Villa Maria, Gulf View Getaway, Steps from beach!
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Across the street from Beach! Southern exposure. Enjoy peaks gulf from top level! 4 bd 3 bath. Ample storage and ample covered parking. Enjoy the lap of luxury! Everything is like NEW. This home has had a $150K makeover with new granite counter tops. New FULL cherry wood cabinets. NEW fully equipped deluxe kitchen. Two new lanai's with sliding glass windows and gulf views!! Hardwood floors in Living area. Italian tile floors everywhere else. Top floor bedroom has a small kitchen with private bathroom and private Lanai!! You owe it to yourself to enjoy this premium vacation home. We have just invested in a new kitchen, bathroom, lanai, living ...Read more
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Villa Maria, Gulf View Getaway, Steps from beach! Bradenton Beach, Florida
Additional Location Information
Location, location, location. The 3 most important things to consider in a vacation rental. Just steps to the white powder beach across street! Outdoor covered patio set with umbrella. Surrounded by several palms. Easy walk to marina and city fishing pier on Sarasota Bay. Sit in our lanais & enjoy the scenery, including gulf views! Use our fishing gear to do some fishing. Recharge your battery, read a book, in our patio area or lanais. Walk to many of the best hot spots just down the road. Best restaurants, Fishing Piers, historic Bridge St. etc. Start your vacation off with a relaxing massage, acupuncture, facial or all three at the Aluna Wellness Center just a few steps away!
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria island is just seven miles long and is made up of three small cities: Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria at the north. No matter which direction you come, you must cross water
via a bridge. At the southern tip is the most sought after area of Bradenton Beach. You can head north from Sarasota travel on to Longboat Key and cross over a draw bridge on to Bradenton Beach. There are also two other draw bridges from the main land of Bradenton to come onto Anna Maria island. One way is via Manatee Avenue (SR 64 ) and the other is via Cortez Road.
What is there to do?
Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and Beyond
While Anna Maria Island is known for laid back living and relaxation, should you wish to participate in the local scene there's an abundance of activities. If you enjoy biking, Bradenton Beach has a designated bike trail along Gulf Drive. Old Bridge Street has Putt Putt Golf and while you play, there is a misting system so you can stay cool. At the end of Old Bridge Street is a pier for your fishing pleasure as well as a restaurant. There are a variety of restaurants on Old Bridge St making it possible to satisfy every appetite.
Whether it's pizza or French crepes to fish tacos, you can find a meal to satisfy. There are also shops and the US Post office is located here so you can mail post cards to your friends back home.
Naturally you can swim in the crystal clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkeling is also fun or surfboarding, parasailing or kayaking. Several local business will rent you all the necessary equipment. Naturally there are golfing and tennis too.
There's really a wide range of things to do here, if you want to have an action packed time you will find plenty. Of course you can always stroll along the white powder shore collecting shells and then watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids of all ages would enjoy a visit to Bradenton to see Snooty the manatee. The area of Manatee/Sarasota counties also has great off shore fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, shopping, museums, and art galleries to explore.
Be sure to observe all the turtle watch rules as the Ridley turtles are building nests from early May and baby turtles are hatching on our beaches. You might even go on a turtle watch tour with our local turtle lady. Look in the paper for her schedule.
The entire island of Anna Maria has many reasonably priced award winning restaurants.The Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has not only delicious food as in breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but the owner is a triple time National Pie contest winner. Be sure and stop by.
Of course, check out the local newspaper for the latest events about the island. The SUN is just one. It's free and had lots of information you can use on current happenings.
Holmes Beach is famous for the Beach Cafe, Skinny's a small local hamburger, hotdog storefront plus along Gulf Drive you will locate the island grocery store, Publix and several island strip centers with your last minute beach items such as snacks, lotions, toys and beach towels.
OFF THE ISLAND:
Mote Science Lab is just a short drive off the island and on to Longboat Key just a few miles to the south. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to this "hands on" science stop. This is where many of the rescued injured animals, occasional birds, turtles, etc are taken to recuperate and then are returned to nature.
G WIZ is located in Sarasota near the VanWizzel a block off of Tamiami. This is a state of the art Science hands on museum. Well worth the visit. Check it out on line to see what they are featuring. Call for cost.
Disneyworld, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota (the cultural center of Florida) with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and much more!
It's just a 15 minute drive to St. Armand's circle. Designer shops and world renowned restaurants just a few examples of what you will experience.
Our property is:
• Near Golf (over 40 local golf courses!)
• Near Beach (30 steps away)!
• Safe Swimming Beach
• Near Disneyworld - FL 120 Minutes
• Near Busch Gardens 60 Minutes
• Near Boardwalk
• Near Marina
• Near Boat Launch
• Near Shopping
• Near Restaurants
Closest airport is Sarasota airport which is just minutes drive. We almost always fly in to Tampa Airport, for best rates, which is 50 minutes away.
Maid Service Information
Depending on length of your stay, we are happy to provide you with our cleaning crew who will charge you same rate they charge us.
Beach, Ocean, Tropical
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: Tampa International Airport, 50.02 miles
Car is not necessary