beach, Florida
Additional Location Information
• Directly across the street from the beach
• Walking/biking paved path by the beach
• Near to Trolley stop that provides free rides with many stops from one tip of the island to the other
• Steps from Bay
• Walking distance to restaurants, live entertainment and shops on Historic Bridge Street
• Near Golf
• Walking distance from Fishing Pier
• Near Boat Launch
Orlando Area about 120 minutes: Disney World/Universal Studios/Sea World/Water Parks
Tampa Area about 60 minutes : Busch Gardens/Water Park
Airport : Sarasota - 20 minutes, Tampa 45 minutes
Parking is adjacent to the building
Car not needed
On the island you will find a grocery store (Publix), Pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens), even a liquor store (Walgreens)
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Tampa, 20 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 04/01/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | K.C.Reviewed Apr 1, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
My husband and I hadn't taken a vacation in years and decided to visit Florida and baseball Spring Training this March. Footprints in the Sand was the perfect home to our perfect destination. Mayra was great to work with, responded quickly to all inquiries and kept in touch each step of the way. The condo was clean and had everything you possibly could want on a trip to an island. Many restaurants/bars were within walking distance. You felt very safe on the island. The restaurants were all great but we particularly liked the Sandbar and BeachHouse as far as food quality and atmosphere to catch anna Maria's trademark beautiful sunsets. Attractions in Bradenton and Sarasota are also an easy drive away. Thanks, Mayra, we had a great time and hope to visit again in the future!
A few things stand out to me in your review. I appreciate that you called it, the perfect “home”. We really want our guests to feel that they are in their home away from home. A clean home is happy home. Lastly, follow your own advice, don’t take too long to return to Paradise, life is too short. Thanks for your great review.
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Left on 10/25/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 25, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
We went for a weekend to this charming condo. The moment you step foot in this place you felt you were away into a Paradise island. The condo was clean, amenities were 100% there and the blue sea was spectacular. Not to mentioned the sunset every night. it was definitely a treat. We decided to relax and enjoy the weekend, but there is definitely plenty of activities to do there like fishing and water sports. We would definitely want to come back again.
Glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Thank You for great review. We would love to have you come again.
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“Peaceful and beautiful.”
Left on 08/23/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 23, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Peaceful and beautiful is the best way to describe this home and the area it's in. Pictures do not do this place justice! Everything you need to enjoy the beach is provided in the home. The fully equipped kitchen and in-house laundry were a blessing! The first floor location makes it perfect for those with children. The condo is literally steps from the beach. The view from the master and living rooms is very enjoyable. My husband and I shared some of our meals in the front porch while listening to the early morning beach sounds or watching the sunsets. At night, you can hear the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the shore. The home is within walking distance to the historic area of town, pier, ice cream shops, convenience stores and local restaurants, some with live entertainment. Free trolley service every 20 minutes is also available to travel through the island. Publix, CVS and Walgreens are close by. We are already planning our next stay here! Really missing paradise!
Thank you for the great review. I think I should add some of your comments to the condo description.
Your pictures are amazing too.
We love to share our little piece of paradise. Glad you liked it and will be back.
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Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 22, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
We had such a phenomenal time on our family vacation!!! My girls enjoyed their "vacation house" (as they would say) so much. They did not want to leave. It is so cozy and inviting! We had everything we needed & then some. All of your "in house" accommodations were very appreciated (we won't have to over pack next time -at least not as much as we did
Happy to hear you had a great time. We strive for our vacation home to feel like your home away from home from a kitchen that goes beyond the basics to the beach gear. Hope you return next year with lighter load- beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, various coolers and of course a beach cart to carry it all, will be waiting for you.
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Left on 08/07/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 7, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
I have stayed at this lovely beach front condo several times with my husband and two boys and hope to return next summer. It is perfect for a family vacation; you can spend the day at the beach directly accross the street, go fishing at the pier, play mini golf, stroll to the ice cream shop and catch a spectacular sunset every night. We look forward to this getaway every year!
Left on 07/30/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 30, 2013Stayed May 2013
Our best vacation ever, we rented this place many times.
the apto. has everything we need, is well located, very clean and the hospitality is great.
We see the beautiful sunset from the living room or just take a few step and see it from the beach.
Just a beautiful place for a nice vacation.
Left on 07/22/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 22, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Stayed here for a week during the summer. The location is great, literally steps away from the beach. There are great local shops and restaurants in walking distance to the north along with some great bars on the beach. There are also 3 or 4 golf courses to the south on longboat key. We had a great time relaxing with our feet up. It felt like we were back on an island in the Bahamas. Highly recommended!!
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